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  • Christians believe in the triune God. That means he is three in one. God the father, Jesus Christ the son and the Holy Spirit. Very difficult to explain. John Chapter 3 verses 16 and 17: 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. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him. Jesus became human and suffered the trials of humans in order to provide teaching and salvation. When he died, he died as a human. QUESTION ANSWERED
  • Explaining why he had come to earth, Jesus told the Roman governor Pontius Pilate: “For this I have been born, and for this [purpose] I have come into the world, that I should bear witness to the truth.” (John 18:37) But what particular truths was Jesus sent to earth to make known? First, truths about his heavenly Father. He taught his followers to pray that his Father’s name be “hallowed,” or held holy. (Matthew 6:9, King James Version) And he prayed: “I have made your name manifest to the men you gave me.” (John 17:6) Also, he said: “I must declare the good news of the kingdom of God, because for this I was sent forth.”—Luke 4:43. How important to Jesus was this work of making known his Father’s name and kingdom? He said to his disciples: “My food is for me to do the will of him that sent me and to finish his work.” (John 4:34) Why did Jesus consider God’s work to be as important as food? It was because the Kingdom is the means by which God will fulfill his wonderful purposes for humankind. It is this kingdom that will destroy all wickedness and will clear Jehovah’s name of the reproach that has been brought upon it. So Jesus never held back from making known God’s name and kingdom. ( John 17:26; ) He always spoke the truth, whether it was popular or not. He thus provided an example that we should follow if we want to please God.—1 Peter 2:21. Jesus died at 33 1/2 years of age. But on the third day after his death he was resurrected to life. Forty days later he returned to heaven. (Acts 1:3, 9-11) There, as a spirit person once more, he appeared “before the person of God for us,” carrying the value of his ransom sacrifice. (Hebrews 9:12, 24) At that time the ransom was paid to God in heaven. Deliverance was now available for humankind.
  • Jesus IS the Son of God. "Jesus was God in the flesh" is a figure of speech which means Jesus had the same characteristics and same perfectivness as God. God never resurrected or was dead. God is alive and has been alive forever.
  • The Father did. As one who lives beyond space and time, He was perfectly capable of reaching into any point within it.
  • Christ is the son of God and the holy spirit was in him..
  • The problem with this question is that it is based on a flawed premise, and our limited human understanding of death. God did not die. Jesus died. The bible clearly states that we are spiritual beings, and that our spirits are eternal - they persist after death. When we die, the bible says, it is not the end of us. Rather our mortal physical body dies, and our eternal spirit is released to be taken to either Heaven or Hell. When Jesus died physically, his eternal spirit was released from his physical body. The bible says that he spent time in hell during that period of death. He must have had some kind of animate existence (if only as a spirit) for this to occur while he was dead. After three days and three nights, the bible says that his spirit returned to his body and God caused his body to live again. There's nothing complicated about it from that perspective. The death and resurrection fulfills all the criteria of its own biblical design. The eternal spirit of God never died - never even came close to it. It was the physical man Jesus who died, and the very alive God in Heaven was very able to raise him from the dead. *** OPTIONAL READING - A bit of an attempt here to illustrate the trinity. If you start at John 1:1 it says something very profound. "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God and the Word was God." (Some translations have "was a God", but for the purpose of my explanation I won't be using this.) It's important to note who this paragraph is referring to - it's not talking about the man Jesus! It's talking about the Word of God ('logos' in the Greek). So what it's saying is that the Word of God was God. Makes sense to me. It *then* goes on to say that the Word of God was manifested in the flesh as the Father's only Son. Jesus isn't mentioned until further down in this chapter. So the first point is that it was the Word of God who was made flesh in the body of Jesus - the only begotten Son of God. For this argument we can look to ourselves to compare. After all, the bible says we're made in the image of God, so we should bear some semblances of his nature. My word is me. It is a part of me, it cannot exist without me, it cannot act contrary to me. It is me. Just the same, we can see that Jesus, the Word of God made flesh, *is* God by that relationship. The bible goes on to say in Genesis that God created the world. In John 1 it says that God created the world through His Word. Then further on in the Epistles Paul says that Jesus created the world, and all things were created through him. This equates Jesus with the Word of God, and also equates the Word of God with God. So we see further evidence that points towards this "Word of God made flesh" theory. Now, there's an interesting little passage in the King James version of the bible. In one ancient scroll they found a single paragraph scribed into the margin line, and included it in the KJV.. "And there are three that testify in Heaven: the Father, the Spirit and the Word, and these three are one." It's only in that one version, and I make mention of this for your knowledge, but if a genuine addition it adds credence to that Word of God made flesh theory. It also paints a slightly different picture of the 'trinity' than "Father, Son and Holy Spirit". Here it is "Father, Word and Holy Spirit". When we take the understanding that Jesus 'the son' is the Word made flesh, we can overlay that to get the traditional "Father, Son and Holy Spirit", and still be accurate to the nature of God and his 'trinity'. It would be a trifle of a thing for an all powerful, all knowing, ever present spirit being to take a part of himself and put it into a physical body. If the body dies, his spirit is simply released from it.
