Who Is the One True God?

The one true God is Jesus Christ as testified to in the Scriptures of ancient Israel – that is, the Old and New Testaments of the Bible. 

This does not mean that churches are right and mosques are wrong.  Churches, mosques, synagogues, and all other religious gatherings are entirely beside the point.  We have but one Creator and He revealed Himself in a variety of ways through ancient Israel, but most fully through Jesus Christ – He who was raised from the dead and reigns in heaven over all creation forevermore.

You do not need to serve or belong to any religious group.  You owe your allegiance only to your Creator.  He asks you to love Him above all and your neighbor as yourself.  Do this and you may walk in great peace.

Bible notes on this post.

The purpose of this blog is to praise Jesus Christ for those who want to hear about Him without having to join a church, organization, mailing list, or anything else other than Him.

4 Replies to “Who Is the One True God?”

  1. Mike,
    I agree that Jesus is a god. The Bible teaches this.

    However, Jesus was created and is referred to as the “only begotten Son”. Jesus did not pray to himself and he identified Jehovah as his father. He said that he came to do his father’s will. Certainly, if Jesus was God Almighty, he would not be subjecting himself to himself!!!!

    The Bible teaches:

    • Jesus spoke of his Father as “my God” and as “the only true God.” (John 20:17; 17:3)

    • Jesus explained that there were some things that neither he nor the angels knew but that only God knew. (Mark 13:32) If he were God Almighty, this verse would be contradictory.

    • If Jesus were the Almighty God, he would not have prayed to himself, would he? In fact, following Jesus’ death, the Scripture says: “This Jesus God resurrected.” (Acts 2:32) Thus the Almighty God and Jesus are clearly two separate persons. Even after his death and resurrection and ascension to heaven, Jesus was still not equal to his Father. (1 Corinthians 11:3; 15:28)

    • Further, on one occasion Jesus prayed to God, saying: “Let, not my will, but yours take place.” (Luke 22:42) Who was Jesus referring, his father, Jehovah.

    • “EVERYONE who calls on the name of Jehovah will be saved.” (Romans 10:13)

    • That people may know that you, whose name is Jehovah, You alone are the Most High over all the earth. (Psalm 83:18)

    • The King James Version, for example, uses the name “Jehovah” by itself only at Exodus 6:3, Psalm 83:18 and Isaiah 12:2 and 26:4. However, when this Bible translates God’s name by the title “Lord” or “God,” it always puts this title in capital letters, as “LORD” and “GOD,” which sets it apart from the common words “Lord” and “God.” Note this at Psalm 110:1.

  2. Not so fast Mike.
    Since you mentioned Revelation, there is a clear distinction between Jesus and God. Note that while Revelation 1:1 states” A revelation by Jesus Christ”, it also states “which God gave him”.
    Two point:
    1. If Jesus is Jehovah, why did he need to have the revelation given to himself?
    2. Why are there two different individuals mention when you claim they are the same person.

    Additionally, Revelation 1:5-6 clearly states that Jesus has a God and Father. Who might that be? His Father and God is Jehovah. That makes perfect sense because Jesus’ name means “Jehovah Is Salvation”. That is fact.

    Everywhere in the Bible where the Jehovah’s name was mentioned, his name was represented by the Tetragrammaton (YHWH or JHVH). This is fact. Jesus is never represented by YHWH or JHVH. This is fact.

    Sometime during the second or third century C.E. the scribes removed the Tetragrammaton from both the Septuagint and the Christian Greek Scriptures and replaced it with Ky′ri‧os, “Lord” or The‧os′, “God.” This too is fact. This is the reason why Jehovah’s name is not used because it has been removed from most Bible translations.

    As a result of Jehovah’s name being remove from most Bibles, most people think God’s name is “Lord” or “God” or yes, “Jesus”. Lord and God are titles not personnel names. God has a personal name and it is Jehovah. His Son is Jesus. And it was Jehovah who anointed (Messiah; Anointed One) Jesus his son. And it was Jehovah who spoke from heaven when his Son (Jesus) got baptized.

