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Is Jesus God?

Jesus is not God

(according to The Bible)

Where does Jesus say, “I am God “or “I am equal to God “or “worship me “? None of his handful sayings in the Bible is an explicit of deity. (Although it is quite meagre yet the four Gospels credit it to Jesus!).

Jesus and God

What did Jesus say about God ?

Jesus always expressed his subordination to his God and Creator

Jesus made a distinction between himself and the Father (God)

8 But you, do not be called ‘Rabbi’; for One is your Teacher, the Christ, and you are all brethren. 9 Do not call anyone on earth your father; for One is your Father, He who is in heaven. 10 And do not be called teachers; for One is your Teacher, the Christ. Matthew 23:8-10 (New King James Version)

Jesus said that God is greater than him

Jesus is not equal to the God. He make it clear:

28 You have heard Me say to you, ‘I am going away and coming back to you.’ If you loved Me, you would rejoice because I said,[a] ‘I am going to the Father,’ for My Father is greater than I. John 14:28 (New King James Version).

Can anyone call God ”Father” ?

(according to the Bible)

Jesus, at the end of his mission, made it clear that God is not only his Father, but father of all, and God of all, and even his own God whom he worshiped throughout his earthly career.

Jesus taught everyone to call God ”Father”. He said to the crowds and to his disciples; Matthew 23:9 (New International Version)

9And do not call anyone on earth 'father,' for you have one Father, and he is in heaven. Matthew 23:9 (New International Version)

 17Jesus said, "Do not hold on to me, for I have not yet returned to the Father. Go instead to my brothers and tell them, 'I am returning to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God.' "John 20:17 (New International Version)

Jesus never claimed divinity or identity to God

God and Jesus: Jesus has never claimed that he is God and man. He never claimed divinity or identity to God: 28 Then Jesus said to them, “When you lift up the Son of Man, then you will know that I am He, and that I do nothing of Myself; but as My Father taught Me, I speak these things. John 8:28 (New King James Version)

34 And at the ninth hour Jesus cried out with a loud voice, saying, “Eloi, Eloi, lama sabachthani?” which is translated, “My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me?” (Mark 15:34)

But of that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father. (Mark 13:32)

And when Jesus had cried out with a loud voice, He said, “Father, ‘into Your hands I commit My spirit.’[a] Having said this, He breathed His last. (Luke 23:46)

Indeed he had prophesied that people will worship him uselessly and will believe in doctrines not made by God but men:

And in vain they worship Me,
       Teaching as doctrines the commandments of men.’” (Matthew 15:9)

We should not forget the fact that all doctrines of modernChristianityare made by men: the Divinity of Jesus, the Trinity, Divine Sonship of Jesus, Original Sin and Atonement.

Was Jesus divine? Did he say that he was ?

There should be a logical discussion when considering the religious matters and The Bible courage the Christians describing;

18 "Come now, let us reason together," says the LORD. Isaiah 1:18 (New International Version)

God is Immutable while Jesus was subject to change

Christians say that God is “immutable“ i.e. unchanging .They does not believe in “incarnation “.The Bible illustrates:

052: And Jesus increased in wisdom and stature, and in favour with God and man.

(Luke 2:52)

How could God grow in knowledge?

If Jesus was God, how could He grow in knowledge? How did He pass through the state of death? The logical investigation finds a conflict here. There should be no doubt (or divine “mysteries”) about God, because doubt is a dangerous tendency.

God isn’t Jesus and Jesus isn’t God!

God and Jesus are not the same. The Bible explains it.

God is Creator / Jesus was created

28 Have you not known?
      Have you not heard?
      The everlasting God, the LORD,
      The Creator of the ends of the earth,
      Neither faints nor is weary.
      His understanding is unsearchable.

Isaiah 40:28 (New King James Version).

35 And the angel answered and said to her, “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Highest will overshadow you; therefore, also, that Holy One who is to be born will be called the Son of God. Luke 1:35 (New King James Version).

God alone is the Creator

(according to the Bible)

18 For this is what the LORD says—
       he who created the heavens,
       he is God;

       he who fashioned and made the earth,
       he founded it;
       he did not create it to be empty,
       but formed it to be inhabited—
       he says:
       "I am the LORD,
       and there is no other
.

Isaiah 45:18 (New International Version)

From this verse we can conclude that God alone was the Creator and no one else, not even Jesus, participated in the creation.

God is spirit / Jesus is not spirit

God is spirit, and his worshipers must worship in spirit and in truth." John 4:24 (New International Version).

Behold My hands and My feet, that it is I Myself. Handle Me and see, for a spirit does not have flesh and bones as you see I have.” Luke 24:39 (New King James Version)

The Spirit cannot lead God/Jesus was led by the Spirit

 1 Then Jesus, being filled with the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan and was led by the Spirit into the wilderness, Luke 4:1 (New King James Version)

God is not a man / Jesus was a man

God is not a man, that he should lie,
nor a son of man, that he should change his mind.
Numbers 23:19 (New International Version)

How then can man be righteous before God?
Or how can he be pure who is born of a woman?

6 How much less man, who is a maggot,
      And
a son of man, who is a worm?”

Job 25:4 (New King James Version)

5 For there is one God and one Mediator between God and men, the Man Christ Jesus,

1 Timothy 2:5

He (Jesus) was a good man, full of the Holy Spirit and faith, Acts 11:24 (New International Version).

22 “Men of Israel, hear these words: Jesus of Nazareth, a Man attested by God to you by miracles, wonders, and signs which God did through Him in your midst, as you yourselves also know— Acts 2:22 (New King James Version).

