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  1. 1. Was Jesus God?

    • Yes, Jesus was and is God.
    • No, Jesus was a man.


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From discussion in this original thread: http://www.worthychr.../page__st__20

This thread has two questions:

A. Was Jesus God?

B. Was Jesus 100% man and 100% God?

Interesting to read your thoughts. Bliblical backing is always welcomed. Looking forward to a good discussion. :thumbsup:

God bless,

GE

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A) Of course Jesus is God. Was He? NO, because He still is! :)

Deuteronomy 6:4

"Hear O Israel: The LORD our GOD, The LORD is one!"

He is not 3 but one! We are made in the Image of God, as there are three parts to Him, there is likewise in us. Jesus Christ represents the Body of God, God in physical form.

John 4:1-10

"Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits, whether they are of God; because many false prophets have gone out into the world. By this you know the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is of God, and every spirit that does not confess that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is not of God. And this is the spirit of the Antichrist, which you have heard was coming, and is now already in the world. You are of God, little children, and have overcome them, because He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world. They are of the world. Therefore they speak as of the world, and the world hears them. We are of God. He who knows God hears us; he who is not of God does not hear us. By this we know the spirit of truth and the spirit of error. Beloved, let us love one another, for love is of God; and everyone who loves is born of God and knows God. He who does not love does not know God, for God is love. In this the love of God was manifested toward us, that God has sent His only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through Him. In this is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins."

If one does not believe that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh of God then they are taking away from the fullness of Him.

1 John 2:22-23

"Who is a liar but he who denies that Jesus is the Christ? He is antichrist who denies the Father and the Son. Whoever denies the Son does not have the Father either, he who acknowledges the Son has the Father also."

You cannot deny the Father, Son relationship.

B) I think John 1 sums this up nicely.

John 1:1-4

"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 any thing made that was made. In him was life; and the life was the light of men." Then verse 14 says: "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."

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Yes, and IS......

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That's why the Jews killed Him .... He claimed 100% God and they saw 100% man...

The pathetic aspect-> Living in His Creation and all its complexities and then doubting

the possibility That God could do this thing...dumb founds me! Love, Steven

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Yes, and IS......

I agree Jesus was and is God. :)

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This thread has two questions:

A. Was Jesus God?

B. Was Jesus 100% man and 100% God?

Interesting to read your thoughts. Bliblical backing is always welcomed. :thumbsup:

God bless,

GE

The answer to (A) is: Yes...Jesus is, was, and always shall be God.

John 1:1 & 1:14 testifies to this, as well as 1 Timothy 3:16:

And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifested in the flesh, Justified in the Spirit, Seen by angels, Preached among the Gentiles, Believed on in the world, Received up in glory. (emphasis mine).

To name just a few.

I also believe that Jesus was 100% human as well as 100% divine.

I think one of the most compelling arguments for His humanity comes from the OT law and role of the Kinsman Redeemer (goel), and the fact that Jesus fulfilled the law.

One of the duties of the Kinsman Redeemer was to buy back his near kin who had sold themselves into slavery, as well as to buy back property that had been sold by his near kin.

Under Levitical Law the Kinsman Redeemer had to be:

1) A man

2) An Israeltie

3) The nearest male family member

Jesus fulfilled the Law when He by His sacrifice "purchased" us out of our slavery to sin...redeemed us...and He did that for "whosoever" (Jn 3:16 et.al).

How then could Jesus be our Kinsman Redeemer if He was not of our family: e.g. A Human being? If He was not fully human, then He could not have filled that role.

Again Galatians 4:3-5 says: Even so we, when we were children, were in bondage under the elements of the world. But when the fullness of the time had come, God sent forth His Son, born of a woman, born under the law, to redeem those who were under the law, that we might receive the adoption as sons. (Emphasis mine)

And Romans 5:14-15 states: Nevertheless death reigned from Adam to Moses, even over those who had not sinned according to the likeness of the transgression of Adam, who is a type of Him who was to come. But the free gift is not like the offense. For if by the one man’s offense many died, much more the grace of God and the gift by the grace of the one Man, Jesus Christ, abounded to many. (emphasis mine)

1 Timothy 2:5 puts it this way: For there is one God and one Mediator between God and men, the Man Christ Jesus,

So all things taken together I think testify that Jesus Christ is fully God, and was also fully man.

Edited by Mcgyver

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nope, He is God.

yep, to the nth degree.

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Did Jesus operate on Earth as a God, or a man filled with the Holy Spirit being an example to us.

Both.

He operated as God in many ways, for example forgiving sins.

But, being confined to a human body with a human brain, His essence had human restrictions.

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A. Was Jesus God?

This is a sample of Jesus's names...

Wonderful (Is. 9:6)

King of Kings and Lord of Lords (Rev. 17:14)

The Word (John 1:1)

The Light (John 12:35)

The Rock (Matt. 16:18)

The Chief Corner-Stone (1 Pet. 2:6)

The Foundation (1 Cor. 3:11)

The Righteous (1 John 2:1)

The Messiah, also called the Christ (John 4:25)

The Lamb of God without blemish or spot (John 1:29, 1 Pet. 1:9)

The Lamb – The Overcomer (Rev. 17:14)

The Redeemer (Is. 59:20)

The Truth (John 14:16)

The Righteous Judge (Acts 17:31, 2 Tim. 4:8)

The Just One (1 Pet. 3:18, Acts 7:52)

The Gift of God (John 3:16, 4:10)

The Holy Child Jesus (Acts 4:27)

The Bridegroom (Matt. 9:15, Rev. 21:9)

The Way (John 14:6)

The Good Shepherd – that laid down His Life (John 10:11)

The Sacrifice and Offering (Eph 5:2)

The Deliverer (Rom. 11:26)

The True Vine (John 15:1, 15)

The Bread of God (John 6:33)

The Bread of God that came down from Heaven (John 6:41)

The King of Glory (Ps. 24:10)

The King of Peace and Righteousness (Heb. 7:2)

God bless,

GE

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A. Was Jesus God?

B. Was Jesus 100% man and 100% God?

What does the Bible say about Jesus’s identity?

The Son (1John 4:14)

The Son of God (John 1:34)

The Son of the living God (Matt. 16:16)

His only begotten Son (John 3:16)

The Son of the Father (1John 1:3)

The only begotten of the Father (John 1:14)

The only begotten Son (John 1:18)

The first-born of every creature (Col. 1:15)

His own Son (Rom. 8:32)

A Son given (Isa. 9:6)

One Son - His beloved (Mar. 12:6)

My Son (Ps. 2:7)

His dear Son (or the Son of his love) (Col. 1:13)

The Son of the Highest (Luke 1:32)

The Son of the Blessed (Mar 14:61)

God bless,

GE

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