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Jesus is not God – Bible Verses and Proofs

God cannot die. God doesn’t pray to himself. God doesn’t argue with himself. God didn’t anoint himself. God lives in Jesus, but Jesus is not God. The following Bible Verses will prove the fact that Jesus is NOT God.

Everything in the Bible has to be understood as it is written. You can’t interpret whatever you like and claim that it is the truth. The word of the Bible doesn’t need to be interpreted! You have to accept it as it is written.

What thing soever I command you, observe to do it: thou shalt not add thereto, nor diminish from it. (Deuteronomy 12:32)

God and Jesus are one, because God lives in Jesus

The most Bible Verses that are used to claim that Jesus is God, are Verses which actually prove that God lives in Jesus. God is spirit and therefore He dwells in his children.

Believest thou not that I am in the Father, and the Father in me? the words that I speak unto you I speak not of myself: but the Father that dwelleth in me, he doeth the works. (John 14:10)

That God lives in Jesus doesn’t mean that Jesus is God. It means that God and Jesus are one. And Jesus taught us that we can become one with God as well! But do we become God then? Of course not!

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 gavest me I have given them; that they may be one, even as we are one. (John 17:21-22)

Adam and Eve were one as well. But does this make them one and the same person? Surely not. They still remain two persons, even though they are one. If two people marry each other, will they be one person? Of course not. But still, they will be inseparable in God’s eyes.

The resurrection of the dead comes by man

This Bible Verse is that clear, that there really isn’t much left to explain. It says that because death came by man (Adam and Eve), the resurrection of the dead comes by man, as well. That means that Jesus has to be a human, because the resurrection of the dead came through him. Take a look for yourself:

For since by man came death, by man came also the resurrection of the dead. For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive. But every man in his own order: Christ the firstfruits; afterward they that are Christ’s at his coming. Then cometh the end, when he shall have delivered up the kingdom to God, even the Father; when he shall have put down all rule and all authority and power. For he must reign, till he hath put all enemies under his feet. (1 Corinthians 15:21-25)

God puts everything under Jesus feet

Why should God put everything under his own feet, if everything already belongs to him? He has created everything, therefore He is also the owner of all things. This Verse can only make sense, if Jesus is actually another person and not God himself:

For he hath put all things under his feet. But when he saith all things are put under him, it is manifest that he is excepted, which did put all things under him. (1 Corinthians 15:27)

Jesus can’t do anything of his own

If he says that he can’t do anything of his own, how was he able to do great signs and wonders? Because God did all these things THROUGH him:

I can of mine own self do nothing: as I hear, I judge: and my judgment is just; because I seek not mine own will, but the will of the Father which hath sent me. (John 5:30)

There is one God and one mediator. Jesus is NOT God.

For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus; Who gave himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time. (1 Thimothy 2:5-6)

Jesus is not God, but Jesus has a God

Wherefore I also, after I heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus, and love unto all the saints, Cease not to give thanks for you, making mention of you in my prayers; That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him. (Ephesians 1:15-17)

Jesus saith unto her, Touch me not; for I am not yet ascended to my Father: but go to my brethren, and say unto them, I ascend unto my Father, and your Father; and to my God, and your God. (John 20:17)

Jesus has only one God

Jesus said that there is only one God. If he was God himself, why didn’t he just say that he is God? Wouldn’t that be much easier for everyone?

And Jesus answered him, The first of all the commandments is, Hear, O Israel; The Lord our God is one Lord. (Mark 12:29)

Jesus is not God, because God is not a human

For I am God, and not man; the Holy One in the midst of thee. (Hosea 11:9)

God is not a man … neither the son of man. (Numbers 23:19)

For he [God] is not a man. (1 Samuel 15:29)

Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God is one Lord. (Deuternomy 6:4)

Jesus died, but God can’t die

God doesn’t die, because He himself is life. Therefore it was necessary for Him to forsake Jesus on the cross. And that is also the reason why Jesus cried out these words: “God, why have you forsaken me?” (Mark 15:34).

And when the sixth hour was come, there was darkness over the whole land until the ninth hour. And at the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying, Eloi, Eloi, lama sabachthani? which is, being interpreted, My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me? (Mark 15:33-34)

Jesus is not God, because Jesus doesn’t know what God knows

Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass, till all these things be fulfilled. Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away. But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only. (Matthew 24:34-36)

Jesus has a different will than God. Jesus is not God!

And he went a little farther, and fell on his face, and prayed, saying, O my Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me: nevertheless not as I will, but as thou wilt. (Matthew 26:39)

Jesus thanks God for hearing him

Then they took away the stone from the place where the dead was laid. And Jesus lifted up his eyes, and said, Father, I thank thee that thou hast heard me. And I knew that thou hearest me always: but because of the people which stand by I said it, that they may believe that thou hast sent me. (John 11:41-42)

Jesus says that only God is good

And a certain ruler asked him, saying, Good Master, what shall I do to inherit eternal life? And Jesus said unto him, Why callest thou me good? none is good, save one, that is, God. (Luke 18:18-19)

Jesus own words

And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent. (John17:3)

Jesus is not God, but the son of God

He saith unto them, “But whom say ye that I am?” And Simon Peter answered and said, “Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God.” And Jesus answered and said unto him, “Blessed art thou, Simon Barjona: for flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, but my Father which is in heaven.” (Matthew 16:15-17)

Jesus did not anoint himself, but was anointed by God

And no man taketh this honour unto himself, but he that is called of God, as was Aaron. So also Christ glorified not himself to be made an high priest; but he that said unto him, Thou art my Son, to day have I begotten thee. (Hebrews 5:4-5)

God and Jesus still remain two entities

But he, being full of the Holy Ghost, looked up stedfastly into heaven, and saw the glory of God, and Jesus standing on the right hand of God, And said, Behold, I see the heavens opened, and the Son of man standing on the right hand of God. (Acts 7:55-56)

We only have one God, the Father

For though there be that are called gods, whether in heaven or in earth, (as there be gods many, and lords many,) But to us there is but one God, the Father, of whom are all things, and we in him; and one Lord Jesus Christ, by whom are all things, and we by him. (1 Corinthians 8:5-6)

And we also praise only one God, the Father of Jesus Christ

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ. (Ephesians 1:3)

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  1. Oh my word sir you are so lost on this point and are using those scriptures completely wrong. Jeremiah 23:1 Woe to you sir . I just ask that you read the correct bible and study it and pray through it.

    Jesus is God , he is the great “I AM “, he is the alpha and omega , he is the creator and the savior!

    1. He provided all those verses and you still have something to say against him. At this point YOU’RE the one that’s lost. If you stop being stubborn you’ll find life. Jesus was asked if He’s the Messiah, son of God. He answered, “I am”

    2. There is one God I am the LORD, and there is none else, there is no God beside me: I girded thee, though thou hast not known me:

      God is not a man nor a son of man’ (Numbers 23:19)
      The Bible often calls Jesus ‘a son of man’ or ‘the son of man.’
      so will the son of man be’ (Matthew 12:40)

      The Bible says that God is greater than Jesus
      ‘My Father is greater than I’ (John 14:28)
      ‘My father is greater than all.’ (John 10:29)
      Jesus can not be God if God is greater than him. The Christian belief that the Father and son are equal is in direct contrast to the clear words from Jesus.
      The hour cometh and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth; for the Father seeketh such to worship him.’ (John 4:23)

      If Jesus was God, he would have sought worship for himself
      Since he didn’t, instead he sought worship for God in the heavens, therefore, he was not God.
      Jesus worshipped the only true God
      ‘that they might know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent.’ (John 17:3)
      ‘he continued all night in prayer to God.’ (Luke 6:12)
      ‘Just as the son of man did not come to be served, but to serve’ (Matthew 20:28)

      The God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, the God of our fathers, has glorified his servant Jesus.’ (Acts 3:13)

      ‘God raised up his servant’ (Acts 3:26)
      When faced by opposition from the authorities, Peter said
      ‘We must obey God rather than men! The God of our fathers raised Jesus’ (Acts 5:29-30)

      The Bible says that Jesus could not do anything by himself

      ‘The son can do nothing by himself; he can only do what he sees his Father doing.’ (John 5:19)

      ‘I can of mine own self do nothing.’ (John 5:30)

      The Bible says that Jesus did not consider himself equal with God
      and that God performed miracles through Jesus & Jesus was limited in what he could do:
      ‘But when the crowds saw this, they were awestruck, and glorified God, who had given such authority to men.’ (Matt. 9:8)
      ‘a man attested to you by God with miracles and wonders and signs which God performed through Him in your midst.’ (Acts 2:22)

      ‘I do not seek my own will, but the will of Him who sent me.’ (John 5:30)

      ‘For I came down from heaven, not to do mine own will, but the will of Him that sent me.’ (John 6:38)

      Bible says that God is not man

      ‘God is not a man’ (Numbers 23:19)

      ‘For I am God, and not man’ (Hosea 11:9)

      God cannot be tempted as Jesus was tempted in the wilderness.

