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Christ is not 'The Creator'!

(Equipping the Saints to Defend Truths)

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"Thus, saith El himself—YAHWEH,—Creator of the heavens, that stretched them forth, Out-spreader of earth, and the products thereof,—Giver of breath to the people thereon, And of ruah (spirit) to them who walk therein" (Is. 42:5). YAHWEH is 'The Creator' of all things! Christ Yahoshua is Yahweh's  only-begotten Son, whom Yahweh, his Father made LORD over all of his Creation, which Yahweh Created. The evidence, from the scriptures, concerning this truth is overwhelming, as you will see. We must ask ourselves, 'How could this simple truth, beginning in Genesis chapter one and ending in Revelation not be the foundation of the Christian Church'? The foundation of many believers is upon the misguided teaching that Christ, not Yahweh is 'The Creator'?  This belief is so unbiblical that we must conclude that there is something or someone spiritually blinding the minds of the saints; something sinister has occurred because if you proclaim Yahweh as the Creator, and not Christ, you probably will be labeled a heretic; a blinding and deceiving influence has occurred in the minds and the hearts of the saints. This behavior leads us to conclude, as did the parable in Matthew, that, "An enemy, hath, done this" (Mt. 13:28). The old serpent, the accuser, the dragon, the slanderer, the deceiver, the adversary, the usurper is that enemy, who is relentless in his pursuit to slanderer his and our Creator, Yahweh Elohim of Host. The slanderer desecrates the holy name of Yahweh by having it removed from the lips of his children and replaces it with the name of his Son. Through time, YAHWEH, our Creator, through the methods of the deceiver and the hands of men, has been replaced with pagan idols (Baal), the science of men (Big Bang) and as we shall see, with his Son, who, I believe, laments over such an abomination. This article was written: to equip the saints that they may expose this deception, which has occurred for thousands of years; to exalt and reestablish the holy name of YAHWEH, our beloved Father as 'The Creator' and to present our LORD and Savior, Yahoshua Christ, as one sitting, not on Yahweh's throne, but rather upon his own throne, at Yahweh's own right hand.

Yahweh being number one and Yahoshua being number two is the order in the heavens but upon earth this holy order has been desecrated. The spiritual battle, waged by the serpent to slander Yahweh by deceiving his earthly worshippers into paying homage to another, has raged since the Garden of Eden. This battle consists of him twisting and manipulating Yahweh's words, which results in minds being blinded to his truths. The sword for our battle must be the Word of Yahweh, used, as our Lord demonstrated, to cut asunder the doctrines of men and the doctrines of demons. Our enemy, a master of words, uses them as instruments to separate us from our Father; words from our own Father's Word, rearranged, words omitted; words from very prominent Church leaders that have no chapter or verse; words added by him and mistranslated in Bibles in order to please men. Our battle is to discard the lies that are not in our Father's Word and take back the truths that the enemy has taken from our forefathers; when once again we can read the marvelous wonders of Psalm 104, giving total Glory, to our Creator, Yahweh, our Elohim and our Father. (See Appendix A for the correct reading of Psalm 104 taken from the Rotherham's Emphasized Bible.)

The teaching that Christ, and not Yahweh, is the Creator of all things is a very sacred doctrine to our adversary, a doctrine that has been defended for thousands of years. We know this by judging the reactions we get when addressing this hot subject. A person who believes that Yahweh is the Creator may be called, a heretic, an anti-christ, unsaved, a Jehovah Witness, an Arian and a number of other names, which is why we know it is sacred to our enemy. We should not be alarmed by this tactic because our Lord, partook of such name calling and warned us that we also would experience the same if we spoke the truth; "...If, the master of the house, Beelzebul, they called, how much more, the men of his house" (Mt. 10:25)! This battle is not for the faint of heart; William Tyndale and Martin Luther would agree. The venomous overreaction on this subject informs us that this lid is not to be opened and if you persist, you may regret it. The methods of our adversary have not changed. When a sacred topic of our adversary is approached, there will be gnashing of teeth. Stephen experienced this overreaction as recorded in Acts 7:54-58; "And, while they were hearing these things, they were being pierced in their hearts, and began gnashing their teeth against him...And, crying out with a loud voice, they held their ears, and rushed with one accord upon him; And, thrusting him forth outside the city, proceeded to stone him." Searching the scriptures, with their brother Stephen, on his subject was never an option! We should also take counsel from this account. A true brother or sister in Christ will discuss the scriptures with you, while an enemy will attack. We must ask our Lord when to teach the truth that Yahweh is our Creator. If a person becomes hostile, then we must bless and depart because we have been commanded not to strive (fight).

