Who Do U Say that I am?

Matt.5 (Jesus) He said to them, “But who do you say that I am?”
16 Simon Peter answered and said, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.”
17 Jesus answered and said to him, “Blessed are you, Simon Bar-Jonah, for flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but My Father who is in heaven. 18 And I also say to you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build My church,
Expository files states
A variety of opinions prevailed among the people of that day about who the Son of Man was. By divine revelation Peter knew the truth, and he spoke it on this occasion without fear: “You are the Christ, the Son of God.” Would you agree, this confession is important? Certainly. In fact, we know that the person who refuses to acknowledge this truth is refusing to be saved! Jesus said “if you do not believe that I am He, you will die in your sins,” (Jno. 8:24). And He said through John, “whoever believes that Jesus is the Christ is born of God,” (1 Jno. 5:1). Likewise, “whoever confesses that Jesus is the Son of God, God dwells in Him, and He in God,” (1 Jno. 4:15). This confession is the proposition that lies at the very foundation of the gospel plan; it is a truth that must be confessed and believed. It is important.
If you look up explanations on what is meant by, “on this Rock I shall build my Church” is the foundation of our faith who is God and who is not. If we get this wrong, the rest of our understanding is based on a foundation that is on sand. Who do you say I am is a definitive question! Peter did not say you are the god of the old testament, He did not say you are God, neither did he say you are the second god in a god head! Peter said that he was the son of the one who is God. This is so very important to understand that Jesus told us he would build his church on this understanding, that he was not God, but the of God. H went on to tell e told Pilate for this purpose he was born Luke 23:3 Then Pilate asked Him, saying, “Are You the King of the Jews? He answered him and said, “It is as you say.” Luke 22:70 Then they all said, “Are You then the Son of God?”So He said to them, “You rightly say that I am.” Twice he could of told them the truth! but the church fathers have taught for 1700 years that Jesus is God the son which is never in scripture, but the son of Mary the son of David. John 19:26*
When Jesus therefore saw His mother, and the disciple whom He loved standing by, He said to His mother, “Woman, behold your son!” Matthew 1:1
[ The Genealogy of Jesus Christ ] The book of the genealogy(Genesis) of Jesus Christ, the Son of David, the Son of Abraham: Matthew 21:14-16 New King James Version (NKJV)
14 Then the blind and the lame came to Him in the temple, and He healed them. 15 But when the chief priests and scribes saw the wonderful things that He did, and the children crying out in the temple and saying, “Hosanna to the Son of David!” they were [a]indignant 16 and said to Him, “Do You hear what these are saying?”
And Jesus said to them, “Yes. Have you never read,
‘Out of the mouth of babes and nursing infants
You have perfected praise’?” Matthew 22:42
saying, “What do you think about the Christ? Whose Son is He?” They said to Him, “The Son of David.” Mark 15:39
So when the centurion, who stood opposite Him, saw that He cried out like this and breathed His last, he said, “Truly this Man was the Son of God!” Hosea 11:9 New King James Version (NKJV)
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I will not execute the fierceness of My anger;
I will not again destroy Ephraim.
For I am God, and not man,
The Holy One in your midst;
And I will not [a]come with terror
Don’t believe everything you hear, believe what the scripture says

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Using the Authority of the Church !

Or Abusing it!

Does the church have the authority to Disfellowship ! “Yes” and they do it all the time based on a variety of reasons. One group has a little less authority than the other COGs! The people who are in UCG didn’t join it, not saying that no one joined it after it was formed. Im speaking of those who left WWCOG after that fateful sermon by Joe Takch and the following week people in WWCOG meet in homes and a variety of locations peacefully and as the ministers started to resign or who were disfellowshipped began worshipping with those who remained faithful to the authority of the scripture. Then after several months the ministers formed a corporation around the faithful brethren and called it United COG. So the brethren that left WWCOG didn’t really join UCG it was formed around them. So its difficult to disfellowship someone who never joined. Now those who left to follow Gerald Flurry made a decision to follow a man right or wrong, so they are subjected to his authority as were those who followed Dr. Meredith into his flock. Many other smaller groups Dave Pack, Dave Havir and many other smaller groups. When you join something you are subject to the rules and authority of that group. What makes UCG different is the core people didn’t join but were formed into an organization to consolidate effort of preaching and living Gods way. So over the years it has been more cautious on being heavy-handed and authoritative, which is a good thing. When one is baptized, he or she receives the Holy Spirit, and with that comes personal responsibility to govern ones life according to the scripture. One doesn’t need to be micro managed by leadership. This helps a Christian develop character, which is the walk of any Christian. It takes great faith to trust others with Gods spirit and allow for them to walk and grow from there experiences along the way. So Don’t believe everything your church says, read the scriptures to see if they are following them and teaching them. Its Jehovah who speaks to us by his great power were led…

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Abraham’s God was the father

Gen.14:20 And blessed be God Most High, Who has delivered your enemies into your hand.” And he gave him a tithe of all. [ Abram and Melchizedek ] 18. Then Melchizedek king of Salem brought out bread and wine; he was the priest of God Most High.

