If Jesus is God why did he seek approval and why did the Father say he was pleased with his Son?
(Matthew 3:17) and lo, a voice out of the heavens, saying. This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.
(Luke 3:22) and the Holy Spirit descended in a bodily form, as a dove, upon him, and a voice came out of heaven, Thou art my beloved Son; in thee I am well pleased.
- do you recall...Lv 42 years agoFavourite answer
You are exactly right. The Bible clearly teaches us that God is the Father and Jesus his son. They are not one but two different beings.
Jesus praying to his father: "This is eternal life, that they should know you, the only true God, and him whom you sent, Jesus Christ. John 17: 3.
Here are a few more that provw to us they are not the same:
The servant is not greater than his lord; neither he that is sent greater than he that sent him." (John 13:16) Jesus said on numerous occasions that, "the Father… hath sent me." (John 5:37,6:37)
Jesus prays to God. (John 17:1-3)
Jesus has faith in God. (Hebrews 2:17,18, Hebrews 3:2)
Jesus is a servant of God. (Acts 3:13)
Jesus does not know things God knows. (Mark 13:32, Revelation 1:1)
Jesus worships God. (John 4:22)
Jesus has one who is God to him. (Revelation 3:12)
Jesus is in subjection to God. (1 Corinthians 15:28)
Jesus' head is God. (1 Corinthians 11:1)
Jesus has reverent submission, fear, of God. (Hebrews 5:7)Source(s): www.jw.org
- PubliusLv 72 years ago
He isn't God, of course. According to St. Paul, by the way, only the Father is God -- not Jesus Christ.
- Chi girlLv 72 years ago
Jesus didn't seek approval. "This is my beloved Son in whom I am well pleased" is a statement of INFORMATION, telling us how the Father feels about the Son.
- 2 years ago
He is exactly like his Father.
Because Jesus is a God, just like his Father is, just as we can be. If you understand this, you understand where Gods come from, and how.
It is interesting that Jesus pointed out the law (in defense against the false "blasphemy" accusation) applies not to just him, but to any who accepts the word of God....
33 The Jews answered him, saying, For a good work we stone thee not; but for blasphemy; and because that thou, being a man, makest thyself God.
34 Jesus answered them, Is it not written in your law, I said, Ye are gods?
35 If he called them gods, unto whom the word of God came, and the scripture cannot be broken;
36 Say ye of him, whom the Father hath sanctified, and sent into the world, Thou blasphemest; because I said, I am the Son of God?
6 I have said, Ye are gods; and all of you are children of the most High.
7 But ye shall die like men, and fall like one of the princes.
I believe what Jesus said.
Jesus lived in heaven before, just as we all did, as spirits without a body. Jesus descended, obtained a body, was baptized, died, resurrected and ascended to heaven. Jesus also said he did nothing but what the father did. If you believe you can go to heaven, you must also believe you descended from heaven, as Jesus said.
19 Then answered Jesus and said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, The Son can do nothing of himself, but what he seeth the Father do: for what things soever he doeth, these also doeth the Son likewise.
5 Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus:
6 Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God
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- 2 years ago
Do you remember what happened with Cain and Abel? Do you see any parallels?
Genesis 3:And in process of time it came to pass, that Cain brought of the fruit of the ground an offering unto the Lord.
4 And Abel, he also brought of the firstlings of his flock and of the fat thereof. And the Lord had respect unto Abel and to his offering:
5 But unto Cain and to his offering he had not respect. And Cain was very wroth, and his countenance fell.
6 And the Lord said unto Cain, Why art thou wroth? and why is thy countenance fallen?
7 If thou doest well, shalt thou not be accepted? and if thou doest not well, sin lieth at the door. And unto thee shall be his desire, and thou shalt rule over him.
8 And Cain talked with Abel his brother: and it came to pass, when they were in the field, that Cain rose up against Abel his brother, and slew him.
9 And the Lord said unto Cain, Where is Abel thy brother? And he said, I know not: Am I my brother's keeper?
10 And he said, What hast thou done? the voice of thy brother's blood crieth unto me from the ground.
11 And now art thou cursed from the earth, which hath opened her mouth to receive thy brother's blood from thy hand;
Did God's proclamation for Jesus stop either Jesus or John The Baptist from working for God? Whereas before, satan worked through Cain to murder the flesh of his brother Abel and to try to murder the soul of Cain by committing such abuse of power over someone else, John The Baptist was honored to be used by God to work his part of God's plan through Jesus Christ.
- Christian SinnerLv 72 years ago
because in the role of the kinsman redeemer who kinned himself to Man, he had to be the Perfect Servant who served God faithfully.Source(s): bisexual Christian
- MikeLv 72 years ago
Jesus was the Son of God, not God.
- MalcolmLv 72 years ago
Simple statement of fact and demonstrates the Holy Three at once.
- TristenLv 72 years ago
In order to qualify as the Saviour of humanity, Jesus had to live a human life pleasing to God - i.e. without sin. It's not about seeking approval, but about fulfilling His mission.