Is Jesus God? (Part 2 of 4)

The Bible states that Jesus was born a natural human being (see Matthew 1:16 & Luke 3:23 below) like every other person on earth, and died just as all people must die (see Hebrews 9:27).  Therefore the man Jesus was simply a human being (see 1 Timothy 2:5).

The extraordinary thing about Jesus is twofold:

  1. His parents Mary and Joseph were such devout people that God blessed them with a special son;
  2. His extraordinary behavior as a human being (never committing a sin), caused God the Father to glorify Jesus 50 days after the Romans murdered Jesus on the cross for a crime of calling Himself King, which is a crime He did not commit.

God’s glorification of Jesus, after He physically died, was to multiply Jesus’ personal spirit.

All human beings are born with their own personal spirit, which is who they are in life.  Our bodies are a temporary vessel that contains our personal spirit until it is released when we physically die.  When Jesus died, His personal spirit was released from His physical body (see Matthew 27:50 “Jesus, when he had cried again with a loud voice, yielded up the ghost” {His personal spirit}).

After Jesus returned to prove the resurrection of the dead was a reality, Jesus told the Apostles he had to leave them again, and that he would send them the Comforter: who is actually Jesus’ personal spirit being sent into the Apostles to guide them in all truth.  Yet, if we look at the prophecies of Joel 2:28-29, who Peter quoted on the day of Pentecost, and Jeremiah 31:31-34, we find the New Covenant (i.e. New Testament Era) includes all people born on earth after the cross are going to receive the Holy Spirit, who is the Comforter.

When the Lord states: He will write His law in our hearts (brains), He’s talking about receiving the Holy Spirit, who is Jesus, who is the Word of God (His Law), which is our conscience.  Therefore, Jesus’ personal spirit is multiplied by God the Father and placed inside every human being alive and born since the cross, which is how Jesus sits at the right hand of God the Father, who is also inside us, which is why the scripture says:

“Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus: who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God:”  ~Philippians 2:5-6

If Jesus is God the Father, then why would it have been necessary for Him to become equal to God the Father?  But, if Jesus was a mere human being when born, then He would have a reason, just like us, to make Himself equal to God the Father!

The Bible teaches us that Jesus sits on the right hand of God.  It also teaches us human beings can do nothing without the Father.  The Bible teaches us God the Father lives inside every person.

Check out this verse more carefully:

“And Jacob begat Joseph the husband of Mary, of whom was born Jesus, who is called Christ.” ~Matthew 1:16

Now apply sound rules of grammar to the verse by ignoring the red words, which are only added information:

“And Jacob begat Joseph the husband of Mary, of whom was born Jesus, who is called Christ.” ~Matthew 1:16

Notice the author’s intended chain of events: Jacob is the biological father of Joseph; and Joseph is the biological father of Jesus.  Only the men are considered the producers of the children.  This Biblical concept of only the male giving birth to children can be found throughout the Old and New Testaments.  Although women are said to give birth to children, the meaning of ‘begotten’ in Old English is to ‘be born’ in today’s English.  This is the basis of a Patriarchal system, which is both Biblical and the concept of law in our earthly societies today.  Therefore, according to the Bible, Joseph was the biological father of Jesus.

Here is another proof that Joseph is the biological father of Jesus:

“And Jesus himself began to be about thirty years of age, being (as was supposed) the son of Joseph, which was the son of Heli…” ~Luke 3:23

In the Aramaic language (part Greek and part Hebrew) of the New Testament, the red portion in parenthesis is specifically referring to genealogy.  Therefore, the Apostle Luke is using the Greek phrase (as was supposed) to say ‘Luke was supposing the genealogies that he had available were correct’, and not that Luke was uncertain that Joseph was the biological father of Jesus.

In both verses, Matthew 1:16 and Luke 3:23, we see a deliberate attempt to mislead people about the intention of the sentences by the placement of phrases that could have been placed elsewhere in the sentence for clarity.

I will demonstrate this idea:

“And Jacob begat Joseph of whom was born Jesus, the husband of Mary, who is called Christ.” ~Matthew 1:16

“And Jesus himself began to be about thirty years of age, being the son of Joseph, (as was supposed) which was the son of Heli…” ~Luke 3:23

Notice how the context is changed when the parts of both sentences are rearranged.  Do not forget you must always remove extraneous information in verses (red parts) to have the actual context of the original author’s sentences.

To be continued…

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