Is Jesus God?


 

<< Numbers 23:19 >>

 

 

New American Standard Bible (©1995)
“God is not a man, that He should lie, Nor a son of man, that He should repent; Has He said, and will He not do it? Or has He spoken, and will He not make it good?GOD’S WORD® Translation (©1995)
God is not like people. He tells no lies. He is not like humans. He doesn’t change his mind. When he says something, he does it. When he makes a promise, he keeps it.

King James Bible
God is not a man, that he should lie; neither the son of man, that he should repent: hath he said, and shall he not do it? or hath he spoken, and shall he not make it good?

 

 

 

<< Isaiah 44:8 >>

 

New American Standard Bible (©1995)
Do not tremble and do not be afraid; Have I not long since announced it to you and declared it? And you are My witnesses. Is there any God besides Me, Or is there any other Rock? I know of none.'”King James Bible
Fear ye not, neither be afraid: have not I told thee from that time, and have declared it? ye are even my witnesses. Is there a God beside me? yea, there is no God; I know not any.

 

 

Isaiah 43:10 (King James Version)

 

 10Ye are my witnesses, saith the LORD, and my servant whom I have chosen: that ye may know and believe me, and understand that I am he: before me there was no God formed, neither shall there be after me.

<< Psalm 90:2 >>
 

New American Standard Bible (©1995)
Before the mountains were born Or You gave birth to the earth and the world, Even from everlasting to everlasting, You are God.GOD’S WORD® Translation (©1995)
Before the mountains were born, before you gave birth to the earth and the world, you were God. You are God from everlasting to everlasting.

King James Bible
Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever thou hadst formed the earth and the world, even from everlasting to everlasting, thou art God.

 

John:24 “God is spirit, and those who worship him must worship in spirit and truth.”

SO GOD IS A SPRIT, RIGHT? THEN FOLLOW THIS NEXT VERSE….

 

Luke 24:39 (King James Version)

 

 39Behold my hands and my feet, that it is I myself: handle me, and see; for a spirit hath not flesh and bones, as ye see me have.

 

 

THEREFORE IT FOLLOWS THAT JESUS IS NOT GOD FOR GOD IS A SPIRIT AND HE HAS NO FLESH AND BONES. 

Why is it then that so many people do not accept what their own scriptures tell them, that God is not in the flesh nor of the flesh, therefore Jesus is not God, or a part of God, yet rather a blessed Prophet and the Messiah, sent by God Almighty as a guide to the people?  

For in the Quran it clearly supports this and states:

 

The translation2 of Surah Ikhlas (Holy Qur’an 112:1-4) is:

 

 

    Qul huwa llaahu ahad llaahu s-samad
    lam yalid walam yuulad walam yakun lahu kufu’an ahad 

Say: He is Allah, the One and Only! Allah, the Eternal, Absolute; He begetteth not nor is He begotten. And there is none like unto Him.

Surah Ikhlas is a very important Surah from the Holy Qur’an because it proclaims the Oneness (Tawhid) and Absolute nature of Divine Essence. This concept is presented in the first ayat. The second ayat declares that Allah is Eternal, i.e., He is beyond the bounds of time and space. The third ayat describes that Allah does not give birth nor is He is given birth and the last ayat declares that Allah is beyond comparison. Surah Ikhlas directly supports the first declaration (shahadah) of Islam: “There is no god but Allah”. In this context, Islam is based on belief in one God (monotheism).The concepts contained here are very simple and straight forward. This very short chapter contains in it the summary of many concepts that are to lead people to The One True God and to refute the misguided notions about God.

 

The Sura’ states the following:

  • Say that He Is One God, Alone = Worship only The One True God Who has no Equals nor Associates;
  • He did not beget (any offspring): to refute the Jewish and Christian notions of being the children/sons of God, and to further rebuke the Trinitarians notion of Jesus being the “begotten” son of God;
  • Nor was begotten: the eternal God of no beginning and no end, rebuking those who say that God became man through birth from a virgin or that God was incarnated into a man born of a virgin;
  • He has no equals: rebuking those who mixed between God and His creatures such as angels as in the case of the Jews calling the speaker The Lord and then the angel of The Lord; and those mixing between God and His messenger, Jesus(Peace be upon him) and His trusted spirit Gabriel in what they call God the Son and God the Holy Ghost.

