Rethinking My Beliefs about God Apart From Traditional Christianity

Did Jesus Ever Claim To Be God?

In Jesus, The Bible, The Trinity on November 14, 2010 at 10:50 pm

I can’t find any scriptures where Jesus claims to be God but I can find plenty of scriptures that indicate otherwise:

“yet for us there is but one God, the Father….” ~ 1 Cor 8:5-6

For there is one God, and one mediator also between God and men, the man Christ Jesus. ~ 1 Timothy 2:5

“For I did not speak on My own initiative, but the Father Himself who sent Me has given Me a commandment as to what to say and what to speak.” ~ John 12:49

“…for the Father is greater than I.” ~ John 14:28

“When all things are subjected to Him, then the Son Himself also will be subjected to the One who subjected all things to Him, so that God may be all in all.” ~ 1 Corinthians 15:28

“Whoever believes that Jesus is the Christ is born of God, and whoever loves the Father loves the child born of Him.” ~ 1 John 5:1 (NASB)

I will surely tell of the decree of the LORD:
He said to Me, ‘You are My Son,
Today I have begotten You.’

~ Psalm 2:7

“Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.” ~ Romans 1:7

For I have come down from heaven, not to do My own will, but the will of Him who sent Me. ~ John 6:38

And Jesus cried out and said, “He who believes in Me, does not believe in Me but in Him who sent Me.” ~ John 12:44 (NASB)

“…for us there is but one God, the Father, from whom are all things and we exist for Him; AND one Lord, Jesus Christ, by whom are all things, and we exist through Him.” ~ 1 Cor 8:5-6

“…He knelt down and began to pray, saying,’Father, if You are willing, remove this cup from Me; yet not My will, but Yours be done.’” ~ Luke 22:41, 42

“MY GOD, MY GOD, WHY HAVE YOU FORSAKEN ME?” ~ Mark 15:34

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  1. Hi Elizabeth,

    I can agree that Jesus did not explicitly said that he was God but I am very certain he said it euphemistically. See John 8:58 and John 10:30-31 for starters. I don`t think I`m going to go the Arian (Arius the 4th century scholar)route. 🙂

  2. Oh my word, I’ve been wondering about this very thing!

    My friend Jennifer pointed me to your blog, Elizabeth, and I am SO GLAD I found it. I’m doing quite a bit of unraveling myself, and reading over your posts makes me feel a lot less alone on this journey.

    Shelley
    http://shelleynoyes.blogspot.com/

  3. This still doesn’t explain the trinity to me. And although I consider myself Universalist Christian, I’ve never found a true Christian who can make sense of the trinity. It’s one of those “out there” subjects they just don’t want to get into. What if they got into it and discovered discrepancies?

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