Introduction and Overview

Key Truths

  • The Spirit of Christ is the firstborn of creation, the Word, the speaker and image of the invisible God; the Spirit in the prophets, who was manifest in the flesh.
  • When Jesus was baptized, God put His Holy Spirit on Him, and later God poured out His Spirit on the Church.
  • Today, Christ is our Lord. After Christ returns, He will submit to God as He did in the Old Testament, and God will become our Lord.

Over the next eighteen sections, we will look at the Bible’s explanation, and how it was changed.

  1. We know what we worship – In Jesus’ Day, the Jewish people knew that men had only seen God’s Messenger, the Word.
  2. The Word – The Jewish people knew that the Spirit and Angel of God was the Word: the image and the Speaker for the unseen God.
  3. Two Holy Spirits – Before the Trinity doctrine was created, all believers knew there were two Holy Spirits in the Bible: the Spirit of Christ, who was the Word, and the Spirit of God, poured out on the Day of Pentecost.
  4. The Only Begotten God – The Spirit of Christ was the firstborn of creation, and the speaker for the invisible God.
  5. The image of the invisible God – No one has seen God at any time. The Spirit of Christ has always been the image of the invisible God.
  6. Let us make man in Our image- This was one of six communications of the invisible God to His image, the Spirit of Christ. These six statements outlined God’s plan of salvation.
  7. The Messenger of God – The Spirit of Christ appeared as an Angel or Messenger to speak the words of God. He named Jacob, “Israel,” and Jacob called the Messenger “his God.”
  8. The Messenger appears to Moses – The name of the Messenger, was revealed as “He WILL BE” at the burning bush. Here God showed Moses, the meaning of an ELOHIM; one who speaks for another. In their next visit, the Messenger told Moses that He appeared to Abraham and Isaac and Jacob as “God Almighty.”
  9. YHVH our ELOHIM – The Israelites knew that there were two Gods, the Messenger, who was their God, and the invisible God, who was the Most High God.
  10. YHVH our ELOHIM, YHVH, ECHAD – After the Messenger of God stopped appearing, the Spirit of Christ continued as the speaker for God in the Prophets.
  11. The Archangel – Daniel and Zechariah prophesied that the Spirit of Christ as the Angel of YHVH would be the ruler of the Angels after Christ became the Lord.
  12. Who was Manifest in the Flesh? – The Spirit of Christ was “incarnated” as in the idea of Latin theology, rather the Spirit of Christ was “found in appearance as a man.” In the Book of Revelation, we see the Spirit of Christ appear as the Son of Man, and the Image of God, and the Archangel, all at the same time.
  13. The Only Begotten Son – The Spirit of Christ became God’s only begotten Son when He resurrected from the dead.
  14. The Angel of Revelation – God told us He sent His Angel to guide John. The Angel has three different looks, but all the clues reveal that it is the Spirit of Christ. After the LORD’s Day, the Angel commanded John not to worship Him, calling Himself John’s brother.
  15. My Lord and my God – The Apostles Peter and John preached that Jesus Christ was the ELOHIM, the God of Israel. The Gentiles became confused by the meaning of Christ as the God of Israel.
  16. The Son of Man – In the Bible, the phrase “Son of Man” has the very meaning that Christ is not God. The Apostle John warned against modalism.
  17. The Spirit of the Antichrist – The Spirit of the Antichrist, took control of the Church through the Bishop of Rome, in 193 AD. This Bishop advanced modalism in Rome from 190 to 200 AD. Therefore, John called modalism: “the Spirit of the Antichrist.”
  18. The Image of the Beast – John prophesied that Satan would deceive the world to make an image to the beast, at the time of the fall of the Roman Empire, from 376 to 382 AD.