Psalm 89:27
Also I (Father) will MAKE him My firstborn, The highest of the kings of the earth.

Luke 1:31 And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bring forth a Son, and shall call His name Jesus. 32 He will be great, and will be called the Son of the Highest; and the Lord God will give Him the throne of His father David. “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Highest. John 8:56 Your father Abraham rejoiced to see My day, and he saw it and was glad.

Luke 1:76 “And you, child, will be called the prophet of the Highest; For you will go before the face of the Lord to prepare His ways, (John the Baptist)

Exodus 22:20
“He who sacrifices to any Elohim, except to the Jehovah only, he shall be utterly destroyed.

20 “Whoever sacrifices to any god except Yahweh must be condemned and destroyed.

20 (19) He that sacrificeth unto elohim (the g-ds), other than unto Hashem only, he shall be destroyed.

Genesis 21:33
Then Abraham planted a tamarisk tree in Beersheba, and there called on the name of the Lord, the Everlasting God.

Genesis 26:24
And the Lord appeared to him the same night and said, “I am the God of your father Abraham; do not fear, for I am with you. I will bless you and multiply your descendants for My servant Abraham’s sake.”

Exodus 3:6
Moreover He said, “I am the God of your father—the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob.” And Moses hid his face, for he was afraid to look upon God.

Acts 3:13
The God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, the God of our fathers, glorified His Servant Jesus, whom you delivered up and denied in the presence of Pilate, when he was determined to let Him go.

Acts 7:32
saying, ‘I am the God of your fathers—the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob.’ And Moses trembled and dared not look.

 

 

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Psalm 83 Overlooked

This Psalm names 10 nations that form a confederacy to wipe Israel off the map that they might be a nation no more! they seek crafty council, could this be the 10 toes that come together like Iron and Clay? And the final verse 18 confirms that the Most High the father is the only God! This is the foundation of our faith Who God Is !!!

Complete Jewish bible Ps.83:18) Let them know that you alone,
whose name is Adonai, (ADONIA ALWAYS THE FATHER, Adoni =other lords including Jesus)
are the Most High over all the earth.

1599 Geneva bible Ps.83:18 That they may [n]know that thou, which art calleth Jehovah, art alone, even the most High over all the earth.

KJV. PS.83:18 That men may know that thou, whose name alone is Jehovah, art the most high over all the earth.

Wycliffe Bible Ps.83
18 And know they, that Lord is name to thee; thou alone art the Highest in every land. (And then they shall know, that The Lord is thy name; and that thou alone art the Most High in all the earth.)

World English Bible Ps.83:18 18
that they may know that you alone, whose name is Yahweh,
are the Most High over all the earth.

Names of God Ps.83:18 so that they must acknowledge you.
Your name is Yahweh.
You alone are Elyon of the whole earth.

Webster Dictionary defines the word “Alone” as 1
: separated from others : isolated
was alone in the office
2
: exclusive of anyone or anything else : only
She alone knows what happened.

Most High Dan. 4:17
‘This decision is by the decree of the watchers,
And the sentence by the word of the holy ones,
In order that the living may know
That the Most High rules in the kingdom of men,
Gives it to whomever He will,
And sets over it the lowest of men.’

Ps. 97:9 For You, Lord, are most high above all the earth; You are exalted far above all gods. (Singular God followed by plural gods more than one)

Dan.4:34 And at the end of the time I, Nebuchadnezzar, lifted my eyes to heaven, and my understanding returned to me; and I blessed the Most High and praised and honored Him who lives forever: For His dominion is an everlasting dominion, And His kingdom is from generation to generation.

Mark 5:7 And he cried out with a loud voice and said, “What have I to do with You, Jesus, Son of the Most High God? I implore You by God that You do not torment me.”( Jesus is not the most high God and David only new the Most High God and his promise to send a savior though David’s linage.)

