to chapter 2
The Bible teaches us that there is only one True
God from eternity past who is a Trinity of three individual Persons
with independent intellect, emotions and will: the Father & the Son
& the Holy Spirit. We do not mean that there are three individual
god's who make up one Godhead as is taught in some religions. There
is only one God, meaning of one essence, who is a Trinity of three
persons. Take any one of these persons away and you no longer have
the one and only True God who created the universe and man.
Moses wrote in Genesis 1:1 "In-the-beginning Elohim74
created the heavens and the earth." The Term Elohim is the general
term for "God" in Hebrew. Elohim was also the universal term
used for "God" in many of the surrounding cultures of Moses’ time. Elohim,
(Hebrew is read from right to left), is a singular plural noun broken down into
means God and
means these. Together they mean These-are-God," thus
indicating the Triune nature of God. This is why when God created man
that God says in
"Let Us make man in Our-image,
according to Our-likeness." Man Himself is a trinity of spirit, soul and
body but of one essence, one human being. Paul wrote in
"Now may the God of peace Himself sanctify you entirely; and may your
and soul (yuchv)
and body (sw'ma)
be preserved complete, without blame at the coming of our Lord Jesus
Christ." (1 Thess 5:23)48, 49, 51
Elohim in Genesis 1:1 is treated as a singular noun and is therefore
followed by a singular verb
ar;B; barah meaning He-Created,
thus indicating in the first verse of the Bible the Triune nature of the ONE
God: Three-in-One. God is made up of one essence, thus one, but composed of
three individual conscious self-willed individuals: the Father and the Son and
the Holy Spirit. For this reason Moses wrote in
Israel! Yehovah our-Elohim, Yehovah is One!" Jesus Christ stating the
foremost commandment and quoting
Deuteronomy 6:4 & 6 from the Greek
12:29-30 Jesus answered, "The foremost
is, ‘Hear, O Israel! Adonai-our-God is one Adonai; and you shall
love Adonai-your-God with all your heart, and with all your soul,
and with all your mind, and with all Your strength.’"
When God told Moses on Mount Sinai that he was called by Him
to deliver the Israelites out of bondage to Egypt, Moses asked God what name he
was to give to the Israelites when they were to ask him what God had sent him to
them? Moses recorded God’s Answer in
"And Elohim said to Moses, ‘I AM WHO I AM;’
and He said, ‘Thus you shall say to the sons of Israel, "Yehovah.73
. . has sent me to you."’ This is My name
forever, and this is My memorial-name to all generations.’"
In response to Moses question God told Moses to tell them that Yehovah
sent him to them. Yehovah, which some translate Jehovah or Yahweh,
is a form of the Hebrew verb to be and is repeated twice meaning "I AM
WHO I AM". God tells us that His name is "I Am who I Am" and that this will be
His name forever. God speaking through Isaiah the prophet tells us about Himself
in Isaiah 43:10-11,
"‘You are My witnesses,’ declares Yehovah, ‘And My servant whom I
have chosen, in order that you may know and believe Me, and understand that I am
He. Before Me there was no El formed, and there will be none after Me. I, even
I, am Yehovah; and there is no Savior besides Me. It is I who have declared and
saved and proclaimed, and there was no strange els [gods] among you; So you are My
witnesses,’ declares Yehovah, ‘and I am El. Even from eternity I am He; And
there is none who can deliver out of My hand; I act and who can reverse it?’"
In this passage God tells us many things about Himself:
First, that Before Him
there was no God formed.
Second, that there will be no God formed
Third, that there is no Savior besides
Fourth, that He had no beginning, that His existence is from eternity past.
This passage forever dispels
the myth that a created man can become God as is taught by some
religions. Yehovah God tells us through Isaiah that He is the Only
God, that there was no God formed before Him and that there will be
no God formed after Him. Yehovah God tells us that He
is the only God that exists, that He is the only God who has ever
existed and that He is the only God who will ever exist. This God,
Moses tells us in Genesis Chapter 1,created the earth, the heavens
Jesus Christ of Nazareth
claimed to be Yehovah God, our Creator and Savior. As Jesus was
entering Jerusalem on a donkey, the children began to praise and
worship Jesus. The Greek states that as a result of this that the
religious leaders became indignant.169
"But when the chief priests and the scribes saw. . . the children
saying, ‘Hosanna to the Son of David,’ they became indignant, and
said to Him, ‘Do You hear what these are saying?’ And Jesus said to
them, ‘Yes; have you
never read, "Out of the mouth
of infants and nursing babes You
have prepared praise for Yourself"?’"
