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One God and Father

The Summer Center was in full swing and the kids took a break from games and athletics for some free lunch the city provided. This old Jewish man who worked under me and I were talking over in a corner. I don’t remember how the conversation began, but he began to excoriate Christians as being pagan. I looked at him strangely, but before I could defend Christianity, the kids returned from lunch. I thought to myself: I kept the Sabbath and the Holy Days, I did not eat any unclean meats, and I did not keep the Protestant and Catholic holy days, such as Christmas. So, how could I be pagan?

I had previously joined this church, a Sabbath Church, which also followed the Holy Days and dietary laws. They also believed that Jesus was God, the Son who was with God from the beginning as a Word-Being who became incarnated (or reincarnated) as Jesus. But, the Jews believed God was one Lord, or Being. Then the scripture, “Hear O Israel, the Lord our God is one Lord,” came to mind. Right, I thought, God is one Person, not two in one or three in one. But there were several scriptures that I could not fully fit into the One God fact. You see, for me, once the Bible says something over and over (two hundred times, in fact) the few scriptures that seem to contradict must either be mistranslated or misinterpreted due to a priori reasoning.

While I struggled with the few confusing scriptures, I thought about how trinity and duality came into being. Nimrod built the tower and wall around his city as rebellion to God, who saw fit to confound languages at the time. Shem eventually killed Nimrod, but his wife Simarimis claimed to have a virgin birth of a son, Tammuz, who was Nimrod reincarnated. Thus, the father, son and virgin were the first trinity of gods of ancient Babylon. (See Babylon, Mystery Religion by Woodrow and Two Babylons by Hyslop. This is making a long story short, very short. The names were changed as other Lands picked up the pagan trinity. Zeus was Nimrod, Saturn of Saturnalia (Christmas) fame was Tammuz. In any case, I knew it was plainly Pagan to have Jesus come from a prior existence, in spite of a few confusing scriptures.

I knew also that Jesus was begotten, not incarnated from a Word-Being, because begotten both in Greek and English means to come into existence, never having existed before (he said redundantly). With these two facts in mind, God is one Person, and Jesus was born about two thousand years ago, we can know the Truth and begin to unravel the few scriptures that are confusing, and confusing primarily because of a priori reasoning. If one just read the Bible without the influence of pagan thought from other religions, one would never think of duality, trinity, or Jesus being incarnated from a Word-Being (or, facetiously, a sound-thing, a noise-person, a language-fellow). How a word, a sound with meaning, can be an individual is a mystery beyond answer. A word can be made a universe or a person, but the word produces and creates; it does not exist as a person, cannot exist as a person for it is a vibration, albeit a meaningful one.

Let’s take it a step further. Words are intended to communicate. But language is not only made up of words, phrases, sentences, paragraphs, chapters, and books. Which, again facetiously, part of the language is the Word-Being, the sentence or the chapter? Yet, music is a language with notes instead of words, and chords instead of phases, etc. Is the Word-Being also the Note-Being? God created music as part of the creation, as much as He created language; He is the God who speaks. Another major language is mathematics, which has numbers instead of words and formulae instead of sentences. Is the Word-Being a Number-Being, too — pardon my reductum ad absurdum? Which number, two? Other languages are gestures and expressions, mechanical, and art. Which of these is the Word-Being involved in? God created all these languages and probably used some of them in creation, like math and music in the beginning.

The first scripture that confused me for a time came from Protestants and Catholics obfuscation.

John 1:1 ¶ In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
John 1:2 He was in the beginning with God.
John 1:3 All things came into being through Him, and apart from Him nothing came into being that has come into being.

People use these verses to say that Jesus existed before as the Word-Being, which has a nice sound to it (sorry).

The first thing I did with the verses was substituting Bible for the Word because the Bible is the Word of God and changing Him to God, which changes the whole perspective.

John 1:1 ¶ In the beginning was the Bible , and the Bible was with God, and the Bible was God.
John 1:2 The Bible was in the beginning with God.
John 1:3 All things came into being through Him (God), and apart from Him (God) nothing came into being that has come into being.

Obvious God, all by Himself alone created the world.

Psa. 33:6 ¶ By the word of the LORD the heavens were made,
And by the breath of His mouth all their host.

