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



Enjoy!


Saturday, April 25, 2015

An Appeal to Oneness believers

Came across these posts of the One God view on Facebook.
It was written by someone who used to be a Oneness believer! Whose eyes has been opened.

May the ONE TRUE GOD continue to open the eyes of Oneness people that they may see His Son, our one Mediator, the man Christ Jesus. Amen!




Please consider these very interesting statements by Jesus Christ...


  • Jesus told us that he was NOT God:
  • Mark 10:18 (KJV) And Jesus said unto him, Why callest thou me good? there is none good but one, that is, God.
  • Jesus told us that he HAD A GOD:
  • John 20:17 (KJV) Jesus saith unto her, Touch me not; for I am not yet ascended to my Father: but go to my brethren, and say unto them, I ascend unto my Father, and your Father; and to my God, and your God.
  • Jesus, while praying to HIS GOD, made this statement:
  • John 17:3 (KJV) And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent.
So who then is Jesus?

  • Jesus' God revealed Jesus' identity to the Apostle Peter: 
  • Matthew 16:16–17 (KJV) And Simon Peter answered and said, Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God. 17 And Jesus answered and said unto him, Blessed art thou, Simon Barjona: for flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, but my Father which is in heaven.
  • The Apostle John echoed this revelation:
  • 1 John 4:14–15 (KJV) And we have seen and do testify that the Father sent the Son to be the Saviour of the world. 15 Whosoever shall confess that Jesus is the Son of God, God dwelleth in him, and he in God.
Along with the Apostles, 

I confess that Jesus is the CHRIST, the Son of GOD!


To all my cherished Oneness brothers and sisters: 


I humbly ask you to consider the following statements of our Lord Jesus Christ...

John 5:31–37 (KJV)

31 If I bear witness of myself, my witness is not true. 32 There is another that beareth witness of me; and I know that the witness which he witnesseth of me is true. 33 Ye sent unto John, and he bare witness unto the truth. 34 But I receive not testimony from man: but these things I say, that ye might be saved. 35 He was a burning and a shining light: and ye were willing for a season to rejoice in his light. 36 But I have greater witness than that of John: for the works which the Father hath given me to finish, the same works that I do, bear witness of me, that the Father hath sent me. 37 And the Father himself, which hath sent me, hath borne witness of me. Ye have neither heard his voice at any time, nor seen his shape.


A couple of interesting principles about Jesus' statements here:
1) Jesus said "If I bear witness of myself, my witness is not true." That means that if Jesus WAS the Father, he would be bearing witness of himself, and therefore his witness would not be true. Jesus is appealing to a SECOND witness, in addition to HIMSELF, GREATER than himself.


2) Jesus refused the witness of man, even John the Baptist. And appealed unto a GREATER witness than man: HIS FATHER. To say anything else is to try and make God a liar:

1 John 5:10 (KJV)
He that believeth on the Son of God hath the witness in himself: he that believeth not God hath made him a liar; because he believeth not the record that God gave of his Son.


3) Jesus was standing there IN THE FLESH, for all the people present to HEAR HIS VOICE, and SEE HIS SHAPE. And while Christ is speaking, he tells them that they have NEVER HEARD THE VOICE OF GOD, and NEVER SEEN THE SHAPE OF GOD. 

So they are looking at Christ, and hearing Christ's voice, and Christ tells them that they have not heard the voice of God, or seen the shape of God.
How then can Christ BE the Almighty GOD?
He is NOT! 


This teaching that Jesus IS the ALMIGHTY GOD, whether the Trinitarian version or the Oneness version, is a TRADITION OF MEN.

He is the CHRIST, the SON of GOD!
This teaching is the TRUTH as proclaimed by God, Christ, and the Apostles
(God = Matthew 16:15-17, Christ = John 20:17, and the Apostles = 1 John 4:14-15)



Preaching Jesus...


Acts 17:18 (KJV)
Then certain philosophers of the Epicureans, and of the Stoicks, encountered him. And some said, What will this babbler say? other some, He seemeth to be a setter forth of strange gods: because he preached unto them Jesus, and the resurrection.
But what Jesus did Paul preach?
Acts 17:29–31 (KJV)
Forasmuch then as we are the offspring of God, we ought not to think that the Godhead is like unto gold, or silver, or stone, graven by art and man’s device. 30 And the times of this ignorance God winked at; but now commandeth all men every where to repent: 31 Because he hath appointed a day, in the which he will judge the world in righteousness by that man whom he hath ordained; whereof he hath given assurance unto all men, in that he hath raised him from the dead.

