John 14:28 – The Father is Greater than I

The claim is being made that Jesus words in John 14:28 means:

The Father is “greater” than the incarnate Christ in terms of position because Christ’s humanity is a creation, though in His divinity He is equal to the Father…. This verse is a clear reference to the Hypostatic Union of Christ.

As is often the case with trinitarians, it is simply asssumed that acceptance of the trinity dogma should considered the default reasoning,  and that it is up to others to disprove that which being promoted as the default position. Of course, there is nothing directly in the scriptures where the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob bluntly states: I am not more than one person. Why should there be? In reality, the default assumption is that Yahweh is only person, not that he is more than one person. Indeed, throughout the Bible, in what God has revealed of Himself by means of His Holy Spirit, we find that Yahweh, the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, is always presented as one person, and never once presented as more than one person. Additionally, we find that he God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob is identified unipersoanlly as the God and Father of Jesus. (Acts 3:13-26; Ephesians 1:3; Hebrews 1:1,2; 1 Peter 1:3) Thus, the default reasoning should be that the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob is one person, not that He is three persons. Nor do we find any reason within the Bible for adding to what God has revealed through the prophets and the apostles that the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob is three persons.  (Deuteronomy 18:15-19; Matthew 4:4 (Deuteronomy 8:3; Luke 4:4); Matthew 4:7 (Deuteronomy 6:16); Matthew 4:10 (Exodus 20:3-5; 34:14; Deuteronomy 6:13,14; 10:20; Luke 4:8); Matthew 22:29-40; Matthew 26:42; Matthew 27:46; Mark 10:6 (Genesis 1:27; Genesis 2:7,20-23); Mark 14:36; 15:34; Luke 22:42; John 4:3; 5:30; 6:38; 17:1,3; 20:17; Acts 3:13-26; Romans 15:6; 2 Corinthians 1:3; 11:31; Ephesians 1:3,17; Hebrews 1:1,2,9; 10:7; 1 Peter 1:3; Revelation 2:7; 3:2,12.

The truth is, since the Bible no where identifies Jesus as the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, and since the Bible no where says one word about there being more than one person in the only true God, we have no reason to imagine and assume that what is being suggested above, that the idea of a hypostatic union in which Jesus has two alleged natures at once, that is, that he is both fully man, a little lower than the angels, and at the same time that he is fully God, the Supreme Being over all. Thus, the imaginations and assumptions that are being placed upon Jesus’ words so as to make them appear to support the added-on trinitarian dogma is not the basis we should accept for such belief.

One of the odd things about this is that the following words of Jesus as recorded in John 14:29 are often referred as proof that Jesus is the only true God. Those who do such, in effect, would separate Jesus’ statement in John 14:28 from his following statement in John 14:29 so as to make it appear that his first statement is not his alleged God being speaking, while the second statement is the God Jesus speaking. And such an application of Jesus’ words would have to applied, not only throughout the Gospels, but also in the Revelation, as well as many of the Old Testament prophets and all of the books of the Bible. If one analyzes the implications of such applications, it would become obvious that, in many cases, it would result in self-contradictions.

In John 14:1 Jesus is recorded as stating: ““Don’t let your heart be troubled. Believe in God. Believe also in me.” In this verse, is “God” three persons, or one person? Is Jesus saying to his disciples, you believe in the three persons of the “trinity”; believe also in me”? Obviously, Jesus is using the word “God” here unipersonally.

In John 14:9, however, rather than claiming that Jesus is speaking as a man, many trinitarians claim that Jesus spoke as God. We are pointing this out only to show how the trinitarians will go back and forth in applying and forcing ttheir “hypostatic union” assumption upon the scripture, applying words that they would like use to prove that he is the Most High as allegedly being the God Jesus speaking, while words that would show that he is not the Most High as meaning that it was the man Jesus.  In reality, it was the man Jesus who spoke all of these words attributed to Jesus in John 14, since Jesus was indeed in the days of his flesh (Hebrews 5:7) while he spoke these words.

Click Here regarding Hebrews 2:9. Hebrews 2:9 applies to Jesus throughout all the time describe in Hebrews 5:7 as the days of his flesh. Thus everything that Jesus said during the days of his flesh was the man Jesus Christ speaking, that man who gave himself as ransom for all, who was put to death in the flesh, but made alive in the spirit. — 1 Timothy 2:5,6; 1 Peter 3:18.

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