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.

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?

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.”

How should Logos in John 1:1-3 be understood?

By Chuck LaMattina Many Trinitarians will argue that the first three verses of the gospel of John provide strong proof that Jesus is God. A footnote on John 1:1, in The MacArthur Study Bible (New King James Version) states, Before the universe began, the Second Person of the Trinity always existed . . . Because … Continue reading How should Logos in John 1:1-3 be understood?

What Does John Mean by Jesus Coming and Being Sent?

Extracted from The Doctrine of The Trinity by Anthony Buzzard Relying on the preconception that Jesus in John's Gospel came from a pre-human existence in heaven, readers of the fourth Gospel claim that Jesus' "coming from the Father," "coming forth from the Father" or being "sent from God" are clear proof of the doctrine of … Continue reading What Does John Mean by Jesus Coming and Being Sent?

John’s Gospel & Alternative Explanation for what Word (logos) Means

Definition of the Trinity is that there is One God and three persons all co-equal, co-external and all knowing. Basically they are all God and all that it means to Christians. Please try and read these scriptures like you have never read them before. Note that Jesus time and again points to God His Father … Continue reading John’s Gospel & Alternative Explanation for what Word (logos) Means

5 Reasons the Gospel of John is Not Trinitarian

The Gospel of John is thought to contain the strongest evidence for the traditional view that Jesus Christ is the second member of a Triune God. From John’s famous prologue to the declaration of doubting Thomas, there appears to be a trove of proof texts available to the Trinitarian. But in the process of focusing … Continue reading 5 Reasons the Gospel of John is Not Trinitarian

100% Certain that the Apostle John is the 2nd Witness

Introduction As we know there are two witnesses that will prophecy at the beginning of the 7 year tribulation period for 1,260 days. Revelation 11:3. One of those witnesses is Elijah as per Malachi 4:5-6. There are a number of reasons why John is obviously the second witness. We know that the bible interprets itself … Continue reading 100% Certain that the Apostle John is the 2nd Witness

The Book that Tastes like Honey but becomes Bitter

God uses the same symbolism, principles and parallels to communicate to us. Sometimes there is a direct application and in others there information to be gleaned from each portion of scripture to help understand what God is saying. An example is the picture of John eating the book(scroll) that is written on both sides in … Continue reading The Book that Tastes like Honey but becomes Bitter

Lesson 24 – Revelation 10:1-11 Little Scroll and 7 Thunders

Revelation 10:1 – 11:11 is an interlude between the 6th and 7th Trumpets and parallels the interlude between the 6th and 7th Seals, & goes back to the beginning of the tribulation & recaps.  Revelation 10:1-11 The Messenger, the “Little Scroll,” & the 7 Thunders Vss. 1-2 The Messenger is ChristClothed with a cloud – … Continue reading Lesson 24 – Revelation 10:1-11 Little Scroll and 7 Thunders