 A Catholic will believe Mary to be the Mother of God; a Lutheran will baptize a child at birth while a Baptist will not; a Mormon accepts other teachings besides the Bible, as do Catholics and most Protestants; Jehovah Witnesses have their 144,000 in the book of Revelation and most Christians will profess the Trinity and the loss of the 'gifts of the spirit,' but if anyone in these groups confesses and believes Romans 10:9, then they are members of the Body of the Christ, heirs of Yahweh, joint heirs with Christ. They are our brothers and sisters. The Christian Church is not an organization but a living breathing organism whose head is Christ. We should always seek to be especially good to the family of the faith. I can embrace them even if they believe and are happy with their errors; no gnashing of teeth required but words seasoned with salt; agree to disagree but there are also darnels in these groups; workers of lawlessness. We must always be ready to speak the truth in ahab (love) and be ready to rebuke, when necessary. 

Hundreds of very clear verses tells us that Yahweh is the Creator and Maker of all things, including his Son. Thousands of clear verses tells us that our Elohim is Yahweh. Hundreds of clear verses tells us that Yahoshua is not Yahweh but rather his Son, begotten of Yahweh. The adversary, through men, has taken three or four misunderstood verses in the Gospel of John and Colossians and has used them against his Creator, Yahweh, not just dethroning him but erasing him altogether, replacing him with his Son. The adversary is using scripture to fight Yahweh as he did with Yahoshua when he tempted him in the wilderness. The slanderer said, "...If thou art Yahweh’s, Son, cast thyself down,—for it is written, To his messengers, will he give charge concerning thee; and, on hands, will they bear thee up, lest once thou strike, against a stone, thy foot" (Mt. 4:6). Yahoshua did not say, Good point and then jumped but rather, " is written,—Thou shalt not put to the test, Yahweh thy Elohim." When a few misunderstood verses are presented unto us as, "it is written," then we must also imitate our Lord by saying, "it is also written."

Webs of Deceit that Bind and Blind

Yahoshua is not Yahweh
The holy name of Yahweh, was used over 6,800 times in the Hebrew Old Testament. Where is this name today? In the majority of all the new Bible translations the holy name has been erased, over 6,800 times. Many people have heard of Yahweh or Jehovah but ask them if this name is anywhere in their Bibles and they will answer, no. This simple truth alone should speak volumes to us. We should be asking ourselves, 'Could an enemy have done this while we were sleeping'?   77% of the Word of Yahweh is the Old Testament while only 23% is the New Testament. Much of Christendom has taken the end of the book (New Testament) and placed it at the beginning, discarding 77% of the rest of the book. They now believe: Genesis 1:1-3 reads,  "In the beginning, Jesus created the heavens and the earth.  Now, the earth, had become waste and wild, and, darkness, was on the face of the roaring deep,—but, the Spirit of Jesus, was brooding on the face of the waters.  And Jesus said—Light, be. And light was...;" Exodus 20:2 reads, "And Jesus spake all these words, saying:—I, am Jesus thy God,—who have brought thee forth out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of servants...; John 3:16 reads, "For Jesus, so loved, the world, that, he gave himself,—that, whosoever believeth on him, might not perish, but have life age-abiding." Strange as it may seem, many Christians, including pastors, would completely agree with this manipulation of the scriptures that were just quoted. This false teaching, occurring for thousands of years is a strong, binding, delusion, blinding the believer. Yahweh is the target for this treason. If our adversary could not totally erase the Word of Yahweh, which is his desire, then he at least could erase Yahweh, the Creator of the book and replace him with his Son, whom he also hates. This assault results in Yahweh being erased and Yahoshua being exalted to sit upon Yahweh's throne, which is an abomination. (We must remember that the Lord Yahoshua Christ would never desire such a thing.) This deceptive manipulation allows the adversary to slander both Yahweh and Yahoshua through the lips of Yahweh's own children.  This is similar to what the deceiver did to Paul and Barnabas in the city of Lystra. Paul and Barnabas healed a man and the priests (ministers of the adversary), instead of praising Yahweh for this healing, exalted Paul and Barnabas to the position of gods saying, "...the gods, made like unto men, have come down unto us... But the apostles Barnabas and Paul, hearing of it, rending asunder their own mantles, sprang forward amidst the multitude, crying aloud, and saying—Men! Why, these things, are ye doing? We also, of like nature with you, are men, bringing you the good news, that from these vain things, ye should be turning unto a living Elohim:—Who made heaven and the earth and the sea and all things therein;" (Acts 14:11, 14-15)!  I believe also that Christ, in the same way, is rending his mantle, when people call him the Creator, saying, "This vain thing be turning away from, give Adonai Yahweh Glory who made Heaven and the Earth and the Sea and All things therein."

