Who is God; Is God the Trinity; What are we; Are we sons of God?



"Mark 16:15 preach the gospel to every creature. Matthew 28:20 Teaching them to observe (do) all things whatsoever I (Jesus Christ) have commanded: Revelation 22:13 I am Alpha and Omega,... 14 Blessed are they that do his commandments, ... have right to the tree of life, and... enter ... the city."

 

I am a retired pastor of the Church of God (Tennessee).
My name is Isaac Livingston. I am from Neyyoor India.

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1. Worship is vain, if We follow Doctrines of Men.

Jesus Christ says in Matthew 15:9 "But in vain they do worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men." Mark 7:7 says the same. That is, Jesus Christ, as God, will reject our worship, if we follow the doctrines of men. Jesus Christ also tells us, to beware of the doctrine of Scribes, Pharisees, and Sadducees, which are the same as out theologians, in Matthew 16:12, and in Mark 12:38. In Romans 6:17, 16:17, Ephesians 4:14, Colossians 2:22, and 1 Timothy 1:3, in all these verses, Apostle Paul warns severely about the doctrines of men. The doctrine of Jesus Christ and of the apostles, are the only true doctrine, and all other doctrines are lies, and God tells us not to be a part of them. Yet, our churches, pastors, evangelists; all of them follow the doctrines of theologians and churches and have rejected the word of God. We follow Trinity doctrine, Jesus only doctrine, apostolic doctrine, and many other doctrines. Protestant, Pentecostal, Catholic, and Charismatic, are the main divisions. There are so many branches in them. We also have our own favorite preachers. They all preach social gospel, for their own fame and money. However, from our denominations and traditions, we learn doctrines from our denominations and traditions, and we believe them, even though they do not make sense. Doctrines say, the physical body of God is God the Father; Jesus of Nazareth was 100% man and 100% God; God the Father and Jesus Christ are one; the Holy Ghost and the holy spirit are the same; and they cannot tell whether God is one or three; if God is one, why he is one, and if he is three, why he is three. It will not give a definite answer, but it will bluff it all. But we are satisfied with that. "1 Corinthians 14:33 says .. God is not the author of confusion, ..." So, these doctrines are not God's word. They are full of confusion. "1 Corinthians 3:19... the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God." So, the doctrines of theologians are foolishness, and godly people must have no part with it. We must meditate on God's word, rather than the doctrines from churches, for our eternal life.

2. Who is God; Is God the Trinity; what are we?

Now let us study 'who is God', and 'what is man', from the scripture. I prefer to begin with man. A man has a body and a soul. In "Jeremiah 1:5, God told the prophet, Before I formed thee in the belly, I knew thee;" So, God created his soul first. And then the body was formed, given to the soul, and the prophet was born. So, we are souls. Our bodies are given to us to live in this world. Our strength, and our identity, are in the body. Our character is in our soul, which is the person inside. If you are tall or short, it refers to your body. If you are good or evil, it refers to your soul, the person. This principle applies to God also.

