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Trinity

The Father, Son, and Holy Spirit

 

Christians agree that there is one God. Christians do not have a problem understanding the Father and Holy Spirit. However when Christ speaks to the Father in third person (or Father to the Son), many see him as a separate entity from the Father. Is Christ simply playing a role as God, for God, or part of God?

 

From the 3rd Century, there is a doctrine called "Sabellianism" (or Modelism) which states that the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit are different views of one individual God. As an example, imagine one man John Doe. John can be a Father to his children, a Son to his parents, also having an independent freewill spirit of his own. It is easy to see how this one man John can play three separate roles. Also if John sets a good (or bad) example as a parent, it is easy to understand how little Timmy (though nature and nurture) can exhibit qualities of Johns' spirit.

 

Christians can have strength and guidance with help from the Holy Spirit dwelling within them, however Christians are not God. The Holy Spirit is the presence, encouragement, and proof of the existence of God. If Jesus and the Father are one and the same, why did Jesus pray to the Father? Because everything Jesus did was an example of the way we should live our lives.

 

 

John 11:

41 Then they took away the stone from the place where the dead was laid. And Jesus lifted up his eyes, and said, Father, I thank thee that thou hast heard me.

42 And I knew that thou hearest me always: but because of the people which stand by I said it, that they may believe that thou hast sent me.

43 And when he thus had spoken, he cried with a loud voice, Lazarus, come forth.

44 And he that was dead came forth, bound hand and foot with graveclothes: and his face was bound about with a napkin. Jesus saith unto them, Loose him, and let him go.

 

When Jesus was on the cross he said "Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani? that is to say, My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?" (Matthew 27:46). "Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani" is pure Hebrew, which indicates he is quoting from the Old Testament.

 

 

Psalms 22

1. My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me? why art thou so far from helping me, and from the words of my roaring?

2. O my God, I cry in the daytime, but thou hearest not; and in the night season, and am not silent.

3. But thou art holy, O thou that inhabitest the praises of Israel.

4. Our fathers trusted in thee: they trusted, and thou didst deliver them.

5. They cried unto thee, and were delivered: they trusted in thee, and were not confounded.

6. But I am a worm, and no man; a reproach of men, and despised of the people.

7. All they that see me laugh me to scorn: they shoot out the lip, they shake the head, saying,

8. He trusted on the Lord that he would deliver him: let him deliver him, seeing he delighted in him.

9. But thou art he that took me out of the womb: thou didst make me hope when I was upon my mother's breasts.

10. I was cast upon thee from the womb: thou art my God from my mother's belly.

11. Be not far from me; for trouble is near; for there is none to help.

12. Many bulls have compassed me: strong bulls of Bashan have beset me round.

13. They gaped upon me with their mouths, as a ravening and a roaring lion.

14. I am poured out like water, and all my bones are out of joint: my heart is like wax; it is melted in the midst of my bowels.

15. My strength is dried up like a potsherd; and my tongue cleaveth to my jaws; and thou hast brought me into the dust of death.

16. For dogs have compassed me: the assembly of the wicked have inclosed me: they pierced my hands and my feet.

17. I may tell all my bones: they look and stare upon me.

18. They part my garments among them, and cast lots upon my vesture.

19. But be not thou far from me, O Lord: O my strength, haste thee to help me.

20. Deliver my soul from the sword; my darling from the power of the dog.

21. Save me from the lion's mouth: for thou hast heard me from the horns of the unicorns.

22. I will declare thy name unto my brethren: in the midst of the congregation will I praise thee.

23. Ye that fear the Lord, praise him; all ye the seed of Jacob, glorify him; and fear him, all ye the seed of Israel.

24. For he hath not despised nor abhorred the affliction of the afflicted; neither hath he hid his face from him; but when he cried unto him, he heard.

25. My praise shall be of thee in the great congregation: I will pay my vows before them that fear him.

26. The meek shall eat and be satisfied: they shall praise the Lord that seek him: your heart shall live for ever.

27. All the ends of the world shall remember and turn unto the Lord: and all the kindreds of the nations shall worship before thee.

28. For the kingdom is the Lord's: and he is the governor among the nations.

29. All they that be fat upon earth shall eat and worship: all they that go down to the dust shall bow before him: and none can keep alive his own soul.

30. A seed shall serve him; it shall be accounted to the Lord for a generation.

31. They shall come, and shall declare his righteousness unto a people that shall be born, that he hath done this.

 

Psalms 23

1. The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.

2. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.

3. He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake.

4. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.

5. Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup Runneth over.

6. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.

