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Monotheism

Monotheism

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Originally there is one God who is one Spirit and one Being. This is the orthodox description of God from the pages of the Old Testament. All other beings were created. No created being was given divinity and elevated to a position of God. The devil tried to elevate himself to divinity and look what happened to him.
We know very little about God other than he is a Spirit. We know even less about the composition of his Spirit. But we do know that his Spirit has form. We have reason to believe the angels knew this Spirit Creator as God (Elohim) and Lord (Adonai). God's spirit has a bodily form to the angels. We know God has a head, eyes, ears, nose, mouth, arms, hands, fingers, legs, and feet. This body form is the visible God the created angels could see. But did God always have this body form? Did he emanate this body image and likeness so his angelic creation could see him? Many believe this is the origin of the Lordship of God. In heaven God is the Lord of glory. It appears that God emanated a visible body image in which he became manifest as the Lord to the angels. This spiritual body and God were united in a spiritstatic union which would never be dissolved. God would be seen in this mode-image-form and the created angels would have this body form. Angels have the same body image and likeness as God. Adam was made in this same body-image-form although much lower in spiritual rank than the angels (Heb 2:7-9).
It is believed by many that the Lordship of God, his spiritual body, his first creation, his first emanation, was the beginning of the Sonship of the spiritual body of God (Eddings, p 16). This can be referred to as the beginning of the creation of God. But emanation is existence different than created beings and cannot be compared. Creation beings are distinct separate creatures that have no divinity. And we must remember the first acts of these creations occurred in heaven before the creation that began in Genesis 1:1. An emanation is completely divine and shares eternal properties of God himself. God was the Father of his own Lordship, his own spiritual body. This spiritual body form would later be called the Logos, the Word, by the Apostle John in John 1:1, or the visible image that God emanated from his mind or reason. From this spiritual image and form made manifest, God would speak and begin the creation of angels and then that of Genesis 1:1. The form of God be it spiritual or human must contain Lordship. Whether God revealed himself in Spirit form or human form, the manifestation would be one of Sonship which we must understand as emanation. The image form was God/Lord in heaven, Jesus to the world, and Messieh or Christ to Israel. Jesus is the Lord Jesus Christ when we bring all these modes of God into the unity of absolute oneness.
What did Jesus mean when he said: "No man knoweth the Father but the Son, and he to whom the Son will reveal him (Matt 11:27)? Did not many Old Testament men know God? What was it about God they did not know that only Jesus knew? What did Jesus mean when he said: "What and if ye shall see the son of man ascend up where he was before" (John 6:62)? Obviously Jesus was speaking about a pre-existing unity relationship between the invisible Father and the visible Son in one body form. This relationship on earth was one of manifestation of the Father in the veil of the Son, his image, his form, his earthly mode of revelation. The Son was the image of the Father, even as a natural son born into a family comes in the image of his father. Adam in the image of God and all sons afterward in the image of Adam, all bearing witness to the form and image of one God in heaven. And through this earthy image the Creator could be seen by mankind even as the angels could see God in a spiritual form in heaven. Was Jesus speaking about himself being the express image through which God manifested himself in heaven and upon the earth? Yes! Is this image and manifestation the unity of the Father and
Originally there is one God who is one Spirit and one Being. This is the orthodox description of God from the pages of the Old Testament. All other beings were created. No created being was given divinity and elevated to a position of God. The devil tried to elevate himself to divinity and look what happened to him.
We know very little about God other than he is a Spirit. We know even less about the composition of his Spirit. But we do know that his Spirit has form. We have reason to believe the angels knew this Spirit Creator as God (Elohim) and Lord (Adonai). God's spirit has a bodily form to the angels. We know God has a head, eyes, ears, nose, mouth, arms, hands, fingers, legs, and feet. This body form is the visible God the created angels could see. But did God always have this body form? Did he emanate this body image and likeness so his angelic creation could see him? Many believe this is the origin of the Lordship of God. In heaven God is the Lord of glory. It appears that God emanated a visible body image in which he became manifest as the Lord to the angels. This spiritual body and God were united in a spiritstatic union which would never be dissolved. God would be seen in this mode-image-form and the created angels would have this body form. Angels have the same body image and likeness as God. Adam was made in this same body-image-form although much lower in spiritual rank than the angels (Heb 2:7-9).
It is believed by many that the Lordship of God, his spiritual body, his first creation, his first emanation, was the beginning of the Sonship of the spiritual body of God (Eddings, p 16). This can be referred to as the beginning of the creation of God. But emanation is existence different than created beings and cannot be compared. Creation beings are distinct separate creatures that have no divinity. And we must remember the first acts of these creations occurred in heaven before the creation that began in Genesis 1:1. An emanation is completely divine and shares eternal properties of God himself. God was the Father of his own Lordship, his own spiritual body. This spiritual body form would later be called the Logos, the Word, by the Apostle John in John 1:1, or the visible image that God emanated from his mind or reason. From this spiritual image and form made manifest, God would speak and begin the creation of angels and then that of Genesis 1:1. The form of God be it spiritual or human must contain Lordship. Whether God revealed himself in Spirit form or human form, the manifestation would be one of Sonship which we must understand as emanation. The image form was God/Lord in heaven, Jesus to the world, and Messieh or Christ to Israel. Jesus is the Lord Jesus Christ when we bring all these modes of God into the unity of absolute oneness.
What did Jesus mean when he said: "No man knoweth the Father but the Son, and he to whom the Son will reveal him (Matt 11:27)? Did not many Old Testament men know God? What was it about God they did not know that only Jesus knew? What did Jesus mean when he said: "What and if ye shall see the son of man ascend up where he was before" (John 6:62)? Obviously Jesus was speaking about a pre-existing unity relationship between the invisible Father and the visible Son in one body form. This relationship on earth was one of manifestation of the Father in the veil of the Son, his image, his form, his earthly mode of revelation. The Son was the image of the Father, even as a natural son born into a family comes in the image of his father. Adam in the image of God and all sons afterward in the image of Adam, all bearing witness to the form and image of one God in heaven. And through this earthy image the Creator could be seen by mankind even as the angels could see God in a spiritual form in heaven. Was Jesus speaking about himself being the express image through which God manifested himself in heaven and upon the earth? Yes! Is this image and manifestation the unity of the Father and

