|1Jesus is God|
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
|2Jesus claims he and God are 'one'|
Later on, Jesus prays that he and his Disciples be made 'one' (in purpose).
There are many examples of the 'one' in purpose throughout the Bible.
I and the Father are one
I will remain in the world no longer, but they are still in the world, and I am coming to you. Holy Father, protect them by the power of your name, the name you gave me, so that they may be one as we are one
Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and they shall be one flesh
So we, being many, are one body in Christ, and every one members one of another
And the glory which You gave Me I have given them, that they may be one just as we are one'
Holy Father, keep through thine own name those whom you have given me, that they may be one, as we are
|3Jesus claimed to be 'in' God;|
Later on, Jesus claims his Disciples are 'in' him and he is inside them.
Clearly, being 'inside' someone is being together in purpose and mission, and not the physical sense.
|4Jesus was born before Abraham and the world|
But in earlier verses, Solomon and Jeremiah were also born before their time
Very truly I tell you, Jesus answered, "before Abraham was born, I am!"
And now, Father, glorify me (Jesus) in your presence with the glory I had with you before the world began
The Lord brought me (Solomon) forth as the first of his works, before his deeds of old
Before I formed you (Jeremiah) in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations.
|5Jesus claimed to be God|
The Jews said Jesus claimed to be equal to God.
Later on, Jesus corrected them and said he could do nothing by himself (i.e. he was not God)
For this reason they tried all the more to kill him; not only was he breaking the Sabbath, but he was even calling God his own Father, making himself equal with God
Jesus gave them this answer: "Very truly I tell you, the Son can do nothing by himself; he can do only what he sees his Father doing, because whatever the Father does the Son also does.
By myself I can do nothing; I judge only as I hear, and my judgement is just, for I seek not to please myself but him who sent me
|6Jesus claimed to be God|
The Jews accused Jesus of claiming divinity and tried to stone Jesus on the charge of blasphemy.
Jesus replied it was not blasphemy to describe himself as God's Son (in a metaphorical sense), as their Jewish scriptures often addressed others as "gods".
|7Jesus accepted worship as God|
The Greek word 'proskyneō' is inaccurately translated to 'worship' in English. It shoud be translated to 'respect, revere, bow down to,
hold in high regard' and is directed to another person of status (i.e. you bow to a king, master, superior etc.)
The exact Greek word for worship is 'latreuó'. This is used exclusively in the worship of God. Therefore, this verse shows that Jesus was respected like a king, and not worshipped as God
|The Disciples believed Jesus was a prophet
And he said unto them, What things? And they said unto him, Concerning Jesus of Nazareth, which was a prophet mighty in deed and word before God and all the people:
|8Jesus could forgive sins|
Jesus tells the Disiples, they could also forgive sins.
|9Jesus could perform miracles|
| Jesus could perform miracles of raising dead; curing blind; healing leper; and feeding 5000 people with five loaves of bread and two fish
Other Biblical prophets performed similar miracles.
Elijah raised the dead
22 And the Lord heard the voice of Elijah; and the soul of the child came into him again, and he revived.
Elisha raised the dead
34 And he went up, and lay upon the child, and put his mouth upon his mouth, and his eyes upon his eyes, and his hands upon his hands: and stretched himself upon the child; and the flesh of the child waxed warm.
Elisha's bones restored the dead
21 And it came to pass, as they were burying a man, that, behold, they spied a band of men; and they cast the man into the sepulchre of Elisha: and when the man was let down, and touched the bones of Elisha, he revived, and stood up on his feet.
Elisha cured the blind
17 And Elisha prayed, and said, Lord, I pray thee, open his eyes, that he may see. And the Lord opened the eyes of the young man; and he saw: and, behold, the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire round about Elisha.
Elisha cured the blind
20 And it came to pass, when they were come into Samaria, that Elisha said, Lord, open the eyes of these men, that they may see. And the Lord opened their eyes, and they saw; and, behold, they were in the midst of Samaria.
Elisha healed the leper
14 Then went he down, and dipped himself seven times in Jordan, according to the saying of the man of God: and his flesh came again like unto the flesh of a little child, and he was clean.
