THE CREATION OF GOD
Mendel Kravitz, an 84-year old Jew, was hit by a car in New York City and lay bleeding on the sidewalk. A policeman arrived on the scene and, glancing at the victim, immediately called for an ambulance and a priest.
The priest arrived first, and bending over Kravitz, he asked, "Do you believe in the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost?"
Kravitz lifted up his head, opened his eyes wide, and turned to the crowd that had gathered around him. "I’m laying here dying and he’s asking me riddles!"
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Ignorance is not bliss. The New Testament writers constantly appeal to us to know and be sure of what we believe. St. Paul's probing "Know ye not?" occurs frequently in his epistles.
The false doctrines in the days of Jesus Christ were the result of the people's ignorance of the Scriptures together with the practice of "teaching for doctrines the commandments of men" (Matt.15:9). How great, then, is the ignorance of Christians today? Simply consider this rebuke of our Lord Jesus -- "Ye worship ye know not what" (Jhn.4:22).
Friend, do you know what you worship, or do you merely follow the traditions of your church, or the teachings of your religious affiliation? Is your God the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob?
The purpose of this book is to outline briefly and as clearly as possible the Revelation of the Mystery of Godliness (1 Tim.3:16), or the subject of The Godhead of the Holy Bible. I earnestly urge you to search the Scriptures diligently until the Truth is revealed to you.
In just less than 300 years after the Ascension of Christ Jesus, Christianity became an organized religion and the light of the One True God was soon darkened by theologians who preached and taught the creeds and dogmas of their organizations and the traditions of men rather than the Word of God. As a result, there are now many different interpretations on the doctrine of the Godhead. A wide majority believe that God is a triune being or a trinity of persons, while some believe that He exists as two persons. And there are others who believe that He is one but deny the deity of Jesus Christ. The saints of the Bible times never speculated about God. The later believers began to lose sight of the Word of God and forsook Its foundation when they drifted away from the guidance of the Holy Spirit. Then the human thoughts prevailed, and wild speculations about God became rampant.
The majority of the Jews, during and after the first hundred years of the Gospel, held strictly to their Monotheistic faith, but they failed to see that Jesus the Christ was their God manifested in flesh to be their Messiah. Organized Christianity was no better in their belief. They have turned the Monotheistic faith of Abraham into a Polytheistic one. Their theologians have taken the God of Abraham and chopped Him into three pieces, and then tried to christianize his descendants by offering them the second piece. They are still doing so today.
Though the doctrine of the Oneness of the Godhead is generally believed and accepted by certain believers of the Bible to be Truth, it has not really been fully understood by many of them.
Do not merely be satisfied with what you believe, but also satisfy yourself that your belief is really the Truth. There are too many "Bible-believers" with much head knowledge of their favourite preachers (be they Apostles, Prophets, Evangelists, Pastors or Teachers) and their teachings, but very few who are Spirit-filled and Word-satisfied. Do not say "I believe" until you are sure that it has truly been revealed by the Spirit of the Lord. "But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God; for they are spiritually discerned" (1 Cor.2:14). No revelation is true revelation unless it is given from above. "But God hath revealed them unto us by His Spirit; for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God" (1 Cor.2:10). So, "let God be true, but every man a liar" (Rom.3:4).
May the Lord bless you in your study of His Word is my prayer.
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