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Did Jesus Pray To Himself

If Jesus is God, yet the Bible says he prayed to God, did he pray to himself? If Jesus was God, why did he pray at all to anybody? What are your thoughts on this?

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I've noticed you do a lot of projecting on here, Lawrence.

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 3/18/15


The Acts Church of The Living God Is True, Actual & Living.

For orthodox is, thinking it is, trying to be that which is Not. Which has No parallel basis with The Word of God what so ever. It Is Manmade concept and theology ideas, just like the 3 persons

Glory to God The Father which Is & who Is Jesus Christ.
---Lawrence on 3/17/15

Lawrence, the "Acts church of the Living God" is the Orthodox Church, not yours.

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 3/16/15

Cluny being so Wrong.

For your 3 persons godhead commandments doctrines of men Rev.17 vs 4 5 6 religion. John 10 v 1, Mat.7 v 13 spiritually blind self taught proclaimed orthodoxy person, 2nd.Tim.3 v 7.
No matter what you say against The Acts Church of The Living God, the 3 persons godhead religion literal gates of hell shall not prevail against The Acts Church of The Living God Mat.7 v 14. 2nd.Cor.11 v 15 Is sure pressing you to do so, & your letting him do it. It's your choice.

Glory to God The Father which Is & who Is Jesus Christ..
---Lawrence on 3/16/15

Rev 17 is talking about your church, not mine, Lawrence.

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 3/16/15

Lawernce you ask questions but to not answer our. You occasionaly post a scripture but never explian the scriptures we post. A discussion must have two side.

Jhn 14:23,24 Also see 26

Jesus answered and said unto him, If a man love me, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him.
He that loveth me not keepeth not my sayings: and the word which ye hear is not mine, but the Father's which sent me.

Do you obey the Ten Commandements given by GOD?
---Samuelbb7 on 3/15/15


Thomas said to Jesus, my Lord & my God. Jesus said to Phillip, when you have seen me you have seen The Father, which Is Spirit. Col.2 v 9

I'm so Glad God saved me from being
In the Lies & Deceiving Mess of the commandments doctrines of men fictitious 3 persons godhead Rev.17 vs 4 5 6 John 10 v 1, Mat.7 v 13.

Glory to God The Father which Is & who Is Jesus Christ.
---Lawrence on 3/14/15

Jesus is neither the Father nor the Holy Ghost.

Glory to jesus Christ Who is the same essence of the other two Persons, but is not them.
---Cluny on 3/14/15

When Jesus prayed, Father
When Jesus prayed, the Holy Ghost will come, ( the comforter ).
Jesus prayed about Himself. Col.2 v 9.

Glory to God The Father which Is & who Is Jesus Christ.
---Lawrence on 3/13/15

It's likened to a human father, mother and children which together are called ONE FAMILY


God The Father is the head of the God Family

Christ follows the lead of God The Father

Both are God The Father and Christ are individual God Beings ...a family

...just like I am one with my mother and father in a family mother is not "IN" me and I am not "IN" my mother ...we are not a creature of one we are individual
---Rhonda on 5/17/08

Although there are no other God Beings at this time we are all BEGOTTEN sons of God inherit salvation and become Gods to reign with Christ who will lead us ...creating the family of God

Christ came as a messenger of the gospel (good news) of the Kingdom of God ...when Christ RETURNS to earth He will RULE earth
---Rhonda on 5/17/08

GOD (YAH) is ONE. Yet He is Three Persons in ONE. It's likened to a human father, mother and children which together are called ONE FAMILY. The human family, with child(ren), consists of three or more individuals but is yet, still ONE FAMILY. ONE UNIT. So it is with YAH (GOD), Three Persons in ONE Unit. The GOD-Head. Note that the human family is patterned after the Image of YAH (GOD): "Let US make man in OUR Image..." from the Book of Genesis.
---Gordon on 5/9/08