John 4:24 says God is a Spirit: This Spirit is omnipotent, omnipresent, and omniscient. These are the power attributes of his Spirit body. God is Omnipotent according to Job 42:2, Psalm 147:5, and Revelation 19:6. Absolutely nothing is impossible to him. God has created the universe, beginning with an invisible atom to stars that are much larger than the sun. God has created life also. God is Omnipresent according to Psalm 135:6, and 139:7&8. So, he always fills the entire universe. God is Omniscient according to Job 26:6, 34:21&22, and Psalm 139:4. So, God knows everything; even he knows what we will think. Nothing is hidden from him. So, with the omni-powers of his Spirit, he is God. According to Deuteronomy 6:4, 1 Kings 8:60, Mark 12:32, and 1 Corinthians 8:4, he is the only One God. God accommodates three Souls, in his body as part of him. Matthew 12:18, Hebrews 10:38, and Jeremiah 5:9&29, say that God has soul. A soul is a person. These three persons are God, individually and collectively, because they are his souls and are inside him. His souls have character attributes. God is holy and righteous. God judges by righteousness according to Romans 1:17, 2:5, 3:5, 22 & 25, 2 Thessalonians 1:4-9, Hebrews 1:8&9, 11:7, 2 Peter 1:1, 2:5, and Revelation 16:7. God demands righteousness from people according to Matthew 6:33, Romans 6:13, 1 Corinthians 6:9, 15:34, Ephesians 4:24, Philippians 1:10 &11, 1 Timothy 6:11, Titus 2:12, and 1 John 3:10. God is holy according to Revelation 4:8 and many other verses. God demands that we must also be holy according to Romans 12:1, 1 Peter 1:15, and Leviticus 20:7. One question; Is God one or three? Answer is: If we refer God for his power manifestations, like open the red sea, and other miracles, God is One, since we refer to his Spirit. If we refer God for his character manifestations, like 'God so love the world', it refers to the person. So, God is three persons and are in one Spirit. So, God is "Three in One".

3. How God the three Souls or Persons be in one Spirit

Let me explain the "three in one" practicality. Say, you are doing a work. Others may see that your body does the work. But, three parts in your body are involved in the work. They are; 1, your brain with nerves intertwined with your body instructing the work. 2, your heart with blood vessels intertwined with the body supplying the needed blood or energy to do the job. And 3, your muscles and bones, are doing the job. Even though the body does the job, the three distinctly separate segments, united as one body, has performed the job. This is for an illustration. Let us see the real one. The three persons in God have uniquely intertwined each other, and with the one omnipotent Spirit body of God, as One. The three persons are, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost. As the Son, who is the Lord Jesus Christ, is doing a work; the Father instructs the work as the brain does; and the Holy Ghost gives power as the heart does; and the work is done by the Lord Jesus Christ. We say that Jesus Christ saves us, he redeems us, and so on. Even though it is true, God the Father and God the Holy Ghost are working with Jesus Christ. These three persons are in one Spirit. This is what the Bible teaches. But the trinity doctrine will give you a run around, and will not say anything specific, but will take you to philosophy, and leave you at the limbo. One important thing you may notice is that God the Father is the head, or as the brain for the other two. The 3 persons in the old testament are, God the Most High, God the Word, and the Spirit of God. In the new testament, their names are God the Father, God the Son, who is the Lord Jesus Christ, and God the Holy Ghost.

4. In the beginning, God created all things from Nothing.

Genesis 1:1 says, "In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth." Science has established the fact that even an atom cannot be created from nothing. Then how the entire universe came to existence? God brought them to existence from nothing; and that is why he is God. Science proves that nobody can bring life to existence. We may kill them, but we cannot create life. God has created life and gave them intelligence. God is the embodiment of intelligence and knowledge. God existed from the eternal past when nothing existed, and he will exist to the eternal future. God has created all planets and stars and keep them on the sky in motion and in order. This is the God of the Bible; he is the only one God and there is no other God. So, who is God? He is the only omnipotent Spirit, who has created all things from nothing, including life, and who exists from the time when there was nothing. But people can call even a piece of wood or anything as god, but those are created by men, they have no life, and they are dead objects.

