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Decisive Biblical Evidence Against Christ' Christ's Divinity
I firmly believe that an argument's simplicity is strongest evidence for it's truthfulness, and here too, under God guidance, I aim to present some cardinal and un-objectionable evidences from the Holy Bible in-counter of Christian assertions with regard to Christ Jesus' being Divine or co-equal with God Almighty. An argument that is simple based on sound reason can never be shown false, and God's revelation cannot contradict plain logic, rather; a revelation of God will always confirm and concord simple reason. Once you witness the simplicity and accuracy of views presented here-under against Jesus's contended Divinity aided by some of Jesus' personal sayings as recorded in the New Testament, there shall remain, by God's permission, for any non-partizan and open minded Christian, no room for further insistence on Jesus' co-equality with God Almighty.
And you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free. [John 8:32]
God is the Maximal Being. Jesus was Inferior. Jesus, therefore, was not God!
We begin with the simplest argument for the case of God's unipersonality. Christians and muslims readily agree God is the highest conceivable being; that is to say; you cannot possibly imagine an existence greater than God. He is exalted in self and attribute beyond similitude and comparison. It follows logically that one having someother greater than himself ought be dis-counted from Divinity (Godhood); for if a being has someone greater than it, then that even-greater being is more befitting to be called God. Now Jesus speaks no parables when he said, as in John's Gospel: Truly, truly, I say to you, a servant is not greater than his master; nor is he who is sent (Jesus) greater than He (the Father) who sent him. [John 13:16] Here we see Jesus[p] placing himself below God, in other clearer terms: ...the Father is greater than I. [John 14:28] So if we were to follow the above principle that any-one having some greater than himself isn't God, and truly believe God is the greatest conceivable being, and acknowledge that Jesus[p] by his own admission is not the greatest being, then it follows reasonably that Jesus is not God, and thus, must be excluded from Divinity or coequality with God. Whereas, it is the Father (Biblical title for God expressing His loving relationship with man, not Christian ideology1) being greater than all [John 10:29] who solely deserves worship and servitude.
God is Omniscient. Jesus was in-cognizant. God, it follows, isn't Jesus!
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Another basic argument is of God's Omniscient; meaning His knowledge knows no bound. He encompasses everything there is, has been or will be in perfect flawless comprehension (see [1John 3:20]). In contrast, the knowledge of created beings if limited and faulty. It follows that any person who's knowledge can be conceived deficient in any possible sense is cannot be regarded co-equal with God. A passage in Mark's Gospel records the following statement of Jesus[p]:
No one knows about that day or hour, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father. [Mark 13:32] The negation is
followed up an affirmation, Jesus denies knowledge of parousia for himself, then affirms it as an exclusive property of God. Jesus' negation of self-omniscience implies un-equality with God in His Divine attributes. Confronted with this problem, Christians take refuge in stating that Jesus 'as human' did not know, but had full knowledge 'as God'. To dispel this counteraction I say Jesus speaks here as not mere servant, but as the Son i.e. what Christians would regard as his true personality. Jesus' un-awareness is implied in these passages as well [Mark 11:12-14], [Luke 2:52], [John 8:28].
God is Omnipotent. Jesus was subordinate. Hence, Jesus couldn't be God!
God is necessarily Omnipotent, fully capable of exercising whatever He so wills, for His power encircles everything and beyond. Whereas, human capability is in-essential, derivative and confined. If there be lack in ability, or power be derived from external or distinct source, it comprises to mortality and lack of divinity. Jesus[p] professing to just that declared: I do nothing on my own but speak just what the Father has taught me. [John 8:28] And he said: I can of mine own self do nothing: as I hear, I judge: and my judgment is just; because I seek not my own will, but the will of the Father which hath sent me. [John 5:30] God by definition is self-willing Who's will cannot be derived. Jesus' intention, power, judgment were by-product
of God given ability, not by necessity of him-self, as a result; Jesus lacked omnipotence and disqualifies as the Deity.
God is Absolute Holiness. Jesus was susceptible. Therefore, Jesus couldn't be God.
Never have I put forward the narrative of Jesus' satanic temptations in the wilderness, except that I find Christians tracing their footsteps. In the synoptic Gospels we read: Again, the devil took him to a very high mountain and showed him all the kingdoms of the world and their splendor. "All this I will give you", he said, "if you will bow down and worship me." Jesus said to him, "Away from me, Satan! For it is written: 'Worship the Lord your God, and serve him only.' " [Mat 4:8-9] Temptation itself is antonym to Divinity, the Bible states so: When tempted, no one should say, "God is tempting me." For God cannot be tempted by evil, nor does he tempt anyone; but each one is tempted when, by his own evil desire, he is dragged away and enticed. [James 1:13-14] Satan, who on appearance knows God pretty good, shows Jesus[p], presumably God, treasures of the world and offers him this worldly kingdom wholesale. You wouldn't expect Satan to have such audacity to tempt God in the first place, and then impudence to entice God with the same kingdom and sovereignty the Almighty Himself owns. If that wasn't sacrilegious enough, he follows it up by the sheer blasphemy of telling Jesus, 'God in human form' to fall down and worship him! Christian might argue over the legitimacy of Satan's knowledge pertaining to intimate relationship between Jesus[p] and God. But what have they to relate when Jesus' own disciples turn aback? Judas Iscariot betrayed Jesus[p] for mere thirty shekels, and Peter, despite prior commitments, disowned him not once but thrice, something neither would've done if they really thought of Jesus as the second Divine Person in a Triune Godhead. Suffice is Jesus' reply: Worship the Lord your God, and serve him only! (see [Acts 3:13, 26,4:28])
Jesus was mortal. God is Immortal. Therefore, God cannot be Jesus!
