MATTHEW 28:19-PROVES God Is a TRINITY!

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MATTHEW 28:19-PROVES God IS A TRINITY!


Christians that believe and teach the doctrine of the Trinity use verses in the Bible such as Matthew 28:19 and Isaiah 6:3 where patterns of THREE are found. So then anywhere in the Bible that Almighty God the Father, his Son Jesus, and the Holy Spirit are found in the SAME verse of Scripture or in the same passage of Scripture then those verses are used as a “proof text” to try and support the doctrine of the Trinity. But what some Trinitarian Christians fail to see it that every one of those verses and passages of Scripture must be INTERPRETED to mean that God is a Trinity Godhead made up of three separate persons in one God.

 

So the question is “Do these verses clearly and plainly teach us that Almighty God is a TRINITY Godhead?”

 

Let us begin this study in God's word by reading this verse in question, Matthew 28:19, which is AFTER Jesus was given his new IMMORTAL body of flesh and bone and right before his ASCENSION into heaven.

 

Here is Matthew 28:16-20.

 

“Then the eleven disciples went away into Galilee, into a mountain where Jesus had appointed them. (Or where Jesus had made an appointment to meet them in a certain place being the Mount of Olives where Jesus ascended into heaven in their sight as they watch him being received into the clouds out of sight)

17. And when they saw him, they worshiped him: but some doubted. (Those who teach the doctrine of the Trinity and the Deity of Jesus during the days of his FLESH use verses like this verse to try and support their teaching that Jesus HIMSELF IS THE one true and only ALMIGHTY God Yahweh. Both Trinitarians Christians and Oneness Christians argue that ONLY God is to be WORSHIPED. Now, BEFORE Jesus was GLORIFIED by his Father and HIGHLY EXALTED and GIVEN a NAME above every name Jesus did indeed teach his disciples to worship Almighty God alone. But AFTER Jesus was raised from the dead and GIVEN ETERNAL LIFE by his God and Father then we are taught in Hebrews 1:6 that at the second coming of Jesus all the angels will WORSHIP Jesus the SON OF Almighty God even as they worship Almighty God the Father. So then, When Almighty God Himself COMMANDS us to worship His Son Jesus then who are we to refuse to obey Yahweh’s commandment to honor Jesus even as we honor Yahweh the Father? You see dear children of God, we are TAUGHT in the New Testament to honor Jesus, the SON OF Almighty God the Father, EVEN AS we honor the Father. This is the WILL of Almighty God the Father so I myself do not see why WORSHIPING Jesus would in any way prove, without fail, the Jesus IS THE ALMIGHTY God YAHWEH HIMSELF. To ME, if so be that Jesus is THE ALMIGHTY God Himself then that would make Jesus to BE the FATHER HIMSELF. For you see, the Bible itself always clearly identifies the Father as being God and also the God OF Jesus. And, clearly, the whole word of God definitely does NOT teach us that Jesus IS the FATHER. All my Oneness Christian readers please read all the studies under the heading >>>IS THE ONENESS DOCTRINE BIBLICAL?<<<)

18. And Jesus came and spoke unto them, saying, All power is GIVEN UNTO me in heaven and in the earth. (Or more precisely, all power was given to Jesus UNDER heaven and OVER the EARTH after the cross. In other words, Almighty God the Father GAVE his now highly exalted human SON Jesus all power and authority because the anointed Son of MAN, Jesus, pleased his God and Father by becoming OBEDIENT even unto death on the cross to do all his father's WILL. Please read the study “PHILIPPIANS 2:6 - PROVES JESUS PRE-EXISTED!”)

19. Go you, THEREFORE, (Or for this REASON that Almighty God has GIVEN to me all power and authority go and make disciples in MY NAME) and teach all nations, BAPTIZING them in the NAME of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:

20. Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen.”


 

Now while there are THREE persons or titles mentioned in this verse the actual doctrine of the Trinity is not taught. What I mean by this is that if you did not already know the teaching of the doctrine of the Trinity you would not come away with the understanding that the Father is God, the Son is God, and the Holy Spirit is God where all are co-equal and co-eternal from reading Matthew 28:19.

