Is Jesus God?

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One of the very first papers I posted was Is God A Trinity? In it, I point out that Christ Himself admits that He is “the beginning of the creation of God” (Rev 3:14).

Rev 3:14 And unto the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write; These things saith the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of the creation of God;

God the Father, of course, has no ‘beginning.’ Here to me is the single most concise verse in scripture on this subject:

1Co 8:6 But to us there is but one God, the Father, of whom are all things, and we in him; and[ besides this “one God… of whom are all things,” there is also His ‘wife…’ in type] one Lord Jesus Christ, by whom are all things, and we by him[ Christ was God’s instrument and channel for creation].

But the word ‘God,’ applies to both and even to those who are in Him:

Joh 10:30 I and my Father are one.

Joh 10:31 Then the Jews took up stones again to stone him.

Joh 10:32 Jesus answered them, Many good works have I shewed you from my Father; for which of those works do ye stone me?

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?

Contrary to everything that is taught in orthodoxy, God is not being made into the image of man, but man is being made into and conformed to the image of God. Calling man ‘God,’ is just as resented as saying that Jesus was created by God the Father. Yet when it is all said and done that is what will happen.

How is it that we are God’s? Here is the answer:

Joh 14:20 At that day ye shall know that I am in my Father, and ye in me, and I in you.

Joh 17:11 And now I am no more in the world, but these are in the world, and I come to thee. Holy Father, keep through thine own name those whom thou hast given me, that they may be one, as we are.

Joh 17:22 And the glory which thou gavest me I have given them; that they may be one, even as we are one:

It takes the mind of the spirit to understand how we can be “in Christ,” and through Him, be in the Father. Nevertheless, that is how God declares.

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