I and My Father Are One
I and the Father are one” (John 10:30), what did He mean? The gender of the Greek word for “one” in this passage is not masculine but neuter, designating the Father and Jesus not as one person but as one entity (“one thing”). The clear affirmation of Jesus’ deity in John’s gospel is striking, as it raises some important questions regarding His relationship to God the Father. If God the Father—Yahweh, the great “I Am,” the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob—is God, and Jesus is God as well, how many gods are there?
This means that Jesus is saying He and God are in unity. Rather than declaring they are the same being or person, Jesus is saying they are the same essence, the same power, the same nature, and have the same intentions.