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Jesus Claims He Is God!

Jesus Claimed to be God

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Many Biblical critics presume that only John among the Gospel narratives shows Jesus is God, but this simply isn’t true. The Synoptics show us in a number of places that, not only is Jesus God, but he also claimed to be God in the flesh.[1] Luke 10 is such a place where this can be seen. In Luke 10:22 Jesus claimed intimacy with the Father that is shared by no one else but him. In fact, the claims Jesus makes of himself in Luke 10:22 are best understood if Jesus were God, because only God could ever truthfully make the claims about himself that Jesus makes here. Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted by on May 16, 2017 in Gospel of Luke

 

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Revelations from the Cross

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Although I do not consider the truth that Jesus is God in the flesh to be the litmus test of one being a Christian, I do have to wonder how anyone could see themselves as being truly evil without this understanding. For example, if to see Jesus is to see God (John 14:9), whom should we see, as Jesus hangs from the cross? When we crucified Jesus, didn’t we crucify God? If not, we certainly are not seeing God when we look at Jesus upon the cross—are we? In my opinion, to the degree we do not see God when we look at Jesus, we lack knowing who God is, because if Jesus is the perfect image of God in human form (Hebrews 1:3), how can we know the invisible, incomprehensible God without seeing Jesus for who he truly is? How is it possible to know God apart from Jesus? Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on November 18, 2010 in Christianity, Religion, seeing God

 

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Jesus Stripped Himself of his Glory!

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The King James begins Philippians 2:7 with “But made himself of no reputation,” while the NASB reads, “but emptied himself.” Other versions follow these two. The Biblical Unitarian (BU hereafter) argument says of the Greek word kenos (G2756):

The Greek word that is in question is, kenos, which literally means, “to empty.”  For more than a thousand years, from the church councils in the fourth century until the nineteenth century, the orthodox position of the Church was that Christ was fully God and fully man at the same time in one body.  This doctrine is known as the “dual nature of Christ,”[1] Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on May 26, 2010 in Godhead, Religion

 

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The Messiah Was to be a Divine Being!

Neither the Jews nor Protestant Christians believe the Apocrypha or the Jewish Pseudopigrapha were inspired by God in the same manner that Scripture is. Roman Catholics, however, do receive the Apocrypha as Scripture, but reject the other writings. The New Testament quotes from some of these works, but they are still not Scripture for most Christians. Nevertheless, these books do represent Jewish thought during the times in which they were written. Some were written before and during the 1st century CE. Understanding what these books teach will give an accurate estimate of what portions of the Jewish community were expecting when Jesus came upon the scene. One of the books usually included in the Apocrypha is 2 Esdras. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on April 15, 2010 in Jesus, Religion

 

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The Coming of Jesus

Jesus was born into the most humble of circumstances. Yet, he is the most important person ever to be born into our race. God’s power shows up most perfectly in weakness (2Corinthians 12:9). He is not impressed with our power, influence or wealth. Therefore, he chose to come to us as One who is weak. I am not intimidated by the weak. He is that still small Voice within me. He is not loud, that I would fear him and run. He is the One who whispers, that I might draw near and listen. My strength is overcome by the weakness of my God (1Corinthians 1:25). Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on December 26, 2009 in Christmas, Religion

 

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