Yahweh is our Creator
Yahweh has unabashedly declared his workmanship by saying, "Thus, saith El himself—Yahweh,—Creator [bara’] of the heavens, that stretched them forth, Out-spreader of earth, and the products thereof,—Giver of breath to the people thereon, And of ruah (spirit) to them who walk therein...Forming light, and creating darkness, Making prosperity, and creating misfortune,—I—Yahweh, who doeth all these...Let the drops fall, ye heavens, from above, Yea, let, the skies, pour down righteousness,—Let the earth open, and let them bear as their fruit-deliverance, And let, justice, spring forth therewith, I—Yahweh, have created it...I, made the earth, And, man upon it, I created,—I—mine own hands, stretched out the heavens, And, all their host, I commanded...For, Thus, saith Yahweh, Who created the heavens, Elohim himself, Who fashioned the earth—And made it, Himself, established it,  … Not a waste, created he it, To be dwelt in, he fashioned it,  … .I, am Yahweh, and there is none else: (Is. 42:5; 45:7, 8, 12, 18). (Appendix B displays additional scriptures.)

Yahweh is the Creator and Yahoshua is not Yahweh but rather his Son. In helping people remove the scales that cover their eyes, you can begin by asking them, 'Does Yahweh have a God,' and they will say no. You then can ask them, 'Does Yahoshua have a God,' and they will probably say no, but he does. This information is necessary for people to see that Yahoshua is not Yahweh but the Son of Yahweh. Ephesians 1:3 states, "Blessed, be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with every spiritual blessing, in the heavenlies, in Christ," as also does verse 17, which states, "That, the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, would give you a spirit of wisdom and understanding in gaining a personal knowledge of him." (The other verses that state that Yahoshua has a God are presented in Appendix C.) We must reestablish the first commandment that states, "I, am Yahweh thy Elohim...Thou shalt not have other gods, besides me" (Ex. 20:2-3). A foundational truth is that Yahoshua has a God and a Father, just as we do but Yahweh does not have a God nor a Father because he is the Elohim of Genesis one, the Creator. Any difficult verse or verses that appear to disagree with this truth, such as in John and Colossians, must be reconciled to the existing multiple clear verses or be set aside until more light is shed upon these verses. Doctrines must come from multiple clear verses that agree upon the subject and not from a few difficult verses that appear to contradict the many clear verses.

Yahweh is not Begotten
Yahweh was not begotten but Yahoshua was. Yahweh is not of the seed of Adam, Abraham, Judah, Jesse and David but Yahoshua, his Son, is! But men will say, 'His flesh was of Adam but Yahoshua is a eternal spirit, who became flesh (incarnation).' Then this leads us to say, 'If this is so, then Christ didn't die for our sins but rather his body died for our sins because, you say, Christ never died. Then Christ was not raised from the dead, as is taught, because Christ never died but rather Christ's body, and not Christ, was raised on the third day.' Our faith then must stand in believing Christ's body died for our sins, according to the scriptures and that his body was raised from the dead? Foolishness! Contrary to the doctrines of men, a foundational truth in the scriptures is that men do not live without their bodies, which is another subject that we will not address in this article. Throughout history, men have desired to live without their bodies, as spirit beings, just ask any medicine man, philosopher or guru, which is why they all have come up with doctrines that incorporate this grand illusion into their future state. This is important because Yahoshua did not exist before his birth, except in the foreknowledge of his Father, as we also existed. Abraham can be the seed of Adam but Adam cannot be the seed of Abraham. Yahoshua can not be the seed of David and exist before David! The tradition of men teach that Yahoshua, is 'The Creator,' who created Adam, which leads us to question, 'How could the Creator be the seed of David, his creation'? Yahweh's father is not David because Yahweh has no father but Yahoshua's has two fathers; one being Yahweh and one being David, making him Son of Yahweh (Son of Elohim) and Son of David (Son of Man). These titles do not apply to Yahweh but only to his Son.

Greetings from Yahweh & Yahoshua
The next foundational truth is that in the New Testament, we receive greetings from two entities and not one or three and their order, in which they are presented, is always the same, the greater to the lesser, as it should be; "Favour unto you, and peace, from God our Father, and Lord Jesus Christ" (1 Cor. 1:3). We never receive greeting from the Father, Son and Holy Spirit, neither do we receive greetings from God the Son or God the Holy Spirit. In addition, Yahweh is never called a man, while his Son, Yahoshua, is, quite often called a man, an example being 1 Timothy 2:5, which states, "For there is, one, God, one, mediator also, between God and men,—a man—Christ Jesus."  

