For many of thousands of years people have wondered and even gone as far as to argue about the true pronunciation of the name of God. When dealing with four consonants and no vowels in the tetragrammaton (YHVH) or (YHWH) it may cause confusion, and the translations from Hebrew to Greek to English does not help with the overall confusion in this matter for most. All we know is that there are a number of different pronunciations associated in the attempt to correctly pronounce God's name, such as, Yahweh and of course Jehovah which is the most commonly used rendition within the English language today. What if I was to tell you that these are all wrong? The primary reason I say this is that there was no "J" or "W" in the Hebrew dialect, which in fact, also would make (YHWH) wrong.
This having been said, we have to come to the conclusion that "Jehovah" "Yahweh" or any other rendition of God's holy name is subsequently misrepresented, or outright wrong. The pronounciation of (YHVH) is (Yod Heh Vav Heh) NOTE: I put this in for sounding it out ONLY, it may NOT be the proper spelling.
However, while this is exciting for us to see, there are much bigger problems when it comes to God's name, or perhaps better put, there are questions out there as to the true nature of God Himself.
Within this page I will attempt to clear up all of these misconceptions.
On many occasions, I have come into contact with people who I hear say that Jesus or Yahushua is God. Well, I am here to tell you that this is a common misconception that unfortunately many churches and pastors have adopted and teach. These people are believing this based off of ONE Scripture in the book of John. In John chapter 10 verse 30 where Jesus proclaimed that "I and the Father are one." So based on this one scripture it is somehow assumed that when Jesus was born into humanly flesh it was actually God that came down to earth as a man and called himself Jesus.??? Quite frankly I have never heard something so absurd in my life. In calling this out, I have been called many names by the people who are under this belief system. Some have even gone as far as to say that this belief system is at the very heart of Christianity? Well, I beg to differ, as Believing that Jesus is the Son of God and that He came to die for the sins of the world is at the heart of Christianity.
The Bible tells us in 1 Thessalonians 5:21 "Prove all things; hold fast that which is good." So I am going to do exactly that. I'm going to prove beyond a shadow of a doubt that Jesus or Yahushua is NOT God.
So what did Jesus mean when He made this statement in John 10:30.?
Let us take a look at the context. In verse 25, Jesus stated that He did works in the name of his Father Yahuah. From verses 27 to 29, he talked about symbolic sheep whom his Father had given him. Both statements by Jesus would have made little sense to His listeners if He and His Father were one and the same person or entity. Instead, Jesus said, in effect, 'My Father and I are so close-knit that no one can take away the sheep from me, just as no one can take them away from my Father.' It is much like a son saying to his father's enemy, 'If you attack my father, you attack me.' No one would conclude that this son and his father were the same person. Yet all could perceive the strong bond of unity between them.
In the previous section we discussed the false doctrine of the trinity. This I'm afraid is where this misconception stems from my friends. There are countless verses within the Bible where Jesus makes it abundantly clear that he was not put on the earth to do HIS work, but to do the work of the ONE who sent him.. This being God; His (and our) Heavenly Father. In contrast with Satan the Devil and the first human couple, Adam and Eve, Jesus never wanted to become independent of God. "The Son cannot do a single thing of his own initiative, but only what he beholds the Father doing," Jesus explained. "For whatever things that the One does, these things the Son also does in like manner."—John 5:19; 14:10; 17:8.
So with this in mind let us take a few scriptures from the bible that back up the fact that The Father and the Son are indeed separate and unique spiritual beings. For instance let us look at the Baptism of Jesus Himself in Luke 3:21-22 - 21 When all the people were being baptized, Jesus was baptized too. And as He was praying, heaven was opened, 22 and the Holy Spirit descended on Him in a bodily form like a dove. And a voice came from heaven: "You are My beloved Son; in You I am well pleased." So here you can clearly see the separation of all 3 entities, God the Father, The Holy Spirit and God's beloved Son, Christ Jesus. I personally do not see how anybody can get a trinity out of this, or attend to the argument that Jesus was God in the flesh.
