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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Nature of God I’AM God an Not Man

Hosea 11:9 God states He is not Man, Jesus was a man and died
“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 come with terror”.

Your not hearing the well thought out arguments by ministers and brethren that put serious questions in the doctrine taught by COG concerning the Nature of God.   Brethren the nature of God is again being written about and papers are in the pipeline to confirm what we have taught since HWA came 1/3 of the way back from the 3 God trinity to the 2 God binitarian view but at every turn and every counter paper to support the 1 God of the bible, it has been utterly rejected,  minsters and brethren have been disfellowshipped, and there good questions rejected and censored in lew of church tradition. It will take an act of God for John 1:1 to be read aloud in the William Tyndale bible. The Greek scholar who is never quoted in COG concerning his single greatest gift to translation… But they do say he was a great scholar but remain silent on John1;1 which if you get this scripture wrong you’ll never understand the Shema. Jesus equates eternal life with knowing only his father is truely God! Absolutely astounding words of Jesus. John 17:3

The God of the Old Testament Written by James Malm Shining Light blog
25/10/2018
Church of God News
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Brethren, I have no interest in hurting the UCG CoE by waiting until they approve their Paper and then analyzing it. Quite the contrary I have felt moved to compile and publish this study before the CoE approves a Paper in December. This Paper is published in love and concern, and in the hope that they will consider these points as they produce and approve their own Position Paper.  James Malm Shining Light blog

I read what Mr Malm wrote and then I commented on his version of who is and who isn’t God. He says he has hope and concern and was compelled and he  published his version of the truth in Love. So if we take this at face value we might consider Mr Malm as a truth seeking person right. But lets ask Him why my comment below was not accepted or printed ! “Answer” Mr Malm doesn’t believe it, which he is free to do, but that doesn’t make my comments not true. It Reminds me of HWA on radio saying to the public “Don’t believe me look in your bible, which sounded reasonable, until one took the plunge into the WWCOG and the narrative change to believe everything we teach or be disfellowshipped. I have no personal dislike for the Mr Malm or HWA I believe they did, or are doing what they think is right, as do many of us, but again, to not print other scriptural insights is like fake news, or what goes on in mainstream journalism…

Read my comment below to Mr Malms version of two separate Gods, it would take volumes to go through every point he made and in my blog wwpog I have covered many of the John 1:1 Phil 2:5-6 and the John 8:58 in detail and are available for scrutiny. My purpose is not a following, or a making a living, but after sitting and listen to sermons over the last 50 years you hear patterns that the speakers or writers sometimes don’t know there using ! The most abused of these is this non scriptural saying “When Jesus was the God of the old testament!” Of course he wasn’t and I would throw  out that I personally have never heard a sermon speaker say ” That when God comes back the second time he will do this or that! They always say when Christ returns or when Jesus returns he will be our High Priest! I always wonder why God isn’t coming back, the only time I hear that is when they quote Rev.21:3 If God were already here with us on earth why would he be coming down from Heaven after the Great White Throne judgement period and Jesus hands all power and authority back to the God  ICor. 15:24

Romans 3:3 What advantage then has the Jew, or what is the profit of circumcision? 2 Much in every way! Chiefly because to them were committed the [The scripture} oracles of God. 3 For what if some did not believe? Will their unbelief make the faithfulness of God without effect? Are the Jews the gate keepers to Hebrew scripture and the rules of grammar and words under God’s directive?

Below  are my comments on Mr. Malm’s “Nature of God” paper 10/25/18, he denied my comments and controls all comments that are pro biblical monotheism. So fake news you’re not hearing what his readers are thinking if it doesn’t agree with his view. Where is the Love and concern he talks about ?

