JESUS IS NOT GOD THE FATHER
There has been a lot of confusion lately about the distinct Persons of the Godhead …
& the historically-held doctrine of the Trinity.
Some people have been going around saying that Jesus is God the Father, while being God the Son at the same time.
But that is not the historic, orthodox, fundamental position of the Christian faith.
The historic fundamental faith is that the Father, Son, & Holy Spirit are 3 distinct Persons who are at the same time ONE GOD.
& yet the are separate Persons.
& while this may sound obvious & redundant:
JESUS IS NOT GOD THE FATHER.
Jesus IS GOD … THE SON.
But people have been mixing the Persons together, & blending & confusing them.
It’s ACCURATE to say that JESUS IS GOD …
… but it’s not accurate to say that Jesus is GOD the Father.
It’s ACCURATE to say that these 3, Father, Son, & Holy Spirit are One God …
It’s NOT ACCURATE to say that these 3, Father, Son, & Holy Spirit are the same Person.
There’s a clear distinction between God in the Person of the Son & God in the Person of the Father …
… & also God in the Person of the Holy Spirit.
The Bible teaches that Jesus, the Son of God …
… is the EXPRESS IMAGE of God the Father …
… but that doesn’t mean that He IS God the Father.
So the Son is fully God by Himself.
The Father is fully God by Himself.
And the Spirit is fully God by Himself.
Yet these are not 3 Gods, but one God.
1 God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets, [this is speaking of God the Father]
2 Hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds;
3 Who being the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person [of who’s person? Of God the Father’s persons. Not his own Person], and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he had by himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high;
We see a clear distinction there between God the Son & God the Father.
We also see that the word, “PERSON”, which we hear in various CREEDS & DOCTRINAL STATEMENTS, is a Biblical word describing the distinct PERSONS of the Godhead.
The Bible teaches in 1 John 5:7 that these 3 are One: “For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one.”
& 1 John 5:7 is rightly understood when we compare Scripture to Scripture, like Deuteronomy 6:4 which says: “Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God is one LORD:”
When the Bible says THESE THREE ARE ONE …
… it’s not saying that these THREE are the SAME …
… or that they are the same PERSON.
… but that these 3 Persons are One God or One Lord, as Deuteronomy 6:4 clearly defines.
That’s a puzzle piece of Bible verses that fit together when we try to understand Biblical concepts such as being “one”.
It’s talking about being ONE GOD — & that’s the historic, orthodox doctrine of the Trinity.
That these 3 PERSONS are ONE GOD.
But some people today are mixing, blending, confusing, & blurring the lines between the Persons of the Godhead.
Some are making the claim that JESUS is GOD THE FATHER …
… & that they are the same PERSON & while at the same time being SEPARATE PERSONS …
… but that doesn’t make logical sense.
You can’t be 3 PERSONS who are 1 PERSON at the same time …
… but you can be 3 PERSONS who are ONE GOD.
And it’s hard for us to understand how that can be, but that’s how the Bible describes it.
JESUS is repeatedly & overwhelming referred to exclusively as the SON OF GOD in the Bible.
THE CONFUSION COMES IN when people define the word, “ONE” to mean the “SAME”.
This is what’s historically been called BLENDING, CONFUSING or CONFOUNDING the PERSONS of the Godhead.
THESE KINDS OF ERRORS & CONFUSION about the TRINITY have historically taken on different forms.
1 OF THE OLDEST FORMS of this heresy is called MODALISM …
… which was taught & promoted by a man named Sebellius in the 3rd century …
… who taught that God is 1 Person, not 3 Persons, who merely manifests Himself in three 3 different FORMS or MODES …
… that’s why it’s called MODALISM, as in God appearing in different MODES.
This heresy had been quelled for over a thousand years …
… until more recently, a newer HYBRID FORM of this ancient HERESY took root …
… in what today is called as the ONENESS HERESY.
The ONENESS DOCTRINE is most often taught by Pentecostals …
… & it teaches that Jesus is the Father, & Jesus is the Holy Spirit, & Jesus is the Son …
… & that they all are Jesus, manifesting in different forms.
It’s just a new spin on ANCIENT MODALISM.
