THE DOCTRINE OF ONENESS EXPLAINED!


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THE DOCTRINE OF ONENESS EXPLAINED!

 


First, I would like to explain what the Oneness doctrine. The word doctrine means teaching. So here is the Oneness teaching is in my own understanding. From what I have researched by listening to Oneness teachers and the way that I myself understand them is that Almighty God Himself MANIFESTED Himself to become the Son, Jesus. In other words, as I understand it, Oneness believers teach that Jesus is Almighty God Yahweh Himself in the flesh. And thus, to them, Jesus IS the FATHER, as in, ONE and the SELF-SAME divine eternal being as Yahweh. To say this another way, Oneness believers teach that there is only ONE God in ONE person and that ONE God in ONE person is JESUS. And thus, to Oneness Christians, Jesus is the Father and the Father is Jesus, as in, they are ONE PERSON whose NAME is JESUS.

Now, if so be that my understanding of the Oneness doctrine is not correct, then to all my Oneness brothers and sisters in our Lord Jesus Christ please accept my apologies and please write to me so I can correct any errors that I may have which might misrepresent what Oneness Christians teach.

Again, from what I have researched concerning the Oneness “interpretation” of 1 Timothy 3:16, this verse seems to be the foundational verse of Scripture that Oneness believers use to prove the teaching that Yahweh HIMSELF manifested HIMSELF to become the Son, Jesus. Now, before we read this verse let me say to all my Oneness readers that I myself am NOT a Trinitarian Christian. I used to be a believer in the doctrine of the Trinity, but I am now NO LONGER a Trinitarian. I believe as the Oneness believers, in that, it was Almighty God Himself who manifested Himself into the Son of man, Jesus, BUT I am NOT an Oneness believer. I do, indeed, believe that the ONE TRUE God is ONE God in ONE person. But I believe that the ONE TRUE God in ONE person IS the Father ALONE whose name is Yahweh. I believe that the ONE God in just the ONE person who is the Father alone begot Himself a literal real SON whose name is Jesus. I believe that Jesus is a SEPARATE distinctly DIFFERENT PERSON from the Father who ALONE is the ONLY TRUE God?

Some of you may be wondering how can I say that I believe as the Oneness believers that Yahweh Himself became flesh and yet say that I am NOT an Oneness believer? This question and many more will be answered in this study of God’s word or WHY I am NEITHER a Trinitarian NOR an Oneness believer. Let us begin this study in God’s word by reading 1 Timothy 3:16 and then we will “correctly” interpret this verse in the LIGHT of the WHOLE word of Almighty God by allowing Scripture to interpret Scripture.


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.”


Now the Greek word “phaneroo” translated as “MANIFEST” is Strong’s #5319 and it means to render apparent, to make manifest. And it is translated in other verses as appear, show, manifestly declared, be manifest, and manifest forth. The American Heritage Dictionary defines the English word “MANIFEST” as meaning, clearly apparent to the sight or understanding. And to show or demonstrate plainly.

So then, the word “MANIFEST” means to SHOW, to MAKE KNOWN, to clearly and plainly REVEAL. In other words, God was clearly and plainly REVEALED to us in the FLESH.

The word manifest also means to APPEAR, as in, a “manifestation”.

Now the question becomes HOW was God clearly and plainly revealed to us in the FLESH? To this question, we have no less than three possible INTERPRETATIONS. There are more interpretations, like for example, the Jehovah's Witnesses have of Jesus being created in eternity past, but I will not deal with those interpretations in this study. I say “interpretations” because the original Greek text itself does not state as a fact that Yahweh Himself changed Himself into the Son Jesus, but rather, that is just one “INTERPRETATION” of what this verse means.


#1. The ONENESS interpretation of 1 Timothy 3:16


Yahweh Himself literally became the Son Jesus and remained the fully divine Yahweh in a bodily FORM or MODE or MANIFESTATION of HIMSELF.


#2. The Trinitarian interpretation of 1 Timothy 3:16


Yahweh being three separate distinct persons in the one God where the first person of the Trinity sent the second person of his divine being down from to the earth to become flesh while still yet remaining the fully Almighty God Yahweh in the FLESH. And thus, the Son of man, Jesus, from his virgin birth to all eternity future has two natures at the same time, one divine and one human.


#3. The Biblical Unitarian interpretation of 1 Timothy 3:16.


Yahweh brought into existence a human being born of the Virgin Mary just like the PROPHECY written in the Old Testament foretold BEFORE the spoken word of PROPHECY was MANIFESTED or FULFILLED to be made FLESH. And then, the Son of MAN, Jesus, manifestly DECLARED the ONLY TRUE God to be then FATHER alone. Biblical Unitarians believe that Jesus is the Messiah, the one PROPHESIED that Yahweh would raise up from among the PEOPLE. So we see Jesus MADE a little LOWER than the angels just like the prophecies teach. And then, AFTER the CROSS the Son of MAN, Jesus was HIGHLY EXALTED to BECOME Deity and granted to sit on his God and Father’s throne to rule and reign FOR Yahweh for 1000 years in the world yet to come.

Now, according to my own understanding, Oneness believers teach that Yahweh ALONE has always existed with NO pre-existing SON by his side in eternity past where the Son never had a beginning. In other words, Oneness Christians believe that it was Yahweh ALONE and by himself who created all things and that the FLESH of Yahweh came into existence at the BIRTH of Jesus being born of the Virgin Mary which is when Yahweh Himself “MANIFESTED” Himself to become flesh.