    1. Since you mentioned Revelation, there is a clear distinction between Jesus and God. Note that while Revelation 1:1 states “A revelation by Jesus Christ”, it also states “which God gave him”.
      Two points:
      1. If Jesus is Jehovah, why did he need to have the revelation given to himself?
      2. Why are there two different individuals mention when you claim they are the same person.

      Not only does the book of Revelation present Jesus and God as separate beings, the entire New Testament does. I have no problem acknowledging this. This was, however, a temporary phenomenon which was necessary and integral to God revealing Himself to us as a human being. God emptied Himself of all divine privilege in order to become Jesus of Nazareth. He could not have operated as God and still qualified as a human being. Therefore, we see this clear distinction between Jesus and God portrayed in Matthew, Mark, and Luke. In the gospel of John, however, we begin to see the distinction between the two as less rigid (John 10:30; 14:9). From Acts to Revelation the distinction becomes even more blurred because “Jesus was raised to the right hand of the Father” – out of our sight. And though the apostles had known Jesus according to the flesh, they knew Him through the spirit once He ascended into heaven (2 Corinthians 5:16). Then, in the Second Coming of Christ, even that blurred distinction was removed as it was revealed that God had indeed had been hidden in Christ. Thus it was ultimately revealed that Messiah was God, though it was still a secret of God during the days of His flesh.

      Additionally, Revelation 1:5-6 clearly states that Jesus has a God and Father. Who might that be? His Father and God is Jehovah. That makes perfect sense because Jesus’ name means “Jehovah Is Salvation”. That is fact.

      Though the Bible does not proclaim that the Messiah is God in unmistakable and emphatic terms, it is filled with clues of this truth. That Joseph was instructed to name the child “Jesus” is one of those clues for precisely the reason you state: The name means “Jehovah Is Salvation.”

      Everywhere in the Bible where the Jehovah’s name was mentioned, his name was represented by the Tetragrammaton (YHWH or JHVH). This is fact. Jesus is never represented by YHWH or JHVH. This is fact.

      Another clue to the truth of Jesus’ identity was when Jesus said in John 8:58, “Before Abraham was, I am.” Since “I am” is the fundamental meaning of the Tetragrammaton (YHWH or JHVH), we can now see what He was driving at. Even in the time when He originally spoke these words, His listeners knew He was thus claiming an unprecedented intimacy with God. It was surprising enough for them to learn that He was claiming to be the Messiah and that Messiah was preexistent; that Messiah was God Himself would have been an unveiling for which the world, including His own disciples, was not quite ready at that time.

      Sometime during the second or third century C.E. the scribes removed the Tetragrammaton from both the Septuagint and the Christian Greek Scriptures and replaced it with Ky′ri‧os, “Lord” or The‧os′, “God.” This too is fact. This is the reason why Jehovah’s name is not used because it has been removed from most Bible translations.

      Many Bible translations, especially the more literal ones (e.g. the New American Standard Bible), render the Tetragrammaton in all caps such that it can be immediately recognized, at least throughout the Old Testament books. References to it in the New Testament books are indeed more obscure, but we are helped when the apostles quote Old Testament verses which include it (e.g. Acts 2 and Romans 10)

      As a result of Jehovah’s name being removed from most Bibles, most people think God’s name is “Lord” or “God” or yes, “Jesus”. Lord and God are titles not personnel names. God has a personal name and it is Jehovah. His Son is Jesus. And it was Jehovah who anointed (Messiah; Anointed One) Jesus his son. And it was Jehovah who spoke from heaven when his Son (Jesus) got baptized.

      God indeed has a personal name. It was partially revealed to Moses at the burning bush; it was fully revealed through Jesus of Nazareth.

      In the retrospect of the kingdom of God we can see that Jesus was not a separate person from God, but rather a temporary earthly identity God assumed for the purpose of our salvation. This is why He will forever be known by this name. O, the glory and magnificence of our Creator and our Redeemer!

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