WHO IS THE ONLY TRUE GOD?


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WHO IS THE ONLY TRUE GOD?



Is Jesus the ONLY TRUE GOD? Is the Father the ONLY TRUE GOD? Is the only true God made up of ONE being in ONE person who alone is Yahweh the Father? Is Jesus Yahweh the Father? Is the only true God made up of TWO separate and distinctly different beings working together in unity? Is the only true God made up of THREE separate and distinctly different beings working together in unity?

I personally believe that the only true God is ONE person in ONE being who ALONE is Yahweh the FATHER. And I believe that Almighty God Yahweh is THE God over all other Gods who Yahweh HIMSELF has given them the TITLE to be Gods under him.

A dear brother in the Lord wrote to me the other day. He is a bitarian Christian who believes that the only true God is made up of TWO separate distinctly different persons working together in unity. In other words, he believes that God the Father and God the Son have always existed as the ONE TRUE God.

Here is what he wrote. The emphasis and the comments in parenthesis are my own.


The fact that Jesus saw God before he was born proves his deity - John 5:19-20 "Then answered Jesus and said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, The Son can do nothing of himself, but what he SEETH (Or AS the Son of MAN SEES what) the Father do: for what things soever he doeth, these also doeth the Son likewise. For the Father loveth the Son, and SHEWETH (Or SHOWS) him all things that himself doeth: and he will shew (Or he WILL SHOW)him greater works than these, that ye may marvel."

When did the Father show him all things?

How could Jesus see the Father if he's only a man with one nature?


Now to me, none of the verbs are for sure in the past tense, as in, HIS INTERPRETATION of John 5:28,29. In other words, HE interprets these verses to mean that the father showed his Son, in the past tense, everything he desired his Son to do BEFORE God the Son came down to the earth to become a man and yet remain the full Almighty God at the same time.

But that is NOT what this verse is saying at all. Jesus was TAUGHT by the Holy Spirit of the Father just the same as we are taught by the Holy Spirit little by little all along the way. I am not sure if he believes what the doctrine of the Trinity teaches about God the Son being EQUAL with God the Father in every way where neither is greater than or less than the other. But this verse proves to me, that Jesus is definitely NOT equal with the Father while he was in the flesh.

We were discussing John 1:14 which he interprets to mean that the disciples of Jesus beheld his GLORY at the Virgin birth of Jesus. He insists that the Son of God has always existed without ever having a beginning and that God the Son became flesh to dwell among men. And thus, to HIM, the GLORY of God was seen by men the very moment that Jesus was born of the Virgin Mary. And to him, that proves that Jesus is the only true God.


John 1:14.


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


Now to me, this verse does NOT say that God the Son was made flesh. It simply says that the word was made flesh. There were NO capital letters in the Greek text. It was the translators who capitalized the English word to become the Word. I myself interpret the disciples of Jesus beholding his GLORY AFTER the cross when the Son of MAN was highly exalted and GLORIFIED BY Almighty God the Father.

Then he responded back saying that no MAN has ever seen God. And, therefore, to him, Jesus must be God and man at the same time having two natures. In other words, to HIM, God the Son became a man but REMAINED the fully Almighty God. And thus, to him, Jesus had TWO natures and it was WHILE Jesus pre-existed in his God the Son nature that he saw God. And he quoted John 1:18.


John 1:18.


No MAN has seen God at ANY TIME; the only begotten Son, which is in the bosom of the Father, he has declared him.”


Now, several verses came to my mind that proves to me that his INTERPRETATION of John 1:18 is in error. But the first verse that I chose to use was John 1:18 because I wanted to point out that this verse ALSO says that Jesus is the ONLY BEGOTTEN Son of God who is NOW in the bosom of Almighty God the Father in order to show him that it is the Son of MAN who is in the bosom of the Father. Here is what I wrote.

John 1:18 says that no MAN has seen GOD at any time. That is to say that no man EXCEPT for the Son of MAN Jesus who is now seated at the right hand of the Father. He alone has seen GOD.

It does not say that Jesus saw HIMSELF. It says that Jesus saw GOD and now Jesus is WITH God at his side who is called the FATHER. John 1:18 also says that Jesus is the ONLY BEGOTTEN Son.

The Greek word that is translated as ONLY BEGOTTEN is the COMPOUND word MONOGENES or MONO-GENES. A compound word means two words put together to make one word.

