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Did Jews continually try to stone Jesus prove that he claimed to be GOD?
The sections of this article are:
- Did Jews continually try to stone Jesus prove that he claimed
to be GOD?
- So what did Jesus say or do to cause the Jews to try to stone him?
- So what about Jesus being worshiped in the Bible? Wouldn't that prove that
he is GOD?
- Jesus claimed that whoever saw him saw the Father. Wouldn't that prove that
Jesus is GOD Himself (i.e., the Creator of the Universe)?
For what reason were the Jews continually trying to stone Jesus? Wouldn't that prove that Jesus claimed to be GOD? At least according to the current Bible?
This is what the Trinitarian Christians like to believe. They believe that since Jesus did miracles such as bringing the dead back to life, curing the blind, and healing the sick, then this without a doubt make him GOD Almighty Himself. And now they claim that since the Jews continually tried to stone Jesus, then he must without a doubt be GOD Almighty Himself.
My response to the Trinitarian Christians is simple, Jesus was not unique in anything, except he was born from a virgin (see my response)!
People too in the Bible's Old Testament did bring the dead back to life, cure the blind and heal the sick. How about considering them GOD Almighty Himself also? Read 1 Kings 17:22, 2 Kings 4:34, 2 Kings 6:17,20, 2 Kings 5:14, and 2 Kings 4:44 for more details.
And yes, the Jews did cause for several other Prophets to be stoned and killed before Jesus. How about considering these Prophets GOD Almighty Himself? Let us look at what Jesus said about the Jews killing their Prophets:
"O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, you who kill the prophets and stone those sent to you, how often I have longed to gather your children together, as a hen gathers her chicks under her wings, but you were not willing. (From the NIV Bible, Matthew 23:37)"
Here we clearly see that Jesus peace be upon him is giving up on the Jews. He preached the Truth to them for 3 years and saw not much fruits from them. He instead, saw nothing but arrogance and stubbornness.
So what did Jesus say or do to cause the Jews to try to stone him?
As we clearly saw above, the Jews stoned and killed many Prophets of GOD Almighty. These Prophets were not GOD or part of GOD. Jesus is no different. He too was rejected by the Jews when he brought the Truth to them. Let us look at what he said that caused the Jews to try to stone him:
"'I tell you the truth,' Jesus answered, 'before Abraham was born, I am!' At this, they picked up stones to stone him, but Jesus hid himself, slipping away from the temple grounds. (From the NIV Bible, John 8:58-59)"
Jesus existing before Abraham doesn't prove that he is GOD Almighty. In the Old Testament, the Bible presents Jeremiah as being a prophet before he was conceived in his mother's womb; "Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations. (From the NIV Bible, Jeremiah 1:5)" Yet no one says that his pre-human existence qualifies him for deity.
And as to "I am" that Jesus used, no it wasn't the same "I am" that GOD Almighty used in the Old Testament. GOD used "HO ON", while Jesus used "EGO EIMI". If Jesus wanted to tell the Jews that he was claiming to be God he should have at least remained consistent in the use of words or the whole point is lost. How many people in that age would have said "I am," in answer to questions in everyday life. Billions. Are they all gods? Of course not!
Please visit Jesus saying "I am" for more details and proofs.
Another similar incident where Jesus was going to be stoned is Jesus saying "I and the Father are One."
The Jews thought in John 10:30-33 that Jesus claimed to be God. He responded to them by saying:
"Jesus answered them, 'Is it not written in your Law, 'I have said you are gods'? If he called them 'gods,' to whom the word of God came--and the Scripture cannot be broken--what 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'? (From the NIV Bible, John 10:34-36)"
At first, they thought Jesus was claiming to be GOD. Then, he refuted them by saying that he only claimed to be the Son of God, as GOD Almighty had many Sons in the Bible before Jesus.
Again, there is no proof what so ever that Jesus peace be upon him was GOD Almighty or the Creator of the Universe. In the section below, you will see how Jesus refuted those who tried to praise him as GOD.
So what about Jesus being worshiped in the Bible? Wouldn't that prove that he is GOD?
Please visit Do People and Angels bowing down to Jesus in Worship really prove that he is the Creator of the Universe? See how the word "Worship" used for Jesus in the English-translated Trinitarian Bibles doesn't even exist in the original Greek Bibles. The Trinitarian English translations are nothing but hoaxes and deceptions. See also how Jesus refuted those who dared to praise him as GOD. I wonder why the Trinitarian Christians insist on ignoring this fact about Jesus.
Jesus claimed that whoever saw him saw the Father. Wouldn't that prove that Jesus is GOD Himself (i.e., the Creator of the Universe)?
Please visit Jesus claimed that whoever saw him saw the Father. Wouldn't that prove that Jesus is GOD Himself (i.e., the Creator of the Universe)?
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