The Only One and True God manifested in flesh

αναρτήθηκε στις 22 Δεκ 2020, 1:11 π.μ. από το χρήστη Βασίλειος Ζαφείρογλου



The Bible speaks of only one Divine Entity.

The apostle Paul wrote

[“Therefore, as to the eating of food offered to idols, we know that “an idol has no real existence,” and that “there is no God but one.”

 

For  although there may be so-called gods in heaven or on earth—as indeed there are many “gods” and many “lords”—

 

Yet for us there is one God, theFather, from whom are all things and for   whom we exist, and one Lord, JesusChrist, through whom are all things and through whom we exist.”](1Cor 8:4-6 [ESV2011])

 

So why would people  teach already declared truth about the entity of God ?

 

The whole bible speaks only a Divine Entity and of its form and direct us to the image of the invisible God who is our Lord Jesus Christ.

“Eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.

There is one body and one Spirit—just as you were called to the one hope that belongs to your call—one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all.”(Eph 4:3-6 [ESV2011])

 

From the above verses it is very clear that there is Only One Supreme God, the Father.

 

There is neither Great God nor small God and  this is paganism and has its roots in Gnosticism.

 

“(96:9) For thou art Lord Most High over all the earth; thou art greatly exalted above all gods.” (Ps 97:9 [LXXE])

 

“(82:18)And let them know that thy Name is Lord; that thou alone art MostHigh over all the earth.” (Ps 83:18 [LXXE])

 

Believers in the days of Paul waited the appearing of this GREAT GOD in the last days of the age of the Old Testament.

 

“Waiting for our blessed hope, the appearing of the glory of Our Great God and Savior Jesus Christ, Who gave Himself for us to redeem us from all lawlessness and to purify for Himself a people for his own possession who are zealous for good works.”(Titus 2:13-14 [ESV2011])

 

Now as for as the mystery of Godliness is concerned  I would like to bring forth  the greek ancient text in order to understand what exactly  says and how it changes the meaning  as follows  both versions based on the ancient manuscripts.

 

“If I delay, you may know how one ought to behave in the household of God, which is the church of the living God, a pillar and buttress of the truth. Great indeed, we confess, is the mystery of godliness: He was manifested in the flesh, vindicated by the Spirit, seen by angels, proclaimed among the nations, believed on in the world, taken up in glory.” (1Tim 3:15-16 [ESV2011])

 

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ΤΟ ΤΗC EYCEBEIAC MYCTHRION : OC EΦΑΝΕΡΩΘΗ ΕΝ CAΡΚΙ  ΕΔΙΚΑΙΩΘΗ ΕΝ

 

«αν δέ βραδύνω, να εδς πς δε ΕΝ ΟΙΚΩ ΘΕΟΥ ναστρέφεσθαι, ήτις έστιν ΕΚΚΛΗΣΙΑ ΘΕΟΥ ΖΩΝΤΟΣ, στλος καί δραίωμα τςληθείας· καί μολογουμένως μέγα στίν το τς εσεβείας μυστήριον· ΟΣ φανερώθη ν σαρκί, δικαιώθη ν πνεύματι, φθη γγέλοις, κηρύχθη ν θνεσιν, πιστεύθη ν κόσμ, νελήμφθη ν δόξ(1Timothy. 3:15-16 [SBLGNT])


 

 

There is also another version of the manuscript which is not the most valid where instead of OS which means WHO. This is ΘC. OC in ancient greek language with UNCIAL LETTERS  means WHO  but if the scribe put a mark inside of O changes whole the meaning it has the word OC-ΘC=ΘEOΣ=THEOS=GOD which is not far from the truth.

 

Admitting, therefore, that the text correctly says OS (that is, WHO) which is an explanation of what Paul previously wrote "you may know how one ought to behave in the household of God, which is the church of the living God".

 

Therefore OS(that is, WHO) refers to GOD LIVING or more simply to LIVING GOD. So we understand very well that THE LIVING GOD APPEARED IN THE FLESH and not some other person. He is the ONLY LIVING, He is, the ONLY IMMORTAL.

