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The Deity (Godship) of Jesus Christ According To The Scriptures

March 17 2008 at 9:06 PM

Rev. Jack Howell 

 
The Deity of Jesus Christ
According To The Scriptures


One of the most common traits of the cults is their denial of the Deity (Godship) of Jesus Christ. In an effort to prove that He is not God, the cults often point to scripture that they have taken OUT OF CONTEXT. These are most often scriptures that refer to His human nature, while they ignore all the scriptures that explictly teach His Deity. In this little outline, we will present the Deity of Jesus Christ according to the Scriptures.

1) Explicit "Doctrinal" Statements

A. Matthew 1:23 - "God with us"
B. John 1:1,18 - "The Word was God"
C. Romans 9:5 - "God blessed forever"
D. 1 Timothy 3:16 - "God in the flesh"
E. Titus 2:13 - "God and Savior"
F. Colossians 2:9 - "Fullness of the Godhead" (Greek: theotetos - the state of being God; not theiotes - divine, divine quality)
G. James 2:1 - "Lord of Glory"
H. 1 John 5:20 - "The true God"
I. Isaiah 9:6 - "Mighty God"
J. 2 Peter 1:1 - "God and Savior"
K. Revelation 1:8;21:6; 22:12-20; 1:17-18 - "First and Last"

2) Called The "Image" Or "First-Born" (Not First-Created)

A. Colossians 1:15
B. 2 Corinthians 4:4
C. Hebrews 1:3-6
D. Psalm 89:27

3) Jesus' Own Claims

A. John 5:17-18 - Called God His own Father
B. John 10:30 - "I and the Father are One"
C. Matthew 19:17 - "only One is good"
D. John 16:15 - "all things the Father has are mine"
E. John 8:24,58; 18:5-6 - "I AM"

4) Jesus Separates Himself From Humanity

A. Luke 11:13 - "You being evil" (not "we")
B. John 2:24-25 - did not trust Himself to man
C. John 3:7 - "You must be born again" (not "we")

5) What Contemporaries Thought of Jesus

A. His Friends:
1. Thomas - John 20:28 - "My Lord and My God"
2. Paul - Acts 20:28 - "God spent His own blood"
3. Paul and Ananias - Acts 9:5,10; 15:17 with Acts 22:12-22 - Saul chosen by Him/God

B. His Father - Hebrews 1:8 - "Your throne, O God"

C. His Enemies:
The Jews understood Jesus claimed Deity by attempting to execute Him many times - John 5:18; 10:35; Mark 14:63

6) Eternal ("Pre") Existence

A. Micah 5:2 - "From the days of eternity"
B. Isaiah 9:5 - "Father of eternity"
C. John 1:1-2 - "In the beginning" (origin)
D. John 1:15 - "He was before me"
E. John 8:58 - "before Abraham"
F. John 17:5 - "before the world"
G. Revelation 1:8 - "Who is, was, is to come"

7) Old Testament Passage Referring to Yahweh Applied Specifically To Jesus By New Testament Writers

A. Matthew 1:23/Isaiah 7:14 - "God with us"
B. Matthew 3:3; Mark 1:2-3; Luke 3:4; John 1:23/Isaiah 40:3 - "Straighten the way of the Lord"
C. Matthew 11:10/Malachi 3:1 - messenger to clear way
D. Romans 10:13/Joel 2:32 - believe on Him
E. Philippians 2:10/Isaiah 45:23 - knees bow to Him
F. Hebrews 1:6/Psalm 97:5,7 - worship Him
G. Hebrews 1:8/Psalm 45:6 - "Thy throne O God"
H. Hebrews 1:10-12/Psalm 102:24-27 - made the heavens
I. Revelation 1:7/Zechariah 12:10 - the pierced One
J. Revelation 15:3-4/Deuteronomy 32:3-4 - song of Moses/the Lamb

8) Old Testament Titles Referring To Yahweh Applied Specifically To Jesus By New Testament Writers

