ANSWERING the "DOCTRINE"of the TRINITY
People have asked me what I
BELIEVE when it come to the trinity and the deity of Jesus and I tell
them that I believe that Jesus IS God, but I do NOT believe that
Jesus is THE ALMIGHTY God, because to ME this would make Jesus to BE
the FATHER and this is the false doctrine or false teaching of ONENESS also
called Modalism, which I DEFINITELY DO NOT believe is Biblical in the
least, because the doctrine of oneness teaches that Jesus IS the FATHER.
I also tell people that I
DO however believe in "A" trinity but NOT in the man made "DOCTRINE" of
the trinity, which teaches that Jesus is EQUAL with Almighty God the Father in every way and neither is greater than or less than the other.
So then, it is the purpose of this study and all the studies that I have written on this subject to show what I mean by this and WHY I teach what I teach even though some of what I teach goes directly against what the mainstream churches teach. Please read this and my others studies if you are seeking to know the TRUTH, the WHOLE TRUTH, and NOTHING but the TRUTH of the WHOLE word of Almighty God. And please read the WHOLE matter BEFORE you pass judgment. (Proverbs 18:12,13)
Let us begin answering the doctrine of the trinity by first taking a look at what some other very popular websites have to say in their support of the doctrine of the trinity, then I will show you why I do not agree with them.
On the website ChristanAnswers.net there is an article called Jesus the Son of God / Jesus the Son of Man that deals with the question “If Jesus is God, then why did he call himself the Son of Man?
Then author of this article writes;
# 1. Matthew 16:16,17 (where Peter calls Jesus the SON of the living God and therefore proving that Jesus IS God) But let us read the whole context to discern the true meaning of this passage of scripture. Please read Matthew 16:12-20.
14. And they said, Some say that you are John the Baptist: some, Elias; and others, Jeremias, or one of the prophets.
And Jesus answered and said unto him, Blessed are you, Simon Barjona:
for flesh and blood has NOT revealed it unto you, but my Father which
is in heaven. (so if Jesus is calling Peter blessed because he says that Jesus is the CHRIST or the anointed one, the Messiah, and that this was REVEALED to Peter by Almighty God the Father, then Peter must have given the CORRECT answer as to who Jesus truly is, which is the CHRIST, the SON of God)
18. And I say also unto you, That you are Peter, and upon this rock (or upon this revelation knowledge and that I Jesus am the CHRIST, the SON of God) I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.
in this first passage of scripture that this author gave as proof
text that Jesus CLEARLY claimed to be God. But yet I myself do NOT see that Jesus
is CLEARLY stating or even HINTING that he IS God in this passage of scripture nor any other passage of scripture, but let us deal with one passage at a time to thoroughly show you why I do not see that Jesus is the ALMIGHTY God as many others DOGMATICALLY teach.
But rather the CLEAR simple and PLAIN word of truth simply states that Jesus himself says that it is Almighty God the Father HIMSELF who REVEALS to Peter that Jesus is THE CHRIST, which means the anointed one, and that Jesus is the SON of the living God.
Some say that being the SON of Almighty God means that Jesus IS God, but being
the SON of the living God, Almighty God the Father, does NOT make or
prove that Jesus is THE ALMIGHTY God. Being the SON of Almighty God
does suggest that Jesus has a DIVINE NATURE, but in NO WAY proves or
even implies that Jesus is THE ALMIGHTY God. We will get back to Jesus having the very nature of God a little later on in this study.
Again the word “CHRIST” means Messiah and ALSO means ANOINTED. And the NAME “Jesus” means the salvation OF Yehweh or yehweh saves. So then, the phrase “Jesus THE CHRIST” means “The salvation of Yehweh his SON the ANOINTED ONE”. For a deeper understanding of this please read the study “JESUS THE CHRIST” and “IS JESUS OR GOD OUR SAVIOR?” But for now let us move on to the next scripture that this author uses to TRY and prove that Jesus himself CLEARLY makes the claim the he IS THE ALMIGHTY God.
#2. John 8:58 (Where
Jesus said BEFORE Abraham I AM.) But let us read the whole context in order to see what this verse truly means. Please read John 8:31-59.
