WHAT DOES 1 CORINTHIANS 10:4 TRULY MEAN?

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WHAT DOES 1 CORINTHIANS 10:4 TRULY MEAN?

 

Some Christians dogmatically teach that, without fail, Jesus PRE-EXISTED as God the Son, the second person of the Trinity. Other Christians teach that Jesus pre-existed as a separate dive being who was with God at his side named the Word. But this other divine being named the word was not yet God’s Son. The Jehovah's Witness Christians teach that Jesus PRE-EXISTED as an ANGEL, namely Michael the archangel, who then became the Son of MAN and the Son of Almighty God the Father. And yet the Mormon Christians teach that Jesus PRE-EXISTED as a SPIRIT being alongside or WITH Almighty God as the Word who was God’s “spirit” child. And the only Christians who do NOT believe that Jesus literally pre-existed as a separate divine being who was with God in eternity past are the Oneness Pentecostal Christians and the Biblical Unitarian Christians.

 

But what does the WHOLE word of God teach us?

 

Let us begin this study in God's word by reading the 1 Corinthians 10:4 to refresh our memory as to what it says.

 

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.”

 

The argument for literal pre-existence is that the spiritual rock is read about in the Old Testament BEFORE the virgin birth of Jesus. And since Paul says that THAT Rock WAS Christ then that proves that Jesus pre-existed in eternity past because the only way for Jesus to MANIFEST himself in the Old Testament as that spiritual Rock is for him to have literally EXISTED during the Old Testament times.

First of all, the Rock did NOT literally FOLLOW them. The English word “THEM’ is not in the original Hebrew text. And the word translated as “FOLLOWED” LITERALLY means to learn as a disciple or follower of a teacher. So what the original text is communicating to us is that they were to LEARN from their DRINKING of the lateral water from that literal rock the SPIRITUAL lesson of that SPIRITUAL rock that Yahweh will PROVIDE for them. In other words, they literally drank literal water from a literal rock to quench their literal thirst and the spiritual lesson that they were to learn is that God did not deliver them from the bondage of Egypt to die and that He will provide their needs

And the LESSON that we are to learn from this Old Testament FIGURE is that Almighty God the Father PROVIDED the deliverance from bondage by way of His SERVANT Moses. And the analogy is that Yahweh the Father PROVIDED His Messiah Jesus to deliver us from the bondage of SIN. God provided the children of Israel with food and water while they were in the wilderness traveling TO the PROMISED land. By the Hand of Moses, the literal rock was split open and literal water ran out. And all who were thirsty drank from the literal water that came out of the rock by the hand of Moses. And the analogy is that by the hand of Jesus the SPIRITUAL Rock was split over so that the Holy Spirit could be poured out upon all flesh. So to ME, Paul is NOT saying that Jesus was that literal Rock in the Old Testament. NOR is Paul saying that Jesus MANIFESTED himself to become that literal rock in the Old Testament. Pauls was simply giving us an ANALOGY between the water flowing out of the literal rock and Jesus baptizing believers in the Holy Spirit.

Now some Trinitarian Christians interpret this verse to dogmatically mean, without fail, that Jesus PRE-EXISTED in the Old Testament. They argue that Paul clearly identifies the rock that Moses smote or hit with a stick in the wilderness as BEING CHRIST. They argue that Paul plainly says, “and THAT Rock WAS Christ”. And then they argue that Jesus IS THE ALMIGHTY God HIMSELF because they take other Old Testament verses which clearly and plainly teach us that Almighty God Yahweh Himself is the ROCK. And thus, they conclude that since Paul says Jesus is the Rock and this other verse says that Almighty God is the ROCK, then that proves that Jesus must, without fail, be THE ALMIGHTY God HIMSELF as God the Son, the second person of the Godhead Trinity.

 

But again is this SOUND BIBLICAL teaching based upon the WHOLE word of Almighty God?

 

As I have said many times that any verse when taken out of context and viewed alone and apart from the whole word of God may SEEM to be saying something that it is not truly saying. So then, let us read this verse in question being left in the context of where it is found. 

 

Please read 1 Corinthians 10:1-11.