  • To put it very very succinctly, God in the Spirit. When Jesus died for our sins on the cross, after He descended into Hell, He then rose again because He was God and not bound as a mortal soul and once again took hold of His earthly body.
  • It was the smell of sardines as they drove that Hearse by the fish market that did the trick
  • Sahbbas.....Does John 1:1 really prove that Jesus is God? You stated that some translations read: "In the begenning the Word was a god." Following are some of examples of how this scripture is translated. John 1:1, RS: “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God [also KJ, JB, Dy, Kx, NAB].” NE reads “what God was, the Word was.” Mo says “the Logos was divine.” AT and Sd tell us “the Word was divine.” The interlinear rendering of ED is “a god was the Word.” NW reads “the Word was a god”; NTIV uses the same wording. What is it that these translators are seeing in the Greek text that moves some of them to refrain from saying “the Word was God”? The definite article (the) appears before the first occurrence of the‧os′ (God) but not before the second. The articular (when the article appears) construction of the noun points to an identity, a personality, whereas a singular anarthrous (without the article) predicate noun before the verb (as the sentence is constructed in Greek) points to a quality about someone. So the text is not saying that the Word (Jesus) was the same as the God with whom he was but, rather, that the Word was godlike, divine, a god. What did the apostle John mean when he wrote John 1:1? Did he mean that Jesus is himself God or perhaps that Jesus is one God with the Father? In the same chapter, verse 18, John wrote: “No one [“no man,” KJ, Dy] has ever seen God; the only Son [“the only-begotten god,” NW], who is in the bosom of the Father, he has made him known.” (RS) Had any human seen Jesus Christ, the Son? Of course! So, then, was John saying that Jesus was God? Obviously not. Toward the end of his Gospel, John summarized matters, saying: “These are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, [not God, but] the Son of God.”—John 20:31, RS
  • "How couldn't he do it - He's GOD" Is probably the most logical answer you will get from a Christian. And it's not Logical. I think Christians would argue.. That the problem with your question is you put human limitations on God, And God doesn't have human limitations! which is the same problem I have... apparently.
  • I think Jesus was the son of god literally, i believe he had the power of god in him, but i do not believe he was god.
  • Joe Pesci
  • If you were informed and known enough to put this question in trinitarianism, I don't understand how come you missed the concept of trinitarianism.
  • Simple math. Trinitarian Christians (which is most Christians) believe God is 3-in-1: 3 parts in 1 whole. As Jesus is only 1 of the 3 parts of the whole, his death would still leave 2 parts available to resurrect him, right?
  • just because jesus was god wouldn't mean that, say, gandhi or st. thomas might also have been filled with the spirit of god. thus, while god could exist in jesus, god could also exist outside of jesus. thus, jesus could have been resurrected by god when he died. that trinity stuff can be baffling, but, in the 2nd century it really helped attract new believers so it was incorporated into christian beliefs. i dwell on simpler things like how to show my kids love
  • with God , ALL things are possible....the entire WORD , Bible , understanding is based soley on a person's 'outlook' ...its how you perceive...too many just LOOK for God with the wrong 'attitude' , period....they seek in VAIN.....they love dissention, assuming, questioning, finding fault....it will never come to those.... God always said, even to the Israelites..." I AM your only SAVIOR" and "I AM sending a REEDEMER"....HIMSELF...but HE had to suffer in FLESH , as we would have....HE had to walk 'among us' =Immanuel....HE is the HOLY SPIRIT, which is HIS POWER to help and comfort...that HE has always SENT...help and comfort to HIS...HIS POWER can make all things and anything , POSSIBLE>>>
  • My guess is that He never really died, only the body He was using died, but God is far more than just a body.
  • You certainly got wordy answers with this question. God the Father resurrected His "first" son. There will be more!
