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Muharram 1429

Volume 24 No 1


In the name of God, Most Gracious, Most Merciful

Submitters Perspective

Monthly Bulletin of the International Community of Submitters Published by Masjid Tucson

Misconceptions of Jesus as Savior

In God we trust and God willing this article shall help many to find the truth for those honest to seek it.

"Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you." (Jesus in Matthew 7:7 )

PART 1:

Proving Jesus is NOT God

How do we show that Jesus is not the Savior? First we show that he is not God. Consider the following verses in the Bible...

God - Omnipotent ( All Powerful )

Matthew 19:26  Jesus looked at them and said, "With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible."

Revelation 19:6  And I heard, as it were, the voice of a great multitude, as the sound of many waters and as the sound of mighty thunderings, saying, “Alleluia! For the Lord God Omnipotent reigns!"

Jesus - NOT Omnipotent

John 5:19  Then Jesus answered and said to them, “Most assuredly, I say to you, the son can do nothing of himself, but what he sees the Father do; for whatever He does, the son also does in like manner."

John 5:30  (Jesus said) "I can of myself do nothing. As I hear, I judge; and my judgment is righteous, because I do not seek my own will but the will of the Father who sent me."

John 8:28  So Jesus said, "When you have lifted up the son of man, then you will know that I am the one I claim to be and that I do nothing on my own but speak just what the Father has taught me."

If Jesus is God then...

God is Omnipotent while simultaneously not Omnipotent.

Further he said he does NOT seek his own will, so whose will does he seek?

Well he said God's will, which would be himself, therefore he DOES seek his own will, or does he?

God - Omniscient ( All Knowing )

Psalm 147:5  Great is our Lord, and mighty in power; His understanding is infinite.

Jesus - NOT Omniscient

Matthew 24:36  "But of that day and hour (Day of Judgment) no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, nor the son, but the Father alone."

John 8:28  So Jesus said, "When you have lifted up the son of man, then you will know that I am the one I claim to be and that I do nothing on my own but speak just what the Father has taught me."

Luke 2:52  And Jesus increased in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and men.

If Jesus is God then...

God is Omniscient while simultaneously not Omniscient.

Further how can Jesus increase in wisdom if his understanding is infinite? He would have to surpass All-Knowing thus becoming more than All-Knowing.

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