The Composite One God Manifested as Three Persons

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The following factors portray A COMPOSITE ONE SPIRIT GOD, composed or consisting of ONE ETERNAL SPIRIT that is manifested as three distinct persons. The reason these three persons are ONE GOD, is because they are all manifestations of the ONE ETERNAL SPIRIT. God is a Spirit:

Jhn 4:24 God [is] a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship [him] in spirit and in truth.

Hbr 9:14 How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to God, purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?

  • 1Jo 5:8 And there are three that bear witness in earth, the Spirit, and the water, and the blood: and these three agree in one.

  • There is One Eternal God (Divine) Spirit:

    Heb 9:14 How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to God, purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God? Hbr. 9:14.

    Eph 2:18 For through him we both have access by one Spirit unto the Father.

    1Cr 12:13 For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body, whether [we be] Jews or Gentiles, whether [we be] bond or free; and have been all made to drink into one Spirit.

    Eph 2:18 For through him we both have access by one Spirit unto the Father.

    1Cr 12:8 For to one is given by the Spirit the word of wisdom; to another the word of knowledge by the same Spirit;

    1Cr 12:11 But all these worketh that one and the selfsame Spirit, dividing to every man severally as he will.

    1Cr 12:13 For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body, whether [we be] Jews or Gentiles, whether [we be] bond or free; and have been all made to drink into one Spirit.

  • One Sits on the Throne. Is that ONE sitting on the throne a composite of MORE THAN ONE?:

    Rev 4:2 And immediately I was in the spirit: and, behold, a throne was set in heaven, and [one] sat on the throne.

    Does Christ also sit on the throne? Hbr 12:2 Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of [our] faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.

    Psa 110:1 [[A Psalm of David.]] The LORD said unto my Lord, Sit thou at my right hand, until I make thine enemies thy footstool.

    Eph 1:20 Which he wrought in Christ, when he raised him from the dead, and set [him] at his own right hand in the heavenly [places],

    Act 7:49 Heaven [is] my throne, and earth [is] my footstool: what house will ye build me? saith the Lord: or what [is] the place of my rest?

    Did Jesus ascend to Heaven and the right hand of the Father?

    Is Jesus, the Son, God?

    Hbr 1:8 But unto the Son [he saith], Thy throne, O God, [is] for ever and ever: a sceptre of righteousness [is] the sceptre of thy kingdom.

    Some say that Christ is never referred to as God the Son,. just the Son of God. The above verse calls the Son God. Isaiah 9:6, calls the Son THE MIGHTY GOD.

    Rev 3:21 To him that overcometh will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with my Father in his throne.

    Rev 5:13 And every creature which is in heaven, and on the earth, and under the earth, and such as are in the sea, and all that are in them, heard I saying, Blessing, and honour, and glory, and power, [be] unto him that sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb for ever and ever.

    So we find that A COMPOSITE GOD, consisting of God the Father and God the Son, is sitting on the throne.

  • The Seven Spirits of God are COMPOSITE, common to both the Father and the Son:

    Rev 4:5 And out of the throne proceeded lightnings and thunderings and voices: and [there were] seven lamps of fire burning before the throne, which are the seven Spirits of God.

    Rev 5:6 And I beheld, and, lo, in the midst of the throne and of the four beasts, and in the midst of the elders, stood a Lamb as it had been slain, having seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven Spirits of God sent forth into all the earth.

  • The Fullness of the Godhead Dwells in the Son Bodily, so both (Composite) Father and Son possess the Fullness of the Godhead:

    Col 2:9 For in him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily.

    The One Eternal Spirit is common or composite to both the Father and the Son. This is why the Son offered Himself through the ETERNAL SPIRIT. He was constituted of the ONE ETERNAL SPIRIT which was symbolized by the seven spirits being God's all perfect, all-inclusive Spirit. This is what "For in him dwelleth all the fullness of the Godhead bodily" means. The Son of God was the bodily manifestation of the Spirit of God the Father. This is why Jesus said:

    Jhn 14:7 If ye had known me, ye should have known my Father also: and from henceforth ye know him, and have seen him.