Elisha fed 100 people with twenty loaves
42 And there came a man from Baalshalisha, and brought the man of God bread of the firstfruits, twenty loaves of barley, and full ears of corn in the husk thereof. And he said, Give unto the people, that they may eat.
43 And his servitor said, What, should I set this before an hundred men? He said again, Give the people, that they may eat: for thus saith the Lord, They shall eat, and shall leave thereof.
| Jacob wrestled with God (appeared as a man). In actual fact, Jacob an Angel who appeared as a Man
And Jacob was left alone; and there wrestled a man (God) with him until the breaking of the day.
|10Thomas called Jesus a God|
In the Greek language, God ("Theos") was a descriptive title applied to a range of authorities
Thomas said to him, "My Lord and my God!"
|11Jesus was omnipresent|
| Jesus tells his Disciples that he has received authority from a higher power (i.e. God).
Also, Jesus ackowledges he does not have knowledge of the last hour. If Jesus lacks the attributes of God then he is inferior to God and not his equal.
Then Jesus came to them and said, "All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me
For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them
But about that day or hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father
|12Jesus was the first and last|
This verse relates to a three-way conversation which under scrutiny suggests that God makes this statement through an angel (i.e. God is the first and last)
I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End.
|13Jesus is the image of the invisible God|
| The image and the original are not the same thing. Jesus cannot be God
The Son is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation.
|All men are in the image of God
A man ought not to cover his head, since he is the image [eikon] and glory of God
|14Jesus baptised in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit (Trinity)|
Their are serious doubts about the reliability of this verse. As similar verses baptise in the name of Jesus only. Their is not a single occurrence of the Disciples baptising anyone according to the so-called Trinitarian formula.
It is possible that Matthew 28:19 was edited to include the three entities to justify a later-evolved doctrine of the Trinity.
Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptising them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit
Peter replied, 'Repent and be baptised, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit'
because the Holy Spirit had not yet come on any of them; they had simply been baptised in the name of the Lord Jesus
So he ordered that they be baptised in the name of Jesus Christ. Then they asked Peter to stay with them for a few days
On hearing this, they were baptised in the name of the Lord Jesus
|15Fullness of God dwells in Jesus|
The fullness of God is the Holy Spirit. So Jesus was filled with the Holy Spirit, a gift from God according to the Bible.
Other verses show Christians too can be filled with the Holy Spirit.
For in Christ all the fullness of the Deity lives in bodily form
God was pleased to have all his fullness dwell in him (Jesus)
For the one whom God has sent speaks the words of God, for God gives the spirit without limit
And to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God
When Elizabeth heard Mary's greeting, the baby leaped in her womb, and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit
|16Jesus is Lord|
| Jesus may be Lord according to the Bible, but "Lord" is not "God".
"Lord" (the Greek word is 'kurios') is a masculine title of respect and nobility and was used to describe many people.
That if you confess with your mouth, "Jesus is Lord ('kurios')", and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.
Property owners are called "Lord"
"owner" = kurios
Heads of households are called "Lord"
"owner" = kurios
Slave owners are called "Lord"
"master" = kurios
Husbands are called "Lord"
"master" = kurios
A son calls his father "Lord"
"sir" = kurios
The Roman Emperor is called "Lord"
"His Majesty" = kurios
Roman authorities are called "Lord"
"sir" = kurios
|King Herod is a God
On the appointed day Herod, wearing his royal robes, sat on his throne and delivered a public address to the people. They shouted, “This is the voice of a god, not of a man.
|Paul is a God
The people expected him to swell up or suddenly fall dead; but after waiting a long time and seeing nothing unusual happen to him, they changed their minds and said he was a god.
|Paul distinguishes between Jesus and God
Every tongue acknowledge that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father
|Paul clearly states that God is higher than Jesus
But I want you to realise that the head of every man is Christ, and the head of the woman is man, and the head of Christ is God
|Satan is a God
The god of this age has blinded the minds of unbelievers, so that they cannot see the light of the gospel
|John confirms their is one God who sent Jesus
Now this is eternal life: that they know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom you have sent.
|John says glory comes from the one true God
How can you believe since you accept glory from one another but do not seek the glory that comes from the only God
|33Like a Prophet of long ago|
|After King Herod was informed of Jesus, their was confusion around his identity. The people who knew Jesus believed he was a prophet of God, and not God Himself.