 

Psalms 24

1. The earth is the Lord's, and the fulness thereof; the world, and they that dwell therein.

2. For he hath founded it upon the seas, and established it upon the floods.

3. Who shall ascend into the hill of the Lord? or who shall stand in his holy place?

4. He that hath clean hands, and a pure heart; who hath not lifted up his soul unto vanity, nor sworn deceitfully.

5. He shall receive the blessing from the Lord, and righteousness from the God of his salvation.

6. This is the generation of them that seek him, that seek thy face, O Jacob. Selah.

7. Lift up your heads, O ye gates; and be ye lift up, ye everlasting doors; and the King of glory shall come in.

8. Who is this King of glory? The Lord strong and mighty, the Lord mighty in battle.

9. Lift up your heads, O ye gates; even lift them up, ye everlasting doors; and the King of glory shall come in.

10. Who is this King of glory? The Lord of hosts, he is the King of glory. Selah.

 

 

Did God forsake Jesus? As shown in Psalms above, the Father did not forsake Jesus and he will not forsake you IF (and that is a big IF) you trust and believe on him. You see Jesus was quoting and teaching Psalms even during the crucifixion - absolutely amazing. If you are unable to stand on your own, trust in his strength.

 

Since the 4th Century, the "Trinity" doctrine has been stated as "One God in Three Persons" sharing a single being or nature. One God divided into three separate entities is not so easy to understand. The New Testament does not use the word Trinity, but only mentions the relationship between the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

 

 

Shield of the Trinity

 

Mark 1

9. And it came to pass in those days, that Jesus came from Nazareth of Galilee, and was baptized of John in Jordan.

10. And straightway coming up out of the water, he saw the heavens opened, and the Spirit like a dove descending upon him:

11. And there came a voice from heaven, saying, Thou art my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.

 

 

Jesus set the example for us, and we should attempt to be like him best we can. In Mark 1:9, the baptism of Jesus was an example for the rest of us. The act of baptism is symbolic of faith, and God is proud of his children when they follow his example. God is letting us know that he is proud (like a Father) of us when we attempt to follow him.

 

 

Mark 13

28. Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When her branch is yet tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer is near:

29. So ye in like manner, when ye shall see these things come to pass, know that it is nigh, even at the doors.

30. Verily I say unto you, that this generation shall not pass, till all these things be done.

31. Heaven and earth shall pass away: but my words shall not pass away.

32. But of that day and that hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels which are in heaven, neither the Son, but the Father.

 

 

Notice it says the Son will not know the hour of his return, but the Father will. If the Son and Father are one, how could one know without the other? The Son could not know the hour of his return because the Son was God in the flesh (Jesus) at the time it was spoken. Since God was in the flesh, he was not able to "know the hour of his return". However, God in the eternal body (as the Father) would be capable of knowing the hour. Also, Jesus was phrasing his words in a way to prevent the chief priest and scribes from understanding him. Gods children have freewill to decide whether-or-not to love God, and we were put through this earth age to find out who will follow God. Only the Father in the ladder days will have the ability to understand the proper timing for his return.

 

 

Revelation 1

5 And from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, and the first begotten of the dead, and the prince of the kings of the earth. Unto him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood,

6 And hath made us kings and priests unto God and his Father; to him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.

 

 

 

More Verses to Consider

I my opinion, one of the best verses to explain God is "I AM THAT I AM". In other words, I am one, I am real, and maybe Gods existance is more complicated than we as humans have the ability to understand. However, we should strive to understand everything to be best of our ability. 

 

Exodus 3

13. And Moses said unto God, Behold, when I come unto the children of Israel, and shall say unto them, The God of your fathers hath sent me unto you; and they shall say to me, What is his name? what shall I say unto them?

14. And God said unto Moses, I AM THAT I AM: and he said, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, I AM hath sent me unto you.

 

Isaiah 9

6.  For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counseller, 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 for ever. The zeal of the Lord of hosts will perform this.

 

Isaiah 44

6.  Thus saith the Lord the King of Israel, and his redeemer the Lord of hosts; I am the first, and I am the last; and beside me there is no God.

 

Isaiah 48

12.  Hearken unto me, O Jacob and Israel, my called; I am he; I am the first, I also am the last.

 

Hosea 13

4.  Yet I am the Lord thy God from the land of Egypt, and thou shalt know no god but me: for there is no saviour beside me. 

 

John 1

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

2. The same was in the beginning with God.

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

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

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

6. There was a man sent from God, whose name was John.

7. The same came for a witness, to bear witness of the Light, that all men through him might believe.

8. He was not that Light, but was sent to bear witness of that Light.

9. That was the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world.

10. He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not.

11. He came unto his own, and his own received him not.

12. But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:

13. Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.

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

 

John 8

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

 

John 10

 27.  My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me:

 28.  And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand.

 29.  My Father, which gave them me, is greater than all; and no man is able to pluck them out of my Father's hand.

 30.  I and my Father are one.

 

John 14

 1.  Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me.

 2.  In my Father's house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.

 3.  And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.

 4.  And whither I go ye know, and the way ye know.

 5.  Thomas saith unto him, Lord, we know not whither thou goest; and how can we know the way?

 6.  Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.

 7.  If ye had known me, ye should have known my Father also: and from henceforth ye know him, and have seen him.

 8.  Philip saith unto him, Lord, shew us the Father, and it sufficeth us.

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

 10.  Believest thou not that I am in the Father, and the Father in me? the words that I speak unto you I speak not of myself: but the Father that dwelleth in me, he doeth the works.

