Jesus Christ is not God

Let's assume for a moment that perhaps the vatican really is onto something here, that they really do have a grasp on what is right for the world, and that they really are doing God's will. Let's assume briefly that communism isn't a political disease, that it really is the answer to all the world's ills. I mean, perhaps the world would be a better place if everyone was of the same religion and we only had one government. Perhaps that really would put an end to wars and poverty. One can readily see how such an argument could be persuasive. Perhaps murdering billions of people all over the planet and forcing everyone at the point of a gun to live under the rule of one god and one government is the way to go.

I'm sure most catholics have absolutely no idea that the pope worships Lucifer. I'm also sure that most masons and communists believe that murdering everyone on the planet will somehow save it.

Before delving further into this, I'd just like to say that I don't hate catholics. Quite the contrary, we have Martin Luther and the catholic people to thank for The Reformation. The jesuits, working alongside the Spanish Inquisition, burned, hanged, tortured, and murdered hundreds of thousands of catholics across Europe in an attempt to stamp out what they called the heretical teachings of Luther. I believe we owe a great debt to Martin Luther and the catholic men and women who gave their lives during the Reformation so we could have the freedoms we enjoy today.

So, to satisfy ourselves regarding the jesuit's claims to the world, we must compare their doctrine with God's word. How accurate is the vatican when it comes to scripture? Let's see if the jesuits and the pope really do know their stuff.

First, we need to be clear in our minds about who Jesus Christ was and who he was not. The bible uses the phrase, Son of God, 50 times. Consider these verses.

John 20:30,31
And many other signs truly did Jesus in the presence of his disciples, which are not written in this book:

But these are written, that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing ye might have life through his name.

Mark 1:1
The beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God;

Mark 1:11
And there came a voice from heaven, saying, Thou art my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.

Mark 9:7
And there was a cloud that overshadowed them: and a voice came out of the cloud, saying, This is my beloved Son: hear him.

Even devil spirits called Jesus Christ the Son of God.

Matthew 8:28,29
And when he was come to the other side into the country of the Gergesenes, there met him two possessed with devils, coming out of the tombs, exceeding fierce, so that no man might pass by that way.

And, behold, they cried out, saying, What have we to do with thee, Jesus, thou Son of God? art thou come hither to torment us before the time?

These verses are extremely clear - Jesus Christ is the son of God. In this context, it is quite astonishing to learn that there is not one single verse anywhere in the entire bible that says that Jesus is God the Son. The phrase God the son does not exist in scripture. Fifty times Jesus Christ is called the son of God and not once is he called God the son. Take that to any court of law in any country in the world and I think you would find it declared as conclusive evidence as to who Jesus Christ was. However, let's explore further. Can God be tempted with evil? This is rhetoric, of course.

James 1:13
Let no man say when he is tempted, I am tempted of God: for God cannot be tempted with evil, neither tempteth he any man:

Pretty clear? God cannot be tempted with evil. It is just not possible, end of story. Now compare that with these verses:

Luke 4:1,2
And Jesus being full of the Holy Ghost returned from Jordan, and was led by the Spirit into the wilderness,

Being forty days tempted of the devil. And in those days he did eat nothing: and when they were ended, he afterward hungered.

Hebrews 4:15
For we have not an high priest [referring to Jesus Christ] which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin.

Hebrews 2:18
For in that he himself hath suffered being tempted, he is able to succour them that are tempted.

Jesus Christ endured temptation. In fact, he was tempted in all things just as we are. If it is impossible for God to be tempted with evil, and Jesus Christ was tempted with evil, then how could Jesus Christ be God? Another difference between God and Jesus Christ is their distinct and separate wills.

Matthew 26:39,42
And he went a little further, and fell on his face, and prayed, saying, O my Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me: nevertheless not as I will, but as thou wilt.

He went away again the second time, and prayed, saying, O my Father, if this cup may not pass away from me, except I drink it, thy will be done.

If Jesus Christ is God, then to whom was he praying? Himself? Jesus Christ clearly had his own will, which was distinctly his own and completely separate from God. Two distinct and separate wills clearly indicates two distinct and separate beings.

John 4:34
Jesus saith unto them, My meat is to do the will of him that sent me, and to finish his work.

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 5:30
I can of mine own self do nothing: as I hear, I judge: and my judgment is just; because I seek not mine own will, but the will of the Father which hath sent me.

