Being a Christian or "Christ-follower" really requires us to have faith. That is the number one thing needed. We don't have to understand everything in the Bible. Allot of it is meant not to be understood. It's all there to show us how powerful our God is and how little we are compared to him :) just believe and have faith that what God says is truth.. And everything will be clear to us in the end :D
They call Jesus the Son of God, because He came from God, and is fully God. He Himself said He and the Father are One. The Trinity consists of God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. Kinda like water can take on three different dimensions: frozen ice, liquid water, vapor steam. All water, yet different. Hard for our puny, finite minds to grasp...
Jesus' Father is God and his mother is Mary. He is the son of God in the flesh. During his ministry on earth, he always prayed to his Father, who is in Heaven. So we have 3 personalities here. God the father , God the Son and God the Holy Ghost
Jesus is the son of the true god Jehovah. I'm one of Jehovah's Witnesses our website may help you, it's called jw.org it tells you about us and about the bible and how you can learn from it, it also talks about Jesus and his father Jehovah. We all so offer Free home bible study's to, the bible study's help's you learn more about the true god Jehovah and his son.It also helps you understand the bible.
He cannot (could not is a better choice of tense though) be either, so even more so he cannot be both. He cannot be God because Jesus was a man, mortal and sinful and of this world. And he could not be God's son (except in the same figurative sense in which all humans are God's children) because God does not have children, God does not copulate or mate, because God had not physical presence and there is only one true God, genderless, formless, and no one in a pantheon that dies not exist to procreate with. Your question is derived from a tacit polytheistic paganism that I resent.
You mean you can't understand why god would send himself to be sacrificed to himself in order to change the rules he himself made for the Jews to new rules he himself made for Christians? Instead of just saying here's the new rules I want this group of people to follow from now on, but I want the rest of you to still follow the old laws (don't ask) and in 600 years I'll send along some new rules I want another group of you to follow. But play nice with one another and don't argue over which rules are more important (that could lead to terrible wars after all) You mean all of that doesn't make complete sense to you??? :-/
God the Father/ God the Son/God the Holy Spirit. Jesus said :the Father and I are One! That's proof enough for me! Faith is trusting what you do not understand! Like electricity: dont understand it... But i aint sitting in the dark because i cant figure it out! I accept it on faith!
Think of a diamond. A diamond has many facets, but it is the same thing. This is like God. God has many different faces (Father, Son, Holy Spirit) yet they are all one in the same thing. It's very difficult for the human mind to comprehend
I am tempted to try to answer your question. It is a good, logical question. Someone cannot be their own father. You will not get a real answer here that you can count on. You will get some people trying to help and some just arguing or giving their opinion. You won't likely find your answer in Church either. All I can suggest is to pray and study the Bible. Don't just accept what people (including myself) say about it.
To say Jesus is God means that He is a divine person, the Second Person of the Trinity, and that He possesses the divine nature: He acts as God acts (Jn 1:1, 20:28; Col. 1:15 2:9). So say He is the Son of God means that He is the Son of the Father, the First Person of the Trinity, and that he possesses the same divine nature as the Father (Mt 3:16-17; Heb 1:1-3). Perhaps this analogy will help: As a human being, you are the child of human parents, not mere animal parents. You possess a human nature from them. Well, Jesus is the eternal Son of the Father. He existed from all eternity with the Father as the divine Son before assuming a human nature and being born in Bethlehem two thousand years ago. He has existed from all eternity with the Father, eternally proceeding from Him as light streams forth from the sun (Jn 1:1-5). And as you share a common human nature with your parents, so the Son shares the divine nature with God the Father (and the Holy Spirit) (Heb 1:3; Col 2:9). In that sense, we can speak of Jesus as the Son of God, because He is God the Son, the Second person of the Trinity. (My answer continues in the comments)
1st there's John 17:3 where Jesus prayed to his father. as in someone superior. 2. well when Jesus was baptized here on earth there was a voice from the heavens that said: you are my son the beloved; i have approved you- Mark 1:11
You have a rational mind and know this cannot be explained and therefore cannot be true. If Jesus was God then when are saying God can die. If we say no he did not die then we have no savior. If God died who raised him up? Multiple Godheads were pagan beliefs, proposed also by Greek philosophers, and adopted by the catholic church to pacify pagan converts. It was never taught in the jewish doctrine that Jesus would have believed. Why anyone wants to believe in it maybe the real mystery.
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God himself testified that Jesus was his beloved Son, as the Bible writer Matthew noted when Jesus was baptized. (Matthew 3:17) Other Bible writers noted the same. Mark wrote: "A voice came out of the heavens: 'You are my Son, the beloved; I have approved you.'" (Mark 1:11) Luke said: "A voice came out of heaven: 'You are my Son, the beloved; I have approved you.'' (Luke 3:22) And John the Baptizer, who baptized Jesus, testified: "I have borne witness that this one [Jesus] is the Son of God." (John 1:34) So God himself, all four Gospel writers, and John the Baptizer clearly state that Jesus was the Son of God. And some time later, at the transfiguration of Jesus, a similar thing happened: "A voice [God's] came out of the cloud, saying: 'This is my Son, the one that has been chosen. Listen to him.'"-Luke 9:35.