Jesus is Not Jehovah (Yahweh)

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By Ronald R. Day, Senior

It is not our object in this short study to refute all the arguments used by many who try to prove that Jesus is Jehovah. We simply present some of the scriptures that most definitely show that Jehovah is presented all through the scriptures as one person (never as more than one person), and distinguish Jesus from the unipersonal God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob; nonetheless, we recommend that the sanctified son of God take Bible in hand, and pray to Jesus’ God that the holy spirit lead him to discard all the spirit of the imagination of man, and look at what the scriptures actually say, and what they do not say, and ascertain what has to be imagined beyond what is written (1 Corinthians 4:6) in order to have the scripture seem to support the dogma that Jesus is the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.

God has revealed his truths by means of his holy spirit through the apostles. The unipersonal God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, by means of His holy spirit, especially led the apostles into all the truths concerning Christ and what he said, and thereby the faith was delivered to the saints in the first century. (John 14:26; 16:4-13; Galatians 1:12; Ephesians 3:5; 2 Timothy 2:2; Jude 1:3) The truths revealed to the apostles and made available to us are recorded in the Bible itself. (Ephesians 3:3-12; Colossians 1:25,26; 1 John 4:6) Of course, without the holy spirit, these things that are recorded will still be a mystery to us. — Mark 4:11; 1 Corinthians 2:7-10.

Part of the truth revealed by means of the holy spirit was that there was to be an apostasy, a “falling away” from the truth of God’s Word, with strong delusions. (Matthew 13:24-30; Acts 20:29,30; 2 Thessalonians 2:1-12; 1 Timothy 4:1-3; 2 Timothy 4:3,4) This falling away had already begun in the first century, with some receiving a different spirit and preaching “another Jesus”; the apostasy was restrained for only a short while. (2 Thessalonians 2:7; 1 John 2:18,19; 2 Corinthians 11:4) The apostasy spread rapidly after the death the apostles and developed into the great “Man of Sin”, or more correctly “Insubordinate Man,” “Lawless Man”, or “Illegal Man”, a great religious system, which claimed to have the authority to add to God’s Word since their revelation was allegedly of God’s Spirit, and these revelations were claimed, in effect, to add more to the faith that scriptures say had once delivered to the saints. (Jude 1:3) The central doctrine became the false teaching that Jesus had to be God Almighty in order to provide atonement for sins. With this spirit of error in mind, the writings of the apostles were totally reinterpreted by means of the spirit of human imagination and assumptions so as to accommodate the error, and many of the Hellenic Jewish philosophies were adapted and added to and blended in with the New Testament, even as the Jews had done with the Old Testament.

Isaiah, in prophesying concerning the stone of stumbling (Isaiah 8:14; Romans 9:23) to both the houses of Israel (Romans 9:6,31; 11:7; 1 Corinthians 10:18; Galatians 6:16), warns us: “To the law and to the testimony! If they do not speak according to this word, it is because there is no light in them.” (Isaiah 8:20, New King James Version) The “law”, of course, is what we call the Old Testament; the “testimony” of this prophecy is the testimony of the apostles, as given in the New Testament. This the way to test the spirits. (1 John 4:1) It is to these and through these scriptures that the holy spirit today gives true direction, and anything not in agreement with these scriptures is not of the light of the day. (John 11:9; 1 Thessalonians 5:5) In effect, any spirit that does not testify in agreement with what has been revealed is not of the light of new day.

The distortion of who Jesus truly was and is — who while on earth before his death was only with the glory of a human, a little lower than the angels, who gave his flesh for the life of the world — is one of the greatest stumblingblocks to understanding the true Gospel revealed in scripture. Thus Jesus becomes a stumbling stone, not only to the house according the flesh which was corrupted from true doctrine (Israel after the flesh — Luke 13:25-28; Romans 9:30-33), but also the house which claims Jesus, which has also become corrupted from true doctrine through spiritual fornication. — Matthew 27:21-23; Revelation 2:13-15,20-24.

Jesus, in becoming flesh, became with the glory that is little lower than the angels, nothing more, nothing less, as the equivalent of Adam before Adam sinned in order to reverse effects of what Adam had done. (Romans 5:12-19; 1 Corinthians 15:21,22; 1 Timothy 2:5,6; Hebrews 2:9) In doing this, Jesus, as being but a sinless man, nothing more, nothing less, by his obedience, never once fell short of the glory of his God, and by his overcoming all temptation to sin, thereby condemned sin the flesh, so that through this means his God and Father could be found just, and yet at the same time the justifier of the sinner. (Romans 3:23,26; 8:3; John 16:33; Hebrews 2:9; 4:15; Revelation 3:21) Jesus, however, while not superior to Adam in substance, that is, flesh, did claim superiority in that he had been in heaven, so that he could tell of heavenly things; this, howeer did not make his fleshly substance to be superior to that of Adam. (John 3:12,13,31) On the other hand, the added-on philosophies that would exalt Jesus to the glory that belongs only to the Most High, would, in effect. mean that Jesus justified, rather than condemn, sin the flesh, for such would provide the example that for Adam to have obeyed the Most High, Adam would have needed to have been the Most High. — Romans 8:3.

In truth, from Genesis to Revelation, the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob (Exodus 3:14,15), is presented as a unipersonal God who raised up the prophet like Moses from amongst the sons of Israel, and who raised that prophet from death. (Deuteronomy 18:15-20; Acts 3:13-26; Hebrews 1:1,2) All through the New Testament, forms of the word transliterated as THEOS, when applied to the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, are always used to speak of one person, and not once as more than one person. Throughout the New Testament, the unipersonal God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob is distinguished from His son, as can be seen from Acts 3:13-26. In all of the scriptures claimed to present otherwise, the spirit of human imagination has to be consulted, and the resulting imaginations and assumptions have to be added to, and read into, each and every scripture to get the added-on dogma appear to be supported by whatever scripture is being cited. No idea or concept of a triune God is ever, no not even once, presented in any scripture of the Bible.

Below are sets of scriptures related to thoughts concerning the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob and the one sent by the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. We have tried to keep each section complete in itself, so that the list of scriptures pertaining to the thought presented may be easily copied.

The Only True God Sent His Son

The God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, by means of his holy spirit, reveals through the scriptures that He Himself (Jehovah/Yahweh) is the only true God, the unipersonal God and Father of the Lord Jesus. Jesus has One who is the Supreme Being over him; Jesus is not the Supreme Being, but he does worship and pray to the Supreme Being, and it is this only true Supreme Being whom he worships, prays to, and who anointed and sent him, and whose will Jesus carried out in willful obedience. — Deuteronomy 18:15-19; Psalm 45:7; Isaiah 61:1; Matthew 4:4; Matthew 4:7; Matthew 4:10; Luke 4:4; Matthew 4:7; Matthew 4:10; Matthew 22:29-40; Matthew 26:42; Matthew 27:46; Mark 10:6; Mark 14:36; 15:34; Luke 4:8; Luke 22:42; John 3:34; 5:30; 6:38; 10:36; 17:1,3; 20:17; Romans 15:6; 2 Corinthians 1:3; 11:31; Ephesians 1:3,17; Philippians 2:8; Hebrews 1:9; 10:7; 1 Peter 1:3; Revelation 2:7; 3:2,12.

Jehovah, the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, is the only true Supreme Being who sent Jesus; Jesus speaks the words given to him from the only true Supreme Being. — Exodus 3:13,14; Deuteronomy 18:15-19; Isaiah 61:1; John 3:34; 5:19; 6:29; 7:16,28; 8:26,28,42; 10:36; 12:44-50; 14:10,24; 17:1,3,8; Acts 3:13-26; 1 Corinthians 8:6; Galatians 4:4; Hebrews 1:1,2; 1 John 4:9,10.

Jehovah, the God and Father of Jesus (Ephesians 1:3), the Only one who is the source of all (1 Corinthians 8:6), He who anointed and sent Jesus (Isaiah 61:1; John 17:1,3), prepared a body of flesh for Jesus (Hebrews 10:5), and made Jesus a little lower than the angels so that Jesus could offer that body of flesh with its blood to Jehovah his God for our sins.  — Matthew 26:26-28; Luke 22:19; Romans 3:25; Colossians 1:14; Ephesians 5:2; Hebrews 2:9; 9:14; 10:10; 1 Peter 2:24; 3:18; 1 John 1:7; Revelation 1:5.

It is the God and Father of Jesus who has made Jesus both Lord and Christ (Ezekiel 34:23,24; Isaiah 61:1,2; Acts 2:36), and has exalted him to the highest position in the universe, far above the angels, next to the only Most High.– Acts 2:33,36; 5:31; Philippians 2:9; Ephesians 1:3,17-23; 1 Corinthians 15:27; Hebrews 1:4,6; 1 Peter 3:22.

The default reasoning is that Jesus is NOT Jehovah, the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob who sanctified and sent His son into the world of mankind. — Isaiah 61:1; John 3:17; 5:36,37; 6:38,57; 8:42; 10:36; 17:1,3; Romans 8:3; Galatians 4:4; 1 John 4:9-14.

The Firstborn Creature

The God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, by means of His holy spirit, reveals through the scriptures that Jesus is the firstborn creature, existing with his God and Father — whom he identifies as “the only true God”, before the world began. — John 1:1; 6:62; 17:1,3,5; Colossians 1:15; Revelation 3:14.

The Promised One Speaks and Represents the One Who Sent Him

The God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob (Exodus 3:14,15), by means of his holy spirit, reveals through the scriptures that Jesus was sent by Jehovah, speaks for Jehovah as his unipersonal God and Father, represents Jehovah, and it was the unipersonal God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob who raised and glorified His Son. Jesus never claimed to be, nor do the scriptures present Jesus as, the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, whom Jesus represents and speaks for. — Deuteronomy 18:15-22; Matthew 22:32; 23:39; Mark 11:9,10; 12:26; Luke 13:35; 20:37; John 3:2,17,32-35; 4:34; 5:19,30,36,43; 6:57; 7:16,28; 8:26,28,38; 10:25; 12:49,50; 14:10; 15:15; 17:8,26; 20:17; Acts 2:22,34-36; 3:13-26; 5:30; Romans 15:6; 2 Corinthians 1:3; 8:6; 11:31; Colossians 1:3,15; 2:9-12; Hebrews 1:1-3; Revelation 1:1.

The Only True God Exalted Jesus

It was the only true God [Supreme Being], the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, who sent Jesus (Exodus 3:14,15; Deuteronomy 18:15-19; Isaiah 61:1; John 17:1,3; Acts 3:13-26) who also exalted Jesus to a position higher than anyone excluding the Most High Himself. (John 17:1,3; Acts 2:33; 5:31; 1 Corinthians 15:27; Ephesians 1:3,17-23; Philippians 2:9; Hebrews 1:4; 1 Peter 3:22) Jesus did not exalt himself.