 11.  Believe me that I am in the Father, and the Father in me: or else believe me for the very works' sake.

 12.  Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father.

 13.  And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son.

 14.  If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it.

 15.  If ye love me, keep my commandments.

 16.  And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever;

 17.  Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you.

 18.  I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you.

 19.  Yet a little while, and the world seeth me no more; but ye see me: because I live, ye shall live also.

 20.  At that day ye shall know that I am in my Father, and ye in me, and I in you.

 21.  He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him.

 22.  Judas saith unto him, not Iscariot, Lord, how is it that thou wilt manifest thyself unto us, and not unto the world?

 23.  Jesus answered and said unto him, If a man love me, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him.

 24.  He that loveth me not keepeth not my sayings: and the word which ye hear is not mine, but the Father's which sent me.

 25.  These things have I spoken unto you, being yet present with you.

 26.  But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.

 27.  Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.

 28.  Ye have heard how I said unto you, I go away, and come again unto you. If ye loved me, ye would rejoice, because I said, I go unto the Father: for my Father is greater than I.

 29.  And now I have told you before it come to pass, that, when it is come to pass, ye might believe.

 30.  Hereafter I will not talk much with you: for the prince of this world cometh, and hath nothing in me.

 31.  But that the world may know that I love the Father; and as the Father gave me commandment, even so I do. Arise, let us go hence.

 

John 16

1. These things have I spoken unto you, that ye should not be offended.

2. They shall put you out of the synagogues: yea, the time cometh, that whosoever killeth you will think that he doeth God service.

3. And these things will they do unto you, because they have not known the Father, nor me.

4. But these things have I told you, that when the time shall come, ye may remember that I told you of them. And these things I said not unto you at the beginning, because I was with you.

5. But now I go my way to him that sent me; and none of you asketh me, Whither goest thou?

6. But because I have said these things unto you, sorrow hath filled your heart.

7. Nevertheless I tell you the truth; It is expedient for you that I go away: for if I go not away, the Comforter will not come unto you; but if I depart, I will send him unto you.

8. And when he is come, he will reprove the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment:

9. Of sin, because they believe not on me;

10. Of righteousness, because I go to my Father, and ye see me no more;

11. Of judgment, because the prince of this world is judged.

12. I have yet many things to say unto you, but ye cannot bear them now.

13. Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come.

14. He shall glorify me: for he shall receive of mine, and shall shew it unto you.

15. All things that the Father hath are mine: therefore said I, that he shall take of mine, and shall shew it unto you.

16. A little while, and ye shall not see me: and again, a little while, and ye shall see me, because I go to the Father.

17. Then said some of his disciples among themselves, What is this that he saith unto us, A little while, and ye shall not see me: and again, a little while, and ye shall see me: and, Because I go to the Father?

18. They said therefore, What is this that he saith, A little while? we cannot tell what he saith.

19. Now Jesus knew that they were desirous to ask him, and said unto them, Do ye inquire among yourselves of that I said, A little while, and ye shall not see me: and again, a little while, and ye shall see me?

20. Verily, verily, I say unto you, That ye shall weep and lament, but the world shall rejoice: and ye shall be sorrowful, but your sorrow shall be turned into joy.

21. A woman when she is in travail hath sorrow, because her hour is come: but as soon as she is delivered of the child, she remembereth no more the anguish, for joy that a man is born into the world.

22. And ye now therefore have sorrow: but I will see you again, and your heart shall rejoice, and your joy no man taketh from you.

23. And in that day ye shall ask me nothing. Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall ask the Father in my name, he will give it you.

24. Hitherto have ye asked nothing in my name: ask, and ye shall receive, that your joy may be full.

25. These things have I spoken unto you in proverbs: but the time cometh, when I shall no more speak unto you in proverbs, but I shall shew you plainly of the Father.

26. At that day ye shall ask in my name: and I say not unto you, that I will pray the Father for you:

27. For the Father himself loveth you, because ye have loved me, and have believed that I came out from God.

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

29. His disciples said unto him, Lo, now speakest thou plainly, and speakest no proverb.

30. Now are we sure that thou knowest all things, and needest not that any man should ask thee: by this we believe that thou camest forth from God.

31. Jesus answered them, Do ye now believe?

32. Behold, the hour cometh, yea, is now come, that ye shall be scattered, every man to his own, and shall leave me alone: and yet I am not alone, because the Father is with me.

33. These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.

 

 

Colossians 2

1. For I would that ye knew what great conflict I have for you, and for them at Laodicea, and for as many as have not seen my face in the flesh;

2. That their hearts might be comforted, being knit together in love, and unto all riches of the full assurance of understanding, to the acknowledgement of the mystery of God, and of the Father, and of Christ;

3. In whom are hid all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.

4. And this I say, lest any man should beguile you with enticing words.

5. For though I be absent in the flesh, yet am I with you in the spirit, joying and beholding your order, and the stedfastness of your faith in Christ.

6. As ye have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk ye in him:

7. Rooted and built up in him, and stablished in the faith, as ye have been taught, abounding therein with thanksgiving.

8. Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ.