We can carry on with a scripture out of the book of "Isaiah" Where the Father proclaims His chosen one in whom His soul delights. Isaiah 42:1 Here is My Servant, whom I uphold, My Chosen One, in whom My soul delights. I will put My Spirit on Him, and He will bring justice to the nations. As we can yet again see the separation of The Father, The Holy Spirit and The Chosen One, Christ Jesus.
We can verify the above passage with 2 Peter 1:17 For He received honor and glory from God the Father when the voice from the Majestic Glory said to Him, "This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased."
But, perhaps the most revealing passage to show that Jesus had absolutely no desire to be either called God, or be placed in the position of God is Philippians 2:5-8 in which it states: 5 Have the same attitude among yourselves that was also in the Messiah Jesus: 6 who, although He existed in the form of God, did not regard equality with God a thing to be grasped, 7 Instead he emptied himself by assuming the form of a servant, taking on the likeness of humanity. And when he had come as a man, 8 And being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself and became obedient to death, Yes, even death on a cross (or stake).
So, while we see that Jesus was made in God's form (being in the likeness of God) He did not desire anyone concluding he was God, and in retrospect stripped himself of any and all aspects of this, and assumed the form of a servant. Jesus did this, so that NO ONE would make the assumption that he was indeed God. His Father (God) gave Jesus FULL AUTHORITY, meaning Jesus had all the Power of God from the Father in order to complete his task on earth, and for no other reason. To those that believe that somehow Jesus and the Father are one in the same, I say to you; Please read your Bible more, as it is so abundantly clear that God and Jesus are two seperate beings, that I don't see how anyone can not see this. Or come to the delusional conclusion that Jesus is in any way our Father. The same Father who sent Jesus in the first place.
And after all was accomplished, our Lord Jesus Christ took his rightful place at the right hand of Majesty (God) Hebrews 12:2 - Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before Him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. Mark 16:19 - After the Lord Jesus had spoken to them, He was taken up into heaven and sat down at the right hand of God.
I could provide scripture after scripture after scripture that shows without a doubt there is no such thing as a trinity and indeed God The Father, The Holy Spirit and Christ Jesus are each separate and unique. Plus there is this tiny little fact that most seem to miss and that is, that NOWHERE in the Holy Scriptures does it ever mention a trinity.
I will leave you with this; John 6:43-45 - 43 "Stop grumbling among yourselves," Jesus replied. 44 "No one can come to Me unless the Father who sent Me draws him, and I will raise him up at the last day. 45 It is written in the Prophets: 'And they will all be taught by God.' Everyone who has heard the Father and learned from Him comes to Me...
On another note, I am going to address how our Father is about such things and how I personally feel that by simply calling Jesus God we are risking breaking the first commandment, which as we know says: 'Thou shalt have no other gods before Me'. Now, I don't know about you, but to me it appears as if this commandment is being broken if someone indeed puts Jesus in the seat of God. And as we have learned from our Bible, God does not share His glory with anyone. Let me give a few Scriptures to back this up.
Deuteronomy 4:35 - It was shown to you so that you might know that Yahuah is God. There is NO ONE ELSE besides Him.
Isaiah 42:8 - I am Yahuah. That is My name. I will not give My glory to another, nor My praise to engraved images.
Isaiah 43:10 - You are My witnesses declares Yahuah, and My servent whom I have chosen, so that you may know and believe and understand that I am He. Before Me, no god was formed, and none will come after Me.
1 Samuel 2:2 - There is no one as holy as Yahuah, For there is NO ONE besides You, nor is there any rock like our God.
Isaiah 48:4 - For My own sake, My very own sake, I will act; for how can I let Myself be defamed? I will NOT yield My glory to another.
Isaiah 44:6 - Thus says Yahuah, the King and Redeemer of Israel, the LORD of Hosts: "I am the first and I am the last, and there is no God but Me.
Yeah, So, As we see from the verses above, I don't think that the Father would be okay with anyone calling His Son, God. And if we think long and hard about how our Lord Christ Jesus was as a man; How humble He was, and how much He loved and still Love's his and our God, I don't think He would be okay with this either. Just saying.