The Serpent's Deceptions
Through history, the adversary has led men to create gods, made of rocks, minerals and wood. Psalm 115 sums it up very well by saying, "Not unto us, O Yahweh, not unto us,—but, unto thine own Name, give glory, concerning thy lovingkindness, concerning thy faithfulness.  Wherefore should the nations say, Pray where is their Elohim? When, our Elohim, is in the heavens, Whatsoever he pleased, hath he done. Their idols, are silver and gold, the works of the hands of men,—A mouth, have they, but they speak not, Eyes, have they, but they see not; Ears, have they, but they hear not, A nose, have they, but they smell not: Their hands! but they feel not, Their feet! but they walk not, No sound make they in their throat. Like unto them, shall be they who make them, Every one who trusteth in them. O Israel! trust thou in Yahweh, Their help and their shield, is he...Blessed are ye of Yahweh, who made the heavens and the earth." In our modern society, 'Baal' has acquired a new name, which is 'Mother Earth,' who is to be worshipped in the same manner as 'Baal' was. Then along came the 'scientists,' who in the vanity of their minds, created a new creator, to whom they gave the  name, 'Big Bang.' Big Bang also has the same attributes of the stone gods listed above; they have a mouth but they speak not etc. His creators have their radio telescopes pointed into outer space in order to hear his words, but 'Big Bang' appears to be mute. The serpent has succeeded in deceiving the world by replacing Yahweh, our Creator, with 'Baal,' 'Mother Earth' and with the 'Big Bang,' but what about the followers of Yahweh?

Many of the worshippers of Yahweh were deceived into adopting one additional god, to their worship service, whose name is Baal. These Israelites became worshippers of two gods, Yahweh and Baal. This was another success for the adversary (satan saw-tawn’ one who withstands) in his pursuit of standing against Yahweh.  It is an obsession of satan to have the sons of Adam worship him but if this is not possible then he has them worship anything or anyone else besides Yahweh. In the book of Revelation, the dragon gives his authority and power to the wild beast who has an image built to be worshipped. The false prophet gives this image life, "And it was given unto it, to give spirit unto the image of the wild-beast, in order that the image of the wild-beast should both speak and should cause that, as many as should not do homage unto the image of the wild-beast, should be slain...(Rev. 13:15-17). Yahweh warns those that are tempted by saying, "...If anyone doeth homage unto the beast and his image, and receiveth a mark upon his forehead, or upon his hand, he also, shall drink of the wine of the wrath of Yahweh, which is prepared, unmixed, in the cup of his anger" (Rev. 14:9-10).

The Usurper
A usurper is one who usurps a crown or throne; one who seizes or arrogates supreme power or authority without right or just cause. This describes one of Yahweh's creations, one who chose to become his Father's archenemy and will remain the same until he is cast into the Lake of Fire. His title is the serpent but this was not his original title but rather his title was, O Shining One, Son of the Dawn. Isaiah 14:12-14 declares of him, "How, hast thou fallen from heaven, O Shining One—Son of the Dawn! Hewn down to the earth, O crusher of nations! Yet, thou, didst say in thy heart—The heavens, will I ascend, Above the stars of El, will I lift up my throne,—That I may sit in the Mount of Assembly, In the Recesses of the North: I will mount on the hills of the clouds, I will match the Most High!" Ezekiel 28:12-17 speaks of him as "...Thou, wast of finished proportions, Full of wisdom, and, Perfect in beauty: In Eden, the garden of Elohim, thou wast, Of every precious stone, was thy covering—Sardius, topaz, and diamond, Chrysolite, beryl, and jasper, Sapphire, carbuncle, and emerald,—And, of gold, was the work of thy timbrels and thy flutes, within thee, In the day thou wast created, were they prepared: Thou, wast the anointed cherub that covered,—When I appointed thee, in the holy mount of Elohim, thou wast, Amid stones of fire, thou didst walk to and fro:  Complete, wast thou, in thy ways, from the day thou wast created,—Until perversity was found, in thee.  By the abundance of thy traffic, they filled thy midst with violence, And thou didst sin,—So I cast thee as profane out of the mountain of Elohim, And destroyed thee, O covering cherub, from amid the stones of fire: Lofty, was thy heart, in thy beauty, Thou didst corrupt thy wisdom, because of thy splendour..."