MONO means only, sole, alone, single and carries the meaning of being UNIQUE.

The Greek word “GENES” means born, begotten, generated, come into being, to become, come into existence.

Now, the Trinitarian apologist will claim that the Greek word “monogenes” means only the unique Son.

They also use the Alexandrian manuscript that says only begotten GOD, which Trinitarians CLAIM means only a UNIQUE God.

Well to me, there is a major problem with those Trinitarian INTERPRETATIONS. For you see, they are taking the COMPOUND word monogenes and making it the SINGLE word MONO. In other words, they are taking away from God's word by NOT keeping the GENES part of the word monoGENES in their translations and in their interpretations of John 1:18. They are REMOVING the FACT that Jesus was BORN.

Even one of the early creeds says that Jesus is true God FROM true God who was BEGOTTEN and NOT MADE.

My point is that Yahweh himself was never BEGOTTEN. Yahweh alone has always been immortal without ANY kind of a BEGINNING. But Jesus had a BEGINNING because the SON is BEGOTTEN OF God. And that means that Jesus was brought into existence BY Almighty God Yahweh who ALONE is the FATHER.

And then he wrote back and quoted John 5:19,20 which we have already covered. But in that same email, he added this response to my comment of Jesus being the only BEGOTTEN of God.



And actually, GENES means hereditary, family, nature, essence or kind and also come into existence, create, birth. So I think Trinitarians are saying he is the unique God as in he is unique and his nature is deity since he is from the family of God.


In other words, he is also TAKING AWAY from the word of Almighty God like I just EXPLAINED to him that Trinitarians do by leaving OUT the MEANING of the last part of the Greek word monoGENES which means to be BORN and COME INTO EXISTENCE. But he is choosing the Trinitarian INTERPRETATION of “monogenes” to say that only BEGOTTEN means UNIQUELY begotten WITHOUT being BEGOTTEN or without ever having a BEGINNING. It does NOT say that Jesus is the “MONO” Son. But rather the apostle John says that Jesus is the “monoGENES” Son of God. And that means that Jesus is God’s uniquely BORN Son. And being BORN means that Jesus had a BEGINNGING. And Jesus having a BEGINNING proves that Jesus is NOT the ONLY TRUE God.

I then chose another verse, which to me, proves beyond any shadow of a doubt that there was NO God the Son in eternity past. And the verse that I chose was Hebrews 1: 5 where the writer of the Book of Hebrews quotes a PROPHECY from Psalm 2:7 and Psalm 89:26,27.


Hebrews 1:5.


“For unto which of the angels said he at any time, You are my Son, THIS DAY have I BEGOTTEN YOU? And again, I WILL BE be to him a Father, and he SHALL BE to me a Son?”


I also explained that Jesus was BORN or BEGOTTEN by God on a certain day. And that the mere meaning of Jesus being the SON OF God means that Jesus had a BEGINNING. And Yahweh does NOT have a BEGINNGING.

And here is his response back to me:


If the son became the son then the father became the father. And that's wrong. The father is eternal and therefore so is the son. And actually, GENES means hereditary, family, nature, essence or kind and also come into existence, create, birth. So I think Trinitarians are saying he is the unique God as in he is unique and his nature is deity since he is from the family of God.


So he stands by the Trinitarian INTERPRETATION of the Greek word “monogenes” to say that Jesus is the UNIQUE God. I have to admit that I have never heard any Trinitarian say that Jesus is of the FAMILY of God. Anyway, I wrote back to him saying that he was READING INTO John 1:18 his own personal interpretation of Jesus always existing as God the Son without ever having a BEGINNING. And here is what I wrote.

You are reading INTO John 1:18 when you say that Jesus saw God BEFORE his virgin birth.

The Son of MAN Jesus saw God the same day that God raised him from the dead.

Remember Jesus told Mary Magdalene to not touch him BECAUSE he had not yet ascended to his God and his Father as yet. Then that SAME day in the evening he appeared to his disciples and told them to handle or to touch him so that they could see that he was not a ghost.

So between the time that Jesus told Mary Magdalene to NOT touch him early that morning, and to the time that Jesus told his disciples to TOUCH him later that same day in the evening the Son of MAN ascended to his God and descended back down to the earth. And that is when the Son of man was given his new glorified immortal body of flesh and bones.