God did't reveal himself into 3 character of manifestation.The only Mystery that is spoken of is the SALVATION that was there right from the beginning when God promise to Adam after the Fall,God said that the SEED of Adam would crush the serpent's head, He was referring 2 SALVATION 2mankind. That is why if you look at the genealogy of Christ as recorded in the gospel of Luke, the Genealogy of Christ right up to Adam. The SEED is Jesus, he's the mystery that God Hid until the fulness of time.
---CiNdY92714 on 5/8/08

The prologue to John's gospel makes a precise identification of Christ with Wisdom, describing the Logos' Christological role (1:3), its role as the ground of human knowledge (1:9) and as the mediator of special revelation (1:14) -- the three roles of the pre-existent Logos/Wisdom/Son. In calling Jesus God's Logos, John was affirming Jesus' eternality and ontological oneness with the Father by connecting him with the Wisdom tradition.
---CiNdY92714 on 5/8/08

The Word was in the beginning Jn 1:1
Wisdom was in the beginning Prov. 8:22

The Word was with God (John 1:1)
Wisdom was with God (Prov. 8:30)

The Word provides light John 1:4, 9
Wisdom provides light Prov. 8:22,

Christ is the bread of life John 6:35
Wisdom is the bread or substance of lifeProv. 9:5

Wisdom brings life Prov. 3:16, 8:35, 9:11,
Christ is the way to truth (John 14:6)
Wisdom is the way (Prov. 3:17, 8:32-34,
---CiNdY92714 on 5/8/08

Where do you find the phrases "God the Son" and "God the Holy Spirit" in the Bible?
---scott on 5/7/08

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Jesus prayed to The Father.He choose 3 rolls to reveal Himself to us and show us the way.
God the Father
God the Son
God the Holy Spirit
Just like on the Cross people thought He was praying to the Father,but He was not.He Was reciting the 22nd Psalm
---Gabby on 5/6/08

That still doesn't answer the original question.
If Jesus IS Jehovah, as your forward slash (/) indicates, then while Jesus was on earth Jehovah had to be on earth. Otherwise there are two separate Gods and not one...polytheism. If Christ was the Almighty himself on earth, who was he praying to and who was minding the proverbial store in heaven?
---Scott on 4/4/08

Jesus/Jehovah who is God Himself, came down in a lower form called Christ. He did that to set us an example of humility..He came to serve, not to be served, and so we should be the same..he said take the lower seats, wash each others feet ceremony etc..he was setting an example for us to follow..that is why He came as Christ. (a)
---pop on 4/4/08

(b) when Moses wanted to see God face to face, God said Ex33:20 "no noone can see me and live". So He came down to earth in human form as Christ to save and serve. The brightness of His glory as the Father is enough to kill all on earth. Ref when moses came down from seeing the bush fire..he had the brightness of God's glory on His face even tho God placed him in the rock and he only saw God's back. He came in a lower form to set an example on humility...etc
---pop on 4/4/08

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Damn Straight, He was'nt talking to himself, Nor, was the Voice that came out of Heaven that said "This is MY SON in Whom I am Well Pleased", a vantrilliqist act!
---Duane_Dudley_Martin on 4/3/08

Good Job Dottie...
---Duane_Dudley_Martin on 4/3/08

Jesus was not talking to himself when he said, "O My Father, if this cup cannot pass away from Me unless I drink it, Your will be done." Let us be a little logical, why would He tell His Father not my will thy will, if He were calling the shots?
---pgfdottie on 4/3/08

Not only children but every human understands the father/son relationship. Where do we find in nature a son being in existence as long as the father? The Creator purposefully used these terms...not "brothers" not "cousins" etc., to describe to mankind the relationship he had with Jesus Christ.

