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If Jesus Was God Research Paper

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If Jesus had proclaimed to the public that he was in fact God, he would have been accused for blasphemy and His teachings would have been rejected. During those times, the Jews didn't even utter the name of God out of reverence and respect, therefore, if Jesus had declared that He himself was God, that would've meant that He had disrespected God. On top of that, the Jews didn't understand the concept of the Trinity, therefore, if Jesus were to say that He was God, they wouldn't have understood the idea that Jesus was God because the concept of three persons was not understood by the Jews. In Matthew 16:15-17 (ESV), it says, "'But who do you say I am?' Simon Peter replied, 'You are the Christ, the Son of the Living God.' And Jesus answered him,
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