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

Jesus Christ could not even nominate who sat on his right hand and on his left hand in his Father's kingdom. No disrespect, but he was hardly all-powerful then, was he?

Matthew 20:23
And he saith unto them, Ye shall drink indeed of my cup, and be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with: but to sit on my right hand, and on my left, is not mine to give, but it shall be given to them for whom it is prepared of my Father.

Jesus Christ was obedient and did his Father's will, not his own will. If Jesus Christ was God, these scriptures are absurd. Yet another problem arises when we consider the following two verses.

John 1:18
No man hath seen God at any time; the only begotten Son, which is in the bosom of the Father, he hath declared him.

1 John 4:12
No man hath seen God at any time. If we love one another, God dwelleth in us, and his love is perfected in us.

No man means no man. The scripture is clear. No man, no one, no human being has ever seen God. Did anyone ever see Jesus Christ? Yes, quite a few million during his lifetime I would guess. If Jesus Christ is God, then words have no meaning.

The doctrine of Jesus Christ being God becomes even more ridiculous when we read this verse in John.

John 14:12
Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father.

We can do greater works than Jesus Christ did. That is what this verse says and that is what this verse means. Since the day of Pentecost, it has been available to do greater works than Jesus Christ did while he was here on earth. If Jesus Christ is God, then according to this verse we can do greater works than God, which is absolute nonsense. The doctrine that Jesus Christ is God is easily exposed as religious horseshit when illuminated with rightly divided scripture.

In the following verse, Jesus Christ himself obviously knew that he wasn't God otherwise he would have said something like, 'thanks for calling me good because I am God.'

Matthew 19:17
And he [Jesus Christ] said unto him, Why callest thou me good? there is none good but one, that is, God: but if thou wilt enter into life, keep the commandments.

Here is another interesting verse.

Matthew 1:18
Now the birth [gennēsis] of Jesus Christ was on this wise: When as his mother Mary was espoused to Joseph, before they came together, she was found with child of the Holy Ghost.

The word birth is the Greek word gennēsis, from which we get our English word genesis. Genesis means beginning. There can be no doubt as to the meaning of the word genesis. Its meaning is not open to debate. Jesus Christ had a beginning and it was right here in Matthew when he was born. Jesus Christ was not around before this point in time. His birth was his beginning, his genesis.

So, where does the doctrine that Jesus Christ is God come from? It is interesting to note that most, if not all of the ancient religions had a trinity. The Hindu trinity was Brahma, Vishnu, and Shiva. The Greek trinity was Zeus, Athena, and Apollo. The Roman trinity was Jupiter, Mercury, and Venus. The Sumerian trinity was Anu, Enlill and Ea. The Egyptians had quite a few trinities, including Osiris, Isis and Horus.

We can track trinities through pagan religions back to the dawn of time. The heathen belief that gods visit the earth in human form is nothing new.

Acts 14:8-11
And there sat a certain man at Lystra, impotent in his feet, being a cripple from his mother's womb, who never had walked:

The same heard Paul speak: who stedfastly beholding him, and perceiving that he had faith [believing] to be healed,

Said with a loud voice, Stand upright on thy feet. And he leaped and walked.

And when the people saw what Paul had done, they lifted up their voices, saying in the speech of Lycaonia, The gods are come down to us in the likeness of men.

The gods are come down to us in the likeness of men! This pagan belief that gods visit the earth in human form has been rife among those with no understanding of spiritual matters since prehistoric times. The belief that Jesus Christ is God who visited earth in human form has its roots in heathen paganism, not the bible.

Perhaps we should now consider a few of the manipulated and twisted scriptures used to teach that Jesus Christ is God. Here is perhaps the most abused scripture in this regards:

John 10:30
I and my Father are one.

Okay, for the sake of argument, let's assume that this verse does indeed teach that Jesus Christ is God. Let's forget about all the previous verses we've looked at, let's forget about the fact that there are fifty verses that clearly state that Jesus Christ is the Son of God, and that there are no scriptures anywhere in the bible that say he is God the Son. Let's ignore all the scriptures we've seen that highlight the differences between Jesus Christ and God, and let's pull this one verse totally out of the context of the rest of the bible and use it to teach that Jesus Christ is God. Okay, now that we've done that, check out these verses a few chapters later, where Jesus Christ is praying.

