WHO IS JESUS ?
The ONLY NAME
Given among mankind whereby
To ME, this is a very important question, because the Bible teaches us that there will be some, who come preaching ANOTHER Jesus or a DIFFERENT Jesus other than the true Jesus that the word of TRUTH teaches us.
So then, if you have been taught about a different Jesus or more precisely a different GOSPEL of Jesus Christ other than what the WHOLE word of Almighty God teaches, then there could be a chance that you are NOT on the right path to obtain ETERNAL LIFE in the world to come.
The Jews believe that Jesus was a prophet of God, BUT they do not believe that Jesus is the CHRIST, the SON OF the living God. Therefore the Jews teach about a DIFFERENT Jesus to what the WHOLE word of God teaches. So if you are a Jew you are NOT on the right path to obtain ETERNAL LIFE in the world to come UNTIL you accept Jesus, the SON OF the living God as you Messiah. Please read the study "IS MASHIACH COMING?" and "THE PROPHECIES FO JESUS BEING THE MESSIAH!", which shows that YHWH prophesied of TWO comings of the Messiah.
The Muslims also believe that Jesus was a prophet of God, BUT they too do not believe that Jesus is the SON OF God nor do the believe that Jesus died on the cross for the sins of the world. Therefore Muslims teach about a DIFFERENT Jesus. So if you are a Muslim, then you are NOT on the right path to obtain ETERNAL LIFE in the world to come, UNTIL you accept Jesus as being the SON OF the living God and that Jesus suffered and died on the cross for YOU and whosoever BELIEVES on him. Also please read the two studies above along with the study "COULD ISLAM BE THE MARK OF THE BEATS?".
Now Paul MAY have been speaking about the JEWS teaching another Jesus, but Paul also may be speaking to the church here as well warning us about false teachers in the CHURCH itself teaching about a DIFFERENT Jesus. One thing is for sure to me is that Paul seemed very concerned about the church being DECEIVED to believe in a DIFFERENT Jesus or a different gospel other than what he was preaching.
Please read this study and the many other studies that I have written concerning the true BIBLICAL Jesus as taught by the WHOLE word of God.
There are many teachings today in the church as to WHO Jesus IS, but which teaching is the TRUTH? Here at AMatterOfTruth.com I do my best to give my readers ALL the evidence from the WHOLE word of God as opposed to some other teachings that take verses out of context and thereby mislead some to believe in another gospel other than what the apostles and disciples of Jesus taught.
I give the links to these other Bible studies related to who Jesus is according to the WHOLE word of God in this study toward the middle and then again at the end of this study as well. 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 where 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, as opposed to a few verses taken OUT of context to teach what is not the truth of the WHOLE word of God.
Plain and simple if the gospel you have been taught does NOT follow the teachings of the WHOLE word of Almighty God, then you have NOT been taught the TRUE BIBLICAL Jesus. Again, this does NOT mean that you are not saved, but rather that you may not be walking with God in the FULL potential that your heavenly Father desires for you. Be patient, this will all become clear as you read these studies with a sincere desire to know the truth and nothing but the truth. But for now just so you know what I am referring to there are two main teachings about who Jesus is in the main stream church, which are complete OPPOSITE to each other. BOTH denominations use verses from the Bible to try and support what they teach. And if you are in one denomination you believe with all your heart that your church denomination is teaching the truth. And if you are in the other church denomination you believe with all your heart that your denomination is teaching the truth.
Now simple common sense says that BOTH groups cannot possible be teaching the truth seeing that they are teaching the exact opposite of each other. So the QUESTION is WHICH church denomination is teaching the TRUE Jesus? Perhaps NEITHER church denomination is teaching CORRECTLY as to the question, WHO is Jesus? You see dear child of God, just because different church denominations QUOTE scriptures does NOT make what they teach to be the TRUTH of the WHOLE word of God.
I mean just simply ask yourself the question of why does your church denomination teach the same thing as other church denominations, because all church denominations use the Bible to support what they teach. So be honest with yourself. Have your personally searched the word of God for yourself to see if what your church denomination teaches agrees 100% with what the whole word of God teaches? OR do you read only what YOUR church denomination teaches? Again here at AMatterOfTruth.com I do my best to give my readers and seekers of the truth all the verses from both sides of the controversy and then leave it to you to decide for yourself between you and God as to what you choose to believe.
Obviously I do give my readers my own opinion in what I may self have conclude based upon the whole word of God and if I see something as a salvation issue then I will tell you plainly that if you desire to receive eternal life in the world to come, then this is what you must believe and do.
So then, with that being said, let us begin this study in God's word to base what we believe only upon the WHOLE word of God in order to be thoroughly rooted and grounded in God's word never again to be tossed to and for by every wind of doctrine as to WHO is the TRUE Jesus by reading 2 Corinthians 11:1-4 which says,
“Would to God you could bear with me a little in my folly: and indeed bear with me.
2. For I am jealous over you with godly jealousy: for I have espoused you to one husband, that I may present you as a chaste virgin to Christ (Speaking of Jesus, the ANOINTED, or the anointed ONE of Almighty God. The word "CHRIST" means one who has been ANOINTED by God. This word also means the MESSIAH, which has come to mean to Christians as Jesus being our SAVIOR. All these meaning are true, but the main meaning is the ANOINTED of God or the ANOINTED one of God, speaking of the ANOINTING of the Holy Spirit DWELLING IN Jesus).
3. But I FEAR, lest (or for FEAR that) by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtlety, so your minds should be corrupted from the SIMPLICITY that is in Christ (or in the ANOINTING or Jesus. In other words, Paul is saying, I fear that you may be moved from the SIMPLE truth that the ANOINTING that has come out of Almighty God came to DWELL IN his Son Jesus, or that the ANOINTING out of the God has come in the FLESH).
4. For if he that comes preaches ANOTHER Jesus, whom we have NOT preached, or if you receive another spirit, which you have not received, or another gospel, which you have not accepted, you might well bear with him (or you might well be deceived and believe him that teaches a different Jesus).”
So then, are you ABSOLUTELY sure that you are being TAUGHT about the TRUE Jesus that is clearly and plainly shown to us in the word of TRUTH, the Holy Bible. Again there may be some who are reading this study in God's word who are Jews and you want to know just WHO this Jesus IS that is so controversial among some. And there may be some who came to read this study who are Muslim, who are OBEYING the words of the Quran to go and ASK people of the BOOK, the word of TRUTH, the Holy Bible, about this Jesus and WHO the word of the one true and only Almighty God says Jesus is.
There may be some who are Jehovah Witnesses who are seeking the TRUTH. There may be some who are Mormons who are seeing in God's word something differently than what you are being taught about Jesus and you truly want to KNOW who is this Jesus really according to the BIBLE? There may be some who are atheist or agnostic who are seeking answers to questions that science cannot satisfy that void or emptiness that is telling you that there is MORE about this Jesus that you have not heard before. And still others who are searching for answers that the mainstream church seems to avoid by saying it is just one of those MYSTERIES that we may never know this side of heaven.
You may be a Christian who has been confused by complicated man made teachings that just do NOT make any sense to YOU no matter how many times you have been told that you have to just accept that teaching by faith, because it is a MYSTERY that is BEYOND human understanding. But deep inside you are seeing that something just does not seem right.
Well if you are one of these or you are just curious as to what I have to say, then I encourage you to read the whole study. I fully realize that this is a long, loooooooong study and some of you just do not what to take the time to draw closer to God. Yes, we are indeed living in a fast paced society today and we want every thing right now including church "DOCTRINE". We want to know what others believe and sometimes not really caring WHY people believe what they believe. And we want to know what this church or that church believes in two or three short sentences all compact like a snack for lunch. This is why so many statements of faith you read as essentials of beliefs in some churches are simply NOT BIBLICAL.
Quite simply there has not been enough thought and enough words to explain in simplicity what the word of TRUTH actually teaches. The reason for so many different denominations and divisions in the church is because the church as a whole has not taken the TIME to explain thoroughly line by line what the whole word of God teaches. And then when a QUESTION is raised, the church as a whole has simply brushed it off fearing that they may be WRONG in what they have concluded the scriptures to be saying. Now I myself do my best to answer all these questions that I have been made aware. So if you have a question please fell free to write and ask what I have come to believe on that subject and why I believe what I believe. I will not simply brush you off. Your questions are important to me.
So then, if what you are looking for is just a QUICK SHORT answer, then you have come to the wrong place. I am here to speak to you the TRUTH, the WHOLE truth, and nothing but the TRUTH. So if you do indeed sincerely want to know and UNDERSTAND the TRUTH, then you are going to have to put forth some effort on your part and CONTINUE in the words of Jesus and THEN you shall KNOW the TRUTH and the truth shall MAKE you FREE. Free from WHAT. Well that is another study all on it's own. But for now if you are tired of sinning and being overcome by Satan and you want to be free, then I have plenty of studies on this website to help you become free through the word of TRUTH, but again that is another area of study RELATED to this study, but first one thing at a time. So for now let us continue this study is God's word to learn about the TRUE Jesus according to the WHOLE word of TRUTH found only in the Holy Bible.
Now the phrase in verse 4 of 2 Corinthians 11:1-5, which says, “....you might well bear with him.”, has a couple of meanings, which basically CONTRADICT each other. So which meaning is the CORRECT meaning. Follow what I do and you will be able to always find the CORRECT meaning in any verse of the Bible.
When there appears to be a contradiction in the word of God it is because of a wrong TRANSLATION of a word or two that causes the confusion. So look the word in question up is a Bible concordance.
First the word “bear” is translated from the Greek word “anechomai”, which comes from two other Greek words “ana”, that means "each, in turn, among, every man", and the Greek word “echo”, that means "to have, hold or keep". In other words Paul is deeply concerned even FEARING that these believers will hear preaching about a DIFFERENT Jesus that he himself has NOT taught them and they might well each and every one of them take hold and keep or BEAR this FALSE teaching of ANOTHER Jesus and be turned away from the true gospel and the true Jesus.
I bring this up because there are other interpretations or translations of the Bible, which I do not personally see as being sound Biblical interpretations or translations that are found in some of the modern translations of the Bible like the New American Standard which says,
“For if one comes and preaches ANOTHER Jesus whom we have NOT preached, or you receive a different spirit which you have not received, or a different gospel which you have not accepted, you bear this BEAUTIFULLY,”
To ME, this phrase “... you bear this BEAUTIFULLY.” makes it sound like Paul is saying, according to this particular translation, that it is a good thing or a BEAUTIFUL thing to just believe whatever comes along even if it is the preaching of a different gospel about ANOTHER Jesus that the WHOLE word of God does NOT teach. The Holman Christian Standard Translation says, “...you put up with it splendidly!” Again this translation makes it appear like it is a good thing to accept and believe FALSE teaching. Now another meaning that can be interpreted from the Holman translation is that Paul could be saying some thing like, "good job saints, you have done well not to believe these false teachers and you handled yourselves in a godly manner."
However, from the CONTEXT we can clearly see that Paul
was AFRAID or genuinely worried and concerned for these Christians of being DECEIVED, so these later modern translations make no sense in this context of Paul being deeply concerned and even FEARFUL that we a Christians might be DECEIVED and BEAR or KEEP what these false teachers are teaching. Being as objective as I can, the only thing that I can say to these other translations is that perhaps the writer was saying that they did BEAUTIFUL and put up with it SPLENDIDLY by not getting into strife over the FALSE teaching, but to ME this still does not explain why Paul was fearful of them being DECEIVED.
Please understand that I am NOT saying that ANY translations of the Bible as a WHOLE is a bad translation, but rather I am simply WARNING you that ALL translations of the Bible are just that, they are TRANSLATIONS and ALL translations of the Bible do indeed have ERRORS here and there. I point this out because some Christians are quick to get defensive saying things like, "Well MY Bible says this or that!" All I want for YOU my dear brothers and sisters in our Lord Jesus Christ, is to come to the knowledge of the TRUTH of the WHOLE word of God so that YOU will NOT be deceived by the enemy, that old dragon called Satan and the devil. And in order to do this you must be AWARE that all translations of the Bible do indeed have errors in interpretation here and there. And this is why at times it is needful to go to a LITERAL translation to COMPARED scripture with scripture and then look up ALL the meanings of the words in question. It is good to compare many different translations, but at times even this is not enough to find the TRUTH.
You see, according to copy right laws there MUST be so many CHANGES made in order to comply to the rules of being a new book and not plagiarism. So in order to meet the number of changes the companies that produce these new translations are forced to make changes that are not always sound Biblical changes in order to meet the guidelines set forth in the copy right laws. At other times some translations of the Bible are simply BIAS in the way they are translated, which again cause some ERRORS in nearly every translation of the Bible. And at times nearly all translations will say pretty much the same thing, but yet still not be the CORRECT translation. This is rare but it does happen occasionally. This is why I myself like to use a couple of LITERAL word for word translations. I will give you a link to an online LITERAL translation of the Bible that I use at the end of this study.
Again I am just making you AWARE of these facts so you will become WISE in the manner in which you study the Bible. Always INTERPRET the vague verses that NEED to be interpreted by interpreting them in the LIGHT of the CLEAR, PLAIN, and SIMPLE verses that do NOT need any interpretation whatsoever.
With that being said here is what 2 Corinthians 11:4-6 from the New Living Translation, which is a paraphrased translation, says,
“You seem to believe whatever anyone tells you, even if they preach about a DIFFERENT Jesus than the one we preach, or a different Spirit than the one you received, or a different kind of gospel than the one you believed.
5. But I don't think I am inferior to these "super apostles."
6. I may not be a trained speaker, but I know what I am talking about. I think you realize this by now, for we have proved it again and again.”
Now this translation agrees with the CONTEXT and lets us know WHY Paul was so worried and fearful that his flock might believe a false teaching. We are not told straight out, but it appears that Paul somehow came to find out that of some of his flock were teaching things that were different from what he had taught them. Then in verse 5 and 6 Paul explains that he is not the only Bible teacher out there, but he wants his flock to know that he has taught them the TRUTH. Now this translation at first this may sound like Paul is boasting, but from the context we can see that Paul is genuinely concerned about those he has ministered to in order to help them come to the knowledge of the truth so that they may NOT be DECEIVED by those who are preaching ANOTHER or a DIFFERENT Jesus. Paul is just saying that he may not be a good public speaker like these other "super apostles", but that he does indeed know what he is talking about. He knows what the word of God says.
I my self feel somewhat the same way as Paul. I have a great love for the body of Jesus Christ and I do NOT want to see ANY of YOU to be DECEIVED by FALSE teaching. This is why I write these studies and present them to all the world freely. I seek nothing in return expect the JOY of knowing that I have have played a part in helping a believer grow in Jesus Christ to become rooted and grounded in the word of God so that they will NOT be deceived by false teaching.
MY own heart toward YOU is like Paul says, I may not be a trained speaker, but I know what I am talking about. I think you realize this by now, for we have proved it again and again.
Please notice that last phrase ...for we have proved it again and again. This is HOW we can discern TRUTH from ERROR by seeing the SAME thing being taught over and over again and again in the word of God. In others words, when we INTERPRET verses that are not clear FACTS being plainly stated over and over again and again in the Bible, then we must interpret those unclear verses in the LIGHT of other CLEAR verses that do NOT need to be interpreted.
I sincerely want you, the reader, and seeker of the TRUTH, to KNOW WHO the Jesus of the word of TRUTH, the Holy Bible, clearly describes and plainly shows so that you will NOT be tossed to and from by every wind of doctrine that comes along.
So then, let us continue the next part of this study in God's word of TRUTH to learn WHO Jesus is according to the CLEAR, PLAIN, and SIMPLE word of Almighty God that does NOT need to be interpreted in order to KNOW what they are plainly STATING as FACTS which cannot be understood any other way. In other words, at times some verses may SEEM to be stating a fact and may SEEM to have only ONE meaning. These verses often cause CONTROVERSY among Christians, because to some believers that see those verse saying one thing while other believers see those same verses saying something completely different. The sad this is that SOME Christians are NOT willing to even bother to take a CLOSER look to see if they could be WRONG.
I point this out, because when there IS a CONTROVERSY, then that is WHEN you KNOW for SURE that there is MORE than just ONE way to INTERPRET that verse in question. Therefore any Christian who is TRULY seeking to know ONLY the TRUTH should always be more than eager to search the word of God for themselves to SEE if what they have been taught is indeed the TRUTH of the WHOLE word of God.
Having said that now let us take a look at what different believers say WHO Jesus IS before we go the word of TRUTH, the Holy Bible, to see what Almighty God himself says Jesus is.
Now some Christians say that Jesus is the SON OF Almighty God the Father.
And some Christians say that Jesus IS God.
And other Christians say that Jesus IS ALMIGHTY God himself.
And some Christians say that Jesus is THE FATHER.
While other Christians say that Jesus is God the SON.
Some Christians say that Jesus is FULLY ALMIGHTY God and FULLY a human being at the SAME time.
While other Christians say that Jesus is a HUMAN BEING who was ANOINTED by God.
And we are not even going to list all the things that NON Christians say as WHO Jesus is.
So then, in just what Christians say as to WHO Jesus is you can clearly see that some of the above Christian teachings by different church denominations CONTRADICT each other. So WHICH teaching is the CORRECT teaching? Is Jesus THE Almighty God HIMSELF? Or is Jesus the SON OF THE Almighty God the Father?
Well some Christians say that Jesus is BOTH Almighty God the FATHER and his SON Jesus at the SAME time. In other words, some Christians teach the Jesus IS the FATHER and that Almighty God the FATHER IS Jesus, the SON and that they are ONE and the SELF SAME being appearing in different modes or different manifestations of the ONE God. This doctrine or teaching is called ONENESS or Modalism. When asked HOW can this be? That is to say, when they are asked, HOW can two different persons be BOTH the FATHER and the SON at the SAME time seeing that they are TWO DIFFERENT persons, then they answer this complex and CONFUSING problem by offering the analogy that a human man can be BOTH a FATHER and a SON at the same time so what is the problem with Almighty God being BOTH Almighty God the FATHER and Jesus the SON at the same time? They go on to describe these differences between the Father and the Son as being different MANIFESTATIONS or different MODE of the ONE true God.
Well, while I do agree that a human man can be both a son and the father of a son himself at the SAME time; but what I do NOT agree with in this ONENESS doctrine is that it makes no sense whatsoever to dogmatically demand that these TWO DIFFERENT persons are ONE and the SELF SAME person. You see dear child of God, a particular individual father CANNOT be the SAME particular individual as his son. That is to say, TWO DIFFERENT people cannot be the SELF SAME person. So this kind of logic that Oneness believers try to use to explain that Jesus IS THE ALMIGHTY God the FATHER, as in, ONE and the SELF SAME being just does not make for good SOUND BIBLICAL teaching. So please beware of this ONENESS DOCTRINE as teaching ANOTHER and DIFFERENT Jesus that what the WHOLE word of God teaches. If you are a Oneness believer, I am sorry if this offends you, but if you are here to know the TRUTH, then I implore you to CONTINUE in the word of TRUTH and seek God's WHOLE truth over false man made "DOCTRINES".
Again if you are a Unitarian or Oneness Pentecostal believer or someone who believes that Jesus IS ALMIGHTY God himself, as in, being ONE and the SELF SAME BEING as Almighty God, then I humbly implore you that you please keep reading this in-depth study in God's word where we will take a CLOSER look at all the verses that are used to try and prove that Jesus IS THE ALMIGHTY God HIMSELF while they are left IN their CONTEXT and compared with the WHOLE word of God. It is only FAIR for YOU if you hear the WHOLE matter as opposed to just ONE side of a BIAS teaching. It is up to you, but I pray you will stick around to hear the WHOLE matter from the WHOLE word of God.
Then there are Christians, who teach that Jesus is the SON OF God ONLY and that Jesus is "A" god, but Jesus is NOT THE ONE TRUE and only ALMIGHTY God who ALONE is the FATHER. We will come back to this group of Christians believers, because they too are divided on other teachings. And what some of these Christians teach is NOT entirely sound Biblical teaching.
Then there are those that teach that Jesus IS the SON OF God and that Jesus IS God, as in Jesus is ALMIGHTY God and that Jesus is ALSO the Son of MAN at the same time, being FULLY ALMIGHTY God and FULLY man at the SAME time, BUT unlike those who teach the ONENESS DOCTRINE, they hold to the TRUTH that Jesus is NOT the FATHER and that God the FATHER is NOT his SON Jesus. This teaching is commonly called the "DOCTRINE" of the TRINITY combined with the doctrine of the deity of Jesus. So the statement above is actually two teachings put together, but generally it is understood as being the doctrine of the trinity.
Now as I have said many times in some of my other
studies on this subject of who is Jesus that I believe in “a”
trinity, but I do NOT believe in the “DOCTRINE”of the trinity, which states that there are three persons in one God and yet not three Gods. This "DOCTRINE" of the trinity or this quote unquote DOCTRINE of the trinity with the EMPHASIS on doctrine, as in, what the doctrine STATES is what I strongly DISAGREE as being Biblical. You see dear child of God that DOCTRINE of the trinity also states that Jesus the SON of Almighty God the FATHER are EQUAL in EVERY way where neither is less than or greater than the other. The quote, unquote, "DOCTRINE" of the trinity goes further and states that each person of the trinity is ETERNAL, in that Almighty God the Father, Jesus his Son, and the Holy Spirit of Almighty God the Father have ALWAYS EXISTED and that ALL three have always SELF existing from all eternity past having NO BEGINNING and NO END. It is these dogmatic doctrinal STATEMENTS of faith that are IN the DOCTRINE of the trinity that I CANNOT agree with, because they are just NOT SOUND BIBLICAL statements and they CONTRADICT the WHOLE word of Almighty God.
As I said earlier I believe in "a" trinity, AS IN, I believe in three distinct WORKINGS of God, but I do NOT believe in ALL the STATEMENTS within the "DOCTRINE" of the trinity, and I will give you, the reader and seeker of the TRUTH nothing but good SOUND Biblical evidence here in this study of God's word that will CLEARLY and PLAINLY show you WHY these man made "DOCTRINES"are NOT SOUND BIBLICAL teachings of the WHOLE word of Almighty God.
So then WHAT does the Bible ITSELF have to say as to WHO Jesus IS?
Let us lay aside ALL of what we have PREVIOUSLY been taught and START OVER from the FOUNDATION.
