Again the high priest asked him, “Are you the Messiah, the Son of the Blessed One?” –Mark chapter 14
This one passage is all the evidence we need to know that, contrary to the claims of Trinitarian Christians, Jesus never claimed or insinuated that he was God. If he had, the chief priest would have asked him,
Are you God? Are you the Blessed One as you claim?
But he didn’t.
In Jewish messianic thought, the messiah would be a human being who would be anointed king of Israel and sit on David’s throne, restoring the Kingdom of Israel. All kings of Israel were referred to as “son of God” due to their anointing by the high priest. In the Gospel of Mark, there is zero suggestion that the high priest or anyone else had ever heard any suggestion that Jesus had claimed or insinuated that he was God. In fact, earlier in the same chapter of Mark, it says this:
The chief priests and the whole Sanhedrin were looking for evidence against Jesus so that they could put him to death, but they did not find any.
Seriously?? Jesus was schlepping all over Judea and Galilee claiming or at least inferring that he was God and NO ONE bothered to make this accusation in front of the Sanhedrin?? Give me a break.
Dear Christians: Jesus never claimed he was God. Case closed.
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