Zechariah 12:10 ME WHOM THEY HAVE PIERCED!


DOES ZECHARIAH 10:12 / ROMANS 9:5 

ACTS 20:28 / and TITUS 4:3

TEACH US THAT JESUS IS YAHWEH THE ALMIGHTY God?



       Does Zechariah 12:10 where Yahweh the Almighty God is the one speaking and prophesies saying, “they will look upon ME whom they have PIERCED” prove that Almighty God is JESUS and Jesus is Yahweh himself who was crucified and then PIERCED with the sword on the cross by the Roman soldier to see if he was dead?

       In other words, does the FACT that Almighty God himself said these words in the King James TRANSLATION, “They will look upon ME whom they have PIERCED” prove beyond any shadow of a doubt that Almighty God the Father HIMSELF was the ONE who suffered and died on the cross and was PIERCED being God INCARNATE in the FLESH being FULLY ALMIGHTY God and fully MAN at the SAME time?

       Both Oneness believers and Trinitarians believers use this verse to try and prove that Jesus is Yahweh the ONE and ONLY TRUE God. But Oneness believers argue that this verse proves that Jesus is Yahweh the FATHER HIMSELF because they claim that since Yahweh is called God and Jesus is called God and there is only ONE true God then Yahweh is ONE BEING and therefore to them Jesus is one and the self-same being as Yahweh. Many if not all Oneness believers do NOT believe that Jesus is a separate distinct person from the Father. They believe that God manifested himself to become flesh and to THEM this means that God made a BODY for himself to dwell in a bodily FORM and thus that body has no spirit and soul of its own.

       Now to ME, this is very disturbing because there would be no HIM for Yahweh to dwell in if so be the BODY had no spirit and soul of ITS own. A BODY is just an IT or a thing without a spirit and soul of its own. So while Oneness believers say that they believe in the Son of God to ME they really do not but rather they believe in an IT a BODY that God put on to make it appear as IF he was a human being.


       Let us begin this study in God's word by reading this verse in question being left in the CONTEXT of where it is found and then we will COMPARE this verse with other SIMILAR verses like Romans 9:5, Acts 20:28, and Titus 4:3 where these verses also SEEM to be saying that Jesus is THE ONE TRUE and ONLY ALMIGHTY God.

       Here is Zechariah 12:8-11.


     “In that day shall the LORD defend the inhabitants of Jerusalem; and he that is feeble among them at that day shall be as David; and the house of David shall be as God, as the angel of the LORD before them.

     9. And it shall come to pass in that day, that I will seek to destroy all the nations that come against Jerusalem.

     10. And I will pour upon the house of David, and upon the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the spirit of grace and of supplications: and they shall look upon ME whom they have pierced, and they shall mourn for him, as one mourns for his only son, and shall be in bitterness for him, as one that is in bitterness for his firstborn.

     11. In that day shall there be a great mourning in Jerusalem, as the mourning of Hadadrimmon in the valley of Megiddon.”



       First of all, I want you to notice that this passage of scripture is a PROPHECY or the SECOND coming of Jesus when the Jews will recognize Jesus as their MESSIAH and then they will KNOW that they have sinned against Almighty God Yahweh because their fathers had PIERCED the SON OF Almighty God. They will look TO Almighty God and GRIEVE for his SON Jesus knowing HOW that, in the SAME WAY, Almighty God also grieved for HIS SON Jesus just as IF the Father HIMSELF had been crucified on that cross and was PIERCED. Notice that they will not grieve for Yahweh thinking that they killed Almighty God Yahweh the Father himself. No, the Jews will be mourning for their Messiah whom their forefather REJECTED by having him crucified. They will be mourning for their Messiah who they have also rejected. They will be mourning knowing that they are now being rejected because they rejected God's Son Jesus.

       Let us read this same verse in question Zechariah 12:10 from some other translations of the Bible and this truth will become clear to you.


       Here is Zechariah 12:10 from the Bible in Basic English (BBE).


     “And I will send down on the family of David and on the people of Jerusalem the spirit of grace and of prayer; and their eyes will be TURNED TO the one who was wounded by their hands: and they will be weeping for him AS for an only son, and their grief for him will be bitter, LIKE the grief of one sorrowing for his oldest son.”


       In this translation, we do NOT see that Almighty God the Father HIMSELF as being the ONE who was pierced or wounded for our transgressions. But because of what many Oneness believers have been TAUGHT they can only see God's SON as being the FATHER himself. So it is my prayer for all my Oneness believers for their eyes of understanding to be opened to the truth so that they can see and understand HOW Almighty God was indeed wounded emotionally by the crucifixion of his only begotten Son who was then PIERCED by the soldiers sword after his Son willingly and obediently laid down his OWN life at the request of his God and Father for the sins of the world. In other words, we can see how BOTH were PIERCES where Jesus the SON OF Almighty God the Father was LITERALLY pierced and where his God and Father was wounded spiritually or emotionally loving his SON Jesus knowing that this was the only way to redeem mankind and also clear his own name at the same time.


       Here is Zechariah 12:10 from the Common English Bible (CEB).