First of all I am going to state what I personally have come to believe that the WHOLE word of TRUTH teaches us and then we will cover all the scriptures in great detail in their CONTEXT comparing scripture with scripture to prove beyond any shadow of a doubt as to what I believe and teach to be the TRUTH, the WHOLE truth, and NOTHING but the TRUTH. Then it will be between you and Almighty God to decide what you yourself chose to believe. My pray is that you will believe the WHOLE word of God.
Let me begin by saying that I do NOT believe in EITHER the man made doctrine of Oneness of Modalism that falsely teaches that Jesus IS the FATHER. NOR do I believe in the DOCTRINE of the trinity which took nearly two centuries to be formed and made to be accepted by threat of death or excommunication from the Roman catholic church
What I do believe is that the TRUTH is somewhere in the MIDDLE between these two man made doctrines that do have a LITTLE truth in each of them, but as a whole they are BOTH false teachings.
I believe that the Bible ITSELF teaches us that there is but ONE TRUE and ONLY Almighty God, who is clearly identified as being the Father. The Bible also teaches us that before the foundation of the world God had in his mind or PLAN that his SON would be SLAIN. Jesus is said to be the LAMB slain from BEFORE the foundation of the world yet Jesus was NOT actually SLAIN before the world was ever created EXCEPT in the MIND and PLAN of Almighty God. So in the same way I believe that Jesus did NOT preexist and God's SON before the foundation of the world EXCEPT in the MIND and PLAN of Almighty God to one day have a Son. In other words, I believe that Almighty God the Father one day on a CERTAIN day in TIME brought forth into existence a SON, who was then given the NAME of Jesus, which means the salvation of YAHWEH.
Now I do indeed that Jesus did PREEXIST from all eternity past, but NOT as God the SON or God the Word or as ANY separate distinctly DIFFERENT divine eternal being who was WITH the one true and only Almighty God. Rather I believe that the WHOLE word of Almighty God clearly, and plainly teaches us in SIMPLICITY that Jesus preexisted AS ALMIGHTY God HIMSELF, and then Almighty God HIMSELF literally BECAME FLESH. Please read the in depth study "WHAT DOES GOD INCARNATE TRULY MEAN?", but for now let us continue this study in God's word about WHO is Jesus.
The word of TRUTH ALSO clearly and plainly teaches us that Almighty God the Father ANOINTED his SON Jesus with HIS Holy Spirit in order to EMPOWER his SON to DO the works of Almighty God the Father. The term to be "ANOINTED" means that Almighty God HIMSELF came to DWELL IN the FLESH of his SON Jesus to EMPOWER his Son to do all the will of his God and Father. Over and over again and again in the word of TRUTH you will see this EXACT SAME CLEAR, PLAIN teaching taught in SIMPLICITY that Jesus is the CHRIST, which again means that the ANOINTING having come out of THE God came to DWELL IN the FLESH BODY the SON OF Almighty God the Father. The Bible itself plainly teaches us that the fullness of the Godhead DWELT IN the BODY of Jesus, and NOT what the man made doctrine of the trinity teaches that Jesus IS the fullness of the Godhead bodily. Again I will quote all these verses further on in this study.
Jesus said I myself can do NOTHING of MYSELF, the WORKS that you see me do is NOT ME who is doing these works, but RATHER it is ALMIGHTY God, MY God and Father, who DWELLS IN me who is the ONE who is doing these great and mighty works that you see me do.
Thus we have what SEEMS to be three workings of the ONE true and ONLY Almighty God, but in essence we really and truly only have TWO persons and NOT actually three persons as the "DOCTRINE" of the trinity incorrectly states. We have Almighty God the FATHER, who is the ONE ETERNAL SPIRIT and the SOURCE and Father of ALL including being the source of is Son Jesus. Almighty God is the FATHER OF Jesus and Jesus is the ONLY BEGOTTEN SO OF Almighty God the Father
So the Father is one, who sent FORTH his very own self same Spirit OUT FROM himself, which again is his very own self same Holy Spirit first to literally BECOME a HUMAN being laying aside ALL of his DIVINE NATURE to take on fully a HUMAN NATURE. And then later Almighty God, the Father HIMSELF came to DWELL IN his Son Jesus and was the one actually DOING the WORKS men saw Jesus doing.
Next we have Jesus the SON OF the one true and only Almighty God the Father, who OBEYS all the will of his God and Father THROUGH the power of the eternal Spirit DWELLING IN him, which is again the working of the ONE true God on only ALMIGHTY God the FATHER, the fullness of the Godhead, who DWELT IN his SON Jesus. Just TWO beings one divine, who is the FATHER and one human, who is the SON who has been ANOINTED with the Holy Spirit having come out of THE God to DWELL IN the FLESH of Jesus.
So then let me summarize WHO Jesus was BEFORE his existence as a HUMAN being with the fullness of the Godhead DWELLING IN him, which is WHO Jesus WAS in the days of his FLESH and then WHO Jesus is NOW after being HIGHLY EXALTED BY his God and Father.
WHO was Jesus BEFORE he was BEGOTTEN of THE ONE TRUE and ONLY ALMIGHTY God the FATHER?
Jesus was ALMIGHTY God HIMSELF as ONE eternal DIVINE Spirit being WITHIN the heart and MIND and PLAN of Almighty God to one day HAVE a SON. So then, for all practical purposes Jesus WAS, as in, PAST TENSE BEFORE he was BEGOTTEN of Almighty God in the womb of the Virgin Mary, Jesus WAS LITERALLY Almighty God HIMSELF.
WHO was Jesus in the DAYS of his FLESH on the earth?
Jesus is Almighty God HIMSELF INCARNATE in the FLESH where Almighty God HIMSELF LITERAL BECAME a HUMAN being laying aside ALL of his DIVINE NATURE to fully take on the NATURE of HUMAN beings.
Then, when Jesus was about to turn 30 years old his God and Father ANOINTED his ONLY BEGOTTEN SON by sending forth OUT of HIMSELF his very own self same Spirit to DWELL IN his SON Jesus to EMPOWER his SON to do all his God and Father's will.
QUESTION # 3:
WHO is Jesus NOW?
Jesus is NOW ascended into heaven being HIGHLY EXALTED to BECOME a God BY his God and Father GIVING him all AUTHORITY and power to rule and reign at his God and Father very own right hand, the HIGHEST position available with the EXCEPTION of Almighty God the Father HIMSELF, who is still yet OVER his SON Jesus. It was only AFTER Jesus BECAME OBEDIENT to do all his Father's will even to become obedient to die on the cross for the sins of the whole world that his God and Father HIGHLY EXALTED his Son Jesus and gave him a NAME above ALL other names so that at the NAME of his Son every knee shall bow and worship his Son TO the GLORY OF the FATHER. As the joy or reward God set before his Son Jesus Almighty God GAVE his Son the HAVE ETERNAL LIFE IN himself EVEN AS the Father alone has always had IMMORTALITY IN HIMSELF.
So then, BEFORE Jesus was BEGOTTEN of Almighty God Jesus was DIVINE or DEITY being Almighty God HIMSELF and NOT being a separate distinctly DIFFERENT eternal divine being who was WITH Almighty God being at his SIDE.
AFTER Jesus was BEGOTTEN Jesus was FULLY a HUMAN BEING with DEITY DWELLING IN him where the Father dwelling IN him did the works
And NOW Jesus had BECOME "A" God or DEITY by his God and Father GIVING his Son ETERNAL LIFE and all authority and power to rule and reign on his God and Father's throne at his God and Father's very own right hand being second only to Almighty God the Father.
Again I will explain all of this in more detail further on in this study, but for now I will say that, to ME, the word of TRUTH teaches that there is only ONE ALMIGHTY God and that this ONE TRUE God is ONE SPIRIT. Hence we read in the Bible that the Holy Spirit is the Spirit OF Almighty God. To me this speaks of Almighty God himself sending forth his very OWN self same Spirit that is present every where. In other words, the ETERNAL Holy Spirit, who DWELT IN the SON Jesus IS Almighty God the FATHER HIMSELF, and NOT a SEPARATE distinctly DIFFERENT eternal Spirit apart from the Father as the "DOCTRINE" of the trinity claims.
Remember the words of Jesus saying that he himself could do nothing and that it was the FATHER IN him who was doing the work. To me this clearly and plainly identifies that Holy Spirit OF God as being the FATHER. Please read the study "THE HOLE SPIRIT IS THE FATHER!" for all the scriptures that clearly and plainly teach us that Almighty God the Father is one and the self same being as the eternal Holy Spirit. But for now let us stay focused on WHO Jesus is.
So then, we have established that there has always been ONE ETERNAL SPIRIT who ALONE is ALMIGHTY God the FATHER. Then ONE DAY at a certain point in TIME this ONE TRUE and ONLY ALMIGHTY God, the ONE ETERNAL SPIRIT had a SON by speaking forth his very OWN WORD or his very own SAYING that was WITHIN God's thoughts or plans to BE or to BECOME his desire. In other words, God SPOKE and what God SPOKE came to BE. To say this another was God sent his spoken word or SAYING by his angel Gabriel who then SPOKE God's DESIRE of what Almighty God desired to BE to the VIRGIN woman named Mary and when Mary AGREED or BELIEVED God's SPOKEN word of SAYING the presence of God over shadowed Mary and God's SON was CONCEIVED in he womb. Then when God's SON was BORN into the world of a human VIRGIN woman name Mary who was instructed by the angel Gabriel to call the NAME of this SON of the highest Jesus, which again means the salvation OF Yahweh, who is the FATHER of ALL, the ONE TRUE and ONLY ALMIGHTY God. So then, when you read in the Bible where it says there is ONE God, then know and UNDERSTAND that this means that there is only one ALMIGHTY God, who ALONE is the FATHER, the God of all other gods INCLUDING being THE God OF and OVER his Son Jesus who became "A" God AFTER he did ALL the will of his God and Father who BROUGHT his SON into existence.
Now just because Jesus was BEGOTTEN OF Almighty God the Father this is NOT to say that Jesus did not come out from the Father. You see dear child of God the word of TRUTH says that God's word is likened to a SEED that when planted will grow. John 1:1 LITERALLY says that the word or the SAYING was TOWARD or WITHING THE God. So it is absolutely the gospel truth to say that Almighty God HIMSELF LITERALLY became a MAN BY speaking forth the IMAGE in his mind to BE. Please read the study "WHAT DOES GOD INCARNATE TRULY MEAN?", which gives all the verses to clearly show that Almighty God HIMSELF LITERALLY became a HUMAN BEING and how Almighty God laid aside ALL of his DIVINE nature to LITERALLY BECOME a HUMAN BEING without any advantage over any other human being. And then how Almighty God ANOINTED his SON Jesus by the FATHER coming down from heaven OUT of HIMSELF in the form of a dove to DWELL IN his SON Jesus.
Where as the main stream churches teach that God the SON became flesh, which would mean that there would have to be no less than TWO ETERNAL DIVINE SPIRIT beings, who were Almighty God the FATHER or God the Father AND God the SON who was supposedly WITH God the Father being at God's SIDE.
Yet the word of TRUTH clearly teaches us that there is but ONE SPIRIT who is clearly identified and being the FATHER who DWELT IN his SON Jesus.
So therefore it is NOT SOUND BIBLICAL teaching to dogmatically demand that Jesus is FULLY ALMIGHTY God and fully man at the same time, for why would Almighty God HIMSELF need to be ANOINTED with ALMIGHTY God, IF SO BE that Jesus was FULLY ALMIGHTY God and fully a man at the same time. I mean THINK this trough for YOURSELF dear child of God, does it make sense to you that Almighty God DWELT IN Almighty God. Well in truth that is what the doctrine of the deity of Jesus is actually saying by NOT considering the WHOLE word of God that clearly, and plainly SATES that the FATHER DWELT IN his SON Jesus. And yet NOWHERE does the Bible ITSELF plainly STATE the Jesus is FULLY ALMIGHTY God and fully a man at the same time having TWO natures one divine and one human.
Please read the study "19 THINGS TO PONDER ABOUT JESUS BEING GOD!" for over 34 questions that DEMAND sound Biblical answers from the two main stream doctrines or ONENESS and the TRINITY. For you see dear child of God these 34 questions simply cannot find sound Biblical answers in either the doctrine of Oneness NOR in the doctrine of the trinity. So therefore NEITHER the doctrine of Oneness NOR the doctrine of the Trinity are SOUND BIBLICAL teachings based upon the WHOLE word of God, because they CONTRADICT these 34 clear, plain and simple verses in God's word that need absolutely NO interpretation to understand what they simply STATES as FACT.
If you stay with me I will explain WHY Almighty God HIMSELF became a MAN and WHY Almighty God did NOT remain fully Almighty God when God HIMSELF literally became FLESH laying aside ALL of his deity, and divine nature to fully take on the NATURE of a HUMAN BEINGS to dwell ON the earth. If you stay with me and here me out I will show you that the word of TRUTH does NOT teach us that Jesus had TWO natures and TWO wills as some Christians dogmatically demand is an essential belief in order to be saved.
I will prove all this to you in this study if you TRULY are seeking the TRUTH of the WHOLE word of Almighty God. BUT if you are trying to DEFEND your own man made "DOCTRINE" that you have been taught by your church denomination, then this study will only infuriate you, because you are NOT TRULY seeking the TRUTH of the WHOLE word of Almighty God. Jesus warned us to take heed not only of what we hear but also HOW we hear. So if you have the attitude that you are above every being able to be deceived by the enemy, then you NOT obeying the words of Jesus to take heed HOW you hear. Please know and understand that I myself have asked God many of the very same questions that are no doubt going through your mind right now, like what about this verse or what about that verse. Please be patient and we will get there. ALL your questions will be answered with SOUND BIBLICAL teaching from the WHOLE word of God.
Do not think for one minute that I woke up one day and just decided that I was going to prove the doctrine of the trinity and the doctrine of oneness to both be false teachings. NO a thousand times NO. The Holy Spirit revealed what I am sharing with you LITTLE by LITTLE and I question God over and over asking many of the very same question that may be going through your mind right now. When God first began showing me these things there was no Internet to Google questions and as far as I know the ONLY two beliefs on THIS subject in existence where the doctrine of oneness and the doctrine of the trinity. I had NO ONE to turn dialogue with except Almighty God the Father. I knew absolutely no one who believed what God was showing me, but yet deep inside someone I KNEW God was revealing HIS truth to me. I kept seeing CONTRADICTION after CONTRADICTION with these two man made doctrines when they were examined in the LIGHT of the WHOLE word of Almighty God.
So again please bear with me for a moment and hear me out and read the WHOLE matter. I promise you that we will cover ALL the verses on all sides of this highly controversial subject, but I needed to lay the foundation first by giving and over all SUMMARY of what the Bible ITSELF clearly teaches us.
The Bible teaches us in Proverbs 18:12,13 that PRIDE comes before that fall and that he who ANSWERS a matter BEFORE he HEARS the entire matter it is folly and shame unto that person. This TRUTH is so important that I want you to read several different translations of these two verse in Proverbs chapter 18. I am just going to quote verse 13.
Proverbs 18:13 KJV
He that answers a matter BEFORE he HEARS it, it is folly and shame unto him.
Proverbs 18:13 NAS
He who gives an answer before he hears, It is folly and shame to him.
Proverbs 18:13 NIV
He who answers before LISTENING-- that is his folly and his shame.
Proverbs 18:13 NLT
What a shame, what folly, to give advice before listening to the FACTS!
Proverbs 18:13 YLT
Whoso is answering a matter before he heareth, Folly it is to him and shame.
Proverbs 18:13 ASV
He that giveth answer before he heareth, It is folly and shame unto him
Proverbs 18:13 BBE
To give an answer before hearing is a FOOLISH THING and a CAUSE of shame.
Proverbs 18:13 CEB
Those who answer before they listen are foolish and DISGRACEFUL.
Proverbs 18:13 CJB
To answer someone before hearing him out is both stupid and embarrassing.
Proverbs 18:13 RHE
He that answereth before he heareth, sheweth himself to be a fool, and WORTHY of CONFUSION.
Proverbs 18:13 ESV
If one gives an answer before he hears, it is his folly and shame.
Proverbs 18:13 GW
Whoever gives an answer before he listens is stupid and shameful.
Proverbs 18:13 GNT
Listen before you answer. If you don't, you are being stupid and INSULTING.
Proverbs 18:13 HNV
He who gives answer before he hears, That is folly and shame to him.
Proverbs 18:13 CSB
The one who gives an answer before he listens- this is foolishness and DISGRACE for him.Read Proverbs 18 CSB | Read Proverbs 18:13 CSB in parallel
So please my dear reader and seeker of the TRUTH, I implore you, which means I BEG of you to PLEASE LISTEN and HEAR the
WHOLE matter of what I have to say and THEN you can make your judgment as to
whether or not what I teach is SOUND BIBLICAL teaching. You see, no one can make a SOUND BIBLICAL judgment until they hear and understand ALL the evidence. So if you do not understand what I am teaching, then write and ask me for more clarification. There is no such thing as a dumb question.
So then, let us continue this study to learn WHO Jesus is according to the word of TRUTH by FIRST learning WHO ALMIGHTY GOD is according to the WHOLE word of TRUTH, the Holy Bible. You see my dear brothers and sisters in our Lord Jesus
the CHRIST, in order to understand WHO Jesus IS with SOUND BIBLICAL teaching, then you must FIRST
understand who THE ONE TRUE and ONLY ALMIGHTY God IS as clearly and plainly described to us in the Bible ITSELF!
Who is God ?
First of all, GOD or more precisely THE ONE TRUE and ONLY Almighty God is INVISIBLE and NO man has ever SEEN God, the ETERNAL SPIRIT, nor CAN any mortal man EVER see Almighty God, because God is a SPIRIT and cannot be SEEN with human eyes:
Therefore in order for the ONE TRUE and ONLY Almighty God to be SEEN, as in, UNDERSTANDING and truly KNOWING God's character by his creation that CANNOT actually SEE him with their PHYSICAL EYES, then this INVISIBLE ALMIGHTY God must REVEAL himself to mankind.
So then, HOW does Almighty God REVEAL himself to mankind? Answer this question CORRECTLY and you will UNDERSTAND WHO the ONE TRUE and ONLY ALMIGHTY God IS, and WHO his SON Jesus IS.
the ways in which the word of TRUTH, the Holy Bible, teaches us are the
WAYS in which Almighty God has REVEALED himself to mankind. Please keep in mind that these scripture references are not the entire matter, but certainly enough to make a SOUND BIBLICAL foundation for HOW the ONE TRUE INVISIBLE Almighty God REVEALS himself to mankind. I put down just the scripture references for those who ALREADY know these things so you can skim through this study to learn what you may not know. But for those of you who do NOT know these things already, then take the TIME to look these verses of scripture up in the Bible and read them for yourself so that you will know and understand the ways that INVISIBLE God REVEALS himself to mankind.
Secondly another way that we can truly KNOW God and is UNDERSTANDING him is through his nature or character:
God is Omnipotent or Almighty, or the ONLY Potentate: Genesis 17:1; Exodus 6:3; Numbers 24:4; Psalm 91:1; Isaiah 13:6; 1 Timothy 6:14-16; Revelation 1:8; 4:8; 11:17.
So then, since God is ALMIGHTY then all these following attributes belong to THE ALMIGHTY God and NO OTHER God or god. The word of TRUTH teaches us that there is ONLY ONE ALMIGHTY God who is the HIGHEST of all other gods. In other words, the ONE TRUE and ONLY ALMIGHTY God has NO OTHER Gods OVER Him, because HE ALONE IS THE ALMIGHTY God. THE ONE TRUE God is just as the Bible ITSELF plainly says, THE God OF gods. In other words, ALL other gods are UNDER and SUBJECT to the ONE TRUE and ONLY ALMIGHTY God. And if any God of god has a God or god OVER them then that God or god CANNOT possibly be the ONE true and ONLY ALMIGHTY God. seeing that he is UNDER and SUBJECT to THE ONE TRUE and ONLY ALMIGHTY God being OVER him. With that being said let us take a look at the word of TRUTH to see what the attributes are that DEFINE this ONE TRUE and ONLY ALMIGHTY God.
Almighty God is Omniscient or all-knowing: 1 Samuel 16:7; Psalm 139:1-4, 23-4; Jeremiah 17:10; Matthew 6:8, 18, 32; 10:30; John 1:48-49; 2:25; 6:64.
Almighty God is Omnipresent or all-present: Psalm 139:5-12; Matthew 18:20; 28:20.
Almighty God ALONE is and has always been ETERNAL and SELF EXISTING: Genesis 21:33; Psalm 90:1-2; 102:27-28; Isaiah 40:28; 51:6; 1 Timothy 6:14,16.
Almighty God is Spirit: John 4:24; 2 Corinthians 3:17.
Almighty God is INVISIBLE: Exodus 33:20-23; John 1:18; Colossians 1:15; 1 Timothy 1:17; 6:16; 1 John 4:12, 20.
Almighty God is the Father of all: Isaiah 9:6; Jeremiah 31:9; Matthew 5:16, 45, 48; 6:8-9, 32; John 8:41; 14:6; 15:16; Romans 8:15; Galatians 4:6; Ephesians 4:6; 1 John 1:3: 2:1: 2:23.
Almighty God is the Creator of everything: Genesis 1:1; Psalm 8; Acts 17:24-27; Colossians 1:15-17; Hebrews 1:1-3.
Almighty God is the Savior: Psalm 106:21; Isaiah 44:6; 45:21; 63:7-10; Titus 2:11-14; Jude 25; John 3:16-18.
Almighty God is KING of ALL kings: 1 Samuel 8:7; Psalm 2:6; 5:2; 10:16; 47:1,2,6,7; 47:7; 84:3; Psalms 95:3; 110:1; Daniel 2:47; 1 Timothy 6:15
Almighty God is good: Psalm 118:1; 136; 1:17; 36:7-9; 63:3-4; 34:8; 31:19; Matthew 9:17; Mark 10:18; Luke 18:19.
Almighty God is holy: Isaiah 6:3; Leviticus 11:44; Joshua 24:19; 1 Peter 1:15-16; Revelation 15:4; 4:8.
Almighty God is righteous and just: Genesis 6:5-7; Exodus 34:7; Deuteronomy 10:17-18; 32:4; Psalm 11:7; Romans 2:4-11; Hebrews 10:30; 1 Peter 1:17.
Almighty God is glorious: Numbers 14:21; Deuteronomy 10:17; Psalm 8:1; 104:1; Isaiah 6:1-3; 57:15; Matthew 16:27; John 1:14; 17:5; 1 Timothy 6:14-16; Revelation 4:11.