His obsession is to be worshipped, to be bowed down to, as was revealed in Matthew 4:8-9; "Again, the adversary taketh him [Yahoshua] with him, into an exceeding high mountain,—and pointeth out to him all the kingdoms of the world, and their glory; and said to him, All these things, will I give thee,—if thou wilt fall down and worship me." His servant, the wild-beast, will be his image, desiring the same thing; "The one who opposeth and exalteth himself on high against every one called God, or an object of worship; so that he, within the sanctuary of Yahweh, shall take his seat, showeth himself forth, that he is, Yahweh" (2 Thes. 2:4); "...And the whole earth marveled after the wild-beast, and did homage unto the dragon, because he gave his authority unto the wild-beast; and they did homage unto the wild-beast, saying—Who is like unto the wild-beast? and Who can make war with him? And there was given unto him, a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies; and it was given unto him to act, forty and two months. And he opened his mouth for blasphemy against Yahweh, to blaspheme his name, and his tent,—them, who, in heaven were tabernacling.  And there was given him, authority against every tribe and people and tongue and nation. And all they who are dwelling upon the earth will do homage unto him,—every one whose name is not written in the scroll of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world" (Rev. 13:3-8). Even after he has been bound for one thousand years, after being released, he pursues his obsession to be worshipped, to rule the earth, to be bowed down to by deceiving, unto death, those who will come to overthrow Yahweh by overthrowing his Son. Only after being thrown into the Lake of Fire will heaven and earth be ever cleansed from this usurper.

Why is the serpent pertinent to Christ becoming God the Creator? I fully believe that this false teaching, along with the false teaching of the Trinity (God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit), was originally designed by him, the sole purpose being to strike a awful blow against his Maker, Creator and Father, by using the lips of Yahweh's own children to break Yahweh's first commandment; "I, am Yahweh thy God...Thou shalt not have other gods, besides me" (Ex. 20:2-3). Christ, through false teaching, has now become God the Creator. Chuck Swindole, a famous radio teacher writes,  "Worship the Creator of the universe who chose to die rather than spend eternity without us." The Holy Spirit also has now become the God the Creator. Dallas Theological Seminary writes, "With awe we beheld the work of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit in the creation of the boundless reaches of the universe;"  but the real Elohim, Adonai Yahweh of Host, for the most part, is no longer worshipped because he no longer exists in the minds of most Christians. Do we hear the words of the serpent saying, "Can it really be, that God hath said, Thou shalt not have other gods, besides me?"

How did Christ become 'The Creator'?
Yahweh is the Creator but it is very possible and reasonable to believe that Yahweh has given his creative power and authority to Yahoshua, enabling him to create, since he is presently governing the universe. The majority of Christian are taught, from their youth, that Christ is the Creator and this has occurred for thousands of years. You may ask, How did this occur; in the same way that King Josiah, a righteousness king over the nation of Judah, worshipped many pagan gods (2 Kg. 22). How could this travesty have happened? It was wrong teachings! King Solomon started the practice in order to please his foreign wives (1 Kg. 11). He having the Word of Yahweh, rejected it's commandment concerning the worshiping of other gods. King Josiah, some 400 years later, carried on his forefathers traditions, one of which was Solomon, not having the Word of Yahweh to lighten his path. It was rediscovered in the house of Yahweh and Josiah, having heard the words of Yahweh, rend his clothes and changed the direction of his kingdom; "And, like him, was no king, before him, who turned unto Yahweh with all his heart, and with all his soul, and with all his might, according to all the law of Moses,—neither, after him, arose one, like him" (2Ki 23:25). From his youth, Josiah was taught error, as also have we, but hearing the truth through the written Word of Yahweh, he turned to Yahweh not counting the cost of the wrath of men, as we also must do.

The Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit
A paramount truth, concerning the false teaching that Christ is the Creator, is that all of it's defenders state a premise in nearly the exact same manner. The premise being, the one God they speak of is not YAHWEH but rather, 'the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.' If you do a word search for these four words (Father, Son, Holy Spirit) being used in a verse you find it only used once in the Word of Yahweh, which is Matthew 28:19; "Go ye, therefore, and disciple all the nations, Immersing them into the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit." These four words are used throughout the teachings of the Church Fathers and are in most all Statement of Beliefs today, as illustrated;  "We believe that the Godhead eternally exists in three persons—the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit—and that these three are one God, having precisely the same nature, attributes, and perfections, and worthy of precisely the same homage, confidence, and obedience." The entire edifice of the majority of Christian Churches is teetering on this one verse of scripture. This term was never used by Moses, David, Solomon, Isaiah, Jeremiah, John, Luke, Mark and Paul! As a matter of fact, nobody, in the Word of Yahweh, ever baptized in this manner. Ten days after this commandment was given, Peter baptized, not in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit but rather in the name of Yahoshua Christ, as was done throughout the book of Acts, making this verse very, very suspect. How could such an important commandment not be performed ten days later by Yahoshua's faithful apostles and if it was a commandment, how could they not be reproved, by Yahoshua for not doing it, which never occurred in the scriptures? I will say again, the entire edifice of the majority of Christian Churches is teetering on this one verse of scripture, that was never performed and never spoken by any other prophet!  No Christian doctrine should come from one verse of scripture especially when that single verse contradicts hundreds of clear verses. 

