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One Like the Son of Man – Islam, Mormonism, Jehovah’s Witnesses and the Christian Trinity

The term,”trinity”, is not in the Bible and was brought up much later, but what is termed,”a high view of  Christology”, that is, that Christ is and was eternally divine and never just a man, is in both the old and new testaments,  the Gospels,  and Christ referred to Himself as such as recorded over 80 times in the Gospels.
For instance,  Jesus’s references of  Himself as the “Son of Man”. Islam uses this to refute the Christian claim that Christ is God in the flesh. They say,”Jesus called Himself son of man, so He clearly was not the Son of God.”
But what if “Son of Man” means something far more?
In Daniel 7 we read a prophecy –
13“I was watching in the night visions,
And behold, One like the Son of Man,
Coming with the clouds of heaven!
He came to the Ancient of Days,
And they brought Him near before Him.

14Then to Him was given dominion and glory and a kingdom,
That all peoples, nations, and languages should serve Him.
His dominion is an everlasting dominion,
Which shall not pass away,
And His kingdom the one
Which shall not be destroyed.”
(Daniel 7:13,14,The Bible )

Daniel basically said He looked like one of us! And in the beginning of creation God said ” Let us make man in our image” !

God used a plurality “our” description.

Daniel is in effect saying “He looks like one of us” , when in reality We look like Him! His image.

And look at the Gospel of Mark,  the oldest Gospel.

61But He kept silent and answered nothing. Again the high priest asked Him, saying to Him, “Are You the Christ, the Son of the Blessed?”

62Jesus said, “I am. And you will see the Son of Man sitting at the right hand of the Power, and coming with the clouds of heaven.”

63Then the high priest tore his clothes and said, “What further need do we have of witnesses?

64“You have heard the blasphemy! What do you think?” And they all condemned Him to be deserving of death.”
(The Gospel of Mark, 14:61-64,The Bible )
The Jews believe in one God as do the Christians. You believe in more of a demi-god, half man half god such as greek and Roman mythology beliefs.
We believe that when Christ was born that God embodied flesh , not that He created another god.
Since the term ” Trinity” had already been used in reference to the three ways man has experienced God, as His omnipresent Spirit, that He is our heavenly Father,  and that He also has eternally existed in a form “like the Son of Man” Jesus Christ.  This would also give a clue to the Genesis account of the creation of man “in Our image” command.

“Our” means God was in community with Himself in three personages embodied in one Being.

And “Son of Man” originated from Daniel’s vision when he described God’s form as “like the Son of Man” only we are actually the ones who where created by Him in His image.

Dear Muslim – “Son of Man” Means Jesus Christ is God in the Form of a Man

Dear Muslim refugee,
Welcome to a free society where you can question everything including Muhammad and Islam. You don’t have to pin your hope for eternity on the opinion of Islamic teachers alone.

As part of the “Dear Muslim” series that will give you the information and resources you need to make an informed decision for yourself.

Jesus Christ referred to Himself as the “Son of Man” as recorded over eighty times in the Gospels.

You have been taught that this is proof Jesus is not God’s Son and divine and God in the form of a man. But what if the phrase “Son of Man” actually means more? In the Old Testament of the Bible, in the book of Daniel “Son of Man” clearly is referring to God.

This passage speaks of the same “Son of Man” in the Gospel of Mark, the oldest Gospel. Jesus says this ;

24“But in those days, after that tribulation, the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light;

25“the stars of heaven will fall, and the powers in the heavens will be shaken.

26“Then they will see the Son of Man coming in the clouds with great power and glory.”
(The Gospel of Mark,13:24-26,, The New Testament ,The Bible )

This is the same “Son of Man” of the Prophet Daniel’s vision in the Old Testament of the Bible.

13“I was watching in the night visions,
And behold, One like the Son of Man,
Coming with the clouds of heaven!
He came to the Ancient of Days,
And they brought Him near before Him.

14Then to Him was given dominion and glory and a kingdom,
That all peoples, nations, and languages should serve Him.
His dominion is an everlasting dominion,
Which shall not pass away,
And His kingdom the one
Which shall not be destroyed.
(Daniel 7:13,14, The Bible, Old Testament )

The fact that Jesus Christ called Himself the “Son of Man” as recorded in 80 verses in the Gospels is proof positive, Jesus called Himself God.

Rapid-onset gender dysphoria research vindicated – Family & Society – WORLD

https://world.wng.org/content/rapid_onset_gender_dysphoria_research_vindicated

“Whereas it is the duty of all Nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey his will, to be grateful for his benefits” George Washington Issued the First Thanksgiving Proclamation in 1789

There was the belief in separation of church and state among the founding fathers, but they were very intent on making Christianity the key influence to the success of this great Republic the United States of America.

Both branches of the legislatures crafted a Proclamation request that would be given to the president that would become our Thanksgiving Day.

So though there is no official Church sanctioned by the state our founding fathers overwhelming were Christians and unapologetically encouraged the growth of the Christian faith.

The adoption of the Christian faith must be freely chosen possessing the heart of the believer. Our hearts are a domain God Alone and it’s worthy of. A heart can only be given to God if one is free to choose to give it to Him.