Def: Word: 1696. dabar [180b]; a prim. root; to speak:

Gen. 1:6 ¶ Then God said [559. rAmDa amar [55c]; a prim. root; to utter, say:], “Let there be an expanse in the midst of the waters, and let it separate the waters from the waters.”

Psa. 148:4 Praise Him, highest heavens,
And the waters that are above the heavens!
Psa. 148:5 Let them praise the name of the LORD,
For He commanded and they were created.

Note the “He commanded,” no one else could be a He, singular pronoun with the antecedent, God.

Heb. 11:3 ¶ By faith we understand that the worlds were prepared by the word [from lego, to say] of God, so that what is seen was not made out of things which are visible.

Psa. 104:30 You send forth Your Spirit [ruach, breath], they are created;
And You renew the face of the ground.

All of this fit except for the part about the Bible being God. But once a person understood that a word is a group of sounds, which has meaning, then the Word of God, is for the most part, the Bible. Looking at it another way. The first thing God planned was the Bible, His Plan for making humans his children. So God’s Word — Bible, Plan — existed in the beginning. This Plan or Bible was with God, and so much so that is was Him. A person is his word; or to put it linguistically our language, our word(s) define us. I am my word(s). God is His Word. And His Word is Truth, not a Being.

I know that a word cannot be a being because how can a sound be an independent individual. That makes no sense. The Hebrew debar means the same, a spoken word.

Further, the Bible says:

Gen. 1:3 Then God said, “Let there be light”; and there was light.

God spoke the words. He did not tell someone else to speak the words; He commanded and it was done. So the Word became universe. Now, why doesn’t someone say that the universe existed as a being before, as they do with Jesus? Same Word, different result. The reason people do not consider the Word as Universe but a being is because paganism insists the son is the reincarnated father: Tammuz is Nimrod. And since paganism seeped into Christianity early on, the false premise took hold at least seventeen hundred years ago, if not longer. The Bible can be made to say anything, if only selected scriptures are used to explain a pagan doctrine. But, no pagan pretext can explain two hundred scriptures that say God is one person and that One Creator created the World by voicing His Command: “Let there be light.”

John 1:14 ¶ And the Word became flesh, and dwelt among us, and we saw His glory, glory as of the only begotten from the Father, full of grace and truth.

But using the above scripture, people say Jesus was the Word-Being before he was begotten. Here, this verse becomes plain considering three other verses.

Matt. 1:18 ¶ Now the birth of Jesus Christ was as follows: when His mother Mary had been betrothed to Joseph, before they came together she was found to be with child by the Holy Spirit.

Matt. 1:20 But when he had considered this, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying, “Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary as your wife; for the Child who has been conceived in her is of the Holy Spirit.

Luke 1:35 The angel answered and said to her, “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you; and for that reason the holy Child shall be called the Son of God.

First, we must remember how we make words. Our breath (Hebrew ruach, also translated spirit or Spirit) vibrates our vocal folds and sounds with meaning come tumbling (or, mumbling) out. So God’s Spirit (ruach or breath) vibrated His Spiritual vocal folds and formed words or the Word of God. So God’s Spirit (Greek, pneuma) caused words to be formed that created a human sperm, which impregnated Mary’s egg and caused Jesus to be begotten.

Jesus had to be begotten by the Spirit forming the Words because his blood had to be undefiled. Why? The Passover Lamb, and Jesus is our Passover Lamb, must be undefiled (sinless), who would die for the sins of all other humans. If Jesus had a father from Adam’s lineage after he sinned, he could not be undefiled. But his blood was separate from defiled human blood: the embryo’s blood never co-mingles with the mother’s.

Psa. 51:5 ¶ Behold, I was brought forth in iniquity,
And in sin my mother conceived me.
Eph. 2:3 Among them we too all formerly lived in the lusts of our flesh, indulging the desires of the flesh and of the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, even as the rest.

A little twist in thinking makes people say God created the world through Jesus. Well, below “by whom all thing and we by him.” What all things? Salvation.

1Cor. 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.

But let us say, by a great stretch of imagination (read fiction) that God did create the world through Jesus.

