by Edip Yuksel

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A human god?
"The Scriptures teach that Jesus was fully  God  while  also
being  fully  human. Paul declared of Jesus, "For in Him all
the fullness of deity dwells  in  bodily  form"  (Colossians
2:9).  Because  Jesus  is  both  fully God and fully man, He
stands in a unique relationship in the Trinity to the Father
and  the  Holy  Spirit."  (Jesus:  A Biblical Defense of his
Deity, Josh McDowell  &  Bart  Larson,  Campus  Crusade  For
Christ, 1983, pg 65).
"The  Father  is God, the Son is God, and the Holy Spirit is
God, and yet there are not three Gods  but  one  God."  This
Pauline fabrication is so well embedded in today's teachings
of Christianity, "Jesus is God", or "Jesus is Lord"  is  the
number  one  motto.  It  is  claimed  that "Jesus shares the
nature of God, and he is in every way like God. "
In the next few pages we will replace the word "Jesus"  with
"God".  This  will  illustrate the inherent contradiction in
the Athanasian Creed quoted above. Our intention is  not  to
insult anyone; but rather to invite Christians to reflect on
the Bible and follow Jesus Christ,  Son  of  Mary,  so  that
Jesus will not denounce them (Matthew 7:23). As you see, the
doctrine of Trinity,  which  was  fabricated  by  Paul,  and
influenced  the  authors  of the Gospels is an insult to God
Almighty and to the intelligence of men.
                                          The Birth of "God"
"God" was created from the seed of  David:  "Concerning  his
Son  Jesus  Christ  our  Lord, which was made of the seed of
David according to the flesh." (Romans 1:3)
The ancestors of "God": "The generations  of  Jesus  Christ,
the son of David, the son of Abraham." (Matthew 1:1)
The sex of "God": "And when eight days were accomplished for
the circumcising of the child, his name was  called  Jesus."
(Luke 2:21)
How Mary  conceived  and  delivered  "God":   "The days were
accomplished that she should be delivered," (Luke 2:6). "And
she  being with child cried, travailing in birth, and pained
to be delivered." (Revelation 12:2)
"God" sucked the paps of a woman: "And it came to  pass,  as
he spake these things, a certain woman of the company lifted
up her voice, and said unto him, Blessed is  the  womb  that
bare  thee,  and  the  paps  which  thou hast sucked." (Luke
The country of "God": Jesus was born in Bethlehem of  Judaea
in the days of Herod the king." (Matthew 2:1)
The  occupation  of  "God":  "Jesus was a carpenter by trade
(Mark 6:3), and the son of a carpenter." (Matthew 13:55)
The transport of "God": "Behold, the King cometh unto  thee,
meek,  and sitting upon an ass." (Matthew 21:5). "And Jesus,
when he had found a young ass, sat thereon." (John 12:14)
The wining and dining "God": " The Son of  man  came  eating
and  drinking,  and they say, Behold a man gluttonous, and a
winebibber, a friend of  publicans  and  sinners."  (Matthew
11:19; Luke 7:34)
The  poverty  of "God": "And Jesus saith unto him, The foxes
have holes, and the birds of the air have nests; but the Son
of man hath not where to lay his head." (Matthew 8:20).
"God"  was  a  devout  Jew: "And in the morning, rising up a
great while before day, he went out,  and  departed  into  a
solitary place, and there prayed." (Mark 1:35)
                                         The Family of "God"
"God" was the son of Joseph: "... Jesus of Nazareth, the son
of Joseph." (John 1:45)
Brother of "God": "But other of the apostles saw    I  none,
save  James the Lord's brother." (Galatians 1:19 and Matthew
Mother of "God": "Now there stood by the cross of Jesus  his
mother, and his mother's sister, ..." (John 19:25)
                                     The Development of "God"
Spiritual  development  of  "God":  "And the child grew, and
waxed strong in spirit, filled with wisdom." (Luke 2:40)
Mental and moral development of "God": "And Jesus  increased
in wisdom and stature, ..." (Luke 2:52)
The confession and repentance of "God": Before the beginning
of his public ministry, "Jesus  was  baptized  by  John  the
Baptist  (Matthew  3:13),  which signified the confession of
sins (Matthew 3:6), and repentance from sins (Matthew 3:11).
