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  • Rewritten here for clarity....John 10:30-39 I and my Father are one.Then the Jews took up stones again to stone him. Jesus answered them, Many good works have I shewed you from my Father; for which of those works do ye stone me? The Jews answered him, saying, For a good work we stone thee not; but for blasphemy; and because that thou, being a man, makest thyself God. Jesus answered them, Is it not written in your law, I said, Ye are gods? If he called them gods, unto whom the word of God came, and the scripture cannot be broken; Say ye of him, whom the Father hath sanctified, and sent into the world, Thou blasphemest; because I said, I am the Son of God? If I do not the works of my Father, believe me not. But if I do, though ye believe not me, believe the works: that ye may know, and believe, that the Father is in me, and I in him. Therefore they sought again to take him: but he escaped out of their hand, Luke 5: 20-21 And when he saw their faith, he said unto him, Man, thy sins are forgiven thee. And the scribes and the Pharisees began to reason, saying, Who is this which speaketh blasphemies? Who can forgive sins, but God alone? Matthew 26:62 -65 John 8:58 Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Before Abraham was, I am. Exodus 3:14 God said to Moses, “I am who I am.” And he said, “Say this to the people of Israel: ‘I am has sent me to you.’ ”
  • No, it was blasphemy to the scribes and Pharisees who denied that God was manifested in the flesh. They couldn't believe when Jesus went out forgiving sins, as the question arose: "Who can forgive sins, but God alone?" is what angered the accusers. Some denominations claim how mankind can also forgive sins seventy times seven to contradict John 10:30-39. But when you compare sinners to a sinless Savior (Hebrews 4:15), it is fair to say why Jesus only did what He saw the Father doing. That is, forgiving sins like only God can. This is why Jesus is the "express image" of the Father. Hebrews 1:3 Who being the brightness of His glory, and the express image of His person, and upholding all things by the word of His power, when He had by Himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high;"
    • Creamcrackered
      So you believe Jesus is God the Father?
    • Jenny Rizzo
      If me, you who quoted the (KJV) in your reference and answer or anyone else who believes the KJV Bible is the Divine book of God, it is clear why Jesus is God the Father. 1 Timothy 3:16 "And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory."
    • Creamcrackered
      So from your perspective, how does Jesus sit at God's right hand?
    • Jenny Rizzo
      Your question is simply answered when the word "Godhead" is mentioned. What came down to Earth in the manifestation simply ascended to Heaven in a glorified body. Luke 24:39 "See My hands and My feet, that it is I Myself. Touch Me, and see. For a spirit does not have flesh and bones as you see that I have."
    • Creamcrackered
      So God the Father is an invisible spirit, but God the son, has a glorified body?
    • Creamcrackered
      Thanks for responding Jenny, I see no other follower of Christ did.
    • Jenny Rizzo
      Hi there, I couldn't respond earlier. I take the weekends off from Answerbag. It might seem to any literal thinker: If the Father left His throne to come to Earth, did He abandon His throne? Not exactly is the answer. An omnipotent God is everywhere you can think of at the same time. Romans 1:20 "For the invisible things of Him from the Creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His Eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse:"
  • There are two ways to answer this: If you believe that Jesus is God, then no, because God cannot blaspheme Himself. If you believe that Jesus was a fraud, then, yes, you would believe that he blasphemed, which was why he was executed by the Jews.
    • Creamcrackered
      So for you there is only two answers?
    • bostjan64
      Well no, there are more answers, but those are the most obvious ones. Is there a particular nuance of this that you would prefer to discuss?
  • Absolutely not! The unreasoning Jews are the ones that accused Jesus of making himself God. Jesus defended himself against that charge and clarified that he said he is the Son of God, not God. He even showed how the Jewish Judges of old who were supposed to be judging for Jehovah were called gods. (Psalms 82:1-2) God takes his place in the divine assembly; In the middle of the gods he judges:  2 “How long will you continue to judge with injustice And show partiality to the wicked? (Selah) (John 10:34-36) Jesus answered them: “Is it not written in your Law, ‘I said: “You are gods”’? 35 If he called ‘gods’ those against whom the word of God came—and yet the scripture cannot be nullified— 36 do you say to me whom the Father sanctified and sent into the world, ‘You blaspheme,’ because I said, ‘I am God’s Son’?