 

“Moreover, brethren, I would not that you should be ignorant, how that all our fathers were under the cloud, and all passed through the sea;

2. And were all baptized unto Moses (Some Bible scholars teach that Moses was a type or figure of Jesus Christ and that we as Christians are baptized in Jesus as the people of Israel were baptized unto Moses) in the cloud and in the sea;

3. And did all eat the same SPIRITUAL meat;

4. And did all drink the same SPIRITUAL drink: FOR (Or BECAUSE) they drank of that SPIRITUAL Rock (Now, the actual rock that Paul is talking about was a LITERAL rock. So Paul is teaching us a SPIRITUAL lesson from these LITERAL things that happened and were written in the Old Testament) that followed them: and that Rock was CHRIST (Speaking of that SPIRITUAL LESSON from that LITERAL rock they were to learn the spiritual lesson that God is WITH them. One meaning of the word “CHRIST” is the ANOINTING of Almighty God or more specifically the ETERNAL Holy Spirit who DWELT IN Jesus, the SON OF Almighty God the Father. Whenever you read the word “CHRIST” do not automatically substitute the name Jesus for the word “CHRIST”, because the word Christ is not Jesus' last name. But rather, this word means that Jesus is the chosen one whom Almighty God the Father DWELT IN to empower the Son of MAN to do the works that Yahweh sent His Son to do. Please read the study JESUS THE CHRIST for a deeper understanding of what I mean by this.

Another meaning for the word “CHRIST” is MESSIAH, the deliverer, or the savior. And certainly, THAT ROCK in the Old Testament was used by Almighty God to SAVE the people of Israel from physical death by literally dying from thirst. They were in a desert. So again, Paul is teaching us a SPIRITUAL lesson or using an ANALOGY. Paul is not actually saying that Jesus is a LITERALLY ROCK. Keep reading the CONTEXT and you will see that I am teaching you the TRUTH)

5. But with many of them God was not well pleased: for they were overthrown in the wilderness.

6. Now, these things were OUR EXAMPLES, to the intent we should not lust after evil things, as they also lusted.

7. Neither be you, idolaters, as were some of them; as it is written, The people sat down to eat and drink and rose up to play. (Some Christians are faithful to attend church every Sunday to feast on God’s word but then through the week they walk so close to the world that you can hardly tell that they are Christians. And that is what Paul is teaching us NOT to do. Do NOT be like the Children of Israel who enjoyed God’s provision of food and water and then not obey his Son, Jesus)

8. Neither let us commit fornication, as some of them committed, and fell in one day three and twenty thousand.

9. Neither let us tempt CHRIST (Speaking of the ANOINTING or more precisely, the ETERNAL SPIRIT, who DWELT IN Jesus the SON OF Almighty God and Father and NOW DWELLS IN us as believers in Jesus. You see, the truth of the matter is that Almighty God the eternal Holy Spirit Himself was that one who stood before Moses on the rock that he instructed Moses to strike with the rod of Aaron. Please read Exodus 17:5,6  “And the LORD (Yahweh or Almighty God the Father Himself) said unto Moses, Go on before the people, and take with you of the elders of Israel; and your rod, wherewith you smote the river, take in your hand, and go. 6.  Behold, I (Yahweh) will stand before you there upon the rock in Horeb; and you shall smite the rock, and there shall come water out of it, that the people may drink. And Moses did so in the sight of the elders of Israel.”  The SPIRITUAL lesson that Paul is teaching us here is that JUST as the PHYSICAL ROCK was SMOTE and gave God's people WATER to give them physical LIFE to keep them from dying PHYSICALLY so was JESUS BROKEN to give us LIVING water unto ETERNAL life. Also, what Paul is teaching us here is for us NOT to tempt the Holy Spirit, the CHRIST, or the ANOINTING within us.), as some of them also tempted (Almighty God the eternal and invisible Spirit that went before them as a pillar of cloud by day and went behind them or followed them as a pillar of fire by night. In other words, the CHRIST of or the ANOINTING OF Almighty God did not DWELL IN the people of Israel as he now DWELLS IN us as believers in his Son Jesus, but rather the Holy Spirit was only with them in the wilderness. But they tempted God saying, “Is the Lord with us or not?”) and were destroyed by serpents.

