Is Jesus Christ God Almighty – Acts

Is Jesus Christ God Almighty – Acts

We continue our series about what is stated concerning Jesus in the various books of the New Testament. Today, we will examine the book of Acts.

Acts 1:4 – “Wait for the Father’s promise.” – The Father is in control.

Acts 1:7 – “Not for you to know times or periods that the Father has set by his own authority.” – Jesus said his Father is in control.

Acts 2:22 – “This Jesus… was a man pointed out to you by God with miracles, wonders, and signs that God did among you through him.” – Jesus was used by God, the superior one.

Acts 2:23 – “He was delivered up according to God’s determined plan.” – God decided what Jesus would do.

Acts 2:24 – “God raised him up.” – Jesus died; God didn’t.

Acts 2:30 – “God had sworn to seat one of his descendants  on his throne.” – God controlled.

Acts 2:31 – “The resurrection of the Messiah” – by God who did not die.

Acts 2:32 – “God has resurrected this Jesus.” – Jesus dead, God always alive.

Acts 2:33 – “exalted to the right hand of God has received from the Father the Holy Spirit.” Jesus subservient to his Father.

Acts 2:34 – “The Lord said to my Lord sit at my right hand.” – Jesus at God’s right hand of favor; God in control.

Acts 2:36 – “God has made this Jesus both Lord and Messiah.” – God decided and granted.

Acts 3:13 – “The God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob… has glorified His Servant Jesus.” – God gave glory to His Servant, Jesus.

Acts 3:15 – “You killed the source of life, whom God raised from the dead.” – Jesus died, God had the power to bring him back to life.

Acts 3:18 – “What God predicted through all his prophets – that his Messiah would suffer.” – God’s Messiah for people.

Acts 3:20 – “He may send Jesus , who has been appointed Messiah.” – CSB – God decided.

Acts 3:21 – “Whom heaven must keep till the universal restoration comes which God proclaimed.” – NJB – God controlled.

Acts 3:22 – “The Lord God will raise up for you a prophet like me.” – Jesus called a prophet.

Acts 3:26 – “God raised up His Servant and sent Him first to you.” – CSB – God did not die.

Acts 4:2 – “proclaiming the resurrection of Jesus.” – NJB – Jesus died.

Acts 4:10 – “by the name of Jesus Christ… whom God raised from the dead.” – God alive, Jesus dead. Who is more powerful?

Acts 4:26 – “against the Lord and against His Messiah.” – CSB – God’s Messiah to the world.

Acts 4:27 – “your holy servant Jesus, whom you anointed.” – Jesus served God and still does.

Acts 4:30 – “You stretch out your hand… through the name of your holy servant Jesus.” – Servant is inferior to the Master.

Acts 5:30 – “God raised up Jesus whom you murdered by hanging on a tree.” – CSB – Jesus did not resurrect himself.

Acts 5:31 – “God exalted this man to His right hand as ruler and Savior.” – CSB – Jesus’ exaltation came from God, not himself.

Acts 5:42 – “Proclaiming – Jesus is the Messiah,” – not proclaiming Jesus is God.

Acts 7:37 – “God will raise up for you a prophet like me.” – God used Jesus as His prophet.

Acts 7:55 – “He saw God’s glory with Jesus standing at the right hand of God.” – God and Jesus are separate and distinct.

Acts 7:56 – “I see the Son of Man standing at the right hand of God.” – Son of Man is obviously not God.

Acts 8:12 – “He proclaimed the good news about the Kingdom of God and the name of Jesus Christ.” – Separate and distinct.

Acts 9:20 – “He began preaching in the synagogues, Jesus is the Son of God.” – Not God the Son.

Acts 9:22 – “by proving that Jesus was the Christ.” – CSB; NJB – Jesus was Christ, not God.

Acts 10:38 – “how God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with Holy Spirit and power… because God was with him.” – God anointed and empowered Jesus.

Acts 10:39 – “They killed him (Jesus).” – Jesus died, God remained alive.

Acts 10:40 – “God raised this man on the third day.” – God brought the dead Jesus back to life.

Acts 10:41 – “Witnesses appointed by God ate and drank with him after he rose from the dead.” – God was in control.

Acts 10:42 – “to testify that He is the One appointed by God to judge the living and the dead.” – God decided what Jesus would do.

Acts 11:17 – “If God gave them the same gift he gave us when we believed on the Lord Jesus Christ.” – The Holy Spirit originated with God.

Acts 13:23 – “From this man’s descendants… God brought forth the Savior, Jesus.” – God brings Jesus into the human realm.

Acts 13:30 – “God raised him from the dead.” – God superior.

Acts 13:33 – “God has fulfilled this by raising up Jesus.” – God, the decider and controller. “You are my Son – today I have become your Father.”

Acts 13:34 – “Since he raised him from the dead.” – the greater resurrected the lesser.

Acts 13:35 – “You will not allow your Holy One to decay.” – They knew God was in control, not Jesus.

Acts 13:37 – “The One whom God raised up did not decay.” – God obviously more powerful.

Acts 17:3 – “showing that the Messiah had to suffer and rise from the dead. This is the Messiah, Jesus.” – Obviously not God, or even God the Son.

Acts 17:31 – “He will judge the world with justice by the man he has appointed. He has given proof of this to everyone by raising him from the dead.” – NIV – God will judge through Jesus – two people. God resurrected Jesus – two people.

Acts 18:28 – “Proving from the scriptures that Jesus was the Messiah,” – not God.

Acts 20:21 – “must turn to God in repentance and have faith in our Lord Jesus.” – Two people.

Acts 20:24 – “Complete the task the Lord Jesus has given me – the task of testifying to the good news of God’s grace.” – God and Jesus both mentioned, no reference to the Trinity.

Acts 22:14 – “The God of our ancestors has chosen you to know his will and to see the Righteous One and to hear words from his mouth.” – God and Jesus different.

Acts 25:19 – “A dead man named Jesus who Paul claimed was alive.” – Obviously not God.

Acts 26:9 – “Jesus the Nazarene.” – Why is he not called God? – Because he is not God.

Acts 28:23 – “He tried to persuade them concerning Jesus from both the Law of Moses and the Prophets.” – Why did he only try to persuade them about Jesus and not God? – Because they already believed in God, but not Jesus as anyone special.

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