Luke 24:19-20 (English Standard Version)

19And he said to them, "What things?" And they said to him, "Concerning Jesus of Nazareth, a man who was a prophet. Luke 24:19-20 (English Standard Version)

God is not born of a woman / Jesus is born of a woman (Maria)

16 And Jacob begot Joseph the husband of Mary, of whom was born Jesus who is called Christ. Matthew 1:16 (New King James Version)

But when the fullness of the time had come, God sent forth His Son, born of a woman, born under the law, Galatians 4:4 (New King James Version).

How can God be born by a mortal one as any mortal ?

A man born of a woman cannot be pure

How then can man be righteous before God?
Or how can he be pure who is born of a woman?

Job 25:4 (New King James Version)

But when the fullness of the time had come, God sent forth His Son, born of a woman, born under the law, Galatians 4:4 (New King James Version)

God has no Siblings / Jesus had brothers and sisters

55 Is this not the carpenter’s son? Is not His mother called Mary? And His brothers James, Joses,[a] Simon, and Judas? 56 And His sisters, are they not all with us? Matthew 13:55-56 (New King James Version).

How can Jesus be God?

God can not be tempted /The Temptation of Jesus

 13When tempted, no one should say, "God is tempting me." For God cannot be tempted by evil, nor does he tempt anyone; James 1:13 (New International Version).

1Then Jesus was led by the Spirit into the desert to be tempted by the devil. 2After fasting forty days and forty nights, he was hungry. 3The tempter came to him

 8Again, the devil took him to a very high mountain and showed him all the kingdoms of the world and their splendor. 9"All this I will give you," he said, "if you will bow down and worship me."

 10Jesus said to him, "Away from me, Satan! For it is written: 'Worship the Lord your God, and serve him only.'"

 11Then the devil left him, and angels came and attended him. (Matt. 4:1, 8, 10, 11)

Then Jesus, being filled with the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan and was led by the Spirit into the wilderness, 2 being tempted for forty days by the devil. And in those days He ate nothing, and afterward, when they had ended, He was hungry. Luke 4:1-2 (New King James Version).

God cannot be tempted with evil / Jesus was tempted by Satan for forty days.

God never sleeps / Jesus slept

4 Behold, He who keeps Israel
         Shall neither slumber nor sleep.

Psalm 121:4 (New King James Version)

God isn’t hungry / Jesus was hungry

If I were hungry, I would not tell you;
   For the world is Mine, and all its fullness. Psalm 50:12 (New King James Version)

Now in the morning, as He returned to the city, He was hungry. Matthew 21:18 (New King James Version)

God neither faints nor is weary / Jesus was wearied

Have you not known?
Have you not heard?

The everlasting God, the LORD,
The Creator of the ends of the earth,
 
Neither faints nor is weary.
 His understanding is unsearchable. Isaiah 40:28 (New King James Version)

Now Jacob’s well was there. Jesus therefore, being wearied from His journey, sat thus by the well. John 4:6-7 (New King James Version)

God is not mocked / Jesus was mocked

Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap. Galatians 6:7 (New King James Version)

Now the men who held Jesus mocked Him and beat Him. Luke 22:63 (New King James Version).

God is powerful / People could spit on Jesus and crucify him as alleged

Jesus depends on God’s Authority/God depends on no one

God has full authorithy, and full knowledge. He cannot be taught, but teaches. Needless to say, God does not receive commands from anyone. Jesus clearify it:

30 I can do nothing on my own authority: as I hear, I judge: and my judgment is righteous; because I seek not mine own will, but the will of him that sent me. John 5:30 (Revised Standard Version). Is Jesus and God are one?

10 The words that I say to you I do not speak on My own authority; but the Father who dwells in Me does the works. John 14:10 (Revised King James Version)

28 I do nothing of my own authority; but speak thus as the Father taught me. John 8:28 (RSV)

God knows the day of judgement / Jesus does not know it

Take heed, watch and pray; for you do not know when the time is. Mark 13:33 (New King James Version)

No One Knows the Day or Hour

 32 “But of that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father. Mark 13:32 (New King James Version)

Jesus did not know the tree had no fruit

Jesus saw a tree that had leaves, he thought that he might find fruit on it. But when he came up close to the tree he realised there were no fruits. After all, it was not even fig season;

12 Now the next day, when they had come out from Bethany, He was hungry. 13 And seeing from afar a fig tree having leaves, He went to see if Mark 11:12-13 (New King James Version)

Jesus does not know the will of God

God and Jesus are not one and the same. They have two separate and contradictory wills, but the will of Jesus is subordinate to that of God. God’s will must prevail.

34 And at the ninth hour Jesus cried out with a loud voice, saying, “Eloi, Eloi, lama sabachthani?” which is translated, My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me?” Mark 15:34 (New King James Version)

Jesus cannot guarantee position

If we want to secure our position with God in the life hereafter we must run to God and ask Him because Jesus cannot guarantee position:

but to sit on My right hand and on My left is not Mine to give, but it is for those for whom it is prepared by My Father.” Matthew 20:23 (New King James Version)

It is crystal clear that God and Jesus are not one and the same, because God has forsaken Jesus.

God doesn’t worship any one / Jesus worshipped God as any other mortal

16 So He Himself often withdrew into the wilderness and prayed. Luke 5:16 (New King James Version).

Jesus prays to God. He does not pray to himself, but he is worshipping God.

