Jesus Christ is God (John 17:3, 1 John 5:20)

Jesus Christ is God

There are groups out there which call themselves Christians while denying the One in which they would say they believe in. When the subject of Jesus Christ and His deity are spoken of among believers the orthodox belief from the very beginning has stated that Christ is equal to the Father therefore, He (Jesus Christ) is God (John 5:18, Philippians 2:6). While others affirm the same but take the position that the Father and Jesus are the same person. This debate between Trinitarians and oneness/unitarians concerning the Godhead/Triune God being 3 distinct persons has been ongoing for a long time. That’s a subject for another time, today I want to focus on the deity of Christ.

Catch up on the previous post Jesus Christ is God Hebrews 4:14

We’re plagued with groups who masquerade as Christians but really aren’t. The apostles warned us that these things would happen, individuals who claim to be followers of Christ but really believe devilish doctrine (2 Corinthians 11:13-15, Ephesians 5:11, 2 Timothy 3:5, 3:13, 4:3-42 Peter 2:1, 1 John 2:26-27, 4:1-6, Jude 1:4). Even our Lord warned of the coming of such men who would look to draw away others from the truth.

Matthew 7:15 Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.

These groups aren’t Christian at all but are really cults (Jehovah Witnesses, Christadelphians, Mormons, Seventh Day Adventist) who use the same biblical terminology while holding completely different definitions. Today I want to focus on an argument the Jehovah Witnesses often bring up when confronted with the fact that Jesus is God. If any Christian states to a Jehovah Witness that Jesus Christ is God the Jehovah Witness will deny this and may bring up this scripture to refute Christ deity.

John 17:3 And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent.

They’ll say see Jesus says that “Jehovah” is the only true God, and upon first glance of this verse one may think that’s correct. But if we look at the construction of this verse what it’s really saying is that the Father and Jesus Christ is the only true God. In Greek the copulative kai stands for “and”.

Kai is the conjunction in the construction of that verse. What is a “conjunction”? A conjunction is the act of joining, or condition of being joined. Kai is the root word (Etymology) Apparently, a primary particle, having a copulative and sometimes also a cumulative force. Knowing this when we read the verse again we see that the only true God is the Father and Jesus Christ.

According to the Jehovah Witnesses theology, the Father alone is the only true God and they say Jesus Christ is a lesser “god” according to their New World Translation. If that’s true then we must ask this question. Is Jesus a true God or a false “god”? When we press this question the Jehovah Witness is stuck because if they say Jesus is a false “god” then they will be contradicting the scriptures. And if they say Jesus is the true God then they’re contradicting the Watchtower. Additionally, they also forget verses such as this one from John’s epistle.

1 John 5:20 And we know that the Son of God is come, and hath given us an understanding, that we may know him that is true, and we are in him that is true, even in his Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God, and eternal life.

Even if you direct them to this verse in the NWT while the rendering of the verse reads a little differently you’ll still see that John is calling Jesus Christ the only true God and knowing Him is eternal life. Who else can give eternal life but God Himself?!

I hope this was helpful and encourage you to reach out to these people who are lost in cults, they have been lead astray and are in danger of being lost in hell for all eternity. We have to approach these people in the love of Christ while still being rooted and grounded in the truth. If you bring these verses to a Jehovah Witness press the question “is Jesus Christ the true God or a false “god”?” Because we know their’s only one God, therefore, any “additional gods” would be false and I don’t think they’re prepared to claim such a blasphemous statement. If they say Jesus is “god-like” just ask again is Jesus the true God or false “god”?

They won’t have a straight answer and will try to divert your attention to other scriptures to avoid answering this question.

