|1 John 5:7 |
7 For there are three that bear record in heaven: the Father, the Word [Jesus], and the Holy Spirit; and the three are in agreement.2 [The words in italics are not found in earlier manuscripts. See the below footnote for a detailed explanation of the true relationship of Jesus to the Father.]
2 For there are three that bear record in heaven: the Father, the Word [Jesus], and the Holy Spirit; and the three are in agreement. In this verse all the words, "in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Spirit; and the three are in agreement." — did not appear in any of the many manuscripts before 1400; click and read the Net Bible Footnote 2 for details. This means the words were inserted by a Roman sect scribe, (whose name is even known), to support their invention of the so-called trinity, of which there is not single mention in all scripture. There are only two Spirits: the Spirit of God, and the spirit of Satan. Jesus, the Father, and the Holy Spirit are spirit beings, and they are all one Spirit. They are three different manifestations of the same Spirit of God, just like red light, blue light, and yellow light are three manifestations of white light, as seen by passing light through a prism. There are not three individual persons, which leads one to think of Jesus and the Father being persons like you and me, when Jesus and the Father fill the entire universe. Only the King James versions include this verse's wording. There are many scriptures that defy the concept of Jesus being God, including these below:
But I would have you know, that the head of every man is Christ; and the head of the woman is the man; and the head of Christ is God. 1 Cor 11:3
(God is the head of Jesus.)
The below scriptures state that the God of Jesus is the Father — Jesus has a God too!
- So that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give to you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him. Eph 1:17
- The God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who is blessed forevermore, knows that I do not lie. 2 Cor 11:31
- Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to his abundant mercy will produce again for us to live through the raising up of Jesus Christ from the spiritually dead, 1 Pet 1:3
- Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.. Eph 1:3
- Jesus then said to her, "Do not cling to me, for I have not yet ascended to my Father. But go to my brothers and say to them, 'I ascend to my Father and your Father, and to my God and your God.'" John 20:17
(Since the above scriptures prove that the god of Jesus is the Father, that places the Father as superior to Jesus; and they are definitely not the same. They are one Spirit, but two different manifestations of that same Spirit.)
the Son himself also be subject to Him [God].. 1 Cor 15:38
We give thanks to God the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. Col 1:3 (God is the Father of Jesus)
For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, Christ Jesus, himself having been human. 1 Tim 2:5
(If Jesus were God, there would be no mediator needed between himself and men; but Jesus is the one mediator between men and God, the Father.)
Then comes the end, when he [Christ] delivers the kingdom to God, the Father; when he has put down all rule and all authority and power.
For he must reign, until he has put all enemies under his feet.
The last enemy that will be destroyed is death.
For he has put all things under his feet. But when he said all things are put under him, it is evident that this does not include the one [God the Father], who put all things under him [Christ, the Son].
And when all things are subdued to him, then will the Son himself also be subject to him [God] who put all things under him, that God [the Father] may be all in all. 1 Cor 15:24-28
(If Jesus were God, then there would be no need for Jesus to subject himself to the Father, making all things subject to God, the Father.)
You have heard how I said to you, 'I am going away, and will come again to you.' If you loved me, you would rejoice, because I said, 'I am going to the Father,' because my Father is greater than I. John 14:28
(Jesus did not claim equality with the Father, the one God.)
Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, "All power is given to me in heaven and in earth. Mat 28:18
(Did Jesus give all power in heaven and earth to himself? No, the Father gave it to Jesus.)
And now, O Father, glorify me with your own self with the glory that I had with you before the world began. John 17:5
(If Jesus were God, he would just glorify himself to any degree he wished; but because Jesus is not God, Jesus asked the Father to glorify him as he was before the world even began.)
Jesus never claimed to be God; he claimed to be the Son of God, and he said he was less than the Father. When he told Phillip, "anyone who has seen me, has seen the Father;" in the next two verses John 14:10-11, Jesus explained:
"Do you not believe that I am in the Father, and the Father in me? The words that I speak to you are not spoken from myself; but from the Father living in me, who does the miracles.
Believe me that I am in the Father, and the Father is in me, or else believe me because of the miracles themselves." John 14:10-11
Further, Jesus is the only visible representation of the Father to be seen, "who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature." Col 1:15.
When Jesus said, "I and my Father are one," John 10:30, Jesus was not saying that He is the Father; Jesus was saying that the Father was in Him and that He was in the Father, which is like crucified believers that can be in union with and one with Christ and the Father too, as John 17:20-23 below describes:
"Neither do I pray for these alone, but also for those also who will believe in me through their word [teachings]; that they all may be one; as you, Father, are in me, and I in you, that they also may be one in us so that the world may believe that you have sent me. John 17:20-21.