In response to your question of WHEN did the Father show the Son all things. The Father showed the Son of man Jesus what to do and when to do it the same way that the Holy Spirit leads us. Only we do not always obey the leading of the Holy Spirit because we are afraid what IF I pray for that person and they do not receive their healing?

Notice in the same verse that Jesus said that the Father WILL show him even greater things. And then he tells us WHAT those things are. So the word “show” is in the present tense and it means to LEAD, direct, guide, and tell step by step all along the way.

He keeps bringing up all the so-called “theophanies” of Jesus, such as the Angel of the Lord and Zerubbabel. And no matter how many times I explain them as being types and shadows he keeps bringing them up. So I responded briefly once again.

Jesus said that the scriptures testified of him. And the apostle of Jesus wrote down for us many of the PROPHECIES that Jesus FULFILLED. The disciples of Jesus spoke of many things being TYPES, FIGURES, and shadows pointing to the coming of the Messiah.

But yet there is not one single prophecy of a God the Son coming down from heaven to manifest himself into the Son of man, Jesus.

However, there is a prophecy of a CHILD being born first and then that Son would be given. And then later that Son's NAME or TITLE would be called Prince of peace and mighty God.

I was referring to Isaiah 9:6,7 which we had already discussed before in previous emails.


Isaiah 9:6,7.


For unto us a CHILD is BORN, unto us a SON is given: (FIRST we see that a HUMAN child is prophesied to be BORN. And then we see that the human Son of MAN would be GIVEN. And then in the last part of this verse we see the return of the Son of MAN on clouds of glory to RULE for Yahweh as the God of the WHOLE earth) and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.

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



So once again, ALL, as in, EVERY LAST theophany is a TYPE, FIGURE or a SHADOW pointing TO Jesus. All those things in the Old Testament give us proof that Jesus is the TRUE Messiah.

But you obviously do not believe that God's Son was prophesied to come into being by being born of a virgin FIRST and then the Son of MAN would BECOME God’s ETERNAL Son AFTER the cross. Remember that he responded back to Hebrews 1:5, saying that IF the SON became the Son then that means that the Father BECAME a Father. And his own INTERPRETATION did not make any sense to him. So I responded back.

The Bible in Hebrews 1:5 does NOT say I will be a Father. But rather it says I will be a Father TO HIM and HE shall be a SON TO ME. Yahweh was already the Father of the Angels and of all his creation BEFORE Yahweh BECAME a Father TO Jesus.”

I gave him this study to read “WHEN DID JESUS BECOME THE ETERNAL SON OF GOD?” He said that he read it but obviously he did not comprehend it or he simply refuses to accept the sound Biblical evidence that God’s Son had a BEGINNING at the Virgin birth.


SECTION TWO



Here in section two of “WHO IS THE ONLY TRUE GOD?” I want to give my readers some FACTS for you to ponder. And if you are a Trinitarian, a Bitarian, or a Oneness Christian, then these simple facts will help you see that Jesus is NOT the only true God.

The word or title “God” is found 4,118 times in that King James Translation of the whole Bible, both the Old and the New Testaments. And the word God is found 1,239 times in the New Testament in the King James Version. And out of those 4,118 times, the title “God” refers to the Son of man, Jesus, 2 times at best. And depending on how certain verses are INTERPRETED there are maybe 2 to 4 more verses. So then, out of 4,118 verses only 6 verses at best refer to Jesus as being CALLED by the TITLE of God. And every one of those verses is AFTER the CROSS which is when the Son of MAN Jesus was HIGHLY EXALTED and GIVEN all power and authority BY Yahweh the Father.



#1. John 20:28.


“And Thomas answered and said unto him, My Lord and my God.”


Thomas spoke these words AFTER the cross to the now highly exalted glorified Son of MAN, Jesus.


#2. Hebrews 1:8.


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


The writer of Hebrews is quoting Psalm 45:6,7 which is a prophecy of the yet coming of God’s Son. And Hebrews 1:5  quotes two prophecies from Psalm 2:7 and Psalm 89:6,7 which say, TODAY I have BEGOTTEN you and I WILL be to him a Father and he shall be a Son to me.

So again, this is speaking of AFTER the cross. And Hebrews 1:9 goes on to say that the Father is THE God OF his Son Jesus. And we all know that the ONLY TRUE God must be the ONLY ALMIGHTY God. And since there is a God that Jesus is indeed UNDER and SUBJECT unto and that God is THE ALMIGHTY God, the Father, then that means that Jesus cannot possibly be the ONLY TRUE God who ALONE is the FATHER.


