In a religious setting, many often wonder who God is before the many names of God in different cultures and folklore. So many religions claim to worship the true God and leave their followers in many dilemmas when they make the right choice of religion. There is much controversy about whether Jesus was God or not. This article makes an dig on the subject.
You may wonder why we are so passionate about religion? Well, the answer is probably not far-fetched; thanks to the innate nature of humans as super superior beings who are most likely the perfect creation of an extraordinary God. In essence, humans are part of religion, and religion, in turn, is part of humans. It can be difficult to separate one from the other because everyone believes in something.
Among the world's most popular religions, few, such as Christianity, Islam, and Ekkankar, have ever acknowledged the existence of Jesus.
However, in an online conversation with popular pastor Pastor Chris, the question of Jesus' divinity came up.
A viewer from Canada asked Pastor Chris: Is Jesus the same as God? I know the concept of the Trinity, but I still doubt whether Jesus is God. Even when I pray I only pray to God in Jesus name, I don't pray to Jesus Himself Why so many Christians praise and worship Jesus instead of God?
Pastor Chris provided detailed and in-depth answers to the questions asked.
I'll start by reading Jesus' explanation of who He is in John 14.
"4 And wherever I go, you know how you know it.
5 Thomas said to him, Lord, we do not know where You are going; and how can we know the way?
6 Jesus said to him, I am the way, the truth and the life: no one comes to the Father except through me. no one comes to the Father except through me.
7 If you know me, you should also know my Father; and from now on you know him and have seen him.
8 Philip said to him, Lord, show us the Father, and it will be enough for us.
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9 Jesus said to him, Have I been with you long, and do you not know me, Philip? whoever has seen me has seen father; and then how do you say: Show us Father?
10 Do you not believe that I am in the Father and the Father is in me? the words that I speak to you, I do not speak of myself; but the Father who lives in me does the work.
11 Believe that I am in the Father and the Father is in me; otherwise trust me for his own doings.”
What Jesus said to His disciples in verse 6 is extraordinary. Examine Him carefully, you will find that He uses certain articles about who He is. He didn't say that I was the way, the truth, or the life. He says I am alive. Then he said that no one but me could contact his father.
In verses 7 and 8, Jesus reveals more about himself than he said, when you look at me, you see the Father. He also stated that the Father in Him was doing the deed that many saw.
We must remember that before this statement he spoke of returning to heaven. He spoke of his Heavenly Father, now he spoke of the Father in Him. To explain this in more detail, I will read Colossians 1:13-19.
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13 Who frees us from the power of darkness and places us in the kingdom of his beloved Son;
14 In redemption through his blood, even the remission of sins;
15 Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation?
16 For through him all that is in heaven and that is on earth was created, visible and invisible, be it thrones or rulers or rulers or rulers; all created by and for him:
17 And he is above all, and through him all things were created.
18 And he is the head of the body, the church; who is the first, the firstborn from the dead; that he can have an advantage in everything.
19 For the Father delights that all abundance abides in Him. ”
The above verse says that He is the image of the invisible God. The term "invisible" is a sign of God. This tells us that God is invisible, but His visible image is Jesus. In verse 16 he tells us that all things were made for him or by him. If he's not God, who is he? This clearly shows us that Jesus is God. Verse 17 says that he is above all. Only God is above all created things. Then verses 18 and 19 understand that all Godhead lives in Jesus.
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