Jesus, Sender of the Prophets?

  Another question for Muslims as well as others who deny the Deity of the Christ...

  is it not true that only Almighty God can send prophets?

  In Luke 11, Jesus says:

49 "... the wisdom of God said, ‘I will send them prophets and apostles, and some of them they will kill and persecute,’ 

50 so that this generation may be held responsible for the blood of all the prophets shed since the foundation of the world— 


51 from the blood of Abel to the blood of Zechariah, who perished between the altar and the sanctuary." Luke 11

  So, if Jesus isn't God, why does He say... (italics mine) 

  "This is why I am sending you prophets, sages, and scribes. Some of them you will kill and crucify, and some of them you will flog in your synagogues and hound from town to town." Matthew 23:
34 

  If only God can send His Spirit, why does Jesus say... 

  “When the Counselor comes, the One I will send to you from the Father—the Spirit of truth who proceeds from the Father—He will testify about Me." John 15:26 

  If only God can command His angels, why does Jesus say...

  "The Son of Man will send out His angels, and they will gather from His kingdom everything that causes sin and those guilty of lawlessness." Matthew 13:41 

  If only God decides who gets into His heaven, why does Jesus say...

  “Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord!’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only the one who does the will of My Father in heaven. On that day many will say to Me, ‘Lord, Lord, didn’t we prophesy in Your name, drive out demons in Your name, and do many miracles in Your name?’ Then I will announce to them, ‘I never knew you! Depart from Me, you lawbreakers!’" Matthew 7:21-23 

  And, 

  "He will send out His angels with a loud trumpet, and they will gather His elect from the four winds, from one end of the sky to the other." Matthew 24:31 

  If Jesus isn't God, why would demons cry out... 

  “What do You have to do with us, Son of God? Have You come here to torment us before the time?” Matthew 8:29 

  Since only God has the power and authority to send demons to their eternal punishment, there is only one conclusion that can be reached.  

  The answer is inescapable.


Jesus is Lord!


Barnes' Notes on the Bible

"The wisdom of God - By the "wisdom of God," here, is undoubtedly meant the Saviour himself. What he immediately says is not written in the Old Testament. Jesus is called "the word of God" John 1:1, because he is the medium by which God "speaks" or makes his will known. He is called "the wisdom of God," because by him God makes his wisdom known in creation (Colossians 1:13-18 and in redemption 1 Corinthians 1:30." 

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

"49-51. said the wisdom, &c.—a remarkable variation of the words in Mt 23:34, "Behold I SEND." As there seems plainly an allusion to ancient warnings of what God would do with so incorrigible a people, so here Christ, stepping majestically into the place of God, so to speak, says, "Now I am going to carry all that out." Could this be other than the Lord of Israel in the flesh?"

  See also:

  Where Does Jesus Say, "I Am YHWH (God)" in the Bible?


  Where Does Jesus Say, "I Am God. Worship Me?"




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