JESUS THE SON OF GOD
The purpose of the study is to give you, the reader, SOLID scriptural evidence that absolutely without a doubt will show you, the seeker of the TRUTH, the distinct difference between Jesus the SON OF Almighty God AND the most high Almighty God, the FATHER. The Bible ITSELF CLEARLY shows us the Jesus is NOT Almighty God the FATHER, and that Almighty God, the FATHER, is NOT his SON Jesus. And the word of TRUTH, the Holy Bible, also clearly and PLAINLY shows us that Jesus the SON OF God is NOT EQUAL to his God and Father Almighty God the most high God, the ONLY TRUE and wise God as some FALSELY teach.
You see dear child of God, there are some Christians who dogmatically demand that Jesus IS Almighty God the FATHER HIMSELF, who are called ONENESS believers also known as Modalism, because they teach that since there is but ONE God and Jesus is called God in Hebrew 1:8, then Jesus MUST without fail be ONE and the SELF SAME BEING as Almighty God the FATHER.
And then there are some Christians who believe and teach that Jesus is EQUAL with Almighty God the FATHER HIMSELF. These believers are sometimes referred to as Trinitarians, because that teach that God is THREE separate distinctly DIFFERENT persons or being in ONE God, which is called the doctrine or the teaching of the TRINITY. And this doctrine of the trinity teaches that Jesus is EQUAL in every way with God the father and God the Holy Spirit where none is less than nor greater than the other.
Now BOTH groups of Christians dogmatically demand that THEY alone are teaching the truth and each of these church denominations sincerely believe with all there heart that what their particular denomination believes and teaches is the truth. But we KNOW that BOTH groups of Christians cannot be teaching the TRUTH, because what each of these two groups of Christians teach is completely OPPOSITE of each other. Oneness believes say Jesus IS the FATHER and Trinitarians say that Jesus is NOT the FATHER.
So then, the question is: WHICH church denomination is teaching the TRUTH? Is it the ONENESS believers? Or is it those who teach the doctrine of the TRINITY?
Or perhaps that TRUTH is somewhere down the middle and BOTH groups, the ONENESS believers, AND the TRINITARIANS are NOT teaching SOUND Biblical teaching based upon the WHOLE word of Almighty God, but rather BOTH groups of Christians have a LITTLE TRUTH in what they teach MIXED with a LOT of ERROR. So then,
WHAT does the BIBLE ITSELF clearly, and plainly teach us
Let us begin this study in God's word by reading 1 Corinthians 8:5,6 which teaches us that there are MANY that are called gods, but to US, as Christians or believers in Jesus as the SON OF Almighty God, there is only ONE God and that ONE TRUE God, the source of ALL, is Almighty God the FATHER, the MOST HIGH GOD and FATHER of ALL.
“For though there be many that are called gods, whether IN heaven or in earth, (as there be many gods and lords many)
6. BUT to US (Christians or believers in Jesus) there is but ONE God, THE FATHER, of whom are all things, and we in him; and ONE Lord JESUS CHRIST by (or FOR, as in, FOR the SAKE of) whom are all things, and we by him.”
This verse clearly shows that there is but ONE God, who is the FATHER and that JESUS is called Lord. Jesus is called Lord and the SON OF God, but NOT ALMIGHTY God, who alone is always identified in the Bible ITSELF as being the FATHER. So the TRUTH of the matter is Almighty God, the Most High God, is the FATHER OF the SON OF God, and Jesus is the SON OF Almighty God, the FATHER.
In other words, Almighty God the Father is the SOURCE of bringing his SON into existence. Please read the study "DID JESUS HAVE A BEGINNING?" for all the verses that prove beyond any shadow of a doubt that the SON OF God did indeed have a BEGINNING and that ONLY ALMIGHTY God the eternal SPIRIT has always been IMMORTAL and therefore without a beginning being HIMSELF the SOURCE of ALL including his SON Jesus.
Now some of you may be thinking, WHAT about Hebrews 1:8 where Almighty God the Father HIMSELF calls his Son Jesus God. Yes, I am quite aware of this verse, but are YOU aware that the very next verse in Hebrews 1:9 clearly and plainly teaches us that ALMIGHTY God the FATHER is THE God OVER his Son Jesus, which teaches us in SIMPLICITY that Jesus is NOT THE ONE true and ONLY ALMIGHTY God HIMSELF. We will cover this passage of scripture in Hebrew further on in this study of God's word, and as you read through this study you will see verse after verse after verse carefully depicting the difference between Almighty God the Father AND his SON Jesus the Christ or the ANOINTED OF Almighty God the Father.
Let us continue this study in God's word by reading the verses where Jesus HIMSELF refers to the Almighty God the Father as HIS God.
In Matthew 27:46 Jesus cries out to God the FATHER as being his God.
“And in the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying, Eli, Eli, lama sabach thani? That is to say, MY GOD, MY GOD, why have you forsaken me?”
This verse makes it quite clear that God, the FATHER, and Jesus, the SON of God are TWO completely different and distinct individual beings. And whereby Jesus has THE GOD, which we know to be Almighty God the FATHER, who is THE God OVER his SON Jesus, because Jesus cried out to him saying MY GOD.
You see dear child of God, these verses I am showing you are the CLEAR, PLAIN, and SIMPLE statements of FACT directly from the Bible ITSELF which do NOT need any INTERPRETATION whatsoever to understand what they mean. The SIMPLE definition of the word "ALMIGHTY" means that there is NONE OTHER higher or over the ONE who is THE ALMIGHTY. Therefore it is IMPOSSIBLE for Jesus to BE THE ALMIGHTY God HIMSELF seeing that the Bible ITSELF clearly and plainly teaches us in SIMPLICITY that the FATHER is THE GOD OVER his SON Jesus. In other words, there can be MANY Gods, but there can ONLY be ONE God who is THE ALMIGHTY and the Bible ITSELF always identifies the FATHER as being THE God who is OVER his SON Jesus.
Now lets read what John 20:17 has to say in relation to the time right after Jesus was raised from the dead and appeared to Mary Magdalene before he ascended to his God the FATHER.
“Jesus said unto her, Touch me not; for I am not yet ascended to MY FATHER: but go to my brethren, and say unto them, I ascend unto MY FATHER and to your Father; and to MY GOD, and your God.”
So the SAME God of Mary Magdalene and the disciples, which without question is THE Almighty God the FATHER, is ALSO THE GOD of his SON Jesus. This verse plainly shows that Jesus HIMSELF says that he has a GOD over or above him and that the GOD of Jesus is THE FATHER Almighty God whom Jesus came to show us as being the one true God.
There is but ONE GOD which is THE FATHER and Jesus is his SON, our Lord. The Bible says that Jesus is Lord and NOT THE God, as in, being one and the SELFSAME divine eternal being with Almighty God who ALONE is the FATHER.
These two scriptures make it clear that God the FATHER is ALSO the GOD OF Jesus, the SON OF God.
So then, clearly seeing that the Father is the MOST HIGH GOD and is the GOD OF his Son Jesus, then this would make Jesus to be UNDER his Father and SUBJECT unto his God and Father. This is EXACTLY what the word of God teaches us. And NO WHERE does the Bible ITSELF teach us that Jesus is EQUAL with his God and Father is every way where neither is less than nor greater than the other, which is what the man made doctrine of the trinity teaches.
Take a look at 1 Corinthians 15:20 -28 which also clearly shows without a doubt that Jesus is UNDER and SUBJECT to his GOD and Father, THE Almighty God.
“But now Christ is 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 Bible says that it is appoint for MAN to die ONCE and then comes the judgment. God never intended for any of mankind to die the SECOND DEATH. The lake of fire was prepared for Satan and the fallen angels and NOT for mankind. It grieves God to see the death of the wicked and he is begging the wicked to TURN from their wicked ways and LIVE.)