     “but I will pour out a spirit of grace and mercy on David's house and on the inhabitants of Jerusalem. They will look TO me CONCERNNG the one whom they pierced; they will mourn over him like the mourning for an only child. They will mourn bitterly over him like the bitter mourning over the death of an oldest child.”


       In this translation, we again can CLEARLY see that Jesus is the ONE who was actually pierced, but they also realized HOW Almighty God the Father must have felt as well so they will mourn in repentance for the HURT they have caused Almighty God the Father by their REJECTING God's SON and having Jesus crucified and pierced. They mourn for Jesus whom they have pierced, but they ALSO turn to or look TO Almighty God the Father for forgiveness for what they have done realizing how much this hurt or wounded God by rejecting his Messiah. If this verse was truly intended to mean that Jesus is the Father then the same pronoun "ME" would have continued all the way through this verse to say, "they will look to ME whom they have pierced; they will mourn for ME as they would mourn for their only begotten Son." But yet there is not one single translation that has this verse translated with the same pronoun "me" all the way through.


       Here is Zechariah 12:10 from the New Revised Standard Bible.


     “And I will pour out a spirit of compassion and supplication on the house of David and the inhabitants of Jerusalem, so that, when they look on the ONE whom they have pierced, they shall mourn for him, as one mourns for an only child, and weep bitterly over him, as one weeps over a firstborn.”


       Now if you were reading this translation for the first time ever reading this verse and you never heard the King James Version ever before, then, in all honesty, I myself do NOT see Almighty God HIMSELF as being the ONE who is PIERCED. But rather I see Jesus the SON OF Almighty God as being the ONE who has been PIERCED.  Yet we have seen that BOTH were wounded where Jesus the SON OF Almighty God was the ONE who was actually and literally PIERCED with the spear of the Roman soldier and where Almighty God was wounded as a FATHER who just lost his only begotten Son. But more precisely God was wounded because his chosen people REJECTED his Son as their MESSIAH. This is WHY the LITERAL text has this sense or this conveyed meaning that Almighty God himself was wounded or HURT by his SON Jesus being REJECTED.


       Here is Zechariah 12:10 from the Message Bible.


     “Next I'll deal with the family of David and those who live in Jerusalem. I'll pour a spirit of grace and prayer over them. They'll then be able to RECOGNIZE ME the One they so GRIEVOUSLY wounded - that piercing spear-thrust! And they'll weep - oh, how they'll weep! Deep mourning as of a parent grieving the loss of the firstborn child.”


       Now I myself do not like paraphrased versions of the Bible because too many times ones OWN personal interpretation interferes with the TRUE meaning of a verse. But in this case, I believe that translators got it right by clearly showing us that the actual WOUND which Almighty God the Father the PARENT OF his SON Jesus received was that of GRIEF and sorrow over his SON Jesus being crucified and PIERCED, which is another way of saying that his Son Jesus was REJECTED as being the Messiah. When Pilate asked them who to release and set free the Jews cried out crucify Jesus and release the murderer.


       Here is Zechariah 12:10 from the Wycliffe Bible.


     “And I shall pour out on the house of David, and on the dwellers of Jerusalem, the spirit of grace, and of prayers; and they shall behold TO me, whom they PRICKED. And they shall bewail him with wailing, as on the one begotten son; and they shall make sorrow on him, as sorrow is wont to be made in the death of the first begotten son. (And I shall pour out upon the house of David, and upon the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the spirit of grace, and the spirit of prayer; and they shall look upon me, whom they have pierced. And they shall bewail me with wailing, as if over their only child; and they shall make sorrow upon him, as sorrow is wont to be made upon the death of the first-born son.)”


       Now here in the Wycliffe translation, we are given a more LITERAL translation first followed by the accepted King James version translation in parentheses to let us know that the latter is not exactly what the literal Hebrew is truly saying.


       This Hebrew word which is not translated in any Bible translation that I have come across, but yet this Hebrew word means, and, with, together, and you as a sign of the accusative. In other words, Almighty God the Father was wounded TOGETHER WITH his SON Jesus when his Son was rejected as the Messiah and was crucified and PIERCED. It was IF Almighty God the Father himself was the one who was being pierced seeing his SON being pierced.

       This is what this verse in Zechariah 12:10 actually means and NOT that Almighty God the FATHER was the one who was actually and literally PIERCED. Also, this Hebrew word carries the meaning of being the CAUSE OF something. This definition brought to my remembrance when Almighty God destroyed the entire world with the FLOOD saving only eight souls and then it GRIEVED God that he even made mankind, to begin with. So, in the same way, it was God's PLAN to provide HIMSELF with and innocent pure LAMB to be slain before he created mankind, but then when it all came to pass this GIVING of his ONLY BEGOTTEN SON really WOUNDED, PRICKED, hurt, and PIERCED him perhaps even more perhaps than it hurt his SON Jesus.

