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June 2, 2017 Comparative Religion 0

The Bible says God had many ‘sons’

Not only are our dear Christian brothers confused about Sonship of Christ in the Bible, there are confused about the contradictions inherent in the Bible.

John 3:16King James Version (KJV)
16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

Anyone reading this verse would get fooled as if Jesus is the Only Son of God as the word *only* refers to something explicit, solely without anymore besides it. But when we explore the Bible, we get to see that God has so many sons

David: Psalm 2:7 ‘I will declare the decree: the Lord hath said unto me, Thou art my Son; this day have I begotten thee.’ (Psalm 2:7)

Adam: ‘Adam, which was the son of God.’ (Luke 3:38)

Jacob is God’s son and firstborn: ‘Israel is my son, even my firstborn.’ (Exodus 4:22)

Solomon: ‘I will be his father, and he shall be my son.’ (2 Samuel 7:13-14)

Ephraim: ‘for I am a father to Israel, and Ephraim is my firstborn.’ (Jeremiah 31:9)

God’s firstborn, common people are called the sons of God:

‘Ye are the children of the Lord your God’ (Deuteronomy 14:1)

To crown it all,

Romans 8:14 reads

14 For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.

SO AM ASKING HOW MANY SONS DOES GOD HAVE?

Oneness of God

Every Muslim comparative speaker has always asked this question: Please show us a prophet of God that preached God to be in a triune form or whose message was different from the Oneness of God?

Let us ask any Christian; do the Jews who own the Torah or the Old Testament since time immemorial or since Adam, believe in a Triune form of God or believe the Messiah who was prophesied going to be God in human form?

In so many verses of the Bible, God expressed himself to be One not Two nor Three. Here are a few of such verses.

” that thou mayest know that there is none like unto the Lord our God..” Exodus 8:10

” that thou mightest know that the Lord he is God; there is none else beside him.” Deuteronomy 4:35

“Know therefore this day, and consider it in thine heart, that the Lord he is God in heaven above, and upon the earth beneath: there is none else.” Deuteronomy 4:39

“See now that I, even I, am he, and there is no god with me: I kill, and I make alive; I wound, and I heal: neither is there any that can deliver out of my hand.” Deuteronomy 32:39

” Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God is one Lord” Deuteronomy 6:4

“Wherefore thou art great, O Lord God: for there is none like thee, neither is there any God beside thee, according to all that we have heard with our ears” 2 Samuel 7:22

” For who is God, save the Lord? and who is a rock, save our God?” 2 Samuel 22:32

“That all the people of the earth may know that the Lord is God, and that there is none else.” 1 Kings 8:60

“And Hezekiah prayed before the Lord, and said, O Lord God of Israel, which dwellest between the cherubims, thou art the God, even thou alone, of all the kingdoms of the earth; thou hast made heaven and earth..” 2 Kings 19:15

“O Lord, there is none like thee, neither is there any God beside thee, according to all that we have heard with our ears.” 1 Chronicles 17:20

” Thou, even thou, art Lord alone; thou hast made heaven, the heaven of heavens, with all their host, the earth, and all things that are therein, the seas, and all that is therein, and thou preservest them all; and the host of heaven worshippeth thee.’’ Nehemiah 9:6

” For who is God save the Lord? or who is a rock save our God?” Psalm 18:31

” Now therefore, O Lord our God, save us from his hand, that all the kingdoms of the earth may know that thou art the Lord, even thou only.” Isaiah 37:20

” Ye are my witnesses, saith the Lord, and my servant whom I have chosen: that ye may know and believe me, and understand that I am he: before me there was no God formed, neither shall there be after me.” Isaiah 43:10

” Thus saith the Lord the King of Israel, and his redeemer the Lord of hosts; I am the first, and I am the last; and beside me there is no God.” Isaiah 44:6

“Fear ye not, neither be afraid: have not I told thee from that time, and have declared it? ye are even my witnesses. Is there a God beside me? yea, there is no God; I know not any..” Isaiah 44:8

“I am the Lord, and there is none else, there is no God beside me: I girded thee, though thou hast not known me:.” Isaiah 45:5

” Thus saith the Lord, The labour of Egypt, and merchandise of Ethiopia and of the Sabeans, men of stature, shall come over unto thee, and they shall be thine: they shall come after thee; in chains they shall come over, and they shall fall down unto thee, they shall make supplication unto thee, saying, Surely God is in thee; and there is none else, there is no God..” Isaiah 45:14

” For thus saith the Lord that created the heavens; God himself that formed the earth and made it; he hath established it, he created it not in vain, he formed it to be inhabited: I am the Lord; and there is none else.” Isaiah 45:18

” Tell ye, and bring them near; yea, let them take counsel together: who hath declared this from ancient time? who hath told it from that time? have not I the Lord? and there is no God else beside me; a just God and a Saviour; there is none beside me..” Isaiah 45:21

” Remember the former things of old: for I am God, and there is none else; I am God, and there is none like me” Isaiah 46:9
” And the Lord shall be king over all the earth: in that day shall there be one Lord, and his name one. Zechariah 14:9

” No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon..” Matthew 6:24

“” And Jesus answered him, The first of all the commandments is, Hear, O Israel; The Lord our God is one Lord:” Mark 12:29

” And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the *only* true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent.” John 17:3

“Seeing it is one God, which shall justify the circumcision by faith, and uncircumcision through faith’’ .Romans 3:30

“As concerning therefore the eating of those things that are offered in sacrifice unto idols, we know that an idol is nothing in the world, and that there is none other God but one.’’ 1 Corinthians 8:4

“Now a mediator is not for one party only; whereas God is only one [hen].” Galatians 3:20

“For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus;1 Timothy 2:5

“Thou believest that there is one God; thou doest well: the devils also believe, and tremble..” James 2:19

Is there any Christian that can show us where the Bible taught that Jesus is God, or Jesus is Jehovah or Jesus is same as the Holy Spirit?

