Jesus is God

"THE FATHER, THE SON AND THE HOLY SPIRIT"
"For I and the father are one" says Jesus in John 10:30

'My Lord and my God' says St. Thomas the ever doubting Apostle in John 20:28 "Thomas answered, and said to him: My Lordand my God." He finally believed after all the three years he was with Jesus Christ and only after Jesus resurrected and after he touched Jesus wounds in His hands and in the right side of His body cut by a Roman spear during the His crucifixion and passion. 

The Mystery About Jesus' Divinity - One God in Three Divine Persons

John 14:10 "Do you not believe, that I am in the Father, and the Father in me? The words that I speak to you, I speak not of myself. But the Father who abideth in me, he doth the works."

Jesus said "that I am in the Father, and the Father in me". He clearly and firmly described Himself as co-God with his Father. 


He also said in "I and my Father are one." John10:30. Jesus did not say we are two different Gods.

And Jesus referred to Himself: "before Abraham was made, I am"? Isn't he telling us that He is God in "I am"? In JOHN 8:58Jesus said to them: Amen, amen I say to you, before Abraham was made, I am”. EXODUS 3:14 "God said to Moses: I AM WHO AM. He said: Thus shalt thou say to the children of Israel: HE WHO IS, hath sent me to you." And Jesus said He was sent.

And who did John said there were three who give testimony in heaven? Did not John said "And these three are one" or did he say they are three different Gods? 1 JOHN 5:7 "And there are three who give testimony in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost. And these three are one." John did testify to the truth.

And who is this author of life you killed? St. Peter said in ACTS 3:13-15:
[13] "The God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, the God of our fathers, hath glorified his Son Jesus, whom you indeed delivered up and denied before the face of Pilate, when he judged he should be released. "
[14] "But you denied the Holy One and the Just, and desired a murderer to be granted unto you."
[15] "But the author of life you killed, whom God hath raised from the dead, of which we are witnesses."
And who is this author of life Felix Manalo reduced into a mere God the Father's first created man? This man, the only Begotten Son of the Father, the WORD, the author of life - Jesus Christ.

Jesus was the author of life we killed with our sinfulness, indifference, unbelief, fornication, uncharitable acts, with our INSULTS, with our calling people ungodly names, with our anger and lust, with our murders, with our occultism, with our idolation of man to the point of occultism, with our shortcomings and failure, and with our sinfulness in words, thoughts and actions.

Jesus said that if you know Him there is no doubt that you also know have known and seen the Father. JOHN 14:7 "If you had known me, you would without doubt have known my Father also: and from henceforth you shall know him, and you have seen him."



Exodus 3:6 And he said: "I am the God of thy father, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob." Moses hid his face: for he durst not look at God.

Matthew 22:32 "I am the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob? He is not the God of the dead, but of the living." 33 And the multitudes hearing it, were in admiration at his doctrine. 34 But the Pharisees hearing that he had silenced the Sadducees, came together: 35 And one of them, a doctor of the law, asking him, tempting him: 36 Master, which is the greatest commandment in the law? 37 Jesus said to him: Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with thy whole heart, and with thy whole soul, and with thy whole mind. 38 This is the greatest and the first commandment. 39 And the second is like to this: Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. 40 On these two commandments dependeth the whole law and the prophets. 

Only God can give such two greatest commandments. Because Jesus is God He knows that these are the two greatest commandments where the whole law and the prophets are dependent on. 


Acts of the Apostle 3:11 And as he held Peter and John, all the people ran to them to the porch which is called Solomon' s, greatly wondering. 12 But Peter seeing, made answer to the people: Ye men of Israel, why wonder you at this? or why look you upon us, as if by our strength or power we had made this man to walk? 13 "The God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, the God of our fathers, hath glorified his Son Jesus, whom you indeed delivered up and denied before the face of Pilate, when he judged he should be released." 14 But you denied the Holy One and the Just, and desired a murderer to be granted unto you. 15 But the author of life you killed, whom God hath raised from the dead, of which we are witnesses. 
14 The Jews denied the Holy One and the Just and chose Barabbas, a murderer to be free and let Jesus Christ be crucified. Up this time, we continue to crucify him whenever we sin.
15 The author of life mentioned here is Jesus Christ whom the Jews denied, delivered to Pilate, judged to die and was crucified for the salvation of man. 