16 thoughts on “Jesus Christ is God (John 17:3, 1 John 5:20)

  1. Great information! Thanks for writing this, as we do have JW who live in the neighborhood and frequent our doorway. They know “select” scriptures very well, and are able to turn attention away from the truth. May God bless you as you write to help us understand more deeply how to interact with these cults when approached. There is only one truth, Jesus is the way, the truth, and the life. 😊

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    1. Thanks for reading Malinda, so happy that this could be of great help to you. God bless you to and I pray that the Lord will use you to give a good witness to the JW’s that come knocking on your door. The purspose of this blog is to reach out to the lost and to help our brothers and sisters in Christ to share the common faith once delivered to the saints (Jude 1:3)

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      1. I pray that I may be able to witness to them also, as it breaks my heart knowing that they aren’t hearing the whole truth. My husband has invited them to our church before, and that only sent them running. May God richly bless your ministry. 🙏🏼✝️🙏🏼

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      2. Jehovah Witnesses won’t go to any other place besides the kingdom hall. They say all churches are from satan. They won’t take any literature besides the Watchtower because they are told not to. The best thing to do is sow the seed from God’s word and allow the Holy Spirit to work on them. Only God can open their eyes to the truth.

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  2. I’m interested in knowing what is the true religion. If God is Jesus, how is it considered a sacrifice? It opens a whole bucket load of questions. Like why did he send his son Wich it was really just him coming. How did he die and then raise him self up. It seems to be really confusing. Religion as a whole doesn’t seem to make sense. If Jehovahs witnesses is a cult what organization are you with? They definitely stand out from the rest don’t get me wrong. But reading this post made me more confused about what you are trying to say.

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    1. “I’m interested in knowing what is the true religion. If God is Jesus, how is it considered a sacrifice?”

      Answer: Before this question can be addressed directly, we must first agree upon what we mean when we say “God,” and we must agree upon the nature of Jesus. Jesus is, by His very nature, God (Phil. 2:6). “God” is not a person but a title given to the divine nature or “being”. Jesus Christ has two natures, Jesus is God because He shares the same divine nature as the Father and the Holy Spirit; and He’s fully man because of the incarnation. God exists in three persons better known as the Trinity or Godhead.

      “Like why did he send his son Wich it was really just him coming.”

      Answer: Jesus is not the Father, Jesus Christ is the Son of God. Just like you’re not me and I’m not you, but we share the same nature; you and I are both humans.

      “How did he die and then raise him self up. It seems to be really confusing.”

      Answer: The Bible says that all 3 raised Jesus from the dead.

      The Father raised Jesus from the dead “Romans 6:4 Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life.”

      Jesus Brought Himself Back From The Dead “John 2:18-21 Then answered the Jews and said unto him, What sign shewest thou unto us, seeing that thou doest these things? Jesus answered and said unto them, Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up. Then said the Jews, Forty and six years was this temple in building, and wilt thou rear it up in three days? But he spake of the temple of his body.”

      The Holy Spirit Raised Jesus “Romans 8:11 But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you.”

      God Raised Jesus means all 3 raised up Jesus “Acts 2:24 Whom God hath raised up, having loosed the pains of death: because it was not possible that he should be holden of it.”

      “Religion as a whole doesn’t seem to make sense.”

      Answer: It’s not about religion, that doesn’t save anybody. It’s about having a relationship with God through Jesus Christ.

      “If Jehovahs witnesses is a cult what organization are you with?”

      Answer: I’m not with any “organization” I just follow Jesus Christ. There are many reasons why Jehovahs Witnesses are a cult but one of the main reasons is they deny the deity of Jesus Christ. They hold a very heretical theology called Arianism

      Arianism an influential heresy denying the divinity of Christ, originating with the Alexandrian priest Arius ( c. 250– c. 336). Arianism maintained that the Son of God was created by the Father and was therefore neither coeternal with the Father, nor consubstantial.

      “They definitely stand out from the rest don’t get me wrong.”

      Answer: It’s not about “standing out from the rest”, it’s about what’s the truth.

      “But reading this post made me more confused about what you are trying to say.”

      Answer: I hope this makes more sense, if you have more questions feel free to ask.

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      1. I’m glad you bought out that I’m not you and you are not me. That contradicts what you tried to say about Jesus being God.

        It makes more sense that God, and Jesus would be two separate spirit creatures. Holy spirit being Gods active force.

