So, if you haven't read my previous post, now would be the time. My coworker wrote me back regarding the verses I gave him to prove to him that Jesus is God, not just a man. Click on the pages to make them big enough to read.
I had some answers to his statements, such as if we believe the Bible to be God-breathed, uncontradictory truth, then why does he chalk some things up to human error and misinterpretation? It seems like he is just picking things that don't fit and saying that they were snuck in. Also, he thinks of Jesus as the son of God, so I asked him why didn't God just use anyone else, why did he use Jesus? He said that God could have used someone else,but he found Mary to be willing and sinless. Hmmmm..so what about all the prophecies? Maybe I could have been the savior..NOT! In our conversation after I read his letter, I also mentioned that Jesus is God's ONLY begotten son..so how could he just be a human like the rest of us. He asked, so you don't consider yourself to be God's daughter? Yes, but in a different way. It says ONLY begotten son. Maybe Caesar put that part in. There is a definite difference. I am going to be worshiping not worshiped in heaven. I didn't think to tell him that but I will next time. He asked how could God kill God (or maybe let God die..I think he said kill),how can God sit at the right hand of God, and I said, I don't exactly know all the answers, but the biggest answer is that God is GOD..he can do ANYTHING!!! I also said that I don't always think scripture is simple. There is depth, insight, and even mystery and symbolism throughout the whole Bible. As you grow as a believer, more things become understandable through life experience and the Holy Spirit ( another made up thing, as far as he's concerned, used to be "holy ghost", isn't hopeful that it was translated correctly). I asked him how he could say he's a Christian, did he know that Christians believe Jesus to be God incarnate, and he said that wasn't true, that Christianity is divided on this subject. He said that basically our conversation was done, because if I couldn't see from his clear message what the truth was, then we weren't going to get anywhere. I told him that that was the difference between us. I don't stop telling people the truth, even if they don't agree, because I want people to know the fullness of a life connected to the Living God, and I care about him and want him to be saved. He told me he is sure of his salvation. Can anyone help me..what else can I say to him?