David the psalmist wrote, “Thou art my Son; this day have I begotten thee” (Psalm 2:7). This verse should not be interpreted to mean that God created Jesus. For the Bible teaches that Christ has no beginning of time. He existed from everlasting. The apostle John wrote, “In the beginning was the Word” (John 1:1–3). From the days of eternity, the Lord Jesus Christ was one with the Father.
Micah clearly sets forth the pre-existence of Christ: “But you, Bethlehem Ephrathah, though you be little among the thousands of Judah, yet out of you shall he come forth unto me that is to be ruler in Israel; whose goings forth have been from of old, from everlasting” (Micah 5:2). The “goings forth” of Christ reach to eternity in the past.
If we allow the Bible to interpret itself, we will understand the real meaning of Ps. 2:7. The Bible clearly shows that this passage is talking about the “resurrection of Christ.” And this is shown in the New Testament by the inspired apostle Paul’s comment on the prophecy of David. Paul wrote:
“But God raised Him from the dead. He was seen for many days by those who came up with Him from Galilee to Jerusalem, who are His witnesses to the people. And we declare to you glad tidings—that promise which was made to the fathers. God has fulfilled this for us their children, in that He has raised up Jesus. As it is also written in the second Psalm: ‘You are My Son, today I have begotten You’” (Acts 13:30-33).
Here, Paul presents the resurrection as evidence that God was fulfilling the promise made to Abraham and to David, of the “seed” in whom all nations of the earth should be blessed (Gen. 12:1–3). And in Romans, Paul reiterates the same message of resurrection confirming that Jesus was “declared to be the Son of God with power, according to the spirit of holiness, by the resurrection from the dead” (Rom. 1:4).
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