The entire history of man since Adam is obviously based on a physical father/son relationship. Why would that mean something different for the God/Son of God relationship?
---Scott on 4/2/08

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Do you believe Paul to be a Faithful servant of God? Do you believe He knew the truth, because he was told by Jesus first hand? (After the crucification of course.) If you do, then remember Paul said in many place, but I'll pick one, for lack of space. Paul started many of his epistles with Blessed be the God and "Father" of our Lord Jesus Christ. "Jesus prayed to "His" Father. Why is that so hard to understand?
---pgfdottie on 4/2/08

Unscriptural terms like "Dual Nature" are used as an attempt to explain away the many, many references in the Greek/New Testament that show Christ in a secondary position to the Father. For example statements like "The Father is greater that I am". John 14:28
---Scott on 4/2/08

Hypostalic union "In the one person, Jesus Christ, there are two natures, a human nature, and a divine nature

hypostalic isnt in Gods Word or online dictionary - didn't get suggested words in its place this some sort of "new age" touchy feely word created by trinitarians

The post on 3/3/08 by Chris is perfect ...even children (without reading or being told about trinity) know simplicity in Christ the son of God The Father (2 distinct beings - family)
---Rhonda on 4/1/08

I'm curious, where do you find the "Dual Nature" or "Hypostalic Union" notion described in scripture? Not just by inference, but through inspired explanation. Was that an idea that Christ or the apostles taught, like they taught issues such as the resurrection, or salvation?
---Scott on 4/1/08

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I did a little studying. Had no thoughts.God the Son took upon Himself the full nature of man and yet retain the full nature of God, He was as much God as if He had never been man, and as much man as if He had never been God. This is called,[Hypostalic union] "In the one person, Jesus Christ, there are two natures, a human nature, and a divine nature. And these two natures are organtically and indissolubly united, yet so that no third nature is formed.It was the same person to whom it was said.
---catherine on 3/21/08

He did not pray to himself. He prayed to His Father just the same as we should.
---AG on 3/7/08

That Oneness theology sure gets around doesn't it. SDA/holiness combo, redressed, replayed and so very off, over and over.

Try a quiz. It takes up too much room to cut and paste them for you.
---Cindy on 3/7/08

Ok let me break it down for you. Jesus was 100%man and 100%God. every trinitarian will say this too but they cant explain how. in John 4:24 it says God is a spirit. God is Holy too right? so God and the Holy spirit are ONE not separate or having different roles. When Jesus was in the garden, his FLESH, which was created by God-who is a spirit- was praying to God-who is a spirit- because his flesh-which isnt around anymore- didnt want to suffer.
---ashley on 3/6/08

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Chris>>The scripture that you are talking about pertains to anyone. You have to be like a child in trusting your heavenly Father to save you , guide you in everything in this life. Just like you would a human father. Depending on him. We learn as believers to depend only on our heavenly Father. I hope that this helps. Have a good day.+++
---catherine on 3/3/08

"unless you become as a little child you can in no wise enter the Kingdom of Heaven". If that is true, then why is it that any child reading the scriptures, who has not been brainwashed doesn't see it as a trinity, but as Christ being the literal son and the Father being literally his father?
---Chris on 3/3/08

Christ did many things he didn't have to. In fact, no one forced him to come to earth and die for our sins. He died for us because he loves us.

Christ is our Great Teacher, and as such he prayed to show us by example.

Similar instance (at the tomb of Lazerous)
John 12:30 Jesus answered and said, This voice came not because of me, but for your sakes.
---trey on 3/1/08

Can someone remind us what "Oneness" beleives as opposed to "Trinity"?
Eloy would probably be able to explain well.
---alan_of_UK on 3/1/08

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If you cannot comprehend Who the Holy Spirit IS or that JESUS RAISED JESUS from the dead,

it's entirely possible that you belong to a cult and you are unable to understand. False doctrines blind the eyes, silence the ears, and harden hearts.

Come out from among them and separate yourself from false teachings about the Holy Spirit.
---Cindy on 3/1/08

It's too difficult for some to comprehend because they're looking at the Holy Spirit as an article, atmosphere or thing.

I don't know of one cult that does not follow Oneness doctrine or some form of it. All cults think of the Holy Spirit as an article, an atmosphere or a thing.
Because of that denial of the Holy Spirit, they do not have the Holy Spirit and are unable to comprehend Who the Holy Spirit is. Holy Spirit is God, equal to Father and Son.
---Cindy on 3/1/08

Jesus prayed to His Father. Jesus was not praying to Himself.

