And Thomas answered and said unto him, My Lord and my God.John 20:28 (KJV
My Lord, my God – This is one of the most quoted verses used to justify the Trinitarian doctine. And without further examination, I’d say it’s pretty good proof. I mean if this is accurately what Thomas said, then how can I argue? But what if it’s not exactly what Thomas meant?
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Jesus saith unto her, Touch me not; for I am not yet ascended to my Father: but go to my brethren, and say unto them, I ascend unto my Father, and your Father; and to my God, and your God.John 20:17 (KJV)
My God – What an odd question for me to ask isn’t it? But it appears that Yeshua has a God, according to His own words.
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For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
John 3:16 (KJV)
World – When I explain to people that the Hebrew word for a “human soul” is the same word for an “animal soul,” they smile and comment that Jesus didn’t come and die to save animal souls. He came only for the souls of humans. And in light of this verse from the Gospel of John, I can see how they make that determination. Continue reading “A Mental Shift in the Cosmos”
As soon then as he had said unto them, I am he, they went backward, and fell to the ground.
John 18:6 (KJV)
I am – I know what we’ve been taught. Yeshua is evoking the term “I am” as a representation of His divinity, and as the Trinitarians preach, establishing Himself as God in the flesh. I get it. And in the English translations, it can be justified. But this wasn’t written in English. It was written in Greek, so it has to line up in the Greek as well. Have you ever bothered to investigate it? Let’s do that now. Continue reading “I Am”
Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father.
John 14:12 (KJV)
Greater works – The New Year is here, not God’s designated New Year, but nevertheless January 1st is here. According to last year’s ComRes poll, the top 10 resolutions of 2017 were: Continue reading “New Year’s Resolutions”
Nevertheless I tell you the truth; It is expedient for you that I go away: for if I go not away, the Comforter will not come unto you; but if I depart, I will send him unto you.
John 16:7 (KJV)
Him – When translations go awry, so do our doctrinal paradigms. For example, the grammatical gender of the Ruach HaKodesh (Holy Spirit) is female, not male. This tells us that all pronouns referring to the Spirit should be feminine, not masculine. Continue reading “Gender Issues”
Jesus answered and said unto her, If thou knewest the gift of God, and who it is that saith to thee, Give me to drink; thou wouldest have asked of him, and he would have given thee living water.
John 4:10 (KJV)
Living water – Any New Testament reader would recognize this phrase immediately. It’s a term also mentioned in chapter 7 when John makes a comparison between it and the Spirit. But the question begs itself, IF she had asked for the living water, would Yeshua have given her the Spirit right then and there? Continue reading “Living Water”
For the law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ.
John 1:17 (KJV)
But – We’ve stumbled upon another word added by the translators. The word “but” is not in the original Greek text, but it sure does help those with the paradigm that the old law is separate from the new and improved grace, right? Continue reading “No ‘Buts’ About It”
No man can come to me, except the Father which hath sent me draw him: and I will raise him up at the last day.
John 6:44 (KJV)
Draw – Often times we’re like little miserable untrained children. If left to our own devices we’d surely choose to satiate our fleshly desires and our lives would be about the immediacy of what we want. And if we were ever deterred by some other means than our own, we’d start kicking and screaming… like little children. “No!” we’d yell. And we’d fight with every bit of strength that we have to resist. Continue reading “Kicking and Screaming”
Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth.
John 17:17 (KJV)
Truth – This is the classic example of Greek vs. Hebrew thought. What is truth? Or more importantly what is Yeshua’s implication when He declares that God’s word is truth? We’ll quickly recognize the differences as we break down the word truth in both the Greek and then into Hebrew. Continue reading “Understanding the Truth”