JESUS…OUR SYMPATHETIC HIGH PRIEST: 

Part Two: Deity of Christ Doctrine Refuted

 

By Craig Bluemel

 

 

This series is about the true identity of the man, Jesus of Nazareth: of his human weakness, temptations, and obedience to Yahweh his Father, as he was perfected through suffering.

 

 

 

THE DEITY OF CHRIST DOCTRINE ALSO KNOWN AS THE…

JESUS IS GOD DOCTRINE

 

The Righteous Speak Out,

“Jesus is NOT God!”

 

Psalms 11:4 If the pillars set in place as the moral foundation for the just man  {who speaks the truth in his heart} are torn down, then what works of righteousness can he do?  The Appropriate Translation #1

 

Psalms 11:4 If the foundation pillars have been pulled down which You {Yahweh} framed, then what has the righteous done?  The Appropriate Translation #2

 

 

The FEAR of Yahweh

 

The Christian church is now at the edge of a sheer drop into the eternal abyss of darkness, where there shall be many souls who felt assured they would be ‘saved by grace’ only to discover in the moment, in the twinkling of an eye, they went from this mortal existence into immortality without Jesus.  They will be horrified and shocked.  After all, they had gone to see Mel Gibson’s film, ‘The Passion of the Christ’ and had even sobbed in sorrow and repentance.  But, true to their fleshly appetites, just two hours afterward, they were giddy from the alcohol content in the ‘just three beers’ they drank with friends at a barbeque.  It used to be ‘just two beers’ and before that, it was ‘just one beer’ and an ‘occasional glass of wine.’  But, don’t worry; I’m not an alcoholic or anything like that… yet.

 

Alcoholism is a plague in America, a factor in many fatal car accidents, domestic violence situations and health-related problems each year. Even if you can ‘handle’ your beer and glass of wine, what kind of testimony does it portray?  What example to children?  What does it say to the mother whose child was killed by a drunk driver?

 

Churches these days have often become places of entertainment, where people gather to hear the latest and greatest spoken ‘under the anointing’ by popular and so-called charismatic ‘prophets.’  Too many Christian television programs further the promotion of this false gospel of greed and prosperity by telling viewers to “send in your best gift to our ministry” with the promise that God will give you whatever you are asking for. After all, you are entitled. God owes it to you—you deserve the best. What a doctrine of demons! God owes us nothing—we owe Him everything. With food and shelter we are to be content. In this world there will be persecution and difficulty, yet we are to be encouraged because Jesus has overcome the world. It is a “promise” of God. Sadly, there is a famine in the land today for the true Gospel, a Gospel where Christians die to their own selfish desires daily and seek to unselfishly love their neighbor as themselves.

 

&  Amos 8:11-12 Lo!  Days are coming, Declares My Lord, Yahweh, that I will send a hunger (famine) throughout the land; not a hunger for food, nor a thirst for water, but for hearing the words of Yahweh; 12 therefore shall men rove about, {going} from sea to sea, and from the north even unto sunrise; they shall run to and fro, seeking the word of Yahweh, but shall not find it.  Rotherham’s Emphasized Bible

 

Few today pray without ceasing and even fewer pray in tongues without ceasing.  Fewer still make evangelism their daily and highest priority and most Christian could not tell you the last time they personally engaged some stranger in a meaningful discussion related to his or her eternal destiny.  The fear of God is now labeled by most charismatics as ‘staunch legalism’ even though the Bible says it leads to wisdom.  In fact, if you read from the original Hebrew text, this proverb is more properly rendered ‘the fear of Yahweh is the first of the firstfruits (re’shith) of wisdom.’  In other words, WISDOM produces a healthy reverence for the ‘severity’ of God.  Put another way, WISDOM bears as its very first and finest quality fruit of the spirit, THE fear of Yahweh.

 

&  Psalms 111:10 The choicest firstfruit of {one} skilled and practiced {in} wisdom is the reverential awe of Yahweh, by standing in awe {of Him}, recognizing His power and position, showing what good and excellent insight and understanding one has by rendering unto Him proper respect; taking a stand with all those who act with effect, demonstrating their awe of His deeds and His attributes by continuously praising His qualities, forever.  The Appropriate Translation 

 

Those who read this and scoff have yet to kiss the edge of their own human mortality.  I recall from my time enlisted in the US Army in 1971, as our company was preparing to deploy.  All of us were nervous, but not scared UNTIL our regiment was given a pep talk to ‘encourage’ us due to the ‘unusually high’ percentage of casualties in our MOS. The sergeant major then said, “If any of you are religious, I’d suggest now is a good time to start talking to God.  For those who are not religious, you will be.”

