Is Yahshua the Son of God or Is He Not?
If any of you after having read this article still insist the Son is just a symbolic term to express Yahweh’s means of redemption, then you have sadly missed the whole point of the entire New Testament. John 3:16 says, “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son.” “Gave” means: grant, deliver, bestow, let have, supply, furnish, endue. It means what we all know it means. What did Yahweh give? Himself, His angel, His partner, His body, or simply a body? If it weren’t for Yahweh we all would not have a saviour because if it were left up to Yahshua Messiah he would not have taken that trip to Calvary. Three times Yahshua pleaded with Yahweh saying, “Abba, Father, all things are possible unto thee; take away this cup from me.” The only reason we have salvation today is because Yahshua added, “Nevertheless not what I will, but what thou wilt” (Mr 14:36). He was clearly saying, I don’t want to do this but if You insist I will.
1Jo 5:1 Every one that loveth him (Yahweh) that begat loveth him also (Messiah) that is begotten of him.
If you love the begetter you love the one He begat.
5:9 If we receive the witness of men, the witness of God is greater: for this is the witness of God which he hath testified of his Son.10 He that believeth on the Son of God hath the witness in himself: he that believeth not God hath made him a liar; because he believeth not the record that God gave of his Son.
You believed what other men told you but now throw that out and believe what God says, His witness is greater. If you don’t believe God you have in fact called Him a liar, saying He did not give us His Son.
Yahweh did not force Abraham to give his son, that was one thing He would only asked of Himself. Abraham told Isaac that God would provide himself a lamb for an offering (Ge 22:8), and Abraham was aware the Messiah, his Saviour and ours, would be one of his own descendents (Jn 8:56, Ga 3:8, Heb 11:13, 1Pe 1:10-12).
Indoctrination is not easy to shake off. What you have been told all these years and have embraced with all your heart is not going to be dismissed easily. That is why you yourself have to dig in and search out this truth and many others, only you can be trusted and only you can convince yourself what is true. But first make sure you’re relying on a proven formula for truth, never ever depend on another person’s word, and only trust the word of Yahweh, your Bible.
Jn 8:17-18 It is also written in your law, that the testimony of two men is true. I am one that bear witness of myself, and the Father that sent me beareth witness of me.
If we cannot believe these two witnesses then there is no one we can trust.
Thank you Almighty Yahweh for so loving the world, and while we were yet sinners you gave your dearly beloved, only begotten Son that we, through him, might be saved.
I am grateful for the work and knowledge of many others who have researched and studied this very important and precious truth. Of particular note are Voy Wilks and John Cordaro from whom I first learned this wonderful truth.
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Can A Spirit Being Die? by Voy Wilks
Can a spirit being die? More exactly: Can deity (a divine personage) die? If Yahshua the Messiah pre-existed as Deity, or as a Spiritual Being before the world was created, was it possible for him to die (on the tree)? Let the Scriptures answer.
“And Yahshua answering said unto them, The sons of this age marry, and are given in marriage, but those who are accounted worthy to attain to that age and to the resurrection from the dead neither marry nor are given in marriage, for they cannot die any more, because they are equal to the angels; and are sons of Yahweh, being sons of the resurrection.” (Lu.20:34-36, RSV).
We see that angels of Yahweh cannot die. Once resurrected we will be “equal to the angels” in that we cannot die either. Why is this? It is because we are sons of Yahweh, being sons of the resurrection. But when do we become spirit beings? Is this the same as becoming “sons of Yahweh?”
“But some man will say, How are the dead raised up? and with what body do they come? So also is the resurrection of the dead. It is sown in corruption; it is raised in incorruption: It is sown in dishonour; it is raised in glory: it is sown in weakness; it is raised in power: It is sown a natural body; it is raised a spiritual body.” (1Cor.15:35, 42-44).