Jesus prayed to God: God prays to no one

God and Jesus are two separate beings of unequal status to the extent that one has to pray to the other. (If Jesus was God, was he praying to himself?).

To you I call, O LORD my Rock;
  do not turn a deaf ear to me.
   For if you remain silent,
   I will be like those who have gone down to the pit. Psalm 28:1 (New International Version)

The Prayer in the Garden

Then Jesus went with his disciples to a place called Gethsemane, and he said to them, "Sit here while I go over there and pray." Matthew 26:36 (New International Version)

Take heed, watch and pray; for you do not know when the time is. Mark 13:33 (New King James Version)

 32 Then they came to a place which was named Gethsemane; and He said to His disciples, “Sit here while I pray.” Mark 14:32 (New King James Version)

Jesus had a will different from God’s will. According to the Gosoels Matthew, Mark and Luke it was Jesus’s wish to be saved from crucifixion, but it was God’s will to let the crucifixion take place.

46 And about the ninth hour Jesus cried out with a loud voice, saying, “Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani?” that is, “My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me?” Matthew 27:46 (New King James Version)

Jesus fell on his face and prayed to God, begging God to save him from crucifixion. We can note her; God and Jesus are not one and the same. Jesus prayed to God and God sent an angel who was

strengthening Him.

An angel strengthens “God“ ? (according to The Bible)

An angel can never strengthen God Almighty but a weak man

Father (God) and Son (Jesus) are not equal. They are not one and the same.

God Almighty is the source of all strength, but Jesus, being man, loses heart and weakens. God sends an angel to strengthen Jesus. We know that an angel can never strengthen God Almighty but a weak man. Jesus shows his shocking weakness also on the cross with his despairing tone;

On the Mount of Olives Jesus prayed to God:

42 saying, “Father, if it is Your will, take this cup away from Me; nevertheless not My will, but Yours, be done.” 43 Then an angel appeared to Him from heaven, strengthening Him. Luke 22:42-43 (New King James Version)

God is immortal / Jesus died on the Cross

Now to the King eternal, immortal, invisible, to God who alone is wise,[a]be honor and glory forever and ever. Amen. 1 Timothy 1:17 (New King James Version)

46 And when Jesus had cried out with a loud voice, He said, “Father, ‘into Your hands I commit My spirit.’[a] Having said this, He breathed His last. Luke 23:46 (New King James Version).

If Jesus was God, how did He pass through the state of death? Jesus was finite human. The infinite and finite can’t be one and the same.

Jesus is cursed / God is not cursed

13Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law by becoming a curse for us—for it is written, "Cursed is everyone who is hanged on a tree"— Galatians 3:13 (English Standard Version)

Did Jesus Christ raised himself ?

He raised Christ, whom he did not raise if it is true that dead are not raised, 1 Corinthians 15: 15

In spite of Saint Paul’s alleged belief that Christ was the same being as God, he could not but say: God “raised Christ

. If Jesus and God were one and the same would it not have been more appropriate to speak of the operation in the following terms: Christ raised himself? If God raised Christ, the two could not possibly be the same being. One was definitely the performer and the other upon whom the operation was performed.

Jesus Christ explains it:

I am ascending to my Father and your Father, to my god and your God “.John 20: 17

Is Jesus sitting/standing on his own right hand?

In the Act of the Apostles we read that the son of man, as Jesus preferred to call himself, is seen by Stephen to be standing at the right hand of God. Hence he cannot at the same time be God and Jesus. (Is God standing on his own hand?) :

And he (Stephen) said, “Behold, I see the heavens opened, and the Son of man standing at the right hand of God. “Acts 7: 56

19 So then, after the Lord had spoken to them, He was received up into heaven, and sat down at the right hand of God. Mark 16:19 (New King James Version).

Jesus sat down at the right hand of God and not on his own right hand ! He cannot at the same time be God and Jesus. So it is crystal clear that God and Jesus are not one and the same being. God isn’t Jesus and Jesus isn’t God !

Why is Jesus not God? (Allah forbid !)

(according to the Bible)

Claiming to be God !

There is no any conclusive uncontradicted statement by Jesus in the New Testament claiming to be God.

There is no basis in the Old Testament for Trinity or ”God incarnate”. The Old Testament warns against associating others with God in His divine attributes. Jesus confirmed the same and called the ”father” ”My God” (John 20:17).

Some described grounds for claimed divinity

The Christians insist that Jesus is God. Many were dedied without claim on their part. There have been produced the insufficient ground for such a serious matter. Other early witness did not share the notion of deification. Many statements are alegorical.The modern Christians describe some major grounds for claimed divinity :

Jesus says ”I and Father are One”(John10:30): Oneness in purpose, not in essence (John 17:11, 20-23).This shows that what was meant was one in purpose, not one in substance. The disciples could not become one human, but they can pursue the same goal. That to say, they can be one in purpose, just as Jesus and the Father are one in purpose.

Seeing Jesus is like seeing the Father(God) John 14:19: Seeing means knowing, as God can not be seen (Exodus 33:20, John 1:18, 5:37, 14:7).

Jesus called ”Abba”(Father): Jesus said also ”My Father and your Father”.(John 20:17). Others may call God Father (Abba). Rom. 8:15, Gal. 4:6).

Jesus was called ”My Lord and My God” (John 20:28): Term ”Lord” is used in N.T to mean ”teacher” or ”master”. It does not mean necessarily God. Distinction between ”Lord” and ”God” is made in 1 Cor. 8:6.Therefore ”My Lord and My God” could have been an expression of exitement or you are ”God-like”.

