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Is Jesus the Son of God or God?

Discussion in 'Christian Theology in General' started by Tranquil Servant, Jan 30, 2019.

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  1. Hockeycowboy

    Hockeycowboy Well-Known Member
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    Well, Jesus certainly was closer to God than they were.

    As Jehovah's First-born, he had spent more time with his Father than anyone (John 17:5).
     
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    Tranquil Servant Was M.I.A for a while

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    I just have one more question guys...... for those who don't believe Jesus is God, then do you believe Jesus is God's son? Like Hercules or a demigod or something like that?
     
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    Speaking for me (and all JW's...yes, believe it or not, I can do that), DEFINITELY! He is also our Savior, our King, our Leader...because God made him such!
     
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    :laughing:Lol!ok;)
    Oh ok......So what would you say to someone that says this concept or this belief came from other ancient cultures or mythologies (Like Greek and Roman)? (Like I've heard ppl say before:rolleyes:)
     
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    What concept? According to Jesus himself at John 17:5, he was alive before the world was made...what loving Father who is a king, doesn’t want and teach his son all he can and bestow rulership on him? IDK if that’s what you mean or not.
     
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    No that's not what I mean......
    What I mean is that before Jesus came to this world, there were already many pagan beliefs in demi gods like in Greek, Roman, Egyptian and many other cultures and some people (nonbelievers) say that the concept of Jesus being God's son came from those others beliefs or myths... It's one of the many reasons why nonbelievers disbelieve so what would you say to those people?......
    I personally, know Jesus is the alpha and the omega:D John 1:18, Revelation 1:17-18
     
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    But I understand why it's hard
    Jesus has titles of God
    Jesus is compared to the Ark (which is the presence of God in Psalm 68/Ephesians 4)
    Prayers and praise meant for God in the Old testament (like Psalm 102) is applied to Jesus in the New Testament
    In his humanity the emphasis is on Son and in his divinity the emphasis is on God

    Michael Reeves is a good source on this (from together for the gospel 2016)
     
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    Thank you so much for this!:purpleheart: This is exactly what I was thinking;)
    Sorry it took so long for me to respond:smirk:
     
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