But rather, what we do learn from the context of this verse is that all power was GIVEN to Jesus, the Son OF Almighty God. And that one fact alone CONTRADICTS the CO-EQUALITY doctrine of the Trinity teaching between Almighty God the Father and his Son Jesus from all eternity past. And even though all power was GIVEN to Jesus BY his God and Father do NOT mean that Jesus was EQUAL to his God and Father. You see dear children of God, the word of truth clearly teaches us that the Father is GREATER than his Son Jesus and that Jesus will always be SUBJECT and UNDER his God and Father the ONE TRUE and ONLY ALMIGHTY God.

So then, the Trinity teaching of being a pre-existing God the Son as being CO-EQUAL with God the Father CONTRADICTS the Biblical Jesus that the Bible itself teaches. Think this through for yourself. According to the doctrine of the Trinity a co-EQUAL, God the Son incarnates himself to become FLESH. Then AFTER the cross the Bible ITSELF teaches us that Jesus is HIGHLY exalted to be second in command have Yahweh the Father ONLY above him. So INSTEAD of co-EQUAL God the Son being HIGHLY EXALTED for dying on the cross, God the Son was DEMOTED to be UNDER and SUBJECT to HIS God and NO LONGER co-EQUAL as being Yahweh Himself as the second person of the Godhead. Please read the study “19 THINGS TO PONDER ABOUT JESUS BEING GOD?” and “IS JESUS ALMIGHTY GOD?” We will get to the error of Jesus being CO-ETERNAL with Almighty God the Father further on in this study of God's word.

Also, we see in this one SINGLE verse of Scripture that Jesus is now giving his disciples a commandment to BAPTIZE in the name of the Father, AND of the Son, AND of the Holy Spirit. But yet, nowhere in the New Testament do we find that the disciples of Jesus ever OBEYING their Lord's explicit instructions to baptize anyone using the THREE names. Therefore, we must ask the question as to WHY? In other words, IF SO BE, Jesus did indeed say these words INSTRUCTING his disciples to BAPTIZE believers in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, then WHY do we not see the disciples of Jesus OBEYING these words of the Lord.

Some Bible scholars teach that Matthew 28:19 was ADDED to the original Greek manuscript while other Bible scholars argue that this verse was OMITTED or rather deleted from some of the Greek manuscripts first and then added back. What I mean by this is that all of the Greek manuscripts did indeed have the baptismal formula AFTER the fourth century. BUT there is evidence from other early church writings that indicate that the baptismal formula was NOT in any of the Greek manuscripts BEFORE the fourth century. That is to say, the original manuscripts that existed in the first three centuries that did NOT have this Trinity baptismal formula were either lost or destroyed intentionally or unintentionally. Even the Roman Catholic Church openly admits to adding the baptismal formula in the name of the father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit during the time that the doctrine of the Trinity was being FORMED. Now if so be that the Apostles of Jesus taught the doctrine of the Trinity then it would have ALREADY been formed. 

Also, along with OTHER manipulations and SUBTLE changes of the New Testament, we can NOT rule out the possibility that these earlier manuscripts deliberately destroyed or lost by forbidding them to be read anymore. For more evidence of tampering with God’s word please read the study “IS THE KING JAMES BIBLE CORRUPTED?” and “IS the “WORD” IN JOHN 1:1 A DIVINE PERSON?”

So the question now becomes was Matthew 28:19 ADDED to the Greek manuscripts after the fourth century? To answer this question we will first look at what the Bible teaches us rather than getting into the argument as to whether or not the Trinity baptismal formula was added to the manuscript used today to translate the Bible. In other words, no one can prove beyond any shadow of a doubt that the baptismal formula was added to the “manuscripts” themselves even though the Roman Catholic Church openly admits to adding the baptismal “formula” itself.

So, I myself have concluded that IF SO BE verses were ADDED then do the additions actually CHANGE the true meaning of the context when it is viewed in the LIGHT of the WHOLE word of Almighty God? And IF SO BE these verses were DELETED first and then added back, then do these OMISSIONS take away from the meaning of the context? Also, please read the study “WHY I PREFER THE KING JAMES VERSION?”. I myself have always preferred the King James Version over any other translation because many of the questionable passages of Scripture in the King James Version can be interpreted both ways. Whereas with other translations, the translators have interpreted the bible FOR you. And thus you can only understand some modern translation ONE way. So what IF the translator got it WRONG?

