Don’t believe ME Believe the Bible

Excerpts From “Mystery Of The Ages” by Herbert W Armstrong

I have long been searching for When HWA came to the conclusion that a word is a person! If the word God is plural then what is Gods singular? If Logos is wisdom who Is Prudence

The Ten Commandments

20 Then Elohim spoke all these words:

“I am Yahweh your Elohim,(Singular Elohim) who brought you out of slavery in Egypt

“Never have any other god. Never make your own carved idols or statues that represent any creature in the sky, on the earth, or in the water. Never worship them or serve them, because I, Yahweh your Elohim, am El Kanna. I punish children for their parents’ sins to the third and fourth generation of those who hate me. But I show mercy to thousands of generations of those who love me and obey my commandments.

“Never use the name of Yahweh your Elohim carelessly. Yahweh will make sure that anyone who carelessly uses his name will be punished.

“Remember the day of worship by observing it as a holy day. You have six days to do all your work. 10 The seventh day is the day of worship dedicated to Yahweh your Elohim. You, your sons, your daughters, your male and female slaves, your cattle, and the foreigners living in your city must never do any work on that day. 11 In six days Yahweh made heaven, earth, and the sea, along with everything in them. He didn’t work on the seventh day. That’s why Yahweh blessed the day he stopped his work and set this day apart as holy.

12 “Honor your father and your mother, so that you may live for a long time in the land Yahweh your Elohim is giving you.

KJV EX.20 And God spoke all these words, saying:

“I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage.

  • “You shall have no other gods(Plural) before Me.(Singular)  “Me should be Us” according to HWA below. The problem lies in the misunderstanding of the Hebrew language, especially the lack of basic Hebrew in the opening phrase of Genesis 1:

    Verse Text
    In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.


    Words KJV
    H7225|In the beginning|H430|God|H1254|created|H853|created|H8064|the heaven|H776|and the earth.


    Strong’s
    In the beginning H7225  God H430  created H1254  created H853  the heaven H8064  and the earth. H776


    Words WLC
    64305 1456 1512 1461 1488 64298 1460 1497 1514|64305 1464 1512 1464 1488|1488 1457 1500 1465 1492 1460 1497 1501|1488 1461 1514|1492 1463 64300 1464 1502 1463 1497 1460 1501|1493 1456 1488 1461 1514|1492 1464 1488 1464 1512 1462 1509|


    Formated Verse
    ְרֵאשִׁית בָּרָא אֱלֹהִים (אֵת) הַשָּׁמַיִם וְאֵת הָאָרֶץ

    (The Missing Alep Tav in parenthesis “Oops” Church of God left out this crucial symbol of understanding, the Covenant)

    Word Count
    בְּרֵאשִׁית1 בָּרָא2 אֱלֹהִים3 אֵת4 הַשָּׁמַיִם5 וְאֵת6 הָאָרֶץ7

     

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    1 1 class=”jt-enlarged-letter”>&#64305 Jot and Tittle

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Excerpt from Mystery of the Ages by HWA God, Creator of Universe

God is Creator of ALL–of everything in the vast universe–the stars, the galaxies in endless space, this earth, man and everything in the earth. (NOTICE THE SINGULAR PRONOUNS DESCRIBING THE FATHER BELOW)
 That is WHAT God is–what He does. He CREATES! He designs, forms and shapes. He gives LIFE! He is the great GIVER. And his law–his way of life–is the way of GIVING, not GETTING, which is the way of this world.
 But what is God like? WHO is God? There have been many conceptions. Some believe God is merely the good or good intentions, within each human–merely some part of each human individual. Some have imagined God was some kind of idol composed of gold or silver, or carved out of wood, stone or other material. The Israelites thought, while Moses was communing with God on Mount Sinai, that God was, or looked like, a golden calf.
 Many think God is a single individual supreme Personage.(SEE SINGULAR PRONOUNS ABOVE HWA USES TO DESCRIBE THE ONE GOD AND FATHER JEHOVAH) Some thought he was a spirit.
 But the generally accepted teaching of traditional Christianity is that God is a Trinity–God in three Persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit, which they call a “Ghost.” The word trinity is not found in the Bible, nor does the Bible teach this doctrine. But more about that later.( The bible teaches one singular God    Deuteronomy 6:4 Or The Lord is our God, the Lord alone (that is, the only one)

God in Prehistory

Now let’s go back to the very beginning, in prehistory.
 If you were asked where in the Bible to find the very earliest description of God in point of the time of his existence, you probably would say, “Why, in the very first verse in the Bible, Genesis 1:1, of course.” Right?
 Wrong! (HWA GREAT Mistake)
 In time-order the earliest revelation of WHO and WHAT God is found in the New Testament: John 1:1.
 “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made. In him was life; and the life was the light of men” (John 1:1-4). William Tyndale disagrees

Tyndale Bible
1534 by William Tyndale

John Chapter 1

Joh 1:1 In the beginnynge was the worde and the worde was with God: and the worde was God.
Joh 1:2 The same was in the beginnynge with God.
Joh 1:3 All thinges were made by it and with out it was made nothinge that was made.