        You talk about not standing out from the rest but that’s exactly what Jesus says about not being part of this world.

        You choose to go at Jehovahs witnesses but yet forget about every other religion. The many examples from the Bible that shows how God ( wether you believe that is Jesus or not ) hates other false “gods” should lead you to not just picking at Jehovahs witnesses but the rest of the world.

        I have searched for the truth for many years and still have not succeeded. You believe that Jesus is God and Jehovahs witnesses believe that he is Gods only begotten son.

        The whole point of this conversation I’m trying to bring to you is that it always makes me scratch my head when I see so called Christians get at a couple of organizations (when they are not part of one) for what they believe but yet contradicts them selves.

        Don’t quote me on this but you say you have a problem with Jehovahs witnesses not believing that Jesus is God.

        I hope you have the same sort of problem with other religions and the gods they have because wether Jesus is God or not. He hates other gods .

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  3. “…I’m not you and you are not me. That contradicts what you tried to say about Jesus being God.”

    First: I see you’re a Jehovah Witness or at the very least someone who shares the same beliefs.
    How is that a contradiction? It sounds to me like you didn’t read what I wrote the first time carefully. The reason why it’s not a contradiction is the name/title God refers to the “being” of God not a “person”.
    First, you need to understand the difference between a “being” and “person”.

    Second: The reason why Jesus Christ is God is, He shares the same nature as God, in addition; just so we are clear Jesus Christ is not a created spirit creature. If you think He is please provide the proof from scripture that He is created.

    Third: Nowhere in the Bible will you find that the Holy Spirit is “God’s active force” that terminology is straight from the Watchtower, not the Bible.

    Forth: You asked about standing out from the rest when you said that you referred to “religion”, I told you that it’s not about “religion” is about having a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. As for being a part of this world, I can agree to that because I’m saved and I’m no longer of this world, YET you contradict what the Watchtower says you know why? The Watchtower says that there are 2 flocks.
    144,000 “anointed class” and the “other flock”, that “other flock” has an “earthly hope” Jehovah Witnesses believe they will live on paradise earth. Therefore, that would make them of this world. I have a heavenly hope and my home is no longer on this earth. But lastly what really matters is where ever my Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ is that’s where I’ll be.

    Fifth: I can tell you haven’t read much of the post on this blog, I speak out against not only Jehovah Witnesses, but also against Islam, Christadelphians, Mormons, Catholics, Black Hebrew Israelites etc. Therefore what you’ve said is not true. That’s tantamount to bearing false witness (Exodus 20:16, Deuteronomy 5:20).

    Sixth: “…You believe that Jesus is God and Jehovahs witnesses believe that he is Gods only begotten son.” I also believe that Jesus Christ is God’s only begotten Son, but that doesn’t mean He’s not God. Again only begotten Son in the Greek means “unique and one of a kind God” it doesn’t mean created in this verse.

    Seventh: “…I see so called Christians get at a couple of organizations (when they are not part of one) for what they believe but yet contradicts themselves.” You’re asking the wrong questions you asked about me being part of an “organizations” and I told you no. But that doesn’t mean the same thing as a church. The world “organizations” is a business term which is what the Watchtower really is, a business. Please show me where I’m contradicting myself as you claim.

    Eighth: “…you say you have a problem with Jehovahs witnesses not believing that Jesus is God.” That’s because they are a cult and not Christian by no means, they say that they are but just because they say they are doesn’t make it true. If I told you that I’m a Christian but I don’t believe in God’s existence then we both can agree that I couldn’t call myself a Christian.

    Nine: “I hope you have the same sort of problem with other religions and the gods they have because whether Jesus is God or not. He hates other gods.” I have a problem with all false religions that cannot save anyone. Jesus Christ, Himself said, “Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.” John 14:6

    If Jesus is telling the truth then salvation is only through Jesus Christ alone and NOT an organization.

