Jesus is the pure "essence" of God, in the flesh - not God His Father. 1rst the Bible severely warns us not 2 trust humans, not even ourselves, clergy/churches/scholars (Jer 10:2-5,23; Is 2:22; Job 12:11; Prov 14:12; Acts 17:11). So carefully think over what I say. Dont just believe or dismiss what I write. It might save u from making the same mistake many made, getting caught up in religious beliefs having nothing 2 do with who God is (poisoned tree & its fruit). The truth may b hard 2 understand:
Theres 1 God not 2 but many dont understand whats wrong with the Trinity Doctrine (TD) - God's Holy Spirit & Jesus submit fully 2 God's will/authority. All 3 r 1 in that they all agree in Spirit & truth & bear witness 2 God as Creator, Jesus as God's true Son (His Word not His body - Jn 1:1) & the Holy Spirit as God's Holy Body delivering God's power (not like mormons think) thru His Word/will & 2 the 1 & only truth that stands 4ever unchanged - makes & keeps God perfect. A major mistake is when ppl zero in on a few verses while not understanding that the whole Bible must b taken in2 context (i.e. Father God is infinite & doesnt fit in2 a physical body so actually Jesus is the closest we can come 2 know God in a flesh body [only a vessel 2 deliver the word of God in person (stooping 2 our level so 2 speak) - not replacing God His Father - Col 2:9]).
The fact Jesus was born of a woman [given a physical body but Mary isnt God's mother] makes Him a separate person but God gave Jesus authority 2 b treated as God Himself (conceived of God's Holy Spirit = divinity [& worship]/sir name God - Jesus' birthright/reward). So Jesus isnt exactly equal with His Father [God cant die ever - Only God alone knows the day/hour 4 the end & appoints who will sit with Jesus] so the TD is wrong.
The word trinity isnt in the Bible (its not a mystery). The word trinity means 3 co-equal parts/heads of 1 being. If the 3 rnt equal then the word doesnt apply (many churches dont get this - adds 2 the confusion). The crux of the problem 4 many is man (having limited knowledge) tries 2 understand who God/Jesus r by imposing human limitations 4 understanding things 2 God's true power/abilities.
The true relationship btwn God, His Holy Spirit & Jesus Christ, His Son isnt the TD. Believing in the trinity, u cant rightly understand many other Biblical relationships & teaching (the Catholic church, who've told many lies [about 392 AD] got the idea from Pagans). While others hv rightly found the TD in error they dont know the true relationship either. B/c they dont realize Jesus is the real Son of God they dont go 2 Him by His Biblical instructions - they dont trust that since He came from God He can open their eyes 2 rightly know whats been preserved in the Bible. Who knows more about a house, the Builder or those moving in later?
Many (like the JWs, the Mormons, Islam, moonies, etc.) who saw partly whats wrong with the TD made a big mistake deciding it meant Jesus isnt the true Son of God. 2 begin 2 come 2 right understanding we need 2 start with John 1:1. Without a language God couldnt reason nor know His thoughts nor could He create a universe/life nor could He talk 2 others. So Jn 1:1 is referring 2 Jesus as the language of God. Man is created in God's image & limited by the same necessity 4 language as God. No matter how primitive we need a language 2 function & live with others. Even animals need a language 2 communicate with others.
The language part of u never tells u what 2 do nor can it act on its own. So, the statements made by Jesus regarding His relationship with God r true (Jn 5:19,30; 8:28). The language part of u cant act on its own nor can it usurp ur authority - a student is never greater than his teacher. Ur language is a layer within u & always a part of u. U can pass 2 ur son understanding of what u r about thru ur language part of u. If ur son learns all u teach him he, in effect, becomes like u & is u 4 all intents & purposes. 4 learning 2 & obeying u, u can reward him with a position of authority, deserving 2 b worshiped as u r.