We see as early back as GENESIS 1 that God was present in a triune form, Genesis 1:26: “And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness …”
If God was 1 ONLY PERSON from all eternity, why would He say let US make man in OUR image?
God has always been a TRIUNE GOD, even from all eternity.
God the Father created the world through JESUS, the WORD …
… as the Spirit of God hovered over the waters …
The 3 distinct Persons of the Godhead were present as One God, from the beginning, creating the Universe.
But here’s where Jesus Himself, clearly defines the word, “ONE”.
TURN TO JOHN 17.
THIS IS A KEY PASSAGE IN THIS DEBATE that should clear it up for anyone who is confused or mistaken about the meaning of “ONE” in the Bible.
Because this ONENESS HERESY stems from a misinterpretation of this word, ONE, in 1 John 5:7, where the Bible says, “… these there are one”.
In JOHN 17, Jesus is praying for UNITY of BELIEVERS …
… & praying that they may be one, as He is one w/ the Father.
Jesus says about believers in John 17:11: “And now I am no more in the world, but these are in the world, and I come to thee. Holy Father, keep through thine own name those whom thou hast given me, that they may be one, as we are.”
Jesus prays that BELIEVERS throughout the ages may be ONE, just like HE is ONE w/ the FATHER.
He says the same thing about us as He says about Him & His Father!
So taking the logic of the ONENESS ERROR, you would have to say that we believers are the same person too!
Jesus just finish saying in John 10 that He & His Father are ONE …
& In John 17, Jesus prays to His Father (not to Himself) …
… that BELIEVERS MAY BE ONE, AS HE IS ONE with the Father!
Now, I’m not the same person as DARYL or MIKE or LANETTE or ISRAEL or MARY, or MIRA, or ALASDAIR, or TRINITY …
But Jesus prays that we may be ONE, as He & the Father are One.
Is Jesus praying that we would become the SAME PERSON?
So why apply that kind of logic to the Godhead?
In John 17:20-23, Jesus prays:
20 Neither pray I for these alone, but for them also which shall believe on me through their word;
21 That they all may be one; as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us: that the world may believe that thou hast sent me.
22 And the glory which thou gavest me I have given them; that they may be one, even as we are one:
23 I in them, and thou in me, that they may be made perfect in one; and that the world may know that thou hast sent me, and hast loved them, as thou hast loved me.
So the FATHER is IN Jesus & Jesus is IN the Father.
& Jesus prays this for us too as believers …
… that we believers may be ONE in Christ & that He may be IN us.
WE SEE ALSO that the HOLY SPIRIT is a DISTINCT PERSON of the GODHEAD also.
& THIS IS ANOTHER POINT that must be DEFENDED …
… because as part of the End-Times falling away, people are BLENDING & CONFUSING all the PERSONS together.
BUT IN JOHN 16 [and this is another key passage that refutes ONENESS] …
… Jesus tells His disciples that He must LEAVE & go back to the FATHER …
… so that the HOLY SPIRIT can come abide with believers instead of Jesus …
So Jesus leaves, the Holy Spirit comes.
In John 16:5-10, Jesus says:
5 But now I go my way to him that sent me; and none of you asketh me, Whither goest thou?
6 But because I have said these things unto you, sorrow hath filled your heart.
7 Nevertheless I tell you the truth; It is expedient for you that I go away: for if I go not away, the Comforter will not come unto you; but if I depart, I will send him unto you.
8 And when he is come, he will reprove the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment:
9 Of sin, because they believe not on me;
10 Of righteousness, because I go to my Father, and ye see me no more;
& so Jesus says that if He doesn’t go away …
… the HOLY SPIRIT, the COMFORTER won’t come …
So think about that logically: If JESUS is the HOLY SPIRIT
… & if the HOLY SPIRIT is HERE today with believers …
… then JESUS never really LEFT did He?
… & That would make JESUS A LIAR.
But Jesus said in John 16:10: “I go to my Father, and ye see me no more;”
Jesus even says in John 14:16 that He will send ANOTHER COMFORTER …
ANOTHER by DEFINITION means DIFFERENT, NOT THE SAME.
… again showing that Jesus is not the Holy Spirit, but that the Holy Spirit is ANOTHER PERSON of the GODHEAD.
“And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever;”
If the Holy Spirit is ANOTHER Comforter, then He’s not Jesus!
