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If Jesus is God, why did He rebuke the young ruler for calling Him good?

Matthew 19:16-30 (cf. Mark 10:17-31; Luke 18:18-30)—If Jesus was God, why did He seem to rebuke the rich young ruler for calling Him good? The rich young ruler called Jesus “Good Teacher,” and Jesus rebuked him, saying, “Why do you call Me good? No one is good but One, that is, God.” Yet on other occasions, Jesus not only claimed to be God (Mark 2:8-10; John 8:58; 10:30), but He accepted the claim of others that He was God (John 20:28-29). Why did Jesus appear to deny that He was God to the young ruler?

Clarify Share Report Asked February 08 2022 My picture Jack Gutknecht

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