DID TWO JEHOVAH PERSONS CREATE ALL THINGS?

DID TWO JEHOVAH PERSONS CREATE ALL THINGS?

 

1CORINTHIANS 8:6

 

 

STEVEN RITCHIE

 

 

1 Corinthians 8:4-6 in context, “… we know that there is no such thing as an idol in the world, and that there is no God but one. 5For even if there are so-called gods whether in heaven or on earth, as indeed there are many gods and many lords, 6yet for us there is but one God, the Father, from whom are all things and we exist for Him; and one Lord, Jesus Christ, by whom are all things, and we exist through Him …” If God was Tri-Personal then Paul should have written, “yet for us there is One God the Father, One God the Son, and One God the Holy Spirit.” But the text says “yet for us there is but One God the Father … and one Lord Jesus Christ.” If God was Tri-Personal, it seems very strange that a so called “God the Holy Spirit” would be excluded from such a vital text. Peter said in Acts 2:36,

 

 

 “Therefore let all the house of Israel know for certain that God has MADE him [Greek verb poieó (poy-eh'-o) “Make, Manufacture, Construct, or Cause”] both Lord and Christ-- this Jesus whom you crucified." God made Jesus “both Lord [kurios “Lord, master”] and Christ.” Thus proving that Jesus was not always a distinct Lord beside Jehovah God the Father throughout eternity past! Peter cited Psalm 110:1 in Acts 2:34 to show that a post incarnational Jesus would ascend into heaven as a human Lord. “For it was not David who ASCENDED INTO HEAVEN, but he himself says: "JEHOVAH SAID TO MY Lord (Adon), sit at my right hand, until I make your enemies a footstool for your feet.” If God meant that Jehovah said to another Jehovah Person, then God would have said “Jehovah said to my Jehovah”, or “Jehovah said to My Adonai” as Jehovah and Adonai are always used for God in the Hebrew Bible, but “Adon” literally means a human lord. Wherefore, just as 1 Tim. 2:5 says that there is only "One God (the Father) and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus," so Psalm 110:1 also says that there is only One Jehovah (the Father) and one human Lord (the son) who was “made both Lord and Christ (Acts 2:36)” by the Father.

 

 

1 Corinthians 8:4-6 in context, “… we know that there is no such thing as an idol in the world, and that there is no God but one. 5For even if there are so-called gods whether in heaven or on earth, as indeed there are many gods and many lords (kurios), 6yet for us there is but one God, the Father, from whom are all things and we exist for Him; and one Lord (kurios), Jesus Christ, by whom are all things, and we exist through Him …” Notice that the text reads, “and one Lord Jesus Christ (one Anointed One).” A coequal God the Son could not have created all things as a God the “anointed one.” For a pre-incarnate “anointed” Jesus could not be a coequal God Person because He who anoints is greater than he who is anointed. Trinitarians overlook Paul’s contrast between the “many gods” and the “many lords” of the pagan world in 1 Cor. 8:5. Although there are “many gods” and “many lords” among non-Christians, to Christians, “for us” there is only One God and One Lord from each category.

 

                                                               

While the unbelieving world recognizes “many gods,” Christians only have One God the Father. While the unbelieving world recognizes “many lords,” Christians recognize only “one Lord Jesus Christ.” Since Acts 2:36 says that “God has made him (Jesus) both Lord and Christ,” Jesus could not have always been a distinct “Lord” beside God the Father to create all things. Thus proving that God created all things through Jesus Christ in His predestined mind and plan just as it says in Ephesians 1:4-5, Romans 8:29, and Proverbs 8:22-30. “He chose us in him (Christ) before the creation of the world … He predestined us for adoption to sonship through (dia) Jesus Christ.” Ephesians 1:4-5.

                                                   

 

God the Father clearly chose His elect in Jesus the Christ (the anointed one) by foreknowing His “predestined” elect “for adoption to sonship through Jesus CHRIST.” God as God cannot be anointed, but “God with us” as a man could be anointed by God. Acts 10:38 informs us that the man Christ Jesus was anointed by his God, “God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and power …” Hebrews 1:9 speaks of Jesus of Nazareth being anointed on the earth as a man, “You have loved righteousness and hated lawlessness; therefore God, your God, has anointed you with the oil of gladness above your companions.”

 

 

Here we can see that God predestined His elect in and through His “foreknown (1 Peter 1:20)” “anointed” Son within His own prophetic plan before the creation of the world. God’s elect were clearly predestined in the anointed Christ child and through the anointed Christ child rather than through a coequal God Person as another alleged distinct Creator. Proverbs 8:22-26 “22The Lord ACQUIRED (qanah) ME as THE FIRST OF HIS WORKS, before his deeds of old;23 I WAS INSTALLED (nacak) LONG AGO, AT THE VERY BEGINNING, when the world came to be. 24When there were no watery depths, I was given birth (chuwl),when there were no springs overflowing with water; 25before the mountains were settled in place, before the hills, I WAS GIVEN BIRTH (chuwl) 26before He made the world or its fields or any of the dust of the earth." Can God as God be acquired or installed at the very beginning? Can God as God be “given” a “birth” before He (the Father) made the world?” Here we can clearly see that Jesus was “the firstborn of all creation (Col. 1:15)” and “the beginning of the creation of God (Rev. 3:14)” in God’s prophetic mind and plan before all things were physically created later on in time. Therefore Jesus as a Son could not have literally created all things as the Father’s agent before his birth in Bethlehem.

 

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