What do Trinitarians believe?
Gill’s Exposition of the Entire Bible. and besides me there is no Saviour; either in a temporal or spiritual sense; the gods of the Heathens could not save them out of their present troubles, and much less save them with an everlasting salvation; none but God can do this, and this is a proof that Christ is God, since none but God can be a Saviour. Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary. saviour—temporally, from Babylon: eternally, from sin and hell (Ho 13:4; Ac 4:12). The same titles as are applied to God are applied to Jesus.
As we have read: Gill’s Exposition of the Entire Bible, and this is a proof that Christ is God, since none but God can be a Saviour.
Firstly, lets examine the word Saviour: Definition: a savior, deliverer, preserver. NAS Exhaustive Concordance Word Origin a prim. root Definition to deliver Isaiah 43:11. “I, even I, am the LORD, And there is no savior besides Me.
What is GOD saying, and meaning, in Isaiah 43?
ANSWER: It will be a sign and a witness to the LORD of hosts in the land of Egypt. When they cry to the LORD, because of oppressors, he will send them a savior, and defender, and deliver them.
GOD is saying, he is Israel’s, only SAVIOUR.
The GOD of Israel, is the ONLY ONE TRUE GOD.
GOD ALMIGHTY, is the only person, who makes people,----- SAVIOURS.
By sending His people, a savior, and defender, and deliver them. Isaiah 19:20.
FALSE gods, cannot save ANYTHING, or ANYONE, which is why, there is no SAVIOUR besides, GOD ALMIGHTY.
But WHY is Jesus, also called the, SAVIOUR?
English Standard Version For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. Luke 2:11
The answer is given by St John: And we have seen and testify, that the Father, has sent his Son, to be the Savior, of the world.---- 1 John 4:14.
We also read in Acts 13:22,23: And when he had removed him, he raised up David to be their king, of whom he testified and said, ‘I have found in David the son of Jesse a man after my heart, who will do all my will.’ Of this man’s offspring, God has brought to Israel, a Savior, Jesus, as he promised.
Does Isaiah 43:11, prove Jesus must also be the SAME ONE TRUE GOD, because Jesus is also called SAVIOUR, and GOD said there is NO SAVIOUR, except himself?
NO, GOD ALMIGHTY was referring to Himself as being THE ONLY PERSON, and THE ONLY TRUE GOD, who SENDS a SAVIOUR.
Just as GOD ALMIGHTY sent SAVIOURS to Israel, as we are told in 2 Kings 13:5, Nehemiah 9:27, Judges 2:16, 2 Samuel 3:18.
Example: (Therefore the LORD gave Israel a, savior, so that they escaped from the hand of the Syrians, and the people of Israel lived in their homes as formerly.---- 2 Kings 13:5.
IF Jesus being called the SAVIOUR proves Jesus is GOD, then the people GOD made as SAVIOURS in the old testament, would also be GOD.
Genesis 22:14. English Standard Version
The Sacrifice of Isaac
1 After these things God tested Abraham and said to him, “Abraham!” And he said, “Here I am.” 2He said, “Take your son, your only son Isaac, whom you love, and go to the land of Moriah, and offer him there as a burnt offering on one of the mountains of which I shall tell you.” 3 So Abraham rose early in the morning, saddled his donkey, and took two of his young men with him, and his son Isaac. And he cut the wood for the burnt offering and arose and went to the place of which God had told him. 4 On the third day Abraham lifted up his eyes and saw the place from afar. 5 Then Abraham said to his young men, “Stay here with the donkey; I and the boya will go over there and worship and come again to you.” 6 And Abraham took the wood of the burnt offering and laid it on Isaac his son. And he took in his hand the fire and the knife. So they went both of them together. 7 And Isaac said to his father Abraham, “My father!” And he said, “Here I am, my son.” He said, “Behold, the fire and the wood, but where is the lamb for a burnt offering?” 8 Abraham said, “God will provide for himself the lamb for a burnt offering, my son.” So they went both of them together. 9 When they came to the place of which God had told him, Abraham built the altar there and laid the wood in order and bound Isaac his son and laid him on the altar, on top of the wood. 10 Then Abraham reached out his hand and took the knife to slaughter his son. 11 But the angel of the LORD called to him from heaven and said, “Abraham, Abraham!” And he said, “Here I am.” 12 He said, “Do not lay your hand on the boy or do anything to him, for now I know that you fear God, seeing you have not withheld your son, your only son, from me.” 13 And Abraham lifted up his eyes and looked, and behold, behind him was a ram, caught in a thicket by his horns. And Abraham went and took the ram and offered it up as a burnt offering instead of his son. 14 So Abraham called the name of that place, “The LORD will provide” as it is said to this day, “On the mount of the LORD it shall be provided.” Jesus the ultimate sacrifice.
So Abraham called the name of that place, “The LORD will provide”; as it is said to this day, “On the mount of the LORD it shall be provided.” ---- Genesis 22:14.
The story of Abraham being asked to sacrifice his only begotten Son, foreshadowed what God the Father actually did Himself, in that He actually did sacrifice his only begotten Son.
Notice the SHOCKING belief and teaching by MOST, who say GOD ALMIGHTY, came down from heaven and sacrificed Himself, which then DENIES the SON of GOD.
Let’s give thanks to God the Father, who revealed His DIVINE love for the world.
GOD ALMIGHTY fulfilled the greatest prophecies, by SENDING, NOT Himself but His Only BEGOTTEN SON, not to condemn us but SAVE us.
Jesus is GOD’s one and ONLY perfect human sacrifice who was chosen by GOD to become the Lamb of GOD.
GOD made Jesus the divine and ultimate Saviour of the world, making Jesus our Great High Priest who paid the ultimate and perfect sacrifice for our SINS: “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Begotten Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. John 3:16.
Notice what we MUST believe that GOD sent His SON.
John 6:35: Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life; whoever comes to me shall not hunger, and whoever believes in me shall never thirst. 36 But I said to you that you have seen me and yet do not believe. 37 All that the Father gives me will come to me, and whoever comes to me I will never cast out. 38For I have come down from heaven, not to do my own will but the will of him who sent me. 39 And this is the will of him who sent me, that I should lose nothing of all that he has given me, but raise it up on the last day. 40For this is the will of my Father, that everyone who looks on the Son and believes in him should have eternal life, and I will raise him up on the last day.”
Notice what MOST instead BELIEVE that GOD came Himself.
Notice what St John goes on to say: Whoever confesses that Jesus is the Son of God, God abides in him, and he in God.--- 1 John 4:15.
The SHOCKING TRUTH IS: If Jesus was God in the flesh, Jesus would NOT be: the Son of God.
AND THE TRUTH IS THEN DENIED.
AND THIS IS HOW WE ARE DECEIVED.
And every spirit that does not confess Jesus IS NOT FROM GOD. ----This is the spirit of the antichrist, which you heard was coming and now is in the world already.---- 1 John 4:3.