Dan.7:25 He shall speak pompous words against the Most High, Shall persecute the saints of the Most High, And shall intend to change times and law. Then the saints shall be given into his hand For a time and times and half a time

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Here you have it, Psalm 83 outlining a 10 nation conspiracy  against The Father’s people to make them a nation no more and speaking pompous words against the Most High by denying his only begotten Jesus. The Dome on the Rock is built on the holiest site in Jerusalem, The Temple Mount! Think about how important these two foundational truths are! 1. The Father is the Only God of both new and old testaments and 2. the antichrist we have been looking for is staring us straight in the eye on the temple mount. Our ability to understand the last days knowledge that Daniel spoke about is hindered by Church of God tradition. Don’t believe tradition, believe the scriptures above…

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Understanding Elohim

Elohim plural or singular:

First verse in the bible Gen.1:1 Getting this wrong! What would that mean?  Religion built on Sand, their is no foundation and the structure will move from one god to two gods to three gods as history has proved. So now isn’t it about time Christianity find out who there worshipping and how to worship and why  Jesus Worships this one and only true God!

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Elohim is a grammatically singular or plural noun for “god” or “gods” in both modern and ancient Hebrew language. When used with singular verbs and adjectives elohim is usually singular, “god” or especially, the God. When used with plural verbs and adjectives elohim is usually plural, “gods” or “powers”

“The word Elohim when referring to a single God is always translated as a singular in all Bible translations. When Elohim refers to a group of gods it is translated into English as “gods.” In other words, the way one determines how to translate Elohim depends on context and the verb. (In Hebrew the verb contains information about whether it is singular or plural). So, in conclusion, we ask our Trinitarian friends to stop using Elohim to support their doctrine. This argument is not compelling and it is not being used by the top Trinitarian scholars anymore.”  by Sean Finnegan
Frequently the word Elohim (the Hebrew word for God) is used to assert that God is plural. Naturally, this occurs because the word Elohim is plural in form. In Hebrew the “-im” ending indicates a plural like the “-s” ending in English. However, language is a tricky thing. Sometimes one will come across a word that ends in an “s” but is not plural (like “news”). The same occurs in Hebrew. Even so, rather than make the case myself (since my understanding of Hebrew is very limited), I have found a number of excellent Bible dictionary entim tries that make the point very well. Please note that most of these entries were written by people who believe in the Trinity, but even so, they DO NOT use the plural form of the word Elohim to make their case. by Sean Finnegan
“Elohim, though plural in form, is seldom used in the OT as such (i.e. gods). Even a single heathen god can be designated with the plural Elohim (e.g. Jdg.11:24;1 Ki.11:5; 2 Ki.1:2). In Israel the plural is understood as the PLURAL OF FULLNESS; God is the God who really, and in the fullest sense of the word, is God” (J. Schneider, ‘God, Gods, Emmanuel’ in The New International Dictionary of New Testament Theology: Vol. 2, ed. Colin Brown, (Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan,197b), p. 67)

After years of writing about our only father who is God alone and there is no other people still don’t get it! I Tim 6:13 I urge you in the sight of  God who gives life to all things, and before Christ Jesus who witnessed the good confession before Pontius Pilate, 14 that you keep this commandment without spot, blameless until our Lord Jesus Christ’s appearing, 15 which He(The father) will manifest in His own time,(Matt.24:36 [ No One Knows the Day or Hour ] “But of that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, but My Father only.) He(father) who is the blessed and only [e]Potentate, the King of kings and Lord of lords, 16 who alone(father) has immortality, dwelling in unapproachable light, whom no man has seen or can see, to whom be honor and everlasting power. Amen.

Only the father has eternal life and has existed before all things as Christ confirms John 5:19 Then Jesus answered and said to them, “Most assuredly, I say to you, the Son can do nothing of Himself, but what He sees the Father do; for whatever He does, the Son also does in like manner. John 5:30 I can of Myself do nothing. As I hear, I judge; and My judgment is righteous, because I do not seek My own will but the will of the Father who sent Me. John 17:2 as You have given Him authority over all flesh, that He should give eternal life to as many as You have given Him. ICor. 15:23  But each one in his own order: Christ the firstfruits, afterward those who are Christ’s at His coming. 24 Then comes the end, when He delivers the kingdom to God the Father, when He puts an end to all rule and all authority and power. 25 For He must reign till He has put all enemies under His feet. And in the end Christ returns all authority and power to the one and only God who gave it and in trusted it with his only child…

