JOHN 1:18 THE ONLY BEGOTTEN GOD!


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JOHN 1:18 THE ONLY BEGOTTEN GOD!


The King James Version of the Bible says the only begotten SON but the New American Standard Translation of the Bible says the only begotten “God”. So what does John 1:18 TRULY mean in the LIGHT of the whole word of Almighty God? I will quote John 1:18 from 31 different English translations. I will also organize the different translations for you into THREE categories. The first category will be the translations of John 1:18 WITH the word “BEGOTTEN”. The second category will be the translations of John 1:18 WITHOUT the word “BEGOTTEN” which word verse 18 in such a way that you can NOT interpret it any other way than as Jesus being “God”. You can still interpret Jesus being [A] God using only the context within verse 18. However, that does not seem to be the intended purpose of the “TRANSLATORS”. And thus, to me, I see category number two as being completely “BIASED” toward the doctrine of the Trinity. And then, in category number three, I will quote the translations that leave out the word “BEGOTTEN” but they translate Jesus as being the ONLY SON. And that to me, is also a little biased because WITHOUT the word “BEGOTTEN” Christians can argue that Jesus had no BEGINNING. And the doctrine of the Trinity MUST have Jesus having NO beginning or it is proven to be false teaching.

The first translation will be from the New American Standard Version that translates John 1:18 as the only BEGOTTEN “God”. This is the only translation that I will include a link to the website BibleStudyTools.com. You can also go to Bible Hub and BlueLetter Bible websites to read John 1:18 from several different Bible translations.


John 1:18 from the (NAS) New American Standard Version.


No one has seen God at any time; the only begotten God who is in the bosom of the Father, He has explained Him.”


We will cover two questions in this study.


#1. Is this an accurate translation?


#2. Does this translation agree with the whole word of God?


The answer to question number 1 is yes, and no. Yes, there is a manuscript that translates accurately as the only begotten God. But, according to the Textus Receptus or the received manuscripts from which the King James Version is translated, the answer is NO, it is NOT an accurate translation. All the received or widely accepted manuscripts are translated as the only BEGOTTEN SON.

So then, should we trust the manuscript that was used to translate John 1:18 in the New American Standard Version of the Bible? I mean, does the translation “begotten God” AGREE with the WHOLE word of Almighty God?

The answer to question number 2 is, in my opinion, YES, I sincerely believe that Almighty God Yahweh has a Son whom He Himself highly exalted to become [a] God to sit on His throne AT the right-hand side of the Father. Let us read through the remaining 30 translations of John 1:1 so that you can see the DIFFERENCES as well as seeing what they ALL AGREE upon. And you read these different translations please notice that they ALL AGREE on three things.


#1. All of these translations AGREE that no man has ever seen God at any time. 


#2. All of these translations AGREE that Jesus is now AT the SIDE OF the Father which we know to be in heaven. So that means that there are TWO on the throne and NOT just Almighty God the Father ALONE.


#3. All of these translations AGREE to clearly identify the God that no man has ever seen at any time as being the FATHER and the God AT His SIDE as being His only BEGOTTEN Son.


#4. And most of these translations AGREE that Jesus revealed or made known to us the God that no man has ever seen at any time. 


#5. But some of these translations can be interpreted as the Father SPOKE forth His Son into existence.


The Wycliffe Bible says the one begotten Son that the Father has TOLD OUT. Keep in mind that there were no commas in the original Gree text so the last part of John 1:18 could be interpreted as the Father DECLARED him, as is, Yahweh the Father DECLARED the end from the beginning the future of having a righteous Son to sit beside Him on the throne. But most Christians interpret the last part of John 1:18 as the Son clearly SHOWING us the Father. Personally, I can see both ways as being sound Biblical interpretations. Please keep these five things that are in AGREEMENT in mind as you read through these 31 different translations of John 1:18. I will quote the New American Standard Version again so that it will be fresh in your mind while you read the three categories.


John 1:18 from the (NAS) New American Standard Version.


No one has seen God at any time; the only begotten God who is in the bosom of the Father, He has explained Him.”


CATEGORY ONE.


John 1:18 WITH the word BEGOTTEN.


 John 1:18 from the Wycliffe Bible.


“No man saw ever God [No man ever saw God], but the one begotten Son, that is in the bosom of the Father, he hath told out.”