This is what happens when individuals take it upon themselves to be authorities on Gods word. This paper  is so Trinitarian that I don’t know where to begin. The Church of God has never understood the man Jesus or the only one who is truly God John 5:44 because HWA didn’t understand Hebrew or Greek. The second blow of the Trinity is the Jehovah Witness denying the Holy Spirit as a member of this three in one God teaching making their way 1/3 of the way back to 1 God and Father of all. The Hebrew word Elohim is not plural unless the adjective and the verb in the sentence are plural. This makes Gen.1:1 singular because of the singular verb and adjective. The “US” Gen. 1:26 is not explicit in who the Father is addressing ! Could it be the 24 Elders? It is worth studying in lew of Gen.1:1 being singular verse 27 follows with “So God created man in His image. In the image of God He created him male and female He created them. The oracles The scriptures were to be preserved by the Jews not the Lost Ten tribes or HWA. Targum Yonasan paraphrases And God said to the ministering angels “Let Us make Man” When Moses wrote the Torah and came to this verse(Let Us make), which is in the plural and implies that there is more than one Creator, he said: ” Sovereign of the Universe! Why do You thus furnish a pretext for heretics to maintain that there is a plurality of divinities?” “Write” God replied. Whoever wishes to err will err… Instead, let them Learn from their creator Who created all, yet when He came to create Man He took counsel with the ministering angels” (Midrash). Thus God taught that one should always consult others before embarking upon major new initiatives, and He was not deterred by the possibility that some might choose to find a sacrilegious implication in the verse. God’s response, “Whoever wishes to err.” implies that one who sincerely seeks the truth will see it; one who looks for an excuse to blaspheme will find it. Brethren in light of this could one not be moved by the Holy Spirit to at least realize the greater Church of God and this article above is not biblical teaching , but church tradition  and can’t stand up to line by line scrutiny of the scriptures. Mark 10:6 Jesus own words say that the father created them male and female! We can’t ignore Jesus words by our own church tradition and Peter in Acts 3:13 The God of Abraham Isaac, and Jacob, The God of our fathers, glorified His servant Jesus. Here we learn that the God of the old testament was the father and that Jesus was His God’s servant. Brethren when you go through all the so-called verses and understand in light of a One God and father bible, you can come to the great hidden knowledge of the truth, which is Who is your God and Father and know one else besides Him. Is.44:6-8 James I wish you had it in you to lead an open discussion concerning The True Nature Of God, not taught in The Church of God. We should be able to reason in the scriptures together but I don’t see it, All I see is fear and control and censorship. Where is the agape? Father God help us all.

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Greater Than or = Too

 

There is a reason in Math that greater than, means more than equal to! So a number that is greater 3 can not be equal to 2 or to 1 So Let this Math be In YOU

