This is a very important topic as one billion of our Muslim friends believe Jesus is not God . Millions of Hindus believe that Jesus also is not God . Jehovah's witnesses do not believe that Jesus is God . Is Jesus God in christianity? Why is this important ? If we believe one way we can lose eternal life. Was Jesus born ? Who resurrected Jesus? How can Jesus be God and die on the cross ? We will try to answer those questions here my friend .
Is Jesus God in Christianity? One God
The misconception of many people is that they think that the word one means one person . I do-not know if you speak different languages or if you have travelled before. But one word in some languages could mean different things. The word one in Hebrew does not mean one . Is Jesus God in Christianity? Let us study the meaning of one in Hebrew.
There are two words in Hebrew for one Yahid and Echad . Yahid means one show, one car, one computer. The word used for one God in the bible is never Yahid. The word used in the bible for One God is Echad. Echad almost always means one in unity .
Echad means . One family, one government, one business. One Echad means one in unity . One family is not one person . One family is different persons forming one family . One business is not one person . One business is often composed of different persons . One government . A government is formed of different people . But they act as one .
They are one in purpose, one in action, one in goal. Yet they are different persons . When the bible says one God it never means one person . When Pharaoh had two dreams . Joseph said . The dream is one . How can Joseph say the dream is one when Pharaoh had two dreams?
GE 41 25 And Joseph said unto Pharaoh, The dream of Pharaoh is one: God hath shewed Pharaoh what he is about to do.
Pharaoh had two dreams. But they meant the same thing . The dreams were one in action, one in meaning, one in goal. Yet they were two dreams.
When God confounded the language sat the tower of Babel . God said the people is one . Why did God say the people is one when they could have been millions of people ? Is Jesus God in Christianity? Yes as God is one in unity but different persons.
GE 11 6 And the Lord said, Behold, the people is one, and they have all one language; and this they begin to do: and now nothing will be restrained from them, which they have imagined to do.
God knew the people were very many . But God said the people are like one ? They have one goal, one mind, one purpose . We see here again that one God does not mean one person . One God means one in purpose, one in action, one in goal.
We see that because in Genesis when God creates the earth God says.
GE 1 26 And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.
Was God talking to Himself ? It cannot be , so we see that God does not mean one person . Also the word God is Elhoim which means deity . If God says to someone Let us . Then God the Father is not alone . Is Jesus God in Christianity? Yes as God created the universe with Jesus and the Holy Spirit together.
Is Jesus God in Christianity? Can God die on the cross
A famous question of my Muslim friends is How can Jesus be God and die on the cross. It is true that divinity cannot die . As God can never die . But Jesus took on a human body the bible says . When Jesus took on a human body Jesus never ceased to be God . Yet Jesus became 100 percent men and 100 percent God .
RO 8 3 For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, God sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin, condemned sin in the flesh:
Jesus took on the appearance of a men . Jesus had to take a human body to save people from their sins . As Jesus had a live a perfect life to redeem us from sins .
He 9 says life is in the blood. HE 9 22 22 And almost all things are by the law purged with blood; and without shedding of blood is no remission.
And when Jesus died on the cross. His life did pay for your sins and mine . Unless Jesus died on the cross you and me would have to pay and die on the cross for our sins . As
RO 6 23 For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Unless Jesus had come to die then we would have to pay the price for our sins which is eternal destruction . When Jesus died on the cross it was the human part of Jesus who died . As Jesus said destroy this body and I will raise it up .How could Jesus raise his body if He was dead? Because the divine part of Jesus raised the human part of Jesus .
JN 2 19 Jesus answered and said unto them, Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up.
Jesus even said to Nicodemus that He was still in heaven . In fact while on earth the divine Jesus was still in heaven. Jesus said that nobody came up to and fro from heaven except Him who was still in heaven. How could Jesus still be in heaven if he was talking in the garden of Gethsemane to Nicodemus? Is Jesus God in Christianity?
JN 3 13 And no man hath ascended up to heaven, but he that came down from heaven, even the Son of man which is in heaven.
The divine Jesus raised up the body of the human Jesus . The divinity of Jesus never died.
Is Jesus God in Christianity? When did Jesus say he was God?
