End Time Poisoned Wine Denies the Deity of Jesus

April 18, 2011

Who was Jesus?

Poisoned wine denies Jesus was God. It declares that Jesus is the second person in the Godhead. So you ask; who was Jesus? Jesus was the Almighty God. According to the flesh, Jesus was the Son of God but according to the Spirit, He was God. “For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The Mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace” (Isaiah 9:6). Jesus “was foreordained before the foundation of the world, but was manifest in these last times for you” (I Peter 1:20). God “calleth those things which be not as though they were” (Romans 4:17). In His thoughts, God was clothed in the flesh of Jesus even before He planned the creation of the earth. God created the earth with all the attributes needed to support His flesh. In His thoughts, God walked in the flesh body of Jesus on an earth that He had not yet created.

Jesus is not the second person in the Godhead just because the Spirit of God became flesh and called that flesh the Son of God. The fullness of the Godhead is in Jesus (Colossians 2:9). In the physical realm, Jesus was a Son, Mary was His mother and the Spirit of God was His Father but in the spiritual realm, Jesus was God. Jesus as flesh was a visible person who felt pain and sadness, ate food and drank water, prayed to the Spirit, and died as all flesh dies, but as God Jesus walked on water, healed the sick, raised the dead, and defeated spiritual death by raising His own body. (Excerpt from Poisoned Wine, Chapter 6, p 139)

Jesus was God clothed in flesh. “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. . . And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us” (John 1:1, 14). Word comes from the Greek word logos. The main idea of the logos “is that it links God to man. . . . In the prologue of 14 verses [John 1:1-14], the idea of the Gospel is stated clearly and simply. The Logos, which is the eternal God, took flesh and became man.” The Word became flesh, which was named Jesus, meaning God with us. God “was manifested [as Jesus] to take away our sins. . . . He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not” (I John 3:5, John 1:10, 11). Jesus was the Almighty God.

The early Christians worshiped Jesus as God, not as a second person in the Godhead. Paul said that Jesus is “the image of the invisible God. . . . For in him [Jesus] dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily” (Colossians 1:15 and 2:9). The apostles knew “that the Son of God is come, and hath given us an understanding, that we may know him that is true, and we are in him that is true, even in his Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God, and eternal life” (I John 5:20). The New Testament Christians knew Jesus was God.

The Trinity Doctrine says Jesus is the Eternal Son of God

Poisoned wine says that Jesus as the eternally begotten Son of God helped God create the earth. In the Old Testament, God said, “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness” (Genesis 1:26). However, “begotten” means a definite time when a birth takes place. (See Hebrews 1:5, 6.) There must be a “begetter,” a father, and a certain time when the act of begetting takes place. Simple logic does not allow for an eternally begotten Son because the words “begotten” and “Son” both confute the word “eternal.” No scriptural basis exists for an eternally begotten Son, but many scriptural proofs do exist that the Son of God was born at a specific point in time. (See, for example, Galatians 4:4; Hebrews 1:5, 6; Psalm 2:7; Acts 13:33.) Old Testament prophets did not look back into eternity and “see” a Son being eternally begotten. Instead, they always pointed forward into the future when Jesus would be born in the fullness of time. (See Psalm 2:7; Isaiah 7:14; 9:6.) (David K. Bernard, The Oneness of God Hazelwood, MO: Word Aflame Press, 1983, 2000), 98-106). (Excerpt from Poisoned Wine, p 136)

Jesus never existed in the spiritual realm of heaven as the eternal Son of God. God did not send Jesus down to earth to be a sacrifice for sin. Jesus as a Son in heaven would have required a mother where no male or female exists. Neither did Jesus exist in heaven as the second person in the Godhead. Before Jesus was born, He existed only in God’s thoughts. He did not come into being until He was born a human baby, according to the laws of flesh. At that time, He became the flesh of God and was called the Son of man. Although Jesus was conceived in God’s mind “before the foundation of the world” (John 17:24), He did not become a reality until He was born as a flesh baby. Jesus did not exist in the spiritual realm until He ascended up to the Spirit of God after His resurrection.

Jesus Is God’s Immortal Body

In the spiritual realm, Jesus is the immortal body of God. After His resurrection, He no longer held the office of “Son.” He is and will be Lord and God to His people throughout eternity. David said, “For who is God save the LORD?” (Psalm 18:31). “And the LORD [Jesus] shall be king over all the earth: in that day shall there be one LORD, and his name one” (Zechariah 14:9). After Jesus’ resurrection, the disciples realized that Jesus was the immortal flesh of God. The church will be the spiritual bride of Christ Jesus; hence to His church (bride) Jesus is Lord and God. “For thy Maker is thine husband; the Lord of hosts is his name; and thy Redeemer the Holy One of Israel; The God of the whole earth shall he be called” (Isaiah 54:4). Jesus very clearly stated “that ye shall die in your sins: for if ye believe not that I am he [God], ye shall die in your sins” (John 8:19, 24). Jesus, the immortal flesh of God is the “KINGS OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS” (Revelation 19:16).

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