True Light Beliefs
The Godhead(Deity Of Jesus)
With the advent of Roman theology at Nicaea, a dramatic change came in the apostles doctrine concerning the deity of Jesus, that would forever divide Christianity. Wars have been fought, families divided, churches in direct violation to the instructions given in 1 Corinthians 1:10: "That you all speak the same thing, that there be no divisions among you." The problem comes from leadership (pastors) who follow false spirits and refuse to be obedient to the Bible doctrine that comes to lead and guide in all truth.
First there is no scripture in any of the writings of the apostles that establishes Jesus as a second god; there is no scripture in the Bible that mentions a first god or a head god; nor can there be found any mention of a third god. From the very beginning, the Scriptures established a code of monotheism when referring to the Hebrew God Jehovah. And since we know that Christianity is rooted from Judaism (in that both segments follow the same GOD) He is not a different God, but the same Lord of both testaments.
Later his name was revealed in the Book of Exodus as Jehovah. Research teaches that God has many titles or title-names, such as Almighty, El-Shadia, God Almighty, Elohim, and other title names. However, He only has one revealed name, that being Jehovah.
Lord also is a title name used often in the New Testament in identification with Jesus. It always means Jehovah. Whether found in the Old Testament or in the New Testament, Lord, with the first letter capital, always is the reference to Deity (God). The question is not whether Jesus is God. The Bible is plain: He (Jesus) is Lord of all, and the Bible also is very plain, the Lord is the True God (Jeremiah 10:10)
Let us further examine the word Lord. It comes from the Hebrew word Adonai, which in the Hebrew means Jehovah. In Acts 2:36, the apostle Peter in his sermon to the Jews gives further revelation concerning the Godhead mystery.
Note vs. 36: "That same Jesus, whom ye have crucified, God has made both Lord and Christ." Connect this Scripture with the apostle Paul’s teachings in 1 Tim. 3:16: "Without controversy, great is the mystery, God was manifest in the flesh." We see that Paul refers to the incarnation, God transcending himself as the Messiah. Note the apostle Johns revelation in the first chapter of his gospel, vs. 14: "And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us." The Word, according to vs. 1: ". . . Was with God, and the Word was God."
So, by connecting these four Scriptures, we see the clear revelation, that God became incarnate as the Son, and realizing that, the Scriptures also maintained that there is only one God; then we establish a solid foundation to a Bible fact-that Jesus is the only true and living God, and beside him there is none else.
The mystery of the Godhead is complex, because man uses natural logic to equate that which can only be interpreted by spiritual revelation. Paul taught in 1 Corinthians 2:14: "The natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: For they are foolishness unto him; neither can he know them, for they are spiritually discerned." Trying to understand how Jesus was the Father, yet manifesting himself as the Son, will always remain as the Bible teaches, a great mystery, that comes only by divine revelation to the seeker of truth.
Many pastors attack the Jesus-Only (oneness) church, because pride has blinded their minds, causing them not to be able to rightly divide the word of truth, or allowing them to be instructed by a prophet God has chosen to bring them to a higher knowledge, thereby dividing the church, when the Bible teaches CHRIST is not divided. Some years ago, a pastor, who comes from a church that teaches Jesus is the Son only, stated that no apostle ever called Jesus God. I asked that pastor to read John 20:28. The story deals with Thomas, who doubts the Resurrection of Christ. Until Jesus stood in the midst and said "Peace be unto you." (vs. 26) And Jesus said to Thomas, "Be not faithless, but believe." (vs. 27) And note vs. 28: "And Thomas said unto Him, My Lord and my God."
In the Hebrew translation, there can be no doubt: Thomas called Jesus (Jehovah). When the pastor read this passage of Scripture with tears running down his face, he clenched his fist, struck the desk in his office where we were studying, and said, "Thomas lied."
Brothers and sisters, when a leader caught up in the web of false religion will not accept Bible Scripture for the obedience of the faith, how can that leader be a follower of God-since the Bible is the Divine Word of God? Jesus said, "Search the Scriptures, in them ye think we have eternal life, but these be they that testify of me."
All the Bible is about the Hebrew God, Jehovah, who came to the new covenant people as the Lord Jesus Christ. Note 1 John 5:20: "We know that the Son of God is come, and has given us an understanding, that we may know Him that is true, and we are in Him that is true, even in His Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God and eternal life”.
If we keep the basic Bible foundation concerning the Godhead-that there is only one True God, again it is evidently clear, Jesus is God manifest in the flesh, who came as the Son to teach His chosen, the principles of the true faith-a Savior to all man kind who would believe.