At the resurrection, the Father, Son and Holy Spirit raised Jesus Christ from the dead. When Jesus Christ was baptized on earth, He became the Vessel for the Holy Spirit. When He ascended into Heaven at the Right Hand of God, He sent us His Holy Spirit.
Father, Son~Jesus Christ, Holy Spirit raised Jesus from the dead. Jesus raised Jesus, but Jesus did not pray to Himself.
---Cindy on 3/1/08

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15. The Holy Spirit is God.

The correct answer is TRUE.

Acts 5:3-4 - But Peter said, Ananias, why hath Satan filled thine heart to lie to the Holy Ghost, and to keep back part of the price of the land? Whiles it remained, was it not thine own? and after it was sold, was it not in thine own power? why hast thou conceived this thing in thine heart? thou hast not lied unto men, but unto God.

---Cindy on 3/1/08

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Many have tried to understand the trinity within God's singularity. We are His creatures, with limited intelligence and paltry knowledge.

In cases-beyond our intellect and knowledge-it's best to take God at His Word,'s obvious there is God the Father,as Jesus says,God the Son as the Father says and the definite article The Holy Spirit, throughout Scripture.

Similarly do we have the slightest inkling how Jesus spoke the dead to life? None,but we of faith know it happened,nonetheless.
---Warwick on 2/29/08

Jesus is the son of God,he is also is the "angel of the Lord" in the OT. Mans doctrine over centuries taught that he is God his father which is false. When he prayed he was praying to his father.
---candice on 2/29/08

Why do you doubt? Jesus came down here to live among sinful people. He humbled Himself as a servant. Was tempted everyway that we are yet He never sinned. He prayed to the Father.>>> God the Father, God the Son, God the Holy Spirit. Jesus Christ was fully God and full man. And because most doubted that and still does, most people will be in fully HELL.
---catherine on 2/29/08

The Trinity. Even though Christ is the eternal God Himself incarnate, He is still a different person from the Father. As a man and as man's representative (Son of Man), Jesus' person was dependent on the Father and, like us, looked to the Father for strength, guidance, wisdom, etc. Therefore, God the Father was the God of Jesus. The Father is the God of the Son, but it doesn't imply inferiority, only a difference in roles.
---Court7646 on 2/26/08

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Hey sweety, that is a very good question. Ask God to help you understand the relationship of the trinity. Jesus is the intercessor of us. the bible says if we deny Him, He will deny us before the Father. So even now when we pray, Jesus is interceding for us. Keep asking. But to answer you question, No Jesus did not pray to Himself. He prayed to the Father. An ex of one prayer is when Jesus prayed in the garden. He did the will of the Father.
---inthegap on 2/15/08

.cindy, you speak falsehood because Christ is not in you and you are not in Christ. Oneness theology is 100% true, Christ is God, Immanuel, he himself says so and has also proven so. period. "Woe to them that call evil good, and good evil, that put darkness for light, and light for darkness, that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter." Isaiah 5:20.
---Eloy on 2/16/08

Mike, Mike, Mike, Do you actually own a Bible? if you do Please start reading it, the Trinity is all through through Scripture. No disrespect intended but I get weary of self proclaimed "authorities" of Scripture who never actually study it. God loves you man.
---Jim on 2/15/08

Joseph you hit it right on the head, i got nothing more to add i just want to make sure others dont gloss over the revlation there.
---Kraus on 2/15/08

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Oneness doctrine, false theology of man, promoted by cults and a rejection of the Holy Spirit. Those believing in Oneness have a form of godliness but deny the Power of the Holy Spirit.
The fruits of Oneness are easily seen. They are able to speak profanely and perverse out of one side of their mouth and speak about Jesus Christ out of the other side of their mouth. Doubleminded, not level headed.
The Bible says a doubleminded man will receive nothing from God.
---Cindy on 2/15/08

Jesus prays to the Father IN him, just as we the born-again pray to the Father in us. The nonbeliever will never understand how the Father can be the Son, nor the Shepherd be the Lamb, but we who are members of his own body and are given his mind understand full well how the Creator has become the man for his own purpose.
---Eloy on 2/15/08