    Jhn 15:24 If I had not done among them the works which none other man did, they had not had sin: but now have they both seen and hated both me and my Father.

    Gen 33:10 And Jacob said, Nay, I pray thee, if now I have found grace in thy sight, then receive my present at my hand: for therefore I have seen thy face, as though I had seen the face of God, and thou wast pleased with me.

    Jhn 14:9 Jesus saith unto him, Have I been so long time with you, and yet hast thou not known me, Philip? he that hath seen me hath seen the Father; and how sayest thou [then], Shew us the Father?

    Thus, another example of the COMPOSITE ONE GOD. This is one of the reasons why Jesus said that He and the Father are ONE--another example of the COMPOSITE ONE GOD:

  • Jhn 10:30 I and [my] Father are one.

  • Jesus thought it not robbery to be equal with the Father. He was of the same ONE ETERNAL SPIRIT, coming from the bosom of the Father, and possessing all the attributes of the ONE ETERNAL SPIRIT OF GOD. He must have come forth as an exact replica of the Father. Why? Because God, as the Testator of the Everlasting Covenant, had to die as man's substitute in payment of the penalty for transgression of God's law, the transcript of His character.

    Phl 2:6 Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God:

  • Another example of the ONE COMPOSITE GOD is the Father saying to the Son:

    Gen 1:26 And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.

    Thus, the Father and the Son were co-creators as the ONE COMPOSITE GOD. The ONE GOD FATHER manifested Himself through two other persons--The Son, and the Holy Ghost or Spirit.

  • Both the Father and Son Come to us as the Comforter via the Holy Spirit:

    Jhn 14:23 Jesus answered and said unto him, If a man love me, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him.

    So the Holy Spirit is sent to us as the Comforter, and the Father and the Son come to us. Also, notice that in John 14:16-18, Jesus prays to the Father that the Holy Spirit be sent to us. Then, in verse 18, He says, "I will come to you." So, all three, the Father, Son and Holy Spirit come to us and dwell in us. Notice: [Even] the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you.

    How can Jesus and the Holy Spirit be the same person dwelling in us, and yet be separate and distinct persons? Because Christ, at His Incarnation, commended His Spirit to the Father, as a bequeathed gift to us for the purpose of regeneration. Notice:

    "Christ declared that after his ascension, he would send to his church, as his crowning gift, the Comforter, who was to take his place. This Comforter is the Holy Spirit,--the soul of his life, the efficacy of his church, the light and life of the world. With his Spirit Christ sends a reconciling influence and a power that takes away sin. In the gift of the Spirit [HIS LIFE--THE SOUL OF HIS LIFE], Jesus gave to man the highest good that heaven could bestow.... The Spirit was given as a regenerating agency, and without this the sacrifice of Christ would have been of no avail.... It is by the Spirit that the heart is made pure. Through the Spirit the believer becomes a partaker of the divine nature. Christ has given his Spirit as a divine power to overcome all hereditary and cultivated tendencies to evil, and to impress his own character upon the church." E.G. White, Review and Herald Articles, May 19, 1904, vol. 5, p. 42.

    "Cumbered with humanity Christ could not be in every place personally, therefore it was altogether for their advantage that He should leave them to go to His Father and send the Holy Spirit to be His successor on earth. The Holy Spirit is Himself divested of the personality of humanity and independent thereof. He would represent Himself as present in all places by His Holy Spirit." E.G. White, (Manuscript Releases Volume 14 (Nos 1081-1135) MR No.1084.

    At His Incarnation, Christ divested Himself of His ONE ETERNAL SPIRIT and it thus became divested of the personality of His humanity and independent thereof. The Holy Spirit had always existed from eternity, but it became a distinct third person at the time that it was divested from His Humanity. This is why John 14:18 says "I will come to you." It is really the Spirit of the Son and the Father--THE ONE ETERNAL SPIRIT--that comes to us as the Holy Ghost Spirit. This uncombined with humanity Spirit, was set aside to allow the Son to become human. This in and of itself was a great sacrifice, because the Son then became combined with humanity forever. He was separated from His Being constituted of Divinity ONLY, and became Divinity combined with humanity.