At the heart of Christianity is the Word of God—the Word of God incarnate, Jesus Christ, and the Word of God inspired, Sacred Scripture. (see The Bible - Historical Facts)

Isaiah 44:6 Thus saith the Lord the king of Israel, and his redeemer the Lord of hosts: I am the first,and I am the last, and besides me there is no God. The Lord, the redeemer (Jesus) the king of Israel says: I am the first and the last and there shall be no other God besides him.

Isaiah 54:5 For he that made thee shall rule over thee, the Lord of hosts is his name: and thy Redeemer,the Holy One of Israel, shall be called the God of all the earth. The Lord of hosts thy Redeemer is Jesus and he shall be called the God of all the earth.

Isaiah 44:24 Thus saith the Lord thy redeemer, and thy maker, from the womb: I am the Lord, that make all things, that alone stretch out the heavens, that establish the earth, and there is none with me. The Lord and redeemer (Jesus) is thy maker from the womb of the Blessed Mother who make all things in heaven and on earth and there is none with him for He is the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit in one.


How can we miss the truth about Jesus being God? Or do we just want to simply ignore and obey rather the words of our ministers or preachers or pastors? 


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Matthew 10:32 Every one therefore that shall confess me before men, I will also confess him before my Father who is in heaven. 33 But he that shall deny me before men, I will also deny him before my Father who is in heaven. 

Shall we therefore deny Jesus Divinity as our God or rather believe in the beliefs of others that He is not God or just a man sent by God?



"I AM THE LORD THY GOD, 
THOU SHALT NOT HAVE 
STRANGE GODS BEFORE ME"
 Isaiah 43:5-10 Fear not, for I am with thee: I will. bring thy seed from the east, and gather thee from the west. I will say to the north: Give up: and to the south: Keep not back: bring my sons from afar, and my daughters from the ends of the earth. And every one that calleth upon my name, I have created him for my glory, I have formed him, and made him. Bring forth the people that are blind, and have eyes: that are deaf, and have ears. All the nations are assembled together, and the tribes are gathered: who among you can declare this, and shall make us hear the former things? let them bring forth their witnesses, let them be justified, and hear, and say: It is truth. You are my witnesses, saith the Lord, and my servant whom I have chosen: that you may know, and believe me, and understand that I myself am. Before me there was no God formed, and after me there shall be none.
Isaiah 43:11-15 I am, I am the Lord: and there is no saviour besides me. I have declared, and have saved. I have made it heard, and there was no strange one among you. You are my witnesses, saith the Lord, and I am God. And from the beginning I am the same, and there is none that can deliver out of my hand: I will work, and who shall turn it away? Thus saith the Lord your redeemer, the Holy One of Israel: For your sake I sent to Babylon, and have brought down all their bars, and the Chaldeans glorying in their ships.  I am the Lord your Holy One, the Creator of Israel, your King.



Our Father
John 10:30 "I and the Father are one."

Christians claim that Jesus Christ is the Messiah and that He is God in the flesh.
 
God the Son (Greek: Θεός ὁ υἱός) is the second person of the Trinity in Christian theology. The doctrine of the Trinity identifies Jesus as God the Son, united in essence but distinct in person with regard to God the Father and God the Holy Spirit (the first and third persons of the Trinity).
 
In these teachings, God the Son pre-existed before incarnation, is co-eternal with God the Father (and the Holy Spirit), both before Creation and after the End (see Eschatology). Son of God for some draws attention to his humanity, whereas God the Son refers more generally to his divinity, including his pre-incarnate existence.
 