      Seek the truth, pray for understanding and remember the Trinity came to a later date not in early Christianity.

      Last

      First, remove the beam out of your own eye, and then you can see clearly to remove the speck out of your
      brother’s eye.

      Now see that I, even I, am He, And there is no God besides Me; I kill and I make alive; I wound and I heal; Nor is there any who can deliver from My hand.

    3. Cory you are wrong! Jesus is the Son of God, The Word of God. There are two entities in here, the “Word” being the “Son” of God manifested in flesh and named Jesus Christ and the other entity is his father- The only true God (John 17:3). The Father – the only true God has NO beginning and no ending, He is from everlasting to everlasting. While Jesus said: “I am the Alpha and Omega, the BEGINNING and the ending”. The Word of God is the only begotten Son of God who is sent in the world and dwell in a human body. The only Son of God- The WORD’s material body was named Jesus Christ. God is a Spirit and NOT a human.

    4. God cannot die. If jesus is god that means god died which means he is not all powerful. Jesus is only son of god.

    5. Praying to Jesus is just like praying to marry . Only pray to God the author is correct . Jesus and God are 2 different beings . That’s why Jesus starved in the desert even with Satan telling him to make bread . Jesus said he is not the creator. It’s a misinterpretation that becomes a tradition . Just like the telephone game in school we’re you say something to someone and by the time it gets to the last person it’s different then intended .

    6. Jesus had god in him he the flesh was not God but God in him the only way to Go to heaven is to believe Jesus is the son of God not that jesus is God that’s adding to the bible when you say jesus is God hope you understand.

    7. no he is not God. This site is right you are believing the teachings of the roman catholic church. Read Revelation 5:5. Why should the creator of the book be worthy to unseal his own book ? Jesus is the son of God and the only human that has kept the law all his life he is the example for us. Many verses in the bible show what is possible if one really believes in God and keeps his commandments.

    8. Being in the form of man, He humbled Himself even unto death on the cross, ignoring Jesus Deity and only focusing on His humanity exposes how selective and economical you guys are with the truth, Jesus like a great Teacher step by step taught that He wasn’t only wrapped in mortality but is very God. Never for once did Jesus say I am not God or don’t worship Me. Without Doubt, Jesus is God Almighty as far as Scripture is concerned.

  2. No. Because Christ was tempted by Satan himself. In Hebrews chapter 4 it says Jesus was tempted in all areas as are we. But in James it says God CANNOT be tempted.

    So, without editorial from outside the Bible, reconcile that with scripture. I’ll wait…

  3. All good, except Jesus was not forsaken!

    But, let us not think for a moment that Jesus was separated from his Father. Sin separates from God – Jesus never sinned. He WAS the sin offering only.
    God…by sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh to be a sin offering Rom 8:3
    Yet it was the LORD’s will to crush Him and to cause Him to suffer; and when His soul is made a guilt offering, He will see His offspring, He will prolong His days, and the good pleasure of the LORD will prosper in His hand. Is 53:10
    The erroneous idea that Jesus became sin is of poor understanding.
    The Gr. ‘hamartia’ can be translated as ‘sin’ OR ‘sin offering’. So the former is not forced on us.
    1 John 3:5 And you know that He appeared, so that He might take away sins; and in Him there is no sin.
    It seems to be this matter of Jesus becoming sin for this moment that God is to have abandoned him. This is the final moment of glory for the Father and His son in the accomplishment of the whole plan laid down from the foundation of the world!
    Jesus crying out, ‘My God, why have you abandoned me?’ is a timely quote from the Psalms. Jesus knew that the Jews and followers knew the Psalms well.
    Ps 22 begins with …why have you forsaken me? and goes on to lay out the things that Jesus had or was fulfilling in this moment and up to this moment from this Psalm.
    I wont draw this out – you can read it for yourself, but he finishes with words that are largely lost in our translations. Jesus was drawing their attention to all these details – beginning with the first verse and also quoting the last – they knew what was in the middle and were being called to mind the details that applied directly to him – to the prophecies that were being fulfilled.
    v31 They will come and declare His righteousness To a people yet to be born—that He has done it [and that it is finished]. AMP

  4. Jesus was/is God Incarnate. He forgave sins, knowing only God can do that. Without Jesus being God, there is no Gospel.

    1. He is not God. God gave Jesus authority on earth to forgive sins. Look up this verse: “But I want you to know that the Son of man has authority on earth to forgive sins.”

      1. you are right layla they believe the roman teachings. Jesus is the only human that never sinned and that is why he had full authority and is worthy to open the seals.

  5. “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.”
    (John 1:1)

    “No one has seen God at any time; the only begotten God who is in the bosom of the Father, He has explained Him.”
    (John 1:18)

    “Thomas answered and said to Him [Jesus], “My Lord and my God!”
    (John 20:28)

    “…the Christ according to the flesh, who is over all, God blessed forever. Amen”
    (Romans 9:5)

    “…looking for the blessed hope and the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior, Christ Jesus…”
    (Titus 2:13)

    “But of the Son He [God] says,
    ‘Your throne, O God, is forever and ever…'”
    (Hebrews 1:8)

    “…by the righteousness of our God and Savior, Jesus Christ…”
    (2 Peter 1:1)

    There are exactly seven passages in the New Testament that explicitly call Jesus “God.” I agree with you on one point, that the Bible must be allowed to say exactly what it says. If Jesus is God, all of the passages cited by the article above still make sense, because Jesus was not only fully God, but fully Man (this is the teaching of Philippians 2:5-11). On the other hand, if Jesus is not God, the above seven passages cannot be reconciled. And it seems significant to me that so many of the New Testament writers make the point: the apostle John, the apostle Paul, the writer to the Hebrews (whoever that was), and the apostle Peter. One of them might have been confused on the issue, but for all four of them to get this wrong seems a little incongruous, especially if we still hold fast to the biblical teaching that the Scriptures are breathed out by God.

    Further, the New Testament consistently refers to Christ as “Lord.” The Greek word “kurios,” translated “Lord,” is a bit ambiguous, given that it simply meant one who had authority over another. But the Old Testament generally accepted at the time of Christ was the Septuagint (a translation into Greek, of the Hebrew Old Testament). In the Septuagint, the Greek word “kurios” almost exclusively refers to God. This is one of the reasons why most English translations render the Hebrew proper name “Yhwh” in the Old Testament as “Lord.” So the New Testament writers connected Jesus Christ to the Divine name, even when they were not explicitly and outright identifying Him that way.

    One last note: the gospel of John is fairly unambiguous on this point. Seven times, Jesus uses the phrase, “I Am” of Himself, directly connecting Himself to the divine name. Beyond that, John quotes Jesus as making several clear statements about His divinity and preexistence. Some of those statements are even connected to the “I Am” references I just mentioned. For example:

    “Jesus said to them, ‘Truly, truly, I say to you, before Abraham was born, I am.'”
    (John 8:28)

    In this case, the Jews to whom He spoke understood very well that He was claiming Deity for Himself. They rejected that claim, however, and proceeded to attempt to inflict upon Him the Old Testament penalty for blasphemy, which was stoning.

    And consider also the prayer Christ prayed before His arrest:

    “Now, Father, glorify Me together with Yourself, with the glory which I had with You before the world was.”
    (John 17:5)

    These kinds of statements are difficult to reconcile, if Jesus did not believe and understand Himself to be God.

    So I’ll make a suggestion to you that I think you would all agree is the most important thing: Examine the whole counsel of God within the written Scriptures, and do so without any agenda as to what we think it should say. Just let it speak. I always try to come at it fresh, without assuming in my mind that I already understand it all. Otherwise, what is the point of reading it? I will never grow in my understanding, because I am unteachable at the outset! I might as well not waste my time.

    I pray the Lord Jesus will show the truth to all of us, in His time and by His great mercy and grace.

    Be blessed in Him!

    1. Jesus falsely prophecies many times
      Matthew 24:34 Jesus said to his apostles this generation shall not pass away yet they all pass away!
      Jesus is not GOD

      1. So…

        Not only was Jesus not God, but He was a false prophet as well?

        I’ll tell you the truth. I showed you clear statements from the Scripture that state clearly the Deity of Christ. You ignored them altogether, and instead used a misinterpreted (yes, I read Koine), and misapplied quote that is, even on its face, entirely irrelevant to the issue of His Deity, to claim that not only was He not God, but was also a liar.

        I’m thinking if I stand you and Christ next to one another, ONE of you is speaking falsehood. And I’ll bet you can guess, from this post, where my money’s at.

        I’ll pray for you, “brother.”