5. God the Word became Jesus, who was just a Man.

"John 1:1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God." So, 'God the Word' existed from the very beginning. "3 all things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made." So, Jesus Christ created everything that was created. "Ephesians 3:9 says God, who created all things by Jesus Christ:" That is, God the Father told Jesus Christ to create all things and Jesus Christ created them. So, Jesus Christ was God from the beginning. 14 says the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us,. So, God the Word has become the man Jesus. How could God become a man? Doctrines say that God came upon Mary, in a manner of her husband, and produced the baby. In that case, even it was possible, they have produced a new species of God-Man baby. Yet, it would not have been that 'God the Word' became a man. Let us study it from the Bible, how God the Word has become a man. Hebrews 10 says: "5) Wherefore when he cometh into the world, he saith, .., a body hast thou prepared me: .. 7) Then said I, Lo, I come ... to do thy will, O God." God the Word asked the Father to create a body of a human child, so that he could come as a man. Accordingly, God the Father and the Holy Ghost came to the virgin Mary, as in Luke 1:35. It says: "And the angel answered and said unto her, The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee:" And they created a body in the womb of the virgin, for the soul of 'God the Word', to come to Earth as a man. The Soul, the person of God the Word, left the Omnipotent Spirit body of God, and entered the flesh body of a baby in the womb of Mary, which was just created. Now, this Soul was no longer God, since it has left the body of God, and it will no more have the omni-powers of God. Now, this soul is a man. "John 1:14 says the Word was made flesh," Flesh is not God. Thus, God became a man like you and me. "Romans 8:3 says, ... God sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh," Jesus was pure 100% man, no God left in him.

6. Man Jesus became the Begotten Son and God.

Jesus Obeyed God as a man unto the cross and died for the sins of the world. 'God the Most high' and 'God the Holy Ghost' raised him up from the dead. "Psalm 2:7 I will declare the decree: the LORD hath said unto me, Thou art my Son; this day have I begotten thee." That was the resurrection, and ascension day of Jesus to heaven. "Acts 13:32 And we declare unto you glad tidings, how that the promise which was made unto the fathers, 33 God hath fulfilled the same unto us their children, in that he hath raised up Jesus again; as it is also written in the second psalm, Thou art my Son, this day have I begotten thee." Now, Jesus became a begotten Son. And, then his Soul has entered the omnipotent Spirit body of God, and God the Father and the Holy Ghost have accepted him and pronounced him as God. "Hebrew 1:8 But unto the Son he saith, Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever: a sceptre of righteousness is the scepter of thy kingdom. (Here ‘God the Father’ calls Jesus as God). 9 Thou hast loved righteousness, and hated iniquity; therefore God, even thy God, hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness above thy fellows." (Here, the Holy Ghost calls him as God)" So, he is God again. "Matthew 28:18 Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth, 20 lo, I am with you always," That is, after his resurrection and ascension, Lord Jesus Christ is God, in the omnipotent Spirit body of God, and he is not a man anymore.

7. Jesus Christ is God who Redeems us from Sins

Let us see where is the Lord Jesus Christ now and what is he doing. "Titus 2:14 says Jesus gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity." So, Jesus Christ is the redeemer, who is God, redeeming us from all iniquity. "Acts 3:26 Unto you first God, having raised up his Son Jesus, sent him to bless you, in turning away every one of you from his iniquities." After his resurrection, as God he is here with us turning us from our iniquities. "Matthew 1:21 ... call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins." As God, now he is saving us from our sins. So, the Lord Jesus Christ, as God the Word, is in the world, turning us away from our sins and iniquities. But unfortunately, our churches are very silent about it. But, they see the projection of the man Jesus as God and worship him, but not the ascended Jesus who had become God. But the projection of Jesus Christ is not real, but a fantasy; and if he is real, he is another Jesus and false Christ. But the good news is that the Lord Jesus Christ is with his people as God, turning them from sins and iniquities. Are you his people? However, as God he is omnipresent, and so he is on the right hand of God the Father also. "Mark 16:19 says then after the Lord had spoken unto them, he was received up into heaven, and sat on the right hand of God." Ephesians 1:20-23; Hebrews 1:2-4; 10:12-19; and 1 Peter 1:21-22; all says the same thing. "Acts 2:33 Therefore being by the right hand of God exalted, and having received of the Father the promise of the Holy Ghost, he hath shed forth this, which ye now see and hear." So, Jesus Christ is working with the Father, sending the Holy Ghost to us, for the ministry and in order to redeem us from our sins and iniquities.

