Jesus: Son of God - Not God the Son

Many a time I have heard people call Jesus ‘God’, ‘God the son’, and ‘God in the human form’. This, of course’ made them conclude that Mary was the ‘Mother of God’.

I think this is degrading and dishonouring, it is even blasphemous. At least Jesus had a biological mother as we are told and we believe the Bible is true.  Below are some references to prove that Jesus is not God

John 1:34 “and I have seen and borne witness that this is the Son of God”.  If John 14:20 means that Jesus is God we all are God because he says “I am in my Father, and you in me and I in you”.

John 10:33-36 tells us that Jesus was taken to be a blasphemer, not because he called himself God but because he said he was the Son of God. If it was thought he should be killed for this reason I really cannot imagine what would have been done to him had He called himself God.

John 5:25-27: The early part of this scripture has Jesus calling himself the Son of God and in the latter part the Son of Man.

Heb.5:5-8:  Here we are clearly told that Jesus is the Son of God (He was begotten of God). He offered prayers and supplications with loud cries and tears.  to the one that was able to save him from death. This I shows there is no form of equality, God could not have been crying to himself.  Jesus said clearly in scripture My Father is greater than (I  John 14:28).

Luke 1:35-“therefore the child to be born of you will be called holy, the Son of God”.

Gal.3:12-14 Jesus became a curse for us and in no way could God who has purer eyes and cannot behold evil-in-man, which he must punish, become a curse for us, he also could not have been hanged and killed.

Gal. 3:16-17: Christ was referred to as Abraham’s offspring, how could God have been Abraham’s offspring?

1 John 1:3-4: This tells us about fellowship with the Father and His Son.  What then happens to the third person of the trinity?

Romans 15:6: ‘that together you may with one voice glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ’; just as he is our God and Father too’.

Eph. 4:5-7 talks about one God and Father not three Gods-in-one, that is the Father, the Son and the Spirit as they say.

Titus 1:4: ‘Grace and peace from God the Father and Jesus Christ our saviour’.

1 Tim 2: 5-6: “For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men; the man Christ Jesus, who gave himself as a ransom for all, the testimony to which was born at the proper time”.  If we do agree that God is not man and that the Bible is a book that He inspired men to write, then we should also agree that this same book would not refer to Him as man, therefore this passage was talking about Jesus, the Son of God.

There are so many other passages in the Bible that point to this same fact and if we have read our Bible thoroughly and understood it, we would have found out that it does not in any case refer to Jesus as God and Jesus never claimed to be God. We should be very careful and act like the Bereans we should search the Scriptures.

Jesus never referred to himself as God and when the Father and son are talked about, the third trinity being is omitted (the Holy Spirit), not because it does not exist but because it is not a being but God’s spirit.  The Power of God.

Another important fact is that the word trinity is never mentioned in the Bible, so the next time someone mentions it tell him to show you where it is written in the Bible and if he can’t he is either deceiving you or does not even know what he is saying.  Also God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit cannot be found in the Bible.  So the Father owns the Holy Spirit and it is one entity, while the Son, the Word made flesh, is another entity.

Jesus wept, was cursed, was beaten and was killed.  All these could not have happened to God because He is not mortal

Gen. 2:24-25 says that a man shall leave his father and his mother and cleave to his wife and they shall become one flesh.  If being one means equality and not being in agreement, then the Bible would not say that the man is the head of the house as Christ is the head of the Church, and so if Jesus said that He and His Father are one, he simply meant that their ways, thoughts and everything about them were the same, that is they were in agreement.

Let us think about these things and see that we worship our God in the right way and meditate on His word day and night so that He will open our eyes to the good news about His coming Kingdom and life eternal Gal. 4:4-5, Phil. 2:5-11, Gal. 1:3-5, Rev. 1:5-6, Acts 9:19-20; 8:36-37.

Sis Julie Omatayo (Ikeja, Nigeria)

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