    • Texasescimo
      Also, the meaning of oneness is clarified in verses such as John 17:11,21-22; 1Cor 1:10, Phil 2:2 (John 10:30-33) I and the Father are one.” 31Once again the Jews picked up stones to stone him. 32Jesus replied to them: “I displayed to you many fine works from the Father. For which of those works are you stoning me?” 33The Jews answered him: “We are stoning you, not for a fine work, but for blasphemy; for you, although being a man, make yourself a god.” (John 17:1-3) Jesus spoke these things, and raising his eyes to heaven, he said: “Father, the hour has come. Glorify your son so that your son may glorify you, 2just as you have given him authority over all flesh, so that he may give everlasting life to all those whom you have given to him. 3This means everlasting life, their coming to know you, the only true God, and the one whom you sent, Jesus Christ. (John 17:10, 11) and all my things are yours and yours are mine, and I have been glorified among them. 11“I am no longer in the world, but they are in the world, and I am coming to you. Holy Father, watch over them on account of your own name, which you have given me, so that they may be one just as we are one. (John 17:20-22) “I make request, not concerning these only, but also concerning those putting faith in me through their word, 21so that they may all be one, just as you, Father, are in union with me and I am in union with you, that they also may be in union with us, so that the world may believe that you sent me. 22I have given them the glory that you have given me, in order that they may be one just as we are one. (1 Corinthians 1:10) Now I exhort YOU, brothers, through the name of our Lord Jesus Christ that YOU should all speak in agreement, and that there should not be divisions among YOU, but that YOU may be fitly united in the same mind and in the same line of thought. (Philippians 2:2) make my joy full in that YOU are of the same mind and have the same love, being joined together in soul, holding the one thought in mind,
    • Texasescimo
      Notice that doing something to Jesus' brothers is the same as doing something to Jesus himself. I haven't ran into anyone that thinks that Jesus is his own brother yet. (Matthew 25:34-46) “Then the King will say to those on his right: ‘Come, you who have been blessed by my Father, inherit the Kingdom prepared for you from the founding of the world. 35?For I became hungry and you gave me something to eat; I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink. I was a stranger and you received me hospitably; 36?naked and you clothed me. I fell sick and you looked after me. I was in prison and you visited me.’ 37?Then the righteous ones will answer him with the words: ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? 38?When did we see you a stranger and receive you hospitably, or naked and clothe you? 39?When did we see you sick or in prison and visit you?’ 40?In reply the King will say to them, ‘Truly I say to you, to the extent that you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to me.’ 41?“Then he will say to those on his left: ‘Go away from me, you who have been cursed, into the everlasting fire prepared for the Devil and his angels. 42?For I became hungry, but you gave me nothing to eat; and I was thirsty, but you gave me nothing to drink. 43?I was a stranger, but you did not receive me hospitably; naked, but you did not clothe me; sick and in prison, but you did not look after me.’ 44?Then they too will answer with the words: ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or naked or sick or in prison and did not minister to you?’ 45?Then he will answer them, saying: ‘Truly I say to you, to the extent that you did not do it to one of these least ones, you did not do it to me.’ 46?These will depart into everlasting cutting-off, but the righteous ones into everlasting life.”
  • Could not see Luke 5:20-21 in your question so had to figure out by available words. Jesus received authority from God and based on the sacrifice that Jesus will in time offer, he can forgive the man’s sins. Also, don't forget that the apostles could forgive sins in a relative sense. Part of an article from 1989: [Did not Jesus authorize his apostles to forgive sins? John 20:21-23, JB: “‘As the Father sent me, so am I sending you.’ After saying this he breathed on them and said: ‘Receive the Holy Spirit. For those whose sins you forgive, they are forgiven; for those whose sins you retain, they are retained.’” How did the apostles understand and apply this? There is no record in the Bible of a single instance in which an apostle listened to a private confession and then pronounced absolution. However, the requirements for being forgiven by God are set out in the Bible. The apostles, under the direction of holy spirit, could discern whether individuals were meeting such requirements and could on this basis declare that God had either forgiven them or not forgiven them. For examples, see Acts 5:1-11, also 1 Corinthians 5:1-5 and 2 Corinthians 2:6-8.]
  • Exodus 3:14 shows that Jehovah can do what he needs to or be what he needs to be to save His people. It is from the verb "to be", future tense. https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=exodus+3%3A14-15&version=NASB;HCSB;CJB;NLT;NIV The name to be remembered forever is in Exodus 3:15, English Jehovah or Hebrew, something like Yahweh or Yehowah. https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=exodus+3%3A14-15&version=YLT;HCSB;CJB;NLT;ASV John 8:58 is not about who Jesus is, but how he had seen Abraham when he is not yet 50 years old. Jesus already existed is his answer. https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=John%208:58%20;Ex%203:14%20%20;%201Cor%2015:10;&version=NLV;NLT;GNV;TPT;KJV Paul is not God even though at 1 Cor 15:10 he said; "But by the grace of God I am what I am"

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