I will leave this topic with one more Scripture John 20:17. This is right before Jesus ascended into heaven and took His rightful place at the right hand of God. He was speaking to Mary, and told her: "Jesus saith unto her, Touch me not; for I am not yet ascended to my Father: but go to my brethren, and say unto them, I ascend unto my Father, and your Father; and to my God, and your God." Clearly we can all see the separation here can we not? My Father and your Father, My God and your God... I just don't know how much more plain this can get.
So please my friends, get to know God and understand that while our Lord Jesus was given Full Authority because of His Obediance to God, and he was also given all the Power that comes along with this Authority, He is NOT God..
And Let US ALWAYS REMEMBER The 1st Commandment. I am the LORD (Yahuah) thy God, Thou Shalt have no other gods before Me.
Now that I have that somewhat explained, there is something else I feel I also must address that seems to have once again been manipulated to fit mans tradition, and that is, the method and/or formula which is used when Baptism's are being conducted.
We see Baptism being conducted in relation to one Scripture, and that being Matthew 28:19 - Therefore, go and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the holy spirit and/or ghost. Sounds right, Right.?
What if I was to tell you that a certain Church has admitted to having manipulated that Scripture.? The words Father, Son and holy spirit or ghost is something that only appears ONCE in the entire Bible and only in Matthew 28:19. Despite this being the formula that has been used for quite some time by Churches everywhere, we cannot find an alternate Scripture to back this one up anywhere within the Bible. Now, I don't know about you, but I have always been taught that the Bible proofs itself, by showing you (or repeating the passage) in two or more places within the Bible in order to establish that it is in fact true, but in this case we cannot corroborate this passage anywhere. Why is that.? Could it be because of what I have previously mentioned, it may indeed have been altered.? Also, there is this: Father, Son and Holy Spirit are Titles and NOT NAMES. So there's that.
However, if we dig into the Bible and look at the Baptism, namely in the Book of Acts we see something quite different; Acts: 2:38, Acts: 10:48, Acts: 19:5, All Clearly Tell Us To Be Baptized In The Name of Jesus Christ (ONLY). And I might add, in this case we can find this particular formula in (3) Three places within the Book of Acts alone, which leaves me to believe that the formula we find in Acts is the proper formula for Baptisim. I don't know my friends, it really is funny how when you start looking into things and learning more and more about God's word, these subtle little changes become evident and obvious to us.
Anyway, I just wanted to put this out as just a little bit of food for thought, but I really do believe that this is something that should be of great concern to most...
The following is a direct quote from: The Catholic Encyclopedia, II, page 263: "The baptismal formula was changed from the name of Jesus Christ to the words Father, Son, and Holy Spirit by the Catholic Church in the second century."
So with this in mind I have uploaded a video that explains the Corruption of Matthew 28:19, please see it below.
This video was aired on the Discovery Channel a short time ago. What was found may clear up a lot of things for believers in God and those who may wrestle with whether or not God is real. This find should show people that not only is God very real, but even back this far the people of that age knew full well the name of God. These archaeologists were probing caverns with cameras as there were no entrances that one was able to physically enter. Their findings through this method of analysis are absolutely amazing to say the least and as you can see by their reactions there is an extremely high degree of excitement that fills the air during this discovery. No matter what, everything will be revealed in the final days. In the book of Luke chapter 8 verse 17 it states: For nothing is hidden that will not be made manifest, nor is anything secret that will not be known and come to light. Also in the book of Luke chapter 12 verse 2 it reads: Nothing is covered up that will not be revealed, or hidden that will not be known.