33. They answered him, We be Abraham’s seed, and were NEVER in bondage to any man: how say you, You shall be made free?
34. Jesus answered them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whosoever commits sin is the servant of sin.
35. And the servant abides not in the house for ever: but the SON abides ever.
36. If the SON therefore shall make you free, you shall be free indeed.
I know that you are Abraham’s seed; but you seek to KILL me,
because my word has no place in you.
speak that which I have seen WITH my Father:
and you do that which you have seen with your father.
39. They answered and said unto him, Abraham is our
Jesus said unto them, If
you were Abraham's
children, you would do the WORKS of Abraham.
40. But now you seek to kill me, a man that has told you the TRUTH, which I have heard of GOD: this did not Abraham.
41. You do the deeds of your father. Then said they to him, We be not born of fornication; we have one Father, even God.
42. Jesus said unto them, If God were your Father, you would love me: for I PROCEEDED FORTH and CAME FROM God; neither came I OF MYSELF, but HE (speaking of Almighty God the Father) sent me.
43. Why do you not understand my speech? Even because you cannot hear my word.
44. You are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father you will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaks a lie, he speaks of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.
46. Which of you convinces me of sin? And if I say the truth, why do you not believe me?
55. Yet you have not known him (WHY? Why did Jesus say that these Jews do NOT KNOW God? BECAUSE they do NOT OBEY God's word); but I know him: and if I should say, I know him not, I shall be a liar like unto you: but I know him, and KEEP his saying.
Again I myself do NOT see anywhere in this passage of scripture that Jesus CLEARLY claims to be THE ALMIGHTY God.
of all I want to point out that IF one INTERPRETS this passage of scripture to mean that Jesus
is clearly claiming to be the Almighty God, then this would mean that
Jesus is ALSO clearly claiming to BE THE FATHER, because IT IS CLEAR
that God here in this entire passage of scripture is speaking of THE
FATHER. Therefore to INTERPRET this passage of scripture to say that
Jesus is claiming to BE God by being the SON of the living God, then in TRUTH they are saying that Jesus
is THE ALMIGHTY God the FATHER. In other words, their INTERPRETATION of
this passage of scripture does NOT support of prove the doctrine of
the TRINITY, but rather their INTERPRETATION supports the doctrine of
ONENESS, which teaches that Jesus IS ALMIGHTY God THE FATHER as in, ONE and the SAME being.
However, I myself do NOT see that this passage of scripture is CLEARLY or even remotely saying that Jesus is the FATHER, nor do I see in this passage of scripture that Jesus is CLEARLY claiming to be THE ALMIGHTY God and here is WHY.
can see in this passage of scripture that the Jews placed their
security in Abraham and that they did not need to be free from
anything. We also see that these Jews did NOT understand anything that
Jesus was saying to him and basically everything the Jews are saying
in this passage of scripture is NOT true. In other words, the Jews
THOUGHT Jesus was saying that he EXISTED BEFORE Abraham, but what
Jesus was actually saying was that Almighty God had in his MIND or plan to bring forth his SON Jesus into the world even BEFORE Abraham was BORN. So then, Jesus was in fact saying that it is good that they follow Abraham, and if they were truly following Abraham, then they would HEAR the words of Jesus as well, because BEFORE Abraham it was God's plan and design to save mankind by his SON who would lay down his life and be slain for the sins of the world.
Let me explain what I mean by this. The first prophecy that we see the foretells of the coming of Jesus is found in Genesis 3:15, which says,
You see, Jesus is the LAMB of God that was SLAIN from even BEFORE the foundation of the world, and therefore certainly BEFORE Abraham. Now this does NOT me that Jesus ACTUALLY EXISTED and was ACTUALLY slain BEFORE the foundation of the world, but rather this THOUGHT and PLAN for Jesus to be the LAMB of God was in the MIND and PLAN of Almighty God to supply his OWN sacrifice to redeem mankind back to himself from BEFORE the foundation of the world, and well BEFORE Abraham. In other words, Almighty God had in MIND to have a SON and for his SON to be his LAMB way BEFORE Abraham was ever born. This is what Jesus was saying when he said “BEFORE Abraham I WAS”.
