Deuteronomy 6:4 Hear, Israel, the Lord our God is one Lord
Jacob is Israel and all of Jacob's descendants are Israel (Genesis 35:10). The Lord says he is the God of Abraham, Issac and Jacob (Exodus 3:6). Not all of Israel are people who love God (John 8:37-44).
There are Jews who reject the doctrine of Christ on the premise that God is one Lord and therefore there can be no Son of God and God the Holy Spirit.
Israel witnessed several forms of God, and were those forms the manifestions of God's presence or is that the God, and being there are different forms of God's presence or different forms of God ( a light God, a fire God, a cloud God), does that mean God is more than one God:
1. As smoke and fire atop Mt. Sinai (Exodus 19:18)
2. As a glorious presence (Numbers 16:19)
3. As a physical being, at least Moses saw him and he wrote down what he saw for the congregation (Exodus 33:23)
4. As a pillar of cloud and a pillar of fire (Exodus 13:21)
5. As a spirit (Judges 14:6)
The Jews witnessed the presence of the Lord atop Mt. Sinai as like fire of a furnace and smoke. Moses saw the Lord from behind and told the congregation of Israel what he saw of the Lord. The congregation saw the Lord as a glorious presence (probably dazzling light). They saw the Lord as a pillar of cloud and a pillar of fire. Are the various manifestations of the Lord indicative of more than one God? A reasonable question to ask, being that there were various manifestations of the Lord. Moses wrote what the Lord commanded him, know that the Lord our God is one Lord.
No Jew can rightly reject the doctrine of Christ on the easily defeated premise that the Lord is one God and therefore .... what, the Lord can only have one particular type of manifestation of his being? But we see from the writings of the Tanakh that the Lord is spirit form and physical form. Where is the Lord when his spirit comes upon Samson, is that his only place to be in one place at one time for he is not other but a one form being? But we know God is a physical being and a spirit being, for it is stated so in the Tanakh. Where is the physical form of the Lord and where is his spirit form? Do they simultaneously exist, or a switch in forms back and forth? And is God restricted in what body he may assume? For the Lord's Spirit to be upon Samuel, then the Lord is absent from Heaven, he is no where else?
Balaam was not a Jew, and the Lord was with Balaam. The wise men who came to Christ from the East, they may have been descendants of those people of whom Balaam was (Matthew Ch. 2).
Numbers 23:4 And the Lord put a word in Balaam's mouth ...
While the Lord was with Balaam speaking through Balaam to Balak, was he absent from his people, Israel? Was Israel for want of their Lord while he was busy with Balak and Balaam? Is God restricted to one place, one time and no other? But we see that is not the case. God is spirit, God is physical form and God can be any where he wants to be any time he wants to be. And God manifested in the flesh to be the blood atonement to redeem the sheep, sick and well (Leviticus 17:10-11, Matthew 9:12-13, John 10:14-16). He is called the Son of God, and the prophets said of Christ, he shall appear to be a son of man, but he is God in the flesh, to lay down his body to be the blood atonement to forever satisfy penalty under the law. The only unforgivable sin is blasphemy of the Holy Spirit (Matthew 12:13). The Lord is the only one who could lay down his life to die for his people to be the blood atonement and come alive again because death could not hold him:
Numbers 23:19 God is not a man that he should lie, neither the son of man that he should repent
God created man as he did and shall have him as he created him for all eternity, men and women who together bear children. Of the increase of his government there shall be no end (Isaiah 9:7, 66:22-24, Rev. 2:7, 22:14, Matthew 19:29). The ones who love God get to eat of the fruit of the tree of life and live forever. But the haters of God shall forever be an abhorrence to all flesh. No mercy to the unmerciful.
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