When is Jesus God and when is he Man?

 

Sami Zaatari

 

 

 

Whenever one debates a Christian concerning the divinity of Jesus, one will find that the Christian will simply make things up as he goes along.

 

For instance when we quote passages from the Gospels that clearly prove Jesus isn't God, they will claim those verses are referring to Jesus as a man, and that he emptied himself of divinity and power as the NT states:

 

but emptied Himself, taking the form of a bond-servant, and being made in the likeness of men. (Philippians 2:7)

 

So Christians will quote this verse and say see Jesus emptied himself of power and divinity, and by doing so he became like all men which is why he does things such as prayer and sleeping as well as being ignorant of the last hour.

 

Now here's the problem, when it comes to Jesus' miracles, such as raising the dead, healing the blind, and curing the leper. The Christian will claim these miracles and mighty acts of Jesus prove he is divine and God! Talk about cherry picking! What happened to Philippians chapter 2 where he supposedly emptied himself of this divine power?!

 

Notice the inconsistency, when Jesus acts like all of us humans, they say well yes he ?emptied' himself of divinity and power. Yet when he performs miracles he all of a sudden becomes divine again?! How does that work? Did he empty himself of power and divinity or didn't he?

 

So as you can see it's all a game of suiting whatever's good for you. When Jesus clearly shows he can't be God by praying, eating, and sleeping. The Christian will say that's a man Jesus who emptied himself according to Philippians 2! When it comes to miracles it seems that the power and divinity miraculously came back into Jesus and he is no longer emptied according to Philippians 2!

 

So what is it? Did Jesus empty himself or didn't he? Or did Christians merely invent the doctrine of Philippians chapter 2 to get rid of problems such as Jesus praying, eating, and sleeping.

 

And Allah Knows Best!

 

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