22. For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ (speaking of Jesus the Son of MAN being ANOINTED with the Holy Spirit of Almighty God his God and Father) shall all be made alive. (To stand before JUDGMENT whereby ONLY those who BELIEVE in Jesus as the SON OF God shall be saved if they endure unto the end, while all UNBELIEVERS will not be raised from the dead until AFTER the 1000 year reign of Jesus to face judgment and be cast into the lake of fire which is the SECOND DEATH to be destroyed never to rise again.)
23. But every MAN in his own order: Christ the first fruits;(in other words Jesus being the FIRST MAN to rise from the dead never more to die, because Jesus was GIVEN ETERNAL LIFE from Almighty God his God and Father to BECOME the FIRST BORN and the BEGINNING of the CREATION of God speaking of God's NEW CREATION of righteous eternal human beings to dwell with THE God for all eternity) after ward they that are Christ's AT his coming. (referring to the second coming of Jesus immediately after the period of great tribulation and believers who at this time would be raised from the dead and ALSO given eternal life)
24. Then comes the end, (speaking of AFTER the 1000 year reign of Jesus), when he (Jesus) shall have DELIVERED UP the kingdom TO GOD, EVEN THE FATHER; when he (referring to God the Father) shall have put down all rule and all authority and power (speaking of "theos" the god of this world, Satan the devil).
25. For he (Jesus) must reign till, he (speaking of God the Father) has put all things under his (Both God the Father's and his SON'S) feet.(It is Almighty God the Father who puts all things under his SON'S feet TO the glory of the Father so in truth what ever he puts under his SON'S feet is put under his feet as well. This is why I say BOTH.)
26. For he (the Father) has put all things under his (BOTH the Father's and is SON'S) feet.(For when all things are under his SON'S feet they are under the Father's feet as well) But when he (Almighty God the Father) says ALL things are put under him (Jesus his Son), It is manifest (or clearly shown and plainly understood) that he (Almighty God himself) is EXCEPTED, which did put ALL things under HIM (Jesus, the SON OF Almighty God).
27. And when ALL things shall be subdued unto him (the SON OF Almighty God the Father), then shall the SON ALSO HIMSELF be SUBJECT to HIM (Almighty God the Father) that put ALL things under HIM (Jesus the SON OF God), that (or so that or in order that) God (Almighty God the Father) may be all in all.”
Now this is a rather long passage of scripture so it may take you reading it several times to see that it is in fact Almighty God the Father who is the one who PUT all things under his SON Jesus. Yet ALL things are not yet completely put down, as in, permanently destroyed never to rise again. The enemy DEATH still remains to be completely destroyed. The STING of death has been destroyed, in that the fear of death is taken away, but death itself along with Satan will not be completely done away with until the END of the 1000 year reign on the final day of judgment.
In other words, when Jesus comes again, he is coming to RULE and REIGN over his Father's kingdom for a literal 1000 years. You see, Almighty God the Father will commit the care of his kingdom into the hands of his SON Jesus for 1000 years. Then AFTER the 1000 year reign of Jesus, the last enemy, death, will be destroyed, because Satan the devil will be destroyed also at this time clearly showing that the devil is the cause of death coming upon mankind who DECEIVED mankind to sin and NOT Almighty God as the cause of all evil as some FALSELY claim. Now during this 1000 years Jesus will have ALL authority over every thing put under him BY the FATHER with the EXCEPTION his GOD and Father Almighty God NOT being under his Son Jesus. That is to say, Almighty God the Father will ALWAYS remain the MOST HIGH GOD and still be GOD over his SON Jesus even during the 1000 year reign of his SON Jesus.
At the END of the 1000 year reign Jesus will DELIVER UP the kingdom of his Father BACK into the hands of HIS God, the Almighty and Most High God, the FATHER, so that God may once again be ALL and in ALL. To say this another way Jesus was, is now, and always will be UNDER and SUBJECT to HIS GOD and Father, Almighty God, the ONLY TRUE and WISE GOD. One could say that the 1000 year reign of his Son is the day of REST for Almighty God the Father, seeing a day is as a 1000 years and 1000 years is as a day with Almighty God. And this SEVENTH DAY of 1000 years is fast approaching.
So then, the Bible without a doubt teaches that Almighty God the FATHER is the GOD of Jesus, therefore Jesus CANNOT possibly be God in the flesh, being FULLY God and fully man at the SAME time and EQUAL to God the Father in every way where neither is greater than or less than the other as many of us have been WRONGLY TAUGHT by the DOCTRINES of the trinity and the deity of Jesus.
Ephesians 1:17 says it this way,
“That THE GOD of our Lord Jesus Christ, THE FATHER of glory, may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him."
Again this verse leaves no doubt that the FATHER is THE GOD of Jesus Christ our Lord. There is just NO OTHER WAY to interpret these verses when they are interpreted in the LIGHT of the WHOLE word of God. They all clearly and emphatically state that the FATHER is the GOD OF or OVER his Son Jesus. Therefore Jesus cannot possibly be THE ONE TRUE and ONLY ALMIGHTY God HIMSELF as some FALSELY teach.
So then, while Jesus was on the earth as the Son of MAN, the word of TRUTH makes it quite CLEAR that Almighty God the FATHER was without a doubt the GOD OF or OVER his SON Jesus. But what about AFTER Jesus was raised from the dead, received his glorified body and ETERNAL LIFE and ascended into heaven? Well let us take a look at the word of God and see what the BIBLE ITSELF has to say.
In the book of Revelation chapter 3 and verse 12 we see Jesus speaking to one of the seven churches and saying,
“Him that overcomes will I make a pillar in the temple of MY GOD, and he shall no more go out: and I will write upon him the name of MY GOD, and the name of the city of MY GOD, which is the New Jerusalem, which comes down out of heaven from MY GOD: And I will write upon him my new name.”
Jesus tells us FOUR times in just this one verse that God the FATHER is HIS GOD. So even after Jesus was raised from the dead and ascended to his Father in heaven Jesus still calls his Father HIS GOD, because he says, “MY GOD” four times in this one verse.
So in the light of these verses of scripture how can anyone say that Jesus IS God, as in, being ONE and the SELFSAME divine eternal being as HIS God, THE ONE true and ONLY Almighty God the Father. Or claim that Jesus is EQUAL to Almighty God in every respect as the man made DOCTRINE of the trinity wrongly teaches?
The word of TRUTH, the Holy Bible, certainly does not teach that Jesus IS God, as is, one and the self same DIVINE being as Almighty God the FATHER, nor does the Bible ITSELF teach us that Jesus is EQUAL to the Most High God the Father. But rather the CLEAR, plain, and SIMPLE word of God teaches us that Jesus is the SON OF Almighty God, the Father, and that God the Father is ALSO the GOD OF or OVER his SON Jesus. This clearly shows the Jesus is UNDER and SUBJECT under Almighty God the FATHER. The very own words of Jesus himself make this TRUTH perfectly clear.
This TRUTH of God's word of Jesus being subordinate to HIS God and Father simply cannot be ignored and pretend like it doesn't exist in order to satisfy the doctrines of MEN, namely the doctrine of the trinity, the doctrine of the deity of Jesus and the Oneness doctrine sometimes know as Modalism. Therefore to DOGMATICALLY demand and teach that Jesus IS God in the flesh being FULLY God and fully man at the same time having TWO natures one divine and one human, as the doctrine of the deity of Jesus and the trinity teaches, is to blatantly ignore the word of TRUTH Almighty of God.
We have seen that Jesus calls Almighty God, the Father HIS GOD. Now lets see what the Father says about his SON.