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  4. You say I’m a Jehovahs witnesses yet you seem to know more then me. You think I am because I’m not agreeing with you on what you say. You are contradicting your self because of what you keep saying about how God is just a title and Jesus is God. You say that just because you say you are a Christian doesn’t make you one. You say that they don’t believe in God existing but yet they believe God is Jehovah and Jesus is his son? ????

    What you say is confusing. When I read your comments it’s like a huge confusing puzzle. Jesus is not God. If he was God his sacrifice wouldn’t have any meaning. Why? Because if God brought back Jesus, but Jesus was God then he didn’t really die. Why didn’t he really die? Because he brought him self back. That has no meaning. That doesn’t make any sense.

    Who was Jesus speaking to when he prayed to God? Was he speaking to him self? Commen sense needs to play a role somewhere. I’ll show you in you’re own words why you don’t make sense

    You say God” is not a person but a title given to the divine nature or “being”.Jesus Christ has two natures, Jesus is God because He shares the same divine nature as the Father and the Holy Spirit; )and He’s fully man because of the incarnation. God (are you talking about Jesus having the title of God or the father) exists in three persons better known as the Trinity or Godhead.

    Jesus is not the Father, Jesus Christ is the Son of God. Just like you’re not me and I’m not you, but we share the same nature; you and I are both humans.——- The Trinity contradicts what you have just said here. Why? Because you say we share the same nature just as the father and the son does but we are two separate people.

    The Bible says that all 3 raised Jesus from the dead.——- that’s my point. Jesus is dead. He can’t raise him self up if he is dead. You might say it was a joint effort. But how? Jesus was dead. When you die you no longer have the ability to do anything. You might say he is special. He can help raise himself from the dead while being dead. That is my point. Whatever you say it still doesn’t seem to be a sacrifice. Jesus knew he was going to die. He also knew he would be raised up again. Tell me this. Is the Holly spirit a person? If so, why didn’t God give him a name other then holy spirit? What’s Gods name?

    Everything you say can make sense if you firmly believe that the father and the son and the Holly spirit is one. But you would need to throw away the rest of the Bible because it wouldn’t make sense. It wouldn’t have the same meaning on what it actually stands for.

    You reading the Bible in English when it wasn’t written in English can make you think what you believe is true. When one word in Hebrew or any language for that fact could mean something else in English. Throw the Trinity in the Bible and you have a book that’s been altered to the point that it doesn’t make sense. Religion doesn’t make sense. I do believe in a creator but only 1.

    I do realize that I am in the wrong here. Why? Because I have decided to come on to you’re blog and leave my comments here. For that I am sorry. I will stop replying

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  5. “You say I’m a Jehovahs witnesses…You think I am because I’m not agreeing with you on what you say….contradicting your self…God is just a title and Jesus is God. You say that just because you say you are a Christian doesn’t make you one. You say that they don’t believe in God existing but yet they believe God is Jehovah and Jesus is his son? ?”

    Answer: I’m just trying to see where you’re coming from, I said the word God which is (Elohim) is a plural word. When it’s used with a capital “G” it’s referring to the Creator. When it’s used with a lowercase “g” it’s referring to either false gods etc.

    Again read slowly, “God” speaks of the being of God, but within the 1 God are 3 distinct co-equal co-eternal persons.

    אֱלֹהִים ʼĕlôhîym, el-o-heem’; plural of H433; gods in the ordinary sense; but specifically used (in the plural thus, especially with the article) of the supreme God; occasionally applied by way of deference to magistrates; and sometimes as a superlative:—angels, × exceeding, God (gods) (-dess, -ly), × (very) great, judges, × mighty.

    “What you say is confusing… Jesus is not God. If he was God his sacrifice wouldn’t have any meaning. Why? Because if God brought back Jesus, but Jesus was God then he didn’t really die. Why didn’t he really die? Because he brought him self back. That has no meaning. That doesn’t make any sense.”

    Answer: You’re a confused person it’s important that Jesus is God because only God’s eternal blood can wash us from our sins so it has the utmost meaning of importance. If Jesus was just a “good man” only then He wouldn’t be able to die for mankind.

