Inasmuch as in these last days, which the Holy Ghost calls “perilous times” (2 Timothy 3:1), many have taken it upon themselves to be inventors and followers of divers doctrines concerning the nature and truth of the Godhead, inventing many different gods called “Jesus”, and walking by many different spirits, it is most necessary to set forth, according to the scripture (and only the scripture), the truth of the nature of the Godhead, and to know and teach the truth concerning the true identity of the Lord Jesus Christ, who is revealed to his own by his name; the knowledge thereof being indispensable and foundational for salvation, as the very first requirement of the sinner for salvation from sin, death, and hell is to, “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house.” (Acts 16:31).
“And this is his commandment, that we should believe on the name of his Son, Jesus Christ…” (1 John 3:23)
(See also John 1:12, 2:23, 3:18, Matthew 12:21, etc…)
It is evident from the scripture that,
“The first of all the commandments is, Hear, O Israel, the Lord our God is one Lord, and thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart…”
(Mark 12:29,30, Deuteronomy 6:4).
The Almighty God of Israel was, is, and forever shall be, one.
There was no God formed before him, neither shall there be after him (Isaiah 44:8).
He is the only Saviour (Isaiah 43:11).
He created heaven and earth by himself (Isaiah 44:24, Genesis 1:1, John 1:1-3, 10-14).
He has sworn that every knee shall bow to him (Isaiah 45:23, Philippians 2:10), and he will not give his glory to another (Isaiah 42:8, 48:11).
From the very beginning, and all throughout history, the prophets, apostles, and all the people of God have known, believed, and taught that he is one, and to this day a proper understanding of the scriptures reveals that truth clearly to the true, born again seeker.
What is “Born Again”?
“Born again” is a term the Lord Jesus Christ uses to describe someone who has been impregnated (quickened, made alive) by the living word of God, and is thereby made able to see the kingdom of God.
Contrary to popular opinion, “born again” is not a state that man attains to by believing and saying a “sinner’s prayer”, or “accepting Jesus Christ into his heart”. The scriptures teach that “born again” is the condition of a man who has been born of God, and made able to see the kingdom of God, and subsequently enabled to obey the New Testament gospel by repentance and the birth of water and spirit (John 3:5, Acts 2:38). The scriptures plainly teach that a man is born again by the word of God (Luke 8:11, 1 Peter 1:23, James 1:18), and that this miracle is not achieved by an act of the will of man, but of God (John 1:13, Romans 9:16, John 6:44, etc…).
It is only after a man has been born again that he can:
—See the kingdom of God (John 3:3)
—Know that Jesus is the Christ (Matthew 16:16,17, 1 John 5:1)
—Believe on his name (1 John 3:23, Psalm 9:10, 91:14)
—Repent (Romans 3:10-18, 2 Corinthians 7:10, 2 Timothy 2:25, John 6:44)
—And receive remission of sins (Luke 24:47, John 20:31, Acts 2:38, 10:43, 22:16, etc…)
…by the New Testament baptism of water and spirit (John 3:5, Acts 2:38, Colossians 2:11,12, Romans 6:4,5).
The Bible does NOT teach that we are to be baptized into two or three persons. The Bible declares that we are “…baptized into Jesus Christ…”.
Father, Son, and Holy Ghost
In the fourth century A.D., at the councils of Nicaea, and Constantinople (325 A.D. & 381 A.D. respectively), the Roman emperor Constantine and the early “church fathers” (of the Roman Catholic church) implemented the doctrine of the “Trinity” which, diametrically opposed to the scripture, teaches that “Father, Son, and Holy Ghost” are three persons in the Godhead called “God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit”, which persons are false gods (except for God the Father), and are found NOWHERE in the Bible.
The Roman Catholic Church teaches furthermore that these three gods, or “persons”, are “co-equal, co-eternal, and co-existent”, and are “individual in function, but unified in purpose”.
This is a ridiculous fable that is not found mentioned in the word of God anywhere.
Unfortunately, today more than ever, God’s people are being destroyed for lack of knowledge (Hosea 4:6) and are being kept out of the kingdom of God by this Catholic doctrine which is not written, taught, or even remotely suggested anywhere in scripture.
God, the Lord Jesus Christ, has come in the flesh. This is the declaration of scripture (1 Timothy 3:16, John 1:14, 8:24,25,58, Matthew 1:21-23, Isaiah 9:6), and the God-inspired tool to discern between Christ and Antichrist (1 John 4:2,3, 2 John 1:7, etc…).
The Bible declares that “the man Christ Jesus” (1 Timothy 2:5) is the mediator between God and men, and the image of the invisible God (Hebrews 1:3, Colossians 1:15). Nowhere in the Bible does anyone declare that the Son of God is another god, or the “second person of the Godhead”, to be “equal with the Father”.
Instead, the Bible declares that the only begotten Son of God, “…being found in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God, but made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men…”
The Son of God “thought it not robbery to be equal with God”, not because he was “God the Son, the second person of the Trinity” (which does not exist in the scripture); but because he was, and is, the Almighty God, God the Father, walking in a human man to manifest his name to the world.
