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“Paul corrupted the [Muslim] message of Jesus and also invented continual sinning. Jesus never taught His blood-atonement, Paul thought it up. So, which gospel do you believe - the gospel of Jesus, or the gospel of Paul?”
Neither God nor Paul founded Christianity, or “invented sinning.” The fallen angel Satan “invented sinning.” And the false dogmas of the Roman Catholic Church corrupted Jesus’ first disciples called “The Way.” (Their assemblies or gatherings were called “the ecclesia.”) “The Way” was first called ‘Christians’ in Antioch,” when “[secret agents] brought in destructive heresies. And many follow their damnable ways, because of whom The Way of Truth, [Jesus Himself and His true followers,] will be blasphemed…” (2 Pt. 2:1-3; Acts 11:26.) They then set them up in “temples, [a false church system,] made with hands,” (Acts 9:2; 19:23; 22:44.) But God does not dwell in physical temples, (Acts 7:44-50.)
Undoubtedly, only the Lord Jesus Christ could have been the Author and Foundation of the New Testament Gospel, as this Gospel is the New Covenant in which all true believers stand, (Jn. 3:16.) Hebrews 8:13, “By calling it a ‘New Covenant,’ He made the first [Old Testament Covenant] obsolete…” The context and ‘unfolding’ of Jesus’ New Covenant are described in the Gospel according to Matthew, Mark, Luke and John – and in the epistles of Paul, Peter, James, Jude, and John. During the nearly 2,000 years since Jesus Christ walked the earth, the Salvation-Message of all four Gospels, as well as the epistles, remained exactly the same. God Jesus the Savior was meticulously prophesied in the Old Testament dispensation, and all His predicted works were also manifested in exact detail in the New Testament, (Isaiah 9:6-7, KJV.)
The essence of Jesus’ New Covenant Gospel is as follows, “God so loved the whole world that He gave His only begotten Son, so that everyone who [personally] believes in Him, will not perish, but have eternal life,” (Jn. 3:16-17; Rom. 5:8-9.) The Lord Jesus Christ, Who is God Himself, became flesh; became a mere human being, to atone for the sin of all humankind through His own broken body and blood, (Isa. 53:10-11; Mt. 20:28; Eph. 1:7.) Everyone who chooses to accept Him as his or her personal Lord, Redeemer, Savior, and Blessor, “To them He gave the power or authority to become the [spiritually born again] children of God…” (Jn. 1:12-13; Jn. 3:3-5; Gal. 3:26-29; 1 Jn. 4:7; 5:1-4.)
Contrary to the false god of religion, (1 Jn. 5:19,) The Lord Jesus did not ‘love’ us from afar without making a way to deliver us from Eden’s inherited sinful state, (Rom. 5:12 KJV.) Jesus said in Matthew. 20:28, “The Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many [who believe, accept, and follow Him.]”
¨ Still, the false Roman Catholic Church deified Peter, Paul, and some of the other disciples to the status of ‘god’fathers and ‘popes,’ calling them “infallible apostles.” To this day, even Protestant churches disseminate the infallible-apostle dogma. Note that the King James Version of the Bible still refers to these disciples as Catholic (godfather) ‘saints’ in ‘The Gospel according to Saint Matthew…’ etcetera.
None of Jesus’ true disciples ever laid claim to such blasphemy; they knew only God Himself is infallible. Paul suffered tremendously for the truth of Jesus’ Gospel until emperor Nero martyred him by beheading. As Jesus’ born again disciple, Paul fought a constant spiritual battle to keep the antinomianism or non-legalistic teachings of Jesus pure. He fiercely opposed false teachers and the lack of Scriptural knowledge, which infiltrators sowed among Jesus’ early assemblies, (2 Pt. 2:1-3.) Paul neither invented nor condoned any form of moral sin (or immorality) either. Just like Jesus, Paul and the other disciples preached God’s judgment against unrepentant sinners and unrepentant believers alike. The writers of the New Testament epistles became God’s instruments to bring a better understanding of Jesus’ Gospel truth, as well as to define the form and function of the body of Christ or the ecclesia, the “called-out” assembly of the Lord Jesus Christ.
“YOU CHRISTIANS WORSHIP THREE GODS IN THE TRINITY”
Muslims do not know Allah as a father and “Allah has no son.” Allah never presented himself as the savior of this lost and broken world. Nor did he come in the flesh to atone for humanity’s sinful state without God. Neither does he know anything about the Holy Spirit, Who indwells all true disciples of Christ as His unseen, spiritual temple, (1 Cor. 3:16.)
