John 2:19-Did Jesus raise himself from the dead?

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JOHN 2:19-22 Did Jesus Raise HIMSELF From The Dead?

 

Does John 2:19-22 and John 10:17,18 teach us that Jesus raised HIMSELF from the dead? Do these passages of Scripture teach us that Almighty God is a “TRINITY”? In other words, do these verses of Scripture teach us that Jesus is THE ONE TRUE and ONLY ALMIGHTY God HIMSELF? Both Trinitarian Christians and Oneness Pentecostal Christians use John 2:19-22 and John 10:17,18 to try and prove that Jesus is Almighty God Himself in the flesh. 

Let us begin this study in God's word by first reading both of these passages of Scripture WITH a FOCUS on what those who teach that Jesus is Yahweh Himself focus upon which is the pronoun “I” that is referring to Jesus.

 

John 2:19-22.

 

“Then answered the Jews and said unto him, What sign do you show unto us, seeing that you do these things?

19. Jesus answered and said unto them, Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up.

20. Then said the Jews, Forty and six years was this temple in building, and will you rear it up in three days?

21. But he spoke of the temple of his BODY.

22. When therefore he was risen from the dead, his disciples remembered that he had said this unto them; and they believed the Scripture, and the word which Jesus had said.”

 

John 10:17,18.

 

“Therefore does my Father love me, because I lay down my life, that I might take it again.

18. No man takes it from me, but I lay it down of myself. I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it again. This commandment I have received of my Father.”

 

The argument used by those who teach the doctrine of the Trinity say that since the Bible says that Almighty God the Father raised Jesus from the dead, the Holy Spirit raised Jesus from the dead, and Jesus raised himself from the dead, then Jesus must, without fail, be Almighty God, because only Almighty God has the power to raise people from the dead. Both the Oneness Christians and the Trinitarian Christians use these two passages of Scripture to argue that Jesus is Almighty God Himself by emphasizing the personal pronoun “I” will raise it up. They will quote all the Scriptures where Almighty God raised Jesus from the dead and then come back and use John 2:19 saying that Jesus is declaring that he is Almighty God Himself by using the first person personal pronoun “I” will raise it up.

Let us go ahead and read a verse that clearly states as a fact with no interpretation needed that the Holy Spirit of God raised Jesus from the dead. And then we will read some of the many verses where Almighty God the Father raised Jesus from the dead. Please read Romans 8:11 where we clearly see that the Holy Spirit of Almighty God raised Jesus from the dead.

 

Romans 8:11.

 

“But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwells in you.”

 

Now let us read several verses where Almighty God the Father is the one who raises his Son Jesus from the dead. And if you already know all these verses it will not hurt you to read them again. You may see something you have not seen before.

 

Acts 2:22-24.

 

“You men of Israel, hear these words; Jesus of Nazareth, a MAN approved of God among you by miracles and wonders and signs, which God did by him in the midst of you, as you yourselves also know: (Remember the words of Jesus in John 5:19 speaking of himself saying that the Son can do NOTHING OF himself and it was the Father dwelling in him who did the work. In Matthew 8:2,3 a leper came up to Jesus and said I know you are able to make me clean if you will and Jesus answered “I” will, be you clean and immediately the leaper was cleansed. No Jesus used the personal pronoun “I” but it was NOT Jesus himself healing that leper and making him clean. It was Almighty God dwelling IN the Son of man, Jesus who healed the leper. Jesus did many SIGNS and wonders by the power of Almighty God the Father dwelling in him.)

23. Him, being delivered BY the determinate counsel and foreknowledge of God, you have taken, and by wicked hands have crucified and slain:

24. Whom God has raised up, having loosed the pains of death: because it was not possible that he should be held of it.”

 

Acts 2:30-33.

 

“Therefore, being a prophet, (Speaking of David prophesying of the resurrection of Jesus the anointed one) and knowing that God had sworn with an oath to him, that of the fruit of his loins, according to the flesh, HE (Referring to Almighty God) would raise up Christ to sit on HIS throne;

31. He (David) seeing this before spoke of the resurrection of Christ, that his soul was not left in hell, neither his flesh did see corruption.

32. This Jesus has God raised up, whereof we all are witnesses.

33. Therefore, (He the now glorified Son of God) being by the right hand of God EXALTED, and having RECEIVED of the Father the promise of the Holy Ghost, he has shed forth this, which you now see and hear.”

 

Acts 3:12-16.

 

“And when Peter saw it, he answered unto the people, You men of Israel, why marvel you at this? or why do you look so earnestly on us, as though by our OWN power or holiness we had made this man to walk? (Some Christians in the church of today look at Jesus as being Almighty God Himself  just as these Jews looked upon the Apostles of Jesus as if they healed people by their OWN power. Jesus said that he could do NOTHING OF himself. Please read John 8:26-28 “I have many things to say and to judge of you: but He that sent me is true; and I speak to the world those things which I have heard of Him

John 8:27.  They understood not that he spoke to them of the Father

John 8:28.  Then said Jesus unto them, When you have lifted up the Son of man, then shall you know that I am he, and that I do NOTHING OF myself; but as my Father has taught me, I speak these things.” You can read John 5:19,26-30 on your own, but for now, I want to point out that both Trinitarian Christians and Oneness Christians use the phrase “I am he” that Jesus spoke in John 8:24 to claim that Jesus is saying that he is Almighty God Himself. Please notice the same phrase “I am he” immediately followed by Jesus saying that he does NOTHING OF himself. So to me, Jesus INTENDED his words “I am he” to mean that he is the MESSIAH)

13. The God of Abraham, and of Isaac, and of Jacob, the God of our fathers, has GLORIFIED His Son Jesus; whom you delivered up , and denied him in the presence of Pilate, when he was determined to let him go.