Stoning for blasphemy”(John 10:29-33) Jesus’ answer was revealing John 10:34). In Psalms 82:6, humans are called gods, allegorically, Moses was sent as ”God” to the Pharoah (Exodus 7:1. Jews tried to stone Jesus for blasphemy. They were indict him by hook or crook”, regardless of what he said. They may have considered him as a false Messiah (Christ).

Jesus accepted worship: Jesus himself worships God(Mark 14:33, 36, Luke 5:16). So how could he accept worship ? Worship means also intense love (worship of money, beauty, ...).

Jesus was called ”Son of God”:Sons of God was also used (Genesis 6:2, Deut. 14:1, Hos. 1:10).More than one prophet was called ”first born”Abraham . Jakob,and Davis Psalms 2:7). Adam (Luke 3:38), E’phraim (Jer. 31:9), Jacob (Exodus 4:22), David (2 Sam. 7:14,), Solomon 1 Chron. 22:10).

Jesus was filled with Holy Spirit: John the Baptist (Luke 1:15) and Barnabbas etc. Were also filled with with the Holy Ghosht( Acts 11:24)..

Jesus was before Abraham (John 8:58): All existed in the foreknowledge of God(Allah).

All authority was given to Jesus: Who gave authority? It is God who is greater than Jesus.

Jesus was used called ”Savior”: Jeho’ahaz was also called savior. Used in plural (Obad. Verse 21, Nehem 9:27).

Jesus was called Messiah: Messiah means annointed.So was Cryus (Isa. 45:1), David (Psalms 2:2).

Jesus is the way, The truth.(John 14:6).Every prophet in his time has truth. He is also way to God.

Jesus words will not pass away: Jesus also said that whatever he said was not him, but the Father’s (God).John 14:24.

Among the proofs advanced by some to substantiate the divinity of Jesus are the miracles which he reputed by the Gospels to have performed. Miracles do not make Jesus a “God “or the begotten “Son of God “as understood by the Christians. The wonders or miracles do not prove even genuineness of the prophet hood. Jesus prepares his folk mentally by telling them that the false prophets and false Christ’s can also perform the miraculous feats:

For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall show great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect. Behold, I have told you before. (Matthew 24: 24-25)

 

Virgin birth of Jesus. Was Adam God?

The virgin birth of Jesus is regarded, perhaps, as the most powerful of all miracles supporting the claim for his divinity. The belief that God took the human form as Jesus of Nazareth is regarded as the doctrine of incarnation. But Jesus’ virgin birth is parallel to the creation of Adam from no - father and no - mother. Is he God? Let us study the Biblical accounts of miracles associated with the prophet Elisha (2 Kings Chapters4, 5, 6 and Genesis). In the case of these two men, no Christian asserts their divinity, yet each has a qualification in common with Jesus. The conception of Zachariah’s wife , Elizabeth , being barren , and having passed menopause , did yet give birth to John , are scriptural arguments ; for a people who have faith .

The fact of “virgin birth”

The virgin birth of Jesus is cited as proof of his divinity.

Pagans present the similar claims of virgin birth. The virgin Rhea Silvia gave birth to Romulus of Rome. Perseus of Greece was supposed to have been born by a Danae. The Egyptian Horus was born by Isis, the immaculate virgin queen of heaven. The argument is that these legends were current in the Mediterranean region about the time of Jesus, and therefore the story of the miraculous birth of Jesus was most likely equally legendary. Rationalist interpreters of the Bible have found fault with the current translations. The most quoted prophesy regarding the virgin birth lies in Isaiah 7: 14, which had nothing to do with the birth of Jesus. The original text speak not a “virgin “but a “young woman “(too young for child - bearing). Instead of Jesus birth, it is ending of a discussion that Isaiah says he had with King Ahaz, in which the prophet reassured the king of imminent destruction of his two enemies, the kings of Syria and Israel (Revised Standard Version of the Bible).

Jesus was born without a father/"king of Salem" Without father or mother (king of Salem" without genealogy, without beginning of days or end of life)

2and Abraham gave him a tenth of everything. First, his name means "king of righteousness"; then also, "king of Salem" means "king of peace." 3Without father or mother, without genealogy, without beginning of days or end of life, like the Son of God he remains a priest forever. Hebrews 7:2-3 (New International Version).

Was Jesus God because he could do miracles?

Did his miracles provided divinity?

Jesus admitted that the miracles were not by his own power. He did the miracles with the grace of God, as he himself said:

(John 5:30, 14:31).

Jesus attributed his miracles to the God

Jesus attributed all his miracles and everything that he ever did to the God who had sent him according to the Gospels. Jesus takes justifiable pride in speaking and acting on God’s authority and in obedience to his command.

I seek not my own will but the will of God

Jesus says:

I can do nothing on my own authority; as I hear, I judge; and my judgment is just, because I seek not my own will but the will of him who sent me.” John 5: 30

31but the world must learn that I love the Father and that I do exactly what my Father has commanded me.
      "Come now; let us leave. John 14:31 (New International Version)

For I have not spoken on my own authority; the Father who sent me himself given me commandment what to say and what to speak. And I know that his commandment is eternal life. I say, therefore, I say as the Father has bidden me. John 12: 49 - 50

I with the FINGER OF GOD cast out devils… (Luke 11:20)

I cast out devils BY THE SPIRIT OF GOD, then the kingdom of God is come unto you.( Matthew 12:28 )

All powers are GIVEN to unto me in heaven and in earth… (Matthew 28:18)

It explains that Jesus did not perform the miracles of his own power, but God was working miracles through him like other prophet’s .Every action and every word he attributes to God . Peter (the”rock”) truly guides the people on the right way.