Then by INTERPRETATION, we have the following verses.


#3. Matthew 1:23.


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


This verse says that his NAME shall be called Emmanuel meaning God with us and Jesus came in the NAME OF Yahweh. That is one way to interpret this verse.

Also, Almighty God the Father DWELT IN the Son of MAN, Jesus. So God being WITH Jesus and Jesus being WITH his people is another way to interpret this verse as God being with us by God being WITH the Son of MAN, Jesus.

And another way is to say that God was WITH or FOR his people to provide them a Messiah to deliver them from their sins.

And then there is the Trinitarian interpretation that Jesus is Almighty God himself.


#4. Titus 2:13.

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


One interpretation is that the great God is Almighty God the Father AND our Savior is Jesus Christ. And we are looking for BOTH of them to appear.

And the ONENESS way to interpret this verse is to say that the great God and our Savior IS Jesus Christ.

And the Trinitarian interpretation is to say that we are looking for ONE being to appear who is the GREAT God. And the Great God is the Father AND our Savior Jesus Christ.


#5. John 1:1.


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


The Oneness interpretation is hat God and his word are one and the same being.

But in the eyes of Trinitarians the phrase “The Word was WITH” God can only mean that the Word was God the Son who was WITH God at his SIDE in all eternity past.

And the Biblical Unitarian interpretation is that the word is the SAYING OF God and the saying being WITH God means that God’s PLAN and THOUGHTS were WITHIN God in the beginning BEFORE God spoke his SAYING out from his mouth to bring forth into existence his Messiah. Please know and understand the BIBLICAL Unitarianism is NOT the same thing as Unitarian or what Universal Unitarian’s believe. Please read the study “IS UNIVERSALISM SOUND BIBLICAL TEACHING?”


#6. 2 Peter 1:1.


Simon Peter, a servant and an apostle of Jesus Christ, to them that have obtained like precious faith with us through the righteousness of God and our Savior Jesus Christ:”


The Trinitarian interpretation of this verse is that Jesus is both God and Savior.

The Oneness interpretation is that Jesus IS the God who is our Savior.

And the Biblical Unitarians interpretation is that the conjunction “AND” is speaking of two separate persons where God is always the Father and Jesus is our Savior who God raised up to save the people from their sins.


Well, those are the six verses that have the word or title “God” in them that are INTERPRETED to mean the Jesus is the ONLY TRUE God who is the ALMIGHTY God and creator of all things. Now, I realize that there are many more verses that Trinitarians use to try and prove that Jesus is the Almighty God Yahweh himself. But in this study, we are looking at the verses that actually have the word or title “God” in them. For all the OTHER verses that are used to try and prove the Doctrine of the Trinity and the Oneness doctrines please read the studies under the heading <<<A LIST OF STUDIES ON THE TRINITY<<<



SECTION THREE


In this section, I will list the verses that have the word “God” in a PHRASE such as there is but “ONE God”. The phrase “ONE GOD” is found SEVEN times in the Bible. And then YOU decide if any of these verses refer to Jesus or if they ALL refer to Almighty God the FATHER?


Malachi 2:10.

“Have we not all ONE FATHER? Has not ONE God created us? Why do we deal treacherously every man against his brother, by profaning the covenant of our fathers?”


Now, the Oneness Christians may use this verse to try and prove that Jesus is both God AND that Jesus is the FATHER. But all Trinitarians know full well that Jesus is NOT the FATHER.


Mark 12:32.

“And the scribe said unto him, Well, Master, You have said the TRUTH: for there is ONE God; and there is none other but HE:”


Jesus has just recited the Jewish Shema in Mark 12:29 where Jesus HIMSELF identified HIS God as being the ONE God who is ONE Lord. And by Jesus saying the Shema in this manner, he is teaching us that God is ONE person in ONE being. In other words, Jesus is saying that Almighty God who ALONE is the FATHER is ONE God who is ONE Lord is ONE being and in ONE person.


Mark 12:19.


And Jesus answered him, The first of all the commandments is, Hear, O Israel; The Lord OUR God is ONE Lord:”



Romans 3:30.

