Wednesday, July 06, 2011

John 5:23. Jesus in Lord

That all may honor the Son just as they honor the Father. He who does not honor the Son does not honor the Father who sent him.

I am the LORD; that is my name! I will not give my glory to another. So says the Father in Isaiah 42:8. Yet here is Jesus claiming the same honor as the Father. Stressing that he is not a mere ambassador but God himself. Jesus has been making progressively more definitive statements that he is God. There is no middle way; either John is dissembling in a most outrageous way, or Jesus really does claim to be God.

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