You see, the Greek words “EGO EIMI” that is TRANSLATED as “I AM” is also translated elsewhere as “I WAS”. Also several other people in the New Testament said these SAME words “I AM” and obviously this does NOT me that they are the great “I AM” Almighty God, the Father, the self existing one. For a deeper understanding of Jesus NOT being the great “I AM” Almighty God the Father please read the study called “JOHN 8:58 BEFORE ABRAHAM I AM”, but for now let us move on to point number three used by this author to prove that Jesus CLEARLY claimed to be God.
#3. John 10:30
(Where Jesus says My Father and I are ONE). But again let us read the context to assure that we gain the correct understanding of this verse of scripture. Please read John 10:19-38.
20. And many of them said, He (speaking of Jesus) has a DEVIL, and is mad; why hear you him?
33. The Jews answered him, saying, For a GOOD WORK we stone you not; but for blasphemy; and because that you, being a MAN, make yourself God.(keep in mind that these are the same Jews that ACCUSED Jesus of having a DEVIL and being mad)
36. Say you of him, whom the Father has sanctified, and sent into the world, You blaspheme; because I said, I am the SON of God? (Jesus never said he was Almighty God and after the Jews falsely ACCUSED Jesus as being Almighty God he DEFENDED himself saying that the very word of Almighty God says that YOU are GODS)
37. If I do not the WORKS OF my Father, believe me not.
38. But if I do, though you believe not me, believe the WORKS: that you may KNOW, and BELIEVE, that the Father is IN me, and I IN him.”
Those that teach the doctrine of the trinity pull verse 30 OUT of CONTEXT and say Jesus said that he and his Father are ONE so therefore Jesus is God.
Well is this verse to you means that Jesus IS God and there the word of TRUTH CLEARLY and PLAINY states that to US there is but ONE God, THE FATHER, then this means without fail that Jesus IS THE FATHER. But this CONTRADICTS the "DOCTRINE"of the trinity that plainly states that Jesus is NOT the FATHER.
So then, I do not see HOW those who teach the doctrine of the trinity can use this verse of any other verse to try and prove that Jesus is THE ALMIGHTY God, because by doing this they are saying that Jesus IS THE FATHER, because to US there is but ONE GOD, THE FATHER.
So what is the solution? QUIT trying to MAKE Jesus the SON of Almighty God BE ALMIGHTY God.
To US there is but ONE God, the FATHER,
AND one LORD who is JESUS the CHRIST the SON of the living God whom Almighty God the Father ANOINTED with his Holy Spirit.
Also if one INTERPRETS this verse where Jesus is saying,
"I and my Father are ONE" as Jesus being EQUAL with Almighty God in EVERY WAY where NEITHER is GRETER than nor less than the other, then they have yet another CONTRADICTION with the word of TRUTH found in John 14:28 where Jesus himself PLAINLY and CLEARLY states that Almighty God the FATHER is GREATER than himself.
"You have heard how I said unto you, I go away, and come again unto you. If you loved me, you would rejoice, because I said, I go unto the Father: for my Father is GREATER than I."
So then, it is CLEARLY an INCORRECT INTERPRETATION to say that the words of Jesus saying "I and my Father are ONE" to mean that Jesus is THE ALMIGHTY God, because Jesus also says that Almighty God the Father is GREATER than him.
And it is also INCORRECT to say that these words of Jesus saying Ï and my Father are ONE" to mean the Jesus is EGUAL to Almighty God the Father in EVERY WAY where neither is GREATER than nor less than the other, because again Jesus ALSO said that Almighty God the FATHER is GREATER than himself.
The TRUTH of the matter is that this word "ONE"means AGREE as ONE.
Also Jesus uses this very same word for ONE in John 17:20-23 where Jesus is praying to his God and Father that his disciples and ALL who believe on their word may be ONE EVEN AS Jesus and Almighty God the Father are ONE.
21. That they ALL may be ONE; as you, Father, are IN me, and I IN you, that they ALSO may be ONE IN US: that the world may believe that you have sent me.