Surah 5.72 states, “They do blaspheme who say: ‘God is Christ the son of Mary.’ But Christ said: ‘O Children of Israel, worship [the Islamic allah,] my Lord and your Lord.’ Whoever joins other gods with Allah, Allah will forbid him the Garden, [Muslim paradise,] and the Fire will be his abode…”
Yet, Muslims know something about the Godhead of the Bible and the Roman Catholic, Protestant doctrine of the trinity, and they understand that as the worship of many gods or polytheism. It is true that there is only One God: the Godhead of Biblical Scripture and His disciples must be sure to follow Him in the Truth of His Word. So, sincerely born again disciples of the Lord Jesus Christ, who obey the commands of His New Testament Covenant, “test and prove” all doctrine and everything else “to see if it is from God.” (1 Ths. 5:21-22; 1 Jn. 4:1-4.) As a result, they do not believe in three gods in a trinity. The real “Godhead” or “Godliness” of the Bible, the inseparable Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, is never called ‘a three divine persons [which are gods] trinity’ in Scripture, (Col. 1:19; 2:9; Acts 17:29; Rom. 1:20; Phil. 2:6-11; Rom. 9:5.) The word “trinity” does not exist in Biblical Scripture. The three-gods or so-called “divine persons” trinity, concocted from paganism by the Roman Catholic Church, actually consists of the Roman Catholic family - god the father, his ‘wife’ Mary, (the Queen of Heaven or the goddess Isis, who stealthily replaced the Holy Spirit in the Roman Catholic Church and the Reformation,) and little Baby Jesus.
Þ Teaching on the absolute inseparability between the One God of Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, the Lord Jesus Christ Himself commanded, (and this is not Jesus-Only teaching, Modulism, or Unitarianism,) “The First of all the commandments is: Hear, O Israel, The Lord our God, The Lord is One God. And you shall love the Lord your God [singular] with all your heart [human spirit,] with all your soul [mind,] and with all your strength…” (Mark 12:29.)
Þ Jesus also stated that He Himself Was and Is, (Rev. 1:8,) in the form of a human being, God Incarnate, “In the beginning was the Word… and the Word [Jesus] was God… I, [Jesus God] and the Father are One… I am the Son of God… Before Abraham was, I Am… Baptize My disciples in the Name of [the Godhead of both the Old and New Testaments:] the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit…” - (Jn. 1:1-3; 10:30-36; 8:58; 14:16-17, Mt. 29:19; Acts 2:38.)
These declarations of Jesus accurately describe the Scriptural, Inseparable “Godhead” of the Bible, (Jn. 4:21-24.) The Father, Son and Holy Spirit, Who is One Inseparable God. Not even the concept of the trinity” is found in the Bible!
Þ How can mere human beings grasp such “Mystery of the Godhead?” We cannot. But we can form some understanding of the Godhead, (the One God,) by looking at how Jesus described a human being, created in the “image of God,” as an inseparable tri-part being, consisting of a human spirit, a soul or mind, and a body; (Mark 12:29; 1 Ths. 5:23.)
Þ This does not mean that three separate people live inside one human body, as that would be ridiculous. Nevertheless, we do not think it presumptuous to believe that the inward human spirit of man is not a mangled mess of spiritual matter but a ‘spiritual body,’ (1 Cor. 15:44.) Although invisible to the human eye, the human spirit body resembles the outward form of the physical body, as described in 1 Corinthians 15:44. Hence, every human being has two unseen human ‘parts,’ (a spiritual body and a soul or mind,) which live inside a physical body, (1 Ths. 5:23.)
¨ I am not, through this allegory, suggesting that human beings are gods or that they can be compared to the One God of the Bible. This attempted explanation is a limited understanding from a human mind that only ‘knows in part.’ The Godhead of Father, Son, and Holy Spirit remains incomprehensible to humanity, and I will not attempt to dissect the unexplainable Being of the Most High God like the arrogant priesthood of the Roman Catholic Church did.
John tried to explain as follows, “There are three that bear witness in heaven: the Father, the Word, and the Holy Spirit, and these three are One…. [The One and Only Godhead of the Bible.] He who believes in the Son of God has the witness in himself; He who does not believe God has made Him a liar, because he has not believed the testimony that God has given of His Son. And this is the testimony: that God has given us eternal life, and this life is in His Son,” 1 Jn. 5:5-12.