Almighty God is the Judge: Genesis 18:25; Psalm 7:11; John 5:22-27; Acts 10:42-43.
Almighty God is merciful: Exodus 34:6; Psalm 103:8-13; Micah 7:18; John 3:16-18; Titus 21-12.
Almighty God is unsearchable: Romans 11:33-34; 1 Corinthians 2:6-7; 1 Timothy 6:16.
Almighty God is perceptible: Romans 1:19-20; 2:14-15; Acts 14:17; 17:26-27.
Almighty God is faithful: Deuteronomy 7:9; 32:4; Joshua 23:14-16; Titus 1:2; Psalm 117; 118:1-4; Exodus 34:6; 2 Timothy 2:13; 1 John 1:9.
Almighty God is patient: Numbers 14:18; Nehemiah 9:16-21; Psalm 103:8; Luke 13:6-9; Romans 9:22-23; 2 Peter 3:9.
Almighty God provides and preserves: Matthew 6:25-34; Deuteronomy 29:2-6; Exodus 16:13-15; Psalm 41:1-3; 67:6-7; 104:27-28; 145:15-21; 147:7-9.
Almighty God teaches and guides: Psalm 25:4-5; John 6:45; 1 Corinthians 2:13; Exodus 4:15; Job 36:22; Psalm 94:12; Luke 12:12; John 14:26.
Almighty God is the Helper: Hebrews 13:6; Psalm 33:20; 46:1-3; 124:8; Acts 26:19-23; Romans 8:26.
Almighty God is the Living One: Genesis 16:14; Psalm 42:2; Jeremiah 17:13; John 5:26; Genesis 15:45; Revelation 1:18.
Almighty God is love: Revelation 21:2; Isaiah 62:5; Jeremiah 31:3; 2 Corinthians 11:2; Ephesians 3:19; 1 John 4:7-8.
Almighty God is peace: Ephesians 2:14; 1 Corinthians 14:33; Romans 15:33; 16:20; 2 Corinthians 13:11; Philippians 4:9; 1 Thessalonians 5:23; Hebrews 13:20.
Almighty God is kind: Titus 3:4-5; Nehemiah 9:17; Romans 2:4; 1 Peter 2:3.
Almighty God is THE GOD over his SON Jesus: These verses we will cover in this study.
So then, in order to BE the ACTUAL ONE TRUE and ONLY ALMIGHTY God, then that God that is describe in the Bible ITSELF MUST without fail have ALL these attributes listed above other wise any God or god that is described in the word of TRUTH, the Holy Bible, as being God or god who does NOT have ALL the above attributes is therefore "a" God or god who is UNDER and SUBJECT to the ONE true and ONLY MOST HIGH God, the one true and only Almighty God, the FATHER of ALL.
In other words, the word of TRUTH does in fact teach us PLAINLY and CLEARLY that Jesus, the SON OF Almighty God the FATHER, is GOD (or is a "THEOS" in the original Greek, which can be translated as God or god.) in Hebrews 1:8, but this SAME word of TRUTH when kept in it's CONTEXT also CLEARLY and PLAINLY teaches us that Almighty God the Father is THE God OVER his SON Jesus.
Please read Hebrews 1:1-9, which again CLEARLY and PLAINLY shows us in very SIMPLE terms with absolutely no interpretation needed that Jesus, the SON OF Almighty God the Father, who has THE GOD the FATHER, who is OVER him, which tells me that while Jesus is indeed "a" God Jesus is NOT the ONE TRUE and ONLY ALMIGHTY God who ALONE is the FATHER. The whole word of God clearly teaches us that Jesus is NOT the FATHER, so to INTERPRET any verse to try and make Jesus to be YAHWEH himself is to teach that Jesus is the FATHER. Now as I have already said Almighty God HIMSELF became FLESH and dwelt among men, but this TRUTH does NOT mean that Jesus was FULLY ALMIGHTY God in the FLESH and fully a HUMAN BEING at the SAME time having TWO natures, one divine and one human, because Philippians 2:4-11 clearly teaches us that HE speaking of ALMIGHTY God HIMSELF, by speaking forth his very own LIVING WORD within himself laid aside ALL his DIVINE nature to take on HUMAN nature. Please read the study "PHILIPPIANS 2:6---A TRINITARIAN DILEMMA!" for all the verses that support this sound Biblical teaching, but for now please read,
2. Has in these last days spoken unto us BY his SON, whom he (Almighty God, who is THE God over his SON) has APPOINTED (his SON to be) HEIR of all things, BY whom also he made the worlds (In other words, one interpretation of this verse is that Almighty God chose to create all things BY the MEANS of his SPOKEN word that was within him in the beginning and that later God's very same SPOKEN word was MADE flesh and given the name Jesus. However, in truth the Greek word that is translated as "BY" also means FOR. Therefore this verse should have been translated to read that Almighty God appointed his Son HEIR of all things FOR WHOM God made the worlds. Please read the study ""Ephesians 3:9-11 DID JESUS CREATE ALL THINGS?");
3. Who being the brightness of his glory, and the EXPRESS IMAGE of his person, and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he had by himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high;
4. BEING MADE so much better than the angels, as he (Jesus the SON OF Almighty God) has BY inheritance OBTAINED a more excellent NAME than they. (In the next chapter of Hebrews we see the writer quoting Psalms where Jesus was FIRST made LOWER or INFERIOR to the angels. Then in Philippians 2:4-11 we see that Almighty God HIGHLY EXALTED or MADE his Son to become so much better that the angles, BECAUSE his Son became OBEDIENT to do all his Father's will even to die on the cross for the sins of mankind.)
5. For unto which of the angels said he at any time, You are my SON, THIS DAY have I BEGOTTEN you (In other words Jesus the SON had a BEGINNING on this certain DAY when Almighty God brought him INTO EXISTENCE as his SON by BEGETTING his Son Jesus. The terms Father and Son demand that the Son has a beginning at some point in time. Now I personal believe that the point in time when Jesus was brought into existence was when the living word was CONCEIVED in the WOMB of the VIRGIN Mary to be BORN a HUMAN BEING. Please read the study "JESUS IS THE ONLY BEGOTTEN SON OF GOD!" and the study "WHAT DOES GOD INCARNATE TRULY MEAN?" which teaches us HOW Jesus was BEGOTTEN on a certain DAY in time by Almighty God HIMSELF LITERALLY becoming a HUMAN BEING laying aside ALL of his DIVINE nature to take on fully human NATURE)? And again, I will be to him a Father, and he shall be to me a SON?(a PROPHECY of the yet coming SON of God to yet BE BEGOTTEN. In other word Almighty God was not yet a FATHER because his SON was not yet BEGOTTEN)
6. And AGAIN, WHEN he brings IN the FIRST begotten INTO the world (speaking of the SECOND coming of Jesus when God will bring his Son AGAIN into the world to judge the angels and execute the wrath of Almighty God and gather together his faithful ones to himself), he said, And let all the angels of God worship him.
8. But unto the SON he (the ONE TRUE and ONLY ALMIGHTY God the FATHER) said, Your throne, O God (or your throne O “THEOS” which can be either translated as God or god), is for ever and ever: a scepter of righteousness is the scepter of your kingdom.
9. You (MY SON in whom I am well pleased) have loved righteousness, and hated iniquity; THEREFORE (or for this very REASON) GOD (speaking of the ONE TRUE and ONLY ALMIGHTY God the FATHER), EVEN YOUR GOD, has ANOINTED you with the oil of gladness above your fellows.”
The are many places in the CLEAR, PLAIN and SIMPLE word of Almighty God that show us in SIMPLICITY with absolutely NO interpretation needed that Almighty God the FATHER is God OVER his SON Jesus and that Almighty God the Father is the GOD OF his SON Jesus. So then, HOW can anyone, who TRULY considers the WHOLE word of Almighty God continue to believe that Jesus IS THE ONE TRUE and ONLY ALMIGHTY God who ALONE is the FATHER?
This is what oneness Unitarians teach and what Oneness Pentecostals teach, which is NOT a SOUND BIBLICAL teaching, because Jesus is NOT the Father. And any time any one tries to INTERPRET verses to make Jesus to be ALMIGHTY God himself, then they are in truth saying that Jesus IS the FATHER.
So then, WHO is Jesus ACCORDING to the word of TRUTH, the WHOLE word of Almighty God when ALL the evidence is considered as a WHOLE and the TRADITIONS of MEN are laid aside to take a CLOSER look at the CLEAR, PLAIN, and SIMPLE statements of FACT without any INTERPRETATION needed about Jesus in the scriptures?
IS Jesus GOD? Absolutely! So if Jesus is GOD, then is Jesus GOD, as in, is Jesus the ONE TRUE and ONLY ALMIGHTY God ACCORDING to the WHOLE word of Almighty God?
Now if you INTERPRET some verses that SEEM to say or are made to say that Jesus IS THE ALMIGHTY God, then HOW can and ALMIGHTY God have another ALMIGHTY God OVER him? This INTERPRETATION that Jesus is THE ONE true and ONLY ALMIGHTY God destroys the very meaning of the word "ALMIGHTY" for HOW can an ALMIGHTY God have ALMIGHTY God the FATHER over him. Either Almighty God the FATHER is ALL mighty or he is not. You see my dear brothers and sisters in our Lord Jesus Christ, SINCE the word of TRUTH teaches us in SIMPLE CLEAR and PLAIN language that Jesus, the SON OF ALMIGHTY God the FATHER, who is UNDER and SUBJECT unto HIS God and Father, then it is IMPOSSIBLE for Jesus to BE the ONE TRUE and ONLY ALMIGHTY God HIMSELF, who ALONE is the FATHER. So anytime anyone tries to force verses to INTERPRETED to mean that Jesus is THE ALMIGHTY God, then in TRUTH they a making Jesus to BE the FATHER. And the Bible CLEARLY teaches us that Jesus is NOT the FATHER.
Again if this is new to you, and you have not heard any of this before, then you may be offended at first, because of what you have been previously taught which you assumed was the truth. But if you TRULY desire to know the TRUTH, the WHOLE TRUTH, and NOTHING but the TRUTH, then please keep on reading and I will do my best to lead you step by step covering each and every verse that other have used to try and prove that Jesus is THE ALMIGHTY God HIMSELF to clearly and plainly show you that these verses have been taken OUT of CONTEXT and have been INCORRECTLY INTERPRETED to teach you those man made "DOCTRINES" of Oneness and the Trinity, which that CONTRADICT many other parts of the word of God.
If you will be patient to hear the WHOLE MATTER you will see that the CLEAR PLAIN and SIMPLE word of TRUTH does NOT need to be INTERPRETED. All I ask for you to do is to just read what word of Almighty God plainly and clearly says with no interpretation needed, it is that SIMPLE. You do not need so called Bible scholars telling you what the a verse of scripture means this or that. All you need is the Holy Spirit of Almighty God within you to lead and guide you into ALL TRUTH just as his word PLAINLY promises us that he will.
So then, here are some CLEAR, PLAIN, and SIMPLE statements of FACT that the Bible says about WHO Jesus truly is, and then we will take a CLOSER look at the passages of scripture that prove each and every one of these following statements of FACT.
These are not my words, but rather this is what the word of TRUTH clearly teaches us. For a deeper understanding of any of these above topics of WHO Jesus is please read any or all of these following studies, which give ALL the passages of scripture left in their CONTEXT of where they are found and then COMPARED to the WHOLE word of Almighty God to make sure that they do NOT contradict any other part of God's word.
I implore you to be that good Berean that searches the word of TRUTH
daily in order to find our if you are being taught the TRUTH of the
WHOLE word of God and to make absolutely sure that you are NOT being
DECEIVED to believe in ANOTHER Jesus or ANOTHER gospel or receive ANOTHER spirit that is NOT of Almighty God the Father.
Here is the list of studies if you prefer to search out a particular topic of WHO Jesus is according to the word of TRUTH. For example if you want to learn about Jesus being the SON OF God, then read the study "JESUS THE SON OF GOD!". And if you what to learn more about Jesus being God INCARNATE, the please read the study called "WHAT DOES GOD INCARNATE MEAN?". And so forth and so one depending on what topic that you yourself are interested in learn more about. There is an in depth Bible study for every topic related to Jesus as to WHO Jesus is according to the WHOLE word of God. Then after this list I will continue this study in God's word, which will cover a little of everything of WHO Jesus is, but for a more IN-DEPTH study on each of these attributes of Jesus, then I encourage you to read these studies listed below and again at the end of this study. It all depends on how much you yourself desire to know the TRUTH as to whether or not you will spend the TIME to read and STUDY God's word on your own. These studies are just guides and aids to help you along to grow closer to God and to be rooted and grounded in the TRUTH so that you will not be DECEIVED by every wind of "DOCTRINE" that blows your way.
BE NOT DECEIVED for your very reward of ETERNAL life may be at stake. What if you have been TAUGHT incorrectly, another gospel, and you are not obeying the words of Jesus as our Lord intended his words to mean in the LIGHT of the WHOLE word of God? You may have been deceived by your well meaning church denomination. Do you consider yourself ABOVE ever being able to be DECEIVED? If you do, then you are DECEIVED ALREADY! Please do NOT misunderstand what I am saying. These words, may sound hash to you, but if you are being DECEIVED, then would you not want someone to reach out to you to HELP you see the TRUTH. Again these studies are ONLY for those of you who are TRULY and sincerely seeking the TRUTH of the WHOLE word of Almighty God. If this is YOU, and you truly desire to know the truth and nothing but the truth, then please read these following studies in God's word where I present all the evidence from all sides of the controversy and then leave it between you and the Holy Spirit to decide what to believe.
Before we go any further in this study I want to restate that the word of TRUTH does in fact teach that Jesus is God, and of this truth there is no doubt. However, this SAME word of TRUTH also teaches that the ONE TRUE and ONLY ALMIGHTY God the FATHER is THE God OVER his SON Jesus. In other words, Jesus is SECOND in command and Almighty God the FATHER is the ONE TRUE and ONLY ALMIGHTY God of ALL other gods INCLUDING being the one true God OVER his SON Jesus who he highly exalted to become a God to rule and reign at his God and Father's right hand. To say this another way, Jesus is "A THEOS" and Almighty God his FATHER is "THE one true and ONLY ALMIGHTY THEOS". Please read the study called "HEBREWS 1:8 JESUS IS GOD---THEOS", which explains the meaning of this Greek word "THEOS". The word "God" is simply a title of a mighty one. Jesus being God does NOT mean that there are TWO Gods where BOTH God's have always been ETERNAL and without beginning or end, When the Bible says that there is but ONE God it means that there is only one ALMIGHTY God who is the SOURCE of all things. Also please understand that Almighty God himself did indeed LITERALLY BECOME a MAN, but again this does NOT mean that Jesus is FULLY Almighty God and fully a man at the same time having TWO natures and TWO wills. I will explain why in detail further on in this study.
But for now let us take a look at the passages of scripture that proves without a doubt what I just said in a CLEAR, PLAIN, and SIMPLE fashion that needs absolutely NO INTERPRETATION! Just SIMPLY read the CLEAR word of God to UNDERSTAND who Jesus IS according to the word of TRUTH, the Holy Bible.
Do not try to be super spiritual endeavoring to cling to what your church denomination has taught you and say things like, "Well this doesn't REALLY mean Jesus is not the ALMIGHTY God, but rather means that Jesus was only UNDER the Father only WHILE he was in the FLESH".
But rather a true seeker of the truth will simply read the words of the Bible the WAY that they are written and then quietly listen to what the Holy Spirit is teaching them as opposed to listening to these man made "DOCTRINES" of Oneness and the Trinity that CONTRADICT the WHOLE word of Almighty God. God's Holy Spirit WILL lead and guide you into ALL TRUTH if you TRULY are seeking HIS TRUTH. So always interpret the vague, hard to understand, unclear verses in the LIGHT of the CLEAR, PLAIN, and SIMPLE verses that do not need any interpretation whatsoever.
With that being said let us begin with Matthew 2:46 where we read about Jesus while he is dying on the cross just before he gives up the ghost cries out to HIS God and Father and asks him why HIS God has forsaken him.
"And about the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying , Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani? that is to say, MY God, MY God, why have you forsaken me?"
Do you need to INTERPRET these words of Jesus himself to KNOW without a doubt that Almighty God the Father is THE God over his SON Jesus? Do not these very words of Jesus teach you in SIMPLICITY without any interpretation needed that Jesus is crying out to HIS God and Father? Again do not try to explain away these very easily understood words of Jesus by saying things like, "Well that is just ONE verse and you need more than just one verse to understand what is truly being said." I agree with you 100% so let us see if Jesus clearly states the clear plain and simple FACT that Almighty God the Father is HIS God any where else in the word of TRUTH.
Please read in John 20:16,17 where Jesus is talking to Mary Magdalene right after he was raised from the dead, but right before he ascended into heaven to HIS God and Father the ONE TRUE and ONLY ALMIGHTY God.
17. Jesus said unto her, Touch me not; for (or BECAUSE) I am not yet ascended to my Father: but go to my brethren, and say unto them, I ascend unto my Father, and your Father; and to MY God, and your God."
Again some will try and argue against these CLEAR, PLAIN, and SIMPLE statements of FACT spoken by Jesus HIMSELF calling Almighty God the Father HIS God such as, "MY God, MY God, why have you forsaken me?", and "...I ascend to MY God..." by saying that Jesus is NOT truly saying in these verses that Jesus has a God who is OVER him. Or argue and say something like, these verses mean that Jesus had the Father over him ONLY while Jesus was on the earth.
And I believe the reason that some Christians argue against such clear, plain, simple scripture is because they have been TAUGHT to believe that Jesus himself IS THE ONE TRUE and ONLY ALMIGHTY God for so long that they feel that they cannot trust preachers and teaches of God's word that teach anything even remotely different from what they have been taught all their lives. After all most Christians have been TAUGHT by their particular denomination NOT to believe ANY other teaching other than what their denomination teaches. Now when it come to church LEADERS like pastors, then some would rather keep believing in a false teaching than to admit that they have been deceived by the enemy and they have been teaching a doctrine that is NOT a SOUND BIBLICAL teaching to their flock. So when one of their flock comes to them and asks why these SIMPLE verses CONTRADICT what their denomination teaches, then these pastors blindly say something like, "Well that just means that Almighty God the Father was HIS God ONLY while Jesus was on the earth as a MAN". But by saying things like this they fail to realize that they are denying what they are saying that they believe, which is the WHOLE word of God. Just ask ANY Christian if they believe the WHOLE word of God and they will say ABSOLUTELY that they do indeed believe the WHOLE word of God.
So then, is this argument against these plain, clear, simple verses of scripture of Jesus calling Almighty God the Father HIS God a SOUND BIBLICAL argument saying that the Father was the God over Jesus ONLY while Jesus was on the earth as a man in the flesh? Let us keep on reading the word of TRUTH and find out what the WHOLE word of God clearly and plainly STATES with absolutely NO interpretation needed.
Please read Revelation 3:11-13, 21, where Jesus is NOW ASCENDED INTO Heaven sitting on the throne of HIS God, which HIS God and Father, the ONE TRUE and ONLY ALMIGHTY God, GRANTED to his SON Jesus, BECAUSE his SON Jesus OVERCAME the enemy by OBEYING all that HIS God and Father commanded him to do. Again please keep in mind that Jesus is no longer a man ON THE EARTH, which is the main argument that is use to try and explain away these clear, plain, and simple passages of scripture which prove without a doubt that Jesus is NOT the ALMIGHTY God HIMSELF being FULLY God and man at the same time, because the very words "ALMIGHTY GOD" means the HIGHEST GOD over all other gods. Therefore since the word of TRUTH clearly teaches us that Jesus calls the Almighty God, the Father, HIS God, then this proves without a doubt that Jesus is NOT the ALMIGHTY God HIMSELF. Most Christians already believe that Jesus is NOT the FATHER and the the FATHER is NOT his SON Jesus, so why then is it so hard for some Christians to see the truth of God's word that Jesus is NOT the ALMIGHTY HIMSELF?
"Behold, I come quickly (speaking of Jesus coming again at his second coming): hold that fast which you have, that no man take your crown.
12. Him that OVERCOMES will I make a pillar in the temple of MY God, and he shall go no more out: and I will write upon him the name of MY God, and the name of the city of MY God, which is new Jerusalem, which comes down out of heaven from MY God: and I will write upon him my new name.
13. He that has an EAR, let him HEAR what the Spirit said unto the CHURCHES."
Then in verse 21 we see that if we OVERCOME even as Jesus OVERCAME, then we too will be granted to sit with Jesus on his God and Father's throne. We TOO will be given the right to eat of the tree of LIFE and be given immortal bodies of flesh and bone like Jesus has been given by his God and Father.
Jesus says CLEARLY and PLAINLY of Almighty God the Father as being HIS God FOUR times is this ONE verse of scripture by speaking SIMPLE and easily UNDERSTOOD words like MY God FOUR times in ONE verse, which again is AFTER Jesus has ALREADY ascended BACK into heaven a SECOND time in his new glorified and NOW ETERNAL body of flesh and bone that HIS God and Father GAVE to him BECAUSE his SON was OBEDIENT and OVERCAME the enemy of God, who is Satan the Devil. So WHEN did Almighty God the Father GIVE immortality or ETERNAL LIFE to his SON Jesus? It was the FIRST time that Jesus ascended into heaven right after he rose from the grave telling Mary Magdalene to NOT touch him.
Again if this is new to you please be patient and I will explain what I just said with the CLEAR, PLAIN, and SIMPLE word of God that needs absolute NO interpretation by MAN. You see my dear brothers and sisters in our Lord Jesus Christ, nearly all the verses used to try and prove that Jesus is Almighty God himself by those who teach the doctrine of the trinity, and the doctrine of the deity of Jesus where Jesus is fully God and fully man at the same time having TWO natures and TWO wills, and those who teach the doctrine of oneness where Jesus is the Father himself are INTERPRETED by men who TELL you things like, "When Jesus said the words "I AM", then what Jesus was truly saying is that he himself is the great I AM THAT I AM in the Old Testament where Yahweh called himself said "tell them I AM has sent you", therefore this proves that Jesus is Almighty God himself", because he said "I AM". And then they are confronted with the TRUTH they have to go and explain away all these CLEAR, PLAIN, and SIMPLE verses that do not need any interpretation whatsoever to KNOW what the mean. That is to say that these SIMPLE verses are very easily understood if so be that Christians were not force feed and dogmatically DEMANDED with FEAR in order to be made to believe otherwise by intimidation of FEAR that if they believe ANY THING other than what their particular denomination teaches then they will not nor cannot be SAVED.
