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21 Reasons Why Jesus Cannot Be God, The Father, Jehovah.

"God is not a God of confusion" we read at 1 Corinthians 14:33. As such, determining who the one true God is should be simple. Thankfully, all we need to do is look in the Bible for the correct answer -

1. Jesus was Jehovah God's very first creation - Proverbs 8:22-31; Colossians 1:15-17; Revelation 3:14
2. At John 20:17 Jesus said to Mary Magdalene: "I am ascending [] to my God and your God." (RS, Catholic edition) (Bracket mine)
3. "Blessed be the God [] of our Lord Jesus Christ." - 2 Corinthians 1:3 (Bracket mine)
4. "O my God, my Holy One, you do not die." - Habakkuk 1:12
5. "God [] resurrected [Jesus]." (Acts 2:24) (Brackets mine)


6. "The revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave him." (Revelation 1:1, RS, Catholic edition)
7. "God exalted this one [Jesus] to his right hand." (Acts 5:31) (Bracket mine)
8. "God exalted him [Jesus] to a superior position." (Philippians 2:9) (Bracket mine)
9. “Christ [] entered heaven itself, so that he could appear in the actual presence of God." (Hebrews 9:24, JB) (Bracket mine)


10. “[Stephen] gazed into heaven and caught sight [] of Jesus standing at God's right hand." (Acts 7:55) (Brackets mine)
11. "You [Jesus] loved righteousness, and you hated lawlessness. That is why God, your God, anointed you with [the] oil of exultation more than your partners." - Hebrews 1:9 (Brackets mine)
12. "After that will come the end, when he [Jesus in heaven – Michael the Archangel] will hand over the kingdom to God [] Then the Son himself will be subjected to the One who has subjected everything to him, so that God may be all in all."—1 Corinthians 15:24, 28, NJB. (Brackets mine)
13. "Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ." - Ephesians 1:3
14. “No man has seen God at any time; the only-begotten god who is in the bosom [position] with the Father is the one that has explained him.” - John 1:18
15. Jesus himself taught that no "man has seen the Father" - John 6:46.


16. "The head of the Christ is God" in the same way that "the head of every man is the Christ." (1 Corinthians 11:3)
17. Jesus said, "The Father is greater than I."—John 14:28, RS, Catholic edition.
18. "If by one man’s trespass many died, the undeserved kindness of God and his free gift with the undeserved kindness by the one MAN Jesus Christ abounded much more to many." - Romans 5:15 (Emphasis mine.)
19. "For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, a MAN, Christ Jesus." - 1 Timothy 2:5 (Emphasis mine.)


20. “In reply Jesus said to [Satan]: “It is written, ‘It is Jehovah your God you must worship, and it is to him alone you must render sacred service.’”” - Luke 4:8 (Bracket mine)
20.1. “Jehovah your God you should fear, and him you should serve.” - Deuteronomy 6:13
21. Jesus taught, “‘You must love Jehovah your God with your whole heart and with your whole soul and with your whole mind.’” - Matthew 22:37
21.1. “You must love Jehovah your God with all your heart and all your soul and all your vital force.” - Deuteronomy 6:5

What can we conclude from everything the Bible teaches? That Jesus never claimed to be God. Everything he said about himself indicates that he did not consider himself equal to God in any way—not in power, not in knowledge, not in age. In every period of his existence, whether in heaven or on earth, his speech and conduct reflect subordination to God. God is always the superior, Jesus the lesser one who was created by God.

Time and again, Jesus showed that he was a creature separate from God and that he, Jesus, had a God above him, a God whom he worshiped, a God whom he called "Father." In prayer to God, that is, the Father, Jesus said, "You, the only true God." (John 17:3) At John 20:17 he said to Mary Magdalene: "I am ascending to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God." (RS, Catholic edition) At 2 Corinthians 1:3 the apostle Paul confirms this relationship: "Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ." Since Jesus had a God, his Father, he could not at the same time be that God.
maxximiliann maxximiliann 36-40, M 3 Responses May 6, 2012