    2. John 1:1 the word translated as God is the Greek word Theos – #1 translation – “a god or goddess…a general name of divinities”. Also can be translated as “God’s representative(which is what Jesus actually is) or viceregent” also can be translated as something likened unto God or that resembles him in anyway(ie: the image of God in which men are made)
      John 1:18 The Greek word Uihos is translated as son in a literally or figurative sense. The King James is correct in translating it as “The only begotten “SON” of God..NOT ” the only begotten God from the absolutely erroneous translation you printed from.
      John 20:28 – “My Lord and my God”. Once again, the Greek word here is Theos – a god or goddess, which Jesus referred to Psalms 82:6 saying does not the law of Moses say to whom all recieved the scriptures “Ye are gods” in response to the Jews accusing him of saying he was God, which he refuted.
      Roman’s 9:5 – KJV – “…from whom Christ came,(comma) who is over all,(comma) God blessed(ie: blessed by God) forever. Amen. Once again, Trinitarian inspired versions such as NIV blatantly change the words to say “…Christ who is God over all, forever praised amen”, which once again is a false rendering to change the meaning.
      Titus 2:13 – KJV – “…appearing of THE Great God “AND” of our Saviour Jesus Christ”. Once again the NIV unashamedly changes the words to say “…the appearing of OUR(not The) God and Saviour Jesus Christ in a deceptive attempt to make them one and the same.
      Hebrews 1:8 – “Thy throne O God…”. Once again, the Greek word is Theos…a god or goddess or representative, viceregent, magistrate or judge. In Psalms 45:6 from which this is quoted – “Thy Throne O God..”, the Hebrew word is Elohiym, which is plural and #1 translation is “ruler(s) or judge(s). Also translated as god or goddess, godlike ones, godly, angels or mighty one(s).
      2 Peter 1:1 – KJV – “…righteousness of God AND(distinctive) our Savior Jesus Christ”. Once again the NIV unabashedly changes the words to fit their preconceived notions by saying “…righteous of our God and Savior(non-distinctive) Jesus Christ”.
      The confusion can be done away with if people would know, use, seek refuge in, rely upon, fear, proclaim to the ends of the earth, love honor and cherish the Name of God, which he commands a myriad of times. His Name is YaHWeH and Jesus who came in his Father’s name real name is YaHUshuah which means YaHWeH is salvation. This would automatically take confusion out of verses like Psalms 110 where it says (KJV) “THE LORD(YaHWeH) said unto my Lord(Hebrew word adon, meaning ruler, king, lord, magistrate, master)(which is what Jesus is..He is not YaHWeH. He is YaHWeHs Servant – Isaiah 42 whom God chose and anointed and appointed and “I will place my Spirit UPON him”..ie: Jesus is not the Holy Spirit either. God had to place his Spirit upon him. This happened at his baptism by John at the Jordan River when he was 30 years old and had been prepared and sanctified through obedience to relieve it. Hebrews 5:7-9 – Jesus prays and petitions God – The ONE who could save him from death and God heard him because he feared God. Though he were a son, he had to suffer in order to LEARN TO BE OBEDIENT and once he was MADE perfect he was ready to become the captain of our salvation. I could go on for days but not enough time or space. The 7 twisted and misused scriptures you submitted have been sufficiently discredited as far as being used to say Jesus is YaHWeH, The One True God of Israel(Hear O Israel, YaHWeH your God is One, YaHWeH). In contrast there are a multitude of scriptures in the Bible – too numerous to count here and many of which have already been posted in this thread- which make it more than abundantly clear that Jesus is not God but rather the Son/Servant, Word of God. The Apostle and High Priest of our profession. The prophet God promised he would send(Deuteronomy 18 and Acts 23). The High Priest in the order of Melchezidic. The Messiah/Christ which would show that God had returned to His people and was once again with us…Immanuel. God is not a high priest. He is not a Messiah. He is not an apostle or a high priest. He is not a prophet. He is God and God alone and there is none beside Him. He is on the contrary, the One who sends forth His Messiah..His prophets..His apostles…etc. Consequently, there was a “son of God” who did claim to be God…his name was Satan and that didn’t work out too well for him. Jesus would never make that same mistake and to attribute such a thing to him is to accuse him of being a liar and blasphemous and guilty of the devils sin.

    3. Do you know when Jesus said, “before Abraham was, I am” means? Are you that dense to misunderstand something so obvious? He was stating that he was there before Abraham was even born. “Before my son was, I am.” I’m saying I was born before my son and that’s how Jesus was saying that

      1. From what I can tell, “Before Abraham was, I am” means that before Abraham there was God.

        The non-believing Jews go to stone Jesus because they knew he had caught them in their own trap for him. They tried to catch him because he said anyone who believed in the teachings of God would never die, so they were like hey remember Abraham dude? Well he’s dead. He gave us Gods teachings and he was a believer, so if he’s dead, then what gives? And Christ shoots back – Even Abraham rejoiced to hear God’s teaching. So the non-believing Jews are like, dude you’re not even 50 -how can you know what Abraham did or didnt think? He’s been dead for like ages!
        To which Christ says the above quote, “Verily Verily I say unto you, before Abraham, I am” , meaning my teachings come from God, who came before Abraham. Surely Abraham lives.

        The confusion stems from God referring to Himself as “I AM” and here, that makes it look like Christ is saying “I AM” meaning himself, when its just reminding the non-believers that God IS and ever has been and everything else, including death, is a lie.

      2. I have tried over and over to get people to see exactly what you just said. “None is so blind as he who will not see”.

  6. If Jesus is Almighty God…

    1. Then why is “God head of Christ just as Christ is head of man”? (1 Cor. 11:3)

    2. Then why does Scripture consistently phrase Jesus as a separate person from God? (John 20:17; John 14:1; Mark 10:18; John 17:1-3; etc. Also in heaven, 1 Cor. 11:3; Luke 22:69; etc.)

    3. Then how can Jesus have a God? Could Almighty God have a God? (Mic. 5:4; Ps. 45:6, 7; 89:26; John 20:17; Rom. 15:6; 2 Cor. 1:3; Eph 1:3; Col 1:3; Mark 15:34; John 17:1-3; Also in heaven, Rev. 1:6; 3:2, 12)

    4. Then why does Scripture say he was born and is part of Creation? (Col. 1:15)

    5. Then why does Rev. 3:14 say that Jesus is “the beginning of the creation of God”?

    6. Then why is he subject to GOD, like we’re subject to him? (1 Cor. 15:27, 28; Eph. 1:17)

    7. Then why does Micah 5:2 say that Jesus’ ORIGIN was “from early times”?

    8. Then why does Jesus not know what God knows? (Matt. 24:36, Rev.1:1; Luke 8:45)

    9. Then why is Jesus still subject to God when he is as high as he will ever be? (1 Cor. 15:27, 28)

    10. Then why does Proverbs 8:22-31 show that the Messiah was CREATED / PRODUCED by God?

    11. Then why is he not powerful enough to subject things to himself? (1 Cor. 15:27, Eph. 1:17, 22)

    12. Then why would he have to be given any power and authority? (Mt. 28:18; 11:27; Jn. 5:22; 17:2; 3:35; 2 Pet. 1:17)

    13. Then why did he have to learn anything? (Heb. 5:8; John 5:19; 8:28)

    14. Then why is speaking against him not as bad as speaking against the Holy Spirit? (Mt. 12:31,32; Luke 12:10)

    15. Then why did Jesus call the “Father…the only true God”? (John 17:3)

    16. Then why did he need to be saved? (Heb. 5:7; John 12:27)

    17. Then why did he have to be exalted to Leader and Savior? (Acts 5:31)

    18. Then how could he be exalted and given a higher name than he had? (Phil. 2:9-11; Heb. 1:2-4)

    19. Then why did he have to be given life in himself? (John 5:25,26)

    20. Then how can the Father be greater than he? (John 14:28)

    21. Then how could Jesus be tempted by Satan when God cannot be tempted with evil? (James 1:13)

    22. Then why did he worship the Father? (John 4:22)

    23. Then why can he not do anything on his own? (John 5:19; 6:38)

    24. Then why would he pray to anybody? (Luke 22:44; John 17:1,2; Heb. 5:7)

    25. Then why do John 1:18 and 1 John 4:9 say that Jesus is God’s “only BEGOTTEN Son”? ASV

    26. Then how can he be God’s servant? (Acts 4:26,27,30)

    27. Then how could he receive strength from an angel? (Luke 22:43)

    28. Then how could he be a mediator between God and man? (1 Tim. 2:5)

    29. Then how could he be with God (ton theon)? (John 1:1)

    30. Then how can he be God’s image? (Col. 1:15; Heb. 1:3)

    31. Then why is he called the agency (dia) of creation and not the Originator (ek)? (1 Cor. 8:6; John 1:1-3; Prov. 8:30; Heb. 2:10; Col. 1:15,16)

    32. Then why did Jesus say GOD was “good” in a way that Jesus was not? (Mark 10:18)

    33. Then why does he have an archangel’s voice instead of God’s voice? (1 Thess. 4:16)

    34. Then why is the only “worship” given to him the same given to humans? (Heb. 1:6, cf. Mt. 18:26; Rev. 3:9 – “Proskuneo”)

    35. Then why do many who believe this rely on a few selected, so-called ‘proof-texts’ instead of the context of the consistent teaching of the entire Bible?