What Is Done to the Son is Done to the Father

Throughout the Old Testament, Jehovah speaks of the work of those who acted for him as being His work. (Exodus 3:10,12; 12:17; 18:10; Numbers 16:28; Judges 2:6,18; 3:9,10; 6:34; 11:29; 13:24,25; 14:6,19; 15:14,18; 16:20,28-30, 2 Kings 4:27; Isaiah 43:11, 45:1-6; etc.) This does not mean that any of Jehovah’s servants were Jehovah. What is done to the one who is sent by Jehovah is counted as the same as being done to Jehovah Himself. (Luke 10:16) Jesus stated, “Whoever believes in me, believes not in me, but in him who sent me.” (John 12:44) Jesus spoke of this same principle regarding his disciples, “Whoever listens to you listens to me, and whoever rejects you rejects me.” (Luke 10:16; see also Matthew 10:40; 18:5; Mark 9:37; Luke 9:48; John 13:20) This does not mean that the disciples of Jesus are Jesus; likewise, it does not mean that Jesus is Jehovah who sent Jesus. — Isaiah 61:1; John 17:1,3

Jesus Receives His Power and Authority From The One Who Sent Him

The God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, by means of his holy spirit, reveals through the scriptures that Jesus receives his inheritance and dominion (power) from Jehovah. His power and authority is given to him by his God, his unipersonal Supreme Being. Jesus is not Jehovah [his unipersonal God and Father] who gives him this dominion, all authority and power (with the evident exception of the position of being the Most High himself — 1 Corinthians 15:27), yet the exercise of this power and authority by Jesus is all to the praise of Jehovah, the unipersonal God and Father of the Lord Jesus. The Bible writers never claimed that Jesus is the ultimate “source” of his own power. — Deuteronomy 18:15-19; Psalm 2:6-8; 45:7; 110:1,2; Isaiah 9:6,7; 11:2; 42:1; 61:1-3; Jeremiah 23:5; Ezekiel 34:23,24; 37:24; Daniel 7:13,14; Micah 5:4; Matthew 12:28; 28:18; Luke 1:32; 4:14,18; 5:17; John 3:34; 5:19,27,30; 10:18,36-38; Acts 2:22,36; 3:13-26; 10:38; Romans 1:1-4; 1 Corinthians 15:27; 2 Corinthians 13:4; Colossians 1:15,16; 2:10; Ephesians 1:3,17-23; Philippians 2:9-11; Hebrews 1:2,4,6,9; 1 Peter 3:22.
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Is Jesus Almighty?

The only true God, the God and Father of Jesus, never is “given” power at all; THE GOD AND FATHER OF JESUS IS POWER INNATE, the source of all. (1 Corinthians 8:6) The only true God, the God and Father of Jesus, does give to Jesus power, but not the power of being the source of all power, since it is obvious in that all that is given from the only true Supreme Being, that of being the only true Supreme Being is exempt from being given to anyone. (John 17:1,3; Ephesians 1:3,17-23; 1 Corinthians 15:27) All is still “of” the only true Supreme Being, “through” the one whom only true Supreme Being has made — appointed — as “Lord” over the church and the world; the one appointed only has power “through the strength of Jehovah”, “his God”. — Psalm 2:6; Isaiah 9:7; 11:2; 61:1-3; Ezekiel 34:23,24; 37:24; Jeremiah 23:5; Micah 5:4; Matthew 28:18; Luke 1:32,33; Acts 2:36; 5:31; 1 Corinthians 8:6; Ephesians 1:3,17-23; Philippians 2:9-11.

Jesus Was Anointed by the Unipersonal God

The God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, by means of his holy spirit, reveals through the scriptures that Jesus is anointed [made christ, the anointed one] and sent by Jehovah, the unipersonal God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. He is not Jehovah who thus anoints him. — Psalm 2:26; 45:7; Isaiah 61:1; Ezekiel 34:23,24; John 10:29; 17:1,3; Acts 2:23,36; 4:27; 10:38; Hebrews 1:9.

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Jesus is the Son of the Most High

The God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, by means of his holy spirit, reveals through the scriptures that Jesus is son of the unipersonal Most High, Jehovah. Jesus is never spoken of as the “Most High”; he is not the only Most High Jehovah of whom he is the son. — Genesis 14:22; Psalm 7:17; 83:18; 92:1; Luke 1:32; John 13:16.

The Word (Logos) of God

The God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, by means of his holy spirit, through the scriptures reveals that in 1 John 1:1 John describes Jesus as the “Word [Logos] of Life.” Logos here means an instrument, that through him we may have life; thus his title as “Word of God” (Revelation 19:13) denotes that he is an instrument of his God. Jesus is called “the Word” in his pre-human form in John 1:1. In John 1:14 he is further called the “Word” at his first advent. In Revelation 19:13 he is called the “Word” in his future glory. Thus in all three stages of his existence he is still the Logos, or Word of God. He is never depicted as his God for whom he serves as the Logos.

The God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, by means of his holy spirit, reveals through the scriptures that Jesus is the Word of God, and that the Word of God who was with the only true God (John 17:3,5) before his God created the world of mankind through him (John 1:10); it was indeed Jesus, before he became flesh and took the name “Jesus”. (Revelation 19:13) Some claim that the Logos is an “it” and not a person. Nevertheless, he who became, or was made, flesh (John 1:14) was not an “it”, but was a person. The Logos who lived amongst his people on earth was not an “it”, he was a real person. The Logos whom the disciples saw and in whom they recognized glory was not an “it” but a person. He who was rich (2 Corinthians 8:9), but became poor, was not an “it” but a person. He who God made to be a little lower than the angels (Hebrews 2:9) was not an “it”, but a person. He for whom God prepared a body of flesh (Hebrews 10:5) was not an “it”, but a person. He who the only true God sanctified and sent into the world of mankind (John 1:10,14; 10:36; 14:9; 17:3; Hebrews 10:5) was not an “it”, but a person. He who possessed a glory when he was with the only true God before the world of mankind was made (John 1:3,10; 17:3,5) was not an “it”, but a person. He who is able to tell of heavenly things because he descended from heaven is not an “it”, but a person. — John 3:12,13.

The Power of Life in Jesus is Not Innately From Jesus

The God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, by means of his holy spirit, reveals through the scriptures that Jesus is given the power of life in himself from Jehovah. Jesus is not Jehovah who gives him this power. — 1 Samuel 2:6; Psalm 36:9; John 5:21,25-29.

Jesus is the Savior of the World Who Was Sent by Jehovah

I, even I, am Jehovah; and besides [apart from, Strong’s #1107] me there is no savior. — Isaiah 43:11

The Unipersonal God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob (Exodus 3:14,15), by means of his holy spirit, reveals through the scriptures that Jesus is the savior of the world whom the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob has sent. (Deuteronomy 18:15-19; Isaiah 61:1; Acts 3:13-26; John 3:17; 17:3; 1 John 4:9.10) Likewise, as Jehovah sent many saviors to Israel to deliver Israel (Nehemiah 9:27; Judges 2:16; 3:9-15; 6:13,14; 7:7; 8:22; 13:5; 2 Kings 13:5, 2 Samuel 3:18), so also Jehovah sent His Son to deliver us from sin. If Jesus is Jehovah because Jehovah sent him to be our savior, to be consistent, one would have to claim that all the saviors that Jehovah sent to Israel are also all Jehovah. The saviors sent by Jehovah to Israel were not apart from Jehovah, nor is Jesus apart from Jehovah. Conclusion: The fact that Jehovah sent His Son to save us from sin does not mean that Jesus is Jehovah.
See also:
Isaiah 43:11 – Besides Jehovah There is No Savior

Jesus is No Longer “Man” – Human

If Jesus is still “man”, then that would mean that he is still a little lower than the angels. (Psalm 8:4,5) Additionally, if Jesus is still “man”, then no sacrifice has been given to God for our redemption. — Luke 22:19; 1 Corinthians 11:24; Ephesians 5:2; 2 Timothy 2:5,6; Hebrews 9:14; 10:10; 2 Peter 2:24; 3:18.

The days of Jesus’ flesh are past, Jesus is no longer in the days of his flesh. — Hebrews 5:7.
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The Man Jesus – Still A Man?

Is Jesus Still a Little Lower Than the Angels?

The Servant of Jehovah

The God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, by means of his holy spirit, through the scriptures reveals that Jesus is the servant of Jehovah; he is not Jehovah whom he serves. — Isaiah 42:1; 53:11; Matthew 12:18; John 3:16,17; 5:30,36; 6:38,44; 8:29,38,42; 10:36; 13:16; 17:3; Acts 4:27,30; Galatians 4:4; Hebrews 10:5; 1 John 4:9,10.

All Things Through, By Means of, Jesus

The unipersonal Most High Jehovah (Luke 1:32,35), having sent His Messiah, does all things through, by means of, Jesus, his son, the one whom He has ordained, appointed and anointed, and our salvation is from the unipersonal God, through the son of the unipersonal God, all to the glorification of the unipersonal God. — Psalm 2:6; 45:7; Isaiah 61:1; Matthew 11:27; 28:18; Luke 10:22; John 1:17; 3:35; 13:3; 16:15; Acts 4:27; Romans 3:24; 1 Corinthians 8:6; 15:27; 2 Corinthians 5:18; Ephesians 1:3,17,20-22; Philippians 2:11; Colossians 1:3,13,20; Hebrews 1:1,2; 1 Peter 4:11.

Paul preached Jehovah, the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, as being the source (the Supreme Being), and Jesus as being the instrument. — Acts 17:30,31; Romans 6:23; 8:39; 1 Corinthians 1:4; 8:6; 2 Corinthians 1:21; 2:14; 3:4; 5:18,19; Galatians 3:26; 4:7; Ephesians 1:3-23; 2:4-7,10; 3:11; 4:32; Philippians 1:11; 3:14; 4:7,19; Colossians 3:17; 1 Thessalonians 5:18; 2 Timothy 1:8,9; Titus 3:4-6; Hebrews 7:25; 13:12-15.

Both Jesus and His God Come To Judge

The unipersonal Most High comes to judge through — by means of — His son. Nothing in this means that one needs to imagine and assume that Jesus is Jehovah. — Psalm 96:13; 98:9; Isaiah 40:10; 62:11; Luke 1:32,35; John 5:22,23; Acts 10:42; 17:31; Romans 2:16; 1 Corinthians 4:5; Revelation 22:12.

The Sheep Belong Both to Jesus and His God

The sheep of Jesus are given to him by the unipersonal God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. Jehovah is the Most High Shepherd; Jesus is the “genuine” (Greek, transliterated, Kalos, Strong’s #2570) shepherd appointed over the sheep by the Most High Shepherd, as opposed to the false shepherds. The Most High Shepherd Jehovah judges His sheep through, by means of the genuine shepherd whom he has appointed. — Psalm 23:1; 96:13; 98:9; Ezekiel 34:2-24; John 5:22,23; 10:11-17,29; Acts 10:42; 17:31; Romans 2:16; 14:10; 1 Corinthians 4:5; 2 Corinthians 5:10.

