DID GOD SEND JESUS DOWN FROM HEAVEN?


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DID GOD SEND JESUS DOWN FROM HEAVEN?


WAS GOD'S SON SENT DOWN FROM HEAVEN?




In other words, did God send his pre-existing Son down from out of heaven down to the earth INTO the world as God the Son to become flesh? Let me say this one more way so that you understand what I am asking as a question. Did an ALWAYS existing God the Son who never had a beginning come down out of heaven and manifest or incarnate himself to become FLESH?

Or did God send his human Son who was born of a Virgin OUT into the world after God ANOINTED the Son of man to accomplish the will of God?

The purpose of this study in God's word is to determine if God sent his PRE-EXISTING Son down from out of heaven to be incarnated into flesh?

Or to determine if God sent his human Son, the Son of MAN Jesus into the world to do his will?

Most all of the controversial verses that seem to be saying that Jesus was sent down for out of heaven INTO the earth are found in the gospel of John so I will use those verses seeing that four gospels are teaching the same Jesus being SENT. In other words, what we conclude from the gospel of John will be found to be the same in the other three gospels.

Let us begin this study in God’s word by looking at the Greek word that is translated as the English word “sent” in the King James Bible and some other translations as well so you can see that there are more just one meaning to the Greek word other than just the English word “SENT” that is translated from different Greek words.


Please read John 3:17.


“For God SENT (Strong’s #649) not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.”


Now some Christians INTERPRET this verse to mean that God SENT down his pre-existent Son from out of heaven INTO the world.

But this interpretation can not come ONLY from the meaning of the English word “SENT”. Nor can this interpretation come ONLY from the meaning of the Greek root word “apostello” Strong's #649 because this same Greek word is used many times in the New Testament speaking of other men being sent. And it is clear that they are NOT being sent down from heaven into the world. What I am trying to get you to see is that there are different Greek words that are TRANSLATED as the word SENT but the word sent does NOT automatically mean sent DOWN form heaven. That meaning is READ INTO the Scriptures. Let us continue looking at several verses of Scripture with the word SENT in them.


Please read John 1:6.


“There was a man SENT (Strong’s #649) from God, whose name was John.”



You see if one interprets John 3:17 to mean that God SENT his Son down from heaven INTO the world then they must be consistent in interpreting the word SENT in John 1:6 as God sending the man named John down from heaven into the world as well. So then, just the English word SENT FROM God does not emphatically mean that the one being sent by God was sent down from God out of heaven down to the earth.

Some may argue that John 3:17 says INTO the world and we already know and understand that John the Baptist was BORN into this world. In other words, John the Baptist was ALREADY in the world.

That is a good point but so was Jesus ALREADY IN the world when God SENT the Son of man Jesus INTO the world to preach the gospel of the kingdom of God.


John 16:21.  


“A woman when she is in travail has sorrow, because her hour has come: but as soon as she is delivered of the child, she remembers no more the anguish, for the joy that a man is BORN INTO the world.”


Therefore, John was sent OUT into the world and not sent down from heaven into the world.

So then, HOW did Jesus come INTO the world? Was Jesus BORN INTO the world of a woman? Or did God send his “pre-existent” Son down from heaven INTO the world? Does John 1:14 say, “And the Son was made flesh”? No, it does not. So then, why dogmatically demand and teach that a pre-existing God the Son became flesh. Or why teach that Jesus is God incarnate inferring that it is God the Son, the second person of the Trinity, who became flesh when the clear plain and simple word of truth says that the word was made flesh? Please read the study “WHAT DOES JOHN 1:14 TRULY MEAN?”. But for now, let us see what Jesus teaches us about being SENT.


Please read John 17:16-25.


They are NOT of the world, EVEN AS I am NOT of the world. (So then, if one INTERPRETS that Jesus is NOT OF this world because he was sent down from heaven into the world then they must be consistent and say that we are sent down from heaven as well in order to NOT be OF this world.)

17.  Sanctify them through your truth: your word is truth.

18.  AS you have SENT (Strong’s #649) me INTO the world, EVEN SO have I ALSO SENT (Strong’s #649) them INTO the world.  (Here in this verse we can clearly see that we are sent INTO the world the SAME way that God SENT his Son INTO the world which is the SAME way that Jesus sent his disciples INTO the world. In Luke 24:49 and in Acts 1:4,5 Jesus said to his disciple to REMAIN in Jerusalem and to NOT go INTO the world until they were ENDUED with POWER from on high. So Jesus SENT them out INTO the world AFTER they were ANOINTED or filled with the Holy Spirit and power from on high. And this is how God SENT his Son Jesus INTO the world to preach the gospel and to suffer and die on the cross for the sins of the world. God ANOINTED the Son of MAN Jesus with the Holy Spirit and with POWER from on high at his baptism in the River Jordan by John the Baptist. All that Jesus did he did THROUGH the eternal Spirit dwelling in him. In a moment you will see that the Greek word translated as sent also mean to COMMISSION.)

