Reasons & Proofs that Jesus is God: #6 & #7
#6 - Jesus is before all things
Some may claim that Jesus is either just a man, or an archangel like Michael.
Scripture tells us that Jesus existed prior to anything that was created so clearly that claim is false; in Genesis the Creator [God Father/Son] of everything said:
"Let us make man in our image, after our likeness..." Genesis 1:26
Men and angels all had a beginning, and none of them could in any way be preexistent before God created them. Yet Jesus existed before the angels, before the human race, and before any and all created things. This clearly means Jesus, Himself, is not a man or an angel but ... God.
"For by Him [Jesus] were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are
in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or
principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for Him:
And He is before all things, and by Him all things consist." Colossians 1:16-17
Jesus asked to heal Peter's Mother in Law, Mark 1:30
[Yes, Peter was married]
#7 - Mankind Prays to Jesus
In scripture, only Jesus is prayed to; never men, angels or saints.
[The RCatholic church is in error teaching to pray to the apostles and Mary.]
Numerous verses show people praying to Jesus Who is THE ONLY divine entity. One does not ask another for something if he does not have power to perform. I wouldn’t ask another man to give me eternal life, a man can’t offer what he doesn’t have.
Jesus offers eternal life and answers prayers
In John 14:13-14 we see Jesus telling humanity to pray to Him
and He is able to do anything! Jesus said:
"Whatsoever ye shall ask in My name, that will I do,
that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If ye shall
ask any thing in My name, I will do it." John 14:13-14
This proves beyond a shadow of doubt that our Lord Jesus is not merely a
human, but has power to hear and answer all prayers showing He is God.
[I have found that He has 3 answers to my prayers: Yes, No, Wait. -- Annette]
More here: John 14:13-14; Acts 1:24, 7:55-60, 8:22, 8:24; 1 Cor. 1:2 with Psalm 116:4; 2
Cor 12:8; Eph 5:9; James 1:5,7; 1 Jn 5:14-15
Salvation? Luke 13:3; Titus 2:13, Revelation 19:11
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