Yahwéh Elohíym, The Creator of all, is One Infinite Being! — Not 3
There is no, “One God in three persons” as later Catholicism taught. On the contrary, the Scriptures teaches us that Yahwéh alone is Elohíym (God). He exists as an infinite spiritual person and being and beyond comprehension in all of His marvelous attributes, and there is no beginning nor end nor alteration in His own self-existence. He is existence itself and causes all other existence, and that is what His name, Yahwéh means. He created/fathered all else, sustains and directs it all toward His ultimate goals. He is an infinite spirit being who loves His people, whom he calls out of the moral darkness of a fallen world. And, to truly know Him makes one love Him.
“Those who come to Him must believe that “He Is” and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.” Hebrews 11:6
There is no other comparable to Him in existence, essence, and being. (Although, by mistranslations and perverted interpretations it is said otherwise.) By His desire all else exists and is sustained. He stepped down, so to speak, into the finite perception of His own creatures, heavenly and earthly, and sat down upon a Throne. He has manifested Himself to Moses and others in a mode with human-like features, and also in the mode of an invisible spiritual presence, word, and power–called, the holy spirit or holy inspiration, ruach ha’qodesh, in Hebrew. This is not another person, but rather, it is His Own Spirit and Presence, funneled down out of infinity, so to speak, into a mode discernible and agreeable to our humanity.
“How that Yahwéh Elohíym anointed YahwShúa (making him the Mashíaḥ–the Anointed) with the holy spirit and power (at his baptismal inauguration); who went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil; for Elohíym was with him.” Acts 10:38
Yahwéh Elohíym created various angelic-spirit-beings, who carry out various functions and act on His behalf in His Royal Court in the Heavens and are sent on various missions to humanity.
Yahwéh Elohíym has a preeminent human son, metaphorically speaking, whom he named YahwShúa (like Joshua, abbreviated as, Y’Shúa, and hybridized, Jesus). But, the real YahwShúa was the pure offspring of Yoséph from the house of David, and Miriam his wife from the house of Aharon. He was conceived from the sperm of Joseph (the seed of King David), and metaphorically called, “the son of Elohíym” at his baptismal inauguration when “the word became flesh/embodied and dwelt among us” John 1:14. He is now a resurrected and incorruptible man. He is NOT part of a “One God in two or three persons” mystery, as later Nicene Christianity proclaimed and forced upon the world, as it moved further and further away from the original Nazareans. We pray that this will become clear as we proceed. (Later, we will deal with his normal conception and birth in a separate article, as well as, other related topics, such as “pre-existence” and “the Malakh/Angel of Yahwéh”.)
As he said to Moshéh (Moses) in LXX Exodus 33:19-23,
“I will go by in front of you in My glory and I will call out to you the name of Yahwéh…You will not be able to see My face, for no man will see My face and live…you shall see the back of me, but my face will not appear to you.”
His face represents His incomprehensible infiniteness.
“And I saw a great white throne, and Him that sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away; and there was found no place for them.“ Revelation 20:11
There is One Elohíym, The Father
There is No Other like Him
He is Exclusively the Only One
Hear, O Yisraél: Yahwéh is our Elohíym, Yahwéh is One.
( Shemá Yisraél: Yahwéh Elohéynu Yahwéh Echád )
And you will love Yahwéh with all your heart,
and with all your soul, and with all your strength. Deut. 6:4
Let’s look at this, as it is very, very, simple. It is only men’s philosophical ideas that made it complicated, confusing matters with their creeds. A verse from Moses and a verse from the Apostle Sha’ul/Paul.
“For there is One Elohíym and One Mediator between
Elohíym and men, the man, YahwShúa ha’Mashíaḥ.”
1 Timothy 2:5
Yahweh is Elohíym…YahwShúa is a human.
These two verses above reveal the essence of the matter. If you can see what is plainly before your eyes here then you can avoid and/or begin to remove yourself from the false doctrines that led many astray from the teaching of the first century Jewish Apostles, Prophets, and Teachers. Be courageous and think outside “the box” that others created for you to dwell.
The word for “one” in Hebrew is Echad and translates to Greek as “Heis” and means “one”. What “one” means in the first verse above is the same as one in the second verse. What defines Elohíym in the first verse, the same defines Elohíym in the second verse. This principle, supported throughout scripture, nullifies the notion that Echad is a compound unity that consists of three persons, as some claim. There is no plurality of persons in the Elohíym of Yisraél as some religions espouse. Just as there is One Mediator and there is no plurality of persons in him, even so, Yahwéh is One Elohíym and there is no plurality of persons in Him. Yahwéh, our Elohíym and Father, is the only infinite and uncreated being. His sons and daughters, including our Adón YahwShúa were created by Him — all of them.
But to us there is but one Elohíym, the Father, of whom are all things, and we in Him; and one Adón YahwShúa ha’Mashíaḥ , through whom are all things, and we through him. 1 Corinthians 8:6
Elohíym is a plural form of the noun for Elohá and Eyl in Hebrew, and Europeans translated all of these as God, singular, not Gods, except when referring to the Gods of other nations. In reference to Yahwéh, the only plurality implied by the plural noun, Elohíym, is the plurality of His Majesty, his absolute supremacy over all the sons and daughters that He has created. All the spirit beings (angels or messengers), are “the sons of Elohíym” in a metaphorical sense.
Then Yahwéh answered Job out of the whirlwind…”Where were you when I laid the foundations of the earth? … When the morning stars sang together, and all the sons of Elohíym shouted for joy?” (Job 38:1, 4, 7)
These are the same “sons of Elohíym” that the prophet beheld in a vision.