    "The darkness rolled away from the Saviour and from the Cross. Christ bowed His head and died. In His Incarnation He had reached the prescribed limit as a sacrifice, but not as a redeemer." E.G. White Manuscript Releases Volume Twelve, p. 409.

    "The Incarnation of Christ was an act of self-sacrifice; His life was one of continual self-denial. The highest glory of the love of God to man was manifested in the sacrifice of His only-begotten Son, who was the express image of His person. This is the great mystery of godliness. It is the privilege and the duty of every professed follower of Christ to have the mind of Christ. Without self-denial and cross bearing we cannot be His disciples." E.G. White, Selected Messages, Book 2, p. 185.

    More Examples of the ONE COMPOSITE GOD

  • Jesus is spoken of as the Everlasting Father, THE MIGHTY GOD:

    Isa 9:6 For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.

    Some say Jesus was not God. They quote the following verse to try to sustain their cause:

    Jhn 17:3 And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent.

    Does John 17:3, mean that THE MIGHTY GOD of Isaiah 9:6, is A FALSE GOD or a lesser god of some type? No indeed, for all of the reasons we have cited above, and the additional reasons we will cite below.

  • God the Father and the Son wrote the ten commandment law. Yes, the Bible teaches that the tables of stone were inscribed on both sides, front and back. Notice:

    The Tables Written on Both Sides. "Thou shalt put into the ark the testimony which I shall give thee." Ex. 25:16. "And He gave unto Moses, when He had made an end of communing with him upon Mount Sinai, two tables of testimony, tables of stone, written with the finger of God." Ex. 31:18. "The writing was the writing of God, graven upon the tables." Ex. 12:16. Unlike the writing of man, the writing of God, [was] "graven," carved in stone in sunken pattern as with a cutting tool used by engravers and sculptors, an indelible writing that could never be erased or changed. (See Webster).

    "The tables were written on both their sides" Ex. 32:15. We sometimes think of these tables of stone as written on one side only, Is this correct,

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    or are we to take Exodus 32:15 as it reads? If we are to take the Bible as it reads, it seems plain that the ten commandments are duplicated, being written on both sides of the tables. This is stated in another way in Deuteronomy 4:13, which reads: "He wrote them (the Ten Commandments) upon two tables of stone;" that is, all the ten were written on each table. Thus when the tables were "folded together like a book," EW 32, the first four commandments would be on the left table and the last six on the right, Matt. 23:37-40, no matter which way the tables were folded, and each table would contain the entire Ten Commandments.

    Moffatt's translation of Exodus 32:15 reads: "tables written on both sides, on this side and that." Another authority comes in a personal letter from the Hebrew Union College of Cincinnati, Ohio: "Rabbi Abraham Ibin Ezra (1092-1167) interprets the words literally; viz., that the writing was duplicated on both sides. This seems to be the connotation of the verse." Then the rabbi adds that Deuteronomy 4:13 "is used to support the view that each table contained all the ten commandments." While even rabbinical interpretations differ on some points, they agree that the writing was duplicated, written on both sides of the tables.

    The Significance of Duplicating the Law. Since it appears clear that the law of God was duplicated on the tables of stone, we may ask, Why is this? Why was the law written twice? Doubtless for the same reason that Pharaoh's dream was doubled unto him twice--"because as scrolls were sometimes written within and without and then sealed. Their accuracy and validity were ascertained if, when the seal was broken, the writing within corresponded to that without. Thus, God would make his law unquestionably accurate and valid--"established by God."

