THE FIRST WITNESS: GOD,THE FATHER
A medical definition of ‘Paternity’ according to infor@DNAgeneticconnections.com is ‘Paternity is essentially fatherhood or being a father.A father contributes one-half of the genetic make up of his children.DNA testing can be done to determine biological paternity.’
According to Merriam Webster Dictionary,’Paternity test’ is defined as ‘a test especially or DNA or genetic traits to determine whether a given man could be the biological father of a given child’.
Whenever there is a dispute between two men over a child or children,’paternity test’ is a way out.What the result brings finalises the dispute and it is settled forever.
In the same vein,by the time the ‘Ten-witnesses-plus-you’ present their evidences,as a righteous ‘judge’,you will agree that the paternit of Jesus Christ is not in dispute.
Before I present you the evidence of the first witness,let us consider this case:
Assuming you own a piece of fertile land.When you were away on a foreign trip for some months,the land became a maize farm.You could hardly identify the place as yours.On enquiry,you discovered that the originer land owner who gave you the land for free planted the maize for only an harvest.How will you feel when he explained it to you before you enbark on your journey? The decision is yours! Think of it in terms of a person you really love.
The question now is:who owns the harvest of maize? You or the original owner?
The birth of Jesus Christ looks like the case presented here.
God owns everything.Psalm 24:1 reads,
‘The earth is the Lords,and everything in it,
The world and all its people belong to him.’New Living Translation,2nd edition.(NLT)
This was true of Joseph,the just man,who was engaged to Mary,his heartthrob,a virgin.God owned them and all that they had.Mary became the fertile land (borrowed by God from Joseph) where the Holy Spirit sowed the SEED that gave conception to baby Jesus.God sent His angel to the would-be couple to inform them of His plans.
He was about to send His Son into the world to redeem His people from their sins.
At the right time,to the right people,and in the right place,God,the Father of Jesus Christ declared in Matthew 3:17
‘This is my dearly loved Son,who brings me great joy.’-NLT
Now,are you married? As a man or woman,you have determined the DNA of your firstborn (possibly of all your children).Will you be bold and confident to proudly present your child (or children) to people as ‘This is my child(or children) who obeys me in everything?’ How will you feel,if anyone says you are wrong? What will be your impression of the fellow who doubt your statement?
Therefore,God,the Father,who owns and knows everything is the first witness and His words is not to be doubted,that Jesus Christ is the Son of God.
Do not hesitate to clear your doubts by asking your questions in the comment section below.The Holy Spirit will give you an answer of peace through us.