14. But you denied the Holy One and the Just, and desired a murderer to be granted unto you;

15. And killed the Prince of life, whom God has raised from the dead; whereof we are witnesses.

16. And his name through faith in his name hath made this man strong, whom you see and know: yea, the faith which is BY him has given him this perfect soundness in the presence of you all.”

 

In other words, the man who was healed had a PART to play in being HEALED. It was Almighty God who actually did the HEALING by or through the hands of his servants who spoke in the authority that was GIVEN to them in the NAME of Jesus to heal NOT in their OWN power but in the power of the NAME of Jesus that was GIVEN to them to use.

In the same way, Jesus BELIEVED that his God and Father would raise him from the dead. Jesus had a PART to play in his being raised from the dead by his God and Father. It was NOT by his OWN power that Jesus raised HIMSELF from the dead, but rather, it was the power and the authority that was GIVEN to Jesus BY his God and Father the one true and only Almighty God.

This is what John 2:19-22 means in the LIGHT of the WHOLE word of Almighty God. In John 16:7-16 Jesus said something that I myself find very interesting. Jesus explains that what he has, as in, what power and authority that he has is his. Jesus says they are MINE because the Father has given ALL things to His Son. Everything Jesus has or is was GIVEN TO him BY Almighty God the Father.

 

John 16:7-16.

 

“Nevertheless I tell you the truth; It is expedient for you that I go away: for if I go not away, the Comforter will not come unto you; but if I depart, I will send him unto you.

8. And when he is come, he will reprove the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment:

9. Of sin, because they believe not on me;

10. Of righteousness, because I go to my Father, and ye see me no more;

11. Of judgment, because the prince of this world is judged.

12. I have yet many things to say unto you, but you cannot bear them now.

13. Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will show you things to come.

14. He shall glorify me: for he shall receive of MINE, and shall show it unto you.

15. All things that the Father has are mine: THEREFORE, (Or for this reason) said I, that he shall take of MINE, and shall show it unto you.”

 

Again, everything that Jesus is and has was GIVEN to him BY his God and Father Almighty God. It was after the cross that Jesus was given all power. 

 

Please read Matthew 28:18.

 

“And Jesus came and spoke unto them, saying, All power is GIVEN UNTO me in heaven and in earth.”

 

And all this power and authority is GIVEN unto Jesus BY his God and Father the one true and only Almighty God. Even eternal life was GIVEN to Jesus BY his Father after the cross BECAUSE he was the Son of MAN. 

 

Please read John 5:18-30.

 

“Therefore the Jews sought the more to kill him, because he not only had broken the Sabbath, but said also that God was his Father, making himself equal with God. (Now, this verse is also taken out of context and used by those who teach the doctrine of the Trinity which teaches that Jesus is EQUAL with the Father in every way where neither is greater than or less than the other. But when this verse is LEFT in the CONTEXT of where it is found we see in the very next verse where Jesus is DEFENDING himself against this FALSE ACCUSATION of the Jews who falsely accused Jesus of making himself equal with God)

19. Then answered Jesus and said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, The Son can do NOTHING OF HIMSELF, but what he sees the Father do: for what things soever he does, these also does the Son likewise.

20. For the Father loves the Son, and shows him all things that himself does: and he will show him greater works than these, that you may marvel.

21. For AS the Father raises up the dead, and quickens them; EVEN SO the Son quickens (or makes alive again) whom he will.

22. For the Father judges no man, BUT has COMMITTED ALL judgment unto the Son: (In other words, Almighty God the Father has GIVEN his SON Jesus ALL authority to judge)

23. That (Or so that) all men should honor the Son, EVEN AS they honor the Father. He that honors NOT the Son honors NOT the Father which has sent him.

24. Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that hears my word, AND believes on him that sent me, has everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life. (Here we see that we must believe in and honor BOTH Almighty God the Father AND His SON Jesus in order to have eternal life abiding in us. Also, please notice that Jesus uses the personal pronoun “MY” word but in the LIGHT of the WHOLE word of God the words Jesus spoke were not his OWN words. But rather, Almighty God the Father put His word in the mouth of His Prophet, Jesus. So just because Jesus used the personal pronoun “I” will raise it up in John 2:19 does not mean that Jesus is Almighty God Himself)

25. Verily, verily, I say unto you, The hour is coming, and now is, when the dead shall hear the voice of the Son of God: and they that hear shall live. (This means that Jesus was GIVEN the authority to raise the SPIRITUALLY dead and even to raise from the dead those who died physically like Lazarus. And ALSO, at his second coming, Jesus has been given the power and the authority to raise those who BELIEVE in him as their Lord and Savior from the dead and give them eternal life in the world to come. This is WHY Jesus is called the EVERLASTING FATHER in Isaiah 6:9 which literally reads the father of eternal life. Please keep in mind that ALL that Jesus is and has was GIVEN UNTO him BY his God and Father the Almighty and ONLY TRUE God, according to the words of Jesus is John 17:1-3)

26. FOR (Or BECAUSE) AS the Father has life in himself; SO HAS HE GIVEN TO the Son to have life in himself;

27. AND has GIVEN him AUTHORITY to execute judgment ALSO, BECAUSE he is the Son of MAN. (NOT because Jesus is THE ALMIGHTY God Himself. And NOT because Jesus is the SON OF Almighty God the Father. But BECAUSE Jesus is the Son of MAN. It was needful for Jesus to be TRULY and FULLY a HUMAN being who OVERCAME the enemy to be crucified as an INNOCENT Lamb so that he could redeem mankind back to Almighty God the Father)

28. Marvel not at this: for the hour is coming, in the which all that are in the graves shall hear his voice,

29. And shall come forth; they that have done good, unto the resurrection of life; and they that have done evil, unto the resurrection of damnation. (Again, Jesus has been GIVEN the AUTHORITY and the POWER to RAISE the dead during his ministry, but the TRUTH of the matter is that Almighty God the FATHER that DWELT IN the Son of man Jesus. And it was Almighty God who was the ONE that ACTUALLY did the WORKS of raising the dead INCLUDING raising His only begotten SON from the dead and GIVING him eternal life. Remember Jesus said)

