Sabbath 2/8/37/120

Dear Friends,

In dealing with the next section regarding the nature of God let us examine the following texts and the implications and why Ditheists and Binitarians don’t quote this verse.  We know why Trinitarians don’t quote it because it destroys their case and that is the real reason why Armstrongism and the offshoots of WCG and COG (SD) don’t quote it either.

Isaiah 45:11 (RSV) states "thus says the Lord THE HOLY ONE of Israel, and HIS MAKER:.... .
The text is quite encompassing in what Christ is saying on behalf of the Lord of Hosts.
Further it is clear that Christ is being identified as the Holy One of Israel and the Lord of Hosts is identified as his Maker and Creator of the Earth and mankind and the Hosts of Heaven and also commander of the Hosts of Heaven.

God says here that He aroused him, (that is Yahovah of Israel or Christ) in Righteousness.

[9] "Woe to him who strives with his Maker, an earthen vessel with the potter! Does the clay say to him who fashions it, `What are you making'? or `Your work has no handles'? [10] Woe to him who says to a father, `What are you begetting?' or to a woman, `With what are you in travail?'" [11] Thus says the LORD, the Holy One of Israel, and his Maker: "Will you question me about my children, or command me concerning the work of my hands? [12] I made the earth, and created man upon it; it was my hands that stretched out the heavens, and I commanded all their host. [13] I have aroused him in righteousness, and I will make straight all his ways; he shall build my city and set my exiles free, not for price or reward," says the LORD of hosts.

From Acts 2:25-35, Peter quoting Psalm 16:8-11 in 2:25-28 makes it clear that Christ is the Holy One of God who wasn’t abandoned in Sheol or the grave to see corruption; that is the decay of the body.
Acts 2:[25] For David says concerning him, `I saw the Lord always before me, for he is at my right hand that I may not be shaken; [26] therefore my heart was glad, and my tongue rejoiced; moreover my flesh will dwell in hope. [27] For thou wilt not abandon my soul to Hades (Sheol), nor let thy Holy One see corruption. [28] Thou hast made known to me the ways of life; thou wilt make me full of gladness with thy presence.'

So also in Acts 13:35:
Acts 13:[35] Therefore he says also in another psalm, `Thou wilt not let thy Holy One see corruption.'

The text in Psalm 16:2 has had the last word translated as Lord changed by the Sopherim from Yahovah to Adonai as with the other 133 places where it was changed and which are listed by Bullinger (Comp. Bible Ap. 32).

If the Holy One of Israel has a maker then logically he was created and not co-equal with his God which is exactly what Heb 3:2 says in the Greek (poiesanti) and RSV and also what Rev. 3:14 says.  In spite of these clear texts identified in Acts with Christ the Ditheists and Binitarians refuse to deal with it. And the WCG offshoots deny the One True God is even mentioned in the OT which is a blatant misrepresentation.

Wade Cox

Coordinator General