Matthew 12:39-41 39 But He answered and said to them, "An evil and adulterous generation seeks after a sign, and no sign will be given to it except the sign of the prophet Jonah. 40 For as Jonah was three days and three nights in the belly of the great fish, so will the … Continue reading Was Jesus in the Grave 3 Days and Nights like Jonah?
There is simply no question that Paul was referencing Proverbs 8, and that he understood it to refer to the Son of God. His use of this unique title for the Son of God, “The Beginning” is a direct quote of Proverbs 8:22 LXX. Paul’s emphasizing the Son’s direct participation in creating all things, including the angelic realm, is derived directly from Proverbs 8:27-30 as well as his statement “He is before everyone,” pointing to all of the “before” statements in Proverbs 8:23-25.
Who bears God’s Name & Speaks as God Long before “angels” (plural) are mentioned in Genesis, a mysterious character shows up who was not Himself “God,” since He was God’s “Messenger.” One cannot be a messenger of himself. Both the Hebrew and Greek words translated “angel” simply mean “messenger,” and are used of both heavenly … Continue reading The Messenger of YHVH or Angel of the Lord?
Without exception the earliest Christians believed and taught that the Son of God was the only one present with God in the beginning, through whom God created all things. In making these claims, they distinguished also between the one called “God” and His Son, called “Word” and “Wisdom.” The Son was indeed of the God-kind, begotten by Him, proceeding out of God. But the term “God” was almost always reserved for the Father alone. In no case is the term “God” ever used in Scripture as a reference to a plural Trinity or a plural entity, consisting of Father and Son.
From the first chapter of Genesis it is clear that God had a companion beside Him in creation. “Then God said, ‘Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, over all the … Continue reading The Son of God
Jesus is referred to as the “Son of Man” 88 times in the New Testament. In fact, Son of Man is the primary title Jesus used when referring to Himself (e.g., Matthew 12:32; 13:37; Luke 12:8; John 1:51). The only use of Son of Man in a clear reference to Jesus, spoken by someone other than Jesus, came from the lips of Stephen … Continue reading Jesus as the Son Of Man