Hey, I'm new, but I can't post a thread in the "Hey I'm new" section, because I don't have 3 thoughtful posts, so I thought I'd start here.
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As was said by jetson, we can't answer that until we establish there is a god. However, I would take it that your statement permits this assumption, since you are talking about God, and I'm having a guess your referring to the bible.
Well, not really. The statement is merely asking a question about the contents of the Bible, in much the same way that I might ask "Where in the Star Wars movies does Anakin Skywalker say he loves Amidala?"
In the Bible, God makes many statements that are directly attributed to him by the text. There are also many statements made about
God by other characters in the text. What I want to know is, how much of what is said about God matches what God himself says, in the text?
One does not have to believe in God to discuss the literature about Him, any more than one has to believe in Harry Potter to discuss the literature about him.
So, if we assume that God exists, and we assume that the bible is true (assuming that part also, since if it is false, then we can't use that book), then we could then imply that Jesus is apart of God. Jesus is refereed to as "The Word", "The Word" is said to have been with God "In The Beginning". Jesus speaks of God's love in John 3:16 (I won't bother quoting, you probably know it well enough). This talks of God's love for the whole world to such an extent as to send he Son to save us.
Sounds like he loves the world.
Ifs and buts and coconuts. According to the Bible, Jesus was the son of god, born of Mary, blah blah blah. While the word of the son of god should
be good, I'd like for something so apparently self-evident to be backed up by something that says so. Otherwise, Jesus might just be. . . misguided.
Where in the text does God talk to jesus, by the way? (I actually don't remember this; it's been a while since my last Bible reading). Not Jesus talking to God (we all do that) nor someone saying that jesus talked to god. The Biblical passages of God talking to Jesus, and if its about how much God loves humanity, so much the better.
Why is this so hard? I can find passages about God talking to Noah, Moses, just about everybody. It's trickier than finding a woman in the Bible who does something important instead of having something done to her.