1stjohn0666 » Thu Jul 26, 2012 10:33 am
Jesus is described as a prophet in the new testament, but also Jesus is clearly the "unique son of the only true God"
Have you read the new testament entirly including Pauline letters as well the the epistle to Hebrews.
Quoting from Isaiah 7:14, Matthew 1:23 says, "Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us."
According to both of these verses, Jesus was "God with us"
when He walked upon this earth. He wasn't merely "God's chosen one with us" or "God's Son with us."
As I Timothy 3:16 states, "God was manifest in the flesh."
John 1:14 tells us that "the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us..."
In Zechariah 12:10, GOD said that HE (God) would be "pierced" by sinners
, and Revelation 1:7 states that Jesus Christ Himself fulfilled this prophecy!
When a paralyzed man was let down through the roof wanting to be healed by him, Jesus said, "Son, your sins are forgiven you."
The religious leaders immediately reacted. "Why does this fellow talk like that? He's blaspheming! Who can forgive sins but God alone?"
In John 10:28, Jesus said, "And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand." If Jesus Christ isn't eternal, then how does He have the power to give "eternal life"?
In John 8:58, Jesus said to the Pharisees, "Verily, verily, I say unto you, Before Abraham was, I am."
The term "I am" is the exact term that God used in Exodus 3:14 in reference to Himself! Jesus professed to be the eternal God of the Bible.
He allows Thomas to address Him as "My Lord and my God"
in John 20:28
God is the "saviour" in Isaiah 43:3, 43:11, 45:15, 45:21, Hosea 13:4, Luke 1:47, and I Timothy 4:10, yet this same title is given to Jesus Christ in Luke 2:11, Philippians 3:20, II Timothy 1:10, and II Peter 2:20.
Jesus referred to Himself as the “I AM”
which was the name that God Himself used when He spoke to Moses out of the burning bush (John 8:56-59, Exodus 3:13-14). The Jews sought to stone Jesus because they thought that He was guilty of blasphemy (John 8:59, Leviticus 24:16). Jesus claimed to be the First and the Last (Revelation 1:11,17-18,2:8) which is a name that God claims for Himself (Isaiah 44:6). Jesus also claimed to be the Alpha and Omega (Revelation 1:8,11) and the Almighty (Revelation 1:8).
God is "light
" in Psalm 27:1 and Micah 7:8, and then Jesus is "light"
in John 1:4-9 and in John 8:12.
John the baptist was questioned by the people because they wanted to know if he was in fact the promised Christ (Messiah) or if he was some other prophet (John 1:19-21). John responded to their inquiry by quoting from the Old Testament book of Isaiah. Here John makes a very revealing statement not only about his own identity, but the true identity of Jesus Christ also:
The voice of him that crieth in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the LORD
, make straight in the desert a highway for our GOD
The Hebrew word for Lord that is used in this verse is YHWH
. The Hebrew word for God that is used here is ELOHIYM
"And they shall teach no more every man his neighbour, and every man his brother, saying, Know the LORD: for they shall all know me, from the least of them unto the greatest of them, saith the LORD: for I will forgive their iniquity, and I will remember their sin no more."
(Jer. 31:34) According to these words, it is GOD Who has the power and right to forgive sins. However, the New Testament says that Jesus Christ has this power.
Please notice Mark 2:5-11: "When Jesus saw their faith, he said unto the sick of the palsy, Son, thy sins be forgiven thee
. But there were certain of the scribes sitting there, and reasoning in their hearts, Why doth this man thus speak blasphemies? who can forgive sins but God only? And immediately when Jesus perceived in his spirit that they so reasoned within themselves, he said unto them, Why reason ye these things in your hearts? Whether is it easier to say to the sick of the palsy, Thy sins be forgiven thee; or to say, Arise, and take up thy bed, and walk? But that ye may know that the Son of man hath power on earth to forgive sins, (he saith to the sick of the palsy,) I say unto thee, Arise, and take up thy bed, and go thy way into thine house."
In John 10:30, Jesus says, "I and my Father are one."
Isn't that clear enough?
To see Christ as man alone and not one with God is to blatantly ignore the gospels, the entire N.T, and the scholarship that supports it.