THERE IS BUT ONE GOD !

 


THERE IS BUT ONE GOD !

ONE GOD

{The FATHER}

OF WHOM ARE ALL THINGS


    I believe in ONE God, the Father of whom are all things.

   To ME, the Bible ITSELF teaches us that there is but ONE TRUE and ONLY ALMIGHTY God, who ALONE is the FATHER.


   In I Corinthians 8:6 we read,
 
 
  "But to US (speaking of us as Christians) there is but ONE God, the Father, of whom are all things,..."
 
   So we as Christians for the most part believe that there is but ONE God and only ONE God. In other words there are those in the world that believe in many different gods, such as the god of water, the god of fire, the god of wind, and so forth, BUT to US, who are Christians, believers in the SON OF the living God, there is but ONE God, which is the Father of whom are all things.
 
   However, we as Christians do not all believe the SAME way about our God. Some believe that God is loving and merciful, while other believe that God is full of vengeance and wrath. So why is this that we all do not believe the SAME way? We all use the SAME source, the Holy word of God, the Bible, so why do we all arrive at DIFFERENT conclusions?
 
   Well it is the purpose of this study in God's word of TRUTH to bring us all into the UNITY OF FAITH whereby we as believers in Christ adhere to the SAME beliefs, and we all speak the SAME thing. I PURPOSELY withheld the last part of the above mention verse of scripture because I wanted to lay the foundation that we as brothers and sisters in Christ Jesus all believe that the Bible is God's Holy word and that it is the SOURCE or FOUNDATION of our very belief. So if the TRUTH matters, then what we find in the WHOLE word of God should be received and wholeheartedly accepted as what we BELIEVE, even if it goes against what we have been taught all our life by our church denomination.
 
   You see, many false teachers have come and gone throughout the age of the church and some FALSE teachings have remained and are present to this day and there are yet even more to come. If this were not true that there are MANY FALSE teachings among Christians, then we would ALL believe and teach the exact SAME things. But because of the many traditions, commandments of men and doctrines of devils that we have been taught through the years, we have all come to believe differently from what we read or hear from the very same word of God, the Holy Bible.
 
   So in this study it is my intent to give to you, the reader and seeker of the TRUTH, a SOUND BIBLICAL foundation of God's word ALONE on which to base your faith. But in order for you to RECEIVE this TRUTH, you must read the WHOLE MATTER and truly CONSIDER what I am saying to you in this study of God's word to arrive at the TRUTH, the WHOLE TRUTH, and NOTHING but the TRUTH, because the only thing that truly matters is what ALMIGHTY GOD HIMSELF says to us in his word as opposed to the INTERPRETATIONS and traditions of men simply being parroted without being searched out to see if they are sound Biblical teachings or not. Now let us begin by reading the WHOLE word of God and NOT just a few isolated verses of scripture taken OUT of context.
 
   1 Corinthians 8:6 
 
  “But to US (as Christians) there is but ONE God, the FATHER, of whom are all things, and we in him: and ONE Lord Jesus Christ, by whom are all things, and we by him.”
    
   In other words “the Father” is the ONE TRUE and ONLY ALMIGHTY GOD and since there is only ONE God, then where does this put Jesus, who is ALSO called God by his God and Father? Well this verse along with many other verses teach us that Jesus Christ is our ONE Lord, who was MADE to be both Lord and Christ BY his God and Father. So then, to US as Christians there is but ONE ALMIGHTY God, who ALONE is the FATHER and there is also only ONE Lord, who is Jesus the Christ, the ANOINTED one of God, the SON of God, and the Son of MAN who his God and Father HIGHLY EXALTED to become a God to rule for Yahweh on his Father's throne at his God and Father right hand.
 
   Ephesians 4:4-6 says it this way about the Father being above ALL clearly identifying the Father as the ONE and ONLY ALMIGHTY God.
 
  “There is one body, and one Spirit, even as you are called in one hope of your calling; ONE LORD, one faith, one baptism, ONE GOD and FATHER of all, who is ABOVE ALL, and through all, and in you all.”
 
   In this verse we again read that there is only ONE LORD, which we already know to be Jesus, and again we see that there is only ONE GOD, which again is clearly shone to be the FATHER of all. In addition in this verse we see that God the Father is ABOVE ALL, which also includes his Son Jesus.
   Now in the OLD Testament is some translations like the King James Version the translator chose to use the word "LORD" in place of the tetragrammaton "YHWH", which are the four Hebrew letters representing the NAME of the ONE TRUE and ONLY ALMIGHTY God we as Christians call YAHWEH or Jehovah. God's name YAHWEH means to BE, to come to BE, BECOMING to BE, to exist, as in, the self existing one, as in the SOURCE of all. This is why God is called the FATHER of ALL. 
   So in truth THE LORD GOD made his SON Jesus to become a Lord of lords, and a King or kings. For a deeper understanding of the ONE TRUE God highly exalting his SON Jesus to BECOME a God, a Lord of lords, and a King of kings please read the study "REVELATION 17:14 WHO IS THE KING OF KINGS?"
   If at any time is this study or any other study you do not think that I am not telling you the TRUTH of God's word, then do not blindly accept what I am teaching you. But rather I implore you to SEARCH the word of God daily as the men in Berea to PROVE to yourself what you are being taught here or by others is in fact the WHOLE word of God.
   You cannot base your faith upon only a few isolated scriptures, particularly when they DO NOT AGREE with the WHOLE word of God. Jesus himself saw his Father as the only true God, and the ONLY one to be worshiped as the Almighty God of whom all things are, so why do we not all believe as our Lord has taught us to believe? Yes Jesus is a God, who is under and subject to HIS God and Father who alone is the ONE TRUE and ONLY ALMIGHTY God the SOURCE of ALL including his SON Jesus which will clearly be show to you directly from the Bible ITSELF without any contradictions from any other part of God's word. 
     But let us take one step at a time and first weigh the evidence of what the disciples of Jesus taught us consistently throughout the entire New Testament from the book of Acts to the book of Revelation and then we will see what Jesus himself says about his God and Father in the gospels. As you read the follow evidence from the New Testament you will find that the disciples of Jesus ALWAYS clearly identified the ONE God as being the FATHER and Jesus as being our ONE Lord as we just saw from 1 Corinthians 8:6 above.

            Now some Christians, who teach the doctrine of the trinity, have argued saying, “Well that is just ONE verse and does not prove that Jesus is not Almighty God.”

             When I read this argument I thought to myself, What Bible are they reading anyway to say that this is the ONLY verse in the Bible that clearly identifies the FATHER as being the God.


              Jesus himself calls the Father HIS God in John 20:17, which says,


          “Jesus said unto her, Touch me not; for I am not yet ascended to my Father: but go to my brethren, and say unto them, I ascend unto my Father, and your Father; and to MY God, and your God.


              So then OUR God is the GOD OF Jesus. The writers of the New Testament in most every book of the New Testament clearly identify the FATHER as being God and only ONE time in the entire New Testament is the Son ever said to be God, which is in Hebrews chapter 1 as we have already learned is speaking of Jesus as being a God UNDER HIS God and Father that the whole word of God clearly identifies as being THE ONE TRUE and ONLY ALMIGHTY God the FATHER.


              Acts 2:33

          “ Therefore being by the right hand of God exalted, and having received OF the Father the promise of the Holy Ghost, he has shed forth this, which you now see and hear.”


             Romans 1:7

         “To all that be in Rome, beloved of God, called to be saints: Grace to you and peace from God ourFATHERAND the Lord Jesus Christ.”


             Again God is identified as the FATHER and Jesus as being Lord and CHRIST. Now some ONENESS believers may INTERPRET this verse to wrongly teach that Jesus IS the FATHER, but that does not make it so just because some church denomination INCORRECTLY interprets verse in the Bible. We must interpret each verse in the LIGHT of the WHOLE word of God. And the next verse clearly teaches us that Jesus is NOT the FATHER, but rather that God is the Father OF Jesus.

