MUSLIM Ben Langcuyan has a problem with my assertion that GOD IS ALL POWERFUL THAT'S WHY HE BECAME MAN IN THE PERSON OF THE LORD JESUS CHRIST.
Ben Langcuyan said:
"Bibe presented above a VERY INCONSISTENT CLAIM --- that God became a man and that man is called Jesus.
Now, granting without conceding --- that God became a man and that man is called Jesus.
The problem Bibe is facing now is --- Jesus is still claiming that he has a God. Note of his following lines:
'... our God is one. ...'
'... my God, my God, why has Thou forsaken me?'
'... to my God and your God. To my Father and your Father.'
It's pretty clear now, using logic and Biblical claims, that the claim of Bibe that the God became a man --- completely BASELESS!!!
There is NOTHING INCONSISTENT with the ALL-POWERFUL GOD BECOMING MAN.
The INCONSISTENCY is in the CLAIM of MUSLIMS that THEIR GOD is ALL-POWERFUL and YET IS POWERLESS to BECOME MAN.
Now, Ben Langcuyan cited several VERSES that he claimed SHOWS that the LORD JESUS CANNOT BE GOD.
Ben Langcuyan SIMPLY JUST DOES NOT UNDERSTAND the PROCLAMATION of the LORD JESUS that HE HAS a GOD.
HIS LACK of UNDERSTANDING SHOWS in the EXAMPLES HE GAVE.
1. '... our God is one. ...' is taken from the OLD TESTAMENT, where the LORD JESUS simply QUOTED DEUTERONOMY 6:4.
HE actually REFERRED to HIMSELF when HE CITED DEUT 6:4.
DEUT 6:4 refers to the GOD "I AM" who REVEALED HIS NAME to MOSES in EXODUS 3:13-14.
The LORD JESUS said that HE is the "I AM." (JOHN 8:58)
So, He was even PROCLAIMING HIS DIVINITY when He cited DEUT 6:4.
2. '... my God, my God, why has Thou forsaken me?' THIS is NOT a PRAYER of the LORD JESUS CALLING on GOD the FATHER.
This text from MATTHEW 27:46 was BORROWED by the LORD JESUS from PSALM 22:2, which is known as a PRAYER of the OPPRESSED.
The LORD JESUS used this verse to HIGHLIGHT HIMSELF as "GOD WITH US." (MATTHEW 1:23)
He was telling the OPPRESSED that GOD HIMSELF is WITH THOSE who are OPPRESSED, and that GOD was SUFFERING WITH THEM.
So, again, the LORD JESUS was only PROCLAIMING HIS OWN DIVINITY when He used PSALM 22:2 in MATTHEW 27:46.
3. '... to my God and your God. To my Father and your Father.' - In this verse from JOHN 20:17, the LORD JESUS STRESSED that HIS GOD is also HIS FATHER.
If GOD is the FATHER of the LORD JESUS, then the LORD JESUS is STRESSING HIS DIVINITY, for the SON of GOD naturally TAKES the NATURE of HIS FATHER.
Thus, if GOD is the FATHER of the LORD JESUS, then the LORD JESUS is also DECLARING that HE IS GOD.
So, INSTEAD of DIMINISHING the DIVINITY of the LORD JESUS, the VERSES that Ben Langcuyan CITED ONLY SUPPORT the belief that HE IS GOD.
Ben Langcuyan just DOES NOT UNDERSTAND the VERSES that HE USED.