JESUS, IS HE GOD OR THE SON OF GOD?

 

 I think the Bible teaches that Jesus is God’s only begotten son who was sent so that by believing in Him we might have eternal life. He is the Son of God and the son of man, our Messiah, the mediator between us and God, the only way to Heaven.

I have always attended trinitarian churches even though I have not understood the trinity and have never found any clear bible verses that teach the idea. I decided to see what Jesus said about God, the Father, the Spirit and Himself. Jesus’s words are recorded in the four gospels so I looked there for clear bible verses that share His thoughts.

Mat 11:25a-27 ISV 25 At that time Jesus said, “I praise you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, 26 Yes, Father, because this is what was pleasing to you.  27a All things have been entrusted to me by my Father. (Jesus praised his Father who is Lord of heaven and earth and his Father entrusted all things to Jesus. If Jesus was the coequal God, the Father would not have to have entrusted all things to him.)

Mat 12:50 ISV because whoever does the will of my Father in heaven is my brother and sister and mother.”(Jesus doesn’t tell us to do his will, but instead tells us to do the will of his Father who is in heaven and if we do we will then be Jesus’ brothers and sisters or sons and daughters of God!) 

Mat 16:13b,15 & 16, ISV 13 Jesus asked his disciples, “Who do people say the Son of Man is?” 14 They said, “Some say John the Baptist, others Elijah, and still others Jeremiah or one of the prophets.” 15 He(Jesus) asked them, “But who do you say I am?” 16 Simon Peter answered, “You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God!” (Jesus was making a pointed effort to find out who people thought he was and Peter says that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of the Living God. If Peter or the others thought He was God this would have been an ideal time to express it.)

Mat 26:39 ISV Going on a little farther, he fell on his face and prayed, “O my Father, if it is possible, let this cup pass from me. Yet not what I want but what you want.” (in both vs. 39 and 42 Jesus asked his Father to remove his crucifixion and death from him but said his Father’s will was the priority will. They had different wills and desires. If Jesus was coequal with God they would had the same will.)

M27:43&46, 43 ISV He trusts in God. Let God rescue him, if he wants to do so now. After all, he said, ‘I am the Son of God.’” 46 About three o’clock, Jesus cried out with a loud voice, “Eli, eli, lema sabachthani?”, which means, “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” (Jesus said he was the son of God and Jesus wanted to know why his God had forsaken him.

Mar 10:18 ISV “Why do you call me good?” Jesus asked him. “Nobody is good except for one—God.(Jesus said he is not good…only God is good! If Jesus was God he would be good.)

Mar 14:36 ISV He(Jesus) kept repeating, “Abba! Father! All things are possible for you. Take this cup away from me. Yet not what I want but what you want.” (Jesus begged his Father to take the cup away from him but in the end it is what God wants not what Jesus wants. If Jesus was coequal with God he would have had the same will as the Father and he would have known that God can’t die.)

Joh 3:16-18 ISV 16 “For this is how God loved the world: He gave his unique Son so that everyone who believes in him might not be lost but have eternal life.. (Jesus is God’s  Son. God sent Jesus so that we might have eternal life. We have to believe in God’s unique Son for salvation!)

Joh 7:16-17 ISV 16 Jesus replied to them, “My teaching is not mine but comes from the one (God) who sent me. 17 If anyone wants to do his will, he’ll know whether this teaching is from God or whether I’m speaking on my own.(Jesus’s teaching is not his, it actually came from God and Jesus says there is only one God with no mention of a triune God.)

Joh 8:40 AKJV But now you seek to kill me, a man that has told you the truth, which I have heard of God:………. (Jesus is a man that speaks the truth he had heard from God. If Jesus was God would he have heard it from himself?)

Joh 14:1 ISV “Don’t let your hearts be troubled. Believe in God, believe also in me. (Jesus told us to believe in God and also in him (Jesus.) two different entities 1 God and another one Jesus, the Son of God.)

Joh 16:26 & 27 ISV  26 At that time, you will make your requests in my name, so that I will have no need to ask the Father on your behalf,  27 because the Father himself loves you, and because you have loved me and believed that I came from God.(Jesus said the Disciples believed he came from God, not that they believed he was God.)

Joh 17:2-3 ISV 2 For you (Father) have given him (Jesus) authority over all humanity so that he might give eternal life to all those you gave him. 3 And this is eternal life: to know you, the only true God, and the one whom you sent—Jesus the Messiah. (Jesus says that the Father gave him authority and that the Father is the only true God who sent Jesus. Jesus says that he is the Messiah.)

Conclusion: Jesus’s audiences were primarily Jews who had always thought that their God was One God. If Jesus was a part of a triune God it seems he would have made that abundantly clear in the four Gospels where his words are recorded. But instead, in the preceding clear bible verses Jesus makes a clear distinction between himself and God and shows that he is not God. As Jesus said there is only one true God, his God and our God, his Father and our Father! 