Paul made it as logical as possible in Col. 2:9, explaining that the Man Jesus was/is and always will be Almighty God Himself, (Rev. 1:7-8.) He wrote, “In Him [Jesus] dwells [present tense] all the fullness of the Godhead bodily…” Col. 1:17-19, “He is before all things, and in Him, [the Creator God and the Eternal Word of God, Heb. 1:1-7; Jn. 1:1-3,] all things consist. And He is the Head of the [New Covenant] body [of believers…] In Him all the fullness [of the Godhead of Father, Son, and Holy Spirit] dwells…”
Paul made an effort to define The Godhead by writing, “Great is the mystery of Godliness, [the Godhead;] God [the Father] was manifested in the flesh, [as the man Jesus,] justified in the [Holy] Spirit, [Who indwells all truly, personally born again believers,] seen by angels, was preached among the nations, was believed on in the world, was taken up in glory,” (1 Tim. 3:16.) Although The Godhead remains humanly unfathomable, those who choose to accept The Godhead by faith will get to know the Inseparable, One True God of the Bible as a sure reality.
“ONLY A CRUEL FATHER WOULD GIVE HIS OWN SON TO BE MARTYRED FOR UNDESERVING BLASPHEMERS”
As seen above, one cannot and dare not define The Godhead in human terms or according to church dogma. Father God became a mere man, Jesus, not because He was cruel to let His human Son pay for humanity’s sin, bondage, and cursedness, but because “He SO loved the whole world…” (Jn. 3:16.) Since time immemorial, the demon ‘gods’ of religion have been shedding the blood of the innocent, (humans, animals, the unborn, and those they perceive as enemies,) but those ‘gods’ have never, and will never give a single drop of their own blood to save anyone. Not that they have blood to give. Evil spirits can only shed the blood of living beings to pacify their satanic lust for torture, murder, theft, and mayhem, (Jn. 10:10.)
However, God, Who Is The Most High, Supreme Spirit, did not send someone else to pay in blood to redeem fallen humanity, (Jn. 4:21-24: Rom. 3:9-31.) The fully Divine Jesus, God Himself, became a mere man to atone through His own human “flesh” for humanity’s sinful, spiritual position without Him, (Mt. 5:17; Heb. 1:1-14.) Only the completely sinless and holy man Jesus could atone on a physical, literal, human level for the sin, bondage, and cursedness of all those who would believe in Him, personally accept Him, and follow Him according to His Word. They could never be saved by any of their own merits, but through His full atonement for them they can belong to God forever, (Jn. 3:16; 1:1-14; 3:3-5.)
¨ So, to think in terms of three separate “divine persons,” (how can ‘divine persons’ not be ‘gods,’) that Father God sat securely enthroned in heaven while His innocent Son suffered and died in the place of unworthy humanity, is the false Roman Catholic concept of the happy-family trinity. This false god-family consists of ‘multiple divine people or [separate] gods in agreement — which [supposedly] makes them one.’
Hence, one cannot compare Father God’s involvement in the man Jesus’ torment on the cross to the distress of a human father and his human son. A human father and his human son will always remain two separate or individual people. Similarly, two ‘gods’ will always remain two separate “divine people.” Although a human father can endure psychological misery because of his son’s agony, he can never share his son’s pain directly, literally, or in his “flesh.” Jesus was/is God and a mere man at the same time because the One God of the Bible Is inseparably Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, (Col. 2:9.)
The “One God” of Father, Son, and Holy Spirit is Inseparably Omnipresent
People interpret the Name and Descriptive Title, “Jesus Christ,” as God’s Name (Jesus,) and ‘Surname’ (Christ,) and do not know how to interpret His Scriptural Title and Name, “Christ Jesus.” The First mentioned means “Jesus The [Only] Christ,” and the last mentioned, “Christ Jesus,” describes Jesus’ Divinity and His heavenly position in The [Inseparable, Scriptural] Godhead; the One God of Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, (1 Tim. 3:16; Rom. 1:20; Col. 2:9.) The word “trinity” and the Roman Catholic concept or dogma that defines it, are nowhere to be found in Scripture.
“Christ” literally means “The Anointed” not “Savior.” In terms of Jesus Being God Himself, “Christ” or “The Anointed” relates directly to His Godhood, from Whom all power flows, (Col. 2:9.) “The Anointed” is the basis for the description of Jesus’ Divinity in Hebrews 1:1-14, KJV, “God, Who at various times and ways spoke in time past to the [Old Testament Hebrew] fathers by the prophets, has in these last [New Testament/Covenant] days spoken to us by His [incarnated] Son, [we have the Scriptures, the New Testament/Covenant especially, God’s Word that contains everything God wanted to reveal to us through Jesus,] Whom He has appointed Heir, [as the essence of all anointing or power,] through Whom also He, [Jesus the Creator God,] made the worlds; [physical and spirit worlds.] Who, being the brightness of His glory and the express Image of His Person, [Jesus said when the disciples saw Him they saw the Father, Jn. 14:9,] and upholding all things by the Word of His power [as The Anointed One God Himself… ] To the Son He says, Your Thorne O God is forever and ever… Therefore God, [You Yourself Is the Anointed] Who, in the beginning laid the foundation of the earth and [made] the heavens… They shall all be changed.. [destroyed at His return, 2 Pt. 3:10-14,] but You are always the same...”
