By Sami Zaatari
It is common sense that most of us humans are rational people who follow logic. Christians like to claim Jesus is God, so let us test this, and let us put ourselves in the time of Jesus as a believing person. We will quote passages from the NT and you decide for yourselves if you would take Jesus as God if you witnessed these events.
Let us now take a journey into the NT:
John 20: 16-18
16 Jesus saith unto her, Mary. She turned herself, and saith unto him, Rabboni; which is to say, Master. 17 Jesus saith unto her, Touch me not; for I am not yet ascended to my Father: but go to my brethren, and say unto them, I ascend unto my Father, and your Father; AND TO MY GOD, AND YOUR GOD. 18 Mary Magdalene came and told the disciples that she had seen the LORD, and that he had spoken these things unto her.
If someone told you they have a God, would you HONESTLY believe that man is God? Think logically, will you take the man as your God, or will you worship his God? Logic tells you that you should be worshiping his God.
Mark 24: 32-36:
36 But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only
If a man told you he does not know the last hour, would you really believe this man could be God? Think logically.
John 7:16 Jesus answered them, and said, My doctrine is NOT MINE, but his that sent me
If someone told you the doctrine he teaches you is not his, but belongs to someone else, would you believe this person is God? Think logically. It’s like God saying the Bible is not from me, but from someone else. In fact that is what Christians say!
……. 7 Who in the days of his flesh, when he had offered up prayers and supplications with strong crying and tears unto him that was able to save him from death, and was heard in that he feared; 8 Though he were a Son, yet learned he obedience by the things which he suffered
If you saw a man crying and praying nonstop in fear, would you really take this man as God? Think logically please.
Matthew 6: 5-8:
And when thou prayest, thou shalt not be as the hypocrites are: for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and in the corners of the streets, that they may be seen of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward. 6 But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly. 7 But when ye pray, use not vain repetitions, as the heathen do: for they think that they shall be heard for their much speaking. 8 Be not ye therefore like unto them: for your Father knoweth what things ye have need of, before ye ask him.
If a man told you to pray to someone else, not himself, would you believe this man is God? Think logically. A man is telling you pray to God, and teaching you how, he is not telling you to pray to him, so would you believe this man is God?
22 Ye men of Israel, hear these words; Jesus of Nazareth, A MAN APPROVED OF GOD among you by miracles and wonders and signs, which God did by him in the midst of you, as ye yourselves also know:
If you heard this statement would you honestly believe Jesus is God? A MAN approved of God, obviously logic tells you this man is not God. It also says that God gave him the miracles and wonders etc. So think logically, would you still take this man as God? If you are illogical you then will. It also doesn’t take a brain genius to figure this out.
13 The God of Abraham, and of Isaac, and of Jacob, the God of our fathers, hath glorified his Son Jesus; whom ye delivered up, and denied him in the presence of Pilate, when he was determined to let him go
Would you take this man as God? Note how it starts off saying the God of Abraham, and Isaac, and of Jacob, and the God of our fathers, it then says this God has glorified his son who is Jesus. So as we can see, there is a distinction made, and that Jesus cannot possibly be the God of Abraham, Isaac, nor Jacob. Think logically, the text makes it clear that the God of Abraham and of Isaac and of Jacob is NOT Jesus.
There is much more that could be shown. However so this is enough, now it’s up to you to use your brain or not.