       Let us now continue this study in God's word by looking at some other MISTAKEN IDENTITY verses that SEEM to be saying that Almighty God the Father IS his SON, Jesus and thus Jesus is the Father. The Oneness Pentecostals are the only Christians that I am aware of who believe that Jesus is the Father and many of them came out of Trinitarianism because they saw that the only ture God is ONE BEING and not three seperate persons or beings in the ONE God who can only be ONE single being. Now I myself, agree that the Father is ONE single being and the ONLY true God because Jesus his SON clearly identifies the Father as being the ONLY true God in John 17:1-3.

       John 17:1-3.

        “These words spake Jesus, and lifted up his eyes to heaven, and said, Father, the hour is come; glorify thy Son, that thy Son also may glorify thee:(Jesu is praying TO the Father asking his Father to glorify him so that he may bring glory TO his Father. The Father and the Son are two separate beings and at this point in time when Jesus prayed this prayer, the Father ONLY was immortal. But after the cross, God GLORIFIED the mortal Son of man GIVING Jesus his own divine nature of immortality to be having in himself even as the Father has always had immortality in himself as the source of all life both mortal life and eternal life.) 

       2.  As YOU have GIVEN him power over all flesh, that he should give eternal life to as many as YOU have GIVEN him

       3.  And THIS is life eternal, that they might know YOU the ONLY true God, AND Jesus Christ, whom YOU have sent.


          The word translated as "sent" here means to COMMISSION which means to give power and authority to someone to accomplish the task that the one commissioning them given to them to accomplish. So John 17:1-3 is teaching us that if we want to have eternal life in the world to come then we MUST believe in BOTH Yahweh that FATHER AND also believe in his SON who the Father COMMISSIONED by ANOINTING Jesus at his baptism to accomplish the task that his God and Father sent him out into the world to accomplish.

          Another verse used to teach the doctrine of the Trinity and the doctrine of the deity of Jesus is found in Romans 9:5. But first, let me say that the term "DEITY" means something different to ME than it does to the main-stream church denominations of the Oneness believers and the Trinitarian believers. Orthodox Christianity wrongly teaches that the Son of MAN Jesus was fully God and fully a human being at the same time having two natures, one divine, and one human. But this doctrine or "Orthodox Christianity Deity of Jesus" is NOT found anywhere in the Bible itself. Now I myself teach what the Bible itself teaches which is that the Son of MAN Jesus BECAME deity AFTER the cross when his God and Father GAVE the Son of MAN his own divine nature of immortality to be having in himself even as the Father has always had immortality in himself. I explain all the verses that prove this truth in the study "WHEN DID JESUS BECOME GOD'S ETERNAL SON?" but for now let us continue with this study on the verses the SEEM to be saying that Jesus is Yahweh himself.

          Romans 9:5.


     “Whose are the fathers, and of whom as concerning the flesh Christ came, who is over all, God blessed for ever. Amen.”


       Now, this verse can be INTERPRETED in four ways as I myself see.


       INTERPRETATION #1.


       Jesus, the CHRIST, the Son of Almighty God the Father can be INTERPRETED to be ALMIGHTY God HIMSELF, which is the way those who teach the doctrine of Oneness, the doctrine of the Trinity, and the doctrine of the deity of Jesus INTERPRET this verse to mean.


       INTERPRETATION #2.


       Jesus, the CHRIST, the Son of Almighty God can be interpreted as being GOD who is over all, whom HIS God and Father HIGHLY EXALTED to become “A” God who is under and subject to his God and Father the ALMIGHTY, and the one who is being blessed is Jesus who will rule and reign in his Father's kingdom.


       INTERPRETATION #3.


       CHRIST can be interpreted to mean the ANOINTING or the ETERNAL SPIRIT who DWELT in the HUMAN BODY OF the Son of MAN Jesus, and it is Almighty God the Father IN this body of flesh who is over all who is the one being blessed forever. In other words, CHRIST is NOT referring directly to the human ANOINTED Jesus, but rather CHRIST is speaking of the ANOINTING OF Jesus where Almighty God the Father himself actually DWELT IN his SON Jesus and it is Almighty God who is the “THEOS” or God that is blessed forever. All the glory goes TO the Father would be another way of saying this.


       INTERPRETATION #4.


       Jesus the CHRIST, the SON OF Almighty God the Father who has been HIGHLY EXALTED and GIVEN authority and power over all BY HIS God and Father THE ALMIGHTY God who is the one who receives the HONOR to be called WORTHY to be blessed forever TO the glory OF the Father who alone is the ONLY true God.


       Now I myself prefer interpretation #4, as being the best interpretation, but I can also see interpretations #2, and #3 also being viable valid interpretations that do NOT CONTRADICT any other part of God's word. Here is Romans 9:5 from the Good News Translation that punctuates this verse to clearly show that all the glory goes to Almighty God the Father, which AGREES with the rest of God's word.

         Romans 9:5 from the Good News Translation.


     “they are descended from the famous Hebrew ancestors; and Christ, as a human being, belongs to their race. May God, who rules over all, be praised forever! Amen.”