22 “Men of Israel, hear these words: Jesus of Nazareth, a Man attested by God to you by miracles, wonders, and signs which God did through Him in your midst, as you yourselves also know— Acts 2:22 (New King James Version)

There is another poorly conceived argument. The Christians say that Jesus has proof his divinity, when he forgave a sick man’s sins:

5When Jesus saw their faith, he said to the paralytic, "Son, your sins are forgiven." Mark 2:5 (New International Version)

But Jesus denies any personal initiative. He spoke only what God commanded him to say.

5 When Jesus saw their faith, He said to the paralytic, “Son, your sins are forgiven you.” Mark 2:5 (New King James Version).

God did the miracles; Jesus was the instrument God used to accomplish His work. Jesus was sent by God and he was a righteous man and prophet.

Rose from the dead

Let us discuss Jesus Christ’s miracle “the raising of the dead “. Jesus was not unique in the act. Elisha is greater than Jesus because the rotten bones of Elisha brought a man back to life merely by coming into contact with the corpse. (2 King 13: 21)

Moses is greater than Jesus because he put life back into a dead stick and transmuted it from the plant kingdom to the animal kingdom by making it into a serpent.( Exodus 7 : 10 )

 The Bible tells us about a child who was raised from the dead.

32 When Elisha came into the house, there was the child, lying dead on his bed. 33 He went in therefore, shut the door behind the two of them, and prayed to the LORD. 34 And he went up and lay on the child, and put his mouth on his mouth, his eyes on his eyes, and his hands on his hands; and he stretched himself out on the child, and the flesh of the child became warm. 35 He returned and walked back and forth in the house, and again went up and stretched himself out on him; then the child sneezed seven times, and the child opened his eyes. 2 Kings 4:32-35 (New King James Version)

Another case is reported in 1 Kings 17: 22

22 Then the LORD heard the voice of Elijah; and the soul of the child came back to him, and he revived. 1 Kings 17:22 (New King James Version)

Lazarus Raised from the Dead

The story of the raising of Lazarus from the dead is related by John. Lazarus was very sick. His sisters Mary and Martha had made frantic calls for Jesus to come and cure his sickness but he arrived too late, actually four days after his demise. Mary wails to Jesus that had he arrived in time and could heal him; perhaps her brother (and a dear friend of Jesus) would have not died.  
38 Then Jesus, again groaning in Himself, came to the tomb. It was a cave, and a stone lay against it. 39 Jesus said, “Take away the stone.”
Martha, the sister of him who was dead, said to Him, “Lord, by this time there is a stench, for he has been dead four days.”
40 Jesus said to her, “
Did I not say to you that if you would believe you would see the glory of God?” 41 Then they took away the stone from the place where the dead man was lying.[a] And Jesus lifted up His eyes and said, “Father, I thank You that You have heard Me. 42 And I know that You always hear Me, but because of the people who are standing by I said this, that they may believe that You sent Me.” 43 Now when He had said these things, He cried with a loud voice, “Lazarus, come forth!” 44 And he who had died came out bound hand and foot with graveclothes, and his face was wrapped with a cloth. Jesus said to them, “Loose him, and let him go.” John 11:38-44 (New King James Version)

From the above mentioned miracle everyone gets the following results:

1:. Jesus prays to God for the miracle, and dutifully thanks God for answering his prayers

2: Jesus takes pains to convince the spectators that it is indeed God who has sent him, and that what he does he does with God’s authority .Peter (the “Rock” upon which Jesus was supposed to build his church) truly testified it. (ACT 2:22)

3: Jesus tells Martha that she “would see the glory of God, “and not his own, for Jesus always seeks the glory of God who sent him.

It is astonishing that none of the other Gospel writers mention Lazarus story in any text.

Jesus could raise from the dead

They say that Jesus is God because he raised he dead. Let us discuss Jesus Christ’s miracle “the raising of the dead “. Jesus was not unique in the act. So did others:

The Valley of Dry Bones

 1 The hand of the LORD was upon me, and he brought me out by the Spirit of the LORD and set me in the middle of a valley; it was full of bones. 2 He led me back and forth among them, and I saw a great many bones on the floor of the valley, bones that were very dry. 3 He asked me, "Son of man, can these bones live?"
      I said, "O Sovereign LORD, you alone know."  4 Then he said to me, "Prophesy to these bones and say to them, 'Dry bones, hear the word of the LORD!  7 So I prophesied as I was commanded. And as I was prophesying, there was a noise, a rattling sound, and the bones came together, bone to bone. 8 I looked, and tendons and flesh appeared on them and skin covered them, but there was no breath in them.  9 Then he said to me, "Prophesy to the breath; prophesy, son of man, and say to it, 'This is what the Sovereign LORD says: Come from the four winds, O breath, and breathe into these slain, that they may live.' " 10 So I prophesied as he commanded me, and breath entered them; they came to life and stood up on their feet—a vast army. Ezekiel 37:1-3 (New International Version)

Jesus brought the dead to life So did others

Compare it with Elijah:

22 The LORD heard Elijah's cry, and the boy's life returned to him, and he lived. 1 Kings 17:22 (New International Version)

34 Then he got on the bed and lay upon the boy, mouth to mouth, eyes to eyes, hands to hands. As he stretched himself out upon him, the boy's body grew warm. 2 Kings 4:34 (New International Version)

Elisha is greater than Jesus because the rotten bones of Elisha could restore a dead body to life by touching only:

21 Once while some Israelites were burying a man, suddenly they saw a band of raiders; so they threw the man's body into Elisha's tomb. When the body touched Elisha's bones, the man came to life and stood up on his feet. 2 Kings 13:21 (New International Version)

 Was Elisha God on the same reason?

