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  • God is one in Spirit, so God the Father and God the Son are one in Spirit. The Holy Bible says that Jesus existed even before the world began, so we know He existed in God himself. Now we know that Jesus was also, a man - God's Spirit made flesh, so that God could be like us (His most precious creation), and become our teacher, healer, and saviour (the ultimate love sacrifice for our sins). I think of The Father as God in heaven, Jesus as God the human and high priest (currently in heaven), and The Holy Spirit as God everywhere else (Jesus in those of us who are saved and born again in Him). I also compare God to water, which we know water is a major theme in The Bible. Water is the same H2O molecule whether it is liquid, ice, or vapor. So God is the same whether He is Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. In His case, the water is pure, and is the same no matter where it is.
    • Nick Batchelor
      Do you subscribe to Modalism or Trinitarianism?
    • pugwashjw65
      Jesus was created...He existed in heaven, alongside his father, Jehovah God...who HAD no beginning. Jesus did. (Proverbs 8:22-31) Jehovah produced me as the beginning of his way, The earliest of his achievements of long ago. 23 From ancient times I was installed, From the start, from times earlier than the earth. 24 When there were no deep waters, I was brought forth, When there were no springs overflowing with water. 25 Before the mountains were set in place, Before the hills, I was brought forth, 26 When he had not yet made the earth and its fields Or the first clods of earth?s soil. 27 When he prepared the heavens, I was there; When he marked out the horizon on the surface of the waters, 28 When he established the clouds above, When he founded the fountains of the deep, 29 When he set a decree for the sea That its waters should not pass beyond his order, When he established the foundations of the earth, 30 Then I was beside him as a master worker. I was the one he was especially fond of day by day; I rejoiced before him all the time; 31 I rejoiced over his habitable earth, And I was especially fond of the sons of men.
  • God is holy, and God is a spirit, so God is a holy spirit. And God is one. However, there is someone else described as being holy, and a spirit, and God, who is referred to as the heavenly Father-- and there is a second someone described as being holy, and a spirit, and God, described as the Son of the Father, who once took on a human body so as to do certain things that required a body to do them. There is a third someone in heaven described as being holy, and a spirit, and God, who has no name that we know of but only a title, who somehow comes from the Father and the Son to carry out functions that the Father wanted and the Son wouldn't do because of his human body. This we call the Holy Spirit. Father, Son and Holy Spirit are equal but in certain hierarchical relationships. They are all called God, and yet God is called one--not three. Be patient, it gets even more complex... anyhow, the difference between the Father and the Son is that the Father is primarily our creator, and sent the Son to clean up the mess when mankind fell into sin. So the Father has no human body but the Son does.
    • Nick Batchelor
      Doesn't mean oneness in being but in work, will and purpose. They are not equal as Jesus himself said in John 14:28, "my Father is greater than I am."
    • Gone!
      A JW fav. However, Scripture describes the relation much clearer in many verses, as opposed to choosing one verse out of context. Phil. 2:5-8, "Have this attitude in yourselves which was also in Christ Jesus, 6who, although He existed in the form of God, did not regard equality with God a thing to be grasped, 7but emptied Himself, taking the form of a bond-servant, and being made in the likeness of men. 8And being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross." Col. 2:9, "For in Him all the fullness of Deity dwells in bodily form," Gal. 4:4-5, "But when the fullness of the time came, God sent forth His Son, born of a woman, born under the Law, 5in order that He might redeem those who were under the Law, that we might receive the adoption as sons." Heb. 2:9, "But we do see Him who has been made for a little while lower than the angels, namely, Jesus, because of the suffering of death crowned with glory and honor, that by the grace of God He might taste death for everyone."
    • Nick Batchelor
      God doesn't die.
    • pugwashjw65
      The holy spirit is Jehovah God's POWER...and is not an identity, let alone be equal...Even Jesus is NOT equal to his father...So the trinity is a false teaching. (Philippians 2:6) who, although he was existing in God?s form, gave no consideration to a seizure, namely, that he should be equal to God.
  • Almighty God and Jesus are simply father and son. God has/had no beginning. Jesus is god's very first creation. Proverbs 8;22-31 and (John 17:5) So now you, Father, glorify me alongside yourself with the glory that I had alongside you before the world was. Jesus specifically says he was ALONGSIDE his Father...before the orld WAS...EXISTED> This agrees with Proverbs 8.
    • Gone!
