There are scriptures that appear to say that Jesus is God, but there are also scriptures that appear that Jesus and God are two different people. How can we both be right? I dont believe in the trinity but i can admit that in the bible it does say certain things that may seem that Jesus and God are the same. I look at the other scriptures because they make more sense to me, also God created us in his image, we are individuals. God is not a mystery, everything he wanted us to know is in the bible, so why didnt he explain the trinity to us? Now, i just want peoples take on this. But please, please, please lets be civil to eachother because thats what God wants.Answer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 8:51 PM on Oct. 2, 2009 in Religion & Beliefs
Answer by teamquinn at 8:58 PM on Oct. 2, 2009
There are scriptures that appear to say that Jesus is God, but there are also scriptures that appear that Jesus and God are two different people. How can we both be right?
The can both be right because God is a Trinity. The traditional understanding of the trinity is that there is one God, one Supreme Being, one Creator of All. This God is made up of three distinct, divine beings - God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit. So Jesus is God, but he is not God the Father or God the Holy Spirit.
Answer by eringobrough at 9:03 PM on Oct. 2, 2009
Answer by eringobrough at 9:04 PM on Oct. 2, 2009
Answer by proudmomma777 at 9:13 PM on Oct. 2, 2009
God is not a mystery, everything he wanted us to know is in the bible, so why didnt he explain the trinity to us?
God is infinite. We are finite. It is reasonalbe to expect that many of God's revelations will be bigger than us - bigger than our finite minds with our finite experiences will be able to comprehend completely. So in a sense God is a mystery. That doesn't mean He's totally unknowable. It simply means that it’s too deep for us to know totally.
how do you explain this scripture: Passage Mark 13:32
I'm assuming your problem with this scripture is that you think it's saying Jesus doesn't know something and if Jesus is God then he knows everything.
Jesushas perfect knowledge of the time of judgement day. The Bible tells us that all things were made through Jesus Christ, the Son and Word of God (John 1:1-3, 14-18; Colossians 1:15-17; Hebrews 1:1-2). This means that all times were made through him, including the day of judgement. The Bible also tells us that Jesus Christ is the one who will judge all people (Matthew 25:31-46; John 5:22, 27-29; Acts 17:31). Since the day of judgement was made through Jesus Christ and he will be the judge on that day, it is reasonable to say that he has perfect knowledge of when that day will be. (cont.)
Answer by eringobrough at 9:20 PM on Oct. 2, 2009
Answer by eringobrough at 9:22 PM on Oct. 2, 2009
Answer by proudmomma777 at 9:26 PM on Oct. 2, 2009
so he told them that he doesnt know when it will happen when in fact he really knew? but wouldnt that be a lie?
The Bible uses the words 'know' in a number of different ways. Sometimes it is used to mean 'proclaim', 'reveal', or 'make known'. In his first letter to the Corinthians, Paul says that during his visit he "decided to know nothing among you except Jesus Christ, and him crucified" (1 Corinthians 2:2). It wasn't that Paul didn't know anything at all, but that he only made known or proclaim Jesus Christ. Jesus Christ is using the word 'knows' in this sense in Mark 13:32. He wasn't saying he himself didn't know, he wasn't lying. He was saying he's not going to proclaim or make known the date for judgement day.
Answer by eringobrough at 9:31 PM on Oct. 2, 2009