“Seeing it is ONE God, which shall justify the circumcision by faith, and uncircumcision through faith.”


From the context, we can clearly see that this verse is NOT speaking of Jesus as being the ONE God who shall JUSTIFY us by FAITH.


Please read Romans 3:24.


Being justified freely by HIS grace (Speaking of the grace OF Almighty God the Father) THROUGH the redemption that is IN Christ Jesus:”


1 Corinthians 8:6.

But to us, there is but ONE God, the FATHER, of whom are all things, and we in him; and one Lord Jesus Christ, by whom are all things, and we by him.”


This verse is definitely NOT referring to Jesus as the ONE God. But rather this verse SPECIFICALLY identifies the ONE God as being the FATHER.



Ephesians 4:6.

ONE God AND Father of ALL, who is ABOVE all (Including being the God OF his Son Jesus), and through all, and in you all.”


Again, this verse is definitely NOT referring to Jesus as the ONE God who is the FATHER of ALL including being the father OF his SON Jesus.


1 Timothy 2:5.

“For there is ONE God, AND (There is also) one mediator BETWEEN God and men, the MAN Christ Jesus;”


So again, the ONE God is NOT referring to Jesus as being the ONE God. The Son of MAN Jesus BECAME our high priest AFTER the cross to be our mediator BETWEEN Almighty God the Father and mankind.


Please read Hebrews 5:5.


So also Christ glorified NOT himself to BE MADE a high priest; but HE that said unto him, You are my Son, TODAY have I begotten you.”


Also read Hebrews 7:24-26.


“But this MAN, because he continues ever, has an unchangeable priesthood. (The priests in the Old Testament were the mediators between God and the children of Israel or men. But under the New Covenant, the now highly exalted Son of MAN Jesus is our MEDIATOR between the ONE God and mankind. And the ONLY WAY to the ONE God is BY his SON Jesus Christ)

25. Wherefore he is able also to save them to the uttermost that come UNTO God BY him, (Jesus said that he is the only way to the FATHER. So then, this verse means that the only way to come unto the ONE God who ALONE is the FATHER is BY his SON Jesus) seeing he ever lives to make intercession for them.

26. For such a high priest became us, who is holy, harmless, undefiled, separate from sinners, and MADE higher than the heavens;”




James 2:19.

“You believe that there is ONE God; you do well: the devils also believe, and tremble.”


Now, we know from James 1:1 that James did NOT believe and teach that Jesus is the ONE God.


James 1:1.


James, a servant of God AND OF the Lord Jesus Christ, to the twelve tribes which are scattered abroad, greeting.”


But what about the devils? Surely the devils would know if Jesus was the ONE TRUE God.


Please read Mark 5:7-12.


“And cried with a loud voice, and said, What have I to do with you, Jesus, you SON OF the most high God? I adjure you BY God, that you torment me not.

8. For he said unto him, Come out of the man, you unclean spirit.

9. And he asked him, What is your name? And he answered, saying, My name is Legion: for we are MANY. (Or we are many DEVILS)

10. And he besought him much that he would not send them away out of the country.

11. Now there was there nigh unto the mountains a great herd of swine feeding.

12. And all the devils besought him, saying, Send us into the swine, that we may enter into them.”


So then, even the devils knew that Jesus was the SON OF the most high God and that he was NOT the ONE TRUE and ONLY Almighty God himself.



SECTION FOUR



The phrase “TRUE God” is found FIVE times in the Bible. I myself find that all the verses in the Old Testament always refer the Yahweh as the TRUE God. So I leave it to you to read the context to see if you can find any verse that states in clarity that Jesus is the TRUE God.


2 Chronicles 15:3.


“Now for a long season, Israel has been without the TRUE God, and without a teaching priest, and without law.”



Jeremiah 10:10.

“But the LORD (Or but Yahweh) is the TRUE God, he is the living God, and an everlasting king: at his wrath, the earth shall tremble, and the nations shall not be able to abide his indignation.”



John 17:3.

“And this is life eternal, that they might know YOU the ONLY TRUE God, AND (That they also may know me) Jesus Christ, whom YOU have sent (Or who YOU have COMMISSIONED Or whom YOU have ANOINTED with your Holy Spirit and POWER).”


Can you not see that Jesus is praying TO the FATHER here in John 17:3. And that Jesus HIMSELF specifically identifies the FATHER as being the ONLY TRUE God.