"God" was twelve years old when  his  parents  took  him  to
Jerusalem:  "Now his parents went to Jerusalem every year at
the feast of the passover. and when he was twelve years old,
they  went  up  to Jerusalem after the custom of the feast."
(Lk. 2:41-42)
The powerless "God": Jesus said, "I can of mine own self  do
nothing." (John 5:30)
"God" was ignorant of the hour: Jesus said, "But of that day
and that hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels  which  are
in heaven, neither the Son, but the Father." (Mark 13:32)
"God"  was  ignorant of the season: "And on the morrow, when
they were come from Bethany,  he  (Jesus)  was  hungry:  And
seeing  a fig tree afar off having leaves, he came, if haply
he might find anything thereon: and when he came to  it,  he
found nothing but leaves; for the time of figs was not yet."
(Mark 11:12-13)
"God" was unlettered: "Now about  the  midst  of  the  feast
Jesus  went  up  into  the  temple, and taught. And the Jews
marvelled, saying, How  knoweth  this  man  letters,  having
never learned?" (John 7:14-15)
"God"  learned  through experience: "Learned he obedience by
the things which he suffered." (Hebrews 5:8)
                                       The Tempting Of "God"
The devil tempted "God" for 40 days:  "And  immediately  the
spirit  driveth him into the wilderness. And he was there in
the wilderness forty days, tempted of Satan." (Mark 1:12-13)
The devil tempted "God" continuously: "And  when  the  devil
had  ended  all  the  temptation, he departed from him for a
season." (Luke 4:13)
Like the sinners, "God" was tempted in  all  things:  "  But
(he)  was  in all points tempted like as we are, yet without
sin." (Hebrews 4:15)
True God cannot be tempted with evil: "God cannot be tempted
with evil, neither tempeth he any man." (James 1:13)
Only  the  ungodly  are tempted with evil: "But every man is
tempted, when  he  is  drawn  away  of  his  own  last,  and
enticed." (James 1:14)
                                            The Racial "God"
"God"  was  a  tribal  Jew: "The Lion of the tribe of Juda."
(Revelation 5:5)
"God" came for the Jews only: "But he answered and  said,  I
am not sent but unto the lost sheep of the house of Israel."
(Matthew 15:24)
Racial discrimination of "God":  "These  twelve  Jesus  sent
forth,  and  commanded  them, saying, Go not into the way of
the Gentiles, and into any city of the Samaritans  enter  ye
not:  But  go  rather  to  the  lost  sheep  of the house of
Israel." (Matthew 10:5-6)
The kingdom of "God": "And he (Jesus) shall reign  over  the
house of Jacob forever; and of his kingdom there shall be no
end." (Luke 1:33)
The titles of "God": "The King of the Jews". (Matthew  2:2);
"The King of Israel". (John 1:49; 12:13)
                                      A "God" Unlike the God
A  hungry "God": "Now in the morning as he returned into the
city, he hungered." (Matthew 21:18).  "And  on  the  morrow,
when  they  were  come  from  Bethany, he was hungry." (Mark
A thirsty "God": "(He) saith, I thirst." (John 19:28)
A sleepy "God": "He was asleep." (Matthew  8:24).  "He  fell
asleep."  (Luke 8:23). "And he was in the hinder part of the
ship, asleep on a pillow." (Mark 4:38)
A weary "God": "Jesus  therefore,  being  wearied  with  his
journey, sat thus on the well." (John 4:6)
A  groaning  "God":  "  He  groaned  in  the spirit, and was
troubled." (John 11:33). "Jesus therefore again groaning  in
himself cometh to the grave." (John 11:38)
A weeping "God": "Jesus wept." (John 11:35)
A  sorrowing "God": "And (he) began to be sorrowful and very
heavy. Then  saith  he  unto  them,  My  soul  is  exceeding
sorrowful, even unto death." (Matthew 26:37-38)
A hysterical "God": "And (he) began to be sore amazed and to
be very heavy." (Mark 14:33)
A weak "God": "And there appeared an  angel  unto  him  from
heaven, strengthening him." (Luke 22:43)
The  "God"  of war: Jesus said: "Think not that I am come to
send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword."
