If Jesus is God, why He can do nothing?

The believers of Islam, Jehovah’s witnesses, Iglesia Ni Cristo and other antichrist groups used to quote John 5:30 in trying to disprove the divinity of Jesus. 

[John 5:30] By myself I can do nothing; I judge only as I hear, and my judgment is just, for I seek not to please myself but him who sent me.  

ANSWER: The answer of the question is in the verse itself. As you can notice in the verse above, there is a reason why Jesus can do nothing, it is because he seeks to please the Father who sent him. Obviously, this doesn’t mean he cannot do anything for he can perform miracles and even raising corpses. What he meant is that all of his works and words are in accordance with the will of the Father. If you want to please your earthly father, you need to heed his advice and do his will, and that’s what Jesus did. You can violate your father’s commandment, but only you chose to follow it in order to please him. Below are verses telling Jesus is doing the will of the Father;

[John 6:38] For I have come down from heaven, not to do My own will, but to do the will of Him who sent Me.

[John 14:10] Do you not believe that I am in the Father and the Father is in me? The words that I say to you I do not speak on my own authority, but the Father who dwells in me does his works.

[John 5:19] So Jesus explained, “I tell you the truth, the Son can do nothing by himself. He does only what he sees the Father doing. Whatever the Father does, the Son also does.  

COMMENT: . . . I am in the Father and the Father is in me . . . the Father who dwells in me does his works . . . Whatever the Father does, the Son also does. These statements emphasize that there is oneness of the Father and Jesus. In fact Jesus said that He and the Father are one (John 10:30). 

Another reason why Jesus had said he can do nothing was because he exalted or glorified the Father. If you humble yourself to your fellow, it will exalt him. The Father commanded Jesus to glorfy Him (Psalm 50:15), and in return, He will glorify the Son (John 12:28). 

Read: The Father and the Son were glorifying each other.

Jesus went to Earth to bring the New Covenant, to build his Church, to speak the words of the Father, to show miracles esp. by healing, to save mankind by perfect obedience of the law, and to set himself as an example how people should live in relation with God. Jesus did all these works in the service of the Father. 


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Saints and Holy things, Biblical verses

If you are a member of a Church which does not believe or teach about Holy Ones (Saints) and Holy things, it’s best for you to leave your present religion right away because the Bible is teaching about Saints and Holy things. God is commanding us to be holy or become Saints if we want to enter into His kingdom. 

  1. [Numbers 10:21] Then the Kohathites set out, carrying the holy things. The tabernacle was to be set up before they arrived.
  2. [Deuteronomy 33:2] He said: “The LORD came from Sinai and dawned upon us from Seir; He shone forth from Mount Paran and came with myriads of holy ones, with flaming fire at His right hand.
  3. [1 Chronicles 29:3] Moreover, in addition to all that I have provided for the holy house, I have a treasure of my own of gold and silver, and because of my devotion to the house of my God I give it to the house of my God: 
  4. [2 Chronicles 6:41] Now therefore arise, O LORD God, into thy resting place, thou, and the ark of thy strength: let thy priests, O LORD God, be clothed with salvation, and let thy saints rejoice in goodness.
  5. [Isaiah 35:8] And a highway will be there; it will be called the Way of Holiness; it will be for those who walk on that Way. The unclean will not journey on it; wicked fools will not go about on it. 
  6. [Psalm 37:37] Mark the perfect man, and behold the upright: for the end of that man is peace. 
  7. [Psalm 48:1] Great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised, in the city of our God, His holy mountain.
  8. [Psalm 50:3-5] He will break the long silence which Heaven has observed. “Our God shall come, and shall not keep silence…He shall call to the heavens above, and to the earth, that He may judge His people. Gather my saints together unto me; those that have a covenant with me by sacrifice.”
  9. [Isaiah 63:15] Look down from heaven, and behold from the habitation of thy holiness and of thy glory: where is thy zeal and thy strength, the sounding of thy bowels and of thy mercies toward me? are they restrained?
  10. [Psalm 149:5] Let the saints be joyful in glory: let them sing aloud upon their beds
  11. [Zechariah 14:5] You will flee by My mountain valley, for it will extend to Azal. You will flee as you fled from the earthquake in the days of Uzziah king of Judah. Then the LORD my God will come, and all the holy ones with Him.
  12. [Zechariah 14:21] Indeed, every pot in Jerusalem and Judah will be holy to the LORD of Hosts, and all who sacrifice will come and take some pots and cook in them. And on that day there will no longer be a Canaanite.
  13. [Daniel 7:18] ‘But the saints of the Highest One will receive the kingdom and possess the kingdom forever, for all ages to come.’
  14. [Daniel 7:21] As I watched, this horn was waging war against the saints and prevailing against them, until the Ancient of Days arrived and pronounced judgment in favor of the saints of the Most High, and the time came for them to possess the kingdom.
  15. [Daniel 7:22] until the Ancient of Days arrived and pronounced judgment in favor of the saints of the Most High, and the time came for them to possess the kingdom.
  16. [Daniel 7:25] And he shall speak great words against the most High, and shall wear out the saints of the most High, and think to change times and laws: and they shall be given into his hand until a time and times and the dividing of time.
  17. [Daniel 7:27] And the kingdom and dominion, and the greatness of the kingdom under the whole heaven, shall be given to the people of the saints of the most High, whose kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and all dominions shall serve and obey Him.
  18. [Matthew 27:53] and coming out of the tombs after his resurrection they went into the holy city and appeared to many. 
  19. [Romans 1:7] To all that be in Rome, beloved of God, called to be saints: Grace to you and peace from God our Father, and the Lord Jesus Christ
  20. [Romans 15:25] Now, however, I am on my way to Jerusalem to serve the saints there.
  21. [1 Corinthians 6:2] Do you not know that the saints will judge the world? And if you are to judge the world, are you not competent to judge trivial cases?
  22. [1 Thessalonians 3:13] so that He may establish your hearts in blamelessness and holiness before our God and Father at the coming of our Lord Jesus with all His saints. Amen.
  23. [Philemon 1:5] hearing of your love and the faith that you have toward the Lord Jesus and toward all the saints,
  24. [Philemon 1:7] I take great joy and encouragement in your love, because you, brother, have refreshed the hearts of the saints.
  25. [Jude 1:14] Enoch, who lived in the seventh generation after Adam, prophesied about these people. He said, “Listen! The Lord is coming with countless thousands of his holy ones 
  26. [Ephesians 1:4] For He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world to be holy and blameless in His presence. In love 
  27. [Ephesians 4:24] And that ye put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness
  28. [Revelation 5:11] Then I looked, and I heard the voices of many angels and living creatures and elders encircling the throne, and their number was myriads of myriads and thousands of thousands.
  29. [Revelation 14:12] Here is a call for the endurance of the saints who keep the commandments of God and the faith of Jesus.
  30. [Revelation 17:6] I could see that the woman was drunk with the blood of the saints and of the witnesses for Jesus. And I was utterly amazed at the sight of her.



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