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Jesus: Just a prophet? – andygeers

AndyGeers

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I've been having some chats with a Muslim colleague lately, and he was asking what evidence there was that Jesus was any different from any of the other prophets - did he REALLY say anything that pushes us to claim he is God himself?

I haven't had time to do a full response, but I came up with this for starters:
http://andygeers.livejournal.com/141154.html

Comments or suggestions welcome.

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CobraA1

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In the beginning was the word, and the word was with God and the word was just some dude walking the streets.

No, wait, the word was God (John 1:1), and even more, the word became flesh and made his dwelling among us (John 1:14).

So, yeah, you're on the right track. IMHO the Bible is very clear on this issue. I really don't see how else they could interpret John 1.

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Brandon

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Wow you've done a great job in your blog there. I really enjoyed that read. Hopefully your muslim colleague can see the truth in that

EDIT:
Also, as I'm sure you know. The first Chapter of Hebrews tells us what God the Father has to say about Jesus Christ:

But to the Son He says:
Your throne, O God, is forever and ever;
A scepter of righteousness is the scepter of Your kingdom.
9 You have loved righteousness and hated lawlessness;
Therefore God, Your God, has anointed You
With the oil of gladness more than Your companions.

10 And:
You, LORD, in the beginning laid the foundation of the earth,
And the heavens are the work of Your hands.
11 They will perish, but You remain;
And they will all grow old like a garment;
12 Like a cloak You will fold them up,
And they will be changed.
But You are the same,
And Your years will not fail.

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Mene-Mene

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Firstly here's a thread about this. http://www.christiancoders.com/cgi-bin/ubb-cgi/postdisplay.cgi?forum=Forum9&topic=000261 by me. Also, I don't see how you could call a man who said, "I am the way, the truth, and the life. No man gets to the Father except by Me." could be anything except, liar, lord, or lunatic.

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