Only God is Good !

civic

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Mark 10:13-27
13 People were bringing little children to Jesus to have him touch them, but the disciples rebuked them. 14 When Jesus saw this, he was indignant. He said to them, "Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these. 15 I tell you the truth, anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it." 16 And he took the children in his arms, put his hands on them and blessed them.

17 As He was setting out on a journey, a man ran up to Him and knelt before Him, and asked Him, "Good Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?" 18 And Jesus said to him, "Why do you call Me good? No one is good except God alone. 19 "You know the commandments, ' DO NOT MURDER, DO NOT COMMIT ADULTERY, DO NOT STEAL, DO NOT BEAR FALSE WITNESS, Do not defraud, HONOR YOUR FATHER AND MOTHER.'" 20 And he said to Him, "Teacher, I have kept all these things from my youth up." 21 Looking at him, Jesus felt a love for him and said to him, "One thing you lack: go and sell all you possess and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow Me." 22 But at these words he was saddened, and he went away grieving, for he was one who owned much property.

23 And Jesus, looking around, * said to His disciples, "A How hard it will be for those who are wealthy to enter the kingdom of God!" 24 The disciples A were amazed at His words. But Jesus * answered again and said to them, "Children, how hard it is to enter the kingdom of God! 25 “It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God." 26 They were even more astonished and said to Him, " Then who can be saved?" 27 Looking at them, Jesus said, "With people it is impossible, but not with God; for all things are possible with God."

Jesus point in His questioning of the ruler was rhetorical in nature. Do you know who you are calling good? Only God is good. He was saying to the ruler "Do you know who I Am and who you are speaking too? If you read on it becomes obvious for Jesus turned him away from gaining eternal life. He knew what was in his heart and keeping him away from the kingdom. Only God knows what is in mans heart and can allow a person into His Kingdom. Jesus was clearly claiming to be God in this passage.

No prophet, apostle or teacher has ever talked in this presumptuous way in which Jesus did in the gospels and especially in this passage in the synoptic gospel. The young ruler runs up to Jesus kneels to Him in worship and asks Him how can I obtain eternal life? Jesus answers back and said come "Follow ME!" Do you see what Jesus is claiming? He does not say, these are the teachings that God has given me or follow these rules and you will get into heaven. He did not say to follow God or submit to God. Jesus tells the man to follow Me! Only God has that prerogative.

He was saying indirectly to the ruler, know that whom you are speaking to is God. He was letting the young ruler understand who he was talking to and addressing as good. Look at it this way, Is He saying He is not good, and therefore not God? Or is He saying that He is good, and the reason this man can call Him good is because He is God? I opt for the second statement.

Let’s examine the context of the passage and what is going on when this man approaches Jesus. He says why do you call me good and points out to the man that only God is good. The man is unaware of His identity which Jesus who knew men’s hearts was aware of with the young ruler. This man thought of Jesus as just a mere man and not the Son of God. Jesus response was not one of denying His own sinlessness or deity. The context clearly shows just the opposite to be true. Jesus claims absolute authority over the young ruler by asking him to come and Follow Me. To call Him "good teacher" you better recognize who you are speaking to and this is exactly the point Jesus was getting across to the young ruler. Jesus is eternal life and the man was unaware of this truth which is rather obvious by his questions.

How does one obtain eternal life? Jesus confronted him with His Lordship when He said come and follow Me. Jesus confronted the man's sin of covetousness. It was a sin of materialism. He was indifferent to people who were poor and in need. So Jesus gave him the ultimate test, would he obey His Lordship?

If we further examine the context of the question asked by the young ruler in verse 13 we read; people were bringing little children to Jesus to have him touch them, but the disciples rebuked them. 14 When Jesus saw this, He was indignant. He said to them, "Let the little children come to Me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these. 15 I tell you the truth, anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it." 16 And He took the children in His arms, put His hands on them and blessed them. 17 As Jesus started on his way, a man ran up to Him and fell on his knees before Him. "Good teacher," he asked, "what must I do to inherit eternal life?" 18 "Why do you call Me good?" Jesus answered. Let’s see what question was asked of Jesus. How can I get eternal life?" is the question. "Follow ME!" is the answer that he gets from Jesus. Do you see what He is claiming? He does NOT say, these are the teachings that God has given Me. Follow these rules and you will get to heaven. He did not say, "follow God or submit to God", but he said "Follow ME!". Jesus is Lord and had the authority to ask of mankind, Follow Me!

