The Sad and Sorry Reason Why Some Believe Christ Isn't God

11/06/2020 30 Comments

Christ is God not human

Is there any truth to the claim of the Iglesia ni Cristo of Manalo (INCM) that the Lord Jesus Christ is no more than just a human being? First, let us consider what the Apostle John said about Him.

1 John 5:20-21 (KJV) says,

20 And we know that the Son of God is come, and hath given us an understanding, that we may know him that is true, and we are in him that is true, even in his Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God, and eternal life. 

21 Little children, keep yourselves from idols. Amen.

This particular verse is one of the many verses being muddled by the ministers of the INCM to make their claim appear to be valid: that the Lord Jesus Christ is not a God, but only a man. They are trying to make it appear that the true God being mentioned in verse 20 is the Father.

However, if we are going to analyze it more deeply, the true God and eternal life being referred to is someone who came here on earth, someone who gave them — the apostles — understanding. These would not apply to the Father because He had not come here physically. Undoubtedly, it refers to His Son, the Lord Jesus Christ. He is “the true God, and eternal life.”

Why give the admonition “keep yourselves from idols” in verse 21? It is because here on earth, there are many idols or false gods. But the One who came here, the One who had given them understanding, according to the apostles, is the true God and eternal life. And that was the Lord Jesus Christ. Take note that “true God” had been introduced by the definite article “the” — “the true God, and eternal life” — denoting specificity.


To further prove that the “eternal life” was the Lord Jesus Christ, 1 John 1:1-2 (KJV) says,

1 That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon, and our hands have handled, of the Word of life; 

2 (For the life was manifested, and we have seen it, and bear witness, and shew unto you that eternal life, which was with the Father, and was manifested unto us;)

The “eternal life” was with the Father, and it was manifested unto the apostles because it came here. Very clearly, it refers to the Lord Jesus Christ. This is one biblical truth that the ministers of the INCM cannot erase nor remove from the Bible.

Now, when Christ came here on earth, this is what the Father told Him:

Hebrews 1:8 (KJV) says,

But unto the Son he saith, Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever: a sceptre of righteousness is the sceptre of thy kingdom.

Again, this verse is also being twisted by the ministers of INCM. In their intention to reduce the Lord Jesus Christ to the status of an ordinary human, they changed “Thy throne, O God,” to “Thy throne, is God,” resulting in an idea that is very demeaning to God. They have brought God to a much, much lower status; they have made Him a throne that can be sat on. Isn’t that preposterous?

In the earlier cited verse, the Father was the one speaking, and He called His Son as God. Are you going to question the Father’s declaration? That is the truth. The Lord Jesus Christ is God because He is the Son of God. He came from the bosom of the Father; the Father begat Him. This truth is something that INCM ministers find hard to accept — that the Father brought forth the only begotten God. But their refusal would not change the truth: that the Lord Jesus Christ is the only begotten God. As inscribed in Greek manuscripts, He is monogenes theos.

Actually, even if there are many evidences that prove the divinity of the Lord Jesus Christ, even if the apostles themselves had testified that, “This is the true God, and eternal life,” and even if the Father, “...unto the Son he saith, Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever,” I doubt if those INCM ministers would let go of their over-a-century-old belief that the Lord Jesus Christ is only a human being.

We cannot do anything about it. It is indeed inevitable that there are really people who would not acknowledge Christ’s divinity, not for any valid and biblical reason, but simply out of sheer stubbornness and obstinacy. But where will their stubbornness and obstinacy bring them? Where else but to perdition!

30 comments:

  1. hindi po tao si Kristo, Siya ay bugtong na Dios na pinanganak ng Ama mula pa noong eternity.

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  2. THE LORD JESUS CHRIST IS THE SON OF GOD AND ALSO GOD!

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  3. Knowing that Christ is the co-creator of the Father makes me believe that Christ is not a man. Thanks be to God!

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  4. Indeed, Christ is not just mere man, He came from the Father in heaven. Thanks be to God.

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  5. thanks be to Gid we have bro. eli and bro Daniel

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  6. I strongly agree even though that it is indeed inevitable that there are really people who would not acknowledge Christ’s divinity, Bro. Eli tries to preach to everyone the truth. May everyone acknowledged this truth from the Bible.

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  7. Yes, indeed. It is not anymore out of valid biblical reason that they are denying the divinity of the Son of God, because all proclamations of the Bible about the Lord Jesus Christ tells us that He is God. Like when our God the Father also calls His son 'God'. Yet they will still ignore that fact. Thanks be to God again for this blog brother Eli. It is simple to understand and may you continue to write more with God's help! ❤️

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  8. Its very easy to understand. Why do they keep on insisting that Jesus is not a God? Do they have something against Christ? 🤔

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  9. The Lord Jesus Christ is God because He is the Son of God. He came from the bosom of the Father; the Father begat Him.

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  10. Christ is God, wake up everyone!

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  11. A Simplified explanation about the true diety of Christ by Mr.Controversy himself,Bro.Eli Soriano!
    To God be the Glory!

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  12. We pray that their members who were misled will read this and be given understanding to this biblical truth.

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  13. The pastors and ministers of the INCM misled their members by changing the words and context of the verse in the bible to make it appears that our Lord Jesus Christ is not God, but merely a human being. They cannot accept that our Lord Jesus Christ is true God. They are therefore anti-christ. To God Be the Glory!

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  14. Because of the wrong teaching of their pastor that they do not know the written in scripture,and they said christ is not God

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  15. Lord Jesus Christ is not human being but a true God...the only begotten Son

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  16. our LORD JESUS CHRIST is the ONLY BEGOTTEN GOD that came from the BOSSOM of the FATHER and that is a FACT 💕

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  17. Jesus Christ exist before the universe created.

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  18. INCM DON'T want CHRIST a GOD, they what their leader higher than CHRIST.

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  19. Si Cristo Jesus ay Dios at ang bugtong ng Dios....hindi tao.....

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  20. Thanks be To God, napakalinaw sa talata ng bibliya.

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  21. There is no human being came down from heaven and goes back to heaven except Jesus Christ.

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  22. obstinacy can kill... a mango tree will never bear apple fruits. Christ is the begotten God... definitely not human.

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  23. such a worth reading vlog, so elaborate explanation that comes from the words of God.

    thanks be to God

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  24. monogenes THEOS.....BEGOTTEN GOD before the creation...when there was yet earth from which man was created from...NOW,HOW CAN BE CHRIST A MAN? BELIEVE WHAT IS WRITTEN....MONOGENES THEOS!!!
    THANKS BE TO GOD FOREVER!

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  25. The mere statement of "people not believeing in Christ" is so so heartbreaking. We pray those people will be enlightened from their wrong belief.

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  26. "The Lord Jesus Christ is God because He is the Son of God. As inscribed in Greek manuscripts, He is monogenes theos."

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