Is Jesus God? Did Jesus ever claim to be God?

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  1. boyatdelhi profile image80
    boyatdelhiposted 5 years ago

    Is Jesus God? Did Jesus ever claim to be God?

  2. residentstone profile image59
    residentstoneposted 5 years ago

    Um, I went to catholic school for k-8, and I dont remember that lesson. God is god and Jesus is his son, if you believe in that fairy tale. I really don't see how people can. Believe me I'd like to think everything is going to be ok once you die, but sadly, I think that may be it.

    Just lets say, God is supposedly all knowing, right?

    And he created man with freewill, right?

    But if he is all knowing, he would have known in advance how badly we were gonna screw this all up, right?

    SO why would a loving God, have genocide and wars, and starvation of children and dudes like Hitler.

    I mean why even bother, is he just a cruel jokester? Doesnt sound very loving to me.

    Whatevs.

    1. PlanksandNails profile image86
      PlanksandNailsposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Free will is the potential for love and also suffering. No freedom would have neither love or suffering. There are only two possibilities. If you want one you have to accept the potential for the other too. We are not automatons.

    2. residentstone profile image59
      residentstoneposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      But God would already know the outcome, there would be no possibilities involved with God, so why bother I ask? Seriously, if you ponder it long enough, it makes absolutely zero sense, sorry crazy god people.

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      Deborah Sextonposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      They are not crazy God people, they are Jesus people and sadly worship him above God

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      BrendaJames2posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I posted this under the wrong comment and the only way to get rid of it is to type something else

  3. PoeticPhilosophy profile image79
    PoeticPhilosophyposted 5 years ago

    He asked his disciples what the people speak of him.
    They named some thing's, they asked are you a prophet?
    He shrugged and one spoke out and said your the son of god.
    He smiled and agreed and took the name of being "the son of god"

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      BrendaJames2posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Yes He said the son of God

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      chevyssbowtieposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      1 John 5:20 And we know that the Son of God is come, and hath given us an understanding, that we may know him that is true, and we are in him that is true, even in his Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God, and eternal life.
      The Son Is the true God

  4. Disappearinghead profile image76
    Disappearingheadposted 5 years ago

    Isaiah 9:6
    For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.

  5. Sri T profile image76
    Sri Tposted 5 years ago

    He discovered the Divinity within himself. He said, "I and the Father are one".

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      Deborah Sextonposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      He said married people are one. He prayed  that the children of God be one (in one accord, not God) as they were one

      John 17:22 And the glory which thou gavest me I have given them; that they may be one, even as we are one:

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      chevyssbowtieposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      One in this verse means one and the same, not in one accord.

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      BrendaJames2posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      To show what he meant, the following verse shows it He wants the disciples to be one as he and his father, the disciples can't be one person
      John 17:22 And the glory which thou gavest me I have given them; that they may be one, even as we are one:

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      chevyssbowtieposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      No John 17 doesnt show what He meant in John 10:30 those 2 vs aren't connected. John 10:28-30 He's saying That He is God

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      BrendaJames2posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      He said "one, as we are one", showing they are not one and the same as the disciples are not one and the same
      John 17:22 And the glory which thou gavest me I have given them; that they may be one, even as we are one:

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      chevyssbowtieposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      No John 17 doesnt show what He meant in John 10:30.No man is able to pluck them out of my hand, no man is able to pluck them out of my Fathers hand, I and my Father are one, Hes saying theyre the same. and John 17 has nothing to do with John 10:30

  6. Jisblessed profile image77
    Jisblessedposted 5 years ago

    Yes! Jesus is God bodily. St John 1st chapter. In the beginning was the WORD, the WORD was GOD. Keep reading The WORD was MADE FLESH and DWELT among us.(Jesus). And Yes! he claim to be God, the woman at the well, blind Bardamaus and to Pilate and High Priest in Matthew 26 and in Mark he tells the High Priest Mark 14:61,62.  Praise the Lord for what it means to all mankind!

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      Deborah Sextonposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      In Matthew 26:24 he called himself the “son of man”

      In Mark 14, he said he was the son of the blessed and did not say he was God

      61 But he held his peace, and answered nothing. Again the high priest asked him, and said unto him, Art thou the Christ

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      chevyssbowtieposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      John 1:1 says the He is God, The Word was God and the Word was made flesh.