Phil.2:5 Let this mind (This thinking – this math) be in you all, which was also in Christ Jesus,
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who, being in the form of God,
did not consider equality with God something to be grasped.
John 10:29
My Father, who has given them to Me, is greater than all. No one is able to snatch them from My Father’s hand.
John 14:28
“You have heard Me say to you, ‘I am going away and am returning to you.’ If you loved Me, you would rejoice because I said, ‘I am going to the Father,’ for My Father is greater than I.
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But He emptied Himself,
taking upon Himself the form of a servant,
and was made in the likeness of men.
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And being found in the form of a man,
He humbled Himself
and became obedient to death,
even death on a cross.
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Therefore God( Singular) highly exalted Him (Jesus)
and gave Him the name which is above every name,
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that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow,
of those in heaven and on earth and under the earth,
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and every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord,
to the glory of God the Father.
John’s Birth Announced to Zacharias
Luke 1:5 There was in the days of Herod, the king of Judea, a certain priest named Zacharias, of the division of Abijah. His wife was of the daughters of Aaron, and her name was Elizabeth. 6 And they were both righteous before God, (This has to be the father) walking in all the commandments and ordinances of the Lord blameless. 7 But they had no child, because Elizabeth was barren, and they were both well advanced in years.
8 So it was, that while he was serving as priest before God (Singular)in the order of his division, 9 according to the custom of the priesthood, [c]his lot fell to burn incense when he went into the temple of the Lord. (The fathers Temple) 10 And the whole multitude of the people was praying outside at the hour of incense. 11 Then an angel of the Lord appeared to him, standing on the right side of the altar of incense. 12 And when Zacharias saw him, he was troubled, and fear fell upon him.
13 But the angel said to him, “Do not be afraid, Zacharias, for your prayer is heard; and your wife Elizabeth will bear you a son, and you shall call his name John. 14 And you will have joy and gladness, and many will rejoice at his birth. 15 For he will be great in the sight of the Lord, (The father) and shall drink neither wine nor strong drink. He will also be filled with the Holy Spirit, even from his mother’s womb. 16 And he will turn many of the children of Israel to the Lord their God. ( Read that ten times!!! their God is singular and he is the father alone, this is monumental think about it!)17 He will also go before Him in the spirit and power of Elijah, ‘to turn the hearts of the fathers to the children,’ and the disobedient to the wisdom of the just, to make ready a people prepared for the Lord.”
18 And Zacharias said to the angel, “How shall I know this? For I am an old man, and my wife is well advanced in years.”
19 And the angel answered and said to him, “I am Gabriel, who stands in the presence of God, (God is singular and the father) was sent to speak to you and bring you [d]these glad tidings. 20 But behold, you will be mute and not able to speak until the day these things take place, because you did not believe my words which will be fulfilled in their own time.”
21 And the people waited for Zacharias, and marveled that he lingered so long in the temple. 22 But when he came out, he could not speak to them; and they perceived that he had seen a vision in the temple, for he beckoned to them and remained speechless.
23 So it was, as soon as the days of his service were completed, that he departed to his own house. 24 Now after those days his wife Elizabeth conceived; and she hid herself five months, saying, 25 “Thus the Lord has dealt with me, in the days when He (Singular God) looked on me, to take away my reproach among people.”
Christ’s Birth Announced to Mary
26 Now in the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent by God (Singular the father)to a city of Galilee named Nazareth, 27 to a virgin betrothed to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David. The virgin’s name was Mary. 28 And having come in, the angel said to her, “Rejoice, highly favored one, the Lord is with you; [e]blessed are you among women!”
29 But [f]when she saw him, she was troubled at his saying, and considered what manner of greeting this was. 30 Then the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God.( Marys God is the father alone never her son) 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. (Not Gods throne that was something not to be grasped )33 And He will reign over the house of Jacob forever, and of His kingdom there will be no end.”
34 Then Mary said to the angel, “How can this be, since I [g]do not know a man?”
35 And the angel answered and said to her, “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Highest (Singular nothing greater) will overshadow you; therefore, also, that Holy One who is to be born will be called the Son of God. 36 Now indeed, Elizabeth your relative has also conceived a son in her old age; and this is now the sixth month for her who was called barren. 37 For with God nothing will be impossible.” ( absolute proof there is only one God and that is the father Jesus is conceived at this very juncture of scripture.)
38 Then Mary said, “Behold the maidservant of the Lord! Let it be to me according to your word.” And the angel departed from her.
Mary Visits Elizabeth
39 Now Mary arose in those days and went into the hill country with haste, to a city of Judah, 40 and entered the house of Zacharias and greeted Elizabeth. 41 And it happened, when Elizabeth heard the greeting of Mary, that the babe leaped in her womb; and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit. 42 Then she spoke out with a loud voice and said, “Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb! 43 But why is this granted to me, that the mother of my Lord should come to me? 44 For indeed, as soon as the voice of your greeting sounded in my ears, the babe leaped in my womb for joy. 45 Blessed is she who [h]believed, for there will be a fulfillment of those things which were told her from the Lord.”
The Song of Mary
46 And Mary said:
“My soul [i]magnifies the Lord,
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And my spirit has rejoiced in God my Savior. (The father saved Israel thru Moses then Jesus)
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For He has regarded the lowly state of His maidservant;
For behold, henceforth all generations will call me blessed.
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For He (Singular)who is mighty has done great things for me,
And holy is His name.
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And His mercy is on those who fear Him (Not them)
From generation to generation.
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He has shown strength with His arm;
He has scattered the proud in the imagination of their hearts.
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He has put down the mighty from their thrones,
And exalted the lowly.
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He has filled the hungry with good things,
And the rich He has sent away empty.
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He has helped His servant Israel,
In remembrance of His mercy,
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As He spoke to our fathers, ( Mary states it was the father who spoke to the fathers)
To Abraham and to his seed forever.”
The God Mary, as well as Zacharias worshiped and new was the father, not a preexisting second God that somehow was now in her belly, this never occured to her and her God whom she found favor in was the father, never her son!!! Go thru and read all the singular pronouns and grasp who Mary is writting a song to her God and father…

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“Word”sounds used to convey meaning!

