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Was Jesus Just A Man?

how-old-is-your-churchMillions are told that Jesus was just a man. That he was not God.

This lie is told to Christians every day and many are being seduced to join other religions. The problem as I see it, is that so many are so head-strong to push their theology of universalism unity they do not care if they lose a few souls and families to these pagan religions. As long as they have a long-range plan to increase their membership and not care what the membership will believe: all they will accomplish is to create another mini-catholic church.

What are some of the lies about Jesus?

1.) His name is not Jesus but Isa.
2.) The name of the Father is Allah.
3.) Jesus and the Father cannot both be God because there is only one God.
4.) If the Father (Allah) is God, then Jesus is not God because Allah has no sons.
5.) Since Jesus is not God, and only Allah is God, Jesus can only be a man.
6.) Jesus could not save anyone, only the Father (Allah) can save.
7.) Jesus is the son of man born of a woman (son of man verses cited).
8.) Jesus is not all-knowing (cite Mark 24:32-36).
9.) Jesus never told anyone “I am God.” (cites many Old Testament verses to prove only one God and Jesus according to them is not this God).
10.) Jesus was sent to only one nation, not to all mankind.
11.) The first Christians did not believe Jesus to be God.
12.) We should worship the same God who Jesus worshipped (the Father or Allah).
13.) Jesus had to be given power and authority from the Father (Allah) because he did not possess these being only a man.
14.) Did God come from the belly of a woman, born a helpless child?
15.) Jesus was the descendent of incest and therefore a bastard child who did not qualify to be either the Messias of Israel or God (cite the sexual relationship of Judah with Tamar the wife of his dead son Er. From this connection was born Phares and Zara. Phares is mentioned in the genealogy of Jesus in Matthew 1:3. Tamar was not his daughter nor was she of the blood or seedline of Judah. There was no incest. Tamar was free to marry, her husband being dead. Judah was free to marry, his wife Shua died. While the sexual relationship was indeed fornication, there was no incest. Jesus was also born of David who was an adulterer. Does this mean Jesus was disqualified or somehow cannot be God manifested in the flesh? In both cases of Judah and David, their sins were absolved by the daily sacrifices in the tabernacle/temple and on the day of atonement. So their sins were canceled by the blood.

No one is born with inherited sin. No one.

While many of these claims are circulated around the world among people whose bibles contain the name Allah, they focus on the humanity of Jesus and not his dual nature of being God and man. This is not just a Muslim attack on Jesus to pave the way for Mohammed to replace him as God’s messenger. Many nations use bibles that have Allah in them for God. These bibles must be corrected using the most oldest possible sources for the name of God.

Was Jesus God?

What about Matthew 1:23

“Behold a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us.”

Look what Jesus said to the devil in Matthew 4:7:

“Jesus said unto him, it is written again, Thou shall not tempt the Lord thy God.”

Who was the devil tempting? If Jesus was not God, why is he rebuking the devil and using a Scripture that should have only been applied to Allah or some other deity? But the devil was not tempting Allah or some other deity. He was tempting Jesus. And Jesus called himself “the Lord thy God.”

Now compare Matthew 22:37:

“Jesus said unto him, Thou shall love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.”

Jesus is worshipped in Matthew 2:11; 8:2; 9:8; 14:33; 15:25; 18:26; 28:9; 28:17.

Jews know it is a great sin to worship a human being as God. If these are worshipping Jesus it can mean only one thing. They recognized him as God in human form. This is no different than Abraham in Genesis 18:1-3 when he bowed before God whom he called “my Lord”. Everyone knows God appeared here in human form. This is no great sin. After all, God made man in his image (Genesis 1:27). God was not made in the image of man. So God can come to the earth in a human form and be no less God. He is not stepping down from being God to appear as a man. Appearing as a man does not make the human body he appears in a separate God or a separate divine person having a separate Spirit and being a separate being. The revelation of Jesus Christ is a revelation of God. Those that worshipped Jesus knew what they were doing. They were not violating the first Commandment. They believed Jesus was the God of that Commandment.

Is it true he told no one he was God?

What about John 10:33?

“The Jews answered him, saying, For a good work we stone thee not; but for blasphemy; and because that thou, being a man, makest thyself God.”

What did he say that led the temple cult to believe he had made himself God?

He said in John 10:30:

“I and my Father are one.”

They took up stones to kill him.

Did Jesus mean he and the Father were two separate Gods and one in unity or they were one God united within his human body?

Theologians can wrestle with this in an attempt to pervert his statement into a trinitarian puzzle, but Jesus did not mean he and the Father were separate persons in his body. He was confessing it was the Father (divine Spirit) in him; (God being manifested in his flesh), doing the works (1Timothy 3:16). Of himself (humanity) he could do nothing. This is a great puzzle for trinitarians to admit Jesus as a man did not have a co-equal status of power separate from the Father.

Was Jesus just a man?

The book of Revelation is the Revelation of Jesus Christ.

The first revelation can be found in chapter 1 verse 8.

I confess the Father and the Son. (1John 2:23)

I just do not confess them according to Catholic creeds, dogmas, or doctrines that emanated from the 325AD Nicene Council.

Pastor Reckart
A Man God Made, to write against aggression and falsehoods used to denounce Jesus and his name.

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October 25, 2015 - Posted by | Apostolic Messianic

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