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 d … [Read more...]

Jesus Had To Be Made Like His Brothers To Die For The Sins Of All Us Others

The biggest theological controversy in the history of the church has been whether or not Jesus is God. The institutional church doctrine of the Trinity—that God is three co-equal and co-eternal Persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit—emerged later as a subset of this controversy to escape the charge of worshipping two Gods: the Father and Jesus. Leading Trinitarian theologians who have written on these subjects in the past century list between five and nine New Testament texts which they think pro … [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...]

Incarnation and Trinity Give Us a Clue–They Aren’t in the Bible so It Isn’t True (Part 3)

Part 3: Is the Trinity in the New Testament? Christology developed in the early centuries of Christianity. Writing church fathers of the 2nd and 3rd centuries, called apologists, believed Jesus was God, but to a lesser extent than the Father was, and that Jesus’ divinity was derived from the Father. Also, they had no consensus about the constitution of the Holy Spirit.But all of this changed during the 4th century. In 325, the Catholic Church’s first ecumenical council, held at Nicaea, off … [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...]


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