And Trinitarians claim that it was the ALWAYS existing God the SON who became flesh.

And BOTH the Oneness Christians and the Trinitarian Christians dogmatically demand that when God “MANIFESTED” Himself to become flesh he REMAINED fully the DIVINE ETERNAL Almighty God Yahweh in the flesh having TWO natures at the SAME time DURING the DAYS of his FLESH.

Now, I know for sure that Trinitarians teach that Jesus had TWO natures at the SAME time during the days of his flesh, one divine, and one human which is commonly called the doctrine of the Deity of Jesus. And I understand that Oneness believers do indeed teach that Jesus is DEITY because they teach the Jesus IS the FATHER and we all agree that the Father is the divine Deity who has always existed without beginning nor end. But what I am not sure of is whether or not the Oneness Christians teach that Jesus has TWO NATURES, one divine, and one human?

I mean, surely the Oneness believers must believe and teach that someone DIED on the cross. But all the teachings that I myself have heard Oneness Christians teach dogmatically demand that it was Almighty God HIMSELF who died on the cross. And that, to ME, means that Deity or the DIVINE nature died on the cross. But the Bible itself teaches us that the Son of MAN died on the cross and the Father raised the Son of MAN from the dead.

Now to some Unitarians, and definitely to Biblical Unitarians, and also to believers like myself. we all understand and agree that the ETERNAL God means ETERNAL and, therefore, to us, the ETERNAL God cannot possibly DIE.

And this is WHY the doctrine of the Deity was created in the first place in the FOURTH-century. The TWO natures doctrine of the Deity of Jesus was created or INVENTED to explain away the questions of HOW could an ETERNAL God DIE? This dual nature doctrine was also fabricated from the Greek word “hupostasis”  to explain or reason AWAY the questions concerning how God could do and know things that the human Son of MAN could NOT do of himself and things he did NOT know. Please read the study 37 FACTS TO PONDER ABOUT JESUS BEING GOD!, which puts forth no less than 37 QUESTIONS concerning Jesus being THE ONE TRUE and only ALMIGHTY God Himself. I firmly believe that Jesus is called God by his God and Father, but this does NOT mean that Jesus is THE God Yahweh Himself. Jesus said that he came forth OUT FROM Yahweh.

Now, rather than spending any more time explaining what Oneness believers already understand and know what they believe and teach, let us move on to the heart of the matter, which is to find out from God’s word of TRUTH, the Holy Bible itself if the Oneness doctrine is SOUND BIBLICAL teaching having absolutely NO contradictions to any other part of God’s word.


IS THE ONE DOCTRINE BIBLICAL?


Let us begin this section of this study by restating the Biblical Unitarian interpretation #3 of 1 Timothy 3:16 or HOW God was “manifest” in the FLESH.


#3. The Biblical Unitarian interpretation of 1 Timothy 3:16.


Yahweh brought into existence a human being born of the Virgin Mary just like the PROPHECY written in the Old Testament foretold BEFORE the spoken word of PROPHECY was MANIFESTED or FULFILLED to be made FLESH. And then, the Son of MAN, Jesus, manifestly DECLARED the ONLY TRUE God to be then FATHER alone. Biblical Unitarians believe that Jesus is the Messiah, the one PROPHESIED that Yahweh would raise up from among the PEOPLE. So we see Jesus MADE a little LOWER than the angels just like the prophecies teach. And then, AFTER the CROSS the Son of MAN, Jesus was HIGHLY EXALTED to BECOME Deity and granted to sit on his God and Father’s throne to rule and reign FOR Yahweh for 1000 years in the world yet to come.


Now, I say “Biblical” Unitarian interpretation because this interpretation uses the WHOLE meaning of the Greek word “phaneroo” that is translated as “MANIFEST” as opposed to the ONE-SIDED meaning chosen by the Oneness believers to say that Yahweh APPEARED in the flesh. In other words, to Oneness Christians the word “MANIFEST” means that Yahweh Himself literally became FLESH as OPPOSED to Yahweh CREATING His Son as FULLY HUMAN. Remember that the word “manifest” means BOTH to APPEAR and to SHOW PLAINLY or the CLEARLY and PLAINLY REVEAL.

In other words, I myself believe that the Bible ITSELF teaches us that Yahweh HIMSELF “APPEARED” in the FLESH, as in, Yahweh the Father sent down His own Holy Spirit to DWELL IN the FLESH of the Son of MAN, Jesus that He CREATED. In other words, I myself and many other Christians who are known as Biblical Unitarians do NOT believe that the Bible ITSELF teaches us that Jesus HIMSELF was the one true and only ALMIGHTY God Yahweh Himself being fully human at the SAME time having TWO natures, one divine, and one human. NOR do we believe that Jesus HIMSELF was the fully divine Yahweh Himself having no human nature. For you see, I have heard SOME Oneness Christians say that Yahweh created Himself a BODY to dwell in which means that Jesus was NOT a SEPARATE person from the Father.

But rather, I myself and many other Christians who are known as Biblical Unitarian Christians believe that Yahweh APPEARED IN the flesh, as in, Yahweh himself DWELT IN the HUMAN BODY of the Son of MAN who was given the name Jesus by Mary who obeyed the word of Yahweh spoken to her by the angel Gabriel when the spoken “word” of Yahweh was CONCEIVED in her womb the moment the Virgin Mary BELIEVED the SPOKEN word of Yahweh spoken to her by the angel Gabriel.

