The Trinity: God’s Divine essence.
(…continued from part I)
It reads in John 1:3, one of my favourite scriptures, “All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.” If this verse fails to settle the deity question of Christ what else can? The verbal ‘made’ is ginomai (ghin’-om-ahee) which means: ‘to cause to be (“gen”-erate), that is, (reflexively) to become (come into being), used with great latitude (literally, figuratively, intensively, etc.).’ If He did ’cause to be’ then He created the first things out of nothing! Thereafter, He, the Christ, made others out of the existing materials. Only the LORD God could perform this preternatural feat.
Let us bring it to a logical conclusion by looking at this analogy. If there are a million objects in a receptacle and a particular one of the whole lot is said to have created everything, tell me, what did create the particular one, as far as the items of the container is concerned? Nothing, absolutely: you will agree with me. Christ Jesus, through whom all was created, is not in any way a product of the effort of creationism. God alone creates ex nihilo (out of nothing) as the Greek puts it.
Ask yourself why Jesus must be a known entity to all and sundry? John 1:4 “In him was life; and the life was the light of men.” The import of the fourth verse is strengthened by the 9th: “That was the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world.” Now you can understand why every religion must talk about Jesus. He has, providentially, been made available to all; and for a religion to escape being labelled a fake, Jesus must be involved. If Divine protocol must be observed then do not tread the way of the Lord à la Jehovah’s Witness induction.
If this Light is the Author of life how different is He from the One of whom it is said in Acts 17:28 “For in him we live, and move, and have our being; as certain also of your own poets have said, For we are also his offspring?” There is no difference. The two are the one and the same Jehovah. The One, Father, sits eternally in heaven and the Other, His express image, is Jesus Christ. Amen. Cannot we just see that without God there is no life and that if it is lucidly understood that Jesus is the true Light then man’s search for the deity of Jesus is over. Amen.
Shall we peruse the fourteenth verse? “And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth” [John 1:14]. Does the clause ‘made flesh’ support the indoctrination of Jehovah’s Witness prop? It certainly does not. The clue to my submission is in the main verb ‘made:’ for it speaks not of creation of Him, as the Christ. Ginomai (ghin’-om-ahee) is the Greek word for ‘made’ meaning: ‘to become, i.e. to come into existence, begin to be, receive being.’ Our observation, from scriptural standpoint, clearly apprises us of the fact that Christ exists before creation. If He became flesh it was simply because He was not flesh, in the true sense of it, before getting into the toga of this habiliment. This is the climax of the first chapter of the book of John. The unprecedented evolutionary Incarnation of God!
This is the consummation of the prophetic Emmanuel. The word ‘dwelt’ is skēnoō (skay-no’-o) ‘to tent or encamp, that is, (figuratively) to occupy (as a mansion) or (specifically) to reside (as God did in the Tabernacle of old, a symbol of protection and communion).’ He had come to perfect the scriptural, “I will never forsake nor leave thee.” Christians have become His Tabernacle. This is not an angel of Jehovah’s Witness teaching, an indoctrination which, undoubtedly, is reeling from an impairment engendered by a spiritual view of myopia.
You can get born again by praying this prayer with all your heart and truthfully, say: Dear heavenly Father, I come to You now in the name of Jesus Christ. I believe in my heart that Jesus is the Son of God. I believe in my heart that Jesus died for my sins and You raised Him from the dead. I confess with my mouth that Jesus is Lord, and I receive Him as my Lord and my Saviour. I give God all the glory, Amen. (…to be continued…)
Read part III here