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Jesus is not God – Bible Verses and proofs

Jesus is not God – Bible Verses and proofs

God cannot die. God doesn’t pray to himself. God doesn’t argue with himself. God didn’t anoint himself. God lives in Jesus, but Jesus is not God. The following Bible Verses will prove the fact that Jesus is NOT God.

Everything in the Bible has to be understood as it is written. You can’t interpret whatever you like and claim that it is the truth. The word of the Bible doesn’t need to be interpreted! You have to accept it as it is written.

What thing soever I command you, observe to do it: thou shalt not add thereto, nor diminish from it. (Deuteronomy 12:32)

God and Jesus are one, because God lives in Jesus

The most Bible Verses that are used to claim that Jesus is God, are Verses which actually prove that God lives in Jesus. God is spirit and therefore He dwells in his children.

Believest thou not that I am in the Father, and the Father in me? the words that I speak unto you I speak not of myself: but the Father that dwelleth in me, he doeth the works. (John 14:10)

That God lives in Jesus doesn’t mean that Jesus is God. It means that God and Jesus are one. And Jesus taught us that we can become one with God as well! But do we become God then? Of course not!

That they all may be one; as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us: that the world may believe that thou hast sent me. And the glory which thou gavest me I have given them; that they may be one, even as we are one. (John 17:21-22)

Adam and Eve were one as well. But does this make them one and the same person? Surely not. They still remain two persons, even though they are one. If two people marry each other, will they be one person? Of course not. But still, they will be inseparable in God’s eyes.

The resurrection of the dead comes by man

This Bible Verse is that clear, that there really isn’t much left to explain. It says that because death came by man (Adam and Eve), the resurrection of the dead comes by man, as well. That means that Jesus has to be a human, because the resurrection of the dead came through him. Take a look for yourself:

For since by man came death, by man came also the resurrection of the dead. For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive. But every man in his own order: Christ the firstfruits; afterward they that are Christ’s at his coming. Then cometh the end, when he shall have delivered up the kingdom to God, even the Father; when he shall have put down all rule and all authority and power. For he must reign, till he hath put all enemies under his feet. (1 Corinthians 15:21-25)

God puts everything under Jesus feet

Why should God put everything under his own feet, if everything already belongs to him? He has created everything, therefore He is also the owner of all things. This Verse can only make sense, if Jesus is actually another person and not God himself:

For he hath put all things under his feet. But when he saith all things are put under him, it is manifest that he is excepted, which did put all things under him. (1 Corinthians 15:27)

Jesus can’t do anything of his own

If he says that he can’t do anything of his own, how was he able to do great signs and wonders? Because God did all these things THROUGH him:

I can of mine own self do nothing: as I hear, I judge: and my judgment is just; because I seek not mine own will, but the will of the Father which hath sent me. (John 5:30)

There is one God and one mediator. Jesus is NOT God.

For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus; Who gave himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time. (1 Thimothy 2:5-6)

Jesus is not God, but Jesus has a God

Wherefore I also, after I heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus, and love unto all the saints, Cease not to give thanks for you, making mention of you in my prayers; That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him. (Ephesians 1:15-17)

Jesus saith unto her, Touch me not; for I am not yet ascended to my Father: but go to my brethren, and say unto them, I ascend unto my Father, and your Father; and to my God, and your God. (John 20:17)

Jesus has only one God

Jesus said that there is only one God. If he was God himself, why didn’t he just say that he is God? Wouldn’t that be much easier for everyone?

And Jesus answered him, The first of all the commandments is, Hear, O Israel; The Lord our God is one Lord. (Mark 12:29)

Jesus is not God, because God is not a human

For I am God, and not man; the Holy One in the midst of thee. (Hosea 11:9)

God is not a man … neither the son of man. (Numbers 23:19)

For he [God] is not a man. (1 Samuel 15:29)

Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God is one Lord. (Deuternomy 6:4)

Jesus died, but God can’t die

God doesn’t die, because He himself is life. Therefore it was necessary for Him to forsake Jesus on the cross. And that is also the reason why Jesus cried out these words: “God, why have you forsaken me?” (Mark 15:34).

And when the sixth hour was come, there was darkness over the whole land until the ninth hour. And at the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying, Eloi, Eloi, lama sabachthani? which is, being interpreted, My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me? (Mark 15:33-34)

Jesus is not God, because Jesus doesn’t know what God knows

Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass, till all these things be fulfilled. Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away. But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only. (Matthew 24:34-36)

Jesus has a different will than God. Jesus is not God!

And he went a little farther, and fell on his face, and prayed, saying, O my Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me: nevertheless not as I will, but as thou wilt. (Matthew 26:39)

Jesus thanks God for hearing him

Then they took away the stone from the place where the dead was laid. And Jesus lifted up his eyes, and said, Father, I thank thee that thou hast heard me. And I knew that thou hearest me always: but because of the people which stand by I said it, that they may believe that thou hast sent me. (John 11:41-42)

Jesus says that only God is good

And a certain ruler asked him, saying, Good Master, what shall I do to inherit eternal life? And Jesus said unto him, Why callest thou me good? none is good, save one, that is, God. (Luke 18:18-19)

Jesus own words

And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent. (John17:3)

Jesus is not God, but the son of God

He saith unto them, “But whom say ye that I am?” And Simon Peter answered and said, “Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God.” And Jesus answered and said unto him, “Blessed art thou, Simon Barjona: for flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, but my Father which is in heaven.” (Matthew 16:15-17)

God and Jesus still remain two entities

But he, being full of the Holy Ghost, looked up stedfastly into heaven, and saw the glory of God, and Jesus standing on the right hand of God, And said, Behold, I see the heavens opened, and the Son of man standing on the right hand of God. (Acts 7:55-56)

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  1. Hi Jason,

    Thank you for posting your link on my blog. However, I ask that you use the regular comment box at the bottom of the page rather than “jumping the line” by responding to the first comment. Thanks.