 

We human beings in general flit thru life as if there was no end to this fleshly existence.  However, two things in life are certain for everyone…birth and death.  Over the past three decades as a believer, many times I’ve heard Christians boast, “I’m not afraid to die.  There’s no fear in love.”  Yeah, I can quote the same Bible verse, but a person doesn’t truly know how ‘afraid’ of death they are until death itself is imminently knocking.  I have almost died, on more than one occasion, and I was afraid, even as a Christian.  A lot of people reading this will make fun of me and deride my lack of faith, or my failure to ‘stand on the word of God.’  So be it, but I caution you to judge righteously and judiciously, with mercy always preeminent in your motive.

 

The reason that we fear death is largely due to the fact it is one of the truly ‘unknowns’ of our mortal existence as human beings.  I am now less fearful of death as the consequence of my many close encounters with it, and in fact, given the severe, intractable physical pain I suffered with for the past 14 years, death for me is like a key to a locked prison cell door.  Just the same, I find it is imperative that I make certain every day is spent seeking to do the will of God and centering everything about my life on whatever it is that pleases my Father in heaven.  I can hear the ‘amen’s’ even now!  God bless you sister and brother; we’ll make it together, if we hold fast our confidence till the end!

 

Most have made so many concessions and compromises with the world’s standard of morality that going to movies or watching DVD’s nightly on television is time so lopsidedly enormous when compared to the meager crumbs they give to their Creator studying His inspired words in study of the Scriptures.  Jesus weeps.

 

In 1 Corinthians 15:32-34, the apostle Paul chides those fleshly Christians in Corinth, an ancient metropolitan that was the equivalent of modern day sin city in Las Vegas, New Orleans, and elsewhere debauchery and sin abounds.  He uses a parody of the resurrection of Christ, and says to them: If the dead do not rise, then go ahead and say, “Let us eat and drink, for tomorrow we die!”  Sadly, though born-again Christians may not allow themselves to use the same verbiage as this, their lifestyle speaks volumes.  However, Paul’s ending reads to the shame of their moral nakedness, ‘Do not be deceived, ‘Evil company corrupts good habits.  Awake to righteousness, and do not sin; for some do not have the knowledge of God. I speak this to your shame.’

 

What are we doing with our lives?  Did you really want me to write for you another nifty Bible study that is filled with gems of revelation from Scripture, and then leave you with nothing else to challenge you to step beyond where you’re currently and comfortably walking?  I hope this doesn’t come across as snooty or self-righteous; otherwise, I’ve failed you.  Know that in my heart, I study and teach only whatever I myself am trying to work out daily, in my own salvation (by God’s grace), lest I fall short in my own personal willingness to obey Him (and be found a castaway!).

 

&  1 Corinthians 15:17-28 And if Christ is not risen, your faith is futile; you are still in your sins!  18 Then also those who have fallen asleep in Christ have perished.  19 If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men the most pitiable.  20 But now Christ is risen from the dead, and has become the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep.  21 For since by man came death, by Man also came the resurrection of the dead.  22 For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ all shall be made alive.  23 But each one in his own order: Christ the firstfruits, afterward those who are Christ's at his coming (parousía)  24 Then comes the end, when he {the man Jesus} delivers the kingdom to God the Father, when he {the man Jesus} puts an end to all rule and all authority and power.  25 For he {the man Jesus} must reign till He {Yahweh God} has put all enemies under his {the man Jesus’} feet.  26 The last enemy that will be destroyed is death.  27 For ‘He {Yahweh God} has put all things under his {the man Jesus} feet.’  But when He {Yahweh God} says "all things are put under him {the man Jesus}," it is evident that He {Yahweh God} who put all things under him {the man Jesus}  is excepted.  28 Now when all things are made subject to him {the man Jesus}, then the Son himself will also be subject to Him {Yahweh God} who put all things under him {the man Jesus}, that God {Yahweh} may be all in all. (New King James Version + Author’s notes inserted in scripture text in {bracketed} words for clarification of identity & continuity)

 

The aforementioned context makes the distinction between ‘God’ and ‘Christ’ abundantly clear.  The rule, power, and authority that Jesus reigns ‘over’ is not the earthly rulers and powers, because obviously they are not doing his will.  Rather, this speaks of the spiritual principalities and powers that Jesus openly triumphed over when he gave himself in death on the tree (the cross).