A. Revelation 2:8; 22:13,16/Isaiah 41:4; 44:6 - First and Last
B. John 8:24,58/Exodus 3:14; Isaiah 43:10 - "I AM"
C. 2 Timothy 4:1; John 5:22/Genesis 18:25 - Judge
D. John 1:9; 8:12/Psalm 27:1; Isaiah 60:19 - Light
E. Titus 3:4,6/Isaiah 43:11; 45:21; 35:4 - Savior
F. 1 Corinthians 10:4/Isaiah 28:16; Psalm 78:35 - Rock
G. John 10:11,16/Pslam 23:1 - Shepherd
H. Colossians 1:16; John 1:2/Isaiah 44:24 - Creator
I. Matthew 2:2; Acts 17:7/Pslam 5:2; 24:10 - King
J. Mark 2:19; John 3:29/Hosea 2:16; Isaiah 62:5 - Bridegroom
K. Acts 9:34/Psalm 103:3 - Healer

9) Placed On Par With The Father and The Holy Ghost

A. Trinitarian Events/Formulas:
1. Luke 1:35 - Incarnation
2. Matthew 3:16 - Baptism of Jesus
3. Matthew 28:19 - Baptism of Believers
4. 2 Corinthians 13:14 - a blessing
5. 1 Corinthians 12:4-6 - Gifts, service, working

B. The Three Working Together
1. Ephesians 2:18,22 - Access to the Father/built into dwelling
2. Ephesians 3:14-17 - we are strengthened
3. Hebrews 2:3,4 - Word announced, testified to
4. Acts 3:26; John 2:19; 1 Peter 3:18 - Resurrection of Jesus
5. John 14:26; 15:26 - Jesus send Holy Ghost from the Father

C. Parallels Between The Father and The Son:
1. John 5:23 - Honor the Son as the Father
2. John 8:19,24 - Know the Son/Know the Father
3. John 14:1 - Trust in God, in Jesus
4. Matthew 11:27 - Only the Son knows the Father
5. 1 Corinthians 8:6 - for whom we exist, through whom we exist

10) Jesus In The Old Testament (Barely a Sampling)

A. Isaiah 9:6 - Counselor, God, Father
B. Isaiah 49:7 - Lord and His Holy One
C. Psalm 110:1 - Lord said unto my Lord
D. Zechariah 13:7 - My Shepherd and Associate

11) Divine Attributes

A. Divine Actions:
1. Acts 5:31; Mark 2:5-10; Luke 5:20-24 - Forgives sins
2. Matthew 14:33; Hebrews 1:6 - Receives worship (see Luke 4:8)
3. Acts 7:59; John 14:14; 2 Peter 3:18 - Receives prayer
4. John 1:4; 11:25; 14:6 - Gives life, light
5. John 3:13; 6:51 - From heaven
6. 1 Thessalonians 3:13; Zechariah 14:4-5 - Will come on the clouds
7. John 5:27-29 - Will raise all men
8. John 17:2 - Gives eternal life
9. John 14:27; 16:33; Romans 15:33 - Gives Peace
10. Colossians 1:17; Hebrews 1:3 - Upholds all things

B. Divine Attributes:
1. John 2:19; 10:17-18; 5:26 - Self-existence
2. 1 John 1:2; John 17:5,24 - Eternal
3. Matthew 18:20; 28:20; John 3:13; Ephesians 1:21 - Omnipresence
4. Matthew 9:4; 12:25; Mark 2:8; Luke 6:8; 9:47 - Omniscience
5. Matthew 28:18; Luke 21:15; John 1:3; 10:18 - Omnipotence
6. Hebrews 1:11-12; 13:8 - Unchangeable
7. John 6;69; 8:46; Matthew 27:3-4; Luke 23:22,41 - Holiness
8. John 1:4; 11:25; 14:6 - Life

As can clearly be seen from the above, the scriptures explicitly declare the Godship of Jesus Christ. Thus to deny His Deity is to deny the inspired, written Word of God.

Something To Remember

Jesus was not only God, but God-Man. The following verses help to explain some Arian proof-text used to deny His Deity:

1. Colossians 2:9 - Deity in bodily form (Gk: somatikos)
2. Hebrews 2:14-18 - Shared Humanity
3. Philippians 2:6-8 - Emptied Himself, took the form of a man (Note: The Isaiah 45:23 passage immediately follows.)