When Jesus said "Out of the
mouth of infants and nursing babes You have prepared praise
for Yourself" He was quoting from
and was claiming that this referred to Him.
states "Yehovah, our-Adonai [our-Lord],
how majestic is Your name in all the earth, who have displayed Your
splendor above the heavens!" Then the Psalmist talking further about
Yehovah states "Out of the mouth of infants and nursing babes
You have prepared praise for Yourself"?’" (The Gospel writer
quotes from the Greek Septuagint6). The Psalmist
tells us that this referred to Yehovah. Jesus by claiming this for
Himself claimed to be the one and only true God Yehovah in human
God the Father Himself called
Jesus Elohim. In
Hebrews 1:8 the writer of Hebrews
tells us "But of the Son He says, ‘Your throne, Elohim, is
forever and ever, and the righteous scepter is the scepter of Your
kingdom.’" This is a direct quote from
The word Elohim here is the Hebrew word for God. God
the Father calls Jesus Elohim, the God of
who created the earth, heavens and man. Paul tells us in
"The church of God which He purchased with His own blood."
Paul tells us that God
purchased His church with His own blood. Jesus is the one who shed
His blood and died on the cross to save us from our sins. Paul and
John wrote about Jesus Christ:
Ephesians 1:7 "In
Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of our
trespasses, according to the riches of His grace."
1 John 1:7 "The
blood of Jesus His Son cleanses us from all sin."
Revelation 1:5 "To
Him who loves us, and released us from our sins by His blood."
God prophesied through Isaiah
and Micah about the the Messiah Jesus Christ that He would be God in
"Therefore Yehovah Himself will give you a sign: Behold, a virgin167
will be with child and bear a son, and she will call His name
Isaiah 9:6 "For a
child will be born to us, a son will be given to us; and the
government will rest on His shoulders; and His name will be called
Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty-El116, Father-of-Eternity152,
Micah 5:2 "But as
for you, Bethlehem Ephrathah, too little to be among
the clans of Judah, from you One will go forth for Me to be
ruler in Israel. His goings forth are from long ago, from
the days of eternity."
In these prophecies about
Jesus we are told that Jesus will be God in the flesh, that He is
from all eternity and that he is the Father of eternity. These are
all the things God attributes to Himself alone in
quoted earlier. Jesus is Yehovah God in the flesh.
Jesus claimed to be our
Creator. The Apostles wrote:
"In the beginning was the Word, and
the Word was with God and the Word was God. This One was in the
beginning with God. All things came into being by Him, and
apart from Him nothing came into being that has come into being."
"For by Him all things were created, both in the heavens and on
earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers
or authorities— all things have been created by Him
and for Him. And He is before all things, and in Him all things hold
Hebrews 1:2 God "In
these last days has spoken to us in His Son, whom He appointed heir
of all things, through whom also He made the ages."
The writers of the New
Testament tell us that Jesus is our Creator. Some religions try to
say Jesus was not God but a being created by Him that He created the
heavens and the earth through. However Yehovah states the following
about His creating the earth, the heavens and man:
Isaiah 44:24 "I,
Yehovah, am the maker of all things, Stretching out the heavens
by Myself, and spreading out the earth all alone."
Yehovah God tells us plainly
that He created the earth, the heavens, and man without help from
any created being. Thus for Jesus to claim to be our Creator is for
Jesus to claim to be Yehovah God.
Jesus claimed to be our
Savior. Jesus stated the following about Himself in the Gospels:
John 3:17 "For God
did not send the Son into the world to judge the world, but that the
world should be saved through Him."
Luke 9:56 "For the
Son of Man did not come to destroy men’s lives, but to save them."
of Jesus' Nature
When Mary became pregnant with a child an angel of the Lord told Joseph not
to be afraid to take her as His wife because she was with child by the Holy
Spirit, not as the result of having had sexual intercourse with a man. The angel
then told Joseph,
1:21-23 "‘And she will bear a Son; and
you shall call His name Jesus, for it is He who
will save His people from their sins.’ Now all this took
place that prophet might be fulfilled, saying, "Behold, the virgin
shall be with child, and shall bear a son, and they shall call his
name Immanuel," which translated means, "God with us."’"
The angel tells us that Mary’s firstborn is to be called Jesus
because He will save His people from their sins. The name Jesus160
in Hebrew is Yeshua
is a compound word meaning Yehovah-is-Savior. Yehovah tells us in
that He and he alone is Savior, yet the angel tells us that the baby is
to be named Jesus because He the baby will save us from our sins. Thus the angel
claimed that Jesus is Yehovah God in the flesh and that for this reason that men
will call Jesus Immanuel159 (lae
WnM;[i) which means "God-with-us". Nowhere in
the New Testament do you find Jesus called Immanuel. This is because the term Immanuel
is not a title or name given to Jesus, but a term describing who Jesus is: God
with us. Jesus will be called God with us.
of the Holy Spirit
The Holy Spirit is God. The word in Hebrew for Spirit is
Isaiah in Isaiah 61:1 called the Holy Spirit Lord-Yehovah:
yn:doa} j'Wr] is
upon me, because Yehovah has anointed me To bring good news to the afflicted; He
has sent me to bind up the broken hearted, To proclaim liberty to captives, and
freedom to prisoners."
is the word for "Lord" in Hebrew, especially when referring to Yehovah
God. There is no article here (h,
a or the) in the Hebrew to render it "The Spirit of
Yehovah," so it is "Spirit Lord Yehovah" referring back to Spirit,
telling us who the Spirit is: Lord-Yehovah.
