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  • Wow, I never thought of that. Good question. + {DISCLAIMER: The following answer is ALL idle thoughts I had after reading the question, which I considered to be interesting and thought-provoking. I'm not using scriptural references because that would've meant more looking-up than my answer is worth- I just followed a few trains of thought a little way down the track. And anyway I haven't been Christian in some years now, so inasmuch as one can be 'right' when speaking of such things, I don't at all mind being 'wrong.} My guess is that God is never spoken of as having had a mother, whereas everyone knows who Jesus' mother was. God and Jesus would have had to have shared at least one parent to be siblings, let alone twins, and allegedly God did the fathering of Jesus, through the Holy Spirit. So, maybe instead of twins one could say 'reincarnation of'? That'd work with the "only begotten son" bit, right? Although I could be wrong there, because the word 'reincarnation' implies that there was discarnation, and God was never incarnate (in a way that people could see) in the first place. So maybe Jesus was the human-in-the-first-place *incarnation* of God, created from putting the spirit of God into the womb of a human. I know I have very little idea of what I'm talking about, so I'd certainly be interested to read other answers. ^_^
  • Jesus was sent to the earth by his heavenly father. Please read John 8:42; 12:49. Jesus was obedient on the earth, and the bible proves that the Father is Greater than he. Please read John 14:28; 5:19; Hebrews 5:8. Jesus is exalted in heaven. Phillipians 2:9; 1 corinthians 15:28; Matthew 20:23 Who is the head of Christ, please read 1 corinthians 11:3; John 20:17; Revelation 1:6 and Psalms 83:18.
  • They aren't equal - they are the same.
  • please read the following scriptures. DEUTERONOMY 6:4; MALACHI 2:10; MARK 10:18; ROMANS 3:29;30. the son was created, god was alone before Jesus. Revelation 3:14, Isaiah 44:6. 1 corinthians 11:3; John 20:17; Revelation 1:6.
  • I do not believe that Jesus is God; he is God's son. He is my Saviour and I believe in him. Jesus is not equal to God. Jesus worshipped the Father only. They are not one but separate. "And he went a little further, and fell on his face, and prayed, saying, O my Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me: nevertheless not as I will, but as thou wilt. Mat 26:39 "But of that day, and hour knoweth no man, not the angels of heaven, but the Father only." Mat 24:36
  • Well, as far as I know, aside from prophecies, the Bible does not seem to call Jesus God's only begotten Son prior to His Incarnation and birth on earth. The Son is God Incarnate, Jesus Christ--the Word made flesh(John 1:1-14). God begat the Word into flesh is my theory on it, but I could be wrong. Either way, Jesus Christ is God and He is the only begotten Son of God as well and that is Biblical truth. The Trinity is clearly taught in the Scriptures. -In Jesus' Name. Thank you and God bless you!
  • Maybe it's an anthropomorphism. (A way of God explaining himself to us in human terms.)
  • "Begotten" means that he was God's offspring.
  • god created us out of dust while jesus was conceived through immaculate conception, which would mean that God's DNA, thats if he has one, would be with jesus?
  • Because Jesus was made from God, a part of God. He was not Created as we humans were. In otherwards it is a clear statement that Jesus is the son of God not created as we were from the dust. As we as humans begat our own children so has God begat Jesus.
