WHAT GOD WAS NOT BUT HAS BECOME!

We have heard the debates about whether God created the universe or was there just a big bang. Whether the universe is eternal or finite. The evidence of science and philosophy leaves one with conclusions based on an objective intelligent assessment or predetermined dismissal of the evidence both scientific and philosophical. This is why we have some who are theist and those who are atheist. The same is true with those who espouse the Oneness view of God or the Trinitarian view, through scriptural evidence, physical evidence, scientific evidence and biblical harmony. I want to introduce evidence that I have never seen mentioned in any argumentative article. There may be some of this same evidence out there but I have no knowledge of it being solely linked to creation, before and after it occurred.
This article is an argument for the Oneness view of God based on Biblical evidence, Biblical harmony and God before and after creation.
This evidence has its roots in creation and that which follows. We begin in the Book of Genesis. GENESIS 1:1 In the beginning GOD...
Most professing Christians believe God was, is and will always be eternal God and all else came into a finite existence because the eternal God caused that which was non-eternal to exist. Most people who think about this feel that in eternity God was only God and nothing else, although He possessed the power and knowledge to be all that He has become since the beginning of creation or ever will be, unrestricted. Why God created anything is not a mystery. God declared why in the Bible.

REVELATION 4:11 Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honor and power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy PLEASURE they are and were created.

Simply, God created all things for His pleasure. This brings us to God becoming something that He was not. Creator is just one of those things. God became creator as He performed the act of creating. He may have been something before He created but it surely was not Creator although He could have been and did become at the council of His own will.

JOHN 1:1 In the beginning was the WORD, and the WORD was with God, and the WORD was God.
Most professing Christians believe God was, is and will always be eternal God and all else came into a finite existence because the eternal God caused that which was non-eternal to exist. Most people who think about this feel that in eternity God was only God and nothing else, although He possessed the power and knowledge to be all that He has become since the beginning of creation or ever will be, unrestricted. Why God created anything is not a mystery. God declared why in the Bible.
REVELATION 4:11 Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honor and power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy PLEASURE they are and were created.

Simply, God created all things for His pleasure. This brings us to God becoming something that He was not. Creator is just one of those things. God became creator as He performed the act of creating. He may have been something before He created but it surely was not Creator although He could have been and did become at the council of His own will.

JOHN 1:1 In the beginning was the WORD, and the WORD was with God, and the WORD was God.
With a knowledge that God became what He said he is becomes ever so clear in light of His progressive manifestations. God revealed these manifestations in and by His Word. It is evident that God became the Word in the beginning when He first spoke. HEBREWS 11:3 Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear. 
  God did not create another deity or person when he spoke. We do not make another person when we speak words either. God's Word was with Him and it was Him when He spoke.  He actually became what He created, "The Word" when He spoke. This was something He was not before He spoke. When we speak some people recognize us by our voice or words. God nor humans are separate from their word. When the Word became flesh it simply meant God chose to speak or communicate Himself to man in a different, essential and perfect way. In times before, God communicated through the prophets by His Word.
 HEBREWS 1:1 God, who at SUNDRY times and in divers manners spoke in time past unto the fathers by the prophets,
2 Hath in these LAST days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds.