 

The Greek word used by the apostle Paul to depict Jesus Christ as the ‘firstfruits’ in God the Father’s kingdom (1 Corinthians 15:20, 23) is making use of aparche, a Greek term that means ‘a beginning of sacrifice, i.e. the (Jewish) first-fruit (figuratively).’  In Acts 10:37, this same Greek word arche finds it origin in a close word relative archomai (a middle voice of arche, as in ‘archangel’) and primarily implies precedence; secondarily, it is used as ‘to commence (in order of time).’

 

In Genesis 1:1, as mentioned in Part 1 of the series, the phrase ‘In the Beginning’ is actually mistranslated, and is the Hebrew equivalent (re’shith) of the Greek word ache; in fact, in the Septuagint, which is the Hebrew Old Testament translated into Greek, uses the Greek word ‘arche’ to replace the Hebrew re’shith (beginning).

 

The reason the Septuagint uses arche to replace the Hebrew re’shith in Genesis 1:1 is because this first chapter of the Old Testament is a veiled messianic prophecy.  Properly interpreted and explained, Genesis 1:-31 is a detailed blueprint of Yahweh’s future plan of redemption, long before it actually takes effect.  The main point to remember is that both arche in the Septuagint version and re’shith in the Hebrew version of Genesis 1:1 (‘In the Beginning’) define Yahweh’s plan of atonement thru His future ‘Anointed’ one, the man Jesus Christ.

 

In Yahweh’s redemption plan, Jesus of Nazareth is the only man who is first in both order of time (when the fullness of time came; see Galatians 4:24 ) and in order of highest rank in God the Father’s kingdom (e.g. the firstborn from the dead; the firstborn of many brethren, etc).  Below is a short list of word definitions that convey the meanings, use, and application of arche and its cognate forms aparche, archomai, etc:

 

1)    To be the first to do (anything), to begin

2)    To be chief, leader, ruler Mark 10:42

3)    To be first (in political rank or power)

4)    To begin, make a beginning; beginning, origin Acts 10:37

5)    The person or thing that commences, the first person or thing in a series, the leader

6)    That by which anything begins to be, the origin, the active cause

7)    The extremity of a thing

8)    Of the corners of a sail

9)    The first place, principality, rule, magistracy (also of angels and demons)

 

In the context of Revelation 1:4-6, John’s apocalypse, he distinguishes Jesus from God the Father who is, who was, and is to come, by depicting God’s son as ‘… and from Jesus Christ, the faithful witness, the firstborn from the dead, and the ruler over the kings of the earth.  To Him who loved us and washed us from our sins in His own blood, 6 and has made us kings and priests to His God and Father.’  Note that ‘firstfruit’ here is the same as the Greek aparche in 1 Corinthians 15 and in Acts 10:37 it is used as to begin, or to make a beginning: the idea of beginning has more or less weight or importance, so that it is brought out by a separate word; in Matthew 11:7 arche denotes something as begun by someone, others following: Acts 27:35.

 

&  1 Corinthians 15:36-58 Foolish one, what you sow is not made alive unless it dies. 37 And what you sow, you do not sow that body that shall be, but mere grain — perhaps wheat or some other grain.  38 But God gives it a body as He pleases, and to each seed its own body.  39 All flesh is not the same flesh; but there is one kind of flesh of men, another flesh of animals, another of fish, and another of birds.  40 There are also celestial bodies and terrestrial bodies; but the glory of the celestial is one, and the glory of the terrestrial is another.  41 There is one glory of the sun, another glory of the moon, and another glory of the stars; for one star differs from another star in glory.  42 So also is the resurrection of the dead. The body is sown in corruption, it is raised in incorruption.  43 It is sown in dishonor, it is raised in glory. It is sown in weakness, it is raised in power.  44 It is sown a natural body, it is raised a spiritual body. There is a natural body, and there is a spiritual body.  45 And so it is written, "The first man Adam became a living being." The last Adam became a life-giving spirit.  46 However, the spiritual is not first, but the natural, and afterward the spiritual.  47 The first man was of the earth, made of dust; the second Man is the Lord from heaven.  48 As was the man of dust, so also are those who are made of dust; and as is the heavenly Man, so also are those who are heavenly.  49 And as we have borne the image of the man of dust, we shall also bear the image of the heavenly Man.  50 Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; nor does corruption inherit incorruption.  51 Behold, I tell you a mystery: We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed; 52 in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.  53 For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality.  54 So when this corruptible has put on incorruption, and this mortal has put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written: "Death is swallowed up in victory."   55 "O  Death, where is your sting?  O Hades, where is your victory?"  56 The sting of death is sin, and the strength of sin is the law.  57 But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.  58 Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your labor is not in vain in the Lord.  New King James Version

