<<Are you arguing that Mark didn't present Jesus as the divine Son of God? >>I believe Jesus is the Christ the Son the living God.I am saying that Jesus did not see equality with God something to be grasped. I am saying that the statement "Jesus is God" leads to bad theology in most cases.2 John 1:7Many deceivers, who do not acknowledge Jesus Christ as coming in the flesh, have gone out into the world. Any such person is the deceiver and the antichrist. 8Watch out that you do not lose what you have worked for, but that you may be rewarded fully. 9Anyone who runs ahead and does not continue in the teaching of Christ does not have God; whoever continues in the teaching has both the Father and the Son. 10If anyone comes to you and does not bring this teaching, do not take him into your house or welcome him. 11Anyone who welcomes him shares in his wicked work. 1 John 4:1Dear friends, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world. 2This is how you can recognize the Spirit of God: Every spirit that acknowledges that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is from God, 3but every spirit that does not acknowledge Jesus is not from God. This is the spirit of the antichrist, which you have heard is coming and even now is already in the world. 1 Timothy 2:5 5For there is one God and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus, 6who gave himself as a ransom for all men—the testimony given in its proper time. 7And for this purpose I was appointed a herald and an apostle—I am telling the truth, I am not lying—and a teacher of the true faith to the Gentiles. Every translation of 1 Timothy 2:5 I have found has the phrase "The man Christ Jesus" or something very similar.I worship Jesus as my Lord and Savior. His divinity is well established in the scriptures. Have you found the verse yet that states "Jesus is God"?
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