    36. Then how could he be commanded to do anything? (John 12:49; Deut. 18:18)

    37. Then why did Steven see two separate entities, GOD and Jesus, and not just one God or three persons? (Acts 7:55)

    38. Then how could he be seen at GOD’s right hand? (Luke 22:69; Acts 7:55; Rom. 8:34)

    39. Then how could Jesus be exalted (not to become God Himself, but) to the position of the “right hand OF God”? (Acts 2:33)

    40. Then why would he have to receive a revelation from God? (Rev.1:1)

    41. Then why is he called God’s “begotten” Son before he came to earth? (John 3:16; Gal. 4:4; 1 John 4:9)

    42. Then how could he have a Father? (John 20:17)

    43. Then how could he come in flesh? (1 Kings 8:27; Acts 17:24,25)

    44. Then why did he not come in his own name? (John 5:41-44)

    45. Then why did Jesus “come down from heaven to do” God’s will and not his own will? (Luke 22:42; John 6:38; John 5:30; John 8:42)

    46. Then how could he appear before GOD? (Heb. 9:24)

    47. Then how could he die? Can God die? Can part of God die? (Rom. 5:10; Acts 5:30; 1 Cor. 15:3; Hab.1:12; cf. 1 Tim. 6:16; Num. 23:19; Ps. 90:2; Dan. 6:25-26)

    48. Then why is it that God resurrected Jesus? (Acts 2:32)

    49. Then why can we see him if “no man has seen God at any time”? (John 1:18)

    50. Then why is there not one clear Scripture where Jesus is called “God the Son,” (equal to those declaring “God, the Father)?

    51. How is it that the Jews rounded up some false witnesses to make up lies to obtain a death sentence for Jesus, but neither the Jewish officials nor even one of these false witnesses made a claim that he was God or equally God? (Matt. 26:59-67)

    52. John summed up his whole Gospel by saying that it was written that we may believe “that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God.” Why is there is no mention in that summary of the entire Gospel of what would be the most important thing of all – that Jesus is God? (John 20:31)

    53. How could Jesus teach in the Jewish synagogues and the temple? This would never happen if any of the authorities believed he claimed to be God (or that his followers believed such a thing). – Matt. 26:55; John 7:14, 28. Matt. 4:23.

    54. How could Jesus’ followers teach in Jewish synagogues after Jesus’ death and for the remainder of that first century (at least)? Again, this would not have been allowed if there were any suspicion that they believed Jesus to be God. Acts 9:20; 13:5, Acts 13:13-15.

    1. Hi, Bane. This reply is directed specifically to you, and I hope you will take time to read it. I hope, also, that it comes to your ears with the same respect with which it leaves my mouth. 🙏

      I think your questions are reasonable questions. All 54 of them. I don’t think they were probably asked with the intent of having a reasonable conversation, but rather of attempting to intimidate the opponent with a show of overwhelming force.

      Nevertheless, I’ll respond reasonably, because I believe it honors my Lord to do so, and because it reflects the honor due you, as a person made in the image of God.

      First, I have no agenda in this. I want the Scriptures to instruct and inform me, wherever that leads. I hope and trust you have the same conviction. If the Scriptures say plainly that Jesus is not God, I will take God’s word on the subject. If they say plainly that He is God, I’ll accept that as well. Otherwise, there’s no point in even examining the Scriptures. I’ve already made up my mind, and I will force the Scriptures into my mold regardless. Agreed?

      Second, I note that in all your questions, you still did not address the seven passages, and the several other related passages, which I mentioned. Rather, you charged those who see the truth in them, as those who refuse to see the teaching of the rest of the Bible. And yet, those seven passages, my “proof-texts,” if you like, have not been addressed clearly by any of the responses here. They’ve been ignored, as though they don’t exist. Probably that is because they are so clear that there can be no cogent argument against them; so that if they are accepted at face value, they drive all 54 of your contrary questions into weak and pasty silence.

      Third, in the interest of teachability, I gave serious and thoughtful consideration to your questions. Yes, all 54 of them. I tried to reason through them as though I took your position. And yet I found clear, biblical answers to all 54 of them.

      Fourth, it would take more space here than I’m willing to devote to the subject.

      And, quite frankly (and fifth), I see no need to respond to your specific passages until you have responded to mine.

      So here is my proposition:

      If there is another venue through which we can communicate, one where we can take all the time and space this important subject deserves, I would love to reason through your questions in writing, in some depth, contingent on you doing the same with the passages I cited. It would be a good conversation about a very important issue, and it would be good for both of us to have to go back to the Scriptures with no biases and no agendas.

      To that end, I’ll give the first offering. Please feel free to contact me:

      bdavid@studentsofthescripture.org

      1. Except I didnt respond to you. My post is a new one. In fact you are responding to me. Big difference. No my questions are not to bully. In fact it is to show the OVER abundance of scriptures that point out he is NOT God Almighty. Was Jesus a diety? Yes. But he is not Almighty God.
        “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.”
        (John 1:1)
        Go to wikipedia and look up john 1:1 There are 20 other translations of the Bible where it says Jesus was A god. NOT Almighty God.

        “No one has seen God at any time; the only begotten God who is in the bosom of the Father, He has explained Him.”
        (John 1:18)
        If no one has seen God at any time, and if Jesus is God, HOW are they seeing him?
        “Thomas answered and said to Him [Jesus], “My Lord and my God!”
        (John 20:28)
        Go to the end of the chapter. It is summerized as SON OF GOD. Not God himself. JUST because Thomas got it wrong doesnt make Christ into GOD.

        “…the Christ according to the flesh, who is over all, God blessed forever. Amen”
        (Romans 9:5)
        Wordplay trickery. The God blessed forever is a new thought. A new sentence. It is not saying Jesus is GOD.

        “…looking for the blessed hope and the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior, Christ Jesus…”
        (Titus 2:13)
        Jesus is a great god. Just not the Almighty.

        “But of the Son He [God] says,
        ‘Your throne, O God, is forever and ever…’”
        (Hebrews 1:8)
        Again Jesus is a god. But he is NOT the father.

        “…by the righteousness of our God and Savior, Jesus Christ…”
        (2 Peter 1:1)

        1. Agree Bane. What confusion. Satan is a slippery serpent talking out both sides of his mouth thinking all is about him.

  7. From the discussions above it would be safe to assume that the New Testament of the Bible is contradictory since there are passages that say that Jesus is God and others that quote the same Jesus expressly saying he is a messenger of the Almighty God. These contradictions can be attributed to the fact that the scriptures were written by human beings who are not devoid of error. Looking at history many have come in the name of the Messiah but Jesus is the most widely accepted as such. whether he refers to himself or is referred to as a deity does NOT make him the ONE TRUE GOD. people worship all sorts of gods but the THE ONE TRUE GOD is eternal and is not born of a human woman. Therefore whichever argument you take, the one true God is and will always remain YAHWE the Almighty and Jesus is not He.

  8. “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.”
    ‭‭John‬ ‭1:1‬ ‭NIV‬‬ (It Says the Word was God)

    “The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.”
    ‭‭John‬ ‭1:14‬ ‭NIV‬‬ (Says the word Became flesh and dwelled among us Jesus coming to earth)

    “No one has ever seen God, but the one and only Son, who is himself God and is in closest relationship with the Father, has made him known.”
    ‭‭John‬ ‭1:18‬ ‭NIV‬‬

    “In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus: Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be used to his own advantage;”
    ‭‭Philippians‬ ‭2:5-6‬ ‭NIV‬‬ (Paul says Jesus is equal to God which means he is God)

    “I and the Father are one.””
    ‭‭John‬ ‭10:30‬ ‭NIV‬‬ (Jesus says he and God the father are one)

    “Your father Abraham rejoiced to see My day, and he saw it and was glad.” Then the Jews said to Him, “You are not yet fifty years old, and have You seen Abraham?” Jesus said to them, “Most assuredly, I say to you, before Abraham was, I AM.””
    ‭‭John‬ ‭8:56-58‬ ‭NKJV‬‬ (Jesus says he existed before Abraham and he says I AM the name God told Moses “God said to Moses, “I am who I am. This is what you are to say to the Israelites: ‘I am has sent me to you.’ ””
    ‭‭Exodus‬ ‭3:14‬ ‭NIV‬‬)

    “So, because Jesus was doing these things on the Sabbath, the Jewish leaders began to persecute him. In his defense Jesus said to them, “My Father is always at his work to this very day, and I too am working.” For this reason they tried all the more to kill him; not only was he breaking the Sabbath, but he was even calling God his own Father, making himself equal with God.”
    ‭‭John‬ ‭5:16-18‬ ‭NIV‬‬
    (John said that Jesus by calling himself the son he makes himself equal to God)

    ““I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep.”
    ‭‭John‬ ‭10:11‬ ‭NIV‬‬
    Jesus says he is the good shepherd

    A title given to God

    “The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.”
    ‭‭Psalm‬ ‭23:1‬ ‭KJV‬‬

    Jesus said he would judge all people in the day of judgement
    “And he has given him authority to judge because he is the Son of Man.”
    ‭‭John‬ ‭5:27‬ ‭NIV‬‬

