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Featured The Bible says Jesus is God

Discussion in 'Religious Debates' started by Teritos, Feb 25, 2021.

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  1. Etritonakin

    Etritonakin Well-Known Member

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    Literally that whole post.
    I'm going to assume you are not serious.
     
  2. firedragon

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    Nowhere in that post does it say "The word who became Christ DID the actual creating -as willed by the Father.". Even if one is to believe that the prologue of John is Gods word or what ever inspiration you wish to believe in, yet, it only says Di Autou, which means "Through him". That does not and can never mean "Christ did the actual creating as willed by the father".

    Way way way too much inference.

    But since you are the proponent, you could point to the exact sentence and explain rather than saying "I assume you are not serious".
     
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    It says through Jesus, I think it means, God created through Jesus, for example because:

    Don't you believe that I am in the Father, and the Father in me? The words that I tell you, I speak not from myself; but the Father who lives in me does his works…
    John 14:10-14

    I am not able of myself to do anything; according as I hear I judge, and my judgment is righteous, because I seek not my own will, but the will of the Father who sent me.
    John 5:30

    Bible tells Jesus is the image of God and first born of all creation.

    in whom we have our redemption, the forgiveness of our sins; who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation…
    Colossians 1:14-16

    Because of that, I believe God created Jesus.
     
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    cataway Well-Known Member

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    false Christion's
     
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    i find it interesting that people dont know why
     
  6. Etritonakin

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    Nooooooo. It says exactly that.
    All things were made BY him and FOR him.
     
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    ..... continuing in Colossians 1:15-16 created 'by' (THROUGH) him'.
    Or as John 1:10 says ... and the world came into existence 'by' (THROUGH) him.
    At Hebrews 1:2 God speaks to us 'by' (THROUGH) His Son, by whom he made the world.
     
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    In the Bible we find that God is Creator (Revelation 4:11) and that God did Not create Himself.
    According to Psalms 90:2 God is from everlasting meaning God has No beginning.
    So, the ^above^ post is Not what the Bible teaches, just that man tries to say that Jesus is his own God.
    When we find at Revelation 3:12 that the resurrected heavenly Jesus still thinks he has a God over him.
     
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    Or, something that false Christians came up with.
    Remember Jesus forewarned that genuine 'wheat' Christians would grow together with the fake 'weed/tares' Christians - Matthew 13:36-43
    This is why Jesus could say that MANY would come in his name but prove false - Matthew 7:21-23
    Jesus truthfully answers who he is at John 10:36 _____________________
     
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    Nowhere.

    Nowhere in that post does it say "The word who became Christ DID the actual creating -as willed by the Father.". Even if one is to believe that the prologue of John is Gods word or what ever inspiration you wish to believe in, yet, it only says Di Autou, which means "Through him". That does not and can never mean "Christ did the actual creating as willed by the father".

    Way way way too much inference.

    But since you are the proponent, you could point to the exact sentence and explain rather than saying "I assume you are not serious".
     
  11. Brian2

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    The thing to notice about John 1:3 is that it implies that the Word was not made, did not come into existence.
    God is the only one who has had no beginning, so the Word is God.
    If you think that God and the Word have existed from eternity then that would be the only way that John 1:3 would mean that the Word (Jesus) is not God.

    If there was no pipe then there would be no creation. If there was nobody creating then there would be no creation.

    An interesting thing about Romans 11:36 is that it says it is about God.
    Does that mean that God is just a tool?
    God in total was there at the creation, creating. It does not matter if the Father was doing the design and the Word was doing the creating bit and the Holy Spirit was being foreman or whatever. It was God who did it.
     
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    Trinitarians do not say that the Son fathered Himself. Your understanding of the Trinity is faulty.
     
