Old and New Testament scriptures show that God is God and Jesus Christ is Jesus Christ.
SNT – 297
Publication Date: 12/04/66
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Excerpt from 297 One God (12/04/66)
So, will you take your Bibles and we are ready to go on the teaching of One God.
The Bible teaches, class, that there is only one God. In Deuteronomy, chapter 6, Verse 4, we read, “Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God is one LORD.” This record in Deuteronomy 6:4 reads in the original text as…follows, “Hear, O Israel: the Lord Jehovah, Jehovah our God is one Jehovah.” There is only one God and he is the Lord. He is Jehovah.
In Ephesians, chapter 4, verse 6, we read, “One God and Father of all.” One God and Father of all.
In Philippines, chapter 1, verse 27, we read, “that ye stand fast in one spirit, [one spirit. That one spirit is God] with one mind striving together for the faith of the gospel”
In 1 Timothy, chapter 2, verse 5, I would like Rev. Crohn to read that verse to us. 1 Timothy, chapter 2, verse 5, “For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus.” Right. There is one God and one mediator between God and man and that mediator is Christ Jesus.
In John, chapter 4, verse 24, I would like for Mrs. Melvin George, Jan George, to read John 4:24, because these are foundational scriptures on which were building the great accuracy of God’s words. “God is Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit.” Right. God is spirit. God is spirit. We have one God, that’s all.
Since the early centuries, that is after Christ, Christian doctrine in many instances has taught that Jesus was coexistent with God. That Jesus, either in spirit or in some other form, was with God from the beginning. The doctrines which hold, or have held this idea, that God is Jesus and Jesus is God substantiate their beliefs by isolated bits of biblical text. Genesis 1:26. This is their initial point of departure, where God says, “Let us [let us, Genesis 1:26] make man in our image... and let them have dominion.” The “we” and the “our” are interpreted to mean God and Jesus Christ. But this scripture is no proof of Jesus’s existence in the beginning. The first person plural, the pronouns “us” and “our” are used to speak of the magnitude of the incident to which God related Himself.
A head of a political state often uses the plural pronoun when speaking of himself in his official position. For example, James the First, of England, who authorized the King James translation, declared transactions of State by saying, “We, the king of England.” To this very day, Elizabeth the Second uses the expression, “We, the Queen of England.” Elizabeth is not a “We,” but yet she speaks of herself in her position in the plural. In the same grammatical since, the translators for King James employ the plural pronouns when they said, “Let us [in Genesis 1] make man in our image, after our likeness.”
The Bible teaches that there is only one God, and that this God was in Christ.
2 Timothy, chapter 5, verse 19, Rev. Crohn. Do you have it, Mrs. George? 2 Timothy 5? Did I say Timothy? I am sorry, 2 Corinthians. 2 Corinthians chapter 5, verse 19. This God was in Christ, this is the essence of this scripture. “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.”
Right. Now I put three great truths together in this paragraph, so listen carefully:
The Bible teaches that there is only one God. That this God, however, was in Christ. And this is the scripture from 2 Corinthians.
Also, that God is spirit, which we read a little while ago from John 4:24, Mrs. George read, God is a [what?]; and they that worship Him must worship Him, God who is spirit, in truth.
Now, the third great truth is that, God is eternal. Hebrews chapter 9, verse 14…
1 Timothy 2:5
2 Corinthians 5:19
(Suggested reading: Act 28:1, 7, 9, 11)
John 1:1-4, 14
2 Peter 1:21
John 5:36-38; 17:3
2 Timothy 3:16, 17
Galatians 1:11, 12
1 John 1:5
1 John 1:2
2 Corinthians 4:3, 4
1 John 1:2
(Suggested reading: John 4:34; 6:38; 8:29; Luke 2:49)
2 Samuel 12:3
John 3:13; 10:30; 4:34; 5:30; 6:38
Hebrews 4:3; 12:2; 1:1, 2
(Suggested reading: Isaiah 40:11; John 13:23; 5:36; 17:4; 19:30)