   

             Romans 15:6

         “That you may with one mind and one mouth glorify God, EVEN the FATHER OF our Lord Jesus Christ.


              Again God is clearly identified as being the FATHER and Jesus as being clearly identified as being our Lord and CHRIST.


              1 Corinthians 1:3

          “Grace be unto you, and peace, from God ourFATHERAND from the Lord Jesus Christ.



             Again God is clearly identified as being the FATHER and Jesus as being the Lord and the Christ.


              1 Corinthians 15:24

          “Then comes the end, when he (Jesus the SON OF Almighty God the FATHER) shall have delivered up the kingdom to God, EVEN the Father; when he (the Father)shall have put down all rule and all authority and power.”



               Again God is clearly identified as being the FATHER and Jesus as being the SON OF God, who is our Lord and CHRIST.


               2 Corinthians 1:2

          “Grace be to you and peace from God ourFATHERAND from the Lord Jesus Christ.”



               Again God is clearly identified as being the FATHER and Jesus as being the Lord Jesus Christ.


           2 Corinthians 1:3

          “Blessed be God, EVEN the Father OF our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort;”



             Again God is clearly identified as the FATHER and Jesus as being Lord and CHRIST. Almighty God the FATHER is being identified as the Father OF our Lord Jesus the CHRIST along with being identified as the Father of mercies and also as the God of all comfort.



             2 Corinthians 11:31

         “The God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which is blessed for evermore, knows that I lie not.”



             Again God is clearly identified as being the FATHER and Jesus as being Lord and CHRIST.



             Galatians 1:1

         “Paul, an apostle, (not of men, neither by man, but by Jesus Christ, AND God the Father, who raised him from the dead;)”


              Galatians 1:3

          “Grace be to you and peace from God the Father,AND from our Lord Jesus Christ,



              Again God is clearly identified as the FATHER and Jesus as being Lord and CHRIST.


               Galatians 1:4

           “Who gave himself for our sins, that he might deliver us from this present evil world, according to the WILL OF God and our Father:”



                Ephesians 1:2

           “Grace be to you, and peace, from God ourFatherAND from the Lord Jesus Christ.”


                 Again God is clearly identified as being the FATHER and Jesus as being Lord and CHRIST. Also for the "oneness" believers all through these verses we clearly see TWO different beings. The words FROM God our Father AND FROM the Lord Jesus Christ cannot be interpreted to mean ONE being. Clearly the Bible ITSELF teaches us that we MUST believe in BOTH the Father AND the SON.



              Ephesians 1:3

          “Blessed be the God AND Father of our LordJesus Christ, who has blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ:”



              Again God is clearly identified as being the FATHER and Jesus as being Lord and CHRIST. In this verse we ALSO see the writer of Ephesians identifying the Father OF Jesus as being the GOD OF Jesus as well. So then, the ALMIGHTY is BOTH God AND Father OF Jesus.


               Ephesians 1:17

           “That THE God OF our Lord Jesus Christ, theFather of glory, may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him:”



               The subject of this verse is THE God OF Jesus, speaking of Almighty God the FATHER, as being the Father of glory, who gives us the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him.



                Ephesians 4:6

           “ONE God and FATHER of ALL, who is ABOVE ALL, and through all, and in you all.”



             In this verse the writer of the book of Ephesians clearly and plainly identifies the ALMIGHTY the God, who is ABOVE ALL as being the ONE God called the FATHER.



             Ephesians 5:20

         “Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ;”



              Again God is clearly identified as the FATHER and Jesus as being Lord and CHRIST.


              Ephesians 6:23

          “Peace be to the brethren, and love with faith, from God the Father AND the Lord Jesus Christ.”



              Again God is clearly identified as being the FATHER and Jesus as being Lord and CHRIST.


              Philippians 1:2

          “Grace be unto you, and peace, from God ourFatherAND the Lord Jesus Christ.”


               Philippians 2:11

          “And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is LordTO the glory OF God the Father.”


               In this verse the writer teaches us that every tongue shall confess that Jesus Christ is Lord and NOT that confess that Jesus is THE ALMIGHTY YAHWEH HIMSELF. So once again THE ALMIGHTY God is clearly identified as being the FATHER and Jesus as being Lord and CHRIST. Also notice that it is TO the GLORY OF the FATHER that every tongue shall confess that Jesus is Lord.



               Philippians 4:20

          “Now unto God and our Father be glory for ever and ever. Amen.


              In this verse we see only the FATHER as being God.


              Colossians 1:2

          “To the saints and faithful brethren in Christ which are at Colosse: Grace be unto you, and peace, from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.”



              Again God is clearly identified as being the FATHER and Jesus as being Lord and CHRIST.


              Colossians 1:3

          “We give thanks to God and the Father OF our Lord Jesus Christ, praying always for you,”



              Again this verse is saying that God is the GOD OF Jesus and the FATHER OF Jesus, which agrees with the rest of God's word.



          1 Thessalonians 1:1

          “Paul, and Silvanus, and Timotheus, unto the church of the Thessalonians which is in God the FatherAND in the Lord Jesus Christ: Grace be unto you, and peace, from God our Father, and the Lord Jesus Christ.”



              Again God is clearly identified as being the FATHER and Jesus as being Lord and CHRIST.



              1 Thessalonians 1:3

          “Remembering without ceasing your work of faith, and labor of love, and patience of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ, in the sight of God and our Father;”



              Again God is clearly identified as being the FATHER and Jesus as being Lord and CHRIST.


              1 Thessalonians 3:11

          “Now God HIMSELF and our FatherAND our Lord Jesus Christ, direct our way unto you.”



             Here in this verse we see the writer clearly identifying the ONE true God HIMSELF as being the FATHER and again identifying Jesus as being both Lord and CHRIST.


             1 Thessalonians 3:13

         “To the end he may establish your hearts unblameable in holiness before God, EVEN our Father, at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ with all his saints.”



             Again God is clearly identified as the FATHER and Jesus as being Lord and CHRIST.


              2 Thessalonians 1:1

          “Paul, and Silvanus, and Timotheus, unto the church of the Thessalonians in God our Father AND the Lord Jesus Christ:”



              Again God is clearly identified as being the FATHER and Jesus as being Lord and CHRIST.


              2 Thessalonians 1:2

          “Grace unto you, and peace, from God our FatherAND the Lord Jesus Christ.



               Again God is clearly identified as being the FATHER and Jesus as being Lord and CHRIST.



               2 Thessalonians 2:16

          “Now our Lord Jesus Christ HIMSELF, AND God,EVEN our Father, which has loved us, and has given us everlasting consolation and good hope through grace,”



               In this verse the writer seems to go out of his way to clearly identify Jesus HIMSELF as being Lord and Christ and EVEN the FATHER as being the Almighty God.



             1 Timothy 1:2

         “Unto Timothy, my own son in the faith: Grace, mercy, and peace, from God our Father AND Jesus Christ our Lord.”



              Once again our Lord is identified as being Jesus Christ and our God as being clearly identified as the FATHER.


              2 Timothy 1:2

         “To Timothy, my dearly beloved son: Grace, mercy, and peace, from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord.”



              Again God is clearly identified as being the FATHER and Jesus as being Lord and CHRIST.


              Titus 1:4

          “To Titus, mine own son after the common faith: Grace, mercy, and peace, from God the Father AND the Lord Jesus Christ our Savior.”



              Again God is clearly identified as being the FATHER and Jesus as being Lord and CHRIST.


              Philemon 1:3

          “Grace to you, and peace, from God our FatherAND the Lord Jesus Christ.”



               Again God is clearly identified as being the FATHER and Jesus as being LORD and CHRIST.



               James 1:27

          “Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world.”