Yet another problem facing Trinitarians is Christianity's core belief in the death of Christ[p] on the cross at Golgotha; salvation is attained only through Christ's death as ransom for sin. Concurrently, while Jesus'[p] death is affirmed, so too is his immortality, being the very eternal and everlasting God. When confronted by the apparent difficulty of both a mortal and immortal Jesus[p], Christians offer in defense that it was only the human self or part of Jesus[p] that died of excruciating suffering at the cross, not his divine being. But effort like thus trying to explain away this complication only add impediments to what already is a bewildering idea. The person of Jesus[p] was, in Christian conception, fully God and fully man, consequently, if really Jesus[p] passed away his whole self, human as well as divine, must die, otherwise, it's no more than a superficial death, resembling slumber. But sin, as in Christian theology, isn't erasable except thru some ransom or atonement, and permanent annihilation of sin demands that much greater sacrifice, and since no mere human can meet such standard, so Christ Jesus[p], being not only sinless, and therefore unworthy of death (which is a result of sin), and God in flesh fits the criterion perfectly and to pay the ultimate price himself. And so a Christian can say: God (Jesus) died for me on the cross, but wait a minute: God, being Immortal and ever-living, cannot die! If it si said that only the human part of Jesus[p] died then where's the great sacrifice? Moreover, if Jesus, the person of, represents his whole self (which it does) then no part of Jesus[p] was divine when he suffered and died at calvary; Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani? (My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?) is a cry not to some heavenly other part of Jesus[p] seated on high. Either Jesus[p] wasn't God (since he died), or he never actually die.
Christians by now are forced into an un-escapable corner, namely; the mystic conjured dual-nature of Christ hypothesis that implies Jesus[p] had twain attributes: one divine, another human. So when he says my father is greater than I, he represents human nature, whereas, when he claims I and the Father are one, he speaks fully conscious of SelfDivinity. Under this notion anyone really can be proven God, regardless however much Jesus may want to deny it. But the problem begins before one actually gets to textual evidence. How can a doctrine as such be true when it enforcing upon it's believer to abandon plain intellect and just believe in Jesus as both created and un-created, equally finite and infinite, dependant but also selfsufficient, constant but changeable, perfectly omnipotent and contingent, omniscient but simultaneously im-perceptive? Despite the fact that such a mind cannot exist, Christians still find a way out; they suggest Trinity is in-comprehensible to limited human intellect and therefore immunes logical criticism, one simply has to rely upon personal inspiration to recognize the Trinitarian doctrine. Then it is said in response: how must a tenet be 'God breathed' if it goes contrary to un-adulterated God given reason, and if such a doctrine which entails blatant contradictory tenets is anything but absurdity, one can very well be satisfied over the non-subsistence of certainty itself. Look what happens when Christians make such a claims; the person of Jesus seen praying God (the Father) in earnest humility is made to look counterfeit, after all, man wasn't praying God, so was made to appear; for Jesus only prayed himself! Jesus' suffering turns to pretence, he wasn't actually tortured by rebels of God, they were mere tools of deception used by Jesus himself playing the suffering servant in an emotionless drama. Jesus' beautiful beatitudes and vital statements sighted above carry no real meaning, these were words resulting from the human intellect of Christ, not so the divine. So how can any of his words be verified emanating from his Divine Self, especially if his humanity keeps tripping the Divine part all the time? When Jesus claims my Father is greater than I or denies knowing the parousia, the only tenable inference deducible is that Jesus really meant what he said, he spoke from God through revelation as God's messenger (not God Himself) and none of his words were vague in
meaning, and whatever he spoke was in full consciousness of his whole self. And thus, in full recognition of himself and God, nearing end of the mission with which he was sent, Jesus proclaimed what Christians frequently over-looked, the focal point of Jesus' teaching and principle criteria by which humans obtain ever-lasting bliss or sentence to eternal damnation: And this is eternal life: [it means] to know (to perceive, recognize, become acquainted with, and understand) You, the only true and real God, and [likewise] to know Him, Jesus [as the] Christ (the Anointed One, the Messiah), Whom You have sent. [John 17:3, Amplified Bible] Monos alethios Theos or The only true God signifies exactly what New Testament monotheism stands for, and from which Jesus wittingly excludes himself. The text leaves no room for extra personalities, any intrusion of additional individuals causes harm to simplicity and clarity of the text, not taking into account the drastic shift from pure Biblical monotheism into pagan polytheism. These are but few evidences against the Christian doctrine. This topic deserves more attention and certainly other arguments are presentable, but we suffice with thus to avoid extravagant lengthening of our discussion, and hope what little is mentioned herein shall be of good aid to mind and peace to heart to you, for such is the function of plain reason accompanied by God's revelation, in opposition to falsity and spurious belief. Jesus was Lord, lunatic nor liar, he was, as the Bible has him; ... Jesus, the prophet of Nazareth of Galilee, and after shortcomings in the Trinity doctrine become exposed to you and it's opposition to sound reason and God breathed Biblical language becomes apparent; it's not possible for any free-minded Christian to reject fore-mentioned evidences: for indeed such conduct would expose your dishonesty towards acceptance of truth and unwillingness at receiving basic religious teaching; Give not false testimony! I thank you for a patient reading, Shalom!
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