Wisdom – The Thought of God Made Audible


 Greetings brothers and sisters. Due to back and forth conversations on Proverbs 8, I would like to submit this paper for consideration by both sides at war on this matter. This is not about to start another controversy but to stir those involved to study the matter further and explore the evidence provided.

All of us believe that wisdom in Proverbs 8 is a personification of Jesus:

1Corinthians 1:24 But unto them which are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God, and the wisdom of God.

I find this interesting because wisdom is something that is not tangible but inherent in someone. Christ is here said to be the wisdom of God just as the spirit is said to be the spirit of God. These are inherent attributes of a person. Here we have two things that we can speak of; the wisdom of God and then the spirit of God both belonging and having their origin IN God. Without God then it’s inevitable there wouldn’t be the wisdom of God or the Spirit of God. These then belonging to God, he decided to manifest them as he would. Wisdom manifested in a visible way and the spirit manifested in an invisible but experiential way. Hence Jesus is a distinct personality as well as the spirit is a distinct personality but both having their origin IN God. God did not only have the person of Jesus as a visible mirror image of himself but the personality of the spirit as an invisible attribute of himself working in the heart of men.

Christ was the express image of His Father’s person; and He came to our world to restore in man God’s moral image, in order that man, although fallen, might through obedience to God’s commandments become enstamped with the divine image and character–adorned with the beauty of divine loveliness (MS 24, 1891).

 We have only one perfect photograph of God, and this is Jesus Christ (MS 70, 1899).

The language above is the language of post-incarnation. Now for something to be an express image, photograph of something, we must have the original image its expressing and photo image of the original. Consider this also:

As the disciples comprehended it, as their perception took hold of God’s divine compassion, they realized that there is a sense in which the sufferings of the Son were the sufferings of the Father. From eternity there was a complete unity between the Father and the Son. They were two, yet little short of being identical; two in individuality, yet one in spirit, and heart, and character.  {YI, December 16, 1897 par. 5}

This is a quote that has buffled many and I am yet to see any Trinitarian folks explain the phrase “They were two, yet little short of being identical”. If really we are dealing here with two or three Gods who happened to be, how comes one was short of being equal with the other?! You can only understand this if you accept the real sonship of Jesus Christ. Just like a son is equal with the father in every aspect, but it can be said of the little differences they have. This is the best and truthful way to responding to such a quote.

As I wrote earlier, God has two personalities originating from him, one existed IN him as wisdom and decided to express him visibly while the other personality, the holy spirit, he decided to give or shed forth invisibly as a distinct mysterious person without humanoid form:

Luke 24:39: Behold my hands and my feet, that it is I myself: handle me, and see; for a spirit hath not flesh and bones, as ye see me have.

I won’t dwell on the matter of the holy spirit for now but I would like to concentrate to the wisdom IN God expressed. I will stick to inspiration because this is the only way to prove facts Isaiah 8:20. So

Who is Christ?–He is the only begotten Son of the living God. He is to the Father as a word that expresses the thought,–as a thought made audible. Christ is the word of God. Christ said to Philip, “He that hath seen me, hath seen the Father.” His words were the echo of God’s words. Christ was the likeness of God, the brightness of His glory, the express image of His person.  {SD 21.2}

 Simply Christ was the word and wisdom inherent in God and he chose to express it loudly. Christ is the word of God made audible. Just like a potter can have a though of making some instrument and turns the ideas into an object so God had a though in himself and brought it forth.

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Wisdom – The Thought of God Made Audible

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