Jesus could heal the lepers and blind

Leprosy: Elisha also told Naaman who was to wash in the Jordan river:

14 So he went down and dipped himself in the Jordan seven times, as the man of God had told him, and his flesh was restored and became clean like that of a young boy. 2 Kings 5:14 (New International Version)

Jesus could cause a blind man to see again

Elisha did the same. Elisha was also told to cause blindness:

17 And Elisha prayed, "O LORD, open his eyes so he may see." Then the LORD opened the servant's eyes, and he looked and saw the hills full of horses and chariots of fire all around Elisha.

 18 As the enemy came down toward him, Elisha prayed to the LORD, "Strike these people with blindness." So he struck them with blindness, as Elisha had asked.

 19 Elisha told them, "This is not the road and this is not the city. Follow me, and I will lead you to the man you are looking for." And he led them to Samaria.

 20 After they entered the city, Elisha said, "LORD, open the eyes of these men so they can see." Then the LORD opened their eyes and they looked, and there they were, inside Samaria. (2 Kings 6:17-20).

Jesus could cast out devils

Jesus himself admitted that other people could do it

22Many will say to me on that day, 'Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and in your name drive out demons and perform many miracles?' Matthew 7:22 (NIV)

27And if I drive out demons by Beelzebub, by whom do your people drive them out? So then, they will be your judges..(Matthew 12:27 NIV)

7Taking him by the right hand, he helped him up, and instantly the man's feet and ankles became strong. Acts 3:7 

15As a result, people brought the sick into the streets and laid them on beds and mats so that at least Peter's shadow might fall on some of them as he passed by. 16Crowds gathered also from the towns around Jerusalem, bringing their sick and those tormented by evil[a] spirits, and all of them were healed. (Acts 5:15-16)

19Now if I drive out demons by Beelzebub, by whom do your followers drive them out? So then, they will be your judges. Luke 11:19 (New International Version)

Jesus himself has prophesied that even false prophets would do wonders:

24For false Christs and false prophets will appear and perform great signs and miracles to deceive even the elect—if that were possible. Matthew 24:24 (New International Version)

Also the disciples could cast out devils according to Jesus

Jesus walked upon the water

Moses had done wonders. He stretched out his arms over the sea

22 and the Israelites went through the sea on dry ground, with a wall of water on their right and on their left. Exodus 14:22 (New International Version)

Jesus fed the multitudes

Jesus fed five thousands people with only five loaves and two fishes

The same was done by other for example Elisha and Elijah. Elisha fed a hundred people with twenty barley loaves and a few ears of corn.

Feeding of a Hundred

 42 A man came from Baal Shalishah, bringing the man of God twenty loaves of barley bread baked from the first ripe grain, along with some heads of new grain. "Give it to the people to eat," Elisha said.

 43 "How can I set this before a hundred men?" his servant asked.
      But Elisha answered, "Give it to the people to eat. For this is what the LORD says: 'They will eat and have some left over.' " 44 Then he set it before them, and they ate and had some left over, according to the word of the LORD. 2 Kings 4:42-44 (New International Version)

Elisha secured the increase of a widow’s oil

1 The wife of a man from the company of the prophets cried out to Elisha, "Your servant my husband is dead, and you know that he revered the LORD. But now his creditor is coming to take my two boys as his slaves."

 2 Elisha replied to her, "How can I help you? Tell me, what do you have in your house?"
      "Your servant has nothing there at all," she said, "except a little oil."

 3 Elisha said, "Go around and ask all your neighbors for empty jars. Don't ask for just a few. 4 Then go inside and shut the door behind you and your sons. Pour oil into all the jars, and as each is filled, put it to one side."

 5 She left him and afterward shut the door behind her and her sons. They brought the jars to her and she kept pouring.

"7 She went and told the man of God, and he said, "Go, sell the oil and pay your debts. You and your sons can live on what is left." 2 Kings 4:1-5,7 (New International Version)

13 Elijah said to her, "Don't be afraid. Go home and do as you have said. But first make a small cake of bread for me from what you have and bring it to me, and then make something for yourself and your son. 14 For this is what the LORD, the God of Israel, says: 'The jar of flour will not be used up and the jug of oil will not run dry until the day the LORD gives rain on the land.' " 15 She went away and did as Elijah had told her. So there was food every day for Elijah and for the woman and her family.16 For the jar of flour was not used up and the jug of oil did not run dry, in keeping with the word of the LORD spoken by Elijah. 1 Kings 17:1-16 (New International Version)

The ravens brought Elijah bread and flesh

6 The ravens brought him bread and meat in the morning and bread and meat in the evening, and he drank from the brook. 1 Kings 17:6 (New International Version).

Jesus did the miracles with the grace of God

Jesus admitted that the miracles were not by his own power. He did the miracles with the grace of God, as he himself said (John 5:30, 14:31). Did his miracles provided divinity?

Are they Gods ? according to The Bible (Allah forbid !)