Can you not see my dear brothers and sisters in our Lord Jesus Christ, that each and every one of these verse that are used by those that teach the doctrine of the trinity CONTRADICT the WHOLE word of Almighty God. The TRUTH of the matter is that the word ONE is all these passages of scripture mean AGREE and ONE. A husband and wife become ONE in that they AGREE and ONE.
When we take a CLOSER look at yet another verse of scripture found in 1 John 5:7 that is also used by those who teach the doctrine of the trinity we will see that tis word ONE also means AGREE as ONE as opposed to the way it is TRANSLATED as these three ARE ONE.
But when we read the next verse the lie of this INCORRECT TRANSLATION is EXPOSED.
The SAME EXACT Greek word is used in BOTH of these verse as well as in all the other verse that we have looked at in this study. So the TRUTH of the matter is that this word ONE means AGREE in ONE in every one of these verses of scripture.
The next point of argument in this article that this author uses to try and prove the doctrine of the trinity and that Jesus is the Almighty God in the flesh is that ONLY Almighty God can FORGIVE SINS and he quotes Isaiah 43:25 and Mark 2:7 as his proof text.
Then he argue that since Jesus FORGAVE SINS, then Jesus is therefore ALMIGHTY God, because ONLY Almighty God has the POWER to FORGIVE SINS.
So then, does this PROVE beyond any shadow of a doubt that Jesus IS THE ALMIGHTY God, because Jesus FORGAVE SINS?
Let us take a look at the WHOLE word of God and see HOW that Jesus FORGAVE SIN, NOT as ALMIGHTY God in the FLESH, but rather as the SON of MAN.
First let us read Mark 2:7 in it's entire CONTEXT. Please read Mark 2:3-12
First of all we see the Jews ACCUSING Jesus for BLASPHEMY because he said the sick of palsy "Your SIN be FORGIVEN you" and they seeing that Jesus was just a MAN made the ACCUSATION that Jesus could NOT forgive sins, because they BELIEVED that ONLY God could FORGIVE SINS.
So then Jesus told the man to rise and walk instead to SHOW to the Jews that he AS the Son of MAN had the POWER to FORGIVE SINS. Then when they SAW the man HEALED before there eyes they GLORIFIED God. In other words, they NOW BELIEVE that Jesus as the Son of MAN has the POWER to FORGIVE SINS.
These Jews id NOT see Jesus as being THE ALMIGHTY God in the FLESH, but rather as a MAN that is APPROVED BY Almighty God. Please read Acts 2:22 which CLEARLY and PLAINLY teaches us that Jesus was APPROVED of Almighty God BY the mighty works and miracle that Almighty God HIMSELF DID BY or THROUGH his Son Jesus.
This is the SAME way that WE as believers lay hands on the sick and they are healed. It is NOT us who are doing the HEALING but rather it is Almighty God who is ACTUALLY doing the healing THROUGH us. Then we read in Acts 10:38 how Almighty God ANOINTED his Son Jesus WITH his Holy Spirit and this is HOW Jesus healed the people.
You see my dear brothers and sister in our Lord Jesus Christ, Almighty God the Father GAVE his SON Jesus POWER and AUTHORITY and put his Holy Spirit IN his Son and this is HOW Jesus went about doing good and healing the sick and FORGIVING SIN, because Almighty God was WITH his Son Jesus. It was the Holy Spirit of Almighty God that DWELT IN Jesus that did the WORKS. The SAME Holy Spirit that is promised to EVERY believer to EMPOWER us to do the SAME WORKS that Jesus did, and this doe NOT make US to BE ALMIGHTY God in the FLESH. Yes Almighty God is IN our FLESH and blood bodies, but this does NOT make US to BE ALMIGHTY God.
We know that Jesus had POWER and AUTHORITY, but is this because Jesus is the ALMIGHTY God in the FLESH, or is this because Jesus is the SON of Almighty God.
Or did Jesus have POWER and AUTHORITY to FORGIVES SINS because he was the Son of MAN and Almighty God GAVE Jesus ALL authority and power to do the works that he did. Please read John 5:26,27 which teaches us that Almighty God GAVE Jesus power and authority BECAUSE he was the Son of MAN.
