It's Easter and folks are busy arguing over who Jesus was/is. Was he actually God, or was he one third of God...as in the Trinity? Read on oh carefree soul!
What a fantastic dilemma! Arguing over who Jesus really was! I think it boils down to whether we believe the Bible is actually the inspired word of God, or no. I refer to the KJV here as I feel it is the most unbiased of the traditional texts. If you believe it is the inspired word of God that is one major point that can be used as a platform, if you believe it is full of flaws, then that is another. I believe it is inspired.
Ask a Jew what is the greatest scripture and they will tell you it is Deut 6:4
Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God is one LORD
They do not for one second believe G_d is duplicity of persons. The Muslims do not either. That speaks volumes to me.
When Peter, standing up with the 11 on the day of Pentecost told the Jewish multitudes that God had made Jesus both Lord and Christ, they knew exactly what Peter meant:
Jesus the Christ was God manifest in the flesh and since no one had ever seen the Spirit of God’s essence, they were actually seeing God! Those that accepted him as such, entered ‘the Church’ the same as the mother of Jesus did and the Apostles.
Time marched on and Titus overthrew Jerusalem, everyone scattered, religions were persecuted. The Roman emperor Constantine attempting to consolidate everyone under one religion chose Christianity and outlawed all others. In doing so, he accepted just about any dogma and tradition under this banner, including many of the pagan rituals and costumes and this became the Universal Church of the 4th century.
Everyone joined and why not?
Try to find any history of the first church of Acts in modern history. Just try. Everything refers to this pagan imitation starting at the Council of Nicea. If you really want to know who Jesus is, you have to look at the teaching of the Apostles found in the book of Acts and the Epistles, not a bunch of guys in 380 AD wearing fish shaped hats.
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