It is at the (first) resurrection that we become a spirit being – that we obtain a spiritual body. Please notice the following things that happen at the (first) resurrection:
1.) We are raised in power
2.) We are raised in glory
3.) We are raised in incorruption
4.) We are raised to immortality (1 Cor.15:52)
5.) We are raised equal to the angels
6.) We are raised to become sons of Yahweh, being sons of the resurrection
7.) We are raised with a spiritual body
8.) We are raised to immortality so we cannot die any more
Luke says those of the first resurrection cannot die. Synonyms of “cannot die” are “incorruption” and “immortal.” Paul says those of the first resurrection come forth as spiritual bodies and are incorruptible and put on immortality. Accepting the statements of both Luke and Paul, we find that spirit beings cannot die. When did Yahshua become a spirit being? Again, the Scriptures have the answer.
“And so it is written, The first man Adam was made a living soul; the last Adam [Yahshua] was made a quickening [life-giving] spirit. Howbeit that was not first which is spiritual, but that which is natural; and afterward that which is spiritual.“ (1Co.15:44-46).
This indicates the Messiah was not a spirit being before he was born physically. The physical (body) comes, then the spiritual (body). When was Yahshua declared to be the son of Yahweh? Just as we will be sons of Yahweh by our resurrection from the dead, so Yahshua was declared to be the son of Yahweh “by his resurrection from the dead” (Rom.1:4).
Conclusion? Once mortal man receives immortality (a spiritual body) he cannot die. Is Deity any less? We must conclude, then, that Deity cannot die – in the past, the present, or in the future. Therefore, Yahshua was not Deity nor did he exist as a spiritual being before the world existed – except in the plans of the Father – plans made from the beginning.
“Who verily was foreordained [in the plans] before the foundation of the world, but was manifest in these last times for you,” (1Pe.1:20).
*”That which is born of flesh is flesh, and that which is born of Spirit is spirit” (Jn.3:6). It is one or the other. No person can be both at the same time.
Father and Son Are they One and the Same Person?
by Voy Wilks 7/15/92
Mt.20:25 – Father And Son – two persons.
Jn.3:16 – For Yahweh so loved the world that He gave, not Himself, but His Son.
Jn.3:17 – Yahweh sent His Son into the world. Did Yahweh send Himself?
Jn.5:37 – You have not heard or seen the Father (but they had seen and heard the Son) two different persons.
Jn.5:37 – There are TWO witnesses – (1) the Father and (2) the Son (two persons).
Jn.5:43 – Yahshua came in the Father’s name, but they did not receive him.
Jn.8:18 – There are TWO witnesses; the Father and the Son (two persons).
Jn.8:19 – You know neither me nor my Father (two persons).
Jn.10:29 – The Father is greater than all (others).
Jn.12:28 – Yahshua said, “Father, glorify thy Name.” A voice answered. Was it Yahshua answering himself?
Jn.14:1 – You believe in Yahweh, believe ALSO in me (two persons).
Jn.14:25 – My words are not mine, but His who sent me (two persons: sender/sent).
Jn.14:28 – My FATHER is greater than I – truly (two persons; Father & Son).
Jn.15:1 – I am the vine. My FATHER is the vine dresser; two different parties.
Jn.15:9 – The Father loved me, so I haved loved you (three parties; Father, Son & disciples).
Jn.15:10 – If you love me you will keep my commandments just as I have kept my Father’s commandments.
Jn.15:24 – They hated BOTH me AND my Father (two persons).
Jn.16:3 – You have not known the Father nor me (two parties; Father & Son).
Jn.16:28 – I came down from the Father and go to the Father. Did Yahshua go to himself?
Jn.16:32 – I am not alone, for the Father is with me (two persons).
Jn.17:1 – Yahshua prayed to the Father. Did he pray to himself?
Jn.17:3 – ETERNAL LIFE is knowing you, the ONLY TRUE EL, AND Yahshua Messiah whom you sent. Do we want eternal life? If so, believe in the Father and the Son (two persons).
Jn.17:4 – I glorified you on earth, and finished the work you gave me to do (the Boss & the workman).
Jn.17:5 – Now Father, glorify me. Two parties; one is superior, one inferior).
