Written by a lay student of the Bible. Articles focus on apologetics and key elements such as the Deity of Christ and salvation through faith in Christ alone. With many thanks to Drs Brown, White, Sade, Wood, Qureshi, Dalcour and Zacharias, and Bros Shamoun and Rogers for their excellent teaching and inspiration. All glory goes to God for any truth I am able to communicate. Any errors are mine. All Scripture text is from the HCSB (Holman Christian Standard Bible) unless otherwise stated
Saturday, March 8, 2014
There is Only One God and Savior!
"Yes, You are a God who hides Himself,
God of Israel, Savior."
"Speak up and present your case —
yes, let them take counsel together.
Who predicted this long ago?
Who announced it from ancient times?
Was it not I, Yahweh?
There is no other God but Me,
a righteous God and Savior;
there is no one except Me."
"I have been Yahweh your God
ever since the land of Egypt;
you know no God but Me,
and no Savior exists besides Me."
Scripture is abundantly clear: there is only ONE God and Savior, and that is YHWH God. And Jesus' name, Yeshua, means "YHWH saves."
So now let us explore who Jesus says He is (italics and text in brackets mine):
“... I assure you:
Before Abraham was,
I am [YHWH].”
What did Jesus say He came to do?
"... the Son of Man has come
to seek and to save the lost.”
“For God loved the world in this way:
He gave His One and Only Son,
so that everyone who believes in Him
will not perish but have eternal life.
For God did not send His Son
into the world
that He might condemn the world,
but that the world
might be saved through Him."
"If anyone hears My words
and doesn’t keep them,
I do not judge him;
for I did not come to judge the world
but to save the world."
Who do the apostles and New Testament writers say Jesus is?
“From this man’s descendants, according to the promise, God brought the Savior, Jesus, to Israel."
"Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus
by the command of God our Savior
and of Christ Jesus our hope."
1 Timothy 1:1
"To Titus, my true son in our common faith. Grace and peace from God the Father
and Christ Jesus our Savior."
"... while we wait for the blessed hope
and appearing of the glory
of our great God and Savior,
"Simeon Peter, a slave
and an apostle of Jesus Christ:
To those who have obtained
a faith of equal privilege with ours
through the righteousness
of our God and Savior Jesus Christ."
2 Peter 1:1
"This has now been made evident through the appearing of our Savior Christ Jesus,
who has abolished death
and has brought life
and immortality to light
through the gospel."
2 Timothy 1:10
The Scriptural evidence is overwhelming and undeniable. The Bible makes no distinction between God the Savior and Jesus the Savior.
Because it is exactly as Jesus said,
"The Father and I are one.”
The Bible says God alone is the Savior.
The Bible says Jesus is YHWH...
and that He came to save.
Jesus' name means YHWH saves.
Putting it all together...
Jesus is YHWH God our Savior!
Where Does Jesus Say, "I Am YHWH (God)" in the Bible?