FAQ – Frequently Asked Questions
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Is Jesus the Heavenly Father?
No. In early church history Christological errors raged one of which is called Patrapassianism. They were called "Patripassians, because they said that the Father suffered in the body of Christ for the sins of all mankind." This was considered a blasphemous error. People struggle with who God is because He reveals Himself as Father, Son and Holy Spirit in the Bible. God the Father did not die on the cross. We do not believe in Polytheism 3 Gods.
From Deuteronomy 6:4 Hear O Israel the Lord our God is One Lord.
Please Explain about the Trinity. What is the Trinity?
Dictionaries - Easton's Bible Dictionary - Trinity
A word not found in Scripture, but used to express the doctrine of the unity of God as subsisting in three distinct Persons. This word is derived from the Gr. trias, first used by Theophilus (A.D. 168-183), or from the Lat. trinitas, first used by Tertullian (A.D. 220), to express this doctrine. The propositions involved in the doctrine are these:
- That God is one, and that there is but one God ( Deuteronomy 6:4 ; 1 Kings 8:60 ; Isaiah 44:6 ; Mark 12:29 Mark 12:32 ; John 10:30 ).
- That the Father is a distinct divine Person (hypostasis, subsistentia, persona, suppositum intellectuale), distinct from the Son and the Holy Spirit.
- That Jesus Christ was truly God, and yet was a Person distinct from the Father and the Holy Spirit.
- That the Holy Spirit is also a distinct divine Person.
Although the word Trinity is not in the Bible, it best describes God’s revelation about Himself.
I was in Israel and spoke to two Jewish men about Genesis 1:27 Where Elohim says Let’s make man in OUR image. I said EL is the singular form for God and Elohim is the plurality for God = Our. In Genesis 1:2 says the Spirit hovered above. Genesis 1 Identifies God the Creator. John 1 and Colossians 3 says, Jesus created all things.
Our baptismal formula says baptize in the name of God which is Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
Men have tried to use reason to understand the trinity and have always messed up. In early church history a Christology error was called Modalism which means God is one and acts like the Father in one place and acts like the Son in another place and acts like the Spirit in another place. They thus have to invent how this happened since clearly Jesus is called the Word which is said to be God. So they invented a theory saying, the Word always existed eternally as a thought, but did not become Jesus until before Creation since it says the Word.
Other errors say Jesus became God at His Baptism etc. Matthew calls Jesus Emmanuel which being Interpreted is, "God with Us". We call this the INCARNATION WHERE God comes in the flesh. This is a spiritual test to see if a person is a true believer or anti Christ. I John 4:1-4. The other test to test the spirits is I Corinthians 12:3 where Jesus must be confessed as THE LORD or as we would say, as God.
At Jesus' baptism you clearly see the Trinity.
Jesus in the water - the Son;
The dove - the Holy Spirit;
Father speaking: This is my Son.
Micah 5:2 says the age of Jesus is From Eternity. Before Creation the only thing that existed was The Father, Son and Holy Spirit as God. God is the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. God is One, and One is Three. I accept revelation versus reason, which means none of us fully understands. John 14
Did Jesus Say "I am the Father, pray to me"?
Jesus taught us to Pray to the Father in the Lord’s prayer and also Himself, and Jesus said that his followers could ask him for things.
John 14:13 and 14
(13) And I will do whatever you ask in my name, so that the Son may bring glory to the Father.
(14) You may ask me for anything in my name, and I will do it.
Can we pray to Jesus?
Jesus clarifies His relationship with the Father in John 14.
John 14:14 You may ask me for anything in my name, and I will do it.
Stephen, when stoned, saw Jesus in heaven standing there to receive him. He prayed to Jesus - Acts 7:59 Lord Jesus, receive my spirit.
Our prayers are directed to God the Father in Jesus name as mediator and high priest. We are also encouraged to talk and pray to Him.
Do we not offer our praise to Him, which is like a prayer expecting Him to hear us as we pray? When we first call out to be saved it is to Him we ask into our heart.