The articles below emphasize the logical, theological, and historical foundation for God to become a man. The scientific foundation of God becoming man looks at the imprint of God in the human genome and explains why God must manifest in the flesh through the language of DNA.
THE INCARNATION OF CHRIST: EIGHTH DAY OF CREATION
Has anyone ever fathomed that someday the very God who created you, me, and the Universe would enter a borrowed womb and die for our salvation by defeating the very death? When the womb of the earth was ready to swallow His borrowed tomb, He pierced through the rocky armor of the restless grave, stepped out of the sleepless sepulcher, walked on the earth for forty days, ascended to heaven, and promised to bring His people to the promised land. When the infinite became the helpless infant in a manger, the ultimate miracle called the incarnation was realized as prophesied by the prophets. Therefore, I would call the incarnation the "Eighth Day of Creation." C.S. Lewis stated that the incarnation is the central miracle of Christianity, and every other miracle revolves around this. The Nicene creed professed at the Sunday mass sums up this great mystery.
We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ, the only Son of God, eternally begotten of the Father, God from God, Light from Light, true God from true God, begotten, not made, Of one Being with the Father. Through him all things were made. For us and our salvation he came down from heaven:by the power of the Holy Spirit He became incarnate from the Virgin Mary, and was made man.
Through the Incarnation (Incarnate means “enfleshed”), the invisible God has become an integral part of human history by becoming one among us. “In Him dwells all the fullness of the Godhead bodily” (Col. 2:9). The incarnation is an explicit “identity” of investigation for the past 2000 years. This 2000-year-old articulation continues to be at the forefront as a subject of greater interest in Christian and non-Christian circles. The incarnation “encapsulates” the “divine essence” that declares “Christness” or “Christ’s uniqueness.”
In this astonishing transcendent proclamation, "The Word became flesh, or The Logos became Bios (Biologos?)," we find the ultimate mystery of God, the fullness of the Christian faith, and the purpose and destiny of humanity. Without conception through the Holy Spirit, virgin birth would not be realized. “The Angel answered and said to her, the Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Highest will overshadow you; for that reason also the Holy Child will be called the Son of God.” Luke 1:35, Yet the Logos remains eternal or never ceased to be what it was before when the Logos/Word became flesh. The Logos did not give up or abandon eternal nature when He became the flesh.
While for Christians, the incarnation remains the cornerstone of their faith; some may require greater clarity, yet for others, it is likened to the search for the Holy Grail. This raises valid questions about God’s sovereignty and the eternal existence of Jesus Christ. Lewis commented on the Christian faith, “I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else.” This is very true about the incarnation as well. Only through the incarnation can we comprehend Christianity and foresee the resurrection. Thus, the incarnation and resurrection are the two faces of the same reality. One cannot exist without the other. Through the incarnation, the spirit amalgamates with the matter, and through the resurrection, matter amalgamates with the spirit, making Jesus the One Godman. If the incarnation comes, can the resurrection be far behind? That is why the Incarnation is the “Chief cornerstone of the Foundation” of Christianity. The reality of the incarnation clings to us as an integral part of our existence, and the authenticity of the resurrection holds on to us as an inalienable, imperishable, unfading inheritance of living hope. Christians are called to rejoice in this marvelous truth.
While the Incarnation and the Resurrection are areas of greater interest, my primary purpose of this discourse is to affirm the reality of the Incarnation from a new perspective. God becoming man through the language of God (DNA) is not fortuitous but purposive and deterministic. Only God can incarnate and rise from the dead. Jesus is not simply a mortal in the flesh but God, who relinquished His heavenly glory and became Jesus-the man through the incarnation and rose from the dead as God-The Christ and is alive forevermore. By believing in His incarnation, death, and resurrection and by accepting Him as the Savior, Jesus promises eternal life. I will lay out the case for the incarnation from five different perspectives.
Did God incarnate in Christ Jesus? Did Jesus exist before the incarnation? Is He the ultimate preexistent material reality? Do we believe the Gospels, especially John’s description of the Logos (John Chapter 1), go beyond the gospels for more information to validate the actuality of incarnation? The reader needs to remember that we speak of Eternal Life whenever we use these two words, Jesus and Christ. Though Jesus always remains the Son of God, when He entered humanity, He became the Son of God, “The beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God.” (Mark 1:1), and the Son of Man, “The Son of Man came………..” (Matthew 11:19) because God alone becomes Immanuel or God with us through the incarnation. Immanuel is the incarnational name. Therefore, God is knowable, and we can experience Him. John alludes to Jesus Christ as the eternal Logos/word, and He is the grace and the truth. God became man is the TRUTH, and Salvation through the God-incarnate is the GRACE.
In the following articles, I offer critical insight into the meaning of the phrase “Word Became Flesh” from a new framework. This is the first in a five-part series of articles on the Incarnation of Christ. The content of this article has been adapted from the book, The Genetics of God: Word Became Flesh, A Scientist Explains How God Became man. The five articles are: God becoming man is: A) A Logical Necessity, B) Historical Certainty, C) Theological Conformity, D) Scientific (Genetic) inevitability, and E) What makes Jesus God.
Come now, and let us reason together, saith the Lord: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool.
Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.
For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.
All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for instruction in righteousness.
SCIENTIFIC (GENETIC) INEVITABILITY
My substance was not hid from thee, when I was made in secret, and curiously wrought in the lowest parts of the earth.
WHAT MAKES JESUS GOD?
And there was given him dominion, and glory, and a kingdom, that all people, nations, and languages, should serve him: his dominion is an everlasting dominion, which shall not pass away, and his kingdom that which shall not be destroyed.