    And the Bible says only God can judge

    “For we know Him who said, “Vengeance is Mine, I will repay.” And again, “The Lord will judge His people.””
    ‭‭Hebrews‬ ‭10:30‬ ‭NASB1995‬‬

    “For the Lord is our judge, the Lord is our lawgiver, the Lord is our king; it is he who will save us.”
    ‭‭Isaiah‬ ‭33:22‬ ‭NIV‬‬

    Only God has all authority in heaven and on earth

    “Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me.”
    ‭‭Matthew‬ ‭28:18‬ ‭NIV‬‬

    And it says all things were created through him and only through God we’re things created

    “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been
    made.”
    ‭‭John‬ ‭1:1-3‬ ‭NIV‬‬

    And he is praised by people but the Bible says only God can be praised
    “that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth,”
    ‭‭Philippians‬ ‭2:10‬ ‭NIV‬‬

    “And again, when God brings his firstborn into the world, he says, “Let all God’s angels worship him.””
    ‭‭Hebrews‬ ‭1:6‬ ‭NIV‬‬

    “Fear the Lord your God, serve him only and take your oaths in his name.”
    ‭‭Deuteronomy‬ ‭6:13‬ ‭NIV‬‬

    “Jesus said to him, “Away from me, Satan! For it is written: ‘Worship the Lord your God, and serve him only.’””
    ‭‭Matthew‬ ‭4:10‬ ‭NIV‬‬

    “You shall not bow down to them or worship them; for I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God, punishing the children for the sin of the parents to the third and fourth generation of those who hate me,”
    ‭‭Exodus‬ ‭20:5‬ ‭NIV‬‬

    And in revelation Jesus said to John when he appeared to him
    “When I saw Him, I fell at His feet like a dead man. And He placed His right hand on me, saying, “Do not be afraid; I am the first and the last,”
    ‭‭Revelation‬ ‭1:17‬ ‭NASB1995‬‬

    And Also Jesus says
    ““I am the Alpha and the Omega,” says the Lord God, “who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty.””
    ‭‭Revelation‬ ‭1:8‬ ‭NASB1995‬‬

    And Again
    ““Behold, I am coming quickly, and My reward is with Me, to render to every man according to what he has done. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the first and the last, the beginning and the end.” Blessed are those who wash their robes, so that they may have the right to the tree of life, and may enter by the gates into the city. Outside are the dogs and the sorcerers and the immoral persons and the murderers and the idolaters, and everyone who loves and practices lying. “I, Jesus, have sent My angel to testify to you these things for the churches. I am the root and the descendant of David, the bright morning star.””
    ‭‭Revelation‬ ‭22:12-16‬ ‭NASB1995‬‬

  9. Greetings, non-trinitarian brothers and trinitarian brothers alike.

    I am sure we all have our convictions as we seek to worship God in truth and honesty, this is good. Many debate, and whilst we should seek unity and love, it does show a comittment to seeking the truth of God’s word.

    I myself as a non-trinitarian have written and indepth article investigating “Jesus’ godship”, and I compare side by side fairly arguments and scriptures for and against the trinity, whilst I have a conviction against the notion of Jesus being God, if others do not agree, then that is their free choice and is on their conscience.

    However, I encourage anyone to read my article and see what they make of it, if it convinces you in one way or another way, let it be so. But I merely wanted to share the infomation.

    I list scriptures in which on plain surface reading are directly “against” the notion of Jesus being YHVH, then I will list the scriptures which appear to be “for” on plain surface reading. Then I discuss “framworking”, as well as Biblical translations and root Hebrew/Greek words. All is discussed within the limits of “Sola Scriptura” (which means “the scriptures only”, refering to no outside philosophy, or other church writings on the matter). I also have a seperate article on the Holy Spirit too.

    https://proselytiserofjah.wordpress.com/2021/09/03/examining-the-trinity-jesus-godship/
    https://proselytiserofjah.wordpress.com/2021/09/14/who-or-what-is-the-holy-spirit/

    Thank you all for your time.

  10. Exodus 20:3
    You shall have no other gods before me.

    Matthew 5:9
    Blessed the peacemakers—because they will be called sons of God.

    Matthew 16:15-17
    15 He says to them, “And you—who do you say I am?” 16 And Simon Peter answering said, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.” 17 And Jesus answering said to him, “Blessed are you, Simon Bar-Jona, because flesh and blood did not reveal [it] to you, but My Father who is in the heavens.”

