First, TT over at Faith Promoting Rumer asks a simple question, “Is Jesus a God in the NT?”
Secondly, though the LDS Sunday School Curriculum plan in the I-15 corridor has long ago left me in the dust on my current studies in John’s Gospel, I do desire to re-explore some of the questions that Jim F. presented back in March. I deisire to work through his questions, one by one, on Jesus’ staggering discourse in John 5.
But first, let me ask you some questions before I attempt to answer some questions. We spent one Sunday morning on John 5:17-18 and last Sunday morning on John 5:19-20. How do you think Jesus’ answer in verse 17 establishes his deity? Or do you think the Jews simply misunderstood his assertion? And in verse 19, when Jesus says, “The Son can do nothing of himself,” can any other man on the face of this green, terrestial globe make this claim?
As I told TT, my heart is completely wrapped up on this issue, hanging on every word of Jesus Christ as written down here in John 5.