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Does Jesus have a beginning of time?

Jesus – No Beginning

The Scriptures clearly show that Jesus has no beginning of time. The prophet Micah clearly sets forth the pre-existence of the One who was to be the Messiah when he wrote, “But you, Bethlehem Ephrathah, though you are little among the thousands of Judah, yet out of you shall come forth to Me the One to be Ruler in Israel, whose goings forth are from of old, from everlasting” (Micah 5:2). Thus, the “goings forth” of Christ reach to eternity in the past.

The apostle John also emphasized the timeless existence of Christ prior to His incarnation when he wrote, “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.  He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made” (John 1:1–3).

And since the Word was God, Jesus has no beginning of time because God the Father has no beginning of time. David wrote, “LORD, Thou hast been our dwelling place in all generations. Before the mountains were born, or Thou didst give birth to the earth and the world, Even from everlasting to everlasting, Thou art God” (Psalm 90:1-2); “Your throne is established from of old; You are from everlasting” (Psalm 93:2). And Habakkuk added, “Are You not from everlasting, o LORD my God, my Holy One?” (ch. 1:12).

Jesus proclaimed of Himself, “I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End” (Revelation 22:13). He is “the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever” (Hebrews 13:8). From the days of eternity, Christ has ever been one with the eternal God  (Hebrews 1:8). And thus, in eternity past there was no point before which it could be said that the Word (Christ) was not.

In His service,
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