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Both Jehovah Judges and His Son Judges

God Performs His Works Through Jesus

The unipersonal God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob speaks and performs His works through His son. — Deuteronomy 18:18,19; John 3:34; 5:19; 6:38; 7:16,28,29; 8:28,38,40; 12:29; 14:10; 17:8; Acts 3:13-26; 1 Corinthians 8:6; Hebrews 1:1,2.

Calling Upon the Name of Jesus

Whoever will call on the name of Jehovah will be saved. — Joel 2:32; Acts 2:21; Romans 10:13.

There is salvation in [by means of] none other, for neither is there any other name under heaven, that is given among men, in which we must be saved! — Acts 4:12.

To properly call upon the name of Jesus is to also call upon the name of Jehovah, since Jesus came in the name of Jehovah, and Jesus represented Jehovah, all to the glory of Jehovah. This does not mean that Jesus is Jehovah who sent Jesus. The one sent is not He who sent him. — Deuteronomy 18:15-19; Matthew 4:4 [Deuteronomy 8:3; Luke 4:4]; Matthew 4:7 [Deuteronomy 6:16]; Matthew 4:10 [Exodus 20:3-5; 34:14; Deuteronomy 6:13,14; 10:20; Luke 4:8]; Matthew 10:40; Matthew 22:29-40; Matthew 26:42; Matthew 27:46; Mark 10:6 [Genesis 1:27; Genesis 2:7,20-23]; Mark 9:37; 14:36; 15:34; Luke 9:48; 22:42; John 3:34; 5:24,30; 6:38,44,57; 7:16,18; 8:18,26; 12:44,45,49; 13:16,20; 14:24; 17:1,3,12; 20:17; Romans 15:6; 2 Corinthians 1:3; 11:31; Ephesians 1:3,17; Hebrews 1:9; 10:7; 1 Peter 1:3; 1 John 4:10; Revelation 2:7; 3:2,12.

Jesus did not come in his own name, but he came in the name of Jehovah, the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. — Deuteronomy 18:15-19; Psalm 118:26; Matthew 21:9; 23:39; Mark 11:9,10; Luke 19:38; John 5:24,43; 6:38,39; 7:16; 10:25; 12:13; Acts 3:13-26.

All things are from the only true God, the Lord Jehovah, through the one Lord Jesus, the only one whom the Lord Jehovah has anointed and sent. (Exodus 3:14,15; Deuteronomy 18:15-20; Isaiah 61:1; Acts 2:36; 3:13-26; 10:38; 1 Corinthians 8:6) In none of the scriptures do we find any need to use the spirit of human imagination so as to imagine and formulate a doctrine based on our assumptions that Jesus is the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, and then add what we have assumed to the Bible, and read that into the scriptures. We certainly have no reason to imagine, assume, add to, and read into the scriptures that this means that Jesus is a person of the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.

It is the Lord Jehovah who anointed and made Jesus “Lord” and “Christ” (Anointed One: the Anointed of Jehovah), making Jesus the “one Lord” of the church; Jesus is the “one lord” through whom the Lord Jehovah performs His work. — Romans 14:9; 1 Corinthians 8:6; Deuteronomy 18:15-20; Ezekiel 34:23,24; 37:24; Daniel 7:14,27; Isaiah 9:7; 61:1; Matthew 11:27; 28:18; Luke 1:32,33; 10:22; John 3:35; 5:22-27; 10:11,16,29; 13:3; Acts 2:36; Acts 3:13-26; Romans 14:9; Ephesians 1:3,17-23; Philippians 2:9-11; Colossians 1:15-19; 1 Corinthians 15:27; Hebrews 1:1,2; 1 Peter 3:22.

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Jesus as “Lord”

The fact is, however, that there is not any proof at all in the scriptures of a God existing as three co-equal, co-eternal, co-substantial persons. You will not find one scripture about such a God. The idea has to added to and read into all the scriptures that are given to support such an idea. The conclusion is that the holy spirit reveals that Jesus is not Jehovah who is the unipersonal God who has made Jesus to sit at the right hand of Himself. — Psalm 110:1; Matthew 22:41-46; Mark 12:35-40; Luke 20:39-47; Acts 2:34; Ephesians 1:20-22; Hebrews 1:3,13; 10:12,13; 12:2; 1 Peter 3:22.

All is through Jesus to the glory of the one God, the Father. — 1 Corinthians 8:6; Philippians 1:11; 2:11.

The scriptural conclusion is that God, through his holy spirit, is telling us that Jesus is not Jehovah whom Jesus worships, serves as a servant, and prays to as his unipersonal God. — Deuteronomy 6:13; Deuteronomy 10:20; Isaiah 42:1; 53:11; Matthew 4:10; 12:18; 27:46; Mark 15:34; Luke 4:8; John 13:16; 17:1,3; 20:27; Acts 4:27,30; Hebrews 1:9; Revelation 2:7; 3:12.

Isaiah 9:6

In Isaiah 9:6, the scripture states that this is a singular name applied to Jesus. As such, it describes the God and Father of Jesus, not the Messiah, the one Anointed by the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. Nevertheless, Jesus can be seen as having a role as Mighty EL as spoken of in Isaiah 9:6, in the sense of the power and authority given to him by the Mighty EL that is mightier than he, the only true Supreme Being, Jehovah. The plural of the Hebrew phrase translated “Mighty God” in most translations in Isaiah 9:6 is used in Ezekiel 32:21, where it is used of earthly rulers, not God Almighty. — Psalm 2:2,7,8; 110:1,2; Isaiah 9:6,7; 61:1; Luke 1:32; Jeremiah 23:5; Daniel 7:13,14; John 17:1,3; Acts 2:36; Hebrews 1:2,6.
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Jesus is never described as the father of Jesus, and Jehovah is never described as the son of Jehovah. The term “everlasting father” in Isaiah 9:6, if applied as a title to Jesus, can be seen to refer to Jesus’ role toward mankind that he purchased, and of whom he has become father as the second or “last Adam.” (Romans 5:15-19; 1 Corinthians 15:21,22,45,47; Psalm 45:16) Jesus came in the name of Jehovah his Father. (Deuteronomy 18:15,18; Matthew 23:39; Mark 11:9,10; Luke 13:35; John 3:2,17; 5:19,43; 6:57; 7:16,28; 8:26,28,38; 10:25; 12:49,50; 14:10; 15:15; 17:8,26; Hebrews 1:1,2; Revelation 1:1) Jehovah never came in the name of any other than himself; thus, since there is none higher, he swore by himself. — Hebrews 6:13

God in the Flesh

No scripture says that Jesus was God Almighty in the flesh, although possessing the mighty power of Jehovah as did Moses, he could be referred to as God (ELOHIM, THEOS) in a manner similar to Moses. (Exodus 7:1; Deuteronomy 18:15,18; Acts 3:18-22) Neither in the case of Moses nor Jesus does this make either of them into God Almighty who gives them their power and authority.

The Holy Spirit

The Holy Spirit is not directly called “God” in the scriptures, although some can read that thought into Acts 3:17,18 and 2 Corinthians 3:17,18. However, in principle, God’s Holy Spirit, being the personal power, influence, etc., of God which extends from God, is essentially God, but nothing in this would mean that the Holy Spirit is a supposed “person” of God.

God’s holy spirit is likened to God’s finger (as the power of God). (Matthew 12:28; Luke 11:20) As the instrument of the revealing of truth, the holy spirit is likened to God’s “mouth”. (Deuteronomy 8:3; 1 Kings 8:24; 2 Chronicles 6:4; 36:12,21; Ezra 1:1; Isaiah 1:20; 40:5; 45:23; 48:3; 58:14; 62:2; Jeremiah 9:12,20; Ezekiel 33:7; Micah 4:4; Matthew 4:4; Mark 12:36; Acts 1:17; 28:25; Hebrews 3:7; 9:8; 10:15,16; 2 Peter 1:21) Are we to think of God’s finger or his mouth as a separate and distinct person of God (using trinitarian terminology)? Is your finger, or your mouth, a separate and distinct person of yourself?

More than One God?

Additionally since there are many others who are also legitimately referred to as “gods” (or deity) in the scripture (they are not “false” gods, as are the idols of the heathen), logically in order to keep these all as one God, we would have to add many more the who make up that one God, including Moses (Exodus 7:1); the sons of God to whom the Word of God came (John 10:34,35; Psalm 82:1,6); all the angels (Psalm 8:5; 86:6-8; 95:3; 50:1; Hebrews 2:7,9); the judges of Israel who performed as a body by the power given to them by Jehovah. (Exodus 21:6; 22:8,9,28 [See Acts 23:5]). In actuality, these are all made powerful by God, and thus forms of the Hebrew word transliterated as EL may be applied to them.

Only One True God

As to the God innate, that is, the Power, Might, Innate, there is only one God, who is the God and Father of the Lord Jesus who sent Jesus. — John 17:1,3

All others who are legitimately called “gods” in the Bible are not the one true God, including Jesus, because these all receive their power and authority from the one true God. Thus they are called EL, ELOHIM, THEOS, (the Hebrew and Greek words for “god”, “mighty, might”, etc.), in a different manner than of innate Godship, which only belongs the God and Father of the Lord Jesus. If one honestly studies the usage of the words for God in the Hebrew and Greek, it becomes solidly plain that this is so, for like many other words, there is an exclusive usage that is applied to Jehovah, and relative usages that are applied to others, including Jesus.
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See our study on “Hebraic Usages of the Titles of God”
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John 1:1

Applying Hebraic usage, and to make it better understood in English, the final phrase of John 1:1 would better be rendered “the Logos was mighty,” in accordance with such similar usage as given by the King James Version in Genesis 23:6; 30:8; 31:29; Deuteronomy 28:32; 1 Samuel 14:15; Job 41:25; Psalm 33:16; 36:6; 50:1; 82:1; 89:6; Proverbs 3:27; Ezekiel 32:21, Jonah 3:3; Micah 2:1, wherein the Hebrews words for “God” are not rendered either “God” or “god”, but rather as “exceeding,” “might,” “mighty,” “great,” “power,” or “strong.”

Using the basic meaning of the Hebrew word from which forms of THEOS is translated (that is, forms of the Hebrew EL):

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with the Mighty (One) , and the Word was mighty. — John 1:1.

Jesus was a mighty one with the only true Might (the only true Supreme Being) before the world (kosmos) of mankind was made through him. (John 1:1,2,10; 17:1,3,5) Jesus was not the only true Might (Supreme Being) whom he was with. The only true Might of the kosmos made the kosmos through the Word, who was a mighty one with the only true Might, the source of all might.

