Monday, 15 January 2018
Why is the Jesus Only Movement Wrong?
One case of him adopting that title is in Matthew 9:6 (KJV) which reads, "But that ye may know that the Son of man hath power on earth to forgive sins, (then saith he to the sick of the palsy,) Arise, take up thy bed, and go unto thine house." Christ said this to Pharisees who condemned him for blasphemy.
Another point against Modalism and the "Jesus Only" folks is that Christ kept telling his disciples to pray to the Father. Look at what John 14:16 (KJV) says. "And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever;" What? Was Jesus praying to himself?
Furthermore, Jesus would have been a ventriloquist, and a really good one, if the following verse meant Jesus and God were the same person. John 12:28 (KJV) records him as saying, "'Father, glorify thy name.' Then came there a voice from heaven, saying, 'I have both glorified it, and will glorify it again.'"
The best proof of the Trinity is recorded at Christ's baptism. Matthew 3:16 (BBE) says, "And Jesus, having been given baptism, straight away went up from the water; and, the heavens opening, he saw the Spirit of God coming down on him as a dove; And a voice came out of heaven, saying, 'This is my dearly loved Son, with whom I am well pleased.'"
I could write so much more on this subject but I'll save it for my next book called You Think You're Going to Heaven? Many people think their denominational affiliation will save them. But the scriptures show that it's by faith we are saved and no human works can atone for sins.