In Hebrews 1:8,9 the writer is speaking in the third person referring to Almighty God the Father speaking to Jesus his SON and says,
“But unto the SON he (Almighty God the Father) says, Your throne, O, God ( or your throne O "THEOS" which can be interpreted as your throne O mighty one or your throne O god with a little "g" showing us that Jesus is NOT THE God), is forever and ever: a scepter of righteousness is the scepter of your kingdom.
9. You ( my SON Jesus) have loved righteousness, and hated iniquity; therefore (or for this very reason of you my SON loving righteousness to obey all my will) GOD EVEN YOUR GOD, has ANOINTED you above your fellows.”
Now verse 8 is a verse that is used by those that teach the doctrine of the trinity, the doctrine of oneness and the doctrine of the deity of Jesus BY pointing out that, “God himself called his Son Jesus GOD!, so therefore Jesus IS GOD, as in, ONE and the SELFSAME divine eternal being as Almighty God the Father. Then those that teach the doctrine of the trinity follow up by saying that Jesus and the God the Father are ONE, as in, they are EQUAL in every way where neither is less than nor greater than the other, so therefore though they are separate they are EQUAL in every respect. And they CLOSE their minds to any one who says anything different saying things like, 'Hebrews 1:8 says that Jesus IS God, plain and simply, case closed'. And thereby they DECEIVE Christians into WRONGLY believing that ONLY Jesus can live without sin and heal people, because Jesus IS God.
But this CANNOT possibly be what this verse means, because in the very next verse, in the same CONTEXT, Almighty God himself says to his SON Jesus,
“You have loved righteousness, and hated iniquity, therefore GOD (Almighty God the Father, the most high God) EVEN YOUR GOD has ANOINTED you above your fellows.”
So then, Almighty God the Father himself says that he HIMSELF is THE GOD of or OVER his SON, Jesus in verse 9, the very next verse. And this in AGREEMENT with the rest of God's word. Whereas the INTERPRETATION of verse 8 by those that teach these man made DOCTRINES of the trinity, the doctrine of Oneness, and of the deity of Jesus clearly CONTRADICT not only the above verse 9 from the Bible that we just read in Hebrews 1:9, which is the CONTEXT of the verse in question Hebrews 1:8, but many more multiple verses in God's word. Plain and simply the doctrine of the trinity, the doctrine of Oneness and the deity of Jesus are NOT in AGREEMENT with the WHOLE word of God. ALL three of these man made teachings are NOT SOUND Biblical teachings and therefore they should be rejected as being FALSE teachings.
The word that is translated as "God" in the previous verse, verse 8, which reads,
“But unto the SON he says, Your throne, O, God, is forever and ever...”
simply means "A" mighty one, or "A" god in this CONTEXT and NOT THE God as some would have you to believe by dogmatically demanding that Jesus is THE ALMIGHTY God HIMSELF in the flesh having TWO natures one DIVINE and on human. The Greek word here translated as God is “theos”, which can ALSO be translated with a small “g” as “god” meaning a lessor “god” like the god of this present world. This Greek word "THEOS also carries the meaning in this CONTEXT as one who has been given AUTHORITY by God the Father, but is yet UNDER the rule of Almighty God. This Greek word "theos" is the equivalent of the Hebrew word "elohim" which can be translated as "MIGHTY ONE". In other words, Almighty God the Father is referring to his SON Jesus as a MIGHTY ONE. Simply put in my own words “God” or “theos” in the Greek is just a “word” which simplifies an elaborate combination of meanings and ONE of those meanings is AUTHORITY, ruler, or one ruling.
God the Father is the HIGHEST AUTHORITY. The Father is the MOST HIGH God, the ALMIGHTY God. And there is NO OTHER God BESIDE him, just as the Bible teaches us in Isaiah 44:6,8 which says,
“6. Thus says the King of Israel, and his redeemer the Lord of host; I am the first and the last; and BESIDE me there is no other God...
...8. Fear you not, neither be afraid: have I not told you from that time, and have declared it? You are even my witnesses. Is there a God BESIDES me? Yea, there is NO GOD; I know not any.”
One of the meanings of the word “besides” means of degree; more than or in other words greater than. So there is NO OTHER God GREATER THAN Almighty God the Father and NOT that there are absolutely no OTHER gods period. The truth of the WHOLE matter is that there are INDEED other “gods” that are lesser in authority and ALL are UNDER the AUTHORITY of Almighty God the Father. Jesus is “a god”. Satan is called “the god of this world”, but he is NOT THE God of this world. Rather Satan is "A" god of this world, which AUTHORITY he STOLE from mankind in the garden of Eden by DECEIVING man to SIN. God has called us “gods”. But this does not mean that we are one and the SAME as Almighty God the Father or EQUAL with Almighty God the Father. But rather the TRUE meaning of Isaiah 44:6-8 is that there is NO AUTHORITY other than that which has been GIVEN BY the greatest and HIGHEST GOD, the Father. For a deeper understand of this subject please read my study in God's word called "OUR GOD IS ONE !". But for now let us continue looking at Jesus as the SON OF God.
Remember 1 Corinthians 8:5 says that there are in fact many gods, or as we have just learned, there are many “authorities” which is to say that there are many “lesser gods”. But to US who are believers in Jesus the SON OF Almighty God the Father there is but ONE God, who is the highest authority and power which is over all things and from whom are all things and that this ONE MOST HIGH God IS the FATHER. And also to us believers in Jesus there is only ONE Lord, who is Jesus the Christ, the SON OF the most high Almighty God the Father.
Therefore Hebrew 1:8,9 should read,
“But unto the SON he says, Your throne, O, god is forever, and ever: a scepter of righteousness is the scepter of your kingdom.
You have loved righteousness, and hated iniquity, therefore GOD, even YOUR GOD, has ANOINTED you above your fellows.”
For by translating the word “theos” in verse 8 with a small “g” making the Son god rather than "God", as in, Almighty God keeps the scriptures in harmony without having any CONTRADICTIONS.
You see, if one interprets Hebrews 1:8 as meaning Jesus IS God with a capital "G", as in, THE ONE true and ONLY ALMIGHTY God, then this would CONTRADICT all these verses of scripture that we just read clearly and plainly teaching is that the Father is THE God OF and OVER his Son Jesus. Plus there are many more multiple verses that we will also yet read in this study on Jesus being the SON OF God and NOT God, as in, Jesus being FULLY ALMIGHTY God in the flesh as many of us have PREVIOUSLY been taught and some have accepted as the truth knowing no differently that the BIBLE ITSELF or the WHOLE word of God does NOT teach the man made doctrines of the trinity, oneness and the deity of Jesus.
Here are some thoughts to ponder about Jesus indeed being a "theos" or "a" god, but NOT Jesus being THE ONE true and ONLY ALMIGHTY God, who is the FATHER ALONE;
#1. IF it were true that Jesus was God in the flesh, AS or in the WAY that many of us have been taught in that Jesus is THE ONE TRUE and ONLY ALMIGHTY God in the FLESH having TWO natures one DIVINE and one human, then why would the Bible teach that Jesus INCREASED in wisdom and in FAVOR with God?
In Luke 2:52 the Bible says this about Jesus when he was a child,
“And Jesus increased in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and man.”
If Jesus were truly THE God or even EQUAL with God, AS or in the WAY many of us were taught, then why would he need FAVOR with God? And there would be no need for Jesus to INCREASE in wisdom, because IF Jesus were truly THE God, then Jesus would have already been the only true and ALL WISE God who already possesses ALL WISDOM, and therefore Jesus would not have needed to INCREASE in wisdom and favor WITH THE God.
The TRUTH of the matter is that Jesus is the SON OF THE God. Jesus is the Word, or word, the "LOGOS" or the SAYING, or the SPOKEN word that was WITHIN THE God, which THE God spoke forth out of his mouth and sent BY the angel Gabriel to the virgin Mary and was MADE FLESH. The SPOKEN word or SAYING of THE God was CONCEIVED in the womb of Mary and BORN of a woman to BECOME the Son of MAN, a human being just like you and I, who would be called the SON OF God who was GIVEN the NAME Jesus or Yashua, which means the salvation of Yahweh or Yahweh saves. Please read the studies "JOHN 1:1--THE WORD WAS GOD!" and "WHAT DOE GOD INCARNATE MEAN?"