We realize, however, that trinitarians will use their imagination to add to, redefine common terminology, and distort all of the above scriptures presented to make them appear to fit the extra-Biblical trinitarian fable of three persons in one God. Usually they do not think of themselves as adding anything to the scriptures, although, in actuality, they have to add a lot to the scriptures to have them agree with the trinitarian dogma. Then they seem to think that one should simply accept their added-on reasoning as proof that the trinity is true; indeed, many claim that their acceptance of the trinity is evidence that they have God’s spirit, and will often claim that one cannot have God’s spirit who doesn’t accept their added-on philosophy. (Some, oddly, also claim that one cannot have God’s spirit unless he accepts the trinity, and then claim that one cannot understand the trinity except that one has God’s Spirit. Yet, we also know of many trinitarians who staunchly defend the trinity doctrine, yet who say they do not understand it, and that it is not to be understood, only accepted.) Christians have no reason, however, to add this story about three persons in one God to the Bible, since the Bible is totally complete and harmonious without the trinitarian philosophy, or adding to the scriptures the “three persons in one God” fable. It is better to simply take the scriptures in the usage of its own terms rather than to resort to such a drastic change as demanded by the trinitarian formula.

To worship in spirit and truth has nothing to do with accepting a later formulated dogma of men; however, since there is not one scripture anywhere at all that says one word about three persons in one God, then Christians desiring to worship in spirit and truth are correct in rejecting the trinity fable that has to be added to the scriptures.

Is it hopeless for the trinitarian and others who believe that Jesus is Jehovah? No, the vast majority of those who believe that Jesus is Jehovah — being now blinded by Satan (2 Corinthians 4:4; Revelation 12:9) — they will not begin to appreciate the truth until after Satan has been abyssed and the vail now spread over the nations will be lifted. Blessed Good News of great joy that will be for all the people. — Isaiah 25:7-8;’ 29:18,24; Luke 2:10; Revelation 20:1-3.

See also:

The God (Supreme Being – The Might) of Jesus (Scriptures)

Did Jesus Have to be Both God and Man?

The Restoration of All Things

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47 comments to Jesus is Not Jehovah (Yahweh)

  • demac

    The fact is that most of the early christians believed in the divinity of Jesus Christ. This is evidenced by the fact that most early sceptics of Jesus Christ went to great lenghts to question or disprove his divinity.
    here are some secular sources with respect to what Early christians were thought to believe:
    Pliny the Younger the provincial governor of Pontus and Bithynia, wrote to Emperor Trajan c. 112 concerning how to deal with Christians, who refused to worship the emperor, and instead worshiped “Christus”. Charles Guignebert, who does not doubt that Jesus of the Gospels lived in Gallilee in the 1st century, nevertheless dismisses this letter as acceptable historical evidence.”[195]

    So, then, what led the earliest Christians, especially those who had known Jesus as a real human being, to believe that he was also in a real sense God in the flesh? We might point first to things Jesus did and said during his earthly ministry that hinted at his The fact that Jesus healed people miraculously and cast out demons would have shown his contemporaries that he was a man of power, not God in the flesh. Yet some of his mighty deeds, such as walking on the water or stilling the storm, suggested to his followers that he was more than a mere mortal. Moreover, unlike other Jewish prophets, Jesus spoke, not in the name of God by saying “Thus saith the Lord,” but as if he were God himself.

    On top of this, Jesus assumed the authority to forgive sins (Mark 2:1-12). He didn’t just forgive those who sinned against him personally. Rather, he forgave sins in a way reserved for God alone. And he did so independently of the Temple and its sacrifices. Jesus’ opponents saw clearly the implications of Jesus’ forgiving people: “Why does this fellow speak in this way? It is blasphemy! Who can forgive sins but God alone?” (Mark 2:7). Ultimately this is one of the main reasons why Jesus was killed. By forgiving sins he implicitly denigrated the temple and put himself in the place of God.

    So, even during his earthly ministry, Jesus spoke as if with God’s own authority. He worked wonders that one would think only God could perform. And he even forgave sins, something reserved for God alone. Yet Jesus didn’t go around proclaiming himself as God, but announcing the coming of God’s reign. Furthermore, almost everyone, including his closest followers, missed the implications of his deity-revealing words and deeds while Jesus was still alive.Jesus startled both his followers and his opponents by speaking of his relationship with God in extraordinarily intimate terms. As far as we can determine, nobody before Jesus had the audacity to address God as “Father” in prayer, or to refer to God as “my Father.” Yet Jesus did so with unsettling nonchalance. Remember his prayer in Matthew 11:25-27:

    I thank you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because you have hidden these things from the wise and the intelligent and have revealed them to infants; yes, Father, for such was your gracious will. All things have been handed over to me by my Father; and no one knows the Son except the Father, and no one knows the Father except the Son and anyone to whom the Son chooses to reveal him.

    It’s only a small step from there to what Jesus said in John 10: “What my Father has given me is greater than all else, and no one can snatch it out of the Father’s hand. The Father and I are one” (vv. 29-30). Thus, in the prologue to his gospel, John describes Jesus, not only as the Son of God, but also as “God the only Son” (John 1:18).

    Though it was surely possible for Jesus, as a mere mortal, to have deep intimacy with God his Father, the way he spoke of God suggested that this relationship went beyond intimacy to identity of some sort. And yet Jesus still prayed to God his Father. Thus Jesus, as God the Son, was not the same being as God the Father. In the New Testament we find the seeds that later sprouted into full-grown Trinitarian theology.The Death and Resurrection Showed that Jesus was the Divine Savior

    As I explained above, the early Christian confession of Jesus as Savior soon led the conclusion that he was God. The syllogism is an obvious one:

    Jesus, through his death and resurrection, saved us from our sins.
    Therefore he is the Savior.
    But God alone is the Savior.
    Therefore, Jesus is God.Jesus Spoke with God’s Own Authority
    Jesus Forgave Sins as if He Were God
    Jesus Assumed the Character of Divine Wisdom
    Jesus Claimed Unprecedented Intimacy with God
    The Death and Resurrection Showed that Jesus was the Divine Savior

    • PAM Stepp

      If,JESUS is,GOD .then who was je cryirout to on the CROSS ? If JESUS is GOD..Explain John 15:24 Where JESUS HIMSELF says BOTH HIM and GOD

      • ResLight

        The fact is that most of the early christians believed in the divinity of Jesus Christ. This is evidenced by the fact that most early sceptics of Jesus Christ went to great lenghts to question or disprove his divinity.
        here are some secular sources with respect to what Early christians were thought to believe:
        Pliny the Younger the provincial governor of Pontus and Bithynia, wrote to Emperor Trajan c. 112 concerning how to deal with Christians, who refused to worship the emperor, and instead worshiped “Christus”. Charles Guignebert, who does not doubt that Jesus of the Gospels lived in Gallilee in the 1st century, nevertheless dismisses this letter as acceptable historical evidence.”[195]

        The proper worship of Jesus does not mean that “early Christians” thought that Jesus was the Supreme Being.
        http://jesusnotyhwh.blogspot.com/p/worship-of-jesus.html

