Jesus is not God.
“Who do men say that the Son of man is?”
After a few answers, Peter said,
You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.
Peter did not say, “You are God.”
Note what Jesus said to Peter,
Jesus answered and said to him, You are blessed, Simon, son of Jonah, for flesh and blood did not reveal it to you, but My Father in Heaven. Mat 16:17
The doctrine of the Trinity has been around for centuries and people have been fed the lie that Jesus is God. If one were to say that Jesus is not God, but rather the Son of the living God, as the Father revealed to Peter, one will be accused of leaving the faith, called apostate, distance themselves from you, tell you to go back into your prayer closet, to fast and pray until God reveals you have fallen for a lie that Jesus is not God.
A few centuries ago, one would be KILLED for going against the Trinity lie and telling the truth. One outstanding testimony of this is when John Calvin had Michael Servetus burned at the stake to say such blasphemy that Jesus was not God and did not believe in the Trinity teaching. Today all they can do is shun you and say they will pray for you, hoping you will return to the faith. It’s not the faith in the words of Jesus, but rather to come back to the faith in the Trinity doctrine! The Trinity doctrine is just another one of the most deceptive lies from the Devil to keep one away from understanding the true Gospel of the Kingdom of God that Jesus and his disciples preached.
Yes, what horror, what blasphemy to say that Jesus is not God, but that he is the Son of God! Am I therefore become your enemy, because I tell you the truth?
The chief priest, the elders and all the sanhedrins felt the same! To simply tell the truth that Jesus is the Son of God, and nothing more, is pure blasphemy among Christians today!
Look at the following story when Jesus was arrested,
And the chief priests and the elders and all the sanhedrin sought false witness against Jesus, in order to put Him to death. But they found none; yea, though many false witnesses came, they found none. But at last two false witnesses came up and said, This one said, I am able to destroy the temple of God and to build it in three days. And standing up, the high priest said to Him, Do you answer nothing? What is it that these witness against you? But Jesus was silent. And the high priest answered and said to Him, I adjure you by the living God that you tell us whether you are the Christ [Messiah], the Son of God. Jesus said to him, You said it. I tell you more. From this time you shall see the Son of Man sitting on the right hand of power, and coming on the clouds of the heavens. Then the high priest tore his clothes, saying, He has spoken blasphemy! What further need do we have of witnesses? Behold, now you have heard his blasphemy. Matt. 26:59-65
Today is it blasphemy to say Jesus is the Son of God and nothing more! They want us to add and say “God the Son,” when Jesus nor any writers of the NT said these things.
When reading the Bible, Jesus ALWAYS made it clear that he is not the Father, but that he has a Father, and that he has a God. To ask the question, “Does Jesus have a God?” There is complete silence. I have asked some questions whether or not they believe what Jesus said,
When Jesus was asked what is the first commandment of all?
“Jesus answered him, The first of all the commandments is: “Hear, Israel. The Lord OUR GOD is ONE Lord,”
Jesus said in his prayer to the Father before his crucifixion,
“And this is everlasting life, that they may KNOW YOU, the ONLY TRUE GOD,and Jesus Christ, whom You have sent.”
Would it be hard to admit that Jesus has a God?
“Touch me not; for I am not yet ascended to my Father: but go to my brethren, and say unto them, I ascend unto MY FATHER, and YOUR FATHER; and to MY GOD, and YOUR GOD.” (John 20:17)
I have only asked, Do you believe this? I do not get any kind of acknowledgment that what Jesus said above is true. It is totally ignored. Why? Because these verses alone destroys the Trinity teaching. Instead, I am told to get off the Internet, stop going to the fellowships and websites, and fast and pray. It’s okay for them, but not for me? But no matter what is said, they will not acknowledge that what Jesus says is true. All they can do is go to other verses (that seem to prove the deity of Christ) to try and disprove what Jesus said!
Jesus quotes and affirms the creed of Israel which is the first commandment,
“Hear, Israel. The Lord OUR GOD is ONE Lord,” Mark 12:29
And also tells us that there is only one Father,
And don’t call anyone on earth ‘Father,’ because YOU HAVE ONLY ONE FATHER, the one in heaven. Matthew 23:9
But yet the Trinity teaching wants us to believe that Jesus is God, Jesus is the Father and Jesus is the holy Spirit, and have us do some heavy mental gymnastics to try and shove it to make it all ONE! They will use pictures and give illustrations to try and explain what they cannot explain or even understand themselves, but yet we have to accept it by “faith” if all else fails. And if you don’t accept it or you are one who has renounced the silliness you once believed was true because God has revealed something totally different, you have left the faith! You are not even considered SAVED! To reject the Trinity teaching will cost you your salvation!
On the other hand, to accept the fact that Jesus was purely human and nothing more, a man, the Son of God, who was made like unto his brethren (Heb 2:17), a seed of David (John 7:42; Rom. 1:3), who was tempted to sin in all points as we are (Heb. 4:15), who was crucified (Matt. 28:5), and died as all humans do, that we are ALSO NOT SAVED! It’s a no win situation!
Is it hard to believe what Jesus said? Is it had to believe that he was human, that he was the Son of God, that Jesus has a God, and that Jesus has a Father, just like the rest of us do? The very one you say you follow, do you not believe him? Are you going to reject what he taught? How can you say you believe him and love him but won’t admit or even acknowledge what he said is true?
Jesus was always fully human, in a human body, and is still a man and will return with that body. Just as he resurrected in a body, so shall we, and enter into the Kingdom of God.
Behold my hands and my feet, that it is I myself: handle me, and see; for a spirit hath not flesh and bones, as ye see me have. Luk 24:39
When Jesus the Messiah was resurrected, he still had flesh and bones! Jesus had a corruptible body before his death, as we all have, but was raised by God who changed the corruptible body into an incorruptible body.
“For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality.” 1 Co 15:53
And while they were gazing into heaven as he went, behold, two men stood by them in white robes, and said, “Men of Galilee, why do you stand looking into heaven? This Jesus, who was taken up from you into heaven, will come in the same way as you saw him go into heaven.” Acts 1:10,11
For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus; 1Ti 2:5
They saw Him go up in His resurrected body, no more corruptible. In the same body and in the same manner shall He return!
To say Jesus is fully human and fully God is nonsense!
God did not begat God. God did not forsake God. God did not pray to God. Abraham was not promised that “God” would be his seed and heir. God did not have to drink the cup God gave Him. God did not give God authority. God did not approve God. God did not have to increase in wisdom. God is not the Lamb of God. God did not ascend to God. God did not forsake God. God did not raise God from the dead.
As you can see, all is such nonsense!