Also, I myself do agree that I find that some OMISSIONS in OTHER translations of the Bible have indeed affected the meaning of certain verses. What I mean by this is that if the only choice we have is to choose between translations that have ADDED to the word of God and translations that have REMOVED words and even whole verses from the Bible, then WHICH would be better between these two choices IF we MUST choose one or the other? Fortunately, we are NOT forced to choose only ONE Bible translation. This is why we need to COMPARE different translations and as well take a close look at the LITERAL word for word translations. But our first rule of interpretation is to read the CONTEXT. And then, after considering the CONTEXT the next rule of interpretation is to compare Scripture with Scripture.

With that being said, let us now examine Matthew 28:19 in the LIGHT of the WHOLE word of Almighty God. First, notice that the word “NAME” is SINGULAR rather than the plural of THREE different names. We will come back to this SINGULAR “NAME” after we take a look at HOW the disciples of Jesus BAPTIZED believers in the New Testament. Remember that in Matthew 28:19 Jesus himself specifically states that the disciples are to BAPTIZE in the NAME of the Father, AND of the SON, AND of the Holy Spirit. But, what actually happens in the book of Acts? In WHAT NAME do the disciples of Jesus ACTUALLY baptize new believers?

Please read Acts 2:29-39 which CLEARLY and PLAINLY teaches us that the disciples and the apostles of Jesus baptized believers in the NAME of JESUS CHRIST and NOT in the name of the Father, AND of the Son, AND of the Holy Spirit.

 

Acts 2:29-39.

 

“Men and brethren, let me freely speak unto you of the patriarch David, that he is both dead and buried, and his sepulcher is with us unto this day.

30. Therefore, being a prophet, and knowing that God (Almighty God) had sworn with an oath to him, that OF the fruit of his loins, according to the flesh, He (Almighty God the Father) would raise up Christ to sit on HIS throne;

31. He (referring to the prophet David) seeing THIS before spoke of the resurrection of Christ, that his soul was not left in hell, neither his flesh did see corruption.

32. This Jesus has God (Almighty God the Father) RAISED UP, whereof we all are witnesses.

33. Therefore, being by the right hand of God EXALTED,(You see dear children of God, it was only after Jesus became obedient unto death on the cross that his God and Father HIGHLY EXALTED his Son Jesus and gave him a NAME so at the NAME every knee shall bow and every tongue confess that Jesus is Lord TO the GLORY OF the FATHER. So whenever we HONOR Jesus we HONOR the Father at the same time. See Philippians chapter 2) and having received of the Father the promise of the Holy Ghost, he has shed forth this, which you now see and hear.

34. For David is not ascended into the heavens: but he says himself, The LORD (Speaking of YHWH or Almighty God the Father) said unto my Lord, (prophesying of Jesus coming into existence of being begotten of Almighty God yet in the future from the time this prophecy was written) Sit you on MY right hand,

35. Until I make your foes your footstool.

36. Therefore let all the house of Israel know assuredly, that God (Almighty God the Father) has MADE that SAME Jesus, whom you have crucified, BOTH Lord AND Christ.

37. Now when they heard this, they were pricked in their heart, and said unto Peter and to the rest of the apostles, Men, and brethren, what shall we do?

38. Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be BAPTIZED every one of you IN the NAME of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.

39. For the promise (Of receiving the Holy Spirit) is unto YOU, and to YOUR children, and to ALL that are afar off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call.”


 

Here we clearly see that the disciples of Jesus either did not HEAR Jesus teach them to BAPTIZE in the name of the Father, AND of the Son, AND of the Holy Spirit, or they directly DISOBEYED their Lord's command, OR Jesus never said those words in Matthew 28:19 to baptize believers in this so-called Trinity” formula in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.

 

Also, please read Acts 19:4-6.

 

“Then said Paul, John verily baptized with the baptism of repentance, saying unto the people, that they should believe on him which should come after him, that is, (Or that is to say that they should believe) on Christ Jesus.

5. When they heard this, they were baptized IN the NAME of the Lord Jesus.

6. And when Paul had laid his hands upon them, the Holy Ghost came on them; and they spoke with tongues, and prophesied.”