Paul preached that Jesus is the MAN that God 1) ordained and 2) raised from the dead.

The Apostle Peter proclaimed THAT SAME JESUS:
Matthew 16:15–17 (KJV)
He saith unto them, But whom say ye that I am? 16 And Simon Peter answered and said, Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God. 17 And Jesus answered and said unto him, Blessed art thou, Simon Barjona: for flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, but my Father which is in heaven.
[I will add Acts 2:22
Ye men of Israel, hear these words; Jesus of Nazareth, a man approved of God among you by miracles and wonders and signs, which God did by him in the midst of you, as ye yourselves also know:]

The Apostle John also proclaimed THAT SAME JESUS:
1 John 4:14–15 (KJV)
And we have seen and do testify that the Father sent the Son to be the Saviour of the world. 15 Whosoever shall confess that Jesus is the Son of God, God dwelleth in him, and he in God.
[I will add John 20:31
But these are written, that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing ye might have life through his name.]


This is the Jesus that even GOD HIMSELF testified of:
1 John 5:10 (KJV)
He that believeth on the Son of God hath the witness in himself: he that believeth not God hath made him a liar; because he believeth not the record that God gave of his Son.

Jesus is the CHRIST! He is the SON OF GOD!


A False Assumption:


To my cherished "Oneness" brothers and sisters, I humbly ask you to please consider this:
There is NOT ONE VERSE in the entire Bible that speaks of a "dual nature" in Christ. 
NOT ONE VERSE that says Jesus was "fully God and fully man." Many Oneness proponents are now being honest enough with the Scriptures to admit this, and I RESPECT THEM GREATLY for their honesty.
Here is the danger with believing the ASSUMPTION of a "dual nature" in Christ: Those who believe in the false ASSUMPTION of a "dual nature" in Christ, make the fatal error of interpreting the WHOLE Bible by a FALSE ASSUMPTION. 

For example:
The Bible CLEARLY says that God sent HIS SON. Yet, the Oneness doctrine, because of this ASSUMPTION, teaches that God did not send HIS SON, but sent HIMSELF.
The Bible CLEARLY says that Jesus HAS A GOD. Yet, the Oneness doctrine, because of this ASSUMPTION, teaches that Jesus somehow is his OWN GOD.
The Bible CLEARLY says that Jesus prayed to HIS GOD. Yet, the Oneness doctrine, because of this ASSUMPTION, teaches that Jesus was somehow praying to HIMSELF.
The Bible CLEARLY says that God testified of HIS SON. Yet, the Oneness doctrine, because of this ASSUMPTION, denies God's testimony and teaches that God testified of HIMSELF.
The Bible CLEARLY teaches that Christ was tempted and that GOD CANNOT be tempted. Yet, the Oneness doctrine, because of this ASSUMPTION, teaches that God WAS TEMPTED in that they believe Jesus WAS GOD.
The list goes ON and ON...
The point is, that because of one false ASSUMPTION, that they CANNOT PROVE with even JUST ONE VERSE, they then filter the ENTIRE BIBLE through this ASSUMPTION.

Why not just BELIEVE GOD? Why not believe God's testimony of HIS SON? Why try to change God's testimony to fit an ASSUMPTION of MEN?

1 John 5:10 (KJV)
He that believeth on the Son of God hath the witness in himself: he that believeth not God hath made him a liar; because he believeth not the record that God gave of his Son.

I ask all my brothers and sisters currently believing the Oneness doctrine to be HONEST with the SCRIPTURES. Please admit to YOURSELF that it is ludicrous to filter the ENTIRE BIBLE through an ASSUMPTION that you CANNOT prove with Scripture? Why not BELIEVE GOD? Why not believe GOD'S OWN TESTIMONY instead of the ignoring what God's Word PLAINLY declares, just to believe the ASSUMPTIONS of MEN?

May we be HONEST with ourselves and with the Scriptures?

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

Can Jesus not be omniscient, yet still God? A huge problem for Trinitarians

Can Jesus not be omniscient, yet still God? 
A huge problem for Trinitarians


"But about that day or hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father."  Mark 13:32.

