"Who are you Lord?" What follows is the words the Spirit filled disciples proclaimed and said regarding Jesus Christ, as they preached the Gospel. In their words, not mine.
1 The first account I composed, Theophilus, about all that Jesus began to do and teach, 2 until the day when He was taken up to heaven, after He had by the Holy Spirit given orders to the apostles whom He had chosen.
5 for John baptized with water, but you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit not many days from now.”
10 And as they were gazing intently into the sky while He was going, behold, two men in white clothing stood beside them. 11 They also said, “Men of Galilee, why do you stand looking into the sky?
THIS JESUS, who has been taken up from you into heaven, will come in just the same way as you have watched Him go into heaven.”
22 men of Israel, hear these words:
JESUS OF NAZARETH, ** A MAN** approved of God to you by mighty works and wonders and signs WHICH GOD DID BY HIM among you, as yourselves know;
24 whom God raised up, having loosed the pangs of death: because it was not possible that he should be held by it. 25 For David said concerning him, I beheld the Lord always before my face;…..
29 Brethren, …the patriarch David, both died and was buried, and his tomb is with us to this day.
32 ===> THIS JESUS did God raise up, whereof we all are witnesses.
33 Being therefore exalted by the right hand of God, and having received of the Father the promise of the Holy Spirit, he has poured forth this, which ye see and hear.
34 For David ascended not into the heavens: but he said,
13 The God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, the God of our fathers, has glorified >>His servant Jesus<<<, the one whom you delivered and disowned in the presence of Pilate, when he had decided to release Him.
14 But you disowned the Holy and Righteous One and asked for a murderer to be granted to you,
15 ==> but put to death the Prince of life, the one whom God raised from the dead <===, a fact to which we are witnesses.
19 Therefore repent and return, so that your sins may be wiped away, in order that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord;
20 and that ===> He may send Jesus, the Christ appointed for you <===,
21 whom heaven must receive until the period of restoration of all things about which God spoke by the mouth of His holy prophets from ancient time.
22 Moses said, ‘>The Lord God will raise up you a prophet like me < from your brethren; to Him you shall give heed to everything He says to you.
26 For you first, ===> God raised up His Servant and sent Him to bless you by turning every one of you from your wicked ways.”
Against the Lord and against His Christ.’
29 And now, Lord, take note of their threats, and grant that Your bond-servants may speak Your word with all confidence, 30 while You extend Your hand to heal, and signs and wonders take place
===> through the name of **Your holy servant*** Jesus.”
to grant repentance to Israel, and forgiveness of sins.
32 And we are witnesses of these things;
and so is the Holy Spirit, whom God has given to those who obey Him.”
37 This is the Moses who said to the sons of Israel,
==>‘God will raise up for you a prophet ***like me from your brethren***.
49 ‘Heaven is My throne, And earth is the footstool of My feet; What kind of house will you build for Me?’ says the Lord, 52 Which one of the prophets did your fathers not persecute? They killed those who had previously announced the coming of the ==>Righteous One<==, whose betrayers and murderers you have now become
55 But being ***full of the Holy Spirit***,
he gazed intently into heaven AND SAW the glory of God, and Jesus standing at the right hand of God;
56 and he said, “Behold, I SEE the heavens opened up
===> and the Son of Man <=== standing at the right hand of God.”
Who did he see? God or the son of man standing at the right hand of God?
5 And Philip went down to the city of Samaria, and proclaimed to them the Christ.
12 But when they believed Philip preaching good tidings concerning the kingdom of God and the name of Jesus Christ, they were baptized, both men and women.
35 And Philip opened his mouth, and beginning from this Scripture, preached to him Jesus.
36 And as they went on the way, they came to a certain water; and the eunuch said, [here is] water; what hinders me to be baptized?
37 [And Philip said, If you believe with all thy heart, you may. And he answered and said,
==> I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God. <==.
18 And straightway there fell from his eyes as it were scales, and he received his sight; and he arose and was baptized; 19 and he took food and was strengthened. And he was certain days with the disciples at Damascus.
20 What Spirit-filled Paul then proclaimed
And straightway in the synagogues *** he proclaimed Jesus, that he is the Son of God. ***
40 *** Him *** ==> God raised up the third day,
42 And he commanded us to preach to the people, and to testify that ===> this is he who is ordained of God [to be] the Judge of the living and the dead.
While Peter spoke these words, the Holy Spirit fell on all them that heard the word. 45 And they of the Jewish brethren that believed were amazed, as many as came with Peter, because that on the Gentiles also was poured out ==> the gift of the Holy Spirit.
46 For they heard them speak with tongues, and magnify God
ACTS 13.. Saul (PAUL) a prophet and teacher is called to be an apostle and is sent to preach to the gentiles..
In Antioch he preached to the Jews in the synagogue saying:
16 And Paul stood up, and beckoning with the hand said, Men of Israel, and you that fear God, hear:
17 The God of this people Israel chose our fathers, and exalted the people when they sojourned in the land of Egypt, and with a high arm led he them forth out of it. …He raised up David to be their king; to whom also he bare witness and said, I have found David the son of Jesse, a man after My heart, who shall do all My will.
