My Lord And My God

Thomas answered, "My Lord and my God!"

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My Lord And My God
John 20:11-18 (B) Roman Soldiers
John 20:19-23 Peace Be With You

John 20:24-31 My Lord And My God

John 21 Commentary
JOHN 20:24-31  24 Now Thomas, called the Twin, one of the twelve, was not with them when Jesus came. 25 The other disciples therefore said to him, “We have seen the Lord.” So he said to them, “Unless I see in His hands the print of the nails, and put my finger into the print of the nails, and put my hand into His side, I will not believe.” 26 And after eight days His disciples were again inside, and Thomas with them. Jesus came, the doors being shut, and stood in the midst, and said, “Peace be with you.” 27 Then He said to Thomas, “Reach your finger here, and look at My hands; and reach your hand here, and put it into My side. Do not be unbelieving, but believing.” 28 And Thomas answered and said to Him, “My Lord and my God!” 29 Jesus said to him, “Thomas, because you have seen Me, you have believed. Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.” 30 And truly Jesus did many other signs in the presence of His disciples, which are not written in this book; 31 but these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that believing you may have life in His name.

Why were the disciples referred to as "eleven" in Luke 24:33 if Thomas wasn't with them?
The "eleven" or the "twelve" in John 20:24, refers not to a headcount but to the group of disciples Jesus chose early in His ministry.

How does Jesus’ resurrection prove that He is God?
Imagine someone says and does great things for three years, claims to be God and that he will die to pay for our sins, then rise from the dead. If he then dies and stays dead, he remain someone who said and did some great things but was delusional. But if he does rise from the dead, then he validates his claim of being God. If Jesus did not rise from the dead, He wasn't God, the Bible is a lie, and this study is a waste of time.

Did Thomas touch Jesus’ wounds as Jesus invited him to?
Jesus told Thomas, “because you have seen Me, you have believed." (John 20:29); Jesus didn't tell Thomas that because he has touched Him, he has believed. Despite a scene made popular by Roman Catholic paintings, there is no mention of Thomas touching Jesus' wounds anywhere in the Bible, according to which Thomas saw the resurrected Lord, heard fro Him, and then declared, "My Lord and my God!" (John 20:28)

Will you ask to touch His wounds before making that declaration?

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