       Here in this translation, which supports interpretation #4 it is made clear that Jesus is NOT the ONE being called GOD, but rather Almighty God the FATHER is being praised for sending the SON of MAN Jesus as the ANOINTED ONE out into the world to accomplish all the Father's will even to suffer and died a cruel and shameful death on the cross for the sins of the people.

       But when interpretation # 1 is dogmatically taught as being the ONLY way that this verse can be interpreted and therefore means without fail that Jesus IS THE ONE TRUE and ONLY ALMIGHTY God, then I myself see this interpretation meaning that Jesus IS THE FATHER and I know that the whole word of God does NOT teach us that Jesus is the FATHER. And it boggles my mind how Trinitarians who know right well that Jesus is NOT the Father continue to use this verse and other verse to try and prove that Jesus is Yahweh himself because everytime they do they are in reality saying that Jesus is the FATHER which contradicts their own doctrine of the Trinity.

       Yes, it is true that some translations like the God's Word Translation make it so that this verse can ONLY be interpreted that the MESSIAH is GOD over all. But please keep in mind that in the original Greek text the ARTICLE that indicates the “THEOS” being spoken of is “THE THEOS” of THE God as in THE one and ONLY ALMIGHTY God and many verse like Hebrews 1:8,9 clearly teach us that Jesus is a God who is under and subject TO HIS God who is the Father.

       Romans 9:5 from the God's Word Translation.


     “The Messiah is descended from their ancestors according to his human nature. The Messiah is God over everything, forever blessed. Amen.”


       Please keep in mind that this is a paraphrase translation, which does NOT translate word for word from the original text. The reader must also understand that we are reading TRANSLATIONS and it is up to the translator to place punctuation where he or she feels explains the text the best to THEM. This is WHY there are so many translations that seem to contradict each other. Therefore when we come to verses that are in QUESTION we must go to the original language and then compare scripture with scripture to make sure that our conclusion that we draw does NOT contradict any other part of God's word. And again I myself see interpretation #1 CONTRADICTING other parts of God's word.

       Please read the study “IS JESUS ALMIGHTY GOD?” for a deeper understanding that YES while Jesus IS CALLED GOD, Jesus is NOT THE ONE TRUE and ONLY ALMIGHTY God who ALONE is the FATHER. Also please read the study “OUR GOD IS ONE!” which will give you a deeper understanding that YAHWEH alone is THE God over all other Gods including his SON Jesus. But for now, let us continue this study in God's word by reading yet another verse that is used to try and support the doctrine of the Trinity and the Doctrine of Oneness where both of these doctrines teach the "Orthodox" view of the deity of Jesus being fully God and fully a man during the days of his flesh.

       Here is another verse of mistaken identity.

       Please read Acts 20:28.


     “Take heed therefore unto yourselves, and to all the flock, over the which the Holy Ghost has made you overseers, to feed the church of God, which HE has purchased with his OWN blood.”


       Now, as I have said many times that ANY verse, when taken OUT of CONTEXT, may SEEM to be saying something that it is NOT TRULY saying. So then, in order to understand the TRUE meaning of this verse, we need to KEEP it in the CONTEXT of where it is found. Please read Acts 20:17-30 where our Lord Jesus Christ and his gospel is the main subject under discussion.

       Acts 20:17-30.


     “And from Miletus he sent to Ephesus, and called the elders of the church. (so Paul is basically addressing the elders, the pastors, the shepherds, or the leaders of the CHURCH that believe that Jesus was CRUCIFIED, DIED and then raised again from the dead after three days.)

     18. And when they were come to him, he said unto them, You KNOW, from the first day that I came into Asia, after what manner I have been with you at all seasons,

     19. Serving the Lord with all humility of mind, and with many tears, and temptations, which befell me by the lying in wait of the Jews: (here we see that Paul was NOT preaching Judaism but rather he was preaching the GOSPEL of Jesus Christ as being the SON OF Almighty God who DIED for our sins and was raised from the dead by the Spirit of Almighty God the Father, because the Jews lied in wait to kill Paul for what he preached.)

     20. And how I kept back nothing that was profitable unto you, but have shown you, and have taught you publicly, and from house to house,

     21. Testifying both to the Jews, and also to the Greeks, repentance toward God, AND faith toward our Lord Jesus Christ. (Here in this verse Paul makes it blatantly CLEAR that Almighty God the Father AND his SON Jesus are TWO SEPARATE persons.)

     22. And now, behold, I go bound in the spirit unto Jerusalem, not knowing the things that shall befall me there:

     23. Save that the Holy Ghost witnesses in every city, saying that bonds and afflictions abide me.

     24. But none of these things move me, neither count I my life dear unto myself, so that I might finish my course with joy, and the MINISTRY, which I have received of the Lord Jesus, to testify the gospel of the grace of God. (Here again, we clearly see TWO who are the Lord Jesus AND God who by his grace GAVE us his SON Jesus that shed HIS blood for the remission of sins. Also, in the verse we again see the GOSPEL of Jesus Christ being preached.)

     25. And now, behold, I know that you all, among whom I have gone preaching the kingdom of God, shall see my face no more.