 

“For even as the Father has life in himself, so he has given to the Son also to have life in himself” (John 5:26 [Darby])

 

In the First Epistle of John it is very clear that GOD FATHER HIMSELF APPEARED AS THE SON OF GOD to take away our sins.

 

“See what love THE FATHER has given to us, that we should be called [the] children OF GOD. For this reason the world knows us not, because it knew HIM not.

 

Beloved, now are we children OF GOD, and what we shall be has not yet been manifested; we know that whenHE IS MANIFESTED(the Father) we shall be likeHIM, for we shall see HIM as HE IS.

And every one that has this hope in HIM purifies himself, even as *HE* is pure.

 

Every one that practices sin practices also lawlessness; and sin is lawlessness.

And ye know that *HE* HAS BEEN MANIFESTED (the Father) that he might take away our sins; and in him sin is not.

 

Whoever abides in HIM, does not sin: whoever sins, has not seen him or known him.”(1John 3:1-6 [Darby])

 

“He that doeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning. To this end was the Son of God manifested (Jesus is the image of God the Father), that He might destroy the works of the devil. Whosoever is begotten of GOD doeth no sin, because HIS seed abideth in him: and He cannot sin, because He is begotten of GOD.”(1John 3:8-9 [ASV])

 

The book of Revelation reveals who Jesus really is.

 

“When I saw HIM, I fell at HIS feet as though dead. But he laid HIS right hand on me, saying, “Fear not, I AM THE FIRST and THE LAST,

 

And  THE LIVING ONE. I DIED, and behold I AM ALIVE FOREVERMORE, and I HAVE the keys of Death and Hades.”(Rev 1:17-18 [ESV2011])

 

THE LIVING ONE is the ONLY TRUE GOD and FATHER. But GOD is SPIRIT and LIFE and it was impossible for HIM to die. Through HIS love and wisdom HE prepared the best for the salvation of the whole world. GOD manifested in the flesh as the Son of Man and "surrendered for our transgressions and was resurrected for our justification." (Rom. 4:25)

 

At the end of the book of Revelation we see that in the New Jerusalem there is only ONE TEMPLE and ONLY ONE THRONE. ONLY ONE PERSON is worshiped on the Throne and ONLY ONE NAME is the name of JESUS.

 

“And I saw no temple in the city, for its temple IS THE LORD GOD ALMIGHTY and   THE LAMP. And the city has no need of sun or moon to shine on it, for THE GLORY OF GOD gives it light, and its LAMB is THE LAMB.”(Rev 21:22-23 [ESV2011])

 

“No longer will there be anything accursed, but THE THRONE of GOD and of the LAMB will be in it, and  HIS servants will worship HIM. They will see HISFACE, and HISNAME will be on their foreheads.”(Rev 22:3-4 [ESV2011])

 

From the above verses  that Jesus Christ is the Lamb who came to reveal GOD and FATHER to us. On the throne sits GOD our FATHER and the LAMB. But we see that John does not say that they worship THEM, that is, two persons, but "HIS SERVANTS will worship HIM." He also does not say they will see their faces but "They will see HIS FACE".

 

So Paul writes very correctly to the Corinthians and the Colossians:

 

“But if also our gospel is veiled, it is veiled in those that are lost;

in whom the god of this world has blinded the thoughts of the unbelieving, so that the radiancy of the glad tidings of the glory OF THE CHRIST, WHO IS THE IMAGE OF GOD, should not shine forth [for them] .

 

For we do not preach ourselves, but CHRIST JESUS  LORD, and ourselves your bondmen for JESUS’ sake. Because [it is] THE GOD WHO spoke that out of darkness light should shine WHO has shone in our hearts for the shining forth of the knowledge OF THE GLORY OF GOD in THE FACE OF JESUS CHRIST.”(2Cor 4:3-6 [Darby])

 

The Apostle Paul declared clearly that the human wisdom an enemy of the Gospel of Jesus Christ

 

“See that there be no one who shall lead *you* away as a prey through philosophy and vain deceit, according to the teaching of men, according to the elements of the world, and not according to CHRIST.