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Shining Light Blog Heresy

James Malm, author and COG offshoot , calls UCG shift on the nature of God as Heresy! This sounds like the liberal news and Democratic party attacking the person or group because they can’t argue their point credibly there facts are opinion and in Malms case not scriptural! Example of found in yesterdays Shining Light blog! “It is most important to understand that the very Creator God (John 1) first gave up his God-ship resigning as a God Being to become mortal flesh and then he gave up his life for us, so that through sincere repentance and the application of that sacrifice we could be redeemed from our sins and receive the gift of eternal life as spirit sons of God!
Malm writes what one would call “Gods great deception to man
Before the birth of Yeshua [Jesus] in the flesh, God was thought to be a single entity composed of ONE Being. During that time, unknown to humanity; the Being who became the Father left all human affairs in the hands of his Spirit High Priest Melchizedek [who later gave up his Godhood to become flesh as Jesus Christ].”
First assumption that god 2 was the creator when clearly Jesus says in Mark 10:6 that the father created them male and female. Second assumption is that god 2 a spirit being gave up being god! This kind of thinking comes from choosing 1 of many interpretations of Phil.2:6 which have been covered on this blog. Critical thinking has to consider this telling scripture in I Cor. about the spirit being and the physical being I Cor.15:44 It is sown a natural body, it is raised a spiritual body. There is a natural body, and there is a spiritual body. 45 And so it is written, “The first man Adam became a living being.” The last Adam became a life-giving spirit.
46 However, the spiritual is not first, but the natural, and afterward the spiritual.
We must consider at least two things from the above! First if Jesus was a spirit being before a human being, then it would be the spirit first ,followed by the physical, 2. then returning to what he already was spirit. Then we have to ask how is he the first born among many when he was already a spirit being or a god before his human birth which would also lead to the question of whether he really was a human being in the first place.
The Being who became the father Malm writes
I guess it really didn’t matter which one became man! I heard and Elder recently say they flipped a coin to decide which one would do the dirty work! Gasp and we wonder why God our father who art in heaven hasn’t destroyed the COGs for their blatant disrespect and disregard for sound scriptural interpretation!!!
For us there is One God the father 1 Corinthians 8:6
yet for us there is one God, the Father, of whom are all things, and we for Him; and one Lord Jesus Christ, through whom are all things, and through whom we live.
John 17:3 And this is Eternal life, that they may know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom You have sent. Knowing this is equated to Eternal Life, pretty sad to be so disrespectful to our God and father by the tradition of men and church tradition, do the explanations we have been listening to over the many years really follow biblical exegesis considering the over 10,000 singular pronouns describing the one God and father of the old testament and the many statements in the new testament where Jesus claims to have a God! therefore he can not be God, for God has no God because the father alone is God…

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Hath Not one God created Us ?

Malachi 2:10 10
Have we not all one Father? Has not one God created us? Jer.3:19 ‘You shall call Me, “My Father,” Jesus said  “Our Father who art in Heaven”
And not turn away from Me. (singular) Deut.32:6 Do you thus deal[a] with the Lord,
O foolish and unwise people?Is He not your Father, who bought you?Has He not made you and established you?

Gen.1:1 In the beginning Elohim created the Heaven and thee Earth. If we miss understand this verse the rest of the bible is built on sand! Upon this Rock I shall build my Church Matt. 16:18 15 He said to them, “But who do you say that I am?”
16 Simon Peter answered and said, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.
17 Jesus answered and said to him, “Blessed are you, Simon Bar-Jonah, for flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but My Father who is in heaven. 18 And I also say to you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build My church, The very foundation of the Church of His Father is founded on Christ witness that he is the very son of the One God of Israel. Matt.4:10  Then Jesus said to him, [b]“Away with you, Satan! For it is written, ‘You shall worship the Lord your God, and Him only you shall serve.’ ”

Luke 2:52  And Jesus increased in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and men. As the boy Jesus grew into manhood he increased in Favor! With Who? God. How could he grow in favor and knowledge if he was God, he would already posses it. The man Jesus had the same growth as all humans he grew up applied himself made something of himself and not to under mind that, His father was God Himself.

Jesus understood who the God of the old testament was and at 12 he understood that the God that his mother and father  and the rest of the people of Israel worshipped was none other than His father. We must remember that during Jesus 33 years he was going to the temple worshiping and making offerings to the only God he knew of Israel! The new testament wasn’t written till years after Jesus death and resurrection. The only God being worshipped during that time, was the only God they new, the father. Jesus being elevated to god status took a couple of century’s and not confirmed till Nicea 325. By then the legend of the man Christ took on a legend of its own and the Three god concept came as the church got further and further off track from the monotheistic God of the bible, confirmed by Jesus himself in many text including Mark 10:6 and others. Understanding that only the father is God and he acted alone is the foundation of Who Is and Who isn’t God…

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