Some Christians maintain that Jesus was God because the Hebrew Scriptures predicted his coming. The ancient Hebrew Scriptures are also cited as predicting the role of John the Baptist (Malachi chapter 4). Is John the Baptist God on the same reason? Why do the Christians interpret insufficiently the first and overlook the second?

All had parallel in the Old Testament

All miracles performed by Jesus had been done by previous prophets, disciples and even unbelievers. Are they Gods ? On the other hand, Jesus could do no mighty work where there was unbelief

5He could not do any miracles there, except lay his hands on a few sick people and heal them. 6And he was amazed at their lack of faith. Mark 6:5-6 (New International Version).

Resurrection (Jesus’ rising from the dead)

Jesus ascended to heavens: Much is made of Jesus’s rising from the dead, the so - called resurrection. But the Bible makes it clear that it was God who raised him. He did not rise of his own volition. He has not been taken to the divinity neither was he unique in the act. The

resurrection seems to be inconsistent with John 3:13.13No one has ever gone into heaven except the one who came from heaven—the Son of Man. John 3:13 (New International Version).

The controversial Resurrection han been removed in many Bibles !

Jesus was resurrected three days after he died. There are many controversies about this doctrine, therefor the gospel of resurrection in Mark 16:9-20 has been removed in many Bibles. If it is not removed it is printed in small print or between two brackets and with commentary.(See Revised Standard Version, New American Standard Bible, New World Translation etc.).

Where is the Gospel of Paul ?

Actually it was a Gospel of Paul, who never saw Jesus alive:

8Remember Jesus Christ, raised from the dead, descended from David. This is my gospel. 2 Timothy 2:8 (New International Version).

Question arises where is the Gospel of Paul? Can any Christian in the whole world show it?

Other prophets went up to heaven

The Bible tells of people who went up to heaven.

God took Enoch away

 5By faith Enoch was taken from this life, so that he did not experience death; he could not be found, because God had taken him away. For before he was taken, he was commended as one who pleased God. Hebrews 11:5 (New International Version)

24 Enoch walked with God; then he was no more, because God took him away. . Genesis 5:24 (New International Version).

Elijah went up by a whirlwind into heaven

And as they still went on and talked, behold a chariot of fire and horses of fire separated the two of them. And Elijah went up by a whirlwind into heaven. 2 Kings 2: 11

Jesus was filled with Holy Spirit

The Christians claim that Jesus is God because He is filled with the Holy Spirit. In this case why don’t they consider other people divine who are also filled with the Holy Ghost?

5This proposal pleased the whole group. They chose Stephen, a man full of faith and of the Holy Spirit; also Philip, Procorus, Nicanor, Timon, Parmenas, and Nicolas from Antioch, a convert to Judaism. Acts 6:5 (New International Version)

24He (Barnabas) was a good man, full of the Holy Spirit and faith, and a great number of people were brought to the Lord. Acts 11:24 (New International Version).

2While they were worshiping the Lord and fasting, the Holy Spirit said, "Set apart for me Barnabas and Saul for the work to which I have called them." 4The two of them, sent on their way by the Holy Spirit, went down to Seleucia and sailed from there to Cyprus. Acts 13:2, 4 (New International Version)

(Peter and the other apostles answered) ”32We are witnesses of these things, and so is the Holy Spirit, whom God has given to those who obey him." Acts 5:32 (New International Version)

21For prophecy never had its origin in the will of man, but men spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit. 2 Peter 1:21 (New International Version)

14Guard the good deposit that was entrusted to you—guard it with the help of the Holy Spirit who lives in us. 2 Timothy 1:14 (New International Version)

10but God has revealed it to us by his Spirit. The Spirit searches all things, even the deep things of God. 1 Corinthians 2:10 (New International Version)

Jesus was filled with the Holy Ghost in his mother’s womb!

John the Baptist was also filled with the Holy Ghost in his mother’s womb

The Christians narrate that Jesus was filled with the Holy Ghost in his mother’s womb! What about with the Baptist? He was also filled with the Holy Ghost in his mother’s womb.

41When Elizabeth heard Mary's greeting, the baby leaped in her womb, and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit. Luke 1:41 (New International Version)

13But the angel said to him: "Do not be afraid, Zechariah; your prayer has been heard. Your wife Elizabeth will bear you a son, and you are to give him the name John. 14He will be a joy and delight to you, and many will rejoice because of his birth, 15for he will be great in the sight of the Lord. He is never to take wine or other fermented drink, and he will be filled with the Holy Spirit even from birth. Luke 1:13-15 (New International Version)

The “word“ was God

The Christian scholars quote the following verse from John I: 1 to prove that Jesus is God.

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. (John 1: 1)

These are not the words of Jesus but these are the words of John (or whoever wrote them).

The Christians present this verse to show that Jesus is God. But how many Gods are there? Two at least. This then is in cotradiction with many passages in the Bible.

Is this verse right and all other verses are wrong, or the reverse.

Jesus is a word from God, i.e a Word coming from God or belonging to God, in correspodence with the following verse.