1 Thessalonians 1:9.


“For they themselves show of us what manner of entering in we had unto you, and how you turned TO God from idols to serve the LIVING and TRUE God;”


We know from the very next verse and from 1 Thessalonians 1:1-3 that Paul did not believe and teach that Jesus is the living and TRUE God.


Please read 1 Thessalonians 1:1-3.


“Paul, and Silvanus, and Timotheus, unto the church of the Thessalonians which is IN God the Father AND IN the Lord Jesus Christ: Grace be unto you, and peace, from God our Father, AND the Lord Jesus Christ.

2. We give thanks TO God always for you all, making mention of you in our prayers;

3. Remembering without ceasing your work of faith, and labor of love, and patience of hope IN our Lord Jesus Christ, IN the sight of God and our Father;”


Now read 1 Thessalonians 1:9,10 together.


“For they themselves shew of us what manner of entering in we had unto you, and how you turned TO God from idols to serve the LIVING and TRUE God;

10. AND to wait for HIS SON from heaven, whom he raised from the dead, even Jesus, which delivered us from the wrath to come.”


So then, clearly the Apostle Paul did NOT teach that Jesus is the TRUE God. But rather Paul taught us the Jesus is the SON OF the ONE TRUE and LIVING God who alone is the FATHER.




1 John 5:20.

“And we know that the Son of God is come, and has given us an understanding, that we may know him that is true, and we are in him that is true, even in his Son Jesus Christ. This is the TRUE God, AND eternal life.”


Now, Trinitarians will use this verse to try and prove that it is saying the Jesus is the TRUE God. But in TRUTH this verse is saying that when we are IN the Son Jesus Christ, then we are IN The FATHER who is the TRUE God. And being in BOTH the SON and the Father we have eternal life. For you see, he who has NOT the SON has NOT eternal life. You cannot be IN the Father without being in his SON Jesus Christ. This verse starts off by saying that we know that Jesus came to give us an UNDERSTANDING of the TRUE God. And we know that Jesus came to show us the FATHER. And we know that Jesus clearly IDENTIFIED the FATHER in John 17:1-3 as being the ONLY TRUE God. So if one INTERPRETS this verse to mean that Jesus is the TRUE God then they are contradicting the words of Jesus in John 17:1-3. Please read the study “1 JOHN 5:20 JESUS THIS IS THE TRUE GOD!”




SECTION FIVE


The phrase “ONLY TRUE GOD” is found ONE time in the entire Bible.


John 17:3.


“And this is life eternal, that they might know YOU the ONLY TRUE God, AND (That they also may know me) Jesus Christ, whom YOU have sent (Or who YOU have COMMISSIONED Or whom YOU have ANOINTED with you Holy Spirit and POWER).”


Again, Jesus is praying TO the FATHER in John 17:1-3. And Jesus HIMSELF specifically identifies the FATHER as being the ONLY TRUE God. Again, please read the study 1 JOHN 5:20 JESUS THIS IS THE ONLY TRUE GOD!”



SECTION SIX


And the phrase “LIVING God” is found 30 times in the Bible. It is found fifteen times in the Old Testament and fifteen times in the New Testament.

And Jesus is said to be the SON OF the living God. Again, ALL of the verses in the Old Testament refer to Yahweh as being the LIVING God. So I leave it to you to read all the verses in their CONTEXT to see if ANY of these verses refer to Jesus as being the LIVING God.


Deuteronomy 5:26.

“For who is there of all flesh, that has heard the voice of the LIVING God speaking out of the midst of the fire, as we have, and lived?”



Joshua 3:10.


“And Joshua said, Hereby you shall know that the LIVING God is among you, and that he will without fail drive out from before you the Canaanites, and the Hittites, and the Hivites, and the Perizzites, and the Girgashites, and the Amorites, and the Jebusites.”



1 Samuel 17:26.


“And David spake to the men that stood by him, saying, What shall be done to the man that kills this Philistine, and takes away the reproach from Israel? for who is this uncircumcised Philistine, that he should defy the armies of the LIVING God?”



1 Samuel 17:36.


“Your servant slew both the lion and the bear: and this uncircumcised Philistine shall be as one of them, seeing he has defied the armies of the LIVING God.”