  • If Jesus is God, then why did He say the Father was greater than He? "You heard that I said to you, ‘I go away, and I will come to you.’ If you loved Me, you would have rejoiced, because I go to the Father; for the Father is greater than I,'" (John 14:28). Jesus said the Father was greater than He not because Jesus is not God, but because Jesus was also a man and as a man he was in a lower position. He was ". . . made for a little while lower than the angels . . ." (Heb. 2:9). Also in Phil. 2:5-8, it says that Jesus "emptied Himself, taking the form of a bond-servant, and being made in the likeness of men . . ." Jesus has two natures. Jesus was not denying that He was God. He was merely acknowledging the fact that He was also a man. Jesus is both God and man. As a man, he was in a lesser position than the Father. He had added to Himself human nature (Col. 2:9). He became a man to die for people. A comparison can be found in the marriage relationship. Biblically, a husband is greater in position and authority than his wife. But, he is no different in nature and he is not better than she. They share the same nature, being human, and they work together by love. So, Jesus was not denying that He was God. He was simply acknowledging that He was also a man and as a man, he was subject to the laws of God so that He might redeem those who were under the law; namely, sinners (Gal. 4:4-5). For further reading please see the two natures of Jesus. SCRIPTURES QUOTED: Phil. 2:5-8, "Have this attitude in yourselves which was also in Christ Jesus, 6 who, although He existed in the form of God, did not regard equality with God a thing to be grasped, 7 but emptied Himself, taking the form of a bond-servant, and being made in the likeness of men. 8 And being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross." Col. 2:9, "For in Him all the fullness of Deity dwells in bodily form," Gal. 4:4-5, "But when the fullness of the time came, God sent forth His Son, born of a woman, born under the Law, in order that He might redeem those who were under the Law, that we might receive the adoption as sons." Heb. 2:9, "But we do see Him who has been made for a little while lower than the angels, namely, Jesus, because of the suffering of death crowned with glory and honor, that by the grace of God He might taste death for everyone."
  • Jesus Christ became empty of himself so the fulness of God should dwell within him. Phi 2:6 Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God: Phi 2:7 But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men: Phi 2:8 And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.
  • Philippians 2:5 your attitude should be the kind that was shown us by Jesus Christ, who, though HE WAS GOD, but lai aside HIS MIGHTY POWER AND GLORY,taking the DISGUISE OF A SLAVE and BECOMING LIKE MEN. and HE humbled himself even further, going so far as actually to die a criminal's death on a cross. Titus 2:13 looking forward to that wonderfu time we've been expecting, when HIS glory shall be seen_the glory of our great GOD and SAVIOR JESUS CHRIST. 3:4 but when the time came for the kindness and love of GOD OUR SAVIOR to appear, then HE saved us- John has been called the Holiest of the Holies because he wrote his book on the SUBJECT of Jesus Is DIVINE and to show us HE IS INDEED GOD! John 1:1-3 is how he starts off. There are 7 I AM's in there . 8 of HIS miracles KEY VERSE:John 8:31" you are truly my disciples(jewish leaders) if you live as I tell you to, and you WILL KNOW THE TRUTH, and the TRUTH WILL SET YOU FREE." WHEN YOU READ 8:31 then read Exodus 3:5-6, 13&14 God is 3 personalities ; the FATHER, the SON, &the HOLY SPIRIT ; YET ONE.... THE TRUTH SHALL SET YOU FREE. There are many ,many, more passages , going back to Genesis when HE shows HIMSELF as TWO = Gen. 1:2 with the SPIRIT of GOD brooding over the dark vapors. OTHER = Isaiah 9:6-7 1 Cor. 2:2 Romans 8:26 this goes on and on , but there is one passage that says "unless we believe this, GOD is ONE, we cannot have salvation, (the truth will set you free). John is the best if you read it understanding his PURPOSE: proving to us that JESUS IS DIVINE,ONE WITH GOD. I pray the Lord will open your mind and heart.
  • The Word became flesh and made HIS dwelling among us..John 1:14. HE was in the world, and the world was MADE BY HIM, and the world KNEW HIM NOT. John1:10, also JOHN 1:1-3. and by the way, the book of John is quite different from the other Apostle's in that his main POINT was to SHOW us WHO GOD REALLY IS: the FATHER,SON & the HOLY SPIRIT . HE always said HE WAS ONE, HE would share with no other, HE is a Jealous God when it comes to SOVERNTY?spelling? Matthew 2:11;4:10;14;33;28:9;17...John 5:23;10:33;5:18; 12;45;10:30....Malachi3:1. Isaiah9:6-7;43;10-11;44:6&8;7;14. Immanuel(God is with us)Matt.1:22-23;Luke 1:31-33. Even from the Beginning God has shown us HE was TWO:Yahweh &the HOLY SPIRIT.Genesis1-3.. O.T. , HE revealed HIMSELF as HE would be born as SON, Isaiah9:6-7.. I have more if this isn't sufficent . I have accepted SCRIPTUES teaching, GOD IS ONE,& YET IS "FATHER", SON, & HOLY SPIRIT.. Hope this helps...
