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Jesus is God -_-

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Submitted by Servant of Christ (United States), Jan 14, 2007 at 15:12

Here is the same verse from the Gospel of Mark

18"Why do you call me good?" Jesus answered. "No one is good—except God alone. Mark 10:18

Jesus says to the rich man that he is not good but God alone is good.

Let's try not to repeat anything. Jesus questions the man why is he calling him good. Something like this:

"Are you sure you want to call me good? Do you know what you are saying?"

Jesus is asking the rich man to examine the question. Jesus did not say, "Do not call me good."

This verse does not help your point one bit. Because later Jesus says that he is God and that he is the good shepherd.

This verse proofs Jesus is not the Son of God:

30I and the Father are one."

31Again the Jews picked up stones to stone him, 32but Jesus said to them, "I have shown you many great miracles from the Father. For which of these do you stone me?"

33"We are not stoning you for any of these," replied the Jews, "but for blasphemy, because you, a mere man, claim to be God."

34Jesus answered them, "Is it not written in your Law, 'I have said you are gods'? 35If he called them 'gods,' to whom the word of God came—and the Scripture cannot be broken—

The Jews that Jesus was saying that he was God. Then the Jews would have no reason to crucify Jesus if we are really 'gods'.

Jesus was quoting this verse from the Book of Psalms:

6 "I said, 'You are "gods";
you are all sons of the Most High.' Psalms 82:6

I will quote this passage from the Amplified Bible which uses the literal translation of the Hebrew words.

If you read a literal translation such as the Amplified Bible, this psalm would make so much more sense to you.

God is not saying that we are 'gods'. Psalm 82 is written towards the 'holy men' or the people who acted as representatives of God who were had control of who lives and who dies concerning justice. Since the people became corrupt, this Psalmist uses gods with quotations as sarcasm.

Psalm 82:1 tells us that God presides over the assembly (of the representatives of God). Verse 6 then says that they are 'gods' (since they supposedly judge on the LORD's behalf). What Psalm is not saying is that Christianity/Judaism are polytheism religions. If so, then the Jews would not have considered the statement Jesus made as blasphemous.

Moses was even made god by God Almighty:

1 Then the LORD said to Moses, "See, I have made you like God to Pharaoh, and your brother Aaron will be your prophet. Exodus 7:1

Don't ignore the word 'like'. YHWH did not say to Moses, you are God, but he said, "I have made you like 'Elohim' to Pharoah". It's a simile. We are supposedly to be like God or godly but that does not mean we are gods. So big mistake, Moses was called, LIKE God.

Jesus is no God.

You have contradicted yourself. Some of the arguments you have used above say that you think that we are all gods. So if we are all gods then Jesus is God because the word all includes Jesus. Yet however you have just said Jesus is not God! In fact, if your arguments are true then the answer Jesus gave the rich man made no sense since we are all gods, then we are all good! Thankfully, you have merely just misrepresented the meaning of Psalm 82 since YHWH said:

You were shown these things so that you might know that the LORD is God; besides him there is no other. (Deuteronomy 4:35) NIV

You are my witnesses. Is there any God besides me?
No, there is no other Rock; I know not one." (Isaiah 44:8) NIV

so that from the rising of the sun
to the place of its setting
men may know there is none besides me.
I am the LORD, and there is no other. (Isaiah 45:6) NIV

So hopefully we have established that there is only one God. Jesus makes it clear that he is God by saying:

The high priest said to him, "I charge you under oath by the living God: Tell us if you are the Christ, the Son of God."

64"Yes, it is as you say," Jesus replied. "But I say to all of you: In the future you will see the Son of Man sitting at the right hand of the Mighty One and coming on the clouds of heaven." (Matthew 26:63-64 NIV) emphasis added

And his actions speak as well as his words. He forgave sins, both you and I agree that only God can forgive sins right?

His Apostles said that Jesus was God. If we read any Apostolic letter or any other NT book, it makes it clear that Jesus is God (if you couldn't figure that out in the Gospels already).

May God Bless You All

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