If the Father were the same as Jehovah, He would not adopt the
philosophy of revenge based on “an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth”
(Exodus 21:24; Leviticus 24:20; Deuteronomy 19:21) because Jesus brought the
teachings of “turning the other cheek” and “love your enemies; pray for them
that persecute you” (Matthew 5:39 and 44).
Peter was still permeated with the Pharisee’s doctrine based in the
ritualistic precepts from OT when he asked to Jesus: ‘Master, how many times
shall I forgive my brother, when he sins against me? Up to seven?’ and Jesus
answered: ‘I TELL YOU, not seven times, but seventy-seven times’ (Matthew
18:21 and 22).
said also in Luke 17:3… “If your brother sins, rebuke him, and if he
repents, forgive him. If he sins against you seven times in a day, and seven
times comes back to you and says, ‘I repent’, forgive him”.
Thus, Jesus provided a new dimension to the obsolete law from OT. He didn’t
accept the “eye for eye, tooth for tooth” taught by Jehovah and proposed the
“second mile” way (Matthew 5:41).
If the Father were the same as Jehovah, He would not change his mind
like Jehovah that relented faced with the claim of Moses and did not bring
on his people the disaster he had threatened (Exodus 32:14). Before that, he
said to Moses: “leave me alone so that my anger may burn against them and
that I may destroy them. Then I will make you into a great nation” (Exodus
32:9). But the true God does not change like “shifting shadows” (James
“Jehovah relented” in Exodus 32:14, as some theologians say, why didn’t
he also relented by the plea of a not guilty virgin lady (Judges 11:37),
because of his father’s vow to Jehovah?
Jehovah didn't cut out the lady's sacrifice by her own father (Judges
11:30 to 38), because he had vowed to sacrifice whatever comes out of
the door of his house to meet him in the event of a triumph against the
Is it reasonable the daughter to pay for the imprudence of his father?
Was Jehovah not interested on avoid the child’s sacrifice or couldn’t he
stop Jephthah to make that?
Why didn’t he provide a ram’s sacrifice (Genesis 22:13) as he did with
Abraham, as he knew Jephthah's loyalty concerning to Isaac?
If the Father were the same as Jehovah, He would not allow his anger to
burn like Jehovah whose anger burned against Israel, inciting David against
them (2 Samuel 24:1) because the true God is patient with us, not wanting
anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance (2 Peter 3:9).
In NT, punishment to those
who do not repent will be in the future, whereas in the OT punishments
occurred immediately after sins, in spite of “repent” of sinners like Esau
If the Father were the same as Jehovah, He would not send a liar spirit
like Jehovah did (1 Kings 22:17 to 23; 2 Chronicles 18:21 to 22), because
no lie comes from the truth (1 John
2:21). Likewise, in 1
Samuel 18:10 and 19:9 it is written that the evil spirit which tormented
Saul also came from Jehovah.
In 1 Kings 22:22 it is written that
Jehovah put a lying spirit in the mouth of the prophets. That fact is
confirmed in 2 Chronicles 18:20, in wich Jehovah said he himself would be
that lying spirit.
In respect of TRUTH, Jesus said: "I am the way, the TRUTH and the life"
(John 14:6), thus there is no liar in Him. He said also that the devil is
the father of LIAR and that there is no truth in him, so when he lies, he
speaks his native language (John 8:44).
Which agreement is there between liar and truth? A true God can't allow any
kind of liar.
We read in John 1:17 that the law was given through Moses, but grace and
TRUTH came through Jesus Christ. If the truth came exclusively through Jesus
Christ, then Jehovah teaches through the law a not genuine and complete
If the Father were the same as Jehovah, He would not kill anyone,
even by sword or by burning in the fire (like Leviticus 20:14), or by
hanging, (like 2 Samuel 21:5, 9 and 14), because those things reveal a
violent temperament, inexistent on Father in the NT. The Son of God brought
true forgiveness and opportunity to the earnest repentance, as He said to
the woman caught in adultery: “Go now and leave your life of sin” (John
Jehovah's punishments of the sinners were often against the descendence,
which were innocent from their parents sins (Exodus 20:5; 34:7; Numbers
16:27-50; Deuteronomy 3:6-7; 1 Samuel 15:1-3; Isaiah 14:21).
