Wow, that is some excellent advise; good ideas!
“You don’t have God because you don’t have Christ.” His focus on Christ as the Gospel is absolutely key. While his attention was on the false gospel of the JWs, this one sentence – “You don’t have God because you don’t have Christ.” – applies equally to the Jew, the Muslim, the Mormon, the Roman Catholic, et. al.
The best part for me was letting the JW’s repeat their false gospel and then quoting 1 Cor 15 for the real Gospel and then Galatians.
1Co 15:1 Now I would remind you, brothers, of the gospel I preached to you, which you received, in which you stand,
1Co 15:2 and by which you are being saved, if you hold fast to the word I preached to you–unless you believed in vain.
1Co 15:3 For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received: that Christ died for our sins in accordance with the Scriptures,
1Co 15:4 that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures,
Gal 1:8 But even if we or an angel from heaven should preach to you a gospel contrary to the one we preached to you, let him be accursed.
When you would believe the Bible than it is quite easy: in it is often enough indicated that Jesus is the son of God and not God the Son. (Notice the difference.) We are also told that Jesus is lower then the Creator the Only One God.
It’s interesting that you would leave a comment on here just one day after we featured your particular heresy on our Sermon of the Week. How ironic.
Arianism has already been addressed, answered, and proven to be an apostate position, centuries ago.
You err, christadelphians. I urge you to read Colossians, wherein we find:
“He (God the Father) has delivered us from the domain of darkness and transferred us to the kingdom of his beloved Son, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins. He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation. For by him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities–all things were created through him and for him. And he is before all things, and in him all things hold together. And he is the head of the body, the church. He is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, that in everything he might be preeminent. For in him all the fullness of God was pleased to dwell, and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether on earth or in heaven, making peace by the blood of his cross. ”
It is clear from God’s Word that Christ is God and is the Person Who created creation. He is not lower than His Father, merely different and distinct in His role – as is the Holy Spirit.
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