  11. Jesus Is Called “God with Us” His name is to be called Emmanuel, which means “God with us” (Matthew 1:23). “Emmanuel” describes the concept of the incarnation—God becoming man. Jesus being called “God with us” is consistent with John 1, which refers to Jesus as the Word who was with God, and who was God, and who became flesh (John 1:1, 14). Jesus Is Identified with Yahweh John the Baptist fulfills Isaiah 40 as he preaches the kingdom. “The voice of one crying in the wilderness: ‘Prepare the way of the Lord’” (Matthew 3:3). The one who was coming would be God himself. We can deduce that Jesus is Yahweh because John the Baptist, as the forerunner of Jesus, fulfills the Old Testament prediction that he would prepare the way for Yahweh (Isaiah 40:3). Jesus Healed or Performed Other Miracles In the gospels, we see that Jesus healed many people and demonstrated power over nature in other ways. The question is whether Jesus acted as God or simply as a prophet requesting the Father to perform the works. The words of Jesus and the reaction of those impacted by these miracles suggest that Jesus was acting as God and not simply as a prophet. He healed the demon possessed, epileptics, and paralytics (Matthew 4:23–24).The healings had to be accomplished with divine power. A leper came to worship Jesus, saying, “If you will, you can make me clean.” Jesus healed the leper by touching him and saying, “I will; be clean” (Matthew 8:3). Jesus did not refuse the worship of the leper; this means he must either be God or ungodly. His healing of the leper demonstrated that he was not ungodly, and it helped to prove that he is God himself. He healed many more who were sick, and cast out demons with a word (Matthew 8:5–17).
    On a stormy night at sea, Jesus appears walking on the water toward the disciples’ boat. Peter asked Jesus if he could come meet him. Jesus said, “Come.” and Peter walked on the water until he began to be afraid. As he was sinking, he cried, “Lord, save me.” Jesus caught him and rebuked him for doubting (Matthew 14:22–31). Peter had enough faith in Jesus as “Lord” to be empowered to walk on water! When they got into the boat, the wind ceased (Matthew 14:32). The response of the disciples was that they worshipped him, calling him the Son of God (verse 33). They treated him as God because he acted as God. At Gennesaret, the men brought all who were sick, and they begged Jesus that they might only touch the hem of his garment. And as many as touched his garment were made well (Matthew 14:36). Here was divine power exuding from Jesus. When the woman with the issue of blood touched Jesus, he immediately knew “in himself that power had gone out from him” (Mark 5:30). Jesus sensed his divine energy being used, and the woman was healed of her disease. When Jesus healed the great multitude, “power came out from him and healed them all” (Luke 6:19). Jesus can be said to have healed because power went out from him to do the work. Raised the Dead Jesus raised Jairus’ daughter from the dead (Matt. 9:23-26), showing he had divine power over death. He also raised from the dead the son of the widow of Nain (Luke 7:14): another demonstration of his power over death. Showed Uniqueness in Wisdom and Divine Authority Matthew shows how Jesus exercised divine authority (or claims to) in
    Matthew 5, 9, 10, 12, 21, and 22. Jesus taught the beatitudes in Matthew 5. He said that he came not to destroy the law but fulfill it. He taught that murder and adultery begin in the heart. He taught that marriage is sacred and binding. In doing so, he forbade oaths, said to go the second mile and to love your enemies (Matthew 5). Jesus clarified the law, emphasizing that it must be kept in the heart. The divine authority to do this is assumed. He called his disciples and gave them power over unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal all kinds of sickness, and all kinds of disease (Matthew 10:1). He had the divine authority to give his disciples power over unclean spirits and disease.
    Jesus went into the temple, driving out the money changers. He said to them, “It is written, ‘My house shall be called a house of prayer’” (Matthew 21:13). He certainly acted with authority here. Was he even suggesting that the temple was his house? Jesus silenced the Sadducees by the way he answered the question about the Resurrection (Matthew 22:23–33). Again we see the unique wisdom and authority of Jesus. No one could answer him, and from that day no one dared to question him anymore (Matthew 22:46). Jesus made a distinct impression on them as the authoritative Son of God. Jesus taught in the synagogue of his own country and the people there were astonished, saying, “Where did this man get this wisdom and these mighty works?” (Matthew 13:54). Jesus was unique in his wisdom and in his miracles. The Pharisees marveled at the way Jesus responded to their question about paying taxes to Caesar (Matthew 22:21). Jesus was unique in his wisdom and authority.
    Accepted Worship Jesus accepted worship, after saying that only God is worthy of worship (Matthew 4:10). If he was a holy man who was not divine, he would have stopped people from worshipping him. Of course, it’s possible for someone to accept worship as a pretender, but Jesus backed up his own claims of deity, as pointed out many times in this article. A ruler came to worship him (Matthew 9:18–26). Since Jesus accepted this, he must have viewed himself as God. After Jesus walked on water, those in the boat came and worshipped him, saying, “Truly You are the Son of God” (Matthew 14:33). Their worship of him as God was an acknowledgement that he was acting as God in his miracles. While the women were on their way to tell the disciples that Jesus had risen from the dead, Jesus himself met them, saying “Greetings!” So they came and took hold of his feet and worshipped him (Matthew 28:9). Jesus was worshipped—as God. There’s no indication here that he tried to stop his worshippers from honoring him as God. Instead, he told them not to be afraid and asked them to go tell the disciples to meet up with him. When the disciples later saw Jesus, they worshipped him (Matthew 28:17). Again, Jesus received worship. In fact, he declared at that point that all authority in heaven and earth had been given to him (vs. 18). Jesus Showed Amazing Knowledge Jesus rebuked the cities in which he had done his mighty works, saying, “Woe to you, Chorazin! Woe to you, Bethsaida! For if the mighty works done in you had been done in Tyre and Sidon, they would have repented long ago in sackcloth and ashes” (Matthew 11:21). Jesus showed that he had access to divine omniscience by knowing how people would have responded under different conditions.
    Jesus knew thoughts (Matthew 12:25), a divine action. Jesus told two of his disciples, “Go into the village in front of you and immediately you will find a donkey tied, and a colt with her. Untie them and bring them to Me.” (Matthew 21:1–3). Jesus knew where the donkeys were. Jesus helped his disciples catch a huge load of fish by telling them to let down their nets for a catch (Luke 5:1–7). Jesus’ supernatural knowledge and power is active here. Jesus told one of the criminals he was crucified beside, “Truly, I say to you, today you will be with Me in Paradise” (Luke 23:43). Jesus was able to understand the heart of the criminal, give him the assurance of his salvation, and predict his future.
    Jesus Predicted the Future Though the ability to accurately predict the future is not by itself proof of Jesus’ deity (God sometimes revealed the future to prophets who were mere humans), this knowledge of the future is what you would expect of someone who claimed to be God and backed it up with his miracles. If he were God, he would be able to predict the future. Jesus predicted to his disciples that he would go to Jerusalem, suffer at the hand of the Jewish leaders, be killed, and rise from the dead the third day (Matthew 16:21). Jesus knew the future. Jesus said that some would not die before they saw the Son of Man coming in his kingdom (Matthew
    16:28). Jesus knew the future and predicted his glorification, or transfiguration. Again Jesus predicted his arrest, beatings, death, and Resurrection (Matthew 20:18). Jesus knew about these events beforehand. Jesus warned about false Christs and false prophets that would come. The true Son of Man would appear again like the lightning comes from the east and flashes to the west (Matthew 24:3–28). Jesus predicted a tribulation after which the Son of Man would come in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory. Jesus said that at that time he would send his angels with the great sound of a trumpet and gather in the elect (Matthew 24:29–31). Not only did Jesus know what is going to happen in the future, but he also had the authority to send his angels and gather in the elect. The only one with that kind of authority would be God. At the Last Supper, Jesus accurately predicted that Judas would betray him (Matthew 26:20–25). Jesus predicted that Peter would deny him three times that night (Matthew 26:30–35). It happened as Jesus had predicted. Jesus predicted the destruction of Jerusalem and the great tribulation (Mark 13:2).\
    Mark 1:2-3 As it is written in Isaiah the prophet, “Behold, I send my messenger before your face, who will prepare your way, the voice of one crying in the wilderness: ‘Prepare the way of the Lord, make his paths straight, Mark makes it clear that John’s coming to preach in the wilderness was a fulfillment of the following OT texts: Malachi 3:1 Behold, I send my messenger, and he will prepare the way before me. And the Lord (ha adon) whom you seek will suddenly come to his temple; and the messenger of the covenant in whom you delight, behold, he is coming, says the Lord of hosts.” Isaiah 40:3-5 A voice cries: “In the wilderness prepare the way of the Lord; make straight in the desert a highway for our God. Every valley shall be lifted up, and every mountain and hill be made low; the uneven ground shall become level, and the rough places a
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    plain. And the glory of the Lord shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together, for the mouth of the Lord has spoken**.”
    According to the above texts, an agent would be sent to prepare the people for the coming of Yahweh God to his own temple. Mark tells us that that agent was the John the Baptist. It’s clear that Jesus isn’t simply an agent who comes for God but that he is Yahweh Lord of Hosts who comes to his temple. The agent in Malachi is already presented in John the Baptist he is the agent who represents Yahweh so that he can come in his glory to his people. Early Writers clearly say this Irenaeus, AH (B.3, Ch.11) “By what God, then, was John, the forerunner, who testifies of the Light, sent [into the world]? Truly it was by Him, of whom Gabriel is the angel, who also announced the glad tidings of his birth: [that God] who also had promised by the prophets that He would send His messenger before the face of His Son, Malachi 3:1 who should prepare His way, that is, that he should bear witness of that Light in the spirit and power of Elias. Luke 1:17 But, again, of what God was Elias the servant and the prophe
    confess. John, therefore, having been sent by the founder and maker of this world, how could he testify of that Light, which came down from things unspeakable and invisible?**,”
    Clement of Alexandria, Exhortation to the Heathen (Ch. 1) “In a word, we may say, The beseeching voice of the Word crying in the wilderness. What do you cry, O voice? Tell us also. Make straight the paths of the Lord . Isaiah 40:3 John is the forerunner, and that voice the precursor of the Word; an inviting voice, preparing for salvation — a voice urging men on to the inheritance of the heavens, and through which the barren and the desolate is childless no more. This fecundity the angel’s voice foretold; and this voice was also the precursor of the Lord preaching glad tidings to the barren woman, as John did to the wilderness.”
