Is Jesus God? (Part 4 of 4)

The Bible only refers to Jesus directly as God in the New Testament in three places:

John 20:28, Acts 7:59 and Hebrews 1:1-9.

These verses are referring to Jesus after He was murdered on the cross.  There is no mention of Jesus being God prior to His death.  The Apostles who wrote these verses knew Jesus was glorified (made God’s Son after death: see John 7:37-39), resurrected from the dead by God the Father (see Romans 10:9), and justified by God the Father after He died (see Romans 3:25-26).

The Apostles knew Jesus’ reward for living a sinless life gave Him the right to live inside everyone on earth (the meaning of ‘glorified’) by sitting at the right hand of God the Father (see Mark 16:19), allowing Jesus to be inside every human being (see 1 John 4:2).

To accomplish this, God the Father glorified Jesus by allowing Jesus’ spirit to be multiplied so His spirit could be exactly like God (see Philippians 2:6); but this does not mean Jesus, as the Holy Spirit, is or ever was God the Father.

The Apostles knew Jesus wasn’t God the Father at birth, nor was he God the Father while Jesus was alive: neither was Jesus God the Father prior to His birth; and like us, Jesus only had a singular spirit (His own personal spirit) until after His death: when God the Father gave Jesus the right to reign as God and live inside all human beings (see Jeremiah 31:31-33) from the cross to the end of the world, for which reason neither Jesus nor God considered it robbery for Jesus to become exactly like God: but ‘exactly like God’ does not make Jesus God the Father, nor does it replace God the Father as the only true God.

Even though God bestowed great honor on Jesus as a reward, there is still only One God whom we call our Father.  Even though Jesus deserves the title God, His title does not give us the right to ignore the fact that only God the Father is God, and Jesus is God’s Son.

The lie that Jesus is God the Father was circulated and invented by the Roman Catholic Church based on the Trinity, and adopted and believed by almost all other churches, is the sin that keeps the whole world in bondage to satan! (see 1 John 5:16-17; Matthew 12:31-32; 1 John 4:14-16; 2 John 1:7-11)

As a last resort, take a look at Hebrews 5:1-9: (Note the bold parts)

1 For every high priest taken from among men is ordained for men in things pertaining to God, that he may offer both gifts and sacrifices for sins: 2 Who can have compassion on the ignorant, and on them that are out of the way; for that he himself also is compassed with infirmity. 3 And by reason hereof he ought, as for the people, so also for himself, to offer for sins. 4 And no man taketh this honour unto himself, but he that is called of God, as was Aaron. 5 So also Christ did not glorify himself to be made an high priest; but God that said unto Jesus, Thou art my Son, today have I given birth to you. 6 As he saith also in another place, Thou art a priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec. 7 Who in the days of his flesh, when he had offered up prayers and supplications with strong crying and tears unto him that was able to save him from death, and was heard in that he feared; 8 Though he were a Son, yet he learned obedience by the things which he suffered; 9 And being made perfect, he became the author of eternal salvation unto all them that obey him;

Let’s separate the bold parts and string them together as God commanded us in 2 Timothy 2:15:

No man takes this honour unto himself, but he that is called of God, so Christ also did not glorify himself to be made an high priest; though he were a Son, yet he learned obedience by the things which he suffered; and being made perfect, Jesus became the author of eternal salvation unto all them that obey him. ~Hebrews 5:4,5,8,9

Finally:

“God… …Has in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom God has appointed heir of all things, by whom also God made the worlds; For unto which of the angels did God say at any time, Thou art my Son, this day have I given birth to you?  And again, I will be to Jesus a Father, and Jesus shall be to Me a Son?  But unto the Son God saith, Thy throne, O God, is forever and ever: a sceptre of righteousness is the sceptre of your kingdom.  You have loved righteousness, and hated sin; therefore God (the Father), even your God, has anointed you (Jesus) with the oil of gladness (God has anointed you Jesus with the Holy Spirit) above your fellows (all human beings).” ~Hebrews 1:1-2 + 5 + 8-9

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3 thoughts on “Is Jesus God? (Part 4 of 4)

  1. Very interesting synopsis. I will concede that Jesus was not God because in the NT it is often written he prayed to God. That did it for me.

    However, what are you’re views on Jesus being sent as the “messiah” (‘king messiah’) or however Judaism meant the Messiah to be?

  2. If Joseph was Jesus biological father, then Mary was not a virgin when she married. If this is true, then Mary and Joseph committed the sin of fornication and they weren’t as “sinless” as you claim. I am trying to understand your teaching, but this is an issue for me.

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