Jesus never prayed to himself, just as we Christians never pray to our selves. Jesus always prayed to the God inside him, just like we Christians always pray to the Christ inside us. God's Holy Spirit and the kingdom of God is inside the Christian, not outside. Please Read- Luke 17:20,21.
God is Omnipresent, and Jesus prayed to God inside of him.
---Eloy on 2/15/08

Jesus is the Father's Word, The Fathers' Divine expression of Himself. His thoughts, character, nature and mindset, made tangible to man. Jesus communicated with eternal essence and intellect that brought Him forth.
---joseph on 2/15/08

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This is only a cunundrum for those who accept the Roman Trinity where Jesus sorta 'broke off' from God. The 'trinity' is an apostate Greeko-pagan concept accepted into the Roman Church to become 'orthodox' by virture of a vote of Bishops.
---MikeM on 2/14/08

Good question for those who believe God is only ONE! You can find all three of the 'family of God' in John 15:26.
---Dr._Rich on 2/14/08

My Brother sits at the RIGHT hand of My Father and all power has been given unto him!
A voice came from Heaven once and said THIS IS MY SON IN WHOM I AM WELL PLEASED!
---Duane_M on 2/14/08

Jesus was equal to God the Father, but, not above him, he yielded to him completely, just as we are to.He did nothing on his own, only as the Father led him to, just as we are to do. He is the vine, we are the branches. Apart from the vine, we can do nothing, and Jesus apart from God, would do nothing.There is a chain of authority and he would not break it. Nor should we. God sent the Son, and the Son sent the Holy Spirit.
---Gayla on 2/13/08

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I talk to myself...rather, usually, I think to thinking is quite improvable, though (o: So, I can see God communicating all through Himself, including through us and our prayer which His Spirit messages through us. And so, Jesus was the Prototype Person for how we also can be included in His realm's His love (Philippians 1:9)
---Bill_bila5659 on 2/13/08

"God is love" (in 1 John 4:8 & 16), and in love we have interpersonal communication. Love is personal, God is lovingly personal and communicative, with His own inter-Personal communication, and now including us in the Holy Spirit as our "Internet" (o:
---Bill_bila5659 on 2/13/08

Jesus IS God, but He is only ONE part of God - God the SON. Jesus was praying to God the FATHER. Think of an egg - you have a yoke, a white, and a shell, but they are all part of one egg - This is what God is like.
---Leslie on 2/13/08

Jesus lives to intercede for the saints. We can pray to him to intercede for us with the Father. We could pray straight to the Father. Praying in Jesus's name must pull at the heartstrings of the Father. Every father loves those who love their only Son and will want to help those who call themselves fellow heirs of the promises of God.
---frances on 2/13/08

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Mima, Maybe as a former "trinitarian" you're beginning to see the light,else why would you ask this Question?
---1st_cliff on 2/13/08

Jesus did not pray to himself, He prayed only to God the Father as every one should. Jesus and God the Father are not the same entity there oneness is only a common unity and purpose and members of one divine family. The Trinity is a stratified two tear structure with God the Father [YHWH} at the high level and Jesus and the Holy Spirit on the lower level. Three separate and distinct entities.
---notlaw99 on 2/13/08

1) Jesus is the Word of God made flesh!

Jesus was all man, being from Mary & at the same time all God because He is also the Word of God, and God is His Word. When Jesus prayed to His Heavenly Father He did so, so that all praise & glory would be giving to the Father (John 11:42) and not to Himself.
---Shawn.M.T on 2/13/08

2 )Who do you think God was speaking to in (Gen 1:26) when He said let US make man in our own image?

Jesus prayed to His Father to show us the Way we are to be and exist in this world, speaking only what the Father tells us to speak, looking to only do the Fathers Will (Matt.26:42).
---Shawn.M.T on 2/13/08

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No he prayed to his Father which is God. If you will remember in the bible, Jesus left to go and pray and he told his disciples to stay awake and take warn him if the guards came. Jesus also prays to God to interceed for us on our behalf.
---Rebecca_D on 2/13/08

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