I'll search for something I used to have... for me, I believed he was just a Prophet (although I don't think that's necessarily a "just a "
).. even when I was a Christian. OK with calling him the son of God in the same way we all are... but not God.
Let's see...I can't find it, but will go from memory.
God is omnisicient. Jesus is not.
"Mark 13:32: "No one knows the day or hour, not even the angels in Heaven nor the Son, but ONLY the Father.""
"Luke 8:45: "Jesus then asked, ‘Who touched me?"" Jesus if Omniscient, would know.
Found more here... not what I was looking for, but still...http://www.geocities.com/athens/Olym...57/jesusis.htm
Jesus never advocated himself as equal to God... or anything other than pure Monotheism. ""The Lord our God is Lord alone! Therefore, you shall adore the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength." [Deuteronomy 6:4-5] [Mark 12:29-30] "
Jesus prayed. To God. Not to himself. When he taught his disciples to pray, he taught them to pray to God. No mention of Jesus...or in Jesus's name is made. ""When you pray, say: `Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come, your will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us today our daily bread, and forgive us the wrong we have done as we forgive those who wrong us. Subject us not to the trial but deliver us from the evil one.' " [Luke 11:1-4] [Matthew 6:9-13] "
Jesus also said, ""If you truly loved me you would rejoice to have me go to the Father, for the Father is greater than I". [John 14:28] " Again... sounds like Jesus is a Prophet, not God.
Hope that helps. You may want to pick up the book "When Jesus Became God."