John 1:18 from the Darby Translation.


“No one has seen God at any time; the only-begotten Son, who is in the bosom of the Father, *he* hath declared [him].”


John 1:18 from the King James Version.


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


John 1:18 from the New King James Version.


“No one has seen God at any time. The only begotten Son, who is in the bosom of the Father, He has declared Him.”


John 1:18 from the American Standard Version.


“No man hath seen God at any time; the only begotten Son, who is in the bosom of the Father, he hath declared [him].”


John 1:18 from the Douay-Rheims Catholic Bible.


“No man hath seen God at any time: the only begotten Son who is in the Bosom of the Father, he hath declared him.”


John 1:18 from the Jubilee Bible 2000.


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


John 1:18 from the Tyndale Bible.


“No ma hath sene God at eny tyme. The only begotte sonne which is in ye bosome of ye father he hath declared him.”


John 1:18 from Young’s Literal Translation.


“God no one hath ever seen; the only begotten Son, who is on the bosom of the Father -- he did declare.”


John 1:18 from the Webster Bible.


“No man hath seen God at any time; the only begotten Son, who is in the bosom of the Father, he hath declared [him].”


John 1:18 from the Third Millennium Bible.


“No man hath seen God at any time; the only begotten Son, who is in the bosom of the Father, He hath declared Him.”



In the following two translations, the Greek word that is translated as “BEGOTTEN” is translated as “unique” Son and as “God-EXPRESSION” Both of these Bibles are paraphrased translations. They are not “accurate” translations but no one can deny the miraculous virgin birth of Jesus that was one of a king and unique only to Jesus. So while not being accurate translations, they do not directly contradict the Bible.


John 1:18 from the Complete Jerusalem Bible.


“No one has ever seen God; but the only and unique Son, who is identical with God and is at the Father's side -- he has made him known.”


John 1:18 from the Message Bible.


“No one has ever seen God, not so much as a glimpse. This one-of-a-kind God-Expression, who exists at the very heart of the Father, has made him plain as day. Thunder in the Desert”


In the following SBLG Greek New Testament, the Greek says begotten “God”. But I do not know what the abbreviation (SBLG) means. I do not know from which manuscript this Greek New Testament was translated.


μονογενής = BEGOTTEN

Θεός = God

μονογενὴς θεὸς = BEGOTTEN God


John 1:18 (SBLG) from the Greek New Testament.


“θεὸν οὐδεὶς ἑώρακεν πώποτε · μονογενὴς θεὸς ⸃ ὁ ὢν εἰς τὸν κόλπον τοῦ πατρὸς ἐκεῖνος ἐξηγήσατο.”


Here is how E-Sword defines the Greek word “monogenēs” pronounced “mon-og-en-ace.


G3439

μονογενής

monogenēs

mon-og-en-ace

From G3441 and G1096; only born, that is, sole: - only (begotten, child).

Total KJV occurrences: 9


Here is how E-Sword defines the Greek word “theos” pronounced as “theh'-os”.


G2316

θεός

theos

theh'-os

Of uncertain affinity; a deity, especially (with G3588) the supreme Divinity; figuratively a magistrate; by Hebraism very: - X exceeding, God, god [-ly, -ward].

Total KJV occurrences: 1343


Now, the Greek word “monogenes” is a compound word that comes from the two Greek words “mono” that means only, and “ginomai” which means generated, to become, come to be, cause to be, come into being, and to be brought to pass. Here is how E-Sword defines “ginomai”.


G1096

γίνομαι

ginomai

ghin'-om-ahee

A prolonged and middle form of a primary verb; to cause to be (“gen” -erate), that is, (reflexively) to become (come into being), used with great latitude (literally, figuratively, intensively, etc.): - arise be assembled, be (come, -fall, -have self), be brought (to pass), (be) come (to pass), continue, be divided, be done, draw, be ended, fall, be finished, follow, be found, be fulfilled, + God forbid, grow, happen, have, be kept, be made, be married, be ordained to be, partake, pass, be performed, be published, require, seem, be showed, X soon as it was, sound, be taken, be turned, use, wax, will, would, be wrought.


