WHY JESUS the ETERNAL CHRIST is the SINGULAR, PERSONAL and DIRECTLY SELF-REVEALED or SELF-REVEALING SAVIOR-SALVATION/ REDEEMER-REDEMPTION NOT ONLY OF ISRAEL BUT ALSO OF THE WORLD?
22 “Look to Me, and be saved, All you ends of the earth! For I am God, and there is no other.UNITARIANS, ADDs [Ang Dating Daan], MCGI [Member Church of God Int’l.], Jehovah’s Witnesses, Apostolic Pentecostals, Oneness [Jesus Miracle Crusade International Ministry (JMCIM) of Wilde Almeda], INC [Iglesia Ni Cristo], RCs [Roman Catholics], and others MIS-APPLY, MISUSE and MIS-IDENTIFY this Singular, Personal and Directly Self-Revealing GOD THE SAVIOR of Isaiah 45:22 as God the Father or Jehovah God the Father in the case of Jehovah’s Witnesses. Most of them or some of them publicly, explicitly and overtly declare/profess/confess that JESUS the Eternal Christ was not yet existing in eternity with God the Father or He did not exist yet during Old Testament times/ age, even in Genesis but that Jesus only appeared in the New Testament as Man.
HOWEVER, the Bible declares that JESUS is the SAVIOR of the world in John 4:42 and 1 John 4:14. The word “world” is “cosmos” in Greek and therefore, the world already existed from Genesis, the beginning of all things or the creation of the universe to the present. Colossians 1:16 refers to the creation of everything or all things by JESUS CHRIST, the Son of God the Father, and, His creation is BY HIM and FOR HIM.
This verse, ISAIAH 45:22 [also vv. 5 to 23] and all other related Biblical passages from Genesis to Revelation which refer to SALVATION-REDEMPTION of the humankind rightfully apply to the pre-cosmic Christ, the eternally ANOINTED SON of God the Father prior to or before the creation of the universe and the pre-Incarnate Christ BEFORE or PRIOR TO, DURING and AFTER incarnation. This “GOD WHO SAVES” is not applicable to, and does not, and should not, and WILL NOT APPLY TO GOD THE FATHER or to JEHOVAH GOD the Father of the Jehovah’s Witnesses because the ANOINTED SAVIOR or the Divine PERSON among the TRIUNE LORD GOD who is always functioning as SAVIOR-SALVATION (Psalm 62:1-12; Isaiah 12:2)/ REDEEMER-REDEMPTION, HUSBAND-MAKER/CREATOR of Israel (Isaiah 54:5) and the BRIDEGROOM/ HUSBAND of the New Testament church is the ETERNAL SON of GOD, JESUS CHRIST (John 20:31) from generation to generation, from the Old Testament to the New Testament up to the Great Tribulation, the Millennial Reign, the New Heavens and the New Earth and throughout eternity (Heb. 13:8). As the LORD GOD THE FATHER’s Anointed SON who has/possesses the same and one ESSENCE of BEING, that is, GOD, with the Father and the Holy Spirit, JESUS the CHRIST needs no other God beside HIM to assist or help Him accomplish His seven (7) cosmic functions of creating, ordering, providing, preserving-upholding, redeeming-saving-sanctifying, judging-classifying and consummating-finalizing . May tiwala sa Kaniya ang AMA na nagbigay ng lahat lahat sa ANAK doon pa man sa Walang hanggan [God the Father has full confidence in His SON to Whom He gave all things even in or from eternity] ( Jn 3:35; Matt 11:27; Jn 16:15; 17:10; Matt 28:18; Col 1:19; 2:9-10; Ps. 110:1-4). Hindi na Niya kailangan pa ng KATULONG sa KANIYANG MGA GAMPANIN-TUNGKULIN [The SON needs no Helper in accomplishing His functions-works] (Jn. 5:18-19; 8:29; Ephesians 3:11). Wala ng IBANG DIOS sa Kaniyang tabi dahil ang ANAK ang KAPANGYARIHAN [Gr., dunamis = capability] ng DIOS at KARUNUNGAN [Gk., Sophia] ng DIOS [There is no OTHER GOD beside Him because the SON is the power [Gk. Dunamis = capability] of God and the wisdom [Gk. Sophia] of God (1 Cor. 1:24)].
