I challenge any christian to show me a clear verse where Jesus pbuh claims to be God or where he told his disciples to worship him.
Jesus never told anyone to worship him or that he is God andy ou will never find a clear statement from the lips of Jesus or his teachings where he tells anyone to do so.
However, there are clear veres that prove that Jesus only a man and a messenger of God and there are many examples which prove this:
He preached that there is one God and that God is the Father only:
“And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent.” John 17:3 KJV
So Jesus is clearly telling
you the key to eternal life is that you must believe that “God the
Father” is the only true God and Jesus is the messenger whom God has
Jesus could have said here that you need to be baptised and
born again in the spirit in order to receive eternal life. He could
have also said that you need to believe in God the father, Holy Spirit,
and Jesus as the only true God. But he didn’t say that.
“And one of
the scribes came, and having heard them reasoning together, and
perceiving that he had answered them well, asked him, Which is the first commandment of all?”
“And Jesus answered him, The first of all the commandments is, Hear, O Israel; The Lord our God is one Lord:”
thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy
soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the
first commandment.” Mark 12:28-30 KJV
to the above verses, The Lord our God is one Lord, Jesus says. But we
refer to God the Father as Lord, AND we refer to Jesus as lord. So that
already makes two lords, it would be three if we call the Holy Spirit lord as well.
“And when he was gone forth into the way,
there came one running, and kneeled to him, and asked him, Good Master,
what shall I do that I may inherit eternal life?” Mark 10:17 KJV
“And Jesus said to him, ‘Why do you call me good? No one is good but God alone.’” Mark 10:18 RSV
Jesus saith unto her, Touch me not; for I am not yet ascended to my Father: but go to my brethren, and say unto them, I ascend unto my Father, and your Father; and to my God, and your God.” John 20:17
Jesus makes it clear here that he is not God. He
states he will ascend to his father who is also our Father, his God who
is also our God. He is not God nor the physical son of God, he is a mere
man like us.
“God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.” John 4:24 RSV
Jesus is not referring to himself as God.
Jesus has no authority and can do nothing on his own:
“I can do nothing on my own authority; as I hear, I judge; and my judgment is just, because I seek not my own will but the will of him who sent me.” John 5:30 RSV
If Jesus is God, how is it that he can do nothing of himself? It is all by the will of God who sent Jesus as a prophet.
“He who does not love me does not keep my words; and the word which you hear is not mine but the Father’s who sent me.” John 14:24 RSV
Can’t Jesus speak for himself? He is a messenger, like all
messengers God reveals His words through them (e.g. Isaiah, Jeremiah,
“So Jesus answered them, “My teaching is not mine, but his who sent me;” John 7:16 RSV
“But if it is by the finger of God
that I cast out demons, then the kingdom of God has come upon you.” Luke 11:20 RSV
“For I have not spoken of myself; but the Father which sent me, he gave me a commandment
, what I should say, and what I should speak.” John 12:49 KJV
Jesus is telling you here that he is being commanded by
God what he should say and what he should speak, (God did the same with
other prophets e.g. Isaiah, Jeremiah, Moses etc.) Surely if Jesus was
God he would not have been commanded on what to say, he would have
spoken for himself.
“… These words you hear are not my own; they belong to the Father who sent me.” John 14:24 NIV
If Jesus is divine, can he not speak of himself?
Just like other prophets (Isaiah, Ezekiel, Jeremiah etc.) they do not
always speak of themselves, God speaks through them.
Jesus does not have knowledge of the future:
“But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only.” Matthew 24:36 KJV
“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 KJ
If Jesus was God, he would know the hour. Why doesn’t he know the hour?
Jesus is referring to himself as a man and not God.
I ask my Christian brothers and sisters to look at the Bible with an open mind. Read it as if you have never heard or read it before and read the words of Jesus and then you will discover his true teaching and the truth about him.