And when we read the ORDER of the events in which Yahweh PROPHESIED them we can clearly see that Yahweh PERFORMED His own word of PROPHECY that came forth OUT FROM His own mouth to bring to pass what He IMAGINED to be in His mind and plan from the foundation of the world.


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?<<< 

But for now, let us read the remaining translations of John 1:18 in category number two where there is NO word “BEGOTTEN”. And as you read these verses I want you to notice how these translations word verse 18 in such a way that you can not interpret it any other way than Jesus being God. So basically, these other translations in category two are interpreting John 1:18 FOR you as Jesus being God. BUT you can still interpret even some of the most “BIASED” translations that try and make Jesus be Almighty God Yahweh Himself as Jesus being [A] God UNDER and SUBJECT to his God and Father the ONLY TRUE God.

 

CATEGORY TWO.

 

John 1:18 WITHOUT the word BEGOTTEN.



John 1:18 from the Good News Translation.


“No one has ever seen God. The only Son, who is the SAME AS God AND is AT the Father's SIDE, he has made him known.”


John 1:18 from the English Standard Version.


“No one has ever seen God; the only God, who is at the Father's side, he has made him known.”


John 1:18 from the Common English Bible.


“No one has ever seen God. God the only Son, who is at the Father's side, has made God known.”


John 1:18 from the New International Version.


“No one has ever seen God, but the one and only Son, who is himself God and is in closest relationship with the Father, has made him known.”


John 1:18 from the New Century Version.


“No one has ever seen God. But God the only Son is very close to the Father, and he has shown us what God is like.”


John 1:18 from the New International Readers Version.


“No one has ever seen God. But God, the one and only Son, is at the Father's side. He has shown us what God is like.”


John 1:18 from the New Revised Standard Version.


“No one has ever seen God. It is God the only Son, who is close to the Father's heart, who has made him known.”


John 1:18 from the Lexham English Bible.


“No one has seen God at any time; the one and only, God, the one who is in the bosom of the Father--that one has made [him] known.”


John 1:18 from the New Living Translation.


“No one has ever seen God. But the unique One, who is himself God, is near to the Father’s heart. He has revealed God to us.”


The Bible does indeed, say that Jesus is called God but in the LIGHT of the WHOLE word of Almighty God. And anyone with eyes to see and ears to hear can clearly see that Jesus was APPOINTED to become [a] God under and subject to his God and Father Yahweh who is the HIGHEST God OF Gods. So, I myself, do not have any real problem with the New American Standard Version translating John 1:18 as the only BEGOTTEN God with the exception that Jesus was not God DURING the days of his FLESH. But rather, the Son of MAN, Jesus, was BEGOTTEN to become a God AFTER the cross. Let us continue with category number three which again is a little biased in that they translated verse 18 WITHOUT the word “BEGOTTEN” which proves that Jesus had a BEGINNING. And all Christians agree that the only true God never had a beginning.


CATEGORY THREE.


John 1:1 WITHOUT the word BEGINNING.


John 1:18 from the Bible in Basic English.


“No man has seen God at any time; the only Son, who is on the breast of the Father, he has made clear what God is.”


John 1:18 from the Hebrews Name Bible.


“No one has seen God at any time. The one and only Son, who is in the bosom of the Father, he has declared him.”


John 1:18 from the God’s Word Translation.


“No one has ever seen God. God's only Son, the one who is closest to the Father's heart, has made him known.”


John 1:18 from the Revised Standard Version.


“No one has ever seen God; the only Son, who is in the bosom of the Father, he has made him known.”


John 1:18 from the World English Bible.


“No one has seen God at any time. The one and only Son, who is in the bosom of the Father, he has declared him.”


John 1:18 from the Holman Christian Standard Bible.


“No one has ever seen God. The One and Only Son- the One who is at the Father's side- He has revealed Him.”


John 1:18 from the Weymouth New Testament.


“No human eye has ever seen God: the only Son, who is in the Father's bosom--He has made Him known.”


The two translations below are the Hebrew translation and the Greek New Testament that we already briefly went over. I am assuming that the Orthodox Jewish Bible was translated from Hebrew. I believe that the New Testament was originally written in Greek but that does not mean that the Greek New Testament was never “TRANSLATED” into the Hebrew language. The Old Testament was originally written in Hebrew and yet we have it “TRANSLATED” into the Greek language. My point is that both of these two translations agree with the New American Standard translation that Jesus was begotten of Yahweh to become [a] God who SHARES Yahweh’s divine nature AFTER the cross.