"Son of God" is a phrase which, according to most Christian denominations Trinitarian in belief, refers to the divine relationship between Jesus and God, specifically as "God the Son". To a minority of Christians, nontrinitarians, the term "Son of God", applied to Jesus in the New Testament, is accepted, while the non-biblical but less ambiguous "God the Son" is not.
 
Throughout history, emperors have assumed titles that amount to being "a son of god", "a son of a god" or "son of Heaven". Roman Emperor Augustus referred to his relation to the deified adoptive father, Julius Caesar as "son of a god" via the term divi filius which was later also used by Domitian and is distinct from the use of Son of God in the New Testament.
 
In the New Testament, the title "Son of God" is applied to Jesus on many occasions. It is often seen as referring to his divinity, from the beginning in the Annunciation up to the Crucifixion. The declaration that Jesus is the Son of God is made by many individuals in the New Testament, and on two separate occasions by God the Father as a voice from Heaven, and is asserted by Jesus himself.
 
Religious groups such as Jehovah's Witnesses, the Mormons, the Muslims insist that Jesus never claimed to be God therefore it is blasphemy to put these words in Jesus' mouth.



Does the Bible claim that He is God?
Matthew 1:23 "Behold a virgin shall be with child, and bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us."

Jesus will be born by Blessed Virgin Mary and they shall call his name Emmanuel - God with us. Jesus is God with us.

Colossians 1:15 "Who is the image of the invisible God, the first born of every creature:"
The firstborn: That is, first begotten; as the Evangelist declares, the only begotten of his Father: hence, St. Chrisostom explains firstborn, not first created, as he (Jesus) was not created at all, but born of his Father before all ages (from beginning before creations); that is, coeval with the Father and with the Holy Ghost. 
 



The divinity and incarnation of Christ. John bears witness of him. He begins to call his disciples. Jesus is the Word and the Word was God from the beginning and therefore Jesus is God. The word Lord in Greek is Kurios which means God and Jesus was addressed as Lord Jesus.

 
John1:1 "In the beginning was the Word (Jesus was the Word), and the Word was with God, and the Word was God".


1 Corinthians 12:3 "Wherefore I give you to understand, that no man, speaking by the Spirit of God, saith Anathema to Jesus. And no man can say the Lord Jesus, but by the Holy Ghost." 


The word "Lord" is Kurios in the Greek, it is a special word which means God. 

  
Romans 9:5 "Whose are the fathers, and of whom is Christ, according to the flesh, who is over all things, God blessed for ever. Amen."

Did Jesus claim to be God?

 John 14:8 "Philip saith to him: Lord, shew us the Father, and it is enough for us."
 

John 14:9 "Jesus saith to him: Have I been so long a time with you; and have you not known me? Philip, he that seeth me seeth the Father also. How sayest thou, shew us the Father?"
 

John 10:30 "I and the Father are one." I and the Father are one: That is, one divine nature, but two distinct persons. The 23rd Psalms begins... "The Lord (God) is my Shepherd I shall not be in want."
 and Jesus said: John 10:11 "I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd giveth his life for his sheep."
 

Does anyone in the Bible claim that Jesus 
is God or that Jesus claimed to be God? 
Unless one empty himself of what he 
knows and what he only wanted to believe, 
there will be no way the he can see 
the truth in front of him. 
All he will see is what he made up in his mind.


John 10:33 "The Jews answered him: For a good work we stone thee not, but for blasphemy; and because that thou, being a man, maketh thyself God."
  John 20:28 "Thomas answered, and said to him: My Lord, and my God."

Does Jesus receive worship as God and allow himself to be worshiped? Jesus as humble as he is did not ask to be worshiped. He showed Apostle Thomas His wounds that he may believe in Him as God. Doubting Thomas finally believed because he saw and touched the wounds of the Christ. However, modern man still will not believe this truth because they have not seen and they have not touched yet they easily believe what is written in the scriptures from the corrupted and perverted bible versions. How easily can they be misled. 
        
