The Truth About God That Only The Church of Christ Know
Today, thousands of Christian sects exist. Each of them have their own doctrines that contradicts that of the others. However, all these sects except the Church of Christ uphold the teaching that Christ is God.
Is it true that the Church of Christ taught its members a different God from the god of todays Christian sects? This question has been answered by Apostle Paul, a minister of the Church of Christ on his letter to the Corinthians:
6 yet for us there is one God, the Father, of whom are all things, and we for Him; and one Lord Jesus Christ, through whom are all things, and through whom we live. (I Corinthians 8:6, NKJV)
According to Apostle Paul, for them (members of the Church of Christ) there is only one God. Who is their God? The one God referred to by Apostle Paul is the Father. If for the Church of Christ the Father is the only God and the God of today's Christian sects is Christ, therefore it is clear that the God of the Church of Christ is really different to the god of today's Christian sects.
Why is it that the Church of Christ uphold the teaching that the Father is the only God? Do they formulated their own doctrines on God? Christ answers:
1 Jesus spoke these words, lifted up His eyes to heaven, and said: “Father, the hour has come. Glorify Your Son, that Your Son also may glorify You, 3 And this is eternal life, that they may know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom You have sent. (John 17:1,3, ibid)
Christ said on His prayer that they (members of the Church of Christ) may know that the Father as the only true God. In other words, it is Christ who taught His members on His Church that only the Father is the true God. To make it clear, let's ask the Bible: What does it mean, when saying that the Father is the only true God? In the book of Isaiah, God aswered:
5 I am the LORD, and there is no other; There is no God besides Me. I will gird you, though you have not known Me, (Isaiah 45:5, ibid)
According to Him, there is no God besides Him. So, when Christ said that the Father is the only true God, means only the Father is God and there is no other God besides Him. Is there another God like Him? God said, there is none like Him:
9 Remember the former things of old, For I am God, and there is no other; I am God, and there is none like Me, (Isaiah 46:9, ibid)
Now, it is already clear that the Father is the only true God and there is no God besides Him nor there will be like Him. Therefore, the teaching of most of the Christian sects today that Christ is also God like the Father is not true based on the Bible, and it also contradicts the truth revealed by the Bible.
However, there are some of these Christian sects believe that Christ is also the Father, and the Father and Christ is the same, or that Christ is the result when the Father became flesh. Is this true according to the truth written on the Bible? Is the Father the Christ Himself? Christ answers:
17 Jesus said to her, "Do not cling to Me, for I have not yet ascended to My Father; but go to My brethren and say to them,'I am ascending to My Father and your Father, and to My God and your God.'" (John 20:17, ibid)
Christ Himself said, that the Father is His Father who is the Father of the members of His Church. The Father is His God who is the God of the members of His Church too. In other words, the teaching that the Father and Christ is the same and one, as in, Christ is the Father Himself or that Christ is the result when the Father became flesh, is a false doctrine or not Biblical.
But not only that. There are other Christian sects also believe that Christ is also God who exist on the Christian time only not in the old testament time. Is this teaching true based on the Bible? God Himself answer this question:
10 " You are My witnesses," says the LORD,
" And My servant whom I have chosen, That you may know and believe Me, And understand that I am He. Before Me there was no God formed, Nor shall there be after Me. (Isaiah 43:10, ibid)
God's answer is clear, that there was no God before Him nor shall there be after Him. So the teaching that Christ is the God who exist in the new testament time only not in the old testament time, is false and not biblical.
Now, did they know this truth that only the Father is the true God? Apostle Paul answer:
7 However, there is not in everyone that knowledge; ... (I Corinthians 8:7, ibid)
According to Apostle Paul, not everyone knows the truth about God. Who know this truth? In the verse 6, Apostle said this:
6 yet for us there is one God, the Father, of whom are all things, and we for Him; and one Lord Jesus Christ, through whom are all things, and through whom we live. (I Corinthians 8:6, ibid)
Only the members of the Church of Christ know the truth.
Is Christ your God or is your God a Trinity, or do you believe in many Gods? Well, that is because you are not members of the Church of Christ. If you are only one of the members of Christ's Church, then you will uphold the teaching of Christ that only the Father is the true God and no God besides Him, nor there is another God like Him, nor there will be after Him. Only the Church of Christ know this truth.
This article was posted on November 06, 2006
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