               James 3:9

           “Therewith bless we God, EVEN the Father; and therewith curse we men, which are made after the similitude of God.”



               In this verse like 1 Corinthians 8:6 the writer EMPHASIZES God being SOLELY identified as being the FATHER ALONE that he says EVEN the FATHER.


              1 Peter 1:2

          “Elect according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, through sanctification of the Spirit, unto obedience and sprinkling of the blood of Jesus Christ: Grace unto you, and peace, be multiplied.”


             1 Peter 1:3

         “Blessed be the God AND Father OF our LordJesus Christ, which according to his abundant mercy hath begotten us again unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,”



             Here again the Almighty is being clearly identified as the God OF Jesus as well as  the Father OF Jesus. And Jesus is identified as Lord and Christ.

             2 Peter 1:17

         “For he (Jesus the SON OF Almighty God the FATHER)received from God the Father honor and glory, when there came such a voice to him from the excellent glory, This is my beloved SON, in whom I am well pleased.”


              1 John 3:1  

              Behold, what manner of love the Father has bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world knows us not, because it knew him not. 


              2 John 1:3

          “Grace be with you, mercy, and peace, from Godthe FatherAND from the Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of the Father, in truth and love.”



             Again God is clearly identified as being the FATHER and Jesus as being Lord and CHRIST.


              2 John 1:9

          “Whosoever transgresses, and abides not in the doctrine of Christ, has not God. He that abides in the doctrine of Christ, he has BOTH the Father AND the Son.



              In this verse we clearly see that we must without fail believe in BOTH Almighty God the Father AND in his SON Jesus. Now to ME, if so be that the word of God truly taught the doctrine of the trinity, then this verse would have been the ideal place to ADD the Holy Spirit and clearly teach us that we must believe in all THREE rather than believing in only BOTH the Father and the Son. Please read the study called THE HOLY SPIRIT IS A PERSON! and the study THE HOLY SPIRIT IS THE FATHER! for a deeper understanding that in truth the Bible only speaks of TWO different persons and NOT three different persons as the doctrine of the trinity dogmatically demands there to be THREE person in one divine being called the ALMIGHTY God.



             Jude 1:1

         “Jude, the servant of Jesus Christ, and brother of James, to them that are sanctified by God the Father,AND preserved in Jesus Christ, and called:”



             Again the FATHER is identified as being God.



             Revelation 1:6

         “And has made us kings and priests unto God and his Father; to him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.



              In the four gospels Jesus HIMSELF identifies the one TRUE God and being the FATHER. Please read John 17:3 where Jesus is praying to his God and Father the ONE TRUE and ONLY Almighty God.



         “And this is life eternal, that they might know YOU the ONLY TRUE GodAND Jesus Christ, whom YOU have sent.



              In other words, Jesus is praying TO his God and Father for us to know the FATHER as being the ONE TRUE God, AND also to know That Jesus was SENT of COMMISSION BY the ONE TRUE God. The literal meaning of SENT is COMMISSIONED, which means that God gave his Son power and authority to accomplish the task of doing all his God and Father's WILL.

              In 1 John 4:9-15 we can see in verse 9 that God sent or COMMISSIONED his only begotten SON and in verse 14 we can see that the FATHER sent his SON which again clearly shows us that God is the FATHER.

             1 John 4:9-15.



          “In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God SENT his only begotten SON into the world, that we might live through him.

          10. Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.

          11. Beloved, if God so loved us, we ought also to love one another.

          12. No man has seen God at any time(and clearly many men have indeed seen Jesus) If we love one another, God dwells in us, and his love is perfected in us.

          13. Hereby know we that we dwell in him, and he in us, because he has given us of his Spirit. (Here we know that God and his Spirit are one and the same eternal divine being.)

          14. And we have seen and do testify that the FatherSENT the Son to be the Savior of the world. (again the word SENT means COMMISSIONED)

          15. Whosoever shall confess that Jesus is the SON OF God, God dwells in him, and he in God.”





              Please notice that nowhere in the word of God are we ever clearly and plainly taught that we must believe that Jesus IS the ONE TRUE and ONLY ALMIGHTY God YAHWEH HIMSELF, but we are clearly and plainly taught that we are to believe and CONFESS that Jesus is the SON OF Almighty God the Father, who SENT his SON out into the world to be the atonement for our sins.


             So the ONLY book in the New Testament that does not clearly and plainly identify the one true and only Almighty God as being the FATHER is 3 John, which does not even mention either God or his Son Jesus. But the same writer also wrote 1st and 2nd John which does clearly identify the FATHER as being GOD.

             Now that we have clearly established that the word of TRUTH, the Holy Bible, clearly and plainly identifies ONLY the FATHER as being God and the God OF his SON Jesus the Christ we can now clearly establish that the GODHEAD is speaking ONLY of Almighty God the FATHER ALONE and NOT three persons in the Godhead.


             Acts 17:28, 29

         “For in him we live, and move, and have our being; as certain also of your own poets have said, For we are also HIS offspring. 

          29. For as much then as we are the offspring of God(speaking of Almighty God the FATHER as we have just learned in this study in God's word) we ought not to think that the Godhead is like unto gold, or silver, or stone, graven by art and man's device.”


             The word “Godhead” refers back to the word God, who we KNOW is speaking of the FATHER alone and NOT the SON OF Almighty God the Father. The writer is merely pointing out that we are never to think of God or the Godhead, the SUPREME DIVINE being as some sculpture, artwork, or image made of stone, wood, gold or silver. And when you read the CONTEXT where Paul is teaching the pagans in Athens that their UNKNOWN GOD is the God of the Bible you will find the SINGULAR use of HIS offspring and not THEIR offspring in Acts 17:28. Trinitarians like to use the PLURAL of Elohim in Genesis where God say let US make man in OUR image, but then they do NOT point out the SINGULAR use of God an HE made man in HIS own image. Please read the study "GENESIS 1:26 LET US MAKE MAN IN OUR IMAGE!"


              Now let us take a look at Romans 1:20, which teaches us that all created things are made from the UNSEEN or from that which is  INVISIBLE, which is SPIRIT or Almighty God HIMSELF, because God IS SPIRIT an INVISIBLE.


         “For the invisible things OF him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are MADE (in other words, what was ONCE or at one time was INVISIBLE was CREATED or made to BE visible or material tangible things of creation that were created FROM and BY the eternal INVISIBLE God or Godhead speaking of the FATHER of ALL), even HIS (SINGULAR) eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse:”



             The spoken WORD or SAYING of God was MADE flesh and dwelt among us to SHOW or give to us the UNDERSTANDING of the eternal power of the GODHEAD. God MANIFESTED HIMSELF, his true character of LOVE and mercy by becoming or being MADE FLESH. Please read the study "WHAT DOES GOD INCARNATE MEAN?"

             Another verse that helps interpret this verse and the Godhead is Hebrews 11:3 that clearly teaches us that the material things of creation were made or created from that which is NOT SEEN or from the INVISIBLE.

         “Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God (speaking of the SPOKEN word of YAHWEH the FATHER of ALL), so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear.”



               In other words, the things that are SEEN were NOT made from that which is SEEN, but rather all creation came out from the INVISIBLE divine supreme being, which the word of TRUTH, the Holy Bible always clearly and plainly identifies as being the FATHER alone. The literal translation of Romans 1:20-25 has the article “THE” clearly identifying God as THE God, which always speaks of THE ALMIGHTY God, who alone is the FATHER as being the CREATOR alone. ALL things that were created COME OUT FROM the MOUTH of God SPEAKING them INTO existence where they never existed before EXCEPT WITH THE God as the IMAGE he desired to bring forth into existence. Please read the study called EPHESIANS 3:9-11 DID JESUS CREATE ALL THINGS?



