The New Testament is now being read and taught as an abstract document which saves no one and condemns man to a life of serving Judaism and the lusts of his own flesh. You cannot believe what you refused to take literally or to understand. You condemn yourself to eternal damnation if you do not believe the gospel of Jesus Christ. You cannot believe what you either refuse to read or relegate that which you read in the same place in your mind as one of Picasso’s junk works of art.
Rom 16:17 Now I beseech you, brethren, mark them which cause divisions and offences contrary to the doctrine which ye have learned; and avoid them.
Rom 16:18 For they that are such serve not our Lord Jesus Christ, but their own belly; and by good words and fair speeches deceive the hearts of the simple.
If you notice here, Paul did not say to mark them which cause divisions and offenses contrary to whatever church you were attending, but divisions and offenses contrary to the doctrine that ye have learned which was supposed to have been, and is written in plain speech, in the Authorized King James Bible. It is obvious that we are at war and the spiritual war is bleeding over into this world and will once again come to blood.
I was taught that the Bible was the highest authority on the earth and yet I see it’s truths rejected every single day by men who I had once called “brother”. So let’s get to the crux of the matter:
WHO IS GOD?
This one question is the one most pitifully answered over the past 2000+ years. I have never heard the true answer except out of the mouth of the Lord and his apostles, and occasionally an actual brother. The answer to this question means the difference between your salvation and your condemnation.
2Th 1:7 And to you who are troubled rest with us, when the Lord Jesus shall be revealed from heaven with his mighty angels,
2Th 1:8 In flaming fire taking vengeance on them that KNOW NOT GOD, and that obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ:(caps mine)
The jews knew that Jesus, saying he was the son of God, made himself equal with God. (John 5:18) So we find here that Jesus is equal to the holy spirit which is his father. (Mat 1:18) By his own command, God cannot be three people. It is against the law of God for God to be three people. Much less against the law of nature, Jesus proved this by his casting devils out of men.
Mar 12:29 And Jesus answered him, The first of all the commandments is, Hear, O Israel; The Lord our God is one Lord:
Since this is a commandment, any doctrine concerning the personage of God must fall under this command. The above command is not a suggestion, nor is it an implication. It is what it says it is: a command. Any doctrine that disagrees with this command is a lie from hell. It is simple to ascertain from this one sentence command that the Lord is God and he is one. If you can manage to get three gods that are different people out of this saying then you are a child of Satan himself and should be treated as such. Furthermore, the apostle John, very much so, proved through the holy spirit, who the father of Jesus Christ really is:
Joh 1:1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
John in this statement says that in the beginning the Word was God. If the Word was God in the beginning then who is God now?
Even the apostle Paul realized by the holy spirit that the creator of all things is the word of God:
Heb 11:3 Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear.
Jesus said truly that God is a spirit. It should be obvious by now that God is the spirit of the word. (John 4:24)
1Jn 5:7 For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one.
What John is telling you here is one of the most profound sayings in the gospel. That the word himself is actually the Spirit. Jesus himself bore this out when he said, “my words are spirit and they are life.” (John 6:63)
So let’s quickly see what the apostles had to say about our high priest and author and finisher of our faith.
Heb 1:1 God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets,
Heb 1:2 Hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds;
Heb 1:3 Who being the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person, and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he had by himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high;
Heb 1:4 Being made so much better than the angels, as he hath by inheritance obtained a more excellent name than they.
Heb 1:5 For unto which of the angels said he at any time, Thou art my Son, this day have I begotten thee? And again, I will be to him a Father, and he shall be to me a Son?
Heb 1:6 And again, when he bringeth in the firstbegotten into the world, he saith, And let all the angels of God worship him.
Heb 1:7 And of the angels he saith, Who maketh his angels spirits, and his ministers a flame of fire.
Heb 1:8 But unto the Son he saith, Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever: a sceptre of righteousness is the sceptre of thy kingdom.
Heb 1:9 Thou hast loved righteousness, and hated iniquity; therefore God, even thy God, hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness above thy fellows.
Heb 1:10 And, Thou, Lord, in the beginning hast laid the foundation of the earth; and the heavens are the works of thine hands:
Heb 1:11 They shall perish; but thou remainest; and they all shall wax old as doth a garment;
Heb 1:12 And as a vesture shalt thou fold them up, and they shall be changed: but thou art the same, and thy years shall not fail.
Heb 1:13 But to which of the angels said he at any time, Sit on my right hand, until I make thine enemies thy footstool?
Heb 1:14 Are they not all ministering spirits, sent forth to minister for them who shall be heirs of salvation?
And also, do you remember a few paragraphs back, the first commandment of God? That the Lord is God and he is one?
1Co 12:3 Wherefore I give you to understand, that no man speaking by the Spirit of God calleth Jesus accursed: and that no man can say that Jesus is the Lord, but by the Holy Ghost.
If then, according to the first commandment, the Lord is God and Jesus is the Lord, then who is God? In fact who are these other gods, that the catholic church, the jews, the mormons, and the methodists, among others speak of in their blasphemous doctrine of the trinity? Do you realize that if God is three people or persons, and he sent his son into the world to die on the cross, then God is responsible for the death of an innocent man that had no sin? Is Jesus not called the word of God? (Rev 19:13) Did he not say that “I and my father are one?” (John 10:30) Was the Lord just speaking to hear his own head roar? Or is man so far gone with wicked black hearts, that he cares not for the simplicity that is the word of God?
WHAT ABOUT JEHOVAH?
According to the Encyclopedia Britannica, 1991 under the heading “Yahweh”, here is how this name came into being:
“The Masoretes, who from about the 6th to the 10th century worked to reproduce the original text of the Hebrew Bible, replaced the vowels of the name YHWH with the vowel signs of the Hebrew word Adonai or Elohim. Thus the artificial name Jehovah (YeHoWaH) came into being.”
So we see here one of many confirmations that the name Jehovah is not really His name at all. But it is an artificial name that was invented by the jews. Does man have the right to change the name of the one who created him? That is exactly what has happened here. Do you realize, that the name of God was not renealed until the advent of jesus? God proclaimed his name a SECRET in the old testament……… Jdg 13:16 And the angel of the LORD said unto Manoah, Though thou detain me, I will not eat of thy bread: and if thou wilt offer a burnt offering, thou must offer it unto the LORD. For Manoah knew not that he was an angel of the LORD.
Jdg 13:17 And Manoah said unto the angel of the LORD, What is thy name, that when thy sayings come to pass we may do thee honour?
Jdg 13:18 And the angel of the LORD said unto him, Why askest thou thus after my name, seeing it is secret?
THE NEW TESTAMENT BEARS THIS OUT….
Heb 8:7 For if that first covenant had been faultless, then should no place have been sought for the second.
Heb 8:8 For finding fault with them, he saith, Behold, the days come, saith the Lord, when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah:
THEN WHAT IS GODS NAME?
Heb 1:4 Being made so much better than the angels, as he (JESUS) hath by inheritance obtained a more excellent name than they.
Since Jesus is an inherited name, then it was the name of God from the beginning.1Ti 3:16 And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory.
Mark & Jill