IS THE DOCTRINE OF ONENESS BIBLICAL?



IS THE DOCTRINE OF ONENESS BIBLICAL?

 

          

First I would like to explain what the Oneness doctrine or 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 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 and that ONE God 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 ur 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 you teach.

Again from what I have researched 1 Timothy 3:16 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. 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 that it was Almighty God himself who manifested himself into the Son of man, Jesus, BUT I am NOT a Oneness believer.

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

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 Witness have, but I will not deal with those interpretations in this study. I say interpretations because the 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 to the earth to become flesh while still yet remaining the fully Almighty God Yahweh and thus the Son of man had two natures at the same time, one divine and one human.

 

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

Yahweh brought into existence a human being born of a Virgin just like the PROPHECY written in the Old Testament foretold BEFORE it was MANIFESTED.

 

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 when Yahweh himself MANIFESTED himself to become flesh.

And Trinitarians claim that it was 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.

Now I know for sure that Trinitarians teach that Jesus had TWO natures at the SAME time during the days of his flesh, 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.

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 the ETERNAL God cannot possibly DIE.

And this is WHY the doctrine of the Deity was created. The TWO natures doctrine of the Deity of Jesus was created to explain away the questions of HOW could an ETERNAL God DIE? This dual nature doctrine was also created to explain or reason AWAY the questions how God could do and know things that the human Son of MAN 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 a 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 interpretation #3 of 1 Timothy 3:16 or HOW God was manifest in the FLESH.

 

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

Yahweh brought into existence a human being born of a Virgin just like the PROPHECY written in the Old Testament foretold BEFORE it was MANIFESTED.

 

Now I say “Biblical” 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, which means to them that Yahweh himself became flesh. 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. However, I myself and many other Christians 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.

But rather I and many other 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 “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 HOHN 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 that 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. 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.

 

“BEWARE lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and NOT after Christ. (or 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 the Son of MAN DWELLS the fullness OF the Godhead. The Godhead is Almighty God the Father, the eternal Holy Spirit. So then Jesus is NOT Almighty God the Father, 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?)

10.  And you are complete in him, which is the head of all principality and power:

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.”

 

 

The New testament is FULL of verses that clearly teach us in SIMPLICITY the that 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. 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: (probably like a surname much like a human father would give their son their own 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.)

10.  That at the 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 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.

In other words, Almighty God Yahweh the Father MADE the Son of MAN to become both Lord and Christ to be given 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 Sabbath.

Remember the question that we are answering, "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?"

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.

Please read Acts 1: 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.

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.

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...)

20.  BUT (be assured dear children of God) now IS Christ risen from the dead, and BECOME the FIRSTFRUITS of them that slept. (meaning the dead IN Jesus Christ shall partake of the same divine nature of IMMORTALITY that Jesus was given at his RESURRECTION)

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); #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 shall be given the divine nature of ETERNAL LIFE)

24.  #3. Then comes the end, when he (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 and 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 the kingdom BACK into his God and father’s hand after the 1000 yearreign of Jesus to force the Son OF God to be ONE and the self-same being as Yahweh the Father?

And from Revelation 20 we learn or the final firstfruits being brought into the family of God which takes 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 or the second death.

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.

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 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 who has PREEMINENCE over 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, 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 (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)

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 his 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 who ONLY has always possessed immortality in himself according to what the Bible ITSELF teach us in 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 that you keep this instruction or 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 and NOW the glorified eternal Son of God) 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 here who ONLY has alway 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 read who no HUMAN has seen nor can see and that is because God would not allow a mere 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.

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 us is speaking of the ONE TRUE and ONLY ALMIGHTY God who is OVER 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. And as we have already seen from John 5:26,27 that the Father GAVE the Son of MAN to be having eternal life in himself even as the Father has life in himself.

But 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 of this NEW CREATION of Almighty God. This is what Revelation 3:14 means in the 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;"

 

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 FIRSTBORN of every CREATURE, the BEGINNING OF this NEW creation of Almighty God the Father to be made the IMAGE of God. 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 be IN Christ, he is a NEW CREATURE: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become NEW."

 

Galatians 6:15.  

 

"For IN Christ Jesus neither circumcision avails any thing, nor uncircumcision, but a NEW CREATURE."