Jehovah forgave David for his adultery with Bathsheeba but killed the baby
that was born. He struck the innocent child with a mortal disease (2 Samuel
12:15 to 18), even after David’s repentance and fasting. There is no love
and compassion in a criminal abortion! There is no correction or education
in a premeditated murder.
On the other hand the true God Father demonstrates his own love giving his
one and only Son’s life for all who are still sinners (Romans 5:8).
If the Father were the same as Jehovah, He would not
as Jehovah did, for
he said: “Your male and female slaves are to come from the nations around
you; from them you may buy slaves. You may also buy some of the temporary
residents living among you and members of their clans born in your country,
and they will become your property. You can will them to your children as
inherited property and can make them slaves for life, but you must not rule
over your fellow Israelites ruthlessly” (Leviticus 25:44 to 46).
Indeed, slavery is a
barbarous custom, adopted only by tyrant dictators and criticized by the
most of population in the whole world. The universal declaration of human
rights condemns hotly the slavery approved by
in the Old Testament.
However, Jesus the Son of
the true God Father came to bring freedom to all creatures: either spiritual
or physical slaves.
kind of slavery is spiritual, as it is written: “Everyone who sins is a
slave to sin” (John 8:34). But Jesus releases those who believe in Him, for
He said: “If the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed” (John 8:36) and
also: “You will know the truth and the truth will set you free” (John 8:32).
If the Father were the same as Jehovah, He would not blind
people's eyes as Isaiah 6:10 says.
Also in 2 Corinthians 4:4 it is written: “The god of this age has blinded
the minds of unbelievers, so that they cannot see the light of the gospel of
the glory of Christ, who is the image of God”.
On the other hand, Jesus came
to heal these “blind” and to show them the way to salvation from the Father,
as He said in John 9:39... “I have come into this world, so that the blind
(spiritually) will see and those who see (physically) will become blind
If the Father were the same as Jehovah, He would not accept the burnt
sacrifice of people (including children!) like Jehovah did (Deuteronomy
13:15 and 16), because the only sacrifice accepted by the true God is the
spiritual worship of a living and voluntary sacrifice according to Romans
sacrifices, it is written
In Exodus 20:24
Jehovah ordered to the
Israelites: “Make an altar of earth for me and sacrifice on it your burnt
offerings and fellowship offerings, your sheep and goats and your cattle.
Wherever I cause my name to be honoured, I will come to you and bless you”.
Isaiah 43:23 Jehovah said: “You have not brought me sheep for burnt
offerings, nor honoured me with your sacrifices”. Here Jehovah is
plaintiff because the people of Israel were not bringing him the animals
sacrifices required in his law.
In the NT, sacrifice of animals were abolished, because they
have no utility, since Jesus offered His own body and blood as an only,
sufficient and eternal sacrifice. Hebrews 10:6 registers the words of Jesus
about the true God: “With burnt offerings and sin offerings you were not
In spite of having clearly ordered the burnt offerings, Jehovah said in
Jeremiah 7:22 that he had never ordered such sacrifices! So says the
text: “Go ahead, add your burnt offerings to your other sacrifices and
eat the meat yourselves. For when I brought your forefathers out of
Egypt and spoke to them, I did not just give them commands about burnt
offerings and sacrifices”.
Therefore Jehovah contradicted himself again and revealed all the
inconsistence of his law.
The sacrifices for with God Father is truly pleased are related in Hebrews
13:15… “Let us continually offer to God a sacrifice of praise – the fruit of
lips that confess His name and not forgiving to do good and to share with
The conclusion is:
Jehovah is not the same as the God Father because each one of them is
pleased with a different kind of sacrifice.
What did early Gnostics think about Jehovah?
During 2nd and 3rd centuries gnostics teached a dualism of gods - an evil
and a good god - and refused to identify the God of the New Testament, the
father of Jesus, with the god of the Old Testament. They saw Jehovah as the
Demiurge (Cosmocrator), who was responsible for the creation of the despised
material world and was wholly alien to the supreme God of goodness.
The gnostic Marcion assumed the existence of two gods from the antithesis
between things visible and things invisible. Like other gnostics, Marcion
was persecuted by the clergy and considered heretical. His theology is only
made known through the claims of Irineus and other primitive theologians who
Gnostics generally rejected the moral commandments of the Old Testament,
regarding them as a part of the evil Demiurge's effort to mislead humanity,
but they mistook by introducing heresies about Christ's nature and
resurrection. They also wrote apocryphal Gospels and omitted part of