Is Jesus God Because He Was Worshipped?

by Servetus the Evangelical Christian worship has been very important to the question of whether Jesus is God. The New Testament (NT) records certain instances in which Jesus was “worshipped.” Christians generally have regarded these as evidence that those practitioners believed that Jesus was God, since only God should be worshipped. But what does “worship” … Continue reading Is Jesus God Because He Was Worshipped?

Is Jesus a God-Man in 1 Timothy 2:5?

It is strange that Christians would identify Jesus as “the God-man” based only on a single biblical text, it being 1 Timothy 2:5. Instead, this passage suggests that Jesus is not a dual being. For it clearly:- (1) distinguishes God and Christ Jesus, (2) affirms that God is a single Person, (3) calls Christ Jesus only a “man,” and (4) therefore neither calls him “God” nor a “God-man.”

Hearing the Text of the Bible and not something else

One of our human frailties is our inability to hear the text of Scripture. More precisely, we have difficulty in hearing what the Bible says when we have been propagandized into a different opinion. We then start with a fixed notion and enter a kind of "denial" when we read verses which obviously conflict with … Continue reading Hearing the Text of the Bible and not something else

The Definition of God is Important

A Definition of God The term “God” is often misunderstood by both Trinitarians and Unitarians, supposing that it refers to a KIND of being (WHAT God is in His nature and impersonal essence) or to simple Personhood (WHO God is as a Person). But the truth of the matter is that the term “God” primarily refers to a ROLE – God’s STATUS as the supreme authority over everything and everyone. The title “God” defines His Sovereign role and relationship over everything that He has originated.

Plain Talk About Who God Is

by Anthony Buzzard Trying to read the Bible without understanding who the God of the Bible is, is likely to be frustrating. Unfortunately so much pressure and dogmatism now surrounds the issue of who God is that Christians are unable to approach the text of Scripture with an open mind. A great measure of fear … Continue reading Plain Talk About Who God Is

Who Was Manifested in 1 Timothy 3:16?

August 13th, 2008 by Sean Finnegan Recently, I received this email from a friend who wanted some clarification in 1 Timothy 3:16. In some versions it says, “God was manifested in the flesh,” while in others, “he who was manifested in the flesh.” Below is the note I received: Howdy Sean, I did not see … Continue reading Who Was Manifested in 1 Timothy 3:16?

Did Thomas Call Jesus “My God” in John 20:28?

by Servetus the Evangelical aka Kermit Zarley When the risen Jesus appeared to his gathered disciples on the first Easter evening, the Apostle Thomas was not present (John 20:19-24). The disciples later told him they had seen Jesus. Thomas said he would not believe unless he saw Jesus for himself (v. 25). One week later … Continue reading Did Thomas Call Jesus “My God” in John 20:28?

Why Doesn’t the Trinity Have Three Thrones in Heaven?

by Servetus the Evangelical aka Kermit Zarley 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. While all three base their beliefs on the Bible, they do not agree as to who this God is. Most … Continue reading Why Doesn’t the Trinity Have Three Thrones in Heaven?

Summary of Why “The Real Jesus” is Not God

by Servetus the Evangelical Jesus of Nazareth is the most famous man who ever lived. But who was He? To learn about His identity we must turn to the Bible. The New Testament presents Jesus as a seer-prophet, a teaching rabbi, an itinerant preacher, a wisdom sage, a charismatic healer, a miracle worker, and an … Continue reading Summary of Why “The Real Jesus” is Not God

Is Jesus God in John 1:18?

In conclusion, the arguments are about evenly divided for either variant. But the following point is decisive: if John 1:1c, 5:18, 10:30-38, and 20:28 are interpreted as not calling Jesus theos (“God”), then John 1:18 cannot be linked to any corresponding text in this gospel. And linkage is the prologue’s purpose. Since ho monogenes huios clearly links to John 3:16,18 to the authentic Greek text of John 1:18 most likely is not monogenes theos but ho monogenes huios, so that it does not call Jesus “God.”