And king Herod heard of him; (for his name was spread abroad:) and he said, That John the Baptist was risen from the dead, and therefore mighty works do shew forth themselves in him. Others said, That it is Elias. And others said, That it is a prophet, or as one of the prophets. But when Herod heard thereof, he said, It is John, whom I beheaded: he is risen from the dead
|17Three Wise Men|
|This is the story of the three wise men who followed the star to Jesus. The wise men believed baby Jesus to be the king of the Jews, in reference to their anticipation of the coming Messiah. The wise men did not refer to Jesus as God or God of the Jews.
In Greek text, the word for "worship" is 'proskeneyo' which has various meanings including worship, respect and pay homage to a prophet, or a man of high rank and authority.
Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judaea in the days of Herod the king, behold, there came wise men from the east to Jerusalem, Saying, Where is he that is born King of the Jews? for we have seen his star in the east, and are come to worship him ("proskeneyo").
|18Jesus fed 5000 people|
|Jesus performs a miracle where he feeds 5000 people with some bread and fish. The people acknowledge this by declaring Jesus was indeed a prophet of God.
And Jesus said, Make the men sit down. Now there was much grass in the place. So the men sat down, in number about five thousand. And Jesus took the loaves; and when he had given thanks, he distributed to the disciples, and the disciples to them that were set down; and likewise of the fishes as much as they would. When they were filled, he said unto his disciples, Gather up the fragments that remain, that nothing be lost. Therefore they gathered them together, and filled twelve baskets with the fragments of the five barley loaves, which remained over and above unto them that had eaten. Then those men, when they had seen the miracle that Jesus did, said, This is of a truth that prophet that should come into the world.
|19Thou art a Prophet|
|A follower of Jesus says that she believes him to be a prophet of God.
Jesus answered and said unto her, Whosoever drinketh of this water shall thirst again: But whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life. The woman saith unto him, Sir, give me this water, that I thirst not, neither come hither to draw. Jesus saith unto her, Go, call thy husband, and come hither. The woman answered and said, I have no husband. Jesus said unto her, Thou hast well said, I have no husband: For thou hast had five husbands; and he whom thou now hast is not thy husband: in that saidst thou truly. The woman saith unto him, Sir, I perceive that thou art a prophet.
|20Prophet we've been expecting?|
|The people disagree whether Jesus was a prophet or Christ (not God!)
Many of the people therefore, when they heard this saying, said, Of a truth this is the Prophet. Others said, This is the Christ. But some said, Shall Christ come out of Galilee?
|21Blessed is the King|
|Jesus is praised as the King (the Messiah) who came in the name of the Lord.
And when he had thus spoken, he went before, ascending up to Jerusalem. And it came to pass, when he was come nigh to Bethphage and Bethany, at the mount called the mount of Olives, he sent two of his disciples, Saying, Go ye into the village over against you; in the which at your entering ye shall find a colt tied, whereon yet never man sat: loose him, and bring him hither. And if any man ask you, Why do ye loose him? thus shall ye say unto him, Because the Lord hath need of him. And they that were sent went their way, and found even as he had said unto them. And as they were loosing the colt, the owners thereof said unto them, Why loose ye the colt? And they said, The Lord hath need of him. And they brought him to Jesus: and they cast their garments upon the colt, and they set Jesus thereon. And as he went, they spread their clothes in the way. And when he was come nigh, even now at the descent of the mount of Olives, the whole multitude of the disciples began to rejoice and praise God with a loud voice for all the mighty works that they had seen; Saying, Blessed be the King that cometh in the name of the Lord: peace in heaven, and glory in the highest
|22Jesus cries to God|
|Jesus is clearly praying and supplicating to Him (God) to save him from death. Their is a clear distinction between Jesus and God.
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;
|23I am a man|
|Jesus refers to himself as a Man who speaks the truth.
But now ye seek to kill me, a man that hath told you the truth, which I have heard of God: this did not Abraham.
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