 

The Deity of Christ doctrine also known as the dual nature of Christ doctrine alleges that 1 Corinthians 15:47 “the second Man is the Lord from heaven’ is reference to the preexistent, preincarnate ‘Deity’ of Jesus.  They claim ‘Lord from heaven’ denotes Jesus’ origin, having ‘left his throne of glory in heaven’ and descended into the human genome, ‘God became a Man.’ Oh please.  Chapter and verse on that one?

 

When all else fails, how about using the context?  Let’s just suppose, for the sake of argument, that their view is the correct one.  If so, it will not contradict the context, correct? But the two verses directly preceding this verse state clearly that ADAM came BEFORE Jesus.  Hmmm.  Kind of a problem, eh? Read it for yourself; 1 Corinthians 15:45-46 says, “The first man (emphasis on ‘man’ too) Adam became a living being,’ and then, ‘the last Adam (Jesus) BECAME a life-giving SPIRIT.  46 However, the spiritual (Jesus) is NOT first, but the NATURAL (Adam), and AFTERWARD the spiritual (Jesus).  End of argument. 

 

As frosting to finish off this ‘Jesus is God’ nonsense for the last time, and begin the church anew, worshipping the FATHER who is the ONLY true God, verse 46 says that the Last Adam (i.e. ‘the Lord from heaven’) BECAME a life-giving SPIRIT.  If Jesus is indeed ‘God’ in human form (or any form for that matter), how does he “become’ a ‘life-giving spirit’ when as ‘Deity’ he would have always possessed this innate life-giving capability from the beginning of creation? 

 

Remember, it was GOD who ‘breathed the breath of LIFE’ into ADAM in Genesis 2:4-7 after He formed him from the ‘dust of the earth.’  This is yet another proof amongst thousands in scripture to demonstrate the absolute absurdity of professing Jesus of Nazareth as ‘God.’  This doctrine not only insults the glory of the father, but it is a teaching that contradicts the very reason Jesus lived his life.  Jesus lived to glorify his FATHER GOD, not to be ‘worshiped’ as so many Christians allege.

 

The problem with this of course is that Jesus himself of said in John 4:23-24, that God the Father IS Spirit and that God’s true worshipers, including himself at roughly age 32-33 years old, worshipped God in and as Spirit at that present time (John 4:23-24 “an hour is coming and now is when the true worshippers shall worship the FATHER in SPIRIT… God IS Spirit…”).

 

Some may still have mental blocks because of a lifetime of Deity of Christ indoctrination, so in spite of my wit and sarcasm toward the notion that Jesus is ‘God’ I do understand and sympathize with Christians that are in the process of converting from deceptive doctrines of men to the truth of scripture.  To prove my sincerity, let me now explain for you the intended meaning of the words written in 1 Corinthians 15:47 that depict Jesus, the last Adam as being ‘the Lord from heaven.’  In fact, it will give me great pleasure, because I can proverbially ‘kill two birds with one stone of truth.’ 

 

The Greek version of this phraseology ‘Lord from heaven’ reads ‘ho Deúteros ánthroopos ex ouranoú,’ which translated directly is ‘the second man originates from heaven.’  You will note that the Greek text has omitted the words ‘the Lord from’ and there are no variants between the Textus Receptus and the Nestlé text.  The Greek preposition ex in this construction denotes the source or origin; i.e. from whence Jesus was conceived or created. 

 

In the context of Matthew 1:18-20, an angel of Yahweh appeared to Joseph, the man who was engaged to Mary; in Matthew 1:20 the angel said to him in a dream, ‘Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid to take to you Mary your wife, for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Spirit.’  This proves the source of Jesus’ origin is from the Spirit of God, and not from man, and not from copulation between Joseph and Mary. 