1. Colossians 2:9 - Deity in bodily form (Gk: somatikos)
2. Hebrews 2:14-18 - Shared Humanity
3. Philippians 2:6-8 - Emptied Himself, took the form of a man (Note: The Isaiah 45:23 passage immediately follows.)




Rev. Jack Howell
"For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God to salvation to every one that believes; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek." (Romans 1:16)

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VER

WHO TOLD YOU THAT JESUS IS GOD?..YOUR POPE AND PRIEST?

March 18 2008, 6:03 AM 

ARE YOU ANY BETTER THAN THE INSPIRED HEBREW WRITER?
THEY ARE ALL UNISON IN IMPLYING JESUS IS A MN...NOT GOD!

Heb 3:3 For this man was counted worthy of more glory than Moses, inasmuch as he who hath builded the house hath more honour than the house.

Heb 7:4 Now consider how great this man was, unto whom even the patriarch Abraham gave the tenth of the spoils.

Heb 7:24 But this man, because he continueth ever, hath an unchangeable priesthood.

Heb 10:12 But this man, after he had offered one sacrifice for sins for ever, sat down on the right hand of God;

JESUS IS A FABRICATED GOD- WE HAVE BEEN EXPOSING THIS FACTS LONG AGO..

SOURCE:
http://www.nexusmagazine.com/articles/NewTestament.html
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Constantine's intention at Nicaea was to create an entirely new god for
his empire who would unite all religious factions under one deity.
Presbyters were asked to debate and decide who their new god would be.
Delegates argued among themselves, expressing personal motives for
inclusion of particular writings that promoted the finer traits of
their own special deity. Throughout the meeting, howling factions
were immersed in heated debates, and the names of 53 gods were tabled
for discussion. "As yet, no God had been selected by the council,
and so they balloted in order to determine that matter... For one
year and five months the balloting lasted..." (God's Book of Eskra,
Prof. S. L. MacGuire's translation, Salisbury, 1922, chapter xlviii,
paragraphs 36, 41).
At the end of that time, Constantine returned to the gathering to
discover that the presbyters had not agreed on a new deity but had
balloted down to a shortlist of five prospects: Caesar, Krishna, Mithra,
Horus and Zeus (Historia Ecclesiastica, Eusebius, c. 325). Constantine
was the ruling spirit at Nicaea and he ultimately decided upon a new
god for them. To involve British factions, he ruled that the name of
the great Druid god, Hesus, be joined with the Eastern Saviour-god,
Krishna (Krishna is Sanskrit for Christ), and thus Hesus Krishna would
be the official name of the new Roman god. A vote was taken and it was
with a majority show of hands (161 votes to 157) that both divinities
became one God. Following longstanding heathen custom, Constantine used
the official gathering and the Roman apotheosis decree to legally deify
two deities as one, and did so by democratic consent. A new god was
proclaimed and "officially" ratified by Constantine (Acta Concilii Nicaeni, 1618).
That purely political act of deification effectively and legally placed Hesus
and Krishna among the Roman gods as one individual composite. That abstraction
lent Earthly existence to amalgamated doctrines for the Empire's new religion;
and because there was no letter "J" in alphabets until around the ninth century,
the name subsequently evolved into "Jesus Christ".

 
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Albert

Ver, can you tell this forum the real issue

July 25 2009, 8:31 PM 

why Jesus was crucified by the Jews?

 
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ver

Re: Ver, can you tell this forum the real issue

September 12 2009, 8:44 AM 

jesaus was mis-understood by the jews..
he never claimed he is god but the one sent by god.

john 8:40 But now ye seek to kill me, a man that hath told you the truth, which I have heard of God: this did not Abraham.

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Albert

Jesus never corrected them.

April 2 2010, 1:19 AM 

He did not say to them that He was not God. Can you cite a verse that categorically say that Jesus was not God? Don't ever mention verses that says He's just a man because that will become moot and academic as we believe He is both God and man.