             The third and only other time we see the word “Godhead” in the Bible is found in Colossians 2:9 where we are clearly and plainly taught that the fullness OF the Godhead DWELT IN the SON OF Almighty God as opposed to Jesus actually BEING the fullness of the Godhead HIMSELF being fully one and the self same being as THE ALMIGHTY God YAHWEH in the flesh and fully a man at the same time. No where in the Bible ITSELF will you find Jesus being called the SECOND person of the Godhead.



              Colossians 2:9

          “For IN him DWELLS all the fulness OF the Godhead bodily.”



              This is what the doctrine of CHRIST means. The whole word of God clearly and plainly teaches us that Almighty God the Father, the sole divine supreme being creator of all DWELT IN his Son Jesus to EMPOWER his Son to do all the will of his God and Father the ONE TRUE and ONLY ALMIGHTY God the FATHER of ALL.

 
 
     Now let us read what Jesus himself teaches us about HIS God and Father in Matthew 4:10,
 
   “…for it is written, You shall worship the Lord your God, and him only shall you serve.”
 
     Jesus saw the Father as his God and the ONLY one to worship and serve. Jesus would not be tempted to worship another.
 
      I Corinthians 8:4 says,
 
   “…for there is NONE OTHER God but ONE”.

 
     God the FATHER is God alone and there is NONE OTHER God but the FATHER. In other words, every time you read the word "God" in the New Testament it is ALWAYS referring to the FATHER as being God, EXCEPT for one verse found in Hebrews 1:8,9 where the Father calls his SON Jesus God in verse 8 and calls himself THE GOD OF his SON whom he himself highly exalted to become a God after his SON become obedient to all the will of his God and Father even to suffer and die for the sins of the whole world so that whosoever BELIEVES on the SON OF God might be saved. For a deeper understanding on Jesus becoming a God to be under his God and Father to rule and reign at his side for a 1000 years please read the studies "OUR GOD IS ONE!" and "IS JESUS ALMIGHTY GOD?", but for now let us continue laying the FOUNDATION of the Bible ITSELF teaching us that there is but ONE God and NONE OTHER God but ONE.

     In I Timothy we read 2:5


   “For there is ONE God, and ONE mediator between God and men, the MAN Christ Jesus;”

     Again we see that there is but ONE God, which as the Bible says is the FATHER. In this verse we also see that there is only ONE mediator BETWEEN God and men, and this mediator is the MAN Christ Jesus. We you read the new Testament pay attention to just how many times Jesus is referred to as the Son of MAN or you can read the study "JESUS THE SON OF MAN!", but for now I want you to know that it was NECESSARY for our atonement to be FULLY a HUMAN being who was tempted in all points just like we are tempted in order to become our MEDIATOR between God and mankind. The Bible say that by one MAN sin entered into the world and by one MAN came the resurrection to be judged. And John 5:27 teaches us that for the very reason of Jesus being the Son of MAN his God and Father GAVE his SON Jesus all authority and power to JUDGE mankind and the fallen angels. 

     John 5:27

   "And has GIVEN him authority to execute judgment ALSO, BECAUSE he is the Son of MAN."

     The word “mediator” carries the meaning of making peace between God and mankind. You see sin separated mankind from God and Jesus was chosen by his God and Father as the means to reconcile mankind back to him self. The word of God says GOODWILL toward men for unto to US is a child born. God could have destroyed mankind and created something else, another species, but he chose to create in us a new heart to BECOME his NEW CREATION. 

     So then, Yahweh sent his SPOKEN word or SAYING down out of heaven to the earth BY his Angel Gabriel in the fullness of time to SPEAK to the virgin Mary. And when the virgin Mary believed and received God's SPOKEN LOGOS a CHILD was conceived in the womb of the virgin Mary to be BORN the Son of MAN who would be called the SON of the HIGHEST or the SON OF the ALMIGHTY God whom the Bible calls the FATHER. God THEN sent his Son Jesus, the Son of MAN out into the world to become a ransom for us to then become the mediator between God and mankind.

     All the way through the word of God there is found a clear distinction between Almighty God, the ONE true and only wise God and his Son Jesus, the Son of MAN. The word of God also shows us that there is UNITY between the Father and the Son, but NOT in the sense that they are ONE and the SELF SAME being as some falsely teach. The Father loves his Son and has highly exalted him, but Jesus even though he knew from the word of God that the SOURCE of his origin was Almighty God himself being his Father, Jesus never even once thought of himself as being EQUAL with his God his Father as something to be sought after or attained. 

     Read Philippians 2:6 below from several translations with the UNDERSTANDING that Jesus KNEW the scriptures spoke of HIM and therefore Jesus KNEW that he did NOT have an earthly father lie every other human being but rather knew that he CAME FORTH into being OUT FROM God by God's SPOKEN LOGOS, God spoken SAYING or God's SPOKEN word which was WITHIN the God before the foundation of the world. In other words Philippians 2:6 is teaching us that Jesus actually preexisted as ALMIGHTY GOD HIMSELF WITHIN the God as God's DESIRE to BE, just like the name YAHWEH means.

  • Today’s English Version

            “He always had the very NATURE of God, BUT he (Jesus) did not think that
      by force he should try to become  EQUAL with God.”
  • New International Version

 
            “Who being in very NATURE God, did not consider EQUALITY with God.”
  • Revised Standard Version

 
            “Who though he was in the FORM of God, did not count EQUALITY with 
      God a thing to be grasped.”
 
 
     So then why do so many Christians fight one another on the teaching of the deity of Jesus? Why all the controversy, when the TRUTH can easily be known. If you would like a deeper understanding on what the WHOLE word of God has to say on this highly controversial subject of God's word, then please read the study entitled "THE DEITY OF JESUS AND THE TRINITY!" . And for a SOUND BIBLICAL teaching of HOW God manifested himself to BECOME FLESH please read the in depth study "WHAT DOES GOD INCARNATE MEAN?"

     The word of God tells us that Jesus was the only BEGOTTEN Son of God. The word “begotten” means to be brought forth, or born.
     In the natural if a son is “begotten” of a father, that is a human being, then the NATURE of that son would be flesh and blood, because the nature of his father as a human being is flesh and blood. The son is not one and the self same being as his father, nor indeed ever can be one and the self same being. They are of the same NATURE, that is to say, they are both human in nature. However, they are two distinct and different beings. So then, the doctrine of ONENESS sometimes called Modalism is NOT a SOUND Biblical teaching based upon the WHOLE word of God.
      Likewise the NATURE of the only begotten Son of the Father would NORMALLY bear his Father’s NATURE, that is both WOULD be of divine nature, but NEVER as one and the SELF same being as his Father. The Father and the Son are two distinct and different beings. The Bible clearly teaches that for US, speaking of Christians, there is but ONE GOD, even the FATHER
     I say NORMALLY and WOULD be of the same NATURE, because the Bible ITSELF clearly teaches us that Almighty God himself chose to STRIP himself of ALL his DIVINE nature to take on HUMAN NATURE when he spoke forth his LOGOS to BECOME FLESH the Son of MAN a HUMAN being. The Bible says that God is Spirit. In other words, the NATURE of God is SPIRIT possessing the DIVINE NATURE of IMMORTALITY, whereas or in the same way the NATURE of a human being is FLESH and BLOOD, which is MORTAL and subject to death. Please read the CONTEXT of Philippians 2:6 to see the WHOLE matter of Almighty God himself literally BECOMING a HUMAN BEING stripped of ALL his DIVINE NATURE to take on the NATURE of the HUMANS.

           Here is Philippians 2:5-11 from the Complete Jerusalem Bible.



