Is Jesus God Or The Son Of God?
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HOW WOULD YOU ANSWER THIS QUESTION?

Lets look at various scriptures now to answer this question...

Setting

In 29 CE when Jesus was 30 years old, he went to get baptized in the Jordan River.What was significant about this event and what does this have to do with his true identity?

Scripture

In the Book of Matthew 3 verses 16,17

Who was being baptized in this setting?

The scripture says that it was Jesus! Pretty self explanatory.

Whose spirit came upon Jesus?

The verse says that it was God's spirit! No mention of it being Jesus spirit coming upon himself!

And what exclamation did this voice from heaven make?

The voice from heaven said "This is my Son!"

So clearly, Jesus who became the Christ at his baptism (Christ meaning anointed one) not only received Gods Spirit and approval but was identified as who?

The Son of God!

Prayer

Now lets look briefly at prayer. Do people pray to Jesus or do they pray to god? Or is Jesus God?

Lets find the answer in Jesus Model prayer.

Scripture

Matthew 6 verse 9

Setting

Jesus teaching his disciples not only how to pray, but who to pray to! And that was to"Our Father in the Heavens."

No where does it mention in this verse that the disciples were being taught to pray to Jesus himself, obviously, because Jesus was right there with them in the flesh at that particular time!

So who did Jesus teach his disciples to direct their prayers too?

Prayer was to be directed to "The Father"

Lets have a look at one more verse in the scriptures, which is taken from the very first book of the bible and it's very first verse.

Scripture

Genesis 1 verse 1

Who created the heavens and the earth according to this verse?

I'm sure you know?

"GOD" not Jesus.

There are many scriptures that confirm that Jesus is the Son of God and not God himself? We have only just scraped the surface here.

In Summary

As a recap of the scriptures that I have shared with you in this article:

  • Matthew 3 vs 16,17

Highlighted that Jesus was anointed with "Gods Spirit."And the voice from heaven had approved Jesus as "his son."

  • Matthew 6 vs 9

Jesus taught his disciples to pray to "Our Father in the heavens" who is God.

  • Genesis 1 vs 1

Who created the heavens and earth?

It was GOD and NOT Jesus who created the heavens and the earth

Final Words

From the scriptures that we have shared show that Jesus Christ is indeed the son of God and NOT God himself.

I sincerely hope that you enjoyed this article! I would appreciate your comments below please. Thank you for joining me!


Street Talk

I look forward to corresponding with you as well John. And like you I do not want to debate about the scriptures either! Cheers! :)

Reply
  about 9 years ago
John Heim  

Interesting argument you set out. But this argument was settled over 1000 years ago when it was decided that there is a trinity within God. I would love to continue this discussion (please, not a debate or flaming each other) through articles. By responding to each other we would certainly have plenty to write about and this is exactly how scholars sell books :)

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  about 9 years ago

He most definitely was a Prophet. So true. And the scripture in John 17 vs 1 that you have quoted below confirms that he was also the son of god. A savior who came to be crucified(I quote from your words) Jesus definitely was a savior! Without Jesus sacrificial death, both you and I and everyone else on this planet would have no hope for eternal life! So in conclusion, Jesus was a Prophet and he was also the son of god.Thank you for your comment.

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  about 9 years ago

Jesus is neither God nor son of God. He is a prophet sent from God. he kept on telling that only the Father is God: Joh 17:1 When Jesus had spoken these words, he lifted up his eyes to heaven, and said, “Father, the hour has come; glorify your Son that the Son may glorify you, Joh 17:2 since you have given him authority over all flesh, to give eternal life to all whom you have given him. Joh 17:3 And this is eternal life, that they know you the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent. See, he says that the Father is the only true God, you know if he said “God” in the beginning this wouldn’t have been a proof, because God means the whole Trinity, but in this script, he clearly states the Father only is the only God not the son or the holy spirit. And see, this is the eternal life, it is not that he is God who came in flesh or that he is a person in the Trinity, or that he is the Savior who came to be crucified for the sin of Adam, it is simply that the Father is the only God, and that Jesus is a prophet sent by God.

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  about 9 years ago
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