There are not two persons in the Father and the Son.
There is spirit (John 4:24) and flesh (1 Timothy 3:16).
This is the declaration of the scripture.
The name of the LORD, as he said it to Moses first in Exodus 3:14 is, “I AM THAT I AM”. The words “I AM” are translated from the Hebrew word “hayah” (Strong’s #1961), which is an emphatic first person form of “to be”.
It means far more than just “I am” in a passive sense. It is a causative verb. It means:
“I AM on purpose. Nobody made me. Nobody put me here. Nobody sustains me. I exist by my own power, self-sustaining and self-sufficient. I have always been, and I shall always be. I have no limitations, boundaries, dependencies, beginning, ending, or half-life. I AM the same yesterday, and to day, and forever, and there is none beside me. I AM.”.
Then, in Exodus 3:15, God declares that his people shall call him “the LORD”, which , in the Hebrew language, is the word “Yehovah” (#3068), which is the third person form of the same verb as “hayah”. “Yehovah” means “he is”, or more literally “the one which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty” (Revelation 1:8).
That is his name.
When we say Jesus, we are saying the English pronunciation of the Hebrew name “Yehowshua’” (#3091), which is a compilation of the name “Yehovah” (#3068) and the title “Yasha” (#3467), which means saviour, or having salvation.
And when we say Christ (Greek Cristos #5547), we are saying what is called in the Hebrew language, “Mashiyach” (#4899), which is Messiah, anointed one, and literally God himself come to save us!
Compare Isaiah 35:4-6 with Matthew 11:2-6, Zechariah 14:5 with Jude 1:14, Revelation 19:11-14, etc…
So, when we say “Jesus Christ”, what we are really saying is,
“The one which was, and is, and is to come, the Almighty, the Saviour, who is come to save us”.
And he came in the flesh (1 Timothy 3:16, 1 John 4:2,3).
The Bible does NOT teach that the Son of God is another god, “co-eternal, existing from eternity past with God the Father”.
On the contrary, the Bible declares that the Son of God was begotten (Isaiah 7:14, 9:6, Matthew 1:21-23, John 3:16, Galatians 4:4); which clearly means that there was a time when he did not exist substantially, and that there was a specific point in time when he began to exist. In order for it to be true that Jesus of Nazareth was begotten of God, it must also be true that there was a time when the begetter existed without the begotten, otherwise the word begotten would have no meaning.
The terms “begotten Son” and “eternal Son” are diametrically in opposition to each other in meaning and cannot both be true; which is why the phrase “eternal Son” is not found in the Bible, because it is part of the Roman Catholic heresy of the “Trinity” and is contradictory to the truth of the scripture.
Jesus Christ of Nazareth is not “God the Son, co-eternal with the Father”.
He is God the Father, manifested in the flesh; which flesh and blood man is called the Son of God, because he was really and actually begotten of God in the womb of a virgin of Israel— (…he [God] shall see his seed…” -Isaiah 53:10-“…it [the seed of the woman] shall bruise thy head…” -Genesis 3:15).
Jesus of Nazareth is:
- a man (1 Timothy 2:5),
- the Son of man (Matthew 18:11),
- the Son of God (John 10:36),
- our brother (Hebrews 2:11,12),
- our Apostle and High Priest (Hebrews 3:1),
- was made in the likeness of men (Philippians 2:7),
- and was in all points tempted like as we are (Hebrews 4:15).
- hungry (Luke 4:2),
- thirsty (John 19:28),
- tired (Mark 4:38),
- wearied (John 4:6),
- troubled (John 12:27),
…and in every respect a man, begotten of God in the womb of a virgin. Therefore the term “co-eternal” is not only completely absent from the scripture in inclusion and reference, but absolutely in contradiction to the Bible, and cannot be accepted as truth in the light of the word of God.
The obvious heretical nature of this term has already been exposed in the preceding statements.
We have most conclusively and emphatically shown that there is no such person as “God the Son”, and therefore there is no one that could be co-existent with God the Father.
“Is there a God beside me? Yea, there is no God; I know not any.”
What about Genesis 1:26?
Who was God talking to when he said, “Let us make man in our image…”?
Was he talking to himself? No.
The angels? No—the angels did not help God create man.
So, to whom was he speaking?
We can see the answer to this question very simply when we search the scriptures and see to whom God was speaking in passages like these:
(Psalm 45:6,7, Psalm 102:25-27 [Compare Hebrews 1:10-12], Psalm 110:1, Psalm 2:7-9,etc…)
He was speaking to his Son; his only begotten Son, Jesus of Nazareth of the seed of king David (Matthew 22:41-45), by means of the scripture, which he himself would read about 4,000 years later.
Why then did he say, “Let US make man in OUR image…”?
Again, the answer is in the scripture.
God created all things by (not through) Jesus Christ (Ephesians 3;9).