    *JESUS CHRIST Brought Himself Back From The Dead*
    Jesus also arose by His own power.
    Then the Jews demanded of him, “What miraculous sign can you show us to prove your authority to do all this?” Jesus answered them, “Destroy this temple, and I will raise it again in three days (John 2:18,19).

    Speaking of His life Jesus declared
    No one takes it from me, but I lay it down of my own accord. I have authority to lay it down and authority to take it up again. This command I received from my Father (John 10:18).

    *God THE FATHER Raised Jesus*
    God has raised this Jesus to life, and we are all witnesses of the fact. Exalted to the right hand of God, he has received from the Father the promised Holy Spirit and has poured out what you now see and hear (Acts 2:32,33).

    *Paul wrote*
    We were therefore buried with him through baptism into death in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, we too may live a new life (Romans 6:4).

    *Paul wrote to the Galatians*
    Paul, an apostle – sent not from men nor by man, but by Jesus Christ and God the Father, who raised him from the dead (Galatians 1:1).

    *The HOLY SPIRIT Raised Jesus*
    And if the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead is living in you, he who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through his Spirit, who lives in you (Romans 8:11).

    Peter wrote
    For Christ died for sins once for all, the righteous for the unrighteous, to bring you to God. He was put to death in the body but made alive by the Spirit (1 Peter 3:18).

    As you can see all 3 raised Jesus from the dead.

    “Who was Jesus speaking to when he prayed to God? Was he speaking to him self? Commen sense needs to play a role somewhere. I’ll show you in you’re own words why you don’t make sense”

    Answer: He was praying to the Father, I’m not a modalist. I’m a Trinitarian I believe in the Godhead.

    “You say God” is not a person but a title given to the divine nature or “being”. Jesus Christ has two natures, Jesus is God because He shares the same divine nature as the Father and the Holy Spirit; )and He’s fully man because of the incarnation. God (are you talking about Jesus having the title of God or the father) exists in three persons better known as the Trinity or Godhead.”

    Answer: God refers to the Father, Son (Jesus) and the Holy Spirit. All 3 share that title.

    “Jesus is not the Father, Jesus Christ is the Son of God. Just like you’re not me and I’m not you, but we share the same nature; you and I are both humans.——- The Trinity contradicts what you have just said here. Why? Because you say we share the same nature just as the father and the son does but we are two separate people.”

    Answer: Exactly, all 3 are distinct persons within the 1 God. Hence the reason why they share the same divine nature and all 3 are called God.

    “The Bible says that all 3 raised Jesus from the dead.——- that’s my point. Jesus is dead. He can’t raise him self up if he is dead. You might say it was a joint effort. But how? Jesus was dead. When you die you no longer have the ability to do anything…”

    Answer: Jesus said He did. Because He’s God, God can do anything.

    “Everything you say can make sense if you firmly believe that the father and the son and the Holy spirit is one…”

    Answer: They are 1 in being but still distinct persons. Are you a Oneness Pentecostal why are you so afraid to state your faith?

    “…Religion doesn’t make sense. I do believe in a creator but only 1…”

    Answer: That’s great I believe in 1 Creator also, not 3 this is what you don’t understand.

    “I do realize that I am in the wrong here. Why? Because I have decided to come on to your blog and leave my comments here. For that I am sorry. I will stop replying”

    Answer: Nothing to be sorry about, I have no problem answering legit questions.

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  6. Jeff

    John 17:3
    New International Version
    3 Now this is eternal life: that they know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom you have sent.

    Before we conclude if Jesus is also God because we read the conjunction “and” we must examine the verse and who is speaking and who is talking with. The person speaking in that verse is Jesus, and he said “that they know you”, its clear that he is not talking to himself. The preceding verse in chapter 1 he said :

    >>>>>>>John 17:1
    New International Version
    1 After Jesus said this, he looked toward heaven and prayed:
    “Father, the hour has come. Glorify your Son, that your Son may glorify you.

    in this verse, we clearly identify who is the person he was talking with, the Father. Jesus Said “that they know you (Father), the only true God”. The word only means 1 and not 2 or more.