19.  And for their sakes, I sanctify myself, that they also might be sanctified through the truth.

20.  Neither do I pray for these alone, but for them also which shall believe on me through their word;

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 (Strong’s #649) me.

22.  And the glory which you gave me I have given them; that they may be ONE, EVEN AS we are one:

23.  I in them, and you in me, that they may be made PERFECT in one; and that the world may know that you have SENT (Strong’s #649) me, and has loved them, AS you have loved me.

24.  Father, I will that they also, whom you have given me, be with me where I am; that they may behold my glory, which you have given me: for you loved me before the foundation of the world. (Is it possible to love someone before they are born? Do not the expecting parents love their yet unborn child?)

25.  O righteous Father, the world has not known you: but I have known you, and these have known that you have SENT (Strong’s #649) me.”



The truth of the matter is that Jesus was BORN INTO the world as the Son of MAN and THEN the Son of MAN BECAME the eternal Son of God after the cross. Please read the three-part study “WHEN DID JESUS BECOME THE ETERNAL SON OF GOD?-1. But for now, let us continue with this study in God’s word to see if God sent a preexisting God the Son down from heaven into the word or if God sent the Son of MAN OUT into the world to preach the kingdom of heaven and to suffer and die on the cross for the sins of the world?


John 18:37.  


“Pilate, therefore, said unto him, Are you a king then? Jesus answered You say that I am a king. To this END was I BORN, and for this cause came I INTO the world, that I should bear witness unto the truth. Every one that is of the truth hears my voice.”


Jesus was BORN INTO the world for the END purpose of being MADE the King of the Jews. THINK about this for a moment. If so be that Jesus was ALWAY God the Son then he would have ALREADY been the God and the King over Israel. But Israel did NOT want Yahweh to be their King. Israel wanted a MAN to be their King. So God granted their desire and in the world yet to come, a MAN will be their King. The highly exalted GLORIFIED IMMORTAL Son of MAN, Jesus will be their King in the world to come and he shall be called the God of the whole earth for 1000 years. And at the end of the 1000 year reign of Jesus, he will step down from ruling FOR Yahweh and commit the ruling of the Kingdom back into his God and father's hand so that God will be all in all once again.


Matthew 2:2.  


“Saying, Where is he that is BORN King of the Jews? For we have seen his star in the east, and are come to worship him.”



The LITERAL reading of the Greek word “apestellas or apostello” with the Strong’s #649 which is where we get the word apostle is translated as COMMISSION. The word “commission” means to give power and authority to someone to accomplish the task that they are given to do. God commissioned or SENT the Son of man Jesus at his baptism by John the Baptist. This is when the Spirit of God descended from heaven to REMAIN upon Jesus.

In Acts 10:38 we read where God ANOINTED Jesus with his Holy Spirit and with power and then Jesus went about doing good healing all who were oppressed of the devil. Jesus did not begin his ministry until AFTER the Holy Spirit came upon him to remain and this took place at his baptism in the River Jordan.


Acts 10:38.


“How God ANOINTED Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power: who went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the devil; FOR (Or BECAUSE) God was WITH him.”



The Holy Spirit CONTINUALLY LED or sent Jesus day by day or moment by moment. In other words, the other Greek word translated as SENT in the past tense actually denotes continual motion, as in, the present tense of SENDING. It is the Strong’s #3992 the Greek root word “PEMPO” and the LITERAL reads as SENDING or the one sending in most places. Jesus followed the leading of the Holy Spirit dwelling in him to go and do what the Father was sending him to do. The above link will take you to the online literal translation of John chapter 5.


Here is John 5:22-30 from the King James Version.


For the Father judges no man, but has COMMITTED all judgment unto the Son:

23.  That all men should honor the Son, even as they honor the Father. He that honors not the Son, honors not the Father which has SENT (Strong’s #3992 and in the literal reads one SENDING) him.

24.  Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that hears my word, and believes on him that SENT (Strong’s #3992 and in the literal reads one SENDING) me, has everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life.

25.  Verily, verily, I say unto you, The hour is coming, and now is, when the dead shall hear the voice of the Son of God: and they that hear shall live.

26.  For as the Father has life in himself; so has He GIVEN to the Son to have life in himself;

27.  AND has GIVEN him authority to execute judgment also, BECAUSE he is the Son of MAN.

28.  Marvel not at this: for the hour is coming, in the which all that are in the graves shall hear his voice,

29.  And shall come forth; they that have done good, unto the resurrection of life; and they that have done evil, unto the resurrection of damnation.

30.  I can of mine own self do nothing: as I hear, I judge: and my judgment is just; because I seek not my own will, but the will of the Father which has SENT (Strong’s #3992 and in the literal reads one SENDING) me.”