The Church Fathers
The Church Fathers were theologians who were the writers or teachers of the early Church. They were not the prophets and apostles who spoke and recorded the Word of Yahweh. Their works must be examined according to the Word of Yahweh.  These men could have been great leaders and even died for Christ but when you examine their teachings, many created man-made doctrines contrary to the Word of Yahweh. These men were generally Hellenized Christians, many of whom were Greek philosophers before they became Christians. The paganism of their former beliefs usually commingled with their new Christian beliefs, resulting in a hybrid belief system, as we will see. We must remember that the name 'Yahweh,' was removed from the Greek Old Testament (the Septuagint) hundreds of years before Christ's birth and was replaced with the word, Lord (kurios), as the majority of Bibles do today. This corruption of the scriptures causes many people to place Yahoshua, who is called Lord in the New Testament into the Old Testament. For example, St. Irenaeus (130-202AD) stated, "Neither therefore the Lord, nor the Holy Ghost, nor the Apostles, would at any time have named him who was not God, God in the definite and absolute sense of the word, had he not been truly God: nor would they have called any one in his proper person Lord, but Him Who rules over all, God the Father, and His Son, Who received from His Father the dominion of all creation, as it is in the saying; "The Lord said unto my Lord, Sit Thou on My Right Hand, until I make Thine enemies the footstool of Thy Feet" (Ps. 110:1). For it signifies that the Father spoke to the Son: giving Him the inheritance of the Gentiles, and subduing under Him all enemies. The Father then being really Lord, and the Son being really Lord, well hath the Holy Ghost marked them with the title of Lord." Unbeknown to Irenaeus was the truth that Psalms 110:1 actually reads as, "The declaration of Yahweh to my Lord—Sit thou at my right hand, Until I make thy foes thy footstool." When people read Psalm 23:1 it stated, "The LORD [kurios] is my shepherd; I shall not want." They, as many also do today, think this verse is referring to Yahoshua when it actually refers to Yahweh; "Yahweh, is my shepherd—I shall not want." Removing Yahweh from the text resulted in thousands upon thousands of mistakes. Reading Hebrew also does not necessarily make you a person who will not manipulate the scriptures, as history has taught us. For example, Aaron was pressured by Hebrews to made a golden calf for the children of Israel.
We must remember, that throughout history, there has always been a struggle between two people. One person struggles to obey and protect the purity of the Word of Yahweh, while the other person is attempting to corrupt the Word of Yahweh, which results in the disobedience of the Word. This occurs today as it also did in the early period of Church history. The Apostle Paul dealt with this same problem. He wrote the Galatians saying, "I marvel that, thus quickly, ye are moving away from him that called you in the favour of Christ, unto a different glad-message" (Gal. 1:6). Close to the end of his ministry, he wrote, "Thou knowest this—that all they who are in Asia have turned away from me..." (2 Ti. 1:15). We have also been warned that "...there will be a season—when, the healthful teaching, they will not endure, but, according to their own covetings, will, unto themselves, heap up teachers, because they have an itching ear" (2 Ti. 4:3). During the period of the Church Fathers, many of the people who were called heretics were the people fighting to protect the purity of the Word of Yahweh, such as Arius (256–336AD). Christ was called a heretic and so was Paul. Elijah thought he was alone in pagan Israel, but Yahweh said, "Yet will I leave remaining in Israel, seven thousand,—all knees which have not bowed to Baal, and all mouths which have not kissed to him" (1 Kg. 19:18). Many times in history, the winners, are the people who corrupted the Word of Yahweh, while the losers, are those who fought the good fight of faith. Ask yourself what percentage of Christians obey 1 Corinthians 14:5, "Howbeit I wish you all to speak with tongues..."? It would be a very small percentage but they are the ones obeying this commandment of Yahweh, while the majority have come up with reasons why this scripture does not apply to them. Does this sound familiar? We must never follow the majority just because everyone else does but rather we must follow the scriptures, regardless of the masses and even if we are called heretics. Arius is not called one of the Church Fathers but rather a heretic. The majority of all of his writings were burned but we will examine some of his writings that were not. Our adversary, through men, made Arius an example to all other Christians, instructing them on what will happen to them if they teach, as Arius did, that Yahweh is the Creator of all things and not Christ. Today, Arianism is synonymous with heresy.

