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...]

Was Christ a Liar, Lunatic, or God? None of the above says Kermit the Frog.

But those are the only choices C.S. Lewis (1898-1963) says in his little book, Mere Christianity (1943), that we can make in deciding who Jesus was. And this book is one of the foremost apologetic works in the history of Christianity. In 2000, the premier American Christian magazine, Christianity Today, selected it as the #1 Christian book of the 20th century besides the Bible.The UK’s venerable C.S. Lewis was an authority on English literature, but not on the Bible. He was converted from a … [Read more...]

The Holy Spirit Is Not a Person; God’s Identity that Only Worsens

Most Christians believe in the Trinity since that’s what their church teaches. It says God is one essence consisting of three co-equal and co-eternal Persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. So, the Holy Spirit is deemed a full-fledged Person.The church didn’t always believe this. During the 2nd and 3rd centuries, there was no consensus among church fathers, called “apologists,” about the constitution of the Holy Spirit. Most of them didn’t think it was important. In fact, there was … [Read more...]

Incarnation and Trinity Give Us a Clue–They Aren’t in the Bible so It Isn’t True (Part 1)

Part 1: Incarnation The Apostle Paul wrote to his missionary associate, Timothy, about those who taught in opposition to Paul's teaching. He said, "If anyone advocates a different doctrine, and does not agree with sound word, those of our Lord Jesus Christ, and with the doctrine conforming to godliness, he is conceited and understands nothing; but he has a morbid interest in controversial questions and disputes about words" (1 Timoty 6.3-4 NASB). And Paul wrote similarly in a later letter to … [Read more...]


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