  • Hope this helps. Enjoy! John DOCTRINE OF JEHOVAH A. Definition. 1. Jehovah, JHWH in the Hebrew, is the personal name of each member of the Trinity, in contrast to Elohim, which is the name of God from the standpoint of His attributes. 2. Elohim is a plural name. It refers to two or three members of the Trinity when it is used. 3. Jehovah is a singular name and refers to a specific member of the Trinity. 4. When the nomen JHWH occurred in the Old Testament, the Jews substituted the noun - ADONAI, because JHWH was a sacred name. 5. Occasionally ADONAI and JHWH came together in the text, which created a problem. So they said ADONAI ELOHIM. 6. This also explains how JHWH was translated in the Septuagint (LXX) as HO KURIOS. 7. It is generally accepted that JHWH does not stand in the Hebrew text with its own vowels. But we do know that JHWH is related to a Hebrew verb HAJAH meaning "to be." God exists. He has self-existence which is eternal and immutable. And the sacred name portrayed this principle. Hence, the root meaning of JHWH in English is "the self-existing One." 8. Being self-existing, all other beings owe their existence to Him. This is what was emphasized to Moses when he first heard the name. 9. Three persons are JHWH: the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Each one is separate and distinct as a person. Therefore, JHWH is used for each one. 10. Since each member of the Godhead has identical essence, the nomenclature to cover this doctrine is ELOHIM. B. Designation of JHWH. 1. Since all the members of the Trinity are coequal and coeternal, all members are called by the name JHWH. a. The Father, Isa 64:8. b. The Son, Isa 45:21. c. The Holy Spirit, Isa 11:2. 2. Ninety percent of the time it is used for Jesus Christ because He is the revealed member of the Godhead. Likewise, each person in the Trinity is also called ELOHIM. a. The Father, 1 Chron 29:10. b. The Son, Isa 45:21. c. The Holy Spirit, Ex 31:3. C. The Problem of Deut 6:4. "Hear, O Israel, Jehovah our Elohim is the unique Jehovah." The Hebrew word ECHAD is a numerical used as an intensive pronoun. It means "same" or "unique." Here it emphasizes the identity of Jesus Christ as the God of Israel. D. Compounds of Jehovah. 1. JHWH JIRE, Gen 23:13-14. JIRE is the qal imperfect of RA`AH, meaning to see. The Lord saw everything in eternity past. He is the Jehovah of the decrees. 2. JHWH ROPHEKA, Ex 15:26. This is the qal active participle of RAPHAH, which means "to heal, in the sense of providing." "Jehovah who heals you." God is the one who provides the basis for becoming a great nation by healing that nation of its illness of sin. 3. JHWH NISI, Ex 17:15. "Jehovah my standard." This is a battle standard or battle flag. The Hebrew noun NES means a banner. 4. JHWH SHALOM, Judges 6:24. "Jehovah is prosperity." He is the source of our escrow blessings for both time and eternity. 5. JHWH RO`I, Ps 23:1. The qal active participle of RA`AH. "The Lord is the One who keeps on shepherding me, I cannot lack for anything." This is a reference to logistical grace. 6. JHWH TSIDQENU, Jer 23:6. "Jehovah our justice." This is a prophetic title of Jesus Christ's millennial rule. 7. JHWH SHAMMAH, Ezek 48:35. "Jehovah is there." This is a title for the Lord in the Millennium. 
  • Sorry I'm not using a scriptural reference, but when was it agreed that a son must be intrinsically inferior to his father? Are you intrinscally inferior to your father / mother?
  • http://mormon.org/mormonorg/eng/exhibit#Key_does_God_have_more_for_us
  • Who else is referred to as God's son?
