Examine the Verse - John 8:40
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John 8:40
This verse is claimed to provide the basis of the Iglesia ni Cristo belief that 
as the Son of God, "Jesus is Man" in nature and state of being.

  But now you seek to kill Me,
a Man who has told you the truth which I heard from God.
Abraham did not do this.

(John 8:40,  New King James Version)
  Iglesia ni Cristo belief in God and Jesus Christ:
Iglesia ni Cristo believes in the absolute oneness of God, that "the Only True God is the Father" in heaven; The Father is the Lord God Almighty, the Creator of all things. God is Spirit, eternal, immortal and invisible; He is the God and Father of Jesus Christ and His Apostles; and that of Moses,
Abraham and the ancient Israelites.
Iglesia ni Cristo believes that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God. As the Son of God,
Jesus is a Man.  However, Jesus is not an ordinary man but a "very special Man",
who was sanctified; made Lord, Christ, Savior, Mediator and Judge by God.
  Apostle's admonition, warning and unique way of teaching:
1. No prophecy of scripture is a matter of personal interpretation. (II Pt. 1:20, NAB)
2. Do not go beyond  what is written. (I Cor. 4:6, NIV)
 3. We do not use words of human wisdom. We speak words given to us by the Spirit,
using the Spirit's words to explain spiritual truths. (1 Cor. 2:13, NLT)
  Points to Consider:  
  1.  Notice that in the above verse, it is the Lord Jesus that is talking to the Israelites who wanted to kill Him.
2.  The Lord Jesus clearly said this about Himself: "But now you seek to kill Me, a Man who has told you the truth which I heard from God. Thus, the Lord Jesus clearly declared that He is a Man. He did not say that He is God the Son or God Himself.
3.  Please note very carefully, that as a Man,  Jesus said that He is telling the truth He heard from God. Thus, Jesus made it clear that He is distinct from God, from whom He heard the truth. Therefore, Jesus is not God Himself.
4.  If Trinitarians still insist that Jesus is God, then, they are in effect also saying that Jesus is not telling the truth, which is impossible because Jesus did not tell a lie (I Peter 2:22).
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  John 8:40 in other versions of the Bible:  

But now ye seek to kill me, a man that hath told you the truth, which I have heard of God: this did not Abraham.
 (King James Version)

But now ye seek to kill me, a man that hath told you the truth, which I heard from God: this did not Abraham.  (American Standard Version)

As it is, you are looking for a way to kill me, a man who has told you the truth that I heard from God. Abraham did not do such things.
(New International Version)

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