(Let me state here, that I do not believe the scriptures validated many of Arius's beliefs but one belief he did have, which is scriptural, is that there is "One God, the only unbegotten, the only eternal, the only one without cause or beginning," which is the belief that had him exiled.)   

Arius, who believed in one God, who is the Creator, was part of the reason for the first council of Nicaea (325AD), which made Christ the maker of heaven and earth, God of God, Light of Light, very God of very God. Arius wrote, "Our faith, which we have from our forefathers and which we have also learned from you, holy father, is this we acknowledge one God, the only unbegotten, the only eternal, the only one without cause or beginning, the only true, the only one possessed of immortality, the only wise, the only good, the only sovereign, judge of all things, controller of all things, administrator of all things, immutable and unchanging, righteous and good, the God of the Law and the prophets and the New Covenant, the begetter of his only Son before endless ages; through whom he made both the ages and all that is; begetting him not in appearance but in truth, giving him subsistence by his own will; [begetting him as] immutable and unchanging, the perfect creation of God... But rather [it is] as we say, that he [the Son] was created by the will of God before all times and all ages, receiving from the Father his life and his existence, the Father Making the Son's glories exist alongside himself.' For the Father in giving him the inheritance of all things did not deprive himself of what he has self-sufficiently in his own life; for he is the source of everything." (See Appendix D) Yahweh has equipped his saints, such as Arius and Martin Luther, to resist the false doctrines that have occurred since the Garden of Eden.

In our examination of the doctrine of Christ being the Creator and when it began, we begin with the Church Father Clement (30-100AD), who taught that Yahweh was the Creator. Justin Martyr (100-160AD), also taught that Yahweh was the Creator and not the Son as it illustrated in this quote, "And, as we said before, the devils put forward Marcion of Pontus, who is even now teaching men to deny that God is the maker of all things in heaven and on earth, and that the Christ predicted by the prophets is His Son, and preaches another God besides the Creator of all, and likewise another son." Irenaeus (120-202AD) appears to be one of the first writers to teach that Christ was the Creator. He did this around 180AD in a letter titled, IRENAEUS AGAINST HERESIES. He stated, "The fallacy, then, of this exposition is manifest. For when John, proclaiming one God, the Almighty, and one Jesus Christ, the Only-begotten, by whom all things were made, declares that this was the Son of God, this the Only-begotten, this the Former of all things, this the true Light who enlighteneth every man, this the Creator of the world, this He that came to His own, this He that became flesh and dwelt among us..." The Nicene Creed (325AD) professed "God, the Father Almighty, maker of all things visible and invisible and by Yahoshua all things were made, both which be in heaven and in earth." Athanasius was a great contributor to this creed. He later on (Between 356 And 360) stated "...there is an eternal and one Godhead in a Triad, and there is one Glory of the Holy Triad...The Triad is Creator and Framer... For if the doctrine of God is now perfect in a Triad, and this is the true and only Religion, and this is the good and the truth, it must have been always so, unless the good and the truth be something that came after, and the doctrine of God is completed by additions." Basil (330-379), a disciple of Athanasius, wrote a book, before he died and titled it, 'On the Holy Spirit.' In this writing he states, "When you consider creation I advice you to first think of Him who is the first cause of everything that exists: namely, the Father, and then of the Son, who is the creator, and then the Holy Spirit, the perfector." From the Nicene Creed (325AD) to our present time, the teaching that Christ is the Creator has flourished in Western civilization.

Although this teaching is taught by the masses, there have always been those who followed scriptures rather than the traditions of men, such as Arius, Isaac Newton, John Locke, William Whiston and Samuel Clark. The Rev. Samuel Clarke wrote a book in 1712 titled, 'The Scripture-Doctrine of the Trinity,' where he  states, "Justin Martyr, describing the practice of the Church in his days, thus expressing himself: The Priest (says he) sends up praise and glory to the Father of the Universe, through the name of the Son and of the Holy Ghost. Again: And in all our offerings, we bless the Maker of all things, through His Son Jesus Christ, and through His Holy Spirit. Again: Next after God, who is before all, we yield honour in the second place to the Word which came forth from God, and in the third place to the Spirit. And again: We worship and adore God Himself, and His Son which came forth from Him, and the Prophetic Spirit."