I want you to THINK about the INTIMIDATION of YOUR particular denomination and how your pastor dogmatically demands that Jesus is Almighty God Yahweh HIMSELF and if you believe other wise then you are NOT a true Christian and you cannot be saved. Now consider OTHER denominations who DOGMATICALLY DEMAND that THEIR denomination teaches the truth and if you do NOT believe what THEY teach then you are NOT truly saved nor can you be saved unless you believe what THEY teach. So WHICH denomination is teaching the TRUTH? Is Jesus the FATHER like the Oneness believers dogmatically demand one must believe in order to be saved? Or is Jesus God the SON who is NOT the Father like the Trinitarians dogmatically demand that one must believe in order to be saved? HOW can we KNOW who is teaching the TRUTH? Will ONLY Oneness believer be saved? Will ONLY Trinitarians be saved? Clearly these two different denominations directly CONTRADICT each other and they teach the exact OPPOSITE of each other so WHICH denomination is teaching the TRUTH? BOTH denominations cannot be correct, because they OPPOSE each other. So WHAT must we BELIEVE in order to be saved? I will explain what I mean by this further on in this study, but for now let us continue with the point that I want you to see and understand that the word of TRUTH teaches us that Almighty God is THE one true and ONLY Almighty God OVER his SON Jesus while Jesus was ON the earth AND ALSO AFTER Jesus ascended to heaven a second time to sit on his Father's throne for a 1000 years.
Now I want you to see that even still yet after the 1000 year reign of Jesus that his SON Jesus will still yet be UNDER and SUBJECT to HIS God and Father the ONE TRUE and ONLY ALMIGHTY God over ALL which again INCLUDES Jesus his SON.
So then once again, we read in clear, plain, and simple words in 1 Corinthians 15:20-28 that EVEN AFTER the 1000 year reign of Jesus in the world to come that Jesus COMMITS the kingdom of HIS God and Father BACK into the hands of Almighty God, the Father so that the GOD speaking of the ONE TRUE and ONLY ALMIGHTY God the FATHER may be ALL in ALL.
1 Corinthians 15:20-28.
"But now is Christ risen from the dead, and become the first fruits of them that slept.
21. For since by MAN came death, BY MAN came also the resurrection of the dead. (The clear word of God does NOT say BY a GOD man being FULLY God and fully man at the same time having TWO natures came DEATH and by another man being FULLY God and fully a man at the same time having TWO natures, one divine and one human came the resurrection of the dead, but rather the word of TRUTH SIMPLY says BY MAN came death, which would demand that by MAN should also come the resurrection. It was needful for Jesus to be fully a MAN to clear God's name that is falsely being accused by the enemy saying that God created him, speaking of Lucifer, to be evil and rebellious so it was not his fault and therefore he should not be destroyed. Please read the study "UNDERSTANDING WHY?" for all the verses that raise the question WHY.For example WHY would God have Satan BOUND for a 1000 years and then turn him LOOSE again? But for now I want you to see that Adam the first MAN or the first HUMAN being is called the SON OF God. And I want you to see that the first Adam did NOT have a HUMAN father either, but not one Christian will dogmatically demand that Adam had a DIVINE nature and a HUMAN nature at the same and that Adam was fully God and fully a human being at the same time.)
22. For as in Adam all die, even so IN Christ shall all be made alive.
23. But every MAN in his own order: Christ (speaking of the MAN Jesus who was ANOINTED by his God and Father being. When you are seeking the TRUTH it is surprising just how many time Jesus is clearly and plainly called a MAN. So then, the MAN Jesus, the ANOINTED one is) the first fruits (or the first MAN born from the dead, the FIRST begotten of the dead); afterward they that are Christ's at his coming.(Speaking of only those faithful Christian who OVERCOME being given IMMORTAL bodies of flesh and bone just like Jesus was GIVEN by his God and Father who ALONE is the ALMIGHTY)
24. Then comes the end (speaking of the end of the 1000 year reign of Jesus), WHEN he (speaking of Jesus the SON of Almighty God the Father) shall have delivered up the kingdom to GOD, EVEN the FATHER; (the Bible in the NEW Testament always identifies the FATHER only as being God. There may be verse that may SEEM to be saying that Jesus is God, but when they are interpreted in the light of the WHOLE word of God it becomes very clear that those verse are not truly saying that Jesus is God, in that, Jesus is ALMIGHTY God himself. Again we will get to all the verses that SEEM to say that Jesus is Almighty God himself. Right now I want you to see that the word of TRUTH, clearly and plainly teaches us the Jesus has THE ALMIGHTY God the FATHER over him, which alone should prove that Jesus is NOT ALMIGHTY God himself, because it is impossible for an ALL mighty God to have another God OVER him. So then, after the 1000 year reign of Jesus the SON delivers or commits his Father's kingdom back to HIS GOD, EVEN the FATHER. The Bible always clearly identifies the FATHER as being THE God.) when he shall have put down all rule and all authority and power.
25. For he must reign, till he has put all enemies under his feet.
26. The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death.
27. For he (Almighty God) has put all things under his feet. But WHEN he (Almighty God) says ALL things are put under him (speaking of Almighty God actually doing the work of putting ALL things under his SON Jesus as his Son OBEYS what his God and Father commands him to do), it is manifest (or it is CLEARLY and PLAINLY made known in SIMPLICITY) that HE IS EXCEPTED (speaking of Almighty God the Father being EXCLUDED from being put UNDER his SON'S AUTHORITY), which did put all things under him.(clearly showing us that it is Almighty God the Father that does all the work of GIVING his SON everything that he has and is. Again I will explain this in more detail further on in this study of God WORD of TRUTH.)
28. And WHEN all things shall be subdued unto him (referring to BOTH the Father and the SON), then shall the Son ALSO HIMSELF be SUBJECT unto him that put all things under him, that GOD (speaking of the ONE TRUE and ONLY ALMIGHTY God who ALONE is THE FATHER) may be ALL in ALL."
I do not know how it can get any CLEARER and more SIMPLE than that. Yes, Jesus is God, a "THEOS" or a god, who has been highly exalted to become a God BY HIS God and Father and given a name above all names BY HIS God and Father the one true and ONLY ALMIGHTY God. However, Jesus is DEFINITELY NOT the ONE TRUE and ONLY ALMIGHTY God who is ALONE is the FATHER.
Remember that one of the attributes of of the ONE TRUE and ONLY Almighty God is that GOD is SPIRIT and the one who ALONE is SOVEREIGN is INVISIBLE. Therefore God sent his word, his SPOKEN word or his SPOKEN saying forth by his Holy Spirit and or his angels, who spoke to the prophets of old his PLAN to them in order to REVEAL himself to mankind. Then when the people killed his prophets, the God raised up a SON from AMONG the people so that his SON would REVEAL to us HIS God and Father to be the ONE TRUE and ONLY ALMIGHTY God. Jesus came to SHOW us the FATHER. Again I will explain all of this in great detail as we continue this study in God's word.
Please read John 17:3, where Jesus HIMSELF calls HIS God and Father the ONE TRUE God. Keep in mind that Jesus is speaking in the first person TO his God and Father when this verse is kept in it's CONTEXT.
Jesus praying TO his God and FATHER says,
"And THIS is life eternal, that they might KNOW YOU the ONLY TRUE God, AND Jesus Christ, whom YOU have SENT."
Now I want you to notice a very important point that is brought out in this verse and this vital TRUTH is that the SUBJECT of this verse is ETERNAL LIFE. The first part of this verse says, "And THIS is LIFE ETERNAL...." WHAT is LIFE ETERNAL or ETERNAL LIFE in some other translations? THAT whosoever believes might KNOW YOU heavenly FATHER to be the ONLY TRUE God, AND that they may ALSO KNOW your SON Jesus the CHRIST, the one you have ANOINTED and the one whom you have SENT out into the world to PREACH deliverance.
In other words, if you want to obtain ETERNAL LIFE in the world to come you MUST believe in the ONE TRUE and ONLY Almighty God the FATHER, AND you MUST ALSO believe in his SON Jesus whom he has raised up from among the people, ANOINTED and then SENT out into the world to preach deliverance through believing on the SON OF God who suffered and died on the cross for the sins of the people. In other words, receiving ETERNAL LIFE requires us to believe in BOTH Almighty God the FATHER and his SON Jesus the ANOINTED one of Almighty God the Father. The Jews ALREADY believed in Almighty God, but many rejected that Jesus was the CHRIST, the ANOINTED one, the SON OF Almighty God who God SENT to his people the Jews FIRST. But then when the Jews as a whole REJECTED Jesus as their CHRIST, the SON OF the living God, then God turned to the Gentiles to provoke his people to jealousy. God desires all mankind to KNOW his SON Jesus so much so that whosoever denies the SON denies the Father as well.
You see, the word of TRUTH, the Holy Bible, clearly teaches us that if you do NOT have the SON, then you do NOT have the ONE TRUE and ONLY ALMIGHTY God the FATHER either. It is a package deal so to speak so no one can have ETERNAL LIFE without first having the SON OF Almighty God. Jesus is the ONLY way to the Father.
So to all Muslims who SAY that we all worship the SAME God as the Christians and the Jews I say to you to READ the BIBLE for YOURSELF as your Quran teaches you to do and you will CLEARLY see that YOU do NOT worship the ONE TRUE ALMIGHTY God in Spirit and in TRUTH, the WAY that Almighty God himself desires, because your Quran DENIES that Almighty God is the FATHER of Jesus his SON. So I implore you to read the BOOK, the word of TRUTH, the HOLY BIBLE, that your Quran teaches you to read and to ask people of the BOOK for UNDERSTANDING.
And to any Jews who are reading this study in God's word, the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob REJECTS you, because you have rejected his SON Jesus as being the CHRIST, your Messiah. This does not mean that God rejects all Muslims and all Jews, but rather only those who REJECT his SON Jesus as being the MESSIAH who died for the sins of the WHOLE world so that WHOSOEVER believes on Jesus the SON OF God shall be saved. Any Jew and any Muslim can be saved by simply BELIEVING that Jesus is the SON OF the living God whom his God and Father ANOINTED or came to DWELL IN to empower to over come sin and die on the cross for the sins of the world.
And to my ONENESS brothers and sisters in our Lord Jesus the CHRIST, since you believe and teach that there is only ONE ALMIGHTY God and his name is Jesus, then you also do DENY the word of TRUTH that CLEARLY and PLAINLY teach us that there are TWO separate and distinct individuals who are in AGREEMENT as ONE.
"And this is love, that we walk after his commandments. This is the commandment, That, as you have heard from the beginning, you should walk in it.
7. For many DECEIVERS are entered into the world, who confess NOT that Jesus Christ is come in the FLESH. This is a DECEIVER and an ANTICHRIST.
8. Look to yourselves, that we lose NOT those things which we have wrought, but that we RECEIVE a full reward.
9. Whosoever transgresses, and abides NOT in the doctrine of CHRIST, has NOT God. He that abides IN the doctrine of CHRIST, he has BOTH the Father AND the Son."
So what is the DOCTRINE of CHRIST? The word "doctrine" simply means "TEACHING". So then what is the TEACHING of CHRIST? The Greek word that is translated as "CHRIST" in the King James version means "ANOINTED". So then, the doctrine of CHRIST is to believe the TEACHING of the ANOINTING of Jesus.
The word of TRUTH teaches us that the ONE TRUE and ONLY ALMIGHTY God, who ALONE is the Father, SENT his spoken word that was with him or more precisely WITHIN him in the BEGINNING into the world by his Angel Gabriel to the virgin Mary, who then RECEIVED this SPOKEN word of God spoken to her by the angel Gabriel and at that moment in TIME was the LIVING word of Almighty God was conceived in the WOMB of the VIRGIN Mary. Then nine months later Mary gave BIRTH to a human son and called his NAME Jesus, which means the salvation OF Almighty God.
In other words, the Word was MADE FLESH or the Word LITERALLY BECAME a HUMAN BEING. Then this HUMAN child then grew in both stature or grew physically and grew in favor with God. Isaiah teaches us that Almighty God the Father taught his SON or his ELECT morning by morning.
Then at the appointed time Almighty God led his SON to be baptized in water by John the baptist, which is when Jesus was ANOINTED by the Holy Spirit having come out from Almighty God the Father came down from heaven in the form of a dove to REMAIN in Jesus. This is when the Holy Spirit began to DWELL IN the SON OF Almighty God to EMPOWER Jesus to overcome the devil and do the mighty works of healing that Jesus did in the sight of men. Jesus was then immediately led BY the SPIRIT into the desert where he was tempted of the devil. And the word of truth teaches us that Jesus overcame these temptations of the enemy by FAITH in the written word of God and BY the Holy Spirit who DWELT IN Him. Jesus went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed of the Devil by the ANOINTING of the Holy Spirit of Almighty God the Father who DWELT IN him. Jesus then became OBEDIENT unto death on the cross and was raised back to life on the third day by his God and Father. It is THIS DAY that Almighty God the Father speaks of as THIS DAY have I BEGOTTEN you.
You see dear child of God it was only AFTER Jesus became OBEDIENT unto death on the cross that his God and Father HIGHLY EXALTED his SON and GAVE him a NAME that is above every name. EVERY thing that Jesus is and has was GIVEN to him by HIS God and Father the ONE TRUE and ONLY ALMIGHTY God.
Please understand that a DAY with God is not measured as a 24 hour day, thus THIS day BEGAN the very moment the spoken word of Almighty God was conceived in the womb of Mary and extended to the ascension of Jesus to his God and Father right after he was raised from the dead so that the Father could GIVE his Son eternal life and even as the Father has always had IMMORTAL LIFE in himself. Then Jesus descended back to earth to show himself alive forever more for forty days and then Jesus ascended back a second time to his God and Father's right hand on his Father's throne.
So then, the DOCTRINE of CHRIST is to BELIEVE that Jesus IS ANOINTED. Almighty God ANOINTED his SON Jesus with his own Holy Spirit to EMPOWER his SON to live his life WITHOUT SIN and OFFER himself on the cross to redeem mankind back to the Father. In other words, the doctrine of CHRIST is to believe that "CHRIST" or the "ANOINTING" came down from heaven having COME OUT of THE God to DWELL IN the FLESH of Jesus.
The true Biblical meaning of ANOINTED means to have Almighty God the Father DWELLING IN is Son Jesus to EMPOWER his SON to do all the will of the Father. This is what the Bible means by the SON OF God being called Emanuel being interpreted God WITH us. Almighty God the Father DWELLING IN his SON Jesus is how God was WITH us. Everyone in Jesus' day saw Jesus as a MAN and some even came to know and truly believe that God was WITH the MAN Jesus by the works they saw Jesus do. Others falsely accused Jesus of making himself equal with God by simply saying that God was his FATHER. Jesus quickly defended himself against this false accusation by plainly telling his accusers and us that he himself could do NOTHING in and of himself and that it was the Father DWELLING IN him who was the one doing the works. When Peter healed that lame man at the gate beautiful the people who saw this miracle thought Peter himself healed this lame man, but Peter said to the people why look on US as if by OUR power this man is healed. NO! A thousand times NO it is not by our own power, but rather by this man's FAITH in the NAME of Jesus that healed this man. The long and short of it is Almighty God HIMSELF is the one who HEALS and he has chosen the WAY to be healed is FAITH in the NAME of Jesus his SON. Whenever we HONOR the SON we HONOR the Father also. And if we do NOT honor the SON, then we do NOT honor the Father.
You see my dear brothers and sisters in our Lord Jesus the CHRIST, in order to ABIDE IN the DOCTRINE of CHRIST you MUST believe in BOTH the FATHER and in the SON. You MUST believe in the ONE TRUE and ONLY ALMIGHTY God, who ALONE is the FATHER, AND you MUST believe in his SON whom he SENT to died on the cross for the sins of the whole world. THIS is ETERNAL LIFE. This FAITH, this BELIEF in BOTH the Father AND in his SON is what Almighty God himself DESIRES us to believe, but the devil does not what us to believe that Almighty God HIMSELF came to DWELL IN the FLESH of Jesus, because the devil knows that when Christians truly see that Jesus was a MAN, who was ANOINTED with the Holy Spirit, who DWELT IN Jesus to empower him to heal the sick, raise the dead, and overcome any and all sin all the time, then Satan's goose in cooked so to speak. The devil knows that once Christians get a hold of this truth that he will no longer be able to deceive them, oppress, them or over come them. So Satan does NOT want Christians to KNOW that Almighty God the Father DWELLS IN them in the same way that Almighty God the Father DWELT IN his SON Jesus. Satan does NOT want Christians to believe in the doctrine of the ANOINTING, which is what the LITERAL meaning of Jesus being the CHRIST, the ANOINTED one of Almighty God.
Let me take a moment here and give you the LITERAL translation of 1 John 4:2 which says,
"In THIS (or HEREBY in what I am about to say) you are KNOWING the Spirit of God (:) Every spirit which is avowing (or every spirit who confesses and testifies) Jesus (,) ANOINTED IN FLESH having COME OUT of THE God IS (or IS of God the understood SUBJECT of this verse to KNOW what spirit IS of God and what spirit is NOT of God)."
Keep in mind that punctuation like the colon and the comma are not in the original text. Punctuation marks are added by translators for clarity to help the reader make sense of what is being said. Most of the time translators are pretty accurate in placing punctuation but here I personally feel that a comma after Jesus should have been added as well for the reading to understand that Jesus was ANOINTED and that it is the ANOINTING having COME OUT of THE God who came in the FLESH of Jesus and NOT that Jesus came down out of heaven to come in the FLESH.
So then, any spirit who does NOT confess that Jesus is ANOINTED by the Holy Spirit having COME OUT o THE God is NOT of God.
The word of TRUTH teaches us that we must HONOR the SON EVEN AS we honor the Father. This word "honor" means to reverently worship BOTH the Father and his Son Jesus. We MUST have BOTH the Father and his SON Jesus in order to obtain ETERNAL LIFE in the world to come. The word of TRUTH teaches us that if we do NOT have the SON, then we do NOT have the Father. Please read 1 John 2:18-28, which says,
" Little children, it is the last time: and as you have heard that ANTICHRIST shall come, even now are there many ANTICHRISTS; whereby we know that it is the last time.
19. They went out from us (or they left our congregation), but they were not of us (or they do not believe and follow what we taught them); for if they had been of us, they would no doubt have continued with us (teaching the same things which we teach): but they went out (or they Left our fellowship), that they might be made manifest that they were not ALL of us (so obviously some who went out from that particular congregation did indeed believe and follow what they were taught, but there were also some who left this congregation the began to teach FALSE doctrine that was anti ANOINTING or anti God DWELLING IN the FLESH of Jesus. Imagine that! False teaching in the early church. How could that be? Some Christians simple miss this simple truth that there were DIVISIONS in the early church as well).
20. But you have an unction from the Holy One, and you know all things.
21. I have not written unto you because you know not the truth, but because you know it, and that NO LIE is of the TRUTH.
22. WHO is a LIAR but he that DENIES that Jesus is the CHRIST (the ANOINTED ONE that Almighty God chose to be his LAMB to redeem mankind back to himself and IN whom the Father DWELT and did the works. In other words, the LIARS and the FALSE teachers, and the ANTICHRISTS were those who DENY that Jesus was ANOINTED by Almighty God the Father. They DENY that Jesus is the ANOINTED one prophesied to come. They DENY that God was WITH Jesus by the Father DWELLING IN the FLESH of Jesus being a TEAM working together so to speak.)? He is ANTICHRIST, that DENIES the Father and the Son (in other words if you DENY either one, then you DENY them BOTH. If you deny that the Father DWELT IN his SON Jesus then you deny the very words of Jesus and Jesus said that the words he spoke with judge us in the last day. Please notice that John says anti CHRIST and not anti JESUS. The word anti mean AGAINST and the word CHRIST again means the ANOINTING or the one who was ANOINTED with the ANOINTING, which is the Holy Spirit DWELLING IN a believer. So those who DENY the father AND the Son are AGAINST the ANOINTING. In other words, you must believe in TWO in order to have one who is ANOINTED, which again means that Almighty God the Father HIMSELF came and DWELT IN his SON Jesus making TWO who were united as ONE who brought eternal life to mankind so that whosoever BELIEVES in BOTH will have eternal life.)
23. Whosoever DENIES the Son, the SAME has NOT the Father: (but) he that acknowledges the Son has the Father ALSO. (both Muslims and Jews are indeed of the seed of Abraham, but neither religious group as a whole believes that Jesus is the SON OF Almighty God who died for their sins. And Jesus said that if you do not believe that I am HE then you shall remain dead in your sins. Then Jews asked Jesus WHO are you and Jesus answered, I am the same one that I have told you I am from the BEGINNING. Then if we go back to the beginning of the ministry of Jesus we clearly see that Jesus says that he is the CHRIST, by saying God had ANOINTED him. Jesus then closed the book of Isaiah and sat down. Jesus is the FULFILLMENT of the SCRIPTURES that speak of HIM the coming MESSIAH and if you do NOT believe in the SON OF God who died for YOUR sins, then you shall REMAIN condemned to the second death, the lake of fire.)
24. Let that therefore abide IN you, which you have heard from the beginning. If that which you have heard from the beginning shall REMAIN in you, you also shall continue in the Son, and in the Father.(this verse is NOT talking about what you have heard from the beginning by your church DENOMINATION, but rather what these early disciples of Jesus heard Jesus himself teach in the beginning of his ministry.)
25. And THIS is the promise that HE has promised US, even ETERNAL LIFE.(the words you hear at church may or may not lead you to eternal life, so YOU yourself must read and study the Bible for YOURSELF in order to see if what you are being taught is indeed the TRUTH of the WHOLE word of God.)
26. These things have I written unto you concerning them that SEDUCE you.(This is my heart as well dear child of God. The care of the churches comes upon me daily and I do not want to see any of my dear brothers and sisters in our Lord Jesus the CHRIST be seduced and deceived by the enemy who uses good well meaning Christians to do his dirty work of deception. The simple truth is that there are many doctrines of devils in the church of today. My hearts desire is for YOU my readers and seekers of the TRUTH that the SAME ANOINTING who DWELT IN Jesus now DWELLS IN YOU to EMPOWER you to over come all sin and do the WORKS that Jesus did THROUGH the ETERNAL SPIRIT who DWELL IN YOU!)
