Was Christ the God of the Old Testament?
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“And God said, Let us make man in
image, after our likeness.” Did you notice
that it does not use the singular "me and my," it is the plural "us and ours."
Why? Because, the word “God,” in this passage, is derived from the
word “'Elohiym” which is a word denoting plurality. It means two or more.
the scripture should read, “Gods said, let us make man in our image and in our
Since the plural word Elohiym, which should always be translated “Gods” did not “jive” with traditional thinking, the translators incorrectly “fixed the problem” by substituting the singular word "God." They had to "fix the problem" over 2000 times because they didn't understand the truth about the God Family and their name. God is a surname, no different than your own last name. A name identifies the members of a family. Jesus Christ is the second member of the God family. He is the son. He is the spokesman for the God family. He was also creator. In Hebrews 1:2, it says, (God )“hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds.”
Tradition may dictate that the "Father" is the sole creator and God of the Old Testament, yet when we examine the scriptures, surprisingly, we see that Jesus Christ truly was right there from the beginning and was the co-creator of man!
NEW TESTAMENT PROOF
Let's dig deeper and look at the New Testament. By understanding the
Elohiym concept, we see why John wrote of Christ, “THE WORLD WAS MADE BY HIM AND THE WORLD KNEW HIM NOT.”
THEY "KNEW HIM NOT"---they DID NOT RECOGNIZE HIM AS CREATOR OF THE WORLD~
Many people pass over this lightly, but it is a profound truth!
John 1:1 explains that “in the beginning was the word and the word was with God and the word was God.” Many people are confused by this, but it is simply saying that Jesus Christ was "the word" or more plainly put, the “spokesman” for the God family. He is the one who has dealt with mankind face to face in every instance. God the Father has only dealt with man through His spokesman called "the word...." none other than Jesus Christ.
1. In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
2. The same was in the beginning with God.
3. All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.
To avoid any confusion about who "the word" was, John 1:10 states of Christ that “He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not.” And he says, in verse 14, “the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us...” There can be no dispute. Jesus Christ was “the Word”, according to your Bible.
But, wasn’t God the Father seen by lots of people in the Old Testament??? No.
John 1:18 says that “No man hath seen God at any time; the only begotten Son, which is in the bosom of the Father, he hath declared him.” A “declaration” is simply a public announcement of something you want everyone to know. Christ had to declare His Father’s existence to the world, or else they wouldn’t have known of “the Father” at all", since the Father has never had any actual physical contact with man!
The Bible is clear that "no man hath seen God at any time," but, we know that Moses, Abraham and many others talked face to face with a God being. It was not the father. So it had to be the spokesperson for the God Family named Jesus Christ. This also explains why Christ said,
John 17:25 "O righteous Father, the world hath not known thee:
but I have known thee, and these have known that thou hast sent me."
Ancient Israel, Moses and Abraham dealt with Jesus Christ. Is there proof of this in the New Testament? Yes, amazingly, in all three cases~
CHRIST AND MOSES (New Testament reference)
Read about Moses and Christ in your own Bible. Hebrews 11:24-26 says that Moses esteemed the reproach of Christ as greater riches than the treasures in Egypt... Look it up for yourself, if you can't believe your own eyes. Ask yourself HOW Moses could ever "esteem the reproach of Christ" SINCE MOSES WAS BORN THOUSANDS OF YEARS BEFORE CHRIST??? He could do it because Jesus Christ was the one he dealt FACE TO FACE with. Jesus Christ is the one who handed Moses the tablets that contained the Ten Commandments. They were His laws!
CHRIST AND ANCIENT ISRAEL (New Testament reference)
There is no doubt that JESUS CHRIST WAS CREATOR AND GOD OF THE OLD TESTAMENT, or else how could he have followed ancient Israel in the wilderness as your own Bible teaches! I know this goes against tradition---but tradition and truth are not synonymous. Again, look it up in 1 Corinthians 10:1-4 for yourself, if you must. Those that don't like the truth, may be put in a position of having to tear these pages out of their Bibles...
"Moreover, brethren, I would not that ye should be ignorant, how that all our fathers were under the cloud, and all passed through the sea; And were all baptized unto Moses in the cloud and in the sea; And did all eat the same spiritual meat; And did all drink the same spiritual drink: for they drank of that spiritual Rock that followed them: and that Rock was Christ.”
So far we’ve seen Moses’ name mentioned in context with Christ...
and when Israel came out of Egypt, the rock that followed them was Christ. Now
we’ll learn about another famous Old Testament person whom Jesus Christ said he
was personally acquainted with and He shocked the men of His day with that
statement! They tried to kill Him for even saying it.
CHRIST AND ABRAHAM (New Testament Reference)
In a confrontation with the Jews, Christ told them that He had known Abraham
personally and that Abraham had seen His day and rejoiced! John 8:56-59
"Your father Abraham rejoiced to see my day: and he saw it, and was glad. Then said the Jews unto him, Thou art not yet fifty years old, and hast thou seen Abraham? Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Before Abraham was, I am. Then took they up stones to cast at him: but Jesus hid himself, and went out of the temple, going through the midst of them, and so passed by.
CHRIST WAS THE "I AM"
Note that they picked up stones to stone Him when He made the
statement “Before Abraham was, I am.” Don’t forget that all punctuation
in the Bible
was added by the translators, so remove one comma, and we see He
REALLY said, “Before Abraham was I AM,” He claims the name
of the God of the Old Testament. Jesus Christ tells them plainly that He
is the “I AM,” and to their hardened and blind hearts, this was blasphemy, SO
THIS IS WHY THEY TRIED TO STONE HIM.
In one other case, the Jews again showed a violent physical reaction to Christ
saying “I AM.”
4 Jesus therefore, knowing all things that should come upon him, went forth, and said unto them, Whom seek ye?
5 They answered him, Jesus of Nazareth. Jesus saith unto them, I am (he.)...(NOTE that the word “he” was added by the translators.)
6 As soon then as he had said unto them I AM , they went backward, and fell to the ground.
Normally in the
worship of God, one would fall forward with the face down as a sign of
submission...("...the elders, which sat before God on their
seats, fell upon their faces, and worshipped God.“ Rev 11:16) Why
did the men of Christ’s own generation reject Him and refuse to acknowledge Him
as God? For a great purpose! Had they recognized Him as the Creator, they wouldn't have killed Him. It was never God's purpose
for them to truly recognize who He was. Because, after they killed Him,
only then our salvation
finally became possible---all because Jesus Christ was the very creator and
therefore, His death was worth more than
enough to pay for all the sins of the world He had created!
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