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Christianity claim that Jesus is God
And Trinity is God as Father - Son - Holy Ghost
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When Philip asked Jesus to show him God, Jesus said to him,"He who has seen me has seen the Father; how can you say, 'Show us the Father?' Do you not believe that I am in the Father and the Father in me?" (John 14:9-10).
Again the Bible says, "He was in the world, and the world was made through him, yet the world knew him not." (John 1:10).
Further, it is written, "Truly, truly, I say to you, before Abraham was, I am." (John 8:58).DP73
On the grounds of all these Biblical verses, many Christians have hitherto believed that Jesus is God Himself, the Creator. As demonstrated above, Jesus, as a man having fulfilled the purpose of creation, isone body with God.
So, in light of his deity, he may well be called God. Nevertheless, he can by no means be God Himself.
Therelationship between God and Jesus can be compared to that between the mind and body.
The body, as the substantial object which resembles the mind, is one body with the mind, so it may be called a second mind (image of the mind), but the body can by no means be the mind itself.DP73
In like manner, Jesus, being one body with God, may be called a second God (image of God), but he can by no means be God Himself.
It is true that he who has seen Jesus has seen God (John 14:9-10); but Jesus did not say this to indicate that he was God Himself.DP73
It is written (John 1:14) that Jesus is the Word made flesh.
This means that Jesus is the substantiation of the Word; that is, the incarnation of the Word.
Then, it is written (John 1:3) that all things were made through the Word, and again (John 1:10), that the world was made through Jesus; naturally, Jesus may be called the Creator.DP73
According to the principle of creation, the world of creation is the substantial development of the character and form of a man of perfected individuality.
So,a man who has fulfilled the purpose of creation is the substantial encapsulation of the entire cosmos, and the center of harmony in the whole creation.DP73
In that sense, it may also be said that the world was created by a man of perfection. God intended to have man,after his perfection through the fulfillment of his own portion of responsibility, stand in the position of the creator over all things, by giving him even His own creative nature.DP73
Seen from this perspective, we can understand that the Bible (John 1:10) only clarifies the fact that Jesus was a man who had perfected the purpose of creation, and does not signify that he was the Creator Himself.
Jesus was a descendant of Abraham; but since he came as the human ancestor giving rebirth to all mankind, he would become theforefather of Abraham, in light of the providence of restoration.DP73
This is why Jesus said (John 8:58), "...before Abraham was, I am.".
We must understand that this also does not signify that Jesus was God Himself.
Jesus, on earth, was a man no different from us except for the fact that he was without original sin.DP73
Even in the spirit world after his resurrection,he lives as a spirit man with his disciples.
The only difference between them is that Jesus abides as a spirit man of the divine spirit stage, emitting brilliant light, while his disciples are the objects who reflect this light.DP73
Meanwhile, Jesus has been interceding for us before God even in the spirit world after his resurrection (Rom. 8:34), just as he did on earth.If Jesus is God Himself, how could he intercede for us before Himself?
Comment: "For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus" 1 Tim. 2:5 Mediator is between 2 parties.Like Jesus mediates for man between God andsatan.You can not mediate if you are God.Thats like being both defender and Judge in the court DP73
Moreover, we see thatJesus also called upon "God" or "Father" for help, which isgood evidence that he is not God Himself (Matt. 27:46, John 17:1)
If Jesus was God Himself, how could God have been tempted by Satan, and finally crucified by the evil force?
Furthermore, when we find that Jesus said on the cross,"My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?" it becomes clear that Jesus is not God Himself.DP73
According to the Principle of Creation, God's purpose of creation can be realized only through the four position foundation which is established by forming the three objective purposes through origin-division-union action. DP73
Four Position Foundation The Three Objects Purpose
Accordingly, in order to fulfill the purpose of creation, Jesus and the Holy Spirit must establish the four position foundation centered on God, be becoming one body in unity through the action of give and take, each as the object of God, substantially divided from His dual essentialities.
In this manner, Jesus and the Holy Spirit become one body centered on God; this is called "Trinity".DP73
Originally, God's purpose of creating Adam and Eve was to form a trinity by uniting them into one body in love as the True Parents of mankind, thus establishing the four position foundation centered on God.
If they had perfected themselves without the fall, forming a trinity as the True Parents centered on God, and had multiplied children of goodness, all their descendants would have grown to become married couples of goodness centered on God, each pair forming a trinity with God. DP73
Naturally, the Kingdom of Heaven on earth would have been realized centering on the first human couple, in accordance with the realization of God's three great blessings to them.
However, due to the fall, Adam and Eve established the four position foundation centered on Satan, thus resulting in a trinity centered on Satan.
Therefore, their descendants have also formed trinities centered on Satan, and have brought about a human society of corruption.DP73
Therefore, God must work to have all fallen men born anew through the True Parents of mankind, Jesus and the Holy Spirit--one as the second Adam and the other as the second Eve--and then having all form respectively a trinity centered on God.
But because of the undue death of Jesus, he and the Holy Spirit have fulfilled only the mission of spiritual True Parents, by forming the spiritual Trinity centered on God. DP73
Since Jesus and the Holy Spirit have undertaken the mission of spiritual rebirth only, the saints still remain in the position of their spiritual children, having been restored through the spiritual Trinity only.DP73
Christ must come again in flesh in order that he may become the True Parent both spiritually and physically, by forming the substantial Trinity centered on God.
He will then, by giving them rebirth both spiritually and physically, have all fallen men form (by couples) substantial trinities centered on God, after having liquidated the original sin.DP73
When fallen men have established the four position foundation in the original form centered on God,
then the Kingdom of Heaven on earth will be restored through the realization of God's three great blessings to man.
be fruitful, multiply and fill the earth, and to subdue it and have dominion (Gen. 1:28). DP73
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