 
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ver

stop destorting jesus true teaching about God

May 30 2010, 2:57 AM 

How dare you opposed jesus teaching that his father is the only god..
if you still insist your absurdity then accept that jesus brothers were also gods....

John 17:17 Jesus saith unto her, Touch me not; for I am not yet ascended to my Father: but go to my brethren, and say unto them, I ascend unto my Father, and your Father; and to my God, and your God.

see?...where in the world can you find that a god has a brethren?
only in your wildest nightmare..lol

 
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Albert

Remember Jesus also prayed to his Father God?

April 7 2012, 5:30 PM 

On earth when He had assumed human form, He was then also become subject to God's laws and man's laws as well as humans diseases and suffering. He was likewise capable of committing sins which He didn't. But when He take His place in the Throne of heaven everything will be back on its former course. The important thing is that He experienced how it is to be like humans and by His not sinning as a man and for being obedient to God's laws while He lives among us He had earned the right to be our Ultimate Judge. Even the angels and cherubims have not experienced how to become human that's why Jesus is exalted above them. Jesus can say, 'I have been there.'

 
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Albert

Jesus was not misunderstood by the jews.....

April 22 2011, 1:29 AM 

they crucified Him because they cannot accept his revelation that He was God.

 
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VER

IS CHRIST CO-CREATOR?

March 18 2008, 6:18 AM 

V> "HO THEOS" = IN GREEK IS USED TO PINPOINT THE SINGULARITY OF GOD

N> I'm not disagreeing at all that there is only ONE TRUE GOD. I never have. The problem I see YOU'RE HAVING is that YOU are viewing God as an "ABSOLUTE" singularity where as the Bible even from the beginning DOESN'T TEACH that. The Bible teaches God as a "COMPOSITE UNITY", meaning while there is ONE TRUE GOD the exists THREE DISTINCT PERSONS, that possess the ONE TRUE GOD nature.


Gen 1:26-27
26 Then God said, "Let us make man in our image, in our likeness, and let them rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air, over the livestock, over all the earth, and over all the creatures that move along the ground."
27 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them. (NIV)

VER
Christ is neither the Creator in John 1:3 nor the Co-Creator in Gen. 1:26

The proponents of the Christ-is-God doctrine allege that Christ created all things. They cite John 1:3 which states:


“All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made.” (NKJV)


The verse does not say that Christ created all things. What is written is “All things were made through Him.” However, this doesn’t imply that He is the Almighty Creator since this would contradict what is written in Isaiah 44:24 that the Father alone is the Creator. Apostle Paul explains why all things were made through Christ:


“For by Him all things were created that are in heaven and that are on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers. All things were created through Him and for Him. (Col. 1:16, Ibid.)

All things were created by God for Christ. As to why all things were created for Him, Apostle Paul explains:


“God did what he had purposed, and made known to us the secret plan he had already decided to compete by means of Christ. This plan, which God will complete when the time is right, is to bring al creation together, everything in heaven and on earth, with Christ as head.” (Eph. 1:9-10, TEV)


God, who will bring all creation together, is different from Christ to whom all things will be brought together. Christ cannot be the Creator for He is also one of those whom God created—“He is the first-born Son, superior to al created things.” (Col. 1:15, Ibid.) Thus, the term “created through Him” only means that all creation, especially man, would necessitate a Mediator and Savior—the Lord Christ (I Tim. 2:5; Acts 5:31). So, when God aid the plan for salvation, He created the Lord Jesus Christ for, without Him as a Savior, God wouldn’t have made anything that was made. Thus, the true Creator is God:


“For through him God created everything in heaven and on earth, the seen and the unseen things, including spiritual powers, lords, rulers, and authorities. God created the whole universe through him and for him.” (Col. 1:16, TEV)

Hence, those who say that Christ is the Creator of a things have misunderstood the verse of the Bible.

Ref. God’s Message Magazine, July 2000, p. 13


FURTHER STUDY:

IS CHRIST CO-CREATOR?


