Jesus Christ is the One God of Heaven and Earth

Biblical passages establishing Jesus Christ as the One God of Heaven and Earth.

That is a basic piece of New Church theology.  It is key because the Lord’s power and ability to work miracles in our spiritual life depends on it.  In short God, through His Humanity is able to engage the worst fiery blasts that hell can throw our direction and overthrow them.   So, in short, we need to recognize the Lord God Jesus Christ as the One God in our lives so that we can benefit from His power, protection, eternal love and peace.

Fundamentalist Christians often challenge this truth by saying that the Father, Son and Holy Spirit are three independent persons who are together one god.  They profess a belief that the angry Father was set to destroy the Human Race but the Son volunteered to go to earth to Sacrifice Himself in order to appease His anger.  This teaching was developed and articulated at the Council of Nicea in 325 AD.  Sadly, this approach does not rightly interpret the Bible, leading to all kinds of irreconcilable thoughts about God.

The following is a short list of passages cited in True Christian Religion clearly establishing the truth that Jehovah (the father) Himself was born on earth.  Truly “I and my Father are One” (John 10:30).  One Simply can not construe these passages to mean that Jehovah was separate from Jesus Christ when He was born on earth. The Oneness of God is the best context from which to understand the Bible.  My hope is that you can use these passages in your dialogues about who the God of the Bible is.

Therefore the Lord Himself will give you a sign: Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a Son, and shall call His name Immanuel (literally meaning ‘God with us’).  (Isaiah 7:14,  Matt. 1:22.23)

For unto us a Child is born, Unto us a Son is given; And the government will be upon His shoulder. And His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. (Isaiah 9:6)

And it will be said in that day: “ Behold, this is our God; 
We have waited for Him, and He will save us. 
This is Jehovah; We have waited for Him; We will be glad and rejoice in His salvation.” (Isaiah 25:9)

The voice of one crying in the wilderness: “Prepare the way of Jehovah; Make straight in the desert, A highway for our God. Every valley shall be exalted and every mountain and hill brought low; The crooked places shall be made straight And the rough places smooth; The glory of Jehovah shall be revealed, And all flesh shall see it together; For the mouth of Jehovah has spoken.” (Isaiah 3-5)

“Sing and rejoice, O daughter of Zion! For behold, I am coming and I will dwell in your midst,” says Jehovah. “Many nations shall be joined to Jehovah in that day, and they shall become My people. (Zechariah 2:10,11)

I will raise to David a Branch of righteousness; A King shall reign and prosper, And execute judgment and righteousness in the earth. In His days Judah will be saved, And Israel will dwell safely; Now this is His name by which He will be called: JEHOVAH OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS. (Jeremiah 23: 5,6)

Who has told it from that time? Have not I, Jehovah? 
And there is no other God besides Me, A just God and a Savior; There is none besides Me. “ Look to Me, and be saved, All you ends of the earth! 
For I am God, and there is no other. (Isaiah 45:21,22)

I, even I, am Jehovah, And besides Me there is no savior. (Isaiah 43:11)

I would love to see passages that you might also use in this discussion


The Lord Wants You Back!

The Lord is all about redemption! – So much so that He is called the “Redeemer.”   It is not about coupons. Rather redemption is about His wanting to be a part of your life.  And when He becomes a part of your life the most incredible things happen.

We are not talking about doing what is ‘easy’ or ‘safe.’   This is more along the lines of Peter who was willing to get out of the boat to walk on stormy seas even though he had no life preserver and couldn’t swim.   He did it, and spiritually speaking we can too.

The attached PDF contains a collection of passages I have been reflecting on that link the works of Redemption to the purposes of a Church.  I would love to hear your comments and reflections.  Here is the file: Establishment of a Church


What The Bible Says About….

John Odhner has a series of articles online demonstrating how New Church Thought has a Biblical Basis. You can find them here by using the link in the Blogroll. Doug Taylor did something similar with his book: the Biblical Basis for New Church Teaching, which is, unfortunately out of print.