 

So then, we must ask the QUESTION as to WHY would the very disciples and the apostles of Jesus directly DISOBEY their Lord's instruction as to HOW to baptize believers. This FACT that the disciples and the Apostles did NOT BAPTIZE believers in the NAME of the Father, AND of the SON, AND of the Holy Spirit leads ME to believe that Matthew 28:19 was ADDED by those who wanted SUPPORT for the doctrine of the Trinity. And if you have read even a small amount of church history, then you would know that the doctrine of the Trinity was heavily opposed throughout the early history of the church during the second through the fifth centuries. There were MANY different theories as to what the term SON OF God means. Was Jesus a divine being or a human being? Was Jesus Almighty God Himself?

But yet even though the doctrine of the Trinity was opposed by many Christians who fought against it, those who did support the doctrine of the Trinity seemed to have more political influence. And thus, the writings of early believers in Jesus Christ that did not agree exactly with the Roman Catholic church that was beginning to form and grow stronger were destroyed by the Roman Catholic Church called the church of Rome at that time. But not ALL of those early church writings were destroyed.

Please consider the early church writing of Eusebius who quotes Matthew 28:19 quite differently than what we have today.  In the King James Bible. Eusebius writes in the History of the Church the following:

 

For the Jews after the ascension of our Saviour, in addition to their crime against him, had been devising as many plots as they could against his apostles. First, Stephen was stoned to death by them, and after him, James, the son of Zebedee and the brother of John, was beheaded, and finally, James, the first that had obtained the episcopal seat in Jerusalem after the ascension of our Saviour, died in the manner already described. But the rest of the apostles, who had been incessantly plotted against with a view to their destruction, and had been driven out of the land of Judea, went unto all nations to preach the Gospel, relying upon the power of Christ, who had said to them, “Go ye and make disciples of all the nations in my name.”


 

Please notice that this early church writer does NOT quote Matthew 28:19 the way that it is in our Bibles today. There is NO Trinity baptismal formula. In fact, Jesus does not even mention baptism in Matthew 28:19. But rather, Jesus clearly states that the rest of the apostles are to go unto all the nations to preach the gospel, relying upon the power of Christ, WHO had said to them, and Eusebius QUOTES the words of Jesus as being Go ye and make disciples of all nations in MY NAME. But our Bibles today say “Go ye and make disciples of all nations in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.”, OR rather than, "Go and baptize them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit."

Eusebius quotes this text in Matthew 28:19 again and again in his works written between 300 and 336, such as in his long commentaries on the Psalms, on Isaiah, his Demonstratio Evangelica, his Theophany, and in his famous History of the Church, and in his panegyric of the emperor Constantine. Eusebius quotes Matthew 28:19,20 in these above early church writings as being: “Go ye and make disciples of all the nations in My name, teaching them to observe all things, whatsoever I commanded you.”

So this tells me that Eusebius and other Christian believers were reading the gospel of Mathew from a DIFFERENT manuscript than from what we have preserved for us today from the FOURTH-century which was AFTER the doctrine of the Trinity was made DOGMA. Or as we would say today, the doctrine of the Trinity was made LAW punishable by DEATH, examination for the church, and being exiled from the country.

Let us continue to search the evidence. The truth of the matter is that NO manuscript that predates the fourth century contains any words beyond Matthew 26:52. It could be that “fragments” of the manuscript were lost or destroyed. In other words, it can neither be proved nor disproved by looking at just the manuscripts that remain to this day which are dated BEFORE the fourth century because they do NOT contain chapter 28 of Matthew.

So then, the question arises. Were these original manuscripts deliberately destroyed? That is to say, was the last part of Matthew deliberately torn out and destroyed in order to ensure that this new Roman Catholic doctrine of the Trinity be not questioned when the baptismal Trinity formula was added to Matthew 28:19 in the manuscripts during the fourth-century.

Now again, from JUST the early church writings it can not be proven either way where this verse was added by some or omitted by others and put back because other early church writers in the first three centuries do indeed quote the baptismal formula that we have today in Matthew 28:19. They are not necessarily quoting the Bible itself but they were TEACHING the baptismal formula.