And when we read where God SENT John the Baptist to baptize with water in John 1:33 this same Greek word Strong’s number 3992 is used.


John 1:33.


“And I knew him not: but he that SENT (Strong’s #3992 and in the literal reads one SENDING) me to baptize with water, the same said unto me, Upon whom you shall see the Spirit descending, and remaining on him, the same is he which baptizes with the Holy Ghost.”



This is when Jesus was ANOINTED with POWER from on high or COMMISSIONED or SENT by Almighty God the Father the eternal Spirit and THEN it was the Holy Spirit LEADING or SENDING Jesus into the world to preach the kingdom of God is at hand.


So then, according to the WHOLE word of Almighty God it was WHAT God sent down from heaven into the world as opposed to WHO God sent from heaven. You see, the Bible itself teaches us that God sent his angel Gabriel to the Virgin Mary with a MESSAGE to give to her. It was the word spoken out from God’s mouth to the angel Gabriel’s ear that was sent down from heaven by way of God’s messenger the angel Gabriel who then spoke God’s word to the Virgin Mary. And when Mary said be it done according to your word then the Holy Spirit overshadowed her and the spoken word of Almighty God that came forth out from his mouth became flesh in the womb of Mary to be born as the Son of MAN.

Therefore, the Orthodox Christianity interpretation of the word “sent” as being sent down out of heaven must be READ INTO the text because neither the context nor the meanings of either Greek word itself mean being sent down from heaven. At the end of this study, I will leave a link to a list of in-depth Bible studies on all the verses that SEEM to be saying that Jesus pre-existed in eternity past and God sent his pre-existing Son down from heaven.


The following verses are the rest of the verses found in the gospel of John with the English word “SENT” in them. Those highlighted in yellow are translated from Strong’s #649 and those highlighted in green are translated from Strong’s #3992. And the one word sent in tan is not found in the Greek text. You can clearly see that the same Greeks words are used for everyone who is being sent and we know that they are not being sent down from heaven.


John 1:8.  


“He was not that Light, but was sent (Not in the Greek text) to bear witness of that Light.”


John 1:19.  


“And this is the record of John when the Jews sent (Strong’s #649) priests and Levites from Jerusalem to ask him, Who are you?”


John 1:22.


“Then said they unto him, Who are you? That we may give an answer to them that sent (Strong’s #3992 or the one sending) us. What say you of yourself?”


John 1:24.  


“And they which were sent (Strong’s #649) were (Sent or were commissioned or were authorized) of the Pharisees.”


John 3:28.

 

“You yourselves bear me witness, that I said, I am not the Christ, but that I am  sent (Strong’s #649 or commission by God) before him.”


John 3:34.

 

“For he whom God has sent (Strong’s #649 or COMMISSIONED, ANOINTED, endued with power from on high) speaks the words of God: for God gives not the Spirit by measure unto him.”


John 4:34.  


“Jesus said unto them, My meat is to do the will of him that sent (Strong’s #3992 or the one SENDING) me and to finish his work.”


John 4:38.

 

“I sent (Strong’s #649) you to reap that whereon you bestowed no labor: other men labored, and you are entered into their labors.”


John 5:23.


“That all men should honor the Son, even as they honor the Father. He that honors not the Son honors not the Father which has sent (Strong’s #3992 or the one SENDING) him.”


John 5:24.  


“Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that hears my word, and believes on him that sent (Strong’s #3992 or the one SENDING) me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation, but is passed from death unto life.”


John 5:30.  


I can of my own self, do nothing: as I hear, I judge: and my judgment is just; because I seek not my own will, but the will of the Father which has  sent (Strong’s #3992 or the one SENDING) me.”


John 5:33.


You sent (Strong’s #649) unto John, and he bears witness unto the truth.”


John 5:36.


“But I have greater witness than that of John: for the works which the Father has given me to finish, the same works that I do, bear witness of me, that the Father has sent (Strong’s #649 or COMMISSIONED which again means to give power and authority to accomplish those works. It was God IN Jesus who did the works to show that he was God’s true prophet and the Messiah prophesied to come. Those works bear witness that Almighty God the Father ANOINTED) me.”


John 5:37.  


“And the Father himself, which has sent (Strong’s #3992 or the one SENDING) me, has borne witness of me. You have neither heard his voice at any time nor seen his shape.”


John 5:38.  


“And you have not his word abiding in you: for whom he has sent (Strong’s #649 or COMMISSIONED), him you believe not.”


John 6:29.

“Jesus answered and said unto them, This is the work of God, that you believe on him whom he has sent (Strong’s #649 or COMMISSIONED).”


John 6:38.


For I came down from heaven, not to do mine own will, but the will of him that sent (Strong’s #3992 or the one SENDING) me.”


John 6:39.


“And this is the Father's will which has sent (Strong’s #3992 or the one SENDING) me, that of all which he has given me I should lose nothing, but should raise it up again at the last day.”