To see the complete list of Jesus’s quotes and scores of additional New Testament quotes indicating Jesus is not God please go to my website: www.clearbibleverses.com to the topics tab, then click on Is Jesus God and then click on IS JESUS GOD #2. God Bless, Ron

KINGDOM ASSISTANT

CLEAR BIBLE VERSES

The Gospel about the Kingdom (Matt. 3:2; 4:17,
23; Mark 1:14, 15; Luke 4:43; 8:1; Acts 8:12, 20:25;
28:23, 31, etc.), it follows, is simply the announcement
of and invitation to prepare now for participation in the
future Kingdom to be established on a renewed earth
when Jesus comes back. Repentance (Mark 1:14, 15)
means abandoning our own thinking and doing and
reorienting ourselves to the Messiah’s Kingdom
program: “Repent because the Kingdom of God is at
hand,” “Repent with a view to embracing the Kingdom
Gospel” (see Mark 1:14, 15), not just “repent and be a
‘good’ person”! What a privilege to join the Messiah’s
campaign and introduce him and his program to others.
How could anyone turn down his offer to us to assist
him with “fixing” the world, finally and successfully in
that grand future of the New Age of world history
coming?

LAW OR GRACE?

CLEAR BIBLE VERSES ONLY

The 10 Commandments, theLaw, the Blood(old) Covenant, and the Levitical Priesthood were given to the Jews in Exodus 19 through 34. They were not given to Gentiles then or ever. 

When Jesus came He fulfilled/completed/finished the Law.  He makes the point of saying He is not destroying the Law, but fulfilling it. Matt 5:17. Following are original Greek meanings of the word fulfill in Matt. 5 :17.satisfy, execute (an office), finish (a period or task)   He made the Old Covenant obsolete. He ushered in a New Covenant by His death burial and resurrection – by His blood. Our righteousness is fulfilled in and by Him. Following are Scriptures that reflect that in the New Testament.

Rom 6:14

14 For sin shall not be master over you, for you are not under law, but under grace. 

Acts 13:38-40

38 “Therefore, my brothers, I want you to know that through Jesus the forgiveness of sins is proclaimed to you. 39 Through him everyone who believes is justified from everything you could not be justified from by the law of Moses. 

Heb 8:6-7

 6 But the ministry Jesus has received is as superior to theirs as the covenant of which he is mediator is superior to the old one, and it is founded on better promises. 

7 For if there had been nothing wrong with that first covenant, no place would have been sought for another.

Heb 8:13

13 By calling this covenant “new,” he has made the first one obsolete ; and what is obsolete and aging will soon disappear. 

Rom 3:21-22

21 But now a righteousness from God, apart from law, has been made known, to which the Law and the Prophets testify. 22 This righteousness from God comes through faith in Jesus Christ to all who believe

Rom 10:3-4

 4 Christ is the end of the law so that there may be righteousness for everyone who believes. 

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WHY DID GOD SEND JESUS TO EARTH?

CLEAR BIBLE VERSES ONLY

WHAT WAS JESUS SENT TO DO ?

What is missing in the popular gospel? Jesus came with a message. He came to save with His message as well as by his sacrificial death for the sins of all mankind. 

It has been said by some that “Jesus came to do three days work…..to die, be buried and rise from death.” That is a stunningly misleading statement. The public in general has been lulled into thinking salvation In the New Testament consists in believing that Jesus died and rose again…..believing in other words, facts about what happened to Jesus to the exclusion of what Jesus preached and taught.

In Luke 4:43 Jesus announced that he “must proclaim the Gospel about the Kingdom of God:that is the reason why God sent me.” Also in John 20:21 Jesus said, “as God sent me, so I send you.” We should note that Jesus’ ministry was about 3 years old and it was not till near the end* that Jesus told His Disciples about His impending death and they did not understand what He was talking about!! All of the time He had been teaching the Gospel and it was not about His death!?

“Focus on the Kingdom.”*Luke 18:31-34

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CLEAR BIBLE VERSES!

In doing a recent Google search I found that there are 33,000 religious denominations in America now. Each having different faith and doctrinal  beliefs, some of which are minor and others significant..I have heard much conflicting preaching on how to believe, how to live, what is good and bad, and even how to be saved. 

I am 73 years of age at this time. My Father became a lay minister when I was 5 and we were in church at least 3 times a week for many years  Having been a regular church attender all my life I have heard hundreds if not thousands of sermons. In the beginning it seems that the main theme was “Hell Fire and Damnation!.” As decades moved on the thrust was “Faith and Grace….Invite Jesus into your Heart.”

I came to the point where I couldn’t  understand or reconcile all of the differences, which made me very frustrated and discouraged. Realizing that God is the same yesterday, today and tomorrow I decided that I should be able to understand the Bible through my own study. I prayed to God and sought the Holy Spirit’s guidance into all truth (John 16:13.) By studying the Bible in that way many verses became clear regarding important topics like the Gospel, Salvation, Baptism etc. which are quite important for our present life and our life in the Kingdom of God.

I hope you will take time to pray and read the various topics on my website and receive the understanding of the Holy Spirit.

God Bless, Ron

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