So all we know for sure is that Eusebius and others did indeed read from a DIFFERENT manuscript that did not contain the Trinity formula for baptism. There is reason to believe that Matthew was written in Hebrew and Aramaic first and then later translated into Greek but this is controversy as well.

So then, the next thing to do is to examine both texts in the context and do some other tests to see which text fits the best.

 

TEST #1. The Test of Context.

 

Matthew 28:18-20.

 

“And Jesus came and spoke unto them, saying, All power is GIVEN UNTO ME in heaven and in earth. (In other words, Almighty God the Father GAVE his SON Jesus all power and authority UNDER heaven and OVER the earth because the anointed human Son of God pleased his God and Father by becoming OBEDIENT even unto death on the cross to do all his father's WILL. Again please read the study “PHILIPPIANS 2:6 - PROVES JESUS PRE-EXISTED!”)

19. Go you, therefore, (Or for this REASON of God GIVING me all power and authority over the earth go and make disciples in my name) and teach all nations, BAPTIZING them in the NAME of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: 

20. Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen.”

 

In many of today's translations, we see that all power is given unto ME speaking of Jesus being a single person teaching baptism in THREE with the SINGULAR use of the Greek word translated as NAME. And then, Jesus goes on to give more instruction in the SINGULAR. In other words, the translations we have today SWITCH back and forth from SINGULAR to the plural and back again to SINGULAR which again raises the question, Was this so-called Trinity baptismal formula ADDED to the text in order to try and prove that God is a “TRINITY”?

But in the translation or the manuscript that was used by Eusebius, the text is SINGULAR all the way through.

 

“All power is given unto ME, go ye therefore and make disciples in MY name, teaching them whatsoever I have commanded thee: and lo I am with ye always.”

 

TEST #2, The Test of Frequency.

 

Ask yourself the question, Is the phrase “...in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.” used at any other time in the Bible? The answer is a NO, not even one other time is this so-called baptismal formula used anywhere in the Bible.

Now ask yourself the question, Is the phrase “...in my name” used anywhere else in God's word? The answer is YES! This phrase speaking of Jesus is found 17 times referring to 10 different things done in the AUTHORITY of the NAME of Jesus; Matthew 18:5 / Matthew 18:20 / Matthew 24:5 / Mark 9:39 / Mark 9:41 / Mark 16:17 / John 14:13,14 / John 14:26 / John 15:16 / John 16:23,24,26.

 

TEST #3. The Test of Doctrine.

 

What I mean by this is what does the Bible teach us as to WHO was crucified for us? In other words, where there THREE persons of the Godhead that were crucified for our sins, as in, was Almighty God the Father crucified, AND the Son crucified, AND the Holy Spirit crucified? Paul teaches us in 1 Corinthians 1:13 that Jesus Christ is NOT divided.

 

1 Corinthians 1:13.

 

“Is Christ divided? Was Paul crucified for you? Or were you baptized in the name of Paul?”

 

This teaches us that Jesus Christ was crucified for us and that the disciples of Jesus baptized believers in the NAME of Jesus. Baptism by submersion in water is symbolic to our old man being buried with Jesus Christ in death and then rising again out of “spiritual” death to be created as a new creation IN Jesus Christ by Yahweh the Father to walk in NEWNESS of LIFE. The Father did not die for us. Nor did the Holy Spirit die for us. But rather it was Jesus, the SON OF Almighty God who died for our sins. And Jesus is the “WORKMANSHIP OF Yahweh. 

 

Please read Romans 6:3-11.

 

“Know you not, that so many of us as were baptized into Jesus Christ were baptized into HIS death?

4. Therefore, we are buried with him by baptism into death: (Referring to the death of the OLD CORRUPTED man of the flesh that has learned to love sin): that (Or so that) like as Christ was raised up from the dead BY the glory of the Father, even so, we also should walk in NEWNESS of LIFE.

5. For if we have been planted together in the likeness of his death, we shall be also in the likeness of his resurrection:

6. Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with him, that the body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin.