John 6:40.

 

“And this is the will of him that sent (Strong’s #3992 or the one SENDING) me, that every one which sees the Son, and believes on him, may have everlasting life: and I will raise him up at the last day.”


John 6:44.


“No man can come to me, except the Father which has sent (Strong’s #3992 or the one SENDING) me draw him: and I will raise him up at the last day.”


John 6:57.


“As the living Father has sent (Strong’s #649 or COMMISSIONED) me, and I live by the Father: so he that eats me, even he shall live by me.”


John 7:16.

 

“Jesus answered them, and said, My doctrine is not mine, but his that sent (Strong’s #3992 or the one SENDING) me.”


John 7:18.


“He that speaks of himself seeks his own glory: but he that seeks his glory that sent (Strong’s #3992 or the one SENDING) him, the same is true, and no unrighteousness is in him.”


John 7:28.


“Then cried Jesus in the temple as he taught, saying, You both know me, and you know whence I am: and I am not come of myself, but he that sent (Strong’s #3992 or the one SENDING) me is true, whom you know not.”


John 7:29.


“But I know him: for I am from him, and he has sent (Strong’s #649 or COMMISSIONED) me.”



And John the Baptist knew that he himself was FROM God and that God SENT him to prepare the way for Jesus,


John 7:32.  


“The Pharisees heard that the people murmured such things concerning him; and the Pharisees and the chief priests sent (Strong’s #649 or commissioned) officers to take him.”


John 7:33.  


“Then said Jesus unto them, Yet a little while am I with you, and then I go unto him that sent (Strong’s #3992 or the one SENDING) me.”


John 8:16.


“And yet if I judge, my judgment is true: for I am not alone, but I and the Father that sent (Strong’s #3992 or the one SENDING) me”


John 8:18.


“I am one that bears witness of myself, and the Father that sent (Strong’s #3992 or the one SENDING) me bears witness of me.”


John 8:26.


“I have many things to say and to judge of you: but he that sent (Strong’s #3992 or the one SENDING) me is true; and I speak to the world those things which I have heard of him.”


John 8:29.  


“And he that sent (Strong’s #3992 or one the  SENDING) me is WITH me: the Father has not left me alone; for I do always those things that please him.”



And we as Christians are not alone either because God is WITH us by dwelling IN us just as Almighty God the Father DWELT IN the Son of MAN Jesus.


John 8:42.


“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 sent (Strong’s #649 or COMMISSIONED) me.”


John 9:4.


“I must work the works of him that sent (Strong’s #3992 or the one SENDING) me, while it is day: the night comes, when no man can work.”


John 9:7.

 

“And said unto him, Go, wash in the pool of Siloam, (which is by interpretation, Sent (Strong’s #649 or the ANOINTED Son of MAN Jesus being authorized by Yahweh then authorized or commissioned this man's healing). He went his way therefore, and washed, and came seeing.”


John 10:36.

 

“Say you of him, whom the Father has sanctified, and sent (Strong’s #649 or COMMISSION to go out) into the world, You blaspheme; because I said, I am the SON OF God?”


John 11:3.

 

“Therefore his sisters sent (Strong’s #649) unto him, saying, Lord, behold, he whom you lovest is sick.”


John 11:42.

 

“And I knew that you hear me always: but because of the people which stand by I said it, that they may believe that you have sent (Strong’s #649 or COMMISSIONED) me.”


John 12:44.  


“Jesus cried and said, He that believes on me, believes not on me, but on him that sent (Strong’s #3992 or the one SENDING) me.”


John 12:45.


“And he that sees me sees him that sent (Strong’s #3992 or the one SENDING) me.”



John 12:49.


“For I have not spoken of myself; but the Father which sent (Strong’s #3992 or the one SENDING) me, he gave me a commandment, what I should say, and what I should speak.”


John 13:16.

“Verily, verily, I say unto you, The servant is not greater than his lord; neither he that is sent (Strong’s #649 or COMMISSIONED) greater than he that sent (Strong’s #3992 or the one SENDING) him.”



In this verse we see BOTH Greeks word being used. The Holy Spirit dwelling in Jesus and also dwelling in us is sending or leading us continually every day. Jesus was commissioned or endued with power by God at his baptism when the Son of Man Jesus was ANOINTED with the Holy Spirit and power and sent OUT into the world to do God’s will. Then Jesus was continually being SENT or led by the Holy Spirit all through his ministry.


John 13:20.  


“Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that receives whomsoever I send (Strong’s #3992 or whoever I am SENDING) receives me; and he that receives me receives him that sent (Strong’s #3992 or the one SENDING) me.”


John 14:24.  


“He that loves me not keeps not my sayings: and the word which you hear is not mine, but the Father's which sent (Strong’s #3992 or the one SENDING) me.”



John 15:21.


“But all these things will they do unto you for my name's sake, because they know not him that sent (Strong’s #3992 or the one SENDING) me.”


