Mt 19, 16-17: “And, behold, one came and said unto him: ‘Good Master, what good thing shall I do, that I may have eternal life?‘ And he said unto him: ‘Why callest thou me good? There is none good but one, that is God.’”
Those who dispute the deity of Jesus believe these words to be proof that Jesus was not God, but at best a perfect man. This syllogistic argument may appeal to many, but the conclusion is still wrong as is explained in the New Revelation. In the text of the Gospel the important premise, without which the words can easily be interpreted incorrectly, is missing. In the New Revelation this text is as follows: “Since you take me for a man like yourself, how can you call me good master. God alone is good." (GGJ.03:166,02).
In the same chapter we also find the explanation why the young man went away when Jesus suggested that he sell his possessions and follow Him. Jesus said to him: “You are quite a rich man and if not exactly a miser still not very generous and quite an expert at evading acts of love for your fellowmen. Your heart and soul are still too mightily attached to the dead treasures of this world and the gentle light of life from the heavens cannot penetrate through these." (GG 8, 166, 8).
After the rich man had left, Jesus said to His disciples: "How hard it will be for such rich to enter the kingdom of God! For, after shedding its physical body, every soul takes nothing with it to the other world but its love followed by its works as the products of its will. But if the soul‘s love is so much attached to the dead things of this world that it has practically become one with them it is dead, too, and that is what is called hell or eternal death." [GGJ.08:166,15].