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126 Thomas said unto Him, “Lord, show us the Father.” It’ll satisfy him.
127 He said, “I been so long with you, and you don’t know Me?” Said, “When you see Me, you’ve seen the Father. And why say, ‘Show us the Father’?”
128 Now, the Oneness took it, the oneness group of people, and try to make Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, just one office and one place, and like your finger, one. That’s wrong. God could not…Jesus could not been His Own father. If He was, then He was a…Well, how could He been His Own father?
129 And if God is a man, separated from the Holy Ghost, He had two fathers. For the Bible said, that, “The Holy Ghost overshadowed Mary and she conceived.” And the Bible said, in Matthew 1:18, that, “that thing which is conceived in her is of the Holy Ghost.” Then which is His father, the Holy Ghost or God? Both, the same Spirit, or He had an illegitimate birth by two spirits.
That’s a Catholic dogma, and it never was a Bible teaching. Martin Luther brought it out, with a lot of other Catholicism that’s in Lutheran church. Wesley followed on with it. And it’s still going on, but it’s an error. It’s not the Truth. Never was it, never was it a Bible Doctrine. Never was it a commandment in the Bible, to teach three Gods.
There is one God. Jesus said, “Hear ye, O Israel, I’m the Lord your God, one God,” not three Gods.
130 In Africa, they baptize once for the Father, once for the Son, and once for the Holy Ghost. And then the poor Jew comes around, say, “Which one of them is your God? Which one is, the Father, Son, or Holy Ghost?” They’re, all three, One. The Bible said they were One.
131 Jesus was a house that God lived in. The Bible said that—that, First Timothy 3:16, “Without controversy,” (that’s, “argument”) “great is the mystery of godliness. For God was manifested in the flesh, seen of Angels, received on…preached, believed on, and received up into Glory.” God was. The Bible said, “His Name shall be called Emmanuel, which is by interpretation, ‘God with us.’” The Bible said, that, “Jesus, in Him dwelt the fullness of the Godhead bodily.”
132 As we had it the other night: God, in the beginning, was Spirit. And then, from God, went out the Logos, or the theophany, which was a form of a man, called the Son of God, prefigured. He came in earth, in a body of flesh, even before He came in Jesus Christ. Now swallow that one once, brother. I’ll prove it to you.
133 When—when Moses saw Him. He said, “Let me see Your form, Lord.” And God hid him in the rock. And when He passed by, he said, “It was the back part of a man.” That was that Theophany. That’s exactly.
Then, that Theophany had to be made flesh. Not another Person, but the same Person had to become flesh, to take the sting out of death.
Like a bee when he stings, it leaves the stinger. And he never left that…He could put a sting in human flesh because it’s sin. But, brother, when he stung that Emmanuel’s flesh, he lost his stinger. Yes, sir. He can buzz but he ain’t got no stinger no more.
57-0901E - Hebrews, Chapter Four
Rev. William Marrion Branham