27. But the ANOINTING which you have received of him abides IN YOU, and you need NOT that any man teach you: but as the same ANOINTING teaches you of all things, and is TRUTH, and is no lie, and even as it has taught you, you shall abide in him.(So when the Holy Spirit begins show you in the word of God things that contradict what you have been taught by your church denomination, the LISTEN to the Holy Spirit.)
28. And now, little children, abide in him (The ANOINTING, the Father dwelling IN you, the same Spirit of the CHRIST); that, when he shall appear, we may have confidence, and NOT be ashamed before him at his coming."
The Word was MADE flesh. THIS DAY have I begotten you says Almighty God the Father. The HUMAN Jesus had a BEGINNING. The MAN Jesus was BROUGHT FORTH INTO EXISTENCE. The SON Jesus is NOT SELF EXISTING like the ONE TRUE and ONLY ALMIGHTY God the Father from all eternity past. Jesus was GIVEN ETERNAL LIFE BY HIS God and Father the ONE TRUE and ONLY ALMIGHTY God AFTER Jesus became obedient even to die on the cross for our sins. The Bible says that Jesus came OUT FROM God. All the word of God as a WHOLE clearly teaches us that ALMIGHTY God HIMSELF LITERALLY became a HUMAN being and came in the FLESH to DWELL IN. Again please read the study "WHAT DOES GOD INCARNATE MEAN?" to learn the TRUE SOUND BIBLICAL meaning of Jesus being God incarnate.
Plain and simple Jesus is NOT one and the self same being as ALMIGHTY God the Father HIMSELF. Now again this is NOT to say that Almighty God himself did not himself BECOME a human being. I will explain more on this point further on in this study, but for now I want you to see the if Jesus were truly fully Almighty God himself and fully man at the same time, then he would not have needed to be GIVEN eternal life BY HIS God and Father, because he would have already been an eternal being if so be that he were truly fully Almighty God himself as some church denominations teach.
You see dear child of God when Almighty God HIMSELF LITERALLY BECAME FLESH that is exactly what took place. The Word BECAME FLESH. The Bible itself does NOT say or even imply that when the Word BECAME FLESH that the divine living Word REMAINED the DIVINE Almighty ETERNAL Spirit being FULLY Almighty God and fully a human being at the SAME time. This is MAN'S INTERPRETATION of John 1:14 apart from the REST of God's word.
Now IF SO BE that this man made doctrine were true, then WHY would Jesus being fully ALMIGHTY God himself need to be ANOINTED having Almighty God the Father DWELLING IN him? To say this another way WHY would Almighty God DWELL IN Almighty God?
If you could just truly SEE that the same Almighty God the Father who DWELT IN his SON Jesus now dwells in YOU to EMPOWER you to do the SAME works that the Father did in his Son Jesus, then we could move on to the meat of God's word, but first you have to know that you have been GIVEN power in the name of Jesus to do the SAME works that Jesus did. The POWER of the BODY of Jesus the ANOINTED ONE will return in all her glory to magnify Almighty God AND his SON Jesus. Christians will be a bright and shining a LIGHT unto the world. They will walk before God and man WITHOUT sin. They will heal the sick and even raise the dead. We will have more boldness to preach repentance to the world. Yes the world will hate us all the more for reproving them of sin, but on the day of the coming of our Lord WE will hear the words of Jesus saying WELL DONE my good and FAITHFUL servant ENTER IN to the JOY of your Lord!
Please read John 5:16-31 which CLEARLY and PLAINLY teaches us in SIMPLICITY that Almighty God the Father GAVE to his SON Jesus ETERNAL LIFE even AS or in the same way that Almighty God ALREADY HAS ETERNAL LIFE IN HIMSELF from all eternity past.
Also keep in mind that the Gospels were written AFTER the FACT. In other words, Jesus is not actually speaking in the PRESENT tense in the gospels, but rather John and the other writers of the gospels are recording the account of the life of Jesus AFTER the FACT. To say this another ways Jesus the SON God was GIVEN eternal life after God raised his Son from the dead. Jesus knew before hand that his God was going to grant his Son eternal life, This was the JOY that was set before Jesus that secured or anchored him the endure the cross. We have to compare scripture with scripture and Philippians explains very clearly as to when Jesus was HIGHLY EXALTED and given a name above every name, which was AFTER Jesus became obedient even unto death on the cross.
17. But Jesus answered them, My Father works hitherto, and I work.(meaning I simply obey what I see my Father do and say for me to do.)
18. Therefore the Jews sought the more to kill him, because he not only had broken the Sabbath, but said also that GOD was his Father, making himself EQUAL with God.(this is an ACCUSATION from the Jews who were persecuting and trying to kill Jesus who said that Jesus was making himself EQUAL with God. But Jesus answered this FALSE accusation)
19. Then ANSWERED Jesus and said unto them, Verily, verily (or truly truly), I say unto you, The SON can DO NOTHING OF HIMSELF , but what he sees the Father do: for what things soever he does, these also does the Son likewise (In words. Jesus is saying NO I am NOT making myself equal with my God and Father, the truth of the matter is that the Son can do NOTHING in and of himself. In other place in the Bible we see that Jesus both heard and saw things that his God and Father was doing whether in a vision or a dream we are not told, but then Jesus simple did what he saw his Father doing in this vision or a dream. But it was Almighty God DWELLING IN his SON Jesus that was actually DOING these mighty works).
20. For the Father loves the Son, and SHOWS him (and the Father shows the Son) all things that HIMSELF DOES:(and the Father shows the Son all things that the Father HIMSELF does) and he will show him (and the Father will show the Son) greater WORKS than these, that you may marvel.
21. For as the Father raises up the dead, and quickens them (gives life to them); even so the Son quickens whom he will.
22. FOR (or BECAUSE) the Father judges no man, BUT has COMMITTED all judgment UNTO the SON:
23. That (or so that) all men should HONOR the SON, EVEN AS they HONOR the Father. He that honors NOT the SON honors NOT the Father which has SENT him.
24. Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that HEARS my word, and believes on him that SENT me, has everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life. (if your church denomination is NOT teaching you these words of Jesus HIMSELF, then you are listening to MAN made doctrines and not the words of Jesus. Jesus said the words that I speak shall JUDGE men in the last day so be absolutely sure you are believing and following the words of JESUS over following man made doctrines. In other words, are you obeying God's word to live without sin OVER obeying man or made doctrines that falsely teach you that you are just a SINNER saved by grace and that you are only human and only Jesus can live without sin so you will always be a sinner until you get to heaven. Some believers who follow this kind of man made teaching fall back into a lifestyle of living in sin wrongly believing that that is who they are and therefore there is no use fighting against sin because they have always been taught the man made doctrine that ONLY Jesus can live without sin, because Jesus is GOD. So I ask you again, are you SURE that you will be given the right to eat of the tree of life if you willingly continue to sin and break God's commandments? If I were you I would most definitely read and FOLLOW the words of JESUS over these man made teachings that TICKLE the ear of believers. Please read Revelation 22:14,15 and then follow up and read the entire study called "IS ONCE SAVED ALWAYS SAVED BIBLICAL?" for you very soul may be at stake. Jesus said that he did not come to judge the world speaking of his first coming and went on to say that the WORDS which he taught would judge us. In other words if we are not believing and obeying the words of JESUS over man made teaching, then WHOSE words will be your JUDGE? You can take the chance that you are being taught the truth by your church denomination, but I myself am going to search the word of TRUTH for myself and follow what the Holy Spirit IN me is teaching me. And one of the things that the Holy Spirit revealed to me in God's word is that Jesus was GIVEN eternal life only AFTER he became OBEDIENT to do all his God and Father's WILL. And WE are called to FOLLOW the steps of Jesus who did NO SIN. So then if the FIRST begotten from the dead NEEDED to OBEY his God and Father what makes some Christian THINK that they do NOT have to obey the words of Almighty God and his Son Jesus? The deceiver has planted many doctrines of devils in the church of today so read God's word for YOURSELF!)
25. Verily, verily, I say unto you, The hour is coming, and now is, when the dead shall hear the voice of the SON OF God: and they that hear shall live.
26. For AS the Father HAS LIFE IN HIMSELF; SO HAS he GIVEN to the SON TO HAVE LIFE IN HIMSELF (In other words, Jesus was NOT an ETERNAL BEING who existed from all eternity as some FALSELY teach, because Jesus the SON that was BEGOTTEN THIS DAY at a specific point in time by the ONE TRUE and ONLY ALMIGHTY God and then the SON OF God was GIVEN ETERNAL LIFE just as Almighty God HAS ALWAYS HAD LIFE IN HIMSELF. 1 Timothy 5:14-16 very clearly and very plainly states that the ONLY Potentate or the ONLY ALMIGHTY is the ONLY one who has always been IMMORTAL. And here we read where AS the FATHER HAS life or immortality IN HIMSELF has now GIVEN this same IMMORTAL life to his SON Jesus);
27. AND has GIVEN him AUTHORITY to execute judgment ALSO, BECAUSE (because WHY? Because Jesus was ALMIGHTY God himself? NO! Because Jesus was the SON OF Almighty God? NO! The CLEAR PLAIN and SIMPLE word of TRUTH says, BECAUSE) he is the Son of MAN. (these are the words of JESUS that Jesus himself is teaching us. So whose words are you going to believe, the words of Jesus himself or the man made teaching of your church denomination that CONTRADICT the words of Jesus?)
28. Marvel NOT at this: for the hour is coming, in the which all that are in the graves shall hear his voice,
29. And shall come forth; they that have done good, unto the resurrection of life; and they that have done evil, unto the resurrection of damnation.
30. I can of mine OWN self do NOTHING: as I hear, I judge: and my judgment is just; because I seek NOT mine OWN WILL, but the will of the Father which has SENT me.
31. If I bear witness of MYSELF, my witness is NOT true."
There is NO WAY that anyone who truly considers the WHOLE word of God can say that Jesus was CLAIMING to BE ALMIGHTY God himself or even EQUAL with HIS God and Father the ONE TRUE and ONLY ALMIGHTY God by using verse 18 where the Jews accused Jesus of making himself equal with God, WHEN this verse is LEFT in the CONTEXT of where it is found. I mean the Jews also accused Jews of having a devil, so are you going to believe the words of the Jews or are you going to believe the words of JESUS?
Now if you believe the words of the JEWS in verse 18 accusing Jesus of making himself EQUAL with Almighty God as being INTERPRETED that the Jews knew very well that Jesus was SAYING that he was EQUAL to God, because the Jews took up stones to stone Jesus. Then you must ALSO believe the JEWS when they said Jesus had a DEVIL. I mean THINK of what you are being taught. First you are taught that Jesus IS Almighty God HIMSELF. Then you are taught the Jesus is EQUAL with Almighty God. So WHICH is it? Is Jesus Almighty God himself? OR is Jesus EQUAL to Almighty God?. WHY would Almighty God need to be EQUAL to ALMIGHTY God, because he would already BE Almighty God. Which ever you chose BOTH interpretation CONTRADICT the very meaning of the word "ALMIGHTY" which mean having NO OTHER God OVER the one who IS the ALMIGHTY. And the word of TRUTH, the Holy Bible clearly and plainly teaches us that the FATHER is THE God OVER his SON Jesus, so therefore it is impossible for Jesus to BE ALMIGHTY God HIMSELF who ALONE is the FATHER. Jesus is NOT the FATHER.
Can you not see my dear brothers and sisters in our Lord Jesus the CHRIST, the ANOINTED one of Almighty God, that whatever FORM that Jesus WAS in the beginning when the Word was with God BEFORE the Word was MADE FLESH on that certain DAY that Almighty God decided WITHIN himself to BRING FORTH a HUMAN Son into EXISTENCE that this divine FORM or divine NATURE of Almighty God PUT OFF his divine NATURE and BECAME FULLY HUMAN in NATURE being WITHOUT any DIVINE nature. To say otherwise is to ignore and twist the scripture to make them say what you want them to say.
Please read Philippians 2:6-11, which CLEARLY and PLAINLY teaches that Jesus or rather the WORD STRIPPED himself of his glory and every advantage that he had being of divine nature and then took upon himself the very NATURE of man, flesh and blood, like as we are. I will show you this verse in several translations of the Bible so that you can clearly see that God HIMSELF LITERALLY through his spoken word BECAME fully a HUMAN BEING and still yet remained in heaven on his throne as fully Almighty God to whom Jesus prayed. God is INFINITE and present everywhere. God is SPIRIT. God ALONE is ALMIGHTY the ONLY POTENTATE who ONLY has IMMORTALITY. There is no end to God. So when God creates things part of God is NOT used up, but rather God simple BECOMES what Almighty God HIMSELF desires to BE. Again I will give you all the scriptures that prove this further on in this study, but for now I want you to see that when the spoken word of God BECOMES a TREE, then that tree is NOT fully Almighty God himself and fully a tree at the same time. So why do some Christians dogmatically demand that when the spoken word of Almighty God BECAME flesh that this human man Jesus was fully Almighty God himself and fully man at the same time having TWO natures and TWO wills?
Today's English version of Philippians 2:6-11 points out the fact that the word that was with God and was God HAD the very nature of God, as in, PAST tense.
“He (referring to Jesus or more accurately speaking of the Word that was made to BECOME flesh. In other words, the HE here is actually referring to Almighty God HIMSELF speaking for his divine LIVING word that was within God and what God was his word was. But then the word BECAME FLESH and that FLESH is now being referred to here as the HE who once) had the very NATURE of God (but now the living word has BECOME FLESH to dwell among men an the HE here is now referring to Jesus the SON OF the living God), but he did not think that by force he should try to become EQUAL with God.
7. INSTEAD, of his OWN free will he gave it ALL UP and took the NATURE of a servant. He became like MAN, and appeared in HUMAN likeness.
8. He was humbled and walked the path of obedience to death, his death on the cross.
9. For THIS reason (speaking of Jesus becoming obedient unto death) God raised him to the highest place above, and GAVE the name that is greater than any other name.
10. And so in honor of the NAME of Jesus, all beings in heaven, on earth, and in the world below will fall on their knees,
11. And all will openly proclaim that Jesus Christ is the LORD, to the glory of God the Father.”
I want you to notice several things here in this verse before we look at it from some other translations to get an even more clearer understanding that while Jesus ONCE had the very NATURE of Almighty God when the WORD was WITH God in the BEGINNING we see in this passage of scripture that INSTEAD of HOLDING ON to this DIVINE NATURE the Word that WAS Almighty God Almighty God HIMSELF was LITERALLY MADE FLESH or LITERALLY BECAME FLESH to dwell among men. You see, it is actually ALMIGHTY God HIMSELF being in the FORM of his spoken word or SAYING who gave it ALL UP to become 100% HUMAN, and the Word AFTER he became 100% a HUMAN BEING did not even THINK that he should by force try to become EQUAL with Almighty God the Father when the Word, the SPOKEN word or saying of Almighty God LITERALLY BECAME a MAN like you and I having STRIPPED himself of all his DIVINE nature.
In other words, Jesus knew that the scripture spoke of him. Jesus knew that he did not have an earthly father and that he was divinely begotten of his God who became his Father beginning on the day that he was conceived in his mother's womb. Jesus knew that he could call down thousands of angel at any time. Jesus knew that God GAVE him ALL power and ALL authority. Jesus knew that his God and Father would honor whatever Jesus chose to do. But Jesus also knew of the JOY that was set before him so he humbled himself even further by becoming obedient to do all his God and Father's will. And not one time did Jesus ever even THINK to make himself EQUAL with his God and Father. Jesus always taught that only God is good and that his Father was GREATER than himself. And here in Philippians the writer is RECORDING the life of Jesus and HOW Jesus came to BE. So any time anyone ever tries to tell you the Jesus made himself equal with God you now KNOW that they are twisting the scriptures to try and support their man made teachings that they themselves are merely parroting from others who were just repeating what they were taught. Jesus was never lifted up with PRIDE to claim that he himself was Almighty God or even equal with God, but Lucifer on the other hand did seek worship from man and rebelled against God to over thrown God's throne.
see, Lucifer thought within himself to exalt himself, his throne, his
position of authority that God gave to him before the creation of mankind above Almighty God's throne. But Jesus
did not even THINK to be EQUAL with HIS GOD and Father, the ONE true and ONLY Almighty God.
To better understand that Jesus, the Son of God was, is, and ever shall be under and subject to his God and Father, Almighty God, I want you to think of Almighty God as the SUPREME and HIGHEST AUTHORITY beside which there is no other AUTHORITY higher than Almighty God the FATHER. In other words, Almighty God the Father is THE ALMIGHTY GOD beside whom there is no other God or god that is HIGHER than him.
Now this does NOT mean that there are NO other Gods or gods, but rather that there is just ONE TRUE and ONLY ALMIGHTY God. There are many Gods of gods, but there is ONLY ONE God who is THE ALMIGHTY. And that ONE ALMIGHTY God is the FATHER ALONE. You see, my dear brothers and sisters in our Lord Jesus Christ, the word of TRUTH teaches us that Almighty God the Father is the God OF or over all other gods in Deuteronomy 10:17.
"For the LORD your God is God OF gods, and Lord of lords, a great God, a mighty, and a terrible, which regards not persons, nor takes reward:"
To be THE God OF gods means that Almighty God is OVER and HIGHER and GREATER than all other Gods or gods. Please know and understand that Almighty God is the one who GIVES AUTHORITY and there is NO AUTHORITY that is given EXCEPT it is GIVEN BY Almighty God himself. Almighty God the Father is the SOURCE of all other Gods or gods. That is to say all authority is established by Almighty God himself. Or in other words, Almighty God set up UNDER himself lesser “gods” or "lesser authorities". Many Bible scholars agree that Lucifer was set up to be a god over the earth BEFORE mankind was ever created. And then Lucifer became lifted up with pride and said I will ASCEND UP to the heavens and exalt my throne above the throne of God. Please read the study "UNDERSTANDING WHY?" for a deeper understanding that God is at WAR and that Satan is on TRIAL. But Jesus never once even THOUGHT to exalt himself to even be EQUAL his God and Father. But rather Jesus humbled himself even further by submitting to his god and Father's will to suffer and die on the cross for the sins of mankind.
Now word Gods in the plural does not mean that there is more than ONE God, as in, there is more than one Almighty God who is the SOURCE of all creation, but rather that that there are LESSER gods UNDER the ONE ALMIGHTY God who made these lesser gods. There can be and always will be only ONE Almighty the most high God, the Father, or the most high as being the HIGHEST AUTHORITY. Remember that the word "God" simple means mighty one. The word "God" is a title given to those with power and authority according to the contextual meaning from the Bible. Now if you look the word "God" up in the dictionary it will most likely define God as being a DIVINE DEITY, but this is NOT what the Bible itself teaches, because Satan is called the "god" of this world and Satan is NOT a DIVINE DEITY who has always preexisted as an eternal being without beginning and without ending.
The word “besides” in the verse in Isaiah that says, "there is no God BESIDES me" can also be translated as there is no God “HIGHER THAN” me, or there is no God that I myself did not create or come from me being the source. Now I know and understand that there is more to the meaning of the word "God" than just having the HIGHEST AUTHORITY, but looking at it this way helps clear up a lot of confusion and does not really diminish the meaning of the "word" God. The apostles and the early church realized that there were many which were called "gods" or lesser "authorities" that were under Almighty God, the FATHER. Go back to the list of attributes at the beginning of this study for the SOUND BIBLICAL definition of how the Bible itself defines the ONE true and only ALMIGHTY God and NO other God or god will have these attributes.
But for now take a look at 1 Corinthians 8:5,6 for a moment and then we will come back and finish going through the other translations of Philippians 2:6-11 to clearly show that the Word left behind, gave up, and stripped himself of all divinity when the spoken word was made to become flesh.
1 Corinthians 8:5,6 says,
“For though there are MANY that are CALLED gods, (authorities, or mighty ones whom authority has be given BY the one true God the ALMIGHTY) whether in heaven and in earth, as there be gods many, and lords many.
6. BUT to us (Christians or believers in Jesus being ANOINTED) there is but ONE God, the FATHER (who is the ALMIGHTY and Most High God, the HIGHEST AUTHORITY, the God who is OVER all other Gods and the SOURCE of all other Gods of gods even his Son Jesus whom he highly exalted to become a God to rule and reign at his right hand), of whom all things are, and we in him;(now pay close attention and also take notice that to US there is also ONE LORD who the word of TRUTH plainly says is Jesus. But to US there is ONE God who alone in the FATHER) AND (to us there is) ONE Lord Jesus Christ, by whom are all things, and we by him.”
Again the Greek word translated here as BY whom also means FOR whom are all things and we by or for him. We read in Isaiah where God prophesies to give men to Jesus for his reward of being the ransom for mankind. The Bible ALWAYS CLEARLY defines the ONE true and ONLY wise God to be the FATHER the Almighty and most high God, the SUPREME and highest AUTHORITY above which or beside which there is no other authority or "god" that is higher.
You see, the Bible teaches us that there are lesser “gods”, those with lesser AUTHORITY. Or more precisely there are other gods who are SUBJECT and UNDER the AUTHORITY of the one true and ONLY ALMIGHTY God the FATHER. To US who are CHRISTIANS there is but ONE God, the FATHER. AND also to us there is but ONE LORD our Lord Jesus Christ. The word that is translated as “God” and also as “god” in the original Greek language is “theos”. And sometimes this word “theos” has been mistranslated and given the capital “G” when it should have been a small "g" and should have read "god" rather than "God", which lets the reader know that this means Almighty God the FATHER when it is capitalized and not one of the lesser “gods” when it is in the lower case "g".
So then, when one who is unaware that there are errors in the many translations of God's word into English and other languages they sometimes are mislead to believe a teaching or doctrine that is false and in contradiction to the WHOLE word of God, such as the doctrine trinity, the doctrine of the deity of Jesus being fully Almighty God himself and fullness man at the same time, and the doctrine of Oneness where Jesus IS the FATHER.
You see, when Satan is called the “god” of this world the SAME Greek word “theos" which we can see being used in Corinthians is translated correctly with a lower case "g" and NOT a capital "G", as in, "God", which might mislead some to wrongly believe that Satan is ONE and the SELF SAME BEING as ALMIGHTY God the Father simple because "theos" was wrongly translated with a capital "G". This may sound foolish, but I have heard Christians argue that Hebrews 1:8 says, that the Son is "God" with a CAPITAL "G" therefore Jesus is YAHWEH HIMSELF. Now of course the translators got it right when translating "theos" in Corinthians referring to Satan being the "god" of this world, but did not correctly translate "theos" with the lower case "g" to say "god" when the Almighty God the father called his Son "theos" in Hebrews 1:8. So one has to wonder was this on purpose, because the translator was BIAS in his belief. Bibles did were not actually printed until the 16th century which was long after the doctrine of the trinity became established in the church. And some Bible scholars are honest enough to say that the King James version of the bible is one of the most BIAS translations toward the doctrine of the Trinity.