    · Clement of Alexandria, Exhortation to the Heathen (Ch. 1) “In a word, we may say, The beseeching voice of the Word crying in the wilderness. What do you cry, O voice? Tell us also. Make straight the paths of the Lord . Isaiah 40:3 John is the forerunner, and that voice the precursor of the Word; an inviting voice, preparing for salvation — a voice urging men on to the inheritance of the heavens, and through which the barren and the desolate is childless no more. This fecundity the angel’s voice foretold; and this voice was also the precursor of the Lord preaching glad tidings to the barren woman, as John did to the wilderness.”
    · John further proclaimed that Jesus would actually baptize people with/in the Holy Spirit, e.g. Christ will grant the Holy Spirit to all who believe in him, which is a work that only Yahweh carries out according to the OT writings Mark 1:8 “I have baptized you with water, but he will baptize you with the Holy Spirit.” Old Testament verses proclaim Yahweh to do this divine act “I will take you from the nations and gather you from all the countries and bring you into your own land. I will sprinkle clean water on you, and
    you shall be clean from all your uncleannesses, and from all your idols I will cleanse you. And I will give you a new heart, and a new spirit I will put within you. And I will remove the heart of stone from your flesh and give you a heart of flesh. And I will put my Spirit within you, and cause you to walk in my statutes and be careful to obey my rules. You shall dwell in the land that I gave to your fathers, and you shall be my people, and I will be your God.” Ezekiel 36:24-28 – cf. 37:12-14; 39:29 “Then you will know that I am in the midst of Israel, that I am Yahweh your God, and that there is no other; never again will my people be shamed. And afterward, I will pour out MY Spirit on all flesh. Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your old men will dream dreams, your young men will see visions. Even on my servants, both men and women, I will pour out MY Spirit in those days. I will show wonders in the heavens and on the earth, blood and fire and billows of smoke. The sun will be turned to darkness and the moon to blood before the coming of the great and dreadful day of Yahweh. And everyone who calls on the name of Yahweh will be saved; for on Mount Zion and in Jerusalem there will be deliverance, as Yahweh has said, even among the survivors whom Yahweh calls.” Joel 2:27-32 – Psalm 104:29-30; Isaiah 30:8; 32:14-15; 34:16; 44:1-3; 59:19-21
    · Hence, in order for Jesus to be able to grant his followers the Holy Spirit he must be Yahweh God Incarnate. // // If Jesus is God according to the NT Scriptures we would therefore expect to find him doing that which Yahweh alone can do, namely, pardon sinners and do things exclusive to
    Yahweh Mark 2:5;7,10 “5.And when Jesus saw their faith, he said to the paralytic, “Son, your sins are forgiven.”…7.Why does this man speak like that? He is blaspheming! Who can forgive sins but God alone?”…10. But that you may know that the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins” We See Christ forgiving sins and claiming that he has the authority on earth to forgive sins just as his father does in heaven. We see God forgiving sins alone in the OT Isaiah 43:25 “I, even I, am he who blots out your transgressions, for my own sake, and remembers your sins no more.” Micah 7:18:-19 “Who is a God like you, who pardons sin and forgives the transgression of the remnant of his inheritance? You do not stay angry forever but delight to show mercy. You will again have compassion on us; you will tread our sins underfoot and hurl all our iniquities into the depths of the sea.” Daniel 9:9 “To the Lord our God belong mercy and forgiveness, for we have rebelled against him” If it’s not clear enough Jesus Christ has Divine prerogative to Forgive sins and remove transgressions here are some Church fathers and Scholars
    · “… Jesus addresses the paralytic with ‘Man’ for a wordplay with ‘the Son of Man,’ which he’ll use for himself shortly (5:24). The point of the wordplay will be that as a human being Jesus has forgiven the sins of a fellow human being… Who has forgiven his sins, though? Jesus hasn’t said. But the scholars and Pharisees take him to mean that he himself has forgiven the paralytic’s sins and therefore consider his statement
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    blasphemous, since in their view God alone can forgive sins. Jesus has made only one statement, so that we expect the scholars and Pharisees to accuse him of ‘blasphemy’ (singular). But they’re so outraged that they accuse him of ‘blasphemies’ (plural), as though every word of his statement constituted a discrete blasphemy. Supposedly, these blasphemies consisted in Jesus’ arrogating to himself an exclusively divine prerogative, that of forgiving sins. Such an arrogation slanders God, they reason, by verbally robbing him of an authority that he alone possesses. (‘Blasphemy’ means ‘slander.’)… So Jesus sets about to prove that as the Son of Man (about which self-designation see the comments on Mark 2:10-11) he has authority on earth to forgive sins just as God has such authority in heaven. In other words, Jesus agrees with the scholars and Pharisees that his saying, ‘Man, your sins are forgiven for you,’ meant that he, Jesus, had claimed to forgive them…” (Robert H. Gundry, Commentary on the New Testament: Verse-by-Verse Explanations with a Literal Translation [Baker Academic, Grand Rapids, MI 2010], p. 245; bold emphasis ours) // //
    · John Chrysostom, Homilies of Hebrew (H.5
    For this too ought to have taken place first, and for this purpose He came, to save them and then through them the rest, although the contrary came to pass. This also the Apostles said at the first, To you [God] having raised up His Son, sent [Him] to bless you Acts 3:26: and again, To you was the word of this Salvation sent. Acts 13:26 Here he shows the noble birth of the Jews, in saying, to make reconciliation for the sins of the people. For a while he speaks in this way. For that it is He who forgives the sins of all men, He declared both in the case of the paralytic, saying, Your sins are forgiven”
    · Ambrose, Exposition of the Christian Faith, (Book III, Ch.4) “The Lord’s Cross, then, is my wisdom; the Lord’s Death my redemption; for we are redeemed with His precious blood, as the Apostle Peter has said. 1 Peter 1:19 With His blood, then, as man, the Lord redeemed us, Who also, as God, has forgiven sins. Mark 2:8-12” // // To continue in Mark 2, Christ does something that is clearly stated as to be Only to The God of Israel Mark 2:8 “And immediately Jesus, perceiving in his spirit that they thus questioned within themselves, said to them, “Why do you question these things in your hearts?” The Scriptures are crystal clear that this act of knowledge is exclusive to God alone Psalms 44:21 “Would not God find this out? For He knows the secrets of the heart.” 1 Kings 8:38-39 “whatever prayer or supplication is made by any man or by all Your people Israel, each knowing the affliction of his own heart,
    spreading his hands toward this house; then hear in heaven Your dwelling place, and forgive and act and render to each according to all his ways, whose heart You know, for You ALONE know the hearts of all the sons of men,”
    · Christ is claiming to be God of all who proclaims and shows them his deity by proclaiming what they knew in their hearts, some of the greatest commentaries of the early church see this aswell John Chrysostom, [Homily on the Paralytic Let Down
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    Through the Roof] “If then any one else appears thus doing the same thing He also is God, God even as that one is God. But let us observe how Christ argues with them, how meekly and gently, and with all
    tenderness. And behold some of the scribes said within themselves: this man blasphemes. They did not utter the word, they did not proclaim it through the tongue, but reasoned in the secret recesses of their heart. How then did Christ act? He made public their secret thoughts before the demonstration which was concerned with the cure of the paralytic’s body, wishing to prove to them the power of His Godhead. For that it is an attribute of God alone, a sign of His deity to show the secrets of His mind, the Scripture says Thou alone know men’s hearts. 1 Kings 8:39”
    · [3:07 AM]
    · Onto the Next, we see more passages such as Mark 2:28 “So the Son of Man is Lord even of the Sabbath.” Christ is clear on what he’s saying that he is Lord of the Sabbath because as seen in many places as in Mark Ch.8, 9, 10 that Christ is the Son of Man. He says that the Son of Man is Lord of the Sabbath. The context is that his disciples were picking grain on the Sabbath, which was against the Law of
    Moses. Jesus is claiming the ability to restore God’s law to its original intent and be the one who is the Law Giver (ie. God) – he shows that the Sabbath was made for the benefit of people, not to enslave man or burden them. Mark isn’t applying this title to Everyman that would be ludicrous, every-time in Mark the title “Υἱὸς ἀνθρώπου” is used it’s undoubtedly used for The Lord Christ. The previous passage in Mark 2:27 is not said by Christ so that he can demonstrate that all men are lord of the sabbath but that the Pharisees were wrongly applying the law and burdening man with the Sabbath. Jesus did not say that man is in control of the Sabbath the OT clearly refuted this Numbers 15:32-36 “While the Israelites were in the desert, a man was found gathering wood on the Sabbath day. Those who found him gathering wood brought him to Moses and Aaron and the whole assembly, and they kept him in custody, because it was not clear what should be done to him. Then the LORD said to Moses, ‘The man must die. The whole assembly must stone him outside the camp.’ So the assembly took him outside the camp and stoned him to death, as the LORD commanded Moses.” If man was Master of the Sabbath why stone the man doing labor? I thought he was a master of the Sabbath doing as he wishes? As it’s clear that man isn’t master of the Sabbath, what blasphemy it would be to say such a thing. // //
    The OT clearly states who is authoritative of the Sabbath Isaiah 58:13 If you turn back your foot from the Sabbath, from doing your pleasure on my holy day, and call the Sabbath a delight and the holy day of the Lord honorable; Leviticus 23:3 “There are six days when you may work, but the seventh day is a Sabbath of rest, a day of sacred assembly. You are not to do any work; wherever you live, it is a Sabbath to the LORD.”
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    Numbers 16:25 Moses said, “Eat it today, for today is a Sabbath to the Lord; today you will not find it in the field. It should be clear from the foregoing that Jesus’ point wasn’t that man could do what he wanted on the Sabbath because he was its ruler. Rather, what Jesus was saying is that the Sabbath was not designed to enslave man but to benefit him by allowing him to refrain from work so as to focus his energies on worshiping God. And, as the Divine Son of Man, Christ had the complete authority to define what constituted resting on the Sabbath and what acts violated it. Here’s some commentary of the Early Church on these passages
    · Cyril of Alexandria, Commentary on Luke (Sermons 12-25) “He replies, the God of all did not enact the law of the sabbath for Himself, but for us rather, whose neck is bowed to it. Thou sayest well; I assent to thy words; therefore that which is divine is free from the compulsion of the law. Why, then, dost thou blame Christ for wishing also to shew mercy on the sabbath, and benefit a living soul? And were it our wish to examine closely the law enacted for the sabbath, we should find it ordained by God for purposes of mercy