Lets say a father owns a business & employs his son & teaches him all about the business & how he runs the business. He decides he wants 2 rest or go away. He puts his son in charge trusting he will do exactly what he would do if he were running it himself. If the son obeys him & runs the business the same way his father would, he is in effect his father & can claim 2 b his father (hving rightly imitated his father he is like his father - like father, like son). So while he is exactly like his father he is never = 2 his father even tho he's been given all authority of the father. The same is true regarding the God of Israel with respect 2 His Son, Jesus, who fully reflected all thats of God. Jesus wasnt God incarnate but He perfectly did God's will instead of his own will. Jesus' obedience 2 God's will:
Rom 5:19 4 as by 1 man's disobedience many were made sinners, so by 1 Man's obedience (Jesus obeyed God's will) many will b made righteous (Jn 12:49; Lk 6:40; Jn 14:28-29; Col 1:15 - He's the image of God b/c He obeyed God's will; Hb 5:7-8; Lk 2:52 - Mk 13:32; Mt 20:23; Phil 2:6; Jn 17; 15:1. God didnt become the Son but like an earthly dad He fully taught His Son 2 b exactly like Him so that He could fully imitate Him while rightly acting on His Father's behalf). Jesus did His Father's will instead of His own earning the right 2 b worshiped like God, His Father.
There4, Jesus always fully obeyed God's will. B/c whats truly good is only what comes from "perfect" God (1 & only Truth) its only b/c Jesus did whats good (1 & only truth) according 2 God & His will (doing & teaching the truth) that Jesus can b called [like] God (also Father & Prince) - b/c He became like His Teacher, knowing whats of God & understanding God & living accordingly, which we r 2 learn & imitate.
We hv a soul like God has 1 (what makes Him an individual). God commands His Holy Spirit thru His soul & language (attached 2 & part of God's consciousness) passed on 2 His Son. In other words, God (His soul) is 4ever the ultimate authority over both His Holy Spirit & His language. God acts thru His language 2 command & move His Spirit 2 act on His behalf (Jn 16:13). There4, God thru Jesus commands His Spirit 2 act. & b/c Jesus thru God's Holy Spirit fully obeyed God's will even un2 death He's given authority over Heaven & earth including all those who obey & imitate Him & we must go thru Jesus 2 hv our sins 4given & 2 learn how 2 obey God (praying 2 Jesus is how we get 2 God (u can pray 2 both) - u must avoid those who hang on 2 or teach whats false). We can b saved if we sincerely turn 2 Jesus & ask Him 2 come in2 our hearts & 2 give us God's Holy Spirit - No1 can live without breaking God's Law = sin - separates us from God (why we must b Born Anew).
No matter how much well-meaning ppl (religious or not) read the Bible they cant find Jesus Christ without going directly 2 Jesus thru His Biblical instructions (Jn 5:39; 10:1,7; 3:3,5). But God outsmarted man, b/c the Bible's the only 1 known 2 man that cant be properly understood without going thru Jesus (Jn 14:6; II Cor 3:14, Is 29:11-12 - If Jewish ppl cant pierce the veil over the OT without going thu Jesus then all gentiles cant) - why theres many interpretations & ppl thinking its just fairy tales (Jesus came with the sword of division).
God hates us b/c of our sins - neither being a good person as judged by men or religion can save u. But God also loves us dearly enough 2 send His Son 2 die 4 our sins - so that thru Jesus our sins could b 4given if we sincerely turn 2 Him - Theres eternal hope only in Jesus Christ & His Bible. God's Holy Spirit is the Comforter not any human.
The Holy One of Israel, Jesus Christ, God's Holy Spirit, the Bible, careful research & observation & personal experience provided by the Most High - He who has the Son has the Father also but he who doesnt hv the Son doesnt know the Father either - it shall b sheer terror 2 understand the real message - God doesnt respect any man or his religions. It comes down 2 do u want 2 know who our real God is? Theres many ways that seem right 2 man but its end = death (theres only 1 path [not many] 2 God & thats thru Jesus). Biblical knowledge in & of itself wont save u. Borrowing true knowledge from others wont help u - if u hv a good meal poisoned with arsenic adding better quality food (patching it) wont cure the problem but it may prolong ur inevitable death but it'll b death nevertheless - its still part of the poisoned tree. It useless 2 try 2 patch a tire thats full of holes (adding a little truth [usually stolen] 2 a lie only makes it a bigger lie).