9. For in him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily.

 

 

Revelation 1

17. And when I saw him, I fell at his feet as dead. And he laid his right hand upon me, saying unto me, Fear not; I am the first and the last:

18. I am he that liveth, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen; and have the keys of hell and of death.

 

 

Names and Roles of God

 

1> God, Lord, Father, Son, Holy Spirit, Jesus, Christ, Tree of Life, Angel of the Lord, I AM THAT I AM, Lamb, King of Kings / Lord of Lords, Bridegroom, The Word, The Rock, Morning Star, Corner Stone, the Lion of the Tribe of Judah, Root of David, Immanuel (Emmanual), Hosanna, Melchizedek

 

Genesis 14

18. And Melchizedek king of Salem brought forth bread and wine: and he was the priest of the most high God.

19. And he blessed him, and said, Blessed be Abram of the most high God, possessor of heaven and earth:

20. And blessed be the most high God, which hath delivered thine enemies into thy hand. And he gave him tithes of all.

 

Psalms 110

1. The Lord said unto my Lord, Sit thou at my right hand, until I make thine enemies thy footstool.

2. The Lord shall send the rod of thy strength out of Zion: rule thou in the midst of thine enemies.

3. Thy people shall be willing in the day of thy power, in the beauties of holiness from the womb of the morning: thou hast the dew of thy youth.

4. The Lord hath sworn, and will not repent, Thou art a priest for ever after the order of Melchizedek.

5. The Lord at thy right hand shall strike through kings in the day of his wrath.

6. He shall judge among the heathen, he shall fill the places with the dead bodies; he shall wound the heads over many countries.

7. He shall drink of the brook in the way: therefore shall he lift up the head.

 

Daniel 10

5. Then I lifted up mine eyes, and looked, and behold a certain man clothed in linen, whose loins were girded with fine gold of Uphaz:

6. His body also was like the Beryl, and his face as the appearance of lightning, and his eyes as lamps of fire, and his arms and his feet like in colour to polished brass, and the voice of his words like the voice of a multitude.

 

 

Hebrews 5

1. For every high priest taken from among men is ordained for men in things pertaining to God, that he may offer both gifts and sacrifices for sins:

2. Who can have compassion on the ignorant, and on them that are out of the way; for that he himself also is compassed with infirmity.

3. And by reason hereof he ought, as for the people, so also for himself, to offer for sins.

4. And no man taketh this honour unto himself, but he that is called of God, as was Aaron.

5. So also Christ glorified not himself to be made an high priest; but he that said unto him, Thou art my Son, to day have I begotten thee.

6. As he saith also in another place, Thou art a priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec.

7. Who in the days of his flesh, when he had offered up prayers and supplications with strong crying and tears unto him that was able to save him from death, and was heard in that he feared;

8. Though he were a Son, yet learned he obedience by the things which he suffered;

9. And being made perfect, he became the author of eternal salvation unto all them that obey him;

10. Called of God an high priest after the order of Melchisedec.

 

 

Hebrews 7

1. For this Melchisedec, king of Salem, priest of the most high God, who met Abraham returning from the slaughter of the kings, and blessed him;

2. To whom also Abraham gave a tenth part of all; first being by interpretation King of righteousness, and after that also King of Salem, which is, King of peace;

3. Without father, without mother, without descent, having neither beginning of days, nor end of life; but made like unto the Son of God; abideth a priest continually.

4. Now consider how great this man was, unto whom even the patriarch Abraham gave the tenth of the spoils.

5. And verily they that are of the sons of Levi, who receive the office of the priesthood, have a commandment to take tithes of the people according to the law, that is, of their brethren, though they come out of the loins of Abraham:

6. But he whose descent is not counted from them received tithes of Abraham, and blessed him that had the promises.

7. And without all contradiction the less is blessed of the better.

8. And here men that die receive tithes; but there he receiveth them, of whom it is witnessed that he liveth.

9. And as I may so say, Levi also, who receiveth tithes, payed tithes in Abraham.

10. For he was yet in the loins of his father, when Melchisedec met him.

11. If therefore perfection were by the Levitical priesthood, (for under it the people received the law,) what further need was there that another priest should rise after the order of Melchisedec, and not be called after the order of Aaron?

12. For the priesthood being changed, there is made of necessity a change also of the law.

13. For he of whom these things are spoken pertaineth to another tribe, of which no man gave attendance at the altar.

14. For it is evident that our Lord sprang out of Juda; of which tribe Moses spake nothing concerning priesthood.

15. And it is yet far more evident: for that after the similitude of Melchisedec there ariseth another priest,

16. Who is made, not after the law of a carnal commandment, but after the power of an endless life.

17. For he testifieth, Thou art a priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec.

 

 

Revelation 1

13. And in the midst of the seven candlesticks one like unto the Son of man, clothed with a garment down to the foot, and girt about the paps with a golden girdle.