Now let us take a look at Hebrews 1:8 where Almighty God the Father says to Jesus his Son, “Your throne, O God, (“theos”) is forever and ever...” You see my dear brothers and sisters in our Lord Jesus the Christ, in this verse in the original language the Greek word "theos" is mistranslated with a capital "G" as "God" when it should have been translated as "god" leading many to be mislead into believing that Almighty God the Father is calling his Son ALMIGHTY God, rather than a god, as in, one who most definitely does indeed have authority, but authority that is lessor than that of Almighty God. To say this another way Jesus has been highly exalted to become a god who has been GIVEN ALL authority EXCEPT authority OVER ALMIGHTY God HIMSELF. Please keep reading and you will see why I say this.
that teach that Jesus is God, as in, ONE and the SELF SAME BEING as THE ALMIGHTY
use this verse in Hebrews 1:8 to try and support what they teach. This teaching is called
oneness or modalism. But even those who teach the "DOCTRINE" of the
trinity ALSO use this same verse in Hebrew 1:8 to try and prove that Jesus is THE ALMIGHTY
God in the FLESH, which to me would be saying that Jesus is the FATHER, because every where in the Bible God is always referred to being the FATHER.
So then, in LIGHT of the WHOLE word of God this deduction of Jesus being ALMIGHTY God is also false, because if Jesus the SON of ALMIGHTY God the FATHER were
in fact THE ALMIGHTY and MOST HIGH God as the "DOCTRINE" of the trinity
teaches, then HOW is it that Almighty God the FATHER is the GOD OVER his SON Jesus, who is CLAIMED to be ALMIGHTY God himself by these man made doctrines? You see my dear brothers and sister in our Lord Jesus the CHRIST, if you keep this verse in the CONTEXT of where it is found and keep
reading you will CLEARLY see that Almighty God the FATHER is the God OF
Jesus and is OVER his Son Jesus. That is to say that Jesus is UNDER and
SUBJECT unto Almighty God his God and Father the MOST HIGH God. To US
there is ONLY ONE God, meaning only one ALMIGHTY God who IS the FATHER of ALL and the SOURCE of ALL. Keep the WHOLE word of God in mind and REMEMBER the attributes of the INVISIBLE God who ALONE has IMMORTALITY, which Jesus was sent to show or reveal or the manifest to us. The word "manifest" means to make clear, reveal, to show plainly, and to give UNDERSTANDING where there was misunderstanding.
Hebrews 1:8 along with verse 9 says,
“But unto the Son he (Almighty God the FATHER) says, Your throne, O God, (or to the SON Almighty God the FATHER says, your throne O "theos" or your throne O “god”) is for ever and ever: a scepter of righteousness is the scepter of your kingdom.
9. You (Jesus, my Son YOU) have loved righteousness, and hated iniquity; therefore (or for this very REASON of loving righteousness and shunning unrighteousness) God (Almighty God your FATHER) even YOUR GOD, has ANOINTED you with the oil of gladness above your fellows.”
I will go into this topic a little deeper in the study called “THERE IS BUT ONE GOD!”. But for now please KNOW that the FATHER ALONE is THE Almighty God, the most high God and Jesus had been made a Lord and god who is UNDER his God the one true and ONLY ALMIGHTY God the Father and that Jesus his SON is given the title LORD, BECAUSE or the very reason that Jesus became obedient to do all the Father's will even to suffer and die on the cross for the sins of the world.
Again being called "Lord" can be confusing, because in the Old Testament the word “Lord” can and for the most part does in fact refer to Almighty God the FATHER, but not always. Please read the study above along with the study called "OUR GOD IS ONE!" for a deeper understanding that there is ONLY ONE ALMIGHTY God and that he CHOSE to EXALT his SON Jesus to sit on his own right hand to RULE and REIGN by his side.
Some say that it is IMPOSSIBLE for Jesus to have been FULLY a MAN, because MAN cannot redeem himself.
But I say who are they to say that Almighty God HIMSELF did not truly become FULLY a human being laying aside ALL of his deity and divine nature to LITERALLY BECOME a MAN in order to have a SON who would do all his will to redeem mankind?
In other words, Jesus IS indeed GOD, as in "A" god under and subject to THE God, but Jesus is NOT THE ALMIGHTY God. Can you not see those of you who believe and teach the "DOCTRINE" of the trinity that when you try and make Jesus to be THE ALMIGHTY God you are actually making Jesus to BE THE FATHER and this CONTRADICTS your own "DOCTRINE", which states that Jesus is NOT the FATHER.
Yes once again,
there is no doubt that the word of TRUTH teaches us that Jesus IS God,
but this SAME word of TRUTH also teaches us that ALMIGHTY God the
FATHER is THE God OVER his Son Jesus.
Now back to Philippians 2:6-11.
“He (referring to Jesus or more precisely the spoken word that was with God in the beginning that became flesh) had the very NATURE of God,(in other words, what God SPOKE was God himself being his LIVING spoken word that quickens or makes alive what God IMAGINES to BE) but he (speaking of Jesus AFTER the spoken living word of God literally became FLESH and then this fully HUMAN being name Jesus) did not think that by force he should try to become EQUAL with God.
7. INSTEAD, of his OWN free will he (Speaking of Almighty God HIMSELF speaking forth his living word BEFORE his spoken word became FLESH) gave it ALL UP and took the NATURE of a servant. He became like MAN, and appeared in HUMAN likeness.(In others words, Almighty God HIMSELF by his OWN free WILL did indeed speak forth his desire to become a HUMAN BEING and in order to BECOME a human being Almighty God HIMSELF of his OWN free choice made the CHOICE to GIVE UP ALL of his divine nature up in order to take on the NATURE of a human being. Please stay tuned to this channel and read this study in God's word all the way through and you will see FROM the word of TRUTH, the Holy Bible, to learn that what God says God himself BECOMES. You see ADAM did not have an EARTHLY father either, but yet Adam was NOT fully God and fully man at the same time having TWO natures, one divine and the other human. No Christian would ever say that the first Adam was Almighty God himself in the FLESH. So the FORM of divinity was stripped away, laid aside, put off, given up when Almighty God spoke his word to be conceived in the womb of Mary to BECOME or be BORN a HUMAN BEING. Then this MAN Jesus the CHRIST humble himself even further do do ALL his God and father's will even to die on the cross to redeem mankind back to the Father.)
8. He (speaking of Jesus AFTER Almighty God HIMSELF LITERALLY became a MAN giving up ALL his DIVINE NATURE) was humbled and walked the path of obedience to death, his death on the cross.
9. For THIS reason (Jesus becoming obedient unto death on the cross) God raised him (his SON Jesus) to the highest place above, and GAVE the name that is greater than any other name.
10. And so in honor of the NAME of Jesus, all beings in heaven, on earth, and in the world below will fall on their knees,
11. And all will openly proclaim that Jesus Christ is the LORD, to the glory of God the Father.”
All through this entire passage of scripture we see TWO beings, one DIVINE and one HUMAN were the DIVINE being became a HUMAN being but did NOT remain a DIVINE being, Rather the ONE DIVINE being LITERALLY became FULLY a HUMAN being while at the time remained IN HEAVEN as the ONE fully DIVINE being. So we began with just ONE ETERNAL DIVINE BEING who literally became a HUMAN being while literally remaining as fully a divine being UP IN HEAVEN, but giving up ALL his DIVINE NATURE to become a MAN on the earth. Then when this man Jesus was thirty years old his God and Father came to DWELL IN the FLESH of Jesus to EMPOWER his SON Jesus. And it was only AFTER his SON Jesus became obedient to do all his God and Father's will even to suffer and die on the cross for the sins of the world. THEN for that very reason Almighty God the Father HIGHLY EXALTED his SON Jesus to become a god to rule and reign at his Father.s right hand on his father's throne for a 1000 years being second only to Almighty God himself.
We have already seen that Jesus, speaking of the word that became flesh, even though he once had a divine nature or that he WAS Almighty God himself he did KEEP that divine nature, but rather Almighty God himself by his OWN free will or DESIRE that brought him pleasure gave up ALL of his divine nature to become a human being and then while on the earth the Son did not even think one time to try and become EQUAL with his God and Father. So from this it is clear that the HUMAN Jesus is NOT one and the SAME DIVINE ETERNAL BEING as the Father, nor is Jesus EQUAL with the Father as many of us have been taught by the "doctrine" of the trinity, the deity of Jesus, and the oneness doctrine.
The oneness doctrine or Modalism teaches that Jesus IS the FATHER and the Father IS the SON. And the the SON is a MODE or manifestation of the Father, in that BOTH are ONE and the self same being changing back and forth between operating in the mode of the Father and operating in the MODE of the Son, but always maintaining that there is just ONE being. I have heard some oneness believers say to me, just wait till you get to heaven and you will see only ONE sitting on the throne.
Well while I do not believe in the doctrine of the trinity either the word of TRUTH makes it quite clear that there will be TWO sitting on the throne, because this is what PLEASED Almighty God himself to BE from the very beginning, which was to have a SON to rule and reign by his own right hand.
Next I want you to notice that Jesus had his OWN free will and that his own will was NOT his God and Father's WILL. This verse says that Jesus or more correctly Almighty God himself GAVE UP his divine nature and became
a MAN to be a SERVANT to his God and he humble himself, that is to say,
Jesus put under his OWN will and become obedient to die on the cross as
his Father WILLED him to do. Jesus agonized over the temptation to not die on the cross. Jesus ALREADY KNEW his God and Fathers WILL well before the garden of Gethsemane, but he struggled with his flesh to go through with completely God's will. After praying Jesus was strengthened and said not MY WILL but YOUR will be done. Jesus laid aside his OWN will to do his God and Father's WILL to suffer and die on the cross for the sins of the world.
was for this very REASON of the OBEDIENCE of Jesus to DO his Fathers
WILL that Almighty God EXALTED or raised Jesus from the dead and GAVE his IMMORTALITY and also GAVE his Son all power and authority to become a god to sit in the
highest place of authority next only to himself. In other
words, ALMIGHTY God the Father was, is and ever shall be the HIGHEST
authority. That is to say, the FATHER is THE one true and ONLY ALMIGHTY
and most high God as his SON Jesus is SECOND in command. This is what the WHOLE word of God clearly teaches us.
So again, to US, as the word of TRUTH, the Holy Bible, CLEARLY and PLAINLY teaches, there is but ONE God, which is the FATHER, and also there is only ONE Lord, which is Jesus Christ the SON of the living and only true wise God who made his SON to be both Lord and Christ. In other words. Almighty God the Father is at the top above which there is no other God that is higher. The FATHER is ABOVE all other God's INCLUDING his SON Jesus whom he himself MADE to be or MADE to BECOME both Lord and Christ.
Please read Acts 2:26, which says,
"Therefore let all the house of Israel know assuredly, that God (Almighty God the Father) has MADE that same Jesus, whom you have crucified, both Lord and Christ."
Then in the next part of Philippians 2:6-11 we see that Almighty God the Father raised or highly exalted Jesus from a lower state or position of a human being that was made a little lower or inferior to the angels to BECOME or to be HIGHLY EXALTED to the SECOND highest place or position of authority there can possibly be, which is to become the ONE and only Lord of lords to rule and reign at the very right hand of Almighty God himself to be CALLED the LORD of RIGHTEOUSNESS. There are many that are called lords, but to us as Christians there is but ONE Lord. Jesus who is seated NEXT to THE Almighty God the Father on his FATHER'S throne at the right hand of the Almighty God his God and Father as "a" God beside THE God and creator of ALL including his SON Jesus.
The last point I want you to notice in this verse is that every knee shall bow and every tongue shall confess or call Jesus LORD and NOT God, as in, one and the SAME as Almighty God the Father. The word of God clearly says that all beings shall call Jesus LORD TO the
GLORY of God the FATHER. There are verses in the Bible that SEEM to say
that Jesus or the Word is God, but remember this word TRANSLATED as God
with a capital "G" can ALSO be translated as "god" with a lower case
"g" signifying a "lessor god" or one who has lessor authority and will
always have ALMIGHTY God the FATHER reigning OVER them while they reign
over whatever Almighty God GIVES them authority to reign over. Get it out of your mind the man made definition of the word "God" defined as being DEITY and DIVINE being. This is NOT the meaning of "theos' "elohim" or "God" in the context of the Bible, because SATAN is NOT DEITY.
When we praise and give thanks to or for Jesus we bring GLORY and praise to Almighty God the Father. When we honor the the Son we honor Almighty God the Father. When we worship the Son Jesus we worship the Father. This is what Almighty God himself DESIRES us to do, because God LOVES his SON Jesus who loved righteousness and hated evil. Jesus said whatsoever you do to the least of these my brethren you do unto ME. We, the "brethren" of Jesus are not one and the SAME being as Jesus. Nor are we EQUAL with Jesus who has now been EXALTED and GIVEN a name above every name. But while Jesus was on the earth, BEFORE he was EXALTED BY his God the Father he was a MAN just like you and I, which was ANOINTED by his God and Father with the Holy Spirit, the SAME Holy Spirit that is made available to EVERY believer.
Let me restate that last phrase. While each and every believer receives the INDWELLING of the Holy Spirit the very moment that they BELIEVE and accept Jesus as their savior who died for their sins this does NOT mean that they are FILLED to over flowing with the Holy Spirit where the evidence of this being FILLED with the Holy Spirit is speaking in other tongues. I do not say that a believer must without fail be FILLED with the Holy Spirit in order to be saved, but rather I encourage all believers to be filled with the Holy Spirit over and over doing their utmost to remain and keep full of the Holy Spirit. Again this is another study in and of itself. Please read the studies "THE POWER AND THE AUTHORITY OF THE BELIEVER!" and "STIR UP THE GIFT THAT IS WITHIN YOU!". but for now let us continue this study on WHO is Jesus.
Now lets read Philippians 2:6-11 from the Phillips Modern English which says it this way,
“For he (referring to Jesus again speaking of the spoken word or spoken SAYING of God that became flesh) who had always been God by NATURE, did NOT CLING (or hold on) to his PRIVILEGES as God's equal, but STRIPPED himself of EVERY ADVANTAGE by consenting to become a slave by NATURE and being born a MAN. And PLAINLY seen as a HUMAN BEING, he humbled himself (even further) by living a life of utter obedience, to the point of death, and the death he died was of a common criminal. That is WHY God has NOW lifted him up to the heights, and has GIVEN him a NAME beyond all names, so that at the NAME of Jesus (which means Yahweh saves or the salvation of Yahweh. You see dear child of God Almighty provide his OWN LAMB by HIMSELF becoming a MAN, for by one MAN sin enter the world so it needed to be by one MAN that righteousness must come in order to clear God's name. Jesus brought HONOR to his God and Father by loving righteousness and hating evil. Therefore God himself desire all to bow and worship his SON who was GIVEN the NAME above all other names. It truth Jesus will be GIVEN the very name of Almighty God himself to be CALLED YAHWEH of RIGHTEOUSNESS so that) every knee shall bow whether in heaven of earth or under the earth. And that is why every tongue shall confess that Jesus Christ is LORD, TO the glory of God the FATHER.”
Keep is mind that the Philips translation is a paraphrased translation where most all paraphrase translations bring in the BELIEF of the one writing that particular translation. Now while this Philips translation does indeed clearly show us that Jesus was NOT a divine being while on the earth it does gives us the WRONG impression that Jesus preexisted up in heaven with God as a SEPARATE person apart from Almighty God being God's EQUAL while having the same divine nature as Almighty God. A study that I have written called "JOHN 1:1-THE WORD WAS GOD!" will give you an in depth study the WORD which was made FLESH clearly showing that the WORD that was with God is NOT a SEPARATE divine ETERNAL SPIRIT being WITH God. I give you all the verses and many LITERAL translations that clearly and plainly show you that the word or "LOGOS" is speaking of the SPOKEN word or the SPOKEN saying of what was WITHIN THE God as God's DESIRE to BE. For now let us get back to WHO Jesus IS.
God has done a NEW thing just like he said he would in Isaiah, which is to bring forth a SON into the world to SHARE his glory. This verse clearly states that HE, speaking of the word which BECAME FLESH and given the NAME Jesus, STRIPPED himself of any and ALL his DIVINE NATURE and EVERY ADVANTAGE
that he had being the very nature GOD in order to become FULLY a HUMAN BEING to be born MAN, and was PLAINLY seen as a MAN. In other words, the WORD that once
had BEEN of a divine NATURE was now STRIPPED of that divine NATURE and
BECAME or was MADE into a human NATURE. This was done by God's own free will to choose to do whatever God desires to do. NOTHING is impossible with Almighty God. So if God desired to BECOME a human being and lay aside all his divinity and power, then who are we to say that God cannot possible become a MAN. God needed a HUMAN BEING to live without sin so God provided for himself a HUMAN SON stripped of all divine nature to do all his will with God's HELP dwelling IN his Son Jesus.
The Bible clearly teaches that Jesus was tempted in ALL points like as we are, that is to say God became a MAN, a human being with FLESH and BLOOD NATURE just like you and I so that he could feel pain the SAME way that we feel pain, and to suffer temptation the SAME way we suffer temptation. And then this God made MAN was GIVEN the name of JESUS, which means YAHWEH saves or the salvation of YAHWEH. It was needed for Jesus to be 100% FLESH like as we are STRIPPED completely of any divine NATURE, because the word of TRUTH teaches us that God CANNOT be TEMPTED with evil. And it was by MAN that sin entered into the world and therefore it must be a MAN to defeat sin. God's secret plan was to HELP man, but God could NOT help man UNTIL man asked God to help. This is why Jesus was awakened morning by morning by God and TAUGHT the scriptures to be show that he was WHOM the scriptures prophesied to come to redeem mankind back to God.
You see, if Jesus was truly FULLY God while he was in the FLESH, that is to say that Jesus is ALMIGHTY God in the flesh being fully God and fully man at the same time having two natures and two wills, then this would not only CONTRADICT the word of God in Philippians 2:6-11, but also would CONTRADICT the Bible in James 1:13 which clearly and PLAINLY states that God CANNOT be tempted.
Rather the Bible clearly states that the Father DWELT IN Jesus and the FATHER IN Jesus did the WORKS. So it make no sense whatever to say that Almighty God DWELT IN himself and that is what some Christians are saying when they dogmatically demand that Jesus is ALMIGHTY God himself being fully God and fully man at the same time.
“Let no man say when he is tempted, I am tempted of God: for God CANNOT be TEMPTED with evil, neither tempts he any man.”
Jesus was NOT ALMIGHTY God while he was in the FLESH, being BOTH fully
Almighty God and fully man at the SAME time, but rather Jesus was, as
the word of God PLAINLY teaches, a MAN like you and me completely void or stripped of his divine nature and every ADVANTAGE he would have had if Almighty God himself would have CLUNG to his divine nature and NOT have become FULLY MAN like you and I.
is Jesus THE ALMIGHTY God NOW up in heaven, as in, being one and the
SAME as the Father as ONE BEING like the Oneness doctrine teaches. Jesus BECAME God's SON as a NEW thing that God has done and Jesus is still God's SON and is still under and SUBJECT to HIS
GOD and Father the Almighty and most high God. In other words, once the
WORD was MADE flesh and given the NAME Jesus, then Jesus will ALWAYS be
Jesus, and his God and Father will always be his God and Father. There will always be TWO where BEFORE the virgin birth of Jesus there was only ONE, the INVISIBLE Almighty God. The Bible starts with ONE divine ETERNAL SPIRIT who in the fullness of time brought into existence a SON, a HUMAN SON who was his ONLY or UNIQUELY BEGOTTEN SON that Almighty God DWELT IN in the fullness of time to EMPOWER his Son to overcome the enemy and do all his Father's will. Then because his Son loved righteousness his God and Father HIGHLY EXALTED his SON Jesus by GIVING his human SON IMMORTALITY and ALL authority to become a god to rule at his god and Father's right hand. Now we have TWO ETERNAL DIVINE Gods being God's doing, because this is what PLEASED ALMIGHTY God to DO. In truth it was THIS DAY that Jesus actually BECAME the SON OF God. When the New Testament quotes the prophecy in Psalms that Almighty God said THIS DAY have I BEGOTTEN YOU it is actually speaking of the THIS DAY that Jesus was begotten from the DEAD and then GIVEN IMMORTALITY. But in order to died and be raised from the dead Jesus first had to be BORN of a woman to fulfill the SCRIPTURES. So actually the THIS DAY began with Jesus being CONCEIVED in the WOMB of the VIRGIN Mary by the spoken word of Almighty God and continued until Jesus was raised from the dead and given eternal life even as the Father has always had life in himself.
You see my dear brothers and sisters in our Lord Jesus Christ, in Isaiah Almighty God prophesies of doing a NEW THING. A NEW thing is something that has never been done before. God never had a SON before except in his THOUGHTS and PLANS to one day have a Son. The Bible calls Jesus the BEGINNING of the creation of God and that Jesus is the FIRST born. Please read Psalm 89:26,27 which is a prophecy of God bringing forth his FIRST born into the world.
"He shall cry unto me, You are my father, MY God, and the rock of my salvation.
27. Also I will MAKE (not make, as in force, but rather make to BE) him my FIRSTBORN, higher than the kings of the earth."
Jesus was made by his God and Father the FIRST born among many brethren. Jesus is called the beginning of the creation of God speaking of God's NEW creation. The Bible calls believers in Jesus a NEW creation. We are NEW creatures in Jesus Christ. Jesus was the FIRST human being ever BORN from the dead and GIVEN ETERNAL LIFE to become the BEGINNING of God's NEW creation. And we who are found faithful unto the end shall be LIKE him and be given ETERNAL LIFE as well.
Now please read the Revised Standard Version of Philippians 2:6-8 which says,
“Who though he was in the FORM of God, did not count EQUALITY with God something to be grasped, but he EMPTIED himself, taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of MEN. And being found in HUMAN FORM he humbled himself and became obedient unto death, even death on the cross.”
The New International version of Philippians 2:6 says,
“Who being in the very nature God, did NOT consider EQUALITY with God something to be grasped.”
