Jesus is physical image of God
To the editor:
I am responding to Robert Kohtala’s letter, which tried to convince us that Jesus is not God. I would like to present evidence that Jesus is indeed the physical image of a spiritual (invisible) God.
If God himself were to appear before us on earth, we would have all dropped dead on the spot. His glory is too heavy to be seen with our physical limitations. He must be “seen” with our spirit.
Kohtala doesn’t believe God can be transformed into a man. Then I’d like him to explain how the Holy Spirit transformed into a dove at Jesus’ baptism. You say the Bible says that Jesus is sitting at the right hand of God. It’s true! He definitely is. God encompasses himself in different forms to act in a way that satisfies his fullness. Cannot understand? Good! Do we want a god small enough to be understood?
Can a human die for the sins of all mankind?
Why do we baptize in the name of the father, son, and Holy Spirit? Can we baptize someone in the name of a human being?
Can the godhead be one God in three persons? Why not? God can do whatever he pleases. Can the clay complain to the Potter?
Isaiah 9:6 – “And his name shall be called …Mighty God, Eternal Father…”. How can Jesus be a created being if he is the eternal father?
Exodus 3:14 – “If they say, what is his name, what shall I say? God said to Moses, I am who I am, tell them I am has sent me to you.”
John 8:58 – “Jesus said to them, ‘I say to you, before Abraham was born, I am.'”
John 8:24 – “I say to you, that you will die in your sins unless you believe that I am.”
Psalm 45:6 – “Your throne, O God, is forever and ever,”
Hebrews 1:8 – “But of the son, he says, “Your throne, O God, is forever and ever.”
Isaiah 44:6 – “I am the first and the last and there is no god besides me.”
Rev. 1:17 – “I am the first and the last, and the living one, for I was dead and behold, I am alive forevermore.”