Comparing Oneness of God Diagrams: Who Is God To Christ?
In Order For Jesus To Be God
Jesus Must Possess
OF GOD'S ATTRIBUTES
Therefore, What Applies To One (Jesus), Applies To The Other (God)
Attention: Please take note that NONE of the attributes about God (listed above in Chart #1) are listed in Chart #2. Chart #2 omits comparing these features of God (listed above in Chart #1) when comparing them to Jesus (listed in Chart #2). Why would such important features of God (listed above in Chart #1) be omitted? Understandably, these truthful listings (listed above in Chart #1) would immediately expose any fraudulent attempt to present Jesus as being God. ⇒⇒⇒⇒⇒⇒⇒⇒⇒⇒⇒⇒⇒⇒
SCRIPTURE COMPARISON VALIDATION
God is ALMIGHTY - (Gen 17:1, 35:11, John 5:19, 10:29, 14:28, 1Cor 15:27)
God Gave Jesus LIFE - (John 5:26, 12:50)
God Anointed Jesus - (Acts 10:38 also Hebrews 1:9)
God is the Father of Jesus - (John 20:17, 2John 1:3)
God is NOT the Son of Man - (Num 23:19, Mat 16:13, Mark 14:62)
God is NOT a Man - (Num 23:19, Mark 15:39, John 8:40; Acts 2:22; Romans 5:15)
God is NOT the Son of God - (Mat 16:16, Mark 15:39, John 10:36)
God was NOT Sacrificed - (1Cor 5:7, Eph 5:2, Heb 9:26, 10:12)
God NEVER Died - (1Tim 1:17, Mark 15:39, Rom 5:8, 1Cor 15:3-4)
God has NO Brothers/Sisters (Isa 43:10, Matthew 12:50, Mark 3:35)
God Resurrected Jesus - (Romans 10:9; 1Peter 1:21)
God was Never our High Priest - (Heb 3:1)
God was Never an Apostle - (Heb 3:1)
God was Never Tempted by Evil - (Mat 4:1, 13, James 1:3)
God gave Jesus the Holy Ghost w/Power - (Matthew 28:18, Acts 10:38, 1Cor 15:27)
*Note: The Comparison of Prayer should not be overlooked.
The very act of prayer implies that the person who is praying considers the power to whom one is praying to as superior to oneself. Hence by praying a person implies that one is looking for help from a higher mind and intellect than one’s own self (John 14:28).
Who was Jesus looking to for help?
Luke 6:12 "And it came to pass in those days, that he went out into a mountain to pray, and continued all night in prayer to God."
Mat 26:39 And he went a little further, and fell on his face, and prayed, saying, O my Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me: nevertheless not as I will, but as thou wilt.
Matthew 26:53 "Thinkest thou that I cannot now pray to my Father, and he (God) shall presently give me more than twelve legions of angels?"
"ATTENTION" [ NONE of these scriptures say "Jesus is God" or purport Jesus proclaiming himself to be God. There is a reason this specific phrase is not found WRITTEN in the Bible ANYWHERE - JESUS SPOKE FOR GOD, HE DID NOT BECOME GOD - (John 12:49-50, 1 Corinthians 15:24-28 (NLT))]
This particular chart is very misleading because it is well crafted. The scriptures and the pointer illustrations are meant to indicate Jesus as "GOD." Unfortunately, this representation is only half-true (in part) and the remainder is incorrect. That is because the passages, which are specific to Jesus, either speak of the authority given Jesus from God; or they are passages which have been interpreted incorrectly - (See: Misinterpreted Scriptures)
Not surprisingly there are many talented people in ministry who are able to present data in such a way as to make a false presentation "appear" true, when in fact the presentation is either misleading (data missing/omitted) or just simply not true (often due to misinterpretation). ⇒
Many church organizations publish tracts that attempt to prove Jesus was God or that Jesus and God are "One and the same" personage. However, for this to be true, knowing that God cannot lie, Jesus would have to possess every attribute God possesses (this is what the phrase "the same" means). This presents a serious problem to anyone trying to validate the truthfulness of this particular man-made theological publication.
Yes, it is possible to say we are "one" in/with (G1722) God just as Christ was one with God (such as "one" mind, thought, will, purpose, agreement, etc..) but NOTHING can "truthfully" be the same as God because there is only "ONE GOD" (Isa 43:10, 45:5-6, 18). Christ NEVER made any claim that he was God.
We cannot just put words into the mouth of Christ or God that did not come from either (Prov 30:5-6). This is also why most Christian publications NEVER include comparing the HUMAN SOUL/SPIRIT of Christ to that of GOD. (See: The Humanity Of Christ)
Understandably, this aspect would also immediately expose any fraudulent attempt to present Jesus as being God.