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Those 11 passages that you cited, the passages that I have previously cited, and in fact all of the New Testament unequivocally confirm to me that Jesus IS God. Remember: The key is interpretation, interpretation, interpretation. So, once again, we'll just have to agree to disagree (like we've been doing all along).
When asked, "Are all things possible with God?" the usual answer most Christians give is, "Of course. God is omnipotent. Nothing is impossible for Him."Yes, it's all about interpretation.
When Jesus said, "I and my Father are one," you interpret that to mean that they are of one mind, but not that they are one and the same Being. On the other hand, I interpret that passage to mean that not only are they of one mind but the same Being as well.
When Jesus said, "he that hath seen me hath seen the Father," I interpret that to mean that Jesus and the Father are one and the same Being, whereas you don't.
We interpret Isaiah 9:6 differently.
We interpret Matthew 1:23 differently.
And we most certainly interpret Mark 9:23 differently. That's why God can be the Father of Jesus and Jesus can be God at the same time, because with God, all things are possible.
So we continue to agree to disagree.
BTW, since you mentioned them, I did notice that highlighting text and "shouting" in all caps tend to make you look like a desperate and exasperated fanatic. I'm sure you'd rather avoid that image. LOL
Sorry to hi-jack thread, but can someone elaborate on these verses about falling away. Was The Lord talking about the Hebrews falling back into paganism, or Christians falling away?Heb 6:4 For it is impossible for those who were once enlightened, and have tasted of the heavenly gift, and were made partakers of the Holy Ghost,
Heb 6:5 And have tasted the good word of God, and the powers of the world to come,
Heb 6:6 If they shall fall away, to renew them again unto repentance; seeing they crucify to themselves the Son of God afresh, and put him to an open shame.
Heb. 6:13 For when God made promise to Abraham, because he could swear by no greater, he sware by himself,
Heb. 6:16 For men verily swear by the greater: and an oath for confirmation is to them an end of all strife.
Heb. 6:17 Wherein God, willing more abundantly to shew unto the heirs of promise the immutability of his counsel, confirmed it by an oath:
Heb. 6:18 That by two immutable things, in which it was impossible for God to lie, we might have a strong consolation, who have fled for refuge to lay hold upon the hope set before us:
God calls Jesus His BEGOTTEN Son and Jesus Calls the ONE GOD His Father.
There is only ONE GOD the father and ONE MEDIATOR betweem MAN and God, the MAN Jesus Christ.
John 5:19 Then answered Jesus and said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, The Son can do nothing of himself, but what he seeth the Father do: for what things soever he doeth, these also doeth the Son likewise.
John 5:20 For the Father loveth the Son, and sheweth him all things that himself doeth: and he will shew him greater works than these, that ye may marvel.
John 5:26 For as the Father hath life in himself; so hath he given to the Son to have life in himself;
So, twisting the context of Jesus to say that the Son can be the Father calls God a Liar.
For it is impossible....to renew them again unto repentance;
He seems to be speaking of Christians falling away from the faith.Sorry to hi-jack thread, but can someone elaborate on these verses about falling away. Was The Lord talking about the Hebrews falling back into paganism, or Christians falling away?