God Is One

Published July/Aug 2010

  

It has been said: This writer is a son, a husband, a father, a friend, and a neighbor---yet he is not five different persons but ONE.
 

"YHWH", God, the Heavenly Father is a Spirit and not a human being, St. John 4:24.  Note: He has NEVER been a human.
 

In Numbers 23:19 we read, "God is not a man, that he should lie; neither the son of man, that he should repent: hath he said, and shall he not do it? or hath he spoken, and shall he not make it good?"
 

Although, He, God, can be all things, He specifically states that He has a Son and Jesus states that He has a Father.
 

In St. Matthew 3:17 we read, "And lo a voice from heaven, saying, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased."  Who are we to call God a liar?
 

Please Note: The voice did not say, I am my son but this is my son.  See also: St. Matthew 17:5, St. Mark 9:7 and St. Luke 9:35
 

The Written Word, the Holy Bible, says there is one God and that He as God says, that He has a Son and the Son says, that He has a Father.  Either we believe God’s Written Word or we don’t.
 

At this point I would like to pose a question to you.  Do you think that it is possible for Jesus to lie?  I think that your answer to this question would be “NO.”
 

Secondly, do you think that Jesus could be denied any request of His Father?  Again, I think your answer to this question would be “NO.”
 

Then consider the following statements of Jesus in St. John 8:17 where He said, “It is also written in your law, that the testimony of two men is true. *I am one that bear witness of myself, and the Father that sent me beareth witness of me."
 

Note: Here, you will note that Jesus states that He and His Father are to be considered as Two witnesses.
 

The Apostle John in St. John 10:36-38 wrote, "Say ye of him, whom the Father hath sanctified, and sent into the world, Thou blasphemest; because I said, I am the Son of God? *If I do not the works of my Father, believe me not. *But if I do, though ye believe not me, believe the works: that ye may know, and believe, that the Father is in me, and I in him."
 

This also holds true for the Saints of God; The Father and His Son Jesus dwells in the Believer,  St. John 14:23.
 

The Word of God also says in St. John 14:20, "At that day ye shall know that I am in my Father, and ye in me, and I in you."
 

In St. John 10:38 Jesus said: “Believe, that the Father is in me, and I in him.”
 
It sounds to me like we are all one even as the Father and the Son are one.  Isn’t that exactly what Jesus prayed and asked the Heavenly Father for in St. John 17:11?
 

Jesus did not say that He sent Himself into the World but that the Father sent Him.
 

In St. John 17:5-11 we read,"And now, O Father, glorify thou me with thine own self with the glory which I had with thee before the world was. *I have manifested thy name unto the men which thou gavest me out of the world: thine they were, and thou gavest them me; and they have kept thy word. *Now they have known that all things whatsoever thou hast given me are of thee. *For I have given unto them the words which thou gavest me; and they have received them, and have known surely that I came out from thee, and they have believed that thou didst send me. *I pray for them: I pray not for the world, but for them which thou hast given me; for they are thine. *And all mine are thine, and thine are mine; and I am glorified in them. *And now I am no more in the world, but these are in the world, and I come to thee. Holy Father, keep through thine own name those whom thou hast given me, that they may be one, as we are."
 

Please note: If the Heavenly Father and Jesus are one entity then according to the above Scripture when Time shall be no more, We will be One as the Father and the Son are One because the Father loves the Son and gives Him what so ever He ask.  In one place Jesus said, before Abraham was I am, St. John 8:58.  He was that Eternal Life in the beginning with the Father, 1st John 1:2.
 

Therefore, If Jesus and the Heavenly Father are one and have no separate being the one from the other then, It would stand to reason that We too will not have a separate being in the New Kingdom because Jesus prayed that We might be One as He and the Father are One.
 

Scripture seems to indicate that we will have our separate being because it says that we will recognize Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, St. Luke 13:28.  And we shall be known even as we are known, 1st Corinthians 13:12.
 

The Apostle Paul in 1st Corinthians 10:15-17 wrote, "I speak as to wise men; judge ye what I say. *The cup of blessing which we bless, is it not the communion of the blood of Christ? The bread which we break, is it not the communion of the body of Christ? *For we being many are one bread, and one body: for we are all partakers of that one bread."
 

We being many are one; just like these fifty United States are one America ~
 

In 1st Corinthians 8:6 the Apostle Paul wrote, "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."
 

Jesus is of God and the Saints are of Jesus.  The Saints are in God by the Blood of Jesus.
 

The Apostle Paul in Galatians 3:28 said, “There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus.”
 

The fact that there is neither, male or female does not negate the fact that each of us is individuals, members in particular.
 

In 1st Corinthians 6:16-17 the Apostle Paul wrote, "What? know ye not that he which is joined to an harlot is one body? for two, saith he, shall be one flesh. *But he that is joined unto the Lord is one spirit."
 

That which is joined to flesh is flesh and that which is joined to Spirit is Spirit.
 

The Apostle Mark in St. Mark 13:31-32 wrote, "Heaven and earth shall pass away: but my words shall not pass away. *But of that day and that hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels which are in heaven, neither the Son, but the Father. "
 

If Jesus is the Father of Heaven and earth why would He say that even He didn’t know the day and the hour that He would return in the clouds of glory to receive the Saints to ever live in God’s Heavenly Kingdom?
 

In 2nd John 1:9 John said in part, “He that abideth in the doctrine of Christ, he hath both the Father and the Son."
 

It’s a twofer; Double the pleasure; double the fun with Jesus it’s all in one; the Saints, the Heavenly Father and His Son, Jesus.  Praise His Holy Name!
 

In 1st John 2:22 John wrote, "Who is a liar but he that denieth that Jesus is the Christ? He is antichrist, that denieth the Father and the Son."
 
There are many antichrist today preaching in essence that the Heavenly Father is the Son and/or that Jesus is Father.  The Word of God is of no private interpretation therefore, the Word of God, the Bible MUST interpret itself.
 

May the Heavenly Father of Lights Richly Bless and Keep you as you follow on to Know and Serve Him in Spirit and in Truth by the Power of the Holy Ghost through His Only Begotten Son Jesus our soon coming Saviour and King.  Praise His Holy and Sweet Name Forevermore!
 

Your Faithful Servant in the Lord.
 

Derwood Stewart
House of Prayer Sabbath Ministries