John One Eighteen Calls Christ “God Begotten;” But that Translation Smells Kinda Rotten

Bible versions are based on a Hebrew and Greek text which textual critics compile from extant, ancient manuscripts (MSS) that were hand-copied by professional scribes. Many modern Bible versions occasionally provide alternate readings in footnotes which show that a word or phrase in the Hebrew or Greek text can be translated differently than what translators have put in their versions. Sometimes, these alternate readings concern textual variants because the MSS disagree. This is the case with … [Read more...]

If Jesus Is God That’s Really Quite Odd, Since God the Father He Would Call “My God”

Most Christians believe Jesus is God because that is what the institutional church has taught. And it has asserted that if anyone does not believe Jesus is God, that person is not a genuine Christian. But the Bible never supports this assertion.For example, the Bible states repeatedly that Jesus had a God, he prayed to his God, and he worshiped his God. Since the Bible constantly proclaims there is numerically only one God, which Jesus affirms, Jesus having a God is prime proof he wasn’t G … [Read more...]

Christ’s Enemies Claimed He Said He Was God. But He Only Said, “I’m the Son of God.”

Most Christians think Jesus claimed to be God. Ask most of them who know their Bible, “Where does the Bible say Jesus claimed to be God?” and they’ll likely answer, “He said it in John 10.30, ‘I and the Father are one.’” But that is a far cry from saying, “I am God,” or the like. One is struck with the thought, “Is that the best evidence Christians have for Jesus claiming to be God? If so, maybe he never made such a claim.”This is a very important issue for Christians. Most assert that a pers … [Read more...]

The Word Wasn’t God, Oh Heaven Forbid; What God Was His Word Just Always Did

Bible versions are based on a Hebrew and Greek text which textual critics compile from extant, ancient manuscripts (MSS) which were hand-copied by professional scribes. Many modern Bible versions occasionally provide alternate readings in footnotes. These show that a word or phrase in the Hebrew or Greek text can be translated differently than what translators have put in their versions. Sometimes, these alternate readings concern textual variants because the MSS disagree. This is the case with … [Read more...]

Your Gospel of John Says “the Word Was God,” But that Translation Is Really Quite Odd

Throughout church history, almost all New Testament (NT) scholars have insisted there are two primary NT passages that identify Jesus as "God." These are John 1.1c ("and the Word was God") and John 20.28 ("my Lord and my God").* In this article we will consider only John 1.1c. This brief phrase has caused Christians to believe Jesus is God more than any Bible text. But that's because most of them don’t know biblical Greek and thus are unaware of the grammatical issues involved.The Gospel of … [Read more...]

Saying Christ is God Is Way Outta Whack, ‘Cause He Didn’t Know When He’s Coming Back

Nearly all Christians believe that Jesus of Nazareth was and is God. And they generally believe God is omniscient, thus knowing everything, including all about the future. However, Jesus told his apostles he would be killed, rise from the dead, ascend to heaven, and someday return to earth, and he added that he did not know the day of his return. If Jesus was God, how could he not have known when he would return, since the Father knew it?As a former Trinitarian for 22 years, I used to … [Read more...]

If the Holy Spirit is a Person of His Own, Then Why Isn’t He Sitting on Heaven’s Big Throne?”

The three great monotheistic religions of the world are Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. All three claim to worship the one and only God, the God of the Bible. But all three disagree as to who this God is.Most Christians are Trinitarians because they believe in their doctrine of the Trinity. (I was a Trinitarian for 22 years.) Their theologians explain that it means God is one essence subsisting in three co-equal and co-eternal Persons: the Father, the Son (Jesus Christ), and the Holy … [Read more...]

Some Christological Errors Committed by Dr. John Lennox

I like to watch Dr. John Lennox on the NRB television network. He is a professor of mathematics at the University of Oxford in England, a philosopher of science, and a public apologist for Christian faith. Dr. Lennox is widely known for publicly debating some of the world’s leading atheists, such as Richard Dawkins and Christopher Hitchens before he died. John Lennox is a brilliant, likeable, and witty Irishman as well as a good public speaker. I also like him because he is a Plymouth Brethren—a … [Read more...]


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