¨ The Name Jesus actually means “Savior.” So, “Christ Jesus” means ‘God the Anointed Savior.’ To all who sincerely believe in Him, this means, ‘The Divine Son of God, Jesus,’ “God Jesus,” “Creator Jesus,” “Redeemer Jesus,” “Blessor Jesus,” “King Jesus,” “High Priest Jesus…” The prophesied God in human flesh as in Isaiah 9:5-6.
However, the Name and title, “Jesus Christ,” relates directly to Jesus’ position in The Godhead while He, (being forever inseparably and omnipresent, [everywhere at the same time,] and God Himself,) was on earth in the body of a mortal man for the sake of humanity’s redemption, salvation, and blessing. This Scriptural concept of Jesus is described as, “Jesus, the son of man”, “Jesus the man,” “[God] Jesus, Who became flesh,” etcetera.
¨ God the Omnipresent Father Himself was, and always will be ‘One’ “in” Jesus Christ, Who suffered and died in our place. Yet, Omnipresent Father God remained seated in heaven while Jesus suffered on the cross. The omnipresent Holy Spirit of God didn’t ‘brood’ around Jesus’ ‘empty’ throne while the human body of Jesus Christ, (the Son of man,) was in the grave either. God The Holy Spirit was with the man Jesus at the cross and in death; it was the Holy Spirit Who raised Jesus’ human body from the dead. Yet, the omnipresent Spirit remained on earth and in heaven with God the Father at the same time. Jesus promised that, after His ascension, He and the Father will send the Holy Spirit from heaven to indwell His sincere, blood-cleansed believers to lead them into all truth and to teach them all things, (Rom. 8:11; Lu. 24:49; Acts 1:8; Jn. 14:26; 16:7.)
These incredible mysteries can only be understood in terms of the omnipresence of the Inseparable Godhead. The Godhead is everywhere in heaven and on earth at the same time. Jesus always was, is, and will be God Himself, although He came into this world in the body of a mere man. God the Father is God Himself; He was ‘in’ Jesus and ‘with’ Jesus, and yet He remained seated in heaven. The Holy Spirit is God Himself; He was ‘with’ Jesus and ‘in’ Jesus,’ yet He remained in heaven with the Father, (Col. 2:9.) God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit IS One God. The One God always was, and always will be omnipresent, everywhere, or ever-present at the same time.
How can we ‘understand’ the Inseparable, Omnipresent Godhead of Father, Son and Holy Spirit?
It is audacious to think that we, as finite human beings, can comprehend the “Great Mystery of Godliness,” (1 Tim. 3:16.) But looking at humanity who was created in His ‘image,’ might give us an idea, (not an explanation,) of “The Godhead” of the Bible: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
As a human being is a tri-part being, my human spirit and soul or mind are two separate entities, but truly one with my body, (1 Cor. 15:44.) Apart from my soul (or mind) and human spirit, my body will feel nothing, (1 Ths. 5:23; Eccl. 11:10.) My physical body will be dead. My body cannot exist without my human spirit and soul or mind. While I live, they are inseparable Me; Myself or I. So, when I gave my human spirit and soul (or mind) to God the Father, I also gave my body to Him, (1 Cor. 6:13.) That is why, when I surrender my soul and body to the futile pleasures of sin, I am also giving my human spirit; myself; me, to the control of the evil one, (Rom. 6:13-16; 1 Jn. 5:18-19)
¨ We can, therefore, see that when Jesus, “in Whom the fullness of the Godhead dwells bodily,” hung on that cross, atoning in full for all the bondage, sin, and cursedness of all humanity, it was The ONE GOD Incarnate that hung there.
Although this human comparison inadequately describes The Inseparable Godhead of Father, Son, and Holy Spirit (not so-called separate “divine persons,” or separate gods,) it is Scriptural to believe that similarly, Jesus did not suffer and die for our sins apart from, or completely separated from the Father and the Holy Spirit. [And I am not Pentecostal Oneness, Jesus Only, Modulism, or Unitarian. I believe and follow only the True Godhead of Biblical Scripture!]