In other words, I myself and many, many other Christians believe that the spoken word of Yahweh LITERALLY became FLESH just like John 1:14 clearly teaches us as a statement of FACT. Please read the studies WHAT DOES JOHN 1:14 TRULY MEANS? and WHAT DOES GOD INCARNATE TRULY MEAN? for a deeper understanding the Jesus the Son of MAN was fully human and God DWELT IN the Son of MAN. And thus, it was NOT the so-called God the Son who became flesh, but rather it was Yahweh Himself who “manifested” Himself to become flesh through his spoken word to CREATE His Son. Also, please read the study DID GOD CREATE ALL THINGS OUT OF NOTHING?, which will show you that God created all things out from Himself being the unseen invisible SPIRIT who is present everywhere and gives life to all living things. But for now please read Colossians 2:8-12 and then we will come back to 1 Timothy 3:16 that says God was manifest in the FLESH.


Colossians 2:8-12

 

BEWARE lest any man spoils you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and NOT after Christ. (The word Christ means ANOINTING so BEWARE that any man devices you through philosophy and man-made traditions and NOT after the ANOINTING who DWELLS IN the Son of MAN Jesus)

9.  FOR (Or BECAUSE) IN him DWELLS all the fulness of the Godhead BODILY. (Or IN the FLESH body of Jesus NOW DWELLS the fullness OF the Godhead. The Godhead is Almighty God the Father ALONE, the eternal Holy Spirit. So then, Jesus is NOT Almighty God the Father Himself, but rather, Almighty God the Father DWELT IN him just like the word of TRUTH, the Holy Bible, teaches us in SIMPLICITY. Now please keep in mind that whenever explaining WHO Jesus is you must consider who Jesus WAS BEFORE the Virgin birth, who Jesus WAS DURING the days of his FLESH, and who Jesus is NOW AFTER the CROSS. Also, keep in mind that the New Testament was written AFTER the cross, which was AFTER Yahweh GLORIFIED the Son of MAN and HIGHLY EXALTED the Son of MAN to become the ETERNAL Son of Almighty God the Father. Please read the study WHEN DID JESUS BECOME GOD'S ETERNAL SON? So then, the FULNESS of the Godhead did NOT dwell in Jesus DURING the DAYS of his FLESH. But rather, it was AFTER the CROSS that Yahweh the Father GLORIFIED the Son of MAN, Jesus to be having the FULLNESS of the Godhead DWELL in him in a BODILY form. This was WHEN Jesus came to be in the FORM of God, according to Philippians 2:6-8. Please read the study “WHAT DOES PHILIPPIANS 2:6-8 TRULY MEAN?”)

10.  And you are complete in him, which is the head of all principality and power: (We were NOT complete in the human Jesus during the days of his FLESH before the CROSS. But rather, we are complete in the NOW GLORIFIED Jesus AFTER the CROSS)

11.  In whom also you are circumcised with the circumcision made without hands, in putting off the body of the sins of the flesh by the circumcision of Christ:

12.  Buried with him in baptism, wherein also, you are risen with him through the faith of the operation of God, WHO has raised him from the dead.”

 

 

In other words, Jesus is the WORKMANSHIP OF Yahweh the Father who ALONE is the ONLY TRUE God in ONE person. The New Testament is FULL of verses that clearly teach us in SIMPLICITY that the Son of MAN Jesus is a SEPARATE person from Almighty God the Father. The above verse teaches us that it was Almighty God the Father who was the one who raised the Son of MAN from the dead. There are so many verses in the New Testament where Jesus is referred to as a MAN, a HUMAN being called the Son of MAN that it is hard for me to comprehend how I myself once believed in the doctrine of the Trinity, which wrongly teaches that Jesus was equal in every way with the Father from eternity past. And it is even harder for me to imagine that anyone can dogmatically demand that Jesus is NOT a separate person from the Father.


Please read Philippians 2:8-11.

 

“And being found in fashion as a MAN, (This is speaking of Jesus DURING the days of his FLESH as the Son of MAN) he humbled himself and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.

9.  WHEREFORE (Or because of this very reason of the Son of MAN becoming OBEDIENT unto his God and Father EVEN to suffer and die on the cross for the sins of the world and NOT for himself) God also has HIGHLY EXALTED him and given him a NAME which is above every name: (Speaking of a NEW NAME like a surname much like a human father would give their son their OWN first name where the father is called senior and the son is called junior. Please see Isaiah 45:1-14 where men will say of the anointed Son of MAN, surely God is IN you. And in verse 3 Yahweh calls his NAME the God of Israel. Then in verse 4 it literally reads that Yahweh is calling TO the Son of MAN the TITLE of Yahweh’s own name saying I am entitling you. But WHY would God GIVEN His OWN NAME to a HUMAN?)

10.  THAT (or SO THAT) at the NAME (Again, speaking of the NEW NAME) of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth;

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

 

So then, it was AFTER the cross that the Son of MAN was HIGHLY EXALTED and GIVEN a NEW NAME or TITLE that is above every name or title so that every knee should bow to the NAME or title given to the Son of MAN TO the GLORY OF the FATHER who ALONE is the ONLY TRUE God in ONE person.

In other words, Almighty God Yahweh the Father MADE the Son of MAN become both Lord and Christ to be given the HONOR to represent the NAME or title of “God of the whole Earth” to rule FOR Yahweh during the seventh 1000 year long day while Yahweh rests on His Seventh day of Sabbath rest. That is why Jesus is called the Lord OF the Sabbath.

