Is Christ God Or Is He Not God

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Good morning V____,
In the audio you mentioned I was quoting 1Co 8:6 which says “there is but one God, the Father…” My point was Paul’s point. Christ is God’s messenger and is not the “power of the throne.”

Gen 41:40  Thou shalt be over my house, and according unto thy word shall all my people be ruled: only in the throne will I be greater than thou.

That was Paul’s point in 1Co 8:6 and here in 1Co 11:

1Co 11:3  But I would have you know, that the head of every man is Christ; and the head of the woman is the man; and the head of Christ is God. 

That all appears to be a contradiction to these verses:

Joh 1:1  In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
Gen 17:1  And when Abram was ninety years old and nine, the LORD appeared to Abram, and said unto him, I am the Almighty God; walk before me, and be thou perfect.

“The Almighty God” was as Joseph was almighty over all of Egypt.

Gen 41:40  Thou shalt be over my house, and according unto thy word shall all my people be ruled: only in the throne will I be greater than thou.

Christ has been ” given all power in heaven and in earth,” and He is your and my spiritual Father, and we are Christ’s spiritual offspring:

Psa 22:30  A seed shall serve him; it shall be accounted to the Lord for a generation.

That is the answer to this question in Isaiah:

Isa 53:8  He was taken from prison and from judgment: and who shall declare his generation? for he was cut off out of the land of the living: for the transgression of my people was he stricken.

Christ was never physically married, and yet He is “the everlasting Father and the Almighty God,” for one reason and for that reason alone:

Isa 9:6  For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.

2Co 6:18  And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty.

But this “mighty God… The everlasting Father and Lord Almighty” is Christ who “was dead and is alive, and will live for ever more.”

Rev 1:8  I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty.
Rev 1:18  I am he that liveth, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen; and have the keys of hell and of death.

So just as Joseph was “given all power” in Egypt, so too Christ has been “given all power” and is thereby “The Almighty.”

Mat 28:17  And when they saw him, they worshipped him: but some doubted.
Mat 28:18  And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.

Why is it possible to “worship Christ” as “The Almighty?” It is possible for one reason and for one reason only:

Col 1:19  For it pleased the Father that in him should all fulness dwell;
Col 1:20  And, having made peace through the blood of his cross, by him to reconcile all things unto himself; by him, I say, whether they be things in earth, or things in heaven.

It is what pleases the Father! It is obvious that the person who gives the power has that power to give. It should also be equally apparent that the recipient will never have “the power of the throne,” and when God’s plan and purpose is brought to its fruition and has brought forth its intended purpose,  that is exactly what the scriptures teach and demonstrate:

1Co 15:25  For he [ Christ, “the Everlasting Father… The Almighty”] must reign, till he hath put all enemies under his feet.
1Co 15:26  The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death.
1Co 15:27  For he [ God The Father, ” The God and Father of Jesus Christ”] hath put all things under his [ Christ’s] feet. But when he saith all things are put under him [ Christ], it is manifest that he [“The God and Father of Jesus Christ”] is excepted, which did put all things under him [ Christ].
1Co 15:28  And when all things shall be subdued unto him [ Christ], then shall the Son also himself be subject unto him [ the Father] that put all things under him [ Christ], that God may be all in all.

I’m sorry if it sounds contradictory to call Christ ‘God,’ and at the same time say “to us there is but one God, the Father of whom are all things.” But when you understand that calling Christ ‘God’ in no way denies that Christ has a “God and a Father,” and that the Father was not father or God, then it all make perfect since to say “To us there is but one God, the Father, of whom are all things… but there is not in every man this knowledge.”

2Co 11:31  The God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which is blessed for evermore, knoweth that I lie not.
Eph 1:3  Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ:
1Pe 1:3  Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which according to his abundant mercy hath begotten us again unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,

There you have the apostles Paul and Peter telling us that Christ has a “God and Father.” Here is John telling us the same thing in Revelation one:

Rev 1:6  And hath made us kings and priests unto God and his Father; to him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.

Christ is God because “it pleased the Father that Christ and we should be called gods. Christ’s claim to His Godhood was defended by His association with our Godhood:

Joh 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.
Joh 10:34  Jesus answered them, Is it not written in your law, I said, Ye are gods?
Joh 10:35  If he called them gods, unto whom the word of God came, and the scripture cannot be broken;
Joh 10:36  Say ye of him, whom the Father hath sanctified, and sent into the world, Thou blasphemest; because I said, I am the Son of God?

So, according to the answer Christ gives in these verses, you might as well ask me, ‘O. K. Mike, which is it, are we God or are we not God?’ and the answer will be the same, “Ye are gods,” simply because we are “sons of God,” and yet it is true without contradiction that “to us there is but one God, the Father…”
I hope that has answered your question. Get used to be accused of contradicting yourself when you come to see that the spirit can call the lion of the tribe of Judah a lamb in the same breath:

Rev 5:4  And I wept much, because no man was found worthy to open and to read the book, neither to look thereon.
Rev 5:5  And one of the elders saith unto me, Weep not: behold, the Lion of the tribe of Juda, the Root of David, hath prevailed to open the book, and to loose the seven seals thereof.
Rev 5:6  And I beheld, and, lo, in the midst of the throne and of the four beasts, and in the midst of the elders, stood a Lamb as it had been slain, having seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven Spirits of God sent forth into all the earth.

It seems almost as contradictory as saying that Christ was “in the beginning with God and was God” and in the same breath saying “to us there is but one God the Father.”
I hope that helps to eliminate your confusion and to see that when I said, “Christ is not to be considered God,” that I was saying that in the same context in which Paul was speaking when He said “To us there is but one God, the Father.”
I also hope this helps you to better understand “the things of the spirit which the natural man cannot understand because they are foolishness to him.”

1Co 2:13  Which things also we speak, not in the words which man’s wisdom teacheth, but which the Holy Ghost teacheth; comparing spiritual things with spiritual.
1Co 2:14  But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.

Your brother in the Christ of Christ, who believes that ‘there is but one Christ, that is Christ,’ and yet I believe that Christ has an anointed, who are His Christ. All such things are, were and will always be “foolishness to the natural man,”

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