Q. Can you help me answer this question for the Jehovah Witnesses? I know Jesus is the Son of God, and I also know and believe with all my heart that Jesus is the God of the Old Testament. Jehovah God. Jehovah Witnesses have sometimes asked me the following: “If Jesus is God – then who did He pray to?” Can you please help me with a simple answer?
A. This is a question that people who don’t believe in the Trinity pose to believers in order to confuse them or cause them to doubt. They’re trying to get you to admit that Jesus is not God, because that’s what they believe. They think he’s the Archangel Michael, and therefore a created being.
The simple fact is that God is a Spirit (John 4:24) and Jesus was and is a physical being. So while the two are one (John 10:30) they are also separate entities. Think of Jesus as the physical form of God (Col. 1:15).
While He was on Earth, Jesus put aside His Godly powers and made Himself only human, (Phil. 2:5-7) working through the power of the Holy Spirit, in submission to God’s will for Him, and praying to the Father for guidance. This was to demonstrate how we should live, working through the power of the Holy Spirit, in submission to God’s will for our lives, and praying to the Father for guidance.
According to the Bible, John thought Jesus was God (John 1:1) Paul thought Jesus was God (Col 1:15), whoever wrote Hebrews thought Jesus was God (Hebr. 1:3) Jesus thought He was God (John 10:30) and God thought Jesus was God (Hebr. 1:8). So you’re in good company.