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Monotheism
 
General Information
 
Monotheism
=belief in only one God, the God of the Jews;
Monarchianism
=belief in only one ruler who is God who is indivisible;
Modalism
=belief God has different modes of revealing himself;
Patripassianism
=belief the Father experienced the sufferings of the Cross in the body of Jesus;
Dynamic Monarchianism
=belief God the Father adopted Jesus at his baptismand gave him Divinity and there are two Gods now;
Bitheism
=belief in two Gods, one uncreated (the Father) and one unbegotten(Word/the Son);
Logosism
=belief Jesus was the Greek (
intermediate Logos
),
the nous
(somePhilosophers thought Logos to be the mind or thought of God) that became manand the second person of rank in a triad of Divine Beings;
Trinitarianism
=belief there is one uncreated divine nature in which there arethree distinct separate Divine Beings each being God but having one substanceand one essence of what constitutes God (like three houses made of one substancewood, yet one wood substance is made into three separate and distinct houses: allthere persons consist of one substance "Spirit");
Tritheism
=belief there exist three Divine Gods each having his own separate being, his own Spirit, his own body, his own will, and his own position in heavenseparate from the others.
Sabelliusism
=belief the Father and the Son are two simultaneous mmodes of oneGod (Jesus is Father and Son at the same time). The Father is the divine Spirit andthe Son is the body -image (
express image
) of the Father in human form (
God inChrist reconciling the world unto himself 
).
Monarchians
believe when we get to heaven we will see one God; the Father inthe bodily form of Jesus on one throne.
Adoptionist Monarchians, Bitheoist, Arians, Logoist
, believe when we get toheaven we will see two Gods; God the Father on one throne and God the Son(
Greek intermediate Logos
) on a throne on his right hand.
Trinitarians
believe when we get to heaven we will see three Gods; the Father onhis throne, the Son (
Greek intermediate Logos
) on his throne on the right hand of 
 