Deity believer asks:

"If God is the Creator, who was God referring to in the pronouns “us,” “our,” “ourselves” in the verse, “Let us make people in our image, to be like ourselves…?” (Gen. 1:26)

Answer:


Genesis 1:26 states:

“Then God said, ‘Let Us make a man in Our image, according to Our likeness; let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth’.” (NKJV)

It is admitted that Gen 1:26 implies plurality. But plurality simply means “more than one.” Proponents of Trinity doctrine limit the number to three beings in this verse and they presumably involve the Son and the Holy Spirit.

We should notice that nowhere in the verse does it state that the pronouns “us” and “our” refer to the “Word” or the “Holy Ghost”. Indeed, the Bible clearly stated that God alone created all things (Gen. 1:27; Is. 44:24; 37:16).
Then, whom was the Lord referring to with the pronouns “us” and “our”? The Father was referring to those who were already in existence then—the Cherubs or the angels (Job 38:4-7; Gen. 3:22, 24).


 
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Albert

All things were created through Him and for Him. (Col. 1:16,)

July 25 2009, 8:38 PM 

Everything was created through Jesus Christ, the Son and for the Glory of God the Father.

 
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Re: All things were created through Him and for Him. (Col. 1:16,)

September 12 2009, 8:55 AM 

Christ is neither the Creator in John 1:3 nor the Co-Creator in Gen. 1:26

The proponents of the Christ-is-God doctrine allege that Christ created all things. They cite John 1:3 which states:


All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made. (NKJV)


The verse does not say that Christ created all things. What is written is All things were made through Him. However, this doesnt imply that He is the Almighty Creator since this would contradict what is written in Isaiah 44:24 that the Father alone is the Creator. Apostle Paul explains why all things were made through Christ:


For by Him all things were created that are in heaven and that are on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers. All things were created through Him and for Him. (Col. 1:16, Ibid.)

All things were created by God for Christ. As to why all things were created for Him, Apostle Paul explains:


God did what he had purposed, and made known to us the secret plan he had already decided to compete by means of Christ. This plan, which God will complete when the time is right, is to bring al creation together, everything in heaven and on earth, with Christ as head. (Eph. 1:9-10, TEV)


God, who will bring all creation together, is different from Christ to whom all things will be brought together. Christ cannot be the Creator for He is also one of those whom God createdHe is the first-born Son, superior to al created things. (Col. 1:15, Ibid.) Thus, the term created through Him only means that all creation, especially man, would necessitate a Mediator and Saviorthe Lord Christ (I Tim. 2:5; Acts 5:31). So, when God aid the plan for salvation, He created the Lord Jesus Christ for, without Him as a Savior, God wouldnt have made anything that was made. Thus, the true Creator is God:


For through him God created everything in heaven and on earth, the seen and the unseen things, including spiritual powers, lords, rulers, and authorities. God created the whole universe through him and for him. (Col. 1:16, TEV)

Hence, those who say that Christ is the Creator of a things have misunderstood the verse of the Bible.

Ref. Gods Message Magazine, July 2000, p. 13


FURTHER STUDY:

IS CHRIST CO-CREATOR?


Deity believer asks:

"If God is the Creator, who was God referring to in the pronouns us, our, ourselves in the verse, Let us make people in our image, to be like ourselves? (Gen. 1:26)

Answer:


Genesis 1:26 states:

Then God said, Let Us make a man in Our image, according to Our likeness; let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth. (NKJV)

It is admitted that Gen 1:26 implies plurality. But plurality simply means more than one. Proponents of Trinity doctrine limit the number to three beings in this verse and they presumably involve the Son and the Holy Spirit.

We should notice that nowhere in the verse does it state that the pronouns us and our refer to the Word or the Holy Ghost. Indeed, the Bible clearly stated that God alone created all things (Gen. 1:27; Is. 44:24; 37:16).
Then, whom was the Lord referring to with the pronouns us and our? The Father was referring to those who were already in existence thenthe Cherubs or the angels (Job 38:4-7; Gen. 3:22, 24).



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Albert

Were angels and Cherubims already around...

April 22 2011, 1:36 AM 

when God created the universe?

 
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VER

IS JESUS ADRESS AS "HO THEOS"?

