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               Heresy concerning God  

     SOME  SCRIPTURES  WRESTED  TO  TEACH HERESY

   ("the trinity" teaching is that   "the  first person" sent   the    se-

   cond person" to cause  the  birth of "the third person"(wrest-

   ing  Luke  1v30-35)…...it  is  "a mystery",  as its  proponents

   claim,  identifying  it  with    "MYSTERY,  BABYLON  THE

   GREAT",   Revelation 17v5.     'Babylon' means 'confusion'). 

    But the Scriptures  do not teach    such  a   self-contradictory doctrine.

    Note  John 17v3 -  "And this is  life eternal,    that they might  KNOW

    THEE, THE  ONLY  TRUE GOD,     and   Jesus  Christ,   whom  thou

    hast sent".  God has provided His Son, through holy spirit power. 

 

 

    1st John 5v7 - "For  there  are  three that bear record in heaven, the

    Father,  the Word,  and  the Holy  Ghost:    and these three are one".

    EXPLANATION. These words,  and  the  first words of v8-      "And there

    are  three  that bear  witness  in earth" do not appear in  any     Greek man-

    uscript  earlier  than  the  15th  century AD.    They are   OMITTED  in the

    Revised and other versions. Verses 7 & 8 should read -

    "For  there  are  three  that  bear record,  the spirit,  and  the water, and the

    blood:  and  these  three  agree  in one".  They agree  to  the one  thing, i.e.

    that  Jesus Christ  the Son of God has come to redeem us-see  v4-6, 9-11.

 

    Matthew 28v19 -"...teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of

    the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit". EXPLANATION.

    The Roman ecclesiastical historian Eusebius rendered the above:

    "...make disciples of all the nations in my name".This was before AD325,

    when the infamous 'Nicene Creed' was adopted by the apostate "church"-

    which paved the way for "the trinity" - link to 'committees'.   It was only

    after AD325 that the current erroneous form of Matt.28v19 was adopted.

                            Cp the correct rendering by Eusebius with 

                                Luke 24v47;Acts 2v38; 8v16; 10v48.

 

    Genesis  1v26 -"And  God said, Let us make man in our own image,

    after our likeness". EXPLANATION. It  is  claimed  that  here   we     have

    "the trinity"  speaking  with  each  other.  Where  does  it mention  "the trin-

    ity"?   It  is  obviously   more  than  one person speaking,       but why  limit it

    to three?  It  could  just  as  easily be  a multiplicity of people speaking - &

    the  Scriptures  in  fact teach  that it is!  We  are  told  in  Job  38v7   re the

    Creation (v4)-  "all  the  sons  of   God  shouted  for joy".    These "sons of

    God"  are  also  called  "his angels" -  they  "hearken  unto  the voice of his

    word", and  "excel in strength" - they  are  "ministers of (God) that DO HIS

    PLEASURE" -  Psalm  103v20,21;  cp Psalm 33v6;Genesis 1v3,6,9,11,14,

    20,24,26.  During the Creation, God  commanded, & the angelic host heard

    and did His will. God-manifestation is not "one in three" ( a pagan relic) but    

                                        ONE IN A MULTITUDE.

 

    The  hope  of  a  true  believer is to be  "equal unto the angels",   for   "neither

    can they die any more"- Luke 20v36.    God  "maketh  his  angels  spirits"(=

    immortal   spirit   beings) - Hebrews 1v7.   But  apparently  they  were  not

    always  like  this.   At  the  epoch  of  the  Fall, when  sin brought death into

    the  world,   the angels said  something  which  could  never  be affirmed of

    God  Himself- Genesis 3v22 - "Behold, the man  is  become like one of us,

    to KNOW  (be acquainted with,  as in ch.3v7;4v1) GOOD  AND  EVIL".

 

    This  was    AFTER    sin and death  had  come  into the world -   a fallen state.

    It   appears  therefore   that  the   angels  had  once   been subject   to sin and

    death,   even  as  we  are.  And that subsequently, through faithfulness, they

    had been elevated to their current blessed  state.The word "God"-Gen.1v26

    is  from  the Hebrew  'elohiym', which  is  translated  as "angels" in   Psa.8v5.

    Also  see   Acts 7v30,31-  "there  appeared..an angel of the Lord..the voice

    of  the  Lord came".  God  speaks, and  the  angelic  host performs His will.

    He is not personally revealed,cp John 1v18-"No man hath seen God at any

    time", cp Colossians 1v15 (see below); 1st Timothy 1v17;6v16.

 

    John 20v28 - "My Lord and my God"...Romans 9v5 - "Christ...who is

    over all,  God blessed for ever"...Hebrews 1v8 - "But unto the Son he

    saith, Thy throne, O God is for ever and ever".

    Isaiah 9v6 - "The mighty God, The everlasting Father".

    EXPLANATION. As we have seen in the paragraphs above, the use of the

    word 'God' does not necessarily imply that the reference is to God Himself

    i.e. the Creator, "who only hath immortality" 1st Timothy 6v16 cp ch.1v17.

    And on page 1 we have seen that Jesus Christ is termed a "man",  even in

    His present immortal state. However, as with the angels(see above)the term

    'God' may sometimes be applied to Him. How can this be?

