Appearances of Christ ... In Early Genesis?

When unbelievers think of Jesus, many strictly think of a man who lived about 2,000 years ago. Sadly, many Christians in the church pews adopt this same thinking. But when we do, we unwittingly devalue who Jesus really is. Christ is fully man and yet fully God (Hebrews 1; Colossians 1; John 1). He is preeminent in all things, even time and space that He created (John 1:1–3; Colossians 1:16–18). The one true God is triune in nature, eternally existing in the co-equal persons of the Father, Jesus the Son, and the Holy Spirit (Isaiah 44:8, 45:18; Deuteronomy 6:4; Malachi 2:10; James 2:19).

The point is that Jesus Christ has been actively involved in the world from the very beginning. So the question arises, "Do we see Jesus anywhere in Genesis?" Yes! These pre-incarnate appearances of Christ are called theophanies (from two Greek words meaning "appearance [phaneia] of God [theos]"), or more specifically Christophanies. They are generally believed to be appearances of the Son of God prior to His coming "in the flesh" two thousand years ago (1 John 4:2).

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