Although Jesus Arose from the Dead, the Bible Does Not Say Jesus 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." John 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. He is the author of four books and founder of Unfundamentalist Christians. In this post, John Shore tells Christians who have doubts that Jesus is divine/deity/God to … [Read more...]

Reviewing 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. … [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 … [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 … [Read more...]


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