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Sunday, October 01, 2006

Biblical Events that Show Jesus is not the True God

1)The Baptism of Jesus

Mark 1: 9 "In those days Jesus came from Nazareth of Galilee and was baptized by John in the Jordan. 10And when he came up out of the water, immediately he saw the heavens opening and the Spirit descending on him like a dove. 11And a voice came from heaven, "You are my beloved Son; with you I am well pleased."(ESV)

[Analysis] After baptism, the Holy Spirit descended to Christ and God, who was in heaven at that time, declared his pleasure on Jesus.

Christ was on earth (below) and the voice came from heaven (above). Would this not distinguish between Christ and God? Of course it does.

If Christ is God who was on earth, and there was another God in heaven who declared his pleasure on Him, then there would be two Gods on that verse which is unbiblical.

[CONCLUSION] Christ is not God. The true God was the one in heaven who declared His pleasure on Christ after His baptism.

2)The Transfiguration

Mark 9: 2 "And after six days Jesus took with him Peter and James and John, and led them up a high mountain by themselves. And he was transfigured before them, 3and his clothes became radiant, intensely white, as no one on earth could bleach them. 4And there appeared to them Elijah with Moses, and they were talking with Jesus. 5And Peter said to Jesus, "Rabbi, it is good that we are here. Let us make three tents, one for you and one for Moses and one for Elijah." 6For he did not know what to say, for they were terrified. 7And a cloud overshadowed them, and a voice came out of the cloud, "This is my beloved Son; listen to him." 8And suddenly, looking around, they no longer saw anyone with them but Jesus only."(ESV)

[Analysis] This event showed how Christ was being introduced by God. After the transfiguration, a voice came out of the cloud declaring God’s commandment about Christ. The verse did not say that the voice came form Jesus himself or from Elijah, or Moses. It came from the cloud (which showed God’s presence).

[CONCLUSION] Christ is not God. On that vision, He was being transfigured and the one who transfigured Him was the true God who overshadowed them with a cloud. The cloud was representative of God's presence among them(Jesus, Elijah, Moses, Peter, James, and John).

3)Jesus Prays in Gethsemane

Mt. 26: 36 "Then Jesus went with them to a place called Gethsemane, and he said to his disciples, "Sit here, while I go over there and pray." 37And taking with him Peter and the two sons of Zebedee, he began to be sorrowful and troubled. 38Then he said to them, "My soul is very sorrowful, even to death; remain here, and watch with me." 39And going a little farther he fell on his face and prayed, saying, "My Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me; nevertheless, not as I will, but as you will." 40And he came to the disciples and found them sleeping. And he said to Peter, "So, could you not watch with me one hour? 41 Watch and pray that you may not enter into temptation. The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak." 42Again, for the second time, he went away and prayed, "My Father, if this cannot pass unless I drink it, your will be done." 43And again he came and found them sleeping, for their eyes were heavy. 44So, leaving them again, he went away and prayed for the third time, saying the same words again. 45Then he came to the disciples and said to them, "Sleep and take your rest later on. See, the hour is at hand, and the Son of Man is betrayed into the hands of sinners. 46 Rise, let us be going; see, my betrayer is at hand."(ESV)

[Analysis] This event showed Christ’s feeling of sorrow and trouble. He prayed to God asking if possible, to let the cup pass from him (Christ), not as Christ’s will but as God’s will. He prayed for three times saying the same prayer.

If Christ is God, how could he be praying to himself for comfort? To whom did he pray to if he is not the true God?

[CONCLUSION] Christ is not God. The true God was the one whom He prayed to asking to let the cup pass from him, not as his will but God’s will.

That will was the will of the true God, the Father...


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