In John 14:20, Jesus says: “At that day ye shall know that I am in my Father, and ye in me, and I in you.”
If being IN the Father makes Jesus the Father, wouldn’t that make you and me Jesus?
(If you use their faulty logic).
The Bible also says that Jesus is, right now, seated at the right hand of the Father.
Acts 2:33 says: “Therefore being by the right hand of God exalted, and having received of the Father the promise of the Holy Ghost, he hath shed forth this, which ye now see and hear.”
So is Jesus seated with Himself or is He seated with God the Father?
Stephen, the first Christian martyr, had a vision of the Persons of the Godhead.
He said in Acts 7:55-56:
55 But he, being full of the Holy Ghost [there’s 1 Person of the Trinity], looked up stedfastly into heaven, and saw the glory of God [that’s God the Father], and Jesus standing on the right hand of God,
56 And said, Behold, I see the heavens opened, and the Son of man standing on the right hand of God.
Stephen specifically saw 2 Persons of the Godhead, while He was fully of the Holy Ghost.
He saw the Father in heaven & Jesus standing at His right hand.
He saw only 2 PERSONS in heaven … because the Holy Spirit was down there on earth with Him!
IN Romans 8:34, the Bible says: “Who is he that condemneth? It is Christ that died, yea rather, that is risen again, who is even at the right hand of God, who also maketh intercession for us.”
If Jesus is God the Father, He would be His own MEDIATOR.
You can’t be a MEDIATOR and INTERCEDED between you & yourself.
That would be non-sense.
By definition, jesus being a MEDIATOR between God & Man, means that Jesus is His own Person …
… that He’s DISTINCT from the Father.
Otherwise, His MEDIATION would be a FARCE.
AS BELIEVERS, we can’t go directly to the Father …
… we go through Jesus, the SON, to get to the Father, who intercedes & mediates on our behalf.
Jesus says in John 15:26: “But when the Comforter is come, whom I will send unto you from the Father, even the Spirit of truth, which proceedeth from the Father, he shall testify of me:”
Why would Jesus say that He would send the Holy Spirit from the Father, if He Himself is the Father?
JESUS WAS ALSO IN THE BEGINNING WITH GOD the FATHER …
… proving that He IS NOT God the Father, but distinct.
John 1:1-2 says:
1 In the beginning was the Word [that’s Jesus], and the Word was with God [that’s God the Father], and the Word was God [speaking of Jesus’ eternal deity as the Son].
2 The same was in the beginning with God.
If Jesus IS God the Father, the Bible wouldn’t say that He was WITH God.
Jesus has always existed from the BEGINNING as GOD the WORD …
… with GOD the FATHER & GOD the SPIRIT.
To say they are 1 PERSON undermines the fact that they are 3 PERSONS.
TO USE AN EXAMPLE from REAL LIFE …
THE BIBLE SAYS that my wife & I are ONE.
That’s what the Bible literally says … that we are ONE FLESH.
… but my wife & I aren’t the SAME PERSON.
We’re ONE, but we’re not the SAME.
It would be just as wrong to call me Mary & as it would be to call my wife, Afshin.
But the Bible says we’re one, but we’re not the same person.
AS MEN, we’re also a TRIUNE BEING …
We have a BODY, a SOUL, & a SPIRIT.
Is my BODY my SPIRIT? Is my SOUL my BODY?
No, they are completely separate, yet they are all ME.
If my body dies & my spirit goes to heaven …
… My body is still me & so is my spirit.
& I’ll be re-united with my body at the first resurrection.
Now, that’s not a PERFECT ANALOGY, because God is not 3 parts …
EVERY PERSON of the GODHEAD is FULLY GOD in His own right …
… yet they are ONE GOD.
But these analogies give us a sense of the word ONE in the Bible.
JESUS IS ALSO CALLED THE ONLY BEGOTTEN SON OF GOD…
… & that makes Him completely unique from all other Persons of the Godhead.
He is the ONLY BEGOTTEN.
That’s something we never hear about the FATHER or about the SPIRIT.
John 1:14 says: “And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.”
BEING BEGOTTEN makes Jesus unique & distinct from the other Persons of the Godhead.
If Jesus is God the Father, then God the Father was begotten too.