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      BrendaJames2posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Yes, God spoke the word and Jesus became an embryo inside Mary. All other people were formed, taken from a rib by God or reproduced. Jesus was the only one that came about through the spoken word. Meaning God said it would happen and it happened

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      chevyssbowtieposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      No, the Word was God and the word which was God was made flesh, that means God became flesh. You cannot separate the word from the one speaking.

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    Deborah Sextonposted 5 years ago

    No He is not The One God Almighty. There are many Gods but the commandments say not to put any ABOVE him.  Yahshua never claimed to be. Anyone saying he did needs to post scripture where he said it. He claimed to be the son of God and he claimed to be one (in accord) with God.
    All four Gospels record Yahshua (Jesus) as saying, "Blessed are the peacemakers; they will be called sons of God."
    The word ‘son’ cannot be accepted literally because in the Bible, God apparently addresses many of his chosen servants as ‘son’ and ‘sons.’ The Hebrews believed God is One, and had neither wife nor children in any literal sense.  Therefore, it is obvious the expression ‘son of God’ merely meant ‘Servant of God’; one who, because of faithful service, was close and dear to God as a son is to his father. 

    To a Christian, God had to take human form to understand temptation and human suffering, but the concept is not based on any clear words of Jesus. (As though God, who knows everything would not already know) God does not need to be tempted and suffer in order to be able to understand and forgive man’s sins, for He is the all knowing Creator of man.  This is expressed in the verse:
    ‘And the Lord said: ‘I have surely seen the affliction of My people who are in Egypt, and I have heard their cry because of their taskmasters; for I know their pains.’ (Exodus 3:7)

    God forgave sin before Jesus’ appearance, and He continues to forgive without any assistance.  When a believer sins, he may come before God in sincere repentance to receive forgiveness.  The offer to humble oneself before God and be saved is made to all humankind.
    ‘And there is no God else beside Me; a just God and a Savior; there is none beside Me.  Look to Me, and be saved, all the ends of the earth; for I am God, and there is none else.’ (Isaiah 45:21-22, Jonah 3:5-10)

    According to the bible, people can receive forgiveness of sins through sincere repentance sought directly from God.  This is true always and in all places.  There has never been a need for the so-called intercessory role Yahshua plays in attaining atonement.  The facts speak for themselves.  There is no truth to the Christian belief that Yahshua died for our sins and salvation is only through Yahshua. What about the salvation of people before Yahshua? Yahshua’ death brings neither atonement from sin, nor is it in any way a fulfillment of biblical prophecy.

    1. PoeticPhilosophy profile image79
      PoeticPhilosophyposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I like your answer, you  have great knowledge smile

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      Deborah Sextonposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks, I just want people to know the truth so they can worship God and God alone smile

    3. PoeticPhilosophy profile image79
      PoeticPhilosophyposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I have my whole life wink. I had a inner  knowing in me that jesus was just Jesus, and there was god. Haha but I'm happy I know that.

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      CalebSparksposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      1 John 4:1-3 --
      Deborah, you have demonstrated yourself to be an antichrist by denying that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God. Only the Holy Spirit of God can turn your heart toward Him.

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      Deborah Sextonposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Christ means Messiah. I am not anti Messiah. One day He will come  as promised. Yahshua is not God no matter how much you kick up your heels

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      CalebSparksposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Yes, He will come the second time to take vengeance on those who reject Him, like yourself.

    7. PoeticPhilosophy profile image79
      PoeticPhilosophyposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      No need for argumentation, she believe's in Jesus she just doesn't "worship" him and prays to "THE" god that is what she said. I don't mean to be rude to you Celeb but your still in this righteous belief trap, you gotta get outta that.

    8. Lady Guinevere profile image61
      Lady Guinevereposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Caleb, you got to see how many times that it was thought that Jesus was coming for a 2nd time:  Read After the adds: http://www.bible.ca/pre-date-setters.htm

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      CalebSparksposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I guess we will all find out in the end, won't we? Over and out.

    10. Lady Guinevere profile image61
      Lady Guinevereposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Caleb, when was the last time you sang your church's Doxology?  The answer is in there....unless you don't believe there will be no end.

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      JoelMcLendonposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Deborah a very clear and precise answer

    12. lone77star profile image82
      lone77starposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Beautiful, DS.

      Yehoshua made it clear that we need to give up our "earthly" self -- the ego -- in order to return to the oneness. Love is the biggest part of this.

      First (egotistical) shall be last; last (humble) shall be first

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      BrendaJames2posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Lonestar yes the ego is the hardest to conquer and it is what stands between God and us. It is the same thing that hinders love of people.

