Saturday, June 10, 2017

"Stretch forth thy hand" - The Son of God vs. God

The Tokyo Station

The Son of God vs. God

The Gospels do not introduce Christ Jesus' saying that He is God.  But, there are many sentences where the word, the Son of God, is used:
Matthew 4:3 And when the tempter came to him, he said, If thou be the Son of God, command that these stones be made bread. 
Matthew 4:6 And saith unto him, If thou be the Son of God, cast thyself down: for it is written, He shall give his angels charge concerning thee: and in their hands they shall bear thee up, lest at any time thou dash thy foot against a stone. 
Matthew 8:29 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? 
Matthew 14:33 Then they that were in the ship came and worshipped him, saying, Of a truth thou art the Son of God. 
Matthew 16:16 And Simon Peter answered and said, Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God. 
Matthew 26:63 But Jesus held his peace, And the high priest answered and said unto him, I adjure thee by the living God, that thou tell us whether thou be the Christ, the Son of God. 
Matthew 27:40 And saying, Thou that destroyest the temple, and buildest it in three days, save thyself. If thou be the Son of God, come down from the cross. 
Matthew 27:43 He trusted in God; let him deliver him now, if he will have him: for he said, I am the Son of God. 
Matthew 27:54 Now when the centurion, and they that were with him, watching Jesus, saw the earthquake, and those things that were done, they feared greatly, saying, Truly this was the Son of God. 
Mark 1:1 The beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God; 
Mark 3:11 And unclean spirits, when they saw him, fell down before him, and cried, saying, Thou art the Son of God. 
Mark 5:7 And cried with a loud voice, and said, What have I to do with thee, Jesus, thou Son of the most high God? I adjure thee by God, that thou torment me not. 
Mark 15:39 And when the centurion, which stood over against him, saw that he so cried out, and gave up the ghost, he said, Truly this man was the Son of God. 
Luke 1:32 He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Highest: and the Lord God shall give unto him the throne of his father David: 
Luke 1:35 And the angel answered and said unto her, The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee: therefore also that holy thing which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God. 
Luke 4:3 And the devil said unto him, If thou be the Son of God, command this stone that it be made bread. 
Luke 4:9 And he brought him to Jerusalem, and set him on a pinnacle of the temple, and said unto him, If thou be the Son of God, cast thyself down from hence: 
Luke 4:41 And devils also came out of many, crying out, and saying, Thou art Christ the Son of God. And he rebuking them suffered them not to speak: for they knew that he was Christ. 
Luke 8:28 When he saw Jesus, he cried out, and fell down before him, and with a loud voice said, What have I to do with thee, Jesus, thou Son of God most high? I beseech thee, torment me not. 
Luke 22:70 Then said they all, Art thou then the Son of God? And he said unto them, Ye say that I am. 
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. 
John 1:34 And I saw, and bare record that this is the Son of God. 
John 1:49 Nathanael answered and saith unto him, Rabbi, thou art the Son of God; thou art the King of Israel. 
John 3:18 He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. 
John 3:36 He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him. 
John 5:25 Verily, verily, I say unto you, The hour is coming, and now is, when the dead shall hear the voice of the Son of God: and they that hear shall live. 
John 6:69 And we believe and are sure that thou art that Christ, the Son of the living God. 
John 9:35 Jesus heard that they had cast him out; and when he had found him, he said unto him, Dost thou believe on the Son of God? 
John 10:36 Say ye of him, whom the Father hath sanctified, and sent into the world, Thou blasphemest; because I said, I am the Son of God? 
John 11:4 When Jesus heard that, he said, This sickness is not unto death, but for the glory of God, that the Son of God might be glorified thereby. 
John 11:27 She saith unto him, Yea, Lord: I believe that thou art the Christ, the Son of God, which should come into the world. 
John 19:7 The Jews answered him, We have a law, and by our law he ought to die, because he made himself the Son of God. 
John 20:31 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.
So, it is clear that the Gospels were written based on the belief that Christ Jesus was the Son of God.  Usually, the only son of a king will become king someday.  But as long as he is called son, he is not king.

In addition, there is a big or an infinite gap between God and any other men and things.  The gap between God, infinite and more, and the Son of God, finite even if so great, cannot be neglected.  So, how stupid it is to call anybody or anything but God God.

What is more, the mankind must show the highest respect to God.  Calling anybody or anything that is not God God is a big lack of respect for God.

Accordingly, we must not call Christ Jesus God, although for the tiny existence of the mankind Christ Jesus looks so great as if infinite like God, for example, just like Mars looks like Sirius for mankind on the earth though the former is much smaller than the latter.

So, we had better review the Vatican creed of the Trinity, since it was about 1500 years ago that this creed was officially introduced.
In 325, the Council of Nicaea adopted the Nicene Creed which described Christ as "God of God, Light of Light, very God of very God, begotten, not made, being of one substance with the Father"...By the end of the 4th century, under the leadership of Basil of Caesarea, Gregory of Nyssa, and Gregory of Nazianzus (the Cappadocian Fathers), the doctrine had reached substantially its current form.

Anyway, the adoption of the Trinity by the Vatican must cause Islam to emerge with approval of God.  

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Luk 6:10 And looking round about upon them all, he said unto the man, Stretch forth thy hand. And he did so: and his hand was restored whole as the other.