14. His head and his hairs were white like wool, as white as snow; and his eyes were as a flame of fire;

15. And his feet like unto fine brass, as if they burned in a furnace; and his voice as the sound of many waters.

16. And he had in his right hand seven stars: and out of his mouth went a sharp twoedged sword: and his countenance was as the sun shineth in his strength.

17. And when I saw him, I fell at his feet as dead. And he laid his right hand upon me, saying unto me, Fear not; I am the first and the last:

18. I am he that liveth, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen; and have the keys of hell and of death.

 

 

Names and Roles of Satan

 

Satan, Serpent, Death, Angel of Death, Evil Spirit, Devil (Beelzebub), Leviathan, Anti-Christ, Son of Perdition, Vile Person, Dragon, Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil, King of Tyre, the rock, the Accuser, king of the locusts, angel of the bottomless pit, Abaddon, Apollyon

 

 

Daniel 2

31. Thou, O king, sawest, and behold a great image. This great image, whose brightness was excellent, stood before thee; and the form thereof was terrible.

32. This image's head was of fine gold, his breast and his arms of silver, his belly and his thighs of brass,

33. His legs of iron, his feet part of iron and part of clay.

34. Thou sawest till that a stone was cut out without hands, which smote the image upon his feet that were of iron and clay, and brake them to pieces.

35. Then was the iron, the clay, the brass, the silver, and the gold, broken to pieces together, and became like the chaff of the summer threshingfloors; and the wind carried them away, that no place was found for them: and the stone that smote the image became a great mountain, and filled the whole earth.

36. This is the dream; and we will tell the interpretation thereof before the king.

37. Thou, O king, art a king of kings: for the God of heaven hath given thee a kingdom, power, and strength, and glory.

38. And wheresoever the children of men dwell, the beasts of the field and the fowls of the heaven hath he given into thine hand, and hath made thee ruler over them All. Thou art this head of gold.

39. And after thee shall arise another kingdom inferior to thee, and another third kingdom of brass, which shall bear rule over all the earth.

40. And the fourth kingdom shall be strong as iron: forasmuch as iron breaketh in pieces and subdueth all things: and as iron that breaketh all these, shall it break in pieces and bruise.

41. And whereas thou sawest the feet and toes, part of potters' clay, and part of iron, the kingdom shall be divided; but there shall be in it of the strength of the iron, forasmuch as thou sawest the iron mixed with miry clay.

42. And as the toes of the feet were part of iron, and part of clay, so the kingdom shall be partly strong, and partly broken.

43. And whereas thou sawest iron mixed with miry clay, they shall mingle themselves with the seed of men: but they shall not cleave one to another, even as iron is not mixed with clay.

44. And in the days of these kings shall the God of heaven set up a kingdom, which shall never be destroyed: and the kingdom shall not be left to other people, but it shall break in pieces and consume all these kingdoms, and it shall stand for ever.

45. Forasmuch as thou sawest that the stone was cut out of the mountain without hands, and that it brake in pieces the iron, the brass, the clay, the silver, and the gold; the great God hath made known to the king what shall come to pass hereafter: and the dream is certain, and the interpretation thereof sure.

 

 

The Unforgivable Sin

 

God loves his children to the point that even the numbers of hairs on your head are counted. Many will blaspheme Christ through ignorance because they simply do not understand the truth, and God understands and ignorance can be forgiven. However, God will only give knowledge to those who are capable to handle the responsibility. If a child of God given a task and fully capable to handle the task that must be performed with full knowledge of the consequences and outcome, it is unforgivable to deny Gods spirit to use you.It is important to understand that when Gods elect are delivered up before Anti-Christ, they are NOT to think about what will be said, but simply allow the Holy Ghost to speak through them. The proof that the Holy Spirit is speaking through someone is that all people of all languages will understand what is being spoken.

 

The best way to understand anyone's spirit is to be around them and get a sense of their thought patterns. How are we to understand the spirit of God? We have been blessed with his thoughts from his love letter to you; the Bible. If you want to understand the spirit of God, read his letter to you.

 

 

Luke 12

1. In the mean time, when there were gathered together an innumerable multitude of people, insomuch that they trode one upon another, he began to say unto his disciples first of all, Beware ye of the leaven of the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy.

2. For there is nothing covered, that shall not be revealed; neither hid, that shall not be known.

3. Therefore whatsoever ye have spoken in darkness shall be heard in the light; and that which ye have spoken in the ear in closets shall be proclaimed upon the housetops.

4. And I say unto you my friends, Be not afraid of them that kill the body, and after that have no more that they can do.

5. But I will forewarn you whom ye shall fear: Fear him, which after he hath killed hath power to cast into hell; yea, I say unto you, Fear him.

6. Are not five sparrows sold for two farthings, and not one of them is forgotten before God?

7. But even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not therefore: ye are of more value than many sparrows.

8. Also I say unto you, Whosoever shall confess me before men, him shall the Son of man also confess before the angels of God:

9. But he that denieth me before men shall be denied before the angels of God.

10. And whosoever shall speak a word against the Son of man, it shall be forgiven him: but unto him that blasphemeth against the Holy Ghost it shall not be forgiven.

