Response to false Trinity teaching.
Stating that Jesus was God is no different than stating the purely heretical claim that Jesus was a God. Neo-Trinitarianism does just that. It is a purely humanistic approach to try and attempt to explain a lack of revelation as to the function and purpose of Christ the Son of God. Jesus was 100% man.
He was not 100% man and 100% God. That is not only absurd it is double-minded.
Truth comes only by revelation from God. It does not come by vigorous bible study or witty argument. While God does reveal himself through the scriptures it does not necessarily mean that you will always find truth through devoting yourself to bible study.
The deity of Jesus Christ was not the property of Christ, nor was it something that Christ could wheel around like a resume. The deity of Christ was the Father (Deity) operating within the man. It was the spiritual reality of the presence and function of deity within his humanity.
Jesus stated at least eight times in the Gospel of John alone in some form, The Son can do nothing of himself Yet many of you keep stating that Jesus was God and quote scripture which you say proves that.
If Jesus was Godwhy did he say he could do nothing?
The deity of Christ was the power of God within the man operating in every capacity and aspect. To worship Christ meant to worship the Father within Christ. Only his union with God and the indwelling power of God caused him to say what he said and do what did. This is pure oneness in operation not trinity teaching. The oneness teachers have this revelation. I have yet to here it at this site.
Jesus was the Father in operation through the man, not the man operating as a deity, independent and as God.
Did Jesus say I am Deity worship me---NO, He said,
"He that speaketh of himself seeketh his own glory: but he that seeketh his glory that sent him, the same is true, and no unrighteousness is in him." (John 7:18 KJV)
And when he was gone forth into the way, there came one running, and kneeled to him, and asked him, Good Master, what shall I do that I may inherit eternal life? And Jesus said unto him, Why callest thou me good? there is none good but one, that is, God." (Mark 10:17-18KJV)
"For even Christ pleased not himself; but, as it is written, The reproaches of them that reproached thee fell on me." (Rom 15:3KJV)
The miracles and wonders where not done by him but by the Father through him, the vessel.
"Men of Israel, hear these words: Jesus of Nazareth, A MAN attested to you by God with mighty works and wonders and signs which God did through him in your midst, as you yourselves know-- (Acts 2:22 RSV)
The words of God where spoken through Jesus by the Spirit of God and it was this truth that delivered man from the spirit of sin that indwelt him.
"But if I cast out devils by the Spirit of God, then the kingdom of God is come unto you." (Matt 12:28KJV)
Jesus came in the power of the Father not his own power.
"Jesus said unto them, If God were your Father, ye would love me: for I proceeded forth and came from God; neither came I of myself, but he sent me." (John 8:42KJV)
"Now they have known that all things whatsoever thou hast given me are of thee. For I have given unto them the words which thou gavest me; and they have received them, and have known surely that I came out from thee, and they have believed that thou didst send me" (John 17:7-9KJV)
Jesus was the son of God not a separate God
"Whosoever shall confess that Jesus is the Son of God, God dwelleth in him, and he in God" (I Jn 4:15KJV)
Confess that Jesus was the Son of God-- not a God.
Jesus did not raise himself from the dead.
"That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. (Rom 10:9KJV)
God does not obey anyone. God does not need to learn. God does not get hungry. God can not die. God does not say he can do nothing. God is not tempted. God does not get tired. God can not be seen. God can not be born. Yet Jesus did all these things. How do you explain it? The Word God the Father made himself flesh a son. The son came in the flesh, the power was the Father. The son (flesh) was the expression of the Father (Power) to us by the Spirit (Mediator).
I Jn 4:1-3
1 Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.
2 Hereby know ye the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God:
3 And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world. (KJV)
To simply say "Jesus was God" completely undermines the reason he came. He
came to be man (flesh) not God. He was a man for which there was no guile found. He was
born of a virgin without sin. This was his unique feature. His righteousness and
perfection as a man was stated in John 7:14-18.
"Now about the midst of the feast Jesus went up into the temple, and taught. And the Jews marveled, saying, How knoweth this man letters, having never learned? Jesus answered them, and said, My doctrine is not mine, but his that sent me. If any man will do his will, he shall know of the doctrine, whether it be of God, or whether I speak of myself. He that speaketh of himself seeketh his own glory: but he that seeketh his glory that sent him, the same is true, and no unrighteousness is in him."
Believing in the Greek Methology of a triune God who is some how operating as three persons and yet one-- is a lie. The doctrine of the Trinity has its roots within humanism not truth. God is one God.