Jesus then grew in wisdom and in the knowledge of HIS God and Father the same way that we, or all human beings grow and increase in the FAVOR of God. Our God is ALSO THE God OF and OVER Jesus his Son.
#2. IF Jesus were truly God or even EQUAL with Almighty God as the doctrine of the deity of Jesus states, then why did he need to PRAY to God?
We find many verses were Jesus PRAYED to God and his Father. Luke 6:12 is one such verse.
“And it came to pass in those days, that he went out into a mountain to PRAY, and continued all night in PRAYER to GOD."
Why would you PRAY to God if you were already God, FULLY God in the flesh? Almighty God would have no need to pray to HIMSELF, he would simply do or command whatever he wanted done.
The TRUTH of the matter is that God the Father is THE ALMIGHTY God and Jesus is the SON OF God. Luke 1:32 says that Jesus would be called the SON OF the Highest. Jesus is the SON of the MOST HIGH GOD and NOT one and the same with the Father, or EQUAL with the Father.
Now some will try and argue that humans beget humans who therefore have a human NATURE and divinity begets divinity so therefore Jesus has a DIVINE NATURE as well as a human nature being born of a woman, BUT conceived BY DIVINITY.
To this I say is ones OWN personal INTERPRETATION whereas the word of TRUTH teaches us the THE God laid aside ALL his divine NATURE to BECOME FLESH as all humans are. Again I implore you to please read the study ""WHAT DOES GOD INCARNATE TRULY MEAN?" for ALL the verses that prove beyond any shadow of a doubt that Almighty God HIMSELF literally became FLESH laying aside ALL of his DIVINE NATURE aside to BECOME a human being. The teaching of God the SON being INCARNATE is NOT a sound Biblical teaching. Nor is the teaching of God incarnate REMAINING fully God in the flesh a sound Biblical teaching. So read the study above to see WHY I say that when Almighty God himself literally became a human being he did NOT REMAIN fully God in the flesh as some Christians FALSELY teach, but rather THE God came to DWELL IN the flesh, the Son of MAN that he himself CREATED or brought forth into existence.
#3. IF Jesus were truly God. Then why does the Bible teach that Jesus was SENT BY Almighty God his God and Father?
There are many verses in the word of God which clearly show that Almighty God the Father SENT his SON to redeem mankind from sin. The Bible says the following about Jesus being SENT BY Almighty God the Father. Jesus himself plainly states that he was SENT by his Father 41 times in the gospel of John alone. I will expound on only a few verse to show that there is no question that God the Father and his SON Jesus are completely two separate and different beings, where God the Father is ALWAYS ABOVE or GREATER than his SON.
Let us begin with John 3:16,17 which says,
“For God so loved the world that he GAVE his only BEGOTTEN SON, that whosoever believes in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
17. For God SENT not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.”
Jesus says in John 5:30,
“I can of mine own self do nothing: as I hear, I judge: and my judgment is just; because I seek not my own will, but the will of my Father which SENT me.”
There are a couple of things in this one verse alone that contradict the INTERPRETATION or reasoning of the doctrine of the trinity and the deity of Jesus or being EQUAL with his God and Father. Jesus himself says of himself the he of his OWN self could do NOTHING. Other verses clearly teach us that it was the FATHER who DWELT IN his Son Jesus who did the mighty WORKS men saw Jesus doing like healing the sick and casting our devils. Then how can Jesus be one and the self same being as the Father and also be SENT by his God and Father out into the world? This brings us to point number four on which to ponder.
#4. IF Jesus were truly God the Son, being FULLY God in the flesh as the doctrines of the trinity and deity of Jesus teaches, then why does the Bible teach that Jesus could do NOTHING of HIMSELF?
Jesus plainly states the he could do NOTHING of HIMSELF. Look at John 5:19 along with the last part of John 14:10 which reads,
“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, these also the SON does likewise....
...The words that I speak unto you I speak not of MYSELF: but the FATHER that dwells in me HE does the work.”
Therefore if Jesus were truly God as many of us have been taught, then he would NOT has made this statement of himself, for the word of God tells us that NOTHING is impossible with God.
The TRUTH of the matter is that while Jesus was on the earth in the days of his flesh he was the Son of MAN being 100% a HUMAN BEING without have any divine nature or deity as the main stream ORTHODOX church denominations dogmatically demand the Christians MUST believe in order to be saved. The Bible calls this the days of his FLESH.
Now this is NOT to say that Jesus was never deity, and this is NOT to say that Jesus is not deity NOW, But rather the BIBLE ITSELF makes it blatantly clear that Jesus was NOT a DIVINE human being having two natures, a divine nature and a human nature at the same time while Jesus was on the earth in the days of his FLESH. I will briefly summarize the life of Jesus from eternity past all the way till now further on in this study and for a deeper understanding of the nature of Jesus being that of the Son of MAN please read the study “JESUS THE SON OF MAN”
The second contradiction we find in John 5:30 above brings us to number five of the things to ponder.
#5. IF Jesus were truly God the Son, the second person of the trinity, but yet one and the same with the Almighty God the Father as many of us have been taught, then why does the Bible bother to say that Jesus had a WILL of his OWN?
Let us read John 5:30 again,
“I can of my own self DO NOTHING: as I hear, I judge: and my judgment is just; because I seek not MY OWN WILL, but the WILL of my FATHER which SENT me.”
It is clear from this verse that Jesus had a WILL of his OWN, which we will look at later in this study. Obviously Jesus could NOT possibly be FULLY the ONE true and only ALMIGHTY God HIMSELF in the flesh, as in, being one and the same with God the Father, because one cannot have TWO separate and different WILLS at the same time.
The TRUTH of the matter is that BOTH the Father and the Son had their OWN will, but Jesus the SON of God the Father conformed his own will to BECOME OBEDIENT to do ALL the Father's will even to suffer and die on the cross for the sins of the whole world.
#6. IF Jesus were truly God in the flesh and EQUAL to God the Father in every way like the doctrine of Oneness, the doctrine of the trinity, and the doctrine of the deity of Jesus teaches, then Jesus would have never plainly said that God the Father is GREATER THAN ALL. How can one be GREATER THAN ALL and EQUAL at the same time? Or how can one be GREATER than HIMSELF if so be that the doctrine of Oneness is true.
Jesus said in John 13:16 these words,
“Verily, verily, (which is to say, truly, truly) I say unto you, The SERVANT is NOT GREATER than his lord; neither is he GREATER than he that SENT him.”
Now I know that this verse is not directly speaking of Jesus from the context. But the Bible does teach that Jesus is a SERVANT of the Lord God and as God's servant Jesus was SENT by God the Father. Please read "JESUS OUR FELLOW SERVANT" for a deeper understanding of Jesus being a SERVANT of Almighty God the Father.
Also Jesus plainly states that the FATHER is GREATER than ALL in John 10:29,30 which by the way is where Jesus also says of himself that he and his Father are one.
“My Father which gave them me, is GREATER THAN ALL; and no man is able to pluck them out of my Father's hand.
I and my Father are one.”
Now those that teach the doctrine of the trinity use verse 30 to show that Jesus and the Father are ONE, as in one and the same and EQUAL in every respect, because Jesus himself said, I and my Father are ONE.
But there is NO WAY that this INTERPRETATION can possibly be correct, in that Jesus and the Father are one and the same being or EQUAL in every respect, because in the preceding verse Jesus himself clearly and plainly says that the Father is GREATER than ALL. The one who is SENT is NOT GREATER than the one who has sent him. God the Father SENT his Son to reconcile the world back to God the Father.
