at1with0 wrote:orangetom1999 wrote:In Luke we see this lineage as a man..going back to Adam.
How is that possible given that it says Jesus' father was Joseph?
Joseph is not the biological father of Jesus.
This should be clear and simple as the Word states that Mary was with child yet knew no man.
The function of Joseph was to not put Mary out...for which an Angel came to give Joseph notice.
As I stated earlier ..it is difficult for most of us to go beyond the flesh.
Joseph functioned at the father of Jesus in raising Him..as do many fathers or males today..in homes with ready made families.
The Word in the KJV states...in Luke 3:23
23 And Jesus himself began to be about thirty years of age, being (as was supposed) the son of Joseph, which was the son of Heli,
and here is the beginning of the lineage of Jesus as a man....in His manhood ..going back to Adam...the first man.
Notice it states ( as was supposed) in parenthesis.
Yet ...it is known that Mary knew no man when she was with child..with Jesus.
The Word takes great pains to make this clear.