Regards so-called many verses that apparently show that “Jesus is God”
Any that say that explicitly? One would think that if it’s such an important thing to understand that it would be said plainly.
God said very plainly that His name is Yahweh and that it is name forever. He said very plainly that he is ONE.
No where is it plainly said that He is manifested as His own Son Jesus. The only time you see that plainly said is in the creeds. And it didn’t start out that way even there. It developed as more councils took place which should tell you something.
I often wonder why people have such little faith in God and His promises. If God said He would raise up a prophet from among men, why would we think He changed His mind or lied (which the bible says He doesn’t do) and decided to instead come Himself as a man (something He told us He is not).
This God that dwells in unapproachable light came to earth and was more than just approached. He was hit, hugged, kissed, etc but we think Jesus is God? This same God who the heavens can’t contain and the earth is His footstool decided to stuff Himself into His Son’s body to come to earth and then pretend He wasn’t God? He would only answer to or cop to being the Son of God? He took the pretence so far that He projected from heaven at His baptism How pleased he was with Himself? He lied and said He didn’t know when He would return? He constantly spoke as if He wasn’t God and talked about being sent by His Father even though He was His Father? It makes no sense?
If God’s name is FOREVER why will Jesus in Revelation get a new name if He’s God? [Rev. 3:12] Yet another lie?
Why couldn’t Jesus do his own work and will if he was God? Why call someone else the only true God if he was that being? Why all the subterfuge?
What about Rev 1:4-5?
4 John to the seven churches that are in Asia: Grace to you and peace, from Him who is and who was and who is to come, and from the seven Spirits who are before His throne, 5 and from Jesus Christ, the faithful witness, the firstborn of the dead, and the ruler of the kings of the earth. To him who loves us and released us from our sins by his blood
Are the 7 spirits also God because they are listed between God and Jesus? Or is it reasonable to think that Jesus is not God?
Was poor Paul just confused? Why did he constantly send greetings from God AND Jesus at the beginning of all his epistles?
There’s just too much that doesn’t gel with the whole Jesus is God doctrine.