51 of 100: Why callest thou me good? none is good, save one, that is, God.

“And when he was gone forth into the way, there came one running, and kneeled to him, and asked him, Good Master, what shall I do that I may inherit eternal life? And Jesus said unto him, Why callest thou me good? there is none good but one, that is, God. Thou knowest the commandments, Do not commit adultery, Do not kill, Do not steal, Do not bear false witness, Defraud not, Honour thy father and mother. And he answered and said unto him, Master, all these have I observed from my youth. Then Jesus beholding him loved him, and said unto him, One thing thou lackest: go thy way, sell whatsoever thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come, take up the cross, and follow me.”  Mark 10:17-21

The man who approached Jesus had lot of respect for Jesus:

  • He Runs
  • He Kneels
  • He calls Jesus ‘Good Master’

He see Jesus as an authoritative teacher and looks to him for an answer on the essential question of salvation.

The first thing Jesus does is, directs his attention to his God- Jesus directs the man’s thoughts to God the Father who is the source of eternal life and goodness. Jesus denied he was divine by this statement.

  • Jesus states he has a God whom he follows
  • The God of Jesus is the true source of goodness.

While Jesus was without sin, He attributes absolute goodness to God and that Jesus himself as a teacher of righteousness, did the will of his Father against his own will at times:

Mat 26:39  And going a little farther he fell on his face and prayed, saying, “My Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me; nevertheless, not as I will, but as you will.

God’s goodness directed Jesus. He was a well behaved and loved child.

Luk 2:40  And the child grew and became strong, filled with wisdom. And the favor of God was upon him.

Jesus’ victory has become an example for other fellow humans to  follow. Jesus himself in his life and as a human had a choice: Choose Good or evil. This is also seen through his recorded temptations. Jesus’ victory is that he chose good over evil in its entirety according to the reference of goodness that comes from God. He met God’s standard of Goodness and righteousness.

His victory is summed up thus:

“Thou hast loved righteousness, and hated iniquity; therefore God, even thy God, hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness above thy fellows.”  Hebrews 1:9

God exalted Jesus for this very reason, because he chose right over wrong. Jesus was not elevated because he was already God or divine but that he had victory over SIN in his own life.

Jesus never promoted a trinity as christians promote today. The Christianity of today is “Roman” Christian and not the one Jesus preached. Can one God of the Trinity cannot be ‘more good’ than the other God of the Trinity?

Jesus also demanded similar righteousness and commitment from the rich young man who called Jesus – ‘Good Master’ – i.e. to give up his riches and follow after the example of Jesus.

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10 thoughts on “51 of 100: Why callest thou me good? none is good, save one, that is, God.

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      • I don’t know if you know with this but the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (LDS) teaches YHWH IS Jesus in his pre-mortal (spirit) form and is the God of the Old Testament working under the direction of God the Father (God of all).
        (John 1:1–3)
        1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
        2 The same was in the beginning with God.
        3 All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.

        He was the “Word” or the agent for the Father’s will to create this earth. He was spiritually created by the Father in the very beginning and agreed to be the Saviour of mankind. Together they are אֱלֹהִים (plural of Eloah) and make up the Godhead.

        (Strong’s Hebrew Dictionary)
        אֱלֹהִים ’ĕlōhîm ; h430
        From plural of ’ĕlôah {h433}
        (Gen. 1:26)
        26 ¶ And אֱלֹהִים said, Let US make man in OUR image, after OUR likeness:

        They are one only in purpose and thought but not in body or being. He was the truly “firstborn” of the Father both in spirit and flesh.

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      • The scriptures show Yahweh is NOT Jesus. Yahweh is Jesus’ God yesterday, today and forever!
        Jesus’ is Lord God Yahweh’s servant and son:
        Isa 61:1 The Lord Yahweh’s Spirit is on me; because Yahweh has anointed me to preach good news to the humble.
        Psa 2:2 The kings of the earth take a stand, and the rulers take counsel together, against Yahweh, and against his Anointed, saying,
        Isa 52:13 Behold, my servant will deal wisely. He will be exalted and lifted up, and will be very high.

        You can read more here:
        https://knowtheonlytruegod.wordpress.com/2018/08/22/74-of-100-is-yhwh-a-trinity-or-is-yhwh-jesus-or-is-yahweh-a-compound-unity-yhwh-is-one-responding-to-their-gnostic-theology-includes-mark-13/

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      • 2.
        (John 1:1–3)
        1 In the beginning was the word, and the word was with God (the Father), and the word was God.
        2 The same was in the beginning with God.
        3 All things were made because of “it”; and without “it” was not any thing made that was made.

        Jesus did not exist as a spirit being but as the logos of God. The logos was not a living being but was part of God. This logos was made flesh when the spirit of God came upon Mary. This is not incarnation but God raising a saviour for the world.

        Joh 1:10 He was in the world, and the world was made BECAUSE of him, and the world didn’t recognize him.

        Jesus was not present during the Old testament times: Jesus did NOT give the law:
        Joh 1:17 For the law was given through Moses. Grace and truth were realized through Jesus Christ.

        Read more here:
        https://knowtheonlytruegod.wordpress.com/2014/09/01/100-reasons-why-the-bible-does-not-use-the-word-trinity-reason-27-of-100-if-he-called-them-gods-unto-whom-the-word-of-god-came/

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      • 3.
        “Let us”

        Gen 3:22 Yahweh God said, “Behold, the man has become [like one of us], knowing good and evil. Now, lest he reach out his hand, and also take of the tree of life, and eat, and live forever—”

        Who is Yahweh God referring as ‘us’?
        Angels!

        Read more about angels here:
        https://knowtheonlytruegod.wordpress.com/2014/08/02/100-reasons-why-the-bible-does-not-use-the-word-trinity-reason-23-of-100-searching-for-jesus-in-genesis-3-angels-or-trinity-understanding-god-manifestation-through-angels-let-us-make/

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      • It appears that we could bandy scriptures back and forth most likely to the convincing of no one. I would encourage you to continue to study and pray. It is my belief that Jesus is the Lord of this world working under the direction of the Father. Scriptures have led me to believe so and my heart tells me the truth of it through the Comforter, even the Holy Ghost. I am so grateful for the truth of God revealed through his Prophets today and how they make so clear his works, will and doctrine. It is my sincere hope that you will find His truth and joy in His blessings.

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      • Dear John, Agreed about going back and forth. I believe Jesus is my Lord and Saviour. God bless. I will continue to study.

        Act 2:36 “Let all the house of Israel therefore know certainly that God has made him both Lord and Christ, this Jesus whom you crucified.”

        Act 5:31 God exalted him with his right hand to be a Prince and a Savior, to give repentance to Israel, and remission of sins.

        Act 13:38 Be it known to you therefore, brothers, that through this man is proclaimed to you remission of sins,

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  2. 1.
    The scriptures show Yahweh is NOT Jesus. Yahweh is Jesus’ God yesterday, today and forever!
    Jesus’ is Lord God Yahweh’s servant and son:
    Isa 61:1 The Lord Yahweh’s Spirit is on me; because Yahweh has anointed me to preach good news to the humble.
    Psa 2:2 The kings of the earth take a stand, and the rulers take counsel together, against Yahweh, and against his Anointed, saying,
    Isa 52:13 Behold, my servant will deal wisely. He will be exalted and lifted up, and will be very high.

    You can read more here:
    https://knowtheonlytruegod.wordpress.com/2018/08/22/74-of-100-is-yhwh-a-trinity-or-is-yhwh-jesus-or-is-yahweh-a-compound-unity-yhwh-is-one-responding-to-their-gnostic-theology-includes-mark-13/

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