      "Simply" Father and Son! eeegads. I hope not. We're talking about God here, right? Not a human being such as ourselves. Let's not forget that the beginning of Scripture says that in creation it was Father, Son (the Word that was with God in the beginning, and was God in the beginning), and the Holy Spirit. Read Genesis 1. God said. God Placed. God made. His spirit. If we know that Jesus created everything, Genesis 1 is showing you what He created, and it does not include Himself. He has always been. Father, Son, Holy Spirit. You prove this point of Jesus (the Word) before creation by referencing [Jhn 17:5 NASB] 5 "Now, Father, glorify Me together with Yourself, with the glory which I had with You before the world was." How do you say that Jesus is God's first creation, and then confuse it by trying to prove that he existed alongside the Father prior to creation. The verses in Proverbs have been distorted into doctrines of men, but Solomon?s primary intent of verses 22-30 is to communicate that God used wisdom when He created the world. God was wise from the beginning. David echoes this idea in the Psalms. He writes, ?O Lord, how manifold are your works! In wisdom have you made them all; the earth is full of your creatures? (Psa. 104:24). I'm confused as to your intent, or should I say the intent of the Watchtower and Bible Tract Society. lol I believe Scripture is clear and doesn't need to be convoluted by the doctrines of men. The word qanah, which the Watchtower NWT translates as produced, or created is better described as posses. Most scholars would agree, unless you are trying to meet a doctrine. Jehovah could not have produced wisdom. Wisdom is one of His essential attributes that Jehovah has possessed from eternity. If the NWT is correct, then Jehovah lacked wisdom until He produced it. Since Jehovah is eternal, this means that He eternally existed without the virtue of wisdom until He produced it a finite time ago. That of course would not make sense to any logical person that believes Scripture. Always interpret what is unclear in light of what is clear. And it is clear that Jesus (the Word) has always existed with the Father God and the Holy Spirit.
    • Nick Batchelor
      Hey Gone! I know you dislike the NWT. Which bible translation do you prefer again? I forget.
    • pugwashjw65
      Was " A " GOD...NOT was God...God , the word, is a title, not a name...Even Satan is called "a" god. (2 Corinthians 4:4) among whom the god of this system of things has blinded the minds of the unbelievers, so that the illumination of the glorious good news about the Christ, who is the image of God, might not shine through. This is Satan...
    • Nick Batchelor
      I wonder how Gone feels about Psalm 8:5?
  • john 5:22 "For the Father judgeth no man, but hath acommitted all bjudgment unto the Son" don't make it complicate there are two diferent that are one in PURPOSE and that is that salvation of us you know and advice everyone can know if this is true first by praying and talking to God and second read the bible and a good way to read it is to pray for the spirit and the wisdon of God so we can understand the scriptures and be humble to accept the truths. and like the question says one is GOD THE FATHER AND THE SON THAT IS JESUS CHRIST. that is one of the difference but there are one in PURPOSE understand the simple truths.
  • The Father is the eternal speaker. Jesus is the eternal Word.
  • God the Father is the head of Christ. This is to say that he is above him. However, at the same time, they ARE one in the same, while still two seperate enteties. In order to reach God the Father, we must first reach God the Son.
    • Nick Batchelor
      True, God is the head of Christ. (1 Corinthians 11:3) Yes they are not the same. No where do we find that idea taught in scripture.
    • Gone!
      Uhhh... pretty sure that it IS taught in Scripture. Phil. 2:5-8, "Have this attitude in yourselves which was also in Christ Jesus, 6who, although He existed in the form of God, did not regard equality with God a thing to be grasped, 7but emptied Himself, taking the form of a bond-servant, and being made in the likeness of men. 8And being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross." Col. 2:9, "For in Him all the fullness of Deity dwells in bodily form," Gal. 4:4-5, "But when the fullness of the time came, God sent forth His Son, born of a woman, born under the Law, 5in order that He might redeem those who were under the Law, that we might receive the adoption as sons." Heb. 2:9, "But we do see Him who has been made for a little while lower than the angels, namely, Jesus, because of the suffering of death crowned with glory and honor, that by the grace of God He might taste death for everyone."
    • Nick Batchelor
      Nothing about a trinity here. Jesus wasn't Trinitarian.
  • God is the all-knowing, the almighty. Jesus was a prophet. God has no son.
    • Nick Batchelor
      Not according to Scripture. (Luke 1:32) Jesus is the "Son of the Most High."
  • God is god, Jesus was a man and a mediator. "For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus;" 1 Timothy 2:5 "I am the LORD your God... You shall have no other gods before me." Exodus 20
    • Nick Batchelor
      Jehovah is the LORD of the Lord Jesus. (Psalm 110:1)
  • They're missing one head?
  • What I want to know is if they are one in the same then who did Jesus pray to and who did he commit himself when he died on the cross. And to whom did he say Father forgive them for they know not what they do?
  • very simple really. God is the father , jesus is his son . they are two diffrent beings. god made the son. sent him to earth to minister and die for our sins.