Jn.17:11 – Father, keep my disciples, that they may be ONE AS WE ARE ONE. Comment: Yahshua and his Father were “one” just as the 12 Apostles should be “one;” that is, “one in purpose and doctrine.
Jn.17:18 – As YOU sent ME, so I send them into the world. Three parties: You, me, and them.
Jn.17:21 – That they may all be one in US; you and I. Us equals two or more persons.
Jn.17:22 – That the Apostles may be one as WE are ONE. Were the Apostles only one person, rather than 12 persons? Just as the Apostles were 12 individual persons, but with one goal, so the Heavenly Father and His Son were two individual persons with one goal.
Acts 2:24* – Here we have TWO persons: One ALIVE, one DEAD. Yahshua, being dead, could not raise himself. Who did? Yahweh raised him from the grave – from death (Acts 3:14,15).
Acts 2:27 – Yahshua’s soul was not left in hell; it too was raised from hell, from the grave, from the dead (vs.32). By whom? By the power of Yahweh (two persons are referred to here).
Rom.1:3 – Declared to be the Son of Yahweh, … by his resurrection from the dead (two persons).
Gal.1:1 – Yahweh (the Father) raised Yahshua (the Son) from the dead. Yahshua was subject to death, but his Father was not subject to death.
Eph.6:23 – Peace to all from Yahweh the Father AND from Yahshua. Two separate and distinct persons.
Ph.1:2 – Grace from Yahweh our Father AND from Yahshua Messiah. Two persons.
Col.1:1 – Paul an Apostle of Yahshua Messiah by the will of Yahweh (three persons: Paul, Yahweh, & Yahshua).
1 Th.1:1 – Peace from Yahweh the Father AND the Savior Yahshua (two persons; Father and Son).
2 Th.1:2 – Grace and peace from Yahweh the Father AND from Yahshua the Messiah (two persons).
1 Tim.1:1 – Paul, an Apostle of Yahshua by command of Yahweh AND Yahshua Messiah (Two persons).
1 Tim.1:2 – Grace, mercy and peace from Yahweh the Father, AND from Yahshua the Messiah.
2 Tim.1:2 – Grace and peace from Yahweh the Father AND from Yahshua our Savior.
Titus 1:1 – Paul, a servant of Yahweh, AND an Apostle of Yahshua.
Phil.3 – Grace to you, and peace (1) from Yahweh our Father AND (2) from Yahshua Messiah.
Heb.1:1 – Yahweh in times past spoke through the prophets, but in these last days spoke to us by His Son.
Ja.1:1 – James, a servant of (1) Yahweh, and (2) Yahshua.
1 Pe.1:3 – Blessed be the El and Father of our Savior, Yahshua.
2 Pe.1:2 – Grace to you through the knowledge of Yahweh, AND of Yahshua Messiah (two parties).
1 Jn.1:3 – Our fellowship is with the Father, AND with His Son Yahshua the Messiah.
1 Jn.2:1 – If anyone sins, we have an advocate with the Father, Yahshua the Messiah (Father Yahweh & advocate Yahshua (two persons).
2 Jn.9 – Whoever abides in the doctrine of Messiah has BOTH the Father AND the Son.
Jude 1 – Yahweh the Father, AND Yahshua Messiah (two persons).
Jude 4 – Some deny the only Yahweh, AND our Savior Yahshua the Messiah (two persons).
Rev.1:1* – The revelation which Yahweh gave to Himself. No. No. Yahweh did not give the revelation to himself, but to His Son Yahshua the Messiah.
Rev.1:4* – A salutation from two persons: (1) Him who is, who was, and is to come (the eternal Yahweh);
And from Yahshua Messiah the faithful witness, the firstborn of the dead, etc.(vs.5).
Rev.1:9* – The word of Yahweh and the testimony of Yahshua: Two persons.
Rev.2:8* – The words of him who died (Yahshua). It is impossible for the Father to die, therefore Yahshua is not one and the same person as the Father.
Rev.2:26 – He who overcomes, I (Yahshua) will give power over the nations, even as I myself received power from my Father (vs.27). Two persons: The lesser receives power from the other.
