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Saturday, December 31, 2011
Being all knowing
New International Version (NIV)
52 And Jesus grew in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and man.
Occasionally I run across passages like this one where the author of an article is using a quote from the bible to illustrate a point. What amuses me is that they simply gloss over what the implications of a verse like this really means.
If Jesus grew in wisdom as he matured from a child to an adult, then he was learning new information. If he learned something, then he obviously was unaware of the information beforehand. Some of the attributes of god is that he is all knowing, all powerful, and never changes. Jesus is said to be god. Well, part of god, they gloss over the Trinity most of the time too. If Jesus learned something new, then he cannot claim to always be all knowing. How can an all knowing, all powerful deity, be reduced in power? If he was reduced in power and knowledge as a human, then god can change. If he cannot change, then Jesus had to be all knowing from day one as an infant.
It also says that Jesus grew in favor with god. Now, once again, Jesus IS god. How does an aspect of god grow in favor with himself? What does that even mean? How is it even remotely possible that god, who being all knowing, knows exactly what Jesus will do. In fact, Jesus is fulfilling gods will. (Which is really his own will) Since god sent Jesus to earth to do everything that Jesus did, what could Jesus do that would actually increase his favor with god? (Who is himself, of course)
It is the absurdity of verses like this that show that the bible is simply a work of fiction.