    For He commanded to/ do no work on the sabbath, and entirely to abstain from labour, and even to give rest at the same time to the irrational animals. For He said, that its purpose was, “that thy manservant may rest, and thy maidservant, thy ox, and thy beast of burden, and all thy cattle.” But He Who has mercy on the ox and other animals, how would not He pity on the sabbath day a man who was attacked by a severe and irremediable malady?” Ambrose, (Exposition of the Christian Faith, Book V.204) “Could the Lord be ignorant of a day Who Himself said of Himself that the Son of Man is Lord of the Sabbath?” Tertullian, Against Marcion, B.4, Ch.12) “By God, however, would that be done which the man Christ was to do, for He was likewise God…. the Sabbath forbade—even human works; and what it enjoined—even divine works, which might be done for the benefit of any soul, He was called “Lord of the Sabbath,” because He maintained the Sabbath as His own institution. Now, even if He had annulled the Sabbath, He would have had the right to do so, as being its Lord, (and) still more as He who instituted it.” Novation, On the Trinity (Ch.11) “And in the same manner as He is as man the Son of David, so as God He is proclaimed David’s Lord. And in the same manner as He was made as man under the law, so as God He is declared to be Lord of the Sabbath.”
    · Next Point in Mark is in Mark 3:9-12
    And he told his disciples to have a boat ready for him because of the crowd, lest they crush him, for he had healed many, so that all who had diseases pressed around him to touch him. And whenever the unclean spirits saw him, they fell down before him and cried out, “You are the Son of God.” And he strictly ordered them not to make him known.” Mark 5:4-5 And when he saw Jesus from afar, he ran and fell down before him. And crying out with a loud voice, he said, “What have you to do with me, Jesus, Son of the Most High God? I adjure you by God, do not torment me.” From the previous passage you can see how the evil spirits react to Jesus
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    Christ when he comes near them, they have utter fear of him and the fall before him and worship (προσκυνέω/proskuneó) him. Is this just a reverence for him? No the word προσκυνέω is used for divine worship all over such as in (Matthew 4:8-10, Acts 10:25-26, Revelation 19:10 etc.)
    clearly it’s context which determines weather it is divine worship or just reverence. It should be very clear from the context this is divine worship. Satan himself is bowing down in utter fear begging for mercy. When has a demon bowed down to anyone but God himself? The demons see Jesus coming and keep in mind this is the first time this group of demons have witnessed Jesus, and they immediately recognized him, fall to the ground and worship him. They also realize that he has the power to send them to eternal torment. Here are some early church Fathers on this //
    · Athanasius, On the Incarnation (Ch.15) For if they looked with awe upon the Creation, yet they saw how she confessed Christ as Lord; or if their mind was swayed toward men, so as to think them gods, yet from the Saviour’s works, supposing they compared them, the Saviour alone among men appeared Son of God; for there were no such works done among the rest as have been done by the Word of God. 5. Or if they were biassed toward evil spirits, even, yet seeing them cast out by the Word, they were to know that He alone, the Word of God, was God, and that the spirits were none.” Clearly the use of the phrase Son of God in Mark isn’t just in a “general sense” but that Christ is the eternal Som of God who the demons confess him to be since the beginning. If it’s just a regular sense why does the scriptures say “And he strictly ordered them not to make him known.” If the term Son of God was just in a general sense and not in the exclusive divine sense. // /
    · John Chijioke Iwe says, On the occasion of Jesus’ baptism, God, the divine voice from heaven, confirms that Jesus is his beloved Son: Σὺ εἶ ὁ υἱός μου ὁ ἀγαπητός ἐν ὦ εὐδόκησα – <> (1:11). And this is addressed to Jesus himself, adding
    audition on top of vision to heighten Jesus’ awareness. It is generally accepted that ἀγαπητός (<>) can also mean <> or <> (יָחִ֖יד in Hebrew), and may be because an only son is naturally beloved36. Thus, <>37. Here then we are not concerned about a function, but a relation; not about an event but a state. On the other hand, <>38. There is thus a new and vital relationship to God which transcends Messiahship as it was understood in Jewish thought. In fact, <>39. Thus, the words of the divine
    voice in Mk 1:11 (as against Ps.2) stands on itself and expresses a state, a stable relation, the relation of Jesus to God, which one presents as the personal relation of <>40. Hence God enters into Jesus’ story, as a character, to confirm the special and unique relationship existing between himself and Jesus, before he begins his messianic mission. (Jesus In the Synagogue of Capernaum: The Pericope and It’s Programmatic Character for the Gospel of Mark: An Exegetico-Theological Study of Mk 1:21-28 (Rome, Italy: Gregorian University Press, 1999), pp. 172-173).
    · If it’s not clear Jesus isn’t just a “Son” in a regular sense but Son by nature to the Father, the unique Son of God who has all that his father has. Son of God in Mark is used as a divine title for Christ in the most clearest way, this is precisely why Jesus commands the evil spirit to not make the title of Christ known. Next up is in Mark 4 Mark 4:39-42 And he awoke and rebuked the wind and said to the sea, “Peace! Be still!”And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm. 40 He said to them, “Why are you so afraid? Have you still no faith?” 41 And they were filled with great fear and said to one another, “Who then is this, that even the wind and the sea obey him?” Christ the Lord of All creation is sovereign over everything and he demonstrated this to his very apostles, the they ask “Who then is this, that even the wind and the sea obey him?” It’s clear that they knew no mere man can do such an act because this is once again an exclusive divine prerogative as stated in the OT Psalm 107:28–30 Then they cried to the Lord in their trouble, and he delivered them from their distress. He made the storm be still,
    and the waves of the sea were hushed. Then they were glad that the waters were quiet, and he brought them to their desired haven. Psalms 65:6-8 “the one who by his strength established the mountains, being girded with might; who stills the roaring of the seas, the roaring of their waves, the tumult of the peoples, so that those who dwell at the ends of the earth are in awe at your signs.” If it hasn’t been shockingly clear Jesus is demonstrating that he is the one who leads his people out of distress and calms the waves (AKA. God all mighty) Marks Gospel was written in for the church in Rome, if they had any familiarity with the Psalms, they would’ve picked up what he was laying down.
    · If it’s not clear Jesus isn’t just a “Son” in a regular sense but Son by nature to the Father, the unique Son of God who has all that his father has. Son of God in Mark is used as a divine title for Christ in the most clearest way, this is precisely why Jesus commands the evil spirit to not make the title of Christ known. Next up is in Mark 4 Mark 4:39-42 And he awoke and rebuked the wind and said to the sea, “Peace! Be still!”And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm. 40 He said to them, “Why are you so afraid? Have you still no faith?” 41 And they were filled with great fear and said to one another, “Who then is this, that even the wind and the sea obey him?” Christ the Lord of All creation is sovereign over everything and he demonstrated this to his very apostles, the they ask “Who then is this, that even the wind and the sea obey him?” It’s clear that
    they knew no mere man can do such an act because this is once again an exclusive divine prerogative as stated in the OT Psalm 107:28–30 Then they cried to the Lord in their trouble, and he delivered them from their distress. He made the storm be still, and the waves of the sea were hushed. Then they were glad that the waters were quiet, and he brought them to their desired haven. Psalms 65:6-8 “the one who by his strength established the mountains, being girded with might; who stills the roaring of the seas, the roaring of their waves, the tumult of the peoples, so that those who dwell at the ends of the earth are in awe at your signs.” If it hasn’t been shockingly clear Jesus is demonstrating that he is the one who leads his people out of distress and calms the waves (AKA. God all mighty) Marks Gospel was written in for the church in Rome, if they had any familiarity with the Psalms, they would’ve picked up what he was laying down.
    In Luke/Acts Jesus is depicted as the Son of Man who rides the clouds and sits at God’s right hand: “But he, full of the Holy Spirit, gazed into heaven and saw the glory of God, and Jesus standing at the right hand of God; and he said, ‘Behold, I see the heavens opened, and the Son of man standing at the right hand of God.” Acts 7:55-56 “And then they will see the Son of man coming in a cloud with power and great glory.” Luke 21:27 “When day came, the assembly of the elders of the people gathered together, both chief priests and scribes; and they led him away to their council, and they said, ‘If you are the Christ, tell us.’ But he said to them, ‘If I tell you, you will not believe; and if I ask you, you will not answer. But from now on the Son of man shall be seated ay the right hand of the power of God.’ And they all said, ‘Are you the Son of God, then?” And he said to them, ‘You say that I am.’ And they said, ‘What further testimony do we need? We have heard it ourselves from his own lips.'” Luke 22:66-71
    Jesus claiming to be the Lord whom David spoke of in Psalm 110:1, “The LORD says to my Lord: ‘Sit at my right hand, till I make your enemies your footstool.'” – cf. Luke 20:41-44 He is also identifying himself as the Son of Man that the prophet Daniel saw in his vision: “I saw in the night visions, and behold, with the clouds of heaven there came one like a Son of man, and he came to the Ancient of Days and was presented before him. And to him was given dominion and glory and kingdom, that all peoples, nations, and languages should serve him; his dominion is an everlasting dominion, which shall not pass away, and his kingdom one that shall not be destroyed.” Daniel 7:13-14 Daniel’s Son of Man is clearly a Divine Being appearing as a man since he is worshiped by all the nations and reigns forever like God, “And the kingdom and the dominion and the greatness of the kingdoms under the whole heaven shall be given to the people of the saints of the Most High; his kingdom shall be an everlasting kingdom,and all dominions shall serve/worship and obey him.” Daniel 7:27 And even rides the clouds like God! “An oracle concerning Egypt. Behold, the LORD is riding on a swift cloud and comes to Egypt; and the idols of Egypt will tremble at his presence, and the heart of the Egyptians will melt within them.” Isaiah 19:1

    1. Wow. What a load of crap you posted. All if it wrong mind you. Are you trying to bully this site by posting a gone with the wind type post? Most of what you already typed has been disproven above nimrod.

  12. Proof Jesus isn’t God.
    JOHN 10: 33
    “The jews answered him, saying, For a good work we stone thee not; but for Blasphemy; and because that thou, being a man, makes Thyself God.
    Jesus answered them, is it not written in your law, I said, Ye are gods?
    If he called them gods, unto whole the word of God came, and the scripture cannot be broken; Say ye of him, “whom the father hath sanctified, and sent into the world, THOU BLASPHEMEST; BECAUSE I SAID, I AM THE SON OF GOD?”

    See how all of you, just as the Jews are trying to say that Jesus is God? And Jesus answered them and told them, HE IS THE SON OF GOD. Is it no one can see that proof, you’re on your own. Good luck on judgment day!

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