But when the fulness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the law,
To redeem them that were under the law, that we might receive the adoption of sons.
The Bible also states clearly that God is responsible for the exaltation of Jesus.
Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name:
If Jesus was exalted by God, it means that they are two different people, and that God is superior. It also means that Jesus didn’t exist from the beginning as a person with God or as a person who is God.
The popular teaching is that Jesus existed with God as a person from the very beginning and that he is also God at the same time (God the Son). The above scripture proves otherwise. If Jesus existed with God as as person from the beginning and as God himself, Paul, in Philippians 2:9 could have said that God restored him to his normal position, and not ‘exalted.’
The term ‘exalted’ reveals that Jesus was given a high position he has never had in the past. If he was God, he could have been ‘restored’ to his normal position after the resurrection and not ‘exalted.’ If God exalted him after the resurrection, it simply means that he has never held such position in the past.
The scriptures weren’t written for us to believe that Jesus is God. Its aim is to make us believe that Jesus is the Son of God, the Messiah.
But these are written, that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing ye might have life through his name.
As regards salvation, the Bible doesn’t tell us to believe that Jesus is God to be saved. It only tells us to believe that Jesus is the Son of God in order to be saved.
1 John 4:14-15
And we have seen and do testify that the Father sent the Son to be the Saviour of the world.
Whosoever shall confess that Jesus is the Son of God, God dwelleth in him, and he in God.
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
Even the disciples of Jesus acknowledged that Jesus is God’s Son.
And when they were come into the ship, the wind ceased.
Then they that were in the ship came and worshipped him, saying, Of a truth thou art the Son of God.
The expression they used, “of a truth,” reveals that Jesus had been making the claim that he is God’s Son. He never claimed beyond that. That’s why even at his death, the centurion present asserted the same.
And when the centurion, which stood over against him, saw that he so cried out, and gave up the ghost, he said, Truly this man was the Son of God.
‘Truly!’ That word reveals that it was the claim he made while he was alive. He taught that he was God’s Son. He never taught beyond that.
He saith unto them, But whom say ye that I am?
And Simon Peter answered and said, Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God.
Guess what? Jesus didn’t correct him with – “nice try but you are missing out on something. I am also God.” No. Jesus agreed completely with Peter’s revelation.
And Jesus answered and said unto him, Blessed art thou, Simon Barjona: for flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, but my Father which is in heaven.
There is only one God, not three in one God. Yahweh is one, not three in one or two in one.
Hear, Israel: Yahweh is our God. Yahweh is one.
There is one body, and one Spirit, even as ye are called in one hope of your calling;
One Lord, one faith, one baptism,
ONE GOD and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all.
1 Timothy 2:5
For there is ONE GOD, and one mediator between God and men, THE MAN CHRIST JESUS;
Yahweh alone is God. Jesus is his Son; the Messiah.
This is the end of this series. Words can’t be enough to appreciate you for following us this far. Grow in knowledge, understanding and wisdom, in the name of Jesus. Amen.