16. No man can elevate another man to be God

"Mark 16:15 preach the gospel to every creature. Matthew 28:20 Teaching them to observe (do) all things whatsoever I (Jesus Christ) have commanded: Revelation 22:13 I am Alpha and Omega .. 14 Blessed are they that do his commandments, .. they .. have right to the tree of life, and .. enter .. the city."


I am a retired pastor of the Church of God (Tennessee).
My name is Isaac Livingston. I am from Neyyoor India

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Most Christians think that Jesus was God when he lived as a man. They elevate that Man Jesus, and worship him as God, as Hindus worship their dead heroes as gods. That Jesus is a phantom, another Jesus, (2 Corinthians 5:16, 11:3-4) and false Christ (Matthew 24:24), but not God. God the Word, creator of all things, became a man of sinful flesh, yet did not commit sin, and died for our sins. So, God raised him from death, gave him Omni-Powers, and anointed him as God. He is God again. One is a miracle working phantom Man Jesus, and the other is; resurrected Jesus in Omnipotent Spirit, who is God. Who do you worship? 


In the beginning, Jesus was God the Word (John 1:1). Later, Jesus became a man (John 1:14). After that, upon his resurrection from the dead and subsequent ascension, he was anointed once again as God (Hebrews 1:8 and 9). During the period of time when Jesus lived as a man, he lived only as a man, and not as God.

The Word was God until he became a man. God did not mask his Omni-powers with a fleshly body; but he willingly stepped down from being God with Omni-powers, to a man of flesh with no power. As a man, fully human, he lived among men as Jesus of Nazareth. During his time as a human he lived a holy life and by so doing, provided the example after which our lives are to be patterned. After fulfilling his life as a man and after his death as the Lamb of God, God made Jesus to be our Lord and Christ. At the same time, Jesus Christ entered the Omni-Power Spirit body of God, and God the Father and the Holy Ghost anointed Jesus as God. So, Jesus is no longer a man of flesh; he is seated at the right hand of God the Father, now as God the Son.

You may look at the details in this video, the link is: "God or Man".

The Bible says that God is a Spirit. He is omnipotent, omnipresent and omniscient. God The Word, who was God, was part of the Spirit who is God, and correspondingly shared all the power of God. God The Word shared these powers while he was Spirit; however, when he was made flesh, he gave up and came out of the Spirit that has the Godly powers of omnipotence, omnipresence, and omniscience. That is to say; he was born as a mere, mortal man; Jesus of Nazareth. John 1 says: "1) In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 14) .. the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us." The Bible says that 'the Word was God' and it does not say that 'the Word is God' when he became a man. In order to become a man, God the Word gave up his equality with God; and laid down his godly power. As a man, he became a servant, and obeyed God until death. Philippians 2 says: "6) 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." He became an ordinary man to the extent that he wept tears of heartfelt pain as he offered his prayers to God. Hebrews 5 says: "7) Who in the days of his flesh, when he had offered up prayers and supplications with strong crying and tears unto him that was able to save him from death, and was heard in that he feared; 8) Though he were a Son, yet learned he obedience by the things which he suffered; 9) and being made perfect," As verse 9 says, he was not born perfect; rather, he was made perfect by the life he lived. He also had to be made perfect like any other human being and had to be saved from death. He proved by example that a human could, by the grace of God, be made perfect.

In the beginning, Jesus was God the Word (John 1:1). Later, Jesus became a man (John 1:14). After that, upon his resurrection from the dead and subsequent ascension, he was anointed once again as God (Hebrews 1:8 and 9). During the period of time when Jesus lived as a man, he lived only as a man, and not as God. These are the truths of the Bible. If we manipulate this Jesus beyond what the Bible says and make a different Jesus, the Bible says that we preach another Jesus and false Christ. "2 Corinthians 11:4 For if he that cometh preacheth another Jesus, whom we have not preached,... Matthew 24:24 For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall show great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect." So, just because we use the name Jesus and Christ, it does not mean that we worship the true God. We may very well be worshiping another Jesus and false Christ, if we manipulate the name Jesus Christ to fit our fantasies, beliefs, expectations, etc,. Further, the Bible, the word of God, says that the devil will sit in our worship places, showing himself as Jesus Christ and will receive our worship. So, just because we are going to church and worshipping Jesus Christ, it will not give us guarantee that we are worshiping the true Jesus Christ. "2 Thessalonians 2:3 Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition; 4 Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, showing himself that he is God." So, we have to be careful always to make sure whether we worship the same Jesus Christ of the Bible, which will fit the description that the Bible portrays and reject all other Jesus Christs, who are a little warped to fit our fantasy, our fancies and our desires.

Please read my article on this topic from these links: 1. "Jesus was a Man", 2. "Another Jesus" Thank you.

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