Did Jesus Say That He Is God?

One of the most famous points of debate between Muslims and Christians is the nature of Jesus. Is Jesus God? To answer this question, we must refer to what Jesus himself said, as no one knows about Jesus more than what he knows about himself.

In the Gospel of John, verse 17:3, Jesus was clear in showing that the Father is the only true God. This is a clear proof that Jesus is not God. Christians believe that the Father is not Jesus as they are two different persons although they are one God. Actually those who believed that the Father is the son were a heretic sect that appeared in the third century. So if Jesus is not the Father, and the Father is the only true God, the conclusion will be that Jesus is not God.

This is what Jesus understood, he tells that he is a man telling the truth he heard from God. He frequently calls himself the son of man. This proves that Jesus is not God, since the Old Testament never said that God shall become a man. On the other hand, it tells in Numbers 23:19 that God is neither a man nor the son of man. If Jesus is God, didn’t he know what the Old Testament says?

But was Jesus asked this question? Did anyone accuse him of saying that he is God? Yes, the Jews did it. Jesus answered them and denied that he is God. When he was asked that question by the Jews in John 10:33, he quoted Psalm 82:6, which tells that some mere men in the Old Testament were called gods and sons of God. Did anyone believe that Psalm 82:6 is a blasphemy? No. Did anyone believe that these people were God the Creator? No. So why did the Jews consider calling Jesus son of God a blasphemy? This is simply proving that calling Jesus the son of God is the same as calling these people gods and sons of God. Both are not taken literally. This is a clear denial by Jesus that he is God.

Jesus never said that he can do anything by his own power, but he was always referring to the Father’s power. Jesus said that he doesn’t know the hour, only the Father knows it. He even needed an angel to strengthen him. God doesn’t need His creatures. Jesus says that the Father is greater than him. He is simply denying that he is equal to God. So how do we say that Jesus is God?

Jesus says : I am not God

Did Jesus really say I am God? 

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This photo is for the oldest fragment that contains some verses in Gospel #John. It’s called (John Ryland’s) manuscript and #Christians say that it refers to about 125 AD, which is about 50 years from the date Christians says that it is the date of writing the #Gospel. So we actually have at least 50 years gap from the suggested date of writing the #Gospels. And these are only some words in about 5 verses not the whole Gospel, as the oldest manuscript for the complete#Newtestament is about 240 years from the suggested writing date.

We don’t know what happened through these years, manipulation and distortion of the message of Jesus during these 240 years is very easy especially when we know that many Christian sects, beliefs and tens (may be even hundreds) of gospels were already present at this time, we cannot conclude who was true and who was false, and that’s why we cannot trust the Bible, simply because it lacks evidence. When we compare this with the science of Isnad in the Quran and Sunna where gaps is not accepted at all we can understand how #God preserved the Quran.

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