(Matthew 10:34)
A  "God"  cursing a tree: "And when he saw a fig tree in the
way, he came to it, and found nothing  thereon,  but  leaves
only,   and  said  unto  it,  Let  no  fruit  grow  on  thee
henceforward forever. And presently the  fig  tree  withered
away." (Matthew 21:19)
A  "God"  who  did  not want to be called "good": "And Jesus
said unto him, Why callest thou me good? there is none  good
but one, that is, God." (Matthew 10:18)
A  "God"  who was servant of God: "Behold my servant, whom I
have chosen; my beloved, in whom my soul is well pleased:  I
will  put  my spirit upon him, and he shall shew judgment to
the Gentiles." (Matthew 12:18)
A "God" who was prophet of God: "And he said unto them, What
things?   And  they  said  unto  him,  Concerning  Jesus  of
Nazareth, which was a prophet mighty in deed and word before
God and all the people:" (Luke 24:19)
                                        The "God" On the Run
"God"   was panic-stricken: "After these things Jesus walked
in Galilee: for he would not walk in Jewry, because the Jews
sought to kill him." (John 7:1)
"God"  walked in fear of the Jews: "Then from that day forth
they took counsel together for to put him  to  death.  Jesus
therefore  walked  no  more  openly  among  the Jews." (John
"God" has shown a  clean  pair  of  heels:  "Therefore  they
sought again to take him: but he escaped out of their hand."
(John 10:39)
"God" fled in disguise: "At this, they picked up  stones  to
stone  him,  but  Jesus  hid himself, slipping away from the
temple grounds." (John 8:59)
                                        The Capture of "God"
A friend betrayed the hiding  place  of  "God":  "And  Judas
also,   which  betrayed  him,  knew  the  place:  for  Jesus
oft-times resorted thither with his disciples.  Judas  then,
having  received  a  band of men and officers from the chief
priests and Pharisees,  cometh  thither  with  lanterns  and
torches and weapons." (John 18:2-3)
"God"  was  arrested, bound and led away: "Then the band and
the captain and officers of the Jews took Jesus,  and  bound
him, and led him away." (John 18:12-13)
"God"  was  humiliated:  "And the men that hold Jesus mocked
him, and smote him. And when they had blindfolded him,  they
struck  him  on  the  face." (Luke 22:63:64). "Then did they
spit in his face, and buffeted him;  and  others  smote  him
with the palms of their hands." (Matthew 26:67)
"God"  was  defenseless: "One of the officers which stood by
struck Jesus with the palm  of  his  hand",  he  said,  "Why
smitest thou me?" (John 18:22-23)
"God" was condemned to death: "And they all condemned him to
be guilty of death." (Mark 14:64). "They answered and  said,
He is guilty of death" (Matthew 26:66).
The  dumb  and  docile  "God": "He was led as a sheep to the
slaughter; and like a  lamb  dumb  before  his  shearer,  so
opened he not his mouth" (Acts 8:32).
The  cursed  "God"  by God: "Christ had redeemed us from the
curse of the law, being made a  curse  for  us:  for  it  is
written,  Cursed  is  every  one  that  hanged  on  a  tree"
(Galatians 3:13).
                                            The End of "God"
The dying "God": "And Jesus cried with  a  loud  voice,  and
gave up the ghost" (Mark 15:37).
