This is a matter of some serious debate, but I believe there is only one God. His name is Jesus Christ and He is the beginning and the end. For the record, I will be using the King James Version of the scripture to argue everything on this blog, because I believe it is the most accurate translation we have available.
There is a common misconception among Christians that there are three distinct forces at work when it comes to God: The Father, The Son, and The Holy Ghost. This is not so. These are all different aspects of the same, one God.
“For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one” (1 John 5:7).
These three, being the Father (which is the Lord Himself), the Word (which was with him in the beginning), and the Holy Spirit (which is the power that dwells in his people), are one. The Word is the written word, the law spoken in the beginning. We have it in the form of the Holy Bible. That was made manifest in the birth of Jesus Christ, the Son.
“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” (John 1:14).
He is the Word of God, made flesh. He is the living word, and kept kept the heart of the law with a perfect heart. He even spoke, “Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil” (Matthew 5:17). He came to demonstrate, with the utmost perfection, how the law was to be lived. We, as mortal humans, are bound by the law and the penalty of sin, but He opened the door for salvation, because the law was fulfilled. The door to the Holy Ghost was opened when He was crucified, because He satisfied the law, because He was worthy.
The Word is the same word we have now. It’s the law, it’s righteousness, it’s the scripture. It’s the moral compass we all should be following. When we are baptized in his name, when we repent of our sins, and when we start down that road to salvation we earn a chance at receiving the Holy Spirit, which is the Spirit of God and the cleansing fire. That only happens, though, when we are ready and the heart is worthy.
“I am come in my Father’s name, and ye receive me not: if another shall come in his own name, him ye will receive” (John 5:43).
“I and my Father are one” (John 10:30).
“Jesus saith unto him, Have I been so long time with you, and yet hast thou not known me, Philip? he that hath seen me hath seen the Father; and how sayest thou then, Shew us the Father?” (John 14:9)
It is clear from these verses that Jesus Christ is God. He is the Word made manifest, which is God. “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God” (John 1:1). So, whether we are using the term “Father” or “Son”, He is the same. There is only one Lord, His name is Jesus Christ.
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