 

For IN HIM dwells ALL THE FULNESS OF THE GODHEAD;”(Col 2:8-9 [Darby])

 

God our Father did not dwell in any man before Jesus Christ came to earth.

 

The prophets were overshadowed by the Spirit of God and they ministered but the Spirit of God did not dwell in them.

 

All the prophets in part knew and in part prophesied.

 

Our Lord Jesus Christ THE PROPHET to Whom GOD did not

give HIS SPIRIT by MEASURE but dwelt in JESUS, while he was here on earth with ALL His FULNESS. In fact, the disciples found that HE KNEW EVERYTHING and not aside and that HE HAD COME OUT OF GOD

 

 “HE WHO COMES FROM ABOVE IS ABOVE ALL. He who has his origin in the earth is of the earth, and speaks [as] of the earth. HE WHO COMES OUT FROM HEAVEN IS ABOVE ALL,  [ and] what he has seen and has heard, this he testifies; and no one receives his testimony.

 

He that has received his testimony has set to his seal that God is true;

For HE whom GOD has sent speaks the words of GOD, for GOD gives not the Spirit by measure.”(John 3:31-34 [Darby])

 

 “Hither to ye have asked nothing in MY NAME: ask, and ye shall receive, that your joy may be full. These things I have spoken to you in allegories; the hour is coming that I will no longer speak to you in allegories, but will declare to you openly concerning the Father.

 

In that day ye shall ask in MY NAME; and I say not to you that I will demand of the Father for you, for the Father himself has affection for you, because ye have had affection for me, and have believed that I came out from God.

 

I came out from the Father and have come into the world; again, I leave the world and go to the Father. His disciples say to him, Lo, now thou speak openly and utter no allegory.

 

Now we know that thou knows all things, and hast not need that any one should demand of thee. By this we believe that thou art come from God.”(John 16:24-30 [Darby])

 

 

FOR GOD CANNOT BE TEMPTED BY EVIL THINGS AND HE WAS MANIFESTED IN FLESH

 

This is the wonder and the greatness, while JESUS​​ was THE SAME ONE and ONLY TRUE GOD appeared as Man in the likeness of sinful flesh while He was the image of God.

 

The flesh of Jesus was from heaven, it was the Word that became flesh.

 

The Infinite and Timeless God came in flesh and while He was THE LIFE giver  he entered time and was limited to human data had to eat, drink, rest, sleep, laugh, cry, fast like all people.

 

Every person inherits the decay and the tendency towards sin and death from the moment that Adam by his disobedience sinned and gave way to the Devil and death.

 

“Therefore, just as sin came into the world through one man, and death through sin, and so death spread to all men because all sinned—“(Rom 5:12 [ESV2011])

 

Jesus is and was the Man from heaven and His flesh came from God Himself. Therefore in His flesh He did not inherit decay and the tendency to sin. The Devil had no place and no authority in the BODY OF JESUS.

 

“I will no longer speak much with you, for the ruler of the world comes, and in me he has nothing;” (John 14:30 [Darby])

 

He has been tempted in all things in our behave while he was life giver , He never  inherited innate desires and weaknesses like us, but by external human infidelities, doubts, hardheartedness, and sins.

 

Just as the Israelites "tempted" God in the wilderness, so the Jews tempted Jesus, with the difference that now God endured these temptations by bringing His Body, His image, on the Cross for the sake of all people.

 

But GOD CANNOT BE TEMPTED BY EVIL THINGS and most importantly for  those who believe that the Word who is God became flesh should remember and think that "there is no variation or shadow due to change " in God. The Divine Body and Blood cannot become an earthly body and Blood.

 

 “Thus it is written, “The first man Adam became a living being”; the last Adam became a life-giving spirit.