Jesus said many times He was God. In fact the reason why Jesus was crucified is because He said that He was God . Jesus said that He and the Father are one .
JN 10 29 My Father, which gave them me, is greater than all; and no man is able to pluck them out of my Father's hand. 30 I and my Father are one.
This verse is interesting as Jesus says that his father is greater than He is . Was Jesus saying that He is not God ? No this verse is saying there is a hierarchy in the divinity . Like in a business or a government . There is a hierarchy . The Father is greater than Jesus the son .
But here Jesus is not saying that He is not God . It simply means that Jesus is lower than the Father and that there is difference in rank in the divinity . As in earthly families fathers are greater than the children. How about when Jesus said that He does not know the hour of his coming but only the Father knows when Jesus will return ?
MK 13 30 3230 Verily I say unto you, that this generation shall not pass, till all these things be done.
31 Heaven and earth shall pass away: but my words shall not pass away.
32 But of that day and that hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels which are in heaven, neither the Son, but the Father.
MT 24 36 36 But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only.
In there verses Jesus is also saying there is a rank or hierarchy in the divinity . The Father the son chose to know things and they have like human beings privacy . It means that Jesus wilfully choses not to know some things. It is like someone is speaking to you and you chose not to listen to the backbiting .
Is Jesus God in Christianity? Eat drink sleep
How about Jesus needing to eat, drink and sleep. As Jesus took on a human body to come on earth. Then Jesus had to live like all humans. Jesus had to sleep, eat . Jesus could not take advantage of his divinity to save us . If this would have been the case Satan could have said that Jesus cheated and used his divinity .
Jesus had to live a life such a sours. Jesus could only benefit people making miracles for others. Jesus ate and slept like all humans . Is Jesus God in Christianity? Yes because there are three hundreds prophecies sin the old testament that talk about the coming of Jesus before he was born .
Is Jesus God in Christianity? Prophecies about Jesus
Daniel 9 written 650 bc tells us the exact year Jesus would die on the cross. This is quite amazing as how could the bible know the exact year Jesus would die on the cross 650 years in advance unless the bible was inspired of God ?
DA 9 25 Know therefore and understand, that from the going forth of the commandment to restore and to build Jerusalem unto the Messiah the Prince shall be seven weeks, and threescore and two weeks: the street shall be built again, and the wall, even in troublous times.
This is called the 2300 yea prophecy . You can read the article on Daniel 8 14 explained for more details . This prophecy starts when Jerusalem is rebuilt . Gabriel the angel says Add 69 weeks or 483 years and you arrive at the baptism of Jesus .
This is quite incredible as Jesus was baptised in AD 26 Exactly 438 years after Jerusalem was rebuilt . Gabriel s prophecy is Daniel 8 14 is exact and incredibly precise. This same prophecy tells us that the Jews would have a covenant for one week or seven years. And that Jesus would die in the middle of the seven years. Is Jesus God in Christianity? Yes the 2300 year or the Daniel 8 14 prophecy proves Jesus to be God .
In fact written 650 bc the 2300 day prophecy says that three events would happen
1 Jesus would be baptised 483 years in the future
2 The Jews as a nation would be rejected 7 years later
3 Jesus would die on the cross in the middle of the 7 years .
Did all these events happen as predicted. Yes . Jesus was baptised in AD 27 . Seven years later the Jews were rejected as a nation . What is the middle of these 7 years ? Between 27 and 34 ? It is 31ad What happened in 31 AD ? Jesus was baptised exactly as the 2300 day prophecy predicted. In a future article i will go on to explain Revelation chapter 9 Another incredible proof that the bible is true . Revelation chapter 9 talks about the fall of the Ottoman empire.
But revelation chapter 9 was written 2000 years ago. How could the bible know 2000 years in advance the exact day of the fall of the Ottoman empire ? It is because the bible is true my friend . Is Jesus God in Christianity? Yes Jesus is God and the bible can be trusted. Did you know that Jesus loves you my friend ?
Did you know that Jesus died so that you could live ? Did you know that by asking forgiveness for your sins and having faith in Jesus dying on the cross for you, you can have eternal life ? Why not repeat after me Father God please forgive my sins , bless and prosper me . Give me your righteousness. Help me to walk with you everyday reading the bible and praying in the name of Jesus amen