Jesus saith unto him, Have I been so long time with you, and yet hast thou not known me , Philip? he that hath seen me hath seen the Father ; and how sayest thou then, Shew us the Father ?
Instances of this in the Farewell Discourse are John 14:20 as Jesus addresses the disciples: “I am in my Father , and you in me, and I in you” and in John 17:22 as he prays to the Father : “I have given them the glory that you gave me, that they may be one as we are one.”
Jesus gave them this answer: “I tell you the truth, the Son can do nothing by himself; he can do only what he sees his Father doing , because whatever the Father does the Son also does.
Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall. enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth. enter into the Kingdom of Heaven; but he who. does the will of my Father who is in heaven.
During his lifetime, Jesus himself didn’t call himself God and didn’t consider himself God , and none of his disciples had any inkling at all that he was God . You do find Jesus calling himself God in the Gospel of John, or the last Gospel.
Don’t you believe that I am in the Father , and that the Father is in me ? The words I say to you are not just my own. Rather, it is the Father , living in me , who is doing his work. Believe me when I say that I am in the Father and the Father is in me ; or at least believe on the evidence of the miracles themselves.
The earliest Christians maintained that Jesus was a human being who was made God – a god – a divine being. Later they ended up saying that Jesus was born to the union of God and a mortal because the Holy Spirit came upon Mary and that’s how she conceived Jesus , so Jesus literally had God as his father .
Paul and John likewise maintained and developed the correlative of all this, Jesus ‘ stress on the fatherhood of God. Over 100 times John’s Gospel names God as ” Father “.
The essential uses of the name of God the Father in the New Testament are Theos (θεός the Greek term for God), Kyrios (i.e. Lord in Greek) and Patēr (πατήρ i.e. Father in Greek). The Aramaic word “Abba” (אבא), meaning ” Father ” is used by Jesus in Mark 14:36 and also appears in Romans 8:15 and Galatians 4:6.
In Christianity, Jesus is the Son of God and in many mainstream Christian denominations he is God the Son, the second Person in the Trinity. He is believed to be the Jewish messiah who is prophesied in the Hebrew Bible, which is called the Old Testament in Christianity.
His disciples on the road to Emmaus described him as “ Jesus of Nazareth, who was a prophet mighty in deed and word before God and all the people” (Luke 24:19). This suggests that both his miracles and powerful teachings showed that the Spirit of God was evident in his ministry.
In the light of the resurrection, then, the general meaning of his death would be that the vicarious suffering and punishment of the man Jesus has robbed death of its character as judg- ment for human existence, and vindicated the hope of man that reaches beyond death .
The ‘anointed’ Based on their understanding of scriptures such as Revelation 14:1-4, Jehovah’s Witnesses believe that exactly 144,000 faithful Christians go to heaven to rule with Christ in the kingdom of God.
Psalm 57:2 says, “I cry out to God Most High, to God who fulfills his purpose for me.” This is key in understanding God’s purpose for your life . God has numbered your days and will fulfill every purpose He has for you. However, our choices and actions also really matter.
The will of God could refer to the power of God , the manifestation of his reign, and the last petition is simply an addendum to the second calling for God’s power to be made manifest on Earth as clearly as it is in Heaven , a clear reference to the end times.