Paul tells us about the Holy spirit in
2 Corinthians 3:17
"Now the Lord is the Spirit; and
where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty." Paul tells us
that the Holy Spirit is the Lord—Adonai.
The Holy Spirit is called Elohim in
"And the earth was desolate and empty, and darkness was upon the face of
the deep; and Ruach-Elohim172 [!yhila>
was-hovering-vibrating over the face of the waters."
Again the article is missing thus telling us who the Holy Spirit is: Elohim,
The Holy Spirit is called Yehovah73 and
God, Isaiah 40:13
"Who has directed Ruach-Yehovah [hw:hy]
j'Wr, again no article],
Or as His counselor has informed Him?. . . . To whom then will you liken El? Or
what likeness will you compare with Him?"
Chronicles 18:23 called the Holy Spirit Yehovah: "How did
no article] pass from me to speak to you?"
calls the Holy Spirit the Spirit of God and the Spirit of Jesus:
"However, you are not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if indeed the
Spirit-of-God dwells in you. But if anyone does not have the
Spirit-of-Christ, he does not belong to Him." Paul tells us
here very plainly that Jesus Christ is Yehovah God in the flesh and
that the Holy Spirit is His Spirit, God’s Spirit.
One religion tries to
say that the Holy Spirit is only an active force which issues out
from God, not God Himself. Note however Peter’s comments about the
Holy Spirit in
"But Peter said, ‘Ananias, why
has Satan filled your heart to lie to the Holy Spirit,
and to keep back some of the price of the land? While it remained
unsold, did it not remain your own? And after it was sold, was it
not under your control? Why is it that you have conceived this deed
in your heart? You have not lied to men,
but to God.’"
An active force, cannot be
lied to, only a person can be lied to. Peter tells Ananias that when
he lied to the Holy Spirit he was lying to God, thus declaring the
Holy Spirit God.
The Holy Spirit spoke to men.
The writer of Hebrews tells us about the Holy Spirit,
"Therefore, just as the Holy Spirit says, ‘Today if you hear His
voice, do not harden your hearts as when they provoked Me, as in the
day of trial in the wilderness.’"
An active force does
not speak, only an intelligent being with a mind can speak. The Holy
Spirit is a person, the third Person of the ONE Triune-God of
The Holy Spirit can
be grieved. Paul wrote in
An active force cannot be
grieved or anything else, it is a non-conscious power. The Holy
Spirit like a person can be grieved because He is a Person.
The Holy Spirit pulls aside
and sends men into ministry. Luke wrote in
"And while they were ministering to Adonai and fasting, the Holy
Spirit said, ‘Set apart for Me Barnabas and Saul for the work to
which I have called them.’"
Who is doing the calling? The
Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit has independent intellect and will,
attributes of a person.
The Holy Spirit is a Person,
the Third Person of the ONE Triune-God, Yehovah-God, who
carries out the wishes of the Father and the Son. Jesus said of the
Holy Spirit in
"But when He, the
Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all the truth;
for He will not speak on His own initiative, but whatever He
hears, He will speak; and He will disclose to you what is to come.
He shall glorify Me; for He shall take of Mine, and shall
disclose it to you. All things that the Father has are Mine;
therefore I said, that He takes of Mine, and will disclose it to
Finally, God is a Trinity of three Persons: The
Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. Jesus revealed this to us at
His water baptism in,
"And after being baptized, Jesus went up immediately from the water;
and behold, the heavens were opened, and He saw the Spirit-of-God
descending as a dove, and coming upon Him, and behold, a voice out
of the heavens, saying, ‘This is My-beloved-Son, in whom I am
God is not 1 + 1 + 1 = 3, but 1 x 1 x 1 = 1. This
is because God is of one essence manifested in three separate
persons: The Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. The writer of
Hebrews talking about Jesus said,
"And He is the reflected-brightness of His glory and the
exact-image of His essence,149 and upholds all
things by the word of His power. When He had made purification of
sins, He sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high."
Jesus is of the same essence as the
Father. This is why Jesus is called the ONLY Son of God
in John 3:16
because only He is of the essence of God, God Himself. When a person
receives Jesus as Savior and Lord, the Apostles John and Paul tell
us that God adopts that person as His son or daughter and thus we
are called sons of God.
