LET US MAKE MAN IN OUR IMAGE
The bible's teaching is not that Jehovah and Jesus is the Same person, but that the two is of the same ESSENCE.
ESSENCE: The basic trait or set of traits that defined and establish the character of something:
being, essentiality, nature, substance and texture. (2) The most central part: core,
gist, heart, kernel, marrow, meat, nub, pith, root, the soul, the spirit, the stuff. (3)
the intrinsic or indispensable properties that serve to characterize something.
Just as a man's son is the essence of what his earthly father is, the Son of God is the essence of what His heavenly Father is. HE IS GOD! In the old testament the Godhead is clearly expressed as being plural. In the opening book of the bible, (Genesis) the concept of the plurality of the Godhead is clearly expressed:
In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth, (Genesis 1:1.)
The word translated God is elohim, in the original Hebrew, and is plural. It occurs more than 2000 times in the old testament. In Genesis 1:26 and God said let us make man in our image, after "our" likeness. Added to the plural word elohim is plural pronouns "us" and "our". Not only is the pronoun "us" used in Genesis 1:26, but it used in chapter 11 verse 17.
Let us go down, and there confound their language, that they may not understand one anthers
God the Father and God the Son, the two are one. Jesus is God the Son, this is what He meant when he said, I and My Father are one. Not the same person, but the same purpose and essence. Not only does the bible speak of the Father and the Son being eternal and equal, but there is a third personality. THE HOLY SPIRIT.
THE DEITY OF THE HOLY SPIRIT
Based on the bible's teaching on the Holy Spirit, it is clear, that the Holy Spirit is God. Lets take a look at what scripture says about who the Holy Spirit really is. Not what Man says. First of all, the Holy Spirit has the Same attributes as God. THE HOLY SPIRIT IS ETERNAL.
How much more the blood of Christ, who through the Eternal Spirit offer Himself without spot to God
to purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God. (Heb. 9:14)
Another attribute of God is His (OMNIPOTENCE) having all power. God is all powerful, and the Holy Spirit is all powerful.
And the angel answered and said unto her, the Holy Ghost shall come upon thee. And the power of the Highest
shall overshadow thee. Therefore that Holy Thing which shall be burn of thee shall be called the Son of God. (Luke 1:35)
God is (OMNIPRESENT) Being everywhere present, the Holy Spirit is (OMNIPERSENT).
Whither shall I go from thy Spirit, or whither shall I flee form thy presences? If I ascend up into heaven,
thou art there: if I make my bed in hell, behold, thou art there. If I take the wings of the morning, and
dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea. (Psa.139:9-9)
God is (OMNISCIENT) Understanding all matters. The Holy Spirit is (OMNISCIENT).
But God hath revealed them unto us by His Spirit: for the Spirit searchest all things of God. For what man
knoweth the things of a man, save the spirit which is in Him? Even so the things of God knoweth no man,
but the Spirit of God. (1 Corin 2:10)
Some cults like the Witness believe that the Holy Spirit is an impersonal mindless power, like electricity, that He can neither think or talk, and have no will of His own. But the Word of God says differently, it presents the Holy Spirit as a conscience intelligent being, with the ability to reason and has personality. He can be grieved, lied to, blasphemed against. The
Holy Spirit teaches His people:
When they bring you before the synagogue, the rulers, and authorities, do not worry about how you are to defend yourselves or what you are to say. For the Holy Spirit will teach you that very hour. (Luke 12:12)
The Holy Spirit speaks as a person and has a will of His own.
Friends, the scripture had to be fulfilled, which the Holy Spirit through David foretold concerning Judas
who became a guide to those who arrested Jesus. (Acts 1:16)
While they were worshiping the Lord and fasting, the Holy Spirit"SAID" set apart for me Barnabas and
Saul for a work thatI have called them. (Acts13:2)
Here the Holy Spirit says it was He who called and set them apart for a special work. It takes an intelligent conscience being to make a decision like that, not some mindless power like electricity as the Jehovah's Witness teach.
The Holy Spirit speaks to people in His own voice.
Therefore the Holy Spirit says today if you hear my voice do not harden your hearts, as in the day
of testing in the wilderness. (Heb. (3:7-8)
The Holy Spirit can be lied to.
Ananias Peter asked, why has Satan filled your heart to lie to the Holy Spirit, and keep back some of
the proceeds of the land (Acts 5:3)
When Ananias lied to the Holy Spirit he lied to God. We can also cause the Holy Spirit grief. NOW HOW CAN YOU CAUSE GRIEF TO AN IMPERSONAL MINDLESS FORCE?
Do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, with which you were marked as a seal for the day of redemption
Before Jesus was crucified He promised His disciples He would ash the Father to send to them another counselorh to be with them forever, even the Spirit of Truth. The world can not receive Him but you know Him for He lives in you and will be in you. (John 14:16-17)
Notice in John 14:16-17 the Holy Spirit is never referred to as it as would be the case if the Holy Spirit was some kind of mindless power like electricity, as the Jehovahfs Witness teach. In the scripture we just looked at the Holy Spirit is referred as either Him or He seven times, seven times He or Him=personality.
THE HOLY TRINITY
Trinity a Christian doctrine, which states that God exist as three persons, but the three are one. The three are the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. The word trinity is not found in the old nor the new testament, it is the word used to describe what the bible clearly teaches about the God of the bible. The word trinity is derived from the Latin word trinitas meaning the three or triad. The bible says the Word was God, and that Word, that was God, was made flesh, (Jesus) and dwelt among us, as God the Son, Jesus Christ. The bible also says that God is a Spirit, and that Spirit that is God must be Holy, it must be the most Holiest Spirit of All spirits. Thus the Holy Spirit is God, and God is the Holy Spirit. How can the Spirit of God, be anything other than God? The spirit of a man is man, the spirit of the devil is Satan and the Spirit of God is God. How can it be otherwise? It was by Jesus Himself that the doctrine of the trinity was introduced. He said:
Go ye therefore, and teach all nations of the world, baptizing them in the name of the father and the So
and the Holy Ghost.h (Matt.28:15)
It is important to note that the Greet word for name ishomonos. It does not says in the "names" of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. It says in the Name. In other words, the Father, Son and Holy Spirit are three distinct persons having one name. This is the triune nature of the God of the bible.
For there are three that bear record in heaven,
The Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost
These three are one. (1John 5:7)
Thanks for patiently covering with me all this information, this is undeniable evidence of the deity of Jesus Christ. This is one of the most important studies you can make in your defense against the Satanic, Occult, New Age Movement. They are Mystery Babylon of Revelations. They go by many names, Cabbalist or Kabalistic, Masons, New Spirituality, and many more. The church of Christ have even been infiltrated. They talk a lot about the christ but its not the Christ of the bible, their christ is Lucifer. I know of what I speak, because I was one of them. God forgive me!
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