30. I can of mine OWN SELF DO NOTHING: (So then, HOW did Jesus RAISE HIMSELF from the dead seeing that Jesus himself clearly and plainly teaches us that in and OF HIMSELF he can do NOTHING? It has always been the FATHER that DWELT IN his SON Jesus that was the one who actually did the WORKS. Including raising his SON Jesus from the dead and then GAVE his SON Jesus ETERNAL LIFE to be having within himself even as Almighty God has ALWAYS possessed IMMORTALITY within himself. Clearly, Jesus is NOT saying that he is Almighty God Himself in John 2:19 by saying “I” will raise it up) as I hear, I judge: and my judgment is just; because I seek not mine own will, but the will of the Father which hath sent me.”

 

In almost every verse we read about the resurrection of Jesus, it is Almighty God the Father, the eternal Spirit, who is the one who is actually doing the work of RAISING His SON Jesus from the dead.

 

Acts 3:26.

 

Unto you first God, having raised up His Son Jesus, sent him to bless you, in turning away every one of you from his iniquities.”

 

Acts 4:10.

 

“Be it known unto you all, and to all the people of Israel, that by the NAME of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom you crucified, whom God raised from the dead, even by (Or because of) him does this man stand here before you whole.”

 

Acts 5:30,31.

 

The God of our fathers raised up Jesus, whom you slew and hanged on a tree.

31. Him has God EXALTED with his right hand (Or him God exalted TO His own right hand) to be a Prince and a Savior, for to give repentance to Israel, and forgiveness of sins.”

 

Why would a supposedly already Almighty God need to be EXALTED to be a Prince and a Savior?

 

Acts 10:40.

 

How God (Almighty God the Father) ANOINTED Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and WITH power: who went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed by the devil; FOR (Or BECAUSE) God was WITH him.

39. And we are witnesses of all things which he did both in the land of the Jews, and in Jerusalem; whom they slew and hanged on a tree:

40. Him God raised up the third day, and showed him openly;”

 

Acts 13:22-41.

 

“And when he had removed him, he raised up unto them David to be their king; to whom also he gave testimony, and said, I have found David the son of Jesse, a MAN after mine own heart, which shall fulfill all my will (This is also a prophecy of Jesus who is the ONLY man who has done ALL the will of Almighty God the Father. It is Jesus who was a MAN after God’s own heart. David was just speaking these words prophetically of the coming Messiah and NOT of himself)

23. Of this man's seed (Speaking of the seed or lineage of David) has God according to his promise raised unto Israel a Savior, Jesus:

24. When John had first preached before his coming the baptism of repentance to all the people of Israel.

25. And as John fulfilled his course, he said, Whom think you that I am? I am not him. But, behold, there comes one after me, whose shoes of his feet I am not worthy to loose.

26. Men and brethren, children of the stock of Abraham, and whosoever among you fears God, to you is the word of this salvation sent.

27. For they that dwell at Jerusalem, and their rulers, because they knew him not, nor yet the voices of the prophets which are read every Sabbath day, they have fulfilled them in condemning him.

28. And though they found no cause of death in him, yet desired they Pilate that he should be slain.

29. And when they had fulfilled all that was written of him, they took him down from the tree, and laid him in a sepulcher.

30. But God raised him from the dead:

31. And he was seen many days of them which came up with him from Galilee to Jerusalem, who are his witnesses unto the people.

32. And we declare unto you glad tidings, how that the promise which was made unto the fathers,

33. God has fulfilled the same unto us their children, in that HE has raised up Jesus again; as it is also written in the second psalm, You are my Son, THIS DAY have I begotten you. (The day that God raised the Son of man, Jesus from the dead and gave him eternal life was the very day that Jesus became the eternal Son of God, the FIRSTBORN of every creature to be made in the express IMAGE of God. That is when Jesu became God’s ONLY begotten Son. Jesus is the firstborn among many brethren and we are being conformed in the IMAGE of God’s Son. I have heard Christians argue that Jesus being the IMAGE of God means that Jesus IS God. But if that were true then we will also become God by being conformed in the IMAGE of God’s Son. So NO, being the IMAGE of God does NOT mean that Jesus is Almighty God Himself)

34. And as concerning that HE (Almighty God the Father) raised him up from the dead, now no more to return to corruption, he said on this wise, I will give you the sure mercies of David.

35. Wherefore he says also in another psalm, You shall not suffer your Holy One to see corruption.

36. For David, after he had served his own generation by the will of God, fell on sleep, and was laid unto his fathers, and saw corruption:

37. But he, whom God raised again, saw no corruption.

38. Be it known unto you therefore, men and brethren, that through this MAN is preached unto you the forgiveness of sins: (Now, to me, this is the perfect place to say through this God/man who is fully Almighty God and fully a man at the same time having two natures, one divine and one human is preach unto you for the forgiveness of sin. But that is NOT what the Apostles of Jesus believed and taught. The Scriptures say that Jesus is a MAN who was MADE to be both Lord and Christ and that is what I myself am going to believe and teach)

39. And by him (Or because of the obedience of the MAN Jesus ANOINTED) all that believe are justified from all things, from which you could not be justified by the law of Moses.

40. Beware therefore, lest that come upon you, which is spoken of in the prophets;

41. Behold, you who despise, and wonder, and perish: for I work a work in your days, a work which you shall in no wise believe, though a MAN declares it unto you.”

 

Romans 10:9.

 

That if you shall confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus, and shall believe in your heart that God has raised him from the dead, you shall be saved.”

