2017-01-08 23:24:33 UTC
Joh 1:18 No man hath seen God at any time; the only begotten Son,
which is in the bosom of the Father, he hath declared him.
Here is how the Greek to English is clarified;
Joh 1:18 No man has ever seen God at any time; the only unique Son,
or the only begotten God, Who is in the bosom [in the intimate
presence] of the Father, He has declared Him [He has revealed Him and
brought Him out where He can be seen; He has interpreted Him and He
has made Him known]. (AMP)
Jesus, "He" has declared Him, made him known. This was a major part of
the work of Christ on earth, he who was sacrificed for the sins of the
Of course I expect many arguments on this and this was near the
beginning of Christ's ministry on the earth. During the course of
Christ's first ministry on earth he said this,...
Joh 14:6 Jesus said to him, I am the Way and the Truth and the Life;
no one comes to the Father except by (through) Me.
Joh 14:7 If you had known Me [had learned to recognize Me], you would
also have known My Father. From now on, you know Him and have seen
Joh 14:8 Philip said to Him, Lord, show us the Father [cause us to
see the Father--that is all we ask]; then we shall be satisfied.
Joh 14:9 Jesus replied, Have I been with all of you for so long a
time, and do you not recognize and know Me yet, Philip? Anyone who has
seen Me has seen the Father. How can you say then, Show us the
Now there is much more to this in Chapter 14 for those that care to
see, yet here Jesus clearly states, Anyone who has seen me has seen
Jesus was authorized to speak this, He was God's representative on
earth and spoke only on the authorization of His Father. He
represented God well, and He also showed the anger of God regarding
the money changers in the temple, tossing over their tables and
running them out of the temple.
Still need convincing, like a JW will? Very near the end of his
ministry on earth with the messages of Good News, Christ said this,...
Joh 20:26 Eight days later His disciples were again in the house, and
Thomas was with them. Jesus came, though they were behind closed
doors, and stood among them and said, Peace to you!
Joh 20:27 Then He said to Thomas, Reach out your finger here, and see
My hands; and put out your hand and place [it] in My side. Do not be
faithless and incredulous, but [stop your unbelief and] believe!
Joh 20:28 Thomas answered Him, My Lord and my God!
Joh 20:29 Jesus said to him, Because you have seen Me, Thomas, do you
now believe (trust, have faith)? Blessed and happy and to be envied
are those who have never seen Me and yet have believed and adhered to
and trusted and relied on Me.
Yes, ALL the disciples, not just the twelve know fully knew who they
had been living with and following. The rest of the world around
Jerusalem saw God the Father, via Jesus, whether they fully understood
So we can see now that mankind has seen God since it was an objective
of Jesus to make Him known to all that would listen. God showed
through Jesus Christ many signs, wonders, miracles and healing's.
Raising people from the dead and freeing all who were oppressed of the
Jesus here in this last passage also left a message directly to you
and me, when He said, "Blessed and happy and to be envied are those
who have never seen Me and yet have believed and adhered to and
trusted and relied on Me."
Notice, he did not say washed with water, but have believed, etc.
JW's and others are following idols, false images, as part of their
doctrines, their Jesus is not the Jesus that is spoken of in the words
of John. A fact hardly disputed by James when he says he follows a
"Jesus" that the Christians do not. And He is right, he follows a
false image, one he calls Jesus, but knows not. Same with some others