This is a question that continues to be asked today. Furthermore, the statement has been and continues to be made that “Jesus is God”. However, is this question and statement correct? The answer is no.
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life” (John 3:16).
Now, this passage of the Holy Scriptures has and continues to elude many people, as it is written: “IN the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God” (John 1:1). The Holy Scriptures says: “…and the Word was God”; and many people therefore state the Jesus is God. However, let us read the entire verse again: “IN the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God”: clearly it also states “..the Word was with God…” and when we read on in verse 2, is states “The same was in the beginning with God” (John 1:2).
Many people may find this confusing but, it is not because the Holy Scriptures also states:
“For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one” (1 John 5:7).
God is seven Spirits (Revelation 4:5). God gave to his only begotten Son without measure the seven Spirits (Romans 8:33-34) (Revelation 3:1). Jesus is the Word of God; is the only begotten Son of God, the faithful and true witness of God from before the world was created (Proverbs 8:26–31).
The Apostle Paul provides further clarification when he best explained of Jesus “who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be [EQUAL] with God (Philippians 2:6).
However, The Father, is the most High (Genesis 14:18); did not become flesh, and is still in the form of Spirit. A spirit does not have flesh and bones (Luke 24:39). The most High God sent the Word of God to this earth. “And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth” (John 1:14).
After Jesus was risen from the dead he was seen by Mary Magdalene who said to him, saying: “Rabboni; which is to say, Master” (John 20:16).
“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).
Before Jesus left this earth he also told his disciples, “I go away, and come again unto you. If ye loved me, ye would rejoice, because I said, I go unto the [FATHER: FOR MY FATHER IS GREATER THAN I]” (John 14:28).
“Whosoever denieth the Son, the same hath not the Father” (1 John 2:23).
“No man hath [SEEN GOD AT ANY TIME]; the [ONLY BEGOTTEN SON], which is in the bosom of the Father, he hath declared him” (John 1:18).
“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 Timothy 2:5–6).