    An illustration of this custom is given in Ezekiel 2:9,10 and also in Revelation 5:1. Of the former, Jameson, Faussett, and Brown's Commentary says: "'Within and without'--on the face and on the back. Usually the parchment was written only on the inside when rolled up; but so full was God's message of impending woes in Ezekiel 2:9,10, that it was written also on the back'" The same authority, commenting on the scroll of Revelation 5:1, described by Moffatt as "a scroll with the writing on the back as well as inside," says, "The writing on the back implies fullness and completeness, so that nothing more needs to be added. The roll, or book, appears from the context to be "the title deed of man's inheritance," D.E. Burgh, redeemed by Christ, and contains the successive steps by which he shall recover it from the usurper, and obtain actual possession of the kingdom already purchased for Himself and His elect saints."

    So God's law written on both front and back at the tables of stone, indicates their usual importance, also their "fullness and completeness, so nothing more needs to be added." They express "the whole duty of man." Eccl. 12:13.

    There is no place in the Bible where the character of the law of God, its sacredness, its validity, its immutability, its perpetuity, and its relation to our salvation is so naturally, so plainly, and so forcefully presented as in the most holy place of the sanctuary. Satan, whose enmity against God's law resulted in his being cast out of Heaven, would have men believe that God's law is a yoke of bondage, but James, inspired by the Spirit of God, calls it "the perfect law of liberty." James 1:25. Paul tells us that sin, "the transgression of the law," I John 3:4, is our bondage--"the bondage of corruption," Rom. 8:21, from which those who obey God shall be delivered. And John says, "His commandments are not grievous." In fact, in keeping His commandments we show that we love God and that we know Him. I John 5:3; 2:3,4. God's law of love is not a "new commandment. . .but an old commandment

    Page 166 which ye had from the beginning." Deut. 5:6-22. The "new commandment," I John 2:7,8, which Christ came to give to the world, was the "old commandment" stripped of all its man-made regulations, see Matt. 5-7,--regulations that were indeed a yoke of bondage." The Path to the Throne of God, Sara Elizabeth Peck, pp. 165-166.

    Ellen White says that both the Father and the Son delivered the Law to Moses on Mt. Sinai. Could it be that they both were there because they both are ONE GOD, delivering the law that is a transcript of both their characters? I believe this is the case. Their Spirit is ONE ETERNAL SPIRIT. They are of the same mind even though they have different, individual minds and wills and are distinct persons. And, of course, for the same reasons, the Holy Spirit was there also.

  • The Alpha and Omega Factor

    There are statements in Scripture wherein Christ is the unmistakable speaker, referring to Himself as the Alpha and Omega, the first and the last, the beginning and the end. Here are those verses:

    8"'I am the Alpha and the Omega," says the Lord God, "who is, and who was, and who is to come, the Almighty.' 9I, John, your brother and companion in the suffering and kingdom and patient endurance that are ours in Jesus, was on the island of Patmos because of the word of God and the testimony of Jesus. 10On the Lord's Day I was in the Spirit, and I heard behind me a loud voice like a trumpet, 11which said: "Write on a scroll what you see and send it to the seven churches: to Ephesus, Smyrna, Pergamum, Thyatira, Sardis, Philadelphia and Laodicea." 12I turned around to see the voice that was speaking to me. And when I turned I saw seven golden lampstands, 13and among the lampstands was someone "like a son of man,"[2] dressed in a robe reaching down to his feet and with a golden sash around his chest. 14His head and hair were white like wool, as white as snow, and his eyes were like blazing fire. 15His feet were like bronze glowing in a furnace, and his voice was like the sound of rushing waters. 16In his right hand he held seven stars, and out of his mouth came a sharp double-edged sword. His face was like the sun shining in all its brilliance. 17When I saw him, I fell at his feet as though dead. Then he placed his right hand on me and said: "Do not be afraid. I am the First and the Last. 18I am the Living One; I was dead, and behold I am alive for ever and ever! And I hold the keys of death and Hades."

    Question: Some adamantly maintain that the Alpha and Omega was the Father speaking. Was the Father ever dead? Now, another Alpha and Omega verse where Christ is the speaker:

    He said to me: "It is done. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End. To him who is thirsty I will give to drink without cost from the spring of the water of life. 7He who overcomes will inherit all this, and I will be his God and he will be my son. Revelation 21:6.