 

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

Jesus 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 NEW creation by becoming the FIRSTFRUITS of us, the FIRSTBORN 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 spoke, He that comes after me is preferred before me: for he was before me (meaning that Jesus was above John having PREEMINENCE over all except for Yahweh himself)

16.  And OF his fulness have all we received, (speaking of the SAME ANOINTING who dwelt IN Jesus now dwells IN US as believers IN Jesus the Christ, the SON OF the living God) and grace for grace.

17.  For the law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came BY Jesus Christ.

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. (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 for evermore by many infallible PROOFS. And we have seen his GLORY or his GLORIFICATION to become the FIRSTBORN of every creation.)

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 if was only AFTER the father GLORIFIED the Son of MAN that the Son of MAN became 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 IMAGE)

6.  As he says also in another place, You are a priest for ever 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. Jesus was GIVEN the power and the authority to now give eternal life to whomsoever he will.

Then is Acts 13:33,34 we read WHEN was the TODAY when Jesus was BEGOTTEN of the Father.

 

"God has FULFILLED 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 SELFSAME same day that the Bible itself states as a FACT with absolutely NO interpretation needed that Jesus was BEGOTTEN of the Father to BECOME his ETERNAL Son.

We have already read Hebrews 5:5, which is also a quote of Psalm 2, so let us now read Hebrew 1:5 in its CONTEXT, because Hebrews 1:3 is used by Oneness Christians and Trinitarian Christians to try and prove that Jesus himself in the creator of all things.

Please read Hebrews 1:1-9.

 

"God, (speaking of Yahweh, Almighty God, the Father) who at sundry times and in divers manners spoke in time past unto the fathers by the prophets,

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 (speaking of God's NEW creation the world yet to come, The Greek word translated as "by" whom also means FOR whom Yahweh makes the world to come);

3.  Who (speaking of the NOW HIGHLY EXALTED Son of MAN) being the brightness of his (Yahweh’s) glory, and the express IMAGE of his (Yahweh’s) person, and upholding all things by the word of his power (meaning that Jesus by his faith is upholding the all speaking of us the NEW creatures created IN Jesus the ANOINTED of God by the spoken and written word of Yahweh’s power), when he (the mortal Son of MAN) 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? (this verse of prophecy that was FULFILLED when God RAISED the Son of MAN from the dead should be all the evidence any Trinitarian should need to prove once and for all time that there was NO PREEXISTING God the Son who was with the God at the side of Almighty God in eternity past.)

6.  And again, when he brings in the FIRSTBEGOTTEN (future tense speaking of when Yahweh the Father bring his FIRSTBORN Son into the world at the SECOND coming of Jesus) 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 for ever and ever: a scepter of righteousness is the scepter of your kingdom. (we learn in Romans 4:17 that God calls things that are not yet into being as though they already are. In other words, PROPHECY sound as if it already is even when it is yet to be fulfilled in the future. Yahweh says in Isaiah 45:3,4 that he is calling TO his anointed one the NAME or TITLE of God of Israel. Cyrus is a type of figure of the Messiah the anointed of God. And in Isaiah 54:5 Yahweh calls to his servant the TITLE God saying that he SHALL BE called “God of the whole Earth”. So having the TITLE of God does not make one to be the ONE TRUE and only ALMIGHTY God Yahweh himself.)

9.  YOU (the Son of MAN anointed of God) hast loved righteousness, and hated iniquity; THEREFORE (or for this very reason of the Son of MAN Jesus  not giving into the temptation to sin) God, even YOUR God, has anointed you with the oil of gladness above your fellows."

 

In other words, THE God and Father OF Jesus has after the cross highly exalted the Son of MAN above his fellow brothers and sisters who are IN him.

So then, God was MANIFEST IN the FLESH, as in, God APPEARED IN the FLESH by God DWELLING IN the FLESH, which he himself created, made, formed in the womb and begot by his SPOKEN word. And then God was MANIFEST in the flesh of the Son of Man in that Jesus SHOWED us the true character of the Father. Jesus clearly REVEALED to us who believe the LOVE, mercy, and grace of Yahweh the Father. And that is what 1 Timothy 3:16 means in the LIGHT of the WHOLE word of Almighty God.

Now as far as Oneness believers NOT 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 can never make the son OF a father being one and the self-same being as the father. Please I implore you to read the studies "IS JESUS ALMIGHTY GOD?", "IS JESUS YAHWEH?", "OUR GOD IS ONE!", and "THERE IS BUT ONE GOD!".


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,

Mark.