  • demac

    Hi,
    I have added some more scriptures to back up my belief that Jesus was God incarnate for the period of his three year ministry. This thought does not suggest that Jesus was his own father but merely evidences the fact of his dual nature one that was God and the other man. Jesus represented the Perfect man to God (Father) and the perfect love and mercy and grace of God to mankind.Matthew 12:25-“Jesus knew their thoughts.”
    Matthew 27:18-“For [Jesus] knew that for envy they had delivered Him.”
    Luke 6:8-“He knew their thoughts.”
    John 2:24-25-“But Jesus did not commit himself unto them, because he knew all men, And needed not that any should testify of man: for he knew what was in man.”
    John 21:17-“And [Peter] said unto him, Lord, thou knowest all things; thou knowest that I love thee.”
    Revelation 2:23-“All the churches shall know that I am He who searches the minds and hearts. And I will give to each of you according to your works” (NKJV).
    Ephesians 3:20-“Now unto him [Christ] that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us.”
    Philippians 3:20-21-“…the Lord Jesus Christ: Who shall change our vile body, that it may be fashioned like unto his glorious body, according to the working whereby he is able even to subdue all things unto himself.”
    Colossians 2:10-“Ye are complete in him, which is the head of all principality and power.”
    Hebrews 1:3-“[Jesus Christ is] upholding all things by the word of his power.”
    Revelation 1:8-“I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty.”
    Revelation 2:26-27-“He who overcomes, and keeps My works until the end, to him I will give power over the nations-‘He shall rule them with a rod of iron; as the potter’s vessels shall be broken to pieces’-as I also have received from My Father” (NKJV).
    Hebrews 1:8-12-“But unto the Son he saith…Thou, Lord, in the beginning hast laid the foundation of the earth; and the heavens are the works of thine hands: They shall perish; but thou remainest; and they all shall wax old as doth a garment; 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.”
    Hebrews 13:8-“Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever” (NKJV). This passage disproves the idea that Jesus is a created being. For if Jesus was created, He was not the same yesterday. “Yesterday” (past) is contrasted with “forever” (future), and obviously refers to eternity past.
    Matthew 18:20-“For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.” At any given moment there are literally thousands upon thousands of Bible studies, prayer meetings and church services being conducted around the earth. Jesus Christ says that He is present at each gathering. Only God can be at thousands of different places at the same time.
    Romans 8:10-“And if Christ be in you, the body is dead because of sin; but the Spirit is life because of righteousness…. [H]e that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you.” No created being, no matter how great, can dwell in the millions of Christians throughout the world; it is impossible. But it is not impossible for Jesus Christ who is God.
    1 Corinthians 10:4-“And did all drink the same spiritual drink: for they drank of that spiritual Rock that followed them: and that Rock was Christ.” Whenever believers partake of the Lord’s Supper, Jesus Christ is spiritually present.
    Revelation 2:1-“These things saith he that holdeth the seven stars in his right hand, who walketh in the midst of the seven golden candlesticks.” Jesus Christ is presented in Revelation as being present in the churches and being totally aware of each church’s deeds in minute detail.
    Revelation 3:20-“Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.” Jesus Christ will personally fellowship with each repentant believer. This would be impossible if He were merely human, for there are millions of Christians spread over the whole globe.
    John 8:58-“Jesus said to them, ‘Most assuredly, I say to you, before Abraham was, I AM'” (NKJV). Jesus certainly did not mean He existed as the first created being, because the Jews wanted to stone Him for claiming to be God.The Bible teaches that God created everything that exists, whether spiritual or material. “God that made the world and all things therein, seeing that he is Lord of heaven and earth, dwelleth not in temples made with hands” (Ac. 17:24). “Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created” (Rev. 4:11). “[Him] that liveth for ever and ever, who created heaven, and the things that therein are, and the earth, and the things that therein are, and the sea, and the things which are therein…” (Rev. 10:6). Yet the Bible also teaches that Jesus Christ created everything. This can only mean that Jesus Christ is God, for only God who is uncreated has the power to create from nothing. The Bible teaches that creation from nothing was an act of the God. That explains why Genesis 1:26 says, “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness.” Following are some verses of Scripture which teach that Christ is the Creator.
    John 1:2-3-“He [Jesus Christ] was in the beginning with God. All things were made through Him and without Him nothing was made” (NKJV).
    John 1:10-“He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not.”
    1 Corinthians 8:6-“But to us there is but one God, the Father, of whom are all things, and we in him; and one Lord Jesus Christ, by whom are all things, and we by him.”
    Colossians 1:16-17-“For by him [Jesus Christ] were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him: And he is before all things, and by him all things consist.”
    Hebrews 1:2-3-“…his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds; Who being the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person, and upholding all things by the word of his power….”
    Hebrews 2:10-“For it became him, for whom are all things, and by whom are all things….”
    Hebrews 3:3-4-“For this man [Jesus Christ] was counted worthy of more glory than Moses, inasmuch as he who hath builded the house hath more honour than the house. For every house is builded by some man; but he that built all things is God.”
    The Bible teaches that on the last day of this age God will judge all men who ever lived. “Then shall the trees of the wood sing out at the presence of the LORD, because he cometh to judge the earth” (1 Chr. 16:33). “And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened…and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works” (Rev. 20:12). Only God is capable of judging all men. God is all-knowing and therefore knows every act. He is all-powerful, and therefore can carry out His punishments. He is perfectly holy and therefore can judge every sin without injustice. Only God who is moral and just in character has the authority to judge the human race. Yet the Bible teaches that Jesus Christ will judge the world. Christ Himself claimed the total authority and jurisdiction over mankind on the final day that can only belong to God. In fact, the judgment seat of God Almighty and the judgment seat of Jesus Christ are one and the same seat. Jesus said, “Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord…. And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity” (Mt. 7:22-23). The fate of each and every person rests upon Christ’s decision; He has the power and authority to render sentence and to cast men into hell-an authority reserved exclusively to God. Following are some biblical references which unmistakably establish that Jesus Christ is the Judge of all mankind.
    Matthew 25:31-33, 41-“When the Son of man shall come in his glory, and all the holy angels with him, then shall he sit upon the throne of his glory: And before him shall be gathered all nations: and he shall separate them one from another, as a shepherd divideth his sheep from the goats: And he shall set the sheep on his right hand, but the goats on the left…. Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels.”
    John 12:48-“He that rejecteth me, and receiveth not my words, hath one that judgeth him: the word that I have spoken, the same shall judge him in the last day.”
    Acts 10:42-“It is He [Jesus Christ] who was ordained of God to be Judge of the living and the dead” (NKJV).
    Acts 17:31-“He hath appointed a day, in the which he will judge the world in righteousness by that man [Jesus Christ] whom he hath ordained.”
    Romans 2:16-“In the day when God shall judge the secrets of men by Jesus Christ….”
    Romans 14:10-12-“For we shall stand before the judgment seat of Christ. For it is written: ‘As I live, says the LORD [Jehovah], Every knee shall bow to Me, and every tongue shall confess to God.’ So then each of us shall give account of himself to God” (NKJV). This passage of Scripture not only presents Christ as Judge, but clearly teaches that on the day of judgment everyone will bow to Christ; that is, everyone will acknowledge that Christ is the LORD God. By introducing his quotation of Isaiah 45:23 with the familiar prophetic formula, “As I live, saith the LORD” (cf. Num. 14:28, Isa. 49:18, Jer. 22:24, Ezek. 5:11, Zeph. 2:9, etc.), and applying it to Christ, the Apostle Paul self-consciously and deliberately calls Christ Jehovah. Note also that at the Judgment Seat of Christ, everyone will give account of himself to God. This passage is a powerful and unmistakable statement of Christ’s deity.
    2 Corinthians 5:10-“For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ; that every one may receive the things done in his body, according to that he hath done, whether it be good or bad.”
    2 Timothy 4:1, 8-“…the Lord Jesus Christ, who shall judge the quick and the dead at his appearing and his kingdom…. Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing.”
    Hebrews 10:30-“For we know Him who said, ‘Vengeance is Mine, I will repay,’ says the Lord. And again, ‘The LORD [Jehovah] will judge His people'” (NKJV).
    Matthew 3:11-“I [John the Baptist] indeed baptize you with water unto repentance: but he that cometh after me is mightier than I, whose shoes I am not worthy to bear: he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost, and with fire.” Jesus Christ not only has the authority to baptize believers with the Holy Spirit but also to baptize unbelievers into hell-fire. While this passage technically does not deal with spiration, it shows that Christ has the authority of God: only God can send the Holy Spirit to His church.
    John 15:26-“But when the Comforter is come, whom I will send unto you from the Father, even the Spirit of truth, which proceedeth from the Father, he shall testify of me.”
    Romans 8:9-“But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his.” Here Paul equates the Spirit of God with the Spirit of Christ.
    Galatians 4:6-“And because ye are sons, God hath sent forth the Spirit of his Son into your hearts, crying, Abba, Father.”
    Revelation 5:6-“And I beheld, and, lo, in the midst of the throne and of the four beasts, and in the midst of the elders, stood a Lamb as it had been slain, having seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven Spirits of God sent forth into all the earth.” Seven in Scripture often represents completion and perfection. The perfect Holy Spirit of God proceeds from Jesus Christ unto the whole earth.
    The contrast with the Lord Jesus Christ is startling: from His birth (Mt. 2:1-2) to His ascension (Lk. 24:51-52), Christ is openly and continuously worshiped by His disciples. Did Jesus reject this worship, as Peter and the angel did? No, Jesus openly accepted and even commended such activity. What could this mean except that “That same person who is known to history as Jesus of Nazareth existed, before He became man, from all eternity as infinite, eternal and unchangeable God” ?Matthew 2:1-2-“Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judaea in the days of Herod the king, behold, there came wise men from the east to Jerusalem, Saying, Where is he that is born King of the Jews? for we have seen his star in the east, and are come to worship him.”
    Matthew 2:10-11-“When they saw the star, they rejoiced with exceeding great joy. And when they were come into the house, they saw the young child with Mary his mother, and fell down, and worshipped him.”
    Matthew 8:2-“And, behold, there came a leper and worshipped him, saying, Lord, if thou wilt, thou canst make me clean.”
    Matthew 9:18-“While [Jesus] spake these things unto them, behold, there came a certain ruler, and worshipped him, saying, My daughter is even now dead: but come and lay thy hand upon her, and she shall live.”
    Matthew 14:33-“Then they that were in the ship came and worshipped him, saying, Of a truth thou art the Son of God.”
    Matthew 15:25-“Then came she and worshipped him, saying, Lord, help me.”
    Matthew 28:9-“And as they went to tell his disciples, behold, Jesus met them, saying, All hail. And they came and held him by the feet, and worshipped him.”
    Mark 5:6-“But when he saw Jesus afar off, he ran and worshipped him.”
    Luke 24:51-52-“And it came to pass, while he blessed them, he was parted from them, and carried up into heaven. And they worshipped him, and returned to Jerusalem with great joy.”
    John 9:35-38-“…he said unto him, Dost thou believe on the Son of God? He answered and said, Who is he, Lord, that I might believe on him? And Jesus said unto him, Thou hast both seen him, and it is he that talketh with thee. And he said, Lord, I believe. And he worshipped him.”
    Hebrews 1:6-“And again, when he bringeth in the firstbegotten into the world, he saith, And let all the angels of God worship him.”
    Revelation 5:8-14-“And when he had taken the book, the four beasts and four and twenty elders fell down before the Lamb, having every one of them harps, and golden vials full of odours, which are the prayers of saints. And they sung a new song, saying, Thou art worthy to take the book, and to open the seals thereof…. And every creature which is in heaven, and on the earth, and under the earth, and such as are in the sea, and all that are in them, heard I saying, Blessing, and honour, and glory, and power, be unto him that sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb for ever and ever. And the four beasts said, Amen. And the four and twenty elders fell down and worshipped him that liveth for ever and ever.”
    Revelation 15:3-4-“And they sing the song of Moses the servant of God, and the song of the Lamb, saying, Great and marvellous are thy works, Lord God Almighty; just and true are thy ways, thou King of saints. Who shall not fear thee, O Lord, and glorify thy name? for thou only art holy: for all nations shall come and worship before thee; for thy judgments are made manifest.”
    In Revelation 5:8 the living creatures and elders worship the Lamb (Jesus Christ) and offer Him prayers. In verse 13 Christ is offered the same worship that is given to the Father. In Revelation 15:3-4 the worship of the Lord God Almighty and Jesus Christ the King of the saints are indistinguishable. All nations will come and worship before Jesus Christ (Ps. 22:27-28). The fact that the apostles, and an angel of God, totally rejected worship, while Christ openly accepted it, indicates that the New Testament use of “to worship” (prosekun_san aut_-“worshiped Him”) is not mere homage to a king but the worship of God Himself. No created being, no matter how great, is allowed to accept worship.
    Your comparison of the worship of Jesus to that of a King or a honoured man is not found in scripture, Jesus was not just a Righteous man as an Enoch, Job or a Moses. But Jesus was God in Flesh, a dual person who could receive worship as God and forgive sins as God and yet also serve as a man, and pray as a man. Jesus was basically performing two roles that of a Saviour to mankind and that of an Obedient Son to God. It would take a God to save mankind and it would take a perfect man to be the Son of God. Jesus may have been born a man but he lived his life as a God, righteous and without sin, he may have died as a man but he rose as God with death not being able to hold him. I do not agree with the idea that he was raised as a spirit. I believe in the physical resurrection of Jesus Christ.

