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GOD is One (1)(I) !!!!!!!

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Posted Feb 23, 2006 at 1:26:47 AM
Subject: GOD is One (1)(I) !!!!!!!
[b] [i]Warning from those not knowing God [/i][/b] [size=18][color=green] Jesus Christ [/color][/size]warned His disciples of people who cannot identify Him and the Father. [b]JOHN 16:2-3 "They shall put you out of the synagogues: yea, the time cometh, that whosoever killeth you will think that he doeth [color=green][size=18]GOD[/size][/color] service. And these things will they do unto you, because they have not known the Father, nor me." [/b] Who can identify and introduce [size=18][color=green]GOD[/color] [/size]? If in the eyes of [color=green][size=18]Jesus Christ [/size][/color]the Jews did not recognize [color=green][size=18]GOD[/size][/color] when they had access to the Scriptures, how could they possibly recognize the true [color=green][size=18]GOD[/size][/color] ?[color=green] [size=18]Jesus Christ[/size] [/color]said, "I and My Father are one," (John 10:30). "He that hath seen me hath seen the Father." (John 14:9) If seeing and listening to [color=green] [size=18]Jesus Christ[/size] [/color] "did not open the eyes" of the Jews so as to recognize [color=green][size=18]GOD[/size][/color] , how could the true [color=green][size=18]GOD[/size][/color] be identified? In the eyes of the Jews, the Teachers of the Law were the recognized authority to explain the word of [color=green][size=18]GOD[/size][/color]. But they themselves did not recognize [color=green][size=18]GOD[/size][/color]. Well, one may argue that because the Jews were very religious, they were therefore greatly influenced by their religious leaders who shut their eyes so as not to recognize the very [color=green][size=18]GOD[/size][/color] of their forefathers. [color=green] [size=18]Jesus Christ[/size] [/color] emphasized, "if ye had known me, ye should have known my Father also." The key to knowing [color=green][size=18]GOD[/size][/color], therefore, is the proper identification of [color=green] [size=18]Jesus Christ[/size] [/color]. [b][size=18]Only One [color=green]GOD[/color][/size][/b] We believe that there is only one God. Could there be two or three? Let us ask God how He expressed Himself as ONE. "LORD, HAVE YOU STATED IN ABSOLUTE TERMS THAT, INDEED, YOU ARE ONE? As if God is saying, "Look at the following verses if I do not speak of MYSELF as the one and only God." DEUTERONOMY 32:29 "See now that I, even I, am he, and there is no god with me..." ISAIAH 43:10 "Ye are my witnesses, saith the LORD, and my servant whom I have chosen: that ye may know and believe me...before me there was no God formed, neither shall there be after me." "My prophets also wrote about Me being ALONE: PSALMS 86:10 "For thou art great, and doest wondrous things: thou art God alone." DEUTERONOMY 4:35 "Unto thee it was showed, that thou mightest know that the LORD he is God; there is none else beside him." 1 CORINTHIANS 8:4 "...and that there is none other God but one." [b][size=18]Who is the [color=green]Christ[/color]?[/size][/b] Everybody says "Jesus is the Christ," and yet people cannot agree on His identity, as stated. To repeat, there are some who say, "Jesus is only a minor God;" others say, "Jesus is only a man and never a God;" still others say, "the name of the Father and the Holy Spirit is Jesus Christ;" and many people say, "Jesus is a part or only one of the three persons of God." Let us ask the question: "LORD, WHAT DO YOU MEAN BY CHRIST, ASIDE FROM THE ANOINTED ONE AS EVERYONE PROFESSES HE IS?" As if God is saying, "Have you not read that the Christ was to come in order to SAVE? The Jews think He would save literally-physically from their political enemies. Remember I am speaking ‘spiritual things.’ If I were to ask you, Who is the Christ in the following? LUKE 2:11 "For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord." "Do you accept that the Christ is the Savior? Again, if I were to ask you, ‘Who is the only Savior, and no one else?’ Do you believe what is written?" ISAIAH 43:11 "I, even I, am the LORD; and beside me there is no saviour." "Would you believe that I am the one speaking? Did I not talk to Moses and told him ‘I am that I am?’ EXODUS 3:14 "And God said unto Moses, I AM THAT I AM: and he said, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, I AM hath sent me unto you." "Could you recognize Me now that I am the One relating to Noah, to Abraham, to Moses, to Joshua, to the Judges, to David, to Solomon, and to the prophets? Did not My people call Me the FATHER? ISAIAH 63:16 "Doubtless thou art our FATHER...thou, O LORD, art our FATHER, our redeemer..." ISAIAH 64:8 "But now, O LORD, thou art our FATHER; we are the clay, and thou our potter; and we all are the work of thy hand." "Did I not cause prophet Isaiah to write that, ‘I, even I, am the Lord, and beside Me there is no savior?’ Have you realized that I, the FATHER, am talking? Have you heard Me speak, ‘I am the only Savior?’ "When Peter, therefore, called the One in front of him ‘in the flesh in the person of JESUS,’ Who do you think did he recognize? The FATHER is the SAVIOR! The FATHER is the CHRIST! JESUS is the FATHER ‘in the flesh!’" We tell the Lord, "LORD, DO YOU MEAN THAT THE CHILD BORN IN BETHLEHEM IS THE FATHER IN THE FLESH? HOW COULD THAT BE? ARE YOU, THE FATHER AND THE SON, NOT RELATING WITH EACH OTHER? YOU EVEN SAID, ONE WAS SENT BY THE OTHER. LORD, PLEASE EXPLAIN AND OPEN OUR EYES SO THAT WE CAN RECOGNIZE YOU, AND OPEN OUR EARS SO THAT WE CAN UNDERSTAND WHAT YOU ARE SAYING." As if God is saying, "Now, I will tell you My plan so that through it you can recognize Me. Do not forget that I made a COVENANT or a TESTAMENT with Abraham: GENESIS 17:7 "And I will establish my covenant between me and thee and thy seed after thee in their generations for an everlasting covenant, to be a God unto thee, and to thy seed after thee." [b]The Spiritual Seeds of Abraham [/b] We ask God: "LORD, WAS YOUR COVENANT EXCLUSIVE ONLY TO THE DESCENDANTS OF ABRAHAM? HOW ABOUT US WHO BELONG TO OTHER NATIONALITIES? WE DO NOT EVEN HAVE A SINGLE DROP OF ISRAELI BLOOD." GALATIANS 3:29 "And if ye be Christ's, then are ye Abraham's seed, and heirs according to the promise." As if God is saying, "Do not forget that I am speaking ‘spiritual thing.’ I tell you, to be a physical descendant of Abraham is not a guarantee of being his spiritual seed. Do the Jews belong to Christ? They did not even believe Him! Now, regarding your question. I ask you. Could you be of Christ if you do not recognize Him/Me? The first step, therefore, is for you to belong to Christ before you become the ‘seed of Abraham and heir or beneficiary to My Testament.’ We ask God, "LORD, WHAT IS YOUR TESTAMENT AND ITS SIGNIFICANCE? As if God is saying, "Do you not know that you are lost and, therefore, I have to redeem you? I created you in My image, but that image was shattered when you fell into sin. The importance of My Testament is to redeem you. That is, to restore you back in My image." We ask God, "LORD, HOW DO YOU FULFILL YOUR TESTAMENT? WHAT IS THE TERM OR CONDITION FOR ITS FULFILLMENT?" HEBREW 9:16 "For where a testament is, there must also of necessity be the death of the testator." "LORD, WE CANNOT UNDERSTAND. DO YOU MEAN THAT YOU, AS TESTATOR, HAVE TO DIE IN ORDER TO FULFILL YOUR TESTAMENT? HOW COULD YOU, THE FATHER WHO IS A SPIRIT, DIE? As if God is asking, "Is there anything impossible with Me? Would you believe Me if I tell you that I revealed Myself in the flesh? 1 TIMOTHY 3:16 "And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh..." (KJV or Authorized Version of 1611 only) "LORD, OUR FATHER, DO YOU MEAN THAT YOU ARE IN THE PERSON OF JESUS CHRIST?" As if God is saying, "Yes, I manifested Myself in the flesh in the person of JESUS CHRIST, precisely to fulfill My Testament with My death! If I, the Father, is not Jesus the man, His death would not have fulfilled My Testament. Have you forgotten that ‘where a testament is, there must also of necessity be the death of the testator?’ Who is the Testator? Am I not the One? The Father? Who is Jesus? Am I not, in the flesh? Now relate the following two verses:" 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." MARK 12:29 "And Jesus answered him, The first of all the commandments is, Hear, O Israel; The LORD our God is one LORD:" "Do you not know that this was already revealed even in the Old Testament? DEUTERONOMY 6:4 "Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God is one LORD:" For the new and upcoming participants >> [b][color=green][size=18]GOD [/size][/color]is calling. [i]Please heed[/i].[/b] http://www.purechristianity.org
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Posted: Jun 28, 2006 12:55:45 AM
Can we review Psalms 110:1 "The LORD said unto my Lord, Sit thou at my right hand, until I make thine enemies thy footstool." In light of there being but one God, how is LORD and Lord in this scripture explained as one and not two?
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