Here in this verse we see that Almighty God the Father not only GAVE Jesus AUTHORITY to execute judgment but ALSO GAVE Jesus to have ETERNAL LIFE IN himself AS or in the same way that Almighty God the Father has ETERNAL LIFE.
To Me this verse proves that when the Word was MADE flesh the Word CEASED being ALMIGHTY God and Jesus was in fact 100% a HUMAN BEING just like you and I laying aside EVERY ADVANTAGE he would have had if he would have REMAINED Almighty God. This is WHY that Almighty God need to GIVE his Son Jesus ETERNAL LIFE when he raised his Son from the dead.
Jesus FORGAVE SINS because ALMIGHTY God the Father GAVE him the POWER and AUTHORITY to FORGIVES SINS.
Matthew 28:18 says that ALL POWER was GIVEN to Jesus.
Well if Jesus were truly Almighty God IN the FLESH, then he would NOT have needed to be GIVEN all power, because he would have ALREADY possessed ALL POWER being himself THE ALMIGHTY God in the FLESH.
There are just way too many passages of scripture that refute the INTERPRETATION the Jesus IS ALMIGHTY God in the FLESH. No where in the word of TRUTH the Holy Bible does Jesus CLEARLY nor PLAINLY says or claims that he is THE ALMIGHTY God. And no where in the Bible does Jesus say that he is EQUAL with his God and Father THE ONE TRUE and ONLY ALMIGHTY God. For a deeper understanding of how Jesus IS God, but NOT the one true and ONLY ALMIGHTY God who alone is the FATHER please read the study called "IS JESUS THE ALMIGHTY GOD?" and the study "OUR GOD IS ONE", but for now let us take a closer look at some other verses that are used to try and prove the doctrine of the trinity.
Let us move on to yet another article posted on Christian Research Institute entitled Does the Bible Claim Jesus to be God?
This author opens his argument for Jesus being Almighty God with Titus 2:13 which says,
The author of this article Hank Hanegraaffe writes the following:
"Many biblical texts can be used to demonstrate that Jesus is God. Three, however, stand out above the rest. Not only are they clear and convincing, but their “addresses” are easy to remember as well—John1, Colossians1, and Hebrews1."
Before we take a look at these three passages of scripture let us take a look at some possibly INTERPRETATIONS of Titus 2:13 above.
#1. Looking for the blessed hope (speaking of our resurrection and change from our mortal bodies to our eternal bodies), AND the glorious appearing of the great God (speaking of Almighty God, the FATHER) AND our Savior Jesus Christ;"
#2. Looking for the blessed hope (speaking of our resurrection and change from our mortal bodies to our eternal bodies), AND the glorious appearing of the great God (speaking of Jesus being God according to Hebrew 1:8,9 where Almighty God is God OVER his Son Jesus) our Savior Jesus Christ;" In other words, Jesus IS God, but Jesus is NOT THE ALMIGHTY God who ALONE is the FATHER. I will explain this further when we cover Hebrews 1:8, which is one of the three main verse used to try and prove the doctrine of the trinity.
First, is John1: “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God” (v.1). Here Jesus is not only in existence before the world began, but is differentiated from the Father and explicitly called God, indicating that He shares the same nature as His Father.
Just briefly the CLEAR word of God says that the WORD was with God and the WORD was God and NOT in the beginning was JESUS was with God and JESUS was God. Nor does the CLEAR word of God say in the beginning was the SON and the SON was with God and the SON was God.
You see my dear brothers and sisters in our Lord Jesus Christ, the CLEAR word of Almighty God says that the Word was MADE FLESH in John 1:14, which means what ever FORM or NATURE the Word was how CHANGED and NOW has BECOME FLESH of HUMAN in NATURE. And this AGREE perfectly with the WHOLE word of God.
Philippians 2:6-11 CLEARLY and PLAINLY teaches that Jesus or the WORD that was MADE FLESH STRIPPED himself of his glory and every advantage that he had being of divine NATURE and then took upon himself the very NATURE of man, flesh and blood, like as we are.
Today's English version of Philippians 2:6-11 says,
"He (referring to Jesus being the Word that was MADE FLESH) had the very NATURE of God, but he did not think that by force he should try to become EQUAL with God.
