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Thomas exclamation: "My Lord and my God"

What actually meant by thomas of saying this?

Look! we know thomas wants a proof about JESUS right? that's he says, unless if he sees the print of the nails on JESUS' hands. So Jesus as a prophet, knows what thomas had in his heart and mind. So what actually Jesus did was convincing thomas right? So you were thomas, what would be your REACTION and EXPRESSION???? your reaction would be "pause for a moment and then say something what you believed about him as he is right"??? So thomas plainly exclaimed: "My Lord and my God"

NOTE: Capital "G" for GOD! not denoting for false or lesser god!

So don't tell me thomas didn't apply that words: "my GOD" to JESUS"?????

I just want some clarification


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Basically what Thomas was saying that Jesus’ appearance to him and the other apostles, which had removed his doubts of Jesus’ resurrection. The now-convinced Thomas exclaimed to Jesus: “My Lord and my God! [literally, “The Lord of me and the God (ho The•os′) of me!”].” (John 20:24-29) Some scholars have viewed this expression as an exclamation of astonishment spoken to Jesus but actually directed to God, his Father. However, others claim the original Greek requires that the words be viewed as being directed to Jesus. Even if this is so, the expression “My Lord and my God” would still have to harmonize with the rest of the inspired Scriptures. Since the record shows that Jesus had previously sent his disciples the message, “I am ascending to my Father and your Father and to my God and your God,” there is no reason for believing that Thomas thought Jesus was the Almighty God. (John 20:17) John himself, after recounting Thomas’ encounter with the resurrected Jesus, says of this and similar accounts: “But these have been written down that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ the Son of God, and that, because of believing, you may have life by means of his name.”—John 20:30, 31.

So, Thomas may have addressed Jesus as “my God” in the sense of Jesus’ being “a god” though not the Almighty God, not “the only true God,” to whom Thomas had often heard Jesus pray. (John 17:1-3) Or he may have addressed Jesus as “my God” in a way similar to expressions made by his forefathers, recorded in the Hebrew Scriptures, with which Thomas was familiar. On various occasions when individuals were visited or addressed by an angelic messenger of Jehovah, the individuals, or at times the Bible writer setting out the account, responded to or spoke of that angelic messenger as though he were Jehovah God. (Compare Genesis 16:7-11, 13; 18:1-5, 22-33; 32:24-30; I Judge 6:11-15; 13:20-22.) This was because the angelic messenger was acting for Jehovah as his representative, speaking in his name, perhaps using the first person singular pronoun, and even saying, “I am the true God.” (Genesis 31:11-13; Judge 2:1-5) Thomas may therefore have spoken to Jesus as “my God” in this sense, acknowledging or confessing Jesus as the representative and spokesman of the true God. Whatever the case, it is certain that Thomas’ words do not contradict the clear statement he himself had heard Jesus make, namely, “The Father is greater than I am.”—John 14:28.

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