23 And you are Christ’s, and Christ is God’s. 1 Corinthians 3:23 (New King James Version)

The manuscript of the 27 books of the New Testament is in Greek. A Christian sect has produced its own version and has even changed the name of this selection of 27 books to “ CHRISTIAN GREEK SCRIPTURES “ .The Greek word for “ God “ used in the quotation “ and the word was with God “ was HOTHEOS , which literally means “ The God “ . The English speaking people use capital letters to start a proper noun and small letters for common nouns. It clears that HOTHEOS is rendered “the god “which in turn is rendered - God. The Greek word for God in the second occurrence “and the word was God “was TONTHEOS, which means “a god “. According to the English grammar system this word God a second time aught to have spelt with a small “ g “ i.e. god, and not God with capital “G “, in other words TONTHEOS is rendered “a god “. It is surprising that in the following verse the word God, in Greek hotheos,is translated wrongly “god “(with small letter “g “)

(and the devil is) the god of this world “. (2 Corinthians 4:4). In Torah we read that God told Moses “I have made thee a god to Pharoah “ (Exodus 7: 1). Why are they translating here “god “and not “God “, as they did in “and the word was God “? Why are the English translators playing fast and loose with the word of God? Why are they using capital letters here and small letters there? Why are they cheating the unwary masses, the innocent blindly believing folk?

Why is Jesus called the word of God in the Bible and Qur’an

The creation of Jesus in the womb of Mary was without the agency of sperm, just only with the decree of God. God said the word ”Be” and Jesus Was there in his mother’s womb. Because Jesus was created with the Word of God, so he is called the Word of God.

26 Now in the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent by God to a city of Galilee named Nazareth, 27 to a virgin betrothed to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David. The virgin’s name was Mary. 28 And having come in, the angel said to her, “Rejoice, highly favored one, the Lord is with you; blessed are you among women!”[a]
29 But when she saw him,[b] she was troubled at his saying, and considered what manner of greeting this was. 30Then the angel said to her,Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God. 31 And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bring forth a Son, and shall call His name JESUS. Luke 1:26-31 (New King James Version)

Jesus is mentioned several times in the Qur’an as a Word from God (Allah).

The angels said, "O Mary, GOD gives you good news: a Word from Him whose name is `The Messiah, Jesus the son of Mary. He will be prominent in this life and in the Hereafter, and one of those closest to Me. Qur’an 3:45

He who has seen Me has seen the Father

9 Jesus said to him, “Have I been with you so long, and yet you have not known Me, Philip? He who has seen Me has seen the Father; so how can you say, ‘Show us the Father’? John 14:9 (New King James Version)

This verse is used to support the claim that Jesus announced Godhood. The Christians mean to say that if one’s eyes see Jesus, they see God because Jesus is God. Jesus said that seeing him was seeing the Father, yet Jesus is the Son. This argument is self defeating, because Jesus is telling people who were looking at him that they had never seen or heard God(the Father)

37 And the Father Himself, who sent Me, has testified of Me. You have neither heard His voice at any time, nor seen His form. John 5:37 (New King James Version)-

John 14:9 is in conflict with John 5:37. And these cannot be harmonized. But where did Jesus claim divinity?

I and Father are one “ A Misunderstood saying

Jesus states his case clearly, not in vague term. Jesus says: 030: I and my Father are one. (John 10:30). The Christians leave vague exactly what these sentences leave vogue: what? The overlooked information is found again and again where the same idea occurs more than once and includes the disciples of Jesus in this oneness:

11 Now I am no longer in the world, but these are in the world, and I come to You. Holy Father, keep through Your name those whom You have given Me,[a] that they may be one as We are. John 17:11 (New King James Version)

The unity of purpose (Oneness)

These verses are quoted in support of unity of purpose. Oneness becomes crystal clear when Jesus explains: 021: That they all may be one; as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us: that the world may believe that thou hast sent me. 022: And the glory which thou gavest me I have given them; that they may be one, even as we are one. 17:21-22 (New King James Version)

The thought that should be finished is this: If Jesus meant to say that being ”one” means being divine then are the disciples also divine in the same sense as Jesus since the same expression includes them? At John 8:58 it is reported that Jesus said `Before the Abraham was, I am` It is not enough to establish Jesus as ”God incarnate”. Do the Christians imagine that the prophet Jeremiah had a pre-human Existence ?: "Before I formed you in the womb I knew [a] you,
       before you were born I set you apart;
       I appointed you as a prophet to the nations."
(Jeremiah1:5).

Why not applying a similar understanding in the case of John 8:58 ?

Jesus never claimed to be God (according to the Bible)

 

God is not author of confusion

Doctrines made by men create confusion, but God is not author of confusion.”

33 ”For God is not the author of confusion but of peace”. 1 Corinthians 14:33 (New King James Version)

Jesus was called prophet, teacher from God, His servant, Messiah and later was escalated to Son of God, and then God himself.

Jesus the servant / prophet of God and not God

(According to The Bible)

According to The Bible; Jesus is not God. 3 ”And this is eternal life, that they may know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom You have sent”. John 17:3 (New King James Version) He is “Son of man”. He is the servant of God. “The God of Abraham and of Isaac and of Jacob , the God of our fathers , glorified his servant Jesus , whom you delivered up and denied in the presence of Pilate , when he had decided to release him .(Act 3: 13). He is a prophet. And the crowds said, “This is the prophet Jesus from Nazareth of Galilee. “ Matthew 21: 11 He is an apostle. Saint Paul writes: ” Therefore, holy brethren, partakers of the heavenly calling, consider the Apostle and High Priest of our confession, Christ Jesus”. Hebrews 3:1 (New King James Version) He is an apostle to Israel only. He answered, "I was sent only to the lost sheep of Israel." Matthew 15:24 (New International Version)

Is Jesus God?

(according to The Bible)

Jesus has never claimed to be God or said, “ here am I, your God, and worship me.

Come now, and let us reason together,”  Says the LORD,

(The Bible: Isaiah 1:18 (New International Version).