When you look at a cup of coffee; do you see a cup filled with coffee, or just coffee? Is it the cup that you crave when you see it, “Or,” is it the coffee within it the only thing that makes that cup worth a damn to you, at all? If your cup is filled with coffee; is it not still an autonomous vessel, worthy of a little recognition on its own, it being a cup granted the ability to deliver to you the great works of coffee?
Daniel 7:13-14, “I saw in the night visions, and, behold, one like the Son of man came with the clouds of heaven, and came to the Ancient of days, and they brought him near before him. And there was given him dominion, and glory, and a kingdom, that all people, nations, and languages, should serve him: his dominion is an everlasting dominion, which shall not pass away, and his kingdom that which shall not be destroyed.” John 17:1-5, “These words spake Jesus, and lifted up his eyes to heaven, and said, Father, the hour is come; glorify thy Son, that thy Son also may glorify thee: As thou hast given him power over all flesh, that he should give eternal life to as many as thou hast given him. And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent. I have glorified thee on the earth: I have finished the work which thou gavest me to do. And now, O Father, glorify thou me with thine own self with the glory which I had with thee before the world was.”
If you look at The Bible you will find plenty more passages like the above; clearly demonstrating that God and Jesus are two separate entities. Yet, many people will insist on saying that Jesus is God. “However,” in a way, they’re not entirely wrong.
If you look at Jesus as a cup and God as the coffee, filling the cup, you can see how to look upon Jesus is to Look upon God (John 14:9). It is as simple as looking at coffee (God); the cup (Jesus) being implied.
Jesus makes abundantly clear that he is, “The Son of God.” Even God makes it clear that Jesus is “His Son” in Matthew 3:16-17.
Other things to keep in mind: God would never need to pray to himself. But, Jesus would need to pray to God, his father, to maintain the powerful connection between them. “Also,” if God and Jesus were entirely one in the same, God wouldn’t have needed to give Jesus the authority to do anything, as is demonstrated in the text above. Neither would Jesus be requesting the glory he had with God before the world began, “If God and Jesus were truly one in the same.”
I could go on here. But, I think you get the idea. Jesus is the Son of God. “Not God.”