INSTEAD, of his OWN free will he gave it ALL UP and took the NATURE of a servant. He became like MAN, and appeared in HUMAN likeness.
He was humbled and walked the path of obedience to death, his death on the cross.
For THIS reason (Jesus becoming obedient unto death) God RAISED him (or highly EXALEDED his Son Jesus) to the highest place above, and GAVE the name that is greater than any other name.
And so in honor of the NAME of Jesus, all beings in heaven, on earth, and in the world below will fall on their knees,
And all will openly proclaim that Jesus Christ is the LORD, to the glory of God the Father.”
I want you to notice several things here in this verse. The first thing is that while Jesus or the Word that was MADE FLESH or BEACME a human being ONCE had the very NATURE of Almighty God when the WORD was WITH God in the BEGINNING. Next we see in this passage of scripture that INSTEAD of HOLDING ON to this DIVINE NATURE the Word which WAS in NATURE Almighty God was now MADE FLESH or now BECAME a HUMAN BEING.
You see, Jesus or the Word that was MADE FLESH gave it ALL UP to BECOME 100% HUMAN, and Jesus or the Word that BECAME a HUMAN BEING did not even THINK that he should by force try to become EQUAL with Almighty God the Father when he BECAME a MAN like you and I.
The TRUTH of the matter is that the FLESH and blood JESUS, the SON of the living God had a BEGINNING. The FLESH and blood Jesus did NOT exist with God IN the BEGINNING with Almighty God as JESUS or as the SON of God as a HUMAN BEING in FLESH and blood FORM. The HUMAN Jesus had a BEGINNING. It was the WORD that was with God in the beginning. Please read the study "JESUS HAD A BEGINNING for a deeper understanding of this subject.
For now take a look at Hebrews 1:5 which says,
“For unto which of the angels said he at any time, You are my Son, THIS DAY have I BEGOTTEN you? And again, I will be to him a Father, and he shall be to me a Son.”
This is WHEN Almighty God actually BECAME a FATHER and Jesus ACTUALLY BECAME God's Son being manifested IN the FLESH. This is WHEN the Word BECAME 100% a HUMAN BEING and dwelt among men.
For a deeper understand on other interpretations that do NOT CONTRADICT the rest of God's word please read the study "John 1:1 THE WORD WAS GOD", but for now let take a CLOSER look at Colossians 1:16,17,19 that is used to try and prove the doctrine of the trinity.
Furthermore, Colossians1 informs us that“all things were created by him” (v.16); He is“before all things” (v.17); and “God was pleased to have all his fullness dwell in him” (v.19). Only deity has the prerogative of creation, preexists all things, and personifies the full essence and nature of God.
Let us begin by quoting the whole CONTEXT. Please read Colossians 1:10-19
16. For BY him were all things created (meaning that THROUGH the WORD that was with God and that was God which was MADE FLESH was the MEANS BY WHICH Almighty God, the INVISIBLE God created all things), that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created BY him (again as the MEANS BY WHICH all things were created), and FOR him (in that Almighty God created all things FOR his SON which he would one day BRING INTO EXISTENCE at the appointed time):
17. And he is BEFORE all things (meaning that Jesus the Son of God existed in the MIND and PLAN of Almighty God BEFORE Almighty God created anything), and BY him all things consist (again speaking of the WORD that was in the BEGINNING that was then MADE FLESH).
18. And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the FIRSTBORN from the dead; that in all things he might have the preeminence (WHY? Why does Jesus have preeminence in all things?).
You see my dear brothers and sisters in our Lord Jesus Christ, it PLEASED the INVISIBLE Almighty God the FATHER to ANOINT his SON Jesus with his Holy Spirit. In other words, Jesus was NOT THE ALMIGHTY God, but rather Jesus is the WORD that WAS God which was MADE FLESH and then Almighty God put his Holy Spirit IN this HUMAN Jesus and this is HOW the FULNESS of the Godhead DWELT IN Jesus. Please read Colossians 2:6-9 which CLEARLY teaches us that the fulness of the Godhead DWELT IN Jesus and NOT that the HUMAN Jesus was ACTUALLY the FULNESS OF the Godhead.
8. Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the TRADITION of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after CHRIST (meaning that Jesus was the ANOINTED one, which means that the Holy Spirit of Almighty God the Father DWELLED IN Jesus his SON) .
The "DOCTRINE"of the trinity is nothing more that the TRADITION of MEN that is DECEIVING the body of Christ and keeping believer from walking in their FULL potential and Almighty God the Father's anointed ones. Jesus went to the Father to PREPARE a place, a DWELLING PLACE for us so that we can be WHERE or in the same place of AUTHORITY the Jesus is. In other words, Jesus died for us to make us CLEAN VESSELS for the Holy Spirit to DWELL IN and EMPOWER us to do the WORKS that Jesus did having this SAME Holy Spirit of Almighty God DWELLING IN him.
Finally, Hebrews1 overtly tells us that according to God the Father Himself—Jesus is God:“But about the Son he [the Father] says, ‘Your throne, O God, will last for ever and ever’”(v.8). Not only is the entirety of Hebrews 1 devoted to demonstrating the absolute deity of Jesus, but in verses 10–12 the inspired writer quotes a passage in Psalm102 referring to Yahweh and directly applies it to Christ. In doing so, the Scripture specifically declares Jesus ontologically equal with Israel’s God.
Now to ME, IF Jesus was THE ALMIGHTY God, then he would NOT need to be EQUAL with Almighty God because he would ALREADY BE THE ALMIGHTY God. It does not make sense to say that Almighty God is EQUAL to HIMSELF.
None the less the CONTEXT of Hebrews chapter 1 will CLEARLY and PLAINLY show that Jesus is NEITHER the ALMIGHTY God NOR is Jesus EQUAL to HIS God and Father the ONE TRUE and ONLY ALMIGHTY God.
Please read Hebrews 1:1-9 which says,
2. Has in these last days spoken unto us by his SON, whom HE (speaking of Almighty God the FATHER) has APPOINTED HEIR of all things, BY WHOM (meaning that the Word that was with Almighty God in the beginning and then was MADE or BECAME FLESH was the MEANS BY WHICH Almighty God HIMSELF) also he made the worlds;
3. Who (speaking of Jesus, the WORD that was MADE FLESH) being the brightness of his glory, and the EXPRESS IMAGE of his person (meaning that Jesus who is NOW the WORD that was MADE INTO HUMAN FORN or NATURE is the EXPRESS IMAGE of what the INVISIBLE God would be like IF we could SEE him. Jesus came to SHOW us the FATHER. What Jesus SAW and HEARD his FATHER say of do Jesus DID to SHOW us the CHARACTER and LOVE of THE ONE TRUE and ONLY ALMIGHTY God THE FATHER), and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he had by himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high;
6. And again, WHEN he (Almighty God) brings in the FIRST begotten INTO the world (speaking of WHEN almighty God comes WITH his Son Jesus AT the SECOND coming of Jesus BACK INTO this world), he said, And let all the angels of God worship him.(this is WHEN Jesus will JUDGE the ANGELS)
8. But unto the SON he said, Your throne, O God, (which is "THEOS" in the original language which can mean Almighty God OR a "god"with a small case "g"that is UNDER and SUBJECT to THE ONE TRUE and ONLY ALMIGHTY God THE FATHER) is for ever and ever: a scepter of righteousness is the scepter of your kingdom.
9. You (speaking of Jesus the SON of ALMIGHTY God who ALONE is THE FATHER) have loved righteousness, and hated iniquity; THEREFORE (or for this very REASON) God (Almighty God the FATHER), EVEN YOUR GOD, has ANOINTED YOU with the oil of gladness above your fellows."
There are many passages of scripture that CLEARLY and PLAINLY show us that Almighty God the FATHER is God OVER his SON Jesus. But even if there was only this one verse it should be enough to prove beyond any shadow of a doubt that ONCE the Word BEACME FLESH and GIVEN the NAME Jesus that this MAN Jesus was NO LONGER THE ALMIGHTY God, but rather the SON of Almighty God IN WHOM the FATHER placed his Holy Spirit to EMPOWER his SON to live his life WITHOUT SIN and DO all the WORKS that the Father showed him to do. Jesus said Ï can do NOTHING of MYSELF, the FATHER that DWELLS IN me HE does the WORKS. For a deeper understanding on this subject please read the study "JESUS THE CHRIST".