 

Here we are taught that if we believe and confess that GOD raised Jesus from the dead we shall be saved. It does not say if you believe and confess that Jesus raised himself from the dead. It does not say that if you believe and confess that God raised himself from the dead. It says if you believe that God raised Jesus from the dead.

 

1 Corinthians 6:14.

 

And God has BOTH raised up the Lord, and will also raise up us BY HIS OWN power.”

 

Even though Almighty God the Father has GIVEN his now glorified SON Jesus the AUTHORITY to RAISE the dead it is STILL the POWER of Almighty God HIMSELF that is actually doing the raising from the dead.

 

Galatians 1:1.

 

“Paul, an apostle, (not of men, neither by man, but by Jesus Christ, and God the Father, who raised him from the dead;)”

 

Colossians 2:12.

 

“Buried with him in baptism, wherein also you are risen with him through the faith of the operation of God, who has raised him from the dead.”

 

1 Peter 1:21.

 

“Who by him (Or who by Jesus the SON of Almighty God the Father) do believe in God, that raised him up from the dead, and gave him glory; that your faith and hope might be in God.”

 

So then, to ME I myself do NOT see that John 2:19-22 teaches us that Jesus IS THE ONE TRUE and ONLY ALMIGHTY God nor do I see that this verse teaches us that Almighty God is a “TRINITY” where Jesus is CO EQUAL in every way with HIS God and Father who ALONE is the ALMIGHTY and most high God over his SON Jesus.

I myself see that the WHOLE word of Almighty God clearly teaches us that ALL that Jesus is, and has it was GIVEN TO him BY his God and Father, who ALONE is the one true and only ALMIGHTY God.

Now another meaning of John 2:19 is that Almighty God was speaking through Jesus as His prophet saying to the Jews that when they destroyed His Temple speaking of Jesus that He would raise it up again. Think about how angry Jesus became at the moneychangers defiling the HOUSE of God. Jesus took the time to braid himself a whip to drive out the money changers. And then they demanded of him a SIGN to be shown to them that he has the AUTHORITY to put them out of the Temple. Now the anger of Jesus was righteous anger which I believe was instituted by Almighty God DWELLING IN him. And Being a prophet of God it is certainly possible that Almighty God spoke through Jesus saying “I” will raise it up.

Please understand that I am not saying that Jesus is Almighty God Himself, but rather, God put His own word in the mouth of His prophet Jesus and it was Almighty God saying Destroy this temple and “I” will raise it up. You see my dear brothers and sisters in our Lord Jesus Christ, God desires a NEW temple and during the ministry of Jesus the Son of man was His TEMPLE. And now we who believe in Jesus as our Lord and Savior are the temple of God. So them, we have looked at two other interpretations of John 2:19 but there is no less than another interpretation or meaning.

A third meaning of John 2:19 is a prophetic meaning speaking of Jesus raising up his BODY, an in, his CHURCH. Let us read John 2:18-22 again to refresh your memory.

 

John 2:18-22.

 

“Then answered the Jews and said unto him, What sign do you show unto us, seeing that you do these things?

19. Jesus answered and said unto them, Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up.

20. Then said the Jews, Forty and six years was this temple in building, and will you rear it up in three days?

21. But he spoke of the temple of his BODY. (Again, during the ministry of Jesus God DWELT in him in the same way that God now dwells in us and we are called the TEMPLE of God. So the Father could have been speaking the words Destroy this temple and in three days I will raise it or him up. The Greek word translated as “it” also mean her, him, and this man)

22. When therefore he was risen from the dead, his disciples remembered that he had said this unto them; and they believed the scripture, and the word which Jesus had said.”

 

Here is how E-Sword defines the Greek word “autos” translated as “it”.

 

G846

αὐτός

autos

ow-tos'

From the particle αὖ au (perhaps akin to the base of G109 through the idea of a baffling wind; backward); the reflexive pronoun self, used (alone or in the compound of G1438) of the third person, and (with the proper personal pronoun) of the other persons: - her, it (-self), one, the other, (mine) own, said, ([self-], the) same, ([him-, my-, thy-]) self, [your-] selves, she, that, their (-s), them ([-selves]), there [-at, -by, -in, -into, -of, -on, -with], they, (these) things, this (man), those, together, very, which. Compare G848.

 

The church is feminine so this verse could read “I” will raise HER up speaking of Jesus raising up the human temple of God, the church, up in three days. In prophecy, the three days are three thousand years. Two days for the harvest of this present world and one day for the harvest of saints in the world to come. Or God could have spoken those words in the first person through Jesus as thus says the Lord. So to me, John 2:19 does NOT prove that Jesus is Almighty God Himself.

But what about John 10:17,18 some Christians may ask. John 10:17,18 simply means that Jesus was given a free will to choose whether or not he would obey his Father's will. It was given to Jesus by the Father for Jesus the power to make his OWN choice whether or not to lay down his life or to take up his life by not choosing to die on the cross.

 

John 10:17,18.

 

“Therefore, does my Father love me, because I lay down my life, that I might take it again. (NOT that Jesus resurrected himself but rather that he knows that he shall LIVE again because Jesus knew that the Scriptures spoke of him. Jesus knew the promise of god that He would not leave his soul in hell)

18. No man takes it from me, but I lay it down of myself. I have power (Or I have the FREEDOM) to lay it down, and I have power (Or I have the FREEDOM)  to take it again. This COMMANDMENT (Or this principle or this teaching or this instruction) have I RECEIVED of my Father.”

 

Here is how  E-Sword defines the Greek word “” that is translated as “power”. 

 

G1849

ἐξουσία

exousia

ex-oo-see'-ah

From G1832 (in the sense of ability); privilege, that is, (subjectively) force, capacity, competency, freedom, or (objectively) mastery (concretely magistrate, superhuman, potentate, token of control), delegated influence: - authority, jurisdiction, liberty, power, right, strength.

