VIEWS OF THE DEITY OF JESUS CHRIST
CULTS AND RELIGIONS VIEW OF THE CHRIST'S DEITY
Gathered by C. R. Lord from sites across the internet – © August 18, 2016
Assemblies of Yahweh (Yahwah – their spelling) – “We find the trinitarian doctrine to be foreign to the inspired Scriptures. The Holy Spirit is imparted to the obedient believers by the laying on of hands of the elders of the Assemblies of Yahweh after baptism.”
https://www.assembliesofyahweh.com/statement-of-doctrine/ (*** See Point #5 on their page)
Christian Science - “What is the Christ? Kate explores the relationship between Jesus and the Christ and raises questions about what the Christ is, and how it works.” Christian Science believes that Jesus Christ was a mere man who demonstrated the Christ idea or divine idea. They believe that it doesn't matter if Christ existed or not and that his blood doesn't cleanse us from sin. Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy
Notice the words “what and it” above. Christ is a “he” not a what or an it. Further Jesus and the Christ are spoken of as two different entities as shown in green above. Jesus is the Christ - not some mystical separate being. Christ means anointed and Messiah. Nobody was ever more anointed and nobody else could be Messiah.
Church of the Living Word (The Walk) - “Jesus Christ was the Word made flesh. However; He was but the first fruits of God's intention; God intends that you too should be the Word made flesh.”
This teaching is based on continuing revelation not the Bible alone.
Jehovah's Witnesses - “Jesus’ opposers accused him of making himself equal to God. However, Jesus never claimed to be on the same level as Almighty God.”
The author of this comment is being dishonest. In John 10:30 Jesus said; “I and my Father are one.” The Jews took up stones to kill him and in John 10:33 they said; “Not for a good work do we stone thee but because thou being a man makest thyself to be God.” Jesus never denied their accusations. Evidently the Jews knew what the Witnesses refuse to believe that Jesus is claiming to be part of the Godhead in John 10:30.
Mormons - “We believe Jesus is the Son of God the Father and as such inherited powers of godhood and divinity from His Father, including immortality, the capacity to live forever.”
Elohim is literally the Father of the spirit of Jesus Christ and also of the body in which Jesus Christ performed His mission in the flesh, and which body died on the cross and was afterward taken up by the process of resurrection, and is now the immortalized tabernacle of the eternal spirit of our Lord and Savior. (Encyclopedia of Mormonism, vol. 4, pp. 1670-1671) http://www.utlm.org/onlineresources/ldsleadersconceptofjesus.htm
Here we see that God sired Jesus just like we sire our children in the body. Mormons think God was a human being who became God and he had sex with Mary siring Jesus. John 4:24 puts that idea to rest.
Unity School of Christianity – Jesus was a perfect man indwelt by the Christ. “We believe that Jesus expressed his divine potential and sought to show humankind how to express ours as well. We see Jesus as a master teacher of universal truths and as our Way Shower. In Unity, we use the term Christ to mean the divinity in humankind. Jesus is the great example of the Christ in expression.”
Spiritualism - Christ himself was nothing more than a medium of high order. The teaching of spirits supersedes and is an advance upon the teachings of Christianity. (Spiritual Telegraph, No. 37).
Jesus Christ was not divine. He is now an advanced spirit in the sixth sphere. He never claimed to be God manifest in the flesh and does not at present.
(Demonology or Spiritualism, p. 141).
Jesus did not claim for himself more than he held out for others. His identification with the Father was the oneness of mediumship. He was a medium or "mediator."
(Colville, Universal Spiritualism, p. 234).
Jesus Christ was indeed the Son of God, as also are we sons of God.
(Many Mansions, p. 107).
The miraculous conception of Christ is merely a fabulous tale. (Spiritualism, p. 141).
Spiritualism sees in the death of Jesus an illustration of the martyr spirit, of that unselfish and heroic devotion to humanity which ever characterized the life of Jesus, but no special atoning value in his sufferings and death (The A.B.C. of Spiritualism, Q. 19).
Spiritualism accepts him as one of many, who at different times have come into the world to lighten its darkness and show by precept and example the way of life to men. It recognizes him as a word but not as "the only name" given under heaven by which men can be saved.
(The A.B. C, of Spiritualism, Q. 17).
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