This is an advanced teaching on an extremely important and controversial subject. I cannot take credit for most of this teaching. It was initially taught to me by a great man of God. I will edit, revise and add or complete certain Scriptures and sections to make it easier for you to understand. There are two subjects that are the crux of Christianity – this is one of them.
For those of you who believe in the Trinity, you are going to be in for a rude awakening and this teaching may upset you to no end. What is spoken in this teaching is the truth from God’s Word and not from man’s opinions or ideas or misinterpretations or erroneous interpolations. You are going to learn an extremely great amount of the rightly divided Word and in some cases, it may shock you to a certain extent. Overall, the teaching is most positive and so very important that you will finally be able to understand and renew your mind to the truth of God’s Word regarding this subject . . . . . . . AND that is that Jesus Christ is NOT God, but the Son of God. Let’s begin.
Time magazine, in February 27, 1978, under the category of Religion, "New Debate on Jesus' Divinity" stated that Hans Kung, 49, of the University of Tubingen, Germany, had been accused by his country's bishops of disseminating dangerous views about Christ. According to this article, "The first two church councils drafted the Nicene Creed, which was formulated by A.D. 381 and has been recited at every Sunday mass since the 11th century: Jesus is 'eternally begotten of the Father ... true God from true God ... one in Being with the Father.' The Council of Chalcedon (A.D. 451) refined this further, decreeing that Jesus Christ had two natures, divine and human, which were merged without confusion or change in one Person of the Trinity.
Who drafted the Nicene Creed? It was drafted by councils made up of men and then later refined by another Council. The Nicene Creed exists nowhere in the Bible from Genesis to Revelation. It is not God’s Word and it never was and it never will be. It is ironic that most of the time that I try to submit my site to a so – called Christian search engine, they want me to agree to the Nicene Creed or they will not accept my site. Did these people renewed their minds to God’s Word or to man’s councils and man’s ideas? The answer is quite obvious. I will not agree to the Nicene Creed and therefore I am rejected from most search engines. To me, the Nicene Creed is a joke. It is something made up by men because they want to propound that Jesus Christ is God when the Bible clearly states that he is the Son of God. Kung's own paraphrase of the dogmas: God 'was present, at work, speaking, acting and definitively revealing himself’ in Jesus.
Joseph Cardinal Hoffner, chairman of the bishops' conference, wrote a letter accusing Kung of evading a binding creed and demanded in exasperation: 'Is Jesus Christ the pre-existing, eternal Son of God, one in being with the Father?' The Roman Catholic hierarchy, the previous November, issued a formal warning that the book that Hans Kung had written created a 'distressing insecurity of faith' and charged that Kung had failed to explain how his Christology could be reconciled with the historic creeds. The Roman Catholic Church is based on heathenism and if you don’t believe that, get your hands on a book called Babylon Mystery Religion. If you are devout Catholic, I hesitate to recommend this book to you. It is simply a total mind blower as to the origins of the Catholic religion. Notice how the Catholic Church makes the statement that Kung’s writings disagreed with the historic creeds. It doesn’t say it disagreed with God’s Word! Nonsense. I am not bragging when I say this to you, but you will only find the rightly divided Word of God in this site – Absolute Bible Study. There may be a few other sites that hit on certain principles. Very few Bible sites tackle controversial subjects as the one we are now working on.
Christology is the study of Christ’s person and qualities such as his teachings. Christology cannot be reconciled with any historic creed because historic creeds are in error on Christology. They took from paganism the concepts of man, nature and God and baptized the pagan teachings and placed these "baptized" errors in the creeds. The book Babylon Mystery Religion will clearly set the record straight for you. Yes, it is out of print but you can find one if you look. And don’t worry about paying a few extra dollars. To me the book is worth $500 to $1000.
As recently as 1966, the late Ansfried Hulsbosch from the Netherlands, who was an Augustinian, "issued a manifesto against the Council of Chalcedon. The church, he wrote, should 'no longer speak of a union of the divine and human nature in one pre-existent person.'" There is a righteous believer where God revealed to him that the Council of Chalcedon was in serious error. Thus saith the Lord.
Jean Galot, of Rome's Pontifical Gregorian University, "fears that the essence of the faith is being challenged. He says: “The basic question is this: Does the Church have an authentic teaching on Christology? It does. Hence theologians who claim to be representative of this Church must teach the authentic teaching of the Church.'" Now here is a person who can be referred to as a “Yes” person. He believes that a theologian should conform to the teachings of the church whether they are right or wrong. Isn’t that what he is saying? Let’s take a look at God’s Word and see what God has to say about the subject of conformity.
And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God. -- Romans 12: 2
We are not to be conformed to this world, but we must renew our mind to God’s Word so that we can prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect Will of God. What is God’s Will? God’s Will is God’s Word.
Rev. Walter Kasper, from Tubingen, author of Jesus the Christ, published in 1976 by the Paulist Press, makes the following statement: "Far from considering himself only a man, Jesus ‘understands himself “from above” in his whole human existence’. Kasper concludes that the Council of Chalcedon provided a 'valid and permanently binding' version of what the New Testament teaches, 'namely, [that] in Jesus Christ, God Himself has entered into human history.' "
Back and forth – back and forth. Kasper agrees with the council of Chalcedon! If Kasper meant what he said at the end of the above sentence, it would be true because God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself.
To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation. -- II Corinthians 5: 19
God in Christ did enter into human history, but that may not be what Kasper meant. As a theologian, Kasper would most likely mean it was God who came, not Jesus Christ the Son of God, but Jesus Christ, God the Son.
