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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.

  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.”

  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!

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