Is Jesus and God the same?
By Paul Dion, STL
This is a question that does not come up too often because so many Christians live with their firm beliefs tightly contained secretly in their hearts. It is a topic that does not come up at cocktail parties for sure, and, truth be told, it is not even discussed at Baptisms and weddings.
For several years I taught a theology course which is traditionally called, “Christology”. That is the study of the mystery of Jesus Christ.
I never took a poll, but in every class I observed that there were two strong factions. One, that Jesus was God and therefore was not like us at all. The other, that Jesus was human, felt that He was a special “missionary” from God and that His wonderful life allows those of us who “believe” that He was the Son of God.
Most times, the first position in the class was stronger than the second. Where do you stand? What is the Doctrinal position of the Church?
Think about it and send me your answer with some reasoning comments and I will send the summary of your answers and the Doctrinal position of the Catholic Church.
Post your thoughts below. I look forward to hearing what they are.