What did Jesus mean when He said, 'I and the Father are one' (John 10:30)?


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In John 10 Jesus presents Himself as the Good Shepherd and, in a debate with the Jewish leaders, makes the claim, "I and the Father are one" (John 10:30). It was a bold statement-one His audience f...

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My picture Jack Gutknecht ABC/DTS graduate, guitar music ministry Baptist church
Jesus isn't saying that He and the Father are the same person but that their wills are united and that that they are of one substance; they are two persons of the trinity.

The Greek has "I and the Father we are one."

--... ἕν ἐσμεν ({en esmen)

If Jesus meant to say He and the Father were one person, he surely wouldn't have used the first person plural which plainly implies two persons.

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