I saw Yahwéh sitting on His Throne, and all the hosts of the heavens standing by Him on His right hand and on His left. (1 Kings 22:22b)
Therefore He is called, Yahwéh Elohíym Tsava’óth (of the Hosts of the heavens) and EYL Elyon (the Most High El) among all “sons of Elohíym” and among the “elohíym of the nations”.
“For Yahwéh Elohéyka, he is the Elohéy ha’Elohíym and Adonéy ha’Adoníym (God of gods and Lord of lords), the EYL, the great, and the awesome, who doesn’t respect persons, nor takes reward.” Deut 10:17
Yahwéh Elohíym invited them to participate in the formation of humankind. He said, “Let us make humanity in our image and after our likeness and let them have dominion…” (Gen. 1:26)
To them, “Yahwéh said…Come, let us go down, and there confound their language, that they may not understand each the other’s speech.” (Gen. 11:6-7)
To them, Yahwéh said, “Whom shall I send? And whom shall go for us? (Isaiah 6:8)
The usage here is called the “Royal We” or “Majestic Plural” used by rulers invested with the authority for a plurality of individuals in a jurisdiction. For example, when a judge declares, “This Court finds the defendant, innocent”.
These “sons of Elohíym” are His children, just as human beings are also his children (Deut. 14:1; Romans 8:14). They form part of His Royal Court and have names with particular natures and ranking and order. Many are the messengers/angels sent from Yahwéh to minister to humanity and play a role in helping us to finally obtain the fullness of their image in the resurrection. Hebrew 1:14. The Book of Yovelim/Jubilees informs us:
II. 2 For on the first day He (Yahwéh Elohíym) created the heavens which are above and the earth and the waters and all the spirits which serve before Him–the angels of the face, and the angels of sanctification, and the angels of the spirit of fire and the angels of the spirit of the winds, and the angels of the spirit of the clouds, and of darkness, and of snow and of hail and of hoar frost, and the angels of the voices and of the thunder and of the lightning, and the angels of the spirits of cold and of heat, and of winter and of spring and of autumn and of summer, and of all the spirits of His creatures which are in the heavens and on the earth, He created the abysses and the darkness, evening and night, and the light, dawn and day, which He has prepared in the knowledge of His heart. 3. And thereupon we (all the above angelic spirits) saw His works, and praised Him, and lauded before Him on account of all His works; for seven great works did He create on the first day.
The distinctive honor of the Adón YahwShúa, is that he is the “firstborn” and preeminent son among many sons and daughters, existing first, ONLY, in the imagination of Yahwéh Elohíym, in His plans and purposes. (And that is how we all first existed!) And then, YahwShúa was brought forth like all humanity since Adam and Eve—through a Father and a Mother. He died and then was resurrected as a human, howbeit, a human with an incorruptible spiritual body. He was the first to obtain the fullness of “our image” and “our likeness”. And, he was exalted as head above all creatures when he ascended to heaven.
He is the summary of the covenant “word” (John 1:1), the prototype and blueprint that, Yahwéh, our One and Only Elohíym and Father, looked into to create (or, metaphorically, to father) all other children, whether spirit-beings or human beings.
In the beginning was the word, and the word was before (the face of) Elohíym and elohíymly (divine/supernal/springing from out of the mind of Yahwéh) was the word. John 1:1
For those whom He did foreknow, He also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brothers. Moreover whom he did predestinate, them he also called: and whom he called, them he also justified: and whom he justified, them he also glorified. Romans 8:29-30
This divine purpose and plan (the word) was predetermined and predestined in the mind of Elohíym before the world was.
Yahwéh, our One and Only Elohíym, gave “His unique son” (monogenes: “one-of-a-kind-son”, “His special-son”; John 3:16) to procure our redemption. This same word, monogenes, is spoken in regard to our patriarch, Abraham, who had two sons, Ishmael and Isaac. Yet, scripture also calls Isaac, Abraham’s “unique-son” (monogenes; Hebrews 11:17).” Obviously, Isaac was not the “only” son, for Ishmael was also his son. But, Isaac was the one who was unique and in a special class, the “firstborn” in view of whom all others would be birthed to create the priestly nation of Israel. Ishmael and his many other sons have important roles, but not Isaac’s nor YahwShúa’s role.
YahwShúa, as this “unique” resurrected and incorruptible son of Yahwéh Elohíym, is the firstborn of a new creation, among all other sons and daughters whom he purposed from the beginning to bring forth. He was exalted as first in rank with authority and responsibility as head over all, under Yahwéh the infinite, the position that he had in the mind and plans of Yahwéh before the foundation of the world. And ONLY in this way, does he refer to his pre-existence when he prayed,
And now, O Father, You, glorify me beside Your own self with the glory which I had beside you [predestined] before the world was. John 17:5
(We will deal more fully with the meaning of “I came down from heaven” statements and the meaning and mode of his and our pre-existence later, along with the true translation of John Chapter One.)
He is also “unique” as the chief agent of Yahwéh our Elohíym. One needs to comprehend this truth concerning “the law of agency”. For not understanding this principle one can mistake the “agent” as the “sender”.
AGENT: A consensual relationship created by contract or by law where one party, the principal, grants authority for another party, the agent, to act on behalf of and under the control of the principal to deal with a third party. An agency relationship is fiduciary in nature, and the actions and words of an agent exchanged with a third party bind the principal. From http://legal-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com/agency (4/13/2017)