John 16:5.


“But now I go my way to him that sent (Strong’s #3992 or the one SENDING) me; and none of you asks me, Where go you?”


John 17:3.


“And this is life eternal, that they might know YOU the ONLY true God, and Jesus Christ, whom you have sent (Strong’s #649 or COMMISSIONED).”


John 18:24.


“Now Annas had sent (Strong’s #649) him (or Annas had COMMISSIONED him to be) bound unto Caiaphas the high priest.”


John 20:21.


“Then said Jesus to them again, Peace be unto you: as my Father has sent (Strong’s #649) me, even so send I you.”



Below is a complete list of all the studies that I have which show WHY I no longer believe in the doctrine of the Trinity and why I can NEVER believe in the doctrine of Oneness. I assure you that every verse that SEEMS to be saying that Jesus pre-existed in eternity past has another meaning that does NOT contradict any other verses of Scripture in the entire Bible.

Thanks for reading and 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 Christ,

Brother Mark.

 

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VERSES USED TO TEACH THAT JESUS PREEXISTED!

JOHN 1:1

 

“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.”

 

JOHN 1:1-3

 

“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

2. The same was in the beginning with God.

3. All things were made by him; and without him was not anything made that was made.” 

 

JOHN 1:1-5,14,18 

 

“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

2. The same was in the beginning with God.

3. All things were made by him; and without him was not anything made that was made.

4.  In him was life; and the life was the light of men. 

5.  And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.…

...14. And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.…

...18. No man has seen God at any time; the only begotten Son, which is in the bosom of the Father, he has declared him.”

 

JOHN 1:14

 

“And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.”

 

JOHN 1:15

 

“John bare witness of him, and cried, saying, This was he of whom I spake, He that comes after me is preferred before me: for he was before me.”

 

JOHN 1:18 

 

John 1:18 (NAS) No one has seen God at any time; the only begotten God who is in the bosom of the Father, He has explained Him.”

 

JOHN 2:19

 

“ Jesus answered and said unto them, Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up.”

 

JOHN 3:13

 

“And no man has ascended up to heaven, but he that came down from heaven, even the Son of man which is in heaven.”

 

JOHN 3:17

 

“For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.” 

 

JOHN 3:31

 

He that comes from above is above all: he that is of the earth is earthly, and speaks of the earth: he that comes from heaven is above all.”

 

JOHN 6:32 

         

“Then Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Moses gave you not that bread from heaven; but my Father gives you the true bread from heaven

 

JOHN 6:33 

 

For the bread of God is he which comes down from heaven, and gives life unto the world.”

 

JOHN 6:38

 

“For I came down from heaven, not to do mine own will, but the will of him that sent me.”

 

JOHN 6:42 

 

“And they said, Is not this Jesus, the son of Joseph, whose father and mother we know? how is it then that he saith, I came down from heaven?”

 

JOHN 6:50 

 

“This is the bread which comes down from heaven, that a man may eat thereof, and not die.”

 

JOHN 6:51

 

“I am the living bread which came down from heaven: if any man eats of this bread, he shall live forever: and the bread that I will give is my flesh, which I will give for the life of the world.”

 

JOHN 6:58

 

“This is that bread which came down from heaven: not as your fathers did eat manna, and are dead: he that eats of this bread shall live forever.”

 

JOHN 6:62 

 

“What and if you shall see the Son of man ascend up where he was before?”

 

JOHN 8:14

 

“Jesus answered and said unto them, Though I bear record of myself, yet my record is true: for I know whence I came, and whither I go; but you cannot tell whence I come, and whither I go.”

 

JOHN 8:23 

 

“And he said unto them, You are from beneath; I am from above: you are of this world; I am not of this world.”

 

JOHN 8:24

 

“I said therefore unto you, that you shall die in your sins: for if you believe not that I am he, you shall die in your sins.”

 

JOHN 8:42,43

        

“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 sent me. 

43. Why do you not understand my speech? even because you cannot hear my word.”

 

JOHN 8:58

 

“Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Before Abraham was, I am.”

 

JOHN 10:30.31

 

I and my Father are one

31.  Then the Jews took up stones again to stone him.” 

 

JOHN 14:8-10

 

“Philip said unto him, Lord, show us the Father, and it sufficeth us. 

9.  Jesus said unto him, Have I been so long time with you, and yet hast thou not known me, Philip? he that hath seen me hath seen the Father; and how say you then, Show us the Father? 

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, he does the works. 

JOHN 16:27,28 

 

“For the Father himself loves you, because you have loved me, and have believed that I came out from God

18. I came forth from the Father, and am come into the world: again, I leave the world, and go to the Father.”

 

JOHN 17:5

 

“And now, O Father, glorify you me with your own self with the glory which I had with you before the world was.”

 

JOHN 17:8 

 

“For I have given unto them the words which you gave me; and they have received them, and have known surely that I came out from you, and they have believed that you did send me.”