John 1:6-8
John. 7 He came as a witness, to testify about the Light, so that all might believe through Him. 8 He was not the Light, but he came to testify about the Light.

John 5:39-40
39 " You search the Scriptures because you think that in them you have eternal life; it is these that testify about Me; 40 and you are unwilling to come to Me so that you may have life.

John 8:14
" Even if I testify about Myself, My testimony is true, for I know where I came from and where I am going; but you do not know where I come from or where I am going.

John 8:18-20
18 I am one who testifies for Myself; My other witness is the Father, who sent Me."

19 Then they asked Him, "Where is your father?"

"You do not know Me or my Father," Jesus replied. "If you knew Me, you would know My Father also."

Luke 24:27
Then beginning with Moses and with all the prophets, He explained to them the things concerning Himself in all the Scriptures.

Luke 24:44-45
44 Now He said to them, " These are My words which I spoke to you while I was still with you, that all things which are written about Me in the Law of Moses and the Prophets and the Psalms must be fulfilled." 45 Then He opened their minds to understand the Scriptures,

hope this helps !!!
 

civic

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And here are a few follow up questions to consider for those who may be in opposition with the OP.

Scripture declares the following:

1)There is NONE righteous no not ONE
Is Jesus righteous ? yes or no

2)All have sinned
Did Jesus sin ? yes or no

3)there is no one who understands
Did Jesus understand ? yes or no

4)there is no one who seeks God.
Did Jesus seek God ? yes or no

5)There is None who does good
Did Jesus do good ? yes or no

6) There is None good but God
Is Jesus good ? yes or no

hope this helps !!!
 

John t

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And here are a few follow up questions to consider for those who may be in opposition with the OP.

Scripture declares the following:

1)There is NONE righteous no not ONE
Is Jesus righteous ? yes or no

2)All have sinned
Did Jesus sin ? yes or no

3)there is no one who understands
Did Jesus understand ? yes or no

4)there is no one who seeks God.
Did Jesus seek God ? yes or no

5)There is None who does good
Did Jesus do good ? yes or no

6) There is None good but God
Is Jesus good ? yes or no

hope this helps !!!
Welcome back from the zoo, AKA the purgatory forum.
 

Bob Carabbio

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And here are a few follow up questions to consider for those who may be in opposition with the OP.

Scripture declares the following:

1)There is NONE righteous no not ONE
Is Jesus righteous ? yes or no
Jesus Is Righteous.
2)All have sinned
Did Jesus sin ? yes or no
Jesus did not sin.
3)there is no one who understands
Did Jesus understand ? yes or no
Jesus understood.
4)there is no one who seeks God.
Did Jesus seek God ? yes or no
Jesus sought God continually.
5)There is None who does good
Did Jesus do good ? yes or no
Jesus DId Good.
6) There is None good but God
Is Jesus good ? yes or no
Jesus is good.

NOW - what do you think you've "proven"???
 

civic

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Jesus Is Righteous.

Jesus did not sin.

Jesus understood.

Jesus sought God continually.

Jesus DId Good.

Jesus is good.

NOW - what do you think you've "proven"???
Amen brother !

Over the years its been my experience that some do not think Jesus is Good in the above passage in the gospels but only the Father is good.
 

rod.ney

Member
Jesus Is Righteous.

Jesus did not sin.

Jesus understood.

Jesus sought God continually.

Jesus DId Good.

Jesus is good.

NOW - what do you think you've "proven"???
He proved that Jesus is fully God as well as fully human because as per posted scripture, only God is Good & Righteous and you answered that Jesus is Good & Righteous! Thus those who say that Jesus is only a man ( human ) and not God ( the Son ) also, are 100% wrong!
 

Gary Mac

Member
And here are a few follow up questions to consider for those who may be in opposition with the OP.

Scripture declares the following:

1)There is NONE righteous no not ONE
Is Jesus righteous ? yes or no

2)All have sinned
Did Jesus sin ? yes or no

3)there is no one who understands
Did Jesus understand ? yes or no

4)there is no one who seeks God.
Did Jesus seek God ? yes or no

5)There is None who does good
Did Jesus do good ? yes or no

6) There is None good but God
Is Jesus good ? yes or no

hope this helps !!!
This is why I follow the teachings of Jesus instead of Paul or any other. Jesus was very clear in his teachings of his God for us to be like Him as he was like Him.
 

