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Did Jesus claim to be God The Father?
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  It would seem to be answered differently depending on who one asks as to who Jesus really was. Islamic say He was a great Prophet. Judaism studying the Torah would also agree while those studying the Talmud (Babylonian most common), say He was a witch burning in His own excrement. If depends on Christians by not only denomination but also locations if He was/is The Son Of God or actually just a division of only one God. I'm not real good at believing what someone   "thinks" what is told, I'd rather go by what we were told, especially by those most close to Him as well as Himself.


Matthew 16: (KJV)

13 When Jesus came into the coasts of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, saying, Whom do men say that I the Son of man am?

14 And they said, Some say that thou art John the Baptist: some, Elias; and others, Jeremias, or one of the prophets.
15 He saith unto them, But whom say ye that I am?
16 And Simon Peter answered and said, Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God.
17 And Jesus answered and said unto him, Blessed art thou, Simon Barjona: for flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, but my Father which is in heaven.

One of the things frequently missed or skipped is the back drop for where things take place, in this case especially. Behind Jesus was where the 200 Angels came down and for a while resided until God split the earth into shares or portions. That said, even some remained there, ones such as Pan. It is on ly when things like this are known does a scripture take on the whole meaning.


Matthew 7:20-22  (KJV)

20 Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them.
21 Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.
22 Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works?

In this, Jesus clearly shows there is a difference between Him and His Father.

Matthew 6: (KJV)
8 Be not ye therefore like unto them: for your Father knoweth what things ye have need of, before ye ask him.

9 After this manner therefore pray ye:
       Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name.
10 Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.
11 Give us this day our daily bread.
12 And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.
13 And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen.
14 For if ye forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you:
15 But if ye forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.

In this, Jesus directs us to pray to His Father, and in this case says "Our Father". Matthew has many references to Heavenly Father and Father in Heaven, oddly enough, Father is spelled capitalized while many times Jesus' other names like Son or Man, Son of God, etc, is not. This clearly shows a difference between the two.


Matthew 10:31-33King James Version (KJV)

31 Fear ye not therefore, ye are of more value than many sparrows.
32 Whosoever therefore shall confess me before men, him will I confess also before my Father which is in heaven.
33 But whosoever shall deny me before men, him will I also deny before my Father which is in heaven.

In these verses Jesus clearly shows that there are two (2) different beings present along with a third that stands before judgement. He clearly separates Him from His father as being different.


  Matthew 11: (KJV)
25 At that time Jesus answered and said, I thank thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because thou hast hid these things from the wise and prudent, and hast revealed them unto babes.

26 Even so, Father: for so it seemed good in thy sight.
27 All things are delivered unto me of my Father: and no man knoweth the Son, but the Father; neither knoweth any man the Father, save the Son, and he to whomsoever the Son will reveal him.

Lets put that in modern English:

Matthew 11:26-27New American Standard Bible (NASB)

26 Yes, Father, for this way was well-pleasing in Your sight.

27 All things have been handed over to Me by My Father; and no one knows the Son except the Father; nor does anyone know the Father except the Son, and anyone to whom the Son wills to reveal Him.

Makes a little more sense now?


Matthew 12:49-50King James Version (KJV)

49 And he stretched forth his hand toward his disciples, and said, Behold my mother and my brethren!
50 For whosoever shall do the will of my Father which is in heaven, the same is my brother, and sister, and mother.

This in and of itself pretty much is straight on.

Matthew 15:12-14King James Version (KJV)

12 Then came his disciples, and said unto him, Knowest thou that the Pharisees were offended, after they heard this saying?
13 But he answered and said, Every plant, which my heavenly Father hath not planted, shall be rooted up.
14 Let them alone: they be blind leaders of the blind. And if the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch.

One really needs to read this well, I was unaware of this until I started this research. Note: Who were/are the Pharisees?  Jews in Judaism, who's ancestors were the seeds sown.

Matthew 16:16-18King James Version (KJV)

16 And Simon Peter answered and said, Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God.

17 And Jesus answered and said unto him, Blessed art thou, Simon Barjona: for flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, but my Father which is in heaven.

18 And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.


Matthew 16:26-28King James Version (KJV)

26 For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?
27 For the Son of man shall come in the glory of his Father with his angels; and then he shall reward every man according to his works.
28 Verily I say unto you, There be some standing here, which shall not taste of death, till they see the Son of man coming in his kingdom.

Matthew 18: (KJV)

10 Take heed that ye despise not one of these little ones; for I say unto you, That in heaven their angels do always behold the face of my Father which is in heaven.

11 For the Son of man is come to save that which was lost.


In just these 2 verses much are started apart from Jesus is the Son Of God and not God the Father. These children have Angels in Heaven lending way that we do have personal Angels assigned to us. The next verse should tell us that God loves and wants all His children to make it to Heaven, not just the ones we like. Through His Son, Jesus the Christ, all now have that opportunity.

Just in case you think I am grabbing at things or twisting scripture...

14 Even so it is not the will of your Father which is in heaven, that one of these little ones should perish.
 

Matthew 18:18-20King James Version (KJV)

18 Verily I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever ye shall loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.
19 Again I say unto you, That if two of you shall agree on earth as touching any thing that they shall ask, it shall be done for them of my Father which is in heaven.
20 For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.

Verse 18, if I may jump off subject again, tells that you will reap what you sow... IE:Karma. Verse 19 speaks for itself and in verse 20 if they were the same being then what would be the point in making the distinction?


Matthew 18:34-35King James Version (KJV)

34 And his lord was wroth, and delivered him to the tormentors, till he should pay all that was due unto him.
35 So likewise shall my heavenly Father do also unto you, if ye from your hearts forgive not every one his brother their trespasses.





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