10. Neither murmur you, as some of them also murmured, and were destroyed by the destroyer.

11. Now ALL these things happened unto them for EXAMPLES: and they are written for OUR admonition, upon whom the ends of the world are to come.”

 

So then, from the CONTEXT, we clearly see that the literal physical rock in the Old Testament was a SPIRITUAL EXAMPLE of a spiritual lesson TEACHING us of the coming to the CHRIST. Paul is using the liter rock that was BROKEN to let rivers of living water flow out of it as an ANALOGY of the ANOINTED ONE of Almighty God to be our Messiah, our savior, the atonement for our sins. So the SPIRITUAL Rock LESSON is that Jesus is our redeemer who was BROKEN in order to cleanse so that we could be given the LIVING WATER of the Holy Spirit to DWELL IN US as believers.


Please read Psalm 34:17-20.

 

“The righteous cry and the LORD hears and delivers them out of all their troubles. 

18.  The LORD is nigh unto them that are of a BROKEN heart; and saves such as be of a contrite spirit

19.  Many are the afflictions of the righteous: but the LORD delivers him out of them all. 

20.  He keeps all his bones: NOT ONE of them is broken.”

 

 Paul was not just comparing that physical rock as the only EXAMPLE written for us but ALL these things HAPPENED unto God's people FOR OUR EXAMPLES and OUR admonition. Paul is NOT saying that Jesus himself  PRE-EXISTED as that physical rock any more than Jesus pre-existed as a literal physical LAMB that was literally ALREADY slain from before the foundation of the world in the MIND and PLAN of God BEFORE any lambs were ever created. 

Everything that is written in the Old Testament that refers to Jesus is either a PROPHECY, a TYPE, a FIGURE, or an ANALOGY that was written for our EXAMPLE to know who the Messiah is when he came. Again, the verses in the Old Testament that SEEM to be teaching that Jesus pre-existed to manifest himself in some form such as the rock, the burning bush, and the angel of the LORD are TYPES, SHADOWS, and FIGURES that are PROPHECIES foretelling of the coming of Jesus to be the Messiah or the Savior, whom Almighty God Himself would raise up from AMONG the PEOPLE. 

To say this another way, Jesus preexisted in PROPHECY, as the LOGOS of God, the SAYING of God, the SPOKEN word of God written down by men of old foretelling us of his coming into existence where he never existed before EXCEPT WITHIN Almighty God as God's thoughts and desires to bring forth into existence. These things HAPPENED and were WRITTEN for our example and for our admonition or WARNING. Again, to ME, the only way that Jesus pre-existed was in the FORM of God's LOGOS, the SAYING of God, or the SPOKEN WORD of God that was PROPHESIED and written down by men of old. These prophecies were WRITTEN in the word of God speaking of the yet future COMING of Jesus as the CHRIST. Not one single prophecy in the Old Testament prophecies even remotely teaches us of a literal pre-existing Jesus. There are NO prophecies of the Son of God coming down out of heaven as the SON of God to become the Son of MAN but yet remain to be fully God in the flesh.

Yes, there are some verses in both the Old and New Testament that SEEM to be saying that Jesus pre-existed but I assure you that there are other ways to interpret every one of the verses of Scripture. For you see, it is the WAY that these verses are translated and INTERPRETED as to why they SEEM to be saying something that they are not truly saying if they were CORRECTLY interpreted in the LIGHT of the WHOLE word of Almighty God.

So I implore you my dear brothers and sisters in our Lord Jesus Christ, to THINK these verses through for yourself. Have an open heart and mind to hear the WHOLE matter. For you see, IF SO BE that Jesus PRE-EXISTED in some literal form whether his form is as the Son of Almighty God being a so-called God the Son, the second person of the Trinity. Or whether it be that Jesus pre-existed as an ANGEL. Or whether it be that Jesus pre-existed some divine eternal SPIRIT being called the WORD who was WITH God being alongside God. Then that would contradict that verses of Scripture that clearly teach us that God was ALONE and BY HIMSELF when He alone and by Himself created all things.

 

Please read Isaiah 44:24.

