"On Earth, Jesus became flesh and dwelt among us. He was the Messiah, the Annointed One, the Son of God, and the Son of Man. He was born a Virgin Birth, and died for our sins. He was the only one to ever live a sinless life. He became a mediator between man and God, because our sins are forgiven through his perfect human sacrifice (whereas, in the OT they had to sacrifice animals for forgiveness-we have Christ’s perfect sacrifice for eternity).
However, Jesus is not God exactly, because they are different. God can’t be created, yet it says Jesus was created (Both spiritually and in human form). Jesus is the light, the way, and the truth. Those who seek him (ie his teachings/sacrifice) will not perish, but find everlasting life. He was the light that shines to God. He knows how God wants us to live, and He showed us his perfect example in his life on Earth. He has authority over us, but that authority is given by God. So follow his way and we won’t perish.
He is not God exactly, but being God's unique son, is like God. Just like my son may be just like me, but not me exactly. He was filled with the spirit and will of God. But God is greater than Jesus. Even Jesus said this himself."
Let me say that Jesus and God are one in the same, and are not different as the writer implies; and God's Word does not say that Jesus was created as the writer infers. The Bible declares that God never changes and the Bible declares that Jesus Christ never changes.Written in Malachi 3:6 "For I am the LORD, I change not; therefore ye sons of Jacob are not consumed."And written in Hebrews 13:8: "Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and today and forever.
"The Bible further declares that God created the universe and the earth by Himself in Isaiah 44:24: "I am the LORD that maketh all things; that stretcheth forth the heavens alone; that spreadeth abroad the earth by myself." and "In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth." Genesis 1:1;and that Jesus Christ created the universe and the earth in Hebrews 1:10. "And, Thou, Lord, in the beginning hast laid the foundation of the earth; and the heavens are the works of thine hands."
Clearly, the verse from Isaiah above and Hebrews here show that Jesus Christ and God are one in the same, as will the following verses from Scripture.Further, the Apostle Paul wrote in Colossians 1:16 "By him [Jesus] were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth....all things were created by him, and for him.John, written by the disciple whom Jesus loved, tells us who Jesus was and what He is more than any other:
"All things were made by him; and without him was not anything made that was made." John 1:3John declares that both God and Jesus Christ are the Word:
"In the beginning was the Word and the Word was with God, and the Word was God."1:1
"the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us." 1:14
The writer, in the linked to article says:
"I can't find anything clear that shows Jesus is to be called God, or is 100% God exactly. Instead, he is God's son, the Messiah, the annointed one, etc."
To this I say to you from the foregoing and following Scriptures of truth, the Bible clearly show the divinity, Trinity and that Jesus is God without a doubt, and to not believe this puts one in danger of still being in their sins:
"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.
" Matthew 1:23Jesus said "I and my Father are one. John 10:30""For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, The Word, and the Holy Ghost; and THESE THREE ARE ONE" 1 John 5:7"
"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; But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men: And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross." Philippians 3:5-8
And Thomas answered and said unto him [Jesus] "My Lord and MY GOD." John 20:28
"For unto us a Child Is Born, unto us a Son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The Mighty God, The Everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace." Isaiah 9:6
"In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and THE WORD WAS GOD. The same was in the beginning WITH God. All things were made by him; and without him was not anything made that was made. In him was life; and the life was the light of men. And THE WORD WAS MADE FLESH, AND DWELT AMONG US. (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth." John 1:1-4,14
The writer further mentions that
"Jesus was the firstborn of all creation. God created Jesus before anything else, and through Jesus all else was created by the commands of God. Jesus is the light (hence, notice in Genesis the first thing mentioned in creation is light)"
Neither Jesus nor God were created; they always were, as the beforementioned scriptures declare. While Colossians 1:15 tells us that Jesus was the firstborn of every creature, it also tells us that he is the IMAGE OF THE INVISIBLE GOD.
I am sure I could find several other scriptures that declare Jesus Christ is God, but suffice to say I believe the foregoing show without a doubt His absolute divinity, the Trinity and that He is God incarnate.
I certainly pray that I have helped to clear up some of the confusion this person has concerning the divinity of Jesus Christ, the Holy Trinity, and Jesus is God.
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