Is Jesus God? What Does the Bible Say?
According to the Holy Bible Jesus Christ is not God, nor did he ever claim to be.
One might wonder why so many Christian religions teach that he is. There are several Bible passages that would seem to imply that he is indeed God. However, let us delve a bit deeper into the scriptures for a clear understanding of the matter. The Father of Jesus Christ is Yahweh, who is God. Jesus is quoted in the Bible as saying, “I and my Father are one. (John 10 verses 30-36) Then the Jews took up stones again to send at him. Jesus said to them in answer, I have let you see a number of good works from the Father; for which of those works are you stoning me?” This was their answer: “We are not stoning you for a good work but for evil words; because being a man you make yourself God.” In answer, Jesus said, “Is there not a saying in your law, I said, you are gods? If I am not doing the works of my Father, do not have belief in me; but if I am doing them, then have belief in the works even if you have no belief in me; so that you may see clearly and be certain that the Father is in me and I am in the Father.”
Now, notice here he said that his Father was in him and he in his Father. To clarify that statement and get the proper understanding of it we should view another scripture in which he says that we are in him, he is in the Father, and that all of us would be one.
In the 17th chapter of the book of John Jesus explains this unity, “Holy Father, keep through your own name those whom thou hast given me that they may be one, as we are. That they all may be one; as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us: that the world may believe that thou hast sent me. And the glory which thou gave me I have given them; that they may be one, even as we are one.” (Oneness of God) He is discussing unity. This obviously indicates that we should all be of a like mind, with the same objectives, motives and goals.
A comparison of the two divine beings makes clear that God is the Father and Jesus though divine, is not actually God himself. Just as the son of a king is royalty, he is [likewise]; but [he remains] a prince until his father dies or gives him the throne. Though the prince may be powerful, possessing authority, this authority is not his, but his father’s who delegates it to him.The Bible tells us that when he arose from the dead, he rose with all power in his hand, if he were God then the power would have been vested in him all along. The power was given him by his Father.
When studying the Bible you ascertain that the power Jesus has and displayed came from his Father. “Jesus, being conscious that the Father had put everything into his hands, and that he came from God and was going to God” John 13:3 (BBE) Now how could this be so if he, himself were God?
Then said Jesus unto them, “When ye have lifted up the Son of man, then shall ye know that I am he and that I do nothing of myself; but as my Father hath taught me, I speak these things.”(John 8:28)
Now we all realize that God is Sovereign, and is totally independent, He does not have a god. Yet the bible, in more than one scripture refers to God not only as the Father of Jesus Christ, but also the GOD of Christ Jesus.
Yahweh (the proper name of God Almighty) is the God of Jesus Christ. The following scriptures attest to that fact:
• Ephesians 1:3 - Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ
• Colossians 1:3 - We give thanks to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, praying always for you
• 1 Peter 1:3 - Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His abundant mercy has begotten us again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.
... When he was dying on the cross, he cried out to God asking why He had forsaken him. He also prayed to the point of sweating blood in the Garden of Gethsemane,in which prayed these words, “My Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me: nevertheless not as I will, but as you will.”
If he were God this prayer would not make sense. God and Jesus are two separate and distinct beings. ...
• Jesus is the Son of God
• God is the God of Jesus
• Jesus came to show what God is like
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Argument Essay Is Jesus God
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