In the beginning the father created the heaven and the earth

“Let there be light” to replace darkness and void

In the beginning was the word (the wisdom the creative power) and the word ( expression of his thought) was with God (naturally as yours or mine is with Us) and the word was God.  2.It was in the beginning with God. 3. All things were made through it and without it nothing was made. 4. In It was life and the life was the light of men. John 3:21 But he who does the truth comes to the light. 2Cor. 4:6 For it is the God who commanded light to shine out of darkness who has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ. John 1:14 And the word became flesh and dwelt among us and we beheld His glory the glory as of the only begotten of the father, full of grace and truth.

The words of God are life and Jesus came to speak not his words but Gods words that are life itself. Jesus has in him from his father the expressed words of life itself!  The words became flesh in the man Jesus Christ he grew in stature and wisdom in Gods scriptures Luke 2:52 And Jesus increased in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and men. (A rising star)

 

Psalm 33:6 By the word of the Lord the heavens were made, and all the host of them by the breath of His mouth

Let there be light! He spoke and it existed !

He commanded and it stood fast

 

 

Consider this, Before Abraham was I am he “ the promised messiah” He Abraham rejoiced to see my day and did. Of course he didn’t see Jesus as Jesus didn’t literally see Abraham! You are greater than our father Abraham ? Yes I am the Messiah and that out ranks all the Patriarchs, second only to God. My father is greater than I John 14:28 as Jesus states. Look at the Langauge John the Baptist uses in John 1:30 After me comes a man who is preferred before me, for he was before me. John 4:12 Are you “Jesus” greater than our father Jacob ? Verse 26 I am He “the Messiah” Jesus Christ is the literal only begotten Son of the only one who is truely God and this is eternal life! John 17:3

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Letting Go Of Church Tradition

Church tradition is choking the word of God! The Church teaches that the Trinity is the foundation of our faith! The Church teaches that the Law was nailed to the Cross! The Church teaches that the One God is actually two and growing a family… All of these traditions of men are taught in Christianity as fact! So Satan now has time for his favorite and final version of deception, because like Washington DC Christianity is broken and functions in a swamp of non biblical teachings! Such as Heaven and Hell, purgatory, infant baptism, Christmas, Easter, Lent, the Trinity and the mystery of the incarnation.

Ps.90:1 Lord, You have been our dwelling place[a] in all generations. (What about the time you were a man?)

Ps.90:2 Before the mountains were brought forth,
Or ever You had formed the earth and the world,
Even from everlasting to everlasting, You are God.

Hosea 11:9 For I am God, and not man, (The Father alone is God in both testaments)
The Holy One in your midst; ( The Holy of Holies)

Jesus Said ”  But from the beginning of the creation, God ‘made them male and female. ( Jesus telling Us that the father was the Creator)

Who was cut off From God in the garden of Eden? Adam and Eve right? If there is more than 1 who is God then which God was it? The father or the Son ? If it was the Son then , Hosea 1:10 There it shall be said to them, ‘You are sons of the living God  If Jesus said these words as the god of the old testament, he would be his own father right ?

Matt.6:24 “No one can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or else he will be loyal to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and Mammon. (If there are two Gods then one of them can’t be served!)

John 3:3
Jesus answered and said to him, “Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.” (Again, not Jesus kingdom, but his fathers, whom Jesus acknowledges is his God.

Acts 5:39 but if it is of God, you cannot overthrow it—lest you even be found to fight against God.

Galatians 3:17
And this I say, that the law, which was four hundred and thirty years later, cannot annul the covenant that was confirmed before by God (in Christ,) that it should make the promise of no effect. (In Christ not in the original txt which leaves only the father as God.) Trinitarian bible Translator above Jewish translation below

Kehillah in Galatia 3:17-18 Orthodox Jewish Bible (OJB)
17 And this I say: a brit (covenant), which was previously confirmed by Hashem, cannot be annulled so as to abolish the havtachah (promise) by the Mattan Torah‖which was given arba me’ot usheloshim shanah [four hundred and thirty years later SHEMOT 12:40]).

Titus 1:2
in hope of eternal life which God, who cannot lie, promised before time began, “To Who

Hebrews 12:28
Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom which cannot be shaken, let us have grace, by which we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear.

