Why did Jesus often refer to himself in the third person?

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Why did Jesus often refer to himself in the third person?

Postby wapi46 » Mon Oct 17, 2011 11:49 am

because he was speaking to his followers

no the comforter is not jesus it is the holy spirit or the holy ghost


KJV: John Chapter 14

[26] But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.
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Why did Jesus often refer to himself in the third person?

Postby lapidos » Mon Oct 17, 2011 11:59 am

Good question! Jesus himself said that he wasn't speaking of his own accord but that the Father spoke through him and how to react: "For I did not speak of my own accord, but the Father who sent me commanded me what to say and how to say it." John 12:49

The next verse we see the prophet Moses speaks of one that will be greater than himself and this greater one will have God 'put words in his mouth'. " I will raise up for them a prophet like you from among their brothers; I will put my words in his mouth, and he will tell them everything I command him. If anyone does not listen to my words that the prophet speaks in my name, I myself will call him to account."
(Deuteronomy 18:18)

Simply put, God was speaking through Jesus.
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