Remember the question that we are answering which is “HOW did the NOW glorified Jesus get to where he is NOW up in heaven in the bosom of the Father sitting at the right of Almighty God on Yahweh's throne?” HOW was God MANIFEST in the FLESH. I believe that 1 Timothy 3:16 has TWO sound Biblical interpretations that do not contradict any other verses of Scripture.


INTERPRETATION #1 of 1 Timothy 3:16.


The one true and only Almighty God was “manifestly DECLARED in the flesh of the Son of MAN, Jesus, as in. the human Jesus SHOWED us that the Father ALONE is the ONLY TRUE God, according to John 17:1-3. And we must believe in BOTH the Father AND the Son in order to receive eternal life in the world to come.


INTERPRETATION #2 of 1 Timothy 3:16.


“A” God under and subject TO Yahweh the Father was manifest in the flesh, as in, Yahweh the Father CREATED Himself a human Son whom He MADE to become in His own IMAGE AFTER the CROSS by highly exalting and glorifying the Son of MAN, Jesus because of his OBEDIENCE to his God and Father.


Please read the study “WHAT DOES 1 TIMOTHY 3:16 TRULY MEAN?” The Bible itself clearly teaches us that Jesus BECAME the FIRSTFRUITS of all who OBEY God. And the PROOF that we are given by God that Jesus became the firstfruits is the RESURRECTION from the dead to NEVER die again which is WHEN Jesus was DECLARED to be the Son of God, according to Romans 1:3,4.


Romans 1:3,4.


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

Rom 1:4  And DECLARED to be the Son of God with power, according to the spirit of holiness, BY the resurrection from the DEAD:” 


The crucifixion of Jesus would mean nothing WITHOUT God raising the Son of MAN, Jesus from the dead and GIVING his the DIVINE NATURE of ETERNAL LIFE to be having in himself even the SaME eternal life that the father has always possessed in Himself as being the SOURCE of all life both mortal and immortal. Now, please read Acts 1:3 and Revelation 1:18 while remembering that the Son of MAN was HIGHLY EXALTED and he was GIVEN to be having LIFE in himself, the very same IMMORTAL life that the Father has always possessed in himself, according to John 5:26,27.


Acts 1:3.

 

“To whom also he showed himself alive AFTER his passion by many infallible proofs, being seen of them forty days, and speaking of the things pertaining to the kingdom of God:”

 

Revelation 1:18.

 

“I am he that LIVES, and was DEAD; and, behold, I am ALIVE FOR EVERMORE, Amen; and have the keys of hell and of death.”

 

The resurrection is our assurance that we also will be resurrected and given the right to eat of the tree of life to partake of the DIVINE NATURE of IMMORTALITY as our brother and fellow servant Jesus did being the FIRSTFRUITS of us. Jesus is the FORERUNNER of our faith who went before us, according to Hebrews 6:20. Let us now take a look at the Scriptures teaching us about Jesus being the firstfruits of us. 

Please read 1 Corinthians 15:19-24.

 

If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men most miserable. (Meaning IF SO BE there is NO resurrection then we are the most miserable of all men for suffering persecution for our faith in Jesus as the Messiah)

20.  BUT (Or be assured dear children of God for the anchor of our soul is SURE. For you see,) now IS Christ risen from the dead, and BECOME the FIRSTFRUITS of them that slept. (Meaning the dead IN Jesus Christ shall ALSO become FIRSTFRUIT to be made partakers of the same divine nature of IMMORTALITY that Jesus was given at his RESURRECTION when his God and Father GLORIFIED him with a new immortal body of flesh and bones)

21.  For since by MAN came death, by MAN came ALSO the resurrection of the dead.

22.  For as in Adam all die, even so IN Christ shall all be made alive.

23.  But every MAN in his own order: (And here is that order #1.) Christ the FIRSTFRUITS, (Or the FIRSTBORN of every creature among many BRETHREN. And here is order #2.) afterward, they that are Christ's AT his coming. (This teaches us that the FIRST resurrection will take place AT the second coming of Jesus where ONLY those who are IN Jesus Christ, the church of the FIRSTBORN from the DEAD, shall be given the divine nature of ETERNAL LIFE. And then comes order #3 at the end of the 1000 year reign of Jesus)

24.  Then comes the end, when he (Speaking of the NOW highly exalted glorified Son of MAN, who was given the name or title “God of the whole Earth” to rule FOR Yahweh for a 1000 years in the NAME OF Yahweh. And then, at the END of the 1000 years where Jesus reigns as the Lord of the SABBATH rest of Yahweh, then he) shall have delivered up the kingdom TO God, even the Father; when He shall have put down all rule and all authority and power.”

 

Now, IF SO BE that Jesus is NOT a separate distinct different person or being from Yahweh the Father then HOW do Oneness believers explain AWAY the clear, plain, and simple word of TRUTH that the SON commits or delivers up the kingdom BACK into his God and Father’s hand after the 1000 year reign of Jesus? To ME, Oneness Christians are forcing the Son OF God to be ONE and the self-same being as Yahweh the Father in order to try and reconcile the FACT that there can only be ONE TRUE God who is always clearly identified as ONE God in ONE person but yet Jesus is called God?

The answer is SIMPLE. The one true and only Almighty God Yahweh “MANIFESTED”, as in, He CREATED Himself ANOTHER God in His OWN IMAGE. Please read Hebrews 1: to learn WHEN Jesus was MADE in the IMAGE of His God and Father, the ONLY TRUE God.