    If we add the Son (Jesus), it shall be:

    3 Now this is eternal life: that they know us, the only true Gods, and Jesus Christ, whom you have sent.

    It will contradicts prophets, apostles and also Jesus Christ

    >>>>>>Malachi 2:10
    New International Version

    10 Do we not all have one Father? Did not one God create us? Why do we profane the covenant of our ancestors by being unfaithful to one another?

    >>>>>>>1 Corinthians 8:6,
    “But to us there is but one God, the Father, of whom are all things, and we in him”

    **

    the conjunction “and” was misinterpreted . We should analyze the whole sentence:

    ” and Jesus Christ, whom you have sent.”

    It says the Father sent his son, for what?

    >>>>>>John 3:17
    New International Version
    17 For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world
    through him.

    Jesus sent to save the world. He is savior. That verse said “For God (means Jesus not included) did not send his Son(Jesus) into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him. ”

    God Made Jesus lord and savior not also God.

    >>>Acts 2:36–
    English Standard Version
    36 Let all the house of Israel therefore know for certain that God has made him both Lord and Christ, this Jesus whom you crucified.”

    >>>>>John 3:16 For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.

    According to that God gave his son. the son is different to God.

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    1. John 17:3 And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent.

      My friend if you knew anything about Greek you would know that the copulative kai conjoins both the Father and Son as the 1 God.

      If you read the entire Chapter in context, especially verse 5 you would recognise that Jesus Christ claimed that he existed before the creation of the world! In fact, he existed before time. Which of the Prophets ever made such a claim?

      John 17:3-5 And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent. I have glorified thee on the earth: I have finished the work which thou gavest me to do. And now, O Father, glorify thou me with thine own self with the glory which I had with thee before the world was.

      The wonderful thing about John 17 proves that Christ is God, why would a Muslim try to use this chapter to prove otherwise? It’s because you don’t understand the context of this chapter. Notice in the book of Isaiah we have the LORD saying:

      Isaiah 42:8 I [am] the LORD: that [is] my name: and my glory will I not give to another, neither my praise to graven images.

      The LORD says He will not give His glory to another, yet we see here in John 17 that Jesus Christ shares that same glory which He already had with the Father before all of creation itself.

      Your argument: “in this verse, we clearly identify who is the person he was talking with, the Father. Jesus Said “that they know you (Father), the only true God”. The word only means 1 and not 2 or more.”

      Would Jesus Christ deny that His Father is the only True God? Of course not, but what does it really mean why does Jesus Christ share the same glory as the Father yet God says He will not give His glory to another? That’s because the Father and Son are of the same BEING/NATURE/ESSENCE therefore we see Christ saying “And now, O Father, glorify thou me with thine own self WITH THE GLORY WHICH I HAD WITH thee BEFORE THE WORLD WAS.”

      You’re also trying to be deceitful by using quoting the NIV and inserting an “s” trying to make it look like the word “God’s”. Wow is there no low you won’t stoop to?

      You quoted: “Now this is eternal life: that they know us, the only true Gods, and Jesus Christ, whom you have sent.”

      Here’s what the NIV actually says:
      John 17:3 NIV – Now this is eternal life: that they know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom you have sent.

      Where do you see a “s” indicating a plural word? Don’t lie friend everyone will see your lies when exposed.

      Did you also know that the same writer John says more directly in 1 John that Jesus Christ is God? Here we go:

      1 John 5:20 And we know that the Son of God is come, and hath given us an understanding, that we may know him that is true, and we are in him that is true, [even] IN HIS SON JESUS CHRIST. THIS IS THE TRUE GOD, AND ETERNAL LIFE.

      ——
      Not sure why Muslims can’t understand how Christ is God but here we go again. Christians agree that there’s only 1 God, therefore don’t misrepresent our position. Just because you can’t understand how are 3 persons of the Godhead are the 1 God, is your misunderstanding not ours.

      You continue to prove that Jesus Christ is indeed God but the arguments your bring up which backfire against you.

