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Dear Brother Ron
How could Jesus be God? Jesus was born to Mary as a human baby. It is totally illogical to say he was God. How this could be believed?
Jesus was not God. He never said He was. On many occasions, He referred to His Father as a separate entity from Himself. He did, however, say that He was one with His Father. This is entirely logical.
Consider this: Mary was told by her cousin Elizabeth that her baby was going to be somebody special. She had a vision in which an angel told her that her son was going to be the Messiah and the Son of God. At His birth, nobility came from foreign lands to honor His arrival. Mary and Joseph had to flee to Egypt to escape the assassination ordered by King Herrod. Given all of these facts, do you think Jesus was raised just like every other boy in Israel? Hardly.
I think Mary and Joseph told Jesus from the moment He could understand language (and probably before) how special He was. Imagine being raised from birth to believe you are the holy Son of the living God. Imagine being raised to believe you are the person your country has waited for for hundreds of years. Would you not devote every waking moment to becoming the person you believed you were destined to be?
The result would be that you would feel a total unity with God. You would have total faith in God and would have total access to the power of the Holy Spirit within you. That faith and that unity would allow you to do incredible things. Jesus told us this on several occasions.
We find in Matthew 17:20, "If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you". When you read the stories of His healings, we find Him repeatedly crediting them not to His own power but the faith of the one being healed. He was not talking about having faith in Him. He was talking about having faith in the power of God within us.
Jesus was not god but He was one with God. We can also be one with God. All we have to do is look for His Spirit within us and have total confidence in that Spirit just like Jesus told us to do. But this can not be just a conscious and logical confidence. What He had was a total unity with the Holy Spirit. This is what He urged us to have. This is why John 1:12 tells us, "But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name". That includes you.