“Branch” from David’s line, Jesus, is God and Savior! PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 06 August 2018 13:16

KAKAMPI MO ANG BATAS

BY Atty. BATAS MAURICIO

LIFE’S INSPIRATIONS: “… I, even I, am the Lord, and apart from me there is no Savior…. I am the first and I am the last; apart from me there is no God…. You shall acknowledge no God but me, no Savior except me…” (Isaiah 43:11 and 44:6, Hosea 13:4, the Holy Bible).

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“BRANCH” FROM DAVID’S LINE, JESUS, IS GOD AND SAVIOR: One of the doctrinal foundations of the AND KNK (or the Simbahang Anak ng Diyos Kadugo Ni Kristo or Children of God Blood Kin of the Christ Church) pertains to who Jesus really is. As far as AND KNK is concerned, Jesus is God and Savior, and is God the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, according to different definitive pronouncements in the Christian Bible.

Among these pronouncements is that found in Jeremiah 3:14-16, which says: “… ‘The days are coming,’ declares the Lord, ‘when I will fulfil the good promise I made to the people of Israel and Judah.

“ `In those days and at that time I will make a righteous

Branch sprout from David’s line; he will do what is just and right in the land. In those days Judah will be saved and Jerusalem will live in safety. This is the name by which it will be called: The Lord Our Righteous Savior’…”

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THERE IS NO OTHER SAVIOR BUT GOD: There is no denying the fact that what God is referring to in Jeremiah 3:14-16 as the “Righteous Branch” from David’s line is no other than He, God, Himself, no other. The “Righteous Branch” is no other than God Himself, because that Branch is called by Him at “The Lord, the Righteous Savior. ”

It is true indeed that there is no other Lord but God and there is no other Savior but Him. This was what He declared in Isaiah 43:11, Isaiah 44:6 and Hosea 13:4. There is only one message given by God in all these verses: it is God who is the Savior, no other.

On account of this, we must ask the question: why did God say, in Jeremiah 3:14-16, that the Branch that would come from the line of David would be called “LORD” and “Righteous Savior”? Isn’t it

a fact that if the Branch came from the line of David, and David was

only a human being with flesh and blood, this Branch should also be a

man, with flesh and blood? How  are we going to answer this?

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JESUS, THE “BRANCH” FROM DAVID’S LINE, IS “THE LORD, THE RIGHTEOUS SAVIOR”: The answer should be simple. The Branch that will come from the line of David is not a human being, even if He will have flesh and blood. While the Branch that Jeremiah 3 refers to someone as coming from the lineage of man, it is not truly a human being because “it” (the word used by the Bible in describing the Branch) will be called “The Lord, the Righteous Savior”.

If the Branch is called “the Lord” only, people can say that that Branch is similarly a man, because, during Biblical times, the rich, the powerful, the priests, and all others in the higher strata of the society then, were called “Lord” by the people. We can recall, along this line, that Jacob (who became Israel) called his older brother Esau “My lord”.

But then, God also called the Branch “the Righteous Savior”. This means that God Himself wanted to show that the Branch from David’s line is no other than He, God, Himself, because Isaiah 43:11 and 44:6 and Hosea 13:4, were all clear: there is no other Savior but God. Now, who in particular is this “Branch” from the line of David? He is Jesus, and no other (please read Isaiah 7:14, 9:2 and 9:6, Matthew 1:18-25, Luke 1:26-37, and John 1:1-14), thereby confirming that Jesus is the true God and Savior.

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