John 1:18 from the Orthodox Jewish Bible.


“No one has ever seen Hashem [Ex 33:20]. It is Elohim the Ben Yachid [who shares the nature of Hashem, the Chochman Ben Elohim at his side, see very importantly Mishle 8:30; 30:4)], it is he, the one being in the kheyk (bosom) of HaAv, this one is Hashem’s definitive midrash (exegesis).”


John 1:18 (SBLG) from the Greek New Testament.


“θεὸν οὐδεὶς ἑώρακεν πώποτε · μονογενὴς θεὸς ⸃ ὁ ὢν εἰς τὸν κόλπον τοῦ πατρὸς ἐκεῖνος ἐξηγήσατο.”


θεὸν= God

οὐδεὶς= not even one (human person)

ώρακεν=seen, discerned, perceived

πώποτε = at any time, never

μονογενὴς= BEGOTTEN

 θεὸς= God, as in [A] God under Yahweh seeing that Jesus was brought into existence BY Yahweh

ὁ= the

ὢν= being, to be, one to be, being one, is

εἰς= to or into (indicating the point reached or entered, of place, time, fig. purpose, result)

τὸν= the

κόλπον= bosom which carries the meaning of being in a close intimate relationship

τοῦ= the, of the

πατρὸς= Father

ἐκεῖνος= the one there, that one, as in, the begotten God who came into being in the bosom of the Father, the only begotten Son

ἐξηγήσατο= DECLARED


Now, let us read John 1:18 using these meanings with the Greek words by each meaning.


“θεὸν= God οὐδεὶς= not even one (human person) ώρακεν=seen, discerned, perceived πώποτε = at any time, never. Μονογενὴς = BEGOTTEN θεὸς= God, as in [A] God under Yahweh seeing that Jesus was brought into existence BY Yahweh ὁ= the ὢν= being, to be, one to be, being one, is εἰς= to or into (indicating the point reached or entered, of place, time, fig. purpose, result) τὸν= the κόλπον= bosom which carries the meaning of being in close intimate relationship τοῦ= the, of the πατρὸς= Father ἐκεῖνος= the one there, that one, as in, the begotten God who came into being in the bosom of the Father, the only begotten Son ἐξηγήσατο= DECLARED.”


Now, let us read John 1:18 using these meanings without the Greek words by each meaning.


“God, not even one human (has) seen at any time ever. Begotten God, the one to be entered into the bosom relationship of the Father, that one DECLARED.”


It is this last phrase “that one DECLARED” that I want to focus on for the remainder of the study on John 1:18 to answer the questions.


#1. Is Jesus a begotten God?


#2. Is Jesus the begotten Son of God?


#3. Is Jesus BOTH the begotten Son of God AND a begotten God as well?


We already know that most Christians interpret John 1:18 as Jesus manifestly declaring who the Father is. But in the LIGHT of the order of the events that Yahweh PROPHESIED DECLARING the END from the beginning, John 1:18 could also be interpreted as the Father DECLARED that one to be entered into His bosom.

Here is how Bible Hub defines the Greek word ἐξηγήσατο” pronounced “ex-ayg-eh'-om-ahee”. 


1834 eksēgéomai (from 1537 /ek, "completely out of from" intensifying 2233 /hēgéomai, "to lead by showing priority") – properly, lead out completely (thoroughly bring forth), i.e. explain (narrate) in a way that clarifies what is uppermost (has priority).


And here is how E-Sword defines the two Greek words from which “eksēgéomai” is made up of in order to be a compound word.


G1537

ἐκ, ἐξ

ek    ex

ek, ex

A primary preposition denoting origin (the point whence motion or action proceeds), from, out (of place, time or cause; literally or figuratively; direct or remote): - after, among, X are, at betwixt (-yond), by (the means of), exceedingly, (+ abundantly above), for (-th), from (among, forth, up), + grudgingly, + heartily, X heavenly, X hereby, + very highly, in, . . . ly, (because, by reason) of, off (from), on, out among (from, of), over, since, X thenceforth, through, X unto, X vehemently, with (-out). Often used in composition, with the same general import; often of completion.