And the glory which you gave me I have given them; so that they may be one, just as we are one. John 17:22.
I in them, and you in me, that they may be made perfect in one; and that the world may know that you have sent me, and have loved them, as you have loved me." John 17:23
(and John 14:20 confirms: "In that day you will know that I am in my Father, and you are in me, and I am in you.")
A crucified believer in union is one with Jesus and one with the Father, but that does not make such believers Jesus or the Father; they are one in Spirit, but the believers are not, (nor can they ever be), Jesus or God. The same is true with Jesus; he is one with the Father, he possesses all the fullness of the Father, he is the only visible representation of the Father, but he is not the Father; they are one in Spirit, but Jesus is not God. Scripture tells us there is only one God, and He is the God of Jesus.
Yet, Jesus is the express image of his [God's] person; and Jesus exists in the form of God; Phil 2:6; and he is the only begotten Son, (all other sons of God are adopted), and all things in heaven and earth were created by him; and Jesus and the Father are one spirit, and no one comes to the Father except through Jesus, and Jesus came out from the Father, and he [the word] was with God, and he [the word] was god. We strive to make Jesus our Lord and King forever. In no way do I diminish Him by limiting him to Lord and the image of the invisible of God, who is a god too, but who is not God, even though when you see Jesus, you have seen the visible representation and glory of God. God is light. God is a consuming fire. God is a spirit. In the beginning, Jesus stepped out of the light, fire, and spirit called God, to become the only visible representation of God as the first-born (Jesus) of all the new creation, so that all God's fullness could dwell in him, (Jesus) and then by him (Jesus) were all things created, that are in heaven and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things were created by him and for him. He is before all things, and in him all things hold together — so that in everything he might have the supremacy.
He is one with God and in the form of God, Phil 2:6-8, so that all men should honor the Son, even as they honor the Father, John 5:21-23; if we are to honor the Son, even as we honor the Father, then to us the Son is equal to God.
God commanded the angels to worship the Son, Heb 1:6; and so we, being far less than angels, should also worship the Son, our one Lord, (when able to worship properly).
From the Word of the Lord within: "When you honor the Son, you honor me."
All things were created from the Father and for whom we exist; all things were created by Jesus, for the pleasure of Jesus, through whom we exist. Therefore Jesus is the creator of the heavens and the worlds.
From the Word of the Lord within: "One God, one Spirit."
The following scriptures sum it all up:
One Lord, one faith, one baptism,
One God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all. Eph 4:5-6.
Yet for us there is one God, the Father, from whom all things exist, and for whom we exist; and one Lord Jesus Christ, by whom are all things are made, and through whom we exist. 1 Cor 8:6
Jesus is the one Lord. The Father is the one God.
When Jesus is in control of our thoughts, words, and deeds, then Jesus is our Lord and King; then, and only then, we belong to Jesus.
Until then, we are a slave to sin and our master is sin, serving Satan. Jesus said himself, you cannot serve two masters! Luke 16:13.
From the Word of the Lord within: "If you are still sinning, you belong to sin and not to Me."
Years ago, the Word of the Lord within told us: "You can reach salvation by focusing on Jesus alone; you can reach salvation by focusing on the Father and Jesus; but you cannot reach salvation by focusing on the Father alone." So, the importance of understanding that there is no triune God is to see the evidence of Babylon's [the false churches] inventions, and see how the lie has almost totally captivated Christendom. The trinity, infant baptism, confirmation, and communion are the some of the many inventions of the Roman sect that have been retained and embraced by almost all of Protestantism. Of course, the worst invention of the Roman sect, which was adopted by most of the early Protestants, was torturing and killing anyone with a different religious opinion; both the Roman Catholics and the early Protestants burned people at the stake for denying the carnal mind's invented trinity, which word appears nowhere in scripture. The trinity, a rather trivial invention, was invented in an attempt to explain the unfathomable, just as that which is without beginning or end is unfathomable to our human minds.
Think of natural light: when you pass the white light through a glass prism, it exits as a rainbow of seven different colors: infrared, red, orange, green, blue, violet, ultraviolet; but they are all part of the same light. Jesus the Holy Spirit, and the Father are manifestations of the same one Spirit; not the three persons of the trinity. The seven spirits of God are manifestations of the one spirit too, but they are not a seven-headed god.
