The Theocentric Book of Revelation Is About Conquering

The last book in the Bible begins, "The revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave him" (Rev 1.1 NRSV). The word "God" always refers to "the Father" in the book of Revelation. Thus, there is no room in this book for the unbiblical doctrine of the Trinity that church fathers wrongly formulated during the fourth century, pronouncing that if anyone denies this teaching he or she is not a Christian. That is flat wrong!As I have said before on this blog, I grew up in Seattle, Washington, going to … [Read more...]

Is the USA a Christian Nation?

That depends on who you ask. How you define what a Christian nation is? How are you going to get people on the same page with that one? You aren't. Definitions will be all over the map!Last Tuesday, Idaho state Senator Sheryl Nuxoll and two other fellow Republican senators refused to attend an Idaho Senate session because Hindu cleric Rajan Zed of Reno, Nevada, opened it with a Hindu prayer. Senator Nuxoll defended their absence by saying the U.S. "is a Christian nation based on Christian … [Read more...]

Review of Bart Ehrman’s Book-”How Jesus Became God,” Part 3 of 3

So far in this review, I have been quite critical of Dr. Ehrman’s book, How Jesus Became God. I agree with him that Jesus did not think he was God and never claimed to be God. But there isn’t much else in those first five chapters with which I do agree. His main point is that the early Christians began believing Jesus was God because of their belief in his resurrection, and with that I disagree most vehemently.Ehrman’s Chapter 6 is titled, “The Beginning of Christologies: Christ as Exalted to … [Read more...]

Although Jesus Arose from the Dead, the Bible Does Not Say This Indicates He Was God

Patheos.com blogger John Shore (JohnShore.com), in his Christianity with Humanity blog, posted on April 16, 2014, "Dare to believe that Jesus was God." Mr. Shore believes Jesus was and is God, and that's what he's telling us in this post. As of 4:55 PM April 20 (Easter)--three days later--he had a high amount of Comments--137. Shore is the author of four books and the founder of Unfundamentalist Christians.In this post, John Shore tells Christians who have doubts that Jesus is d … [Read more...]

Review of Dunn’s Book, Did the First Christians Worship Jesus?

James D.G. Dunn authored the important and accessible book, Did the First Christians Worship Jesus?: The New Testament Evidence (WJK, 2010, 176 pp., paperback). He is a leading New Testament scholar and generally regarded as the world’s foremost authority on Christology. That's mostly due to his more dense book, Christology in the Making (1980/1996).Did the First Christians Worship Jesus? is a rather provocative book for a moderately-conservative, evangelical scholar of Dunn’s stature. In his … [Read more...]

Incarnation and Trinity Give Us a Clue–They Aren’t in the Bible so It Isn’t True (Part 2)

Part 2: Is the Trinity in Genesis? Most Christians believe in the church doctrine of the Trinity, that God is one essence consisting of three co-equal and co-eternal Persons: the Father, the Son (Jesus Christ), and the Holy Spirit. Many cite three passages in the book of Genesis as their primary Old Testament (OT) support for the Trinity: Genesis 1.26; 3.22; 11.7. And they often refer to them when asserting that Jesus preexisted. These texts are as follows:1.26 “Then God said, ‘Let Us make m … [Read more...]

If God Is Three Persons That’s Rather Odd, Since We Were Made in the Image of God.

Most Christians believe in the church doctrine of the Trinity, that God is one essence consisting of three co-equal and co-eternal Persons: the Father, the Son (Jesus Christ), and the Holy Spirit. Many cite three passages in the book of Genesis as their primary Old Testament (OT) support for the Trinity: Genesis 1.26; 3.22; 11.7. And they often refer to them when asserting that Jesus preexisted. These texts are as follows:1.26 “Then God said, ‘Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our li … [Read more...]


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