       “Let your attitude toward one another be governed by your being in union with the Messiah Yeshua:

        6. Though he was in the form of God (Jesus WAS in the form of God, as in, BEING Almighty God HIMSELF BEFORE the SAYING of God BECAME FLESH)he did NOT regard equality with God something to be possessed by force.(AFTER Almighty God HIMSELF literally BECAME a human being and gave his SON the name Jesus Almighty God the Father GAVE to his SON Jesus all power and authority, yet the MAN Jesus ANOINTED with all power and authority BY his God and Father did NOT even think to use this power like Lucifer did)

        7. On the CONTRARY, he (speaking of Almighty God HIMSELF) EMPTIED himself, in that he (Almighty God HIMSELF) took the form of a slave by becoming like human beings are. And when he (Almighty God HIMSELF) appeared as (or was manifested to BECOME) a human being,

        8. He (the MAN Jesus the CHRIST,) humbled himself still more (obeying his God and Father's will DWELLING IN him) by becoming obedient even to death - death on a stake as a criminal! (In other words, Jesus was GIVEN all power and authority even to the calling down legions of angels to free him from the WILL of his God and Father to suffer and die on the cross. But Jesus humbled himself and OVER CAME the enemy by becoming OBEDIENT to OBEY his God and Father's will DWELLING IN him Jesus freely laid down his like as an innocent Lamb that was slain in the mind and plan of Almighty God before the foundation of the world.)

        9. Therefore (or for this very reason OF the Son of God becoming OBEDIENT unto death and OVERCOMING the temptations of the enemy to clear God's name.) God raised him to the highest place and gave him the NAME above every name;

        10. That in honor of the NAME given Yeshua, every knee will bow - in heaven, on earth and under the earth

        11. And every tongue will acknowledge that Yeshua the Messiah is ADONAI - TOthe glory of God the Father.”





         Here is Philippians 2:5-11 from the Holman Christian Standard.



       “Make your own attitude that of Christ Jesus,

       6. Who, existing in the form of God, did NOT consider equality with God as something to be used for His own advantage. (so this ONE verse proves ALL the teachings that dogmatically demand that Jesus was EQUAL to Almighty God the FATHER)

       7. INSTEAD He EMPTIED Himself by assuming the form of a slave, taking on the likeness of men. And when He had COME as a MAN in His external form,(Almighty God HIMSELF emptied himself of all his DEITY and DIVINE nature in order to BECOME FULLY a MAN. And then at the water baptism of his SON Jesus Almighty God sent down from heaven out of his very own self same being his Holy Spirit to DWELL IN his SON Jesus to EMPOWER his SON to do all his God and Father's will even to die on the cross)

       8. He (speaking of the MAN Jesus who WAS in the FORM of being fully Almighty God as God's IMAGE or deep desire WITHING God to BECOME what God desired to BE brought into existence, which was his SON Jesus who then as a HUMAN BEING THROUGH the ETERNAL SPIRIT DWELLING IN him) humbled Himself by becoming obedient to the point of death-even to death on a cross.

       9. For this reason God also HIGHLY EXALTED Him and gave Him the name that is above every name,

       10. So that at the NAME of Jesus every knee should bow- of those who are in heaven and on earth and under the earth-

       11. and every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is LordTO the glory of God the Father.”




         Here is Philippians 2:5-11 from the New Revised Standard Translation.



       “Let the same mind be in you that was in Christ Jesus,

       6. Who, though he WAS in the form of God (as in, PAST TENSE BEFORE the spoken SAYING of God BECAME FLESH the spoken saying was WITHIN God and the SAYING WAS God)did not regard equality WITH God as something to be exploited (speaking of AFTER the saying of God was made to become FLESH, the MAN Jesus did NOT regard himself to be EQUAL with his God and Father always esteeming the Father to be GREAT than himself. In other words, Jesus never ABUSED his God GIVEN AUTHORITY and POWER like Lucifer),

       7.  BUT EMPTIED himself, taking the form of a slave, being BORN in human likeness. And BEING found in HUMAN FORM,

       8. He humbled himself and became obedient to the point of death— even death on a cross.

       9. THEREFORE (or for this very reason of OBEDIENCE) God also HIGHLY EXALTED him and GAVE him the NAME that is above every name,

       10. So that at the NAME of Jesus every knee should bend, in heaven and on earth and under the earth,

       11. And every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, TO the glory of God the Father.”



         Here is Philippians 2:5-11 from the Message Bible.



       “Think of yourselves the WAY Christ Jesus thought of himself. (Jesus is the EXPRESS IMAGE of God and you are made in the image of God)

       6. He had equal status with God but didn't think so much of himself that (this first part of this verse 6, which is a paraphrased translation takes away the true meaning of Almighty GodHIMSELF laying aside his deity and divine nature in order to become FULLY a human being. The truth of the matter is that Almighty God TRUSTED in his NEW CREATION so he did NOT even THINK that) he had to CLING to the advantages of that status no matter what. (speaking of Almighty God did NOT even THING of REMAINING fully Almighty God when he HIMSELF became flesh. You see dear child of God BY MAN came sin into the world and BY MAN came the resurrection. In order to satisfy the debt to redeem mankind God's perfect sacrifice or atonement NEEDED to be a MAN. Please read the study""UNDERSTANDING WHY?", which will give you all the verses WHY Jesus must without fail be a MAN in order to save mankind from their sins.)

       7. Not at all. When the time came, he (Almighty God HIMSELF) SET ASIDE the privileges of DEITY and took on the status of a slave, BECAME HUMAN!

       8. Having BECOME HUMAN, he STAYED human. It was an incredibly humbling process. He didn't claim special privileges. Instead, he lived a selfless, obedient life and then died a selfless, obedient death - and the worst kind of death at that: a crucifixion.

       9. Because of that obedience, God lifted him (the MAN Jesus the ANOINTED BY his God and Father) high and honored him far beyond anyone or anything, ever,

       10. So that all created beings in heaven and on earth - even those long ago dead and buried - will bow in worship before this Jesus Christ,

       11. and call out in praise that he is the Master of all, TO the glorious honor of God the Father.”



         Here is Philippians 2:5-11 from the Weymouth New testament.



       “Let the SAME disposition be in YOU which was in Christ Jesus.

       6. Although from the beginning He had the nature of God He did not reckon His equality with God a treasure to be tightly grasped.

       7. NAY, He (Almighty God HIMSELF) STRIPPED Himself of His glory, and took on Him the nature of a bond servant BY BECOMING MAN like other men.

       8. And being recognized as TRULY HUMAN, He humbled Himself and even stooped to die; yes, to die on a cross.

       9. It is in consequence of this that God has also so highly exalted Him, and hasconferred on Him the Name which is supreme above every other,

       10. in order that in the Name of JESUS every knee should bow, of beings in Heaven, of those on the earth, and of those in the underworld,

       11. and that every tongue should confess that JESUS CHRIST is LORDto the glory of God the Father.”



         Now verse 11 here in the literal Greek says,



       “and every tongue should be out avowing THAT master Jesus ANOINTED into esteem of God Father.”



         In other words every tongue should confess that Lord Jesus to be the ANOINTED ONE OF God TO the GLORY OF God the Father.



         Please read 2 John 1:7 from the Weymouth New Testament, which clearly shows us that CHRIST is NOT the last name of Jesus, but rather that Jesus is the CHRIST or that Jesus is the ANOINTED ONE of Almighty God the Father in that the ANOINTING came and DWELT IN the MAN Jesus.



       “7. For many DECEIVERS have gone out into the world--men who do NOT acknowledge Jesus as CHRIST who (speaking of the ANOINTING, the Holy Spirit) has come inhuman nature. Such a one is `the deceiver' and `the anti-Christ.”



         In the early church the Jews were DIVIDED. Some believed that Jesus was the CHRIST and others Jews did NOT believe that God was WITH Jesus.  Remember Acts 10:38 clearly teaches us that God was WITH Jesus by his very own self same Holy Spirit DWELLING IN his Son Jesus. The word “CHRIST” means the “ANOINTING” and the “ANOINTING” means the INDWELLING of Almighty God HIMSELF IN his SON Jesus to EMPOWER his SON to do all the will of his God and Father, who ALONE is the ONE true and only ALMIGHTY God.