11. And when they bring you unto the synagogues, and unto magistrates, and powers, take ye no thought how or what thing ye shall answer, or what ye shall say:

12. For the Holy Ghost shall teach you in the same hour what ye ought to say.

 

Acts 2

1. And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place.

2. And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting.

3. And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them.

4. And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.

5. And there were dwelling at Jerusalem Jews, devout men, out of every nation under heaven.

6. Now when this was noised abroad, the multitude came together, and were confounded, because that every man heard them speak in his own language.

7. And they were all amazed and marvelled, saying one to another, Behold, are not all these which speak Galilaeans?

8. And how hear we every man in our own tongue, wherein we were born?

9. Parthians, and Medes, and Elamites, and the dwellers in Mesopotamia, and in Judaea, and Cappadocia, in Pontus, and Asia,

10. Phrygia, and Pamphylia, in Egypt, and in the parts of Libya about Cyrene, and strangers of Rome, Jews and proselytes,

11. Cretes and Arabians, we do hear them speak in our tongues the wonderful works of God.

12. And they were all amazed, and were in doubt, saying one to another, What meaneth this?

13. Others mocking said, These men are full of new wine.

14. But Peter, standing up with the eleven, lifted up his voice, and said unto them, Ye men of Judaea, and all ye that dwell at Jerusalem, be this known unto you, and hearken to my words:

15. For these are not drunken, as ye suppose, seeing it is but the third hour of the day.

16. But this is that which was spoken by the prophet Joel;

17. And it shall come to pass in the last days, saith God, I will pour out of my Spirit upon all flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams:

18. And on my servants and on my handmaidens I will pour out in those days of my Spirit; and they shall prophesy:

19. And I will shew wonders in heaven above, and signs in the earth beneath; blood, and fire, and vapour of smoke:

20. The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before that great and notable day of the Lord come:

21. And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved.

 

Joel 2

23. Be glad then, ye children of Zion, and rejoice in the Lord your God: for he hath given you the former rain moderately, and he will cause to come down for you the rain, the former rain, and the latter rain in the first month.

24. And the floors shall be full of wheat, and the fats shall overflow with wine and oil.

25. And I will restore to you the years that the locust hath eaten, the cankerworm, and the caterpiller, and the palmerworm, my great army which I sent among you.

26. And ye shall eat in plenty, and be satisfied, and praise the name of the Lord your God, that hath dealt wondrously with you: and my people shall never be ashamed.

27. And ye shall know that I am in the midst of Israel, and that I am the Lord your God, and none else: and my people shall never be ashamed.

28. And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out my spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions:

29. And also upon the servants and upon the handmaids in those days will I pour out my spirit.

30. And I will shew wonders in the heavens and in the earth, blood, and fire, and pillars of smoke.

31. The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and the terrible day of the Lord come.

32. And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be delivered: for in mount Zion and in Jerusalem shall be deliverance, as the Lord hath said, and in the remnant whom the Lord shall call.

 


 

Who is Your Savior?

By Bertrand L. Comparet

 

 

All Christian’s denominations agree that Yahshua is our Savior, the scriptural authority for this is very clear. II Peter 1:11, 2:20 & 3:18 speaks of our Savior, Yahshua. I John 4:14 says, "And we have seen and do testify that the Father sent the Son to be the Savior of the world." Christians also agree that Yahshua is the Son of Yahweh, upon good authority. Mark 1:1 reads, "The beginning of the gospel of Yahshua, the Son of God." John 1:34 states, "And I saw, and bare record, that this is the Son of Yahweh." Matthew 3:17 tells us, "And lo, a voice from heaven saying, This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased".

 

At least some of the churches also recognize that Yahshua is our Redeemer, although they haven't any clear idea of what redemption is. This is also on scriptural authority. Galatians 4:4-5 says, "But when the fullness of the time was done, Yahweh sent forth His Son, made of a woman, made under the law, to redeem them that were under the law, that we might receive the adoption of sons." Finally, some of them take note that Yahshua is the Word, a phrase only used by the apostle John. "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."

 

Having agreed on these descriptive titles, the area of disagreement begins when the churches have to answer the question, who was He and what was He? They all agree Yahshua is in some way connected with the Godhead. Through the centuries there has been bitter and sometimes murderous disagreement as to the exact nature or degree of His divinity. Such disagreements spring from lack of knowledge of the scriptures by substituting man's doctrines for the word of Yahweh. Let's look a little deeper into this.

 

Have we one God, or three? Under the Old Testament, the theologians were familiar with one God. Because the priests and scribes had, fraudulently changed the records and the manuscripts of the scriptures, they called that one God "Lord", as I explained in my lesson, "Who is Your God?@ The people were told that Yahshua was also Lord, so some decided there must be two Lords. The Holy Spirit, wrongly translated Holy Ghost in the King James Bible, is spoken of in the New Testament as greatly exalted. Maybe they had better not offend Yahshua by assigning Him any lower position.

