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My questions are
1>is jesus, God the holy spirit  according to  2 corinthians 3:17~18  
2>is jesus, God the father according to Isaiah 9:6  [ called him the everlasting father ]

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Gisbert,

Again, I would wonder as to the intent of asking such a question.  I'll make no conclusions in that area, though.  So, I'll just address the points raised...

The short answer is neither.  Our Godhead is a Unity of Three Beings -- the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.  Meaning: They are united in purpose, plan, goal, and will for the salvation of Mankind.  Thus, Our God is One (original Hebrew meaning for this word is "united").  Jesus even states that His true followers -- even down to our days -- would be "one" with Him in the exact same manner as Jesus Christ is "one" with the Father (John 17:20-23).

2 Corinthians 3:17,18 does not refer to the Holy Spirit but to the spirit of the New Testament (verse 6) for which Jesus Christ stood.  In this case the definition of "spirit" would be "those qualities regarded as forming the definitive or typical elements in the character of a person, nation, or group or in the thought and attitudes of a particular period."

Likewise, Isaiah 9:6 doesn't say that Jesus Christ is the everlasting Father; but, that He would be called by that identifier.  Called that by whom?  ...by fallible humans.  Calling someone by a particular moniker doesn't change who that person is in reality.  Further, if Jesus Christ is the Father then He would have been telling a falsehood when He said that He was going to where His Father is (John 16:10; 20:17).

May God richly bless you in direct proportion to your desire to know, and to do, the full truth even as it is in Yehsh' haMshyach, Jesus Christ, The Messiah, our Lord, and our Saviour.  Awmane!

Sincerely,
Dave

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I can answer most any question which is truly Bible-centric. I make this distinction because there is much which is considered biblical; but, which, is actually based only upon the traditions of men. However, I will also state this caveat: not all traditions are necessarily "bad" by definition. Otherwise, the subject about which I am passionate is The Law of God. There is much misconception in this area. In point of fact, I, myself, only woke up a bit over 10 years ago (2002) to what is truly meant by the Law of God and how that relates to Salvation. This, of course, is a touchy subject when you start mixing the Law of God with the subject of Salvation -- which, everyone should know, is a gift of God, by grace, through faith and not of works; lest any man should boast (Eph. 2:8,9). I am thankful that God the Holy Spirit has opened, and is opening, my eyes to these Truths.

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I have taken Bible classes every year since the first grade through 4-year college level and study the Bible every week with others in Sabbath School. I have also continued studying the Bible, on my own, throughout my life -- particularly these last 10+ years. Therefore, I consider myself to have about 48+ years of both formal and informal Bible experience upon which to draw.

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I am a current member in good and full standing with the Seventh-Day Adventist Church. I am also a level-7 member of Yahoo!Answers in the Religion & Spirituality group. Lastly, though not a related discipline, I am also a member at LinkedIn.com because of my professional standing as a computer programmer of more than 35 years.

Publications
"The Truth About the Law of God" by Dave L Clark I is a 298-page book available at Amazon.com. Some of my writings may also be found on the following websites: << http://www.facebook.com/note.php?note_id=439894129445 >>; << http://answers.yahoo.com/dir/index?sid=396545163 >>; and, << http://www.BibleExplorations.info/articles >>.

Education/Credentials
I have 3 years of formal college and a 4-year college equivalence degree in Information Technology. Otherwise, I am not formally credentialed in Bible doctrine or theology. However, when did God ever say that He only speaks to or through theologian-type or highly-placed sources?

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