Date: 4/4/2009

Jesus is God

This is a collaboration of the work from the Answering Islam team as well as others dealing with the deity of Christ.

1. All dominion, authority and heirship belongs to God, but Christ says that this also belongs to him!

Jesus of Nazareth is a very important figure in both Islam and Christianity. Christians reverance Jesus as the Son of God, and Muslims reverence Jesus as just one of the prophets of God.

Then Jesus came to them and said, 'All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me.' Matthew 28:18

All things have been committed to me by my Father. No one knows who the Son is except the Father, and no one knows who the Father is except the Son and those to whom the Son chooses to reveal him. Luke 10:22

But when he, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all truth. He will not speak on his own; he will speak only what he hears, and he will tell you what is yet to come. He will bring glory to me by taking from what is mine and making it known to you. All that belongs to the Father is mine. That is why I said the Spirit will take from what is mine and make it known to you. John 16:13

After Jesus said this, he looked toward heaven and prayed: 'Father, the time has come. Glorify your Son, that your Son may glorify you. For you granted him authority over all people that he might give eternal life to all those you have given him. Now this is eternal life: that they may know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom you have sent. I have brought you glory on earth by completing the work you gave me to do. And now, Father, glorify me in your presence with the glory I had with you before the world began. John 17:1-5

All I have is yours, and all you have is mine. And glory has come to me through them. John 17:10

In the past God spoke to our forefathers through the prophets at many times and in various ways, but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed heir of all things, and through whom he made the universe. The Son is the radiance of God's glory and the exact representation of his being, sustaining all things by his powerful word. After he had provided purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty in heaven. Hebrews 1:1-3

Yahweh is the one who controls and owns the earth, if the Muslim or Jehovas Witness claims that Jesus never mentioned being Yahweh, why is he claiming that All that God has is his? and that All that belongs to the Father God is also his? If this isn't a claim to deity, show us where any other prophet said that ALL WHAT GOD HAS IS THEIRS. This is the type of dilemma that Muslims and others try to avoid in discussing the deity of Christ. If any one of us was to say that all what God has is ours and that we were the heirs like Allah of the Quran, we would be killed for blasphemy in any Islamic country. However Jesus made these same statements and our Muslim friends still try to argue that he never claimed to be God.

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