How Christians should Answer when Muslims use Mark 13:32

@GodLogicApologetics refuted Sheikh Uthman on Mark Chapter 13 Verse 32.

How Christians should Answer when Muslims use Mark 13:32

Mark 13:32  is a favorite with Muslims in their vain attempt to prove Jesus Christ is NOT God.

This young man at God Logic Apologetics does an outstanding job showing this Muslim. When I study this exchange, it is best the Christian didn't go into deeper detail.

 However, allow me to add more pertinent and Indepth reasons why Jesus stated what he did in Mark 13:32 and let's harmonize this with Matthew 24:36 (no man).  The answer is more proof of the GODHEAD and not the Pagan Trinity.

Background see my study on how a Muslim won the debate of Trinity vs Tawhid Dr. Wood vs The Islamic Scholar 

The young man uses Acts 1:7 and 1 Corinthians 2:2 in a good way to prove in fact that knowing does not mean having any knowledge regarding a subject and that God does not intend on mankind knowing the day and hour.

However, the deeper truth here in fact is found as follows:

The gospel of Matthew is more "precise" and detailed throughout portraying Jesus as King of the Jews whereas Mark is shorter more abbreviated and focuses more on Jesus as the Son of Man the humble servant. *

 Let's compare what Matthew 24:36 says with Mark 13:32:

Matthew 24:36

But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only.

King James Version (KJV)

Mark 13:32

But of that day and that hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels which are in heaven, neither the Son, but the Father.

King James Version (KJV)

We see that Matthew 24:36 harmonizes with Acts 1:7:

Acts 1:7

“And he said unto them, It is not for you to know the times or the seasons, which the Father hath put in his own power.

King James Version (KJV)

Since Mark focuses more on the aspects of Jesus as the Son of Man in the form of a servant which harmonizes perfectly with Mark 13:34 just 2 verses down from verse 32 "FOR THE SON OF MAN IS AS A MAN." Strongs G444  Son of Man literally means Jesus in his EARTHLY form in the LIKENESS OF MEN. 

Philippians 2:7

“But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men:”

King James Version (KJV)

 LIKENESS OF MEN =  Likeness = Homoima G3667 a figure, image, likeness representation, resemblance, such as amounts to ALMOST to equality or identity.

Hebrews 4:15

“For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin.”

King James Version (KJV)

Look deeper at G444 we see this: Son of MAN - term describing man carrying the connotation of weakness and mortality.  When Jesus gave the OLIVET DISCOURSE, he had removed the Kingdom Offer to Israel and he knew he would DIE (mortality) and SUFFER (a human trait) the humility of the CROSS.  He sweat blood and was in agony in gethsemane. Read and study for yourself what happened.

 Matthew 26:36-56Mark 14:32-52Luke 22:40-53 and John 18:1-11 KJB refers. 

                 What happened in the Garden of Gethsemane

Regarding the SOUL and BODY of Jesus as a man (not human see my study on why modern bible translations incorrectly refer to Jesus as a human and knowing who he truly is:

The perfect opportunity to talk to this Muslim is to explain that Jesus Christ CAME IN THE LIKENESS OF MAN fully man, not human but MAN and suffered and died as a Man but was fully GOD in that he was the ONLY BEGOTTEN OF God (see study of why the King James Bible uses ONLY BEGOTTEN and NOT only son by Dr. Hinton:

The young man should have led the Muslim to study the BOOK OF HEBREWS where PAUL lays it on the LINE THAT THERE IS ONLY ONE TRUE GOD AND THAT IS JESUS CHRIST.

The Father as pointed out in the study links above is SPIRIT Living and functioning within JESUS CHRIST when Jesus walked the earth as the Son of Man who came through the VIRGN BIRTH of Mary's WOMB NOT her ovum and not from sperm of Joseph. 

The Godhead is JESUS CHRIST is the only True God and is the FULLNESS OF THE GODHEAD  BODILY.  When Jesus was on earth he followed the WILL of HIM (The Father who is spirit and NOT  a separate person) who abides in Jesus Christ and functions as the SOUL -  Soul is will, volition, desire...

Jesus created everything but came in the form of a servant and did the WILL of His Father and not the will of man or flesh.

Why would Jesus say not even the Son knows? Mark under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit harmonized with all scripture that is focused on Jesus Christ's adherence to scripture as THE SERVANT the SON OF MAN who will Come again to RULE.

Philippians 2:5

“Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus:”

King James Version (KJV)

Philippians 2:7

“But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men:”

King James Version (KJV)


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