We at Illuminate believe in one true and living God, Jesus Christ. Through searching the scripture this revelation can be given unto anyone! Here are a few scriptures that explain the Godhead of Christ. To further understand this principle we would be happy to engage in a one-on-one Bible Study with you! If you are interested please click on the link at the bottom of the page.
There is One God
Deuteronomy 6:4-Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God is one Lord
- This scripture states that there is only one God. Although some may argue that this was in the Old Testament, the scripture goes on to say in Ephesians 4:4-6 within the New Testament...
Ephesians 4:4-6- There is one body, and one Spirit, even as ye are called in one hope of your calling; 5One Lord, one faith, one baptism,6 One God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all.
- Paul was the author of the book of Ephesians and this scripture proves that Paul himself, although his wording is often hard to understand in his other epistles, was a believer in the Oneness doctrine.
The Name of God:
Matthew 28:19-Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:
- This verse is one that is most often interpreted differently from my beliefs. Trinitarian doctrines baptize in all three names, plural, although the scripture states to baptize in the name, singular. It would be as if you said baptize in the name of the father of John Doe Jr, the son of John Doe Sr, and the Husband of Mrs. Doe.
- Part of this verse is repeated in Acts 2:38-Then Peter said unto them repent, and be baptized every one of them in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost. Matthew was there at the time that Peter said this to the crowd and did not correct Peter that it was three separate names. Luke was also the author of this book so this shows that the disciples believed to baptize in Jesus name.
John 5:43-I come in my father's name, and ye receive me not: if another shall come in his own name him ye will receive.
- Jesus here state's that he has come in his father's name. The name in which he came was Jesus- Matthew 1:21-...and thou shalt call his name JESUS.
John 14:26-But the comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.
- Jesus also said that the Holy Ghost shall be sent forth in his name. Therefore if the father's name is Jesus, the son's name is Jesus, and the Holy Ghost's name is Jesus, there is but one God, Jesus.
John 1:1-In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
John 1:14- 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.
- The "Word made flesh" was Christ Jesus himself, so verse 14 is saying that Jesus was the word. Then, when you go back to verse 1 if Jesus is the word than he must also be God from the beginning.
Collisions 2:9-For in Him (Jesus) dwelleth all the fullness of the Godhead bodily
James 2:19-Thou believest that there is one God; thou doest well: the devils also believe and tremble.
- Even the devils believe in one God
John 14:6-11-Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me. 7If ye had known me, ye should have known my Father also: and henceforth ye know him, and have seen him.8 Phillip saith unto him, Lord, show us the Father and it sufficeth us.9 Jesus saith unto him, Have I been so long time with you, and yet hast thou not known me, Phillip? He that hath seen the Father: and how sayest thou then, show us the Father? 10 Believest thou not that I am in the Father, and the Father in me? The words that I speak unto you I speak not of myself but the Father that dwelleth in me, he doeth the works. 11 Believe me that I am in the Father, and the Father in me: or else believe me for the very works’ sake.
- In this lengthy passage between Jesus and the disciples, Jesus tells his disciples that he is the Father. If you know Jesus, then you know the father. If you have seen Jesus, then you have seen the Father.
- Jesus emphasizes that he and his Father are one being not to be separated.
Revelation 4:2-And immediately I was in the spirit: and, behold, a throne was set in heaven, and one sat on the throne.
- When John the Revelator had a vision and went to heaven after Jesus had already risen up, he did not see 3 separate thrones in heaven, but only one throne and one who sat upon it.
Isaiah 44:6-Thus saith the Lord the King of Israel, and his redeemer the Lord of hosts; I am the first, I am the last; and beside me there is no God
- The Bible never contradicts itself so for it to say in Isaiah that beside God there is no God, then say in the New Testament that there are two other divine beings beside God is simply not the case.
Isaiah 43:10-Ye are my witnesses, saith the Lord, and my servant whom I have chosen: that ye may know and believe me, and understand that I am he: before me there was no God formed, and neither shall there be after me.
- God states that there shall be no God formed after him, so the idea that God formed another God, in Jesus, and sent him down to Earth is flawed because there shall never be another God formed.
Isaiah 9:6-For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counselor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.
Deuteronomy 32:39-See now that I, even I, am he, and there is no god with me
1 Chronicles 17:20-O Lord, there is none like thee, neither is there any God beside thee
Psalms 86:10-For thou art great, and doest wondrous things: thou art God alone
1 Timothy 3:16-And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory.
- God himself was manifest in the flesh as Jesus Christ and revealed in this way to humanity. Paul also wrote this letter.
Matthew 1:23-Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us.
Mark 12:29-And Jesus answered him, The first of all the commandments is Hear O Israel; The Lord our God is one Lord:
- If Jesus is part of 3 Gods why would he tell the scribe that there is only one God?
Revelation 1:8-I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty.
- First off Jesus says he is Alpha and Omega, which contradicts Trinitarian doctrine that believes Jesus was first formed at the time of his birth. Second he says that he is the Almighty. Webster’s definition of Almighty is: Having absolute power over all. If Jesus has all of the power, than how can the Father or the Holy Ghost have any power? This is again expressed in Matthew 28:19 when Jesus says All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.
Through these scriptures and more we believe there to be one God through Christ Jesus. As previously stated, we would love to connect with you through one-on-one Bible Studies. If you have any specific questions we would love to answer those as well! Simply contact Illuminate through firstname.lastname@example.org.