Did Jesus Deny Being God?
If I am standing in front of the IBM headquarters building, and a fellow employee unknowingly asked be “Is this your building, do you own this building?”
Then I replied “This Building is NOT MY OWN, but it belongs to The ONE WHO EMPLOYEES ME”
This would clarify to the person asking that I AM NOT THE OWNER, I am just one of the workers. I do not own the building (Universe) the one I work for owns it.
Another Example is:
If I am at a gathering of people in a friend’s house, and a fellow guest unknowingly asked me, “Is this your house?” I would reply “This is not my house but it is the house of the ONE WHO INVITED ME”
This would clarify to the fellow guest that again, I am NOT THE OWNER of the house.
Did Jesus make such statements regarding his status, the words, the will and the power he used?
“Jesus answered them and said, “My doctrine is not Mine, but His who sent Me.” (John 7:16)
“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)
“For I have not spoken on My own authority; but the Father who sent Me gave Me a command, what I should say and what I should speak.” (John 12:49)
“Jesus said to them, “My food is to do the will of him who sent me, and to accomplish his work.” (John 4:34)
“For I have come down from heaven, not to do My own will, but the will of Him who sent Me.” (John 6:38)
“Saying, “Father, if it is Your will, take this cup away from Me; nevertheless not My will, but Yours, be done.”” (Luke 22:42)
“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.” (John 5:30)
“I tell you the truth, no servant is greater than his master, nor is a messenger greater than the one who sent him.” (John 13:16)
“You heard me say, `I am going away and I am coming back to you.’ If you loved me, you would be glad that I am going to the Father, for the Father is greater than I.” (John 14:28)
“Jesus said to them, “If God were your Father, you would love me, for I proceeded and came forth from God; I came not of my own accord,
but he sent me.” (John 8:42)
“To sit at my right hand and at my left is not mine to grant, but it is for those for whom it has been prepared by my Father” (Matthew 20:23 )
“But of that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father.” (Mark 13:32 )
“But of that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, but My Father only.” (Matthew 24:36)
“So Jesus answered them, “My teaching is not mine, but his who sent me” (John 7:16 )
“Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven.” Matthew ( 7:21 )
“And the Father himself, which hath sent me, hath borne witness of me. Ye have neither heard his voice at any time, nor seen his shape. (John 5:37)
“And Jesus said to him, “Why do you call me good? No one is good but God alone.” (Mark 10:18 )
“And I do not seek My own glory; there is One who seeks and judges.” (John 8:50)
Some Christians, (not all) claim that Jesus _implied_ that he was God, from the above verses, we see that Jesus denied being God, it now leaves the Christians who believe Jesus is God to provide just one single verse in the Bible where Jesus says “I am God” there is no such verse, the God of Abraham in the Old Testament stated “I am God” over 200 times, yet oddly Jesus never uttered those three words once in the Gospel, so we see from the many quotes above, that the House did not belong to Jesus, it belonged to the One who Sent him.