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And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent.”  John 17:3

Knowing GodWho is our God? To know God is the most important thing in the world. It is essential to salvation. From the Holy Books we learn what God tells us about Himself. Remember that this knowledge is essential to our well-being in this life and in the next. No one can teach us about God better than the Word of God… We should never put any man between us and God’s Word. We always must check what the Bible says in the end of any thought or teaching.

A while ago I was searching in the Bible to find certain verse about God and in very interesting way I end up reading Matthew chapter 17 verse 5:

… and a voice from the cloud said, “This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased; listen to him.” (Mat 17:5)

When I was searching for God, He led me to a verse where He said: This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased; listen to him. God command us to listen, to hear Jesus. So who is our God according to Jesus? Let’s see who the God of Jesus Christ from the Bible is.

The God of Jesus Christ

No man hath seen God at any time; the only begotten Son, which is in the bosom of the Father, he hath declared him.” (Joh 1:18)

Jesus said clearly that “No man hath seen God at any time” and He (Jesus) has made Him (the Father) known. When Jesus saıd, “the LORD our God, the LORD is one” who did he has in mind? A three person God? Or his Father alone? Read the following verses and see if you can determine if Jesus’ one and only God, that “he hath declared” was a one person being or three person being.

He who conquers, I will make him a pillar in the temple of my God. Never shall he go out of it, and I will write on him the name of my God, and the name of the city of my God, the new Jerusalem which comes down from my God out of heaven, and my own new name.” (Rev 3:12).

My God, My God, why have you forsaken me?” (Matthew 27:46).

But I know that you have not the love of God within you. I have come in the name of my Father, and you do not receive me. If another comes in his own name, him you will receive. How can you believe, who receive glory from one another and do not seek the glory that comes from the only God?” (John 5:43-44).

[Jesus] has made us kings and priests to his God and Father.” (Revelation 1:6).

Clearly, the one and only God of Jesus Christ was not a three person being but was his Father alone. Jesus’ God was His Father and Jesus’ Father was His God. We have not the slightest reason to believe any differently. Jesus taught us that his God is to be our God.

I am ascending to my Father and your Father and my God and your God” (John 20:17).

Note carefully that Jesus stated that He was going to “my God and your God.” I think the English here conveys clearly enough that it was the same God that He was talking about. The God of Jesus Christ is our God also.

The objection might be raised that Jesus was demonstrating to us the principle of worship. This only makes things worse because then Jesus is actually pretending to worship and that pretend worship is actually not the true God of the Bible as expressed by Trinitarians.

Let us consider another aspect of this. The heart of the Christian faith is the belief that:

“Christ in you, the hope of glory” (Col 1:27)

“I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me”. (Gal 2:20)

“For who hath known the mind of the Lord, that he may instruct him? But we have the mind of Christ”. (1Co 2:16)

If Christians live by the FAITH OF the Son of God and that Faith was expressed in a God that was not a Trinity but His Father then when Christ comes into our hearts and we are drawn to worship God – which God will we worship, the three person Co-eternal God of the Churches or the God of Jesus Christ?

The knee jerk reaction is the typical “are you saying that Jesus is not God!” The Bible provides the simple answer:

“And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent.” (Joh 17:3)

But to us there is but one God, the Father, of whom are all things, and we in him; and one Lord Jesus Christ, by whom are all things, and we by him.” (1Co 8:6)

“But unto the Son he saith, Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever: a sceptre of righteousness is the sceptre of thy kingdom. 9Thou hast loved righteousness, and hated iniquity; therefore God, even thy God, hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness above thy fellows.” (Heb 1:8-9)

The Father is the only true God as Jesus so clearly expressed. The Father gave to His Son an inheritance that included the title of God. Christ is the Father’s representative and the Father’s name is in Him. I worship Him, love Him and serve Him because the Father commands me to do so.

The Trinitarian mind only has one definition for God based upon self-originated Life and power. I believe the Bible presents a wider definition that presents the Father as the Self-originating God, the source of all and His Son who is God by inheritance and the one true divine example to all the universe of how to serve the Father

The current Churches definition for God is there is one God; Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, a unity of three Persons who exist in co-equal essence and co-eternal. Christians says the three members of the Trinity are distinct, this does not mean that any is inferior to the other. Instead, they are all identical in attributes.

The current God of the most Christians is NOT the God of Jesus Christ and not the God that He worships. As God’s remnant people, some claim to keep the commandments of God and the faith of Jesus. There is no place in the faith of Jesus for the Trinity. The current churches definition of God is a direct attack on the God of Jesus. God the Father is the only one Jesus Himself ever prayed to and Jesus is our model of what a true relationship with God is.

He said in a loud voice, “Fear God and give Him glory, because the time of His judgment has come; and worship Him who made sky and earth, the sea and the water-springs.”” (Rev 14:7)

But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him.” (Joh 4:23)

Let us Fear God and give Him glory, Let us be among the true worshippers who worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him. And Jesus said: But thou, when thou prayest, …, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly. But when ye pray, use not vain repetitions, … Be not ye therefore like unto them: for your Father knoweth what things ye have need of, before ye ask him. After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name.” (Matthew 6:6-9)

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