 

“Thus says the LORD, your redeemer, and He that formed you from the womb, I am the LORD that makes all things; that stretches forth the heavens ALONE; that spreads abroad the earth BY MYSELF;”

 

The only reason Christians interpret verses of Scripture to mean that Jesus pre-existed in eternity past is to try and make Jesus be Almighty God Himself because that Old Testament clearly teaches us that there is but ONE God. But yet in the New Testament Jesus is called God by his God and Father in Hebrews 1:8,9.

 

Please read Hebrews 1:8,9.

 

“But unto the Son, he said, Your throne, O God, is forever and ever: a scepter of righteousness is the scepter of your kingdom. 

9.  You have loved righteousness, and hated iniquity; therefore God, even your God, has anointed you with the oil of gladness above your fellows. ”

 

So way back in the third-century Christians began debating on how BOTH the Father AND His Son can be God seeing that there is just ONE God in the Old Testament. The Oneness Christaisn came up with their theory that the ONE God is ONE person manifested Himself in different modes. And they teach that Jesus IS the Father, as in a MANIFESTATION OF the Father so that the invisible God can be SEEN. And the Trinitarian Christians came up with their theory that since Jesus is clearly seen as a SEPARATE person FROM the Father then the ONE God must be made up of three SEPARATE persons. Yet other Christians believed that there were only TWO separate beings and that Jesus was [a] God under and subject to his God and Father. Today, these Christians are called BIBLICAL Unitarians. Please read the study “WHAT IS BIBLICAL UNITARIANISM?”

Now, I myself, believe that Jesus is [a] God who was created BY the ONE true God Yahweh the Father and that the ONE TRUE God is ONE God in ONE person. When I read the PROPHECIES of the coming Messiah I simply see the ORDER in which the EVENTS of prophecy are prophesied. And then I compare the prophecies in the Old Testament with the FULFILLMENT fo the prophecies in the New Testament. Every Christian knows about the TWO comings of Jesus but I do not know how many Christians have noticed that in some passages of Scripture BOTH coming are in the SAME prophecy. So if you did NOT know about the TWO separate comings of Jesus then you might confuse the two comings as just one coming. That is one reason why the Jews missed seeing their Messiah suffering and dying on the cross at the FIRST coming of Jesus. So as you read Isaiah 9:6,7 please notice the ORDER in which the events are PROPHESIED.

 

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 was given as the ONE sacrifice for the sins of the world) and (And THEN Order of event #3 is YET FUTURE and it is YET TO BE FULFILLED) the government shall be upon his shoulder: and ( And THEN will come Order of event #4 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) his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, (Or more precisely, the Father or the AUTHOR of eternal life, as in, BECAUSE OF Jesus obeying his God and Father will Jesus made it possible for whosoever believes in him shall be saved. For you see, the Son of MAN, Jesus, was GIVEN the authority and the power to JUDGE and 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) 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.”

 

So then according to the PROPHECIES, the child was born FIRST, THEN the Son of MAN was GIVEN as God’s Lamb slain from before the foundation of the world. And THEN, in the world yet to come, the now HIGHLY EXALTED Son of MAN, Jesus will be CALLED the mighty God who will rule FOR Yahweh for 1000 years. And then after the 1000 years, Jesus will step down from ruling and commit the ruling of the kingdom BACK into the hands of his God and Father so that God will be all and in all.

 

Please read 1 Corinthians 15:28 from the Message Bible.

 

1 Corinthians 15:28 (MSG) When everything and everyone is finally under God's 

rule, the Son will step down, taking his place with everyone else, showing that God's rule is absolutely comprehensive - a perfect ending!”

 

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

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


Your Brother in our Lord Jesus Christ,

Brother Mark.

 

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VERSES USED TO TEACH THAT JESUS PREEXISTED!

JOHN 1:1

 

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

 

JOHN 1:1-3

 

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

2. The same was in the beginning with God.

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

 

JOHN 1:1-5,14,18 

 

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

2. The same was in the beginning with God.

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

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

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

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

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

 

JOHN 1:14

 

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

 

JOHN 1:15

 

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

 

JOHN 1:18 

 

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

 

JOHN 2:19

 

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

 

JOHN 3:13

 

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

 

JOHN 3:17

 

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

 

JOHN 3:31

 

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

 

JOHN 6:32 

         

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

 

JOHN 6:33 

 

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

 

JOHN 6:38

 

“For I came down from heaven, not to do mine own will, but the will of him that sent me.”