      Malachi 2:10 Have we not all one father? hath not one God created us? why do we deal treacherously every man against his brother, by profaning the covenant of our fathers?

      Yes, certainly we are. God is a common Father to all mankind, and, upon that account. But you made a problem for you now because Isaiah 9:6 talking about Christ lets see what it says:

      Isaiah 9:6 For unto us A CHILD IS BORN, UNTO US A SON IS GIVEN: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, THE EVERLASTING FATHER, The Prince of Peace.

      Notice this child, son is spoken of being “The Everlasting Father” meaning the Father of eternity by which creation was made because He is the source of life. This is why in the book of John it says of Jesus Christ that He is the source of life:

      John 1:4 IN HIM was LIFE; and THE LIFE was the light of men.

      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.

      John 11:25 Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, AND THE LIFE: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live:

      ——
      Saviour another proof that Christ is God Almighty.

      John 3:17 For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.

      In the Bible we see that the LORD says:

      Isaiah 43:11 I, [even] I, [am] the LORD; and BESIDE ME [THERE IS] NO SAVIOUR.

      This means only God is the Saviour of the world, yet how can this be if in John 3:17 Jesus Christ is Saviour? Again, the Father, Son and Holy Spirit are the 1 God in BEING/NATURE/ESSENCE therefore when the LORD says “beside me there is no saviour” there’s no contradiction because all 3 are the 1 God.

      Yet the 3 distinct PERSONS have different roles, the Father SENDS the Son, the Son GIVES HIS LIFE, the Holy Spirit INDWELLS believers. These roles are distinct, the same way 3 people are the same in nature (human), but can have different roles if they worked in the company (CEO, Manager, Employee) but all 3 would still remain the same as human beings.

      Isaiah 45:21 Tell ye, and bring [them] near; yea, let them take counsel together: who hath declared this from ancient time? [who] hath told it from that time? [have] not I the LORD? and [there is] no God else beside me; A JUST GOD AND A SAVIOUR; [THERE IS] NONE BESIDE ME.

      Hosea 13:4 Yet I [am] the LORD thy God from the land of Egypt, and thou shalt know no god but me: for [THERE IS] NO SAVIOUR BESIDE ME.

      As you can very well see that God is 1 in BEING but within that 1 BEING of God exist 3 distinct PERSONS which have different roles they take in the redemptive plan of humanity.

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      Again another passage which refutes your claims.

      Acts 2:36 Therefore let all the house of Israel know assuredly, that God hath made that same Jesus, WHOM YE HAVE CRUCIFIED, BOTH LORD AND CHRIST.

      I think you’ll agree that this verse says Jesus Christ is Lord, but wait are there 2 Lord’s or just 1?

      In the Torah we’re told that God is 1 LORD.

      Deuteronomy 6:4 Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God [is] one LORD:

      The Lord Jesus Christ is coming back to rule and reign on the earth in the coming future. But hold on what’s this in the Nevi’im.

      Zechariah 14:9 And the LORD shall be king over all the earth: IN THAT DAY SHALL THERE BE ONE LORD, and his name one.

      Interesting…and we also see in the book of Philippians Paul the apostle says of Christ.

      Philippians 2:10-11 That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of [things] in heaven, and [things] in earth, and [things] under the earth; And [that] every tongue should CONFESS THAT JESUS CHRIST [IS] LORD, to the glory of God the Father.

      This verse in Philippians points to Isaiah 45:23-25 which says:

      Isaiah 45:23-25 I have sworn by myself, the word is gone out of my mouth [in] righteousness, and shall not return, That unto me every knee shall bow, every tongue shall swear. Surely, shall [one] say, in the LORD have I righteousness and strength: [even] to him shall [men] come; and all that are incensed against him shall be ashamed. In the LORD shall all the seed of Israel be justified, and shall glory.

      Come to Jesus Christ my friend, only He can save you and no one else. For the Bible says:

      Acts 4:12 Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.

