Is Jesus God? (Literal Truth versus interpretive errors)
Literal Truth versus Interpretive errors
(Jesus is God)
An example (read carefully):
“Anti-Trinitarians have to interpret with their own line of reasoning as to whether it makes sense to their carnal mind to deduce that Jesus is not God” (Interpretive error).
“Trinitarians find the Truth that Jesus is God by taking the Bible literally without interpreting as to whether it makes sense to their carnal minds or not” (Literal Truth).
A simple fact (read very carefully to learn truth):
“No verse in the Bible says plainly that Jesus is not God. In other words, the phrase ‘Jesus is not God’ is ‘not’ found in the Bible”.
However, the Truth is that there is at least three verses which plainly tell us that “Jesus is God” (ignoring the tenses; for the tenses have their own meaning e.g. Lord Jesus left His Godship to Humble Himself becoming Man in order to Save the World — Mystery of Godliness — that is, the phrase “Jesus is God” is this equivalent in absoluteness to the phrase “Jesus was God” due to a temporal “emptying of Himself only”).
The “carnal mind” of mere men cannot understand this. That’s why all arguments against Trinity involves “interpretive” theology based on men’s opinionated reasoning instead of a “direct verse which disproves that Christ is God”.
The term Trinity is not found in the Bible itself but the concept is found “literally” and coining this phrase helps in understanding this Biblical concept.
Here are the 4 verses which directly, plainly and “literally” state or imply that Lord Jesus is God (forget any man’s carnal ‘interpretations’ or inability to accept it):
“And the Word was made flesh (Jesus), and dwelt among us, and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten (again it’s referring to Jesus) of the Father, full of grace and truth.” (John 1:14)
“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word (Jesus) was God.” (John 1:1)
Second verse (apostle Thomas calls Jesus both Lord and God – two titles with two different meanings):
Thomas said to Him (Jesus), “My Lord and my God!” (John 20:28)
Third verse (Even Christ’s enemies testify that Jesus plainly told or implied that He is God – note that the Bible doesn’t correct by telling that these enemies understood Christ wrongly):
“”We are not stoning you for any good work,” they replied, “but for blasphemy, because you (Jesus), a mere man, claim to be God.”” (John 10:33)
Fourth set (by apostle Paul’s writings):
“Who (Jesus), being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal to God,” (Philippians 2:6)
“And without doubt great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh (Jesus), justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory.” (1 Timothy 3:16)
It’s as simple as that.
Jesus is God Who came in Flesh.
That’s why we don’t rely on the opinions of men but on the Wisdom of God alone when we take and believe the Bible literally for what it says instead of interpreting with our carnal minds.
Only then, it’s “literally” true for you that:
“so that your faith might not rest on human wisdom, but on God’s power.” (1 Corinthians 2:5)