It seems that you are suggesting that Jesus Christ Himself was a "false Christ".
That is certainly not what I am suggesting. My point is that the Bible mentions that people, other than Jesus Christ, were able to perform miracles. Jesus Christ himself prophesised that even false Christs and false prophets would be able to do miracles and wonders to deceive people. The Bible also shows us how Moses was able to perform miracles. Therefore, your point that Jesus Christ is God because he was able to perform miracles does not stand.
Jesus' supernatural power is not coming from Satan. Satan is the enemy of God.
Jesus' supernatural power is coming from God, obviously.
So, is Jesus just a man? Or is Jesus both fully God and fully man like the Bible teaches?
Would God give supernatural power to a liar?
Why can't God give supernatural power to Jesus Christ as a prophet and messenger? He certainly did so with Moses (as I mentioned earlier) and many others.
And I still cannot see where the Bible teaches that Jesus is FULLY God and FULLY man... this is your own interpretation. You are yet to produce clear proof to justify your case.
If I were to worship anyone as my God, I would like to hear that God say "I am God" or "Worship me", not some ambiguous statements or other statements by inference.
The God in the Koran says in multiple instances:
(10) And when he came to it (the fire), he was called by name: "O Mûsa (Moses)! (11) "Verily! I am your Lord!
So take off your shoes, you are in the sacred valley, Tuwa. (12) "And I have chosen you. So listen to that which will be revealed (to you). (13) "Verily! I am Allâh!
Lâ ilâha illa Ana (none has the right to be worshipped but I), so worship Me
, and perform As-Salât (Iqâmat-as-Salât) for My Remembrance. (14) [Al-Qur'an 20:11-14]
And I (Allâh) created not the jinn and mankind except that they should worship Me
(Alone). [Al-Qur'an 51:56]
18 Therefore the Jews sought all the more to kill Him, because He not only broke the Sabbath, but also said that God was His Father, making Himself equal with God.
This is the jews' interpretation of Jesus Christ's statements, not Jesus Christ admitting this himself. The jews were always looking to catch him out because they did not like his preaching. They tried to find fault with any statement, every statement he made and accused him of blasphemy because of their deliberate misunderstanding of his words.
Jesus uses the same words that God Himself used from the burning bush with Moses to describe Himself, saying that "before Abraham was, I AM." The Jews were so angry that He was calling Himself God that they picked up stones to stone Him to death, but Jesus just supernaturally walked right through them.
Regarding the statement "before Abraham was, I AM", Jesus Christ does not actually say "I AM GOD". He said "I AM". So, how WAS HE? Was he with God? I accept that. Jesus was with God... but then so was I, so were you, so was Muhammad, so was everybody. How? In what form, shape or size? No, not in form, shape or size, but in knowledge, i.e in the knowledge of God, Jesus was there before Abraham was physically in this earth. He knew about Jesus long before Abraham chronologically walked this earth. God is omniscient - He knows everything. What we know as past, present and future, for God it is all one, like an open book. God tells Jeremiah:
"I knew you before I formed you in your mother’s womb. Before you were born I set you apart and appointed you as my prophet to the nations." [Jeremiah 1:5]
How can God know Jeremiah before he went into his mother's womb??? Was Jeremiah with God? Yes, he was there in His knowledge.
There are 3 possiblities.
1. Jesus is lying.
2. Jesus is insane.
3. Jesus is telling the truth.
The possibility that Jesus is a good man or a good human prophet does not exist, because good men and good prophets don't go around lying to people and telling everyone they are God.
Why should Jesus be either a Liar, Lunatic or Lord? Why can't he be a true messenger of God, a good man, a human prophet? Why should it be either black or white? What about the endless shades of grey in between... do you see them at all?
You are basing your assumption that Jesus is God because he "claimed" to be so, but then I see you have not been able to prove it so far.
He was born of a virgin, human woman by the Holy Spirit, so He did not inherit sinfulness like all the rest of us do from our parents. Isaiah prophesied about His birth 700 years earlier. Immanuel means "God with us" and describes Jesus as being God in the flesh, here with us.
18 Now the birth of Jesus Christ was as follows: After His mother Mary was betrothed to Joseph, before they came together, she was found with child of the Holy Spirit. 19 Then Joseph her husband, being a just man, and not wanting to make her a public example, was minded to put her away secretly. 20 But while he thought about these things, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying, “Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid to take to you Mary your wife, for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Spirit. 21 And she will bring forth a Son, and you shall call His name Jesus, for He will save His people from their sins.”
22 So all this was done that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the Lord through the prophet, saying: 23 “Behold, the virgin shall be with child, and bear a Son, and they shall call His name Immanuel,”
Let's have a look at this prophecy of Isaiah. Verse 22 says "...and they shall call
His name Immanuel". Did anyone ever call Jesus "Immanuel" during his lifetime? The Bible certainly does not say so. Then this prophecy is clearly not fulfilled, thus everything else you said in connection with this becomes a moot point.
Jesus took on humanity, and in His humanity, was lower than God. He did not lose His God-ness, but He took on humanity. Why??
So He could keep the law perfectly (where we cannot) so that He could become the sacrifice for our sins, and die. He needed to be human so he could take our place of punishment.
So here, my Q to you is: Did Jesus die as a man or as God?
If it's the former, then one man cannot take on the sins of mankind - that's common sense.
Then, he must have died as God? If that's the case, that's an even bigger problem for you to solve... first of all, God dying is blasphemy, period. Secondly, who ruled the world for 3 days and 3 nights (before his "alleged" ascension onto heaven)?
So already we can clearly see that Islam, which teaches that Jesus was just a human prophet (it is impossible to be a good human prophet when you are going around calling yourself God if you are not) is not compatible with the Bible, which teaches that Jesus is the Son of God, true God, the second person of the triune God-head with the Father and the Holy Spirit.
The only place in the Bible where the trinity is defined per se is 1 John 5:7, where it reads:
"For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one." - [1 John 5:7 - King James Version]
This is the clearest statement on the trinity to be found in the Bible. But judging from your quotations, I see you are using the "New American Standard Bible" and this verse is not there! What happened? It has been taken out as a fabrication, as an interpolation, as an adulteration.
So, who took it out and why? 32 Christian scholars of the highest eminence, back by 50 cooperating Christian denominations took the verse out as a fabrication because it was not in the most ancient manuscripts. It's an amazing situation where the most up to date bible, going back to the most ancient manuscripts does not contain the very foundation of your belief on the trinity, and YET, you still insist that the Bible teaches the trinity.
What's even more amazing is that the word "TRINITY" itself does not exist in the Bible. The Christians have produced hundreds of different versions of the Bible but the word "TRINITY" is nowhere to be found in any of them! The word "TRINITY" however is in the Koran, and this is what it reads:
"O people of the Book! commit no excesses in your religion: nor say of Allah aught but truth. Christ Jesus the son of Mary was (no more than) an Messenger of Allah and His Word, which He bestowed on Mary, and a Spirit proceeding from Him: so believe in Allah and His Messengers. Say not "Trinity"
: desist: it will be better for you: for Allah is One Allah: glory be to him: (for Exalted is He) above having a son. To Him belongs all things in the heavens and on earth. And enough is Allah as a Disposer of affairs." [Al Qur'an 4:171]
I think I've given you plenty to ponder upon. I look forward to your reply.