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Yet the issue is not what do we want to think or believe, but rather, who did Jesus claim to be?
He rebuked Thomas for his unbelief, but not for his worship.
At this point a critic may interject that all these references are from others about Christ, not from Christ about himself.
In a confrontation with Satan, Jesus said, "It is written, 'You shall worship the Lord your God, and serve Him only.'" (Matthew ).
Yet Jesus received worship as God (Matthew ; 28:9) and sometimes even demanded to be worshiped as God (John ; compare Hebrews 1:6; Revelation 5:8-14).
11 He Changed My Life Almost 2,000 years ago, Jesus entered, the human race in a small Jewish community.
It didn't take long for the people who knew Jesus to realize that he was making astounding claims about himself.
It became clear that his own claims were identifying him as more than just a prophet or teacher. He was presenting himself as the only avenue to arelationship with God, the only source of forgiveness for sins, and the only way of salvation.
For many people this is too exclusive, too narrow for them to want to believe.
Because of his extensive rabbinical training, Paul would be even less likely to attribute deity to Jesus, to worship a man from Nazareth and call him Lord. He acknowledged the Lamb of God (Jesus) as God when he said, Be on guard for yourselves and for all the flock, among which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers, to shepherd the church of God which He purchased with His own blood.
Acts Peter confessed, after Christ asked him who he was: "Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God." (Matthew ).
Then there is Nathanael, who didn't think anything good could come out of Nazareth.Tags: Adult Dating, affair dating, sex dating