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where did jesus say,"i am god" or "worship me" in the bible?

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2 Kings 17:38-39
Do not forget the covenant I have made with you, and do not worship other gods. Rather, worship the LORD your God; it is he who will deliver you from the hand of all your
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1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
2 The same was in the beginning with God.
3 All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.

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Good job:)
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Thank you !!
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Very, very nice. But Jesus doesn't say "Worship Me" or "I am God".
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He is the word and the word is God.
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Kings is OT, Betty. There is nothing about Jesus there. Christians just go back through the older texts and assume everything "meant" Jesus. The Jews would seriously disagree with that interpretation.
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Yes... We are not Jews.
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We believe John 1:1
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The 2nd verse
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2nd above....... I forgot to put book.
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You're missing the point again. Kings doesn't say anything about Jesus. You are reading into it with pre-existing bias, assuming it meant Jesus. That is not what the passage actually says.
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The questioner asked specifically for "Jesus" saying he was god or saying he should be worshiped. That none of the Christians here can find anything, but must go back to the OT and find verses where "god" says those things then claim they're the same thing is telling.

The point is that if "Jesus" never said he was "god" you folks claiming he was is not supported even by your own texts. Early Christians couldn't even decide on the matter- they had to VOTE on it at the Council of Nicea.
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Geek will you BACK OFF for just once in your life!!!
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Yeh Geek
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Hi Betty, just want to share some facts. The scripture you quoted, in Kings is not referring to Jesus, but to his father. Are you aware of the name that was originally where the word 'Lord' is in that verse? In the original Hebrew it was the Hebrew letters for YHWH. This is commonly rendered in English as Jehovah. Did you know that this name appears in the original Hebrew text nearly 7000 times? You can still find it at Psalm 83:18 in many translations. It has been changed to lord, or other titles due to claims of not knowing how to properly pronounce it, or because of Jewish superstition. To be fair though, this hasn't caused any other Hebrew names to be removed, including 'Jesus', has it? Don't you think Jehovah wants us to use his name in our worship, since the bible is inspired, and he made sure it was in there over 7000 times? After all, Jesus wanted his fathers name to be known (Matthew 6:9, John 17:26). Something to think on. A title, like lord, is different from a name. There are so many verses in the OT where the name Jehovah gives so much more meaning than the title lord. In fact, the name Jehovah has deep meaning.
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As far as John 1:1, there are translations that refer the part of that verse that you are using as "the word was a god" or "the word was divine" which seem more accurate when considering the ancient languages as well as the rest of the bible. Some very early translations do this.

Here is a good article on this subject:

http://www.jw.org/en/publications/magazines/wp20081101/was-the-word-god/

And one more from a different source :

http://copticjohn.blogspot.com/2008_04_01_archive.html?m=1
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*render, not "refer" (my first sentence)
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Bailey... Thanks but I think you and I are different denominations of faith.
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True, Betty. There is one bible though, regardless of how many translations or religions there are, right?

I've just been reading some of the answers in the "what do Jehovah's Witnesses believe" question (I'm one of JW's obviously), which I saw you commented on, and I did appreciate your kind and respectful answer. There are many misconceptions, though, about our purpose and beliefs, for instance-- that we follow teachings of a man, and that we twist bible translation. We actually worship the way that the first century Christians did, without the traditions and teachings of men influenced by status and politics (among other things) that were instituted shortly after, as Geek mentioned. I guess, my purpose in the above comment was to show that it is actually the most commonly used translations that continue to mislead many to believe non biblical doctrines. The facts given above are well researched and accepted by theologians of different denominations (not just JW's) and scholars alike, and they are worth being considered by sincere individuals of all Christian faith denominations who want to know what the bible really teaches.

Anyway, thanks for your time. Have a good Saturday.
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You too Bailey. Thank you
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First off, bettyckles, you are a good Christian woman and I respect all your answers, however (there's always a however), the question isn't whether or not Jesus is the Son of God and part of the Trinity, you answered that very well. The question is did Jesus himself call himself God or command His followers to worship Him. He didn't, ever. Blessed Be. :-)
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Blessings to all and thanks.
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I don't think he did.

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That's not in the "red" print.

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The Bible makes no reference to Jesus,Mohammed , Islam or even the Quran; but The New Testament discusses Jesus there. So if you are interested in learning about the story of Jesus, then I suggest you start by looking in the New Testament. Are you thinking about converting to Christianity?

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Since the Bible is written by men inspired by God, He doesn't. Jesus didn't talk of Himself as God. He refers to God as my Father, but then so do I. Jesus infers He was sent by God to lead God's children to salvation. Blessed Be.

