24 I said therefore unto you, that ye shall die in your sins: for if ye believe not that I am he, ye shall die in your sins.
In this post the italicised word "he" of the KJV has been unitalicised by this board's software. So I make not that if you know that italicised words in the KJV Bible are translator's additions have a second read with "he" taken out of 8:24.
24 I said therefore unto you, that ye shall die in your sins: for if ye believe not that I am, ye shall die in your sins.
Asecond instance of Jesus use of "I am" comes in the same chapter and the translators failed to again add their word "he" in italics (obviously the translators acted inconsistantly within that same chapter);
John 8:58 Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Before Abraham was, I am.
John 8:59 59 Then took they up stones to cast at him: but Jesus hid himself, and went out of the temple, going through the midst of them, and so passed by.
In another instance in which the Jews were preparing to stone Jesus, Jesus asked them for which of His good works they were going to stone Him - they replied,
John 10:33 The Jews answered him, saying, For a good work we stone thee not; but for blasphemy; and because that thou, being a man, makest thyself God.
It is clear enough in even KJV translation that Jesus' use of "I am" was intended use of God's name given in Exodus 3:14:
14 And God said unto Moses, I AM THAT I AM: and he said, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, I AM hath sent me unto you.
I too hope that "personal opinion" will continue try to argue against Jesus being both God and man because God spews luke-warm approachers to Him out of His mouth. Either be hot agaist Him, or cold against Him because when He turns all your arguments on their head the change in you will be very obvious to yourself.
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