7. For (Or BECAUSE) he that is dead is freed from sin.

8. Now if we are dead with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with him:

9. Knowing that Christ being raised from the dead dies no more; death has no more dominion over him.

10. For in that he died, he died unto sin once: but in that he lives, he lives unto God. 

11. Likewise reckon you also yourselves to be dead indeed unto sin, but alive unto God through Jesus Christ our Lord.”

 

Notice that verse 11 does NOT say that we are alive unto the FATHER through Jesus Christ. Th God being spoken about is ONE person. Jesus did not die to reconcile us to himself. Jesus died to reconcile us to “God” who is One God in ONE person that is always identified as being the Father. Almighty God the Father gave us his HUMAN SON to die for us. The Father wants us to believe in his SON. God wants us to HONOR his SON so much so that there is ONLY ONE NAME under heaven given among men whereby we MUST be saved. So whatever we do in the NAME of Jesus, the SON OF Almighty God we do to the GLORY of the FATHER, who IS SPIRIT.

Please read Acts 4:10-12.

 

“Be it known unto you all, and to all the people of Israel, that by the NAME of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom you crucified, whom God raised from the dead, even by him doth this man stand here before you whole.

11. This is the stone which was set at naught of you builders, which is become the head of the corner.

12. Neither is there, salvation in ANY OTHER: for there is NONE OTHER NAME under heaven given among men, whereby we MUST be saved.”

 

Now be honest with yourself and with God, if so be, that the Greek manuscript that Eusebius used was still present today and there were modern translations of Matthew 28:19 that read the same way as Eusebius and others quoted in the first three centuries of the early church, then it would be easy to understand WHY the disciples baptized believers in the SINGULAR name of Jesus as OPPOSED to the way the Roman Catholic Church and other mainstream Protestant church denominations that branched off from the Roman Catholic Church that all baptize in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit because OF this one verse of Scripture.

Now, I myself was baptized in the name of the Father, and in the name of the Son, and in the name of the Holy Spirit by submersion in water. And around six months later, I was baptized in the Holy Spirit by the laying on of hands by an elder brother in the Lord who had the fullness of the Holy Spirit in him with the evidence of speaking in other tongues. So I am not dogmatically teaching that we should be  RE-baptized or baptized AGAIN in the name of Jesus ONLY in order to be saved, as in, if you were NOT baptized in the name of Jesus ONLY, then you are NOT saved. Some Christians like the Pentecostal Oneness Christians do indeed dogmatically demand that if you are NOT baptized in the name of Jesus ONLY, then you are NOT saved. 

Now, I myself do NOT teach this extreme false doctrine for I KNOW that I am saved having been baptized in the NAME of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. I KNOW that I was saved back when I USED to believe in the doctrine of the Trinity and I still yet KNOW that I am saved today after coming to the knowledge of the truth that God is NOT a so-called “TRINITY” Godhead as Trinitarian Christians falsely teach. So do NOT be JUDGED by those who say that you are NOT saved when you know that you have repented of your sins and you confess Jesus as the SON OF God who did for your sins.

I personally believe that God looks upon our hearts and God knows those who are His and who truly believe that His Son Jesus died for them. So what is important to ME is that we obey the word of God to be baptized in water once we become a believer despite whether or not a believer is baptized in the name of Jesus ONLY or a believer is baptized in the name of the Father, and of the SON, and of the Holy Spirit because either way you are still baptized in the NAME of the Son, Jesus Christ.

Even the popes in the fourth century were arguing that those who were baptized in the name of Jesus ONLY were genuinely baptized into the body of Jesus Christ which teaches us that having TWO DIFFERENT translations created unforeseen PROBLEMS that were not anticipated when the original text was ALTERED. Now, which way the text was ALTERED is left up to YOU the reader, and seeker of the truth to decide after you have honestly and openly truly considered the WHOLE matter. Was there an ADDITION to the text or was there an OMISSION to the text and the baptismal formula was added back? Keep reading.

 

TEST #4. The Test of Comparing the Gospels.

 

In other words, what do the other gospels say?

 

Please read Luke 42:44-47.

 

“And he said unto them, These are the words which I spoke unto you, while I was yet with you, that all things must be fulfilled, which were written in the law of Moses, and in the prophets, and in the psalms, concerning me.

45. Then opened he their understanding, that they might understand the Scriptures,

46. And said unto them, Thus it is written, and thus it behooved Christ to suffer, and to rise from the dead the third day:

47. And that repentance and remission of sins should be preached IN HIS NAME among all nations, beginning at Jerusalem.

48. And you are witnesses of these things.”

 

Luke teaches us to preach the remission of sins in the NAME of Jesus. Now let us see what the gospel of Mark says.

