Is There Only One True God?

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Is There Only One True God?

Let's talk about the one true God. He's pretty amazing! He's the "I AM," the eternal and self-existent Creator of everything, from the heavens to the earth. And guess what? He's also the Redeemer of mankind. Talk about a multi-talented God! But here's something even more fascinating. God reveals Himself to us in a unique way. He shows Himself as a Father, a Son, and the Holy Spirit. It's all about relationships and association for Him. How cool is that? So, in a nutshell, our faith recognizes this incredible God who made it all happen. He's the Creator, the Redeemer, and He exists in a beautiful relationship as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Isn't it amazing to know that we have such an incredible God on our side?

  • The Adorable Godhead

  • Now, when we say “Adorable” we’re not talking about God being cute, we’re saying that He’s worthy of adoration.

  • Terms Defined 
  • Speaking of defining some things, let's define some terms. We won't find the specific terms "Trinity" or "persons" in the Scriptures, but they help us grasp the profound truth revealed in the Bible about God's nature. It's all about understanding the distinction between the one true God and the many false gods and lords out there. So, here's the deal: we can use the word "Trinity" to refer to the oneness of our Lord God, who is truly one. At the same time, we can also describe Him as a trinity or a single Being composed of three persons. This understanding stays completely faithful to what the Scriptures teach us. In a nutshell, we're talking about an amazing, mysterious, and awe-inspiring Godhead. One God, yet three persons. It's mind-boggling, isn't it?

  • The Distinct Relationship in the Godhead
  • Let's talk about something fascinating—the distinction and relationship within the Godhead! Christ himself taught that there are different Persons in the Godhead, and He referred to them as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. It's incredible to think about the unique roles and relationships within the Godhead. However, when it comes to understanding the exact nature and mode of this distinction and relationship, it's beyond our human comprehension. It's one of those mysteries that remain unexplained and inscrutable. Isn't it mind-blowing to contemplate the depth and complexity of the Godhead? While we may not fully grasp it, we can still appreciate the profound truth behind this distinction and relationship. 

  • Father, Son, and Holy Spirit as One Being
  • In our belief, the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit are distinct in their roles and characteristics. The Father possesses qualities that make Him the Father and not the Son. Similarly, the Son has unique qualities that make Him the Son and not the Father. And the Holy Spirit has distinct qualities that make Him the Holy Spirit, separate from both the Father and the Son. However, despite their distinctions, these three persons in the Godhead exist in a state of unity. The Father begets, the Son is begotten, and the Holy Spirit proceeds from both the Father and the Son. This unity of the three is what makes up our one Lord God Almighty, with one name. We embrace the idea that though they are separate, they are united as one. It's a beautiful and profound aspect of our faith that we invite you to explore and experience with us.

  • Identity and Cooperation in the Godhead
  • Let's talk about the amazing relationship within the Godhead. We believe that the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit are distinct individuals, yet they are perfectly connected. They are not confused or divided, and they work together harmoniously. When it comes to the Father and the Son, they have a unique relationship. The Son is in the Father, and the Father is in the Son. They share a deep fellowship. While the Father is not from the Son, the Son is from the Father in terms of authority. As for the Holy Spirit, He proceeds from both the Father and the Son. This means that His nature, relationship, cooperation, and authority come from both of them. The Holy Spirit is an essential part of their divine unity. It's important to note that no one in the Godhead exists or works independently of the others. They are a unified force, each contributing their unique qualities to the divine work.

  • The Title, Lord Jesus Christ
  • Let's talk about the title "Lord Jesus Christ." In the New Testament, this name is specifically used for the Son of God and is never applied to the Father or the Holy Spirit. It's a unique and proper name that belongs exclusively to Jesus. Just wanted to give you a quick heads up about this interesting aspect of biblical terminology!

  • The Lord Jesus Christ, God with Us
  • Let's talk about our amazing Lord, Jesus Christ, who is truly extraordinary. When it comes to His divine and eternal nature, He is the one and only Begotten of the Father. But in terms of His human nature, He is the genuine Son of Man. It's incredible to think that He embodies both God and man, making Him "Immanuel," which means God with us. Isn't it mind-blowing to consider that Jesus is the perfect combination of deity and humanity? He's not just some distant divine figure, but someone who walked among us, understanding our human experiences firsthand. At our church, we celebrate and acknowledge this unique and wonderful aspect of Jesus. We recognize Him as both fully God and fully man, and we find great comfort and joy in the fact that He is always with us, supporting us, and guiding us.

  • The Title, Son of God
  • Let's take a moment to explore the fascinating titles of our Lord Jesus Christ. You see, when we refer to Him as "Immanuel," we're acknowledging the beautiful truth that He embodies both God and man in one incredible Person. It's like the perfect fusion of divinity and humanity! Now, when we use the title "Son of God," we're highlighting His divine nature. It's a way of recognizing His rightful place as God Himself. On the other hand, the title "Son of Man" emphasizes His humanity, reflecting His earthly existence. It's important to note that the title "Son of God" belongs to the eternal realm, signifying His divine essence throughout all of time. On the other hand, the title "Son of Man" relates specifically to His time on Earth, showcasing His human nature during His earthly journey.

  • Transgression of The Doctrine of Christ
  • When it comes to the Doctrine of Christ, it's important to avoid a certain transgression. Some people mistakenly claim that Jesus only became the Son of God because of His earthly incarnation or His role in the redemption process. However, this belief goes against the true understanding. Let's set the record straight: denying the existence of a real and eternal Father, as well as a real and eternal Son, is a denial of the unique relationship and distinction within God's very Being. In other words, it's like rejecting the idea of a Father and a Son altogether, which disrupts the fundamental truth that Jesus Christ came in human form.

  • The lifting up of Jesus Christ as Lord
  • We lift up Jesus Christ as our ultimate Lord and Savior. He, being the Son of God, took it upon Himself to cleanse us from our sins and now reigns at the right hand of the Almighty. Even the angels, principalities, and powers submit to Him. He is both our Lord and Christ, and He sent the Holy Spirit to empower us to worship and acknowledge Him as Lord. We do this to bring glory to God the Father until the very end. Eventually, the Son will willingly submit to the Father so that God may be everything to everyone.

  • Equal Honor to the Father and the Son
  • We believe in giving equal honor to both the Father and the Son. The Father has entrusted all judgment to the Son, so it's not just our duty, but it brings us immense joy in the Holy Spirit to acknowledge that the Son possesses all the divine qualities and deserves all the honor and glory associated with the names and titles of God, except for the ones that denote their relationship within the Godhead. We want to honor the Son just as we honor the Father.