  • Jesus claims to be God incarnate: Mark 14:62 And Jesus said, I AM: and ye shall see the Son of man sitting on the right hand of power, and coming in the clouds of heaven. :63 Then the high priest rent his clothes, and saith, What need we any further witnesses? :64 Ye have heard the blasphemy:... John 8:19 Then they said unto Him, Where is thy Father? Jesus answered, Ye neither know me, nor my Father: if ye had known me, ye should have known my Father also. 20 These words spake Jesus in the treasurey, as he taught in the temple: and no man laid hands on him; for his hour was not yet come. John 8:24, "Therefore I said to you that you will die in your sins; for unless you believe that I AM, you will die in your sins." John 8:58 Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Before Abraham was, I AM.
  • Look up "begotten" again. Notice the meaning is a child that is a product of sexual intercourse? Yep! If that one's true god paid Mary a visit and stuck it to her.
  • Can anyone refer me to the verse where Jesus said he was god incarnate? Now if that is verified, no doubt in my mind why they crucified him. But I always thought it was Paul or someone even later that spun that tale. BTW, god is intentional, Christians are decidedly varied about just what god they are talking about.
  • The verse of John 3:16 has so many issues in it - but we shall only address this one. The verse is a lie - it's not true. It cannot be - it totally contradicts what is stated in Genesis 6:4 "and there were Nephilim in the land in those days ... when the sons of God ...". Oh course Chrisitians had a whole stack of doctrine and theology to explain this verse away as meaning something else but it says what it says. So God has many sons not ONE ONLY SON. One of the verses is lying (or maybe both). Which set of sacred writings are you going to take as "Gospel"?
  • Jesus Christ, if he was alive is a prophet like many prophets in this world. We still have prophets in this world. They are enlightened people who understood the secret of life. God is one and only one. It lies within you. It is omnipresent and omnipotent. Formless and can be formed according to your vision.
  • 2 Peter 1:1 NIV 1 Timothy3:16 KJV John 1:18 NIV Romans 9:5 NIV Philippians 2: 5-6 NIV Its kind of hard to miss if you have a mind of your own. Isaiah 6 Genesis 9:24 KJV
  • Jesus' Birth How and Why It Happened In this series: Jesus' Birth—How and Why It Happened Lessons From the Record of Jesus' Birth Related topics: Jesus Saves—How? Peace on Earth—A Mere Dream? Jesus' Family—Who Were They? "IMPOSSIBLE!" Many non-Christians would say this upon hearing the story about the birth of Jesus. They feel that it is unscientific to believe that a virgin girl could conceive and give birth to a son without the aid of a human father. What do you think? In 1984, The Times of London published a letter that reasoned on this matter, stating: "It is not logically valid to use science as an argument against miracles. To believe that miracles cannot happen is as much an act of faith as to believe that they can happen." The letter was signed by 14 professors of science in British universities. They said: "We gladly accept the virgin birth, the Gospel miracles, and the resurrection of Christ as historical events." Yet, it is understandable for a person to be puzzled when first exposed to the story of Jesus' virgin birth. Jesus' own virgin mother was puzzled when God's angel said: "Look! you will conceive in your womb and give birth to a son, and you are to call his name Jesus." In reply, Mary asked: "How is this to be, since I am having no intercourse with a man?" The angel then explained that God would perform this miracle by means of His holy spirit, adding: "With God no declaration will be an impossibility." (Luke 1:31, 34-37) Surely the One who created the amazing process of human reproduction could also cause the conception and birth of Jesus from a chaste virgin. If God created the universe and its finely tuned laws, he could also use an egg cell from Mary's ovary to produce a perfect human Son. Why It Was Necessary The godly man Joseph was engaged to Mary at the time she conceived. In a dream, God's angel explained to Joseph the wonderful reason why his virgin fiancée was pregnant. The angel said: "Do not be afraid to take Mary your wife home, for that which has been begotten in her is by holy spirit. She will give birth to a son, and you must call his name Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins." (Matthew 1:20, 21) The name Jesus in Hebrew means "Jehovah Is Salvation." It reminds us of the need for salvation from sin and death and of Jehovah God's provision for such salvation through Jesus. How could Adam's descendants be saved from sin? Because the first man, Adam, sinned, all his offspring were born imperfect, with a tendency to break God's laws. (Romans 5:12) How could Adam's descendants be saved from sin and gain perfection? Another perfect human life, corresponding in value to that of Adam's, had to be paid to balance the scales of justice. That is why God caused the miraculous birth of the perfect man, Jesus, and that is why Jesus allowed his enemies to put him to death. (John 10:17, 18; 1 Timothy 2:5, 6) After Jesus' resurrection and ascension to heavenly life, he could confidently say: "I became dead, but, look! I am living forever and ever, and I have the keys of death and of Hades [mankind's common grave]."