New York, 3 October 1789] By the President of the United States of America, a Proclamation.

“Whereas it is the duty of all Nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey his will, to be grateful for his benefits, and humbly to implore his protection and favor — and whereas both Houses of Congress have by their joint Committee requested me “to recommend to the People of the United States a day of public thanksgiving and prayer to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many signal favors of Almighty God especially by affording them an opportunity peaceably to establish a form of government for their safety and happiness.”

Now therefore I do recommend and assign Thursday the 26th day of November next to be devoted by the People of these States to the service of that great and glorious Being, who is the beneficent Author of all the good that was, that is, or that will be — That we may then all unite in rendering unto him our sincere and humble thanks — for his kind care and protection of the People of this Country previous to their becoming a Nation — for the signal and manifold mercies, and the favorable interpositions of his Providence which we experienced in the course and conclusion of the late war — for the great degree of tranquillity, union, and plenty, which we have since enjoyed — for the peaceable and rational manner, in which we have been enabled to establish constitutions of government for our safety and happiness, and particularly the national One now lately instituted — for the civil and religious liberty with which we are blessed; and the means we have of acquiring and diffusing useful knowledge; and in general for all the great and various favors which he hath been pleased to confer upon us.

And also that we may then unite in most humbly offering our prayers and supplications to the great Lord and Ruler of Nations and beseech him to pardon our national and other transgressions — to enable us all, whether in public or private stations, to perform our several and relative duties properly and punctually — to render our national government a blessing to all the people, by constantly being a Government of wise, just, and constitutional laws, discreetly and faithfully executed and obeyed — to protect and guide all Sovereigns and Nations (especially such as have shewn kindness onto us) and to bless them with good government, peace, and concord — To promote the knowledge and practice of true religion and virtue, and the encrease of science among them and us — and generally to grant unto all Mankind such a degree of temporal prosperity as he alone knows to be best.”

“Given under my hand at the City of New-York the third day of October in the year of our Lord 1789.”

President George Washington

Watch “The Glory of the Crucified King by Dr. Maher Samuel” Easter

The Gospel Story In Arabic with subtitles – A truly inspired sermon.

Many people in the world struggle with the idea that God would become a man.

God loved his creation so much that He became one of us so he could save us from ourselves when we were separated from Him as a result of sin.

At Easter we celebrate God’s great love when He became a man, lived a perfect life, and became the perfect spotless Lamb of God who let himself be sacrificed to pay the price for our sin when He died on the cross.

When He rose again on the third day He demonstrated that He defeated death.

An almost equal amount of people in the world struggle with the idea that someone who is all-powerful could be treated so terribly and still be all-powerful.

We don’t recognize the ultimate power and majesty of Jesus Christ when it is manifested as humility and sacrifice.

God is perfect. To dwell with perfection we also must be perfect in our past, present, and future.

So only a perfect replacement for imperfect righteousness would work for us, and only God is perfect.

And God Came Down as the Man Jesus Christ to personally save us Himself.

He lived as one of us.

Dr. Samuel preaches in Arabic with English subtitles and brilliantly shows how God as Jesus was in control through the Betrayal and His trials and the crucifixion.

“No man takes my life but I lay it down freely” said Jesus (The Gospel of John 10:18)

Unlike anything found in human nature Jesus alone showed us ultimate strength present in ultimate humility for our salvation sake through the entire events of his trials suffering and death.

Perhaps strength through humility is not easy for us to recognize because it is so unfamiliar to humanity overall?

Pride, power, and forced compliance are more familiar to us.

But God through Jesus conquers hearts and minds by demonstrating supreme love for us.

Dr. Samuel also points out how Pontius Pilate and Pilot’s wife both testified that Jesus was a just man, thus fulfilling scripture of the Lamb of God without spot or blemish to take away the sin of the world.

Jesus Christ was even sovereign over death and rose from the grave on the third day.

He is the author of life and gives life to all who believe and place their hope and faith in Him for salvation from eternal judgement.

Do you believe that Jesus Christ did for you what you are incapable of doing for yourself?

The Gospel of John 1:

11He came to His own, and His own did not receive Him.
12But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name:
13who were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.
14And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth.

 Dr.John Lennox – Sorry Shelden, The Big Bang Theory Supports God as Creator – on YouTube

Dr. John Lennox was a student at Oxford during the same time Steven Hawking was. Dr. Lennox went on to teach Pure Mathmatics at Oxford and Queens College. 

He points out the fallacy of Stephen Hawking’s same quote that because the law of gravity exists the universe will create something from nothing.

Dr. Lennox , who also has a doctorate in philosophy, points out that because Hawking saying something comes from nothing is total nonsense.

So much for the Big Bang Theory disproving God as Creator. Quite the opposite!

 Microwave Sciences discovering in 50s prove everything did come from a big bang but that all the conditions had to be perfect to such a degree that even Hawking implied it almost would have to be orchestrated by a supreme intelligence.

Watch “Famous Last Words of Jesus, Muhammad, and Nabeel Qureshi” on YouTube

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