I know I often write about controversial topics that may ruffle some feathers among some of my Christian folks.
I always support my arguments with what our Holy Bible tells us.
The Bible is a simple to understand religious book with straight forward history, teachings and testimonies of prominent personalities therein.
Except for some isolated poetry in the Old Testament and a few parables used by Jesus Christ in the New Testament, most of the contents have literal meanings that do not need any further explanation or interpretation.
It is definitely not a jigsaw puzzle as some of our learned religious friends would like us to believe.
Jesus Christ did not possess any known religious qualifications, yet he had a good grasp of our Old Testament scriptures, some of which He quoted here and there.
Many religious doctrines have been manufactured by various religious groups to support some conceived ideologies meant to suit their beliefs.
They then search the scriptures to try and link their articles of faith to particular verses of the Bible.
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Any slight resemblance of the scriptures to their kind of faith is then cunningly twisted to align with their doctrines.
The Holy Bible has thus unfortunately been turned into a breeding ground of unscrupulous religious interpretations meant to hoodwick followers to accept teachings which are at odds with the true meanings of our Holy Books.
The devil himself, satan, has found his way into our original books of true faith and disguised himself as a follower and subject of our Heavenly Father, and His son Jesus Christ.
He misleads the public from within.
In some of my previous articles I gave some historical backgrounds to the elevation of Jesus Christ to be God.
In one instance I gave reference to some verses found in the first book of Moses, commonly called Genesis in which the Lord our God spoke in plural language during some of His acts.
Particular note is Genesis 1:26.
At creation He spoke, “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness”. Again in Genesis 11:7 He spoke, “Come, let us go and confuse their language, that they may not understand one another’s speech.”
This was at Babel and meant to curtail humanity’s ambitions to compete with God.
From these plural references some sections of our Christianity then concluded that He was talking to Jesus Christ, and were together.
However, let’s not forget that from onset the Lord our God had angels who worked alongside Him on various missions.
Among notable angels is Michael, who is quoted many times both in the Old and New Testaments.
There is also the story of another angel called Lucifer, who is said to later have rebelled against the Heavenly Father, and transform himself into the character we refer to as Satan today.
The Lord our God co-existed with these angels who were under his command.
It is, therefore, no surprise if the Lord spoke in such a plural format communicating with them.
The New Testament also carries some verses where Jesus Christ told his audiences that in order to get to the Heavenly Father, we need to go through Him.
That literally means that he is the channel to get to the Almighty. Being the way to God does then not transform or translate to mean that He becomes the destination of that route.
He remains the channel and God the Father is our destination. The two are separate entities with distinct roles.
In simpler terms we can say Jesus Christ is our mode of transport to get to our destination the Heavenly father.
He was brought on our planet by our Father, as his Son, so that He could play the role of a sacrificial lamb for the cleansing of our sins.
Being redeemed of our sins would then mean Christ becomes the enabler for us to get to our Heavenly Father as cleansed and forgiven spirits.
God himself had set up a ritual for the sacrifice of a clean animal for the forgiveness of human sins.
I have always vehemently spoken in disagreement with the doctrine of the Holy Trinity. It is found nowhere in our Bible.
It is merely a doctrine of human creation initiated by Emperor Constantine and initially rejected by our then wise church leaders in AD 325. However, another Christian Emperor, Flavious, eventually managed to arm-twist our Christian leaders to give in to the quest to elevate Christ to God.
After protracted negotiations, the doctrine of the Holy Trinity was formulated giving a multiplicity of a 3-in-1 Godhead. This was to align with the Roman Empire’s religious system of the pagan worship of multiple gods.
Unashamedly, verses of our New Testament scriptures are somehow twisted in interpretation to try and justify this misleading doctrine.
I have written a full background as to the origin of this ideology, which is rife amongst our Christian sects. We are still tied to this yoke.
Now let’s go to our Bible as to the status of Christ in relation to the Lord our God. Mathew 3:16-17 reads:- And when Jesus was baptized, He went up immediately from the water, and behold, the heavens were opened to Him and He saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove, and alighting on Him; and Lo, a voice from heaven, saying, “This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased” . This is how the Lord our God directly introduced Jesus Christ to the world.
Even Satan knew of Christ’s status. Mathew 4:3 reads: And the tempter came and said to Him, “If you are the Son of God, command these stones to become loaves of bread”. verses 6 proceeds with the devil saying to Jesus Christ; “If you are the Son of God, throw yourself down”. In verse 10, He replies to Him, “Be gone, Satan! For it is written, ‘You shall worship the Lord your God and Him only shall you serve’”.
Jesus Christ acknowledges that there is a much greater power above Him; the one who sent Him.
John 5:30 reads: “I can do nothing on my own authority, as I hear, I judge; and my judgement is just, because I seek not my will but the will of him who sent me”.
He also acknowledges that he does not have the absolute knowledge of some important time to come. in Mark 13:32 he says, “But for that day or that hour no one knows; not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father”. He echoed similar sentiments on the time of the Judgement Day.
Lastly, if Jesus Christ is God, then he would surely not have subjected himself to the total humiliation he suffered at the hands of mankind, his own creation. Faced with death at his crucifixion, he uttered “My God, My God, why has thou forsaken me”. This confirms that God was above him. He could not be God begging to another God.
- Prosper Tingini is the Scribe of the Children of God Missionary Assembly — God’s messengers. Contact details: Mobile and whatsapp: 0771 260 195. Email address: [email protected]