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Why do Christians follow the 'Lord' AKA God, but then always refer to Jesus as being the greatest of all?

It's unfathomable, in my opinion.

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Because the scripture says that Jesus said "I and the Father (God) am one...if you have seen me, you have seen the Father". Also, Jesus in the "Word" of God, and there can be no appreciable difference between the One and the Word of the One. Also, it says that Jesus was the "exact representation of his (God's) nature".

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If all treasures of wisdom and knowledge are found in Christ (Col 2:3), and if every knee shall bow and every tongue confess that he is Lord (Phil 2:10; Rom 14:11; Isaiah 45:23), to the glory of God the Father, it strikes me the Bible (clearly in Colossians) gives Him the preeminence over all -- and yet he says "The Father is greater than I."(John 14:28). In a very real sense, the Word does not exist without the Father. Ah, the mysteries!
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Shiny, yes! A great mystery indeed. A mystery that is fitting for who is God. :)
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Well then technically, we are all so called 'God', as Jesus is supposed to be part of all of us. Therefore we all support ourselves, making us selfish and unable to move on to 'Heaven'. Which, in my opinion, is just a state of mind, as is Hell.
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Mythik,
Those are interesting thoughts and I agree that heaven and hell are echoed in our minds and physical experience, however heaven and hell are specifically spiritual realities in the fullest sense unless one believes they aren't actual realities (that's another matter). As far as us being God goes, well that's fine if u believe that. It just doesn't follow that if Jesus has become part of our inner person that that makes us God. The scripture teaches for believers to be "in Christ" and conversely that "Christ is in" us. There is no scripture that I know of that teaches that we are Christ.
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This is as close I am am willing to be to Christianity (consciously) when I say that we are just parts of God experiencing being us. Being me, or being you, or being a tree, or a rock, or a salamander. We are, in essence, beings of The One (who I prefer to be the Universe itself, a living, maybe breathing, being that knows only as much as it tries to, so it tries to know more. It tried what the plague was, what sadness at the loss of a loved one feels like). And what you said, heaven and hell being echoes, but also spiritual realities are one in the same.

What I especially find interesting is how... sexist... Chrisitanity is. Not necessarily Christians themselves, but Christianity as a religion. It does not even ACKNOWLEDGE goddesses. Only gods, ones that are male are looked down upon and thought of as unreal, but they're actually seen, whereas female gods, or goddesses, aren't.

And "Christ is in us" means we are part of God. So again, you worship yourselves. Consequently you worship eachother as well, but... still...
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I see. Yes, Christianity (a very broad term) has shown itself to be sexist. That is both a fait statement and yet an over simplification. It gets a bit complicated since it's not exactly clear what "sexism" is. The Christian theology of God involves both feminine an male references (anthropomorphisms). However, God is certainly a "He" in the bible as u say. This is moot point when we understand two things. 1. God necessarily transcends gender. God being the creator of gender (the absolute source) cannot actually be a "he" or a "she". Otherwise God isn't the creator, but only part of creation which means God isn't God. 2. Though the bible's message is "timeless", it's description necessarily uses the terms and metaphors directly applicable to those of the Ancient Near East. This means that God would naturally be described as "He". In short "He" is only an approximation to express the idea that God is of ultimate authority, not that God is a man.
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I didn't directly address all that u commented on, but I'm out of time. :)
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I think it's because god is almighty and Jesus is there savior . "Jesus died for our sins ."

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For Jesus is the exact representation of Yahweh God.
Heb 1:8; But to the Son he (God) said: Your throne God is forever & ever. & v9; This is why God, your God, has anointed you with the oil of gladness.....

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He was the servant of all and yet He was the greatest among them all. The Bible says for us to strive to be like Christ. So in that same way, we are to serve. To submit to authority. To be humble and to love our fellowman, despite how much our own ego may cry out to be seen as the best. Indeed, we may in fact be leaders, but servant leaders. And as servant leaders, we must strive to be last in the kingdom and allow our actions to speak louder than our words as we strive to help others who are in need.

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It takes a great deal of mental strength to love who you serve. And considering how much Christians will 'sin', they can'thave that strength.
And 'last in the kingdom'? So... God will pit us against one another in battle for his own amusement? We're dogs to him, meant for nothing but breeding and fighting?
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Because God and Jesus are the exact same. Saying one is the greatest is saying the other is the greatest.

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Because he was part of God.

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I feel God gave his son Jesus to everyone so that our sin will be forgiven. Threw Jesus is our only way to heaven. All we have to do is ask for forgiveness of our sin and to me that's the greatest gift of all!

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Try reading the bible

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That's a good question. The Bible never e says that Jesus is the greatest. In fact, Jesus himself said that as well! At John 14:28 it says, "the Father is greater than I am." Clearly God, the Father, is greater than his son, Jesus Christ.

Hope this helps!

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excellently said!
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Sooo...firstly God and Christ are One, separate and One simultaeously. Secondly, i dont know any Christ follower who places Christ above God. Its just naturally known and assumed God is Ultimate. Jesus is Greatest above all else, tho. There is nothing else in the universe greater that Christ other than God.

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Yep everyone else is correct.
He is part of God.
AKA the son of God.
You must except Jesus as your saviour in order to go to heaven.
If i'm not mistaking.

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Because the old testament praises god while the new testament praises jesus. To avoid anyone from getting butt-hurt, both are worshipped as gods. Problem solved!

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Hahahahaha. I like you. Was hoping someone would come up with an answer I can understand. They are all just avoiding the answer, saying what's been drilled into their little heads. Thumbs and follow, bro.
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Or rather star and follow.
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I dont Beleave in god.. sorry

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I don't either. Christianity is backwards. And sexist.
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