Tentative – Cumbered with Humanity – Issues to do with appearance of Jesus and his Omnipresence

There is some debate as to how Christ manifested Himself to either Saul/Paul, John, EGW or others after AD 31 when he started his work officially in the sanctuary above. Some argue that it was literally Christ himself, who vacated heaven and appeared to either Saul or John in His glorified personage, while others hold to the idea that it was either a vision or some sort of augmented reality of Christ manifesting Himself in a Spiritual form, I myself lean on the latter. The salient point here though is that, after His ascension, Christ interacted with people on earth without the aid of another divine Being. Some go as far as to say that because Christ took upon humanity, he has been stripped off omnipresence yet they do not understand its omniscience plus omnipotent that makes up omnipresence. Here is the quote sometimes used in this argument:


Cumbered with humanity, Christ could not be in every place personally; therefore it was altogether for their advantage that He should leave them, go to His Father, and send the Holy Spirit to be His successor on earth. The Holy Spirit is Himself, divested of the personality of humanity, and independent thereof. He would represent Himself as present in all places by His Holy Spirit, as the Omnipresent. “But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall [although unseen by you] teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you…. Nevertheless, I tell you the truth; It is expedient for you that I go away: for if I go not away, the Comforter will not come unto you; but if I depart, I will send him unto you.” {Lt119-1895}

A brother suggested that Christ is cumbered with humanity and so we have to believe because he has retained with humanity, he is till cumbered and may not be having omnipresent attribute!

I believe this is one of the most misused quotes both in Trinitarian and OTG camp. When Christ was on earth yes Phil 2 is clear but he could even read hearts of men while here. HIS cumbering was physical in a sense but not wholly as people suggest. But to go a leap and suggest that he is still cumbered when in John 17 he asked the Father to glorify him again and the Father accepted is willfully ignoring the scripture and inspiration. And haven’t we read Matthew 28:18 he received all power in heaven and on earth unlimited? Click the title below for the complete pdf

Tentative – Cumbered with Humanity – Issues to do with appearance of Jesus and his Omnipresence

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