Continued from Part 8
Paul’s Jesus: A savior but not God
The New Testament authors make a definite distinction between the one-and-only God and Jesus, never considering them one and the same. For instance, we find this distinction expressed in the statement: “Kindness and peace be multiplied to you in the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord” (2 Peter 1:2). This clarifies the meaning of the preceding verse, which reads, in part, “by the righteousness of our God and of [the] Savior Jesus Christ” (2 Peter 1:1). The author of these two verses indicates that he considers God and Jesus to be two distinct beings.