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Is Jesus God because some of the Jews accused him of making himself as God?
By Sami Zaatari
One of the most common evidence Christians bring up to try and prove Jesus is God is by quoting a couple of bad Jews accusing Jesus of making himself as God, here is the relevant verse:
25 Jesus answered them, I told you, and ye believed not: the works that I do in my Father's name, they bear witness of me. 26 But ye believe not, because ye are not of my sheep, as I said unto you. 27 My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me: 28 And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand. 29 My Father, which gave them me, is greater than all; and no man is able to pluck them out of my Father's hand. 30 I and my Father are one. 31 Then the Jews took up stones again to stone him. 32 Jesus answered them, Many good works have I shewed you from my Father; for which of those works do ye stone me? 33 The Jews answered him, saying, For a good work we stone thee not; but for blasphemy; and because that thou, being a man, makest thyself God. (John 10:25-33)
Christians claim that since Jews accused him of making blasphemous remarks and made himself as God then this means he is God. Such an argument only exposes how desperate Christians are in trying to prove Jesus is God, that they agree with a know hypocrite nation! These same Jews who were accusing Jesus of making himself God were the most vile evil men around! They would make their own laws up with their traditions, and disregard the Torah they had! Incase Christians now start to say that I am simply being mean against the Jews, then I suggest they go read their own Bible because all this info is in their own book! That these Jews who were accusing Jesus were vile men.
In fact Jesus himself gave them a very strong rebuke:
38 Then certain of the scribes and of the Pharisees answered, saying, Master, we would see a sign from thee. 39 But he answered and said unto them, An evil and adulterous generation seeketh after a sign; and there shall no sign be given to it, but the sign of the prophet Jonas (Matthew -39)
Notice what Jesus had to say about the Jewish nation, he called them evil, and adulterous, yet now Christians want us to believe that these same lying Jews are correct! In fact, Jesus also shows that these Jews killed OTHER prophets:
Mat 23:37 O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, [thou] that killest the prophets, and stonest them which are sent unto thee, how often would I have gathered thy children together, even as a hen gathereth her chickens under [her] wings, and ye would not!
So the Jews had killed and stoned other prophets before Jesus came to them! One only has to wonder what those men were stoned for, it is obvious that they were also most likely stoned for the same reason as why they wanted to stone Jesus, they most likely accused those men of blasphemy and making themselves as God.
So this evidence that the Christians bring is very weak, in fact it would not even be used in court! The witnesses are all liars, they are known for killing OTHER prophets, they are known for making their own laws up, hence their accusations mean nothing to us.
But instead of looking at what the hypocrite evil Jews said about Jesus, why dont we look at what the true believing Jews said about Jesus, did he think he was God, or a prophet:
13 When Jesus came into the coasts of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, saying, Whom do men say that I the Son of man am? 14 And they said, Some say that thou art John the Baptist: some, Elias; and others, Jeremias, or one of the prophets
So note, Jesus asks his students who do the men say I am, and the men say that he is one of the prophets; none of them said he is GOD! How strange, you can never find anything in the Bible of believing Jews believing that Jesus is God, never! You will always find that the Jews who believed in him took him as a prophet, and a great man who definitely came from God, but was not God.
In fact the Jews who wanted Jesus dead were always wrong, they never understood anything of what he said, and since they already didnt like him, and were looking for trouble, this would cloud their minds and not make them think rationally about Jesus statements. For instance in this case, Jesus said that he and the Father were one, how in the world is that blasphemous?! Had the Jews listened carefully to him, they would have seen that he meant one united, one in the same cause, as the disciples are also one with them, all together! The Jews thought that him saying I and the Father are one meant that he is the Father! So they went crazy, they did not understand what he meant, since to them the Father was the true God, Jesus saying him and the Father is one sounded like he was claiming he is the Father to their ears.
With all that said, this brings this article to a close, as you can see, this evidence is insufficient as the accusers are not credible people, not credible at all, it would be like having the KKK making accusations on a black man and then all of us saying see that black man is what the KKK accused him of!
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