Your question flies in the face of Christianity in several ways.
- The basis for the Christian belief is that Jesus was God incarnate, and unless that is true there is no hope of salvation.
Unless Jesus is God incarnate his death and resurrection are meaningless, and man is forever lost in sin.
- Since Jesus is God incarnate he was an eye witness to all of the events in the old Testament, and thereby is the irrefutable authority on it.
God is not only omnipotent, but he is also omnipresent, and omniscient. What that actually means is that God.
Was as the creator the author of all happenstance not only in the past, but in the future.
Being omnipotent is the director of all events, and therefore nothing happens without his express approval.
Being omnipresent means that he observes all things simultaneously, and therefore knows and approves all events even before they happen.
Being omniscient he knows not only ..the makeup of the atom but also the limits of the Universe.
We mortals are unable to fathom the vastness of God nor can we ever hope to understand why he allows things to unfold as they do, since we are so limited in our knowledge, even though through the advances made in Science we are just now beginning to imagine things which we observe in God's heaven (or if you prefer Space).
Isaiah 55:8 and 9 "For My thoughts are not your thoughts, Nor are your ways My ways," says the LORD. 9 "For as the heavens are higher than the earth, So are My ways higher than your ways, And My thoughts than your thoughts.
So in answer to your question:
The attempts to denigrate God and also Jesus is nothing new. The attempt to bring God down to a level in which his authority can be challenged, is as old as the rebellion of the angels in Heaven, and is the reason for:
Exodus 20:3 through 5 "You shall have no other gods before Me. 4 "You shall not make for yourself a carved image—any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth; 5 you shall not bow down to them nor serve them. For I, the LORD your God, am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children to the third and fourth generations of those who hate Me,
When God says: *For I, the LORD your God, am a jealous God * he means it!
Throughout history there have been innumerable gods from successive regimes and they have all faded from glory, and the one and only true God has remained throughout the centuries and has consistently kept his following.
So when you are confronted with diatribes such as the one you describe, please remember that throughout History false gods have used this worn out attempt to elevate themselves while demeaning the true God.
The thing that needs be noted in these attempts is that all cases they are attempting to place themselves as equal to God or Jesus. In your example even though they have asserted that Jesus was in a superior state, but they are asserting that they also occupy that elevated status.
Hope this helps.