Did Jesus Deny He Was God?

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A common attack against Christians by adherents to Islam is of the statement that Jesus denied being God. While the people that bring this accusation truly believe they are right because they were told so, we have must look beyond their superiority complex and find out the truth.

Statement 1:

Jesus denied being God when he said: John 5:30 NKJV
I can of Myself do nothing. As I hear, I judge; and My judgment is righteous, because I do not seek My own will but the will of the Father who sent Me.

Correction: If Jesus is God as in the name of God is Jesus dwelling in the body of flesh (man) also called Jesus, as it is his very DNA, then we must accept the idea of Fathership and Sonship. As a Father, God is invisible and omni. Omni means God, while being the Father, can also be as a Son, for the saving of mankind.

When Jesus says he can do nothing of myself, we must remember that as men (and women), we have our entire being in God. We only live in Him. The above verse does not take away the Deity in him, it places emphasis on his humanity. Jesus here spoke strictly as a servant.

Statement 2:

Jesus denied being God when he said: John 6:38 NKJV
For I have come down from heaven, not to do My own will, but the will of Him who sent Me.

Correction: If Jesus was purely just a man, he could not make such a statement as if he came from heaven. This, at least, makes Jesus the most unique prophet of all time.

Notice: John 6:39-40 NKJV
This is the will of the Father who sent Me, that of all He has given Me I should lose nothing, but should raise it up at the last day. [40] And this is the will of Him who sent Me, that everyone who sees the Son and believes in Him may have everlasting life; and I will raise him up at the last day.”

Jesus, even if he was not God, has been given powers to perform as God. Jesus here states he is able to raise the dead, especially the ones that believe in him on the last day.

Statement 3:

Jesus denied being God when he said: Mark 10:17-18 NKJV
Now as He was going out on the road, one came running, knelt before Him, and asked Him, “Good Teacher, what shall I do that I may inherit eternal life?” [18] So Jesus said to him, “Why do you call Me good? No one is good but One, that is, God.

Correction: When Jesus stated no one is good but God, he wasn’t denying God inside him. Jesus wanted the young man to understand who He was and not only see Him as being human.

In each case, the Son affirms humanity (Son of Man) but holds power (Son of God) and does not deny the fact that God (the Father) was dwelling in the flesh.