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He says " be still and know that I am God" Psalm 46:10

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Well played.
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thank you. but someone will jump on me and want to split hairs...
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I can't imagine why someone would criticize your valid answer, but I guess we'll see.
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Psalms is Old Testament, not New. Christians simply assume those passages meant Jesus. It never says so and the Jews seriously disagree with those claims.
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well whatever geek. Jesus IS God. like it or not.
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If you want to accept Jesus as God, then so be it, but I think many Jewish followers would disagree that Jesus said what is in any part of the OT. The asker was asking if the HUMAN Jesus said that he he was God, not what the OT said. For Jesus to have said anything as a human it would have to be in the NT. I can say that Kim Jong Il is God and he said Ps 46:10, that does not make it so.
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Ok seedy
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The questioner specifically asked where "JESUS" stated he was god or wanted worship. You can't provide any- your reference has "god" speaking, not "Jesus". Your circular logic in assuming they are the same is not actually borne out by the text you quoted. The Jews, the people who WROTE the texts in question, don't accept your claim that Jesus was god, and not once in the New Testament does "Jesus" ever say he was either.

Hypothetical of course, since it doesn't really matter whether imaginary figures are the same or different.
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I agree with GeekModo, the question was whether Jesus himself called himself God or told His followers to worship Me. He didn't, ever. :-) Blessed Be.
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did JESUS say pick up your cross and follow me, my yoke is easy? yes
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that is irrelevant kaesie, it doesn't prove that he is god any more than the psalms do.
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you're a hardcase#13
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Stating the facts is not being a "hard case". Nowhere in the bible does "Jesus" state he is god or ask for worship.
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you're hard too modo
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Again- stating the actual FACT that nowhere in your scriptures does your "Jesus" state that he is god or wants worship is not "hard". It's the truth.
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And John 14 jesus said you seen me you've seen the Father God is the father and the spirit Jesus is God in the flesh when God and Jesus are together Holy Spirit is there read the Bible it will scare the hell out of you

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thank you Alex. star
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I would recommend you go to an English class to learn proper punctuation.
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Jesus said: “God is a Spirit, and those worshiping him must worship with spirit and truth.” (John 4:24) That means to worship Jehovah with a heart full of faith and love, guided by his spirit. It also means to worship in harmony with the truth, the accurate knowledge found in God’s Word.
Exclusive devotion is demanded by Jehovah in the second of the “Ten Words” or Ten Commandments written by the finger of God: “I am Jehovah your God . . . You must never have any other gods against my face [or, “any other gods in defiance of me”]. . . . because I Jehovah your God am a God exacting exclusive devotion.” (De 5:6-9) God will not transfer to another the honor due himself. (Isa 42:8)

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Jesus doesn't say that. People have misinterpreted Him to say He is God. He is the Son of God. He actually makes it quite clear He and God the Father are 2 separate entities.
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John 14:10 (KJV)
10 Believest thou not that I am in the Father, and the Father in me? the words that I speak unto you I speak not of myself: but the Father that dwelleth in me, he doeth the works.
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Mark 13:32 KJV
But of that day and that hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels which are in heaven, neither the Son, but the Father.

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Hi Kaesie
He is God the Son but not God the Father/Creator.
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Excellent. Blessed Be.
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Thanks, same to you!
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I and the Father are One, John 10:30
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In the beginning was the WORD and the WORD was with God and the WORD was God. John 1:1
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John 1:14 And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth.
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John 14:9 Jesus said to him, ?Have I been with you so long, and you still do not know me, Philip? Whoever has seen me has seen the Father. How can you say, ?Show us the Father??
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John 14:6 - Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.
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Exodus 3:14
14 God said to Moses, ?I AM WHO I AM?; and He said, ?Thus you shall say to the sons of Israel, ?I AM has sent me to you.? ?
Jesus said before Abraham was, I Am." John 5:58
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Jesus answered, "I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me."
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John 8:28 So Jesus said to them, ?When you have lifted up the Son of Man, then you will know that I am he, and that I do nothing on my own authority, but speak just as the Father taught me.
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Colossians 1:15-17 He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation. For by him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities?all things were created through him and for him. And he is before all things, and in him all things hold together.
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John 8:24 I told you that you would die in your sins, for unless you believe that I am he you will die in your sins.?
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John 6:40-41 For this is the will of my Father, that everyone who looks on the Son and believes in him should have eternal life, and I will raise him up on the last day.? So the Jews grumbled about him, because he said, ?I am the bread that came down from heaven.?
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Hebrews 1:2-3 But in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed the heir of all things, through whom also he created the world. He is the radiance of the glory of God and the exact imprint of his nature, and he upholds the universe by the word of his power. After making purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high,
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2 Timothy 4:1 I charge you in the presence of God and of Christ Jesus, who is to judge the living and the dead, and by his appearing and his kingdom:
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Galatians 3:27 For as many of you as were baptized into Christ have put on Christ.
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John 17:5 And now, Father, glorify me in your own presence with the glory that I had with you before the world existed.
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John 9:5 As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world.?
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