Gary Mac

Member
He proved that Jesus is fully God as well as fully human because as per posted scripture, only God is Good & Righteous and you answered that Jesus is Good & Righteous! Thus those who say that Jesus is only a man ( human ) and not God ( the Son ) also, are 100% wrong!
Actually Jesus proved that he was Gods son just as all His sons do. If you cant relate to being a son of God then you cant relate at all to being the righteousness of God in Christ. Which Christ means Gods anointed and either you are anointed of God or you are not.
 

praise_yeshua

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This is why I follow the teachings of Jesus instead of Paul or any other. Jesus was very clear in his teachings of his God for us to be like Him as he was like Him.

You believe that you're actually Jesus. Being "like" Him doesn't mean to be "EXACTLY" like Him. You don't have the power He has. You don't have the position Jesus has and you never will.

"like" means similar. You'll have a hard time even meeting that requirement. The ONLY way you'll meet that requirement is with Divine Help. Not in and of yourself. You do not possess those innate/intrinsic qualities.
 

civic

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You believe that you're actually Jesus. Being "like" Him doesn't mean to be "EXACTLY" like Him. You don't have the power He has. You don't have the position Jesus has and you never will.

"like" means similar. You'll have a hard time even meeting that requirement. The ONLY way you'll meet that requirement is with Divine Help. Not in and of yourself. You do not possess those innate/intrinsic qualities.
Good to see you brother, welcome back !!! :)
 

Truther

Member
Question: what did Jesus mean when he said this?...


And Jesus said unto him, Why callest thou me good? none is good, save one, that is, God.
 

Gary Mac

Member
He proved that Jesus is fully God as well as fully human because as per posted scripture, only God is Good & Righteous and you answered that Jesus is Good & Righteous! Thus those who say that Jesus is only a man ( human ) and not God ( the Son ) also, are 100% wrong!
Only 100% wrong to the religious mind who has not met God to know who He is as Jesus did.
 

Truther

Member
The unity I teach is the unification of God with a man Jesus.

God filled the man on earth with the Holy Ghost and was unified with the man.

God left(unfilled) the man on the cross.

God made the spirit of the man omnipresent after resurrecting the man from the dead and refilled the spirit man with everything that He(God) consists of.

This unification process created the original oneness of God(with a man).doctrine of the 1st century.

This is why the man, Jesus, said only God is good.
 

praise_yeshua

Active member
The unity I teach is the unification of God with a man Jesus.

God filled the man on earth with the Holy Ghost and was unified with the man.

God left(unfilled) the man on the cross.

God made the spirit of the man omnipresent after resurrecting the man from the dead and refilled the spirit man with everything that He(God) consists of.

This unification process created the original oneness of God(with a man).doctrine of the 1st century.

This is why the man, Jesus, said only God is good.
Jesus said those words to get the hearer to accept Him for WHO, HE IS.

To say what you've said above is to say that God changes. In theology, we call this the doctrine of the Immutability of God.

Does it bother you to teach God is in need of change?
 

rod.ney

Member
Only 100% wrong to the religious mind who has not met God to know who He is as Jesus did.
You are 100% Wrong because even God the Father called that Son ( Jesus Christ ) of His " Oh God " in Hebrews 1:8! Jesus Christ being the ONLY begotten Son ( God the Son, the former Word in John 1:1 who became FLESH as the God-Man Jesus in John 1:14 ) of God ( as per John 1:18 ) is exactly why ALL things could get CREATED through and by Him ( the WORD - God the Son ) as per God's say so in John 1:3 and also again in Col.1:16!
 

Dant01

Member
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Mark 10:17-18 . . And as he was setting out on a journey, a man ran up to Him and
knelt before him, and began asking him: Good Teacher, what shall I do to inherit
eternal life? And Jesus said to him: Why do you call me good? No one is good
except God alone

Seeing as none but God alone are good, then it's obvious that none but God alone
can inherit eternal life by means of goodness. However, if someone would like to
give it a try anyway in spite of the fact that failure is inevitable; then Jesus
suggests they begin their quest with the commandments.

Mark 10:19 . . You know the commandments; etc, etc.
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Truther

Member
Jesus said those words to get the hearer to accept Him for WHO, HE IS.

To say what you've said above is to say that God changes. In theology, we call this the doctrine of the Immutability of God.

Does it bother you to teach God is in need of change?
Those words he said was that someone other than himself was God and that only that someone else is good....


And Jesus said unto him, Why callest thou me good? none is good, save one, that is, God.
 
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