 

Therefore, many began arguing that we had a trinity of Gods. Since this so obviously led right back to the pagan polytheism, they had to develop another dogma to meet this problem that the three Gods between them, constituted but one God. None of them could understand how this could be, so they said it was a great mystery and to them it was! Perhaps it might be similar to the way many thousands of stockholders in Standard Oil Company make but one corporation out of them all.

 

By the fourth century A.D., the controversy between the Trinitarians and the believers in one God, the later led by Arius, became so bitter that Emperor Constantine called the Council of Nicea in 325 A.D. Constantine commanded the divided church to settle its controversy. At this council, the Trinitarians outnumbered the Arians, so on a numerical vote basis alone, and the doctrine of the trinity was adopted. Perhaps some of you are thinking of I John 5:7 reading, "For there are three that bear record in heaven: the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one." This verse wasn't in the original; it was added centuries after John wrote his epistles. None of the early Christian writers quote this verse. It was not cited as authority for the Trinitarian position at the Council of Nicea. They surely would have triumphantly read it, if it had been in existence then.

 

The first mention of this addition appears in the sixth century A.D., apparently just written in the margin as a comment in some Latin copies. Not one Greek manuscript, earlier than the sixteenth century contains it. Bible scholars are practically unanimous in their agreement that it was not in the original. Accordingly, it is omitted from most of the modern English translations such as the English Revised Bible, American Revised Bible, Moffatt, Ferrar Fenton, Smith & Goodspeed, Weymouth, Rotherham, Panin, New World Translation, etc.

 

How do we answer this question, are there three Gods, or only one? Only from the Bible, not from church hierarchies, can we hope to get the true answer. Naturally we first find it in the Old Testament. Deuteronomy 6:4 records, "Hear O Israel! Yahweh our God is one God." As always, this is confirmed in the New Testament, for Yahshua said in Mark 12:29, this was the first of the commandments. This doesn't look much like a trinity, does it?

 

Let's go on a little bit farther. According to the Trinitarians Yahshua, being the Son is one of the three Gods. What does the Bible say about Him? Remember, all the churches agree that Yahshua is the Savior, so let's find out who the Savior is. We find it first in Isaiah 43:10-11, "Ye are My witnesses, saith Yahweh, and My servant whom I have chosen: that ye may know and believe Me, and understand that I am He; before Me there was no God formed, neither shall be after Me. I, even I, am Yahweh; and beside Me there is no Savior." Yahweh's Bible is always consistent. In Hosea 13:4 we find, "Yet I am Yahweh thy God, from the land of Egypt, and thou shalt know no god but Me: for there is no Savior beside Me".

 

Old Testament? Certainly, but listen to the New Testament. I Timothy 1:1 begin, "Paul, an apostle of Yahshua by the commandment of Yahweh our Savior and Yahshua, which is our hope." In I Timothy 2:3 Paul says, "For this is good and acceptable in the sight of Yahweh our Savior." But Paul isn't the only one who says this. Jude 25 says, "To the only wise God our Savior be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and forever." We see that Yahweh is our Savior and He says, "Beside Me there is no Savior." Therefore, since the churches agree that Yahshua is our Savior, He must be Yahweh Himself. This should not surprise anybody. Isaiah 7:14 prophesied it, "Therefore Yahweh himself shall give you a sign: Behold, a virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and shall call His name Emmanuel, which means God with us. Isaiah 9:6 makes it unmistakably clear, "For unto us a child is born, unto us a Son is given: and the government shall be upon His shoulders: and His name shall be called Wonderful, Counselor, The mighty Yahweh, the everlasting Father, the Prince of Peace".

 

The churches also agree that Yahshua is our Redeemer, but who is the Redeemer? Isaiah 43:14 speaks of Yahweh, your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel. Isaiah 44:6 continues, "Thus saith Yahweh, the king of Israel and his Redeemer." Isaiah 48:17 records, "Thus saith Yahweh thy Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel: I am Yahweh thy God". Again we see that Yahshua must necessarily be Yahweh himself, for it is Yahweh who is our Redeemer. Then the apostle John calls Yahshua the Word. Who is the Word? John 1:1, 3 tells us, "In the beginning was the Word: and the Word was with God, and the Word was Yahweh."

 

Yahshua confirms this in John 8:19, "If ye had known Me, ye should have known My father also." In John 10:30, Yahshua says, "I and My Father are one." John 12:45 continues, "He that seeth Me seeth Him that sent Me." In John 14:6-9 we read, "Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life; no man cometh unto the Father but by Me. If ye had known Me, ye should have known My Father also: and from henceforth, ye know Him and have seen Him. Philip saith unto Him, Master, show us the Father, and it sufficeth us. Yahshua saith unto him, Have I been so long a time with you, and yet thou hast not known Me, Philip? He that hath seen Me hath seen the Father."