    On to the substance:

    I agree with you that the traditional Christian Trinity of Persons is an unbiblical and false doctrine. However, that doesn’t mean Jesus isn’t God. Just that it doesn’t work the way traditional Christianity says it does.

    First, it is necessary to understand that although Jesus was the Son of God, having no human father but God as his divine Father, during his lifetime on earth Jesus was also the son of a human being, Mary. This means that during his lifetime on earth he had both an infinite divine side and a finite human side. That’s why we see him in the Gospels going back and forth between praying to the Father as if to a separate being on the one hand, and declaring his oneness with the Father on the other hand, right up to the Transfiguration, in which he revealed his divine nature to his closest disciples.

    This means that during his lifetime on earth, it would not be correct to call him “God” because he was not fully God. And so he never calls himself “God,” but rather “the Son of God” and “The Son of man,” reflecting both his divine side and his human side.

    However, he also never acknowledged Mary as his mother, even though the Gospel narrators sometime calls him the son of Mary. He himself called her “woman,” and disassociated himself from her while still treating her with respect. And when he rose from death, he was no longer her son in any sense. Even his body was no longer merely mortal and physical, like a created human’s body, but was divine, able to pass through locked doors and vanish from sight in a way that no merely mortal human being can. In other words, after his resurrection, he was fully divine, and no longer a mere human being.

    This is shown by the fact that on several occasions after the Resurrection, his followers worshiped him, and he never repudiated it:

    Suddenly Jesus met them and said, “Greetings!” And they came to him, took hold of his feet, and worshiped him. (Matthew 28:9)

    When they saw him, they worshiped him; but some doubted. (Matthew 28:17)

    While he was blessing them, he withdrew from them and was carried up into heaven. And they worshiped him, and returned to Jerusalem with great joy; and they were continually in the temple blessing God. (Luke 24:51-53)

    (While some ancient manuscripts of Luke 24:52 do not have “and they worshiped him,” the two instances in Matthew 28 are solidly attested in the manuscripts.)

    Jesus did not repudiate their worship, but accepted it. This is in contrast to when angels or human beings were worshiped, when they immediately repudiated such worship:

    On Peter’s arrival Cornelius met him, and falling at his feet, worshiped him. But Peter made him get up, saying, “Stand up; I am only a mortal.” (Acts 10:25-26)

    And the angel said to me, “Write this: Blessed are those who are invited to the marriage supper of the Lamb.” And he said to me, “These are true words of God.” Then I fell down at his feet to worship him, but he said to me, “You must not do that! I am a fellow servant with you and your brothers who hold the testimony of Jesus. Worship God! For the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy.” (Revelation 19:9-10)

    I, John, am the one who heard and saw these things. And when I heard and saw them, I fell down to worship at the feet of the angel who showed them to me; but he said to me, “You must not do that! I am a fellow servant[a] with you and your brothers the prophets, and with those who keep the words of this book. Worship God!” (Revelation 22:8-9)

    Also after his resurrection, Thomas called him “my Lord and my God” (John 20:28) and once again Jesus did not repudiate it, but rather chastised Thomas for not being able to believe this unless he saw Jesus with his physical eyes.

    In short, during his lifetime on earth Jesus was the Son of God, but was not fully God because he still had a merely human element from his human mother Mary. That is why he is never called “God” before his resurrection. But after his resurrection he is called “God” and is worshiped, and neither Jesus himself nor the Gospel writers ever repudiate it.

    There is much more that could be said, but I’ll leave it here for now. I would be happy to continue the conversation with you on these points, either here or on my blog. However, if you would prefer not to continue this discussion, that would be fine too. We each must follow the truth as we see and understand it.

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      But he, being full of the Holy Ghost, looked up stedfastly into heaven, and saw the glory of God, and Jesus standing on the right hand of God, And said, Behold, I see the heavens opened, and the Son of man standing on the right hand of God. (Acts 7:55-56)

  2. Please read No God But One by Nabeel Qureshi. All of thease pionts are addressed and the Trinity explained in a coherent manner.

  3. Hi Jason,

    My name is John, how are you?

    I do appreciate that you did you use scripture.

    But I have to ask did you come up with the conclusion yourself and then find scripture to back it up? Or did you read scripture then come to a conclusion?

    The scripture you referenced here are all events when Jesus was man on the earth after he had been born to Mary. I would encourage you to look at scripture from the Old Testament and the New Testament letters and see what it says about Jesus not being God.

    What I think you did was look at the instances of Jesus being man and see that he was limited in his human body. And no doubt he was. But we do have to remember that Jesus wasn’t just a human, he existed before he was a human and still exists today. It’s just that his ministry on earth as man has ended.

    Have a great day Jason be blessed 🙂

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      But he, being full of the Holy Ghost, looked up stedfastly into heaven, and saw the glory of God, and Jesus standing on the right hand of God, And said, Behold, I see the heavens opened, and the Son of man standing on the right hand of God. (Acts 7:55-56)

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