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If God and Jesus are the same, how can Jesus sit at the right hand of the Father?

a question yesterday peaked my interest, now i'm really curious and slightly confused. It seems like there are 2 arguments and they both seem convincing. So who's right? It may seem like there might be a trinity, but at the same time, it doesnt seem right and with all the things in the bible, just doesnt seem possible. Help!

 
Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 12:55 PM on Jan. 5, 2010 in Religion & Beliefs

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  • Well reasoned. They are not the same.
    Philipians 2:5-9 "Keep this mental attitude in you that was also in Christ Jesus, who, although he was existing in God’s form, gave no consideration to a seizure, namely, that he should be equal to God. No, but he emptied himself and took a slave’s form and came to be in the likeness of men. More than that, when he found himself in fashion as a man, he humbled himself and became obedient as far as death,,,,. For this very reason also God exalted him,,"
    How humble would Jesus truly be if he exhalted himself! Jesus and God are not the same being.
    JWMomElizabeth

    Answer by JWMomElizabeth at 6:11 AM on Jan. 6, 2010

  • Sitting at the right hand is symbolic, right = good while left = bad.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:04 PM on Jan. 5, 2010

  • Jesus is the SON of God. That's easy,right? Some of the newer versions --churches that have adapted, modified the Bible , have changed that ---but the original Christians knew Jesus IS the SON. So, of course,he can sit at the right hand...etc.
    Lindalu2

    Answer by Lindalu2 at 1:04 PM on Jan. 5, 2010

  • Sitting at the right hand is symbolic, right = good while left = bad.
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    OP here, which scripture can i find this in. This is new to me, so if you can be really specific that would help. Thanks.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:12 PM on Jan. 5, 2010

  • It's not defined in the bible, it's a cultural construct that was obvious to the people at the time. The bible is full of layers of symbolism and this is one of those symbols. Do some googling, do some reading, it will help your understanding. Even today you can find examples of this symbolism in many cultures.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:23 PM on Jan. 5, 2010

  • first I want to caution you about putting human limitations on God. Can you give me the verse number ands book the Bible you are talking about please?
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:27 PM on Jan. 5, 2010

  • The scripture you mention (Psalm 110:1 Matt 22:44) supports that God and Jesus are distinct individuals.
    The most impressionable scripture that separates God and Jesus as being two separate beings is found at Mark 1:11. God publicly names Jesus his son. Here you have Gods testimony.
    Also Jesus prayed to God.....Matt 26:39
    Jesus continually called God his father.
    John 8:54
    3gigglemonsters

    Answer by 3gigglemonsters at 1:27 PM on Jan. 5, 2010

  • Christ's sitting at the right hand of the Father


     


    don't have a lot of tiime to explain right now, this link may help you. Basically "seated" has two meaning.

    Kattykitten

    Answer by Kattykitten at 1:30 PM on Jan. 5, 2010

  • Mark 1:11. God publicly names Jesus his son. Here you have Gods testimony.
    Also Jesus prayed to God.....Matt 26:39
    Jesus continually called God his father.


    These verses shows a strong idea of the trinity. Eringobrough has posted a picture in the other post of God beiing the father but the father is not not the son.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:32 PM on Jan. 5, 2010

  • jesus also says my god
    lawla

    Answer by lawla at 1:34 PM on Jan. 5, 2010

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