 

The angel Gabriel appeared to Mary in the context of Luke 1:26-28; the text specifically says, “The angel Gabriel was sent from God to a city in Galilee called Nazareth, to a virgin engaged to a man whose name was Joseph, of the descendants of David; and the virgin's name was Mary.”  And coming in, the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary; for you have found favor with God…and behold, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you shall name Him Jesus.  He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High; and the Lord God will give Him the throne of His father David…the Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you; and for that reason the holy Child shall be called the Son of God.  And behold, even your relative Elizabeth has also conceived a son in her old age; and she who was called barren is now in her sixth month.  For nothing will be impossible with God."

 

Further proof that Jesus is not God is seen in many places in the New Testament and ministry of the man named Jesus of Nazareth.  For example, in Matthew 11:25 Jesus answered and said, "I thank You, Father, Lord of heaven and earth…”  and again in Matthew 16:17 Jesus answered and said to him, “Blessed are you, Simon Bar-Jonah, for flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but My Father who is in heaven.  Many more scriptures could be listed that show us whenever Jesus is depicted or whenever he depicts himself as being ‘from heaven’ or similar verbiage, he is speaking about his origins as a conceived human or about his authority, which as a man, was given to him BY God (the Father; i.e. Yahweh God).

 

Three gospel accounts attest to this correct interpretation, when the chief priests and scribes demanded Jesus to tell them, by what ‘authority’ he was teaching the people in the temple.  Jesus’ reply to them shows beyond question, using the same language about being ‘from heaven’ but applying it to John the Baptist ‘authority’ to water baptize.

 

&  Matthew 21:23-27 Now when He came into the temple, the chief priests and the elders of the people confronted him as He was teaching, and said, “By what authority are you doing these things? And who gave you this authority?”  24 But Jesus answered and said to them, "I also will ask you one thing, which if you tell me, I likewise will tell you by what authority I do these things: 25 the baptism of Johnwhere was it from? From heaven or from men?" And they reasoned among themselves, saying, "If we say, 'From heaven,' He will say to us, ‘Why then did you not believe him?’  26 But if we say, “'From men,' we fear the multitude, for all count John as a prophet.”  27 So they answered Jesus and said, “We do not know.”  And He said to them, “Neither will I tell you by what authority I do these things.”  New King James Version

 

The other two gospel accounts that read the same way can be found in Luke 20:1-8 and Mark 11:27-33.  In all three accounts, Jesus uses the same language ‘from heaven’ and the Jewish elders clearly understand it as meaning the source of a MAN’S authority.  So, why don’t the teachers of the Deity of Christ doctrine refer to John the Baptist as ‘God?’  Hmmm. 

 

Jesus uses this same language as standard protocol throughout his public ministry, as in John 6:36-42, 57-62 where he says to the Jews, “But I said to you that you have seen me and yet do not believe.  All that the Father gives me will come to me, and the one who comes to me I will by no means cast out.  For I have come down from heaven, not to do my own will, but the will of Him who sent me.  This is the will of the Father who sent me, that of all He has given me I should lose nothing, but should raise it up at the last day.  And this is the will of Him who sent me, that everyone who sees the Son and believes in Him may have everlasting life; and I will raise him up at the last day." The Jews then complained about him, because He said, "I am the bread which came down from heaven."  And they said, “Is not this Jesus, the son of Joseph, whose father and mother we know?  How is it then that He says, 'I have come down from heaven'?”  As the living Father sent me and I live because of the Father, so he who feeds on me will live because of me.  This is the bread which came down from heaven — not as your fathers ate the manna, and are dead.  He who eats this bread will live forever." New King James Version

 

In  John 12:27-33, while Jesus is praying, the people hear God’s voice from heaven speaking to Jesus.  Is this God talking to God?  This is an example of how absurd the ‘Jesus is God doctrine’ really is!  Jesus said, “Now my {human} soul is troubled, and what shall I say?  Father, save me from this hour'? But for this purpose I came to this hour.  Father, glorify Your name.” Then a voice came from heaven, saying, “I have both glorified it and will glorify it again.” Therefore the people who stood by and heard it said that it had thundered.  Others said,  “An angel has spoken to him."  Jesus answered and said, "This voice did not come because of me, but for your sake.  Now is the judgment of this world; now the ruler of this world will be cast out.  And I, if I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all peoples to myself.”  This he said, signifying by what death he would die. New King James Version