 

JOHN 6:42 

 

“And they said, Is not this Jesus, the son of Joseph, whose father and mother we know? how is it then that he saith, I came down from heaven?”

 

JOHN 6:50 

 

“This is the bread which comes down from heaven, that a man may eat thereof, and not die.”

 

JOHN 6:51

 

“I am the living bread which came down from heaven: if any man eats of this bread, he shall live forever: and the bread that I will give is my flesh, which I will give for the life of the world.”

 

JOHN 6:58

 

“This is that bread which came down from heaven: not as your fathers did eat manna, and are dead: he that eats of this bread shall live forever.”

 

JOHN 6:62 

 

“What and if you shall see the Son of man ascend up where he was before?”

 

JOHN 8:14

 

“Jesus answered and said unto them, Though I bear record of myself, yet my record is true: for I know whence I came, and whither I go; but you cannot tell whence I come, and whither I go.”

 

JOHN 8:23 

 

“And he said unto them, You are from beneath; I am from above: you are of this world; I am not of this world.”

 

JOHN 8:24

 

“I said therefore unto you, that you shall die in your sins: for if you believe not that I am he, you shall die in your sins.”

 

JOHN 8:42,43

        

“Jesus said unto them, If God were your Father, you would love me: for I proceeded forth and came from God; neither came I of myself, but he sent me. 

43. Why do you not understand my speech? even because you cannot hear my word.”

 

JOHN 8:58

 

“Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Before Abraham was, I am.”

 

JOHN 10:30.31

 

I and my Father are one

31.  Then the Jews took up stones again to stone him.” 

 

JOHN 14:8-10

 

“Philip said unto him, Lord, show us the Father, and it sufficeth us. 

9.  Jesus said unto him, Have I been so long time with you, and yet hast thou not known me, Philip? he that hath seen me hath seen the Father; and how say you then, Show us the Father? 

10.  Believe you not that I am in the Father, and the Father in me? the words that I speak unto you I speak not of myself: but the Father that dwells in me, he does the works. 

JOHN 16:27,28 

 

“For the Father himself loves you, because you have loved me, and have believed that I came out from God

18. I came forth from the Father, and am come into the world: again, I leave the world, and go to the Father.”

 

JOHN 17:5

 

“And now, O Father, glorify you me with your own self with the glory which I had with you before the world was.”

 

JOHN 17:8 

 

“For I have given unto them the words which you gave me; and they have received them, and have known surely that I came out from you, and they have believed that you did send me.”

 

 

JOHN 17:24

 

“Father, I will that they also, whom you have given me, be with me where I am; that they may behold my glory, which you have given me: for you loved me before the foundation of the world.”

 

MATTHEW 1:23

 

“Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us.”

 

ROMANS 8:3 

 

“For what the law could not do, in that, it was weak through the flesh, God sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin, condemned sin in the flesh:”

 

1 CORINTHIANS 10:4

 

“And did all drink the same spiritual drink: for they drank of that spiritual Rock that followed them: and that Rock was Christ.”

 

1 CORINTHIANS 15:47  

 

“The first man is of the earth, earthy: the second man is the Lord from heaven.”

 

2 CORINTHIANS 8:9  

 

“For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that, though he was rich, yet for your sake he became poor, that you through his poverty might be rich.”

 

GALATIANS 4:4

 

“But when the fullness of the time had come, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the law,”

 

EPHESIANS 3:9-11

 

“And to make all men see what is the fellowship of the mystery, which from the beginning of the world has been hidden in God, who created all things by Jesus Christ:

10. To the intent that now unto the principalities and powers in heavenly places might be known by the church the manifold wisdom of God,

11. According to the eternal purpose which he purposed in Christ Jesus our Lord:”

 

EPHESIANS 4:10 

 

10. He that descended is the same also that ascended up far above all heavens, that he might fill all things.)”

 

COLOSSIANS 1:15-17 

 

“Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature:

16. For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him:

17. And he is before all things, and by him, all things consist.”

 

1 TIMOTHY 3:16

 

“And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory.”

 

TITUS 2:13,14

 

“Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ

14.  Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works.”

 

HEBREWS 1:2

 

“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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