Although the Sura’ is very short, yet it re-stated the Original True Message of God that was sent to all His prophets from the beginning of creation and to correct the misguidance that built-up with time.

So here we have it from both the Bible and the Quran proving that God is one and only one and that He is the Almighty we should worship and give thanks to.  Islam then, is the only pure monotheistic religion.
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6 Responses to Is Jesus God?

  1. pttyann says:

    John 1:1,4 You should not just pick out the scripture that you think prove your point,but search God’s word right & in the right Spirit to gain full knowledge & true wisdom. John 10:30~ God is Jesus and he became flesh to fulfill the will of God for us to be saved,God’s word is good and he never causes confusion,confusion comes mostly because of unanswered questions,but God has revealed his word to us through Jesus and of course our time spent in his word. John 1:16 God and Jesus are one and only through Faith are these truths accepted. God is the Father,Son & Holy Spirit all at the same time,God is so Awesome we will never completely understand him,and he didn’t call us to understand him but to believe He Is!!!
    Love in Christ Pat

  2. Warrick Farah says:

    I seems to be an overstatement to say that you have proved from the Bible that Jesus is not God. The texts you have delt with with in your article are not central to the issue. The overall Biblical witness is compelling in teaching that Jesus is fully God and perfect man forever united in one person with no overlap or separation between His two natures.

    I hope this definition clarifies the issue a bit for you. It seems that your interpretations of the above Biblical verses confuse the fact that Jesus is both MAN and GOD; the GOD-MAN.

  3. Thank you for your comment, however logic requires us to see that there is seperation between these two natures. More than that, when one studies the Bible, which even known Christian scholars agree has been tampered with, and take all of the verses into context, it is very apparent that Jesus himself said that he is not God, Almighty. Please read this article,
    The Bible, both the Old Testament and the New Testament categorically say that God is one and ONE ONLY. You may retort: “No, He is one in three; God is three persons in one God, and Jesus is one of the three persons in One God”. But really, was Jesus God?

    The answer may come as a shock to many Christians. Jesus never said he was God. Actually, he said over and over again, and in many ways, that he was not God.

    Jesus was a practicing Jew, and the very idea of God taking a human form is antithetical to the Torah or the Law of Moses.

    The following quote proves that Jesus was a devout and learned Jew, a rabbi:

    “Jesus returned in the power of the Spirit to Galilee, and his reputation spread throughout the region. He was teaching in their synagogues, and all were loud in his praise. He came to Nazareth where he had been reared, and entering the synagogue on the sabbath as he was in the habit of doing, he stood up to do the reading.” (Luke 4:14-16)

    As a rabbi, what did Jesus teach? Throughout the New Testament, Jesus exhorted the people to worship God alone and keep the Mosaic commandments. The first and the best known commandment in both the Old Testament and the New Testament, asks for total and absolute devotion to God alone:

    “The Lord our God is Lord alone! Therefore, you shall adore the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength.” (Deuteronomy 6:4-5, Mark 12:29-30)

    Jesus most particularly stressed this First Commandment:

    The scribe said to him: “Excellent, Teacher! You are right in saying, `He is the One, there is no other than He.’ “Yes, ‘to love him with all our heart, with all our thoughts and with all our strength, and to love our neighbor as ourselves’ is worth more than any burnt offering or sacrifice.”

