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God Almighty-The Savior

Part 1: God Almighty (LORD- Father) – The Savior

Isaiah 45:21says—“Tell these people to come to me.  Let them talk about these things together. Who told you long ago that this would happen?  Who told you about it long ago? Who the Savior is should not be confused with who the savior was?

 Isaiah 43:11 says besides Him there is no savior.  Is that the Father that Isaiah mentioned?  A Savior is the one who saves preserves, rescues, heals, and delivers to name a few, and this definitely is the Father.  When we look at John 9:4 it says: “I must work the work of Him that sent me and finish it.  John 4:34, I do all the things that please Him— John 5:30; 8:29. 

When Jesus Christ uttered on the cross: “it’s finished”, that was an indication that He completed His redemptive work. Mission accomplished above and beyond because He laid down His life on His own accord.  The Father gave the Son to choose either to save or not to save the world. John 3:17—“For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.”   The Son knows the Father wants to save mankind (world) even though man does wicked things.

After the mission, Jesus received His full power and authority in heaven and on earth.—Matthew 28:18-20. Jesus commissioned all His followers to carry on His teachings about the Father and the kingdom—Luke 10:22.  Jesus once again spoke about His commission, about the Father and about himself too— in John 5:19-23; 26:27.  This is like a promotion in a secular workplace when an employee receives authority to supervise other workers which is a reward for good work.  Jesus did good work in His mission delivering the message of the Father to mankind above and beyond because He laid down His life in His own accord.

God will accompany the appearance of Jesus Christ to the world on the end day.  This is the judgment day and could also be the celebration of the transfer to Jesus the full inheritance of the earth and be crowned as King of kings.  “For the Son of Man is going to come in his Father’s glory with his angels, and then He will reward each person according to what they have done.”— Matthew 16:27.

There is neither witness nor evidence that the great LORD is the same being as Lord Jesus Christ.  In Hebrews 10:12-13, Jesus will sit down at the right hand of God and wait for his enemies to be made his footstool; and in 1 Corinthians15:23-28— When Jesus crushes all his enemies and left no one standing and the last enemy is death, He will hand over His kingdom to God the Father.  When everything and all the people included are put under God’s rule, then Jesus will step down, so God will be all in all—a perfect ending for the wicked and righteously the new beginning for those who made it.  These will be made clear that Jesus is the mighty Son defeating all His enemies and the Father the Almighty One will eventually rule everything and everyone.  God begins and God ends, and the new heavens and new earth will commence.

I, the Lord, said these things. There is no other God besides me. I am the only good God. I am the Savior. There is no other God.” “New Century Version (NCV)” English Standard Version

“You are My witnesses,” declares the LORD, “And My servant whom I have chosen, so that you may know and believe Me and understand that I am He.  Before Me, no god was formed, and none will come after Me.” Isaiah 43:10. “Thus says the LORD, the King, and Redeemer of Israel, the LORD of Hosts: “I am the first and I am the last, and there is no God but Me.” Isaiah 44:6. Grammar is so important in interpreting the Scripture and the word is more important how it is laid down. The NCV gave a small letter to Lord while the majority of the version wrote it as all capital LORD.

The verses that follow definitely will show that Almighty God is the Savior. The One True and the One and Only God Almighty are our Savior. This is written by the New Covenant authors, what more if it was written by the Old Testament authors

I Timothy 2:3 says, “For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior.”

Jude verse 25—“To the only wise God our Savior, be the glory and majesty, and dominion and power, both now and forever, Amen.” These verses are as literal as it can be. Clear and concise and definitely and without a doubt it refers to Almighty God and Father is the Savior.

Why is there confusion when many scriptures lead us to Father as God and Savior; 1 Corinthians 8:5, 6 says—“For even if there are so-called gods, whether in heaven or on earth (as indeed there are many “gods” and many “lords”), yet for us, there is but one God, the Father, from whom all things came and for whom we live; and there is but one Lord, Jesus Christ, through whom all things came and through whom we live.” New International Version (NIV).

So, the One True God as mentioned by John in the Book of revelation 1:8, “I am the Alpha and the Omega,” says the Lord God, “who is, and who was, and who is to come, the Almighty.” very clearly stated the One True God is The Almighty God who alone is the Father; the LORD.

The confusion brought to us by the words which have been manipulated by different religions and different sections of Christianity. The LORD in the original Hebrew book remains all capital and some of the New Testament books keep it that way and many reduced it to Lord, which was directed to Jesus Christ.  LORD is completely different from the Lord.

1Corinthians 8:6 clearly said that there is just one God.  So how can Almighty God the Father be the one true and only Almighty God when the Bible teaches us that Jesus is also God?  Would this mean that Jesus is God Almighty?

Since the fact is clearly presented to us and supported by many scriptures that there is one God, the Father Almighty, it means there is nothing more to be formed to be another Almighty or else it is no longer Almighty.  It is like a mystery when revealed it can no longer be a mystery.  With One God Almighty and One Mighty Lord may give us a better understanding of Father and Son relationship.  Two Persons in the Godhead with the same nature but have a different level of supremacy. 

Jesus praises the Father addressing Him as LORD in Matthew 11:25, Jesus is surely Lord, but the Father is the LORD above the Lord Jesus Christ.  The Father is certainly LORD—Master and Ruler not only the earth but the whole universe.  Psalm 146:10—“The LORD reigns forever, your God, O Zion, for all generations. Praise the LORD.” and in Revelation 11:15— “The kingdom of the world becomes the kingdom of our Lord, and of his Christ: and he shall reign forever and ever.” Exodus 15:18—The LORD shall reign forever and ever.

Revelation 19:6— “And I heard a sound like the roar of a great multitude, like the rushing of many waters, and like a mighty rumbling of thunder, crying out: “Hallelujah! For our LORD God, the Almighty reigns.”

Only the Father could act throughout the universe as God (John 5:30; John 14:10)

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Bishop Joseph

Dr. Joseph Vitug, Ph.D. - Bishop Emeritus

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