And the ONENESS believers use this same verse to try and prove that Jesus IS the FATHER, as in, ONE and the SELF SAME BEING.
The TRUTH of the matter is that the BIBLE ITSELF clearly teaches us that God the Father is GREATER than his SON and that Jesus, the SON OF God, is UNDER and SUBJECT unto his GOD and FATHER the ONE true and only Almighty God, the Most High God.
Jesus came from God. John 8:42 says that Jesus PROCEEDED forth from God.
“Jesus said unto them, If God were your Father, you would love me: for I PROCEEDED FORTH and CAME from God; neither CAME I of myself, but he SENT me.”
Jesus shows us plainly the he is the SON of God and that God is his Father and ALSO his God and Father is the ONLY TRUE GOD. Take a look at John 17:1-3.
“These words spoke Jesus, and lifted up his eyes to heaven, and said, FATHER, the hour is come, glorify YOUR SON, that YOUR SON may also glorify YOU.
2. As YOU have GIVEN him power over all flesh, that he should give eternal life to as many as YOU have GIVEN him.
3. And THIS is life eternal (WHAT is ETERNAL LIFE?), that they may KNOW YOU (God the Father) the ONLY TRUE GOD, AND Jesus Christ whom YOU have SENT.”
In other words, IF we want to obtain ETERNAL LIFE in the world to come we must BELIEVE in and KNOW BOTH Almighty God the FATHER as the ONLY TRUE GOD AND we must ALSO believe in and KNOW Jesus the Christ the SON OF Almighty God the Father. This verse makes it blatantly clear, without a doubt that these words were spoken by Jesus Christ, the SON OF God telling us that Almighty God the FATHER is the ONLY TRUE GOD.
To US there is but ONE God, the FATHER and ONE Lord, Jesus Christ his only begotten SON, whom God the Father SENT out into the world. The Greek word "apostello" translated as "SENT" literally means COMMISSIONED. It is where we get the English word 'apostle', which means to send out on a MISSION.
1 Thessalonian 1:9,10 says,
“For they themselves show 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;
And to wait for HIS (the TRUE God's) SON from heaven, whom HE (the TRUE God, Almighty God the Father) raised from the dead, even JESUS, which delivered us from the wrath to come.”
God the FATHER is the ONLY LIVING TRUE GOD who has always possessed LIFE or IMMORTALITY within himself having no beginning and Jesus is his SON who Almighty God raised from the dead and then GAVE his SON to HAVE life in himself even as the Father HAS life in himself. Jesus came to SHOW us the Father that we may KNOW God the Father as the ONLY TRUE GOD and that Jesus was his SON that was SENT by or commissioned by the Father. And if we believe this we will keep his commandments and thereby obtain eternal life in the world to come, IF SO BE that we ENDURE unto the END and REMAIN FAITHFUL to keep the COMMANDMENTS of God.
1 John 5:20 says,
“And we know that the SON of God is come, and has given us an UNDERSTANDING, that we may KNOW HIM (God the Father) that is TRUE, and we are in HIM (again God the Father), in (or though) his SON Jesus Christ. THIS is the TRUE GOD, AND eternal life.”
Remember what we learned earlier from John 17:1-3 that we must believe in and KNOW BOTH: Almighty God the FATHER, the ONLY TRUE GOD, AND his SON Jesus whom Almighty God the Father SENT in order to obtain ETERNAL LIFE in the world to come. This same TRUTH is repeated to us here in 1 John 5:20 that we KNOW Almighty God the FATHER as the TRUE God and that we are IN the Father THROUGH or BY his SON Jesus the Christ, the ANOINTED one of Almighty God the Father. And THIS: KNOWING the FATHER is TRUE, AND that we are IN HIM if we are IN his SON is ETERNAL LIFE.
Now those that teach the trinity and the deity of Jesus interpret this verse to mean that the true God IS Jesus. But in the light of the all the verses of scripture that you have read thus far in this study clearly show that Jesus is the SON OF Almighty God and that Almighty God the FATHER is the ONLY TRUE and wise God. The subject of the verse is the UNDERSTANDING which Jesus came to give to us of his Father that we may KNOW the Father as being TRUE. THIS is the TRUE God. AND KNOWING that we are IN the FATHER because we are IN Jesus THIS is ETERNAL LIFE. In other words we must have BOTH the Father AND the SON in order to obtain ETERNAL LIFE. Coming to the KNOWLEDGE of the TRUTH is eternal life. God is not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to or KNOW the KNOWLEDGE of the TRUTH. Please read 2 John verses 7-11 which teaches us about the DOCTRINE of CHRIST which is the teaching of God's word that Jesus to SON of God was ANOINTED of Almighty God the Father with the Holy Spirit of Almighty God. The word CHRIST simply means the ANOINTING of the SON of MAN with the Holy Spirit of Almighty God.
"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.
9. Whosoever transgresses, and abides NOT in the DOCTRINE of CHRIST ( or who so ever abides NOT in the teaching that Jesus was the ANOINTED ONE of Almighty God the Father), has NOT God. He that abides in the doctrine of Christ, he has BOTH the Father and the Son.
10. If there come any unto you, and bring NOT this DOCTRINE (in other words if ANY of YOU bring NOT this DOCTRINE or BIBLICAL TEACHING that Jesus is the CHRIST, the ANOINTED ONE Of Almighty God the Father), receive him NOT into your house, neither bid him God speed:
11. For he that bids him God speed is partaker of his evil deeds."
Now for ME if I were to hold fast to the man made DOCTRINE of the trinity and the deity of Jesus as being true and Jesus being FULLY GOD in the FLESH, then for ME I would NOT be believing that Almighty God HIMSELF literally BECAME FLESH, as in, becoming COMPLETELY and FULLY 100% FLESH laying aside ALL of his DIVINE NATURE to take on the NATURE of HUMAN FLESH. And I would NOT be believing that Almighty God the Father HIMSELF DWELT IN the FLESH body of his SON Jesus if so be that I were to hold fast the what the doctrine of the trinity teaches. For ME I must see Almighty God HIMSELF literally BECOMING FLESH, as in, God became a man just like any other man or woman. For ME I must see Jesus as a HUMAN BEING who was ANOINTED with the Holy Spirit of Almighty God the Father. Other wise for ME I would be an ANTI CHRIST or one who is AGAINST the DOCTRINE of the ANOINTING of Jesus the MAN.
Can you not see my dear brothers and sister in our Lord Jesus the Christ, that believing that Jesus IS God in the FLESH being FULLY God in the FLESH is AGAINST the DOCTRINE of CHRIST, the teaching that Jesus was ANOINTED of Almighty God the Father. Now some may say that this is NOT so, because this doctrine of the trinity and deity of Jesus also teaches that Jesus is FULLY MAN, BUT in TRUTH do they REALLY and TRULY BELIEVE that Jesus is FULLY MAN?
Let me explain to you what I mean by this. Some SAY that they BELIEVE that Jesus is FULLY MAN, but yet when you ask them if they are living WITHOUT SIN, they IMMEDIATELY say that ONLY Jesus was able to live WITHOUT SIN. And the REASON they say that ONLY Jesus was able to live WITHOUT SIN is BECAUSE all their focus is on Jesus being FULLY God, or that Jesus is the SON OF God, but never have I heard a trintarian or oneness believer TRULY see that Jesus was the Son of MAN who was ANOINTED with the Holy Spirit of Almighty God as the REASON that Jesus was ABLE or EMPOWER by his God and Father to live his life WITHOUT SIN.
