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A letter from a son to his father

This is a picture of a letter that was written by a son to his father back in March of 2014. It took another two years before the son was certain that the traditional “Oneness” doctrine did not represent the whole truth of the Apostle’s doctrine.

2014.03 letter - dolson t gould

When asked “did your Dad accept your sincere desire to show him what GOD had revealed to you?”

Here is the son’s testimony:

At first he ignored my comment. He wrote me back, but didn’t even mention what I had written concerning this. He eventually began to try “helping” me see the Oneness in our phone conversations from time to time, over the course of 2 years. One day, after I had professed I was certain of my beliefs, we got into it pretty deep. After what may have been a hour or so, he said to me, “Son, God was in Christ reconciling the world unto himself.” I replied, “Yes Dad, it says God was IN Christ, not God was Christ.” He said a few more things after that, to which I very gently replied, “Well Dad, I just don’t see it like that anymore.”

We didn’t talk for a few days after that, but then out of the blue he called me, and sounded very excited. He said, “Son, I can’t believe this, but after 40 years of preaching this doctrine, I see I was wrong.
“Jesus is the Son of God!” He later went on the tell me that when I told him, “Yes Dad, it says God was IN Christ, not God was Christ,” something within him broke. He tried to fight it but my soft words at the end of our conversation caused him to “go back to look at it again,” he once told me. After a few days, it was clear to him, that he had missed it.

Needless to say, he and I are enjoying this journey together.

Here is the father’s testimony:

Yes, son I do….It was your love and gentleness that touched my heart…. when I said….”God was in Christ”, and your said
” In Christ, not was Christ” that opened my eyes….
Since then I understand…..
Jesus Christ is not the Father……

John 20:31, These things are written that ye may believe
that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God.

The Jewish people were waiting for a man, like Moses to come and speak God’s word to them. Deut. 18:18 ….the LORD will send a prophet like unto me….(a man).

Jesus himself even said, John 8:40…. I am a man that has told you the truth….
Peter said on day of Pentecost…..Acts 2:22……Jesus of Nazareth a man.

Jesus is a man not the Father. God the Father is a Spirit.
I’m still learning……but I can see it

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Wait a minute…Jesus is God??!! Let’s bust this myth wide open.

“This Jesus, God raise up” (Acts 2:32)
“God has made him [Jesus] both lord and Christ.” (Acts 2:36)
“I thank my God through Jesus Christ…” (Rom. 1:8)
“He gazed intently into heaven and saw the glory of God, and Jesus standing at the right hand of God.” (Acts 7:55)
“Christ belongs to God.” (1 Cor. 3:23)
“And God is the head of Christ.” (1 Cor. 11:3)
“Blessed be the God and Father of our lord Jesus Christ.” (2 Cor. 1:3; Eph. 1:3)
“Jesus said…I ascend to my Father and your Father, and my God and your God.” (Jo. 20:17)
“[Jesus said] I will write on him the name of my God, and the name of the city of my God, the new Jerusalem, which comes down out of heaven from my God.” (Rev. 3:12)
“…that the God of our lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory…”(Eph. 1:17)
“This is eternal life, that they may know you the only true God, AND Jesus Christ whom you have sent” (Jo. 17:3)
“For there is one God and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus.” (1 Tim. 2:5)

These are just a few of probably over a hundred New Testament scriptures which state very plainly that Jesus HAS a God. Therefore he cannot BE God. Jesus is the Son of God, not God the son. Philippians 2 and Colossians 1 must be understood in the light of this massive weight of scripture, instead of through the lens of tradition spawned by Greek/Egyptian philosophy. To believe that Jesus is God is blasphemy and should be jettisoned immediately and finally from anything claiming to be Christian teaching.


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“Blessed [be] the LORD God of our fathers….” [Ezra 7:27]

The Israelites often referred to God as “The God of our Fathers.” This reference was first used by God himself when he spoke unto Isaac saying “I am the God of Abraham thy father…” [Gen 26:24] Jacob had a similar experience while dreaming of the angels going up and down on a ladder that reached to heaven. Yahweh said to him, “I [am] Yahweh God of Abraham thy father, and the God of Isaac…” [Gen 28:13].

When God met Moses at the burning bush, he said to him, “I am the God of thy father, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, the God of Jacob.” [Ex 3:6, 13, 15, 16 & 4:5]. Forty years later, after rehearsing the Ten Commandments in the ears of the children of Israel, and prior to stating the greatest of all commandments, Moses said, “Hear therefore, O Israel, and observe to do [it]; that it may be well with thee, and that ye may increase mightily, as 👉Yahweh God of thy fathers 👈 hath promised thee, in the land that floweth with milk and honey. Hear, O Israel: Yahweh our God is one Yahweh and thou shalt love Yahweh thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might. [Deut 6:3-5]

Various other times throughout the Old Testament scriptures, God was referred to as “The God of our Fathers; The God of Abraham, Issac, and Jacob.”
[Deut 26:7, Judges 2:12, 1 Chron 29:18, 2 Chron 20:6, Daniel 2:23]

So then it should come as no surprise that Peter, when preaching to the Jews in the beginning of his ministry as an Apostle, referenced God in that same manner saying, “The God of Abraham, and of Isaac, and of Jacob, the God of our fathers, hath glorified his Son Jesus [*]; whom ye delivered up, and denied him in the presence of Pilate, when he was determined to let [him] go.” [Acts 3:13]

And later, after being imprisoned for the preaching of the Gospel and miraculously set free, Peter and the other Apostles stood before the council and high priest and said,
The God of our fathers raised up Jesus, whom ye slew and hanged on a tree.”
[Acts 5:30]

Brothers and Sisters, I submit unto you that the God of [their] fathers, The God of Abraham, Issac and Jacob, is none other than the God and Father of our Lord Jesus The Christ. They didn’t preach Jesus was that God, but rather they preached Jesus was the Son of the God of their fathers.

Now we can understand why Peter would write….

“Blessed [be] the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which according to his abundant mercy hath begotten us again unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead…” [1Pet 1:3]

There is One God, the Father…and One Lord, Jesus the Christ, the Son of the Father, in truth and love. Amen.

SOURCE: Dolson T Gould

[*] The Greek word used in this verse is pais – which means servant – so in actuality the verse is stating that GOD has glorified His servant i.e.
The God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, the God of our fathers, has glorified His servant Jesusthe one whom you delivered and disowned in the presence of Pilate, when he had decided to release Him. – Acts 3.13 NASB