Hebrews 1:1-9.


God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets, (In other words, Almighty God the Father USED His creation to make Himself known to the humans in the Old Testament time. But NOW, in the New Testament time, Almighty God Yahweh)

2. Has in these last days spoken unto us BY His Son, whom He has appointed HEIR of all things, by (Or FOR) whom also He made the worlds; 

3.  Who being the brightness of His glory, and the express image of His person, and upholding all things by the word of His power, when he had by himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high; 

4.  Being MADE so much better than the angels, as he has by INHERITANCE OBTAINED a more excellent NAME than they

5.  For unto which of the angels said He at any time, You are my Son, THIS DAY have I begotten YOU? And again, I will be to him a Father, and he shall be to me a Son

6.  And again, when He BRINGS in the FIRST-BEGOTTEN into the world, He says, And let all the angels of God worship him

7.  And of the angels he says, Who makes his angels spirits, and his ministers a flame of fire. 

8.  But unto the Son He says, Your throne, O God, is forever and ever: a scepter of righteousness is the scepter of your kingdom. 

.9  You (Speaking of the PRE-GLORIFIED Son of MAN, Jesus, BEFORE Jesus OBTAINED his NEW NAME to now be highly exalted ABOVE the angels) have loved righteousness, and hated iniquity; THEREFORE, God, even your God, has anointed you with the oil of gladness above your fellows.” 



The Son of MAN, Jesus, was MADE a little LOWER than the angels DURING the DAYS of his FLESH. And then AFTER the CROSS his god and Father CROWNED him with GLORY and HONOR to OBTAIN a NEW NAME more excellent than the angels BY INHERITING everything God GAVE to him as the JOY set before him to ENDURE the cross to obey his God and Father’s WILL.

So then, there are THREE harvests of RIGHTEOUS NEW CREATURES that become the FIRSTFRUITS unto God. Jesus was the FIRST of the FIRSTFRUITS. The we who are IN Jesus Christ in this present word will become the SECOND harvest of FIRSTFRUITS unto God AT the second coming of Jesus. And from Revelation 20:4-6 we learn or the FINAL harvest of FIRSTFRUITS being brought into the family of God. And that final harvest of Gd NEW CREATION of RIGHTEOUS people will take place at that the SECOND and final resurrection where another book of life will be opened. And those found written in that book of life will be resurrected and given ETERNAL LIFE while the REST of the dead are resurrected to be JUDGED GUILTY and worthy of the second death which is the Lake of Fire.


Revelation 20:4-6.

 

“And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them: and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads or in their hands; and they lived and reigned WITH Christ a thousand years. (We are JOINT-HEIR WITH Jesus Christ our BROTHER, according to Romans 8:17 and many other verses of Scripture)

5.  But the REST of the dead lived not again UNTIL the thousand years were finished. This is the first resurrection.

6.  Blessed and holy is he that has a part in the first resurrection: on such the second death has no power, but they shall be priests of God AND of Christ, and shall reign WITH him a thousand years.”


Now let us read James 1:16-18.

 

Do not err, my beloved brethren.

17.  Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above and comes down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.

18.  Of His own will begat He us with the word of truth, that we should be a kind of FIRSTFRUITS of His CREATURES."

 

Hebrews 11:40 teaches us that we will not be made PERFECT until we are all made perfect TOGETHER at the SECOND coming of Jesus. In other words, Jesus the Son of MAN is the ONLY begotten Son of God right NOW. And because Jesus is the captain of our salvation, the FIRST human to be raised from the dead and GIVEN the divine nature of eternal life, God gave Jesus to have PREEMINENCE over and above all except for Yahweh his God and Father. And then, at the second coming of the Son of MAN Jesus, many more sons and daughters will be added to the family of God to become ONE with Jesu and the Father EVEN AS Jesus and the father are ONE, according to John 17:16-26. And then at the end of the 1000 year reign of Jesus, the rest of God’s NEW creatures IN Jesus will be added to the family of God.


Hebrews 11:39,40.

 

“And these all, (Speaking of the Old Testament saints who were preached the gospel by Jesus himself when Jesus was in the belly of the Earth for three days and three nights. Please read the study “WHAT and WHERE is PARADISE?”) having obtained a good report through faith, received NOT the promise: (Of eternal life as YET. But WHY?)

40.  God having provided some better thing for us, that they WITHOUT US should NOT be made PERFECT.”

 

In other words, Almighty God by His OWN will decided it would be BETTER if we all receive the PERFECT GIFT of His divine nature of immortality at the same time AT the second coming of Jesus. Now some of you may be wondering why I keep calling the perfect gift of eternal life as the DIVINE NATURE of Almighty God the Father?

Well, the ONLY place in the entire Bible where the words DIVINE NATURE are used together is found in 2 Peter 1:3,4 where WE, as faithful obedient believers IN Jesus Christ, are given the hope of one day being a PARTAKER of this DIVINE NATURE.


2 Peter 1:3,4.

 

“According as his divine power has given unto us all things that pertain unto LIFE and godliness, through the knowledge of him that has called us to glory and virtue:

4.  Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these YOU might be partakers of the DIVINE NATURE, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.”