    Who gives us to drink of the water of everlasting life when we thirst?

    Rev 22:1 And he shewed me a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding out of the throne of God and of the Lamb.

    Here the throne of God is spoken of also as "of the Lamb." They both give the water of life to those who thirst. They are as ONE GOD. They both are the Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last. Why? Because they are ONE GOD. What makes them ONE GOD. They both are of the same essence--substance or ONE ETERNAL SPIRIT.

    Rev 22:17 And the Spirit and the bride say, Come. And let him that heareth say, Come. And let him that is athirst come. And whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely.

    Jhn 4:14 But whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life.

    Who is speaking in John 4:14 (above)?

    "Behold, I am coming soon! My reward is with me, and I will give to everyone according to what he has done. 13I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End. 14"Blessed are those who wash their robes, that they may have the right to the tree of life and may go through the gates into the city. 15Outside are the dogs, those who practice magic arts, the sexually immoral, the murderers, the idolaters and everyone who loves and practices falsehood. 16"I, Jesus, have sent my angel to give you[1] this testimony for the churches. I am the Root and the Offspring of David, and the bright Morning Star." Revelation 22:11-16.

    Questions: Who is coming soon? Who is the Root and Offspring of David. It certainly is not the Father. It is Christ, the Son of God. Verse 16 identifies the speaker. The speaker Jesus, has sent His angel to John, to give this testimony for the churches. Some contest most adamantly that the Revelation was given to Jesus by the Father, to give to John. That is true, but on further investigation, we find that Jesus is giving the Revelation to an angel to give to John. The only solvency to this apparent contradiction, is that both God and Jesus are ONE GOD. They both are Alpha and Omega, the first and the last, the beginning and the end. Jesus says so!

  • The Everlasting Covenant and the Testator Factor

    The Everlasting Covenant had to do with the Blood of Christ being offered for our sin. He thus became our substitute. He and the Father were Testators of the Everlasting Covenant. Death of the Testator was required. I have used this very reasoning to stump a lot of Jehovah Witnesses who question the Divinity of Christ. But Christ was not just Divine for no Being is Divine without Being very God, for only God is Divine. So to speak of Christ as Divine and not as very God, is to speak in terms of a VERY OXYMORON concept. The only thing that can proceed from (bring forth from the bosom of) God, is God.

    Hbr 13:20 Now the God of peace, that brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great shepherd of the sheep, through the blood of the everlasting covenant,

    Hbr 9:16 For where a testament [is], there must also of necessity be the death of the testator.

    Hbr 9:17 For a testament [is] of force after men are dead: otherwise it is of no strength at all while the testator liveth.

    Gen 17:7 And I will establish my covenant between me and thee and thy seed after thee in their generations for an everlasting covenant, to be a God unto thee, and to thy seed after thee.

    Isa 24:5 The earth also is defiled under the inhabitants thereof; because they have transgressed the laws, changed the ordinance, broken the everlasting covenant.

    Isa 55:3 Incline your ear, and come unto me: hear, and your soul shall live; and I will make an everlasting covenant with you, [even] the sure mercies of David.

    Isa 61:8 For I the LORD love judgment, I hate robbery for burnt offering; and I will direct their work in truth, and I will make an everlasting covenant with them.

    Jer 32:40 And I will make an everlasting covenant with them, that I will not turn away from them, to do them good; but I will put my fear in their hearts, that they shall not depart from me.

    Eze 16:60 Nevertheless I will remember my covenant with thee in the days of thy youth, and I will establish unto thee an everlasting covenant.

    Eze 37:26 Moreover I will make a covenant of peace with them; it shall be an everlasting covenant with them: and I will place them, and multiply them, and will set my sanctuary in the midst of them for evermore.

    Hbr 9:14 How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to God, purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?

    Ron Beaulieu