ONENESS DOCTRINE doesn’t make logical sense.
John 3:16 says: “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”
Who do we BELIEVE IN to be saved?
Do we call on the name of the Father or on the name of the Son?
Was Jesus crucified for you or was God the Father crucified for you?
Does the Bible say that God the Father sent Himself or that God the Father sent His only begotten Son?
If you think Jesus is God the Father, then you have to believe that God the Father was also crucified for you.
ISAIAH 53:10 says: “Yet it pleased the LORD to bruise him;”
Galatians 2:20 says: “… I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.”
ANOTHER MAJOR POINT to this debate is that Jesus TESTIFIED w/ GOD THE FATHER & with the HOLY SPIRIT.
JESUS’ TESTIMONY wouldn’t be TRUE, if He was ONE PERSON testifying of Himself.
… According to BIBLICAL LAW …
… it took 2 or 3 Witnesses to legally testify about something …
Deuteronomy 19:5 says: “One witness shall not rise up against a man for any iniquity, or for any sin, in any sin that he sinneth: at the mouth of two witnesses, or at the mouth of three witnesses, shall the matter be established.”
Paul says in 2 Corinthians 13:1: “… In the mouth of two or three witnesses shall every word be established.”
& Jesus commented on this OLD TESTAMENT PRECEPT in John 5:31-32:
31 If I bear witness of myself, my witness is not true.
32 There is another that beareth witness of me; [LOOK, if you’re ANOTHER, you’re not the SAME] and I know that the witness which he witnesseth of me is true.
Jesus says directly that if He bears WITNESS of HIMSELF, then His witness is not true.
If JESUS IS GOD THE FATHER & if JESUS IS God the Holy Spirit …
… then there’s only 1 PERSON testifying, making void the witness of the triune God.
In verse 37, Jesus says: “And the Father himself, which hath sent me, hath borne witness of me. Ye have neither heard his voice at any time, nor seen his shape.”
If God is 1 PERSON, He cannot LEGITIMATELY WITNESS of HIMSELF …
BLENDING THE PERSONS, makes Jesus a FALSE WITNESS.
Right before Jesus speaks of the witness of His Father …
… He says this in John 5:30: “I can of mine own self do nothing: as I hear, I judge: and my judgment is just; because I seek not mine own will, but the will of the Father which hath sent me.”
Jesus was in lockstep with His Father …
… He did everything the FATHER commanded Him …
… Jesus says that He did not seek His OWN WILL, but the WILL of the FATHER …
If Jesus is the FATHER, then He IS following HIS OWN WILL.
But that’s not the case.
… John 5:30 proves that Jesus is different than God the Father, because He has his own will …
… which He willingly submits to the will of God the Father.
JUST THE FACT that Jesus COULD HAVE chosen not to obey the Father …
… makes Him a distinct PERSON.
BEFORE HIS CRUCIFIXION, in the GARDEN of GETHSEMANE …
Jesus prayed for GOD’S WILL to be done …
… revealing that He had the POTENTIAL of FOLLOWING HIS OWN WILL …
… but He chose instead to SUBMIT HIS WILL to the FATHER’S …
In Luke 22:42, He says: “Saying, Father, if thou be willing, remove this cup from me: nevertheless not my will, but thine, be done.”
YET WITH ALL THIS IN MIND, it’s not right to say – on the other extreme –
… that they are 3 GODS.
While the Father is God & the Son is God & the Holy Spirit is God …
… they are not 3 Gods, but 1 God.
& so we don’t NEITHER BLEND THE PERSONS nor DIVIDE their SUBSTANCE.
ANOTHER MAJOR PASSAGE that reveals the DISTINCTION between God the Father & God the Son is 1 Corinthians 15.
In 1 Corinthians 15:24-28, Paul describes the HIERARCHY which exists between God the Father & God the Son:
[If they are One Person, there would be no hierarchy present.
How could God the Son submit to God the Father if God the Son is God the Father?
There would be no HIERARCHY within the Godhead, if they are the same.
But the Bible teaches there is a HIERARCHY and POSITIONAL AUTHORITY between God the Father and God the Son.
24 Then cometh the end, when he shall have delivered up the kingdom to God, even the Father; when he shall have put down all rule and all authority and power.