 

I believe that Jesus has his OWN will and this passage of Scripture, to me, is teaching us that Yahweh the Father gave the Son of man, Jesus the FREEDOM to choose whether or not he would lay down his own life of his own free will or choose to take it up again, as in, to NOT lay down his life. That is my own opinion. I also see that this passage of Scripture can mean that Jesus was given the power, as in, the ability to take his life again. But again, that power and authority was GIVEN TO the Son of man, Jesus by his God and Father.

Some Christians may argue that this verse says “COMMANDMENT” and a commandment is not a choice. However, the Greek word commandment also means “INSTRUCTION” and teaching.

Now, if one dogmatically demands that the Greek word must be translated as commandment as opposed to a teaching or an instruction it still does not matter in this verse. For you see, the power and authority was still GIVEN BY Almighty God the Father TO his SON Jesus. In other words, IF SO BE that Jesus raised HIMSELF from the grave, it was BY or THROUGH the AUTHORITY that HIS God and Father had GIVEN TO his SON to COMMAND Satan to turn him loose from hell much in the same way that we COMMAND Satan in the NAME of Jesus through the authority that we have been GIVEN by Almighty God. Either way, Jesus did NOT raise himself from the dead by his OWN power and authority of BEING Almighty God himself. And an already Almighty God is NOT GIVEN power. And an Almighty God does NOT have another God over Himself.

Therefore, I myself must conclude that Jesus is NOT THE ALMIGHTY God who ALONE is the FATHER. Jesus is NOT the Father. I also conclude that Jesus is NOT equal with the Father since Jesus himself said that the Father is GREATER than he and the Bible itself clearly teaches us that Jesus is UNDER and SUBJECT to his God a Father the one true and only ALMIGHTY God.

Again, another meaning of John 2:19 is that Jesus is not speaking about his own “personal body of flesh”, but rather, Jesus is speaking of his spiritual BODY, as in, the body of Christ, his CHURCH. In other words, John 2:19 is a hidden prophecy of Jesus resurrecting the church within three days.  1 Corinthians 15:20-28 teaches us that Jesus is the FIRSTFRUITS unto God and then we who are IN Jesus at his coming will be the second harvest of firstfruits. Then comes the end speaking of the end of the Millennial reign of Jesus which is when the third harvest of firstfruits will be gathered. In other words, Jesus is the FIRSTBORN of every creature to become the FIRSTFRUITS unto God. Then order number two of firstfruits will be resurrected by Jesus at his second coming at the beginning of the third 1000 year long day and the rest of the dead will be raised after the third 1000 year long day has ended. The Greek word translated as “in” in John 2:19 also means “within” three days. So then, the WHOLE body of Jesus Christ will be resurrected within three 1000 year long days. No matter what way you interpret these two passages of Scripture, Jesus had NO power of his OWN during the days of his flesh. Jesus was only GIVEN all power and the FULLNESS of the Godhead AFTER the cross. Please read the study  “WHEN DID JESUS BECOME GOD'S ETERNAL SON? which gives you all the verses that prove that Jesus did NOT pre-exist as God's eternal Son who was at God's side in all eternity past.

Thanks for reading and may God bless you richly as you continue to seek the TRUTH of the WHOLE word of Almighty God. Below are some other verses that are used to try and support the doctrine of the Trinity and the deity of Jesus. There may be other verses which you may be having trouble seeing any other way than what you were dogmatically taught over and over for so long, but I assure you that each and every verse used by those who teach the doctrine of the Trinity does indeed have a different or an alternative meaning that does NOT CONTRADICT any other part of God's word. If there is a verse that I have not listed please do not hesitate to write and let me know. Some verses are included in others studies and they may not appear as an individual study.


Your Brother in our Lord Jesus Christ,

Brother Mark.

 

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VERSES USED TO TEACH THAT JESUS PREEXISTED!

JOHN 1:1

 

“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.”

 

JOHN 1:1-3

 

“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

2. The same was in the beginning with God.

3. All things were made by him; and without him was not anything made that was made.” 

 

JOHN 1:1-5,14,18 

 

“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

2. The same was in the beginning with God.

3. All things were made by him; and without him was not anything made that was made.

4.  In him was life; and the life was the light of men. 

5.  And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.…

...14. 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.…

...18. No man has seen God at any time; the only begotten Son, which is in the bosom of the Father, he has declared him.”

 

JOHN 1:14

 

“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 1:15

 

“John bare witness of him, and cried, saying, This was he of whom I spake, He that comes after me is preferred before me: for he was before me.”

 

JOHN 1:18 

 

John 1:18 (NAS) No one has seen God at any time; the only begotten God who is in the bosom of the Father, He has explained Him.”

 

JOHN 2:19

 

“ Jesus answered and said unto them, Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up.”

 

JOHN 3:13

 

“And no man has ascended up to heaven, but he that came down from heaven, even the Son of man which is in heaven.”

 

JOHN 3:17

 

“For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.” 

 

JOHN 3:31

 

He that comes from above is above all: he that is of the earth is earthly, and speaks of the earth: he that comes from heaven is above all.”

 

JOHN 6:32 

         

“Then Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Moses gave you not that bread from heaven; but my Father gives you the true bread from heaven

 

JOHN 6:33 

 

For the bread of God is he which comes down from heaven, and gives life unto the world.”

 

JOHN 6:38

 

“For I came down from heaven, not to do mine own will, but the will of him that sent me.”

 

JOHN 6:42 

 

“And they said, Is not this Jesus, the son of Joseph, whose father and mother we know? how is it then that he saith, I came down from heaven?”

 

JOHN 6:50 

 

“This is the bread which comes down from heaven, that a man may eat thereof, and not die.”

 

JOHN 6:51

 

“I am the living bread which came down from heaven: if any man eats of this bread, he shall live forever: and the bread that I will give is my flesh, which I will give for the life of the world.”

