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Jesus denied ‘good’ for himself

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    paarsurreyposted 5 years ago

    When someone praised him and referred to him as ‘good’ as mentioned in the gospel of Mark, Jesus was quick to point out that he was not worthy of any praise and that ‘ No one is good but God alone’.

    Jesus was a humble human being and held the Creator God in high esteem

    1. mischeviousme profile image60
      mischeviousmeposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      The greatest treasures in life are awarded to those that consider others first and the self last.

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      Brenda Durhamposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Jesus wasn't referring to himself there.  He was making a point to human beings that they can never be perfect within themselves, but that they must strive to be like God, keeping His commandments, etc.   Jesus was God in a fleshly body.  He WAS perfect, sinless. 
      I'm sorry you cannot see that.  Unless and until you can realize that Jesus was the perfect Sacrifice and the perfect Savior, you won't be able to understand who God is.

      1. mischeviousme profile image60
        mischeviousmeposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        "He who puts his life before another is truly devine". What of the good semeritain? "The light of God rests in all men's hearts". what do these things mean? If we were not meant to find answers, then surely your God intended for us to remain stupid. Remaining as a child, does not mean don't think for yourself. Free will helps us to decide what is devine and what is not. The words of men will always be overshadowed by universal truths and absolute truth. We were meant to find the answers, not have them handed to us. Enlightenment is easy, Christianity makes too easy. I will not be blinded by your ego, though I will learn to see through my own...

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          Brenda Durhamposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          First of all, can we spell it right?  Divine.
          Please cite references for your quotes so that I can give opinion on them.?
          And what do you mean by my "ego"?
          In case you don't know, paarsurrey believes in Islam, from what I understand from his posts.  He doesn't understand who Jesus really was and is.  So, I was replying to him from that knowledge.

          1. mischeviousme profile image60
            mischeviousmeposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            Everyone has ego and it is this that our illusions to right and wrong are born. There are certain universal laws and spelling has nothing to do with them. So if you'd please be humble enough to squelch your ego for a moment? One needs law and DIVINE law does not apply to the living, so this is my point; I don't care. I have tried to impart personal wisdom and you have angered the God inside myself.  What I say is what is, you can agree or disagree it matters not, but personal attacks are uncalled for.

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              Brenda Durhamposted 5 years ago in reply to this

              Oh my.  You certainly ARE "mischievous", aren't you?!  LOL.    You almost had my interest even after the comment about me "angering" the God inside yourself.  But ya lost me when you referred to personal attacks, of which I've done none, but you have come mighty close already to doing!

              1. mischeviousme profile image60
                mischeviousmeposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                To say that we can spell divine and hold it over my head was an attack. Even I am subject to anger from time to time. For that I appologise. What I was trying to impart was this. I can follow any number of men and teachings, but it is the truth and the law of self that matters, this is our moral compass. I hope I have not offended you to deeply. I am human and for that I appologise. Do you accept?

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                  Brenda Durhamposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                  No, I won't say it was an attack because it wasn't!

                  But Yes, I accept your apology!

                  Do you want to start over?  I'm okay with that.

                  May I ask you to define the "law of self" that you referred to?

                  1. mischeviousme profile image60
                    mischeviousmeposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                    Again I appologise. The law of self, is the recognition of moral aptitude. I see people everyday that are bound by the laws of their religion, yet they still commit attrocities, some more than others. Being saved does not free one from sin, it should be the will of the student to be faithful to the teaching and do as the teacher would do, until it is time to move on. This does not mean that the teaching should go away, but respected. I respect the law and it is my choice to pay heed to it. This is the law of self, how we govern the life we have, how we relate to others and how we treat the world at large.

      2. AshtonFirefly profile image83
        AshtonFireflyposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        If he wasn't referring to himself, though, why didn't he just say so? Did he ever say he was saying that out of example?

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          Brenda Durhamposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Everything he did and said was for our benefit, to show us how much God loves us, and to show us that God is Holy.

          1. AshtonFirefly profile image83
            AshtonFireflyposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            But I mean in this particular situation, how do you know he wasn't referring to himself?

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              Brenda Durhamposted 5 years ago in reply to this

              For one thing, Jesus's body was human.  It was the Spirit inside him that was divine.  When people saw him, they saw a human body of course, and human attributes.  Jesus wanted to make sure that he illustrated that it's only our spirits (souls) that are important. 
              So, although he didn't spell it out in specifics, it's obvious he was referring to mankind's frailty and temptations.  The verses preceding and the verses following point to this.   And the other Scriptures that tout his divinity and perfection of course uphold this.

              1. AshtonFirefly profile image83
                AshtonFireflyposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                But how do you know? Where in the Bible does it say this? ...

                1. mischeviousme profile image60
                  mischeviousmeposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                  It doesn't have to. We are all divine creations, we just refuse to see it, for we already know the answer and we know it hurts.

                  1. AshtonFirefly profile image83
                    AshtonFireflyposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                    I was addressing my quesstion specifically to Brenda. I know she is a Christian and believes in the Bible, so I was challenging what she said based on the Bible and if she could back it up in the Bible.
                    Whether or not I feel the Bible should back up one's opinion would be irrelevant...

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    paarsurreyposted 5 years ago

    He who is most humble rises the most

  3. rLcasaLme profile image50
    rLcasaLmeposted 5 years ago

    Jesus is a man and always, as in always, He wants all of man to go by His humanly example so that we may become righteous in the eyes of God. That has always been the attitude of our Lord Jesus Christ. He will never boast of His deity because if He did, we will have excuses that we can't be like Him. God himself had to be a man because only God alone is righteous. We cannot make any human an example for no man is righteous. God Himself had to come down and show us once and for all to make salvation possible.
    It just saddens me when people really cannot comprehend who Jesus Christ is.

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    paarsurreyposted 5 years ago

    I can well comprehend that Jesus was a normal human being whom the Creator God has chosen as messenger prophet to his people like Jonah was chosen as Jesus himself mentioned.

    1. rLcasaLme profile image50
      rLcasaLmeposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      No, you don't. smile

    2. rLcasaLme profile image50
      rLcasaLmeposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      However, I admire your determination.

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        paarsurreyposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Thanks

 
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