         The TRUTH of the matter is that the Word or the SAYING of Almighty God was MADE flesh, as in, Jesus was FULLY and TRULY a HUMAN BEING, who was ANOINTED or who was filled with the Holy Spirit of his God and Father the one true and only Almighty God. This is the DOCTRINE of CHRIST that we as Christians are to believe. 

         Again the word CHRIST literally means that Almighty God the Father, the ETERNAL SPIRIT came down from heaven and DWELT IN the HUMAN BODY of his SON Jesus. Please keep in mind that the ETERNAL SPIRIT is present EVERYWHERE and is essence IS everything. But the writers of the New Testament liken the Holy Spirit as DESCENDING DOWN from out of heaven to REMAIN upon Jesus. This is when Jesus actually became THE CHRIST, the ANOINTED ONE of Almighty God at his baptism. This is when the Father SENT his Son into the world. NOT down out from heaven into the world but rather OUT into the world. 

           So again I implore you to read the study ""WHAT DOES GOD INCARNATE MEAN?" ,which will give you a SOUND BIBLICAL teaching on HOW Almighty God HIMSELF became FLESH as opposed to the FALSE teaching, which dogmatically demands that a PREEXISTING God the SON was sent down out of heaven to become FLESH and REMAIN FULLY Almighty God at the same time having TWO NATURES one DIVINE and one human in order to FORCE the scriptures to agree that there is but ONE God, when in TRUTH the Bible ITSELF teaches us that the Father is THE GOD OF Gods including being THE GOD OF his SON Jesus. For a deeper understanding of the WHOLE word of God that clearly teaches us that THE GOD is the SOURCE of all other Gods except for the FALSE gods please read the study "OUR GOD IS ONE!"

 
   The Bible teaches that the Father is ABOVE ALL, which also includes his Son, and NOT that Jesus is God, as in, Jesus being THE ONE TRUE and ONLY ALMIGHTY God HIMSELF, or even EQUAL with THE God. The apostles that walk with Jesus and personally sat under his teaching first hand taught  that Jesus was the SON OF God and never once said that Jesus is God, as in, Jesus being THE ALMIGHTY God, but rather clearly maintained a distinct difference between the Father and the Son, and they always IDENTIFIED God as being the FATHER and NOT the Son. Throughout the early church history we saw the same clear distinction between Almighty God, the Father and his Son, our Lord, Jesus the Christ.
 
   The Bible tells us that God the Father commits the trust of his kingdom into the hands of his Son for 1000 years. After the 1000 year reign of Jesus over the Kingdom of God, which if you will remember, God the Father committed into his hands to begin with, then Jesus will deliver up his Father’s kingdom back into the hands of his Father. Read I Corinthians 15:23-28 for the whole context, but for now I will quote verses 24 and 28.
 
  “24. Then comes the end, when he (Jesus) shall have delivered up the kingdom to God, EVEN THE FATHER; when he shall have put down all rule and all authority and power…28. And when all things shall be subdued unto him, then shall the Son ALSO HIMSELF be subject unto him (referring to Almighty God who is always identified as being the Father) that put all things under him, that GOD (Almighty God who ALONE is the Father, the only and ONE true God) may be all and all.
 

   The word of God plainly teaches that Jesus is the SON OF God and that Jesus is SUBJECT to his God and Father. Jesus never once ever claimed to be God, nor does Jesus ever claim equality with his God and Father. Even when Jesus is entrusted to rule and reign over the kingdom of his Father for a 1000 years, Jesus is still subject under his Father. Look at verse 27 of 1 Corinthians chapter 15.
 
  “For he (Almighty God, the Father) has put all things under his (Jesus') feet. BUT when he says all things are put under him, it is manifest (or CLEARLY made known) that he (Almighty God, the Father) is excepted, which did put all things under him.”
 
   The word manifest means to make CLEARLY known, to shown, to make CLEARLY understood. So in other words, be it CLEARLY made known to YOU the reader and seeker of the TRUTH, that when he said ALL things, that this includes everything EXCEPT the Father, who was in the first place, the one who put all things under his Son Jesus.
   Everything that Jesus was and is now, was GIVEN to him of or BY his God and Father. Please look at Luke 4:18, which says,
  
  “The Spirit of the Lord (God the Father) is upon me. Because he (God the Father) has ANOINTED me to preach the gospel to the poor, he (God the Father) has SENT me to heal the broken hearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and the recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised, to preach the acceptable year of the Lord.
 
   I want to draw you attention to two things in this verse. First that God SENT his SON Jesus OUT INTO the world to preach deliverance, heal the sick and to suffer and die on the cross as oppose to sending God the Son DOWN out of heaven to the earth to become flesh. Then I want to draw your attention to the fact that Jesus did ALL that he did under the ANOINTING of the Holy Spirit of God or THROUGH the power of the eternal Spirit, the SAME Holy Spirit that is available to every believer. Jesus says in John 14:10
 
  “Believe you not that I am in the  Father, and the Father IN me? The words that I speak unto you I speak NOT of myself: but the Father that DWELLS IN me (by the Holy Spirit) he (the Holy Spirit of Almighty God, the Father, DWELLING IN Jesus, the Son of God) does the works.

 
   Again this is the SAME Holy Spirit that is made available to ALL BELIEVERS to empower us to do the SAME works as Jesus did. For you see, Jesus did not do these mighty works, because he was God, or even as the Son of God. But rather, Jesus did the works of his God and his Father as a mere man, just as you and I, ANOINTED with the Holy Spirit of God. Look at verse 12 in this same context of John chapter 14.

 
  “Verily, verily (truly, truly) I say unto you. He that BELIEVES on me, the works that I do shall he do ALSO; and greater works than these shall he do, because I go to the Father.”

 
This is WHY it is so important for us as Christians to KNOW and teach the TRUTH that Jesus was ANOINTED or EMPOWERED by HIS God and Father with the eternal Holy Spirit DWELLING IN his SON Jesus and NOT to falsely teach that Jesus was FULLY Almighty God HIMSELF and fully a human being at the SAME time having TWO natures one DIVINE and one human, BECAUSE many Christians see and understand Jesus living without sin and working miracles as being Almighty God HIMSELF and NOT as the SON of MAN filled with the Holy Spirit. This is one of the reason WHY there is so much SIN in the lives of believers. 
   They are FALSELY TAUGHT by their church denomination the ONLY Jesus can live without sin, BECAUSE Jesus IS GOD. Some Christians get the WRONG understanding that THEY cannot lay hands on the sick or cast out devils because they WRONGLY see Jesus as being ALMIGHTY God himself. Yes they SAY that Jesus is the SON of MAN, but they do NOT truly BELIEVE that the SAME ANOINTING who DWELT IN Jesus NOW DWELLS IN them to EMPOWER them to do the SAME works of healing men saw Jesus do THROUGH the eternal Spirit who DWELT IN him.
   Jesus said in John 5:19

 
 “Verily, verily I say unto you, the Son can do nothing of HIMSELF, but what he sees the FATHER do, for what things soever he (the Father) does, these things also does the Son likewise.”

 
   Many teach that Jesus is God, as in, Jesus is ALMIGHTY God HIMSELF being FULLY ALMIGHTY God and full a man at the same time having TWO natures one DIVINE. And thus they have come to the WRONG understanding that ONLY JESUS can live without sin and heal people. Yes I agree that those who teach the doctrine of the trinity, the doctrine of the deity of Jesus and the doctrine of oneness do indeed use the scriptures to TRY and show that Jesus is FULLY ALMIGHTY God HIMSELF, but obviously they do not use the WHOLE word of God.
   Many "say" and teach that the TRUTH matters to them, but yet they are not willing to hear the whole truth as brought forth in the word of God, because it goes against what they have been taught and what they now teach. Therefore when ever the doctrine of the deity of Jesus is contested in any way they present the argument saying, "Why can we not agree to disagree?", or they try and INTIMIDATE those of us who are teaching the WHOLE word of God say things like, "You are NOT a TRUE Christian unless you believe ORTHODOX Christianity and you are dead in you sins if you do NOT believe that Jesus IS ALMIGHTY God HIMSELF."
 
