Friday, January 12, 2007
Holtz Misinterprets John 8:42
In AAC.2002 anti-Christian atheist Brian Holtz quotes Jn 8:42 in his argument that Jesus says He is not God: "I came from God and now am here. I have not come on my own, but he sent me." Here Jesus is describing how He works in perfect harmony with the other two persons of the triune God in fulfillment of their eternal recprocal love [cf. Jn 5:19-29; 16:13]. Jesus affirms His glorious preexistence with the Father in Jn 6:36,38,41,50-51; 8:23-24,56-58; 16:28; 17:5. Since God does not give His glory to other beings [Is 42:8; 48:11], Jesus claimed to be God.