 

 

JOHN 17:24

 

“Father, I will that they also, whom you have given me, be with me where I am; that they may behold my glory, which you have given me: for you loved me before the foundation of the world.”

 

MATTHEW 1:23

 

“Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us.”

 

ROMANS 8:3 

 

“For what the law could not do, in that, it was weak through the flesh, God sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin, condemned sin in the flesh:”

 

1 CORINTHIANS 10:4

 

“And did all drink the same spiritual drink: for they drank of that spiritual Rock that followed them: and that Rock was Christ.”

 

1 CORINTHIANS 15:47  

 

“The first man is of the earth, earthy: the second man is the Lord from heaven.”

 

2 CORINTHIANS 8:9  

 

“For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that, though he was rich, yet for your sake he became poor, that you through his poverty might be rich.”

 

GALATIANS 4:4

 

“But when the fullness of the time had come, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the law,”

 

EPHESIANS 3:9-11

 

“And to make all men see what is the fellowship of the mystery, which from the beginning of the world has been hidden in God, who created all things by Jesus Christ:

10. To the intent that now unto the principalities and powers in heavenly places might be known by the church the manifold wisdom of God,

11. According to the eternal purpose which he purposed in Christ Jesus our Lord:”

 

EPHESIANS 4:10 

 

10. He that descended is the same also that ascended up far above all heavens, that he might fill all things.)”

 

COLOSSIANS 1:15-17 

 

“Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature:

16. For by him were all things created, 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, and for him:

17. And he is before all things, and by him, all things consist.”

 

1 TIMOTHY 3:16

 

“And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory.”

 

TITUS 2:13,14

 

“Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ

14.  Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works.”

 

HEBREWS 1:1,2

 

“Has in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he has appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds;”

 

HEBREWS 2:14-17

 

“Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, he also himself likewise took part of the same; that through death he might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil; 

15.  And deliver them who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage. 

16. For verily he took not on him the nature of angels, but he took on him the seed of Abraham.

17. Wherefore in all things it behooved him to be made like unto his brethren, that he might be a merciful and faithful high priest in things pertaining to God, to make reconciliation for the sins of the people.”

 

HEBREWS 5:8

 

Though he were a Son, yet learned he obedience by the things which he suffered;”

  

HEBREWS 10:5 

 

“Wherefore when he comes into the world, he says, Sacrifice and offering you would not, but a body have you prepared me:”

 

HEBREWS 13:8

 

Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and today, and forever.” 

 

PHILIPPIANS 2:6-8

 

Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God:

7. But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men:

8. And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.”

 

1 JOHN 1:1,2

 

“That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon, and our hands have handled, of the Word of life;

2. (For the life was manifested, and we have seen it, and bear witness, and shew unto you that eternal life, which was with the Father and was manifested unto us;)”

 

1 JOHN 5:7

 

“For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one.” 

 

1 JOHN 5:20

 

“And we know that the Son of God is come, and hath given us an understanding, that we may know him that is true, and we are in him that is true, even in his Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God, and eternal life.”

 

REVELATION 3:14 

 

“And unto the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write; These things saith the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of the creation of God;”

 

GENESIS 1:26

 

“And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps upon the earth.”

 

PROVERBS 8:22-31 

 

“The LORD possessed me in the beginning of his way, before his works of old.”

 

MICAH 5:2

 

“But you, Bethlehem Ephratah, though you be little among the thousands of Judah, yet out of you shall he come forth unto me that is to be ruler in Israel; whose goings forth have been from of old, from everlasting.”

 

ISAIAH 9:6

 

“For unto us, a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.”

 

ANGEL OF THE LORD VERSES

 

Thanks for reading. May God bless you richly as you continue seeking the truth of the whole word of God. Also, please read the studies listed below related to Jesus being God, the doctrine of the Trinity, the Oneness doctrine, and the Deity of Jesus.

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             Verses used to try and support the doctrine of the trinity, and that Jesus is Yahweh himself, as in one and the self-same being.

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--- YAHWEH rained down fire... from YAHWEH.

Isaiah 6:3---HOLY HOLY HOLY means TRINITY!

Isaiah 7:14---Immanuel God with us!

Isaiah 9:6---MIGHTY GOD and EVERLASTING FATHER!

Isaiah 48:16---The LORD AND HIS SPIRIT SENT ME!

Micah 5:2--- From everlasting.

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

Matthew 1:23---Emmanuel 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 JESUS IS EQUAL WITH GOD!

JOHN 8:24 PROVES JESUS IS YAHWEH!

JOHN 8:58---BEFORE ABRAHA I AM!

JOHN 10:30---I AND MY FATHER ARE ONE!

JOHN 14:19---JESUS IS 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 TEACHES TRINITY?

EPHESIANS 3:9 DID JESUS CREATE ALL THINGS?

