Jehovah's Witnesses, Can God die?
Can man die?
How many men had to sin to bring sin into the world?
How many men had to die to buy back life for mankind
(Romans 5:12) “12 That is why, just as through one man sin entered into the world and death through sin, and so death spread to all men because they had all sinned—.”
(Romans 5:15) “. . .For if by one man’s trespass many died, how much more did the undeserved kindness of God and his free gift by the undeserved kindness of the one man, Jesus Christ, abound to many!”
(1 Corinthians 15:45) “. . .“The first man Adam became a living person.” The last Adam became a life-giving spirit.”
So is Jesus equal to God or Adam?
- spiderLv 62 years ago
- Annsan_In_HimLv 72 years ago
You are violating Yahoo rules by addressing your Q solely to the group known as "Jehovah's Witnesses". However, as I do witness to God Almighty and to His Son, Jesus Christ, permit me to answer.
The Immortal One does not die.
When Christ died at Golgotha, it was the human, the man, Jesus of Nazareth, who died.
God the Father did not die.
The Father is not the Son, and the Son is not the Father. But once the Word of God became the virgin Mary's child, He emptied Himself of the glory He had with the Father in Heaven, and restricted Himself to being a human. Human flesh can be killed. Jesus permitted Himself to be killed, physically. He died in His flesh. His broken body was laid in a tomb, dead. Meanwhile, God the Father remained in Heaven, totally aware of what His Son was going through, as a human. And so God resurrected Christ on the third day, as death could not hold Him because He (the Son) had never sinned.
That is why Romans 1:1-6 states that the resurrection of Christ is proof that He is, truly, the Son of God. Death could not hold Him! Death can only claim sinners, you see. But by allowing Himself to be killed physically, the Son of God conquered sin, death, and the grave. Amazing!
You have also gone beyond the rules of Yahoo by asking 3 Qs, for you are only supposed to ask one Q at a time, nor are you supposed to give the answers to your own Qs. Perhaps this is just a 'leading' Q, because you want to direct your answerers in a certain way, and perhaps you are only looking for answers from those who call themselves Jehovah's Witnesses. If so, I recommend you review Yahoo's guidelines.
- DavidLv 72 years ago
Jesus is not Adam, nor is he a mere man. No mere man could take the sin of the world upon himself at the cross. Even a perfect man could only die for himself. That's why Jesus HAD to be God. To accomplish our reconciliation. And yes, he did die. It wasn't an hallucination. He had to give up his place in heaven to be born as a man. That's the only way God could die. By becoming a man.
- Anonymous2 years ago
Tee, no matter WHAT "Charles" has taught you, "For with GOD (((all things))) are possible" (Luke 1:37) and "NONE CAN STAY HIS HAND" (Daniel 4:35).
GOD can "MANIFEST HIMSELF" (I Timothy 3:16) into ANYTHING HE WILLS (Daniel 4:35) and so HE DID as "Jesus Christ as HIS brightest glory" (Hebrews 1:3)!
Although "Charles" changed the wording in *his* NWT in the New Testament to adhere to *his* doctrine, *his* NWT says "All the inhabitants of the earth are regarded as nothing, and HE does according TO HIS OWN WILL among the army of the heavens and the inhabitants of the earth. And there is NO ONE who can HINDER HIM or say to HIM, What have you done?" (Daniel 4:35; NWT).
Now why don't you BELIEVE GOD or are you going to "FORGET GOD" (Psalm 9:17) spoke Daniel 4:35 or I Corinthians 12:11-12 wherein GOD SAID "CHRIST IS (((ONE SELFSAME SPIRIT")))?
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- ZekeLv 72 years ago
Can man die?- Yes, in this system.
How many men had to sin to bring sin into the world?- 1, Adam. When he ate the fruit, it was an act of rebellion and disrespect.
How many men had to die to buy back life for mankind- 1, Jesus. If you look at Romans 5:19, it says "through the obedience of one man, many will be made righteous." That one man was Jesus.
Jesus is neither equal to God or Adam. Adam was just a man like anyone else. Jesus was mighty, but not Almighty.