John 1:18  No one has seen God at any time. The only begotten Son,[f] who is in the bosom of the Father, He has declared Him. But we’ve seen Jesus, God’s only begotten Son.

Malachi 3:6 “For I am the Lord, I do not change; If Jesus was God, then a man and now a high priest, he is constantly changing and he is coming to earth as King over his fathers kingdom. Other wise if he were actually God we would all die gazing at him!

Brethren we must continue to study and learn till the appearing of Jesus Christ, we cannot rely on what we learned in 1933 to present as an end all and total understanding in light of Daniels prophecy Dan.12:4 But thou, O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, even to the time of the end: many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased. We must continue the journey and better understand or be complaisant with church tradition and only lukewarm, or bury that first love and never show and increase, so when our master returns we dig up what he gave us and present it to him with no further growth.

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Singular or Plural!

Shining Light Blog writer states in his own words, then quotes scripture making the same claim that KJV got it wrong, that the word Elhoim is both singular and plural in the same sentence, the only problem is that its not true! Notice the triple gainer he throws in there!
James Malm theory
“The Elohim who became Jesus Christ,(Singular) then appeared to Jacob and called his family to put away all strange gods ( Elhoim Plural) and go to Beth-El [the House of God] (Singular) to appear before him.  It is therefore self evident that the sons of Jacob did have false gods (Plural) among them, perhaps idols taken from the family of Hamor and kept by them.”
Genesis 35:1 And God said unto Jacob, Arise, go up to Bethel, and dwell there: and make there an altar unto God, that appeared unto thee when thou fleddest from the face of Esau thy brother. 35:2 Then Jacob said unto his household, and to all that were with him, Put away the strange gods that are among you, and be clean, and change your garments: 35:3 And let us arise, and go up to Bethel; and I will make there an altar unto God, who answered me in the day of my distress, and was with me in the way which I went. 35:4 And they gave unto Jacob all the strange gods which were in their hand, and all their earrings which were in their ears; and Jacob hid them under the oak which was by Shechem.
Gen. 4:16
16: So he shall be your spokesman to the people. And he himself shall be as a mouth for you, and you shall be to him as God. The KJV gets it right Singular as they do in Gen 1:1
The Father Tells Moses he shall make Him Elohim to Pharaoh. Singular
Brethren there has to be rules of Language and before we were ever born these words and there meaning were established. To use God and God’s in the same sentence and say that they are both Plural is just not true, yet this has been pointed out many times to Mr Malm to no avail. When you get the foundation wrong of who is God and who is not, Everyone, or thing else, your understanding and credibility are limited. If we are to grow in grace and knowledge and humble ourselves before our God’s we must understand who he, or they are.
Exodus 34:14
(for you shall worship no other god, for the Lord, whose name is Jealous, is a jealous God),
Exodus 20:3
“You shall have no other gods before Me.
Exodus 23:13
“And in all that I have said to you, be circumspect and make no mention of the name of other gods, nor let it be heard from your mouth.
Exodus 34:14
(for you shall worship no other god, for the Lord, whose name is Jealous, is a jealous God),
Deuteronomy 4:32
“For ask now concerning the days that are past, which were before you, since the day that God created man on the earth, and ask from one end of heaven to the other, whether any great thing like this has happened, or anything like it has been heard.
Deuteronomy 4:35
To you it was shown, that you might know that the Lord Himself is God; there is none other besides Him. Christ didn’t exist yet, so he wouldn’t be at his right hand or beside Him!
Deuteronomy 4:39
Therefore know this day, and consider it in your heart, that the Lord Himself is God in heaven above and on the earth beneath; there is no other.
Deuteronomy 5:7
‘You shall have no other gods before Me. Singular
Deuteronomy 6:14
You shall not go after other gods, the gods of the peoples who are all around you
Deuteronomy 11:28
and the curse, if you do not obey the commandments of the Lord your God, but turn aside from the way which I command you today, to go after other gods which you have not known.
Deuteronomy 13:2
and the sign or the wonder comes to pass, of which he spoke to you, saying, ‘Let us go after other gods’—which you have not known—‘and let us serve them,’
Deuteronomy 13:6
“If your brother, the son of your mother, your son or your daughter, the wife of your bosom, or your friend who is as your own soul, secretly entices you, saying, ‘Let us go and serve other gods,’ which you have not known, neither you nor your fathers,
Deuteronomy 13:13
‘Corrupt men have gone out from among you and enticed the inhabitants of their city, saying, “Let us go and serve other gods”’—which you have not known—
Deuteronomy 17:3
who has gone and served other gods and worshiped them, either the sun or moon or any of the host of heaven, which I have not commanded,
Deuteronomy 18:20
But the prophet who presumes to speak a word in My name, which I have not commanded him to speak, or who speaks in the name of other gods, that prophet shall die.’
Deuteronomy 28:14
So you shall not turn aside from any of the words which I command you this day, to the right or the left, to go after other gods to serve them.
Deuteronomy 28:36
“The Lord will bring you and the king whom you set over you to a nation which neither you nor your fathers have known, and there you shall serve other gods—wood and stone.
Deuteronomy 28:64
“Then the Lord will scatter you among all peoples, from one end of the earth to the other, and there you shall serve other gods, which neither you nor your fathers have known—wood and stone.
Deuteronomy 29:26
for they went and served other gods and worshiped them, gods that they did not know and that He had not given to them.
Deuteronomy 30:17
But if your heart turns away so that you do not hear, and are drawn away, and worship other gods and serve them,
Joshua 22:4
And now the Lord your God has given rest to your brethren, as He promised them; now therefore, return and go to your tents and to the land of your possession, which Moses the servant of the Lord gave you on the other side of the Jordan.
Joshua 24:14
“Now therefore, fear the Lord, serve Him in sincerity and in truth, and put away the gods which your fathers served on the other side of the River and in Egypt. Serve the Lord!

