Who Are You, Lord?
Act 9:1-5 And Saul, yet breathing out threatenings and
slaughter against the disciples of the Lord, went unto the high priest, And
desired of him letters to Damascus to the synagogues, that if he found any of
this way, whether they were men or women, he might bring them bound unto Jerusalem.
And as he journeyed, he came near Damascus: and suddenly there shined round
about him a light from heaven: And he fell to the earth, and heard a voice saying
unto him, Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou me? And he said, Who art
thou, Lord? And the Lord said, I am Jesus whom thou persecutest: it is hard
for thee to kick against the pricks.
A popular, misguided doctrine is called the “Trinity.” Many churches have accepted this doctrine today. It means that God consists of three separate and distinct persons. These three are co-equal, co-eternal, and co-existent. They each have equal power. This doctrine did not form part of the doctrine of the apostles in the Book of Acts. When you survey the Scripture you will not find any reference to the word, “Trinity.” That’s right; nowhere in the entire Bible does it speak of God as a trinity or three persons. However, there are several titles mentioned to describe the different manifestations, roles, and modes of activity.
about the Titles?
|Son||God in flesh
|Spirit||God in Activity
Therefore, we do
not accept the “Trinity” but believe in three manifestations of the one true
God. These manifestations are the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. The Father and
the Holy Ghost are the same Spirit, and can only be seen through the body of
Jesus Christ. This doctrine was firmly established in the hearts of the Israelites
in Deuteronomy 6:4, “Hear, O Israel: the LORD our God is one Lord.”. People
often refer to us as “Jesus Only” but that is not true. We believe in the Father,
Son, and Holy Ghost. Many Scriptures emphasize the oneness of God: Isaiah 42:8;
43:10-11; 44:6-8, 24; 45:21-23; 46:5-9; Mark 12:28-30; Galatians 3:20; 1 Timothy
2:5; James 2:19
The term “Holy One” can be found almost fifty times in the Scriptures, but the term, “Holy Three” cannot be found even once. How many do you think we will see when we get to heaven? Revelation 4:2 gives the answer. “And immediately I was in the spirit: and, behold, a throne was set in heaven, and one sat on the throne. (Revelation 4:2)”
Repeatedly throughout His walk on the earth Jesus referred to Himself as “I am”. This statement declared who He was. Jesus also used the same words spoken to Moses at the burning bush twenty-three times. “God was in Christ reconciling the world unto Himself.” (2 Corinthians 5:19)
It was so important that we understand who He was that He asked His disciples one day, “Whom do men say that I the Son of man am?...But whom say ye that I am?” (Matthew 16:13,15)
|Who is Jesus Christ?|
|Jesus is the express image of the invisible God.
|All the fullness of the Godhead dwells in Jesus bodily. (Col. 2:9)|
|Jesus is the Creator of all things. (Col. 1:16-17)|
|Jesus is the Head of the Church. (Col.
|Jesus is the all Sufficient Source
of Salvation. (Col. 1:4, 20-22)
|Jesus is in us, the hope of glory.
|We are to be buried with Jesus in
baptism. (Col. 2:12)
|Whatsoever ye do in word or deed do all in the name of Jesus.” (Col. 3:17)|
|Christ is all, and in all. (Col. 3:11)
|You can also read: 1 Timothy 3:16; 2 Corinthians 5:19; John 10:30; John 10:38;|