 

My main point right now is for you to see WHEN Jesus was GIVEN the DIVINE NATURE of the FATHER which is WHEN it pleased the Father that the FULNESS of the Deity should dwell BODILY in the Son of MAN, Jesus as his reward for enduring the cross. For you see, BEFORE Yahweh GAVE the Son of MAN, Jesus the divine nature of immortality it was Yahweh the Father who ONLY has always possessed immortality in himself according to what the Bible ITSELF teaches us in 1 Timothy 6:13-16.


1 Timothy 6:13-16.

 

I give you CHARGE in the sight of God, WHO quickens (Or who makes alive or gives LIFE to) all things, AND before Christ Jesus, who before Pontius Pilate witnessed a good confession;

14.  That you keep this commandment (Or I give you CHARGE that you keep this instruction or this TEACHING) without spot, unrebukeable, until the appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ:

15.  Which in his times (Speaking of the first and second coming of Jesus) he (Jesus the Son of MAN during his ministry and NOW the glorified eternal Son of God in the world yet to come) shall show, WHO is the blessed and ONLY Potentate, the King of kings, and Lord of lords;

16.  Who ONLY has immortality, (Meaning who ONLY has always had immortality as being the SOURCE of all life. Jesus the Son of MAN was GIVEN the divine nature of immortality to be having in himself even as the Father has life in Himself. So the “WHO” in this verse that is the ONLY one who has always had immortality is the INVISIBLE Almighty God Yahweh the Father) dwelling in the light which no man can approach unto; whom no man has seen, nor can see: to whom be honor and power everlasting. Amen.”

 

The LITERAL translation reads who no HUMAN has seen nor can see and that is because God would not allow a mere MORTAL human to see all of his glory lest they would die. But I am quite sure that when we are given the right to partake of the divine nature to become IMMORTAL divine beings that we will indeed see our heavenly Father AND his Son Jesus our Lord. Clearly mortal men HAVE seen Jesus and WILL yet SEE Jesus again when God BRINGS His FIRST-BEGOTTEN Son from the DEAD back into the world to be WORSHIPED even AS we worship the Father TO the GLORY OF Almighty God the Father.

The Bible itself teaches us that Jesus was commissioned by God and sent out into the world at his baptism to show us the FATHER. Jesus never exalted HIMSELF. Jesus always spoke of the Father as being GREATER than himself. The phrase “who ONLY in the Potentate” who Jesus came to SHOW to us is speaking of the ONE TRUE and ONLY ALMIGHTY God who is OVER and ABOVE all including being OVER His Son Jesus. So this passage of Scripture is teaching us that ONLY the FATHER has always had eternal life or the DIVINE NATURE of IMMORTALITY from all eternity past in Himself as being the SOURCE of all life, both mortal and eternal life. Every perfect gift comes down from the Father of light who can NOT be TEMPTED and Jesus was TEMPTED.

And as we have already seen from John 5:26,27, the Father GAVE the Son of MAN to be having eternal life in himself even as the Father has life in himself. And according to Acts 2:26, it was Yahweh the Father who MADE Jesus Lord. Everything Jesus is or has was GIVEN TO him BY his God and Father. And HOW does a “manifestation” of God that is NOT a separate person FROM the father HAVE another God OVER him? To ME, Jesus must be a REAL genuine Son who is NOT one and the self-same being or PERSON of the Father in order to be SUBJECT and UNDER his God and Father. And that is the major reason why I will never believe in the Oneness doctrine. It is almost as confusing as the doctrine of the Trinity and God is NOT the author of confusion. Please read the study “VERSES THAT PROVE JESUS IS NOT THE FATHER!”

So again, my main point for right now is to see the truth about God's NEW CREATION, his NEW CREATURES created IN Jesus Christ, the FIRSTBORN from the dead among many BRETHREN of this NEW CREATION of Almighty God. to become the BEGINNING of God’s CREATION, according to Revelation 3:14. This is what Revelation 3:14 means in light of the WHOLE word of God.


Revelation 3:14.

 

“And unto the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write; These things says the Amen, the FAITHFUL and TRUE WITNESS, the BEGINNING of the CREATION OF God;”

 

Now, to all Oneness Christians, why would Yahweh the ONE God in ONE person need to be the faithful and true witness to Himself when he was ALONE and by Himself when He created the universe if so be the word creation here is referring to the original creatinine eternity past? And to all Trinitarian Christians, why would God the Son need to be the FAITHFUL and TRUE WITNESS to God the Father and God the Holy Spirit, if so be the word creation here is referring to the original creation in eternity past? To ME, the word creation here in Revelation 3:14 is speaking of God’s NEW creation where Jesus was the FIRST FAITHFUL and TRUE WITNESS to overcome the world to BECOME the BEGINNING of God’s NEW creation of righteous IMMORTAL humans.

 In other words, the NEW CREATION is the creation OF Yahweh, Almighty God the FATHER who has ordained His NEW creation to be created IN HIM, IN His Son Jesus, the FIRST FAITHFUL and TRUE WITNESS. Jesus is the FIRSTBORN of every CREATURE to be made in the IMAGE OF his God and Father to become the BEGINNING OF this NEW creation of Almighty God the Father. 

Now BOTH Oneness Christians and Trinitarian Christians argue that Jesus as being in the IMAGE of God means that Jesus IS God Himself. But, according to the Bible ITSELF, we are being conformed into the IMAGE of God’s Son and that does NOT make us be Jesus himself. In other words, IF Jesus as being the IMAGE OF Yahweh makes Jesus BE Yahweh Himself then when we are made in the IMAGE OF Jesus, we will also BE Yahweh Himself.  Being in the IMAGE OF God simply means that we ill be ONE with Jesus EVEN AS Jesus is ONE with the Father, according to John 17:16-26. We do not become Almighty God, but rather we become Gods WITH Jesus to rule and reign WITH Jesus for 1000 years. To know and understand that Yahweh the father is the God OF Gods please read the studies “ARE THERE TWO GODS?” “OUR GOD IS ONE GOD IN ONE PERSON!”, and “THERE IS BUT ONE TRUE GOD!”

