John 17:3 (Jesus prayed to his father) This is eternal life, that they know the only true God(who alone art truly God," NE ) and Jesus Christ whom thou hast sent."(Notice that Jesus referred not to himself but to his Father in heaven as "the only true God.")--Also if Jesus is God, then why did he pray to himself? --If Jesus is God then when Jesus died on the cross , did God die too ?-- Where we all without any God for three days? Why did he call out to himself while on the cross?--John 20:17 "Jesus said to her (Mary Magdalene), Do not hold me, for I have not yet ascended to the father; but go to my brethern and say to them,I am ascending to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God.--So to the resurrected Jesus,the Father was God, just as the Father was God to Mary Magdalene.Interestingly, not once in scripture do we find the Father adressing the Son as "my God".--Does John 1:1 "In the begining was the word , and the Word was God.---What is it that these translators are seeing in the Greek text that moves some of them to refrain from saying"the word was with God"?The definite article appears before the second.The articular( when the article appears) construction of the noun points to an identity , a personality, where as a singular verb ( as the sentence is constructed in Greek) points to a quality about someone.So the text not saying that the Word (Jesus) was the same as the God with whom he was, rather ,that the Word was godlike, divine, a god.( see 1984 Reference edition of NW, p.1579)--What did the apostle Paul mean when he wrote John 1:1 ? Did he mean Jesus is himself God or perhaps that Jesus is one God with the Father? In the same chapter , verse 18, John wrote; "No one has ever seen God; only the son who is in the bosom of the Father, he has made himself known."--No man has seen God and lived, so how is it that many saw Jesus and lived? After his resurrection Jesus said "I am asending ..to my God and your God."-How could he be in heaven and on earth at the same time?Jesus is referred to as "the only begotten son"Is.9:6 referrs to Jesus as "mighty God' but not as the Almighty God.Thomas heard Jesus in prayer which he adressed his Father as "the only true God'John 20:31--Luke 1:32,35 says announceing the birth of Jesus -"He will be great , and he will be called the son of the Most High."Jesus himself never claimed to be God but rather, the "son of God"(John 10:36)Jesus was sent to the world by God, his Father.--Jesus never claimed equality with God.At Hebrews 1:6 The angles are instructed to ' worship" Jesus.At Matt.14:33 Jesus disciples are said to have "worshiped"him.So we worship Jesus as well.The reason Jesus was able to heal the sick was because God was with Jesus.(Acts 10:34-38-)
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