8. Holy Ghost is God Person, Holy Spirit is Gift to man.

We saw that God is the omnipotent Spirit. He has three souls or persons in him. One of the souls is the Holy Ghost. So, he is a person, but not a Spirit. But every church teaches that the Holy Ghost is the holy Spirit, which is wrong. However, God gives a spirit to people as gift, to lead them in holy life. This spirit is called the holy spirit, as well as the spirit of man. This spirit is like a candlelight that shows us the way of God. This spirit is the third part of a 'born again person'. But Holy Ghost is one of the three persons in God; he is a Soul. He is neither "God the Omnipotent Spirit"; nor the holy spirit, which is a gift given to man.

We must give high reverence to Holy Ghost as God, since the blasphemy against the Holy Ghost will not be forgiven according to Matthew 12:31. Lying to the Holy Ghost was dealt very severely; and Ananias & his wife were dead because of that; it is in Acts 5:3-10. Holy Ghost may abide in us to help us according to 1 Corinthians 6:19 and John 14:16-17. But, if we ignore him and defile ourselves, he will destroy us, as in 1 Corinthians 3:17. The Holy Ghost has inspired the scriptures as God, according to 2 Timothy 3:16, Acts 1:16, 28:25, and 2 Peter 1:21. He took part in creation according to Genesis 1:2, Job 26:13, 33:4, Psalm 104:30, Luke 1:35 & Hebrews 10:5. The Holy Ghost is God, since he is a person in God. Lord Jesus Christ told the disciples to wait for the Holy Ghost before they go to the ministry, as in Acts 1:4-8. The Holy Ghost is the head of God's church and prepares the people for God, as in Acts 20:28, John 16:13, Psalm 68:18, 1 Corinthians 12:4-13, Romans 8:1, 11&14. Holy Ghost perfects churches as in John 16:12-14 and Ephesians 4:11-14. It is sad that our churches are not under the Holy Ghost, but under theologians and religious organizations.

9. Born of the Spirit; Mortify deeds of Flesh; Sons of God.

Let me touch one more very important point. My soul is in my body, and so my soul also is a man. Since I am born of the Spirit, my soul also has the holy spirit as his Spirit body. So, my soul has a flesh body and a spirit body. "Romans 8:12 says, Therefore, brethren, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live after the flesh. 13 For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die: but if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live. 14 For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God." So, if I, that is my soul, mortify the deeds of the body of flesh, then I will live in my spirit body and I will become a son of God. If you have received the holy spirit, and mortified the deeds of the flesh body, you will also be the son or daughter of God. But, if we are not born of the Spirit; as Jesus Christ says in John 3, we will not even see the kingdom of God; that is, we will be just religious Christians. "1 Corinthians 15:50 says ... that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God;" Our preachers say that our flesh body will be glorified and go to heaven. It is not true. "2 Corinthians 5:1 For we know that if our earthly house of this tabernacle were dissolved, we have a building of God, an house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens." That is, if we have received the holy spirit from God, we have received a spirit body, that is a heavenly house from God for our soul. "2 For in this we groan, earnestly desiring to be clothed upon with our house which is from heaven:" If we have received the holy spirit, we must mortify the deeds of the flesh, and be clothed with the holy spirit. We must strive to do that, that is groaning, and we must earnestly do that. "3 If so be that being clothed we shall not be found naked." If we have done it, we are sons of God already. But of we have not done it, we will be found naked on that day, and will be thrown into hell. "4 ...(if we are) clothed upon, that mortality might be swallowed up of life." If we are clothed by the spirit, our spirit body will be glorified to be the glorious sons of God. "5 Now he that hath wrought us for the selfsame thing is God, who also hath given unto us the earnest of the Spirit." This is done by God, and he has given us the holy spirit. So, if you have not received the holy spirit yet, receive it from God. If we have received the spirit, then mortify the deeds of the flesh body, and be clothed with the holy spirit. If you have done this, you are a son/daughter of God. You will always be with God.

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