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Bible Com­men­tary on John 10:36

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Mohd Elfie Nieshaem Juferi

In John 10:36, we read the fol­low­ing words of Jesus :

Say ye of him, whom the Father hath sanc­ti­fied, and sent into the world, Thou blas­phemest ; because I said, I am the Son of God?”

The translit­er­a­tion of this verse in Greek is as follows

hon ho Pateer hee­giasen kai apesteilen eis ton kos­mon humeis leg­ete hoti Blas­feemeis, hoti eipon, Huios tou Theou eimi ?

The word hee­giasen is a deriv­a­tive of hagia­zo, which the trans­la­tors of the KJV Bible trans­lat­ed as sanc­ti­fied”. We read the def­i­n­i­tion of hagia­zo as follows :

    Strong’s Num­ber : 37
    Translit­er­at­ed : hagiazo
    Pho­net­ic : hag-ee-ad’-zo

    Text : from 40 ; to make holy, i.e. (cer­e­mo­ni­al­ly) puri­fy or con­se­crate ; (men­tal­ly) to ven­er­ate : –hal­low, be holy, sanctify. 

The word sanc­ti­fied” comes from the Latin word sanc­tus mean­ing, holy”. Hence, the word sanc­ti­fied” means, made holy”. Since God is Eter­nal­ly Holy, and we see that Jesus is claim­ing that he was made Holy by God, how could one claim Jesus to be GOD, from the begin­ning ? If Jesus was indeed made holy”, it would be unde­ni­able that he is sub­ject to The Father” (God Almighty) and would­n’t that mean a big blow to the Divin­i­ty of Jesus ?Endmark

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