Many similar texts could be adduced. For example, in Revelation1 the Lord God says, “I am the Alpha and the Omega, who is, and who was, and who is to come, the Almighty” (v.8). In the last chapter of Revelation, Jesus applies these self same words—“Alpha and Omega”—to Himself! Additionally, in 2Peter1 Jesus is referred to as “our God and Savior Jesus Christ” (v.1). In these passages and a host of others, the Bible explicitly claims that Jesus is God.
Yes the Bible in Hebrews 1:9 EXPLICITLY states that Jesus IS "THEOS", which is TRANSLATED as God with a capital "G"leading the reader to ASSUME that Jesus is THE ALMIGHTY God, but remember that this Greek word "THEOS" also meand "god" with a lower case "g" which CLEARLY shows us that Jesus is a god who is UNDER or SUBJECT to the one true and ONLY ALMIGHTY God who ALONE is the FATHER.
Revelation 1:8 is probably next to John 1:1 the most widely used verse in the Bible to try and prove that Jesus IS THE ALMIGHTY God. But if you keep this verse in it's CONTEXT and read all the way through to Revelation 5:7 and you will see that THE ALMIGHTY who was, and is and is to come in the ONE who SITS upon the THRONE and has a BOOK in his right hand and then the LAMB who is Jesus comes OVER to the ONE who SITS upon the THRONE and TAKES the book OUT of the right hand of the Lord God ALMIGHTY the ONE who SIT upon the THRONE and who is the God OF Jesus his SON.
Yes Jesus is god, but he is NOT THE ALMIGHTY God. Yes Jesus sits upon the throne at his Father's right hand but this right to rule with his God and Father was GIVEN to Jesus his SON because Jesus OVERCAME that old dragon called the Devil and Satan. Please read Revelation 3:11-13 which CLEARLY and PLAINING shows us that Almighty God the FATHER is God OVER his Son Jesus.
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 new Jerusalem, which comes down out of heaven from MY God: and I will write upon him my new name.
Jesus HIMSELF tells us FOUR times in this ONE verse that Almighty God the Father is HIS God.
The Word MADE flesh that stripped himself of EVERY ADVANTAGE and GAVE UP ALL his DIVINE NATURE to BECOME a HUMAN BEING 100% flesh and blood. And then Almighty God ANOINTED his SON Jesus with his Holy Spirit to EMPOWER this MAN Jesus to live his life WITHOUT SIN and OFFER himself upon the cross for our sins to cleans us so that this SAME Holy Spirit of Almighty God the Father could DWELL IN us as well to EMPOWER US to follow the steps of Jesus who did NO SIN and also DO the WORKS that Jesus did.
He that has an EAR, let him HEAR what the Holy Spirit is saying to the CHURCHES.
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.
Your brother in our Lord Jesus Christ,
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Verses used to try and support the doctrine of the trinity.
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.
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For even further study on this subject of the trinity and the deity of Jesus please read the following studies:
"19 THINGS to PONDER ABOUT JESUS BEING GOD"
"THERE IS BUT ONE GOD"
"JESUS THE SON OF GOD"
"JESUS THE SON OF MAN"
"JESUS THE CHRIST"
"JESUS THE FULLNESS OF THE GODHEAD BODILY"
"JESUS OUR FELLOW SERVANT"
"IS JESUS ALMIGHTY GOD?"
"GOD WAS MANIFEST IN THE FLESH"
"OUR GOD IS ONE!"
"DID JESUS CREATE ALL THING?"
"WHO IS OUR SAVIOR GOD OR JESUS?"
"WHO IS THE KING OF KINGS?"
"THE DEITY OF JESUS AD THE TRINITY"
"I AM ALPHA AND OMEGA"
"DID JESUS HAVE A BEGINNING?"
"JOHN 1:1 THE WORD WAS GOD"
"JESUS THE NAME ABOVE ALL NAME!"