MUSLIMS, JESUS SAID HE IS GOD

Not directly. We cannot read any direct attestation from Jesus. His words were incomplete during his earthly ministry so should we expect him to say these things? What we can read is an indirect claim of deity.

Here goes…

John 20:24-29
[24]But Thomas, one of the twelve, called Didymus, was not with them when Jesus came.
[25]The other disciples therefore said unto him, We have seen the Lord. But he said unto them, Except I shall see in his hands the print of the nails, and put my finger into the print of the nails, and thrust my hand into his side, I will not believe.
[26]And after eight days again his disciples were within, and Thomas with them: then came Jesus, the doors being shut, and stood in the midst, and said, Peace be unto you.
[27]Then saith he to Thomas, Reach hither thy finger, and behold my hands; and reach hither thy hand, and thrust it into my side: and be not faithless, but believing.
[28]And Thomas answered and said unto him, My Lord and my God.
[29]Jesus saith unto him, Thomas, because thou hast seen me, thou hast believed: blessed are they that have not seen, and yet have believed.

There are three possible reality on the statement that “bec thou hast seen me thou hast believed”. These are:

1. Bec thou hast seen me thou hast believed that i am alive.

2. Bec thou hast seen me thou hast believed that im both lord and god.

3. Bec thou hast seen me thou has believed that im alive and both your lord and god.

Verifying, was Thomas in a state of shock when he blurted, my lord my god?

Clearly, Jesus response is a confirmatory agent to what thomas reaction has to mean:

because thou hast seen me, thou hast believed

As pertinently, this response is a direct reaction to what thomas said, my lord my god, confirming that indeed thomas was in a state of belief rather than a state of shock, and being a pertinent response to thomas words, its quite clear now which of the three possibilities is the correct option for the chain of conversation.

I believe number 3 fits this chain of conversation as rather convincingly. Therefore, it was Jesus indirect attestation that he is god, bec if not, was jesus ignoring thomas words when he said my lord my god so to what basis did he responded with “bec thou hast seen me thou hast believed”?

It would be senseless if thomas words would be ignored as nothing as reference point would be the basis of jesus response. Therefore Thomas words must have been an expression of faith for Jesus to have responded in this way.

So when jesus responded, it should have meant this way:

because thou hast seen me, thou hast believed that im alive and your lord and god?

And being a pertinent response to thomas words, so when it say:

blessed are they that have not seen, and yet have believed

Its Jesus confirming the words of thomas that indeed he is god, bec it was confirmed as he implied, blessed are those who have not seen me yet believed as how thomas did: My lord my god!

So was Thomas in a state of shock?

How could it be when there was a precedent to this event. Prior, they already knew Jesus is god. They already preached John 1:1, 14 “the word was god. The word become flesh.”. So Thomas has already a preconceived idea that jesus is god so how could he be shocked?

And how could he be shocked when beforehand he was informed by the apostles that Jesus appeared to them to which he responded:

The other disciples therefore said unto him, We have seen the Lord. But he said unto them, Except I shall see in his hands the print of the nails, and put my finger into the print of the nails, and thrust my hand into his side, I will not believe.

So how could he be shocked when he was informed prior to the event? There was already preconception–an idea beforehand–regarding Jesus appearance so it wont come as a shock for Thomas if ever he would appear again. Though Thomas was unbelieving yet still, there was preconception. With preconception, there would be no shock.

Comparatively when saying: the president is in our baranggay. You would answer: i dont believe you. And when you see him, would you say: oh my god! The president is in our baranggay, i didnt thought so!?

Sounds unseemly, right? There was already preconception, so you wouldnt be shocked. So is with the Thomas state of shock was, isnt it?

Clearly, Thomas was not shocked.

The thing is others were putting doubt to it by saying: if thomas knew that he is god why did he flee during jesus arrest when he knew he was already with god almighty?

Sounds convincing, right? Yet they knew too that jesus is powerful he can calm storms or wither a tree, yet why did they still run away?

Of course, its human nature. Seeing that jesus is not doing anything and being in a helpless situation, having qualms about it, they run. Its normal.

But what is undeniable is, jesus admitted his being god though in indirect terms, yet its a remarkable progress to how he would be socially known, much so by his apostles and us, his true disciples.

Jesus is really a true god as confirmed by this event.

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