Is Jesus Christ GOD?
According to the Trinity doctrine, Jesus Christ is the 'eternal, self-existent God', known as 'God the Son'. Some even view Him as the 'One God', even thinking Jesus is the Father also. But does the Bible support this belief? This page will reveal the clear truth on this matter.
To begin, take a close look at the following Bible truth:
Genesis 1:26 ...'And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness.'
Genesis 2:21-23 ...'And the Lord God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam, and he slept: and he took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh instead thereof; And the rib, which the Lord God had taken from man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man. And Adam said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man.'
John 16:27-28 ...'For the Father himself loveth you, because you have loved me, and have believed that I came out from God. I came forth from the Father, AND am come into the world: again, I leave the world, and go to the Father.'
John 17:7-8 ...'Now they have known that all things whatsoever you have given me are of you. For I have given unto them the words which you gavest me; and they have received them, and have known surely that I came out from you, and they have believed that you did send me.'
Oh friend, I hope you can see this amazingly clear truth about Jesus Christ. God said 'let us make man in our image'. So if the trinity was truth, then why didn't God make three people? Why did He only make two? Not only that, can you see what happened with Adam and Eve is an IMAGE of what happened with God the Father and Jesus Christ?
The man existed first and then the woman was taken out of man. And Jesus confirmed Himself as you can see above, that this is also what happened with Him. He came OUT of the Father. Which means God the Father existed first, and then Jesus came FROM the Father as a literal, true Son!
So what does this mean? It means that Jesus cannot be the 'One true God' the Bible speaks of, which is the Father. Instead Jesus is the SON OF God. 'Oh but the Bible says Jesus is God .... Thomas said Jesus was God in John 20.' Yes, and this is right, because Jesus IS God. Oh now you're confused right? But there need not be any confusion, as this is quite straight forward and very logical. Look:
Jesus is not 'THE' God, as in the 'one true God' which the Bible speaks of. That is the Father.
But Jesus is God, because He is the Son of the one true God. And that makes Him God.
I am a human, and I have a son. Now my son is not me, because there is only one of me. But he is human, just like me.
The same is true of Jesus Christ. He is not the Father, the one true God. But because Jesus' Father IS God, then Jesus is also God, just like my son is also human like me.
I am human, so my son is human. God the Father is God, so Jesus His Son is also God.
Do you see this? Jesus shares the same nature as the Father, which makes Jesus God also. He is just not the 'one true God' the Bible speaks of. That is the Father. And Jesus is the Son of the Father.
"Satan was once an honored angel in heaven, next to Christ. His countenance, like those of the other angels, was mild and expressive of happiness. His forehead was high and broad, showing great intelligence. His form was perfect; his bearing noble and majestic. But when God said to His Son, 'Let us make man in our image,' Satan was jealous of Jesus." (E.White, Early Writings, p.145)
"Oh but Jesus is called the 'everlasting Father' in Isaiah 9:6". This is just a simple case of the English translation being slightly wrong. You see, what this verse should say, is Jesus would be called the 'Father OF everlasting'. And we can verify this, because it says in the verse that he WILL be called this. Pointing to a future event. And what event would that be? Jesus' death and resurrection, which is when He DID become the 'Father of everlasting'. Or to put it more clearly, 'the AUTHOR of eternal life' (Hebrews 5:9).
"Oh but Jesus is called 'God' in John 1". Yes, He is called 'God', but He is not called THE God. Did you know that the translators missed out the word 'THE' a couple of times in these verses? And when you see what these verses SHOULD say, then it becomes more clear. Take a look:
Here I will add the words that were missed and show them in brackets ... John 1:1-2 ...'In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with [THE] God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with [THE] God.'
So Jesus, 'the Word' was with THE GOD in the beginning. And 'THE GOD' is the Father of Jesus. This shows a clear distinction between Jesus the Word and God the Father. But as we have already shown, Jesus is also called 'God' because He shares the same nature as the Father. The Father is God, therefore Jesus must be God also. Just like I am human and my son is also human.
Those who believe in the trinity and believe that Jesus is also the one God, have to believe that ... "God sent himself into the world, died to reconcile the world to himself, raised himself from the dead, ascended to himself in heaven, pleads before himself in heaven to reconcile the world to himself, and is the only mediator between man and himself ... We must believe also that in the garden God prayed to himself, if it were possible, to let the cup pass from himself, and a thousand other such absurdities." (J. N. Loughborough). And as J.N.Loughborough said, it is just 'absurd'.
Some of those other absurdities attached to this belief is that Jesus is the immortal God but died, is the invisible God but was seen, is the omnipotent God but needed strength from angels, is the omniscient God but did not know the day of his return, is as great as His Father but said His Father is greater than He, is the Son but the same age as the Father, is the begotten Son and the unbegotten God, is very God and very man, came out from Himself, prayed to Himself, gave power to Himself, thanked Himself, bore witness of Himself, went back to Himself, sits at the right hand of Himself, is His own Father and His own Son, left Heaven and yet was there all the time. And so the CONFUSION of Babylon continues! And the whole world is deceived!
But the truth that is found in God's Word is clear, without confusion and very logical, as we have shown above.
Friend, Satan wants you to turn away from the one true God, which is the Father. And he also wants you to reject Jesus as the literal Son of God. Satan wants you to be confused about God so that your relationship with God and Jesus cannot grow. I mean, how can we truly have a relationship with Jesus Christ and God the Father, when we are confused about their nature and who they are? It's impossible to have a true relationship with the 'trinity god'.
Let me state that again - It is impossible to have a true relationship with the 'trinity god'. And if Satan stops you having that true relationship with the Father and Son, then he wins in your life.
John 17:3 ...'And this is eternal life, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent.'
John 8:16-18 ...'And yet if I judge, my judgment is true: for I am not alone, but I and the Father that sent me.'
John 3:16 ...'For God so loved the world, that he GAVE his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.'
1 John 5:5 ...'Who is he that overcometh the world, but he that believeth that Jesus is the Son of God?'
Proverbs 30:4 ...'Who hath ascended up into heaven, or descended? who hath gathered the wind in his fists? who hath bound the waters in a garment? who hath established all the ends of the earth? what is his name, AND what is his son's name, if thou canst tell?'
1 Corinthians 8:6 ...'But to us there is but one God, the Father, of whom are all things, and we in him; AND one Lord Jesus Christ, by whom are all things, and we by him.'
1 John 1:3 ...'Truly our fellowship is with the Father, and with his Son Jesus Christ.'
It cannot be made any clearer that there are only two divine beings in the Godhead, and that Jesus Christ is not the Father, or the one true God. Jesus is the SON OF the one true God. There is one God, the Father, and one Lord Jesus Christ, whom is the Son of the Father. This is very clear, logical and Biblical.