oh no, I understand your point.March 6 2012 at 9:14 AM
Kate (Login kateothelamp)
Response to You're missing the point...
Jesus never said "I am God". That is absolutely true.
He said he had the authority to forgive sin.
He claimed he existed before Abraham, and referred to himself by the sacred name, "I am". The Jews understood this as blasphemy, and wanted to stone him for it.
He said that he had glory with God before the world existed.
He said he was the Lord of the Sabbath.
He said that he would judge the world at the end of time.
He told his followers that if they had seen him, they had seen the Father.
He said that he and the Father were one.
He referred to God as "My Father", and the crowd was going to stone him because he was making himself out to be God.
He referred to himself in parables as the Shepherd, the Rock, and the Sower -- all Old Testament imagery for God.
He accepted worship.
He said he was the light of the world, the bread of life, the resurrection and the life, the way, the truth, and the life, and no one comes to the Father but by him.