And here is the MasterBlaster, the Great Killer of all those silly and absurd claims made by ignorant fools. Read it and see how Jesus declares (not claims) that he is a LOWLY SERVANT OR SLAVE sent by God, the MOST HIGH.<quoted text>
Read my post Alec:
Claims Equality with God
Jesus puts Himself on the same level as God by directly associating Himself with the Father. This is demonstrated by claiming that He is due the same honor as the Father:that all may honor the Son just as they honor the Father. He who does not honor the Son does not honor the Father, who sent him(John 5:23). Jesus even makes it clear that you cannot honor the Father unless you honor the Son. When Jesus comforts His disciples about His leaving, He tells them If you really knew me, you would know my Father as well. From now on, you do know him and have seen him. The inference is obvious; to know Jesus is to know God. Jesus even claims that all that belongs to God belongs to Him. Jesus tells His disciples All that belongs to the Father is mine(John 16:15).
Since no mere prophet would make these claims of Divinity, and since God would certainly not authenticated a message from a false prophet, the only explanation is that Jesus is God.
Direct References to Deity
In addition to the indirect claims of Deity, on a number of occasions Jesus directly claimed to be God. There is a clear example of this in John 8:58. In this instance, the Jews accused Jesus of being demon possessed for claiming that whoever keeps His commands will never see death(John 8:51). When the Jews mocked Him for claiming to be greater than Abraham, Jesus replied I tell you the truth, Jesus answered,before Abraham was born, I am! This was a direct claim to Divinity. This was a reference to the Old Testament when Moses asked God His name. God responded with I AM WHO I AM. This is what you are to say to the Israelites:I AM has sent me to you(Ex. 3:14). So here Jesus is ascribing the very name of God to Himself. The Jews clearly understood exactly what Jesus was saying which is why they picked up stones to stone him(John 8:59).
This was not an isolated incident. Again in John 10:30 Jesus claims to be God when He told the Jews I and the Father are one. And again the implication was clear to the Jews who responded to Jesus statement by again trying to stone Him for blasphemy, they explained their attempt to stone Him by telling Him:because you, a mere man, claim to be God(John 10:33).
In yet another incident, the Jews persecuted Jesus for healing on the Sabbath. He told them My Father is always at his work to this very day, and I, too, am working(John 5:17). The Jews took this is a direct claim to be God. John records their response:For this reason the Jews tried all the harder to kill him; not only was he breaking the Sabbath, but he was even calling God his own Father, making himself equal with God(John 5:18).
So we see that Jesus directly claimed to be God. His claims were not veiled in mystery, but open and clearly understood by those He addressed.
The Master Blaster: "John 17:3 New International Version (NIV
Now this is eternal life: that they know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom you have sent. "
John 17:3 destroys and pulverizes all false claims made by the Church fathers, who were minions of Satan.
All lies dismissed! Case closed!