2 Kings 19:4.


“It may be the LORD (Yahweh) your God will hear all the words of Rabshakeh, whom the king of Assyria his master has sent to reproach the LIVING God; and will reprove the words which the LORD (Yahweh) your God has heard: wherefore lift up thy prayer for the remnant that is left.”



2 Kings 19:16.


“LORD (Or Yahweh), bow down thine ear, and hear: open, LORD (Or Yahweh), your eyes, and see: and hear the words of Sennacherib, which has sent him to reproach the LIVING God.”



Psalms 42:2.


“My soul thirsts for God, for the LIVING God: when shall I come and appear before God?”



Psalms 84:2.


“My soul longs, yea, even faints for the courts of the LORD (Yahweh): my heart and my flesh cries out for the LIVING God.”



Isaiah 37:4.


“It may be the LORD (Yahweh) your God will hear the words of Rabshakeh, whom the king of Assyria his master has sent to reproach the LIVING God, and will reprove the words which the LORD (Yahweh) your God has heard: wherefore lift up your prayer for the remnant that is left.”



Isaiah 37:17.


“Incline your ear, O LORD (Yahweh), and hear; open thine eyes, O LORD (Yahweh), and see: and hear all the words of Sennacherib, which has sent to reproach the LIVING God.”



Jeremiah 10:10.


But the LORD (Or Yahweh) is the TRUE God, he is the LIVING God, and an everlasting king: at his wrath, the earth shall tremble, and the nations shall not be able to abide his indignation.”



Jeremiah 23:36.


“And the burden of the LORD (Yahweh) shall ye mention no more: for every man's word shall be his burden; for you have perverted the words of the LIVING God, of the LORD (Yahweh) of hosts our God.”



Daniel 6:20.


“And when he came to the den, he cried with a lamentable voice unto Daniel: and the king spake and said to Daniel, O Daniel, servant of the LIVING God, is your God, whom you serve continually, able to deliver you from the lions?”



Daniel 6:26.


“I make a decree, That in every dominion of my kingdom men tremble and fear before the God of Daniel: for he is the LIVING God, and steadfast forever, and his kingdom that which shall not be destroyed, and his dominion shall be even unto the end.”



Hosea 1:10.


“Yet the number of the children of Israel shall be as the sand of the sea, which cannot be measured nor numbered; and it shall come to pass, that in the place where it was said unto them, You are not my people, there it shall be said unto them, You are the sons of the LIVING God.”



Matthew 16:16.


“And Simon Peter answered and said, You are the CHRIST, the SON OF the LIVING God.”


How can you be the SON OF the living God and also BE the living God at the same time? That is what the Oneness Christians believe. They use the analogy that a man can be a father and a son at the same time but that does not prove that Jesus IS the Father. I am NOT my father and my son is NOT me. We are different people. And likewise, Jesus being CALLED by the TITLE of God means that Jesus is a God who will rule FOR Yahweh the ONLY TRUE and ALMIGHTY God for 1000 years in the world to come. So Jesus is a different person that will rule with the TITLE of the God of the whole earth FOR Yahweh while Yahweh takes his Sabbath rest.


Matthew 26:63.


“But Jesus held his peace. And the high priest answered and said unto him, I adjure you BY the LIVING God, that you tell us whether you be the CHRIST, the SON OF God.”



John 6:69.


And we believe and are SURE that you ARE that CHRIST, the SON OF the LIVING God.”



Acts 14:15.


“And saying, Sirs, why do you these things? We also are men of like passions with you, and preach unto you that you should turn from these vanities unto the LIVING God, which made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and all things that are therein:”


Yahweh, the LIVING God, is the creator of the UNIVERSE and the Son of MAN, Jesus, helped Yahweh or he was a co-laborer with the Father to conform those of us who are Christians into the IMAGE of Yahweh and his Son Jesus. Please read the study “GENESIS 1:26 LET US MAKE MAN IN OUR IMAGE!”


Romans 9:26.


“And it shall come to pass, that in the place where it was said unto them, You are not my people; there shall they be called the children of the LIVING God.”


All of the writings of Paul begin and end with a salutation from God the Father AND from our Lord Jesus Christ. So the apostle Paul never called Jesus the LIVING God. Jesus is always called the SON OF the living God who ALONE is the FATHER.


2 Corinthians 3:3.


“Forasmuch as you are manifestly declared to be the epistle of Christ ministered by us, written not with ink, but with the Spirit of the LIVING God; not in tables of stone, but in fleshy tables of the heart.”