March 18 2008, 6:20 AM 

IN THE ORIGINAL TRANSLATION WHICH IS GREEK JESUS WAS NOT ADRESS AS "HO THEOS" MEANING HE ONLY HAVE THE ATTRIBUTES OF GOD..AND NOT A LITERAL GOD.

"HO THEOS" = IN GREEK IS USED TO PINPOINT THE SINGULARITY OF GOD

"THEOS" = IS USED TO DESCRIVED A GODLY ATTRIBUTES OF GODSWORD OR GODS SERVANT JUST LIKE JESUS AND ANGELS.

PUT THIS IN YOUR MIND..PHIL 2:6,JOHN 1:1-3 JUST USED THE NAME "THEOS" TO DESCRIBED THE GODLY ATTRIBUTES JESUS HAVE..MEANING HE IS NOT A LITERAL GOD..


NUCC
There was God with the Word that was God in the beginning John shows the the TWO are distinct from each other and both EXISTED IN THE BEGINNING. Jn 1:1,2.

>> YOU ASSUME TO MUCH YET A FALLACY...DOES GOD ALLOW YOUR ASSUMPTION THAT THERE WAS ANOTHER GOD BESIDE HIMSELF?..READ!

ISA 44:Isa 44:6 Thus saith Jehovah, the King of Israel, and his Redeemer, Jehovah of hosts: I am the first, and I am the last; and besides me there is no God.

NUCC
Now we go the Jn 1:14 and John states that the "WORD" that was God became flesh which obviously means that God the Word BECAME FLESH. God in man.

>. ANOTHER FALLACY SIGHTED..DOES GOD ALLOW HIMSELF TO BECOM MAN?..NO!

NUM 23:19 God is not a man,Neither the son of man, that he should repent: Hath he said, and will he not do it? Or hath he spoken, and will he not make it good?

HOS 11:9 .... for I am God, and not man; the Holy One in the midst of thee; and I will not come in wrath

NUCC
Then in vs18 the NIV makes it even clearer in describing this person at His Father's side AS GOD "SHOWN" to man (Jesus Christ).

>>YOU NEVER STOP SHOWING YOUR FALLACY...CAN YOU STILL REFUTE GOD HIMSELF WHO TESTIFY THAT JESUS IS A MAN STANDING BESIDES HIM IN HEAVEN?..READ!

ZECH 13:7 ¶ “Awake, O sword, against my shepherd,
against the man who stands next to me,”
declares the LORD of hosts.

SEE? TRINITY IS NOTHING BUT A MYTH,INNVENTED BY RCC AND CARRIED BY APOSTATES OFFSRING THE PROTESTANTS.THIS IS THE REASON INC RE-EMERGED TO PREACH THE TRUTH ABOUT THE ONE TRUE GOD..THE FATHER IN HEAVEN.


 
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Albert

You see,

July 25 2009, 8:41 PM 

the stupid Jews crucified Jesus Christ because the accept the revelation that Jesus was also God.

 
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ver

Re: You see,

September 12 2009, 8:46 AM 

the stupid jews are just like you..they insist jesus claimed he is god..yet it was the other way..

john 8:40 But now ye seek to kill me, a man that hath told you the truth, which I have heard of God: this did not Abraham.

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Pope Reverend I, BV

The Pharisees were Roman Collaborators...

July 1 2010, 1:29 PM 


They wanted to maintain the status quo.

The Sadducees were a false Priesthood...
-- Although they were Levites of Aaronite descent...
-- They were NOT of the Zadokite bloodline.

On his Father's Side...
-- (Joseph)...
Jesus was Heir to the Throne of David.
And...
On his Mother's Side...
-- (Mary)...
Jesus was the Legitimate, Zadokite, High Priest.

The combination of these Two Bloodlines...
-- The Davidian Royal Lineage with...
-- That of the Priestly, Zadokite Lineage...
Brought about, in the birth of Jesus..
The Manifestation of...
The Messianic Priest/King...
Eagerly anticipated by the Essenes...
-- Who were, the Third Largest Sect of Judaism at that time...
-- And. in their own writings, referred to themselves...
-- By the same terms used by the NT authors...
-- In reference to the followers of Jesus.

