Sabbath Day (Gen 2: 1 – 3 & Ex.20: 8 – 11) By r. a. Saturday, Sept.05, 2020
In Messiah’s name: “Jesus said unto her… I ascend unto my Father, and your Father; and to my God, and your God”. (Jn.20: 17) “For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the MAN Christ Jesus;” (1Tim 2: 5)
On Aug.30/20, the Christian Post featured an article on a study that was conducted on whether or not “jesus” was God. According to the findings it was found that more than half of American adults, including 30% of evangelicals say that “Jesus isn’t God”. The study was carried out by the 2020 State of Theology survey.
I didn’t do a search for that survey to determine if their results were true or not! Nonetheless, I was totally surprised by the results they listed. Here’s why!
Nearly all the Sabbath-keeping and Sunday-keeping Christians I came across over many years proclaim that “Jesus” was/is “God”. That is, they teach that “Jesus” pre-existed as God, or as the son of God or as an angel before he became a mortal man.
The term “pre-exist” means existed before the creation of the world.
I came across only one group, Christ Fellowship Ministries, that taught Christ did not pre-exist as God. I was not affiliated with them, but they confirmed an in-depth study I did on this subject in which I proved that Christ did not pre-exist as God, as a son of God nor as an angel.
In addition, it is utterly incredible that one Sabbath-Keeping camp teaches a trinity of sorts. According to them, before the foundation (creation) of the world, there existed God the Father, God the Son and God the Mother. They claim that the “holy spirit” is the Mother! WOW! Beyond belief and then some.
I challenge the Sunday-keeping, Sabbath keeping Christians and theologians who believe that the Christ (jesus) pre-existed as a God with another God, or as an angel to prove it from the bible.
According to the principles/precepts ordained by the word of the Creator-God, the great I AM, there must be two or three witnesses before the truth of a matter can be established and settled. (See Deut.19: 15 & Matt18: 16) These precepts must be the supreme authority for one’s position on this topic.
Abiding by the above precepts/principles, here’s my challenge! List two or three scripts that you claim are proof texts that Messiah (Yahshua/jesus) pre-existed (before the foundation of the world) as God, or as God the son, or as an angel.
Lastly, the older testament (O.T.) must be one’s plumb-line for N. T. teachings/doctrine. They must be in harmony with the O. T. testimony and truth. If they do not square with the O. T., then the N.T. teaching i.e. “Messiah is God”, must be fully examined and explored.
When that is done, one will discover that Yahshua, the Messiah, did not pre-exist as a God with a God, or as an angel or as God, the son. The doctrine is unsound and baseless!
All glory, praise and honor to the Creator-God, the great I AM, in Messiah’s (Yahshua’s) name
Peace, blessings and protection to all who seek and love the truth- God’s Word (Jn.17: 17 & Ps.118: 142)