COLOSSIANS 2:9 IS JESUS THE GODHEAD?

PHILIPPIANS 2:6-11 PROVES PREEXISTENCE

1 TIMOTHY 3:16---God was manifest in the flesh

TITUS 2:13---Our Great God and Savior Jesus Christ

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?

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 

Revelation 1:8--- JESUS IS THE ALMIGHTY?

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

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

       

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Now, I, myself, do not find one verse in the entire Bible that prophesies of God the Son being sent down from heaven to incarnate himself as the Son of God having TWO natures, one divine, and one human.

More Scriptures that show the TRUE Jesus to be the fulfillment of the Scriptures of PROPHECY that you can look up on your own: Luk_24:6-7, Luk_9:22, Luk_18:31-33; Mat_16:21, Mat_17:22-23, Mat_20:18-19; Mar_8:31-32, Mar_9:31; Mar_10:33-34; 1Pe_1:10-11; Rev_19:10+++ Joh_16:4-5, Joh_16:16-17, Joh_17:11-13+++Luk_24:26-27, Luk_24:46, Luk_21:22; Mat_26:54, Mat_26:56; Joh_19:24-37; Act_3:18, Act_13:29-31, Act_13:33; 1Co_15:3-4

In the law: Gen_3:15, Gen_14:18, Gen_22:18, Gen_49:10; Lev_16:2-19; Num_21:8, Num_35:25; Deu_18:15-19; Joh_3:14, Joh_5:46; Act_3:22-24, Act_7:37; Heb_3:5, Heb_7:1, Heb_9:8, Heb_10:1

In the prophets: Luk_24:27; Act_10:43; Isa_7:14, Isa_9:6, Isa_11:1-10, Isa_28:16, Isa_40:1-11, Isa_42:1-4, Isa_49:1-8, Isa_50:2-6; Isa_52:13-15, Isa_53:1-12, Isa_61:1-3; Jer_23:5, Jer_33:14; Eze_17:22, Eze_34:23; Dan_2:44, Dan_7:13, Dan_9:24-27; Hos_1:7-11, Hos_3:5; Joe_2:28-32; Amo_9:11; Mic_5:1-4; Hag_2:7-9; Zec_6:12, Zec_9:9, Zec_11:8-13, Zec_12:10, Zec_13:7, Zec_14:4; Mal_3:1-3, Mal_4:2-6

In the psalms: Psa_2:1-12, Psa_16:9-11, Psa_22:1-31, Psa_40:6-8, Psa_69:1-36, Psa_72:1-20, Psa_88:1-18; Psa_109:4-20, Psa_110:1-7, Psa_118:22; Joh_5:39; Act_17:2-3; 1Pe_1:11; Rev_19:10.

 

And as I promised here is the list of the six main headings that list all the studies I have on this subject as to who Jesus is according to what the Bible ITSELF teaches us in the LIGHT of the WHOLE word of Almighty God.

I will also give this list of the six following headings again at the end of this study so you can stay focused on one study at a time.

 

>>>A LIST OF STUDIES ON THE TRINITY!<<<

 

>>>IS THE DOCTRINE OF ONENESS BIBLICAL?<<<

 

>>>WHO OR WHAT IS THE HOLY SPIRIT?<<<

 

>>>IS JESUS THE CREATOR?<<<

 

>>>WAS JESUS CREATED?<<<

 

>>>WHAT IF YOU ARE WRONG?<<<

 

And for further studies on false teachings of the gospel of Jesus Christ please read the studies listed throughout all the studies here at AMatterOfTruth.com and view the videos under the tab at the top called >>>FALSE TEACHINGS!<<< Under that heading, you will find the facts of what religious groups like Mormonism, Jehovah's Witnesses, and Islam teach about Jesus as compared to the word of TRUTH, the Holy Bible, as in, the WHOLE word of Almighty God. And by the phrase “the WHOLE word of Almighty God”, I mean that all verses of Scripture must be correctly interpreted in the LIGHT of the whole word of God and compared with all other correctly interpreted verses of Scripture, as opposed to, interpreting a few verses that are taken OUT of context to teach what is not the truth of the WHOLE word of God. For you see, whenever any INTERPRETATION of a verse of Scripture CONTRADICTS any other verses of Scripture that are correctly interpreted in the light of the whole word of Almighty God then that INTERPRETATION is NOT the correct interpretation. So always interpret the hard “controversial” verses in the light of the SIMPLE CLEAR verses that do not need any interpretation to understand what they mean.

Plain and simple, if the gospel you have been taught does NOT follow the teachings of the WHOLE word of Almighty God under the NEW COVENANT written in the New Testament, then you have NOT been taught the TRUE BIBLICAL Jesus. Again, this does NOT necessarily mean that you are not saved, but rather, that you may not be walking with God in the FULL potential that our heavenly Father desires for you to walk. If you do not understand what I mean by this please be patient, this will all become clear as you read all the studies I give links to within this study. But you must have a sincere desire to know the truth and nothing but the truth.

