Jesus seated at the right hand of God the Father

Jesus seated at the right hand of God the Father

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The high priest said to him, “I charge you under oath by the living God: Tell us if you are the Messiah, the Son of God.” “You have said so,” Jesus replied. “But I say to all of you: From now on you will see the Son of Man sitting at the right hand of the Mighty One and coming on the clouds of heaven.” Then the high priest tore his clothes and said, “He has spoken blasphemy! Why do we need any more witnesses? Look, now you have heard the blasphemy. (Matt 26:63-65) This verse is related to Ps 110:1 when King David writes about “his Lord”. The Lord says to my Lord: “Sit at my right hand until I make your enemies a footstool for your feet.” The…
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Did Jesus say, “I am God”?

Did Jesus say, “I am God”?

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“Isn’t it true Jesus never claimed to be God?” •It is true that Jesus did not say those words “I am God.” This is because merely saying “I am God.” is inadequate as the word “god” could refer to things other than the Almighty God. It could refer to pagan gods “I am the Lord your God (“Elohim”), who brought you out of Egypt, out of the land of slavery. “You shall have no other gods (“Elohim”) before me. (Exod 20:2-3) Angels are referred to as “gods” I will praise you, Lord, with all my heart; before the “gods” (Hebrew Elohim) I will sing your praise. (Ps 138:1) Human judges are referred to as “gods” “I said, ‘You are “gods” (Hebrew Elohim); you are all sons of the Most High.’…
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Jesus Shared Glory with the Father

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In John 17:5, Jesus asked his Father to “glorify me in your presence with the glory I had with you before the world began.” The Bible teaches that God shares His glory with no one. (Isa 42:8 NIV)  "I am the LORD; that is my name! I will not give my glory to another or my praise to idols. Muslim : Jesus was glorified only in God’s timeless knowledge Muslims have explained that this verse simply shows that Jesus was glorified by God in his timeless knowledge before the creation of the world. Christian reply This cannot be the right interpretation. Firstly, the words ‘I had’ is used. It is not something abstract in God’s mind, but something Jesus actually possessed. Secondly, the words “I had” and not “I have”…
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Jesus Can Forgive Sins

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Some men came carrying a paralytic on a mat and tried to take him into the house to lay him before Jesus. When they could not find a way to do this because of the crowd, they went up on the roof and lowered him on his mat through the tiles into the middle of the crowd, right in front of Jesus. When Jesus saw their faith, he said, "Friend, your sins are forgiven." The Pharisees and the teachers of the law began thinking to themselves, "Who is this fellow who speaks blasphemy? Who can forgive sins but God alone?" Jesus knew what they were thinking and asked, "Why are you thinking these things in your hearts? Which is easier: to say, `Your sins are forgiven,' or to say, `Get…
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Jesus is Sinless

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Jesus said that no one is sinless except God, then teaches that he is sinless. 1Jesus taught that no one is good except God. (Mark 10:17-18)  As Jesus started on his way, a man ran up to him and fell on his knees before him. “Good teacher,” he asked, “what must I do to inherit eternal life?” {18} “Why do you call me good?” Jesus answered. “No one is good—except God alone. Muslim : Jesus denied that he was sinless In reference to Mark 10:17-18, Muslims sometimes misunderstand Jesus’ answer to be a denial of deity. In other words, they interpret Jesus to mean, “Why call me good when I am not? Only God is good.” Christian reply But Jesus cannot be denying the title “good”. On other occasions, Jesus…
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Jesus was from above

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(John 8:23)  But he continued, “You are from below; I am from above. You are of this world; I am not of this world. Jesus says plainly that he comes from heaven. He is not like men who are from this world. 9Muslims : the fact that Jesus was not of this world means nothing special as his disciples are also not from this world as seen from the following verse. (John 15:19)  If you belonged to the world, it would love you as its own. As it is, you do not belong to the world, but I have chosen you out of the world. That is why the world hates you. Christian reply The two verses uses similar language but a closer examination shows that they are talking about…
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Jesus the Only Way

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Jesus says he is the only way to the Father Jesus Christ who said: "I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh to the Father, but by me" (John 14:6). Is Jesus referring to himself as only a messenger of God? John the Baptist was still around. Has John been arrested yet? Close window
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Jesus the Special Son of God

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Jesus claims to be the Son of God Jesus admits to Pilate that he is the Son of God (Luke 22:70 NIV)  They all asked, "Are you then the Son of God?" He replied, "You are right in saying I am." (Mat 26:63-64 NIV)  But Jesus remained silent. The high priest said to him, "I charge you under oath by the living God: Tell us if you are the Christ, the Son of God." {64} "Yes, it is as you say," Jesus replied. "But I say to all of you: In the future you will see the Son of Man sitting at the right hand of the Mighty One and coming on the clouds of heaven." Muslim response Jesus did not admit to be the Son of God. He calls…
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Jesus Lets People Call Him God

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He accepted the title “God” when it was addressed to him by his disciple, Thomas. (John 20:28)  Thomas said to him, “My Lord and my God!” 15Muslim : Thomas used the term “God” to refer to messenger of God Muslim response Muslims have argued that there are many uses of the title “God”. This is true. It can refer to the devil, angels, believers, judges or messenger of God. Christian reply Let’s look at the context of the verse. Which category do you think Thomas is referring to? After he had doubted that Jesus could raise himself from the dead and Jesus proved to him that he can, is Thomas calling Jesus his devil, his angel, his fellow believer, judge or just a messenger? You see, these meanings are theoretical…
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Jesus not Man become God

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Jesus is not a man who has become God When Christians say they believe that Jesus is God, some ask: “How can a man become God?” Of course it is impossible. Man can never become God. Jesus was not a man who became God. Jesus is God who came to earth to live with us as a human being. We need to reverse the question: “Can God choose to appear on earth for a period of time?” That answer has to be yes. God is almighty and He can do whatever He likes. In fact, He had appeared on earth to talk to Moses. Moses was not summoned to heaven to talk to God. God came down to talk to Moses. Close window
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