The idea of Christ being begotten in an act of conception is carried forward with the analogy of the labor of childbirth. As such, the Son was brought forth as if a baby was being born.

The Lamb of God

Why was the lamb slain at the foundation of the world? So that light could become darkness, good could become evil, the sinless could become sin, and we could have sentient life with free will.

Slaying the Lamb

If God knew the consequences of making creation before he created it but he chose to create it anyway, it means that the sacrificial death of Jesus Christ on the cross at Calvary was Plan A.

January 3rd

There was an act of conception and the Son was begotten. This is referred to in the Greek phrase the foundation of the world. So, why was the lamb slain from the foundation of the world, his own birth?