The main thesis of this website
consists in the fact that the true God Father is totally just and consistent,
remaining that way for all eternity, even though the Scriptures seem to show a
different god, especially if we see from the perspective of the Old
Traditional Christian theology has been
exempt from investigating these contradictions with the adoption of the argument
that God's behavior has been changed over time due to God's need to relate to
humanity in different circumstances.
To support this argument, Catholic and
Protestant scholars divide the history of mankind into several chronological
periods, where God would have behaved differently in each of them, towards a
final goal that will culminate in the so-called "last days".
In this work, I was concerned to show
that God's behavior cannot change throughout history, because if God did so, He
would be fickle, which contradicts the attribute of divine immutability, which
is mentioned in Hebrews 13: 8 … Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today
In saying that the behaviors of God
observed throughout the biblical accounts are different, I also try to show that
the motivations and purposes are different, when Jehovah (Yahweh) and the God
Father are comparatively analyzed, even if theologians claim to be the same
person, that is, the same God.
If we compare the attitudes and
behavior of Jehovah (YHWH), which was revealed by Moses in the Old Testament,
with the attitudes and behavior of God the Father (ABBA), which was revealed by
Jesus Christ in the New Testament, we see a remarkable difference.
On the one hand, we see that Jehovah
showed a violent nature, since he led the Jewish people into bloody battles,
granting them victories over nations and armies, when the kings of Israel were
obedient to the precepts of the Mosaic law. However, when people were rebellious
and disobedient to the law, Jehovah acted unfavorably to Israel, allowing tragic
defeats against their enemies.
On the other hand, we see God the
Father presented by Jesus always compassionate and loving, being invariably more
forgiving than punishing, as we read in 2 Peter 3:9 … God is patient with us,
not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.
Another great difference is that
Jehovah always revealed an exclusivist sympathy for Israel, whereas God the
Father is always impartial and does not reveal special predilection by anyone.
Jehovah authorized reprisal and
vengeance on the basis of "an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth"
(Exodus 21: 23-25), which is also called "Law of the Talion", whereas
Jesus taught his disciples to relieve offenses and forgive Crimes (Matthew 5:
When asked about the authority to teach
things different from what the law of Moses taught, Jesus claimed that he had
received those teachings directly from his heavenly Father. At the time of his
ministry, Jesus made it clear that everything he taught and preached to men was
according to what he had received directly from God the Father.
By reading in the Bible that Jesus came
to fulfill the Old Testament law (Matthew 5:17), we must understand that he came
to give a meaning that the Old Testament law never had, because the law
considered vital matters related to the soul and the eternal destiny, only in
the ambit of a religiosity of appearances.
Thus, for example, we see Jehovah
authorizing the stoning of the disobedient to his commandments, whereas Jesus
forgave an adulteress who was about to be stoned, as prescribed in the Old
Testament law (John 8: 1-11).
Elsewhere, Jehovah set strict food
precepts to the Jews, which Jesus did not confirm and his disciple Paul said in
1 Corinthians 10: 25-26 ... Eat anything sold in the meat market
without raising questions of conscience, for the earth is the Lord’s, and
everything in it.
Jehovah also revealed inhuman
discrimination with people. Discrimination is a form of prejudice and grievance
to inherent human dignity, and that is exactly what Jehovah did in
discriminating against women, foreigners, those with certain types of congenital
diseases and other things that those individuals had no blame for being born
In turn, we see in the Gospels Jesus
living together with people of all social classes without prejudice or
discrimination, and because of that liberality, he was accused by the Jews of
being a friend of sinners (Matthew 11:19).
Another clear difference is that those
who touched Jehovah were implacably dead, as Uzzah, who touched the ark that
symbolized the presence of Jehovah (2 Samuel 6: 6-8), whereas those who touched
Jesus were healed, as the hemorrhagic woman, simply because she touched the
fringe of the dress of Jesus by faith (Mark 5: 25-30).
Unlike Jehovah, who was always
disgusted by the contact with men, Jesus was always tangible, accessible and
welcoming, touching and allowing to be touched by men and women, good or bad,
transmitting virtue, whose hands touched dying people to bring healing (Luke
8:54), whose feet were wet with the tears of a repentant sinner (Luke 7: 36-38),
whose saliva anointed the eyes of a blind man to see again, in whose breast the
disciple John found the affection of a friend (John 13: 23-25) and whose face
received the hypocritical kiss of the traitor Judas Iscariot (Luke 22: 47-48).
Faced with so many inconsistencies, I
am led to conclude that there is no possibility of identification between
Jehovah and God the Father, or between Jehovah and Jesus, the Son, who has the
same nature and essence of the Father.
I cannot imagine a God with two faces
and a double personality, as we see in two consecutive periods of history, and
because of that I believe Jehovah (YHWH) and God Father (ABBA) are different
Although the arguments of orthodox
Christian theology deny any distinction between Jehovah and the absolute Father
God, this dualist conception was also object of studies and discussions since
the past, and the same idea was already present in the Platonic philosophical
vision, as well as among the Gnostic Christians from the early centuries AD (Marcion),
and later, among the Albigenses (Cathars) in the Middle Ages.