 

Please read Mark 16:15-18.

 

“And he said unto them, Go you into all the world, and PREACH the GOSPEL to every creature.

16. He that believes and is baptized shall be saved, but he that believes not shall be damned.

17. And these signs shall follow them that believe; IN MY NAME shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues;

18. They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.”

 

Now, when Mark and Luke are compared with the writing that Eusebius quoted from we find more harmony in the gospels than with the translation that is used today containing the Trinity baptismal formula that is ONLY found in Matthew 29:19 but NOT obeyed anywhere in the Bible by the Apostles. So what does Paul teach us? 

 

Please read Romans 1:3-5.

 

“Concerning his Son Jesus Christ our Lord, which was made of the seed of David according to the flesh;

4. And declared to be the Son of God with POWER, (This agrees with Matthew 28:18, which says, “ALL POWER is GIVEN unto ME under heaven and over the earth” speaking of the SON Jesus being GIVEN all power by his God and Father the one true and only ALMIGHTY God) according to the spirit of holiness, by the resurrection from the dead:

5. By whom we have received grace and apostleship, (This agrees with the great commission to GO YOU into all the world and PREACH the gospel) for obedience to the faith (And this agrees with teaching them to OBSERVE all things whatsoever I have commanded you) among all nations, (And this agrees with and teach all nations or to make disciples of all nations) for his name:”

 

But the last phrase that Paul uses “... for his name…” does NOT agree with Matthew 28:19. But Rather it AGREES with the LOST or partially DESTROYED manuscripts from which Eusebius and some other early church writers quoted that did NOT have the Trinitarian baptismal formula to be baptized in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.

Once again, Eusebius and some other early church writers quoted Matthew 28:19 as being:

 

Go ye and make disciples of all the nations in My name, teaching them to observe all things, whatsoever I commanded you.”

 

This early translation BEFORE the FOURTH-century that has now been lost or deliberately destroyed, to ME, better harmonizes with the rest of God's word.

Now some of you who are King James ONLY Christians may not agree and will argue that I am just trying to change the text to fit my own personal interpretation of the Scriptures. Some may say that I am “suggesting” false accusations against the Roman Catholic Church for destroying the early writings of Christians. But the evidence is out there on the Internet that the Roman Catholic Church did indeed “put to the FIRE” many early church writing that disagreed with the doctrine of the Trinity that MUST have a pre-existing “God the Son”. And if Christians choose to look for it and be open to receive it, then the evidence is overwhelming that the King James Bible has been tampered with for the very purpose of swaying Christians to believe the Roman Catholic doctrine of the “TRINITY”.

Therefore, since the evidence speaks for itself it is interesting to NOTE that St Jerome an early church writer canonized by the Roman Catholic church to be a Saint wrote the following:

 

Matthew, who is also Levi...composed a gospel...in the Hebrew language and characters...Furthermore, the Hebrew ITSELF is preserved to this day in the library at Caesurae which the martyr Pamphilus so diligently collected.

 

Jerome was born A.D. 331 and died in 420. He wrote many exegetical and controversial treatises and letters, as well as the renowned Latin Vulgate translation of the Scriptures. Also, Jerome was very much a believer and teacher of the Roman Catholic doctrine of the trinity, which was still yet developing to what it has become today.

Now, Eusebius of Caesurae, who lived between 260 to 340 A.D. inherited from that Pamphilus that famous Library. This library or early church writings was commenced or began to be collected by Origen who lived from 185 to 254 A.D. Please note that the wording of that statement by Jerome apparently meant that the ORIGINAL Hebrew Manuscript of Matthew was still to be seen in the Library at Caesurae at the time of his writing. It could have meant that an early copy of Matthew’s Hebrew writing was there but the phraseology of Jerome appeared to indicate that it was the actual original Hebrew Manuscript itself that was written by Matthew himself was still yet fully preserved as late as the fourth century from which Eusebius quoted in his writings.

Now, it would not surprise me that a copy at least of the original manuscript written by Matthew still exists even today hidden away in the vast library of the Vatican in Rome in one of their temperature-controlled vaults. But even if it does not still exist today there is enough evidence for me that clearly shows that it did indeed exist until the mid to late fourth century.

