Now many of you will react to this question in a: What is he on about now? sort of way or in a state of incredulity or even nonplussed. You will probably answer: of course Yashua Messiah (The Lord Jesus Christ) is God; if He is not God then I, as a Christian, am still dead in my sins, for only God (total perfection) as a sacrifice would have been good enough or perfect enough to take away all the sins of mankind. It’s as simple as that, isn’t it?
Well you would think so, but the problem here is more complex than we realise, because if we take the subject of The Trinity as an example, there are thousands of people who are members of the Jehovah’s Witnesses and other similar cults and organisations like The Unitarians, that do not believe in The Trinity. These Jehovah’s Witnesses and Unitarian people, that do not believe in that pagan Egyptian deity, then change the nature of the Godhead to fit their non-trinitarian beliefs.
Now, in part, this for me, is all very fine as I do not believe in The Trinity either and if you read my series of articles entitled “Ogre gods” you will learn why. At the same time, you will also learn why I do not believe in a mono-god, better known as Monotheism, either. This is where I, and the JWs/Unitarians, part company. These people make the serious satanic error of replacing one phony god with another phony god.
I did cover this issue in my “Ogre god” series, but it doesn’t hurt to go over it again, so let’s turn to John 8:37-45:
John 8:37-45 (KJV) I know that ye are Abraham’s seed; but ye seek to kill me, because my Word hath no place in you. 38 I speak that which I have seen with my Father: and ye do that which ye have seen with your father. 39 They answered and said unto Him, Abraham is our father. Jesus saith unto them, If ye were Abraham’s children, ye would do the works of Abraham. 40 But now ye seek to kill me, a man that hath told you The Truth, which I have heard of God: this did not Abraham. 41 Ye do the deeds of your father. Then said they to Him, We be not born of fornication; we have one Father, even God. 42 Jesus said unto them, If God were your Father, ye would love me: for I proceeded forth and came from God; neither came I of myself, but He sent me. 43 Why do ye not understand my speech? even because ye cannot hear my Word. 44 Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in The Truth, because there is no Truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it. 45 And because I tell you The Truth, ye believe me not.
Here we can see quite plainly that Yashua Messiah (The Lord Jesus Christ) was telling the Canaanite Jews of His day that their belief was in vain as long as they believed in a god that did not include Him. Any deity that excludes Yashua Messiah (The Lord Jesus Christ) as God with God, is a mono-god deity and that is Monotheism.
The True Godhead consists of a Duality – Two Gods or the plural Elohim of Deuteronomy 6:4 – the Father God and Yashua Messiah (The Lord Jesus Christ). The Canaanite Jews believed and still do believe in one god (monotheism) and in verse 44 we discover who this one god or mono-god is – “Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do.” This rule applies to anyone who believes in one god (and this includes Muslims). It makes no difference whether it’s just one god or one god that’s three in one or one in three. Both these godly formats are of the Devil, and all that believe in them, believe in vain, they’re totally deceived and deluded.
If we return to the Jehovah’s Witnesses and Unitarians, who reject The Trinity and then replace The Trinity with a mono-god deity, they have literally jumped out of the frying pan and into the fire. Now JWs will counter with the futile argument: “We do believe in a ‘Jesus Christ’, but as a created being, not as God.” Here we can see and hear them condemn themselves out of their own mouths for, by reducing Yashua Messiah (The Lord Jesus Christ) into a created being, they are, by doing so, making Him no better than an angel and just another part of the creation. This is an evil and a wicked blasphemy of titanic proportions and renders everything else they teach and say, worthless and useless. Through this catastrophic error they disqualify themselves completely.
John 1:1 (KJV) In the beginning was The Word, and The Word was with God, and The Word was God. 2 The same was in the beginning with God. 3 All things were made by Him; and without Him was not any thing made that was made.
Revelation 19:12-13 (KJV) His eyes were as a flame of fire, and on His head were many crowns; and He had a name written, that no man knew, but He Himself. 13 And He was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and His name is called The Word of God.
