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Didn't Jesus become a man after He emptied Himself?

Submitted: 12/6/2007
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Question: Jesus became man after he emtied himself and took the form (in the flesh). But before that, doesn't verse 6 show the pre-existense of Jesus, I mean, He was in the form of God and did not consider it roberry to be equal with God.

Answer: No. The emptying out of Jesus refers to His humanity. As a man, He emptied Himself and took on the form of a servant. We do believe that Jesus pre-existed His conception and birth, but we do not believe He pre-existed as God the Son or as the second person in the Godhead or as a secondary divine being. We believe He existed as the Supreme God, Creator of heaven and earth.