23 Of this man's <King David> seed has God according to promise brought to Israel a Savior, Jesus;
27 For they that dwell in Jerusalem, and their rulers, because they knew him not, nor the voices of the prophets which are read every sabbath, fulfilled [them] by condemning [him].
29 And when they had fulfilled all things that were written of him, they took him down from the tree, and laid him in a tomb.
30 ==> But God raised him from the dead:
34 And as concerning that he raised him up from the dead, no more to return to corruption, he has spoken this way, ** I will give you (Jesus Christ) the holy and sure [blessings] of David.**
that through **this man** is proclaimed to you remission of sins:
39 and **by him** every one that believes is justified from all , ==> from which ye could not be justified by the law of Moses.
And it came to pass in Iconium that together they both went into the synagogue of the Jews, and so spoke that a great multitude of both the Jews and also of the Greeks believed.
4 But the multitude of the city was divided, and part held with the Jews and part with the apostles.
5 And when there was an assault made both by the Gentiles and also the Jews, with their rulers, to use them spitefully and to stone them,
6 they were aware of it and fled to Lystra and Derbe, cities of Lycaonia, and the region that lieth round about.
7 And there they preached the Gospel.
Acts 15 Controversy with The LAW of the Old Testament and the New Testament churches..
Acts 17: Paul at Berea
10 The brethren immediately sent Paul and Silas away by night to Berea, and when they arrived, they went into the synagogue of the Jews. ===> 11 Now these were more noble-minded than those in Thessalonica, for they received the word with great eagerness,
===> examining the Scriptures daily to see whether these things were so. <==
27 that they would seek God, if perhaps they might grope for Him and find Him,
though He is not far from each one of us; 28 for in Him we live and move and exist
30 Therefore having overlooked the times of ignorance, God is now declaring to men that all people everywhere should repent,
Acts 17:31 because He has fixed a day in which He will judge the world in righteousness through a Man whom He has appointed, having furnished proof to all men by raising Him from the dead.”
Acts 18: Paul at Corinth (NASB
20 how I did not shrink from declaring to you anything that was profitable, and teaching you publicly and from house to house, 21 solemnly testifying to both Jews and Greeks
==> of repentance toward God and faith in our Lord Jesus Christ.
30 and from among your own selves men will arise, speaking perverse things, to draw away the disciples after them.
6.. it happened that as I was on my way, approaching Damascus about noontime, a very bright light suddenly flashed from heaven all around me, 7 and I fell to the ground and heard a voice saying to me, ‘Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting Me?’ 8 And I answered, ‘Who are You, Lord?’
12 “A certain Ananias, a man who was devout by the standard of the Law, and well spoken of by all the Jews who lived there, 13 came to me, and standing near said to me, ‘Brother Saul, receive your sight!’ And at that very time I looked up at him.
"God of our fathers":
Acts 3:13 The God of Abraham, and of Isaac, and of Jacob, the God of our fathers, hath glorified his Servant Jesus; whom you delivered up, and denied before the face of Pilate, when he had determined to release him.
Acts 5:30 The God of our fathers raised up Jesus, whom ye slew, hanging him on a tree.
Acts 7:32 I am the God of thy fathers, the God of Abraham, and of Isaac, and of Jacob. And Moses trembled, and durst not behold. (from Acts 7, where God (YHWH) said to Moses "I am the God ..."
(note. Did JESUS EVER state "I am the God of thy fathers, the God of Abraham, and of Isaac, and of Jacob" when speaking to anyone..? )
Acts 24:14 But this I admit to you, that according to the Way which they call a sect I do serve the **God of our fathers**, believing everything that is in accordance with the Law and that is written in the Prophets
18 and I saw Him saying to me, ‘Make haste, and get out of Jerusalem quickly, ===> because they will not accept your testimony about Me.’ <===
13 Nor can they prove to you the charges of which they now accuse me.
14 But this I admit to you, that according to the Way which they call a sect I do serve the **God of our fathers**, believing everything that is in accordance with the Law and that is written in the Prophets
...‘For the resurrection of the dead I am on trial before you today.’”……..
8 Why is it considered incredible among you people if God raises the dead?
It is hard for you to kick against the goads.’
And the Lord said, ‘I am Jesus whom you are persecuting.
He (Jesus) would be the first to proclaim light both to the Jewish people and to the Gentiles.”
23 For this very night an angel of the God to whom I belong and whom I serve stood before me,
And so it happened that they all were brought safely to land.
16 When we entered Rome, Paul was allowed to stay by himself, with the soldier who was guarding him.
17 After three days Paul called together those who were the leading men of the Jews, and when they came together, he began saying to them, “Brethren, though I had done nothing against our people or the customs of our fathers, yet I was delivered as a prisoner from Jerusalem into the hands of the Romans. ..
Please do not argue with me, read the above with an open heart and mat God grant you understanding from THEIR WORDS.. and not anyone's theology.