The continuity of the Catholic Church is 
promised here by Jesus. There is no doubt that 
the church that He founded 2,000 years ago 
still exists as the present day Catholic Church.

Matthew 28:9, 16-20  "And behold Jesus met them, saying: All hail. But they came up and took hold of his feet, and adored him" "And the eleven disciples went into Galilee, unto the mountain where Jesus had appointed them" And seeing him they adored: but some doubted. And Jesus coming, spoke to them, saying: All power is given to me in heaven and in earth. Going therefore, teach ye all nations; baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and behold I am with you all days, even to the consummation of the world.
All powerSee here the warrant and commission of the apostles and their successors, the bishops and pastors of Christ's church. He received from his Father all power in heaven and in earth: and in virtue of this power, he sends them (even as his Father sent him, St. John 20. 21) to teach and disciple, not one, but all nations; and instruct them in all truths: and that he may assist them effectually in the execution of this commission, he promises to be with them, not for three or four hundred years only, but all days, even to the consummation of the world. How then could the Catholic Church ever go astray; having always with her pastors, as is here promised, Christ himself, who is the way, the truth, and the lifeSt. John 14.

THE BLESSED SACRAMENT
Someone (a non-Catholic critic) asked me a question that goes like this:
What parts of His body are we suppose to be eating when transubstantiation takes place?  the bible says do not eat blood.  Do catholics really believe that they are really eating His body and drinking His blood?
  
And my answer was:
You have taken the words of Jesus literally & in context. Jesus always speak spiritually and mostly in parables. Most humans would always literally explain things: e.g. "clean the bathroom and use your head" - would this mean literally use one's head to clean the bathroom?
   
Jesus once told Judas "Judas use your heart and not your mind, but open up your heart and your mind." Are we to use knife to cut open our heart and our brain?
   
The bible has deeper spiritual meaning than the words themselves. Judas almost always was confused by Jesus parables. When some of the disciples asked, Jesus explained that He speaks in parables because He knows that only those who sees the TRUTH will understand his parables and said many will not understand because they don't have the TRUTH and this is still very true even up to this day. 
   
The Bible is our spiritual GPS to show our souls the direction to reach heaven. The Bible is not the life itself, it is Jesus the author of the Bible and life itself. No one can go to the Father except thru Him. No one can reach heaven without His life.
    
There is nothing impossible with God but man limits God within one's human capacity to understand and comprehend.
   
At the last supper He took bread and consecrated-blessed it (spiritually converting the bread as His body to symbolize life for He is life). He didn't cut His own flesh and give to His disciples. When he consecrated and blessed the wine which turns spiritually as His blood and gave to His apostles, He did not cut his own flesh and let His own real blood drip into the cup for His apostles to drink. And He said "do this in memory of me" which means we do this as often as possible. There is no limitation. 
   
What is blowin in the wind we will never understand but Jesus does. We cannot explain why wind blows gently in our face that gives us a nice feeling but Jesus does.
    
As mortals, we need food to keep our bodies alive....spiritually we also need food to keep our souls alive. Our souls without the Holy Spirit are dead. They are dead because we sins. When we commit sins we closed our souls from the Holy Spirit. And when our souls continue to be dead until our human body dies, that is when the soul is condemned to eternal damnation. The bread and wine are our spiritual food for our souls. We need Jesus daily and every seconds of our lives for our souls to stay alive with the Holy Spirit.
    
Syllogism: Without Jesus, we will not have the Holy Spirit for they are one and the same. If we don't have the Holy Spirit in our soul then we don't have God and if we don't have God we have no heaven. If we don't have heaven we will only have hell.
   
Everyday when we pray to Jesus we are actually inviting Him to be our life and light for the day and that in itself keeps our souls spiritually alive. It is important for all mankind to pray everyday for Jesus to keep our souls alive.


