About the Picture
Like many other gods, this god is thought to have either two faces, or to have completely transformed into a flesh-and-blood man. It has proven entirely too easy for most modern church-go-ers to accept a pagan god role for their god. The true G-d of Israel is radically different! Logically, then, if pagans believe in a two-headed god (or two gods blended into one god, or some variation thereof, then Christians should not emulate those doctrines.
1. Is Jesus God?
2. The History of Christology
3. The Guarded Mystery
4. Deity or Man?
5. The Trinity
6. What is a God?
1. One is the Father and one is the Son
2. One is the Creator; the other is a Creation
3. One knows all; the other doesn't
4. One was visible; the other wasn't
5. One 'exists' eternally; the other didn't
6. One becomes hungry; the other doesn't
8. One was tempted; the other cannot be tempted
9. One needed sleep; the other doesn't
10. One prayed to the other
11. One increased; the other doesn't change
12. One was a man; the other is Spirit
13. One was given authority; the other has power
8. Definitions and terms
14. One raised the other from the dead
15. One received his status from the other
16. One is greater than the other
17. One is subject to the other
18. One learned obedience; the other didn't
19. One is a mediator; the other isn't
20. One gave eternal life to the other
9. Rational thinking
10. Jesus + the Father = One God?
12. Alleged proofs
13. The Son
14. "In the Name"
15. The Spiritual rock in the wilderness
16. Re-marrying the Old wife
Note: Throughout this expose we have used the Name Jesus to refer to the Son although his proper name is 'Yahshua' not Jesus. We have made an exception in this document, because we feel it makes the point, that 'Jesus' the modern name used for the son of God, is not God the Father. We referred to God the Father as Yahweh throughout this document, the proper Name for the Almighty Creator.
Donít be too quick to answer Ė especially if you are counting on church tradition to help you. Some of the most essential elements of this issue are often glossed over by the churches.
By the time youíve finished this study, you will have gathered more of the pertinent data you need to draw your own conclusions.
Since I have dared to expose these elements, some have considered me irreverent, heretical and even blasphemous. Religions have certain taboos, which cannot be broached without offending the traditions of priestcraft. However, if you are not a timid religious slave, you should find this interesting reading.
If popularity were my goal, my message would be useless. Iíd tell you only what you already believe. Iíd make you feel good. But, Iím not a con man so Iíll leave that to others. I may not be building up a retirement, but as Paul said, "I have not shunned to declare unto you all the counsel of God."
Rev. Robert Profit At Any Price Shuller (of Crystal Cathedral fame) conducts seminars on building churches. He claims that any doctrine which could offend anyone and keep them out of your church should be avoided. He says, "When truth offends, donít preach it!"
I would have flunked Shullerís course!
Shuller reasons that to help people you must bring them into the church, and you canít bring them in if you drive them away with truth. Church builders want churches Ė not truth.
My former colleague, Sheldon Emry, once asked, "Can churches help people by teaching them false doctrine?" I guess Sheldon would have flunked Shullerís course too.
We also hear the siren call to "unite and compromise!" Again, Sheldon asked, "Why is it that the person who preaches the truth is always the one who is expected to compromise?" It seems that truth must be seasoned with lies to be palatable.
Churches have loaded us down with useless baggage (invented myths). Most of us are still packing some of that old baggage we brought with us out of our old churches. All that old baggage must be reexamined and scrutinized for error! We must not be squeamish about it, nor should we fear the loss of pet doctrines and idols.
The "Is Jesus God?" question is one of those "old baggage" issues which needs fair examination. We are all still learning, and we must be individuals Ė not herd followers and groupies Ė if we are to avoid the pitfalls of popular "democratic" doctrine determined by consent of the herd. Such doctrine is almost always wrong.
We are on the move. We are not static and dead like the old churches we have left. Those who join the march to freedom must be ready to keep moving and learning or they will be left behind clinging to their old idols and sacred cows. Each person must grow and change independently, following Christ Ė not some group or preacher.
This study begins at, centers on, and revolves around the One with whom it will also end: Jesus Ė the center of all Christian thought. The life of Jesus shines brighter and brighter the more we understand it. There is no better subject to ponder, and I guarantee this one will make you think. So, put on your thinking cap, and letís begin.
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