There is one verse that some INTERPRET as the Holy Spirit as being the Spirit OF Jesus but that verse means the Holy Spirit who DWELT IN the Son of MAN, Jesus. The Holy Spirit IS the eternal living Almighty God Yahweh the Father, Please read the study “THE HOLY SPIRIT IS THE FATHER!”


2 Corinthians 6:16.


“And what agreement has the temple of God with idols? For you are the temple of the LIVING God; as God has said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people.”


God not only DWELT IN the Son of MAN Jesus but God also DWELLS in us as believers in his Son Jesus Christ. Do then, the fulness of the Godhead DWELLING IN Jesus bodily does NOT make Jesus be the one true LIVING God himself. For if it does then we are also the living God because God dwells in us.



1 Timothy 3:15.


“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.”



1 Timothy 4:10.


“For therefore we both labor and suffer reproach, because we trust in the LIVING God, who is the Savior of all men, especially of those that believe.”



1 Timothy 6:17.


“Charge them that are rich in this world, that they be not highminded, nor trust in uncertain riches, but in the LIVING God, who gives us richly all things to enjoy;”



Hebrews 3:12.


“Take heed, brethren, lest there be in any of you an evil heart of unbelief, in departing from the LIVING God.”



Hebrews 9:14.


“How much more shall the blood of Christ, who THROUGH the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot TO God, purge your conscience from dead works to serve the LIVING God?”



Hebrews 10:31.


“It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the LIVING God.”



Hebrews 12:22.


“But you are come unto mount Sion, and unto the city of the LIVING God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to an innumerable company of angels,”



Revelation 7:2.


“And I saw another angel ascending from the east, having the seal of the LIVING God: and he cried with a loud voice to the four angels, to whom it was given to hurt the earth and the sea,

3. Saying, Hurt not the earth, neither the sea, nor the trees, till we have sealed the servants of our God in their foreheads.

4. And I heard the number of them which were sealed: and there were sealed a hundred and forty and four thousand of all the tribes of the children of Israel.”


The seal of the LIVING God is the name of Almighty God the FATHER written upon their foreheads,


Please read Revelation 14:1.


And I looked, and, lo, a Lamb stood on the mount Zion, and with him a hundred forty and four thousand, having his Father's name written in their foreheads.”




SECTION SEVEN


WHO IS THE CREATOR?


Who did Jesus HIMSELF say is the creator?


Matthew 19:4.


And he (Jesus) answered and said unto them, Have you not read, that HE which made them at the beginning made them male and female,”


Jesus did NOT say, Have you not read how I made them in the beginning. But rather Jesus said HE made them in the beginning. And the pronoun HE is referring to YAHWEH the ONLY TRUE God.


Mark 10:6.


But from the beginning of the creation, God made them male and female.”


Again, Jesus HIMSELF said that GOD made mankind as male and female.


Genesis 1:1.


In the beginning, God created the heaven and the earth.”


And every single verse in the Old Testament can clearly be seen that Yahweh ALONE and by himself has created the Heavens and the earth and everything in them. And that is WHY some Christians CLAIM that Jesus is Yahweh HIMSELF. For you see, there are a few passages of Scripture in the New Testament that SEEM to be saying that Jesus created ALL THINGS. But in TRUTH the word “THINGS” is NOT in the original Greek text. And the LITERAL translation reads THE ALL which is referring to the ALL of WHOSOEVER BELIEVES in Jesus to become a NEW CREATURE who is CREATED IN Jesus Christ BY Yahweh the Father. Please read the study “IS JESUS THE CREATOR OR A CREATION?”


Acts 4:24.


“And when they heard that, they lifted up their voice TO God with one accord, and said, Lord, you are God, which have made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and all that in them is:”


The apostles of Jesus were praying to Almighty God the FATHER and they called God the creator of heaven and earth and everything in them. So then, the Apostles of Jesus teach us that Almighty God the Father is the creator.

For further study on WHO is the CREATOR of the entire universe please read all the studies under the heading >>>WAS JESUS CREATED?<<< And also read the studies under the heading >>>A LIST OF STUDIES ON THE TRINITY<<<

Thanks for reading and May God bless you richly as you continue to seek the truth of the WHOLE word of Almighty God.

Your brother in our Lord Jesus Christ,

Brother Mark.


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