Jesus had the very NATURE of God, which is the DIVINE nature as the EXPRESSED WORD before the LIVING word that makes alive became flesh, but this does not make the word that became a human being who was given the name Jesus to actually be ONE and the SAME being as Almighty God the Father AFTER the word BECAME FLESH as some falsely teach. When God speaks forth his living word to become a tree the tree does not have a DIVINE nature being fully a tree and fully Almighty God himself. So then, ALMIGHTY God HIMSELF literally BECAME a MAN by speaking forth HIMSELF to literally become FLESH, a MAN, who was given the name Jesus just like the Bible says. Then Jesus as a MAN who was filled with the Holy Spirit and given ALL POWER and all AUTHORITY did not even count or consider himself to be EQUAL with God as the trinity doctrine falsely states that “God the Son is CO-EQUAL with God the Father”. Jesus was never EQUAL with Almighty God and is not ONE and the SAME being as ALMIGHTY God the Father. Jesus is God's SON as the Bible CLEARLY states in many multiple places. And all that Jesus is and has was GIVEN TO him BY his God and Father THE ALMIGHTY.
never made a single statement in the entire Bible the he himself is God, as in,
one and the same as Almighty God. The disciples that walked with Jesus,
and who sat under his teachings in person and who were eye witnesses of
his life, ministry, death and resurrection never wrote of Jesus as
being God, as in, the Almighty God the Father or even EQUAL with the
But on the other hand we DO FIND that the writers of the New Testament CLEARLY and PLAINLY stating the Almighty God the FATHER is GREATER than his Son Jesus. It is Jesus HIMSELF that CLEARLY teaches us that the Father is GREATER than himself.
Please read John 14:28 where Jesus plainly states that the Father is GREATER than himself.
"You have heard how I said unto you, I go away, and come again unto you. If you loved me, you would rejoice, because I said, I go unto the Father: for my Father is GREATER than I."
Do not try and explain this verse away, but rather take a closer look at the verses that SEEM to be saying that Jesus is Almighty God himself and you will clearly see that man has put their OWN INTERPRETATIONS on those verses.
The writers of the New testament and the early church made clear the understanding of the DIFFERENCE between God the Father, the Almighty and most high God, AND his SON Jesus Christ our Lord. I cover many of these verses in “THERE IS BUT ONE GOD” if you would like to have a deeper understanding of the difference between God the Father and Jesus his Son.
I find no SOLID BIBLICAL evidence of the "doctrine" of the trinity in the word of God as it is stated by the mainstream church denominations. In other words, CHANGE that WAY this doctrine is WRITTEN and THEN maybe it will be BIBLICAL, but AS it is PRESENTLY written this "DOCTRINE" of the trinity is NOT a SOUND Biblical teaching of the WHOLE word of God. All the statements of co equal and co eternal must be removed from the doctrine of the trinity to even come close to being what the Bible teaches as a WHOLE. There is absolutely no CLEAR teaching of this man made doctrine in the Bible that PLAINLY teaches us that Jesus and the Father are ONE, as in, the ONE and the SELF SAME BEING. However, the word of God is quite clear on the unity of AGREEMENT between Almighty God the Father and his Son Jesus while Jesus was on the earth and after Jesus ascended to his God and Father's throne.
Jesus said, I and my Father are ONE he did not infer that he was one
and the SAME being with or as his Father, and that he himself was
Almighty God, but rather this verse means that they AGREED as ONE. If
this verse is kept in the context of where it is found you will readily
see that Jesus PLAINLY states that the Father is GREATER than ALL, which
would includes himself as well. Then later on Jesus prays to the Father
and asks that all who believe on him would be ONE even AS or in the exact same way that Jesus and Almighty God the Father are ONE.
then, if Jesus truly meant that he was Almighty God himself when he said I and
my father are ONE, then Jesus ALSO meant that we as Christians will one
day become Almighty God and be One and the self same being as Almighty God the Father. But this is NOT what the Geek word translated as "one" means. You see my dear brothers and sisters in our Lord Jesus Christ, the EXACT
SAME Greek word “heis” is used in both passages of scripture. And while this word does indeed mean one it also means AGREE AS ONE. Jesus and Almighty God the Father were in AGREEMENT as ONE. Jesus conformed his own will to be in agreement with his God and Father will. Do you not remember the words of Jesus saying to his God and Father, never the less not MY will but YOUR will be done. TWO different WILLS, because Jesus and the Father are TWO different beings. For a deeper understanding of Jesus being ONE with the Father please read the study "1 JOHN 5:7 THESE THREE ARE ONE!"
All the confusion of the teaching of the doctrine of the trinity comes from what I call “tunnel vision”. What I mean by this is that on ANY matter of doctrine, no matter what it may be, when it is embraced or enforced in one's mind by keeping it in view as looking through a tunnel, then that one single side of the controversy is all they can see. It is ONLY when one is so focused on the ONE side of the controversy that the verses used to teach these man made doctrines SEEM to teach the doctrine of the trinity, the deity of Jesus, and the doctrine of oneness, but in truth they do not.
You see, if one ONLY focuses on one scripture or even a few scriptures together to teach a doctrine and they do NOT compare their conclusion or deductions with the WHOLE word of God to see if there are any CONTRADICTIONS with what they have concluded to any other part of God's word, then the teaching or doctrine may not be a SOUND or even BIBLICAL teaching even though it sounds logically in the light of those few scriptures that are being used.
So then, if a verse or verses come to your mind which seems to contradict what you were taught, then it may be that the Holy Spirit is showing you that you were taught wrong and he wants you to take a closer look at the WHOLE word of God. Trust me when I say that this doctrine of the trinity is not the only teaching by which the church has been deceived by the adversary, the devil.
point is this, there are many multiple contradictions with the WHOLE
word of God with the "doctrine" of the trinity, the deity of
Jesus and the oneness doctrine. The doctrine of the trinity has been a highly controversial and debated doctrine ever
since it started to come into being, which by the way took roughly three hundred years and even longer to become what we have today. This mere fact ALONE should cause
us ALL to be suspicious and want to seek out the WHOLE word of God to
see if we are being TAUGHT correctly.
you search the history of the doctrine of the trinity you will find
that a fellow named Tertullian was the first believer to coin the word “trinitas”
which is where the word “trinity” is derived. However, Tertullian's
teaching on the trinity was quite different than what the "doctrine" of the trinity has EVOLVED to become today. Tertullian only defined that the were three separate persons that we in unity
working together, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Tertullian
never claimed the Father, son and the Holy Spirit to be CO-EQUAL or
CO-ETERNAL, or even to be three persons in one God or one God in three
persons. He saw them as three different person simply working together
in unity. Tertullian never wrote things like God the Father, and God the Son, and
God the Holy Spirit. This all came much later and ONLY AFTER very
intense and much disputing over this man made "DOCTRINE". And while you do
study this out for yourself pay attention to WHO killed WHO and notice that the WHO
that were being martyred for the faith were willing to contend for the faith and even die before they
would recant and confess this "DOCTRINE" of the trinity to be true. That ONE point right there should tell you WHO is behind the doctrine of the trinity. Does Almighty God KILL Christians for NOT believing in the doctrine of the trinity. I mean THINK about this for a moment. WHAT spirit is behind those Christians who HATE their fellow brothers and sisters in the Lord want to KILL them for not believing in the doctrine of the trinity. Is that spirit OF God? I think NOT!
It is true that Tertullians writings set the stage for the unity of Father,
the Son, and the Holy Spirit to somehow EVOLVE into a departure from the
word of God into the false doctrine of the trinity that teaches that
Jesus is Almighty God, fully God and fully man at the SAME time having two wills and two natures, which
CONTRADICTS many multiple verses of Scripture that CLEARLY and PLAINLY
demonstrate that Almighty God the Father is the GOD OF Jesus and is over
his Son Jesus. It is not reasonable nor logical to say that Almighty
God is GREATER than HIMSELF, or Almighty God is GREATER than Almighty
God. And this is exactly what this doctrine of the trinity is saying in
reality when it states that Jesus IS THE ALMIGHTY God, because Jesus
HIMSELF states that the FATHER is GREATER than I. Just plug in the
words, Almighty God in place of Jesus or I and the Father, because in essence this is what the
doctrine of the trinity is saying, when they dogmatically demand that Jesus IS THE ALMIGHTY God. In truth they are saying, "The Father Almighty God is greater than I (Almighty God)." We must
dear brothers and sister in our Lord Jesus Christ use the WHOLE word of God when testing to see if a doctrine is truly BIBLICAL and SOUND.
Therefore in the using any isolated verse of scripture to try show that the doctrine of the trinity is based on the word of God is to say that none of the scriptures that clearly show that Jesus is SUBJECT to his God and Father mean nothing at all. It would be like saying I do not care what the rest of the word of God says, this verse right here in John 1:1 says that the Word was God and the Word was made flesh, which we know is Jesus, so therefore Jesus is God, case closed.
You see, every scripture that is used by those that teach the false doctrine of the trinity can be interpreted another way that does not contradict the word of God in any way. You just have to be willing to receive the TRUTH and not keep trying to change the TRUTH to fit what you have been wrongly taught to believe. For a deeper understanding of John 1:1 please read the study called "John 1:1 THE WORD WAS GOD".
If one would take a look at the history of the development of the doctrine of the trinity and how it took several hundred years to develop to what is being taught today coupled with the fact that there have always been believers who opposed its teaching from the very beginning, even to the giving their very lives for the defense of the TRUTH, then you can see that it merits looking into to see if you have been DECEIVED by the enemy.
The word of God WARNS us to try the spirit to see whether it is of God. In other words, we are to try, test or prove the teachings or the doctrines that we are being taught to see if they are of God. This verse goes on to say, if the spirit, that is to say the teaching or doctrine says that Jesus ANOINTED is NOT come in the FLESH, then this spirit or teaching is NOT of God, but of the devil and is an ANTICHRIST or against the ANOINTING of Jesus.
Think about the word Antichrist. “Anti ” means against, and one of the meanings of the word “Christ” means the ANOINTING. So any teaching that is against or opposes the ANOINTING of the Holy Spirit of God DWELLING IN the FLESH of Jesus is NOT of God.
Well in essence teaching that Jesus is Almighty God himself in the FLESH is saying that Jesus is ALREADY Almighty God so why then does Almighty God need to be anointed of Almighty God. If Jesus is truly Almighty God as some teach, then why would God need to anoint himself with his own Spirit. Remember the word "Christ" means the ANOINTED one. So teaching that Jesus is Almighty God in the flesh is in reality saying that Jesus was NOT the CHRIST or that Jesus was NOT the ANOINTED one, because he was already Almighty God in the flesh. In other words, anti-Christ, whereby anti means against ad Christ means ANOINTING, so anti Christs are against saying the TRUTH that Jesus was ANOINTED or the Jesus did not need the ANOINTING of the Holy Spirit, because to THEM Jesus was FULLY ALMIGHTY GOD HIMSELF in the FLESH.
The truth of the WHOLE matter is that Jesus is NOT Almighty God in the flesh in the WAY that some FALSELY teach saying that Jesus if FULLY ALMIGHTY God and fully a man at the same time having TWO NATURE on divine and one human.
Yes Almighty God HIMSELF came in the FLESH by LITERALLY BECOMING HUMAN FLESH and then again by LITERALLY DWELLING IN the human FLESH of his SON Jesus at the baptism of Jesus, but WHEN Almighty literally BECAME FLESH at the conception of Jesus in the WOMB of the virgin Mary Almighty God laid aside ALL of his DIVINE NATURE to LITERALLY BECOME a HUMAN BEING who was BORN of a WOMAN just like the WHOLE word of God teaches us.
So then, the CORRECT WAY to teach that Jesus is God INCARNATE is to say that Almighty God himself BECAME the Son of MAN, who was then ANOINTED by Almighty God the Father with the Holy Spirit to live his life without sin and do the mighty works that he did while he was on the earth.
Some Christians will ague and say things like, "Well that would mean that Jesus was CREATED and the Bible plainly says that Jesus was NOT created."
WHERE? Where does the Bible plainly state that Jesus is NOT a CREATED being? Where in the Bible does it plainly state that Jesus does NOT have a beginning? Where in the Bible does it state that Jesus is EQUAL with God? Which by the way makes no sense whatsoever to dogmatically demand that Almighty God is EQUAL to Almighty God himself, because if Jesus was indeed Almighty God there would be no reason to teach that he is equal with himself. But we KNOW without a doubt that Jesus is NOT Almighty God, because Jesus has THE God OVER him and THE God is always identified as the FATHER in the New Testament of the Bible
Lets us take a closer look at one of the most widely used verses of scripture that is used to try and prove the doctrine of the trinity despite all the other verses of scripture that PLAINLY contradict this man made teaching that Jesus is God, fully God and fully man at the same time having TWO NATURES, one divine and one human.
John 1:1 says,
“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.”
Then those that teach the doctrine of the trinity quote verse 14 which says,
“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.”
Then they CONCLUDE or INTERPRET these verses to say or mean that, “Since the Bible says that the Word was God and that the Word was made flesh, and we know that Jesus is the Word, which is God, therefore God himself is made flesh, which in turns means that Jesus is Almighty God in the flesh, FULLY God and fully man at the SAME time having TWO NATURES one divine and one human.”
Then they claim that the Bible CLEARLY teaches that Jesus is Almighty God in the FLESH, because John 1:1 plainly states that Jesus IS God. Some churches even dogmatically demand that if you do not believe that Jesus is YAHWEH in the flesh being fully God and fully man at the same time, then you are not truly a Christian and you are not saved.
But WHERE does the Bible ever say that we MUST without fail believe that Jesus is Almighty God himself in order to be saved? Does John 1:1 STATE that JESUS IS GOD? NO it does NOT! That is MAN'S INTERPRETATION of that verse. Sounds like a doctrine of devils to me, because the CLEAR, PLAIN, and SIMPLE word of God that needs absolutely NO INTERPRETATION to know what it means clearly teaches us that Almighty God the Father is the God OF Jesus and it is impossible for an ALL mighty God to have any other God OVER him. Therefore ANY God who has a God OVER him can NOT be the ONE TRUE and ONLY ALMIGHTY God.
So then, back to John 1:1. If one FOCUSES on this one verse alone or even along with a few other scriptures used by those that teach the doctrine of the trinity and do NOT consider all the many multiple verses and passages of scripture that PLAINLY shown the Jesus is the SON OF Almighty God who CAME OUT of THE God and who is SUBJECT unto his God and Father, then one can be DECEIVED into believing that these verses TAKEN OUT of context SEEM to teach that Jesus is Almighty God is the FLESH, as in, one and the SELF SAME being with Almighty God the Father. But then this CONTRADICTS their own doctrine that states that Jesus the Son is NOT the FATHER.
The word of TRUTH, the Holy Bible makes it crystal clear that to US there is but ONE God, THE FATHER, AND one LORD Jesus Christ?
The FACT remains that there are many multiple verses, which CANNOT be interpreted or properly understood in any other way than what they CLEARLY state in simplicity as FACT. And the clear, plain meaning of these verses of simple FACTS without any need of any INTERPRETATION
CONTRADICT this teaching of the trinity and the doctrine of Oneness. Therefore one has to take a
CLOSER look at the verses that are used to try and prove that Jesus is
ALMIGHTY God, being FULLY God and fully man, by yet still clinging to
his divine nature as being ONE and the SELF SAME divine eternal being as Almighty God the Father. IF SO BE that Jesus is THE ALMIGHTY God in the FLESH having REMAINED fully Almighty God as the doctrine of Oneness and the doctrine of the Trinity both CLAIM, then Jesus IS the FATHER. You see dear child of God if the Word that WAS God REMAINED God when the Word was MADE flesh, then Jesus
is ALMIGHTY God the FATHER HIMSELF in the FLESH, which CONTRADICTS the
DOCTRINE of the trinity that plainly states that Jesus is NOT the FATHER. And if so be that Almighty God REMAINED to be FULLY ALMIGHTY God when his spoken word BECAME FLESH, a human being, then the SON OF Almighty God the Father would be ALMIGHTY God as well and we would have TWO ALMIGHTY Gods, because the SON is NOT the FATHER.
This is why the ONENESS believers cannot and will not believe in the doctrine of the trinity. And why the no Trinitarian cannot and will not believe is ONENESS is because they believe the part of the Bible that clearly and plainly teaches us in SIMPLICITY without any need of INTERPRETATION that Jesus the SON OF God is a completely separate person apart from Almighty God the FATHER. Both sides have PART of the truth but BOTH doctrines as a WHOLE are NOT SOUND BIBLICAL teachings, which is WHY that I myself cannot and will not accept EITHER teaching.
So then WHAT what does John 1:1 actually and TRULY teach? If you take a closer look you will see that this verse says,
“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word WAS God.”
Now this is from the King James version which some say is the most highly BIAS Trinitarian translation out there, but God show me the truth WITHOUT ever going to LITERAL translations. Here is how I myself FIRST learned the TRUE meaning of John 1:1 from the HOLY SPIRIT. Please notice that this verse plainly states that the Word WAS God and NOT that the Word IS God. There is no argument that the Word was WITH God the Father in the beginning when the foundations of the world were laid. And there is no argument that the Word HAD a DIVINE NATURE as in BEING Almighty God, because the word WAS indeed God.
So then, the Word WAS divine at the time the Word was with Almighty God in the beginning, but when God SENT his Word, his SPOKEN Word of what God desired to BE into the earth then the DIVINE Word that WAS God then BECAME flesh laying aside ALL of it's DIVINE NATURE just as Philippians 2:4-11 teaches us. In other words, the Word was no longer DIVINE as it WAS when it was with THE God, but rather WAS divine and then the spoken Word literally BECAME flesh just like the clear, plain simple word of God teaches us in John 1:14 STATES in SIMPLICITY with NO INTERPRETATION needed. The Word was MADE flesh and dwelt among us as a human being, who would be called the SON OF the Highest. To say this another way Almighty God laid aside his DIVINE nature when he himself BECAME a MAN and then when Jesus was baptized by John in the river Jordan Almighty God the Father HIMSELF came down out of heaven in the form of a dove having COME OUT of THE God as the HOLY SPIRIT of THE God to DWELL IN his SON Jesus.
And this sound Biblical understanding of John 1:1 given to me from the Holy Spirit AGREES EXACTLY with Philippians 2:4-11 which CLEARLY and PLAINLY states that whatever FORM he had when the word was with God and WAS God he then STRIPPED himself of EVERY ADVANTAGE and BECAME a HUMAN BEING. In other words, Jesus was BORN into this world as a HUMAN BEING, who NOW NEEDED to be ANOINTED of his God and Father with the Holy Spirit in order to DO the WORKS that his God and Father sent him to do. Jesus said I can do NOTHING OF MYSELF, the Father IN ME HE DOES the WORKS. Jesus simply OBEYED what he saw his God and Father do in a dream or a vision or what the Father DWELLING IN him told his Son to do. God said that HE himself will CONFIRM his word with SIGNS following.
So then, this is another way of interpreting this verse of scripture in John 1:1 that does NOT conflict or contradict with any other verse or passage of scripture in the word of God. I am not DOGMATICALLY DEMANDING that this is the exact meaning of this verse, but I myself find that it does NOT conflict or contradict any other portion of the word of God. If you word like to read more about this highly controversial verse in John 1:1 for a deeper understanding then please read the studies "THE DEITY OF JESUS AND THE TRINITY" and "JOHN 1:1, THE WORD WAS GOD"
But for now I will just give you a LITERAL translation of John 1:1 that AGREES perfectly with the creation account in Genesis, Exodus 3:14 and Isaiah where ALL creation comes OUT FROM THE God as being the SOURCE of all creation AND the SOLE creator, who ALONE created all things by HIMSELF FOR the sake of his SON yet to BE.
Here is a link to a Greek to English Interlinear Bible that I use online which gives a LITERAL translation of John 1:1 that I personally find AGREES with the WHOLE word of God WITHOUT ANY CONTRADICTIONS to any other part of God's word. Check this link out for yourself:
And here is the LITERAL translation from the link above:
“In beginning was the SAYING and the SAYING was TOWARD THE God and God was the SAYING”
The word “TOWARD” as defined by the American Heritage Dictionary means; 1. in the direction of, 2. in a position facing, 3. somewhat before in time, approaching, 4. with regard to, in relation to, 5. in furtherance of partial fulfillment of. 6. BY WAY OF ACHIEVING; WITH A VIEW TO ACHIEVE, 7. IN PROGRESS or IMMINENT, TRACTABLE, Coming, favorable, future. Also the word “TOWARD” carries the meaning of forward motion, which again agrees with the interpretation of the Word being the SPOKEN WORD or PROPHECY of what will COME INTO BEING.
Now in some translations like the King James Version John 1:1 reads “in the beginning was the Word, and the Word was “WITH” THE God, and God was the Word.” The English word translated as “WITH” in the King James Version is the Greek word “PROS”, Strong's #4313, that is translated as “the SAYING was “TOWARD” THE God” in the LITERAL translation. This Greek word "PROS" has many meanings such as to, for, near, with the God, was toward the God, was BECAUSE OF the God, was or is BELONGING TO the God, is PERTAINING TO the God, was or is NIGH UNTO the God like Romans teaches us that the word is NIGH you and even in your MOUTH, and also the SAYING was WITHIN THE God.
Now any one of the definitions could be used by the translators in this verse. I personally believe that the best definition is “the SAYING was WITHIN THE God, and God was the SAYING.”
To me this AGREES perfectly with the OLD Testament in Exodus 3:14 where God says in the King James TRANSLATION of the original text as.
“I AM THAT I AM”
Now the LITERAL NON BIAS translation of this verse in Exodus 3:14 is as follows:
“I SHALL BECOME WHAT I AM BECOMING”
Here is the link so you can be a good Berean and search it out for yourself:
And here is the whole verse of Exodus 3:14 as given in a LITERAL non bias translation:
"And he is saying Elohim to Moses I shall BECOME who I am BECOMING and he is saying thus you shall say to the sons of Israel I shall BECOME he sent me to you."
To me this AGREES with the DEFINITION of the Greek word "PROS" which could and SHOULD be translated as:
“In beginning was the SAYING and the SAYING was WITHIN THE God and God WAS the SAYING.”