But for now, let us continue with this study to explain the doctrine of Oneness and WHY the Oneness teaching is NOT sound Biblical teaching. Please read 2 Corinthians and Galatians 6:15 where we are called NEW creatures IN Jesus Christ.


2 Corinthians 5:17.

 

“Therefore, if any man is IN Christ, he is a NEW CREATURE: old things are passed away; behold, all things have become NEW.”

 

Galatians 6:15.  

 

“For IN Christ Jesus neither circumcision avails anything, nor uncircumcision, but a NEW CREATURE.”

 

Jesus is the FIRST NEW CREATURE, the first human being to be given the DIVINE NATURE of IMMORTALITY.

Jesus AFTER the CROSS is NOW the FIRSTBORN of every NEW creature or creation of God by being the FIRSTBORN from the DEAD to be GIVEN the divine nature of eternal life.

Jesus is the BEGINNING of God’s NEW creation by becoming the FIRSTFRUITS of us, the FIRSTBORN from the DEAD among many BRETHREN.

 Now let us read John 1:14-18 while keeping in mind that the New Testament was written AFTER the FACT as a record of what ALREADY took place.

 

John 1:14,19.

 

“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.

15.  John (Speaking of John the Baptist) 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 (Meaning that Jesus was highly exalted to be above John having PREEMINENCE over all humans and the angels. Jesus was given a new name to be above everyone except for Yahweh Himself. And Jesus was BEFORE John the Baptist, father Abraham and every other human being including the first Adam in the MIND and PLAN of Almighty God having that LAST Adam in His thoughts BEFORE God recreated the earth to once again be inhabitable)

16.  And OF his fulness have all we received, (Speaking of the SAME ANOINTING who dwelt IN Jesus DURING the days of his FLESH now dwells IN US as believers IN Jesus the Christ, the SON OF the living God. The phrase OF his FULNESS is speaking of Jesus being GIVEN the fulness of the Godhead AFTER the CROSS to BECOME the Father of eternal life. In other words. AFTER the CROSS, Yahweh the Father GAVE Jesus to power and the authority to NOW give the divine nature of eternal life to whomsoever the Son chooses as being WORTHY to receive the divine nature of immortality) and grace for grace.

17.  For the law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came BY Jesus Christ. (Or because OF the anointed HUMAN Jesus becoming obedient to do all his God and Father’s WILL)

18.  No MAN has seen God at any time; the only begotten Son, (Or the only “manifested” Son) which is IN the bosom of the Father, he has declared Him. (Meaning the ONLY begotten Son of MAN from the dead to be given the divine nature of immortality, who came back down from heaven to show himself ALIVE forevermore by many infallible PROOFS. And we have seen his GLORY or his GLORIFICATION to become the FIRSTBORN of every creation as being the ONLY begotten Son of God right NOW, the FIRST one to be born from the dead among many BRETHREN. And right now Jesus is WITH Yahweh the Father IN His bosom who has MANIFESTLY DECLARED to us the FATHER to be the ONLY TRUE God. according to John 17:1-3)

19.  And this is the RECORD of John (Or this is what John RECORDED or wrote down as a written record after the FACT or AFTER Jesus was GLORIFIED) when the Jews sent priests and Levites from Jerusalem to ask him, Who are you?"

 

You see my dear brothers and sisters in our Lord Jesus, the CHRIST, during the days of his FLESH Jesus was the ANOINTED Son of MAN. And it was only AFTER the CROSS that his God and Father GLORIFIED the Son of MAN, Jesus, so that the Son of MAN could become the God of the whole Earth to sit upon the throne of David to rule FOR Yahweh during the SEVENTH 1000 year long day of the Lord.

When we work BACKWARD from where Jesus is NOW in his GLORIFIED state to be called the God of the whole Earth, then it is much easier to see the FULL and COMPLETE humanity of Jesus DURING the days of his FLESH. I mean why would Hebrews 5:7 even be in the Bible if so be there was NEVER a time when Jesus was TRULY fully and completely FLESH being void or without ANY divine nature?


Please read Hebrews 5:5-9.

 

“So also Christ GLORIFIED NOT HIMSELF to be made a high priest; but he that said unto him, You are my Son, TODAY have I begotten you. (This is a quote of the PROPHECY prophesying of a future day in which Yahweh would beget Himself a Son in His OWN IMAGE)

6.  As he says also in another place, You are a priest forever after the order of Melchisedec.

7.  Who IN the DAYS of his FLESH,(Or who DURING the days of the word being made FLESH) when he had offered up prayers and supplications with strong crying and tears unto Him that was able to save him from death (Or when the Son of MAN Jesus prayed being tempted in every point as we are tempted cried out to his God and Father to SAVE him and not leave his soul in hell) and was heard in that he feared;

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

9.  And being MADE PERFECT (Speaking of the Son of MAN being GIVEN the DIVINE NATURE of IMMORTALITY to be GLORIFIED of the Father), he (the NOW glorified eternal Son of God) BECAME the author of eternal salvation unto all them that OBEY him;"

 

In other words, the Son of MAN Jesus was highly exalted by his God and Father to BECOME the father of eternal life. To FULFILL the PROPHECY in Isaiah 9:6 who SHALL be CALLED by the NAME the everlasting Father. Jesus was GIVEN the power and the authority to now give eternal life to whomsoever he will, The King James Version translates Isaiah 9:6 as the everlasting Father but it should read the father of eternal life. Some translations say the father of the future. Let us read Isaiah 9:6,7 and I want you to notice WHO gave the prophet to Isaiah and WHO PERFORMS His OWN spoken word of PROPHECY. I also want you to notice the ORDER that the events are PROPHESIED so you cal see that Jesus will not be called the Mighty God and the father of eternal life UNTIL the world to come WHEN the government shall be LAID upon his shoulders.


