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Concept of God and the Prophetic nature of Jesus (pbuh) according to the New Testament Bible

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Concept of God in Christianity according to Jesus:

“My Father is Greater than I” (John 14:28)

“My Father is Greater than all” (John 10:29)

“…I cast out devils by the spirit of God…” (Mattew 12:28)

“….I with the finger of God cast out devils….” (Luke 11:20)

“I can of mine own self do nothing : as I hear, I judge; and my judgment is just; because I seek not my own will, but the will of the Father, which hath sent me.” (John 5:30)

Jesus Christ (peace be upon him) – he came to fulfill the law:

“Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the Prophets; I am not come to destroy but to fulfill. For verily I say unto you, Till Heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled.”

“Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the Kingdom of Heaven; but whosoever shall do and teach them, the same shall be called great in the Kingdom of Heaven.”

(Matthew 5: 17-20)

God sent Jesus (pbuh):

“… and the word which ye hear is not mine, but the Father’s which has sent me.” (John 14:24)

“And this is life eternal, that they might know thee, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou has sent. ” (John 17:3)

Jesus refuted even a remote suggestion of his divinity:

“And, behold, one came and said unto him, “Good master, what good thing shall I do, that I may have eternal life?”

And he said unto him, “Why callest thou me good? There is none good but one, that is, God; but if thou wilt enter in to life, keep the commandments.”

(Matthew 5:17-20)

Jesus (pbuh) of Nazareth – a man and prophet approved of God:

“Ye men of Israel, hear these words: Jesus of Nazareth, A man approved of God among you by miracles and wonders and signs, which God did by him in the midst of you, as ye yourselves also know.” (Acts 2:22)

God is One according to Jesus (pbuh):

“Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God is One Lord.” (Mark 12:29)

Jesus proclaimed of a Prophet to come after him:

“Nevertheless I tell you the truth; It is expedient for you that I go away:
for if I go not away, the Comforter will not come unto you; but if I depart, I
will send him unto you. And when he is come, he will reprove the world of
sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment: Of sin, because they believe
not on me; Of righteousness, because I go to my Father, and ye see me no
more; Of judgment, because the prince of this world is judged. I have yet
many things to say unto you, but ye cannot bear them now. Howbeit when
he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall
not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, [that] shall he speak:
and he will shew you things to come. He shall glorify me: for he shall
receive of mine, and shall shew [it] unto you.” (John 16: 7-14)