If Jesus is “God” how could there have been . . .?

If Jesus is “God” how could there have been . . .?
Serious question here –

The Bible says, “Jesus came from Galilee to John to be baptized by him in the Jordan River.” Matt 3:13 Just as Jesus was coming up out of the water, we saw the heavens splitting apart and the Spirit descending on him like a dove. And in Mark 1:11, we know a “voice” came from heaven: “You are my one dear Son; in you I take great delight.” If Jesus is “God” how could there have been a audible voice from heaven, heard by all that were present while Jesus is being baptized by John the Baptist?

Do not read antagonistic inflection into my question. II seek greater understanding how God’s voice can be audibly heard (by whom?) by those at the Jordon river. I will be doing a study on this question: If Jesus is “God” how could there have been a audible voice from heaven, heard by all that were present while Jesus is being baptized by John the Baptist.

Who can explain to me, who’s voice from the sky was it (that was heard), if Jesus is God (the man is standing in the Jordon) at the same time. This suggests God can be in Heaven and simultaneously on the Earth at the same time. And – be heard audibly. Which means God’s audibly voice can be heard by humans. Therefore, it is logical we (us humans) can hear the audible voice of God, now. Everyday, or all the time hear God‘s audible voice. What’s that like?

Your assistance is appreciated.
Here is a second example of a non-believer that heard the audible voice of God from the sky. I talking about Saul as he going along, approaching Damascus we read in Acts 9:3-4, “suddenly a light from heaven flashed around“ Saul. And he fell to the ground and “heard a voice” saying to him, “Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting me?” Saul was a non-believer, blind of God’s true existence. I would love to ask Saul (now Paul) what its like to hear God’s voice for the first time.

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14 Responses to “If Jesus is “God” how could there have been . . .?”

  • wopette71 says:

    Jesus is the human manifestation of God..God in flesh, which makes Him the son of God..God can be in more than 1 place at a time, appearing in different forms…He is still the same ONE God…

  • Mike Tyson Earbiter says:

    What?

  • Bin Kristos says:

    The Bible also teaches that Jesus was as much a man as he was God. His flesh was as human as you and me. He was still filtered by a human brain. At the same time, he was filled with the spirit of God as we should be. But sin separates us from God. Jesus was without sin, so he was one with God. He is the Son of God.

  • TheDoctor says:

    If you think thats weird think of it this way, good is omnipresent. So hes also in the water, John the baptist, the dirt, the sky, the air, ect. Hes also in you right now, and in the pages of the Satanic Bible, and in the sht i just flushed down the toilet. Hes everywhere, you just have to stop looking.

    “This suggests God can be in Heaven and simultaneously on the Earth at the same time. And – be heard audibly. ”

    Omnipresent-hes in all places at all times.

    And hes god, he can be heard audibly, inaudibly, telepathically, whatever.

    If your trying to make it look like god and jesus showed up at the same party without the other knowing the other was going to be there, your only going to succeed in making yourself look stupid.

  • thorの神 says:

    As a true follower of Christianity you shouldn’t ask this kind of questions. You are in for loosing faith!

  • ask a mexican - holy guacamole! says:

    might be because the bible is either right or it’s not and then it’s just a “metaphor” making the bible a metaphorical story…

  • ψ ʃosh Aℓfred Φ says:

    The strangest paradox of them all is the fact that the son is God, and the holy spirit is God, and the holy spirit is in every Christian (right?)…try and think that one over for a second…what could the conclusion possibly be given the information that is not just provided here, but is a widely popular Christian teaching.

    The reason why I personally believe, that the ‘voice of God’ was added into the scripture, as too was the symbolic dove, was because the Church’s goal is to keep God above, out of sight, out of view of speculation.

    When Jesus said I and the father are one (John 10:30) and the meaning of this verse is referenced much differently from what others think it means in Psalm 82:6 (see reference for 34), the Jews picked up stones to stone him. In J 10:32 Jesus said that he proved he was God through use of “miracles” (probably added) yet despite his wonders the Jews call him “a mere man”. Why would they call a miracle worker a mere man, if he was the one that created the universe? How can these verse not add up?

    For some reason God, and miracles are linked, like if a man has super natural abilities he is thus the creator of the universe? Does that make sense to you? Sorry if this is a bit pushy, just writing some of what I know.

    Also what do you think God used to talk with? Did his vocal muscles do it…or is that speculation kicked “up” stairs?