So let us begin this study in God's word by me giving you a list of titles of Jesus during the days of his FLESH. Again, I will give this same list at the end of this study as well but for now, I would like you to simply read the list of titles of who Jesus was CALLED before Jesus ascended into heaven. There are actually FIVE AGES of Jesus and Jesus is something different in each of those five ages. I will also give the link to the study on the five ages of Jesus at the end of this study as well. But for now, please stay focused on reading THIS entire study first. Here are twelve titles of Jesus as to who Jesus is according to what the Bible ITSELF teaches us in SIMPLICITY.

 

Remember that Jesus is something DIFFERENT is each of the FIVE AGES of Jesus. So please read the study “THE FIVE AGES OF JESUS!”

 

#1. Jesus is the “I AM HE”!

 

Jesus said and if you do not believe I am he you will die in your sins. In other words, Jesus is the fulfillment of PROPHECY! What I mean by this is that Jesus is the one who was prophesied to come. Please read the following studies “PROPHECIES OF JESUS BEING THE MESSIAH!”, 365 PROPHECIES OF JESUS!”, “HISTORICAL EVIDENCE OF JESUS!”, “WHO IS THE TRUE MESSIAH?”, and “JOHN 8:24 IF YOU DO NOT BELIEVE I AM HE!”

 

#2. Jesus is the Son of MAN!

 

Jesus fulfilled the prophecies in the Old Testament Scriptures in the ORDER that the events of prophecy were prophesied. So this list of who Jesus is, according to the Bible itself is listed in the order that they were prophesied. In other words, Jesus did not come as the King of kings FIRST. But rather, Jesus was born of a VIRGIN first to suffer for the sins of the people. And then, Jesus will come again as the King of Israel. Please read the study “JESUS THE SON OF MAN!”

 

#3. Jesus is the CHRIST!

 

The word “Christ” does indeed mean the Messiah but before the Son of MAN, Jesus, actually became the Messiah by his death on the cross, God ANOINTED the Son of MAN. Many times in the Bible the word translated as “SENT” means COMMISSIONED and sending, as opposed to Orthodox Christianity meaning of being sent down from heaven. In other words, God ANOINTED the Son of MAN at his baptism by John the Baptist with His Holy Spirit and power to be able to accomplish the task that his God and Father commissioned or sent him out into the world to do. Please read the studies “JESUS THE CHRIST!” and “JESUS SAID WHO DO YOU SAY THAT I AM?”

 

#4. Jesus is the SON OF God!

 

Jesus was prophesied to be called the Son of God but the Son of MAN was not called the Son of God until his baptism by John the Baptist. This was when Yahweh the Father announced the Son of MAN as being His Son in whom he is well pleased. Please read the study “JESUS THE SON OF GOD!”

 

#5. Jesus is our FELLOW SERVANT!

 

Jesus is our BROTHER. We will be JOINT-HEIRS with Jesus. Jesus is the FIRSTFRUITS unto God. Jesus is the CAPTAIN of our Salvation gone before us. Jesus is the FIRSTBORN of every creature in the image of God. And we are being conformed into the image of God’s dear Son. Jesus is the firstborn among MANY BRETHREN. Please read the study “JESUS OUR FELLOW SERVANT!”

 

#6. Jesus is the ONLY begotten Son of God!

 

To learn the TRUE meaning of “ONLY BEGOTTEN Son of God” please read the study “JESUS THE ONLY BEGOTTEN SON OF GOD!”

 

#7. Jesus is the FULNESS of the Godhead BODILY!

 

For the true SOUND Biblical meaning of Jesus being the fulness of the Godhead please read the study “JESUS THE FULNESS OF THE GODHEAD!”

 

#8. Jesus is GOD!

 

And according to the Bible ITSELF, Jesus is “A” God under and subject TO HIS God and Father who ALONE is the ONLY TRUE God. Please BEGIN with the study “37 FACTS TO PONDER ABOUT JESUS BEING GOD!” And under four numbers I will list four things that Jesus is NOT.

 

#9. Jesus is NOT the FATHER!

 

Please read ALL the studies under the heading >>>IS THE ONENESS DOCTRINE BIBLICAL?<<<

 

#10. Jesus is NOT Almighty God Himself!

 

But rather Jesus is the IMAGE OF the invisible God. Please read the study “IS JESUS ALMIGHTY GOD?”

 

#11. Jesus is NOT Yahweh Himself!

 

Jesus came out from God but that does not mean that Jesus is Yahweh Himself. Please read the study “IS JESUS YAHWEH?”

 

#12. Jesus is NOT God the Son, the second person of the Godhead Trinity God who always existed without beginning in eternity past!

 

Please read ALL the studies listed under the heading >>>A LIST OF STUDIES ON THE TRINITY!<<<

 

 

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