25 For he must reign, till he hath put all enemies under his feet.
26 The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death.
27 For he hath put all things under his feet. But when he saith all things are put under him, it is manifest that he is excepted, which did put all things under him.
28 And when all things shall be subdued unto him, then shall the Son also himself be subject unto him that put all things under him, that God may be all in all.
OK, but what about ISAIAH 9:6?
MODALISTS claim that Isaiah 9:6 says that Jesus is referred to as God the Father.
& I can see why they would think that, based on this passage, because Isaiah 9:6 says: “For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.”
But Isaiah 9:6 just shows that there is a Trinity.
The Trinity is present in Isaiah 9:6.
Notice even the Counselor is mentioned.
We also have hundreds of clear verses where Jesus is directly called the Son of God, not passively or indirectly, like it appears to be happening here …
… but direct, clear statements.
We never have passages where Jesus is called God the Father directly.
Second, God the Father is never referred to as “the Everlasting Father” anywhere else in Scripture.
Whenever the Bible refers to God the Father, it’s either “THE FATHER” or “GOD THE FATHER”.
2 John 1:3 is just 1 example out of hundreds: “Grace be with you, mercy, and peace, from God the Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of the Father, in truth and love.”
Colossians 1:3 says: “We give thanks to God and the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, praying always for you,”
Is Jesus His own Father?
Ephesians 6:23: “Peace be to the brethren, and love with faith, from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.”
It’s always God the Father or our Father or the FATHER.
Everlasting Father is the only time the Godhead is described this way.
We also see that Isaiah 9:6 is ultimately a prophecy about the coming Messiah …
We have the terms, “a child” and “a son” referring to Jesus.
But we also see a reference to “The Counselor” – a reference to the Holy Ghost …
… who leads us into all truth (John 16:13) & Comforts us.
& we have a reference to the EVERLASTING FATHER.
All THREE PERSONS are PRESENT, because God is a triune God!
Isaiah 9:6 is listing God’s attributes & Jesus’ attributes & characteristics …
… because Jesus is God in bodily form.
Colossians 2:9 says: “For in him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily.”
Jesus fully embodies the attributes & characteristics of the EVERLASTING FATHER …
… but He is NOT the EVERLASTING FATHER.
He is the EVERLASTING SON.
Isaiah 9:6 is prophesying about the INCARNATION OF GOD in BODILY FORM!
To recap this point, because this is the main one they go to.
Isaiah 9:6 just shows us that there is a Trinity;
That God is triune …
…. the Counselor (who Holy Spirit) is mentioned, along with the son and everlasting Father.
& with Jesus being the “express image of his person” (Heb 1:3) &being “the fulness of the Godhead bodily” means that the Messiah would embody the attributes of the Everlasting Father.
Isaiah 9:6 ultimately is not a crystal clear passage calling Jesus God the Father.
& that’s mainly what they have.
It’s really a prophecy about the coming Messiah & the triune nature of God.
It’s the same thing with John 14.
This is another passage that they use.
6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.
7 If ye had known me, ye should have known my Father also: and from henceforth ye know him, and have seen him.
8 Philip saith unto him, Lord, shew us the Father, and it sufficeth us.
9 Jesus saith unto him, Have I been so long time with you, and yet hast thou not known me, Philip? he that hath seen me hath seen the Father; and how sayest thou then, Shew us the Father?
10 Believest thou not that I am in the Father, and the Father in me? the words that I speak unto you I speak not of myself: but the Father that dwelleth in me, he doeth the works.
11 Believe me that I am in the Father, and the Father in me: or else believe me for the very works’ sake.
12 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father.
First of all, in the context of this passage …
… it begins with Jesus saying that you have to go through Him to get to the Father.
So a distinction is made right away, before He says anything else.
But then He says that if you’ve seen Him you’ve seen the Father.
That’s because Jesus is the EXPRESS IMAGE of God the Father.
That doesn’t mean that He IS God the Father.
Hebrews 1:3, which we started with: “Who being the brightness of [his] glory, and the express image of his person, and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he had by himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high;”
That’s why Jesus can say that if you’ve seen Him, you’ve SEEN the Father …
… because Jesus is the FATHER’S IMAGE.
You can call Jesus God all day, and He is God.
