Jesus=>"Today you shall be with me in paradise"Hey Randy,
The absolute bottom line for being a Christian is that you must believe Jesus is God and that the resurrection happened.
Every sentence in your post is wrong.
Why did you put "YES" after Christian?
There are not 3 gods.
There's only ONE GOD.
Try to learn the order of the Trinity.
That would be why Jesus said to the Father: Into your hands I commit My spirit.
God, the Son, the Holy Spirit.
The Son became flesh in Jesus. Jesus as a human was speaking to God the Father. No mystery.
Jesus is NOT God's firstborn, in history at some time before all began.
JESUS WAS NOT CREATED. Jesus always was and always will be.
Something created cannot be God. The spirit that created him would be God, but not him. Think about it.
Jesus is the breath and word and reason of God become human 2,000 yrs ago.
Colossians 1:16-17, which you posted, can be compared to
Jesus was the Word of God. The Word was from the beginning, because the Word IS God.
You said that God never dies.
But Jesus was fully God and fully human.
As Jesus He DID die.
As GOD He was resurrected 3 days later.
The trinity is maybe difficult to understand, but if you want to call yourself a Christian, you'll have to believe it.
Jesus=Just as the living Father sent me and I live because of the Father, so the one who feeds on me will live because of me.
Peter=For Christ also suffered once for sins, the righteous for the unrighteous, to bring you to God. He was put to death in the body but made alive in the Spirit.
John 1:1 is consistent with the Son I believe in. He was at the beginning of creation. The creation was made through Him. He is all that the Father is. God in that context. Because the fullness was pleased to dwell in Him.
Jesus is a living being not a word and it was the Father living in Him doing His work. And Jesus knows the "Fathers" words lead to eternal life.
Jesus=>I know that his command leads to eternal life. So whatever I say is just what the Father has told me to say."
Jesus calls the Father the one true God. If Jesus always was and alway was God how then do you believe in ONE God for Jesus stated on the cross ,"Father into your hands I commit my spirit"?
I follow Him thats what makes me a christian=>Jesus said, "Do not hold on to me, for I have not yet ascended to the Father. Go instead to my brothers and tell them, 'I am ascending to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God.'"
I would state the Son who was, (his spirit), was in the tent of the body God prepared for Him.