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by Benjamin Munsell on November 14, 2018
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And when he was gone forth into the way, there came one running, and kneeled to him, and asked him, Good Master, what shall I do that I may inherit eternal life? And Jesus said unto him, Why callest thou me good? THERE IS NONE GOOD BUT one, that is, GOD. Mark 10:17-18. So what was "not good" about Christ that He would say such a thing? Isn't Christ God? And God is good? In this instance, and under these terms and conditions, (being very specific here), no, Christ and God were not equal here. I'll explain. Yes, Christ was Fully God, and He was also fully man, while He walked here on earth. And that's the key, WHILE HE WALKED HERE ON EARTH IN HIS (FLESHLY) PHYSICAL BODY. He had to use "flesh" to walk among us, and flesh has its own "spiritual" problems. His flesh was not Holy, Righteous, and Pure in the sense that even a 1% "drop" in His flesh, is still not equal to 100% PURE, RIGHTEOUS, AND HOLY. Yes, I'm splitting hairs here, but Christ Himself said only God was "good". And yes, OUR bodies are full of sin and we must work at keeping them under subjection until they drop off, (death), and return to dust. This whole discussion is about the time Christ walked around BEFORE the resurrection. After His Resurrection may be a different story, for another time. It is still a Great Goal just to work (in Christ) to be Like Him, as He was, here on this earth. That's called Growing in CHRISTLIKENESS, and what a wonderful Goal that is. As Christ grew up, as He grew and mature from a young boy into manhood, He too learned how to keep His body in subjection to and obedient to the Will of His Father. "While he yet spake, behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them: and behold a voice out of the cloud, which said, This is my beloved Son, IN WHOM I AM WELL PLEASED; hear ye Him". Matthew 17:5. I'm not implying Jesus did anything wrong, no, I'm saying He did everything right and pleased His Father. As we also Grow, may we too be found Pleasing to The Father, that we too may, Be Blessed.
 
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