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Anonymous asked in Society & CultureReligion & Spirituality · 1 decade ago

The Scriptures say no man has seen God at anytime in John 1:18, so why does Jesus say in John 14:9?

if you have seen Me, you have seen the Father? Could this Scripture explain it all?

I Timothy 6:14-16 says, that you keep this commandment without spot, blameless until our Lord Jesus Christ 's APPEARING, which He will MANIFEST in His own time, He who is the blessed and ONLY Potentate, the King of kings and Lord of lords, who ALONE has IMMORTALITY, dwelling in UNAPPROCHABLE light, whom no man has SEEN or can SEE, to whom be honor and everlasting power. Amen.

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Clearly, Jesus Christ the Son (who was visible for decades as a man on earth) is a separate, distinct person from Jehovah God the Father (who has always been an invisible spirit being in heaven).

    ...(1 Samuel 15:29) The Excellency of Israel... He is not an earthling man

    ...(Numbers 23:19) God is not a man

    ...(1 John 4:12) At no time has anyone beheld God.

    Spirit beings (such as Jehovah God and the resurrected Jesus Christ) are invisible. As the questioner herself notes, the bible teaches that no one has seen God at anytime, so clearly Jesus cannot have been Almighty Jehovah, God the Father.

    ...(Exodus 33:20) And [Jehovah] added: “You are not able to see my face, because no man may see me and yet live.”

    ...(John 1:18) No man has seen God at any time; the only-begotten god [Jesus] who is in the bosom position with the Father is the one that has explained him.

    ...(John 4:24) God is a Spirit, and those worshiping him must worship with spirit and truth.

    ...(John 5:37) Also, the Father who sent me has himself borne witness about me [Jesus]. You have neither heard his voice at any time nor seen his figure

    ...(John 6:46) Not that any man has seen the Father, except he who is from God; this one has seen the Father.

    ...(1 John 4:12) At no time has anyone beheld God.

    While it is plainly unscriptural to suppose that Jesus is God, it seems rather obvious that the Son would perfectly reflect the personality and qualities of his Father. Really, it is the bible rather than any human tradition, catechism, or post-biblical writing which can reveal the truth about Jesus Christ.

    Jehovah's Witnesses are Christians; they teach that Christ was and is divine and of the same nature as God. What does the bible teach about Jesus?

    Jehovah's Witnesses understand the bible to teach that no salvation occurs without Christ, that accepting Christ's sacrifice is a requirement for true worship, that every prayer must acknowledge Christ, that Christ is the King of God's Kingdom, that Christ is the head of the Christian congregation, that Christ is immortal and above every creature, even that Christ was the 'master worker' in creating the universe!

    Jehovah's Witnesses love and respect and honor Christ. However, Jehovah's Witnesses believe that the Scriptures quite plainly demonstrate that Jesus and the Almighty are separate distinct persons, and the Almighty created Jesus as His firstborn son.

    (Philippians 2:5-6) Christ Jesus, who, although he was existing in God's form, gave no consideration to a seizure, namely, that he should be equal to God

    (John 8:42) Neither have I come of my own initiative at all, but that One sent me forth

    (John 12:49) I have not spoken out of my own impulse, but the Father himself who sent me has given me a commandment as to what to tell and what to speak

    (1 Corinthians 15:28) But when all things will have been subjected to him, then the Son himself will also subject himself to the One who subjected all things to him

    (Matthew 20:23) this sitting down at my right hand and at my left is not mine to give, but it belongs to those for whom it has been prepared by my Father

    (1 Corinthians 11:3) I want you to know that the head of every man is the Christ; ...in turn the head of the Christ is God

    (Deuteronomy 6:4) Jehovah our God is one Jehovah

    Thanks again for an opportunity to share what the bible actually says about the distinct persons of Jesus Christ the Son and Jehovah God the Father!

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  • piano
    Lv 4
    3 years ago

    you at the instant are not probably refuting the Trinity right here, in elementary terms a demonstrating that taking an analogy too a ways will injury it. merely like various different analogy. And Trinitarians do not say that the father and the Son are the comparable man or woman, yet that the two are God. you're papering over the enormous sort of prooftexts for the deity of Jesus, such because of the fact the Gospel of John's prologue, Thomas' confession of Jesus as his Lord and his God, etc.

  • 1 decade ago

    John 1:18 says "No one has seen God" so Jesus can not be God.

    John 14:9 shows Jesus is the "image" of God. A image is a reflection of the original.

    Since my 2 year old looks and acts like me I could correctly say he is his father's image.

    When people come into contact with your own children they represent you.

  • Adonai
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago

    Jesus was representing Truth within the biblical works; In truth one see's God.

    A man, bearing no truth, cannot see God as God is spiritual, and in such, all m,en are blind.

    You may recall Jesus curing the blind man?

    Look closely at the Beggining of all works. It teaches 'JESUS CHRIST is the truth, not a man as you, but spritualy clean and able to see God in higher awareness.

    Jesus gave sight to this "man" as symbolism that Jesus, the Truth, can give sight to any man whom wishes to see God.

    It is not as complex if you elect to see truth in spirit. Anyone whom wishes to see Contradiction shall do so as it is the hearts will; this is self deception, the ego telling one that "it is all lies"...man is the only thing that lies to man within the true nature of relaity.

    The bible has many great truths within reality if they are understood.

    Read in symbolism as this is the correct language of Spirit.

    Spirit, meaning truely "The Intent" of the language, or the intent of the message as opposed to literal meaning of each Translated word.

    Source(s): Seth Speaks; Jane Roberts, Edgar Cayce
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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Because Jesus is doing the will of the Father and act,s in the

    manner of God,so he,s saying I am like God.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Remember..GOD is a spirit. Jesus was GOD in the flesh....

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