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7. “I and my Father are one”. Unity or Identity?

Jesus declared that He is one with the Father. The Jews of that day understood that reference. They very well comprehended that Jesus claimed to be the same as the Father. That is why “the Jews took up stones again to stone him”.

John 10:33 The Jews answered him, saying, For a good work we stone thee not; but for blasphemy; and because that thou, being a man, makest thyself God.

The Jews understood the reference well. However, modern “Christians” don’t. They argue that Jesus did not mean that he was one in identity with the father, but one in unity: as a husband and wife are one. However, the very context of the verse puts such misinterpretations to rest.

John 14:7, 9 If ye had known me, ye should have known my Father also: and from henceforth ye know him, and have seen him. … he that hath seen me hath seen the Father

Jesus is not merely speaking about Him being the physical image of the Father (seen the Father), but also the inner nature of the Father (Known the Father).

John 14:10 Believest thou not that I am in the Father, and the Father in me? the words that I speak unto you I speak not of myself: but the Father that dwelleth in me, he doeth the works.

A husband cannot say that those who have seen him has seen his wife.

Neither can he say that he does not speak of himself, but the wife which dwells in him commands what he should speak!!!

So, it is clear as daylight that Jesus actually meant one Identity with the Father.

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