Dr. Joe Martin of Atlanta Bible College presents the first in a series about "The One True God." In this session, Dr. Martin speaks about Jesus and God in the New Testament and brings us an understanding that Jesus is the son of God but not God. This video reflects on: What is Truth? Joe Martin and other "One God" believers around the world teach that traditional views about God as found in the Doctrine of the Trinity & in Oneness (UPCI), Apostolic, Arian & Mormon perspectives are inaccurate according to the Bible: that the truth about the One true God, faith & the gospel is not rightly reflected in any of those traditional doctrines. One God believers teach that all of those positions represent variations on Christian tradition rather than Biblical truth. You will find One God people preaching that: Yahuah is The One & only One (Deut. 6:4) and that Jesus (Yahushua) is the Christ (John 17:3) God's only begotten human son born of the virgin Mary. One God believers challenge Christianity to choose either truth or tradition about God.
Here again we have Dr. Joe Martin of Atlanta Bible College presents the second in his series "The One True God." In this session, Dr. Martin speaks about Jesus and God telling us from the Scriptures that Jesus is not equal to God. The video reflects (as did part 1) on the truth of the Bible as taken directly from the scriptures and not from the mixing of scripture and traditions / beliefs of man as opposed to directly what God's word says. Unfortunately this has occurred over time due to mistakes being made in translations as was explained in part 1 by Dr. Martin. God's name having been taken out of the bible in over 6000 places and replaced simply with the title LORD did the most damage to the understanding of the scriptures. However, if we actually read through the scripture we can easily make the determination as to the structure of power and also easily establish who God and Jesus are. One would have to be blind in order not to see The Father and the Son's separation while at the same time establishing the Father / Son relationship and unity.
Dr. Joe Martin of Atlanta Bible College presents the Third in his series "The One True God." In this session, Dr. Martin brings us amazing statistics about Jesus and his relationship to God. Dr. Martin tells us that the God of Jesus Christ should also be the God that we worship and serve. Look my friends this is not some form of rocket science here. The churches have adopted may pagan beliefs within itself and many of the practices of the Babylonian, Egyptian and Greek cultures. This has done nothing but to confuse the people, which is a terrible thing, as understanding who our Father Yahuah is and who our Lord Jesus (Yahushua) are is of the utmost importance to our salvation. Those who are of the belief system of the imaginary Babylonian trinity have got to wake up and wake up quickly. These organizations have been compromised by the doctrines of devils and are in turn polluting their entire congregation with false and life threatening beliefs... This is extremely serious.. Don't walk, but run from these organizations who teach these paganistic beliefs my friends, as your very salvation depends on it.
Dr. Joe Martin of Atlanta Bible College gives some examples of how we can learn about the identity of God and of Jesus by checking information which can quickly be sorted out by computer programs. This is the last in a four part series that was presented at a recent Christian Workers Seminar in Tennessee. This video reflects on: What is Truth.? Joe Martin and other "One God" believers around the world teach that traditional views about God as found in the Doctrine of the Trinity & in Oneness (UPCI), Apostolic, Arian & Mormon perspectives are inaccurate according to the Bible: that the truth about the One true God, faith & the gospel is not rightly reflected in any of those traditional doctrines. Look folks there is really no way to come at this gently, it is best to just come right out and say it. Scripture shows us that Jesus or Yahushua (as I like to call him) is seperate of our Father Yahuah, there really is no way that someone can confuse this, unless they simply cannot understand what they are reading. To me the scriptures are as clear as day and night, there is nothing here that would cause this confusion.?
Here is a video that highlights the blatent corruption by the Catholic Church of Matthew 28:19 in order that it would better fit into their Trinatarian doctrine. I just cannot believe that they just come right out and say, yup, it was us who changed it.? I mean The Nerve of this institution is unbelievable, to just come right out and tell us that they changed the Bible and thus have led how many countless numbers of people down the wrong path and not show any type of remorse or concern what so ever, is mind numbing. But, I suppose why should this surprise me, after all there isn't a shred of truth behind their entire line of teaching, but yet Millions if not Billions have fallen prey to this so called church, when in reality it is anything but what I would call a church that represents the God I know or His Son Jesus Christ. What they have done here is something that is reprehensible to say the least, and well. God tells us quite clearly right at the end of the Bible what he will do to people who alter His word in any way. Buckle up guys, your in for quite a ride when He gets ahold of you.