But some Christians still want to argue that Eusebius of Caesurae signed the document at the council of Nicaea accepting the doctrine of the Trinity. However, what they do not tell you is that he did so under great pressure and not willingly.

 

Please consider the three sources below:

 

1. At the Council of Nicaea (A.D. 325) Eusebius took a leading part...He occupied the first seat to the emperor’s right and delivered the opening address to Constantine when he took his seat in the council chamber...Eusebius himself has left us an account of his doings with regard to the main object of the council in a letter of explanation to his church at Caesurae...This letter...is written to the Caesareans to explain that he would resist to the last any vital change in the traditional creed of his church, but had subscribed to these alterations, when assured of their innocence, to avoid appearing contentious. Dictionary of Christian Biography and Literature; Eusebius

       2. Our concern here is only with Nicaea as it affected Eusebius...his own account of the matter is transmitted to us...in the letter, he addressed to his diocese an explanation of his actions at the Council, for with some misgiving he had signed the document bearing the revised text of the creed he had presented...But being satisfied that the creed did not imply the opposite Sabellian pitfall ...he signed the document. Wallace Hadrill, in ‘Eusebius of Caesurae,’ (1960)

       3. The Nicene Council followed, in the summer of A.D. 325. Eusebius, of course, attended and was profoundly impressed by the sight of that majestic gathering...He occupied a distinguished position in the Council; he was its spokesman in welcoming the Emperor...On the next day, as if yielding to those representations, and moved by the express opinion of Constantine, he signed the Creed, and even accepted the anathematism appended to it; but did so, as we gather from his own statement, by dint of evasive glosses which he certainly could not have announced at that time. While then he verbally capitulated in the doctrinal decisions of the Nicene Council...he did so reluctantly, under pressure, and in senses of his own...He knew that he would be thought to have compromised his convictions, and therefore wrote his account of the transaction to the people of his diocese, and, as Athanasius expresses it ‘excluded himself in his own way’. William Bright in his Preface to Burton’s ‘Text of Eusebius Ecclesiastical History’

 

It may be that Eusebius later became a Roman Catholic to escape being killed if he were to DENY the doctrine of the Trinity. Many other believers were indeed martyred for their DENIAL of the doctrine of the Trinity. I do not know every detail of church history. The only thing that we know for SURE is that some of the early church believers read and quoted from DIFFERENT manuscripts than what we have today because their writings make it clear that the phrase “in the name of the Father and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit” was NOT in the original manuscript from which they read and quoted. I do not believe that IF the Trinity baptismal formula had been written by the very Apostles of Jesus that any Christian would have doubted and opposed the doctrine of the Trinity to be Martyred for defending their faith.

Now, it is ALSO very interesting to NOTE that another text in the King James Version was without question either ADDED by the Textus Receptus manuscript. Please read the studies called “1 JOHN 5:7 - AND THESE THREE ARE ONE” and “IS THE KING JAMES BIBLE CORRUPTED?”

As always, I leave it to YOU the reader, and seeker of the TRUTH of the WHOLE word of Almighty God, to decide what you yourself desire to believe. I am here just to present you with the evidence that I myself have found and the conclusion that I have drawn. Please keep in mind that this ONE study is NOT the WHOLE matter concerning the doctrine of the Trinity. I encourage you to read ALL the studies on this subject before you make any final conclusions. Below are some other verses used to try and support the doctrine of the trinity. I also highly suggest read the study >>>WHO IS JESUS ACCORDING TO THE BIBLE?<<< And also read the list of studies that I have grouped together as being related to this study on the doctrine of the Trinity.

Thanks for reading and 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 DURING the days of his FLESH. 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 verses are included in other studies and they may not appear as an individual study. If there is a verse or verses that you seem to struggle with only being able to see the doctrine of the trinity when you read that particular verse or passage of Scripture, then I implore you to please search out the truth by listening to the other side of the controversy by hearing the WHOLE matter. 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. 

However, as for ME, I myself can no longer believe in the man-made doctrine of the Trinity that literally took centuries to be formed and was made or forced to be accepted under the threat of death by the Roman Catholic church.

Again, 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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