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      chevyssbowtieposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Isaiah 9:6 For unto us a child is born , unto us a son is given,...and his name shall be called...The mighty God, The everlasting Father
      This child, this sons name shall be called The God, The everlasting Father

    15. Author Sam profile image47
      Author Samposted 7 months agoin reply to this

      Hi Deborah
      Why you are right the bible does not teach that Jesus is God Almighty.

      But your rejection of Jeaus as God's means of servation is not based on knowledge

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    BrendaJames2posted 5 years ago

    I can find nowhere in the bible where Jesus claims to be or even alludes to being God.
    John 5:18
    18 Therefore the Jews sought the more to kill him, because he not only had broken the sabbath, but said also that God was his Father, making himself equal with God

    (the others said Jesus made himself equal to God, but Jesus didn’t)
    (He also did not break the Sabbath because he healed someone)

    Jesus replied and said that he couldn’t do anything of himself, but God showed him

    John 5
    19 Then answered Jesus and said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, The Son can do nothing of himself, but what he seeth the Father do: for what things soever he doeth, these also doeth the Son likewise.

    I am a Christian and have been in the Christian religion all my lfe but I’ve never been taught that Jesus was God

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      chevyssbowtieposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      John 8:24-27 Jesus said that ye shall die in your sins: for if ye believe not that I am he, ye shall die in your sins.
      Then said they unto him , Who art thou?
      They understood not that he spake to them of the Father . 
      He claimed to be I am

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      BrendaJames2posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      He said he did not speak of himself when he spoke. but of God
      John 14:10
      Believest thou not that I am in the Father, and the Father in me? the words that I speak unto you I speak not of myself: but the Father that dwelleth in me, he doeth the works

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      chevyssbowtieposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      in John 8 He claimed to be God thats what He meant when He told them that in verse 24, verse 27 clarified what He meant, He spake to them of the Father, Which happens to be God

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      BrendaJames2posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      If that's what you believe but you might want to pray about it.
      That's what I do I leave my mind and heart open and ask God to show me the truth about certain things. Remember if you ask God for a fish He won't give you a serpent

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      chevyssbowtieposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I believe it because thats what He said, you can read it in John if you will, apparently you are not leaving your heart and mind open because its right there in the verses

    6. celafoe profile image59
      celafoeposted 13 months agoin reply to this

      Jesus never claimed to be God, He did say they are one because they both have one and the same Spirit which we must also have to enter eternity, the Holy Spirit of God.

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    Svanel77posted 5 years ago

    No Jesus is not God. He is God's Son.  Growing up I went to church with my mother and father every Sunday.  We also went to bible studies on Tuesday's and Thursday's...I do not recall ever being taught that Jesus is God.  Neither do I remember then or now where it would state that in the Bible.

  10. savvydating profile image95
    savvydatingposted 5 years ago

    Son of Man refers to Daniel 7:13-14. ...there before me was one like a son of man,coming with the clouds of heaven. He approached the Ancient of Days and was led into his presence. He was given authority, glory and sovereign power; all peoples, nations, and men of every language worshiped him. His dominion is an everlasting dominion that will not pass away.
    In other words, The Son of Man is a title of great exaltation, not of mere humanity. For further information, read The Reliability of the Gospels, by Craig Bloomberg. Jesus also stated the he could forgive sins (in the synoptics) All the things he claimed for himself were the things that God claims. The term "Son of Man" is thought by those unfamiliar with in-depth scriptural research, to be a statement of mere humanity, but in fact, it is a very Bold term indicating sameness with God or Divinity.  So the answer is yes, Jesus did make the claim to be God.
    For anyone who cares, Bloomberg is considered to be one of our foremost authorities on the gospels. (He received his doctorate fro Aberdeen University in Scotland.) This God question is one of those cases where a person cannot simply use their "inner knowing." There is a difference between fact (serious research) and fluff (distorted research/opinions). For example, we can believe that a rock is really a pear, because that is somehow "one's reality," but the fact remains that a pear is a pear, whether you think it is or not. In other words, we can deny facts, but the facts remain.

  11. Jay Max Juster profile image76
    Jay Max Justerposted 5 years ago

    Many people assert that he unequivocally stated his divinity throughout the gospels of the New Testament.

    I don't think he ever claimed to be God. But he did claim to be the only path to God and the son of God, which wasn't much different in the eyes of the Jewish Pharisees.

    The book Liar, Lord, Lunatic answers this question under the assumption that Jesus did indeed claim that he was the Lord.

 
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