Was Jesus God? If Jesus was God, as some claim, then God is Jewish! If God is Jewish, shouldn’t we convert to God’s religion? The movie “Oh God” with George Burns is a humorous look at what might happen if God were to appear on earth as a man. Yet, it seems unlikely that Jesus was God disguised as a man considering this statement, “Why do you call me good? . . . No one is good – except God alone.” [Mark 10:18, Luke 18:19 NIV] A further complication of viewing Jesus as a sort of George Burns “God on Earth” character is that the New Testament clearly describes Jesus as seated at the right hand of God. (Colossians 3:1) Why would God sit next to Himself?
It is very interesting to note, however, that when Jesus died, it is reported that the Temple curtain was torn from top to bottom. It is a Jewish custom to tear a garment when a family member or loved one has died. Is it possible that God tore the Temple Curtain (like a garment) as an expression of grief? Why would God express grief in a Jewish manner? Perhaps God is Jewish!