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Theo 104
October 10, 2011
Liberty University Online

My paper is to reflect on what I have learned from my class and my understanding of the Christians view. I will focus on three important factors for my paper. One of them is Did Jesus claim to be God? My second focus will be if a person is a Christian, does it matter how they live their life. Finally I will focus on what can the local church do to better communicate God’s love to your community. Did Jesus Claim to be God?

Did Jesus claim to be God? According to what I have read no Jesus did not claim to be God, he clearly claimed to be the Messiah and Son of God. As for the Jews they had an understood that this meant Jesus was equating himself with God: "he was even calling God his own Father, making himself equal with God. As I read John 5:17-18; it states that Jesus said to them, My Father is always at his work to this very day, and I, too, am working. For this reason the Jews tried all the harder to kill him; not only was he breaking the Sabbath, but he was even calling God his own Father, making himself equal with God. The reason for this claim is because according to our Bible it tells us that Jesus was not saying he was God but that he was equally to God. As we go on in the Bible it explains how Jesus did miracles and he fulfilled the prophecy in ways to go and serve his people; for us to know that he does exist. Another example to explain how we know that Jesus did not claim to be God but he stated he was equal to God by stating these outline to people: Jesus told the Jews, "I and the Father are one." John 10:24-38, and Jesus told the disciples that you call me the Teacher and Lord, and rightly so, for that is what I am, John 13:13. Therefore; I will have to disagree that Jesus was claiming to be God. In Jesus claim to be God he was allowing his spirit to become an intimate part of our daily lives. The claim was not made by Jesus that he was God but he had walked him. If...
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