¨ Jesus declared in John 14:11-13, “I Am in the Father and the Father in Me… If you have seen Me you have seen the Father...” God the Father did not give His only begotten [not created] Son as complete atonement for the sinful state of all humankind as if He gave another person, a separate individual or another god, to whom He had no “bodily” connection! (Col. 2:9.) On the contrary; eternally inseparable from The Godhead or Himself, the Man Jesus suffered and died in our place, while simultaneously, remaining completely God Himself. The humanity and Divinity of the man Jesus Christ too, are undividable.
Paul explained in Philippians 2:5-8, “….[Jesus,] Who, being in the form of God… [as God Himself] made Himself of no reputation [among men,] taking the form of a bondservant and coming in the likeness of men, [or in the flesh of men.] And being found in appearance as a man, [while still being God,] He became obedient to… the death of the cross.”
“YOU BLASPHEME TO SAY THAT GOD ‘BECAME’ SIN AND ‘BECAME’ A CURSE ON THE CROSS!”
All of the above are true, Scriptural statements, and can definitely not be blasphemous. At the fall in Eden, sinful humanity also came under the general curse of all those who live without God, (Deuteronomy Chapter 28; Romans Chapters 2 & 3.) Acts like lying, stealing, fornicating, etcetera, are mere “symptoms” of the terminal spiritual disease called “sin.” Similarly, cursedness is a state, position or spiritual place without Jesus, and thus without the blessedness of God. Physically and emotionally, one might be superrich, happy, and healthy, but without a sincere Scriptural relationship with Jesus, one is still in that lost spiritual place where one is “cursed with a curse,” (Deuteronomy Chapter 28.)
That is why humanity, through personal faith in and acceptance of Christ, must be spiritually “born again” out of darkness into God’s Light, (1 Pt. 2:9-10; Jn. 3:3-5.) Then, they are actually spiritually born again out of bondage into freedom; out of lostness into salvation, and out of cursedness into a spiritual position of blessedness, (Gal. 3:10-14.)
Just like sin itself, the ‘curse of the Law’ is a spiritual place without Jesus, not just a once-off thing. When Jesus atoned for our sinful state without Him, He also atoned for our state of cursedness. Jesus had to spiritually ‘take our place of cursedness’ or carry our cursedness for us, so that we could ‘inherit’ or ‘freely regain’ the lost spiritual state of blessedness that Adam and Eve originally had in Him, (Gal. 3:10-14.)
However, some Christian leaders also misinterpret this truth of Scripture by adding and/or subtracting from the Truth of God’s Word by confusing and twisting the Scriptures; the two different Testaments of the Bible in particular! Let us look at such ungodly blasphemy from the mouths of charismatic leaders such as Kenneth Hagen, Kenneth Copeland, Joyce Meyer, Benny Hinn, and others. They actually make the Biblical truth that Jesus ‘became a curse’ in our place into a terrible fallacy, which deceives thousands of gullible Christians.
Jesus did not “take on the nature of Satan” when He “became sin and a curse for us,” neither did He “suffer in hell” as these profane masonic agents masquerading as teachers dare teach
Jesus did not actually “become” sin as if He Himself became vile and most evil like the devil, as Charismatic teaches say. The Spirit Filled Bible 1991 footnote, (beware new translations,) “This statement (2 Cor. 5:21) means that God does not impute [charge, assign, ascribe] our trespasses to us. He imputed them instead to Christ, Who was sinless in every respect,” (Heb. 4:15; 1 Pt. 2:22-25; 1 Jn. 3:5.)
The blasphemous Hagen/Copeland/Hinn doctrine which teaches that Jesus “died spiritually on the cross, took on the demonic nature of Satan, [as He ‘became’ sin,] and was tortured by Satan and born again in hell,” [as He ‘became a curse’ and descended into the ‘lower’ parts of the earth to lead righteous captives to heaven,] is satanic blasphemy!
Repeatedly, such evil doctrines prove what horrible fallacies can be derived from verses that are taken out of Scriptural context! The man Jesus Christ physically died that day on the cross, not spiritually as they allege! His body was literally in the grave or in Hades (not ‘hell’) for 3 nights and 3 days. However, Christ Jesus, or The Anointed Savior, said to the man on the cross next to His, “Assuredly, I say to you, today, [on this same day; as soon as we die physically,] you will be with Me in paradise” or heaven, not in “hell!” (Lu. 23:43; Rev. 2:7; 3:7.)
The Scriptural location of Paradise or heaven, Hades the grave, and Gehenna or hell
ON THIS PAGE:
· Muslims say, “Paul, not Jesus, founded Christianity”
· ‘Christians worship three gods in a trinity’
· “Only a Cruel Father would give His own Son for undeserving blasphemers”
· God the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit is omnipresent
· You blaspheme to say God ‘became’ a curse and sin on the cross