  • The answer is! Jesus was not God in the flesh. It's true the Trinity is a fundamental doctrine of the vast majority of churches. But what exactly is the Trinity? The Waverley Encyclopedia defines it as “the mystery of one God in three persons—the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost, co-equal and co-eternal in all things.” Yet The New Encyclopædia Britannica (1981) says: “Neither the word Trinity, nor the explicit doctrine as such, appears in the New Testament.” This immediately raises questions about the doctrine. Compounding the matter is a frank admission that the New Catholic Encyclopedia presents in terms of a question that seminary students often ask, “But how does one preach the Trinity?” This Catholic work continues: “If the question is symptomatic of confusion on the part of the students, perhaps it is no less symptomatic of similar confusion on the part of their professors. If ‘the Trinity’ here means Trinitarian theology, the best answer would be that one does not preach it at all . . . because the sermon, and especially the Biblical homily, is the place for the word of God, not its theological elaboration.” When did this “theological elaboration” begin? Answers The New Encyclopædia Britannica (1981): “The doctrine developed gradually over several centuries and through many controversies.” Does that sound to you like a direct, clear revelation from God? So how can it be a revelation of Holy Scripture, as is claimed?
  • Jesus was BOTH human and Divine in one being. How arrogant are we mere creations to assume that GOD cannot be present in the human body of Jesus and still on HIS throne in heaven. GOD did not die on the cross, Jesus of Nazareth gave up His Spirit willingly to allow His Body to do the work that it was born to do. He was born that He might give His innocent body to bear the sins of many. As His body was dying on the cross He said, "Father, into Thy hands I commend My Spirit." It was the Holy Spirit who resurrected the human body of Jesus Christ!
  • Incredible.
  • God resurrected His own self because if God had another resurrector, then we would be counting countless resurrections of God's, and that would sound foolish.
  • Simple...Jesus was NOT Almighty God himself...Jesus was the SON.
  • God the Father resurrected God the Son after God the Son died. The doctrine of the Holy Trinity states there is one true God who is made up of three separate but equal persons, the Father, the Son (Jesus Christ), and the Holy Spirit. The Bible does not contain the word Trinity. However, the Holy Trinity is hinted at repeatedly in both the Old and New Testaments. For many biblical references, see: http://www.cwo.com/~pentrack/catholic/Trinity.txt Under the influence of the Holy Spirit, the early Christians prayed and struggled over these hints for a couple of centuries. The concept of the Holy Trinity (three equal persons in one God) was mainstream Christianity in 325 C.E. at the Council of Nicaea and our belief is expressed in the Nicene Creed. How this works is not fully known and is one the Christian mysteries. The doctrine of the Holy Trinity is shared by most Christian denominations including Roman and Orthodox Catholics, Lutherans, Anglicans, Baptists, Methodists, Presbyterians, Pentecostals, Episcopalians, and the Salvation Army. There is a story told about St Augustine: Augustine was walking along the seashore trying to figure out the mystery of the Holy Trinity and came up to a little boy. The boy was trying to pour the ocean into a hole in the sand with a seashell. Augustine told the boy what he was doing was impossible. Then the little boy told Augustine that it is also impossible for the mind of man to try to understand the mystery of the Holy Trinity. The little boy turned into an angel and disappeared. For more information, see Catechism of the Catholic Church, sections 232 and following: http://www.usccb.org/catechism/text/pt1sect2chpt1art1p2.shtml#232 The major non-Trinitarian churches are Christadelphianism, Christian Science, Jehovah’s Witnesses, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Arian Catholicism, Unitarianism, Nontrinitarianism, and Oneness Pentecostals. With love in Christ.
  • Jesus is the Son od God as the Bible clearly teaches and it was Almighty God through his Holy Spirit that raised up his only begotten Son, Jesus from the dead. Please refer the the word of God Acts 3:26, Romans 8:11 and Galations 1:1 The Bible clearly teaches that Jesus is the Son of God and that Jesus is SUBJECT unto the Father. Refer to 1 Corinthians 15:23-28 where Jesus rules for 1000years his Father's kingdom and then after the 1000 year reign commits back the kingdom into his Father's hand's and is SUBJECT to the Father. If you want to pursue the truth deeper an excellent site is www.amatteroftruth.com/ Another thought to ponder is that if Jesus was fully God and fully man as the trinitarians teach, then this would contradict James 1:13 which clearly states that God CANNOT be TEMPTED, yet the word of God also clearly teaches that Jesus was tempted in all points like as we are tempted. The Word was MADE flesh and NOT God was clothed in flesh as the doctrine of incarnation teaches. When a believer comes to the knowledge of the truth that Jesus was the Son of MAN just as the Bible teaches it empowers the believer to live his or her life withoput sin just as our Lord did to show us the way of righteousness.

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