"But as many as received Him, to them He gave the
authority to become children of God, to those who believe in His
"He ordained-beforehand to adopt us as sons through
Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the kind intention of His
"For you have not received a spirit of slavery leading to fear
again, but you have received a Spirit of adoption as
sons by which we cry out, ‘Abba! Father!’ the Spirit Himself bears
witness with our spirit that we are children of God."
But unlike Jesus, we are not
of the essence of God, we do not become God. We become Jesus’
brothers and sisters through adoption only, but we remain men,
creatures created by God. That is why Jesus is the only true
Son-of-God because He is of the essence of God, God Himself, an
eternally existing uncreated being.
God is Elohim which means
These-are-God. This God of one essence is composed of three
persons: the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit in eternal
relations who created the earth, the heavens and man. This God’s
name is Yehovah who is also Jesus Christ in the flesh. Paul
wrote about Jesus in
"For in Him all the fullness of Deity dwells in bodily form." Note
Paul does not say that Jesus was a man in whom God dwelt like demon
possession, but that Jesus is God in His entirety in bodily form.
This is the God of the Bible who created the earth, the heavens and
man. This is why Jesus in the Bible tells us that He is the only way
to God. Jesus said:
way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father, but
"Truly, truly, I say to you, he who does not enter by the door into
the fold of the sheep, but climbs up some other way, he is a thief
and a robber.... Truly, truly, I say to you, I am the door of
the sheep.... If anyone enters through Me, he shall be saved
and shall go in and out, and find pasture."
The Apostle Paul wrote in
1 Timothy 2:5
"For there is one God, and one mediator also between God and men,
the man Christ Jesus." Why is Jesus the only way to God? Because He
is the one and ONLY true God in the flesh. The Apostle
John wrote in the
Gospel of John,
John 1:1 "In the
beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God and
the Word was God."
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John 1:14 "And the Word
became flesh, and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory,
glory as of the only begotten from the Father, full of grace
There have been many
religious men of the past and present who have claimed to be God’s
messengers with a way to God, but what is the Bible’s test of a true
prophet of God? Whether or not they confess that Jesus Christ is God
who became flesh, man, and the only way to God. The
Apostle John wrote
John 4:1-3 "Beloved, do not
believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are
from God; because many false prophets have gone out into the world.
By this you know the Spirit of God: every spirit that confesses that
Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is from God; and every spirit
that does not confess Jesus is not from God; and this is the spirit
of the antichrist, of which you have heard that it is coming, and
now it is already in the world."
Paul talked about the fact that there are other
Jesuses who will be taught that are not the Jesus taught in the
Corinthians 11:3-15 "But I am
afraid, lest as the serpent deceived Eve by his craftiness, your
minds should be led astray from the simplicity and purity of
devotion to Christ. For if one comes and preaches another
Jesus whom we have not preached, or you receive a
different spirit which you have not received, or a
different gospel which you have not accepted, you bear this
beautifully. . . . For such men are false apostles, deceitful
workers, transforming themselves as apostles of Christ. And no
wonder for Satan transforms himself into an angel of light.
It is not a great thing then if his ministers transform themselves
as ministers of righteousness; whose end will be according to their
Jesus is not an
angel, He was not a man who became God; Jesus is the ONLY true
God who ever was and will ever be from eternity past who in time
became man so that now Jesus is fully God and fully man and will
remain so forever!
There is only One God
and he communicates with and relates to man ONLY through the
God-Man Jesus Christ. The writer of Hebrews tells us,
"God, after He spoke long ago to the fathers in the prophets in many
portions and in many ways, in these last days has spoken to us in
His Son, whom He appointed heir of all things, through whom also He
made the ages."
tells us why:
"And He is the
reflected-brightness of His glory and the exact-image of His
essence,149 and upholds all things by the word of
His power. When He had made purification of sins, He sat down at the
right hand of the Majesty on high."
Because Jesus is God in all
His essence and power in human form.
"For in Him all the fullness of Deity dwells in bodily form."
The Book of
tells us any messenger of God, if truly of God, will testify about
who Jesus is and that He is the only way to God, God Himself in the
flesh: "For the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy." The
Bible teaches us that any spirit which tells you anything else about
Jesus or moves you away from the Jesus of the Bible is not from God
and is to be rejected and shunned. If you want to get to know the
God of the Bible, there is only one way: by coming to Him through
Jesus Christ of Nazareth. As Jesus said,
"I-AM the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the
Father, but through Me."
There is no other way to
God but through:
How do we know this is true? This
is the subject of Section 7 Chapter 8
titled How We Know Who Is the Only True
God and that the Bible Only Is His Word. In the next
Chapter of this Section we go into further extensive evidence in the
Bible of Jesus being the only true God in the flesh.
On to chapter 4
Bibliography & Notes
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