 

JOHN 6:58

 

“This is that bread which came down from heaven: not as your fathers did eat manna, and are dead: he that eats of this bread shall live forever.”

 

JOHN 6:62 

 

“What and if you shall see the Son of man ascend up where he was before?”

 

JOHN 8:14

 

“Jesus answered and said unto them, Though I bear record of myself, yet my record is true: for I know whence I came, and whither I go; but you cannot tell whence I come, and whither I go.”

 

JOHN 8:23 

 

“And he said unto them, You are from beneath; I am from above: you are of this world; I am not of this world.”

 

JOHN 8:24

 

“I said therefore unto you, that you shall die in your sins: for if you believe not that I am he, you shall die in your sins.”

 

JOHN 8:42,43

        

“Jesus said unto them, If God were your Father, you would love me: for I proceeded forth and came from God; neither came I of myself, but he sent me. 

43. Why do you not understand my speech? even because you cannot hear my word.”

 

JOHN 8:58

 

“Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Before Abraham was, I am.”

 

JOHN 10:30.31

 

I and my Father are one

31.  Then the Jews took up stones again to stone him.” 

 

JOHN 14:8-10

 

“Philip said unto him, Lord, show us the Father, and it sufficeth us. 

9.  Jesus said 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 say you then, Show us the Father? 

10.  Believe you not that I am in the Father, and the Father in me? the words that I speak unto you I speak not of myself: but the Father that dwells in me, he does the works. 

JOHN 16:27,28 

 

“For the Father himself loves you, because you have loved me, and have believed that I came out from God

18. I came forth from the Father, and am come into the world: again, I leave the world, and go to the Father.”

 

JOHN 17:5

 

“And now, O Father, glorify you me with your own self with the glory which I had with you before the world was.”

 

JOHN 17:8 

 

“For I have given unto them the words which you gave me; and they have received them, and have known surely that I came out from you, and they have believed that you did send me.”

 

 

JOHN 17:24

 

“Father, I will that they also, whom you have given me, be with me where I am; that they may behold my glory, which you have given me: for you loved me before the foundation of the world.”

 

MATTHEW 1:23

 

“Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us.”

 

ROMANS 8:3 

 

“For what the law could not do, in that, it was weak through the flesh, God sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin, condemned sin in the flesh:”

 

1 CORINTHIANS 10:4

 

“And did all drink the same spiritual drink: for they drank of that spiritual Rock that followed them: and that Rock was Christ.”

 

1 CORINTHIANS 15:47  

 

“The first man is of the earth, earthy: the second man is the Lord from heaven.”

 

2 CORINTHIANS 8:9  

 

“For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that, though he was rich, yet for your sake he became poor, that you through his poverty might be rich.”

 

GALATIANS 4:4

 

“But when the fullness of the time had come, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the law,”

 

EPHESIANS 3:9-11

 

“And to make all men see what is the fellowship of the mystery, which from the beginning of the world has been hidden in God, who created all things by Jesus Christ:

10. To the intent that now unto the principalities and powers in heavenly places might be known by the church the manifold wisdom of God,

11. According to the eternal purpose which he purposed in Christ Jesus our Lord:”

 

EPHESIANS 4:10 

 

10. He that descended is the same also that ascended up far above all heavens, that he might fill all things.)”

 

COLOSSIANS 1:15-17 

 

“Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature:

16. For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him:

17. And he is before all things, and by him, all things consist.”

 

1 TIMOTHY 3:16

 

“And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory.”

 

TITUS 2:13,14

 

“Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ

14.  Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works.”

 

HEBREWS 1:1,2

 

“Has in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he has appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds;”

 

HEBREWS 2:14-17

 

“Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, he also himself likewise took part of the same; that through death he might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil; 

15.  And deliver them who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage. 

16. For verily he took not on him the nature of angels, but he took on him the seed of Abraham.

17. Wherefore in all things it behooved him to be made like unto his brethren, that he might be a merciful and faithful high priest in things pertaining to God, to make reconciliation for the sins of the people.”

 

HEBREWS 5:8

 

Though he were a Son, yet learned he obedience by the things which he suffered;”

  

HEBREWS 10:5 

 

“Wherefore when he comes into the world, he says, Sacrifice and offering you would not, but a body have you prepared me:”

 

HEBREWS 13:8

 

Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and today, and forever.” 

 

PHILIPPIANS 2:6-8

 

Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God:

7. But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men:

8. And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.”

 

1 JOHN 1:1,2

 

“That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon, and our hands have handled, of the Word of life;

2. (For the life was manifested, and we have seen it, and bear witness, and shew unto you that eternal life, which was with the Father and was manifested unto us;)”

 

1 JOHN 5:7

 

“For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one.” 

 

1 JOHN 5:20

 

“And we know that the Son of God is come, and hath given us an understanding, that we may know him that is true, and we are in him that is true, even in his Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God, and eternal life.”

 

REVELATION 3:14 

 

“And unto the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write; These things saith the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of the creation of God;”

 

GENESIS 1:26

 

“And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps upon the earth.”

 

PROVERBS 8:22-31 

 

“The LORD possessed me in the beginning of his way, before his works of old.”

 

MICAH 5:2

 

“But you, Bethlehem Ephratah, though you be little among the thousands of Judah, yet out of you shall he come forth unto me that is to be ruler in Israel; whose goings forth have been from of old, from everlasting.”

 

ISAIAH 9:6

 

“For unto us, a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.”

 

ANGEL OF THE LORD VERSES

 

Thanks for reading. May God bless you richly as you continue seeking the truth of the whole word of God. Also, please read the studies listed below related to Jesus being God, the doctrine of the Trinity, the Oneness doctrine, and the Deity of Jesus.

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             Verses used to try and support the doctrine of the Trinity, and that Jesus is Yahweh himself, as in one and the self-same being.

Genesis 1:26---Let US make man in OUR image!