This verse becomes clear in light that Jesus God's Son was the Word incarnate. The Son of God was made.
GALATIANS 4:4 But when the fulness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the law.
 Something that is made or begotten is not eternal. When Jesus prayed the Lord's Prayer He addressed God in a term, our heavenly Father. Yet the term our Father meant something to Jesus that could not be said of any other man. God was Jesus' paternal father and other men's father by creation or adoption. God became the Father to all humans when he made them yet only Father in a paternal sense when the Son of God was conceived or made. God was not a father before He created man and not a paternal father before Jesus the Son was conceived. Father in both senses was something God was not before creation and conception but has become. God actually became His Word to frame creation but was not part of that creation outside His Word. At the conception God became what He conceived in Mary's womb," The Word Incarnate". The conception demanded that God become paternal Father and begotten Son simultaneously. We notice that in the Bible when someone tells who their father is they name them before claiming their fatherhood. Also it is never scripturally correct to say Father God. This is because God was God before He became Father. Therefore the term God our Father is used regularly and exclusively in God's Word. To say Father God implies there is or may be another God separate and distinct from God Himself. We notice that eternal is not used in conjunction with the term Father or Son.  We do however hear the term eternal Spirit and eternal God. We do see the term God the Father but never God the Son because the Son was a union of God and humanity. Before anything existed there was God and God is a Spirit.
JOHN 1:18 No man hath seen God at any time, the only begotten Son, which is in the bosom of the Father, he hath declared him.
God was in Christ Jesus reconciling the world to Himself.  If we ever do see God it will certainly be some kind of manifestation.
God in many ways manifested Himself in a physical form. God became a burning bush, a pillar of fire, a cloud as an angel and even as a man before He prepared Himself a body or an image for the suffering of the cross.
COLOSSIANS 1:15 Who is the IMAGE of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature: HEBREWS 1:3 Who being the brightness of his glory, and the express IMAGE of his person.  
  After all the prior warnings concerning the worship of images we find God making an image of Himself that was ordained and commanded to be  worshipped. The Son of God was the only image that God allowed and demanded WORSHIP UNTO Him.
 HEBREWS 1:6 And again, when he bringeth in the firstbegotten into the world, he saith, And let all the angels of God WORSHIP him.
 Jesus the Son of God was the express image of the invisible God, that was full of the Spirit of God, bearing the name of God and worshipped as God according to the command of God. 
HEBREWS 10:5 Wherefore when he cometh into the world, he saith, Sacrifice and offering thou wouldest not, but a BODY hast thou prepared me.
God was God but He became all these manifestations in His attempt to communicate, deal with and save mankind. Prior to creation there was no need for God to manifest Himself. Even the Spiritual manifestations that have moved men and mountains were not needed before creation. It is simply the fact that God has become things that in eternity He was not.
 PSALM 118:14 The LORD is my strength and song, and is become my SALVATION.
God has become our salvation, need we say more? 
God even had a progressive set of names and titles by which He revealed Himself to mankind. If creation had not been then there would be no one to declare a name or title that God would ascribe to Himself. There would not be anyone to react to or call upon a name or a title of God. Job said God was alone even while He created.
JOB 9:8 Which ALONE spreadeth out the heavens, and treadeth upon the waves of the sea. For his pleasure He created and then only was He not alone.
Make note that God was ALONE before the week of creation!
  LUKE 1:35 And the angel answered and said unto her, The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee: therefore also that HOLY THING which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God.

Until that time God had not manifested Himself as a Son. Until then after creation God had many sons but they were after the order of creation. Now God became Son by the paternal act of God. GALATIANS 4:4 But when the FULNESS of the time was come, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the law.
There is no mention before the conception of a Father/Son paternal relationship of God, except depicting a future occurrence when the fullness of the time would come. This was told only through prophecy of the future event.
Jesus the Son was made or begotten in time. The Son came through generation of man and manifestation of God coupled together. Therefore God was not a Son in eternity. That is why we never see the term, eternal Father or eternal Son, which is often used by many. God had no need to be a paternal Father or Son in eternity because there was no sin or mankind to save. Again when the fullness of the time came God became something that He was not prior to creation.
Now comes a great mystery explained.
1 TIMOTHY 3:16 And without controversy GREAT IS THE MYSTERY of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory.
The mystery is that God the Spirit could not taste death so assuming a human existence God did the inconceivable. God actually became flesh. Therefore the Spirit of God as the Father could actually inhabit the flesh which was God's, to reconcile the world by the death of His flesh. The Son did not serve the same purpose as the Father but both were manifestations of one God. One Spiritual and one physical. The burning bush to Moses was not the cloud on the Mount Sinai but it was the same God manifesting Himself for the purpose of His will.  We should not think it strange that the Son Jesus would declare that the Father was greater than Himself. It is not hard to understand that God who is a Spirit cannot die would manifest Himself in flesh that could and would die for the sins of the world. Therefore when Jesus declares the Father is in Him and He is in the Father there is now no mystery. No need for a separate deity or person here, just a God that has no limitations in circumstance and a will to perform His good pleasure.
HEBREWS 1:4 Being made so much better than the angels, as he hath by INHERITANCE obtained a more excellent name than they. 
   God could have had a name or names for Himself that were not relative to creation. We just do not know this. There is plenty of evidence however that the name Jesus is the name that scripture exalts above every other name God has given Himself.
EPHESIANS 3:14 For this cause I bow my knees unto the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,
15 Of whom the whole FAMILY in heaven and earth is named.

In the Bible we have evidence that Jesus is the inherited name that He received from His paternal Father. Also it is the family name of God. Isaiah really put it in terms we can understand.
 ISAIAH 9:6 For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his NAME (JESUS) shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.
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