  • demac

    Hi there, I have just found some more scriptures backing up that Jesus Christ of the New testament is Jehovah of the Old. Here they are listed below:
    Isaiah 7:14-“Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel” (Immanuel literally means “God with us”).
    Isaiah 9:6-“For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace. Of the increase of his government and peace there shall be no end….”
    Jeremiah 23:5-6-“Behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that I will raise unto David a righteous Branch, and a King shall reign and prosper, and shall execute judgment and justice in the earth. In his days Judah shall be saved, and Israel shall dwell safely: and this is his name whereby he shall be called, THE LORD OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS.” Christ’s name in Hebrew is YHWH Tsidkenu, Jehovah Our Righteousness.
    Micah 5:2-“But thou, Bethlehem Ephratah, though thou be little among the thousands of Judah, yet out of thee shall he come forth unto me that is to be ruler in Israel; whose goings forth have been from of old, from everlasting.” Christ has always existed because He is not a created being; He is God Almighty who has existed from everlasting.
    Malachi 3:1-2-“Behold, I will send my messenger, and he shall prepare the way before me: and the Lord, whom ye seek, shall suddenly come to his temple, even the messenger of the covenant, whom ye delight in: behold, he shall come, saith the LORD of hosts. But who may abide the day of his coming? and who shall stand when he appeareth? for he is like a refiner’s fire, and like fullers’ soap.” God’s temple is Christ’s temple. Christ comes as an all-powerful judge.
    Psalm 45:1, 6-7-“I speak of the things which I have made touching the king…. Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever: the sceptre of thy kingdom is a right sceptre. Thou lovest righteousness, and hatest wickedness: therefore God, thy God, hath anointed thee….” The Hebrew word translated “anointed” is the verb form of the noun “Messiah.”
    Psalm 110:1-3-“The LORD said unto my Lord, Sit thou at my right hand, until I make thine enemies thy footstool. The LORD shall send the rod of thy strength out of Zion: rule thou in the midst of thine enemies. Thy people shall be willing in the day of thy power….” The LORD (Jehovah) will subdue all Christ’s enemies. Yet Christ’s rod and Christ’s power will subdue all enemies. Christ’s rule and power are clearly equal to God’s. See Psalm 2 where a similar theme is discussed: “Serve the LORD [Jehovah] with fear, and rejoice with trembling. Kiss the Son, lest he be angry, and ye perish from the way…” (vv. 11-12). Note how “the Son” is set poetically in parallel with “Jehovah.”
    New Testament Passages
    Matthew 1:23-“Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us.”
    John 1:1-3, 14-“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made…. And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.”
    “The late New Testament Greek scholar Colwell formulated a rule which clearly states that a definite predicate nominative (in this case theos meaning ‘God’) never takes an article when it precedes the verb (‘was’) as we find in John 1:1. It is therefore easy to see that no article is needed for theos (God), and to translate it ‘a god’ is both incorrect grammar and poor Greek, since theos is a predicate nominative of ‘was’ in the third sentence-clause of the verse and must refer back to the subject, ‘Word’ (logos). Christ, then, if He is the Word “made flesh” (Jn. 1:14), can be no one else except God, unless the Greek text, and consequently God’s Word, be denied.” [2]
    John 1:18-“No man hath seen God at any time; the only begotten Son, which is in the bosom of the Father, he hath declared him.”
    John 20:27-28-“Then saith he to Thomas, Reach hither thy finger, and behold my hands; and reach hither thy hand, and thrust it into my side: and be not faithless, but believing. And Thomas answered and said unto him, My Lord and my God.”
    Romans 9:5-“…Christ came, who is over all, the eternally blessed God. Amen” (NKJV).
    Philippians 2:5-8-“Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus: Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God: But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men: And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.”
    “‘Who was in the form of God’ are his [the Apostle Paul’s] words: and they are words than which no others could be chosen which would more explicitly or with more directness assert the deity of…Jesus Christ…. Let us remember that the phraseology which Paul here employs was the popular usage of his day, though first given general vogue by the Aristotelian philosophy: and that it was accordingly the most natural language for strongly asserting the deity of Christ which could suggest itself to him…. ‘Form,’ in a word, is equivalent to our phrase ‘specific character.’… With God…the ‘form’ is that body of qualities which distinguish Him from all other spiritual beings, which constitute Him God, and without which He would not be God. What Paul asserts, then, when he says that Christ Jesus existed in the ‘form of God,’ is that He had all those characterizing qualities which make God God, the presence of which constitutes God, and in the absence of which God does not exist. He who is ‘in the form of God’ is God.”
    Colossians 1:15-16-“Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature: For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible….”
    When the Apostle Paul says that Christ is the firstborn over all creation, he does not mean that Christ is the first created being. For he goes on to explain that Jesus Christ created everything in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible. Jesus Christ could not create Himself. The idea among various cults that Christ is the first created being is an impossible absurdity.
    Colossians 2:8-10-“Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ. For in him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily. And ye are complete in him, which is the head of all principality and power.”
    1 Timothy 1:16-17-“Howbeit for this cause I obtained mercy, that in me first Jesus Christ might show forth all longsuffering, for a pattern to them which should hereafter believe on him to life everlasting. Now unto the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only wise God, be honour and glory for ever and ever. Amen.”
    1 Timothy 2:3-4-“For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour; Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth.”
    1 Timothy 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.”
    1 Timothy 6:14-16-“…the appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ: Which in his times he shall show, who is the blessed and only Potentate, the King of kings, and Lord of lords; Who only hath immortality, dwelling in the light which no man can approach unto; whom no man hath seen, nor can see: to whom be honour and power everlasting. Amen.”
    Titus 1:3-“But hath in due times manifested his word through preaching, which is committed unto me according to the commandment of God our Saviour.”
    Titus 2:10-“…showing all good fidelity; that they may adorn the doctrine of God our Saviour in all things.”
    Titus 2:13-“Looking for the blessed hope and glorious appearing of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ” (NKJV).
    Hebrews 1:1-3-“God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets, 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; 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.”
    Hebrews 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.”
    Jude 25-“To the only wise God our Saviour, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and for ever. Amen.”
    Jesus Christ Clearly Taught His Own Divinity
    Revelation 21:6-7-“And he [Jesus Christ] said unto me, It is done. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give unto him that is athirst of the fountain of the water of life freely. He that overcometh shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be my son.”
    John 8:57-59-“Then the Jews said to Him, ‘You are not yet fifty years old, and have you seen Abraham?’ Jesus said to them, ‘Most assuredly, I say to you, before Abraham was, I AM.’ Then they took up stones to throw at Him; but Jesus hid Himself and went out of the temple…” (NKJV).
    John 5:17-26-“But Jesus answered them, ‘My Father has been working until now, and I have been working.’ Therefore the Jews sought all the more to kill Him, because He not only broke the Sabbath, but also said that God was His Father, making Himself equal with God. Then Jesus answered and said to them,… ‘For as the Father raises the dead and gives life to them, even so the Son gives life to whom He will…. For as the Father has life in Himself, so He has granted the Son to have life in Himself'” (NKJV).
    John 10:28-39-“And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand. My Father, which gave them me, is greater than all; and no man is able to pluck them out of my Father’s hand. I and my Father are one. Then the Jews took up stones again to stone him. Jesus answered them, Many good works have I showed you from my Father; for which of those works do ye stone me? The Jews answered him, saying, For a good work we stone thee not; but for blasphemy; and because that thou, being a man, makest thyself God. Jesus answered them,… If I do not the works of my Father, believe me not. But if I do, though ye believe not me, believe the works: that ye may know, and believe, that the Father is in me, and I in him. Therefore they sought again to take him: but he escaped out of their hand.”
    Mark 2:5-11-“When Jesus saw their faith, he said unto the sick of the palsy, Son, thy sins be forgiven thee. But there were certain of the scribes sitting there, and reasoning in their hearts, Why doth this man thus speak blasphemies? who can forgive sins but God only?… [Jesus] said unto them, But that ye may know that the Son of man hath power on earth to forgive sins, (he saith to the sick of the palsy,) I say unto thee, Arise, and take up thy bed, and go thy way into thine house” (cf. Lk. 5:20-24).
    The scribes’ theology was correct: “Who can forgive sins but God only?” Jesus didn’t disagree with their conclusion; rather, through the miraculous healing He proved that He in fact was God and had the authority to forgive sins.
    The Spirit-inspired writers of the New Testament applied Old Testament passages which specifically refer God-Jehovah to Jesus Christ; therefore, Jesus must be God-Jehovah

    • ResLight

      demac
      Submitted on 2012/12/01 at 11:06 am

      Hi there, I have just found some more scriptures backing up that Jesus Christ of the New testament is Jehovah of the Old. Here they are listed below:
      Isaiah 7:14-”Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel” (Immanuel literally means “God with us”).

      Nothing here says that the one with name Immanuel is Jehovah, the God of Abraham, Issac and Jacob.
      See:
      Immanuel

      • Chris

        Psalms 110:1- “Jehovah said to my Lord, Sit at my right hand.” Jesus sits at the right hand of Jehovah in this verse. So Jesus is not Jehovah

        • ResLight

          Correct; Psalm 110:1 very clearly distinguishes between Jehovah and the lord of David. Of course, our trinitarian neighbors and many others seek to distort this verse also by various claims.

          The Lord of David
          Adoni or Adonai?

          • Chris

            I had a LDS Mormon tell me that this is Jehovah(Jesus) telling the father this because he is taking over Gods Kingdom for a while. I know Jesus will reule the kingdom and turn it back over to the father as the bible says but God would never sit at Jesus’ right hand. I was shocked at how far they would go to prove that.

  • Stewart

    Are you a Christian? Read 1 Cor 12:3 then give yourself to Jesus.

    • Stewart
      Submitted on 2013/02/20 at 7:06 pm

      Are you a Christian? Read 1 Cor 12:3 then give yourself to Jesus.

      Therefore I make known to you that no man speaking by God’s Spirit says, “Jesus is accursed.” No one can say, “Jesus is Lord,” but by the Holy Spirit. — 1 Corinthians 12:3, World English.

      Yes, I have recognized Jesus as my Lord for many, many years. May God bless.

      You may be interested in:
      http://jesus-rlbible.com/?p=3534

  • Por favor me digam qual é a Tradução Bíblica mais fiel ao original?
    Também sou anti-trinitarista e forneço o meu blog :http://deusverdadeiro.wordpress.com/

  • David Green

    If Jesus is not God, then please explain the folowwing scripture verses: Isaiah 9:6; Matt 1:21-23; John 20:28.

  • David Green

    If Jesus is not God, then please explain the following scripture verses: Isaiah 9:6; Matt 1:21-23; John 20:28

  • ResLight

    Most of the scriptures presented in the “wheel” illustration have already been discussed somewhere on this site. None of the scriptures say that Jesus is Jehovah, except that one call upon the spirit of human imagination so as make assumptions, and then add those assumptions to, and read those assumptions into, the scriptures presented. In the Bible, Jesus is never once depicted as being the Lord Jehovah, but he does speak for, and he does the work of his God and Father.

    For further study:
    Jesus and His God
    http://jesus-rlbible.com
    Is Jesus Yahweh?
    http://defending.rlbible.com/?cat=10
    Hypostatic Union
    http://atonement.rlbible.com/?cat=7
    Beginnings in the Bible
    http://binfo.rlbible.com/?p=321
    Jesus and His God Bible Light Forum
    http://reslight.boards.net/board/18/jesus-god

  • ResLight

    Paul
    Submitted:

    You must be a Jehovah’s Witness or some other nonstandard version of a Christian

    We are not associated with the Jehovah’s Witnesses and do not believe that any “non-standard” version of Christian is being Christian.

    Paul
    Submitted:

    (which if you are, implies that you are likely not saved at all and still in an unregenerate state), by this i refer to the author of this blog. I am not going to discuss whether Jesus is Jehovah, as it is irrelevant to salvation by faith in Christ.

    We agree that salvation in Christ is irrevlant to whether one believes that Jesus is Jehovah.

    Paul
    Submitted:

    If you do not personally believe that Jesus is God then (as there are so many New Testament references supporting this to be the truth) you are not born again, not a Christian, and on your way to an eternity without Christ, who will only return for those who love Him.

    This seems to contadict the sentence before in which it is stated that belief that Jesus is Jehovah is irrelevant to salvation in Christ. As yet, while many have given many scriptures that they claim says that Jesus is the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, we have not seen anyone present any scripture at all that says that Jesus is the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.

    See our discussions of the scriptures often presented to allege that Jesus is the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.
    http://jesus.rlbible.com

    Paul
    Submitted:

    Please remove your website or i will take further measures to ensure that it fails to operate.