God the Father, and the Holy Spirit on his throne.
Scriptures
 
DEUT 6:4
Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God is one LORD (
 Monarchian Monotheism
):
MARK 12:29
And Jesus answered him, The first of all the commandments is,Hear, O Israel; The Lord our God is one Lord:
EPHESIANS 4:5
One Lord, one faith, one baptism (
 Monarchian Monotheism
).
EXODUS 6:2
And God spake unto Moses, and said unto him, I am the LORD(
 Monarchian Monotheism
):
NUM 15:41
I am the LORD your God, which brought you out of the land of Egypt, to be your God: I am the LORD your God (
 Monarchian Monotheism
).
ISA 45:5
I am the LORD, and there is none else, there is no God beside me: Igirded thee, though thou hast not known me (
 Monarchian Monotheism
).
PSA 132:11
The LORD hath sworn in truth unto David; he will not turn from it;Of the fruit of thy body will I set upon thy throne (Monarchian Modalism).
John 20:28
And Thomas answered and said unto him, My Lord and my God((
 Monarchian Modalism
).
REV 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 (
 Monarchian Monotheism
).
REV 22:12
And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give everyman according as his work shall be.
REV 22:13
I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and thelast (
 Monarchian Monotheism
).
REV 22:16
I Jesus have sent mine angel to testify unto you these things in thechurches. I am the root and the offspring of David, and the bright and morningstar (
 Monarchian Modalism
).
REV 22:20
He which testifieth these things saith, Surely I come quickly. Amen.Even so, come, Lord Jesus.The Bible begins with the Lord God in Genesis 1:1 and ends with the Lord JesusRevelation 22:21.The revelation of God from the creation to the end of the world.
Monotheism
 Greek "
monos; sole, only, single, alone
=one; theism-theos=God
(Matthew 4:10worship God only)
." Monotheism is the Greek way of expressing the Jewish
 
 belief in one God as legislated in the first Commandment as well as several other  passages of Scripture.The Jewish equivalent to the Greek Monotheism would be "Echadel or Echadelohim. The oneness of God is additionally proven by the presence of oneDivine Being in the Holy of Holies over the Ark of the Covenant in theTabernacle. Jewish belief in one God is confessed daily in the Shema found inDeuteronomy 6:4: "
 Hear O Israel, The LORD our God is one LORD
."Attempts by trinitarians and others to find more than one Divine Being in theGodhead in the Scriptures is searching for something none of the writers intendedor believed. None of the writers of the Old Testament Scriptures believed God to be more than one Divine Being. Even Jesus gave this same faith in Mark 12:32when he said: "
 For there is one God; and there is none other than he
."Monotheism presented itself in religious form in ancient patriarchs such as Adam,Enoch, Noah, Abraham, Moses, David, Daniel, Malachi, and John the Baptist. None of these men believed in plural Gods, or plural divine Beings, and were theancient testimonies of the echad or oneness of God. These are the champions of orthodox Monarchianism. None of them were Trinitarian. Trinitarian use of theseOneness champions of Monarchianism shows a dual theology withinTrinitarianism. To the Jewish patriarchs, God was the alone, only, sole, Ruler of heaven and earth. Christian Monarchianism brought Jesus into this Oneness of God by proving and explaining he was God in human form. This unity of Father and Son was not to be divided into plural ideas of God being more than oneDivine eternal Being.In Jesus the early Christians saw God in his last earthly theophany. Jesus was theLord of Glory. Since there is only one Lord, Jesus was God the Lord in humanform. There was no attempt any where in the New Testament to teach a pluralityin the Godhead. Any use of Old Testament and New Testament Scriptures in later centuries to develop a triune Godhead of three separate Divine Beings would becontrary to the intent of the writers. No writer of the New Testament believed Godwas more than one Divine Being. The entire Old Testament knows only one God.Likewise the entire New Testament knows only one God. All other gods, plural beliefs in many gods, came from pagan attempts to direct worship and honor tocreated beings, idols, and objects. This separates the Jewish religion from non-Jewish religions because Jewish worshipers of God believed he was uncreated,existed before all things, and was in fact the Creator of all created. To a Jew,anything created cannot rise to the level of being God because a God must beeternal and uncreated. Later, this rule would be applied to Jesus and claim hecould not be God because his body was created. This was the reasoning for rejecting Jesus was God by the Pharisees, philosophers, and those who lapsed intoAdoptionist apostasy from the original Christian faith of MonotheismMonarchianism.
Monarchianism
is a Jewish doctrine of the oneness and unity of God. It means"mono= one + "arche"= ruler". When applied to God it means there is one God.This continues the confession and creed of the Jewish shema: "
 Hear O Israel, the LORD our God is one LORD
(Deu 6:4).

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