The Attributes of God — Part 1

There is only one God

“You are all gods”, Jesus stated. This does not conflict with ‘there is only one God’, neither does one God mean there are no other gods. It simply means that God the Father was the only One in existence before any other living being existed, including other gods, in the spiritual world and the material world; and that God the Father is the creator of all things that exist. Therefore, there is only One God, “the Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all.”

God is the Highest God. God is higher and greater than all other existing gods. Since God is the creator of all creatures, then God is the creator of all other gods. Therefore, God is the Father who alone deserves our worship.

The problem with idols is that by worshipping any other god, which means praying to an idol, eating food offered to an idol, being in front of an idol, kneeling to an idol, having an idol, or just having an idol to remind you. Worshipping any idol makes that idol a god higher than God the Father.

The problem with the argument most people with idols give when rationalizing their idols is: their arguments are rationalization and not justification. Their rationalizations, such as: “It’s just a reminder”, or “I know it’s a statue and not God”, or “it’s a work of art”, are rejections of God’s first and second commandments, which Jesus said would never be done away with, nor changed; not one dot or comma would be changed until the world came to an end.

Therefore, rationalizing the possession of idols, because they are valuable artifacts, or because they are sentimental heirlooms, or by stating they only remind you of God, or they don’t represent God, or they are only grave markers, or any other argument, is an act that gets a person in trouble with God, and proves the person who does such things does not believe in God, because they do not believe what God said about idols:

“Thou shalt have no other gods before me. Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth: Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the LORD thy God am a jealous God.” (Exodus 20:3-5, part of The Ten Commandments)

And God also said:

“Take heed to yourself, lest you make a covenant with the inhabitants of the land where you go, or else it will be a snare in the middle of you: but ye shall destroy their altars, break their images, and cut down their groves: For you shall worship no other god: for the LORD, whose name is Jealous, is a jealous God.” (Exodus 34:12-14)

The center of Christian and Jewish belief is the fact that there is only One God who created us and can raise human beings from the dead and return them to life. He is a jealous God and gets very angry when idols come between Him and His people.

God is the Father

God chooses every baby’s spirit. This means God the Eternal Being known as the Father is the only One that chooses and selects each individual created spirit, who will be born into and occupy the body of every newborn baby in the world. The reason we call God our Father is because God created all human beings. This is also the reason we label our human biological fathers “father”, because they caused our birth or gave us life.

Now, if we believe that God is the creator of all Mankind, then God alone gave all human beings life, and not our human fathers. This is the reason Jesus could claim that God was his Father. Therefore, God is also the Father of every living human being, and not just the Father of Jesus, who is in heaven. John the Apostle’s argument concerning ‘Love’* is based upon the fact that God, being the Father of every human being, makes a person a liar if he or she hates any other human being. (*found in 1 John chapter 4, verses 20 and 21)

The birth of Jesus, the first male child named by the angel Gabriel, Mary and Joseph included being born to two perfect parents. The only difference between the birth of Jesus and the birth of other children is, our mother’s and father’s names are different. Your child’s name was not your idea, but an implanted thought put into your brain by the Holy Spirit (an angel). The Bible explains that Jesus was born by the same biological process as all human beings.

God the Father alone gives us life whether it is physical life, which is being born or spiritual life, which is being born again. God being our Father also places a greater meaning on being ‘Born Again’.

Father and Son: The term ‘father’ shows possession of the child born, which means each of us belongs to our individual human father. Therefore, each of us belongs to our spiritual Father who is God. The term ‘Son’ also depicts possession, in that the son is owned by the father.

If my human father were to say, ‘I am a son’ this would not make him my brother. It would only be stating that my human father also has a human father, and that my human father was his human father’s son. Therefore, Jesus constantly reminded people that God is his Father. Showing us that God selected the spirit who would be born as the child of Mary and Joseph.

The angel Gabriel got his information from God. This is how Gabriel could foretell Mary she would have a male child, and he should be named Jesus, which means ‘Salvation’ in the Hebrew language. God the Father had a perfect relationship with this particular spirit, which is why God selected this spirit to save the world, and why God had him named Salvation, which is the meaning of Jesus.

The Creator

God created all things in the universe, in the earth, under the earth, and in the sea.

Jesus created all things, and not God is what Christian Churches teach. Although, this is indirectly true, they leave out an important piece of truth, which is Jesus created all things by using the power God gave Jesus to accomplish the job. The fact that it is God’s power and not Jesus’ own power, makes God the Creator. This is similar to a construction worker building a bridge for his boss. Who is the builder, the construction worker, or the boss? The boss is the builder and the owner, and not the construction worker.

Jesus used the power of God to create the universe and the earth. When Churches do not teach that Jesus did not use his own power, they teach an error, and make Jesus higher than God the Father. This is a grave error because it makes Jesus an idol, since the Bible teaches “God is the head of Jesus, and Jesus is the head of the man, and the man is the head of the woman.”

These three examples are fused together to show us the relationship between God and Jesus. The relationship is identical to a man and a woman, and they are not the same person. Jesus cannot be higher than God the Father. Jesus’ sacrifice on the cross only earned him the right to become equal to God, and not higher than God the Father. The Apostle Paul wrote that God was the head of Jesus. Thus showing us their proper relationship.

To be continued…

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