This time I am focusing on Old Testament Holy Scriptures due to the fact that since completing part two, I have received some very irritating correspondence doubting and / or challenging The Truth as I have written it in parts one and two. In this communication which, I hasten to add, was twelve A4 pages long, (well it was from a theologian so what did I expect – a couple of paragraphs !! ?? ??) the author tried to prove that God is one, as you do when you are a deceived mainstream Christian. In this diatribe Isaiah 43 is quoted as evidence to prove their case, so let's go there now and see what it says:
Isaiah 43: 1 But now that saith the LORD that created thee, O Jacob, and he that formed thee, O Israel, Fear not: for I have redeemed thee, I have called thee by thy name; thou art mine.
You see, when you blindly limit the Godhead to one being, by default, you create all manner of difficulties for yourself. This then means you have to write twelve pages of A4, full of intellectual clap trap, in order to explain The Truth away. If, on the other hand, you know that They, the Godhead, are two beings, you will then understand that it is always the Lord Jesus Christ as God, who is speaking. He is speaking as God before He was made flesh, so from this knowledge we can know that it is the Lord Jesus Christ speaking in this particular verse. How can you be so sure I hear you say? Well, the answer to this is very simple, for there is one word here that tells us immediately who is speaking – 'redeemed'. The use of the word 'redeemed' here means the Lord Jesus Christ is speaking, for The Father is not the redeemer nor has he ever been the redeemer. The Lord Jesus Christ was, and will be the redeemer of His people Israel; He has always been The Redeemer or The Savior just as He has always been God with God – one of two beings.
Isaiah 43: 3 For I am the LORD thy God, the Holy One of Israel, thy Savior: I gave Egypt for thy ransom, Ethiopia and Seba for thee.
In this verse we have a simple confirmation of what I have been saying. The Lord Jesus Christ, here, is telling us through Isaiah that He is The Lord (The Eternal) our God – the Holy One of Israel, our Savior. There is only one Savior, but this verse is not, I repeat, not, telling us that God is one. If you think it does then you are deceived. What The Lord is telling us here is that He is a member of the Godhead – the Savior member rather than the Father member. The Lord Jesus Christ is speaking in this verse not the Father. We have to remember that the Lord Jesus Christ is the 'logos' of John 1, which means he is the Word or the spokesman of that Word – He made all the declarations. He spoke to Adam, He spoke to Noah, He spoke to Abraham, He appeared as Melchisedec, He appeared to Abraham, again, with the two angels before they went into Sodom and Gomorrah to rescue Lot and his family, He spoke to Moses on Mount Sinai and He spoke to all the Old Testament prophecies at different times down through the ages. The Father was not involved in these communications and so we come to the next passage of Holy Scripture, which graphically display what I am saying:
Isaiah 43: 10-11 Ye are my witnesses, saith the LORD, and my servant what I have chosen: that ye may know and believe me, and understand that I am He: before me there was no God formed, neither shall there be after me. 11 I, even I, am the LORD; and beside me there is no savior.
Here in these verses Isaiah is telling us that the Lord Jesus Christ is calling the people of Israel to be His witness and He is telling us also that he ie Isaiah is His servant who He has chosen to specially carry that message to the Israelites. In verse 11 Isaiah confirms that it is the Lord Jesus Christ speaking as a member of the Godhead when he states that He is I, I The Eternal the self existential or Jehovah. Here is the Hebrew rendering of verse 11:
II Yahweh and there is no from apart from me one saving.
So what is this verse, in Truth, saying? Quite simply, it is telling us two things: 1) First and foremost, it is the Lord Jesus Christ speaking here, and He is telling us that He is the 'I Am' or He is 'I Am the I Am Yahweh'. This is the same 'I Am' that told Moses to go tell the Israelites that 'The I Am' had sent him (Moses) to them and that he spoke with the authority of the 'I Am' of the Godhead. 2) He is also telling the Israelites that He is the Savior and there is only one Savior. We must understand that the Father was never the Savior, so these verses can only be the Lord Jesus Christ speaking for Himself, as a member of the dual Godhead.