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    Psalm 89 tells us that God appointed Jesus to be His firstborn.
    Psalm 89:27 And I will appoint him to be my firstborn,
    the most exalted of the kings of the earth.
    It is interesting that if "firstborn" means only as the Watchtower teaches, "first one of a group to be born", ie first in time, then Psalm 89:27 does not make sense because a firstborn would be born first, not appointed.
    Similarly at Col 1:15,16 the word firstborn does not mean first one born of creation. It actually CANNOT mean that because we know that Jesus was not created because John 1:3 and Col 1:16 and other places tell us that through Him ALL THINGS were created. Unless you think that He brought Himself into existence then Jesus was not created.
    "Firstborn" is a word that means "preeminent" as well as "first one born" and this is what it logically means at Col 1:15.
    The uncreated Logos did however step into creation and so can be said to be "of creation" after that point of becoming a man, but He was not created.
    The Watchtower actually changes the Bible in their New World Translation at Col 1:15-19 to make it look as if Jesus was created.

    A title does not mean He was not a creation but John 1:3 etc means that He was not a creation.
    This is another place where the Watchtower ignore the obvious and try to change it's meaning.
    Rev 3:14 means that Jesus is the ruler of creation. The first in priority again, not in time.

    That is what the Watchtower tells you, not what the Bible tells you. The Watchtower is the one that adds "other" and changes the meaning of the Bible. The Bible tells us that Jesus before ALL THINGS. (Col 1:17)
    Notice that there is not "other" in there except in the Watchtower Bible.

    Please notice that Jehovah is called "Lord" in the OT at various places (eg Psalm 16:2) and that would mean, since Jesus is our only Lord, that Jesus is Jehovah.
    Certainly the Father being our only God did not stop Thomas calling Jesus "my Lord and my God" so the Son is also our God.
    The Father is not the Son but the 2 are one Jehovah. The word one in the Shema (Deut 6:4) is a compound one as in Genesis where it says that Adam and Eve would become one flesh.
     
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    Through him by actually having him do the creating part. Yes. That was my point.
     
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    The Bible says Jesus is God

    Please quote in this connection from the Jewish Bible (called OT), which Jesus used to believe in, read from and did his action accordingly. Jesus never read from the 4 Gospels, please. Right?

    Regards
     
  16. Brian2

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    Jesus lived the gospels and spoke the things that are in the gospels.
    Concerning the Messiah the OT says.
    Isa 9:6 For to us a child is born,
    to us a son is given;
    and the government shall be upon his shoulder,
    and his name shall be called
    Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,
    Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
    Psalm 45:6 Your throne, O God, endures forever and ever, and justice is the scepter of Your kingdom.
    Psalm 102: 24 So I said:
    “Do not take me away, my God, in the midst of my days;
    your years go on through all generations.
    25 In the beginning you laid the foundations of the earth,
    and the heavens are the work of your hands.
    26 They will perish, but you remain;
    they will all wear out like a garment.
    Like clothing you will change them
    and they will be discarded.
    27 But you remain the same,
    and your years will never end.
    28 The children of your servants will live in your presence;
    their descendants will be established before you.”
    Isa 8:13 The LORD of Hosts is the One you shall regard as holy. Only He should be feared; only He should be dreaded. 14 And He will be a sanctuary— but to both houses of Israel a stone of stumbling and a rock of offense, to the dwellers of Jerusalem a trap and a snare.
    Gen 2:7 Then the LORD God formed man from the dust of the ground and breathed the breath of life into his nostrils, and the man became a living being.
    Psalm 2:8 Ask me, and I will make the nations your inheritance, the ends of the earth your possession.
    Psalm 82:8 Rise up, O God, judge the earth,
    for all the nations are your inheritance.
    Isa 63:2 Why are Your clothes red, and Your garments like one who treads the winepress? 3“I have trodden the winepress alone, and no one from the nations was with Me. I trampled them in My anger and trod them down in My fury; their blood spattered My garments, and all My clothes were stained. 4For the day of vengeance was in My heart, and the year of My redemption had come.…
    etcetera
    Some of these are not obvious unless you first read the New Testament, but some are plain in the Old Testament if it is read correctly.
     
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    I don't find the name Jesus in any of the quotes one gave from the Jewish Bible (or OT) that Jesus and Mary used to read from and act accordingly, please. Kindly highlight for me if I missed it, please. Right?

    Regards
     
  18. Brian2

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    Does that mean that if the Messiah has a name, none of the Messianic prophecies can be about him?
    Nevertheless the quotes show that the Messiah is called God in the Old Testament.
     
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