Genesis 18:1-3 Was Jesus ONE of the THREE MEN or angels who APPEARED to Abraham?

Genesis 19:24--- YAHWEH rained down fire... from YAHWEH.

Isaiah 6:3---HOLY HOLY HOLY means TRINITY!

Isaiah 7:14---Immanuel God with us!

Isaiah 9:6---MIGHTY GOD and EVERLASTING FATHER!

Isaiah 48:16---The LORD AND HIS SPIRIT SENT ME!

Micah 5:2--- From everlasting.

Zechariah 12:10--- Look upon me whom they have pierced.

Matthew 1:23---Emmanuel God with us!

Matthew 28:19---In the name of the Father, Son, & Holy Spirit.

JOHN 1:1---AND THE WORD WAS GOD!

JOHN 2:19-22---Jesus raised HIMSELF from the dead?

JOHN 5:18 JESUS IS EQUAL WITH GOD!

JOHN 8:24 PROVES JESUS IS YAHWEH!

JOHN 8:58---BEFORE ABRAHA I AM!

JOHN 10:30---I AND MY FATHER ARE ONE!

JOHN 14:19---JESUS IS THE FATHER?

JOHN 20:28---MY LORD AND MY GOD!

Acts 20:28--- He has purchased with His own blood.

Romans 9:5--- Christ came...God blessed forever.

 2 CORINTHIANS 13:14 TEACHES TRINITY?

EPHESIANS 3:9 DID JESUS CREATE ALL THINGS?

COLOSSIANS 2:9 IS JESUS THE GODHEAD?

PHILIPPIANS 2:6-11 PROVES PREEXISTENCE

1 TIMOTHY 3:16---God was manifest in the flesh

TITUS 2:13---Our Great God and Savior Jesus Christ

TITUS 3:2 God our Savior toward man APPEARED

Hebrews 1:8--- Your throne O' God.

Hebrews 7:1-3 ---Is Melchizedek a theophany of Jesus?

1 John 5:7--- And these three are one.

1 John 5:20--- Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God...

2 Peter 2:1---God AND our Savior Jesus Christ 

2 Peter 3:18---Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ 

Revelation 1:8--- JESUS IS THE ALMIGHTY?

Revelation 1:17--- First and the Last (Isaiah 44:6

Revelation 17:14--- WHO IS THE KING OF KINGS.

       

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Now, I, myself, do not find one verse in the entire Bible that prophesies of God the Son being sent down from heaven to incarnate himself as the Son of God having TWO natures, one divine, and one human.

More Scriptures that show the TRUE Jesus to be the fulfillment of the Scriptures of PROPHECY that you can look up on your own: Luk_24:6-7, Luk_9:22, Luk_18:31-33; Mat_16:21, Mat_17:22-23, Mat_20:18-19; Mar_8:31-32, Mar_9:31; Mar_10:33-34; 1Pe_1:10-11; Rev_19:10+++ Joh_16:4-5, Joh_16:16-17, Joh_17:11-13+++Luk_24:26-27, Luk_24:46, Luk_21:22; Mat_26:54, Mat_26:56; Joh_19:24-37; Act_3:18, Act_13:29-31, Act_13:33; 1Co_15:3-4

In the law: Gen_3:15, Gen_14:18, Gen_22:18, Gen_49:10; Lev_16:2-19; Num_21:8, Num_35:25; Deu_18:15-19; Joh_3:14, Joh_5:46; Act_3:22-24, Act_7:37; Heb_3:5, Heb_7:1, Heb_9:8, Heb_10:1

In the prophets: Luk_24:27; Act_10:43; Isa_7:14, Isa_9:6, Isa_11:1-10, Isa_28:16, Isa_40:1-11, Isa_42:1-4, Isa_49:1-8, Isa_50:2-6; Isa_52:13-15, Isa_53:1-12, Isa_61:1-3; Jer_23:5, Jer_33:14; Eze_17:22, Eze_34:23; Dan_2:44, Dan_7:13, Dan_9:24-27; Hos_1:7-11, Hos_3:5; Joe_2:28-32; Amo_9:11; Mic_5:1-4; Hag_2:7-9; Zec_6:12, Zec_9:9, Zec_11:8-13, Zec_12:10, Zec_13:7, Zec_14:4; Mal_3:1-3, Mal_4:2-6

In the psalms: Psa_2:1-12, Psa_16:9-11, Psa_22:1-31, Psa_40:6-8, Psa_69:1-36, Psa_72:1-20, Psa_88:1-18; Psa_109:4-20, Psa_110:1-7, Psa_118:22; Joh_5:39; Act_17:2-3; 1Pe_1:11; Rev_19:10.

 

And as I promised here is the list of the six main headings that list all the studies I have on this subject as to who Jesus is according to what the Bible ITSELF teaches us in the LIGHT of the WHOLE word of Almighty God.

I will also give this list of the six following headings again at the end of this study so you can stay focused on one study at a time.

 

>>>A LIST OF STUDIES ON THE TRINITY!<<<

 

>>>IS THE DOCTRINE OF ONENESS BIBLICAL?<<<

 

>>>WHO OR WHAT IS THE HOLY SPIRIT?<<<

 

>>>IS JESUS THE CREATOR?<<<

 

>>>WAS JESUS CREATED?<<<

 

>>>WHAT IF YOU ARE WRONG?<<<

 

And for further studies on false teachings of the gospel of Jesus Christ please read the studies listed throughout all the studies here at AMatterOfTruth.com and view the videos under the tab at the top called >>>FALSE TEACHINGS!<<< Under that heading, you will find the facts of what religious groups like Mormonism, Jehovah's Witnesses, and Islam teach about Jesus as compared to the word of TRUTH, the Holy Bible, as in, the WHOLE word of Almighty God. And by the phrase “the WHOLE word of Almighty God”, I mean that all verses of Scripture must be correctly interpreted in the LIGHT of the whole word of God and compared with all other correctly interpreted verses of Scripture, as opposed to, interpreting a few verses that are taken OUT of context to teach what is not the truth of the WHOLE word of God. For you see, whenever any INTERPRETATION of a verse of Scripture CONTRADICTS any other verses of Scripture that are correctly interpreted in the light of the whole word of Almighty God then that INTERPRETATION is NOT the correct interpretation. So always interpret the hard “controversial” verses in the light of the SIMPLE CLEAR verses that do not need any interpretation to understand what they mean.

