Thursday, December 3, 2009
The Father (Jehovah) is God Alone
(From the RDB Files)
1. God is Jehovah (YHWH in Hebrew text) Alone.
2. Jehovah is the Father Alone.
3. The Father (Jehovah) is the God of the Messiah.
4. The Father (Jehovah) is God Alone.
Bible students should know, as basic information, that most English Bibles have mistranslated God's only personal name as "LORD" over 6000 times. This name, YHWH in the Hebrew OT text, is properly transliterated as "Jehovah" (ASV, MKJV, Young's, etc. and in a few places such as Ps. 83:18 in KJV and Exodus 3:15 in MLB, LB, etc.) or "Yahweh" (JB, NJB, Rotherham, etc.). This name is found in Hebrew as:
It is important to have this knowledge in order to better understand exactly who is the only true God.
1. God Alone = Jehovah (YHWH in Hebrew text) - Ps. 83:18; 86:10; Is. 37:16, 20 (and numerous Israelite personal names like 'Elijah' which mean 'God is Jehovah).
Psalms 83:18 That they may know that thou alone, whose name is Jehovah (YHWH), Art the Most High over all the earth. - ASV.
Ps. 86:10 For thou art great, and doest wondrous things: Thou art God alone. 11 Teach me thy way, O Jehovah (YHWH); I will walk in thy truth: Unite my heart to fear thy name. - ASV.
Is. 37:16 O Jehovah of hosts, the God of Israel, that sittest [above] the cherubim, thou art the God, even thou alone, of all the kingdoms of the earth; thou hast made heaven and earth. - ASV.
2. Only Jehovah = the Father in heaven - Ps. 2:7 (Acts 13:33); Is. 64:8 (and numerous Israelite personal names like 'Abijah' which mean 'The Father is Jehovah')
Psalms 2:7 I will tell of the decree: Jehovah said unto me, Thou art my son; This day have I begotten thee. -ASV.
Acts 13:33 that God hath fulfilled the same unto our children, in that he raised up Jesus; as also it is written in the second psalm, Thou art my Son, this day have I begotten thee. - ASV.
Isaiah 64:8 But now, O Jehovah, thou art our Father; we are the clay, and thou our potter; and we all are the work of thy hand. - ASV
But there are no personal names in scripture which mean "Jehovah is the Son" or "Jehovah is the Messiah," or anything else to indicate that the firstborn son of God is Jehovah or is God.
3. The Father (Jehovah) is the God of the Messiah
Micah 5:2-4 2 And thou, Beth-Lehem Ephratah, Little to be among the chiefs of Judah! From thee to Me he cometh forth--to be ruler in Israel, And his comings forth [are] of old, From the days of antiquity. 3 Therefore he doth give them out till the time She who bringeth forth hath brought forth, And the remnant of his brethren return to the sons of Israel. 4 And he hath stood and delighted in the strength of Jehovah, In the excellency of the name of Jehovah his God - Young's.
Ro. 15:6 so that with one accord you may with one voice glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. - NASB.
Revelation 1:6 and He [Jesus Christ in heaven] has made us to be a kingdom, priests to His God and Father--to Him be the glory and the dominion forever and ever. Amen. - NASB.
2 Corinthians 11:31 The God and Father of the Lord Jesus, He who is blessed forever, knows that I am not lying. - NASB.
4. The Father (Jehovah - see above) = only true God
John 17:1, 3 "Father, .... 3 "This is eternal life, that they may know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom You have sent. - NASB.
Jeremiah 10:10 "But Jehovah is the true God; he is the living God," - ASV.
The Father (Jehovah) = only God for Christians - 1 Cor. 8:6
1 Corinthians 8:6 yet for us there is one God, the Father, from whom are all things and for whom we exist, and one Lord, Jesus Christ, through whom are all things and through whom we exist. - RSV.
1 Corinthians 8:6 yet there is for us only one God, the Father, who is the Creator of all things and for whom we live; and there is only one Lord, Jesus Christ, through whom all things were created and through whom we live. - TEV.
Ephesians 4:6 one God and Father of all who is over all and through all and in all. - NASB.