Jesus is not God but son of God
To the editor:
The book “Cult Shock” mislabels Christians as cultists who don’t believe “Jesus is the true God. He called his father “the one true God.”
Despite their doctrinal differences, Jesus accepts all devout Christians: “(E)veryone who acknowledges me before men, I also will acknowledge before my father…” (Matt. 10:32)
Father and son are divine beings in the God family ( the plural “elohim” in Hebrew) but the father is the supreme being, the true God.
Some believe that God turned himself into a man when Jesus was born, that he died when Jesus was crucified, and then raised himself from the dead. God cannot die, and the Bible says the father raised his son from the dead.
When Jesus said, “Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up” (John 2:19), he was speaking figuratively: “He spoke of the temple of his body.” He didn’t mean he would raise himself from the dead but conveyed a message from God. (read John 7:16-17 and 12:46 to understand this)
John 1:1 is misunderstood because “The word was God” really means the son of God was a divine being. He is not God but is God’s son.