   
When we sin we die spiritually and only when we are nourished by Jesus' that our soul are filled with the Holy Spirit and we become alive spiritually with Him once again. For Jesus is the Way, the Truth and the Life.

And there was no more comment after.



John 14:6 Jesus saith to him: I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No man cometh to the Father, but by me. And no one can go to the Father thru man but only thru God. Jesus is king and therefore He is God.

John 18:37 Pilate therefore said to him: Art thou a king then? Jesus answered: Thou sayest that I am a king. For this was I born, and for this came I into the world; that I should give testimony to the truth. Every one that is of the truth, heareth my voice. 
   
Besides our own sins one way to kill our soul is not to forgive anyone for Jesus will ask: How can I forgive you when you don't to forgive yourself. We do to others what we want Jesus to do to us as well. 
    
Jesus demonstrated He has the power to forgive sins. The Scribes and Pharisees knowing that only God alone has the power to forgive sins accused Jesus of blasphemy. And the crowd who witnessed what Jesus did and what they heard from the Scribes and Pharisees glorified God for they have seen wonderful things that happened that day with their very eyes. 

Luke 5:19-26 [19] And when they could not find by what way they might bring him in, because of the multitude, they went up upon the roof, and let him down through the tiles with his bed into the midst before Jesus. [20] Whose faith when he saw, he said: Man, thy sins are forgiven thee[21] And the scribes and Pharisees began to think, saying: Who is this who speaketh blasphemies? Who can forgive sins, but God alone? [22] And when Jesus knew their thoughts, answering, he said to them: What is it you think in your hearts? [23] Which is easier to say, Thy sins are forgiven thee; or to say, Arise and walk? [24] But that you may know that the Son of man hath power on earth to forgive sins, (he saith to the sick of the palsy,) I say to thee, Arise, take up thy bed, and go into thy house. [25] And immediately rising up before them, he took up the bed on which he lay; and he went away to his own house, glorifying God. [26] And all were astonished; and they glorified God. And they were filled with fear, saying: We have seen wonderful things today.

 
The divinity and incarnation of Christ. John bears witness of him. He begins to call his disciples. 
  John 1:14 And the Word (Jesus) was made flesh, dwelt among us, (and we saw his glory as it were of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth
DIVINE JESUS
John 1:1-11 [1] In the beginning was the Word (Jesus), and the Word (Jesus) was with God, and the Word (Jesus) was God. [2] The same (Jesus) was in the beginning with God. [3] All things were made by him (Jesus): and without him (Jesus) was made nothing that was made. [4] In him (Jesus) was life, and the life was the light (Jesus) of men. [5] And the light (Jesus) shineth in darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it. [6] There was a man sent from God, whose name was John (John the Baptist). [7] This man (John the Baptist) came for a witness, to give testimony of the light (Jesus), that all men might believe through him. [8] He (John the Baptist) was not the light, but was to give testimony of the light (Jesus). [9] That was the true light (Jesus), which enlighteneth every man that cometh into this world. [10] He (Jesus) was in the world, and the world was made by him (Jesus) , and the world knew him not. [11] He (Jesus) came unto his own (Jews), and his own (the Jews) received him not.

The Apocalypse Of Saint John (Revelation) Chapter 21:6-8
Jesus revealed to St. John that He had fulfilled his Father's will to redeem the world from the clutches of the evil one - He accomplished and completed God's Plan of Salvation.
 

"And he (Jesus) said to me: It is done. I (Jesus) am Alpha and Omega; the beginning and the end. To him that thirsteth, I (Jesus) will give of the fountain of the water of life, freely. He that shall overcome shall possess these things, and I (Jesus) will be his God; and he shall be my son. But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, they shall have their portion in the pool burning with fire and brimstone, which is the second death." 

This is Jesus' true revelation of himself, His Divinity. And whoever add or remove anything from this, plagues will be added unto him and his name will be removed from the book of life



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