    The answer lies in the wonderful truth of God-manifestation,which has been

    touched on above ("One in a multitude"). John Thomas has written a book

    on this sublime subject entitled 'Phanerosis',which Greek word is translated

    "manifestation" in 1st Corinthians 12v7; 2nd Corinthians 4v2.

   

    The subject involves A  DIVINE HIERARCHY.  God is above all.   In the

    Adamic creation Jesus Christ is under God(and always will be,see page 1).

    Then come the redeemed  from the Adamic race,   and they will be equal to

    the angels(Luke20v35,36).All those belonging to this Divine family(in the

    past, now, and in the future)  are  name-bearers,   i.e.   bearers of the Divine

    Name. Cp Exodus 23v20-22...the Name of God was "in" the "angel".If this

    is true, how much more is the Name of God in His Son,Who has now been

    given "all power...in heaven and in earth", and controls the angelic host?

    See Matthew 28v18; Philippians 2v5-11; Hebrews 1.

    Belief of the Gospel must be followed by baptism "in the name of  Jesus

    Christ" - Acts 2v38 cp ch. 8v12 & 10v48 - link to 'baptism'.

 

    In the above we see the quotation in Hebrews 1v8 & 9 from Psalm 45v6,7.

    Although the Son is termed "God", there is One termed   "God, thy God".

    This is the Father of all, the Creator. His Memorial Name of   'Yahweh' was

    revealed in Exodus 3v13-15...it signifies 'He Who will be' (in a multitude).

    The book 'Phanerosis' (above) fills in many of the glorious details.

 

    And so although Isaiah  prophesied  of  Jesus Christ as "The mighty God",He

    will always be subservient to the Creator of all things (see page 1).    

    Jesus testified  "for my Father is greater than I"-John 14v28cp ch.5v19;10v29.

    Jesus Christ therefore not only assumes the Divine Name relative to POWER

    ("The mighty God") but also as to FATHERHOOD("The everlasting Father").

    Isaiah 53v10 testifies "he shall see his seed",   for He,   on God's behalf,  will

    have "begotten" (RV) the redeemed "not of corruptible seed, but of incorrupt-

    ible,by the word of God,which liveth and abideth for ever"-1st Peter 1v23,3.

 

    Therefore the fatherhood of the Lord will be "everlasting",because those who

    are redeemed will live forever with their Lord in God's Kingdom and beyond.

    If the above language seems strange, consider that Paul states(1st Cor.4v15):

    ""For though ye have ten thousand instructors in Christ, yet have ye not    many

    fathers, for in Christ Jesus I have begotten you through the gospel".

 

    Acts 20v28 - "...the Holy Spirit hath made you overseers,  to feed the

    ecclesia of God, which he hath purchased by his own blood".

    EXPLANATION. The holy spirit is simply the power of God,and God acts

    through His spirit power - link to 'spirit'.

    Concerning the last part of the above quotation, the original Greek text, as

    rendered by Griesbach, should be translated , as in the Diaglott Version:

    "which he (hath purchased) by the blood of his own" (i.e. God's own Son).

 

    Similar to other inconsistencies, the translators, believing in "the trinity",

    found it convenient to not correctly translate the Greek text,    so that their

    false teaching might appear.    There is much more to say about the above,

    and the context in Acts 20, for which we do not have the time at present.

    If you would like more details, please write to us (link to 'index').

 

    John 17v5 - "And  now,  O  Father,  glorify  thou  me  with  thine  own

    self  with  the  glory  which  I  had  with   thee  before  the  world  was".

    EXPLANATION.    If   this  proves  the  personal pre-existence of Jesus, it

    must  also   prove    believers'    pre-existence…..for   the  same  language    is

    used of them!         (Jeremiah1v5;  Romans 8v28-30;  Ephesians 1v4,5,11;  2nd 

    Timothy 1v9;   Revelation 17v8).          The   principle  is   in   Romans  4v17-

    "God,  who  quickeneth  the dead, and  calleth those things which   BE     NOT

    AS  THOUGH  THEY  WERE".  Cp Isaiah  46v9,10; Rev.13v8; Heb.4v3.

 

    John 6v33,38,51 -  "For  the bread  of  God  is he which cometh down

    from  heaven..For  I  came down from heaven..I  am  the living   bread

    which came down from heaven".   EXPLANATION.    When we exam-

    ine  the  record  from   Exodus  16v11-15,       we read of the  "manna..on the

    ground..the  bread  which  the  LORD  hath  given you  to eat". The spirit

    power  of   God created  the  bread  UPON  THE  EARTH.   Similarly, the

    spirit  power  of  God  created  Jesus in a virgin  UPON THE EARTH -  cp

    Luke 1v35; Galatians 4v4.  Jesus'  words  were   THE  WORDS OF GOD

    (as with angels & prophets,  cp Acts 7v30,31; Hebrews 1v1,2).     See John

    3v34;  8v28,47; 12v49; 14v10,24.  Cp  Genesis 11v5 -   "the LORD came

    down",  Genesis  18v20,21;19v1-   "..the LORD said..I will go down  now...

    And  there came two angels". Cp Exodus 23v20-22 -     "I send an Angel..my

    name is in him..obey HIS VOICE..do all that I SPEAK"-

                                                                           cp Matthew 1v23; Luke 1v68.

   God has visited, & spoken by His spirit in His angels, prophets & Son.  

 

   Colossians 1v15-20 - "the image of the invisible God".  

     EXPLANATION - link to Colossians 1 (next page) below.

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