Not Of Men, Neither By Man, But By Jesus Christ

Galatians 1:1 makes an interesting point in relation to the “deity of Christ” issue I had never thought about (until my friend John C. pointed it out to me recently). It reads “Paul, an apostle, (not of men, neither by man, but by Jesus Christ, and God the Father, who raised him from the dead;).” Clearly here Jesus is contrasted with man.

What could this mean other than the fact that Jesus was not a man only, but was also deity (Acts 20:28)? There are just so many clear passages you have to try to explain away in order to strip Jesus of his deity.

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