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The truth. Is Jesus Christ and God one person?


By Jessica Arendse

There is only one way to answer your question and that is to go to the only book which teaches us about God and Jesus, the Bible.

In John 14:8,

Philip saith unto him, Lord, shew us the Father, and it sufficeth us. 9Jesus saith unto him, Have I been so long time with you, and yet hast thou not known me, Philip? he that hath seen me hath seen the Father; and how sayest thou then, Shew us the Father?10Believest thou not that I am in the Father, and the Father in me? the words that I speak unto you I speak not of myself: but the Father that dwelleth in me, he doeth the works.

In John 10:30 Jesus said, “I and the Father are one.” In all of these verses Jesus makes Himself equal with the Father. He says He is God. God cannot tell a lie. The Father is God. Jesus is God. The Holy Spirit is God.

When Jesus declared, “I and the Father are one,” He was saying that He and the Father are of one nature and essence. 

After Jesus rose from the dead He visited ten of His disciples. Thomas was not there. When a man told him, Thomas said, “Unless I see the nail marks in his hands and put my finger where the nails were, and put my hand into his side, I will not believe it.” The following Sunday, Jesus entered the room where Thomas was and said, “Put your finger here; see my hands. Reach out your hand and put it into my side.” Thomas cried out, “My Lord and my God!” Jesus did not tell Thomas not to call Him “Lord” or “God.” He accepted worship from Thomas because He is God (John 20:19-29)

Jesus has to be God in order to pay for our sins. If He was just another man he would have died for His own sins. Jesus the Son of God never committed a sin; He is the perfect God/Man.

John 8:58 is another example. Jesus declared, “I tell you the truth … before Abraham was born, I am!” This references back to Exodus 3:14 when God revealed Himself as the “I AM.”

In Revelation, an angel instructed the apostle John to only worship God (Revelation 19:10). Several times in Scripture Jesus receives worship (Matthew 2:11; 14:33; 28:9, 17; Luke 24:52; John 9:38). He never rebukes people for worshipping Him. If Jesus was not God, He would have told people to not worship Him, just as the angel in Revelation did.

God has shown Himself to us in three ways - as Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Each has a separate function - and yet they are all united as one God.

Let me illustrate it this way. Have you ever thought of some of the things we see around us that are both three and yet also one? Take water as an example. A substance God placed abundantly on the earth thateasily portrays how a simple existance can become more than one can fathom in a creation. Water can be ice, liquid water, or steam. But it’s still the same quart of water.

Jesus is God himself manifest in the flesh. He is the image of the invisible God.

Jesus said; John 4:24 God is a Spirit...

And Jesus is the body where God dwells:

Col 2:9 For in him (Jesus) dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily.

He is the image of the invisible God.

2 Corinthians 4:4 … Christ, who is the image of God.

Hebrews 1:3 (Jesus is) ... the express image of his (God's) person.

Colossians 1:15 (Jesus) Who is the image of the invisible God

Do not be deceived by the false prophets and false teachings.

The best advice: Read the Bible yourself! Don’t take another man’s word for it. I can’t say it enough times; Study the Bible! God gave us His word so that we could know Him! It’s the only way we can really know God and know His truth.

Linked sources: KJV Holy Bible, The Holy Scriptures.

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