Often you see that two or more Christian denominations have a very different point of view about the same subject. They both claim to base their arguments in the bible.
And I will tell you, this is true. They are both based in the scriptures. Does this means the bible contradict itself?
To your surprise, I will tell you, the bible does not contradict itself. The bible could be complex to outsiders because it speaks of the relationship of God and his people.
Let’s use this example. Some denominations affirm that Jesus is God, others that he is not God, and some will say that he is the only God.
This three groups have a sincere conviction on what they are saying. They all support these affirmation with scriptures.
But, often you see that they prefer to skip certain verses of the bible. They would even prohibit their members to visit other churches or groups.
Once again, the bible is not a contradictory book. The bible is a book that simply exposed complex things in a simple way to be understood for those who belief God and accept his words without questioning that they are true and God is good and faithful.
Is Jesus God? No, he is not God.
Is Jesus God? Yes, he is God.
Is Jesus God? He is not only God, he is the only God.
The bible can support all these three affirmations. And still there is no contradiction in the bible. This sounds nonsense.
What happens is that Jesus is a man. A man can’t be God. A man is subject to sin, is born, dies, can even change his mind. A description of man contradicts the description of God. God has no beginning, it has always being, and will always be. God does not change. Well, then Jesus is not God. This is not true. He is God.
Because, even thought he was a man, he was without sin and obedient to the degree that qualified him as the perfect temple to hold The Spirit of God. I am not talking about of a pouring of The Spirit of receiving a portion of The Spirit, I am talking about of The Spirit dwelling in him all the time in all his power since his conception. God himself took the form of man and dwelled among us. Jesus was the true tabernacle of The Living God. Everything he did and said, was from God. The world did not know a man called Jesus, the world knew God in Jesus.
Most Jews did not accept Jesus, because they did not recognized their own God in Jesus. They did not understand how great and compassionate their God, was.
Then, can we call Jesus God? Only by the spirit recognizing who is the one in him.
Jesus is the only God we can see and know. You may say, but we have no access to Jesus either, only the disciples were able to see him and to walk with him.
We know Jesus through his words, his character, his personality which are stamped on the scriptures. To learn about Jesus is to learn about God.