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Being at the same time perfectly human and perfectly divine, the Lord Jesus Christ was both like and unlike to the sons of men. The Scripture is clear regarding His likeness to men (John 1:14; 1
Tim. 3:16; Heb. 2:14-17), presenting Him as a man among men, who was both, who lived, who suffered, and who died. The Scriptures are equally clear as to His unlikeness to men; not only in the sinless character of His human life, His sacrificial death, His glorious resurrection and ascension, but in the fact of His eternal pre-existence. On the human side he had a beginning; He was conceived by the Holy Ghost and born of a virgin. On the divine side He had no beginning; He was from all eternity. In Isaiah 9:6, we read: “For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given.” The distinction is obvious between the child which was born and the Son which was given. In like manner, it is stated in Galatians 4:4, “But when the fulness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the law.” He who was the eternal Son was, in the fullness of time, “made [the offspring] of a woman.”
The fact of the pre-existence of the Son of God is established by two distinct lines of revelation — (1) as directly stated, and (2) as implied.