There is an interesting account found in John 10:31-36 (NRSV), “The Jews took up stones again to stone him. Jesus replied, ‘I have shown you many good works from the Father. For which of these are you going to stone me?’ The Jews answered, ‘It is not for a good work that we are going to stone you, but for blasphemy, because you, though only a human being, are making yourself God.’ Jesus answered, ‘Is it not written in your law, “I said, you are gods”? If those to whom the word of God came were called ‘gods’—and the scripture cannot be annulled. Can you say that the one whom the Father has sanctified and sent into the world is blaspheming because I said, ‘I am God’s Son’?”
Try as you might, you cannot find a scripture anywhere where Jesus says he is God. There are many scriptures that state that Jesus is the “Son of God”.
In this account, Jesus is correcting the misunderstanding the Pharisees had that his claim of being the “Son of God” makes him to be “God”! Therefore we are using Jesus's own argument that Jesus is not God but the “Son of God”. The ministers of our day who claim that Jesus is God, are repeating the Pharisees of Jesus’s day – claiming that Jesus because he is the “Son of God”, that somehow makes him “God”.
In John 10, Jesus is citing Psalm 82:6-7 (KJV), “I have said, Ye are gods; and all of you are children of the most High. But ye shall die like men, and fall like one of the princes.” “Princes” may be translated as “heads.” Adam and Jesus are both life-giving heads. “So also it is written, ‘The first Man, Adam, became a living soul.’ The last Adam (Christ) became a life-giving spirit.” (1 Corinthians 15:45 NASB)
Thus, Psalm 82:6-7 means we all will die like Adam (under the Adamic curse) unless we are called by Jesus to be of his Bride/Church and receive a new, spirit-begotten life. Then we die the sacrificial death of our wills. As Paul wrote, “Do you not know that all of us who have been baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death?” Romans 6:3 (RSV)
Jesus Christ is fulfilling Revelation 1:6 “and made us to be a kingdom, priests serving his God and Father, to him be glory and dominion forever and ever.” Does God have a God?
The trinity has been a highly controversial doctrine for many centuries. Because of the strong feelings surrounding this doctrine, few are willing to delve into the Bible to see what it really says about the true nature of God and His son, Jesus. This enlightening booklet is therefore intended for the serious student who wants to know what the Bible really teaches. In addition, is the holy Spirit a person and a third member of the trinity? See how the holy Spirit is used in Scripture.
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