   Again I myself do agree that Jesus IS DEITY NOW after the cross when his God and Father GAVE the Son of MAN to be having the divine nature of IMMORTALITY, but this still doe NOT make Jesus to be the one true and only ALMIGHTY God who alone is the FATHER.
   Now I truly believe the truth matters and that the Bible teaches that we are to be in agreement and speak the SAME thing, and not just simply agree to disagree. God wants us to be in UNITY in all areas of our beliefs. 
   I teach that Jesus is the SON OF God and the Son of MAN, because this is what the whole word of God teaches. 
   I teach that Jesus is a God, who is UNDER and SUBJECT to HIS God and Father the ONE TRUE and ONLY ALMIGHTY God, because this is what the WHOLE word of God clearly teaches us. 
   I teach that Jesus was made to BECOME both Lord and CHRIST, by his God and Father, because this is what the Bible ITSELF teaches us. 
   I teach that Jesus was HIGHLY EXALTED to become a God to sit on his God and Father's throne to rule and reign for a 1000 years, because this is what the CLEAR, PLAIN and SIMPLE word of TRUTH teaches us.
 
   Simply put the ONE true and ONLY Almighty God is NOT a MAN nor is he the SON of MAN and Jesus is called the Son of MAN twice as many times as he is called the Son of God. The truth of the matter is that God DWELT IN his Son Jesus to empower Jesus to accomplish all his God and Father gave him to do.
   So then, if Christians will lay aside their preconceived ideas and embrace the TRUTH of God's word, then it will empower them as believers to know that they can do the same works that Jesus did and even greater works. It is my desire for every believer to know that he or she can live their lives totally free from sin just like Jesus did. But under the false teaching that Jesus is ALMIGHTY God HIMSELF has lead the church to WRONGLY believe that ONLY Jesus can live a life without sin. 
 
   The Bible plainly teaches that Jesus is our example that we are to follow. 1 Peter 2:21,22 says,
 
  “For even hereunto were you CALLED: because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an EXAMPLE; that you should follow his steps: Who did NO SIN, neither was guile found in his mouth:”
 
   How did Jesus suffer? We all know Jesus suffered the cross, but few realize that Jesus suffered being tempted. Look at Hebrews 2:18 which says,
 
  “For in that he HIMSELF has suffered (how?) BEING TEMPTED, he is able to succour (aid or help) them that are tempted.”
 
   Hebrews 4:15 says,
 
 
  “For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities, but was in all points tempted as we are, yet without sin.”
 
   Here is another important truth to consider. If Jesus truly was God in the flesh, as some teach, then he truly could NOT have been tempted in all points as we are, because the Bible clearly teaches that God CANNOT be tempted with evil. Look at James 1:13
 
  “Let no man say when he is tempted, I am tempted of God; for God CANNOT be tempted with evil, neither tempts he any man”
 
   No, Jesus is not THE ALMIGHTY God, but rather the Son of MAN, who after becoming obedient unto death on the cross became the Son of God or deity just as the Bible clearly teaches. 
   Again I must stress the fact that by this false teaching that Jesus is the divine immortal God in the flesh many Christians have been blinded to truth that they have been set free from the bondage of sin. They are taught that Jesus is the only one who ever lived a life without sin. And while this statement is true in the sense that Jesus lived his ENTIRE life without sin, it leaves the Christians who are taught that Jesus is God in the flesh powerless, because they conclude that Jesus was able to live without sin and do the miracles that he did by reason of being God or the Son of God. 
   And thus these Christians who believe that Jesus is fully Almighty God himself in the flesh having two natures go on to teach things like you see Jesus is God, BUT we are only human and we are subject to sin. And it is our human nature that causes us to sin. 
   Teaching like that contradicts the WHOLE truth of the word of God, which teaches us that sin has NO MORE DOMINION over us.                 Look at Romans 6:14
 
  “For sin shall not have dominion over you; for you are not under the law, but under grace.”
 
   So then why do so many Christians still sin? One reason is because we have been taught incorrectly the word of God. Again by reason of this false teaching that Jesus is FULLY ALMIGHTY God in the flesh, Christians simply do not believe that they can live their lives free from sin. You see, the only way to live free from sin is by FAITH. You first have to believe you can follow in the example that Jesus left for us to follow who did NO SIN. And if we are taught that Jesus is God in the flesh then we will consequently believe that he was able to live without sin because he was God in the flesh.
 
    Remember the word of God says that we are for unto here CALLED to follow this example of living our life free from sin that Jesus set for us. So in order to follow his example of living free from sin then we must believe that Jesus was a MAN just like you and I and that he had no special advantage over us by being FULLY ALMIGHTY God HIMSELF in the flesh as some FALSELY teach misleading believers.
 
   Jesus says in Matthew 5:17
 
  “Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy but to FULFILL.”
 
   This word fulfill means to accomplish. Jesus came to accomplish the law to show to us that it could be done. Jesus, the Son of God, was made flesh and became the Son of MAN. Jesus accomplished all he did as the Son of Man ANOINTED with the Holy Spirit of God, the SAME Holy Spirit that is made available to every believer. The very fact that Jesus was the Son of MAN is the REASON WHY he had authority over the enemy, Satan. Look at John 6:27 which says,
 
  “And has given him authority to execute judgment also (how or why?) BECAUSE HE IS THE SON OF MAN.”
 
   I made the statement earlier that Almighty God the Father GAVE to his Son Jesus ALL that he was and is. We have looked at a few things already, but there are many more to examine. We just read in the verse above that God the Father GAVE to his Son Jesus authority (why?), because he became the Son of MAN. And NOT because Jesus was that SON OF God. And NOT because Jesus was ALMIGHTY God HIMSELF. But rather BECAUSE Jesus was a HUMAN BEING who his God and Father ANOINTED or came to DWELL IN to EMPOWER the Son of MAN to live without sin and do ALL his Gd and Father's WILL. Now let's look at yet another very important truth found in John 6:26 which says,
 
   “For AS the Father HAS life in himself (meaning that Almighty God the Father has ALWAYS been IMMORTAL having LIFE IN HIMSELF being self existing and WITHOUT beginning no ending); so has he GIVEN to the Son to have life in himself.
 
   To me just common sense and reasoning makes it blatantly clear that, if Jesus was truly and fully ALREADY ALMIGHTY God in the flesh as some dogmatically demand in order to be saved, then Jesus would already have life in himself and would not need to be GIVEN life in himself by his Father and his God. It truth the WHOLE word of God teaches us that Jesus was a MAN who was ANOINTED BY his God and Father. All power and AUTHORITY was GIVEN to Jesus BECAUSE he was the Son of MAN, who was HIGHLY EXALTED and given a NAME ABOVE every name by his God and Father only AFTER Jesus BECAME OBEDIENT to do ALL his God and Father's WILL even to suffer and die on the cross for the sins of the whole world. 
   Please understand that I am NOT taking anything away from Jesus, but rather I am teaching you the TRUTH of the WHOLE word of God so that YOU will live YOUR life WITHOUT sin and DO the SAME works of healing and casting out devils that Jesus did THROUGH the SAME eternal SPIRIT who DWELT IN him who NOW DWELLS IN YOU as a BELIEVER in Jesus.
 
   Jesus says in John 14:28
 
  “...my Father is GREATER than I.”
 
   Jesus says in Matthew 19:17
 
  “...Why call you me good? There is none good but ONE, that is, God:...”
 