The TRUTH of the matter is that Jesus was able to live his life WITHOUT SIN was because Jesus was ANOINTED with the Holy Spirit of Almighty God and it was THROUGH the ETERNAL SPIRIT of Almighty God who EMPOWERED Jesus to live his life WITHOUT SIN. Please read Hebrews 9:14 which says,
" How much more shall the blood of CHRIST (speaking of Jesus the ANOINTED one of Almighty God), who THROUGH the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot (or Jesus THROUGH the power or ANOINTING of the Holy Spirit of Almighty God offered himself WITHOUT SIN) to God, purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?"
THIS DOCTRINE of CHRIST, the ANOINTING of the Holy Spirit of Almighty God is BELIEVING in the TRUE God AND in his SON Jesus whom he has ANOINTED is the PRINCIPAL doctrine of the Christian FAITH, and NOT the FALSE man made DOCTRINES of the trinity and deity of Jesus.
Of course as always I am just a messenger of the word of God as I believe it has been delivered to me by the Holy Spirit of Almighty God and I leave it to YOU to make your OWN choice of HOW you want to choose to believe. All that I am asking is that you thoroughly weigh ALL the evidence from the WHOLE word of God BEFORE you judge the matter.
Let us continue with Jesus being the SON of God and Romans 16:27 which says,
“To God ONLY WISE, be the glory through Jesus Christ forever, Amen.”
In other words, to God, Almighty God the Father, the ONLY WISE GOD, be the glory THROUGH his SON Jesus the CHRIST, the ANOINTED one of Almighty God the Father forever, Amen. You see my dear brothers and sisters in the Lord, to US the Bible says, there is but ONE God, the FATHER, who is the ONLY TRUE and ONLY WISE God, and Jesus the CHRIST is his SON.
Point number seven of things to ponder is that the Bibles says that Jesus, EVEN being the SON of God did not KNOW the day, nor the hour of his return, when at the exact SAME time his God and Father in heaven DID KNOW that day and the hour of his SON'S return.
#7. IF Jesus was truly God in the flesh, and ONE and the SAME with the Father and EQUAL with the Father in every respect as the man made doctrines of the trinity and deity of Jesus teaches, then Jesus would have KNOWN the hour and the day of his return, because the Bible clearly says that God is all knowing and KNOWS ALL things. Clearly Almighty God the FATHER KNEW or KNOWS so therefore IF Jesus was TRULY Almighty God, FULLY God in the FLESH, then Jesus would have no doubt KNOWN the day and hour of his return. But the word of TRUTH CLEARLY and PLAINLY states that Jesus the SON of God DID NOT KNOW. therefore to ME Jesus was NOT FULLY God in the FLESH. Whatever the WORD was in the BEGINNING the Bible says the Word was MADE flesh, or the Word BECAME flesh. The Bible also teaches us that whatever FORM Jesus was BEFORE this Word of God BECAME flesh that he LEFT BEHIND this form or nature and took upon himself the form or NATURE of MAN. This is WHAT the WHOLE word of God teaches. Jesus was the Son of MAN as well as being the SON of God.
Take a look at Matthew 24:36 and Mark 13:32 which teaches us that Jesus the SON of God DID NOT KNOW at the SAME time that his God and Father DID KNOW. This to me proves that the two are NOT the SAME, nor are the two EQUAL in every way as the man made DOCTRINE of the trinity FALSELY teaches.
“But of that day and hour KNOWS NO man, no, not the angels of heaven, but MY FATHER ONLY.”
“But of that day and that hour KNOWS NO man, no, not the angels which are in heaven, NEITHER the SON, but the FATHER.”
These verses make it blatantly clear that God the Father KNOWS the day and the hour, but yet at the very same time Jesus the SON of God did NOT KNOW. The Bible makes it clear that the Father KNOWS the day and the hour and the SON did NOT know the day or the hour at the SAME moment in time. So to teach that Jesus is God in the flesh being FULLY God in the FLESH is to again blatantly ignore the WHOLE word of God.
The TRUTH of the matter is that the Word was MADE flesh and dwelt among men. Jesus was a MAN just like you and I in every respect except for the fact that he did not GIVE IN to temptation at any time and lived his entire life without sin.
But the word of God does not end there. 1 Peter 2:21 says,
“For EVEN HERE UNTO were YOU CALLED: because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an EXAMPLE; that we should FOLLOW HIS STEPS:”
WHAT STEPS are we as Christians CALLED to FOLLOW? WHAT EXAMPLE did Jesus leave for us to FOLLOW? The answer in in the very next verse in 1 Peter 2:22 which says,
“Who did NO SIN, neither was guile found in his mouth.”
Jesus lived his life in complete obedience to the will of his God and Father by putting away his OWN will to show us the WAY. For a deeper understanding of what being saved means according to the Bible and not the doctrines of men please read the study “I AM THE WAY, WHAT DID JESUS MEAN?” and “HOW TO LIVE YOUR LIFE FREE FROM SIN”.
The word “guile” here means deceit, subtle, craftiness. We are called by God to speak the TRUTH. There was NO guile found in the mouth of Jesus who was our EXAMPLE to FOLLOW, so then to keep hold of the DECEIVING doctrine of the trinity and the deity of Jesus would NOT be walking in the WAY that Jesus set for us to walk.
When the light of God's word comes to us, then we are to walk in the light. Work out your own salvation with fear and trembling. The point I am trying to make is that while Jesus was on the earth, he was 100% man just like you and I and was tempted in all points like you and I are tempted. Yet Jesus did NOT give into temptation and sin. If you want to know how, then please read “JESUS THE CHRIST”. For now let us continue with point number eight of things to ponder.
#8. IF Jesus was truly God in the flesh as the doctrine of the deity of Jesus teaches, then how was Jesus TEMPTED seeing he was GOD and the Bible plainly and clearly says that GOD CANNOT be TEMPTED?
Hebrews 4:15 tells us that Jesus was TEMPTED in ALL points LIKE as we are, but that he did not give into what he was tempted with and sin.
“For we have not a high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points TEMPTED like as we are, yet without sin.”
So the Bible makes if blatantly clear that Jesus was TEMPTED in the way that WE are tempted. But the Bible ALSO clearly shows us that GOD CANNOT be TEMPTED with evil.
Take a look at James 1:13 which says,
“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:”
So in the light of these verse of scripture it is NOT possible for Jesus to be God in the flesh, because God CANNOT be TEMPTED and Jesus was TEMPTED. The doctrine of the trinity and the deity of Jesus CONTRADICT God's word in so many places that anyone who truly desires to know the TRUTH needs only to ponder these verses and weigh the evidence of the WHOLE word of God.
I will give you a few more thoughts to ponder about Jesus being the SON of God and NOT God in the flesh as many of us have been falsely taught.
#9. IF Jesus was truly God and EQUAL with God the Father, as in One and the same with the Father, then he would be able to do all things. Nothing is impossible with God. But the word of God says that Jesus COULD NOT do any mighty work of healing in his own home town. Look at Mark 5:5 which says,
“And he could there do NO MIGHTY WORK, save he laid his hands on a few sick folk, and healed them.”
#10. IF Jesus was truly God the Son and EQUAL to God the Father as the doctrine of the trinity teaches, then he would not have the need to be ANOINTED with the Holy Spirit of God the Father. If Jesus was FULLY God and FULLY man at the SAME time, as the doctrine of the deity of Jesus states, then he would already have the Holy Spirit within him, because God is SPIRIT.
Acts 10:38 says,
“How God ANOINTED Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power: who went about doing good and healing all that were oppressed of the devil; for GOD was WITH him.”
The TRUTH of the matter is that Jesus was the Son of MAN that was ANOINTED with the Holy Spirit of GOD his Father, the SAME Holy Spirit which is made available to every believer. All that Jesus did was through the POWER of the Holy Spirit. I cover this topic in the study called “JESUS THE CHRIST”, “JESUS THE SON OF MAN” , and the “POWER AND THE AUTHORITY OF THE BELIEVER” if you would like to know more on this subject.