This does NOT teach that God the Father used another person, or another god, to create the worlds; for the scripture plainly declares that he created all things by himself (Genesis 1:1, Isaiah 44:24). What this teaching of the apostle Paul does declare is that before God created anything, the Word was complete (John 1:1), the plan was finished (Ephesians 1:5, Revelation 13:8, 1 Peter 1:20), and his own appearing in the flesh had been completed but for the manifestation of it in the process of time (Galatians 4:4, Hebrews 1:1-4): and before God created Adam, he, knowing the form he himself would take on as a man (Philippians 2:7,8), created the first Adam in the image of himself as the last Adam (1 Corinthians 15:45), thus creating all things by Jesus Christ: beginning with the first man Adam, who was “…the figure of him that was to come.” (Romans 5:14).
So, we conclude from the teaching of scripture that in Genesis 1:26, God was indeed speaking to his Son: but NOT the imaginary “God the Son” of the Roman Catholic “Trinity”, who was supposedly present with God the Father at the time (which is not taught in the scripture); but rather the Son of God, begotten, not eternal; who came into the world 4,000 years later to make man in the image of God by his gospel; but was before all things the very center of the Word of God, and was the predestinated model in which image man was created.
“Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature: For by him were all things created…All things were created by him, and for him: And he is before all things, and by him all things consist.” (Colossians 1:15-17)
So, we can see clearly (Proverbs 8:9, Luke 10:21), according to the scripture that JESUS CHRIST IS THE LORD!
(1 Corinthians 12:3)
This is the mystery that has been hid from ages, and is made manifest to the church of God in these last days by his spirit.
The Father, Son, and Holy Ghost are not three persons; they are three of the ways that the God of Abraham, Jesus Christ, has brought the New Covenant that he spoke of in Jeremiah 31:33 into operation unto the sons of men.
~God Almighty overshadowed the virgin Mary of Israel and put his seed (Isaiah 53:10) into her womb (Genesis 3:15, Isaiah 7:14, 9:6), and begat a Son by her, which made him a Father.
~In his Son, God Almighty made his name (John 17:6) manifested to Israel, and then to the Gentiles (Romans 1:16).
~And God Almighty, being a Spirit (the Holy Spirit), indwells his church and sanctifies, washes, and leads her.
That is the fulfillment of the New Covenant, of which the man Christ Jesus is the mediator (1 Timothy 2:5, Hebrews 8:6). And as the apostle Paul wrote,
“Now a mediator is not a mediator of one, but God is one.”
“I the Lord, the first, and with the last; I am he.”
I have taken in hand to briefly give account of the declaration of the holy scriptures concerning the nature, solidity, and indivisibility of the Lord Jesus Christ, and his revelation of himself to his people in both the Old and New Testaments. Especially in these last days, when the pride of the Laodicean church (Revelation 3:14-20) is in full bloom, and the people who call themselves by the name of Jesus Christ are still mostly covered with the filth and pollution of “THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH”, it is most essential for those of us who love the Lord, and are the called according to his purpose, to earnestly contend for the faith [doctrine or teaching] which was once delivered unto the saints. Of a truth the understanding of who Jesus Christ our Lord really is, is vital to our salvation; for as the scriptures declare, in order to be saved by the New Testament gospel, the very power of the gospel of Christ is faith in his name: and if we do not know how to believe on his name, then there is no remission of sins, and no salvation.
This is the devil’s reason for the Roman Catholic heresy of the “Trinity”, as well as the Arian heresy of, “And the Word was a god.” (New World Translation of the Holy Scriptures, John 1:1), which began centuries ago, and is now manifested in the “Jehovah Witness” cult by their perverted bible and equally perverted doctrine.
The revelation of Jesus Christ is the very foundation of the faith of Jesus Christ (Matthew 16:15-18); and as we have conclusively shown, it is impossible for one to believe the Trinitarian doctrine and still be saved, because it is an outright lie and in direct contradiction to the scriptures.
We have shown that the Roman Catholic Jesus is not the Lord Jesus Christ, the only begotten Son of God, but rather a false Jesus called “God the Son”, which god is not mentioned in the Bible, and in fact does not exist; but is nothing more than a Babylonish Roman Catholic god (one of the myriad of gods of the Roman Catholic church) which has been given the name of Jesus Christ.
The Holy Ghost warned us about false Christs, saying:
“For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ, and shall deceive many.”
…and about false gods and idols, saying:
“Thou shalt have no other gods before me.”
“…the things which the gentiles sacrifice, they sacrifice to devils, and not to God: and I would not that ye should have fellowship with devils.”
(1 Corinthians 10:20)
Those who desire to be saved must abandon the heretical teachings of the Roman whore (Revelation 2:20, 18:4) and be washed with pure water by the word of God, in which there are no contradictions, and by which the very nature and mind of God himself are revealed to babes, but kept hidden from the “wise and prudent” (Luke 10:21).
“Little children, keep yourselves from idols.”
(1 John 5:21)
“For if he that cometh preacheth another Jesus, whom we have not preached…”
(2 Corinthians 11:4)
“Strive to enter in at the strait gate: for many, I say unto you, will seek to enter in, and shall not be able.”
“Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues.”