   Jesus called his Father his God both while he was on the earth and after he ascended into heaven. Take a close look at yet even another truth in John 20:17 that again clearly teaches us that Jesus cannot possibly be God, as in the Almighty God, the Father of us all as some have taught us, and we have come to believe, because we did not go to the word of God to see if the things we were taught were if fact the TRUTH, the WHOLE word of God. 
 
 “Jesus says unto her, Touch me not: for I am not yet ascended to my Father: but go my brethren, and say unto them, I ascend unto my Father and to your Father; and to MY GOD, and to your God.”
 
   Now look at Revelation 3:12
 
  “Him that overcomes will I make a pillar in the temple of MY GOD, and he shall go no more out: and I will write upon him the name of MY GOD, and the name of the city of MY GOD, which is the new Jerusalem, which comes down out of heaven from MY GOD: and I will write upon him my new name.”
 
    Jesus makes it blatantly clear that our God, the Father, is also his God. To us there is but ONE God, even the Father. And God the Father is the God of Jesus also just as the Father is our God.
 
   Throughout the New Testament the writers made very clear distinctions between God the Father and his Son Jesus.
 
   James 1:1
 
  “ James a servant of God AND of the Lord Jesus.”
 
   1 Corinthians 1:3
 
  “ Grace be unto you, and peace, from God our Father, AND from the Lord Jesus Christ.”
 
   Galatians 1:1
 
  “Paul, an apostle, (not of men, neither by man, but by Jesus Christ AND God the Father who raised him from the dead;)
 
   Ephesians 1:2
 
  “Grace be to you and peace from God our Father AND from the Lord Jesus Christ.”
 
   Colossians 1:3
 
  “...Grace be unto and peace from God our Father AND the Lord Jesus Christ.”
 
   1 Thessalonians 1:1 
 
  “Paul and Silvanus and Timotheus, unto the church of the Thessalonians which is in God the Father AND in the Lord Jesus Christ.”
 
   1 Timothy 1:1
 
  “Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the commandment of God our Savior, AND Lord Jesus Christ, which is our hope. Unto Timothy, my own son in the faith: Grace, mercy and peace, from God our Father AND Jesus Christ our Lord.”
 
   1 John 1:3
 
“...our fellowship is with the Father, AND with his Son Jesus Christ.”
 
   2 John 1:3
 
  “Grace be with you, mercy, and peace, from God the Father, AND from the Lord Jesus Christ , the SON of the Father, in truth and love.

      Jesus himself never claimed to be God or for that matter Jesus never made the claim to be  equal with his God and Father, but rather Jesus spoke of himself as being the Son of Man and the Son of God and that Almighty God the Father was GREATER than himself. The Apostles chosen by Jesus never referred to Jesus as God or equal with Almighty God. The early church was very careful to make a very clear distinction between Almighty God the Father and his SON Jesus.

    So why do some insist on taking some isolated scriptures out of their context and try and force them to say that Jesus IS God, being FULLY God and fully man at the SAME time? Please read "THE DEITY OF JESUS AND THE TRINITY" and "JESUS THE SON OF MAN" for a deeper understanding is this controversial subject in God's word. Also please read "JESUS THE CHRIST", and "JESUS OUR FELLOW SERVANT". In these studies I will address the verses of scripture which are used by those that teach that Jesus is God in the flesh. My desire for you is that you be not DECEIVED and that you come to the knowledge of the TRUTH, so that you will not be overcome by the enemy. 

   One of the reasons that I step out and teach this highly controversial subject is that I see people who will NOT even give God a chance BECAUSE of this man made DOCTRINE of the trinity. I have actually heard someone say to me that they would believe in God IF it was NOT for this three in one and one in three trinity DOCTRINE that they could NOT understand. The truth of the matter even those that teach this man made DOCTRINE of the trinity do not understand it either and have great difficulty in trying to explain it to others. So then, WHY DOGMATICALLY teach that Jesus IS God, when there are NO verses of scripture in the Bible that COMMANDS us to BELIEVE that Jesus is FULLY God and FULLY man at the SAME time.

   However, on the other hand, there are INDEED verses in the Bible, the word of TRUTH, that CLEARLY teach us that we MUST believe that Jesus is the SON OF God.

   Thanks for reading. May God bless you richly as you continue to seek the TRUTH of the WHOLE word of Almighty God. Below are some other verses that are used to try and support the doctrine of the trinity and the deity of Jesus. There may be other verses which you may be having trouble seeing any other way than what you were dogmatically taught over and over for so long, but I assure you that each and every verse used by those who teach the doctrine of the trinity does indeed have a different meaning that does NOT CONTRADICT any other part of God's word. If there is a verse that I have not listed please do not hesitate to write and let me know. Some verse are included in others studies and they may not appear as an individual study.

   If there is a verse of verses that you seem to struggle with only being able to see the doctrine of the trinity when you read this verse, then please search out the truth be listening to the other side of the controversy. No one can arrive at the truth by hearing only ONE side of the controversy. I only present you with ALL the evidence that I myself have found and leave it to you to decide what you want to believe.                    Please read all the related studies below giving you the TRUE meaning of these highly controversial verses used to TRY and               prove the doctrine of the trinity, the doctrine of the deity of Jesus, and the doctrine of oneness.

        Your brother in our Lord Jesus Christ,

        Mark.

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       Verses used to try and support the doctrine of the trinity.

            Genesis 1:26--- Let us make man in our image.

            Genesis 18:1-3 Was Jesus ONE of the THREE MEN or angels who APPEARED to Abraham?

       Genesis 19:24--- YHWH rained down fire... from YHWH.

            Isaiah 6:3--- Holy, Holy, Holy.

            Isaiah 7:14--- Call his name Immanuel (meaning God with us)

            Isaiah 9:6--- Mighty God, Everlasting Father.

            Isaiah 48:16--- The Lord and his Spirit has sent me (trinity)

       Micah 5:2--- From everlasting.

       Zechariah 12:10--- Look upon me whom they have pierced.

            Matthew 1:23--- Emmanuel, being interpreted God with us.

       Matthew 28:19---In the name of the Father, Son, & Holy Spirit.

            John 1:1--- And the Word was God.

            John 2:19-22--- Jesus raised himself from the dead.

            John 5:18--- Making himself equal with God.

            John 8:24--- If you do not believe I am [he], you shall die...

            John 8:58--- Before Abraham was, I am.

            John 10:30--- I and my Father are one.

            John 14:19--- He who has seen me has seen the Father.

            John 20:28--- My Lord and my God.

       Acts 20:28--- He has purchased with his own blood.

       Romans 9:5--- Christ came...God blessed forever.

            2 Corinthians 13:14---Trinity

            Ephesians 3:9-11---DID JESUS CREATE ALL THINGS?

            Colossians 2:9--- Godhead.

            Philippians 2:6---Thought it not robbery to be equal with God.

            1 Timothy 3:16--- God was manifest in the flesh.

            Titus 2:13--- Looking for... our great God and Savior Jesus...

       TITUS 3:2 God our Savior toward man APPEARED

            Hebrews 1:8--- Your throne O' God.

            Hebrews 7:1-3 ---Is Melchizedek a theophany of Jesus?---Who is Melchizedek?

       1 John 5:7--- And these three are one.

       1 John 5:20--- Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God...

            2 Peter 2:1--- God and our Savior Jesus Christ.

            2 Peter 3:18--- Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ (Isaiah 43:11)

            Revelation 1:8--- I am Alpha and Omega...the Almighty.

       Revelation 1:17--- First and the Last (Isaiah 44:6)

            Revelation 17:14--- WHO IS THE KING OF KINGS.

            Thanks for reading. May God bless you richly as you continue to seek the TRUTH of the WHOLE word of Almighty God.

       Your brother in our Lord Jesus the CHRIST.

        Mark.


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