I was visiting with my brother yesterday, who pastors a church on the left coast. He's pondering something he read in my dad's latest book, Christ's Basic Bodies.
The Godhead has always existed, comprised of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. This is not being challenged (whew!). Christ the Son has always existed, but was not on earth until he inhabited Jesus at conception within Mary.
If this is correct (and I believe it to be correct) then why do we sing and talk about a historical man-Jesus all the time and not an everlasting, indwelling, incarnate-Christ as saved believers? We don't call ourselves Jesusians... we call ourselves Christians or followers of Christ.
Don't get me wrong...I'm certainly joyful about Jesus' death and resurrection and fully in touch with my own depravity and the need for a Savior. It just seems as if we focus on the man inhabited by Christ more than Christ these days...
If Jesus did not exist before he was born to Mary? How then should this change the way we worship and share CHRIST to a lost world?
... your comments are not simply welcomed, they're required. Do let me know your thoughts on the topic and how it would change one's theology!