The Division of The Divine Essence Misunderstood In The Gospel of John

Continued from Part 7

God:  undivided and without equal
How did John’s Jesus view the possibility of a division in the divine essence?  Chapter 17 of the Gospel of John records a prayer, which its author attributes to Jesus.  In verse 2 of this prayer, Jesus views himself as being sent by God, his Father, who “gave him authority over all mankind.”  But of his “Father” he is quoted, in verse 3, as saying that he is “the only true God.”  Jesus does not say, “We are the only true God,” or even, “You Father and the Holy Spirit are the only true God,” but refers his remarks solely to the God whom he depicts as “Father.”  

The Ultimate Question of Who Is The One True God

Jesus, the man, is said to be the mediator between God and men.  Paul writes, “For there is one God, and one mediator also between God and men, the man Christ Jesus” (1 Timothy 2:5).   Jesus is called a “man,” even after his alleged resurrection.  Now, if this supposedly resurrected Jesus were himself God and acted in total accord with the other two-thirds of God, he could not be a mediator, an intermediary or conciliator,  “between God and men.”

Coequality Necessities Within The Trinity

John quotes Jesus as saying:  “I am going to the Father, because the Father is greater than I am” (John 14:28).  Is this coequality within the Trinity?  According to the New Testament, Jesus referred to God as “my God” both before and after his supposed resurrection (Matthew 27:46; John 20:17; Revelation 3:12).  Thus, according to the New Testament, Jesus did not consider himself to be God or God’s coequal, but instead recognized his subservience to God to whom he must go.  As John’s postresurrection Jesus says to Mary Magdalene, “I ascend to my Father and your Father, and my God and your God” (John 20:17).

How Could Jesus Still Be All Knowing After His Resurrection?

Continued from Part 2

Similarly, when asked if he would “at this time” restore the kingdom of Israel (Acts 1:6) Jesus replied:  “It is not for you to know times or seasons which the Father has placed in His own jurisdiction” (Acts 1:7).  Are we to conclude that the “equal” partners of the triune godhead have powers and knowledge, which they do not share with each other?  Even after his supposed resurrection, Jesus is still not all-knowing but is said to receive increments of knowledge from God.  

The Righteous One Is Not Who Or What You Think

As mentioned above a verse by verse explanation of how the people of Israel are the fulfillment the Suffering Servant prophecy can be found in Isaiah 53:  Who is the Servant?  In answer to those who deny this biblical truth and question how Israel can be called the “righteous one” when the people of Israel have not always obeyed God’s commandments God’s word declares otherwise.  This passage describes the culmination of a long historical period and marks the time of the final redemption from exile.  Obviously, if Israel as a nation is repentant there is no problem. But, what if that is not the case and Israel does not fully repent? 

Understanding How Jesus Shared His Portion of Spoils

Continued from Part 28

Jesus and the spoils of war shared with the mighty.
What portion did Jesus share with the great, what spoil did he divide with the mighty? Who are the “great” and who are the “mighty” with whom he supposedly interacted and shared the “spoil”?   Where and what is the fulfillment?   Is fulfillment left to the “he’s coming any day now” second coming farce?  Christians, get over it, he’s not coming back–not then, not now, not ever.

Meaning of The Portion That Jesus Allegedly Received

ISAIAH 53:12

53:12:  “I will divide him a portion with the great, and he shall divide the spoil with the mighty”

There is a great divide between truth (Isaiah) and fiction (the New Testament).
To have or to have nothing that is the question.  What portion did Jesus allegedly have and when did he get it?  How is a Christian interpretation of “I will divide him a portion with the great, and he shall divide the spoil with the mighty,” where the servant receives “a portion with the great” to be reconciled with Daniel 9:26: