Essay on The Divinity and Mortality of Jesus

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The Divinity and Mortality of Jesus
One of the important ideas introduced during the course was one that described the divine characteristics of God. Specifically, at least In Christianity, God is noted to have three aspects: omnipotence, omniscience, and omnibenevolence. By having each of those, God is viewed as an all-powerful, all knowing, and all good being. What I want to focus on is God’s son, Jesus. The doctrine in Christianity known as the trinity describes God as being one with Jesus, as well as the Holy Spirit. This union means that Jesus must be a divine being – Jesus is God. Clearly, however, Jesus is also depicted and described as one who is human as well. How can Jesus be both God and a man? How is it that Jesus is seen as
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There is only one who is good. If you wish to enter into life, keep the commandments.” The “one” Jesus is referring to must be God. A way this can be interpreted is that Jesus isn’t entirely sure what is really good or he may be questioning whether he himself is truly good. He does say, “there is only one who is good.” These passages about Jesus bring about the idea that he seems much more human than god-like. So, what about the aspect of omnipotence? Throughout the scriptures, Jesus was said to have performed many miracles that must have been the work of God. Surely his performance of these miracles showed his divine power, but where is his power when he prays? On several occasions in the scriptures, Jesus prays to God. If he is praying to someone else, then does that show that Jesus was indeed not all-powerful? “Now during those days he went out to the mountain to pray; and he spent the night in prayer to God.” This passage, for example, from Luke 6:12 is evidence that Jesus was still very human like and spent a whole night praying to God in solitude. Why pray to someone else if you are all powerful and could answer your own prayers? There is strong evidence in the scriptures itself that hint the Jesus may have simply been a “gifted” human and not God. These passages make me seem to believe that Jesus could have simply been a type of semi-divine being instead of fully divine as the passages contradict

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