So, the Pharisees and the Saduccees both had their reasons...
For wanting Jesus to be taken out of the picture.

To the Pharisees...
The Royal Bloodline of Jesus...
Represented a source of Political Unrest.

To the Saduccees...
The Zadokite Bloodline of Jesus...
Represented a Personal Threat...
To the Power of their Priestly Positions...
-- In the Temple at Jerusalem.

So, the answer to your question of WHY...
The Pharisees and Saduccees wanted Jesus Crucified...
Is two-fold...
-- Power and Security.
And...
It has nothing to do with the Erroneous Concept of...
-- The "deity" of Jesus.

-PRev1-

 
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Albert

It was the general population that condemned

April 22 2011, 1:59 AM 

Jesus not the Pharisees and the Sadducees. The general population was unaware of their personal motives. Their role was only to instigate. When the general population condemned Jesus it was in their correct understanding that Jesus claimed to be God which they cannot accept in the light of Isaiah 44;24 and other texts.

 
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DOES THE TERM "IMAGE OF GOD" BE TAKEN AS LITERAL GOD?

March 18 2008, 6:21 AM 

NUCC
Phil 2:6 again CLEARLY states.....Jesus was by VERY NATURE GOD.

Phil 2:6
6 Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be grasped, (NIV)

The Bible is quite clear Ver. Jesus is God by nature, the second person of the Triune Being called God.

VER
Isnt There is only one God the Father? ISNT JESUS THE SON?
Jesus is only in the FORM of God and not a LITERAL GOD...

WHY DID JESUS BECAME A "FORM OR IMAGE OF GOD"? IS IT BECAUSE HE IS GOD PER SE? NO...

JESUS BECAME "FORM OR IMAGE OF GOD" BECAUSE OF ALL HUMAN HE ALONE NEVER COMMIT SIN[1PETER 2:22],..

HOLINESS IS THE QUALITY OF GOD THAT IS FOUND IN JESUS..

Le 11:44 For I am the LORD your God: ye shall therefore sanctify yourselves, and ye shall be holy; for I am holy

ADAM TOO WHEN HE NOT YET COMMIT SIN WAS ALSO IN THE "FORM OR IMAGE OF GOD" BUT WE KNOW HE FAILD BECAUSE DESOBEDINCE.

JESUS ALONE PASSED THE TEST THATS WHY HE IS IN THE "FORM OR IMAGE OF GOD" ..YET IN POWER AND OTHER GODLY ATTRIBUTE HE IS NOT EQUAL WITH GOD AND THEREFORE NOT GOD.

ROM 5:15 But the free giving of God is not like the wrongdoing of man. For if, by the wrongdoing of one man death came to numbers of men, much more did the grace of God, and the free giving by the grace of one man, Jesus Christ, come to men.
19 For as through the disobedience of the one man the many were made sinners, so through the obedience of the one man will the many be made righteous.

SEE?..CHRIST LIKE ADAM IS A MAN IN NATURE...CHRIST IS ALSO CALLED 2ND ADAM...BOTH ADAMS ARE GODS CREATION..A CREATURE AND NOT CREATOR.

 
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Albert

Excure me. The verse "All have sinned and

July 25 2009, 8:48 PM 

fall short of the glory Of God" clearly states that ALL MEN HAve SINNED with no exemptions. Only God does not sin.

 
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Re: Excure me. The verse "All have sinned and

September 12 2009, 8:38 AM 

JESUS BECAME "FORM OR IMAGE OF GOD" BECAUSE OF ALL HUMAN HE ALONE NEVER COMMIT SIN

1PETER 2:22],..

22 Who did no sin, neither was guile found in his mouth:
23 Who, when he was reviled, reviled not again; when he suffered, he threatened not; but committed himself to him that judgeth righteously:

christ is a man used by god...

Act 2:22 Ye men of Israel, hear these words; Jesus of Nazareth, a man approved of God among you by miracles and wonders and signs, which God did by him in the midst of you, as ye yourselves also know:

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Friendly Advice:
Obey Gods Law and Submit yourself to it:

John 17:17 ¶ Sanctify them by Your truth; Your word is truth.

 
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