     26. Wherefore I take you to record this day, that I am pure from the blood of all men.

     27. For I have not shunned to declare unto you all the counsel of God. (Jesus came NOT to speak of HIMSELF, but rather to show us the Father. Jesus taught what his Father gave him to teach. All things BELONG to Almighty God the Father who created ALL things FOR the SAKE of his SON Jesus. Jesus was commissioned BY God to redeem mankind back to HIS God and Father the ALMIGHTY. Therefore the church BELONGS to Almighty God the Father who will then GIVE the faithful to his SON Jesus in the world to come. But now at this present time, the CHURCH is OWNED by Almighty God the Father where Jesus is the HEAD of the church and God is the HEAD of Jesus.)

     28. Take heed therefore unto yourselves, and to all the flock, over the which the Holy Ghost has made you overseers, to feed the CHURCH OF God, which HE has purchased with his OWN blood. (Now I myself believe that the HE here refers back to the main subject that is being spoken of in this entire CONTEXT, which Almighty God IN his SON Jesus the Christ, who according to the REST of God's word is the ONE who actually actually EMPOWERED the Son of MAN through the ETERNAL SPIRIT dwelling IN Jesus to lay down his OWN life and shed his own blood for us to redeem us back to Almighty God the Father. I will expound on this further after you finish reading the context of these next few verses.)

     29. For I know this, that after my departing shall grievous wolves enter in among you, not sparing the flock.

     30. Also of your own selves shall men arise, speaking perverse things, (right after the last apostle died there did indeed enter into the church many PERVERSE PAGAN teachings that were MIXED with true Christianity) to draw away disciples after them. (and certain leaders of the church did indeed seek the POWER of ruling over the flock as opposed to feeding the flock. And the Roman Catholic church mixed many PAGAN teachings with Christianity. One such PAGAN teaching was the pagan belief in a TRIUNE god or one god in three persons.)


      The first rule of interpretation is to keep the verse in question in the CONTEXT of where it is found. We just did this and it has helped SOME readers to see the TRUTH of the WHOLE word of God. But others may not be seeing the truth as yet. So then we must go to the second rule of interpretation, which is the COMPARE scripture with scripture to make sure that whatever interpretation one concludes does NOT CONTRADICT any other part of God's word.

       In other words, IF Almighty God literally shed his OWN BLOOD, then that would mean that Almighty God HIMSELF must have a flesh and BLOOD body or that Almighty God the Father must be a HUMAN being himself. But we know from another part of God's word that God is NOT a MAN.

       Please read Numbers 23:19 where we are clearly and plainly taught that Almighty God is NOT a MAN and NEITHER is God the Son of MAN.


     “God is NOT a MAN, that he should lie; NEITHER the son of MAN, that he should repent: has he said, and shall he not do it? Or has he spoken, and shall he not make it good?”


       Jesus is clearly called the MAN Jesus Christ and the Son of MAN many times in the word of TRUTH the Holy Bible so therefore since God is NOT a MAN nor the Son of MAN, then it should be clear that Almighty God is NOT his SON Jesus.

       Yes, it is true that Jesus the Son of MAN came FORTH OUT FROM Almighty God, but this does NOT dogmatically mean without fail that Jesus HIMSELF IS FULLY THE ALMIGHTY God in the flesh and fully a human being at the SAME time as the doctrine of Oneness, the doctrine of the deity of Jesus, and the doctrine of the Trinity wrongly dogmatically demand Christians to believe if they want to be part of the church and receive eternal life in the world to come

       But yet nowhere in the entire word of TRUTH, the Holy Bible do I myself find where we as Christians are commanded to believe in a TRIUNE or TRINITY God or that Jesus IS the FATHEr, or that Jesus is fully the Almighty God himself and fully a human being at the same time having two natures, one divine, and one human. Nowhere in the Bible ITSELF are we taught clearly and plainly that we must believe in THREE persons or in even in three manifestations of the one God in order to be saved.

       However, we are clearly and plainly taught in the Bible ITSELF that we must believe is BOTH the Father AND in his SON Jesus, and if we do NOT have the SON, then we do NOT have the Father EITHER. In other words, if you do not TRULY believe that God has a SON whose name is Jesus, the ONLY name given among men whereby we must be saved then you do NOT have eternal life abiding in you. You do NOT have the eternal Spirit of Yahweh abiding in you which is the SAME eternal Spirit who dwelt IN the Son of MAN Jesus. Jesus is the ONLY way TO the Father.

       Now let us read Acts 20:28 from a few other translations to see the true meaning of this verse in question.


       Here is Acts 20:28 from the Common English Bible (CEB).


     “Watch yourselves and the whole flock, in which the Holy Spirit has placed you as supervisors, to shepherd God's church (showing that the church is OWNED by Almighty God the Father), which he obtained with the death of his OWN Son.”


