Your Answer:  A Deceiver

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"For many deceivers have gone out into the world, those who do not acknowledge Jesus Christ as coming in the flesh. This is the deceiver and the antichrist. 8 Watch yourselves, that you might not lose what we have accomplished, but that you may receive a full reward. 9 Anyone who goes too far and does not abide in the teaching of Christ, does not have God; the one who abides in the teaching, he has both the Father and the Son. 10 If anyone comes to you and does not bring this teaching, do not receive him into your house, and do not give him a greeting; 11 for the one who gives him a greeting participates in his evil deeds." I1 John 1:7-11 (NAS)  

A Serious Matter

It is a very serious matter when a person does not acknowledge Jesus as coming in the flesh.  Verses 10-11 say that anyone that comes to you and does not bring this teaching, "you are not to receive him into your house"...and you are "not to give him a greeting."  Even by giving him (the deceiver) a greeting, you "participate in his evil deeds."

Do you know of a person or group that teaches that Jesus did not "become flesh" when He came to this earth?

Jesus Rose From the Dead - A Body of Flesh and Bone

As we saw earlier in this lesson, even when Jesus rose from the was not just a risen spirit...but Jesus' real body of flesh and bone.  People could see him, touch him and see the hole in His side where He was pierced...and the nail scars on His hands and feet:

And after eight days again His disciples were inside, and Thomas with them. Jesus came, the doors having been shut, and stood in their midst, and said, "Peace be with you." 27 Then He said to Thomas, "Reach here your finger, and see My hands; and reach here your hand, and put it into My side; and be not unbelieving, but believing." 28 Thomas answered and said to Him, "My Lord and my God!" 29 Jesus said to him, "Because you have seen Me, have you believed? Blessed are they who did not see, and yet believed." John 20:26-29 (NAS)

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