Originally posted by Power_Semi
Tell me please where Jesus says that he is God, and where he tells us to worship him, and I will gracefully concede that I am wrong and you are right.
He claimed to exist before the world began, the jews stated he claimed to be God and he not only did not deny this but supported that claim. There are
many scriptures that support this but here are just a few.
John 17:5 And now, Father, glorify me in your presence with the glory I had with you before the world began.
John 10:33"We are not stoning you for any of these," replied the Jews, "but for blasphemy, because you, a mere man, claim to be God
As for worshiping. Do you consider worshiping bowing down to an idol, or going to church and falling asleep in the pew, reading scripture, thinking
faith means believing in unprovable things, etc...?
Worshiping him is doing what he says.
Luke 6:46 "Why do you call me, 'Lord, Lord,' and do not do what I say?
John also talks about this
John 1:1-16 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2He was with God in the beginning. 3Through him all
things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. 4In him was life, and that life was the light of men. 5The light shines in the
darkness, but the darkness has not understood[a] it. 6There came a man who was sent from God; his name was John. 7He came as a witness to testify
concerning that light, so that through him all men might believe. 8He himself was not the light; he came only as a witness to the light. 9The true
light that gives light to every man was coming into the world. 10He was in the world, and though the world was made through him, the world did not
recognize him. 11He came to that which was his own, but his own did not receive him. 12Yet to all who received him, to those who believed in his name,
he gave the right to become children of God— 13children born not of natural descent,[c] nor of human decision or a husband's will, but born of God.
14The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the One and Only,[d] who came from the Father, full of
grace and truth. 15John testifies concerning him. He cries out, saying, "This was he of whom I said, 'He who comes after me has surpassed me because
he was before me.' "
Many made claims they believed he was the son of God and they new what they meant when they were saying this.
Matthew 8:29"What do you want with us, Son of God?" they shouted. "Have you come here to torture us before the appointed time?"
Matthew 14:33Then those who were in the boat worshiped him, saying, "Truly you are the Son of God."
Matthew 16:16 Simon Peter answered, "You are the Christ,[a] the Son of the living God."
Matthew 27:43 He trusts in God. Let God rescue him now if he wants him, for he said, 'I am the Son of God.' "
Matthew 27:54 ... they were terrified, and exclaimed, "Surely he was the Son[a] of God!"
Mark 3:11Whenever the evil[a] spirits saw him, they fell down before him and cried out, "You are the Son of God."
Mark 5:7 He shouted at the top of his voice, "What do you want with me... Son of the Most High God?
Luke 1:35 The angel answered, "The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you. So the holy one to be born
will be called[a] the Son of God.
Luke 4:41 Moreover, demons came out of many people, shouting, "You are the Son of God!" But he rebuked them and would not allow them to speak,
because they knew he was the Christ.
John 1:34 I have seen and I testify that this is the Son of God."
John 1:49 Then Nathanael declared, "Rabbi, you are the Son of God; you are the King of Israel."
John 3:18 Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe stands condemned already because he has not believed in the name of
God's one and only Son.
John 6:69 We believe and know that you are the Holy One of God."
Again even Christ called himself the son of God. That is why they said he claims to be God. Like father like son.
John 10:30 I and the Father are one." 31Again the Jews picked up stones to stone him, 32but (he) said to them, "I have shown you many great miracles
from the Father. For which of these do you stone me?" 33"We are not stoning you for any of these," replied the Jews, "but for blasphemy, because
you, a mere man, claim to be God
34(he) answered them, "Is it not written in your Law, 'I have said you are gods'? 35If he called them 'gods,' to whom the word of God came—and
the Scripture cannot be broken— 36what about the one whom the Father set apart as his very own and sent into the world? Why then do you accuse me of
blasphemy because I said, 'I am God's Son'?
Psalms 82:6 "I said, 'You are "gods"; you are all sons of the Most High.'
However we ourselves must say we do not believe in the ones that call themselves Jesus because the Jesus that has been handed down through the
ancesters of the Gentiles is as you say "The biggest scam in History". Jesus is the Antichrist