       Now, this translation makes it blatantly CLEAR that Jesus the SON OF Almighty God that Father is the Father's OWN BLOOD meaning that Jesus is the TRUE SON OF Almighty God who was eternally begotten of the Father to become God's eternal Son after the cross BECAUSE the Son of MAN became obedient to do all the Father's will even to suffer and die on the cross for our sins. It was the blood of his OWN speaking of his OWN human Son who willingly laid down his OWN life for our sins. Most of us do not consider that we OWN our children even though we say that is MY child, but we do understand the term in which our own BIOLOGICAL children are our OWN BLOOD. In other words, if someone were to lose a child by a tragic death, then we can understand when someone says that their OWN BLOOD died a tragic death. It was NOT Yahweh himself who shed his blood and died but rather it was his OWN hold child Jesus who shed his blood for the sins of the entire world so that whosoever of any human being who BELIEVES that Jesus is the Christ, the SON OF the living God should not perish but might have eternal life in the world to come if they endure unto the end. This is the TRUE gospel of Jesus Christ.


       Here is Acts 20:28 from the Complete Jerusalem Bible (CJB).


     “Watch out for yourselves, and for all the flock in which the Ruach HaKodesh has placed you as leaders, to shepherd God's Messianic community (again showing the church as God's possession or ownership), which he won for himself at the cost of his OWN Son's blood.


       In this translation, we again clearly see that it was NOT Almighty God HIMSELF that shed his blood, but rather we clearly see that it was God's OWN BLOOD, as in, being his OWN Son's blood.


       Here is Acts 20:28 from the Lexham English Bible.


     “Be on guard for yourselves and for all the flock among which the Holy Spirit has appointed you [as] overseers, to shepherd the church of God which he obtained through the blood of HIS OWN [Son].”


       Now the word “SON” is not actually in the original Greek text but was added by the translators for clearer understanding. But even if the word “SON” was left out we can still clearly see that Almighty God the Father purchased or redeemed the church with the blood OF his OWN meaning God's OWN human SON that was BEGOTTEN OF him to become his ETERNAL SON and right now is God's ONLY begotten SON, the firstborn of MANY BRETHREN. Where does the Bible ITSELF ever call us the Father's BRETHREN? NOWHERE! And that is another sound Biblical reason why Jesus is NOT the FATHER. Jesus is our BROTHER, or fellow SERVANT made like unto us who was MADE PERFECT BY his God and Father to become immortal.


       Here is Acts 20:28 from the New Century Bible.


     “Be careful for yourselves and for all the people the Holy Spirit has given to you to care for. You must be like shepherds to the church of God, which he bought with the DEATH of his OWN son.”


       Again in this translation, we can clearly see that the Father suffered the DEATH of his OWN in order to gain all of mankind of WHOSOEVER BELIEVES that Jesus the SON OF Almighty God the Father DIED for their sins. Jesus was NOT the Son of Joseph but rather was the mortal human Son of MAN bron of a human woman by being formed in the womb of the Virgin Mary by the power of the SPOKEN word of Yahweh himself who creates all things by SPEAKING them into existence. Jesus was ANOINTED at his baptism with the Holy Spirit and power who went about doing the WILL of God healing all who were oppressed of the devil because God was WITH him by DWELLING IN him. And then AFTER the cross Yahweh the Father HIGHLY EXALTED the Son of MAN and GAVE him eternal life to become God's ETERNAL SON who will rule FOR Yahweh during the seventh 1000 year long day of Yahweh's Sabbath REST.

       Nowhere in the Bible are we taught to believe that ALMIGHTY God the FATHER HIMSELF DIED for our sins by the shedding of his OWN BLOOD.

       But rather the OWN BLOOD here definitely is speaking of the shed blood of Jesus the SON OF Almighty God who suffered the temporary death of his OWN meaning his own SON, which is God's seed or blood relative so to speak and God did not leave his SON'S SOUL in hell but rasied his SON from the dead after the third day.


       Here is Acts 20:28 from the Darby translation.


     “Take heed therefore to yourselves, and to all the flock, wherein the Holy Spirit has set you as overseers, to shepherd the assembly of God, which he has purchased with the blood of HIS OWN.”


       In this translation, the translator does not add the word “SON”, but it is certainly UNDERSTOOD by the CONTEXT and the REST of God's word that the phrase "HIS OWN" is speaking of God's OWN SON who shed his own human blood for all humans to be saved.

       The TRUTH of the matter is that the doctrine of the Trinity has to be read INTO this verse and also the Oneness doctrine meaning of Jesus being Almighty God the Father HIMSELF must be FORCED upon this verse when the WHOLE word of God is kept in view.

       In Proverbs 8:22-35 we learn that Jesus, the SON OF Almighty God the Father is OWNED by Almighty God. ALL creation belongs to or is OWNED BY Almighty God the creator of all things. Jesus speaking in the first person tense in this passage of Scripture as being a personification of wisdom says that the Lord POSSESSED him in the beginning. And by the way, the beginning does not dogmatically mean the very beginning of creation. I personally believe that this beginning and the beginning in John 1:1 are speaking of the RE-CREATION of the earth after the great war between Lucifer and God where the earth BECAME void and empty. Please read the study "THE WAR IN HEAVEN-Revelation 12"  and the study "UNDERSTANDING WHY?" for a deeper understanding of what I just said.

