Shalom! My name is Adam Pastor

Welcome to ADONI MESSIAH which means
"My Lord Messiah" -
a fitting epithet to who Jesus (or Yeshua) is!

Here, I attempt to present the Apostolic Truths according to the Scriptures, that there is
One GOD, the Father, namely, YAHWEH,
and One Lord, GOD's only begotten Son,
Yeshua the Messiah.

And that one day YAHWEH will send His Son back to Earth to inaugurate the Everlasting Kingdom of GOD


Friday, October 13, 2006

Holy Ghost Pistoleros: One God Apostolic

Around the 7th October, I posted a comment in reply to the blog dated 2nd October in the link below ... Holy Ghost Pistoleros: One God Apostolic The blogsite had 'moderated comments option' switched on ... and a week later my comment had not been shown, for one reason or another! Therefore I will add my comment here. I was writing in response to 'One God Apostolic's (2nd October) post as follows:

"There is only one God and His name is Jesus! The name of the father is Jesus, the name of the Son is Jesus and the name of the Holy Ghost is Jesus! Only ONE GOD not three! The word trinity does not exist in the bible. Praise God, Jesus!"

The comment I prepared & posted in response is as follows :-

You have made some amazing assertions as a 'One God Apostolic'. However, with very little scriptural backing.

The apostles in the Book of Acts were most definitely One God Apostolics but they never made any of the above assertions.

For example ... There is only one God Amen! But then you say that His name is Jesus

Scripture please? Where does the Bible say that GOD changed His name from YaHWeH to Jesus! Where?

You rightly point out that the word 'trinity' is not in the bible. Amen! (I am not trinitarian). But neither is the assertion that GOD's name is Jesus, in the bible!

The angel of GOD declared that GOD's son will be called JESUS!

Now Jesus himself quoted the Shema [Mark 12:29-30] ... he believed in solely ONE GOD. He called the ONE GOD, the Father ... and called Him the ONLY TRUE GOD. (John 17:1) These words spake Jesus, and lifted up his eyes to heaven, and said, Father ... (John 17:3) And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent.

Yet you say The name of the father is Jesus. So, Jesus is saying to Father Jesus ... you are the only true God!?! As you can see that doesn't make any sense. Where is your scriptural backing?

Being aware of 'Oneness' theology you might attempt to use John 5:43. (I am making an assumption.) Jesus, being the Messiah, indeed came in his Father's (the ONE GOD's) name. Even those who believed on him testified of this using scripture.

(Mat 21:9-11) And the multitudes that went before, and that followed, cried, saying, Hosanna to the son of David: Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord; Hosanna in the highest. 10 And when he was come into Jerusalem, all the city was moved, saying, Who is this? 11 And the multitude said, This is Jesus the prophet of Nazareth of Galilee. (Mark 11:9-10) And they that went before, and they that followed, cried, saying, Hosanna; Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord: 10 Blessed be the kingdom of our father David, that cometh in the name of the Lord: Hosanna in the highest. (Luke 19:37-38) And when he was come nigh, even now at the descent of the mount of Olives, the whole multitude of the disciples began to rejoice and praise God with a loud voice for all the mighty works that they had seen; 38 Saying, Blessed be the King that cometh in the name of the Lord: peace in heaven, and glory in the highest. (John 12:13) Took branches of palm trees, and went forth to meet him, and cried, Hosanna: Blessed is the King of Israel that cometh in the name of the Lord.

The scripture that the multitude had in mind is Psalms 118 especially (Psa 118:25-26) Save now, I beseech thee, O YAHWEH: O YAHWEH, I beseech thee, send now prosperity. 26 Blessed be he that cometh in the name of YAHWEH: we have blessed you out of the house of YAHWEH.

Recognizing that Jesus of Nazareth was the King Messiah, the people rejoiced and quoted Psa. 118; affirming that Jesus is the promised King who was to come in the name of YAHWEH, the ONE GOD. Therefore, to come in the Father's name didn't mean that the Father's name is Jesus. It simply meant that One had come in the authority of the ONE GOD, as a fully authorized agent of the ONE GOD. One had come with the ONE GOD's authority. Even the Davidic Kingdom is going to come in the name of YAHWEH! [Mark 11.10] Is its name, also Jesus!!! No! It simply means that the Kingdom will be established & inaugurated by the Father's authority. [Acts 1.7]

So the Father's name isn't Jesus. GOD's name hasn't changed. His name is the same forever. (Exo 3:15) And God said moreover unto Moses, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, The LORD [i.e. YHWH] God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, hath sent me unto you: this is my name for ever, and this is my memorial unto all generations. In our English OT, we simply see '[the] LORD'. However, the Hebrew word is the Tetragrammaton, GOD's four-letter name. It occurs over 6700 times in the OT. His name hasn't changed!

The name of the Son is Jesus! Amen! ... and the name of the Holy Ghost is ???

The Holy Spirit is simply the Spirit of GOD; and especially in the NT, the spirit of 'GOD in Christ'. IT doesn't have a name! The apostles never called on the Spirit, named the Spirit, prayed to the Spirit, etc; much less called IT Jesus! And neither does John 14.26 prove it. (I am making another assumption). Jesus is simply saying that the ONE GOD, the Father, will send the holy spirit in my name i.e. in the authority of Jesus! So just as Jesus came in the authority of GOD his Father, the holy spirit will come in the authority of Jesus from the Father! In the time of Christ, the apostles would fully understand such speech. It is all about authority and agency. The Agent [the one sent] is sent in the name/authority of the Principal [the sender]. The Agent thus acts in the full authority of the Principal, as if, the Agent is the Principal himself. The Jews call this the law of agency. Jesus the Messiah is GOD's fully authorized agent. On the earth, he acted in GOD's authority & stead (cp. Matt 9.8). And now, the holy spirit represents the risen Christ in the church with the same authority. Compare (John 20:21) Then said Jesus to them again, Peace be unto you: as my Father hath sent me, even so send I you. Hence, the apostles were sent in the name/authority of Jesus even as Jesus himself was sent in the Father's name.

Only ONE GOD not three! AMEN!

In closing then ... there is solely ONE GOD, the Father, YAHWEH. Jesus the Messiah is the Son of the ONE TRUE GOD [John 17.3], the Son of the Father. [2 John 3] The holy spirit is the spirit of 'GOD in Christ' in the church.

GOD has a name. [Psa 83.18, Exo 3.15, Deut 6.4] YAHWEH!

GOD's Son has a name. [Matt 1.21, Luke 1.31] JESUS!

Jesus the Messiah is the Son of the ONE GOD. AMEN!