Please read Isaiah 9:6,7.

 

“For (Order of event #1 that has already been FULFILLED) unto us, a CHILD is BORN, (THEN comes Order of event #2 that has also already been FULFILLED) unto us a son is given: (Speaking of the HUMAN Son of MAN, Jesus as the Son given as the ONE sacrifice for the sins of the world. Yahweh provided His own Lamb that was slain in the mind of God from the foundation of the world. God chose His Lamb to be made inferior to the angels so He made the human race a little lower than the angelic beings) and (And THEN Order of event #3 is YET FUTURE and it is YET TO BE FULFILLED) the government shall be upon his shoulder: (Which is the WRATH of God executed by Jesus. That is WHEN the kingdoms of this present world will become the kingdom of God's dear Son to begin the 1000 year reign of Jesus) and ( And THEN will come Order of event #4 that is YET FUTURE and it is YET TO BE FULFILLED WHEN the government will be set upon the shoulder of Jesus IN the world to come, at which TIME) his NAME shall be CALLED Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, (Or more precisely, according to Hebrew 5:9, the Father of everlasting life or the AUTHOR of eternal life. For you see, it was BECAUSE, OF the Son of man, Jesus obeying his God and Father's Will, that Jesus made it possible for whosoever believes in him shall be saved. Jesus was MADE perfect and he BECAME the Father of eternal life AFTER the cross. For you see, the Son of MAN, Jesus, was GIVEN the authority and the power AFTER the cross to JUDGE and also to give eternal life to whomsoever he chooses. This is why Psalms 2 prophesies to kiss the feet of God’s Son whom He ordained to be his King of kings and Lord of lords. Jesus is also called) The Prince of Peace. (And, according to Revelation 1:5, Jesus is our Prince right now standing at the right hand of God. But at his second coming, Jesus will SIT on the right hand of Yahweh to rule and reign FOR Yahweh as the Lord of the Sabbath. And at that time, the kingdoms of this present world will become the kingdom of our Lord Jesus Christ. And)

7.  Of the increase of his government and peace there shall be no end, upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom, to order it, and to establish it with judgment and with justice from henceforth even forever. The zeal of the LORD of hosts will perform this.”

 

Also, please notice WHO is doing the PERFORMING of His own spoken word of PROPHECY that came forth OUT FROM His mouth. It is Almighty God Yahweh the creator who is performing His own word. So to me, Jesus is the FULFILLMENT of the spoken word of PROPHECY. Jesus began as a THOUGHT in God’s mind as God's secret plan of salvation. Not just the salvation of mankind that He had not yet created, but also the RESTORATION of the entire universe back to being at PEACE having no WAR. God created the human race to put an END to evil. Please read the studies under the heading >>>WHY ARE WE HERE-IS GOD AT WAR?<<< 

So WHEN did Jesus BECOME the FIRSTBORN of every creature? In Acts 13:33,34 we read WHEN was the “TODAY” when Jesus was BEGOTTEN of the Father to becomes God’s, ETERNAL Son.


Please read Acts 13:33,34.

 

God has FULFILLED (Or God Himself PERFORMED His own word of prophecy the He Himself spoke forth OUT FROM His own MOUTH to FULFILL) the same unto us their children, IN THAT He has raised up Jesus again; as it is also written in the second psalm, You are my Son, THIS DAY have I begotten you.

34.  And as concerning that He raised him up from the dead, NOW NO MORE to return to corruption, he said on this wise, I will give you the sure mercies of David.”

 

So then, on the very DAY that Almighty God the Father, the eternal Spirit raised the Son of MAN from the dead and GAVE the Son of MAN the right to partake of the DIVINE NATURE of IMMORTALITY was the very SELF-SAME day that the Bible itself states as a FACT with absolutely NO interpretation needed that Jesus was BEGOTTEN of the Father to BECOME God’s ETERNAL Son.the firstborn Son from the dead among many BRETHREN.

Now as far as Oneness believers NOT yet seeing that Jesus is a SEPARATE person from the Father is beyond my comprehension because of the VAST amount of verses that clearly teach us of TWO separate distinctly DIFFERENT beings. Yes, I fully understand how a single person can be both a father and a son at the same time but a father who has a son are TWO different people. And no matter what kind of word manipulation you use, the son of the father can never make the son OF a father being one and the self-same being as the father. So please, I implore you to read ALL the studies under the heading >>>IS THE ONENESS DOCTRINE BIBLICAL?<<< And for my Trinitarian readers, below is a list of all the verses used to try and prove that Jesus pre-existed in eternity past WITHOUT having any kind of a beginning.

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 the Christ,

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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.

Your brother in our Lord Jesus Christ,

Brother Mark.

 

 

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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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