Rev.3:5 – Two persons: one of which will confess our names before the other. Who are these two? Father Yahweh and Son Yahshua.
Rev.3:12* – He who overcomes, I (Yahshua,Vs.11) will make him a pillar in the temple of MY ELOAH; and write on him the name of MY ELOAH; etc. Yahshua’s El was someone other than himself.
Rev.3:14 – The words of the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of El’s creation. Two persons spoken of: (1) El the Creator, and (2) the one who was created – the True Witness (Yahshua).
Rev.3:21 – Overcomers will sit with me (Yahshua) in my throne, as I overcame and sit with my Father in His throne. Two thrones and two persons are spoken of: (1) the Father and His throne, and (2) the Son and his throne.
Rev.4:2-11 – He who sat upon the throne (Rev.4:2,3,9,10; 5:1,7; 19:4; 20:11; 21:5), was Yahweh, the Almighty El. Yahshua, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, the Lamb who was slain, and who opened the seven seals (Rev.5:2-10); was not Yahweh. He stood before the throne on which the Father (Yahweh) sat: two persons.
Rev.5:11-13 – Praises were given to (1) Him who sits on the throne, and (2) the Lamb who was slain.
Rev.6:16 – Hide us from (1) Him who sits on the throne, and (2) the wrath of the Lamb: Two persons.
Rev.7:9,10 – Salvation belongs to our El, and to the Lamb: Two persons.
Rev.7:17 – The Lamb, now on the throne, on his Father’s right hand (Heb.1:3), will be their shepherd; and Yahweh will wipe away all tears: Two persons.
Rev.11:15 – The kingdom of the world has become the kingdom of our Yahweh, and of His Messiah: two persons.
Rev.12:17 – Those who keep the commandments of Yahweh (first person), and who bear testimony of Yahshua (second person).
Rev.14:1,4 – These have the Father’s Name written in their foreheads (Greek – Father and Son’s name), and are the firstfruits to Yahweh AND the Lamb.
Rev.14:12 – Those who keep the commandments of Yahweh AND the faith of Yahshua: two persons.
Rev.15:3* – Three separate persons are named here: Yahweh, the Lamb, and Moses. If Moss and Yahweh are not one and the same persons, why should we think the Lamb and Yahweh are one and the same person?
Rev.19:4-7 – Four parties are named here: Yahweh the Almighty, The Lamb (Yahshua, the bridegroom), the bride of Messiah, a great multitude.
Rev.20:6 – They will be priests (1) of Yahweh and (2) of the Messiah
Rev.21:9,10 – Three parties: Yahweh, the Lamb, and the bride.
Rev.21:22 – Two parties are named: Yahweh and the Lamb. These are the temple in the New Jerusalem.
Rev.22:1 – The river of life flows from the throne of Yahweh AND of the Lamb (two persons).
Rev.22:3 – No more curse will be there for the throne of Yahweh And of the Lamb will be in the city: two persons.
Conclusion of these thoughts
Brethren, to create only ONE person from these two:
(1) Yahweh the Father (who sits on the throne), and
(2) Yahshua the Son (the Messiah, the Lamb);
Requires too much bending of terms, titles, names, logic, facts, and Scriptures. It is much better to accept the “sincere milk of the Word” (1 Pe.2:2), and “receive with meekness the engrafted Word” of Yahweh (Ja.1:21),
“…which is able to instruct you for salvation through faith in the Messiah Yahshua. For all Scripture given by inspiration of Yahweh is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: that the man of Yahweh may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works” (2 Tim.3:16,17 KJV).
One good work which we should continually promote is FAITH; Faith in the following:
(1) Faith in the one Supreme Being who has LIVED ETERNALLY. His Name is Yahweh, the Creator of the heavens and the earh and all things in them.
(2) Faith in Yahweh’s Son; Yahshua the Messiah, who DIED to redeem sinners and arose again the third day. He was “declared to be the Son of Yahweh… by his resurrection from the dead (Rom.1:1-4).
Voy Wilks 7/15/92