Plain and simple, if the gospel you have been taught does NOT follow the teachings of the WHOLE word of Almighty God under the NEW COVENANT written in the New Testament, then you have NOT been taught the TRUE BIBLICAL Jesus. Again, this does NOT necessarily mean that you are not saved, but rather, that you may not be walking with God in the FULL potential that our heavenly Father desires for you to walk. If you do not understand what I mean by this please be patient, this will all become clear as you read all the studies I give links to within this study. But you must have a sincere desire to know the truth and nothing but the truth.

So let us begin this study in God's word by me giving you a list of titles of Jesus during the days of his FLESH. Again, I will give this same list at the end of this study as well but for now, I would like you to simply read the list of titles of who Jesus was CALLED before Jesus ascended into heaven. There are actually FIVE AGES of Jesus and Jesus is something different in each of those five ages. I will also give the link to the study on the five ages of Jesus at the end of this study as well. But for now, please stay focused on reading THIS entire study first. Here are twelve titles of Jesus as to who Jesus is according to what the Bible ITSELF teaches us in SIMPLICITY.

 

Remember that Jesus is something DIFFERENT is each of the FIVE AGES of Jesus. So please read the study “THE FIVE AGES OF JESUS!”

 

#1. Jesus is the “I AM HE”!

 

Jesus said and if you do not believe I am he you will die in your sins. In other words, Jesus is the fulfillment of PROPHECY! What I mean by this is that Jesus is the one who was prophesied to come. Please read the following studies “PROPHECIES OF JESUS BEING THE MESSIAH!”, 365 PROPHECIES OF JESUS!”, “HISTORICAL EVIDENCE OF JESUS!”, “WHO IS THE TRUE MESSIAH?”, and “JOHN 8:24 IF YOU DO NOT BELIEVE I AM HE!”

 

#2. Jesus is the Son of MAN!

 

Jesus fulfilled the prophecies in the Old Testament Scriptures in the ORDER that the events of prophecy were prophesied. So this list of who Jesus is, according to the Bible itself is listed in the order that they were prophesied. In other words, Jesus did not come as the King of kings FIRST. But rather, Jesus was born of a VIRGIN first to suffer for the sins of the people. And then, Jesus will come again as the King of Israel. Please read the study “JESUS THE SON OF MAN!”

 

#3. Jesus is the CHRIST!

 

The word “Christ” does indeed mean the Messiah but before the Son of MAN, Jesus, actually became the Messiah by his death on the cross, God ANOINTED the Son of MAN. Many times in the Bible the word translated as “SENT” means COMMISSIONED and sending, as opposed to Orthodox Christianity meaning of being sent down from heaven. In other words, God ANOINTED the Son of MAN at his baptism by John the Baptist with His Holy Spirit and power to be able to accomplish the task that his God and Father commissioned or sent him out into the world to do. Please read the studies “JESUS THE CHRIST!” and “JESUS SAID WHO DO YOU SAY THAT I AM?”

 

#4. Jesus is the SON OF God!

 

Jesus was prophesied to be called the Son of God but the Son of MAN was not called the Son of God until his baptism by John the Baptist. This was when Yahweh the Father announced the Son of MAN as being His Son in whom he is well pleased. Please read the study “JESUS THE SON OF GOD!”

 

#5. Jesus is our FELLOW SERVANT!

 

Jesus is our BROTHER. We will be JOINT-HEIRS with Jesus. Jesus is the FIRSTFRUITS unto God. Jesus is the CAPTAIN of our Salvation gone before us. Jesus is the FIRSTBORN of every creature in the image of God. And we are being conformed into the image of God’s dear Son. Jesus is the firstborn among MANY BRETHREN. Please read the study “JESUS OUR FELLOW SERVANT!”

 

#6. Jesus is the ONLY begotten Son of God!

 

To learn the TRUE meaning of “ONLY BEGOTTEN Son of God” please read the study “JESUS THE ONLY BEGOTTEN SON OF GOD!”

 

#7. Jesus is the FULNESS of the Godhead BODILY!

 

For the true SOUND Biblical meaning of Jesus being the fulness of the Godhead please read the study “JESUS THE FULNESS OF THE GODHEAD!”

 

#8. Jesus is GOD!

 

And according to the Bible ITSELF, Jesus is “A” God under and subject TO HIS God and Father who ALONE is the ONLY TRUE God. Please BEGIN with the study “37 FACTS TO PONDER ABOUT JESUS BEING GOD!” And under four numbers I will list four things that Jesus is NOT.

 

#9. Jesus is NOT the FATHER!

 

Please read ALL the studies under the heading >>>IS THE ONENESS DOCTRINE BIBLICAL?<<<

 

#10. Jesus is NOT Almighty God Himself!

 

But rather Jesus is the IMAGE OF the invisible God. Please read the study “IS JESUS ALMIGHTY GOD?”

 

#11. Jesus is NOT Yahweh Himself!

 

Jesus came out from God but that does not mean that Jesus is Yahweh Himself. Please read the study “IS JESUS YAHWEH?”

 

#12. Jesus is NOT God the Son, the second person of the Godhead Trinity God who always existed without beginning in eternity past!

 

Please read ALL the studies listed under the heading >>>A LIST OF STUDIES ON THE TRINITY!<<<

 

 

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