Mozart, a prolific composer, conceived of his music in his mind long before he banged on a piano or wrote a note. He wrote the music for that piano or the many instruments of the orchestra. When he created the music, he created it through the piano, violin, and woodwind because without the instruments he couldn’t hear the music in his head. So he created the music though the sounds of the instruments in his mind. Suppose he conceived of some music for which there was no instrument. He still created the music through that instrument that only he could hear in his mind. If he were as good an instrument maker as he was a composer, he could also then create the instrument through which he created the music. He never created music for any instrument he could not hear in his mind; so all his music was created through the sounds or music of the instruments he planned to use. You see he actually heard in his mind the piano playing in his mind, or the violin: thus he wrote through those instruments, not just for them.

God’s composition was greater in scope. He envisioned an entire universe with people living on Earth who would disobey Him and need salvation. He envisioned all of this in the beginning. He envisioned a Son to be born on that day, who would save these hapless humans from their sins and become born again as His Children. So He created the universe through Jesus because Jesus, like Mozart’s mental music, was the key to bringing sons and daughters into His Family. Salvation came through Jesus, but first the creation, sin, Genesis, Exodus, et. al., had to be before Jesus could be. God created everything through Jesus because he had to come into being to complete the creation. Everything before his birth is part of his life because he is a result of all that was prior to him, and then he completes the creation, which God had in mind from the beginning: salvation and eternal life. Thus, God created everything through His Son begotten on that day two thousand years ago. Now, Jesus rules all in locus parentis. He upholds the universe by his word since the resurrection.

But what about:

John 1:2 He was in the beginning with God.
John 1:3 All things came into being through Him, and apart from Him nothing came into being that has come into being.

The translator says, “He,” was in the beginning. A priori reasoning says the He is the Word-Being. But the He’s antecedent is Word, not a person but God’s Word, His Bible. So, using “He” as the pronoun for a thing (a neuter noun), a Word, is more than misleading, it is spreading false doctrine. Properly “it” should be used instead of He. Then, we would read the verse, “It,” God’s Word, which He had in mind from the beginning, “was in the beginning with God.

Then, “All things came into being through”, again it should read “it,” God’s Word,” because “In the beginning God…” And dozens of other scriptures state that nothing came into being without God creating it.

Rom. 11:34 For WHO HAS KNOWN THE MIND OF THE LORD, OR WHO BECAME HIS COUNSELOR?
Rom. 11:35 Or WHO HAS FIRST GIVEN TO HIM THAT IT MIGHT BE PAID BACK TO HIM AGAIN?
Rom. 11:36 For from Him and through Him and to Him are all things. To Him be the glory forever. Amen.

Eph. 4:6 one God and Father of all who is over all and through all and in all.

Deut. 4:35 “To you it was shown that you might know that the LORD, He is God; there is no other besides Him.

Col. 1:13 For He rescued us from the domain of darkness, and transferred us to the kingdom of His beloved Son,
Col. 1:16 For by Him all things were created, both in the heavens and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things have been created through Him and for Him.
Col. 1:17 He is before all things, and in Him all things hold together.

Oh, you may say, God created the universe though Jesus. These verses prove it.

Let me give you a little grammar lesson.

“He,” (God)…transferred us the kingdom of His beloved Son,..”

The Greeks did not note parenthetical expression as in English. So “Jesus”

— open parenthesis

“in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.
Col. 1:15 ¶ He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation.”

— close parenthesis.

The rest of the verses go back to God.

Col. 1:16 For by Him [referring back to God, not Jesus] all things were created, both in the heavens and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things have been created through Him and for Him.
Col. 1:17 He is before all things, and in Him all things hold together.

Rather, these verses continue what the whole Bible says: God, alone, created the universe. But if you want to use the “through him” concept, see Mozart above.

Further, note the term “firstborn.”

Firstborn def. Greek:

4416a. prototokos; from 4413 and 5088; first-born: — from 4413. protos; contr. superl. of 4253; first, chief with 5088. tikto; from a prim. root tek; to beget, bring forth:

To beget (as well as born) means to come into existence. When did Jesus come into existence?

Heb. 5:5 ¶ So also Christ did not glorify Himself so as to become a high priest, but He who said to Him,
“YOU ARE MY SON,
TODAY I HAVE BEGOTTEN YOU”;
And again,
“I WILL BE A FATHER TO HIM
AND HE SHALL BE A SON TO ME”?