    Do you really think that Jesus would want you to make such a threat? We pray for God to bless you. — Matthew 5:11; Luke 6:28; 23:34; Acts 7:60; Romans 12:14; 1 Corinthians 4:12; 1 Peter 2:23; 3:9.

    Paul
    Submitted:

    Before i do so, please clarify whether you believe that Jesus Christ created all things that exist;

    We believe that God created all living creation through his firstborn creature. — John 1:3,10; Colossians 2:9,10.

    See our studies related to:
    God’s Creations Through Jesus

    Paul
    Submitted:

    and whether you worship Jesus Christ as God

    To worship Jesus the Anointed of the Supreme Being as being the Supreme Being would be to attribute the glory of the Supreme Being to a creature. Jesus identified his God and Father as the only true Supreme Being. — John 17:1,3.

    Paul
    Submitted:

    for every knee shall bow before the Lord Jesus

    Paul wrote that at the name of Jesus all will bow “to the glory of God”, the God and Father of Jesus. — Philippians 2:10,11; Ephesians 1:3.

    Paul
    Submitted:

    Logically, you may be correct teaching that the god of the Hebrews called Jehovah was not the LORD who created all things, and not Jesus.

    This is not at all what we teach. Jehovah, the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob (Exodus 3:14,15), who raised His son up as HIS prophet like Moses (Deuteronomy 18:15-19; Acts 3:13-16; Hebrews 1:1,2), did indeed create the world and all that is in it through, by means of, His Son, Jesus. — Mark 10:6; 13:19; John 1:3,10; Acts 17:24; 1 Corinthians 8:6.

    But why are you making all your references to the Old Testament?

    We don’t. Nevertheless, the light of truth speaks in both the Old and New Testaments, as discussed in the study above. Jesus, and the church, fulfills things foretold and typified by the Old Testament.

    Why are you focusing on the Old Testament

    We don’t.

    Paul
    Submitted:

    and not on whom Jesus stated that He is, and whom His disciples stated whom He is

    We do focus on who Jesus himself claimed himself to be, and who his disciples stated that he is.

    Paul
    Submitted:

    for the past 2000+ years?

    The apostles, of course, received the faith in the first century, which was almost 2,000 years ago, as we discussed in the study above.

    • Kate

      I am in agreement with you that Jesus is not Yahweh and there are copious Bible verses that confirm this fact. I am concerned however when you state “we agree that salvation in Christ is irrelevant to whether one believes that Jesus is Jehovah”. In 1 John 2:22 it says “Who is the liar but he that denieth that Jesus is the Christ? This is the antichrist, even he that denieth the Father and the Son”. I am researching 1 John 2:23 to determine its accuracy because some sources indicate that the latter part of this verse is an addition to the text so the verse should read “Whosoever denieth the Son, the same hath not the Father” ASV. Please check this information out at http://www.bible-researcher.com/received.html where it says to omit “[but] he that acknowledgeth the Son hath the Father also” after “hath not the Father.” S E HF versus Vul, B G L T Tr A W WH NA, AV (in italics for doubt). If this is true then those that confess the son don’t necessarily have the father. We can see the full effect of this truth when at the end many are denied access to the Kingdom even though they call on the name of Jesus (Matthew 7:23, Luke 13: 25 to 27). Therefore, I don’t think it is accurate to state that those calling on the name of Jesus will be saved because they MUST have the truth of the gospel, they MUST be born again, and how can they be if they don’t even understand the truth about Yahweh AND his son Jesus.

  • Chris

    I think that it is very clear from the following.

    Exodus 3:15- “Jehovah The God of Abraham Isaac and Jacob”
    Acts 3:13-Jesus is called the Son of the God of Abraham Isaac and Jacob

  • Kate

    Isaiah 9:6 is one of the more difficult Bible verses to challenge given that so many Bible versions translate it inaccurately. A more accurate translation can be found on Hebrew4christians.com: “For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called Wonderful One, Counselor of the Mighty God, the Father of Eternity, the Prince of Peace”. I have been reprimanded by a few experts in Hebrew to arrive at the true beauty of this verse.

  • Todd Rosvol

    I find it quite interesting that one would criticize the accepted KJV translation in favour of your own contrary words. The KJV was translated with the combined agreement of many very capable and qualified individuals. Your conflicting view does not agree with these scholars, and it also is not consistent with the Bible in so many places that you have to essentially re-write it almost entirely in order to have it conform to your belief. Christianity is not some new schism, it is God’s consistent Word of truth. For those who deny its truth, the will find they must change not only what is written in the New Testament but what is also clearly spoken and understood within the Old Testament.
    In contrast, Jesus Christ, during his ministry on earth read the scriptures, as they were (Luke 10:26), and by those very words God himself provided a consistent understanding of there meaning, how they were written about Him and how His fulfillment of them was necessary. The Bible is in fact God’s special revelation of himself and his works. So it is not surprising that we find the final book is the Revelation of Jesus Christ. It is to God we pray that he be with us and ever keep us – we see what he has done for us and we patiently await His return. It is a mystery that He is not only the Great Shepherd of the sheep, but that he himself also has become the sacrificial lamb for the world. It is by God’s love alone that we are redeemed and have forgiveness of sins; from him flows the gift of eternal life. It is the lamb as it was slain that is in the midst of the throne (Rev 7:17) and it is He [who is] the blessed and only Potentate, the King of kings, and Lord of lords. It is God alone that is truly worthy of this praise (1 Sam 8:7) and His works and children declare his glory (Col 1:16). It is God who is our true Judge and all will bow down before him.

    Rev 1:18 I am he that liveth, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen; and have the keys of hell and of death.

    Exo 34:5 And the LORD descended in the cloud, and stood with him there, and proclaimed the name of the LORD.
    Exo 34:6 And the LORD passed by before him, and proclaimed, The LORD, The LORD God, merciful and gracious, longsuffering, and abundant in goodness and truth,
    Exo 34:7 Keeping mercy for thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin, and that will by no means clear the guilty; visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children, and upon the children’s children, unto the third and to the fourth generation.

    It is our LORD Jesus Christ that will come in the clouds and with him we will ever be.

    • ResLight

      Todd Rosvol submitted:

      I find it quite interesting that one would criticize the accepted KJV translation in favour of your own contrary words. The KJV was translated with the combined agreement of many very capable and qualified individuals.

      The most popular English translation in 1600s was the Geneva Bible. Since the Geneva Bible did not support the divine right of Kings, King James of England desired to have a translation that would support his claim to be the head of the Church of England. Thus the translation of the King James Version was begun. In an endeavor to force the usage of the King James Version, King James had the Geneva Bible, in effect, banned in his kindgom. The Geneva Bible, however, continued to remain popular until the latter part of the 1600s, until it was no longer published, after which the KJV translation, which was still considered inferior by many, began to be slowly accepted.

      However, if you wish the discuss the merits of translations as such, please take the conversation to:
      http://rl-bibleinfo.com/

    • ResLight

      Scholars may be wrong, and certainly are wrong if they based their conclusions on a non-scriptural teaching. One cannot find any mention of a triune God anywhere in the Bible, not even in the KVJ. One can learn the basic truth of who God is from the KJV as well as any other translation. It is beneficial, however, to check up on whether the KVJ translation, or any translation, is actually reflective of the meanings intended by the Bible writers.

      The scriptural testimony, as already shown, testifies of a falling away from the truth which had already begun in the days of the apostles. The faith was given in the first century, not by those who added a tremendous amount to the Bible in the centuries that followed.

      The default reasoning remains that Jesus is not Jehovah, the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.

      Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus. — Ephesians 1:3; 1 Peter 1:3.

    • ResLight

      In Luke 10:25, a ruler asks Jesus concerning how he could obtain eternal life. Because this young man was under the Law, Jesus responded concerning the Law, “How readest thou?” (KJV) One must take the accounts together. Jesus did quote the Law, because this ruler was under the Law. When Jesus quote the Law, however, if he joined the disobedient Jews is changing God’s Word, then Jesus would have proved thereby that he was not the anointed of Jehovah, for the one anointed by Jehovah was to come in the name of Jehovah and would speak the words of Jehovah would certainly not be disobedient in changing the name of the one who anointed him to other words, as we find in today’s extant Greek NT manuscripts. But if you wish to discuss the Holy Name in the NT, please take it whatever you wish to discuss to a relevant study:
      http://jesus-rlbible.com/?page_id=2

      Regarding the rulers question and Jesus’ response, please see:
      The Law Gives Everlasting Life?
      http://reslight.net/?p=92

    • ResLight

      Jesus is the genuine (Strong’s #2570) shepherd of the sheep, because his God has given the sheep to Jesus. — Ezekiel 34:23,24; John 10:7,11-16,29; 17:2,6,9.

      See the study:
      The One Shepherd
      http://jesus-rlbible.com/?p=5357

    • ResLight

      I suspect that 1 Samuel 8:7 should have been 2 Samuel 22:4. Jehovah, of course, is worthy of our praise. If this is being offered as proof that Jesus is Jehovah because Jesus, depicted figuratively as the slain lamb, is said to be worthy of all that is given to him, it certainly does not! Indeed, since all the Jesus has is what is given to him from the only true Supreme Being to whom he proved to be loyal, and thus worthy to receive such great power. — Deuteronomy 18:15-19; Psalm 2:6-8; 45:7; 110:1,2; Isaiah 9:6,7; 11:2; 42:1; 61:1-3; Jeremiah 23:5; Ezekiel 34:23,24; 37:24; Daniel 7:13,14; Micah 5:4; Matthew 12:28; 28:18; Luke 1:32; 4:14,18; 5:17; John 3:34; 5:19,27,30; 10:18,36-38; Acts 2:22,36; 3:13-26; 10:38; Romans 1:1-4; 1 Corinthians 15:27; 2 Corinthians 13:4; Colossians 1:15,16; 2:10; Ephesians 1:3,17-23; Philippians 2:9-11; Hebrews 1:2,4,6,9; 1 Peter 3:22.

    • ResLight

      Regarding Revelation 7:17, see:
      http://jesus-rlbible.com/?p=6258

  • Charlie Boston Jr

    I never even imagined that it could be taught that Jesus was somehow GOD himself. now that I am older and the more I listen to the preachers and the churches, it makes me nauseous to hear what they say. I battled with the truth a few years back because I wanted to be learning it the right way. God knew I was having trouble so he sent me a dream VIVIDLY showing that Jesus was sitting at his right hand in heaven, Clearly showing me that they were two separate beings. That dream was so powerful that I woke up crying uncontrollably, crying tears of joy. I honestly feel that common sense can PROVE to you that our Heavenly Father is also the father of the man named Jesus that was sent to save us from our sins. plain and simply put, I don’t think Jesus would have to pray if he was God Almighty and since he repeatedly prays to his Heavenly Father I feel it’s quite obvious that he is our SAVIOR and JEHOVAH is Jesus’s GOD as well as ours.