  • Jehovah God,,..... and Jesus Christ is his son. Je·ho′vah) [the causative form, the imperfect state, of the Heb. verb ha·wah′ (become); meaning “He Causes to Become”]. The personal name of God. (Isa 42:8; 54:5) Though Scripturally designated by such descriptive titles as “God,” “Sovereign Lord,” “Creator,” “Father,” “the Almighty,” and “the Most High,” his personality and attributes—who and what he is—are fully summed up and expressed only in this personal name.—Ps 83:18. Correct Pronunciation of the Divine Name. “Jehovah” is the best known English pronunciation of the divine name, although “Yahweh” is favored by most Hebrew scholars. The oldest Hebrew manuscripts present the name in the form of four consonants, commonly called the Tetragrammaton (from Greek te·tra-, meaning “four,” and gram′ma, “letter”). These four letters (written from right to left) are יהוה and may be transliterated into English as YHWH (or, JHVH). JESUS CHRIST.............. The name and title of the Son of God from the time of his anointing while on earth.
    • Gone!
      Phil. 2:5-8, "Have this attitude in yourselves which was also in Christ Jesus, 6who, although He existed in the form of God, did not regard equality with God a thing to be grasped, 7but emptied Himself, taking the form of a bond-servant, and being made in the likeness of men. 8And being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross." Col. 2:9, "For in Him all the fullness of Deity dwells in bodily form," Gal. 4:4-5, "But when the fullness of the time came, God sent forth His Son, born of a woman, born under the Law, 5in order that He might redeem those who were under the Law, that we might receive the adoption as sons." Heb. 2:9, "But we do see Him who has been made for a little while lower than the angels, namely, Jesus, because of the suffering of death crowned with glory and honor, that by the grace of God He might taste death for everyone."
  • There is no difference. Jesus the man and God the Father are one. (John 10) Jesus was the Rock of the old testament. (1 Corinthians 10:4)(Deuteronomy 32)Jesus is the father, the son and the holy spirit.(Matthew 28)(Acts 4)(Isaiah 9)Jesus as a man was God with us. (Matthew 1) Jesus is the creator, the author of life. (Acts 3) Jesus alone has immortality. (1 Timothy 6) God planned to become a man in order to die to blot out our sins. (Isaiah 63)(Isaiah 53)(Acts 2)Jesus is the Lord. (Acts 9) There is only one Lord. (Mark 12) Best wishes, Eddie Cairns.
    • Nick Batchelor
      How does John 6:46 show that Jesus is not the Father?
    • Gone!
      Jesus isn't the Father.
    • Nick Batchelor
      We agree Gone. The Father is the God of Jesus.
  • For one thing what does this scripture show? "Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ." (Ephesians 1:3) Jesus has someone who is God to him. You can't be the God you worship so Jesus is the Son of God and his Father is Almighty God the MOST HIGH. Jehovah is His Name. (Psalm 83:18)
    • Gone!
      the God and Father of. . . Christ--and so the God and Father of us who are in Him ( Jhn 20:17 ). God is "the God" of the man Jesus, and "the Father" of the Divine Word. The Greek is, "Blessed us," not "hath blessed us"; referring to the past original counsel of God. As in creation ( Gen 1:22 ) so in redemption ( Gen 12:3 Mat 5:3-11 25:34 ) Jesus referred to the Father as his God. This does not mean Jesus himself was not God, for the Apostles and the earliest Church fathers all recognized him as God while at the same time recognizing that the Father was Jesus? God with no apparent tension. Furthermore, the Father may be God to Jesus in the sense that he is his final authority before whom unswerving and unquestioned love and devotion are given above all others.
    • Gone!
      Remember that the Word that was with God, and the Word that was God... Jesus... had humbled himself and emptied himself in the incarnation and was cooperating with the limitations of being a man while acting under Jewish law (Philippians 2:5-8). Also, Jesus is still a man (1 Tim. 2:5; Col. 2:9) and will be a man forever (1 Cor. 15:28; Heb. 6:20; 7:25). Therefore, it can be said that Jesus, the man, had someone he would call his God, and his was a reference to the Father. Since he will always be a man (as well as divine), he will always have someone he will call his God -- but this is in reference to God the Father. That does not mean that Jesus does not share the same divine nature as God the Father, since the Bible says that Jesus is also God made man (John 1:1,14; Col. 2:9; Heb. 1:8). You're confusing the quantitative with the qualitative meaning of the word GOD.
    • Nick Batchelor
      Jesus still has someone God to him even after his glorious resurrection to heaven. He is the Son of the Most High. He is not the Most High.
  • (Mark 9:7) And a cloud formed, overshadowing them, and a voice came out of the cloud:

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