Hear, O Israel: The lord our God is one God” (Deut. 6:4)
This great verse has been recited countless times by Israelites down through the centuries, setting their distinctive belief in one great Creator God. The Jews had retained their original belief in creation, handed down from Noah, while the other nations had all allowed their original monotheistic creationism to degenerate into a wide variety of religions, all basically equivalent to the poly theistic evolutionism of the early Sumerians at Babel.
But along with its strong assertion of monotheism, there is also a very real suggestion that this declaration, with its thrice-named subject, is also setting forth the Triune God. The name, “Lord,” of course, is Yahweh, or Jehovah, the self-existing One who reveals Himself, while “God” is Elohim, the powerful Creator/Ruler. “Jehovah our Elohim is one Jehovah” is the proclamation. A number of respected Jewish commentators have acknowledged that the verse spoke of a “unified oneness,” rather than an “absolute oneness.”
The revered book called the Zohar, for example, even said that the first mention was of the Father, the second one the Messiah, and the third, the Holy Spirit.
The key word “one” (Hebrew, Echad) is often used to denote unity in diversity. For example, when Eve was united to Adam in marriage, they were said to be “one flesh” (Genesis 2:24). Similarly, on the third day of creation, the waters were “gathered together unto one place,” yet this gathering together was called “Seas” (i.e., more than one sea; Genesis 1:9-10).
The JEWISH New Testament brings Clarity to the word Echad / ONE; as being a UNITY of ONE of the Same KIND or ESSENCE. The FATHER, The SON YESHA / JESUS and the HOLY SPIRIT.
For ALL those reading this, if you have a problem with the FACT that GOD HAS A SON, then read Proverbs 30:4 below….
Who has ascended into heaven and descended? (GOD !) Who has gathered the wind in His fists? (GOD !) Who has wrapped the waters in His garment? (GOD !) Who has established all the ends of the earth? (GOD !)
What is HIS NAME OR HIS SONS NAME? (YESHUA / JESUS) SURELY YOU KNOW ! ! !
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