MY CREED - CONFESSION
FROM IRENEAUS, BOOK 1 CHAPTER X : 1
UNITY OF THE FAITH OF THE CHURCH THROUGHOUT THE WHOLE WORLD.
1. 'The Church, though dispersed through our the whole world, even to the ends of the earth, has received from the apostles and their disciples this faith: [She believes] in one God, the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven, and earth, and the sea, and all things that are in them; and in one Christ Jesus, the Son of God, who became incarnate for our salvation; and in the Holy Spirit, who proclaimed through the prophets the dispensations(6) of God, and the advents, and the birth from a virgin, and the passion, and the resurrection from the dead, and the ascension into heaven in the flesh of the beloved Christ Jesus, our Lord, and His [future] manifestation from heaven in the glory of the Father "to gather all things in one,"(7) and to raise up anew all flesh of the whole human race, in order that to Christ Jesus, our Lord, and God, and Saviour, and King, according to the will of the invisible Father, "every knee should bow, of things in heaven,, and things in earth, and things under the earth, and that every tongue should confess"(8) to Him, and that He should execute just judgment towards all; that He may send "spiritual wickednesses,"(9) and the angels who transgressed and became apostates, together with the ungodly, and unrighteous, and wicked, and profane among men, into everlasting fire; but may, in the exercise of His grace, confer immortality on the righteous, and holy, and those who have kept His commandments, and have persevered in His love, some from the beginning [of their Christian course], and others from [the date of] their repentance, and may surround them with everlasting glory.
2. As I have already observed, the Church, having received this preaching and this faith, although scattered throughout the whole world, yet, as if occupying but one house, carefully preserves it. She also believes these points [of doctrine] just as if she had but one soul, and one and the same heart, and she proclaims them, and teaches them, and hands them down, with perfect harmony, as if she possessed only one mouth. For, although the languages of the world are dissimilar, yet the import of the tradition is one and the same. For the Churches which have been planted in Germany do not believe or hand down anything different, nor do those in Spain, nor those in Gaul, nor those in the East, nor those in Egypt, nor those in Libya, nor those which have been established in the central regions(1) of the world. But as the sun, that creature of God, is one and the same throughout the whole world, so also the preaching of the truth shineth everywhere, and enlightens all men that are willing to come to a knowledge of the truth. Nor will any one of the rulers in the Churches, however highly gifted he may be in point of eloquence, teach doctrines different from these (for no one is greater than the Master); nor, on the other hand, will he who is deficient in power of expression inflict injury on the tradition. For the faith being ever one and the same, neither does one who is able at great length to discourse regarding it, make any addition to it, nor does one, who can say but little diminish it'
THE ABOVE IS LONG, LONG BEFORE ANY NICEA COUNCIL AND TRINITY HERESY ROSE IT'S UGLY SERPENT HEAD TO BITE AT THE HEEL OF THE EKKLESIA
(Thus the trinity doctrine is complete nonsense)
THIS SAME YESHUA IS THE MESSIAH (annointed) THE SON OF THE LIVING GOD
HE IS TO ME, LORD, SAVIOUR AND KING
FOR JUST AS MOSES WAS TO BE GOD TO PHARAOH AND THE ISRAELITES, SO TOO THE SON WHO IS A PROPHET LIKE UNTO MOSES, IS SUCH UNTO ME, FOR THE SON WAS A PROPHET OF GOD AND THE WORDS OF HIS MOUTH WERE THE VERY WORDS OF GOD.
YET HE IS BEGOTTEN OF THE FATHER, WHO IS THE ONLY TRUE GOD
BEING THE GOD AND FATHER OF MY LORD YESHUA
JOHN 1:1 speaks of TWO, and furthermore the GOD with whom the WORD - ORACLE was 'WITH' is shown to be NONE OTHER than the FATHER....1 JOHN 1:1,2; WHO IS THE ONLY TRUE GOD..... JOHN 17:1 - 5.
Note the words of JOHN 17:5; 'And now, O, Father, glorify thou me with THINE OWN SELF, with the glory which I had WITH THEE before the world was.' explains John 1:1 and 1 John 1:1,2 very nicely dosen't it ? (emphasis mine)
Read also PROVERBS 8:23-30; MICAH 5:2-4; COLOSSIANS 1:15-17; REVELATION 3:14;
And see that GREAT QUESTION SHOWING US THE TRUTH OF PROVERBS 8,
'Who hath ascended up into heaven or descended ? who hath gathered the wind in his fists ? who hath bound the waters in a garden? who hath established all the ends of the earth ? what is his name and what is his son's name, if thou canst tell?" PROVERBS 30:4
(For, in the beginning elohim created the heavens and the earth).........the spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.......and the spirit of God moved within the woman Miriam also.
How great is the wisdom of God towards those who ask him, how abounding his teaching to those who seek him, how open the door to those who knock. For he teaches us that he hath a son from of old, and that he sent that son to the world, he teaches us that this son was the word or oracle who was with him from the beginning, and who became flesh. And he teaches us that when his son shall come again that he hath a name and that name is 'the Word of God' Revelation 19:13; BUT WAIT ! for in verse 11 of the same chapter he is called 'Faithful and True'.... this reminds us of his own words,.... 'These things saith the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of the creation of God.' chapter 3:14.
THUS MY CONFESSION IS THAT YESHUA IS THE MESSIAH, THE SON OF THE LIVING GOD, FOR WHOSOEVER CONFESSES THAT YESHUA IS THE MESSIAH HATH BOTH THE FATHER AND THE SON.
AND....WHOSOEVER SHALL CONFESS THAT YESHUA IS THE SON OF GOD. GOD DWELLETH IN HIM, AND HE IN GOD.
Richard Merrell 1973
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