Within this message, too, there is an admonition to the Israelites who had a preponderance to be very idolatrous, rebellious and adulterous in their worship of Baal and other useless satanic, man made, deities. So the Lord, through Isaiah, clearly tells them here, that, unlike the deities that were worshiping, He had no creator and He was not formed or created like any of the man made gods of Balaam. This verse, in effect, is an early version of: "I Am the Alpha and the Omega" telling the foolish Israelites that He, the Lord Jesus Christ Jehovah, had no beginning and no end. Needless-to-say, we can now see that these two versa in no way support the theological notions of men with their monotheistic deity – in other words, God is not one.
Moving on we now have another verse from Isaiah which gets misinterpreted by spiritually dead theologians and mistranslated by illegitimate translators with the Devil's agenda:
Isaiah 44: 8 Fear ye not, neither be afraid: have not I borne thee from that time, and have declared it ? ye are even my witnesses. Is there a God beside me? yea, there is no God; I know not any .
Now from the Hebrew: Must-not-be you-are-being-afraid and must-not-be you-are-fearing not-then I-announced-you and I-told and-you witnesses-of-me? there is Eloah from-apart-from-me and there-is-no rock no I know. Verse 9 ones forming of carving all-of-them chaos …. etc. etc.
Now look at what we have going on here. In the KJV the word 'God' appears twice and yet in the Hebrew it only appears once. Looks like we have some jack-ass translators jumping to conclusions that should not jump to, for the word 'rock' has been interpreted erroneously as 'God' !! How do we know that it is erroneous? Well, look, you can see for yourself that the emphasis is still on the Israelites and silly carved images. What were the principal materials for these blasphemous carvings, why, stone or rock or wood.
This verse is not telling us that God is one, it is telling us that the Lord Jesus Christ was telling these wayward people that stone gods or gods made from rock, were no gods at all and that He was the only real God in this equation . How do you know and how can you be so sure, I hear some of you say? Isaiah 44: 8:
Isaiah 44: 6 Thus saith the LORD the King of Israel, and his redeemer the LORD of hosts; I am the first, and I am the last; and beside me there is no God.
And in the Hebrew: Thus He-says Yahweh (The Eternal) King of Israel and One redeeming of Him Yahweh (The Eternal) of hosts. I first and-I last and from apart-from me there is no Elohim (Gods plural)
Now just look at what's going on here, for although we can plainly see there are two Beings that plan the Godhead, not one being, in reality, we have nothing but confusion emanating from this verse. Let's take the KJV and analyze it, first, because, as per usual, this is where we will find most of the corruptions. As we begin to analyze it what we first need to understand is the fact that it is the Lord Jesus Christ speaking here. He is speaking as Yahweh or The Eternal, the King of Israel. He is the King of Israel not the Father or the Eternal of Hosts as He is described here, and yet what is this verse saying? It's erroneously trying to tell us that the Yahweh or The Eternal of Hosts ie The Father is the Redeemer, how can that be? Well, it can be, because the translators made a monumental cock-up or have, more likely, certainly set out to deceive and confuse. Even the Hebrew version I have used has got it wrong. Here is another thing: how can the two God's of Godhead, as displayed in the first half of this verse, then become a singular God in the second half, with one half of the Godhead actually condemning the existence of the other half of the Godhead !! ??
Let's be clear, for this is how this verse should read: Thus says Yahweh (the Eternal) the King of Israel, the one redeeming Israel speaking for and on behalf of the Yahweh (The Eternal) of Hosts. We are first and we are last and apart from us there are no other Gods (Elohim).
Now before you start teasing your hair out at what I have said here, you need to understand that there are no contradictions in the Holy Word of God and with this in mind I will copy here Strong's comments on the word / letter 'I':
H589 aniy pronounced anee contracted from H595 anoki pronounced aw-no-kee-'I '; Egypt; (as for) me; myself; mine; we; X which; X who.