But it diminishes the Persons of the Godhead to call Him the Father.
I’ll close w/ this.
We are SAVED through the PERSON of JESUS CHRIST.
We are NOT saved through the PERSON of God the FATHER or God the Holy Spirit.
We need Jesus Christ to INTERCEDE for us to be saved.
I can’t go directly to God the Father, because He’s not Jesus!
1 John 5:5 says: “Who is he that overcometh the world, but he that believeth that Jesus is the Son of God?”
Does it say He that believeth that Jesus is God the Father?
You will never find that in Scripture.
We see this TRI-UNITY in an abundance of Scripture.
2 Corinthians 13:14: “The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Ghost, be with you all. Amen.”
Matthew 28:19: “Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:”
1 Peter 1:2: “Elect according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, through sanctification of the Spirit, unto obedience and sprinkling of the blood of Jesus Christ: Grace unto you, and peace, be multiplied.”
2 Corinthians 1:21-22:
21 Now he which stablisheth us with you in Christ, and hath anointed us, [is] God;
22 Who hath also sealed us, and given the earnest of the Spirit in our hearts.
In any of these verses, do you ever see Jesus referred to as God the Father?
Do you ever see the lines blurred or the Persons blended when referring to God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit?
Colossians 1:16 says: “For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him:”
In the end, The Persons of the Trinity are One God; they are not three Gods.
But they are One God.
The Father, Son, & Holy Ghost are the titles given to the individual persons of the Godhead.
These titles express the distinction between the Persons and it’s not right to blend them together.
That’s why it’s accurate to say that the Son is God, the Father is God, the Spirit is God …
… and these three are One God.
But it’s not accurate to say that Jesus is the Father or that these 3 persons are 1 person.
In other words, saying These three (Persons) are One (God) is accurate.
Saying These three (Persons) are One (Person) is inaccurate & confounding the distinct Persons of the Godhead.
Sadly, this is yet another schism in the body of Christ, as we approach the End Times. Christians are divided over this.
But we need to unite over the Biblical doctrine of the Godhead and affirm that these three are One, not that these three are the same.
49 For I have not spoken of myself; but the Father which sent me, he gave me a commandment, what I should say, and what I should speak.
50 And I know that his commandment is life everlasting: whatsoever I speak therefore, even as the Father said unto me, so I speak.
Jesus says directly that He has not spoken of HIMSELF when referring to things that the Father has said.
That’s a direct statement from Jesus that He is not God the Father.
How can He be the Father if He isn’t speaking of Himself when He speaks of the Father?
Even in John 10, where Jesus says “I and my Father are One”, he specifically says a few verses later that He is The Son of God.
That’s the proper designation for Jesus, the Son of God.
30 I and my Father are one.
31 Then the Jews took up stones again to stone him.
32 Jesus answered them, Many good works have I shewed you from my Father; for which of those works do ye stone me?
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?
37 If I do not the works of my Father, believe me not.
38 But if I do, though ye believe not me, believe the works: that ye may know, and believe, that the Father is in me, and I in him.
They are One, but they are not the Same.
In the famous words of the ancient Athanasian Creed:
… We worship one God in Trinity, and Trinity in Unity;
4. Neither confounding the persons nor dividing the substance.
Matthew 4:3: “And when the tempter came to him, he said, If thou be the Son of God, command that these stones be made bread.”
Matthew 8:29: “And, behold, they cried out, saying, What have we to do with thee, Jesus, thou Son of God? art thou come hither to torment us before the time?”
Matthew 14:33: “Then they that were in the ship came and worshipped him, saying, Of a truth thou art the Son of God.”
Matthew 26:63: “But Jesus held his peace. And the high priest answered and said unto him, I adjure thee by the living God, that thou tell us whether thou be the Christ, the Son of God.”
Matthew 27:54: “Now when the centurion, and they that were with him, watching Jesus, saw the earthquake, and those things that were done, they feared greatly, saying, Truly this was the Son of God.”
Mark 1:1: “The beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God;”
John 20:31: “But these are written, that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing ye might have life through his name.”
Acts 8:37: “And Philip said, If thou believest with all thine heart, thou mayest. And he answered and said, I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God.”
There are hundreds of verses on the Sonship of Jesus Christ, not 1 direct verse about Him being the Father.