G2233

ἡγέομαι

hēgeomai

hayg-eh'-om-ahee

Middle voice of a (presumed) strengthened form of G71; to lead, that is, command (with official authority); figuratively to deem, that is, consider: - account, (be) chief, count, esteem, governor, judge, have the rule over, suppose, think.


And one of the meanings is to deem, to consider in a specific way, and to IMAGINE TO BE. Please read the study “WHAT DOES PROVERBS 8:22-31 TRULY MEAN?”

We all know that Jesus said the Scriptures testify of him. We have already seen in the PROPHECY in Isaiah 9:6,7 that Jesus shall be CALLED by the name the mighty God WHEN the government will be LAID upon his shoulders in the world yet to come. And when we read the context that follows John 1:18 we can see that the Jews wanted to know WHO is the “Christ” that was prophesied to come. The Jews were not looking for Yahweh Himself, but rather, they were looking for the ANOINTED Prophet who was prophesied to come.

So to me, all the Scriptures point to Jesus as being the FIRST begotten Son of God who right NOW is the ONLY begotten Son of God. AND the Scriptures ALSO point to Jesus as a BEGOTTEN God as well who will reign as the God over the whole earth FOR Yahweh for 1000 years. And at the end of the Millennial reign of Jesus, he will commit the Kingdom back into his God and Father’s hand. Please read the study “ARE THERE TWO GODS?”

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

Thanks for reading and may God bless you richly as you CONTINUE to seek the TRUTH of the WHOLE word of Almighty God.

 

Your Brother in our Lord Jesus Christ,

Brother Mark.

 

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VERSES USED TO TEACH THAT JESUS PREEXISTED!

JOHN 1:1

 

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

 

JOHN 1:1-3

 

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

2. The same was in the beginning with God.

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

 

JOHN 1:1-5,14,18 

 

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

2. The same was in the beginning with God.

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

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

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

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

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

 

JOHN 1:14

 

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

 

JOHN 1:15

 

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

 

JOHN 1:18 

 

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

 

JOHN 2:19

 

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

 

JOHN 3:13

 

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

 

JOHN 3:17

 

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

 

JOHN 3:31

 

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

 

JOHN 6:32 

         

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

 

JOHN 6:33 

 

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

 

JOHN 6:38

 

“For I came down from heaven, not to do my 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 has 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 are little among the thousands of Judah, yet out of you shall he come forth unto me that is to be ruler in Israel; whose goings forth have been from of old, from everlasting.”

 

ISAIAH 9:6

 

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

 

ANGEL OF THE LORD VERSES

 

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

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

Genesis 1:26---Let US make man in OUR image!

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

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

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

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

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

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

Micah 5:2--- From everlasting.

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

Matthew 1:23---Emmanuel God with us!

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

JOHN 1:1---AND THE WORD WAS GOD!

JOHN 2:19-22---Jesus raised HIMSELF from the dead?

JOHN 5:18 JESUS IS EQUAL WITH GOD!

JOHN 8:24 PROVES JESUS IS YAHWEH!

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

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

JOHN 14:19---JESUS IS THE FATHER?

JOHN 20:28---MY LORD AND MY GOD!

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

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

 2 CORINTHIANS 13:14 TEACHES TRINITY?

EPHESIANS 3:9 DID JESUS CREATE ALL THINGS?

COLOSSIANS 2:9 IS JESUS THE GODHEAD?

PHILIPPIANS 2:6-11 PROVES PREEXISTENCE

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

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

TITUS 3:2 God our Savior toward man APPEARED

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

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

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

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

2 Peter 2:1---God AND our Savior Jesus Christ 

2 Peter 3:18---Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ 

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

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

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

       

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

>>>IS JESUS THE CREATOR?<<<

 

>>>WAS JESUS CREATED?<<<

 

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

 

#1. Jesus is the “I AM HE”!

 

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

 

#2. Jesus is the Son of MAN!

 

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

 

#3. Jesus is the CHRIST!

 

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

 

#4. Jesus is the SON OF God!

 

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

 

#5. Jesus is our FELLOW SERVANT!

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

#8. Jesus is GOD!

 

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

 

#9. Jesus is NOT the FATHER!

 

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

 

#10. Jesus is NOT Almighty God Himself!

 

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

 

#11. Jesus is NOT Yahweh Himself!

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

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