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


Thursday, March 24, 2016

How Did Paul Define God?

How Did Paul Define God? 

Some of the most transparently simple propositions of the New Testament have become complex and confusing because of post-biblical traditions and creeds. Jesus and Paul were Jews who subscribed to the beautiful and simple creed of Israel: “Hear O Israel, the Lord our God is One Lord.” “To you it has been shown that you might know that the LORD, He is God; that there is no other beside him” (Deut. 6:4; 4:35). Jesus quoted and confirmed the creed of Israel when he declared “The first commandment is this: Hear, O Israel, the Lord your God is One Lord” (Mark 12:28ff.).

Paul, as the leading Christian apostle, confirmed his Jewish understanding of who God is with these words: “There is no God but One. For even if there are so-called gods, whether in heaven or on earth (as indeed there are many gods and many lords), yet for us [Christians] there is One God, the Father…” (I Cor. 8:4-6). Paul provides here the perfect definition of monotheism, belief in One God only. “There is One God, the Father….” “The Father,” as grammarians say, stands in apposition to the One God: “There is One God, the Father, and that One God is the Father…” Combining Paul’s words in I Corinthians 8:4 and 6 we have this vital information: “There is no God but One…There is One God, the Father.”

Paul then acknowledged Jesus Christ as the One Lord, closely associated with the One God, the Father, but distinguished from Him. Readers should pay close attention to what Paul meant by “Lord” as the title for Jesus, the Messiah. The answer ... the all-important Psalm 110:1. Psalm 110:1 is the key to the title “Lord” as applied constantly to Jesus. ....

The above was taken from 
Focus On The Kingdom Vol. 1. No. 3