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Friday, December 11, 2009

Does the Bible phrase Jesus as a separate person from God?

The Bible consistently refers to Jesus as a distinct and separate person from God.

Here are some scriptures out of many:

"And Jesus said to him, 'Why do you call me good? No one is good but God alone.'" - Mark 10:18 (RSV)

"Jesus said to her, I am ascending to my Father and your Father, to MY God and your God.'" - John 20:17 (RSV)

Jesus has a God who is his Father, Jehovah. (2 Cor. 1:3; Eph 1:3; Col 1:3; Mark 15:34; John 17:1-3; etc.) Also, even in heaven, Jesus refers to his God and the name of his God. (Rev. 3:12) Jesus cannot BE God if he is talking about God as a separate person.

And in addition to Rev. 3:12 and 1 Cor. 11:3, even in heaven, Jesus is distinctly described as a separate person altogether from God:

"The Son of man shall be seated at the RIGHT HAND of the power of God." - Luke 22:69

Psalms 110:1, Acts 7:55,56; Romans 8:34 and 1 Peter 3:22 all mention Jesus being at (not just the Father's right hand, but) God's right hand. Jesus being at God's right hand is a description of him being a separate person to a secondary position from God.

Acts 5:31 also says that, "God EXALTED him at his right hand." If Jesus was God, how could he be exalted any further?

For much more, see:
Is God Always Superior to Jesus? - Jesus Distinguished From God

The Father (Jehovah) is God Alone