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


Saturday, March 28, 2015

Biblical Unitarian Reasons

Biblical Unitarian Reasons

When one asks me a name of the view I now dearly hold (regarding Christology) I would have to say my view falls in line with what has been termed "Biblical Unitarian"

Below I would like to state some reasons why I adhere to this description.

The Reasons why I am Biblical Unitarian:

  • Because the Father is called the God of Christ as He is the God of Christians. “Jesus saith unto her, …
    Go to my brethren, and say unto them, I ascend unto my Father and your Father; and to my God and your God,” John 20:17.

  • Because our Saviour, after having said, “I and my Father are one,” gives his disciples distinctly to understand that he did not mean one substance, equal in power and glory, but one only in affection and design; as clearly appears from the prayer he offers to his Father in their behalf,
    –“that they all may be one; as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us,” John 17:21 -- see also verses 11, 22-23

  • Because Christ virtually denies that he is God, when he exclaims,
    “Why callest thou me Good? There is none good but one, that is God,” Matthew 19:17.

  • Because Christ affirms, in another connection, and without the least qualification,
    “My Father is greater than I,” John 14:28

  • Because Christ says, “My father is greater than all,” John 10:29. Is not the father, then greater than the son?

  • Because, in the same sense in which we are said to belong to Christ, Christ is said to belong to God. “And ye are Christ’s; and Christ is God’s,” 1 Cor. 3:23.

  • Because the head of Christ is God. “I would have you know, that the head of every man is Christ; and the head of every woman is the man; and the head of Christ is God,”
    1 Cor. 11:3.

  • Because Christ is represented as our intercessor with God. “It is Christ that died, yea, rather, that is risen again, who is even at the right hand of God, who also maketh intercession for us,” Romans 8:34.

  • Because Christ is an Apostle appointed by God. “Consider the Apostle,…Christ Jesus, who was faithful to him that appointed him,” Hebrews 3:1, 2.

  • Because Christ is declared, in unnumbered instances, to be the Son of God. “And lo, a voice from heaven, saying, this is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased,” Matt 3:17.
    Can a son be coeval and the same with his father?

  • Because Christ not only never said that himself was God, but, on the contrary, spoke of the Father, who sent him, as God, and as the only God. “This is life eternal, that they might know Thee, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom thou hast sent,” John 17:3.
    This language our Saviour used in solemn prayer to “his Father and our Father.”

  • Because Jesus Christ is represented by the sacred writers to be as distinct a being from the only God, the Father; as one man is distinct from another.
    “It is written in your law, that the testimony of two men is true. I am one who bear witness of myself, and the Father that sent me beareth witness of me,” John 8:17, 18.

After considering some of these Biblical reasons I consider myself a Biblical Unitarian..

WHY would anyone believe otherwise?

This is not my original work.
This is based on an article found on the Net.

Father In Creation Son In Redemption Holy Ghost In Regeneration

Father In Creation Son In Redemption Holy Ghost In Regeneration

Sound familiar? It probably does to the Oneness Pentecostal. This is pretty much standard among the Pulpit railings. When is the last time you took time to investigate things you hear? I know many would probably not even dare question something that came over the Pulpit but seriously when is the last time or have you ever? It is not a matter of trust, it is a matter of doing your own digging for one after all Jesus did challenge the Jews to do this very thing one day...

John 5:39  Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me.

Have you ever thought about WHERE in the Bible is it taught that God is Father in Creation, Son in Redemption, Holy Ghost in Regeneration? If we are to believe something about God should we not be able to at least find a source or scripture that even teaches such a thing or concept? There is no doubt that God is our Father.
There is no doubt that God is Spirit (John 4:24) but there is definitely doubt at least in the scriptures that God is Son.

Because nowhere in the Bible does it teach "God the Son"

Oneness groups are quick to point this out to their Trinitarian counterparts but they turn around and teach basically the same erroneous ideal that God became a man and they base it off this word "manifest" as in 1 Timothy 3:16

And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory.

Nowhere in the entire Bible does it teach what the Oneness teachers teach regarding God, yet it is never challenged or brought to their attention and if it was it will generally get explained away in some way or fashion. How is it they believe Paul and the things he wrote but will not accept what he wrote about God?

1 Cor 8:4  As concerning therefore the eating of those things that are offered in sacrifice unto idols, we know that an idol is nothing in the world,
and that there is none other God but one. 

1 Cor 8:5  For though there be that are called gods, whether in heaven or in earth, (as there be gods many, and lords many,)

1 Cor 8:6  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.

To US Paul says...One God...and Amen to that but pay attention to what he says..
one God, THE Lord, Jesus Christ...

Where is Paul describing God as our Oneness friends do?
Where is Paul saying that the one God the Father is the Lord Jesus Christ??

Paul does not say God is 3 manifestations.. Paul says that God is one and He is Father!

Jesus would agree with Paul

John 17:1  These words spake Jesus, and lifted up his eyes to heaven, and said, Father, the hour is come; glorify thy Son, that thy Son also may glorify thee:

John 17:2  As thou hast given him power over all flesh, that he should give eternal life to as many as thou hast given him.

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

What did Jesus say while looking up to Heaven?
Father..glorify me (not I glorify myself) ... you gave me power.the ability and authority to grant eternal life, to as many as YOU FATHER gave me,
THIS is eternal life, that they (those who will believe) might know
and me Jesus Christ (the one YOU authorized,commissioned and sent)

Paul and Jesus believe this in regards to who God is! How about you?

This is not my original work.
This is based on an article found on the Net.