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Learn about John 14:7-10

Discussion in 'Christianity DIR' started by iris89, Jan 19, 2005.

  1. iris89

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    Learn about John 14:7-10 and gain enlightnment:

    John 14:7-10 If ye had known me, ye would have known my Father also: from henceforth ye know him, and have seen him. 8 Philip saith unto him, Lord show us the Father, and it sufficeth us. 9 Jesus saith unto him, Have I been so long time with you, and dost thou not know me, Philip? He that hath seen me hath seen the Father; how sayest thou, Show us the Father? 10 Believest thou not that I am in the Father, and the Father in me? The words that I say unto you I speak not from myself: but the Father abiding in me doeth his works." (American Standard Version ; ASV)


    This group of scriptures clearly show that Jesus (Yeshua) is truly his Father's (YHWH's) Son , i.e., the Son of God, and they see the Father (YHWH) in him through his qualities and attributes. Clearly this is the case as shown by 1 John 4:12-16, "No man hath beheld God at any time: if we love one another, God abideth in us, and his love is perfected in us: 13 hereby we know that we abide in him and he is us, because he hath given us of his Spirit. 14 And we have beheld and bear witness that the Father hath sent the Son to be the Savior of the world. 1 5 Whosoever shall confess that Jesus is the Son of God, God abideth in him, and he in God. 16 And we know and have believed the love which God hath in us. God is love; and he that abideth in love abideth in God, and God abideth in him." (ASV). So like father, like son as the old saying goes, Jesus (Yeshua) in being so much like his Father (YHWH) in attributes could truly say, "He that hath seen me hath seen the Father" to Philip because he was so much like his Father (YHWH). That is why his Father (YHWH) the superior one had so much confidence in him, he had the same attributes as his father. Clearly, the Son knew his Father (YHWH) very well as affirmed at Matthew 11:25-27, "At that season Jesus answered and said, I thank thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that 'thou didst hide these things from the wise and understanding, and didst reveal them unto babes: 26 yea, Father, for so it was well-pleasing in thy sight. 27 All things have been delivered unto me of my Father: and no one knoweth the Son, save the Father; neither doth any know the Father, save the Son, and he to whomsoever the Son willeth to reveal him." (ASV). To be noted, the Truth shall be revealed to "babes," how so? Here "babes" refers to individuals with an open mind who love God (YHWH) and want to do his will; whereas, the "wise" are the majority who want to believe their own way, and NOT in sound doctrine, i.e., believe in myths such as the Duality and the Trinity, as admonished at Titus 2:1, "But speak thou the things which befit the sound doctrine:" (ASV); and be like the Beroeans, Acts 17:11, "Now these were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, examining the scriptures daily, whether these things were so." (ASV).



    Now it is clear that Jesus (Yeshua) is in the bosom or very close position with his Father (YHWH) as stated at John 1:18, ""No man hath seen God at any time; the only begotten Son, who is in the bosom of the Father, he hath declared him." (ASV); And at Romans 1:20, "For the invisible things of him since the creation of the world are clearly seen, being perceived through the things that are made, even his everlasting power and divinity; that they may be without excuse:" (ASV). Showing once more that one could know the Father (YHWH) he can not see, if he knew the Son as testified to at John 8:18-19, "I am he that beareth witness of myself, and the Father that sent me beareth witness of me. 19 They said therefore unto him, Where is thy Father? Jesus answered, Ye know neither me, nor my Father: if ye knew me, ye would know my Father also." (ASV). All these scriptures bear witness to what is affirmed at Colossians 1:15, "who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation;" (ASV). He does his Father's (YHWH's) bidding as shown at John 8:28, "Jesus therefore said, When ye have lifted up the Son of man, then shall ye know that I am he, and that I do nothing of myself, but as the Father taught me, I speak these things." (ASV); John 5:19, "Jesus therefore answered and said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, The Son can do nothing of himself, but what he seeth the Father doing: for what things soever he doeth, these the Son also doeth in like manner." (ASV); In fact Jesus (Yeshua) upholds all things for his Father since he is, Hebrews 1:1-4, "God, having of old time spoken unto the fathers in the prophets by divers portions and in divers manners, 2 hath at the end of these days spoken unto us in his Son, whom he appointed heir of all things, through whom also he made the worlds; 3 who being the effulgence of his glory, and the very image of his substance, and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he had made purification of sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high; 4 having become by so much better than the angels, as he hath inherited a more excellent name than they." (ASV).



    In summary, John 12:45 says, "And he that beholdeth me beholdeth him that sent me." (ASV); And the fact that he was his Father's (YHWH's) representative, and not his Father, Almighty God (YHWH) is made clear at John 12:48, "He that rejecteth me, and receiveth not my sayings, hath one that judgeth him: 'the word that I spake, the same shall judge him in the last day. 49 Fir I spake not from myself; but the Father that sent me, he hath given me a commandment, what I should say, and what I should speak. 50 And I know that his commandment is life eternal: the things therefore which I speak, even as the Father hath said unto me, so I speak." (ASV). Thus all open minded individuals can readily see the Truth of Jesus's (Yeshua's) warnings about false false Christs and prophets that would speak of wondrous myths such as the Duality and the Trinity, Matthew 24:24, "For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall show great signs and wonders; so as to lead astray, if possible, even the elect." (ASV).

    Your Friend in Christ Iris89
     
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