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DOCTRINE QUESTION 75

QUESTION 75:
There are verses that indicate that Jesus didn't know everything, such as "But of that day and that hour knoweth no man ....neither the Son, but the Father." Is it true that Jesus didn't know?

ANSWER:
I will grant you that there are some things rather puzzling to our finite minds, however, we must seek to understand all things in the light of other things. Jesus was God incarnate. If He didn't know everything, then He wasn't God in the flesh. "Known unto God are all His works from the beginning of the world." (Acts 15:18)

With this established, we must interpret the Mark 14:32 in the light of the attributes of His deity. As the Servant of Jehovah, He was subject to His Master. This would mean that His Master would delegate certain authority to Him. The contents of the above verse was not given to Him to make known. In Acts 1:8, The disciples asked Him about the kingdom coming at a certain time. He said, that was the Father's authority to reveal. It was not that He did not know. Matthew 20:23, is another such portion. He could not give the two disciple the right to sit on His right hand and left because it was not His delegated authority to do so.

He was as much the eternal Son of God in the flesh as he ever was in the past. When He became a man He became something He never was before, yet never ceased to be what and Who he always was, and He will never cease to be what He became. He is still "the man Christ Jesus." (1 Timothy 2:5).

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Updated January 27th, 2014 by Sandra Felix