       Here is Proverbs 8:22-31.


     “The Lord (YHWH Almighty God the owner and possessor of all, who we now know as the Father) possessed (acquired, owned, brought forth, formed, created) me (Jesus or more precisely the WORD, his alphabet, his speech) in the beginning of his way, before HIS works of old (speaking of Almighty God's works).

     23. I (Jesus, the SON in the form of his WORD in Yahweh mind and plan) was set up from everlasting, from the beginning, or ever the earth was. (the lamb was slain before the foundation of the world in the mind and plan of Yahweh the Father who was not yet the literal Father of his yet future SON.) 

     24. When there were no depths, I (Jesus, the SON in the form of Yahweh's WORD within himself as his thoughts and plans to one day have a SON) was brought forth; (or SPOKEN as PROPHECY saying Let US make man in OUR own image. I believe Yahweh spoke these words to his angels, both the fallen angels and the good faithful angels saying Let us make man in our image having a free will to choose but in God's mind and plan he was speaking TO his yet future Son of MAN who would obey all his will. And that is how Jesus was brought forth OUT FROM God) when there were no fountains abounding with water.

     25. Before the mountains were settled, before the hills was I (Jesus, the SON, in the form of his SPOKEN WORD) brought forth

     26. While as yet HE (Almighty God who we now know as the Father) had not made the earth, nor the fields, nor the highest part of the dust of the world.

     27. When HE (Almighty God who we now know as the Father) prepared the heavens, I (Jesus, the SON, in the form of the SPOKEN WORD of PROPHECY in the thoughts, mind, and plan of Yahweh) was there: when HE (Almighty God the Father) set a compass upon the face of the depth

     28. When HE (Almighty God the Father) established the clouds above: when HE (Almighty God the Father) strengthened the fountains of the deep.

     29. When HE (Almighty God the Father) gave to the sea HIS (God the Father’s) decree, that the waters should not pass HIS (God the Father’s) commandment: when HE (God the Father) appointed the foundations of the earth

     30. Then I (Jesus, the SON in the form of the WORD of prophecy brought forth out from the mouth of God) was BY him, (or with his Father, the word was WITH or within THE God in the THOUGHTS of God that came to be in existence as a result of God giving BIRTH to his FIRST SPOKEN WORD to bring forth a HUMAN SON formed in the womb of the Virgin Mary in the fullness of time who would be called the SON OF the HIGHEST) as one brought up with him: and I (Jesus, the SON being in the form of the WORD which was the IMAGE in God's THOUGHTS being formed in the mind and plan of God to be spoken as prophecy to be made to come to pass) was daily HIS delight, rejoicing always before HIM

     31. Rejoicing in the habitable part of HIS earth; and my delights were with the sons of men.”


       One can readily see from this passage of scripture that Jesus himself is saying that Almighty God the Father was behind all that was created and that he, God's Son was there with his Father BEFORE the FOUNDATIONS of the EARTH as God's delight rejoicing before Almighty God IN the inhabitable part of the EARTH that had NOT YET been CREATED. So clearly to ME, Jesus as God's SON was with God at this time ONLY in God's THOUGHTS, because HOW did Jesus rejoice before his God and Father IN the inhabitable part of the EARTH when the earth had NOT yet been created as yet EXCEPT in the MIND and the PLAN of ALMIGHTY God.

       You know when Jesus said glorify me with the glory I had with you before the world began Jesus, in my own personal opinion, was saying, Father, I am getting ready to go through a time very shortly  that when I will take on the sins of the world and you are going to turn your back on me and your Spirit dwelling in me will depart from me, so I pray that you return me to the glorious delight that you had for me before the world began and before I was ever BORN. You see, Jesus knew the scriptures spoke of him. Jesus knew that he was the chosen one sent by Almighty God to become that sacrifice for mankind because the Spirit of God taught him morning by morning from the scriptures. Jesus saw the END from the Scriptures, but he still had to BELIEVE. And because of the JOY that was set before Jesus, he endured the cross for us knowing that his God and Father is FAITHFUL to perform his spoken word of prophecy. So then, because Jesus became obedient even unto death on the cross Almighty God HIGHLY EXALTED his Son and GAVE him a name that is above every name.

       Now this passage of scripture in Proverbs chapter 8 does not shed any light as to whether it was Jesus, the Son, or the Word, which has the role of being the INSTRUMENT that GOD used in creation, but this passage makes it PERFECTLY CLEAR that Almighty God the everlasting Father was the designer, planner and the architect behind all that was created by Yahweh ALONE and BY HIMSELF as Isaiah 44:24 clearly teaches us.

       "Thus says the LORD, YOUR redeemer, and he that formed YOU from the womb, I am the LORD that makes all things; that stretches forth the heaven ALONE; that spreadeth abroad the earth BY MYSELF;" 


       So clearly Isaiah 44:24 teaches us that without a doubt Yahweh was ALONE and by himself as the sole created of the universe and therefore there could be NO Son who was literally with Yahweh by Yahweh's side in eternity past as the doctrine of the Trinity wrongly teaches. So then, on this ONE point, the Oneness believer have it correct that the ONE God Yahweh ALONE created all things for his glory. But they are wrong in dogmatically demanding the  Jesus is NOT a SEPARATE person form the Father.