But it is not the spiritual that is first but the natural, and then the spiritual.

The first man was from the earth, a man of dust; the second man is from heaven. As was the man of dust, so also are those who are of the dust, and as is the man of heaven, so also are those who are of heaven.” (1Cor 15:45-48 [ESV2011])

 

“Let no one say when he is tempted, “I am being tempted by God,” for God cannot be tempted with evil, and he himself tempts no one.

But each person is tempted when he is lured and enticed by his own desire.

Then desire when it has conceived gives birth to sin, and sin when it is fully grown brings forth death.

Do not be deceived, my beloved brothers.

Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change.”(Jas 1:13-17 [ESV2011])

 

We were not bought with common human blood but with the BLOOD OF GOD which is  THE ETERNAL TESTAMENT.

 

“Pay careful attention to yourselves and to all the flock, in which THE HOLY SPIRIT has made you overseers, to care for THE CHURCH OF GOD, which HE ONTAINED with HIS OWN BLOOD.”(Acts 20:28 [ESV2011])

 

“of how much worse punishment, think ye, shall he be judged worthy who has trodden under foot the Son of God, AND ESTEEMED THE BLOOD OF THE COVENANT, whereby he has been sanctified, COMMON, and has insulted the Spirit of grace?”(Heb 10:29 [Darby])

 

Here is the MYSTERY. Christ as a man from heaven became a MEDIATOR and a NOTARIER with HIS BLOOD.

 

The mystery continues.

 

 In order for a COVENANT to be valid, it must be preceded by the death of the TESTATOR, i.e. the One who made the COVENANT.

Who made the first and the second covenant with the people of Israel?

Did not GOD and FATHER make both the Old and New Testaments?

So God had to die. But GOD is SPIRIT and can not die, so HE prepared BODY and BLOOD, that is, THE MAN FROM HEAVEN, who came and died for the sins of the whole world.

 

“But CHRIST being come high priest of the good things to come, by the better and more perfect tabernacle not made with hand, (that is, not of this creation,) nor by blood of goats and calves, but BY HIS OWN BLOOD, has entered IN ONCE for all into the [holy of] holies, having found an eternal redemption.”(Heb 9:11-12 [Darby])

 

 “For if the blood of goats and bulls, and the sprinkling of defiled persons with the ashes of a heifer, sanctify for the purification of the flesh,

how much more will THE BLOOD OF CHRIST, who through THE ETERNAL SPIRIToffered himself without blemish to GOD, purify our conscience from dead works to serve the living God.”(Heb 9:13-14 [ESV2011])

 

“And for this reason HE IS MEDIATOR of a new covenant, so that, DEATH HAVING TAKE PLACE for redemption of the transgressions under the first covenant, the called might receive the promise of the eternal inheritance.

 

(For where there is a testament, THE DEATH OF THE TESTATOR must needs come in.For a testament is of force when men are dead, since IT IS IN NO WAY OF FORCE whileTHE TESTATOR is ALIVE.)

 

Whence neither the first was inaugurated without blood.”(Heb 9:15-18 [Darby])

 

 

 

The Glory of the Lord and God was revealed

 

​“And the glory of the LORD shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together, for the mouth of the LORD has spoken.”(Isa 40:5 [ESV2011])

 

 “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was to God, and the Word was God.

 

He was in the beginning to God.

All things were made through Him, and without Him was not any thing made that was made.

 

In Him was life, and the life was the light of men.

The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.”(John 1:1-5

 

“And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth.”(John 1:14 [ESV2011])

 

“And we know that THE SON OF GOD has come and has given us understanding, so that we may know HIMWHO IS TRUE; and we are IN HIM WHO IS TRUE, in HIS SON JESUS CHRIST. HE is THE TRUE GOD and THE ETERNAL LIFE.

Little children, keep yourselves from idols.”(1John 5:20-21 [ESV2011])

 

 

Everything else is evil and pagan.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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