Jesus couldnt have done nor said all thats written in the New Testament unless He fully knew the entire Old Testament (the NT didnt exist while Jesus was on earth). Jesus couldnt hv known the entire OT unless God was with Him. & the Apostles couldnt write the NT unless Jesus allowed them 2 remember & understand what He was here 4 (Lk 24:25-27,45) - Not possible unless God caused it.
Whoever seeks Jesus Christ with all his heart & soul will find Him (u shall know the truth & it'll set u free). U can lead a horse 2 water but u cant make them drink. Why would God want u 2 live with Him 4ever if u dont want 2 know Him (reason 4 free will - Jn 1:12-13)? The truth of God remains 4ever unchanged while things of a man dies with him, including his religions/gods made in his image. Again, theres eternal hope only in Jesus Christ.
He who would b wise gets away from all religion & seeks the 1 who came from God.
***If Jesus came from God as His only Son as stated in the Bible then the Quran (doesnt agree with the Bible), the Book of Mormon (no such thing as "another testament"), JWs (rewrote some Bible verses - New World Translation) & other religions r wrong about Jesus b/c they demote Jesus 2 just a prophet or good man (1 way or another). If Jesus Christ isnt God's Son (false prophet) then the Bible & all others r wrong. We cant hv it 2 ways. Theres only 1 Jesus & there can only b 1 true Gospel (II Cor 11:4; Gal 1:6,9; I Tm 6:3). If Jesus is whom He says He is then Muhammad (muslim follower of Islam), Joseph Smith (Mormon = Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints = LDS), Jehovah's Witnesses (JWs = Watchtower/Awake), Most Catholics, many Protestants, Ellen White (7th Day Adventists), Mary Baker (Christian Scientists), the moonies (Unification church - Rev Moon), Church of Scientology (Dyanetics - L Ron Hubbard), Buddhism, Hinduism & others presenting other teachings/practices r the false prophets & teachers & should b disregarded. But I can assure u the truth is in the Bible (where Jesus was coming from in everything He did & said).
Many (see above par.) claim they believe Jesus is the Son of God (however, even the devil knows who Jesus is) but having read the entire Bible (some parts many times) I state with authority that many dont know God or Jesus. If ur foundation of teaching is wrong it cancels ur other claims. Jesus wasnt speaking out of 2 let alone 1000s of the sides of His mouth [emphasis added] (He's not the author of confusion - God's fixed order of all things Biblical).
Regarding Bibles I recommend the English Standard Version (ESV) as its an easy 2 read but more accurate version than what others will suggest. Its very important 2 understand the most accurate Bibles r those that r word 4 word or a combination of word 4 word + the right amount of literal translation (4 readability). Presently, theres 30+ versions of the Bible (generally popular 1s). Only a few r translated close 2 whats in the original text. The ESV adheres 2 the word 4 word method while making it easy 2 read (literal method) - the best accurate Bible 4 the younger crowd - but its good 4 parents, children & others 2 be reading the same Bible 4 good communication (get 1 with verse references so u can easily look up related text).
Many dont know that God is well aware many would [un]intentionally twist & pervert His Word so He invented a system in the Bible that will never change (Just like God & Jesus - more visible in word 4 word [with right amount of literal method] versions of the Bible).
Only 1 God can occupy infinity & that God is the Holy 1 of Israel. 1 big catch: Jesus, being the true Son of God is the only way 2 prove it beyond doubt. Make straight the way of the true Lord our God.
Neither a label, title, name, its history, # of members, amount of time it existed or whats stated about them means anything - its whats practiced that makes it the whole truth or a lie or not useful (even with respect 2 Bibles). U can call anything anything (i.e. Calling something Christian doesnt make it so - Mt 7:21-23). A dictionary definition doesnt necessarily encompass God's full definition or usage of a word (or His exceptions thereof). 4 instance, none of the Biblical prophets were muslims in word or otherwise (calling a dog god doesnt make it God).
4 more specifics on details in creation that point 2 God as Creator click on my ID & look 4 answers on Evolution/the Big bang/Creation, etc.