To me this is the best translation of John 1:1 that AGREES with the WHOLE word of God. I also like "the SAYING was TOWARD the God as well. BOTH of these literal translation agree perfectly with HOW Almighty God HIMSELF literally BECOMES his desired creation of what was WITHING the God COMING OUT of The God into BEING the very IMAGE of what Almighty God imagined, thought and PLANED to BE before God SPOKE the IMAGE WITHIN him to BECOME. I Almighty God shall BECOME who I am BECOMING by my SPOKEN WORD coming OUT of me to BECOME what is WITHIN me to BE.
How much SIMPLER could it be. Absolutely NO contradictions with any other part of God's word. Just TOTAL agreement with ALL of scripture both Old Testament and New Testament. NO COMPLICATED doctrine like the doctrine of ONENESS of the doctrine of the TRINITY that we are dogmatically demanded to believe by being told that we have to accept them by faith even though they cannot be comprehended by the HUMAN mind. Now if so be that you yourself have complete peace that the doctrine of ONENESS is true, then I am fine with your decision. And if you yourself have complete peace the the doctrine of the TRINITY is true, then I am fine with your decision. I only write what i write because i KNOW that are MANY fellow brother and sisters in the Lord out there who simply cannot accept EITHER the doctrine of Oneness NOR the doctrine of the Trinity and they are begging God to know the TRUTH, the WHOLE truth and NOTHING BUT the TRUTH or the WHOLE word of God.
So then for those of you who are truly seeking the TRUTH of the WHOLE word of Almighty God then, Almighty God literally BECOMES whatever he DESIRES to be BY SPEAKING forth his THOUGHTS in the form of his SAYINGS calling things that are not yet as though they were already. This is called PROPHECY. And this is WHY it SEEMS like in the Old testament in places that the Son is with that Father before creation of the world and mankind. When God calls his creation into BEING it sounds at times that it is in the PRESENT tense. This is having the God kind of FAITH. You can read more on this subject of faith in the related subjects of faith and "THE POWER OF OUR WORDS!"
We will take a closer look at one more verse in Isaiah 55:11, which teaches us that God's Word is indeed his SPOKEN Word that COME OUT of his MOUTH and NOT a separate divine eternal being who was WITH God in the beginning as some dogmatically demand as an essential of faith in order to be saved. Again if you yourself believe this that is fine with me, but many other good sincere Christians see the word that was with God as being God's SPOKEN word that came OUT of God's MOUTH as PROPHECY just like Isaiah 55:11 clearly states.
"So shall my word BE that goes forth OUT of my MOUTH: IT shall not return unto me void, but IT shall accomplish that which I please, and IT shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent IT."
Please notice that the translator translated the pronoun referring back to the SPOKEN word as "IT" as opposed to "HE" and also the TRANSLATOR did NOT capitalize "word" like in John 1:1 being translated as "Word". I have heard that the King James Version is the most BIAS Trinitarian translation there is among all the many different translations. I do not know if this is true or not, but I have found places like this one here in Isaiah 55:11 that has not been consistently translated with the rest of God's word. You see, the LITERAL translation says "HE" referring to the SPOKEN word to let us know that the word WITHIN the God literally IS God, in that, what God SPEAKS God literally desires to BE or BECOME.
Here is a literal translation of Isaiah 55:11:
"So he is becoming word of me which he is going from MOUTH of me not he is returning to me empty but rather he does what I desire and he prospers which I sent him."
Now to ME the LITERAL translation can CLEARLY and PLAINLY be seen as PROPHECY of the yet COMING to BE SON of Almighty God who came forth into being by the SPOKEN word or saying OUT FROM the MOUTH of THE God.
All I am saying is that the word Greek and Hebrew words translated as both "Word" and "word" are NOT capitalized in the original text and the the pronoun can be he, she, or it. Just making you aware that it is the TRANSLATOR who decides when words are capitalized and which pronouns to use. So obviously a BIAS translator would have chosen IT to HIDE the fact that Isaiah 55:11 is a PROPHECY of the yet future coming into being of the SON OF Almighty God, because this would destroy both the doctrine of Oneness, and the doctrine of the Trinity as well as all the teachings of an ETERNAL PREEXISTING SON of God WITHOUT a beginning.
In other words, if the literal translation was used in John 1:1 is ALL Bible translation as the SAYING that was WITHIN the God, as opposed what some Bibles are translations to say that the Word was WITH the God, then John 1:1 would have NEVER been able to be INTERPRETED that Jesus is Almighty God himself.
I was deceived for many years by this false doctrine of the trinity, and still would be to this day, if I had not trusted in the Holy Spirit of God to lead and guide me into all TRUTH. It is alright to question what you have been taught. The men of Berea in the book of Acts searched the word of God daily to find out if what they were being taught was the TRUTH, and the Bible calls them MORE NOBLE than the Jews in Thessalonica who by implication did not search the word of God for THEMSELVES, but rather they blindly accepted all that they were taught as being the TRUTH and therefore did not believe that Jesus was the CHRIST.
myself I have SEARCHED the scriptures and I personally have NOT found
so much as one single verse of scripture that COMMANDS us to BELIEVE
that Jesus IS ALMIGHTY GOD HIMSELF being fully God and fully a human being at the same time having TWO natures, on divine and one human. However, I have found several verses of
scripture that CLEARLY teach us that we must BELIEVE that Jesus is the
SON OF Almighty God, who was ANOINTED by his God and Father where the Holy Spirit HAVING COME OUT of THE God came in the FLESH of Jesus to DWELL IN his SON Jesus to EMPOWER his SON do to all the works that his god and Father sent him out into the world to do AFTER God ANOINTED his SON..
1 John 4:14,15 teaches us that Almighty God the Father SENT his SON into the world, as in, sent his SON OUT into the world to be the savior of the world and if we CONFESS that Jesus is the SON OF God, then the Father will dwell IN us. Some Christian INTERPRET this verse to mean that God sent his SON down from heaven INTO the world to be the Savior or the world. But to ME and many other Christians we see that such an INTERPRETATION CONTRADICTS 1 Timothy 6:14-16 where the ONE INVISIBLE ALMIGHTY God ALONE has always been IMMORTAL. So then to INTERPRET verses to mean that the SON has always been ETERNAL and has has eternal been WITH THE INVISIBLE God who has always been ETERNAL, then you have TWO who have always been ETERNAL, which CONTRADICTS 1 Timothy 6:14-16.
Let us read 1 John 4:14,15 from the BIAS Trinitarian translation of the King James Version to see if it PLAINLY STATES that God sent his ETERNAL SON DOWN from heaven
"And we have seen and do testify that the Father SENT the SON to be the Savior of the world.
15. Whosoever shall CONFESS that Jesus is the SON OF God, God dwells in him, and he in God."
Now I suppose one could INTERPRET verse 14 as god sending his Son Jesus DOWN FROM HEAVEN, but the clear, plain and SIMPLE word simply STATES that the FATHER sent the SON to BE the Savior OF the WORLD. So to ME it is clear that the FATHER sent his Son Jesus OUT INTO the world AFTER ANOINTING his Son by DWELLING IN his Son to be the Savior of the world by doing all the will of the Father. Yes I am perfectly aware of other verses that SEEM to say that Jesus descended down out of heaven and I specifically cover all those verse in depth in others studies that I have written on this verses. My main focus in this study is to give my readers an OVERVIEW of WHO Jesus is according to the WHOLE word of God without writing an entire book, but if you read all the related studies that I have listed at the end of this study all your question will be answered. For NOW let us just focus on the CLEAR, PLAIN, SIMPLE verses that do NOT need ANY INTERPRETATION to understand what they mean.
Here are some over verses that PLAINLY teach us to BELIEVE that Jesus is the SON OF Almighty God the Father and none of them ever HINT that we must believe that Jesus IS THE ALMIGHTY GOD himself in order to be saved. And none of then plainly state that God sent his ETERNAL SON DOWN from Heaven. And none of them dogmatically demand that we must without fail believe that Jesus if FULLY ALMIGHTY God HIMSELF and fully a man at the same time having TWO natures, one divine and one human in order to be saved.
Now some even after all this evidence from the CLEAR, PLAIN, and SIMPLE word of TRUTH may still want to argue that Jesus IS THE ALMIGHTY God HIMSELF, because of their INTERPRETATION of Revelation 1:8,which says,
“I am the Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, SAYS the Lord, which is, which was, and which is to come, THE ALMIGHTY.”
Those who teach the doctrine of the trinity, the deity of Jesus, and the doctrine of oneness all make the CLAIM that this is JESUS HIMSELF SPEAKING and THEREFORE proves without a doubt that Jesus is CLEARLY saying that he HIMSELF IS THE ALMIGHTY.
However, the word of TRUTH makes it perfectly clear that the one speaking and saying that he is the Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending is the Lord God Almighty HIMSELF and NOT the SON Jesus himself who is saying these words in Revelation 1:8.
We can know this truth without a doubt even though some TRANSLATIONS have translated these word in RED to shown that they are the words of JESUS. How can we KNOW for SURE that Jesus is NOT the one speaking here. We can KNOW without a doubt that the FATHER is speaking these words BY comparing scripture with scripture. Take a look at the last part of Revelation 4:8 which says,
".....Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty, which was, which is, and which is to come."
The phase or words "which was, which is, and which is to come" always refers to Almighty God the Father in the word of God and it is the exact same phrase used in Revelation 1:8 the verse in question. We will follow this phrase all the way through in a moment to prove without a doubt that it is the FATHER speaking in Revelation 1:8, but first let us take a look at another phrase that SEEMS to be saying that Jesus is the one speaking.
Also just because of the phrase,“I am the Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending.", where some translations have these words in red letters, then those that teach the "DOCTRINE" of the trinity DOGMATICALLY DEMAND that this is Jesus who is speaking these words. And because of this FALSE assumption that Jesus is the one is is speaking these words, then a FALSE conclusion has been made that Jesus IS THE ALMIGHTY, which clearly CONTRADICTS other parts of God's word, which clearly teaches us in simplicity that Almighty God the Father is THE GOD OF his SON Jesus and it is impossible to be THE ALMIGHTY and have any other God OVER him. So clearly seeing from God's word that Jesus does indeed have THE God over him, then it is impossible for Jesus to BE THE ALMIGHTY himself. This is what I mean by INTERPRETING unclear verses in the LIGHT of the CLEAR verses that do not need ANY INTERPRETATION whatsoever and can ONLY mean ONE thing and that one thing is what they PLAINLY STATE as FACT.
None the less God's word will prove to you itself by comparing scripture with scripture and reading the ENTIRE CONTEXT that these are NOT the words of Jesus here in Revelation 1:8.
So then, let us follow the phrase in order to SEE if it is in fact Jesus speaking these words, OR if it is actually the Lord God Almighty the FATHER himself speaking these words declaring that HE ALONE is THE ALMIGHTY.
The next time this phrase containing the words "Alpha and Omega" is found is in Revelation 1:10,11 where John says,
“I was in the Spirit on the Lord's day, and I heard BEHIND me a great VOICE, as of a trumpet,
Saying, I am the Alpha and the Omega, the first and the last: and what you see, write in a book, and send it to the seven churches which are in Asia.”
Again the one speaking in this verse is ALSO Almighty God, The Father. Some may argue with this because in some Bibles the words are in red to show that Jesus is speaking. HOWEVER, they are printed in red letters by the translator to signify that Jesus is the one speaking, and in this particular case this is an error made by the translator concerning this verse as I will plainly show by reading the CONTEXT along with another verse spoken by John.
First I want to draw your attention to verse 10 that we just read where John hears BEHIND him a great voice as of a TRUMPET. With that in mind now let's continue to read Revelation 1:12-15 that says,
“And I turned to SEE the VOICE that spoke with me.(In other words, John turned around to SEE WHO was speaking to him) And being turned I SAW seven golden candlesticks;
13. And in the midst of the seven golden candlesticks one like the Son of man clothed with a garment down to the foot, and girt about the paps with a golden girdle.
14. His head and his hairs were white like wool, as white as snow; and his eyes were as a flame of fire;
15. And his feet like unto fine brass, as if they burned in the furnace; and his voice as the sound of MANY WATERS.”
You see my dear brothers and sisters in the Lord, there were TWO DIFFERENT voices. The FIRST voice that was behind John that was a great voice as of a TRUMPET, which was the voice of Almighty God the Father, and the SECOND voice that was as the sound of many waters, which was the voice of the Son of man, Jesus. You see, the FIRST voice as of a TRUMPET John ONLY heard the one who was speaking, but John did NOT actually see the one who was speaking that had the voice of a TRUMPET. This is in complete harmony with God's word that says, NO man has seen God. Pay attention and notice how as John turned to SEE who was speaking that had the great voice of a trumpet , but INSTEAD John saw one like the Son of MAN and when he heard HIS voice it was DIFFERENT than the FIRST voice as of a TRUMPET. You may be thinking that I am reading to much into this, but if you keep reading you will see otherwise.
John confirms that there were TWO different voices in Revelation 4:1 where he says,
“After this I looked, and, behold, a door was opened in heaven: and the FIRST voice which I heard as it were a TRUMPET talking with me; which said Come up hither, and I will show things which must come hereafter.”
So in this verse you can see that John is finishing telling us what he saw and heard when he was in the Spirit on the Lord's day back in Revelation 1:10. The word "FIRST" used here lets us know that there were no less than one other voice. The word "first" demands that there be a no less than a SECOND voice, but not necessarily a third or four voice and so on. Again the FIRST voice as of a TRUMPET is Almighty God the Father's voice which said, “I am the Alpha and the Omega, the first and the last.”
Now let's look at the third time that this phase "Alpha and Omega" is used which is found in Revelation 21:6 where John says,
“And he said unto me, it is done. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give unto him that is a thirst of the fountain of living water of life freely.”
This verse is ALSO referring to Almighty God the Father. The context makes it clear that it is God the Father saying, “I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end.”
Back up to verses 3-6 which reads,
“And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and he shall be his people, and God HIMSELF shall be with them, and be their God.
4. And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.
5. And he that say upon THE THRONE said, Behold I make all things new. And HE said unto me, Write: for these words are true and faithful.
6. And HE (the one who sits upon THE THRONE) said unto me, it is done. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end....”
The word of TRUTH, the Holy Bible, teaches us that it is Almighty God HIMSELF that sits upon THE THRONE and Jesus HIS SON is seated at his right hand. Please read Revelation 5:1 along with verse 7 which says,
"1. And I saw in the right hand of HIM that sat on THE THRONE a book written within and on the backside, sealed with seven seals.........
........7. And he (speaking of the Lamb, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the root of David) came and TOOK the BOOK out of the HAND of HIM the sat upon THE THRONE."
Now Jesus CANNOT be BOTH the LAMB that comes OVER to the ONE who is sitting on the throne to take the book OUT of his hand AND ALSO be the ONE who SITTING ON the THRONE who is HOLDING the book. Can you not see my dear brothers and sister in our Lord Jesus Christ, that there are TWO DIFFERENT and DISTINCT persons in heaven. ONE being the Lord God ALMIGHTY who sits upon the throne that is holding a book in his right hand and OTHER is the LAMB of God who we know is Jesus the SON OF the ONE TRUE and ONLY ALMIGHTY God who comes OVER to HIS GOD and Father who is sitting on the throne to take the book OUT of the right hand THE ALMIGHTY. The FIRST voice as of a TRUMPET is the one sitting on the THRONE. The FIRST voice as of a trumpet is THE ALMIGHTY. The FIRST voice saying I am Alpha and Omega, which is, which was, and which is to come is THE ALMIGHTY, the FATHER. And the SECOND voice as the sound of many waters is the Son of MAN, the SON OF Almighty God the Father.
Remember that at the beginning of this study I said that in order to be THE ONE TRUE and ONLY ALMIGHTY God I said that the God or god described in the Bible must meet ALL the attributes that are written in the WHOLE word of God DESCRIBING the eternal INVISIBLE God who alone is the creator and SOURCE of all things including being THE God who brought his SON Jesus into existence. Now one of these attributes that God is SOVEREIGN. In others words, the ONE TRUE and ONLY ALMIGHTY God ALONE is SOVEREIGN including being SOVEREIGN OVER his SON Jesus.
Now let us go to 1 Timothy 6:12-16, which CLEARLY and PLAINLY shows us that the ONLY POTENTATE or the ONLY SOVEREIGN God who is the ONLY ONE who is IMMORTAL or SELF EXISTING from ALL ETERNITY is INVISIBLE, because this passage of scripture says that NO man has SEEN this SOVEREIGN God who dwells in the unapproachable light NEITHER can any man see him.
1 Timothy 6:12-16.
"Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, where unto you are also called, and have professed a good profession before many witnesses.
13. I give you charge in the sight of GOD, who quickens all things, AND before Christ Jesus, who before Pontius Pilate witnessed a good confession;
14. That you keep this commandment (or that you keep and hold fast to THIS teaching) without spot, unrebukeable, until the appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ:
15. Which in his times (speaking of both the first and the SECOND coming of Jesus) he (Jesus who came to show us the FATHER at his first coming) shall show, WHO is the blessed and ONLY Potentate,(meaning who ONLY is the SOVEREIGN or ALMIGHTY God) the King of kings, and Lord of lords; (Almighty God is the GREAT King of ALL kings including being King OVER his Son Jesus whom he himself MADE his Son the become the King of kings and the Lord of Lords. And God MADE this same Jesus both LORD and Christ. Please see the study "REVELATION 17:4-WHO IS THE KING OF KINGS?" for all the scriptures that prove what I just said.)
16. WHO ONLY has IMMORTALITY, 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."
So then, certainly it should be CLEAR by all Christians that men have in fact SEEN Jesus, because Jesus was a MAN and NOT the INVISIBLE God, who ONLY is Potentate or SOVEREIGN or ALMIGHTY, and who ONLY is SELF EXISTING being IMMORTAL from all eternity without ever having a beginning. So again Jesus is NOT the ONE TRUE and ONLY SOVEREIGN God, who is INVISIBLE and who ONLY has always been SELF EXISTING. Remember we have already covered that Jesus was GIVEN immortality BY his God and Father who ALONE is THE ALMIGHTY.
Now I want you to notice that the SAME writer of this passage of scripture here in 1 Timothy 6:12-16, which CLEARLY shows us that Jesus is NOT THE ALMIGHTY God the ONLY POTENTATE ALSO wrote 1 Timothy 1:16 and 1 Timothy 3:16, which are two other verses that are used in order to try and prove the "DOCTRINES"of the trinity and the deity of Jesus and the doctrine of oneness. But AGAIN it is the INTERPRETATION of these verses that CONTRADICT what this same writer said in 1 Timothy 6:12-16 of ONLY Almighty God the FATHER always having IMMORTALITY.
In other words, these other two verse CANNOT be ACTUALLY and truly be saying that Jesus IS THE ALMIGHTY God, because they would CONTRADICT what this SAME writer said here is 1 Timothy 6:12-16.
Let us take a look at 1 Timothy 1:16, which says,
"Now unto the King eternal, immortal, INVISIBLE, the ONLY wise God, be honor and glory for ever and ever. Amen."
Again Jesus is NOT INVISIBLE, therefore Jesus is NOT the ONLY WISE God the King eternal and immortal or self existing divine eternal Spirit from all eternity without beginning.
Now let us take a look at what this SAME writer says in 1 Timothy 3:16, but let us also include verses 14 and 15 to keep this verse in it's CONTEXT.
"These things write I unto you, hoping to come unto you shortly:
15. But if I tarry long, that you may know how you ought to behave yourself IN the house of God, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and ground of the truth.
16. And without controversy great is the mystery OF GODLINESS: God was manifest (or Almighty God was CLEARLY SHOWN to us THROUGH his SON Jesus who is the Word that was MADE to BECOME FLESH and God was CLEARLY shown to us by the father DWELLING) in the flesh (of his SON Jesus who was), justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, RECEIVED UP into glory."
The word "manifest" means to show clearly, make known, to reveal, to cause to understand, but some Christians insist that in means God "INCARNATE", which THEY claim means that Jesus was FULLY ALMIGHTY God and fully a man at the SAME time having TWO natures, on divine and one human. We will get back to this in a moment, but for now let us see what the CONTEXT teaches us.
So then, the SUBJECT of this passage of scripture is GODLINESS, which is DEFINED by the ATTRIBUTE of Almighty God WORKING THROUGH his Holy Spirit in his SON Jesus, who was a HUMAN BEING in the FLESH. Look at the first part of verse 16 which says, "...great is the mystery OF GODLINESS:" WHAT is the MYSTERY of GODLINESS? That Almighty God was clearly revealed to mankind IN the FLESH of his SON Jesus walking in GODLINESS and RIGHTEOUSNESS THROUGH the ETERNAL Spirit DWELLING IN the FLESH of his SON Jesus. This is HOW the INVISIBLE God who ALONE is SOVEREIGN as we are told by this SAME writer has MANIFEST or has REVEALED HIMSELF to us. Can you not see my dear brothers and sisters in our Lord Jesus the CHRIST, that this INVISIBLE and ALMIGHTY God created HIMSELF a BODY of FLESH so that he could ANOINT this MAN Jesus his SON with his Holy Spirit to REVEAL or MANIFEST his GODLINESS or GOODNESS to us?
Here again is the list of studies that I have presently on WHO the TRUE BIBLICAL Jesus is according to the WHOLE world of Almighty God. And below this list are several verses that are used to try and support the doctrine of the trinity, which can be interpreted in other ways that do NOT contradict any other part of God's word.
Thanks for reading. May God bless you richly as you continue to seek the TRUTH of the WHOLE word of Almighty God. Below are some OTHER VERSES that are used to try and support the doctrine of the trinity and the deity of Jesus. There may be other verses which you may be having trouble seeing any other way than what you were dogmatically taught over and over for so long, but I assure you that each and every verse used by those who teach the doctrine of the trinity do indeed have a different meaning that does NOT CONTRADICT any other part of God's word. If there is a verse that I have not listed please do not hesitate to write and let me know. Some verse are included in others studies and they may not appear as an individual study.
If there is a verse of verses that you seem to struggle with only being able to see the doctrine of the trinity, or the doctrine of oneness when you read this verse, then please search out the truth be listening to the other side of the controversy. No one can arrive at the truth by hearing only ONE side of the controversy. I only present you with ALL the evidence that I myself have found and leave it to you to decide what you want to believe. And if you can not find what you are seeking to know, the please feel free to write to me and ask any question that you may have.
Your brother in our Lord Jesus Christ,
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Verses used to try and support the doctrine of the trinity.
Thanks for reading. May God bless you richly as you continue to seek the TRUTH of the WHOLE word of Almighty God.
Your brother in our Lord Jesus the CHRIST.
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