#11. IF Jesus was truly God and EQUAL with the Father, then all that the Father was, then Jesus would be ALSO. But when Jesus was called GOOD he said that there was none GOOD but the FATHER.
Matthew 19:16,17 says,
“And behold, one came and said unto him, Good Master, what good thing shall I do, that I may inherit eternal life?
And he said unto him, Why call you me GOOD? There is none GOOD BUT ONE, that is,GOD: but if you will enter into life, keep the commandments.”
#12. IF Jesus were truly God, then surely he would have known this and proclaimed himself as the ONLY TRUE GOD with no other God beside him as Almighty God does in the Old Testament. Yet Jesus NEVER proclaimed himself God, but rather to be the Son of MAN 80 times even when he was called the Son of God he turned it around and said he was the Son of MAN. Please refer to the study called “JESUS THE SON OF MAN” for all these verses.
#13. IF Jesus were God in the flesh, then he would have no need of being EXALTED by God the FATHER.
Philippians 2:8-11 says,
“And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death on the cross.
WHEREFORE GOD has HIGHLY EXALTED him, and GIVEN him a name which is above every name:
That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth;
And every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord to the glory of GOD the FATHER.”
Notice that God the Father did not EXALT his SON until AFTER he BECAME obedient to death on the cross. It was only AFTER Jesus was faithful unto death to be obedient to God the Father that His God and Father HIGHLY EXALTED him, GIVING him a name above every other name. And it was all to the GLORY of GOD the FATHER.
#14. IF Jesus were truly God the Son and EQUAL to the Father as in ONE and the same as Almighty God, then he would not need to have been GIVEN LIFE within HIMSELF, even as the FATHER has life within himself.
Read John 5:26 which says,
“For as the Father has life in himself; so has he GIVEN to the SON to have LIFE in himself.”
If Jesus was God in the flesh as many of us were taught, then he would already have had eternal life within him.
#15. IF Jesus was truly God, then he would not need to have been GIVEN AUTHORITY by God the FATHER.
John 5:27 says,
“ And has GIVEN him AUTHORITY to execute judgment also,(WHY?) BECAUSE he is the Son of MAN.”
First I want you to notice that it was GOD the FATHER that GAVE Jesus the AUTHORITY that he had, and then Notice that the REASON Jesus had AUTHORITY in the earth was BECAUSE he was the Son of MAN. Please read the study “UNDERSTANDING WHY?” and “JESUS THE SON OF MAN” for a deeper understanding on why it was necessary for Jesus to be 100% man when he came to be the sacrifice for mankind.
#16. IF Jesus was truly God and EQUAL with God the FATHER, then the Father would not have COMMANDED his Son, but rather Jesus would have already known what to do. Also one who is EQUAL with another does not COMMAND them, but rather asks or requests of them.
John 14:31 says,
“But that the world may know I the love the Father; and as the FATHER gave me COMMANDMENT, even so I do...”
#17. IF Jesus were truly God, then he would not have slept, for God does not sleep or slumber.
Psalm 121:4 says,
“Behold, he that keeps Israel shall NOT slumber or sleep.”
#18. Jesus could NOT have been God in the flesh, because the Bible says that NO man has seen God and lived except the SON.
Look at Exodus 33:20 which says,
“And he said, you cannot see my face: for there shall NO MAN SEE ME and live.”
John 1:18 says,
“NO MAN has SEEN God ant ANY TIME; the only begotten Son, which is in the bosom of the Father, he has declared him.”
1 Timothy 1:17 says,
“Now unto the King eternal, immortal, INVISIBLE, the ONLY WISE GOD, be honor and glory forever and ever, Amen.”
#19. IF Jesus truly was God in the flesh and EQUAL with the Father, then the Bible would not
have declared that Jesus STRIPPED himself of every advantage and BECAME a MAN, flesh
and blood as all men are laying aside ALL of his divine nature to take on the nature of the HUMANS. Please read teh study "19 THINGS TO PONDER ABOUT JESUS BEING GOD!" where God has added to this list of 19 things to become over 35 clear statements of FACT from the Bible ITSELF with no interpretation needed to understand what they mean which teach us that Jesus was NOT THE ALMIGHTY God in the flesh having TWO natures one DIVINE and one human as some Christians FALSELY teach. CLEARLY Philippians 2:6-11 teaches us that THE God laid aside ALL of his DIVINE nature when his SPOKEN LOGOS came forth OUT FROM WITHIN God to BECOME FLESH.
Take a look at Philippians 2:6,7 from the To days English Version.
“He always had the very NATURE of God, but he did not think that by force he should BECOME EQUAL with GOD.
7. Instead of his OWN FREE WILL he gave it all up and took on him the nature of a servant. He became like man, and appeared in human likeness.”
Let us take a look at Philippians 2:6-9 again from the American Standard Version which says it this way,
"Who, existing in the form of God, counted not the being on an EQUALITY with God a thing to be grasped,
7. BUT EMPTIED himself, taking the form of a servant, being made in the likeness of men;
8. And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, becoming obedient [even] unto death, yea, the death of the cross.
9. Wherefore (or for this REASON of Jesus the SON of God BECOMING OBEDIENT unto death on the cross) also God highly exalted him, and GAVE unto him the name which is above every name;"
I want you to carefully and prayerful consider what this passage of scripture is teaching us. What ever FORM Jesus or the Word was BEFORE the Word BECAME FLESH this FORM did NOT REMAIN in the SAME FORM, but RATHER this FORM EMPTIED himself of every ADVANTAGE that this FORM HAD before this FORM was MADE FLESH. Lets us read this same passage of scripture from the Philips Modern English translation which says it this way,
"Let your attitude to life be that of Jesus Christ himself. For he who had always been God BY NATURE, did NOT CLING to his PRIVILEGES as God's equal, BUT STRIPPED himself of EVERY ADVANTAGE by BECOMING a slave BY NATURE (but HOW did he BECOME this DIFFERENT NATURE?) and being BORN a MAN, And PLAINLY seen as a HUMAN BEING, he humbled himself by living a life of utter obedience, to the point of death, and the death he died was that of a common criminal. That is WHY God has now lifted him to the heights and has given him the name above all names."
So in other words, whatever FORM or whatever NATURE Jesus WAS BEFORE or more precisely whatever FORM or whatever NATURE to Word was BEFORE the Word that was with God and was God BECAME a SERVANT by NATURE being BORN a MAN or being MADE a MAN, a HUMAN BEING of a FLESH and blood NATURE, whatever FORM or whatever NATURE the Word was BEFORE the Word BECAME or was MADE into the NATURE of FLESH does NOT matter, because the word of God teaches us that this PREVIOUS NATURE was STRIPPED AWAY when the Word BECAME or CHANGED it's NATURE form being DIVINE to being or becoming HUMAN in NATURE.
Those that teach the man made DOCTRINE of the trinity most always use John 1:1 as their primary text to try and prove their doctrine. Here is what John 1:1 says in the King James Version.
“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was WITH God, and the Word WAS God.”
So from these two scriptures as well as some other verses we know that Jesus or more precisely the Word was WITH the Father in the BEGINNING. In Philippians we read that Jesus had the same NATURE as God, or RATHER the Word had the same NATURE as God, but yet he left behind this NATURE and BECAME the Son of MAN. Then in John 1:1 we read that the Word was WITH God and the Word WAS God. The word "WAS" is PAST tense of the word "be". In other words the Word WAS God, WHEN or at which time the Word was WITH God, but then God SENT his Word into the earth and the Word BECAME MAN, or the Word took on a DIFFERENT NATURE. In other words, the DIVINE NATURE of the Word BECAME or CHANGED into the NATURE of a HUMAN BEING, a MORTAL MAN. Now this interpretation coincides exactly with not only Philippians chapter 2, but with the rest of God's word as well. Whereas to say the the phrase "the Word was God" DOGMATICALLY means that Jesus IS God, FULLY God in the flesh CONTRADICTS the WHOLE word of God. Please read the study on this highly controversial verse "JOHN 1:1 THE WORD WAS GOD".
