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Bible says God is not a man! how does Jesus fit in since He is said to be God in human form?

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Greetings,

good question!

My first thoughts go to the Gospel of John. Have you ever read it?
The first Chapter may help you in understanding this more.

May I suggest you read it? Then come back and we can take it from there, if you like?
I am sure that other's here can also offer explanations to you.

Let me know by replying, if you would like me to copy and paste the Scripture here for you to read.
And, you don't have to stop with the first chapter. The whole of the gospel of John is full of Who Jesus is.


Bless you ....><>
 
Greetings,

good question!

My first thoughts go to the Gospel of John. Have you ever read it?
The first Chapter may help you in understanding this more.

May I suggest you read it? Then come back and we can take it from there, if you like?
I am sure that other's here can also offer explanations to you.

Let me know by replying, if you would like me to copy and paste the Scripture here for you to read.
And, you don't have to stop with the first chapter. The whole of the gospel of John is full of Who Jesus is.


Bless you ....><>
Hey,
I have already read john long time ago. Anything specific that I should take note of?
 
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Belief is blind if there is good evidence to support it. Jesus claimed to be one with the Father. It would be easy to dismiss him as deluded or ill except that he was crucified died and was buried and on the third day he rose from the dead.

No matter how strange it is to think of God living among us as a man, that is the only conclusion that makes sense of the evidence.

None of us can fully comprehend God, but he has revealed himself perfectly in the person of Jesus.

The most beautiful and eloquent description I know of is at the beginning of Paul's letter to the Colossian Church. Colossians 1:15-23
 
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(NIrV) God isn't a mere man. He can't lie. He isn't a human being. He doesn't change his mind. He speaks, and then he acts. He makes a promise, and then he keeps it.

Jesus revealed God as being a Spirit....

(AMPC) God is a Spirit (a spiritual Being) and those who worship Him must worship Him in spirit and in truth (reality).

God is NOT like a man that he should lie. A spiritual being became flesh, but he was not a mere man, but a God man...

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

Heb 1:7 And of the angels he saith, Who maketh his angels spirits, and his ministers a flame of fire.
Heb 1:8 But unto the Son he saith, Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever: a sceptre of righteousness is the sceptre of thy kingdom.
 
Belief is blind if there is good evidence to support it. Jesus claimed to be one with the Father. It would be easy to dismiss him as deluded or ill except that he was crucified died and was buried and on the third day he rose from the dead.

No matter how strange it is to think of God living among us as a man, that is the only conclusion that makes sense of the evidence.

None of us can fully comprehend God, but he has revealed himself perfectly in the person of Jesus.

The most beautiful and eloquent description I know of is at the beginning of Paul's letter to the Colossian Church. Colossians 1:15-23
This all comes to the point to mean "because my scripture says so, so it must be true!"
 
(NIrV) God isn't a mere man. He can't lie. He isn't a human being. He doesn't change his mind. He speaks, and then he acts. He makes a promise, and then he keeps it.

Jesus revealed God as being a Spirit....

(AMPC) God is a Spirit (a spiritual Being) and those who worship Him must worship Him in spirit and in truth (reality).

God is NOT like a man that he should lie. A spiritual being became flesh, but he was not a mere man, but a God man...

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

Heb 1:7 And of the angels he saith, Who maketh his angels spirits, and his ministers a flame of fire.
Heb 1:8 But unto the Son he saith, Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever: a sceptre of righteousness is the sceptre of thy kingdom.
Are you making any point?
 
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This all comes to the point to mean "because my scripture says so, so it must be true!"
Not quite. We know from historical sources othere than the Bible that Jesus lived and was killed on the authority of Pilate in Jerusalem. We also know that the church grew and spread., despite persecution, in the belief that Jesus rose from the dead.

If it were not true, then nobody would have had any interest in perpetuating the lie: not the Romans or Jewish authorities, nor the disciples, who died for their beliefs.

Christianity would have been over in an instant if someone had been able to produce a corpse ... but no-one ever did.
 
Not quite. We know from historical sources othere than the Bible that Jesus lived and was killed on the authority of Pilate in Jerusalem. We also know that the church grew and spread., despite persecution, in the belief that Jesus rose from the dead.

If it were not true, then nobody would have had any interest in perpetuating the lie: not the Romans or Jewish authorities, nor the disciples, who died for their beliefs.

Christianity would have been over in an instant if someone had been able to produce a corpse ... but no-one ever did.
There is a lot about Jesus and Christianity in history. Some historians speculate Jesus was normal person who was by time made into a God. Lot of historians even deny Jesus existed. People even attribute Christianity to paganism. Some similarities are in this pic
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No man on earth has ever done what Jesus has done, he could only be God for all he has done. But all the logical arguments in the world wont convince a non believer.

that photo leaves out the detail that no one really know any of those other things listed other then Jesus

you do not see followers of any of those others traveling all over the world to risk there lives to spread the gospel

, you do not see movie after movie being made about the others in that photo,

you do not see the most popular book ever written about those others in that photo like Jesus

sorry no comparison at all.
 
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There is a lot about Jesus and Christianity in history. Some historians speculate Jesus was normal person who was by time made into a God. Lot of historians even deny Jesus existed. People even attribute Christianity to paganism. Some similarities are in this pic
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I think this diagram seriously misleading. Marking the dates of birth, for example, makes little sense. For one, Christians celebrate the birth of Jesus on 25 December. None us knows the precise date of his birth, and it is not mentioned in the Bible. There are quite a few historical markers – Jesus was born at the time when August was emperor, Quirinius was governor of Syria, and Herod the Great in Jerusalem. If we knew when Quirinius ordered the first census, we'd be able to be much more precise.

You have given the dates of birth for different men or deities across many centuries and cultures. Given that each of these used different calendars and systems for calculating and naming dates, how is it possible to say that they were born on 25 December, which is a date of the western calendar?

I'm not an expert on world religions, but I suspect that if you looked behind the accounts in the picture, they would quickly fall apart.

Many of the mythical accounts of births have fantastical features. The Biblical story of Jesus' birth – which is also in the Quran Surah 19 – is full of down-to-earth human features. You get the tension between Joseph and Mary as Joseph learns his betrothed is pregant; it is easy to see the machinations of small town gossip as Mary makes her way to cousin Elizabeth; Herod's terrifying murder of infant boys and their desperate escape to Egypt. Aside from the virgin conception and angelic appearances, all the details in the story are very, very human.
 
Jesus Christ is the only way.
He is the son of God the mediator between man and God who is one with God and God is one with him. His spirit is the Holy Spirit who is the 3rd part of God. God is Jesus God is in us and God is in heaven Jesus is in God and God in Jesus, God is spirit Jesus is his reflection in Flesh they are different but they are one. It is way beyond your and my little brain.

John 14:6
 
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