Next, consider this: when we attain union with Christ, we attain union with the Father, and we attain union with all the saints of the past and present. From the Word of the Lord within: "We come up to God, but we are junior to God." Does that make those in union with Christ and the Father gods too? Yes, "You are gods; and all of you are children of the most High." Psa 82:6.
Now if that frightens you to consider, then realize Jesus quoted that exact same scripture to defend himself: Then Jesus answered them, is it not written in your law, 'I have said, You are gods'? So he called them gods, men to whom the word of God came, and the scripture cannot be broken. John 10:34-35.
(Beware of thinking your hearing the word within a few times is to have experienced "the word of God came" as it did to Moses, Abraham, Ezekiel, Jeremiah, John the Baptist, Samuel, Elijah, Haggai, Zechariah, Jonah, etc.; all of whom demonstrate that came in this context means the Spirit was received in sufficient measure to direct their works and supply their words to be spoken.)
Now if men to whom the Word of God came are gods, then clearly Jesus, who is the Word of God and who created the heavens, the worlds, and all that is in them, [Jesus] is also a god, (and the only begotten Son of God is a god much greater than any man who became or becomes a god; Jesus is, and will continue to be, their Lord and King, the KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS). Jesus never said he was a god and only claimed to be the Son of God; however, because Jesus "is before all things, and by him all things consist," Col 1:17, Jesus is a god much greater than the men who became gods, (but still not the God of Jesus, the Father, the one God).
Further to that point, Jesus is going to require all the false Christians from the Synagogues of Satan, those who say they are Jews (hearts circumcised) but are not, to come and bow down before the feet of the overcomers and know that Jesus has loved those who overcame, Rev 3:9; overcomers being those who have overcome the wicked one [Satan within themselves] and who have overcome the world [with its lusts], which means they have been purged of sin, purified, and made holy while on the earth. Are the false christians going to be worshipping the overcomer? No! They are going to be bowing before Christ at the feet of the overcomer because the overcomer becomes a part of Christ, a part of his body, one with his Spirit — and so they will be worshipping God and Christ, embodied in the overcomer.
It is also stated that the purpose of life is to create the body of Christ, so that through the church the complicated, many-sided wisdom of God in all its infinite variety and innumerable aspects might now be made known to the angelic rulers and authorities (principalities and powers) in the heavenly sphere. Eph 3:10. So God is grafting his overcomers into Jesus with their different experiences retained in their soul, in order to reflect a different facet of the personality of God, to reflect a different facet of the wisdom of God, to His glory and to the overcomers' joy. (However great or small our different facet of the personality of God might become, I was told by the Word of the Lord within, "Jesus will be your king forever," which is a great comfort to me).
There is another very important point to consider: as Jesus stated below, Jesus came to the earth as a servant to the Father, speaking, judging, and doing only as the Father ordered Jesus.
For I do not speak of myself, but the Father, who sent me, himself commands me what I should say and what I should speak.
And I know that [to obey] his command is life everlasting. Therefore, whatever I speak is just as the Father tells me to speak. John 12:49-50
Then Jesus answered them and said, "Truly, truly, I say to you; the Son can do nothing of himself [by his own will], but only does what he sees the Father do. For whatever things he [the Father] does, these are also likewise done by the Son. John 5:19
Of my own self, I can do nothing. I judge only as I hear, [the Father's words of judgment]; and my judgment is just, because I do not seek my own will, but the will of the Father who has sent me. John 5:30
Before he came to the earth, Jesus was a servant to God in heaven; and on the earth Jesus was a servant to God; and Jesus is still a servant to God. Why is that important?—because he came to the earth as the example to us, for what we should become — servants. He died a horrible death on the cross in obedience to God, why?—to show the extent of obedience that we must have in order to attain salvation.
Jesus, the (greatest) servant of God, came to the earth to create more trustworthy servants. From the Word of the Lord within:
Think about it. How could anything but a humble servant, (Jesus, the greatest servant to have ever lived), be our example and pattern to follow? If the Father himself had come to the earth, in whatever form he chose, He could have issued many commands, given us incredible direction, and of course demonstrated miracles without limit; but how could the Father show us how to be a servant, other than commanding us to be servants? Love shows us how to act by example; love does not insist on its own way; and love came to the earth with total obedience to show us the obedient way of the cross, the only way to make peace with God during our life on the earth.
From the Word of the Lord within: "Those who continue to believe that Jesus is God, may do so until He makes it clear to them."