 

This leaves us only one remaining question. Is Yahshua the only God, just the Son of God, or just one God out of three? Never turn to the churchmen for the answer, why add their confusion to your own? You can only get the answer from the Bible, the word of Yahweh. Trinitarians speak of three Gods, consisting of the Father, Son, and the Holy Spirit. Holy Spirit was mistranslated Holy Ghost in the King James Bible. Let's continue on and find out who these three are. First, let us define the words themselves. By definition, the father must be the one who begot the son. The son must be the one who was begotten. We have already seen that Yahshua is the Father as well as the Son. What of the Holy Spirit? The Bible tells us that the Holy Spirit is the Father who begot the Son, Yahshua.

 

Matthew 1:20 reads, "But while he thought on these things, behold, the angel of Yahweh appeared unto him in a dream saying, Joseph, thou son of David, fear not to take unto thee Mary, thy wife: for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Spirit." Luke 1:35 records, "And the angel answered and said unto her the Holy Spirit shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee: therefore also that the holy thing which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God." The Holy Spirit is the one who begot the Son, and therefore, by the very definition of the word, the Holy Spirit is the Father.

 

In John 14:16-18, 26 Yahshua says, "I will pray the Father and He shall give you another Comforter, that He may abide with you forever: even the spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth Him not, neither knoweth Him: but ye know Him, for He dwelleth in you, and shall be in you. I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you. But the Comforter, which is the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you."

 

Note this, the Comforter whom the Father will send is the Holy Spirit. Who is it that shall come as the Comforter? Yahshua said, "I will come unto you." Therefore Yahshua being God, and also the Father, is also the Holy Spirit. This must be so, for we have seen that the Holy Spirit is the Father who begot the Son.

 

So, the trinity of three Gods boils down to just one God. A god who is spirit, the Holy Spirit. As the Holy Spirit, He begot a mortal body for His own use when He was to come as our Savior and Redeemer. In thus begetting the body, the Holy Spirit became the Father. He Himself inhabited that body which the Holy Spirit had begotten and in so doing became the Son. This was one person acting in three capacities.

 

Finally, what is His name? In nearly all our English language translations of the Bible, we find it written Jesus. We can be sure that this is not the name by which He was known when He lived among us in human form. Practically all of the English Bibles are translated from Greek manuscripts of the New Testament. Greek was a foreign language to the people of Palestine. However, some of the better educated among the Palestinians spoke Greek in addition to their native language Aramaic.

 

The Greek manuscripts are translations of the original Aramaic, which was the language spoken by Yahshua and all His friends and disciples. In Greek Yahshua's name was written Iescus, and pronounced Ee-ay-sooce. That part of the Christian church, which was in the Western Roman Empire, where Latin was the official language of government, as well as the native tongue of most of those who lived in Italy, eventually translated the Bible into Latin. The translations that were made by Jerome, about 400 A.D., became the official translation of the Roman Catholic Church.

 

In Latin, the Savior's name is written either Iesus, or Jesus and pronounced Yay-sooce. When the first English translations were made, the long familiar spelling Jesus was kept. This was not difficult because the letter "J" was for many centuries, just another form of the letter "I", as it still is in the Germanic and Scandinavian languages. Early English had inherited this from its beginnings as the Anglo Saxon language. Not until much later did the letter "J" develop its modern English sound.

 

As you learned in my lesson entitled, "Who Is Your God?@ the name of God in Hebrew is Yahweh. This also appears a number of times in a shortened form Yah. In Hebrew, Ho-shay-ah means Savior. You are familiar with it as the name of a prophet who wrote one of the books of the Old Testament. Our English translations pronounce it Hosea. By combining Yah (God) and Savior, the Hebrew name Yeh-ho-shoo-ah was formed, more familiar to us in the Anglicized form of Joshua.

 

There is every reason to believe this was the name of our Savior. He did come in the name of the Father, Yah, and the short form of Yahweh; with the further statement that Yah was Savior. We note that Yahshua said in John 5:43, "I am come in My Father's name." When Yahshua entered the city of Jerusalem, on His last visit there, which led to His crucifixion, the people greeted Him with joyous enthusiasm, as recorded in Matthew 21:9. "And the multitudes that went before, and that followed, cried saying, Hosanna to the son of David: blessed is He that cometh in the name of Yahweh; Hosanna in the highest".

 

Some people have said the Iesous is the Greek equivalent of Yeh-ho-shoo-ah, but this is not true. The Greek equivalent, or translation of Yah-savior would be Yah-soter. In all cases where the translators took Hebrew or Aramaic names and tried to roughly translate them with Greek letters, they bungled the job very badly. There is not one Old Testament name, which appears in the Greek New testament in a form very similar to the original Hebrew. Iesous is an attempt to write Yeh-ho-shoo-ah in Greek, botched as usual.

 

To sum it all up, the Bible clearly proves that our Savior, Yahshua the Christ, was Yahweh. Yahweh had taken human form in order to make the sacrifice for our sins on the cross. He is the Father, Son, and the Holy Spirit. Even His name in Hebrew and Aramaic, proclaims that He was Yahweh, God the Savior. Remember that Yahshua told His disciples, "He that hath seen Me hath seen the Father." Yahshua will soon return to reign as King of Kings!! Then, we too will be able to see the Father.