Is the Son of Man in Daniel 7.13 a Divine Being?

Jesus’ favorite title he applied to himself was “the Son of Man.” The New Testament (NT) gospels relate that Jesus identified himself as "the Son of Man" on about 39 occasions, and it was only him who did so. The occasion on which Jesus most clearly identified himself as the Son of Man was when he healed a man who had been blind from birth (John 9.1-12). Jesus later asked him, “‘Do you believe in the Son of Man?’ He answered and said, ‘And who is He, Lord, that I may believe in Him?’ Jesus said t … [Read more...]

Jesus’ “I Am” Sayings in John 8

The following is an excerpt from my book, The Restitution of Jesus Christ (RJC), with scripture quotations from the New American Standard Bible:Jesus’ “I Am” Sayings with a PredicateAs mentioned earlier [in RJC], there are several other “I am” (Gr. ego eimi) sayings of Jesus in the Fourth Gospel that have a predicate nominative, and some of these allude to Old Testament, messianic prophecies. If any of these predicates that Jesus applies to Himself are also applied to God in the Bible,[1] … [Read more...]

Does Colossians 1.15-19 Mean Jesus Preexisted and Created the Universe?

Multiple issues arise in Colossians 1.15-19 that have caused many Bible readers to think Paul therein teaches that Jesus preexisted and created the universe. From this they conclude that only God does that, so Jesus must be God. But Paul does not mean any of that. This text, which is about Jesus, reads as follows in the New American Standard Bible:15 He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation. 16 For by Him all things were created, both in the heavens and on earth, … [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...]

If Jesus Emptied Some of His Deity, He Could No Longer Be in the Trinity

The Apostle Paul wrote to the Christians at Philippi, exhorting them to be humble and love one another (Philippians 2.1-4). Then he added what all modern scholars insist is a pre-existing hymn that probably was known to his readers and whose composer remains unknown to us. Paul introduces this hymn by telling readers, “Have this attitude in yourselves which was also in Christ Jesus” (v. 5 NASB). Then he relates this hymn about Jesus as follows: “who, although He existed in the form of God, did no … [Read more...]

At Forty Years Old I Best Saw the Light–Trinity Doctrine No Longer Seemed Right.

I am a born-again, evangelical Christian. The institutional church says I'm not, that I am a heretic. Why? It's creeds. Those creeds say that no matter what a person believes about Jesus, if that person does not believe in the deity of Christ, that Jesus is God, co-equal with God the Father, that person is not a genuine Christian and therefore is not saved. I say that's a bunch of rubbish!I was saved when I was thirteen years old by believing in Jesus as my Savior who died for my sins on the … [Read more...]