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The First Two Witnesses

The English word "witness" can simply mean "someone who sees an event and tells what happened." But it also means "testimony by word or deed," which is actually closer to the original Greek word that was written in the Holy Scriptures. Pronounced mar-too-reh-oh, it means to bear witness, not merely as a matter of words alone, but by living a life as a testimony of the words. Interestingly, and unfortunately, the English word "martyr" originated from that same Greek word, mar-too-reh-oh, which although meant someone who lived a life of witness, came to mean the death of those who did so, at the hand of those who did not.

"The Father Himself, which hath sent Me, hath borne Witness of Me"

Jesus Christ, the Son of God, was an obvious Eternal witness of God The Father. What greater witness of the existence of a Father can there be than the presence of his offspring? But The Father was also a witness of His Son, giving cogency to His Son's existence and mission. They are a witness of each other. In the same way, the prophet John (known as "John the Baptist") was a witness of Christ's coming (see John's Testimony) in the same way that Christ is the witness to The Father's coming (see The Throne Of God, From Heaven To Earth).

The Holy Scriptures

"5:31 If I bear witness of myself, my witness is not true. 5:32 There is another that beareth witness of me; and I know that the witness which he witnesseth of me is true.

5:33 Ye sent unto John, and he bare witness unto the truth. 5:34 But I receive not testimony from man: but these things I say, that ye might be saved. 5:35 He was a burning and a shining light: and ye were willing for a season to rejoice in his light.

5:36 But I have greater witness than that of John: for the works which the Father hath given me to finish, the same works that I do [see Works Means Obedience], bear witness of me, that the Father hath sent me. 5:37 And the Father himself, which hath sent me, hath borne witness of me. Ye have neither heard his voice at any time [see The God Of The Old Testament], nor seen his shape. 5:38 And ye have not his word abiding in you: for whom he hath sent, him ye believe not. 5:39 Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me. 5:40 And ye will not come to me, that ye might have life.

5:41 I receive not honour from men. 5:42 But I know you, that ye have not the love of God in you. 5:43 I am come in my Father's name, and ye receive me not: if another shall come in his own name, him ye will receive. 5:44 How can ye believe, which receive honour one of another, and seek not the honour that cometh from God only?

5:45 Do not think that I will accuse you to the Father: there is one that accuseth you, even Moses, in whom ye trust. 5:46 For had ye believed Moses, ye would have believed me: for he wrote of me. 5:47 But if ye believe not his writings, how shall ye believe my words?" (John 5:31-47 KJV)

Fact Finder: Why was Christ sent ahead of The Father? What was Christ given to do?
See Christ The Creator

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