The Confusing Relationship of Jesus and God

 

 

Was Jesus the Son of God... or Was He God?

There's a question that causes debate among many believers, and that is the age old question... Are Jesus and God the same?  Well, it does say that "for God so loved the world he gave his only begotten son", so naturally you would think the answer is a simple no.

But as nearly ever other aspect of Christianity goes, it's not that simple.  For some reason Christians think Jesus is God, God is Jesus, and so on.  Yet, they cannot back up this belief with anything from the Bible.  There are so many things one can use to show that Jesus was not God, but none to the contrary.

Of course one of the first things you come across would be the concept of an infinite God in a finite body.  I understand the argument of God being non-physical, and thus size would not be an issue.  BUT what about other human limitations shown by Jesus.  Primarily dying.  Why would God become a person, just to die, therefore destroying any beliefs that this guy was God?  Well,  at least it should have destroyed beliefs.  The only reasonable thing would be to survive death and live forever on earth to prove that you are God.  Hell, if there was a 2000 year old man who could document it and that had public records of... I'd believe in God.

The main thing is that Jesus never called himself God, never insinuated he was God.  He mostly referred to himself as Son of Man.  Now people often cite various biblical verses with sayings like "I and the father are one" and that you can't get to the father without Jesus.  But regardless of how much those who would like to believe it as being Jesus saying he is God  close their eyes and wish.  It will never be an admittance of being God.

Many of gurus, and well, anyone who has found the zone have become one with something.  Be it a monk trying to be one with the universe, or Wayne Gretzky being one with his hockey stick.  It's a common saying of something being so familiar to you that it's nearly a part of you.  Jesus was only saying that he knows God so well, that God has become a part of him.  Now for some on topic humor.  What did the Guru say to the pizza man?  Make me one with everything.

Now how do people think that because Jesus said that the only way to get to the father is through him, that he said he was God?  Who knows?  All he was saying was that he was the guide to God, follow him and you will see God.  It's like that Heavens Gate guy said that he was the way to get to the Hale Bop comet, he wasn't saying that he was the Hale Bop comet. 

If you have some kind of proof that Jesus said he was God, send it to me at biblebabble@usa.net and I'll be happy to take a look at it.

 

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