The Reverend Samuel Clarke declares the foundation upon which all beliefs should rest, which is the written Word of Yahweh and it only, saying that the Church of England agrees; "And the whole Church of England, in the 6th, the 20th, and 21st of the 39 Articles (written in 1563), declare: that Holy Scripture containeth all things necessary to salvation: so that whatsoever is not read therein, nor may be proved thereby, is not to be required of any man, that it should be believed as an article of the faith, or be thought requisite or necessary to salvation; that it is not lawful for the Church to ordain anything that is contrary to God's word written: neither may it so expound one place of Scripture, that it be repugnant to another: Wherefore, although the Church be a witness and a keeper of Holy writ, yet as it ought not to decree anything against the same, so besides the same ought it not to enforce anything to be believed for necessity of Salvation: that even general councils may err, and sometimes have erred, even in things pertaining unto God: wherefore things ordained by them as necessary to Salvation, have neither strength not authority, unless it may be declared that they be taken out of Holy Scriptures."  These truths are foundational even though the Church of England did not adhere to many of their 39 articles. One principle that is very important is, "...neither may it [Church] so expound one place of Scripture, that it be repugnant (contrary or contradictory to)  to another." This is precisely what has occurred with the misinterpretation of the scriptures in Colossians 1:16 and John 1:1, which will be discussed in Part 2. The incorrect teaching on these scriptures repudiates all of the scriptures located on Appendix B, which cannot be. The understanding of these scriptures must compliment the rest of the words of Yahweh.

The Wrath of Men
The scriptures plainly declare Yahweh being the Creator, so how could the false teaching of Christ being the Creator exist? Babes in Christ do not know the scriptures, making them ignorant, which is easily corrected but for the rest of those who revere Yahweh, this matter is more complicated. These realize that if they confess the scriptures, which are contrary to Church doctrine, they will receive the wrath of the adversary, which comes through men. Alienation from the world occurs when one confesses Christ as their Lord and Yahweh as their God. This alienation is compounded when the Christian Church turns against it members because its members do not believe in some of its teachings. In the majority of cases, this is what occurs when a person repudiates certain teachings, such as the Trinity, Christ being the Creator, the dead are alive in heaven, Hell and others. In my opinion, this alienation from the Church is the driving force that motivates people not to adhere to the scriptures. For many people, it is just to much to bear. E. W. Bullinger said it best when he wrote, "In dealing with this Scripture [Lk. 16:19], and the subject of the so-called "intermediate state", it is important that we should confirm ourselves to the Word of Yahweh, and not go to Tradition. Yet, when nine out of ten believe what they have leaned from Tradition, we have a thankless task, so far as pleasing man is concerned. We might give our own ideas as to the employment's, etc., of the "departed", and man would deal leniently with us. But let us only put Yahweh's Revelation against man's imagination, and then we shall be made to feel his wrath, and experience his opposition." From my experience, the unjustifiable wrath upon and malicious opposition towards those who disagree with Church doctrines and a refusal to search the scriptures on these subjects is a sign that spiritual darkness resides in these doctrines. The adversary has many Church strongholds, which is not a new revelation. His defensive technique is to ruthlessly attack, through men, all those who do not submit to his doctrines. This method is also not new, just ask Yahweh's teachers, prophets and apostles.  

It takes courage to stand against the methods of the adversary, shining the light of truth upon his strongholds, even if this includes some of the doctrines of the Church. It takes courage to stand when a Church asks you to leave because you reject their doctrines of men. Standing on truth is not for the faint of heart. History has instructed us that two out of twelve will take the difficult stand, as did Caleb and Yahoshua (Joshua), while ten will submit to the will of the adversary when the pressure of the adversary comes upon them through men. For those two who will stand, let us take the counsel given to Yahoshua (Joshua) from Yahweh, which states,  "Only be very firm and bold, taking heed to do according to all the law which Moses my servant commanded thee, do not turn aside therefrom, to the right hand or to the left,—that thou mayest prosper, whithersoever thou goest" (Jos. 1:7).  

Part 2
Colossians 1:14 and John 1:1

(For footnotes, Appendixes and Part 2, read the PDF version.)

(When quoting scriptures, from the Rotherham Emphasized Bible New Testament, I will substitute the Hebrew words
Yahoshua (yeh-ho-shoo’- ah) for Jesus, Yahweh and Elohim for God and the LORD and ruah for pneuma (spirit).)


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