Recent predictions of Jesus' return to the earth, has brought up an interesting question:  If Jesus was God (which if you profess to believe in the doctrine of the Trinity, you indeed believe that Jesus is "very and fully God"), then how could Jesus, the Son of God, NOT know when he was returning? 

The Bible teaches clearly that the Almighty God, Yahweh, knows everything.  So it stands to reason, if Jesus was the Almighty God, then he should  have known when he was coming back, yet he admitted that he was ignorant of this piece of information and knowledge!

This definitely presents a huge problem for Trinitarians to explain, to reconcile that Jesus may not be omniscient [all knowing], while still supposedly Yahweh.


Pro Golfer and Theologian, Kermit Zarley, discusses this dilemma in his book entitled, "The Restitution of Jesus Christ," and I have heard him say that this was one of the first things that he struggled with, when he was a Trinitarian. "Did Jesus know, but lie about knowing," he wondered.  After much research, study and wrestling with who Jesus was and is, he came to the conclusion:
that Jesus was not God Almighty.

Some Trinitarians attempt to come to terms with this problem by applying the "dual nature of Jesus" method that "Jesus did not know in his human nature, but he did know in his 'godhead' or 'divine nature.' " For Jesus to be ignorant of the time of his return is explained with this theory that is not found anywhere in Scripture.  To believe that Jesus had dual natures, with two different minds that did not communicate these important facts with one another, is a bit like creating a schizophrenic god-man, who if he was God, pretended not to know, or failed to talk with the other side of himself.  Either way, it's quite troubling, even for Trini's to adhere to.

Another explanation is that the Father did not want the Son to know yet, but would inform him at a later time (Augustine's view).  However, according to Trini's belief, Jesus is 'the man' while the "Son" is the eternal godhead part.  In Mark 13:32, Jesus refers to himself, explicitly as "The Son." Therefore, the eternal godhead Son part of his dual nature, did not know and was not informed, and to assume the Son would be told 'later' by the Father, is to assume that the Father knew more than the Son, which goes against the "co-equal" requirement of the Trinitarian creed.

Oh what havoc the Trinity doctrine has created in Christianity!  

  • For there is one simple solution: 
  • to believe that Jesus is the SON of GOD, but not God.  
  • To believe that the Father alone, is God.  
  • His Name is Yahweh,
    the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.
     

To try to make God into a three-person godhead, creates so many holes and inconsistencies with Scripture, that those who have a mind to question what they are being taught in their churches, will just shake their head at such nonsense and walk away from the church, to become isolated believers of Jesus Christ on their own.  It's terribly sad.  For if one stands up and begins to question this precious Trinity doctrine, you will be quickly made to "accept this by faith, since we cannot understand God and His thoughts are higher than ours" or shown the door.  I believe in this instance, that man's thoughts have become higher than God's in their own minds.  Rather than to accept simple Scripture, they have convoluted it, added to it, and made their creeds higher than God's. Dare question their thoughts, and you're in huge trouble.  Thankfully, we are no longer in a century when we are killed, burned at the stake, or our houses burned, for standing up for the belief in one God, alone!


John 17:3 says it well:
"This is eternal life, that they may know You, the only true God, 
and Jesus Christ whom You have sent."
NASB

Jesus is praying to his heavenly Father "YOU, the ONLY TRUE GOD"!  

This is ETERNAL LIFE that we may know our God - YOU, the only True God!  
and JESUS CHRIST, whom YOU [Almighty God, Yahweh] sent to us!

Until the Church gets this right, we will continue to wrestle and struggle with what we are asked to believe.
It is not so difficult, if we just believe the words of the man, Jesus, himself!

Let us be true followers of Jesus, who GOD has made both "Lord and Christ" (Acts 2:36.).  Let us go back to the Jesus that is found in Scripture and rid ourselves of the creeds that have shackled and handicapped the church for far too long.  Let there be a cry out for truth across our great land, and let this be a time of a great awakening to who we are to be following:

  1. Christ Jesus, the Son of God or 
  2. Jesus, "the dual-natured, 2nd person god-man of a tri-headed god".  
I choose (1.) the Jesus of the Bible, the Son of God, my lord, my soon-coming messiah, my savior and redeemer, to whom I will place my trust.

What about you?



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