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  7. 1 John 5:20 real understanding

    Analyze first

    1 John 5:20 And we know that the Son of God is come,
    (referring to Jesus Christ)
    and hath given us an understanding, that we may know him ( God) that is true, and we are in him that is true, even in his ( the word ” his” referring to the Father) Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God, and eternal life.

    Jesus Give us understanding to know the true God? is this happened? yes!!!!!!!!!!

    John 17:3
    Contemporary English Version
    3 Eternal life is to know you, the only true God, and to know Jesus Christ, the one you sent.

    Jesus is the one who is speaking…..to whom?

    >>>>>>>>John 17:1
    Contemporary English Version
    Jesus Prays
    17 After Jesus had finished speaking to his disciples, he looked up toward heaven and prayed:

    Father, the time has come for you to bring glory to your Son, in order that he may bring glory to you.

    Answer: to the Father. and what did Jesus Said? “Eternal life is to know you” in other translation; “and this is the eternal life that they may know you, the only true God”

    in
    1 John 5:20
    “This is the true God, and eternal life.” is referring to the Father according to John 17:3,1

    let us read the other translation of John 5:20

    1 John 5:20
    Contemporary English Version
    20 We know that Jesus Christ the Son of God has come and has shown us the true God. And because of Jesus, we now belong to the true God who gives eternal life.

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    1. 1 John 5:20 in order for you to take in the understanding of these passages you have to come to the reality that while God the Father is not Jesus Christ, both the Father and Son are the same in essence.

      They are 2 distinct persons. We have a slew of passages which show this for instance. When God sat down with Abraham and ate with him the LORD sent 2 angels to Sodom and Gomorrah. The LORD destroys the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah and we read:

      Genesis 19:24 Then THE LORD rained upon Sodom and upon Gomorrah brimstone and fire FROM THE LORD OUT OF HEAVEN;

      But hold on the LORD was with Abraham telling him about Sarah that she would give birth to a son. This is a classical verse which shows the plurality in the Godhead because it speaks of 2 individuals which are both called LORD.

      You said: “Jesus Give us understanding to know the true God? is this happened? yes!!!!!!!!!!”

      The Lord Jesus Christ made Him (God the Father) known or declared him, in the Greek it says:

      θεὸν οὐδεὶς ἑώρακεν πώποτε· ὁ μονογενὴς υἱός, ὁ ὢν εἰς τὸν κόλπον τοῦ πατρὸς ἐκεῖνος ἐξηγήσατο

      μονογενὴς υἱός means the unique and one of a kind Son which means no one else is like Christ, not angels or any other creature. This is why it says He (Jesus Christ) could declare Him (the Father) perfectly to us. Only God Himself can declare who He (God) is.

      John 17:3

      This question is very elementary you asked “Jesus is the one who is speaking…..to whom?”

      Answer: He’s speaking to the Father, there’s no issue for us Christians, we have been saying all along that the Father and Son are distinct in PERSON but the same in ESSENCE/BEING. Therefore we have the Son communicating with the Father.

      John 17:1 These words spake Jesus, and lifted up his eyes to heaven, and said, Father, the hour is come; glorify thy Son, that thy Son also may glorify thee:

      And if you continue reading you would see that Christ has glory with the Father before all of creation which tells us that Jesus Christ is not created, and He was always with the Father in glory. Read further down and it says:

      John 17:5 And now, O Father, glorify thou me with thine own self WITH THE GLORY WHICH I HAD WITH THEE BEFORE THE WORLD WAS.

      If Jesus Christ is not God then how can He ask for the glory He already had with the Father before?

      My friend its not too late for you to get saved and come to Christ. He wants you to have everlasting life by coming to Him. No other way will do because there’s no other way to make it into heaven. If you do try to get into heaven another way it will not work. The Lord Jesus said:

      John 10:1 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that entereth not by the door into the sheepfold, but climbeth up some other way, the same is a thief and a robber.

      Jesus Christ said He is the door.

      John 10:7 Then said Jesus unto them again, Verily, verily, I say unto you, I am the door of the sheep.

      John 10:9 I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture.

      Come to Christ and live!!

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