    Jesus approved the insight of his answer and told him,
    “You are not far from the reign of God.” (Mark 12:32-34)

    Again, Jesus’ straightforward injunction to follow the First Commandment in particular, is so obvious. Significantly, he described the First Commandment as

    “The Great Commandment” (Mark 12:29)

    For Jesus, this commandment meant more than just an injunction against worshipping idols. Jesus taught the absolute devotion to God alone:
    On one occasion a lawyer stood up to pose him this problem: “Teacher, what must I do to inherit everlasting life?” Jesus answered him: “What is written in the law? How do you read it?” He replied: “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your strength, and with all your mind; and your neighbor as yourself.” Jesus said: “You have answered correctly. Do this and you shall live.” (Luke 10:25-28)

    Jesus even scolded those who called him Lord: “None of those who cry out, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of God but only the one who does the will of my Father in heaven. When the day comes, many will plead with me, `Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in your name? Have we not exorcised demons by its power? Did we not do many miracles in your name as well?’ Then I will declare to them solemnly, ‘I never knew you. Out of my sight, you evil doers!’ ” (Matthew 7:21-23)

    Surely, when Jesus prayed in the Garden of Gethsemane he demonstrated that he was neither omnipotent nor omniscient:

    “Father, if it is your will, take this cup from me; yet not my will but yours be done.” (Luke 22:42)

    Jesus made it clear in many, many ways that he was not God, that God is greater. Nowhere is this more definitely stated than when he spoke to his disciples about his imminent departure:

    “If you truly loved me you would rejoice to have me go to the Father, for the Father is greater than I”. (John 14:28)

    We see that throughout the Gospels, Jesus prayed to God. This certainly argues against his being God. God would not pray to Himself.

    There were times when Jesus felt the need to pray with special urgency. Luke reports that, on one occasion, Jesus prayed very hard:

    “In his anguish, Jesus prayed with all the greater intensity, and his sweat became like drops of blood falling to the ground.” (Luke 22:44)

    One of the most compelling pieces of evidence that Jesus was not God is in the way that he taught the disciples to pray:

    One day he was praying in a certain place. When he had finished, one of his disciples asked him, “Lord, teach us to pray, as John taught his disciples.”
    He said to them,
    “When you pray, say: ‘Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come, your will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us today our daily bread, and forgive us the wrong we have done as we forgive those who wrong us. Subject us not to the trial but deliver us from the evil one.'” (Luke 11:1-4, Matthew 6:9-13)

    Note that Jesus taught us to pray to the Father, our Creator, not to himself. In fact, he did not mention himself in any way, nor did he indicate that we should pray in his name. His instructions were very specific; we are to pray to God alone.

    This would not be the case if Jesus himself were God.

    Jesus followed the Mosaic law and did not claim divinity. According to the Bible, He was not omniscient nor omnipotent. Given the fact that nowhere in the Bible do we see a direct identification of Jesus as God, and that Jesus strongly upheld all the commandments and emphasized the First Commandment, we can only conclude that the doctrine of Jesus’ divinity has no foundation in the scripture nor in the life and teachings of Jesus. This concept is an innovation in Christian doctrine.

    May the good God guide us to know the truth and make us free from all corruption. You shall know the Truth and the Truth shall make you free.
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  4. Ann, thanks for your comment. However many times when we see verses such as I am the light and the life etc…. yes as a prophet of God Almighty he is the light and the way to eternal life for by following the teachings that God sent down with him, we can obtain eternal life, both through faith as you said, but also by actions, doing good works and worshiping. The point Islam came to correct is that Jesus is the Messaih true, but he is only a human being, without faults like the prophets, and he came to correct the ways people worshiped God. God is only one, and Jesus is His prophet. Though Jesus we can know God? Yes because by following his example we worship correctly. Please see my response to another comment. Additionally please read this, and note the verses from Barnabas leave NO DOUBT at all.
    Thank you for your question, which I can sum up into three queries:
    Could Jesus determine the eternal destiny?
    Could he forgive sins?
    Being charged, by the Jews, of claiming himself God, would these three points prove that he was really God?
    How could one say that Jesus claimed to determine people’s eternal destiny when he said in (John 5:30):
    “By myself I can do nothing: I judge only as I hear.”

