Friday, December 11, 2009
Is Jesus God?
"The formulation 'one God in three Persons' was not solidly established, certainly not fully assimilated into Christian life and its profession of faith, prior to the end of the 4th century. But it is precisely this formulation that has first claim to the title the Trinitarian dogma. Among the Apostolic Fathers, there had been nothing even remotely approaching such a mentality or perspective." - The New Catholic Encyclopedia, Vol. XIV, p. 299, (1967).
"Neither the word Trinity, nor the explicit doctrine as such, appears in the New Testament, nor did Jesus and his followers intend to contradict the Shema in the Old Testament: 'Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God is one Lord' (Deut. 6:4)" - The New Encyclopedia Britannica
The Bible says that "the head of the Christ is God." (1 Cor. 11:3)
Jesus himself called the "Father... the only true God." (John 17:1-3)
The Bible says that the Father is Jesus' God: "Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ," (1 Pet.1:3); `I am ascending to my Father and YOUR Father and to my God and YOUR God.'" (John 20:17); Also see what Jesus said at Rev. 3:12.
Jesus is the "Firstborn of all creation" thus making him created by God and not God himself. (Col. 1:15)
Jesus was the first thing created by God. He was "the beginning of the creation of God." - Rev. 3:14, KJV, ASV, RSV, NASB, NKJV, MLB, Douay, Byington, Rotherham, Lattimore, Lamsa, Phillips, Darby, Webster
Jesus had a beginning...an origin. The Bible says that his "ORIGIN is from of old, from ancient days."- Micah 5:2 - RSV, cf. JB, NEB, REB, NAB, NIV, AT, Mo, NRSV, NJB, Byington, and Young's.)
For much more, see the Index or click on the following:
Is Jesus God Almighty?
Is Jesus Christ God? - "Those Who Are Called `Gods'"
Should You Believe in the Trinity? - Is God Always Superior to Jesus?
Should You Believe in the Trinity? - What Does the Bible Say About God and Jesus?
Who is God? - Is Jesus Almighty God?
Is Jesus Christ God - WHO IS “the Only True God”?