Q. God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son so we would not perish but have everlasting life? While Jesus was on the cross he asked God while he had forsaken him? He prayed to his father in heaven? No one comes to the father except through him. I understand the concept that Jesus and his father are as the same. I’m not understanding why he is called the son of God but yet you say he is God.
A. God presents Himself to us in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. These are titles more than physical realities. When God wanted to appear to us in human form He did so in the person of His Son. When a perfect man was needed to serve as the sacrifice for the sin of mankind, none could be found. And so the Son agreed to put aside His godly powers, come to earth to be born as a man, and serve as our sacrifice. During the time Jesus was on earth He related to His Father as a separate entity, showing us how we should relate to the Father. This is why He prayed to Him.
Jesus is not “as God” but is God in human form as these verses from a previous Q&A clearly confirm:
First of all, John 1:1, Paul (Col 1:15), and the writer of Hebrews (Hebr. 1:3) all say that Jesus is God. Jesus claimed to be God, (John 10:30) telling the disciples that having seen Him, they had seen the Father (John 14:9). Even God called Jesus God in Psalm 45:6 which is repeated in Hebr. 1:8. (from Denying Jesus is God)