Note, Yashua Messiah’s (The Lord Jesus Christ’s) name is called The Word of God. Notice, too, in the above five verses we can see concrete proof and evidence that Yashua Messiah (The Lord Jesus Christ) is God and was God with God in the beginning, before the creation because He was The Creator, but He was not part of a Trinity. Which John confirms for us here:
1 John 2:22-24 (KJV) Who is a liar but he that denieth that Jesus is the Christ? He is anti-Christ, that denieth The Father and The Son. 23 Whosoever denieth The Son, the same hath not The Father: 24 Let that therefore abide in you, which ye have heard from the beginning. If that which ye have heard from the beginning shall remain in you, ye also shall continue in The Son, and in The Father.
Notice, ye shall continue in THE SON and THE FATHER and, by default, not continue in The Trinity.
Yashua Messiah was also known as Melchizedec in the Old Testament. Melchizedec was The King of Salem which means King of Peace and he was also known as the King of Righteousness.
Hebrews 7:1-3 (KJV) For this Melchisedec, King of Salem, Priest of The Most High God, who met Abraham returning from the slaughter of the kings, and blessed him; 2 To whom also Abraham gave a tenth part of all; first being by interpretation King of Righteousness, and after that also King of Salem, which is, King of Peace; 3 Without father, without mother, without descent, having neither beginning of days, nor end of life; but made like unto the Son of God; abideth a Priest continually.
Here we can plainly see that Yashua Messiah was without father, without mother, without descent and having no beginning of days nor end of life. Now compare these verses with John 1:1-3 above.
Melchizedec and Yashua Messiah are one and the same man. Notice, too, He blesses Abraham; who but God could bless Abraham?
We need to understand that only God could carry these titles, no one else for no created being is capable of bringing peace, let alone being The King of Peace. The same applies to righteousness (justice), how could any created being be the King of Righteousness? Many angels went astray and became demons so they’re fallible. Mankind and hu-mankind are violent and corrupt in all their ways. I hope, now, you can see that to say Yashua Messiah was or is a created being is a 24 carat blasphemy.
Furthermore, and just to counter any possible arguments, the last part of Hebrews 7:3 says “but MADE like unto the Son of God; abideth a priest continually.” This is not saying Yashua Messiah was created, it’s saying that He was MADE FLESH to become a man, The Son of Man, having given up His pure Spiritual perfection and supreme Godly position in order to do so.
As a penultimate point, I will use Matthew 1:23:
Matthew 1:23 (KJV) 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.
And from The Aramaic Peshitta translation:
Matthew 1:23 (Aramaic Peshitta) Behold, a virgin will conceive and give birth to a Son, and they will call His name Emmanuel, which is interpreted, our God is with us.
God is with us, OUR GOD and Creator, not a fake and blasphemous created god, is with us.
Finally, here are three clinchers:
John 5:37 (KJV) And The Father Himself, which hath sent me, hath borne witness of me. Ye have neither heard His voice at any time, nor seen His shape. (Emphasis mine)
OK, so if no one up until that point in history, that is, in the early first century had ever seen or heard The Father who was The God of the Old Testament? Who was it that said: “Let US make man in OUR IMAGE and in OUR LIKENESS,” if no one had ever seen or heard The Father? Who was it that spoke with Adam in The Garden if no one had ever seen or heard The Father? Who was it that spoke with Abraham and Moses if no one had ever seen or heard The Father?? Answer – Yashua Messiah the God of the Old Testament.
John 8:58 (KJV) Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Before Abraham was, I am. (Emphasis mine)
Here in this verse we can see Yashua Messiah telling His audience in no uncertain terms who He was and is. So much so the Pharisees and Sadducees later on made it very plain here:
John 10:33 (KJV) 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. (Emphasis mine)
There we are – The Canaanite Jews fully understood who Yashua Messiah was and what He was telling them!!!
However, in direct contrast, I always find it amazing how modern Judaising mongrel dog naysayers, who deny Yashua Messiah’s Godship, disagree with their Pharisee Canaanite Jew, Judaising dog masters. Funny old world isn’t it?
Yashua Messiah (the Lord Jesus Christ) WAS AND IS GOD – PERIOD!!!
Article revised and edited 26th June 2016.