    He could not even determine or know his own fate, as he said, according to the Bible:
    “A prophet is not without honor, except in his own country, and among his own kin, and in his own house. And he could do no mighty work there.” (Mark 6:4-5)

    “But of that day and that hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels which are in heaven, neither the son, but the Father.” (Mark 13:32)

    On God only did he rely and confide all his affairs:

    “Father, into Thy hands I command my spirit.” (Luke 23:46)

    “My God, my God, why hast thou foresaken me.” (Mark 15:34)

    Neither could he forgive sins, he was always praying and teaching his disciples to pray to God for forgiveness and support:

    “Going a little further, he fell to the ground and prayed.” (Mark 14:35)

    “But Jesus often withdrew to lonely places and prayed.” (Luke 5:16)

    “And he said unto them, ‘When ye pray; say: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name, Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done, as in heaven, so in earth. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our sins; for as we also forgive every one that is indebted to us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.’” (Luke 11:2-4)

    If you read carefully your reference to (Luke 12:8-9): “I tell you, whoever acknowledges me before men, the son of man will also acknowledge him before the angels of God. But he who disowns me before men will be disowned before the angels of God.”

    This means that – like every other prophet – whoever believes and follows his message would be acknowledged by the angels of God. You can read the meaning of a similar statement in the Qur’an Surah 4, verse 80:
    *{Whoever obeys the Messenger (Muhammad), then he has already obeyed Allah; and whoever turns away, then in no way have We sent you (as) an ever-preserver over them.}*

    Again, considering your quotation from (Mark 2:5-7):

    “When Jesus saw their faith, he said to the paralytic: ‘Son, your sins are forgiven.’”

    Now some teachers of the law were sitting there, thinking to themselves: “Why does this fellow talk like that? He’s blaspheming! Who can forgive sins but God alone?”,

    Here, the indirect speech “are forgiven” proves that forgiveness is not by Jesus but by “God alone.”

    Now, when we come to the quotation: “The Jews answered him …because that thou, being a man, makest thyself God …”, this simply implies that the Jews are falsely trying to accuse Jesus of making himself God, in order to fulfill their conspiracy to send him for trial and death.

    However, Jesus repeatedly affirmed his humanity, and warned those who deify him, as in (John 5:30) above, and also:

    “Jesus replied, Foxes have holes and birds of the air have nests, but the son of man has no place to lay his head.” (Matthew 8;20, and Luke 9:58)

    “As it is, you are determined to kill me, a man who has told you the truth that I heard from God.” (John 8: 40)

    “The son of man came eating and drinking, and you say: ‘Here is a gluttonous man…’” (Luke 7: 34)

    “And having said this, Jesus said again: ‘I confess before heaven, and call to witness everything that dwelleth upon the earth, that I am a stranger to all that men have said of me, to wit that I am more than man. For I am a man, born of a woman, subject to the judgment of God; that live here like as other men, subject to the common miseries.” (Barnabas 94)

    “Then Jesus feared greatly, and turning himself to God, said: ‘Take me from the world! O Lord, for the world is mad, and they will nigh call me God!’ And having said this he wept.” (Barnabas 47)

    However, in vain could anyone claim the divinity of Jesus or any other human being. You can read in the Qur’an Surah 9, verse 31, the meaning of:
    *{They have taken to themselves as lords, apart from Allah, their doctors and their monks and al-Masih (Jesus), the son of Maryam (Mary); and in no way were they commanded to worship [anyone] except One God; there is no god except He; All extolment be to Him, [He is] above whatever they associate [with him]}*

    You can also read in Surah 9, verse 33, the meaning of:
    *{He [is The One] Who has sent His messenger (Muhammad, peace be upon him) with the guidance and the religion of Truth (i.e. Islam) that He may make it topmost over all religion, though the associators hate [that].}*

    I hope my answer is satisfactory and helpful to you. In case you need more information, please do not hesitate to contact us again. Thank you again for your question and please do keep in touch.
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  5. That was a fantastic read,I look forward to many more post from you.

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