—Revelation 1:18. With the figurative keys of death and of Hades, Jesus opens the way for sinful humans to regain what Adam lost. Jesus explained: "I am the resurrection and the life. He that exercises faith in me, even though he dies, will come to life; and everyone that is living and exercises faith in me will never die at all." (John 11:25, 26) What a wonderful promise! And yet, there is an even greater reason for Jesus' birth. The Most Important Reason Jesus' conception in Mary's womb was not the start of his life. "I have come down from heaven," he clearly stated. (John 6:38) Jesus had lived in the spirit realm with his heavenly Father from the beginning of creation. In fact, the Bible describes him as "the beginning of the creation by God." (Revelation 3:14) From heaven, Jesus witnessed the rebellion of a wicked angel who turned the first humans against God's rule. This gave Jesus the most important reason for wanting to be born as a perfect human Son of God. What was that? It was to prove that his heavenly Father has the right to rule the universe. By remaining faithful from his birth till his death on earth, Jesus demonstrated his willingness to subject himself to Jehovah's way of ruling His creatures. Before his death at the hands of God's enemies, Jesus clearly stated the reason for his willingness to go through with the course of sacrificial death. He said that it was in order for the world to know that he loved the Father. (John 14:31) If the first two humans, Adam and Eve, had developed such love, they could have proved faithful under their much easier test.—Genesis 2:15-17. Jesus' faithfulness also exposed the wicked angel, Satan, as a liar. Satan had slandered God and man by stating in front of the angels in heaven: "All that a man has he will give up for his life." (Job 2:1, 4, Tanakh—The Holy Scriptures) Satan wrongly charged that all humans would disobey God to save their lives. The foregoing issues challenged the righteousness and rightfulness of God's rulership. To settle them, Jesus was willing to be born as a human and prove himself faithful to death. Thus, the main reason for Jesus' birth on earth was, as he himself said, that he "should bear witness to the truth." (John 18:37) He did that by showing in word and in deed that God's rulership is altogether righteous and that submission to it results in lasting happiness. Jesus also explained that he had come into the world to give his human life as "a ransom in exchange for many," opening the way for sinful humans to gain perfection and everlasting life. (Mark 10:45) For mankind to grasp these vital matters, a record of Jesus' birth was necessary. Additionally, events surrounding Jesus' birth contain other important lessons, as the next article will show. Appeared in The Watchtower December 15, 2002 Home | Beliefs | Future | Medical | Topics | Contact Us | Publications | Languages | Search | Index Copyright © 2007 Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society of Pennsylvania. All right
  • Is God Always Superior to Jesus? JESUS never claimed to be God. Everything he said about himself indicates that he did not consider himself equal to God in any way—not in power, not in knowledge, not in age. In every period of his existence, whether in heaven or on earth, his speech and conduct reflect subordination to God. God is always the superior, Jesus the lesser one who was created by God. Jesus Distinguished From God TIME and again, Jesus showed that he was a creature separate from God and that he, Jesus, had a God above him, a God whom he worshiped, a God whom he called "Father." In prayer to God, that is, the Father, Jesus said, "You, the only true God." (John 17:3) At John 20:17 he said to Mary Magdalene: "I am ascending to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God." (RS, Catholic edition) At 2 Corinthians 1:3 the apostle Paul confirms this relationship: "Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ." Since Jesus had a God, his Father, he could not at the same time be that God. The apostle Paul had no reservations about speaking of Jesus and God as distinctly separate: "For us there is one God, the Father, . . . and there is one Lord, Jesus Christ." (1 Corinthians 8:6, JB) The apostle shows the distinction when he mentions "the presence of God and of Christ Jesus and of the elect angels." (1 Timothy 5:21, RS Common Bible) Just as Paul speaks of Jesus and the angels as being distinct from one another in heaven, so too are Jesus and God.

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