  • Zachary says:

    God is a 3 in 1 being. We are not designed to understand. It’s explaining physics to a dog. The Christian doctrine of the Trinity teaches the unity of Father, Son, and Holy Spirit as three persons in one Godhead. The concept of personhood in the Trinity does not match the common Western understanding of “person” as used in the English language—it does not imply an “individual, self-actualized center of free will and conscious activity. To the ancients, personhood “was in some sense individual, but always in community as well. The doctrine states that God is the Triune God, existing as three persons, but one being. Each of the persons is understood as having the one identical essence or nature, not merely similar natures. Since the beginning of the third century the doctrine of the Trinity has been stated as “the one God exists in three Persons and one substance, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.” Give your life to the lord and you will hear the “audible voice”. God’s voice in your heart often sounds like a flow of spontaneous thoughts. Habakkuk knew the sound of God speaking to him (Hab. 2:2). Elijah described it as a still, small voice (I Kings 19:12 ). I had always listened for an inner audible voice, and God does speak that way at times. However, I have found that usually, God’s voice comes as spontaneous thoughts, visions, feelings, or impressions. When you think you hear the voice of God act on that voice and see if the “voice” doesn’t get stronger. The power of god can do all things. If you can get past Genesis 1:1 “The Beginning” 1 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth; the rest of the bible is easy to understand. I respect those who question TRUTH and i did for years. I was raised in church all my life but still I questioned faith I needed evidence and after I found thousands and thousands of pieces of historical evidence everything revolved back to the original principal “Faith” and when you have faith the rest of the Word becomes clear. The Bible says that the word is not for everyone Jesus calls it a hidden treasure and those who seek it will find it. You are on the right path and Now it’s time to use faith to answer you questions. You have nothing to loose. Every other religion in the word requires deeds and yes deeds are good but all the word of the real God ask is that you believe. You can not work your way to heaven and all that you need my friend is faith. And Yes you are on the right Track. Just always ask yourself the question ” What If “. What if you was wrong about the Bible and God. I would rather be safe than sorry. What if you don’t believe and trust in God>> What if you was wrong. The Bible is the best Love story in the world. And all you need is to turn from sin (human nature) and live a life guided by him. Trust me I was lost but Now I Am Found. I WAS BLIND BUT NOW I SEE. I have nothing to gain from this. To Your the audible voice Question “What’s that Like”? >>> When you hear it Trust Me You Will Know…. God Bless.. and trust me there is no IF..

  • KLF-LANCASTER says:

    Jesus is God,

    in the Flesh, here on the Earth

    The Spirit of God,

    resides in heaven.

    You have to think Spiritually.

  • Bluebootz says:

    The voice was heard by the ones who had “the ears to hear”. The message is not always received by everyone.
    ok…
    Jesus was en-route at that time….as he came out of that water, towards his personal meeting with, “God”.

    —–I will leave off here. (the voice was that of the appointed “speaker” of those times).

  • Jon M dn ǝpıs sıɥʇ says:

    Jesus is God the Son. The voice was supposedly God the Father. They are two individuals that share a united essence: God. Together with the Holy Spirit, they make up the Holy Trinity, which is the totality of God.

    The problem is often semantics. Lots of people use the word “God” to talk about God the Father. Others use it interchangeably with God the Father and God the Son (Jesus). Theologically, “God” in English means the Holy Trinity, Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

  • seth says:

    Here we see an amazing truth about Jesus….the son of Man…the Word of Life….The Prince of Life Himself come as a man, and is at the moment of fulfilling all Righteousness. The Everlasting Father, which is IN Heaven, and Inhabiting all Eternity in all the Glory of his unspeakable and uncreated Splendor…..SPEAKS into this moment….which you have brought to light here tonight.
    This Moment which you have mentioned in your good question, *smiles* is a moment in time in which God the Father chooses to reveal His audible voice for the benefit of all there, and also for us all here as we hear what they heard. : )
    How could Jesus be “God” and still be on the earth as the “son of man” ?
    My brother, or sister, if this is in essence what you are asking then perhaps this passage will bring to light something more about the Greatness of the Man known as Jesus….For even his brothers and sisters didnt believe in him…..Even this John the Baptist, who said to him “BEHOLD the Lamb of God which takes away the sin of the World!”…..and was said to be the Greatest Prophet born of woman…..actually began to doubt Jesus also!!…amazingly (Being the Greatest Prophet and all! : ) He sent his own disciples to Jesus to ask him plainly….”Look are you really the ONE?…..orrrrr Do We Look for Another????? ” In a sense they almost had given up hope of Jesus being the Messiah, because man looks on the outward appearance but God LOOKS on the Heart and see Everything within and without….So friend, your question is a serious one and good…and even the Greatest prophet of all time up to that moment in Time…..began to doubt How He Could be the Prophesied one,,,THE SAVIOR of the Whole WORLD!!!….Thats a LOT to live up to….and for some reason, they were beginning to doubt…John was about to LOSE HIS HEAD!!!….things weren’t looking so good, on the outside……But in the inside…Look what was going on from TRUTH’s Perspective…. John 1:18 No man hath seen God at any time; the only begotten Son, which IS IN the bosom of the Father, he hath declared him. Even while Jesus, the man, was on this earth in body…In Spirit and Truth, He WAS, IS and IS TO COME….in the Bosom of the Everlasting Father…..
    The Father and the Son are Distinct….The Father is Greater than…ALL….There are some things that even the Son does not know…but only the FATHER…
    Yet….Jesus said this truth…
    John 10:30 I and my Father ARE ONE. (( Notice the tense here….is not WERE…..or WILL BE….But “ARE” NOW ‘ONE”….
    Even Jesus did not come to earth of His own Will..
    He didn’t just show up like a randomly born baby….Though EVERY ONE is precious in His Sight…..
    For Jesus…Before He was Born…..Was spoken of, into the heart of Mary by the Angel Gabriel, who said to her…
    30 “And the angel said unto her, Fear not, Mary: for thou hast found favor with God.
    31 And, behold, thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and bring forth a son, and shalt call his name JESUS.
    32 He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Highest: and the Lord God shall give unto him the throne of his father David:
    33 And he shall reign over the house of Jacob forever; and of his kingdom there shall be no end.
    34 Then said Mary unto the angel, How shall this be, seeing I know not a man?
    35 And the angel answered and said unto her, The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee: therefore also that holy thing which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God.
    Notice also Here that the “LORD GOD” is Mentioned…as well as the “Highest”…”The Holy Spirit” also is “the Power of the Highest” and Jesus is called “Son of the Highest”….
    Jesus knew that He was the “Son of the Highest”….and he said “I and Father ARE ONE”….
    This wonderful relationship spoken of here reveals that The Holy Ghost came UP ON Mary, and the power of the Highest shall overshadowed her: therefore also that holy thing which was born of her IS called the Son of God.
    This word for “Overshadowed” is…ἐπισκιάζω
    episkiazō
    ep-ee-skee-ad’-zo
    From G1909 and a derivative of G4639; to cast a shade upon,
    that is, (by analogy) TO ENVELOP IN A HAZE OF BRILLIANCY;
    figuratively TO INVEST WITH PRETERNATURAL INFLUENCE:
    – overshadow.
    Since you asked about how Jesus can be “God”….I hoped that these passages and their word meanings may help to envelop us in the “Haze of His Brilliancy”….and also “Invest us with the preternatural influence” of His Holy Spirit…..
    Here as well is the meaning of Preternatural….
    Etymology: Medieval Latin praeternaturalis, from Latin praeter naturam BEYOND NATURE
    Date: 1580
    1 : existing outside of nature (( God is Greater than His Creation ))
    2 : exceeding what is natural or regular : EXTRAORDINARY
    3 : inexplicable by ordinary means; especially : psychic Mary was said to be “Invested with this Divine Influence”….From the HOLY SPIRIT of the Highest Himself….JESUS IS THAT HOLY THING that was Born of Her…that was, is called the very Son of God…..Fully Man and Fully God : )….God Fully Redeeming Man by the coming of the Last Adam, which was not just a “living soul”….but a “Quickening, Life-Virtue-Giving SPIRIT manifested in the Flesh!.
    We really can know nothing unless He Himself reveals these truths to us in His Love, which is Wisdom and understanding…..True Love is the Wisdom of God, and is Understanding.
    And it is in only as we are rooted and grounded in His First Love for US that we are enabled with all saints to comprehend what is the Heigth and Depth and Breadth and Length of God’s Great and unsearchable Vastness, and Multiplicity yet Oneness of His LOVE which Envelops us behind and before and sets His Hand Upon US : )
    Here also is the meaning of the word for “The Highest”….ὕψιστος
    hupsistos
    hoop’-sis-tos
    Superlative from the base of G5311; highest, that is, (masculine singular) the Supreme (God), or (neuter plural) the heavens: – most high, highest.
    Concerning the Audible voice of God here also is a passage that may illuminate further…
    Matthew 17:5 While he yet spake, behold, a BRIGHT CLOUD OVERSHADOWED them: and behold a voice out of the cloud, which said, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased; hear ye him.
    This was on the Mount of Transfiguration…..for Jesus the man…”… was transfigured before them: and his face did shine as the sun, and his raiment was white as the light.” Matthew 17:2
    Here is the word for Transfigured: μεταμορφόω
    metamorphoō
    met-am-or-fo’-o
    From G3326 and G3445; to transform (literally or figuratively “metamorphose”): – change, transfigure, transform.