Although the demystification of Jehovah
as the Absolute God is very difficult for those who embrace Christian religious
orthodoxy, I believe that an impartial theological discussion on this subject is
certainly of interest for those who have an open mind and are free to consider
different points of view.
Many concepts of hermeneutics presented
here differ from what are traditionally accepted as immutable paradigms.
However, my intention is not to provoke controversy or sensationalism, but to
present a profound and scriptural investigation of the character of God, free
from unilateral censorship, which is usually done by the defenders of Orthodox
Christianity and Judaism.
Most of the statements made here
contain biblical references that give support and credibility to the studies,
also preventing anyone from saying that the arguments used in my exegesis have a
merely personal and subjective connotation.
So, regardless of religious beliefs, it
is important to have a Bible nearby, where anyone can consult the references
used during the presentation of the arguments presented here, and thus better
understand the context of each of them.
May this work bring clarification about
such incoherence that exposes Christianity to the criticisms and questions of
the agnostics, who rightly point out the absurd fact that God has acted
differently, if we compare his attitudes before and after the manifestation of
Jesus Christ in this world.
In my experience over several years
sharing the ideas set forth here, I know that most people do not agree with the
main theses presented here because their minds have been "programmed" to reject
everything that goes against the paradigms of the various religious currents.
If many concepts thrown here are not
accepted, that will not surprise me, because even Jesus himself suffered strong
opposition when he brought certain principles that conflicted with the Jewish
theology of his time.
Jesus was criticized by all the
religious groups of his time: Pharisees, Sadducees, Scribes, Herodians, and
probably also by Zealots and Essenes. He frequently used the contradictions in
the doctrines of these groups and for this reason Jesus was always harassed.
The ministry of Jesus only survived for
three years because he used many parables to convey his teachings. Through the
enigmatic message of the parables, Jesus succeeded to introduce complex concepts
to his disciples and other listeners.
The teachings of Jesus were not
assimilated at first, but then, as they were properly digested in the minds of
their hearers, they led people to the conclusion of important realities which
were difficult to be absorbed at first.
The apostle Paul said that many secrets
could not be revealed to the Church because believers were not prepared to hear,
as he said in 1 Corinthians 3: 1-3 … Brothers and sisters, I could not
address you as people who live by the Spirit but as people who are still
worldly—mere infants in Christ. I gave you milk, not solid food, for you were
not yet ready for it. Indeed, you are still not ready. You are still worldly.
For since there is jealousy and quarreling among you, are you not worldly? Are
you not acting like mere humans?
Also in Hebrews 5: 10-14, the author
said that he could not speak clearly of the mystery that surrounded the high
priest Melchizedek … and was designated by God to be high priest in the order
of Melchizedek. We have much to say about this, but it is hard to make it
clear to you because you no longer try to understand. In fact, though by
this time you ought to be teachers, you need someone to teach you the elementary
truths of God’s word all over again. You need milk, not solid food! Anyone who
lives on milk, being still an infant, is not acquainted with the teaching about
righteousness. But solid food is for the mature, who by constant use have
trained themselves to distinguish good from evil.
This means that many theological
mysteries can remain until today, and this is why it is necessary to pray for
the Holy Spirit to open our understandings in order to comprehend the things
that are concealed for our eyes.
If Jesus or Paul openly spoke certain
mysteries of God to his contemporaries, this would undoubtedly hinder their
understanding, because they were not prepared. On the other hand, they could
have been killed prematurely by stoning, as this was a classic form of
punishment for blasphemy in the law of Jehovah.
Therefore, through arguments based
entirely on the Bible, I tried to give answers to the many questions about the
reliability of the character of God, which are made especially by
non-Christians, who strongly emphasize the ambiguous behavior of the god
revealed In the Old Testament, compared to the God revealed in the New
My purpose is not to defend a religion
or a new sect, but to present the consistency of a God who manifested himself to
the world in the nature of his Son to bring a beautiful perspective of life,
harmonizing body, soul and spirit.
So I try to show not only who God is,
but also who God is not, based on the difference of personalities,
respectively, of those who are identified by most Christians as being the same
person, that is, the same Absolute God.
My goal is finally to correct the
approach to the correct view of the true Father God, who has been vilified by
the questioners and mockers through improper attributions to the character of
God and his purposes. I hope that filters that block people's minds against new
and different concepts will be nullified, so that those people can evaluate the
ideas presented here, and after proper reflection, judge impartially whether
they are reasonable or not.
Could we conceive an incoherent
God? Of course not! If we assume there is any inconsistency in God's
behavior at any moment in history, we will be admitting his fallibility and lack
If the unveiled revelation of Jehovah
surprised and disappointed many who first became aware of the affair, it is
important to know that it first surprised and disappointed me when I began to
study Jehovah's real personality and evil character.
However, if on the one hand I was
deeply disappointed in knowing the other face of Jehovah, I became much more
aware of the Father's absolutely pure and good nature, as well as his marvelous
purpose for the life of men through Jesus Christ. From this discernment, I began
to value much more the mercy and love of God demonstrated in favor of human
beings, regardless of race, sex, social status or physical nature.