  • Stanley Berry

    In Ex 3:13-15 The God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, revealed to Moses that His name is Jehovah (Yahweh) (see ASV) That is the personal name of the “only true God” (Jn 17:3)’The God and Father’ of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ, The Messiah. It is abundantly clear from many places in Scripture That Jehovah and the Messiah are two distinct persons. In Ps 2:1-8. Jehovah and His anointed/King/Son, are two persons. In Ps 110. Jehovah and ‘David’s Lord’ are two persons. In Isa 42:1-8. Jehovah and His ‘Servant’ are two. In Isa 53 1-10. Jehovah and His ‘suffering Servant’ again are two persons. And in Micah 5:1-4 clearly here also Jehovah and the Messiah,- Christ are shown to be two persons. The name of almighty God, the creator is Jehovah, the God and Father of Christ, the Messiah. The name of Christ, the anointed One, is Jesus.- Jesus the Servant, the Messiah, the Son of God is never called Jehovah anywhere in Scripture

  • Stephen John

    Belief in the Trinity is not imperative for Salvation but the implications of somehow implying that one KNOWS there is no such thing is a improvable fallacy . Once cannot reconcile His Baptism when the Holy Spirit Descending on him ‘like a dove’ and the Voice of the Father was Heard saying, ‘This Is My Son in Whom I’m well pleased” as flat out saying there are things we cannot understand for His Thoughts are Higher than our Thoughts, His ways higher than our ways. I’m actually confused on why this page even exists as it is totally un-necessary unless for some reason it is set out to undermine people. Additionally, No one comes tot he Son unless the Father has enabled them. The Holy Spirit is mentioned both in Isaiah and in Psalms. The confusion might come is not whether Yahweh is but a Jewish myth, not ghe Reality of the God head. God said, I will Be what I will Be, I Am that I Am…he does not require a human label to categorize such as a ALLAH , another word for ‘god’…it is possible the ‘Jewish God’ and the Islam God are both false ways of Relating To Go for it is THROUGH CHRIST , The Light of Man, one can have Assured Relationship, ‘sonship’ with the Father but Instruction of Understanding in the Holy Spirit. I’ll s

    • ResLight

      Stephen John Submitted

      Belief in the Trinity is not imperative for Salvation but the implications of somehow implying that one KNOWS there is no such thing is a improvable fallacy .

      As stated, I am not sure what the above is meant to say. It appears to be saying that I am “implying” that no one KNOWS there is a such a thing as the trinity?

      At any rate, adding the trinity dogma is out of harmony with the very basis of salvation as given in the Bible. The alleged “orthodox” trinitarian sectarian dogma, however, proclaims. in effect, that in order to be saved, one does have to submit to the men who have added the trinitarian philosophy to the Bible. It does, in effect, set up the added trinity dogma as the means of salvation.

      See:
      The Price of Redemption – God or Man?

      How God’s Son Condemned Sin the Flesh
      Jesus Died a Human Being – Raised a Spirit Being
      Basis of Atonement

    • ResLight

      Stephen John Submitted

      Once cannot reconcile His Baptism when the Holy Spirit Descending on him ‘like a dove’ and the Voice of the Father was Heard saying, ‘This Is My Son in Whom I’m well pleased” as flat out saying there are things we cannot understand for His Thoughts are Higher than our Thoughts, His ways higher than our ways.

      Again, I am not sure what this is meant to say. It appears to be saying something about Matthew 3:16,17? Many cite these verses as an alleged proof of the triune God dogma. In reality, these verses are understandable without adding the trinity dogma to the Bible.
      http://jesus-rlbible.com/?p=2651

      Stephen John Submitted

      I’m actually confused on why this page even exists as it is totally un-necessary unless for some reason it is set out to undermine people.

      It is not set out to undermine people, but rather for the purpose of guiding those who have a hearing ear away from the blinding influence of Satan the Devil, and to provide the scriptural basis by which to keep those once enlightened from being ensnared by the deceptive methods of Satan. The trinity dogma blinds one to the true basis of salvation as presented in the Bible, and it replaces the Biblical basis of salvation with salvation dependent on an idol that, although not formed by the physical hands, is formed by the figurative hands of men who have set forth what they have imagined, asssumed, and added to the faith once delivered, as being “orthodox” and necessary for salvation.

      Stephen John Submitted

      Additionally, No one comes tot he Son unless the Father has enabled them.

      No one can come to me unless the Father who sent me draws him, and I will raise him up in the last day. – (John 6:44)

      Yes, in this age, the only true God who sent Jesus (John 17:1,3) is not drawing the world to Jesus, but only a select few. Nevertheless, millions are naming Jesus as their “Lord” who are not really Jesus’ sheep. — Matthew 7:21-23.

      See:
      Understanding Kingdom Mysteries
      http://binfo.rlbible.com/?p=380

    • ResLight

      Stephen John Submitted

      The Holy Spirit is mentioned both in Isaiah and in Psalms.

      No disagreement with this. Indeed, Isaiah 11:2; 61:1 refers to Jehovah’s Holy Spirit as being “on” the promised Messiah. In both Isaiah 11:2 and Isaiah 61:1, Jehovah is presented as being ony one person, and the Messiah is not presented as being a person of Jehovah.

      In Psalm 51:11, David prays to Jehovah to not take His holy spirit from David. Nevertheless, there is nothing in the Psalms or in Isaiah about a triune God.

      See the study:
      The Spirit of Jehovah On the Anointed One
      http://jesus-rlbible.com/?p=1084

      Stephen John Submitted
      < < The confusion might come is not whether Yahweh is but a Jewish myth, not ghe Reality of the God head.>>

      Scriturally, there is no confusion concerning the Supreme Being. It is very simple and straightforward. The only true Supreme Being is Jehovah, who is the God and Father of Jesus. All the scriptures given in the above study show the harmony of this simply scriptural view.

      If by “godhead” is meant the alleged “godhead” of three persons, all of whom are equally, fully and wholly the Supreme Being, Jehovah is never presented in the Bible as being such a “godhead”. No such “godhead” is ever spoken of in the Bible.

      The scriptural reality is that Jehovah is the only true Supreme Being who sent Jesus, and Jesus distinguished himself from being the only true Supreme Being when he stated that it had been the only true Supreme Being who had sent him. — Isaiah 61:1; John 17:1,3.
      http://jesus-rlbible.com/?page_id=5342

    • ResLight

      Stephen John Submitted

      God said, I will Be what I will Be, I Am that I Am…

      Yes, the name Ehjeh/Jehovah means that He is who He is.
      http://jesus-rlbible.com/?page_id=2

      Stephen John Submitted

      he does not require a human label to categorize such as a ALLAH , another word for ‘god’…it is possible the ‘Jewish God’ and the Islam God are both false ways of Relating To Go for it is THROUGH CHRIST , The Light of Man, one can have Assured Relationship, ‘sonship’ with the Father but Instruction of Understanding in the Holy Spirit.

      Again, I am not sure the purpose meant by the above, but the Jews, the Islamists, and the so-called “orthodox” trinitarian Christians (as well as many others), all have a zeal for God, but fall short in knowledge. — Romans 10:2.

      All of these put forth some kind of different “way” of salvation than the only “way” as given in the Bible. (John 14:6; Acts 4:12) In due time, however, all will know the truth.
      http://reslight.net/?p=98

  • Rev. Mark Anderson

    YHVH 2,476,633 kills using the children of Israel as his tool.
    Satan (merely a Semitic word meaning adversary) has 10(?) ….First 2 pages of Job.
    This is BIBLE RECORD not including the flood or Sodom and Gomorrah.
    Anyone see a problem with this? I sure as death is coming do !

    • ResLight

      From God’s standpoint, all mankind are condemned to death in Adam. He is free to have the excecution of the condemnation to come upon anyone by any means that he chooses.

      The death in Adam, however, is only temporary, for God sent his son to save, not just those who believe in this age, but the whole world.

      http://rl-bibleinfo.com/?page_id=515

  • Brandon Davis

    Isaiah 43:10 Ye are my witnesses, saith the lord, and my servant whom I have chosen: that ye may know and believe me, and understand that I am he: before me there was no god formed, neither shall there be after me.

  • Dwight Monach

    Whoever wrote this article has my complete agreement. Can you email me and let me know if there is a church or a group of people behind this because Im exhausted trying to find the 1 true religion that only teaches what the bible says. I was with the Jehovah witnesses since I was born but, after doing research have seen they are a false prophet. I want to please God and need help understanding what the bible teaches without man made doctrines. Thank you for putting ALL this info here for ALL to find. I would think GOD is happy with you. Please contact me as soon as you can.
    – Dwight

  • Kevin coonan

    Jehovah witness fool it members into believing a corrupt bible by the name of New World Translation.
    to prove this pull out King James Bible Now go to John gospel read chapter 8:1-11 Now look at your book and start reading again what do you see?I rest my case

  • kevin Coonan

    Jesus Christ is Jehovah God Isaiah 9:6 For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counseller, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.Colossians 1:15 Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature:2 Corinthians 5:19 To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation.1 Timothy 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.

  • It is amazing and rather unsettling to imagine that the Jesus who fully affirmed the unitary monotheistc creed of Israel in Mk 12:29 = Deut 5:4) could have imagined he was GOD!
    That it not a reasonable or rational idea which should be given up for the purpose of intelligent Bible reading.

  • […] do distinguish Jesus from the only true God who sent Jesus (John 17:3) is indeed proof that Jesus is not the only true God who sent Jesus, which point is sidetracked by the manner of response. Rather than actually […]

  • […] What did Jesus say? Jesus did not appeal to himself, so as to tell Satan, I am your God whom you should not test,” but rather Jesus appeals on his own behalf to written Word of his God, to the Law Covenant that was made with the children of Israel, recognizing himself as belonging to that covenant with Israel: “Again, it is written, ‘You shall not test [Jehovah], your God'” (Matthew 4:7), thereby showing his denial to submit to the temptation of Satan. The expression “your God” refers to Jehovah as the God of Israel, the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob (Exodus 3:14,15), who is also the God of Jesus as member of the children of Israel; Jesus was referring to the God who sent Jesus. — Deuteronomy 18:15-19; Matthew 4:4 (Deuteronomy 8:3; Luke 4:4); Matthew 4:7 (Deuteronomy 6:16); Matthew 4:10 (Exodus 20:3-5; 34:14; Deuteronomy 6:13,14; 10:20; Luke 4:8); Matthew 22:29-40; Matthew 26:42; Matthew 27:46; Mark 10:6 (Genesis 1:27; Genesis 2:7,20-23); Mark 14:36; 15:34; Luke 22:42; John 4:3; 5:30; 6:38; 17:1,3; 20:17; Romans 15:6; 2 Corinthians 1:3; 11:31; Ephesians 1:3,17; Hebrews 1:9; 10:7; 1 Peter 1:3; Revelation 2:7; 3:2,12. Jehovah “your God” as found in Jay Green’s Literal Translation Jesus is Not Jehovah […]

  • Darrel Schmidt

    The Holy Spirit confirmed again the truth to me through this article.

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