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| What About John 1:1?
ANTICIPATED RELEASE : Fall 2010
| The holy trinity doctrine
remains to this day a topic of much discussion, even among those who believe in this concept.
After several thousand years of debate and study, those who
believe in the holy trinity doctrine don't agree completely on the nature of
this confusing concept.
The use of this expression ( holy trinity ) doesn't appear in any Bible printed, John 1:1 still remains the most common scripture in which many have chosen to support the holy trinity doctrine. Since the Father and the Son in this verse John 1:1 are the only ones mentioned ( no 'Spirit' ) other scriptures are used to provide, according to Trinitarians, a clearer picture in support of the holy trinity doctrine.
The Book, 'What About John 1:1?', will discuss in great detail the origin of the trinity docrtine, have the trinity explained as holy trinity or not and explain why it is virtually impossible for this concept to exist considering every scripture used by believers of the holy trinity doctrine. It will provide an extremely clear picture of why and where the holy trinity doctrine came to be accepted into the Church, the beginnings of the holy trinity doctrine and a detailed reference and guide book for honest students of the Bible who want to learn more about the origin of the trinity docrtine, trinity explained associated with the teachings of the holy trinity doctrine as presented by believers of this confusing holy trinity concept.
1 Timothy 2:5 For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus.
Psalms 83:18 That men may know that thou, whose name alone is JEHOVAH, art the most high over all the earth.
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A Reconsideration of the Roman Catholic-Protestant Doctrine
of the Trinity in Light of the Hebrew and Christian Scriptures
In Divine Truth or Human Tradition the author critically examines the viewpoints and Scripture expositions of prominent evangelical scholars and apologists—including popular author and debater Dr. James R. White (author of The Forgotten Trinity), John MacArthur (President of The Master’s Seminary), Robert Bowman Jr. (author of Why You Should Believe in the Trinity), Robert Morey (author of The Trinity, Evidence and Issues), R. C. Sproul, and others…
According to what has long been considered mainstream Christian “orthodoxy,” the doctrine of the Trinity (the idea that the true God of the Bible is—in the ultimate sense—a mysterious being made up of three co-equal and co-eternal persons) is not only central to the Christian faith, but absolutely necessary for one to accept in order to be counted as a true Christian and be saved. Such a demand on a Christian’s faith has come across as strange and perplexing to many, especially so in light of the fact pointed out by one respected Trinitarian:
“[The Trinity] is not clearly or explicitly taught anywhere in Scripture, yet it is widely regarded as a central doctrine, indispensable to the Christian faith. In this regard, it goes contrary to what is virtually an axiom [that is, a given, a self-evident truth] of biblical doctrine, namely, that there is a direct correlation between the scriptural clarity of a doctrine and its cruciality to the faith and life of the church.” (Millard J. Erickson, God in Three Persons, p. 11. Emphasis added)
Understandably, this fact has raised questions in the minds of Christians and truth-seekers alike ever since the doctrine was first decreed as mandatory to confess in the late 4th century. Many Christians have wondered: How can a doctrine that is not clearly or explicitly taught in the Bible be considered mandatory to accept in order to be a true practitioner of the Christian faith? Since it is not taught by Scripture in a straightforward way, is it possible that the doctrine of the Trinity is not an authentic representation of God’s nature and of the original apostolic faith? Were the councils correct in decreeing that it is obligatory for Christians to accept the concept of the Trinity in order to be saved? Or, does such a pronouncement go beyond the original apostolic doctrine? Few Evangelical Christians have been willing to explore these issues in depth. Most are familiar with the arguments commonly advanced to defend the idea. But how many are familiar with alternative (yet scripturally harmonious) ways to understand the classic “proof-texts”? Surprisingly—as research has revealed—Trinitarians themselves provide most of the alternative answers.
Table of Contents
1 The True God—the “Trinity”
or “the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ”?
2 “God the Son…” or the Son of the Living God?
3 The Father-Son Relationship
4 The “deity” of Jesus Christ
With appending essay by Solomon Landers:
An Early Coptic Translation and John 1:1c
5 The Apostolic Testimony
Philippians, Colossians, and the letter to the Hebrews
6 The “I am” statements of the Gospel of John
7 “Trinity” in the Old Testament?
8 The Holy Spirit
Appendix: (1) Thoughts on the Name “Christian” (2) The Tetragrammaton (3) Insights and Notes on the Divine Name (4) Donald Macleod on “the form of God” (5) 1 Corinthians 15:28 interpreted by a Trinitarian Apologist (6) A Unitarian Perspective on the Messiah’s “pre-existence” (7) Letter on John 6:13, 14 (8) Jesus Christ as “the First and the Last”
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