January 04, 2000

Are God and Jesus the same person?

(Eph 4:6) “One God and Father of all, who [is] above all, and through all, and in you all.” (Jhn 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 trinity of God is confessable not without mystery. It would be error though in light of all other scripture to come away believing Jesus was part man and part God. Jesus was all man susceptible to their will and limitations of man and at the same time all God omnipotent, knowing all that God knows, and in control of His providence.

In the revelation of one true God there exist three divine persons. It is of the Father, who is of neither begotten nor proceeding (I Cor 8:6). Through the Son, which is eternally begotten of the Father (Jhn 3:17). And by the Holy Spirit, proceeding from the Son and unto the Father (Eph 2:18, 3:5). Each process His own personal characteristics and is clearly distinguishable from the other. Yet the three persons are equal in power, righteousness, and glory. Each process divine attributes (I Cor 13:4), perform divine works (Jhn 5:21), and receive divine honors (II Thes 2:16). Each being called “God”. Therefore being but one God they are not divided in nature. Even though they are three essences no one of the three may act independently of the other and cannot be seen or worshiped without exalting all (Jhn 10:30, 12:45).

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