The Pre-Existence Of Jesus

It might surprise you to learn that some who reject the deity of Christ don’t believe Jesus even existed before he was physically born of Mary in Bethlehem. I say “surprise” because there is so much in the Bible that proves Jesus existed from eternity. Consider the following conclusive verses:Micah 5:2 out of … Bethlehem shall he come forth … that is to be ruler in Israel … whose goings forth have been from of old, from everlasting – so Jesus has been going forth from eternity, not just from his mother’s wombJohn 6:62 … ye shall see the Son of man ascend up where he was before – so Jesus was in heaven before he appeared on earthJohn 8:58 … Before Abraham was, I am. – so Jesus existed before Abraham existedJohn 17:5 … O Father, glorify thou me with thine own self with the glory which I had with thee before the world was – so Jesus possessed glory before the world wasPhilippians 2:5-7 … Christ Jesus: Who, being in the form of God, … made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men. – so Jesus had a greater reputation before he came to earth than afterwardsII Corinthians 8:9 For ye know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that, though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, that ye through his poverty might be rich. – so Jesus was rich in position before he came to earthI Corinthians 10:4 (the Israelites) did all drink the same spiritual drink: for they drank of that spiritual Rock that followed them: and that Rock was Christ. – so Christ followed the Israelites centuries before he was born of Mary