Come to think of it, What happened to his foreskin after his circumcision (Luke 2:21)?

Bible says that God is not man

‘God is not a man’ (Numbers 23:19)

‘For I am God, and not man’ (Hosea 11:9)

Jesus is called a man many times in the Bible

‘a man who has told you the truth’ (John 8:40)

‘Jesus the Nazarene, a man attested to you by God with miracles and wonders and signs which God performed through Him in your midst, just as you yourselves know.’ (Acts 2:22)

‘He will judge the world in righteousness through a man whom He has appointed’ (Acts 17:31)

*the man Christ Jesus*’ (1Tim. 2:5)

The Bible says that Jesus denied he is God

Jesus spoke to a man who had called him ‘good,’ asking him, ‘Why do you call me good? No one is good except God alone.’ (Luke 18:19)

Now this is eternal life: that they know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom you have sent. (John 17:3)

The Bible says that God is greater than Jesus

‘My Father is greater than I’ (John 14:28)

‘My father is greater than all.’ (John 10:29)

John 5:37 (NIV)
And the Father who sent me has himself testified concerning me. You have never heard his voice nor seen his form

Jesus worshipped the only true God

One of those days Jesus went out to a mountainside to pray, and spent the night praying to God. Luke 6:12

Going a little farther, he fell with his face to the ground and prayed,“My Father, if it is possible, may this cup be taken from me. Yet not as I will, but as you will.” Matthew 26:39

“It is Allah Who is my Lord and your Lord; then worship Him. This is a Way that is straight.” (Quran 3:51)

Was Jesus Praying to himself?

Disciples never believed Jesus was God

‘Men of Israel, listen to this: Jesus of Nazareth was a man accredited by God to you by miracles, wonders and signs, which God did among you through him, as you yourselves know.’ (Acts 2:22)

‘The God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, the God of our fathers, has glorified his servant Jesus.’ (Acts 3:13)

‘God raised up his servant’ (Acts 3:26)

‘We must obey God rather than men! The God of our fathers raised Jesus’ (Acts 5:29-30)

‘your holy servant Jesus, whom you anointed.’ (Acts 4:27)

‘of Your holy servant Jesus.’ (Acts 4:30)

The Bible says that Jesus could not do anything by himself

By myself I can do nothing; I judge only as I hear, and my judgment is just, for I seek not to please myself but him who sent me. John 5:30

‘The son can do nothing by himself; he can only do what he sees his Father doing.’ (John 5:19)

41 So they took away the stone. Then Jesus looked up and said, “Father, I thank you that you have heard me. 42 I knew that you always hear me, but I said this for the benefit of the people standing here, that they may believe that you sent me.” John 11:41-42

Also, Jesus was limited in performing miracles

One time when Jesus tried to heal a blind man, the man was not healed after the first attempt, and Jesus had to try a second time (Mark 8:22-26)

‘At once Jesus realized that power had gone out from him. He turned around in the crowd and asked, ‘Who touched my clothes?’ (Mark 5:30)

‘He could not do any miracles there, except lay his hands on a few sick people and heal them.’ (Mark 6:5)

The Bible says that at times of weakness angels strengthened Jesus
‘An angel from heaven appeared to him and strengthened him – in the garden of Gethsemane’ (Luke 22:43)

‘Then the devil left him; and behold, angels came and began to minister to Him’ (Mark. 1:13)

The Bible says that Jesus wanted God’s will to be done (He was a Muslim)

‘not my will but Yours be done.’ (Luke 22:42)

‘I do not seek my own will, but the will of Him who sent me.’ (John 5:30)

‘For I came down from heaven, not to do mine own will, but the will of Him that sent me.’ (John 6:38)

Bible says that Jesus grew in wisdom & learning

But God is All Wise & does not need to learn: Jesus grew in wisdom, but God is all wise ‘Great is our Lord and abundant in strength; His understanding is infinite.’ (Psalms 147:5)

‘And Jesus increased in wisdom.’ (Luke 2:52)

God does not need to learn, but Jesus learned: ‘Although he was a son, he learned obedience’ (Heb. 5:8)

Bible says that Jesus was tempted, but God cannot be tempted

’tempted in every way – just as we are’ (Heb. 4:15)

‘for God cannot be tempted by evil’ (James 1:13)

Bible says that Jesus called the Father ‘my God’

‘My God, My God, why have You forsaken me?’ (Matt. 27:46)

‘I ascend to my Father and your Father, and my God and your God.’ (John 20:17)

‘the temple of my God the name of my God the city of my God comes down out of heaven from my God.’ (Rev. 3:12)

The question we need to ask every Christian is who is the God of Jesus? Or better still, can God have a God and still remain sovereign over everything?

BIBLE SAYS JESUS WAS LIMITED IN KNOWLEDGE

But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only. (Matthew 24:36)

We can see here that Jesus doesn’t know anything about the Judgement day

Mark 11:12-25King James Version (KJV)
And on the morrow, when they were come from Bethany, he was hungry:
And seeing a fig tree afar off having leaves, he came, if haply he might find any thing thereon: and when he came to it, he found nothing but leaves; for the time of figs was not yet. (Mark 11:12-25)

Jesus is clearly ignorant of the season of the fig tree

CAN GOD LACK KNOWLEDGE?

I would be available to take questions or comments from non-muslims at the comments section

Funsho Animashaun @ knowislam.com.ng

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