The truth of Jesus Christ the Son of God was deliberately forged into the doctrine of God the Son. Seeds of Jesus Christ as God the Son were planted and sprouted during the lifetime of Paul, continued growing during Timothy's lifetime and flourished shortly thereafter, reaching full bloom for all future creeds by 325 A.D.
The doctrine that Jesus Christ the Son of God was God the Son was decreed by worldly and ecclesiastical powers. Men were forced to accept it at the point of the sword or else. Thus, the error of the trinity was propounded to the end that ultimately people believed it to be the truth. Thus, Christianity became in essence like Babylonian heathenism, with only a veneer of Christian names. Throughout the centuries following 325 A.D., unknowledgeable believers, because of previous teaching and believing, deliberately forged scriptures in support of the doctrine of God the Son by purposely tampering with manuscripts and by false translations.
Most theologians, professors, teachers, preachers and evangelists who direct the theology of Christianity still continue to teach the doctrine of God the Son which the false translations and forgeries report and, thus, continue to instill their errors in the minds of not only adults, but also children. For instance, witness the hymn, "Holy, Holy, Holy, Merciful and Mighty, God in Three Persons, Blessed Trinity," and the verse in the hymn, "Forbid it, Lord, that I should boast save in the death of Christ my God."
The question of who is Jesus Christ is absolutely essential to Christianity. Without him we would continue looking for his first coming. With him we are looking for his return, his second coming, his parousia, culminating in the fulfillment and stupendous promises of Daniel and the Book of Revelation.
To say Jesus Christ is God the Son is idolatry. To say Jesus Christ is the Son of God is truth.
The Judeans, during Jesus' lifetime on earth, said it was blasphemy for him to say he was the Son of God.
But Jesus held his peace. And the high priest answered and said unto him, I adjure thee by the living God, that thou tell us whether thou be the Christ, the Son of God. -- Matthew 26: 63
It was the high priest who asked Jesus whether he was the Christ, the Son of God. The high priest did not ask Jesus if he was God. He asked if he was the Son of God.
Jesus saith unto him, Thou hast said: nevertheless I say unto you, Hereafter shall ye see the Son of man sitting on the right hand of power, and coming in the clouds of heaven. Then the high priest rent his clothes, saying, He hath spoken blasphemy [because Jesus Christ said he was the Son of God - that's why the high priest rent his clothes, believing Jesus had spoken blasphemy]; what further need have we of witnesses? behold, now ye have heard his blasphemy. [The high priest asked] What think ye? They answered and said, He is guilty of death. Then did they spit in his face, and buffeted him; and others smote him with the palms of their hands. -- Matthew 26: 64 to 67
Why? Because Jesus said he was the Son of God, and the high priest believed that statement was blasphemy. Let’s take a look at the gospel of Mark.
But he held his peace, and answered nothing. Again the high priest asked him, and said unto him, Art thou the Christ, the Son of the Blessed? And Jesus said, I am: and ye shall see the Son of man sitting on the right hand of power, and coming in the clouds of heaven. Then the high priest rent his clothes [his mantle], and saith, What need we any further witnesses? Ye have heard the blasphemy: what think ye? And they all condemned him to be guilty of death. And some began to spit on him, and to cover his face, and to buffet him, and to say unto him, Prophecy: and the servants did strike him with the palms of their hands. -- Mark 14: 61 to 65
Again, the high priest said it was blasphemy because Jesus said he was the Son of God. Had he, Jesus Christ, said, "I am God," they would have considered him insane. But in an obvious trap set by the high priest and his servants, Jesus Christ spoke the truth as he always did.
Even at the cross they "cast into his teeth" the following.
And saying, Thou that destroyest the temple, and buildest it in three days, save thyself. If thou be the Son of God, come down from the cross. -- Matthew 27: 40
They didn't say, "If you're God, come down from the cross." The Trinity boys never mention this.
Then the Jews took up stones again to stone him. Jesus answered them, Many good works have I shewed you from my Father; for which of those works do ye stone me? The Jews answered him, saying, For a good work we stone thee not; but for blasphemy; and because that thou, being a man, makest thyself God [ a god ]. -- John 10: 31 to 33
Let us look at the deliberate tampering of the Scriptures of truth. In the King James Version the word "god" has a capital "G". There is nothing in the original Greek or Aramaic to cause the translators to endeavor to make the Judeans say that Jesus made himself God. All that the Judeans charged Jesus with was that he made himself a god, small "g." The scripture immediately following the reply of Jesus in verse 34 clarifies this truth. Jesus quotes the scripture to show that the law says, "Ye are gods."
Jesus answered them, Is it not written in your law, I said, Ye are gods? -- John 10: 34
This is a quotation from Psalm 82: 6.
I have said, Ye are gods; and all of you are children of the most High. -- Psalm 82: 6
They accused Jesus of blasphemy because they said he said he was a man who makes himself a god, not the God. They, the forgers, put in a capital "G." They deliberately forged this so that they could promulgate the doctrine and error of the trinity. How foolish for the Judeans to say that Jesus Christ blasphemed when the scripture says, "Ye are gods."
The translators, by using the capital "G" for god in John 10: 33, endeavor to make the reader believe that the Judeans understood Jesus to claim to be God. To turn aside from Jesus' own explanation and to work for Jesus' enemies by putting a capital "G" on the word indicates a willingness on the part of the translators to be with the enemies of the Lord Jesus Christ. To knowingly and deliberately forge Scripture is sin, blasphemy, lies, and the obvious and deliberate wrongly dividing of the Word of God. It is private interpretation.
Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation. – II Peter 1: 20
This is the only place in the Bible where ‘private’ is translated idios in the Greek. It means ‘one’s own’. It is also where we get our English word ‘idiot’.
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