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Proverbs 8:22-31 and Colossians 1:15-17 disagree with your opinion. The Bible teaches that Jesus was Jehovah God's very first creation :)<br />
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Regarding Jesus, Proverbs 8:22 teaches that - <br />
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1. "The LORD [Jehovah] created me at the beginning of his work" - RSV, and NRSV. <br />
(Footnote in NRSV says "Or [created] me as the beginning [of his work]."). <br />
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2."The LORD made me..." - MLB. <br />
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3."The Lord formed me..." - Living Bible. <br />
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4. "I was made in the very beginning." - Good News Bible. <br />
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5."Yahweh [Jehovah] created me..." - Jerusalem Bible and NJB. <br />
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6."The LORD created me..." - New English Bible and REB. <br />
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7."Jehovah fr<x>amed me first" - Byington. <br />
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8."The LORD created me..." - The Reader's Digest Bible, 1982. <br />
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9."I was the first thing made, long ago in the beginning." - Holy Bible:Easy-to-Read  Version, World Bible Translation Center, 1992. <br />
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10."The Eternal [Jehovah] formed me first of his creation" - Moffatt. <br />
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11."The Lord made me the beginning [arkhe] of his ways for his works" - The Septuagint, <br />
Zondervan, 1976. <br />
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12."The LORD created me as the first of his creations" - Holy Bible From the Ancient Eastern <br />
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13."The LORD made me as the beginning of His way, the first of His works of old." - JPS, Margolis, ed., 1917. <br />
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14."The LORD created me at the beginning of His course as the first of His works of old." - Tanakh, JPS, 1985. <br />
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"Paul applied it [Prov. 8:22-30] to the Son of God. The Apologists [Christian writers of the 2nd and 3rd centuries] used it to prove to Gentile and Jew the pre-existence of the Word and his role in creation." - (See CREEDS 5-16: quotes from the writings of Irenaeus, Origen, Tertullian, Clement of Alexandria, and Justin Martyr which equate the Son with "Wisdom" speaking at Prov. 8:22-30 and admit that he had been created by God as the beginning of God's works - Prov. 8:22.)  - Trinitarian scholar Edmund Fortman<br />
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"By the time he wrote to the Corinthians in c. 53, Paul had developed in his mind the equation of Christ with the divine Wisdom incarnate (`Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God' [1 Cor. 1:24])." - p. 102, The Rise of Christianity, Fortress Press, 1985.  - Trinitarian scholar Dr. W. H. C. Frend<br />
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"It is not unexpected that Paul would view Jesus ... as the Wisdom of God. That Paul saw in Christ the fulfilment of Pr. 8:22 ff. seems apparent from Col. 1:15 ff., which strongly reflects the OT desc<x>ription of wisdom." - New Bible Dictionary, 1982, p. 1257<br />
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http://examiningthetrinity.blogspot.com/2009/10/prov-822-30.html<br />
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Colossians 1: 15-17 tells us that "he [Jesus] is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation." Paul here was alluding to Proverbs 8:22-31 - <br />
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"22 “Jehovah himself produced me [Jesus] as the beginning of his way, the earliest of his achievements of long ago. 23 From time indefinite I was installed, from the start, from times earlier than the earth. 24 When there were no watery deeps I was brought forth as with labor pains, when there were no springs heavily charged with water. 25 Before the mountains themselves had been settled down, ahead of the hills, I was brought forth as with labor pains, 26 when as yet he had not made the earth and the open spaces and the first part of the dust masses of the productive land. <br />
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27 When he prepared the heavens I was there; when he decreed a circle upon the face of the watery deep, 28 when he made firm the cloud masses above, when he caused the fountains of the watery deep to be strong, 29 when he set for the sea his decree that the waters themselves should not pass beyond his order, when he decreed the foundations of the earth, 30 then I came to be beside him as a master worker, and I came to be the one he was specially fond of day by day, I being glad before him all the time, 31 being glad at the productive land of his earth, and the things I was fond of were with the sons of men."<br />
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Next, Jesus is also described in Revelation as “the beginning of the creation by God” and in 1 Corinthians as “the power of God and the wisdom of God” (Revelation 3:14; 1 Corinthians 1:24,30) but NEVER as Jehovah God himself.<br />
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Finally, John 1:18 tells us that Jesus is the “only begotten god.” <br />
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Θεὸν οὐδεὶς ἑώρακεν πώποτε· μονογενὴς θεὸς ὁ ὢν είς τὸν κόλπον τοῦ πατρὸς ἐκεῖνος ἐξηγήσατο. <br />
θεὸς = god <br />
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New American Standard Bible <br />
"No one has seen God at any time; the only begotten god who is in the bosom of the Father, He has explained Him."<br />
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New World Translation <br />
"No man has seen God at any time; the only-begotten god who is in the bosom [position] with the Father is the one that has explained him."<br />
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Amplified Bible <br />
"No man has ever seen God at any time; the only unique Son, or the only begotten God, Who is in the bosom [in the intimate presence] of the Father, He has declared Him [He has revealed Him and brought Him out where He can be seen; He has interpreted Him and He has made Him known]." <br />
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Westcott & Hort Greek Interlinear Bible <br />
"God no one has seen at any time; only begotten god, the one being into the bosom of the Father, that one explained."

"The LORD [Jehovah] created me at the beginning of his work" - RSV

created, also from the original text=fathered.

Yes, Jehovah God created Jesus. It is in this sense that he was "begotten" :)

Jesus was not created, but has always existed. <br />
Gen 1:26<br />
Then God said, “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness. And let them have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over the livestock and over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.”<br />
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John 1<br />
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through him, and without him was not any thing made that was made.<br />
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The Word is Jesus.

Please see my Jun 9th, 2012 7:59PM reply :)

@777heaven<br />
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If I could ask, where does the Bible teach your concept of a Godhead? :)