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?
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
The reader has been introduced in the previous article to the first four Gnostic Deities: Bythus, Sige, Nous and Aletheia. This is the Primary Tetrad. There are many more members of the Gnostic Pantheon. As it turns out, each of the Gnostic teachers had a desire to establish himself as a great teacher. Consequently, there … Continue reading The Gnostic Pantheon – Gnosticism Part 3
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.