I AM that I AM Part 3
The relationships in the human family are limited to three: for while all the human nature was at one time originally and wholly in the person of Adam, it was afterwards found equally in the person of Eve; and again in the persons of their children. The way man came into being and the relationships between men, women and children there can only be three .Now, as to the way these relationships exist, they exist in only three dimensions: father-mother-children. Adam, himself at first had no relationship with any other human being for none existed. Eve’s relationship to Adam was derived from Adam; she came from him and was OF him. Their children were not OF Adam, they were OF Adam and Eve; and so the story of relationships began and ended in the human family and here the matter ends; for while Eve proceeded from Adam in one mode, and their children proceeded from Adam and Eve in another, all the residue of human nature exist without any new or other relation or mode of impartation. Let the atheist and monkey-oriented religionist explain why in all the years since Adam and Eve, there has not arisen another relation, mode, or defining of relationship among the human family, Now, as man is made in the image of God, we must conceive of Him as having plurality, relation, and society in himself—though far be it from us to suppose that the divine nature either is or can be fairly or fully exhibited by any resemblance or illustration drawn from angel or from man, or from any created thing!! Still, there is a resemblance between God and the sun that shines upon us—between God and an angel—between God and man; and even in the mode of His existence, and in the varieties of relation and personal manifestation, there is so much resemblance as to peremptorily forbid all dogmatism as to what is, or is not, compatible with the unity, spirituality, and immutability of God. But of this we will later examine and record.
God became a Son. “The holy thing which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God.” “Unto us a Child is born; unto us a Son is given, and the government shall be upon His shoulder, and His name shall be called Wonderful, Counselor, the Mighty God, the Everlasting Father, and Prince of Peace.” Again; “This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased; hear ye Him.” “No person has ascended into heaven, but He that came down from heaven, even the Son of Man, who is in heaven.” (or whose abode in heaven is). “God so loved the world (church) that He gave His only begotten Son—the only begotten of the Father full of grace and truth.” So speak the divine oracles of the supreme Deity and Excellency of the “author and finisher of our Faith.” “By Him and for Him all things were created and made; and He is before all things, and by Him all things consist.” But, He became flesh! Who became flesh? That divine and glorious One that existed before the universe, who’s mysterious, sublime, and glorious designation was THE WORD OF GOD!! Before the Christian system, before the relation of Father, Son, and Holy Spirit BEGAN TO BE, His rank in the divine nature was that of the WORD OF GOD. Wonderful name!! This intimate and dear name describes a relationship unappreciated!! The relation between a word and the idea which it represents is the nearest and closest of all relationships in the universe; for the idea is in the word, and the word is in the idea!! The idea cannot be without an image or a word to represent it; and therefore God WAS NEVER WITHOUT HIS WORD, nor was His Word without Him!! Again, the idea is invisible, inaudible, unintelligible, but in and by the Word, so, John describes Him as “The Word was with God, and the Word was God;” for a word is the idea expressed; and thus the “Word that was, was made flesh.” That Word is God!!