(See also Acts 13:32,3 and Heb 1:5)

He came into existence two thousand years ago. Note that the Bible reiterates Jesus being begotten today three times, thus making it an unalterable fact. Nothing in the Bible mentions a pre-existence of Jesus as: Jesus is incarnated. If God wanted us to know Jesus had a pre-existence, He would come right out and say it as: “Hear O Israel, the Lord our God is one Lord.” Or, “In the beginning God created…” Where does it say Jesus or Jesus Christ created the heavens and the earth, plainly without any doubt? Where does the Bible say, “God, the Son?” It does not because Jesus was born, came into existence, some two thousand years ago after being in God’s mind, heart, and the Bible God had in His mind since the beginning. After Jesus was born, he became the living Word of God in that he lived according to every word of God and exemplified God’s Way in every way. Thus, after his resurrection and assent into heaven and because of his perfect embodiment of God’s Word, he received the appellation of the Word of God in Revelation.

Equal to God

John 5:18 For this reason therefore the Jews were seeking all the more to kill Him, because He not only was breaking the Sabbath, but also was calling God His own Father, making Himself equal with God.
Phil. 2:6 who, although He existed in the form of God, did not regard equality with God a thing to be grasped,

God created all in His image. Only Jesus lived up to that ideal.

Now equal comes from 2470. isos, ee´-sos; probably from 1492 (through the idea of seeming); similar (in amount and kind. So, too, Jesus acted in perfect harmony with God’s Word, was similar to Him)

Also, Jesus existed in the form [nature] of God. The word form comes a Greek from which we get morph.

3444. morphe, mor-fay´; perhaps from the base of 3313 (through the idea of adjustment of parts); shape; figuratively, nature:

The I Am

John 8:58 Jesus said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, before Abraham was born, I am.”

1510. eimi, i-mee´; the first person singular present indicative; a prolonged form of a primary and defective verb; I exist (used only when emphatic): — am, have been, x it is I.

I have said that the “I am” here refers to God’s Name, Yahweh, the I Am or the Eternal One, and the One who speaks. Surely, Jesus was not yet born when Abraham was alive, but God had already planned to have a son long before Abraham was born, and planned that son from the beginning. The whole creation was planned for and through God’s future son in the beginning. Jesus, in God’s mind in the beginning, predated Abraham and was part of Abraham’s deeds leading to him. For, without Abraham, there would be no birth. Without God’s plan to have a son, Abraham would have never been.

Conclusion

The ones who consider Jesus as having a prior existence as the second person of a trinity or godhead, the word-entity or an angel have some problems with the Bible. For the Bible says, a number of times, Jesus was born (and was the son of man), which means, in any and all languages, come into existence. How does Jesus come into existence by birth when already existed as part of a godhead or a word-entity? Is the Jesus of the Gospels just a body housing the second person of the trinity or godhead or word-entity? So only his body is human; the rest of his being is either the second person of a trinity or godhead or the word-entity.

His death then becomes a greater problem because by man did sin come into the world and by a man did the death penalty of sin become removed. If Jesus were part of a godhead or a word-entity, he was non-human in his essence but housed in a human styled body. Like the aliens in Dream Catcher, who had the capability of transforming themselves to look human, Jesus looked, sounded and felt human, but was not. Then did the godhead or word-entity in Jesus die? If Jesus were an immortal part of the godhead or word-entity, that part of him could not die. So only his body died, but he, his inner essence, did not, indeed, could not die.

Quod erat demonstratem, no death penalty for sin could be paid and no eternal life could be given to unredeemed sinners because Jesus was non-human in all but his outer shell, his body.

Surely, the Bible seems in a few scriptures to give a pretext for a prior existence of Jesus, but either he was born, came into existence, some two thousand years ago or he was reincarnated from part of the godhead, word-entity or an angel.

The problem is, as far as his being part of the godhead, God alone by his own hand created the universe. His being a single Individual is mentioned over two hundred times.

Is. 66:2 “For My hand made all these things,
Thus all these things came into being,” declares the LORD.
Psa. 33:6 ¶ By the word of the LORD the heavens were made,
And by the breath of His mouth all their host.

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God Bless,

Gil Kovacs

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