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The page opens with this:
Christ’s divinity is shown over and over again in the New Testament. For example, in John 5:18 we are told that Jesus’ opponents sought to kill him because he “called God his Father, making himself equal with God.”
However, after reading the text, I believe the passage is conveying a different message entirely.
John 5:19 says:
Then answered Jesus and said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, The Son can do nothing of himself, but what he seeth the Father do: for what things soever he doeth, these also doeth the Son likewise.
So basically, it sounds like the Jesus’ opponents sought to kill him because they thought he was saying he was equal with God. However, Jesus then clarifies, (telling them why they are wrong), by saying that he is not claiming to be God’s equal. Jesus is the Son, and can’t do anything that the Father has not shown him how to do. The next verse reads as follows:
John 5:20 says:
For the Father loveth the Son, and sheweth him all things that himself doeth: and he will shew him greater works than these, that ye may marvel.
What this implies is that there are things that Jesus cannot do at that moment, because God hasn’t shown him yet. This further illustrates that the Father and the Son are not equal.
It appears you are taking the stance of the opponents of Jesus, even after Jesus takes the time to correct them. I look forward to any following discussion concerning these passages!