there is only one God.February 5 2009 at 7:21 AM
Kate (Login kateothelamp)
Response to OK
And I think we have more similarities than differences in our beliefs.
But what do you think of Colossians 1:16-17 where it says all things were created by Jesus - "For by Him all things were created, both in the heavens and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities, all things have been created by Him and for Him. And He is before all things, and in Him all things hold together." If Jesus did not pre-exist, as the Word, then how did he create all things?
And John 8:58-59 when Jesus said, "'Truly truly, I say to you, before Abraham was born, I am.' Therefore they picked up stones to throw at Him; but Jesus hid Himself, and went out of the temple."
Jesus claimed to pre-exist before Abraham, and because he chose the words "I am" -- the holy name of God -- instead of "I was", or "I have been", the Jews considered what he was saying to be blasphemy, and they were going to stone him.