Originally posted by jhill76
Originally posted by Deetermined
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Christians claim their way is the only way and worship Jesus as God. But, he never wanted to be worshipped only show others the way. Believe in him,
because you will believe what he tells you about how to make it back home.
When this is all done, he will be the judge for all, as Father left judgement up to him, but it is just a task, it does not make him God.
Jesus didn't want to be worshiped while he was here in the flesh because he came here to die so that we could shake off the flesh. The flesh
represented our sin.
Here's what Jesus had to say in John 8...
24 I said therefore unto you, that ye shall die in your sins: for if ye believe not that I am he, ye shall die in your sins.
25 Then said they unto him, Who art thou? And Jesus saith unto them, Even the same that I said unto you from the beginning.
28 Then said Jesus unto them, When ye have lifted up the Son of man, then shall ye know that I am he, and that I do nothing of myself; but as my
Father hath taught me, I speak these things.
Jesus said that they would know that "I am he" when they lifted him up (on the cross).
What did Jesus say while he was on the cross? He repeated Psalm 22:1. If you read all of Psalm 22, it explains in detail everything that Jesus would
go through here on earth and why. Here's something else it says...
27 All the ends of the world shall remember and turn unto the LORD: and all the kindreds of the nations shall worship before thee.
28 For the kingdom is the LORD'S: and he is the governor among the nations.
In verse 27, what do you think it is that all of the world shall remember?
What they're going to remember is that Jesus was/is Yahweh (God).
The reason God gave Jesus the keys to heaven, the keys to hell and the keys to death, as well as made him judge over all people is because Jesus is
the only physical manifestation of God.
The reason no one but Jesus has ever seen God is because Jesus was always there to represent God in the physical. Whether he appeared as a burning
bush, an angel of the LORD speaking for God, or even coming to visit Abraham as an angel. These were all Jesus representing God in the physical.
Jesus was the Word and the Word was made flesh, just like it says in John 1.
This is why God gave the keys to the kingdom to Jesus, in order that he may rule over all.
This is why Jesus said that the Father and I are one.
This is why..,
9 And the LORD shall be king over all the earth: in that day shall there be one LORD, and his name one.
And whether or not you want to say that Jesus IS God. We all know that God is IN Jesus and Jesus repeated the words of Yahweh from the Old Testament.
And he usually did it by saying, "Remember?" and "I said".
23 And the city had no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to shine in it: for the glory of God did lighten it, and the Lamb is the light
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