Notice how this word 'aniy' can also mean 'we' . Rather interesting, do not you think, and, of course, it means that what I'm saying in my translation is not outrageous at all?
Therefore, as you read this verse it will sound strange to you, but when you come to the realization that you have been brain washed all of your life into thinking that God is one, the Truth of the Duality of the Godhead will then begin to dawn and hopefully sink in. Whether we like it or not, the Two Gods of the Godhead are clearly revealed to us in this verse and then the translators tried to hide that Truth by trying to con us into thinking that the Lord Jesus Christ then went on to say that there were no other God'sides Him – a blatant lie and / or a contradiction. In other words, the second half of this verse is condemning the existence of the Yahweh or the Eternal of Hosts – The Father God, who is plainly mentioned !! Unbelievable – of course, you bet your life it's unbelievable; it's supposedly to be unbelievable, it's translated that way so seriously that through the confusion it causes, you will not be able to believe it !?
Having said all this, there will obviously be a major of you out there who will say: What gives you the right to alter the Holy Scriptures in such a way? Well, I'll state it like this: I have every right, when, after years of Bible study, I have discovered dozens of other evil corruptions in the KJV that have been more easily revealed by the Greek and Hebrew MSS. This is what I call the Law of Precedent and it has been shown to be an extremely accurate and reliable law. Whereas in the early days of my study I would be amazed to find a discrepancy, now I am stunned if I do not find one. In turn, I have shown through all the errors I have made public in my other articles, that this is The Truth. If these 'mistakes' had been proved to be the exception, rather than the rule, then the benefit of doubt would have held sway, but I have proved unequivocally that this is not the case and to apply the benefit of doubt to so many corruptions would have been naïve in the extreme on my part. So, it is with this in mind that I challenge you to prove me wrong in my translation of Isaiah 44: 6.
Furthermore, in my web searches, I came across these words from a theologian by the name of Dr David Antion, and I quote:
"When a Bible student reads the New Testament, he can be much sure of meaningings words than when he is studying the Old Testament.
Hebrew is obscure. We do not know what it means, but we say we're going to guess this or that. But, the New Testament, I believe, is very reliable. "
Actually, I would challenge him here on two: 1) my view is that the Hebrew is not as obscure as he might think, especially if you understand that it is Judges and latter day Pharisees who have corrupted it. They have certainly given the Old Testament a monotheistic Judaic flavor. 2) I now believe that both Old and New Testaments are as bad as each other in terms of man's corruptions. However, it's great to know that I am not alone in struggling to understand what is written in some Old Testament Holy Scriptures.
OK, getting back to Isaiah, I will finish off this article by looking at Isaiah 44: 7 having explained what was really said in verse 6:
Isaiah 44: 7 And who, as I, shall call, and shall declare it, and set it in order for me, since I appointed the ancient people? and the things that are coming, and shall come, let them shew unto them.
This verse makes more sense from the Hebrew – surprise; surprise!
And who like me He-Shall-call-out and He-Shall-tell-her and He-Shall-arrange her for me from to place of me people of eon and things arriving and which they shall come and they shall tell to them .
Now as in Isaiah 43: 1 we have a give away as to whom the Lord Jesus Christ is speaking about here. In the KJV this verse is written as if the Lord is asking a question but He's not, He is making a statement following on from verse 6 where He said: "We are the first and we are last and apart from us there are no other Gods (Elohim). "
From The Living Bible and continuing from above: Isaiah 44: 7 Who else can tell you what is going to happen in the days ahead? Let them tell you if they can and prove their power. Let them do as we have done since ancient times.
What did the Godhead do in ancient times? They made man in Their Image, after Their likeness:
Genesis 1:26 And God (Elohim – plural) said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness:
God is not one, and do not believe any blaspheming dog who says otherwise, especially if they say He is one in three and three in one.
I hope you enjoyed reading this article as much as I did researching it and writing it.