WHAT BIBLICAL REASONS CAN WE CITE WHY JESUS CHRIST is this SAVIOR WHO IS GOD in ISAIAH 45:5-23?
(1) This is in accordance with the ETERNAL COVENANT of the TRIUNE LORD GOD or Biblical TRINITY (Rev. 13:8; Hebrews 13:20; 9:14; 10:29; Psalm 2:7; John 3:31-35; Psalm 110:1-4 cf. Matt. 22:41-45; Eph. 1:3-23) since JESUS the Eternal SON of God the Father willingly volunteered to be the LAMB OF GOD who will take away the sin of the world (John 1:29). That’s why it is written in Revelation 13:8 that JESUS CHRIST is the LAMB that WAS SLAIN FROM THE FOUNDATION of the world.
(2) Because JESUS the SON OF GOD THE FATHER revealed the following characteristics of God the Father which will affect the relationship and functions of the DIVINE Persons of the FATHER and of the SON, JESUS CHRIST, and of the HOLY SPIRIT to every one and all creatures in all of reality, to wit:
c) GOD THE FATHER WILL ALWAYS BE THE UNAPPROACHABLE GOD/ DIVINE PERSON of the TRIUNE LORD GOD because He always dwells in UNAPPROACHABLE LIGHT (1 Timothy 6:16; John 14:6). 1 Timothy 6:16 says, “16 Who only hath immortality, DWELLING IN THE LIGHT WHICH NO MAN [in Greek, no man is “oudeis” meaning, none, no one, nothing] CAN APPROACH UNTO; whom NO MAN HATH SEEN, NOR CAN SEE: to whom be honour and power everlasting. Amen.”
d) GOD THE FATHER is NOT DIRECTLY AUDIBLE to the world but only to the SON, Jesus Christ and to the Holy Spirit who are both of the SAME ESSENCE of Godhood or Deity as GOD THE FATHER. John 5:37 says, “37 And the Father Himself, which hath sent ME, hath borne witness of ME. Ye HAVE NEITHER HEARD HIS VOICE AT ANY TIME, nor seen HIS shape.”
e) GOD THE FATHER IS NOT DIRECTLY ACCESSIBLE to any createdkind angels and humankind persons (John 14:6; 1 Tim. 6:16). John 14:6 says, ‘”6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man [no man in Greek is “oudeis”, meaning, none, no one, nothing] cometh unto the Father, but by ME.”
Therefore, everyone and all of creation will always be from, on, in, through, with, to and for JESUS CHRIST, the Absolute Beginning-the First-the Alpha-the Way and the Ending- the Last-the Omega, the Life and the Truth.
So, under the heaven from Adam and Eve, who were also under the heaven, to Eternity, there’s only ONE NAME that was given among men whereby we will all be saved and that is the name of our only great GOD and SAVIOR, JESUS [YAHWEH SHUA/ YESHUA = THE LORD IS SAVIOR or SALVATION] CHRIST [Messiah] (Acts 4:12; Titus 2:13-14; Hebrews 7:24-25; Romans 10:1-13; etc.)
TO JESUS CHRIST, the Almighty Lord God the Son incarnate, Perfect Manhood and All in all, be all blessings and power and riches and wisdom and strength and glory and honor, now and always. AMEN.
Sis. Marina V. Magluyan
Date Shared: February 9, 2015
Note: This message was shared to the following Facebook so called Christian sites: (1) Fundamental Bible Doctrine Discussions; (2) Born Again University; (3) BORN AGAIN CHRISTIANS in the PHILIPPINES; (4) BORN AGAIN CHRISTIANS; (5) Filipino Theologians and Christians’ Forum; (6) CHRISTIAN UNITED FELLOWSHIP; (7) The Apostolic Faithful in Jesus Christ, (8) Be Inspired, (9) Children of God
Leave a comment