John 17:20-22
Neither pray I for these alone, but for them also which shall believe on me through their word;

That they all may be one; as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us: that the world may believe that thou hast sent me.

And the glory which thou gavest me I have given them; that they may be one, even as we are one:

Okay then, if John 10:30 teaches that Jesus Christ is God, then John 17:20-22 teaches that I am God too and so are you. The trinity is religious horseshit. To gain an understanding of what John 10:30 is talking about, we must read the immediate context.

John 10:27-30
My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me:

And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand.

My Father, which gave them me, is greater than all; and no man is able to pluck them out of my Father's hand.

I and my Father are one.

Verse 28 declares that no man shall pluck the sheep out of Jesus Christ's hand, while verse 29 declares that no man is able to pluck the sheep out of his Father's hand either. Then verse 30 immediately follows when Jesus Christ states that he and his Father are one. One in what? In that no man is able to pluck sheep out of their hands. Is reading the context so difficult? The word translated one here is the Greek word hen, which is in the neuter gender, and means one in purpose. One and the same person would be the Greek word heis - the masculine gender. Consider this following use of hen:

1 Corinthians 3:6-8
I have planted, Apollos watered; but God gave the increase.

So then neither is he that planteth any thing, neither he that watereth; but God that giveth the increase.

Now he that planteth and he that watereth are one [hen]: and every man shall receive his own reward according to his own labour.

When it says that Paul and Apollos were one, does this mean they were one and the same person? How ridiculous! Paul and Apollos were not the same person any more than God and Jesus Christ were the same person. They were one in purpose - likeminded. This logic can also be applied to the following verses.

John 1:1,2,14
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

The same was in the beginning with God.

And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.

Do these verses say that Jesus Christ was God? Not if language has any rules. It says the word was there in the beginning with God, not Jesus Christ, and that the word was later made flesh in the form of Jesus Christ. Nevertheless, assume for the sake of argument that John 1 does indeed teach that Jesus Christ was God and that he was there in the beginning with him. Okay, now compare these verses from Ephesians and Thessalonians.

Ephesians 1:4
According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love:

2 Thessalonians 2:13
But we are bound to give thanks alway to God for you, brethren beloved of the Lord, because God hath from the beginning chosen you to salvation through sanctification of the Spirit and belief of the truth:

According to Ephesians and Thessalonians, God also knew about us back in the beginning before the foundation of the world. So does that mean we were actually there? Yes, we were there in the beginning with God, just like Jesus Christ. This is true. However, these verses are referring to God's foreknowledge. We were not literally there with him back in Genesis, no more so than Jesus Christ was literally there. Jesus Christ had his beginning, his genesis, when he was born, just as we did. So what are these verses in John saying?

John 1:1,2,14
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

The same was in the beginning with God.

And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.

What these verses tell us is that Jesus Christ epitomised the word during his life by being a living example of it. It was the word that was there in the beginning and Jesus Christ lived it to such a standard during his life that we could see the living word in him as a breathing reality. We could look at Jesus Christ and see God's word living in someone. We too can live the word to such a degree that we are living epistles, and that doesn't make us God anymore than it made Jesus Christ God.

2 Corinthians 3:2
Ye are our epistle written in our hearts, known and read of all men:

When the word says we are epistles, known and read of all men, does that mean that we are God? No, it simply means we bring the word to life by living it, so that others can see the word in our lives. To teach Jesus Christ was God because he lived the word is just as ridiculous as saying we are God because we live the word.

This is not an exhaustive work on the subject. Most of the other scriptures used to teach that Jesus Christ is God are forgeries, but I don't have the time to write a book on this, that's already been done. It's time to move on, but suffice to say that we have shed a little light into what is perhaps the darkest regions of religion possible. Why do I say that? Because to worship anything or anyone other than the true God is idolatry, and worshipping Jesus as God is exactly that - idolatry. Jesus Christ was not God, he was a man, a human being.

Romans 5:15
But not as the offence, so also is the free gift. For if through the offence of one many be dead, much more the grace of God, and the gift by grace, which is by one man, Jesus Christ, hath abounded unto many.

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

This, of course, entrenches the doctrine of the trinity clearly within the framework of idolatry. To worship a man as God is idolatry. Therefore idolatry is the foundation stone on which Roman Catholicism and vatican doctrine is built. If you didn't know this, apologise to God, move on and put that cult behind you.

Chapter 27 - Where are the Dead?