Father-Son Relationship (Part 2)
The Word and Form of God
Given 25-Jun-05; Sermon #726; 69 minutes
By Mr. John W. Ritenbaugh
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Description:John Ritenbaugh, refuting the fallacious Trinity doctrine, reiterates that Christ Himself asserted the superiority of the Father as the One True God. Jesus serves as the revelator, channel, and the image of the great God, providing the only means through which we have access to Him. John expresses that Jesus has continued to serve as the Revelator of the Father, having been identified as the God of the Old Testament. The pronoun with in John 1:1 actually should be translated toward, as in "toward God." The Word was the same Being as Yahweh, Adonay, or El Shaddai in the Old Testament. Christ demonstrated His power to take on the outward appearance of a variety of human forms, including that of a slave, divesting Himself of the prerogatives of His identity as the God of the Old Testament. We are obligated to follow His example of humility, working out our salvation with fear and trembling.
Topics:Absolute Deity, Bondsman, Bond Servant, Duolos, Emmanuel, External form, Deity, Form of God, God-Head, High priest, Hypokatastasis, Immanuel, Jesus, Joshua, Kinosis, Logos, Messiah, Morphe, Nature of God, Pros ton theon, Son as revelator, Testimony, Toward God, Trinity, With God, Witness, Word, Yeshuah