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Jesus, Son of God

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Submitted by Roy Fisher (United States), Apr 23, 2009 at 01:05

bary,

As you know, "Eloi, Eloi, lama sabachthani?" means "My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?". This is documented in Matthew 27:46 and in Mark 15:34. Throughout the Gospels Jesus referred to His Father in Heaven so this statement is not inconsistent with His other statements. In John 14:28 he states "that "the Father is greater than I" and in John 17:5 He says, "And now Father, glorify me in your presence with the glory I had with you before the world began". In John 8:58, He says "Before Abraham was born, I AM! I AM was the name God gave to Himself when Moses said to God who shall I say commanded me to lead Israel out of Egypt.

After His Resurrection from death, Thomas, who had problems believing, said "My Lord and my God" upon seeing Jesus and Jesus did not rebuke him (John 20:28). When Jesus cured the bling man, the man told the Jewish leadership that Jesus was a prophet, but then later when Jesus sought him out, it says the man worshipped him in John 9:38. Again, Jesus did not rebuke him.

In Matthew, 9:2 He tells a paralytic "your sins are forgiven". To the teachers of the law, this was blasphemy. Jesus knew their thoughts and said "which is easier to say, "Your sins are forgiven" or to say "Get up and walk"? So that you may know that the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins..."Then He said to the man, "Get up, take your mat and go home" and he did so.

Christians believe that Jesus was both God and man. He was conceived by the Holy Spirit of God and born of the Virgin Mary. Imanuel means "God with us".

Some where in the Bible (Isaiah, I believe), God says His ways and thoughts compared to man's ways and thoughts are higher than the sky is above the earth. Jesus said He was "One with the Father" and "You have seen me, you have seen the Father". I have these statements by Jesus, His miracles, and my faith and the knowledge that nothing is impossible with God.

I believe in a loving and merciful God. I do not believe that God wants us to kill those who do not believe in Him. He has shown that He is capable of chastizing humanity in the Great Flood with Noah, Sodom and Gomorrah, and in destroying the Eqyptian army as they pursued the Israelites through the Red Sea. He is all powerful and does not need us to kill for Him as Muhammad taught. God (Jesus per the Gospels) will determine in the end who has eternal life in Heaven and eternal damnation in Hell at the final judgement.

Finally, Jesus states in the Gospels that no one comes to the Father except through Him and I place my faith in Jesus the Christ.

Peace, Brother

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