There is only one Almighty God. Isaiah 46:9, “I am God, and there is none else; I am God, and there is none like me.” Jesus never said He was God. He always said He was the Son of God. He taught “my Father is greater than I,” John 14:28. Jesus submits Himself to God. “Now when all things are made subject to Him, then the Son Himself will also be subject to Him who put all things under Him, that God may be all in all.” 1 Corinthians 15:28.
However, there is unity between God and Jesus – a unity of love and of purpose.
Jesus prayed in John 17:7-8, 11, 21-23, “Now they have known that all things which You have given Me are from You. For I have given to them the words which You have given Me; and they have received them, and have known surely that I came forth from You; and they have believed that You sent Me…Holy Father, keep…those whom You have given Me, that they may be one as We are…that they all may be one, as You, Father, are in Me, and I in You; that they also may be one in Us…And the glory which You gave Me I have given them, that they may be one just as We are one: I in them, and You in Me; that they may be made perfect in one…”
Note: the true Church of faithful Christians has also been invited to share in this unity. And we rejoice to follow our Savior.
God and Jesus are Distinct.
God is always the Almighty God, Jehovah. Jesus is His Only Begotten Son (John 3:16). God directly begat only Jesus (Jesus was called the Word). All other beings in heaven and on earth were planned by God and created by the Logos. John 1:3, “All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made.”
Jesus had a beginning when God begat him. But God is eternal. Psalm 90:2, “from everlasting to everlasting, You are God.” Jesus died; God cannot die.
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