In the light of all these verses of scripture there are some who just will not turn loose of these man made DOCTRINES of the trinity and of the deity of Jesus that have been so engrained into their thinking for so long that they therefore think that they MUST maintain that Jesus has to be God, because they FEAR that if they that Jesus is come FULLY in the FLESH and has LEFT behind or laid aside his DIVINE NATURE, then they would lose their salvation.
Another line of reasoning that is used by those that teach the doctrine of the trinity is the teaching that Jesus had no beginning and no end. And their reasoning for saying this is that Jesus said he was Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end.
Please read "I AM ALPHA AND OMEGA" and “DID JESUS HAVE A BEGINNING?” for a deeper understanding of this subject.
Always remember and keep in mind 1 Corinthians 8:6,7 which emphatically states,
“For 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.
HOWBEIT THERE IS NOT IN EVERY MAN THAT KNOWLEDGE.”
I was one of those at one time who did not have this KNOWLEDGE, for you see I too was DECEIVED for many years by the false teaching of the doctrine of the trinity and the doctrine of the deity of Jesus.
know where you are, I have been there. 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 that the believers in Thessalonica who by implication did not
search the word of God for THEMSELVES but blindly accepted all that they
were taught as being the TRUTH.
For 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. However I have found several verse of scripture that teach us that we must BELIEVE that Jesus is the SON of Almighty God. 1 John 4:14,15 teaches us that Almighty God the Father SENT his SON into the world to be the savior of the world and is we CONFESS that Jesus is the SON of God then the Father will dwell in us.
"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."
are some over verses that PLAINLY teach us to BELIEVE that Jesus is the
SON of Almighty God and none of then ever HINT that we must believe
that Jesus IS ALMIGHTY GOD.
Here are some more verses that CLEARLY and PLAINLY show us that the earl church both BELIEVED and TAUGHT the Jesus is the SON of Almighty God.
When Jesus himself asked his disciple who men said WHO he was and then specifically asked them WHO do THEY say he was Peter answered and told us that Jesus is the CHRIST or the ANOINTED ONE of Almighty God, the SON of the living God. Please read Matthew 16:13-18, which says,
"When Jesus came into the coasts of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his DISCIPLES, saying, WHOM do men say that I the SON of man am ?
14. And they said, Some say that you are John the Baptist: some, Elias; and others, Jeremias, or one of the prophets.
15. He said unto them, But WHOM say you that I am ?
16. And Simon Peter answered and said, You are the CHRIST, the SON of the living God.
17. And Jesus answered and said unto him, Blessed are you, Simon Barjona: for flesh and blood has not revealed it unto you, but my Father which is in heaven.
18. And I say also unto you, That you are Peter, and upon this rock (or upon this REVEALED TRUTH from Almighty God our FATHER that I am his SON) I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it."
Did you notice that Jesus HIMSELF confirmed that this TRUTH that he was the SON of God was REVEALED to Peter by Almighty God the Father and NOT by the teaching of MAN.
Then in Matthew 26:63,64 we read,
"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.
64. Jesus said unto him, You have said: nevertheless I say unto you, Hereafter shall you see the Son of MAN sitting on the right hand of power, and coming in the clouds of heaven."
So then, in BOTH of these passages of scripture we see that when Peter called Jesus the CHRIST the SON of God Jesus himself referred to himself as the son of MAN. This cause me to ask the question WHY ? Why place so much emphasis on himself being the son of MAN even thou we know Jesus called Almighty God his FATHER? My point is this I have NOT found ANYWHERE in scripture where Jesus himself refers to himself as being Almighty God.
"He shall be great, and shall be called the SON of the Highest: and the Lord God shall give unto him the throne of his father David:
"And the angel answered and said unto her, The Holy Ghost shall come upon you, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow you: therefore (or for this reason) also that holy thing which shall be born of you shall be CALLED the SON of God"
"And devils also came out of many, crying out , and saying, You are CHRIST the SON of God. And he rebuking them suffered them not to speak: for they knew that he was CHRIST (or the ANOINTED ONE of Almighty God the Father the living and most high God)."
Then is John chapter 1 the SAME chapter that those who teach the doctrine of the trinity use to teach that Jesus IS ALMIGHTY GOD we read that John declares or bares record that Jesus is the SON of God as opposed to Jesus being Almighty God himself.
"And John bare record, saying , I saw the Spirit descending from heaven like a dove, and it abode upon him.
33. And I knew him not: but he that sent me to baptize with water, the same said unto me, Upon whom you shall see the Spirit descending, and remaining on him, the same is he which baptizes with the Holy Ghost.
34. And I saw, and bare record that this is the SON of God."
"He that BELIEVES on the SON has everlasting life: and he that believes NOT the SON shall not see life; but the wrath of God abides on him."
"And straightway he PREACHED CHRIST in the synagogues, that he (Jesus) IS the SON of God."
"Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the KNOWLEDGE of the SON of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ:"
"Whosoever shall CONFESS that Jesus is the SON of God, God dwells in him, and he in God."
"If we receive the witness of MEN, the witness of God is GREATER: for THIS is the witness of God which he has testified of his SON."
"Grace be with you, mercy, and peace, from God the Father, AND from the Lord Jesus Christ, the SON of the Father, in TRUTH and LOVE."
So then, CLEARLY from this study in God's word of TRUTH you, the reader, can PLAINLY see that Jesus is NOT one and the SAME person or being as Almighty God the FATHER. And even the DOCTRINE of the trinity PLAINLY states that Jesus is NOT the FATHER and that God the Father is NOT his SON Jesus. but yet those that teach the DOCTRINE of the trinity try and USE many verses of scripture to try and prove that Jesus IS GOD.
But to ME IF Jesus were TRULY GOD as in the ONE TRUE GOD, then Jesus would therefore have to be THE ONE and ONLY TRUE GOD, who we know is ALMIGHTY GOD, who we ALSO KNOW to be the FATHER, which TOTALLY CONTRADICTS this FALSE MAN MADE DOCTRINES of the trinity and the deity of Jesus.
The TRUTH of the matter is that Jesus is the SON of Almighty God the Father who has been HIGHLY EXALTED to be a God by his God and Father the ONE and ONLY TRUE ALMIGHTY God. The TRUTH of the matter is that Jesus the SON of God was ANOINTED by the Holy Spirit of Almighty God his God and Father to empowered his SON to DO all his will as a MAN. This is what the word "CHRIST " means, the ANOINTED ONE of Almighty God. This is WHAT the WHOLE word of God teaches us.
"Whosoever transgresses (or sins), and abides NOT in the DOCTRINE of Christ (or in the teaching that Jesus the SON of God was ANOINTED with the Holy Spirit of Almighty God, then this person who does NOT believe this TRUTH), has NOT God. He that abides in the doctrine of Christ, he has BOTH the Father and the SON."
But now the Holy Spirit has brought light to the word of God that I might come to the KNOWLEDGE of the TRUTH that Jesus is the SON of God. And I now pray that you also will come to this knowledge of the TRUTH that Jesus is the SON of Almighty God whom God has ANOINTED with his Holy Spirit to empower his SON to DO all that pleases the FATHER.
For it is in this KNOWLEDGE of the TRUTH you will clearly see that just as Jesus lived his life WITHOUT SIN THROUGH the POWER of the Holy Spirit, then YOU TOO will ALSO live YOUR LIFE WITHOUT SIN THROUGH the POWER of the HOLY SPIRIT and the WORD of TRUTH that we LIVE by FAITH.
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 does 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 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.
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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