 

If we follow the logic of the dual nature of Christ doctrine and allege that this record of Jesus in John 12:27-33 is as ‘God in human form’ there’s a lot more problems than answers!  Aside from the fact it creates two Gods, which puts Trinitarian dogma in a pickle, now you have at least one person of ‘God’ that is signifying he will ‘die.’  How do the proponents of the ‘Jesus is God doctrine’ deal with this?  Well, I used to believe it myself, until I decided the scripture is final authority, and not what churches, pastors, or anyone else teaches.  I used to say in my ignorance, that the ‘man’ part of Jesus died, not the ‘God’ part.  Convenient answer, isn’t it?  Too bad it is nowhere found in the scripture!

 

No other prayer aside from Jesus prayer as our great priestly mediator who intercedes on our behalf TO God answers this objectionable and confusing doctrine more clearly than John 17:1-3, as Jesus (the man) prays TO his Father, the ‘only TRUE God’ (Jesus’ words, not mine).

 

&  John 17:1-3 Jesus spoke these words, lifted up His eyes to heaven, and said, “Father, the hour has come.  Glorify Your Son, that Your Son also may glorify You; as You have given Him authority over all flesh, that He should give eternal life to as many as You have given Him.  3 And this is eternal life, that they may know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom You have sent.  New King James Version

 

In Acts 17:22-31, the apostle Paul stood in the midst of the Areopagus and said, “Men of Athens, I perceive that in all things you are very religious; for as I was passing through and considering the objects of your worship, I even found an altar with this inscription: TO THE UNKNOWN GOD.  Therefore, the One whom you worship without knowing, Him I proclaim to you: God, who made the world and everything in it, since He is Lord of heaven and earth, does not dwell in temples made with hands.  Nor is He worshiped with men's hands, as though He needed anything, since He gives to all life, breath, and all things. And He has made from one blood every nation of men to dwell on all the face of the earth, and has determined their preappointed times and the boundaries of their dwellings, so that they should seek the Lord, in the hope that they might grope for Him and find Him, though He is not far from each one of us; 28 for in Him we live and move and have our being, as also some of your own poets have said, 'For we are also His offspring.’  Therefore, since we are the offspring of God, we ought not to think that the Divine Nature is like gold or silver or stone, something shaped by art and man's devising.  Truly, these times of ignorance God overlooked, but now commands all men everywhere to repent, because He {God the Father; i.e. Yahweh God}  has appointed a day on which He {God} will judge the world in righteousness by the Man {JESUS CHRIST!} whom He has ordained. He has given assurance of this to all by raising Him from the dead.”  New King James Version + Author’s notes inserted in scripture text in {bracketed} words for clarification of identity & continuity 

 

The proof texts go on and on and on; there are just too many to list within one online article, so I’ll summarize Part 2 and conclude with the words of Jesus himself, in the Book of Revelation, as he speaks to us from heaven about HIS God (Hmmm , how can Jesus as ‘God’ in heaven still have a ‘God?’).

 

Revelation 3:12

Jesus said, “He who overcomes, I will make him a pillar in the temple of my God, and he shall go out no more. I will write on him the name of my God and the name of the city of my God, the New Jerusalem, which comes down out of heaven from my God. And I will write on him my new name. 

New King James Version

 

JESUS IS NOT GOD, HE IS THE son of God

God the Father ALONE IS GOD

 

 

Continued in Part Three

 

 

Craig Bluemel

The Bible Answer Stand Ministry

1 Peter 3:15 Always be ready to give reasonable justification to anyone who asks you for an explanation of the hope that is within you,  but do it considerately and courteously.

 

 


 

Go directly to these parts of the “Jesus…Our Sympathetic High Priest” Study:

Part 1: Jesus the Anointed One

Part 2: Deity of Christ Doctrine Refuted

Part 3: John the Baptist Prepares the Way

Part 4: Jesus GAVE His Human Soul as an Offering for Guilt

Part 5: The Temptation of Jesus in the Wilderness

Part 6: Was it "Divine Blood" that Jesus Offered in Sacrifice on the Cross?

 

 


 

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