The  dead  "God" : "Christ died" (Romans 5:6). "He was dead"
(John 19:33).
The corpse of "God": "He (Joseph) went to Pilate, and begged
the  body  of  Jesus.  Then  Pilate commanded the body to be
delivered." (Matthew 27:58)
The shroud of "God": "And when Joseph had taken the body, he
wrapped it in a clean linen cloth." (Matthew 27:59)
                                       What is your problem?
The verses that we have quoted from the New Testament leaves
no doubt that Jesus was a human being like  us,  he  neither
shared the  nature of God nor was he  in every way like God.
But, he was selected by  God  Almighty  as  a  messenger  to
confirm  the  message  of  previous  messengers which can be
summarized in a single statement: "Worship God Alone."
But the zealot followers of the  "Pharisee,  the  son  of  a
Pharisee"  (The  Acts  23:6) will still try to make Jesus an
incarnated God. To prove  their  claim,  they  show  several
distorted  or mistranslated verses. They sometimes shock you
with bizarre interpretations. They mention miracles of Jesus
without  thinking  about  miracles  of  previous  messengers
(Exodus 7:10; 2 Kings 13:21 etc.). They try  to  create  the
doctrine of Trinity from the birth of Jesus, forgetting that
Adam was created without father and  mother  (I  Corinthians
15:45;  I  Timothy 2:13), and that Sarah gave birth to Isaac
while she was barren (Genesis 11:30; 17:17-19).
                                          A divine oxymoron?
Many qualities of God and human being are just the opposite,
like   day   and   night.   While  God,  by  definition,  is
Omnipresent, human being is not. God  is  Omnipotent,  human
being   is  not.  God is Omniscient, the human being is not.
God is the Creator, the human being is His creation. God  is
perfect,  but  the human being is not. God knows the future,
but the human being does not. Thus, one cannot be  both  God
and  human.  Oxymora  are  used  in  art  and literature for
special  effect.  However,  clergy  has  based  its   entire
teaching  on  a  divine  oxymoron  similar  to  Hermes, Pan,
Poseidon and Aphrodete of Greek mythology.
1.  Was Jesus a "human God" or a "God human"?
    Was he acting like humans while he was Lord,
    or was he acting like God while he was a human?
2.  Can you show me a single unequivocal statement in
    the Bible where Jesus claims to be God, or where he
    says "worship me?"
    (Mark 13:32; John 14:28; 1 Corin 15:28)
3.  Why are the verses that we quoted above not enough to
    convince you that Jesus was a human prophet?
4.  How do you explain the obvious contradiction between
    Mark 1:12-13; Luke 4:13; Hebrews 4:15 which claim that
    Jesus was tempted by Satan and James 1:13 which claims
    that "God cannot be tempted with evil"?
    Furthermore, what about "But every man is tempted,
    when he is drawn away of his own lust, and enticed." 
    (James 1:14)? Was Jesus drawn away of his own lust,
    and enticed?
5.  What kind of divine wisdom do you find in cursing
    a fig tree which could not give fruit before the season?
    What was the crime of that tree?
6.  Did Mary give birth to "God"? Then, according to this
    information Mary was the mother of God (as the Catholic
    church still officially say in its liturgy),
    and at the same time the creation of God!
    Can you accept this "logic"?
7.  Was Jesus created? If your answer is "no,"
    then Jesus was not a human; if your answer is "yes,"
    then he was not God.
8.  You claim that Jesus was a perfect man.
    A man can never be perfect.
    God is the only perfect one. If he was a perfect man,
    for instance, he should have demonstrated an examplary
    matrimony. Is marriage a satanic institution?
9.  Jesus was exercising his so-called divine power
    anytime he wanted or needed. Was he still fully human?

Moslem Questions on Christianity Edip Yuksel P.O. Box 43476, Tucson, AZ 85733-3476 U.S.A. Tel/Fax: (520) 323-7636

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