  • Adwait says:

    It is one of the greatest curse of human to answer a question based on Bible or Quran. Once there was a time people do not know the secrets of nature and certain exceptional qualities of certain Magicians.
    If you or me try to study such Magic or Hypnotism, we may be able to act like them. However, we could not or we do not get such source of teachers like the Xanadu of Mandrake. If Bible says “Jesus came from Galilee, ” you can just be blind and make yourself announce it. A very serious example, if you say that the world is flat and not globe, how can one answer. Your question is based on some misguidance of the ancestral uneducated person/people at a time there was no paper and pen to write. It is like Muhammed told that Allah told him to marry as many as girls and he did so, it is merely a lame excuse. (Powerful can insist anything on the powerless. Big fishes eat the small fishes – it is the world life) Bible, Quran, Mahabharat, Grantha Sahib, Odyssi and a lot of (misleading) history books were taught by community schools and strictly made the people (Society) to follow the routine, announced by the Powerful. It is a matter of a time and the Globe has been developed to fill 900 million of population, still we discuss about the relationship of Jesus and Mary (of Magdalene). Don’t we have any other subject.
    ” II seek greater understanding how God’s voice can be audibly heard (by whom?) by those at the Jordon river. I will be doing a study on this question: (VERY VERY GOOD – A LIFE SHALL UTILISE MISUSING IT.) I shall issue a Certificate of Merit, but you should bring those who can establish the voice is of God or from Heaven.
    If Jesus is “God” (IF) how could there have been a audible voice from heaven, heard by all that were present while Jesus is being baptized by John the Baptis. If JESUS IS NOT GOD HOW COULD THERE HV BN AN AUDIBLE –
    HEARD BY ALL, Says Bible and you did not, so you asked the question. I hope, the 39 US Presidents and SAARC Committee were present in River Jordan when the voice came from Heaven. Even Dr. Obama does not have enough report of audible voice.

  • Bilbo Baggins says:

    Hi there TAP!

    I quite agree!

    I have studied many christian views.

    Some try to say it’s a mystery ………or his 3 a in one God. It is quite observable whilst reading and reasoning with scripture.

    Jesus angered the Jews by teaching the oneness of God and man. As they tried to stone him he asked them what he had done wrong. They answered:

    John 10:33-36
    33 “For a good work we stone thee not; but for blasphemy; and because that thou being a man, makest thyself God.

    34 “Jesus answered them, Is it not written in your law, I said Ye are gods?

    35 “If he called them gods, unto whom the word of God came, and the scripture cannot be broken;

    36 “Say ye of him, whom the Father hath sanctified, and sent into the world, Thou blasphemest; because I said, I am the Son of God?”

    If God is omni-present , then God is within humans. If God is within man then his kingdom can also be found there, for where the kingdom is there also abides the king.

    If God and his kingdom are within man then when we look within and manifest that which we truly see and feel with no deception or illusion that we are manifesting God and his kingdom. If a man is manifesting God and we are watching him then we are seeing God in action. Thus when we witness a human reveal his true inner self we see God. The man and God are not two, but one.

    Jesus acknowledged this when he prayed: “that they (his disciples) may be ONE, as we (Jesus and the Father) are.” (John 17:11)

    Jesus is God because he was one with the presence of God within him.

    He asked us all to do the same thing. Therefore what is man when he obeys the injunction of Jesus and becomes one with God? If you and God are one then that one being (which includes you) is God.

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