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2 Cor. 4:4; Col. 1:15; Heb. 1:3 (Part #1) | Exposing the False Trinity Doctrine

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The Son is the radiance of G-d’s glory and the exact representation of his being sustaining all things by his powerful word. Heb. 1:3

The Trinitarian Claim

Yahushua is the exact image of G-d [Yahuwah], therefore Yahushua is G-d [Yahuwah].

The Claim vs. The Facts

The facts show that this language is referring to the resurrection glory of the man Yahushua.

The Problems with the Claim

1. Image OF G-d [Yahuwah] means you are NOT G-d [Yahuwah]

By definition, if you are in the image of G-d [Yahuwah], it necessarily means you are not G-d [Yahuwah]. It means you are in the image of someone else and that someone else is G-d [Yahuwah]. For example, we read at Genesis 1:26 that man was made in the image of G-d. We know this means that man is not G-d but someone made in the image of G-d.

2. The Image of Christ = the image of G-d [Yahuwah]

Christians are to be conformed to the image of Christ.

Just as we have borne the image of the earthly man, we will also bear the image of the heavenly. 1 Corinthians 15:49

For those G-d foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of His son, that he might be the firstborn among many brothers. Romans 8:29

If we are to be conformed to the image of Christ, and Christ is the image of G-d [Yahuwah], then the image in question is the image of G-d [Yahuwah]. Shall we suppose Christians are Christ because they are conformed to the image of Christ? Shall we then suppose Christians are G-d [Yahuwah] because they are conformed to Christ who is the image of G-d [Yahuwah]? One only needs to think these things over for a very short time to realize the folly of the Trinitarian claim.

Analysis of the Facts

1. Yahushua Christ's Resurrection Glory

Yahushua was bodily raised from the dead. His risen body is the same crucified body of flesh which died on the cross but it is now glorified and transformed into a spiritual heavenly body (1 Corinthians 15:44-45,49). The risen Yahushua is an immortal heavenly man as opposed to a mortal earthly man. G-d the Father [Yahuwah] is Spirit (John 4:24) and when Yahushua was raised from the dead he became "life-giving Spirit" (1 Corinthians 15:45). For this reason, the risen Yahushua is the image of the invisible G-d (Colossians 1:15). And for this reason, Paul tells us the Lord Yahushua is the Spirit (2 Corinthians 3:17), that is, the image of Yahuwah (4:4-5). In that same context, Paul tells us that we are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory. What same image? The Spirit. And then Paul goes on to describe this image as "the image of G-d."

So also it is written, "The first man, Adam, became a living soul," the last Adam life-giving Spirit. (1 Corinthians 15:45)

But their minds were hardened; for until this very day at the reading of the old covenant the same veil remains unlifted, because the veil is removed in Christ . But to this day whenever Moses is read, a veil lies over their heart; but the veil is taken away whenever a person turns to the Lord. Now the Lord IS the Spirit , and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as from the Lord, the Spirit.... And even if our Gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing, in whose case the g-d of this age has blinded the minds of the unbelieving so that they might not see the light of the Gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of G-d [Yahuwah]. For we do not preach ourselves but Christ Yahushua as Lord. 2 Corinthians 3:14-4:5.

A careful examination of 2 Corinthians 3:1-4:5 shows that Paul is discussing the ministry of the Holy Spirit (3:2-11) and referring to the risen Lord Yahushua as the Spirit, "the Lord IS the Spirit." In fact, Paul comes right out and tells us that he is preaching Yahushua Christ as Lord. Hence, we know the Lord of 2 Corinthians 3:17 is Christ and Christ is the Spirit (which contradicts Trinitarian doctrine). The preceding context also shows clearly that the Spirit is the Holy Spirit. Note also that "the glory of the Lord" is "the glory of Christ." Furthermore, "the same image" is the Spirit since he had just said "the Lord is the Spirit" and we are being transformed into the same image. And Paul ends this passage by referring to Yahushua as the image of G-d [Yahuwah]. In context, we know that image is the Spirit.

These facts show us beyond any doubt that "the image of G-d" refers the fact that "the Lord is the Spirit." Indeed, we are told that we are being transformed into the same image. Christians are "partakers of the divine nature," that is, partakers of the Spirit (2 Peter 1:4; Hebrews 6:4) and they are sons of G-d [Yahuwah] because they walk according to the Holy Spirit (Romans 8:14) and are in this way transformed into the image of Christ who is the image of Yahuwah. You can't see the Spirit and for that reason the risen Christ is the image of the unseen/invisible G-d (Colossians 1:15) and so we walk by faith and not by sight (2 Cor 5:5-7). This is also why Hebrews 1:3 says the risen Yahushua is the exact image of G-d's [Yahuwah's] being (hypostasis*). That being is "Spirit" since Yahuwah is Spirit. A true son is what his father is and the risen Yahushua is now what his Father is: Spirit. For this reason also, we read that the second Psalm, "You are my son, Today I have begotten you" was fulfilled when Yahuwah raised Yahushua from the dead (Acts 13:30-36; Hebrews 1:5). This is also why Paul expresses these two ideas together at Colossians 1:15. The firstborn of all creation (v.15) is the firstborn out of the dead (v.18) is the image of the invisible G-d: Spirit.

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