Friday, March 23, 2012

John Chapter 14 and the Another Comforter

To say that the Trinity is unscriptural might hurt some people’s feelings but even Trinitarian theologians admit this. Just the words of Jesus themselves is sufficient for us to know that the Father is the one and only true God and that Jesus is His only begotten Son. If the Father is not a Father and the Son is not a Son then why stop with just those two beings in the Trinity? Why is the Holy Spirit just called the Holy Spirit? Jesus calls God His Father... then I believe that God is His Father. God calls His Son "this is my beloved Son in whom I am well pleased" so I believe that Jesus is the Son of God. It's that simple. Now, what about the Spirit? Well it is the Spirit of God; therefore it is a Holy Spirit not a separate person of from the Father. The devil has a spirit and that spirit is not holy but an unholy spirit. The spirit of devils (evil angels) can enter into human beings... but do we believe that the spirit of Satan is a different person than Satan? So why when we come to God we now step into something strange and go beyond anything that the bible has shown us and we assume that the Holy Spirit is a different person than God?

Is Gabriel the Holy Spirit?

According to Muslims and some translations of Qur’an the angel Gabriel is considered as the Holy Spirit. If we read all the verses very carefully which is talking about the angel Gabriel and the Holy Spirit in the Qur’an we will not find any verse says that Al Rouh (الروح = the Spirit) is the angel Gabriel... The meaning of ROUH is purely SPIRIT. Yes, the angels are spiritual beings but it does not mean that they are Spirit of God. We also have a spirit (Human Spirit) does it mean that we are angels? In the Qur'an, the Holy Spirit is also known as the Spirit of/from Allah.

The Sabbath and the mark of the beast

We read in the Bible:
Rev 20:4 And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them: and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years.