        In other words, to ME, Jesus, as the Son of MAN, a HUMAN being, did NOT create all things. Nor do I myself see that the SON of God created all things by himself or in and of himself or that God used a so-called God the Son to created all things. Nor do I believe that God first created a Spirit being called the Word who then created everything else for God which is what the Jehovah's Witnesses wrongly teach.

       But rather I myself see that Almighty God created all things by and through his very own SPOKEN WORD with his Son Jesus in mind as one COMING INTO BEING in the future. That is to say, Almighty God created all things FOR the SAKE OF his Son Jesus who would be the FATHER of ETERNAL LIFE producing many more sons and daughters into the kingdom of his Father's.

     You see, the Greek word “DIA” (Strong's #1223) that is translated as BY in the King James Version, also means through, FOR, BECAUSE OF, and FOR the SAKE OF.

     The root meaning is the CHANNEL of an act. The reason as to why the act was made. The means of, the ground or reason by which something is done or not done, By reason of, on account of, because of, and for this reason.


       The base meaning of the word "CHANNEL" is to direct something towards something. The whole idea of to channel is direct everything that one is channeling to a specific point or place. To channel is to direct, to guide along some desired course. God watches over his spoken and written words of prophecy to PERFORM them. So then, the ACT of creation is DIRECTED towards the ETERNAL PURPOSE of Almighty God of having a SON who would become the everlasting Father or more precisely God's SON would become the Father or the beginning of ETERNAL LIFE being the FIRST born from the dead among many brethren the BEGINNING of God's NEW creation of RIGHTEOUS sons and daughters who will never rebel against God like one third of the angels did who then blamed God for creating them imperfect and thus it would not be just for God to destroy them. Again please read the study "UNDERSTANDING WHY?" for the bigger picture of why God even created mankind and particular why God went backward in his creating to create mankind a little lower and inferior to his previous creation the angels and then exalt the faithful humans to be ABOVE the angel to JUDGE the angels.


       Almighty God the Father is the POSSESSOR of ALL including being the OWNER of his very own begotten SON Jesus.

       This brings us to the last scripture in this study where Jesus is MISTAKENLY interpreted to be ALMIGHTY God the Father himself. 

        Please read Titus 4:3.


     “But after that the kindness and love of God our Savior toward man appeared,”


       Now when one skims over this verse it SEEMS to be saying that ALMIGHTY God the Father our savior HIMSELF appeared to mankind.

       But when carefully reading this verse you can clearly see that it is the LOVE OF God our Savior which Almighty God has TOWARD mankind that has APPEARED. Please read this verse again with some emphasis added to make it clearer.


     “But after that the kindness and LOVE OF God our Savior TOWARD man appeared,”


       Now let us read this same verse from some other translations.


       Here is Titus 3:4 from the American Standard Version.


     “But when the kindness of God our Savior, and his LOVE TOWARD man, appeared,”


       Here is Titus 3:4 from the Basic English Bible.


     “But when the mercy of God our Saviour, and his love to man was seen,”


       Here is Titus 3:4 from the Complete Jerusalem Bible.


     “But when the kindness and love FOR mankind OF God our Deliverer was revealed,”


       There are other verses where Almighty God is Savior and Jesus the SON OF Almighty God is Savior, which are used by those who teach the doctrine of Oneness, the doctrine of the Trinity, and the deity of Jesus use to try and prove that Jesus is THE ONE TRUE and ONLY ALMIGHTY God HIMSELF. Please read the study "Titus 2:13 WHO IS THE SAVIOR-God or Jesus?" and the study “Ephesians 3:9-11 – DID JESUS CREATE ALL THINGS?” for a deeper understanding that Almighty God is the designer and creator of all things which he created FOR the SAKE of his SON Jesus.


         Thanks for reading. May God bless you richly as you continue to seek the TRUTH of the WHOLE word of Almighty God. Below are some other verses that are used to try and support the doctrine of the Trinity and the deity of Jesus. There may be other verses which you may be having trouble seeing any other way than what you were dogmatically taught over and over for so long, but I assure you that each and every verse used by those who teach the doctrine of the Trinity and the doctrine of Oneness do 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 others studies and they may not appear as an individual study of its own. If there is a verse of verses that you seem to struggle with only being able to see the doctrine of the Trinity when you read this verse, then please search out the truth be listening to the other side of the controversy. No one can arrive at the truth by hearing only ONE side of the controversy. I only present you with ALL the evidence that I myself have found and leave it to you to decide what you want to believe and it will be between you and God. 

       Your brother in our Lord Jesus Christ,

       Mark.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

       Micah 5:2--- From everlasting.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

            2 Corinthians 13:14---Trinity

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

            Colossians 2:9--- Godhead.

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

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

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

       TITUS 3:2 God our Savior toward man APPEARED

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

       Your brother in our Lord Jesus the CHRIST.

        Mark.


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