Church of God teaches the Holy Spirit is gender neutral not a “him” but and “It” Yet HWA taught this error to thousands that the “word” was a “him” and not an “It”! I find this rather inconsistent in proper and historical exegesis, which has lead to a credibility issue in the serious bible students around the world
 “The Word” in this passage is translated from the Greek logos, which means “spokesman,” “word” or “revelatory thought.” It is the name there used for an individual Personage. But who or what is this Logos? Notice the explanation in verse 14:

“It says that from the beginning there was the logos (the reason, plan, power), which was with God. There was not another “god” existing with God, especially not a god opposed to God. Furthermore, God’s plan was like God; it was divine. God’s plan became flesh when God impregnated Mary.

The logos is the expression of God, and is His communication of Himself, just as a “word” is an outward expression of a person’s thoughts. This outward expression of God has now occurred through His Son, and thus it is perfectly understandable why Jesus is called the “Word.” Jesus is an outward expression of God’s reason, wisdom, purpose and plan. For the same reason, we call revelation “a word from God” and the Bible “the Word of God.” Biblical Unitarianism”
 “And the Word was made 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.”
 When he was born as Jesus Christ, he was flesh and blood, materialistic and could be seen, touched and felt. But what was he? As God–as the Logos? That is answered in John 4:24, “God is a Spirit,” and spirit is invisible. We know what was his form and shape as the human Jesus. But of what form and shape was he as the Word? We will explain that later.
 The Word, then, is a Personage who was made flesh–begotten by God, who through this later begettal became his Father. Yet at that prehistoric time of the first verse of John 1, the Word was not (yet) the Son of God. He divested himself of his glory as a Spirit divinity to be begotten as a human person. He was made God’s Son, through being begotten or sired by GOD and born of the virgin Mary.
 So here we find revealed originally two Personages. One is God. And with God in that prehistoric time was another Personage who also was God–one who later was begotten and born as Jesus Christ. But these two Personages were spirit, which is invisible to human eyes unless supernaturally manifested. Yet at the time described in verse one Jesus was not the Son of God and God was not his Father.

Who Was Melchisedec?

We find regarding the beginning of his existence, something further described in Hebrews chapter 7. Speaking of Melchisedec, who was king of Jerusalem in the days of Abraham, it says also that he was the Priest of God Most High. This Melchisedec had existed from eternity–“without father, without mother, without descent, having neither beginning of days, nor end of life; but made like unto the Son of God; abideth a priest continually” (Heb. 7:3).
 Since Melchisedec was “like unto the Son of God,” and abides as High Priest forever continually, and Jesus Christ is now High Priest, Melchisedec and Jesus Christ are one and the same Person. (But Jesus didn’t exist for 3 days)
 Therefore Christ was “without father,(Christ had a father Jehovah) without mother,(Mary blessed among women) without descent [in Abraham’s time], {David} having neither beginning of days, nor end of life.” God also had existed eternally with the Word. Jesus, when he was “the Word,” was an immortal being who had existed ALWAYS–there never was a time when he did not exist–without beginning of days. He was, then, “like” the Son of God–but he was not yet the Son of God. He also was God, along with God.
 These passages show that the Word, in the beginning–before ANYTHING had been created–was with God, and he, also, was God. Now how could that be?
 There might be a man named John. And John might be with the man named Smith, and John might also be Smith because John is the son of Smith, and Smith is the family name. Yet they are two separate persons.
 The only point of difference in that analogy is that the Word, at the time of John 1:1, was not, yet, the Son of God. But he was with God, and he also was God. “Nonsense”
 They were not yet Father and Son–but they were the GOD KINGDOM! (One had to become Lessor! I am the same yesterday today and tomorrow)
 That family is composed, now, of God the Father, and Jesus Christ his Son, and many begotten humans who already, NOW, are begotten SONS OF GOD (Rom. 8:14, 16; I John 3:2), forming the Church of God.
 That FAMILY aspect–the GOD FAMILY–is vitally important, and this will be thoroughly explained later.
 But now, where are we?
 Long before anything else existed, there did exist two Supreme Beings, immortal, who ALWAYS had existed. Your mind can’t quite conceive that “always,”

Bottom line brethren you have to read and study to see if these things are actually true.

 

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