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Two Opposite Gods

I had a very interesting exchange with a Muslim that I have gotten to know over the past few years. He is a Sunni Muslim from Qatar and is smart and passionate to his faith. He asked me what I thought of President Trump moving the embassy to Jerusalem and declaring it the Capitol for the Jewish state. He made the point that Jerusalem was the Home of the Christians, the Muslims and the Jews, and has been for a long time. This is true that the three major religions have co-existed for many hundreds of years. Then I posed the question: what if all the Jews left Jerusalem for a homeland in Wyoming and completely abandoned Palestine in exchange for all Muslims leaving the United States so there was one country on earth that would be Muslim free.  Would this stop the feud ? That question didn’t get answered yesterday, but I posed it for discussion another day. This certainly would be a noble experiment and go against Bible prophecy and has about zero chance of happening. I said to this man that its wrong for any man or woman to take the life of another. It is the very tenant of Jesus’s commands to lay down ones life for another, to turn the other cheek to love your neighbor as yourself. This is the way to peace walk you in it…
Then the conversation switched to Abraham and that he was both the father of Ishmael his firstborn, and Issac his firstborn of Sarah. Then I said that there was One God for all and he quickly said that the Christians worship 3 Gods and the Muslims only have one God! I followed by saying that the Christians were wrong and that the Muslims are right as well as the Jews.  He said to me “you only believe in one literal God?”  I replied absolutely and he asked if I believed that Jesus is God, and I replied No, but followed with Jesus Christ is the literal Son of the Most High God. He said that I believed like a Muslim except he didn’t believe that Jesus was the literal son of God but a great prophet of God to the Christians. He asked me if I have read the Koran and I said that I have read some of it and would eventually read more. To be able to understand an opposite, one must understand where the other religion or person is coming from. I asked him if he believed everything his faith taught and what he was taught by his mosque. He looked at me and I followed by saying that I don’t believe everything my church teaches and that one should reserve the right to think independently to avoid error and dependence on church tradition over the Holy scriptures.  He then agreed. He was amazed at my candor and was very brotherly towards me and couldn’t believe a Christian would deny the trinity or the binitarianism of God and believe that the Father is the only one who is truly God, no other. Only the Father sits on throne and is covered by the cherubim angels. He said he had never met a Christian who believed in the One God being the only God, no other, he was ecstatic.  I felt like I had broken through barriers of the two major religions of the world even though we didn’t get into Alah vs Jehovah, the different Gods, the god of this world, and the God and father of Abraham, Issac , and Jacob.  That I will save for another day.  So how important is understanding the One God of Israel? Paramount

 

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