God’s Glory, Jesus’ Face

The other day as I was reading 2 Corinthians I noticed a powerful parallel that sheds some light (pun intended, as you'll see) on how we understand God's nature.  When I saw this connection, it was a revelatory moment that strengthened my understanding of "the mighty God in Christ." As an introduction, some people may…

Our God and Savior

A couple weeks ago I wrote an article, Our Father and Our Lord, discussing the distinction between Jesus and God the Father.  This dimension of our Christology is so important, and I really feel like it is underemphasized by a lot of Oneness believers.  By focusing on Jesus' true humanity we gain so much.  We find…

Our Father & Our Lord

Jesus and the Father are both God; but there is only one God; but Jesus and the Father are distinct from one another---how can we reconcile these distinctions?  How can we explain these truths without explaining them away?  Paul's letters to Timothy and Titus give us some powerful verses to help us understand these powerful…

God’s Word as the Father (III)

In November of last year I started reviewing a paper about the deity of Jesus that was written by my friend John Carroll.  I covered the earlier sections of the paper in my first and second posts on the subject; and I recommend reading those first if you haven't already.  Now, I am going to finish…

God’s Word as the Father (II)

Before I continue reviewing the paper of my good friend John Carroll, I want to summarize and restate one point from my previous post on this topic.  (If you haven't read Carroll's paper or my previous post, please go back and read them before you look at this post.  Things will make more sense starting…

God’s Word as the Father

A few months ago, my good friend John Carroll (pictured above)---along with about five other good Christian brethren---participated in an apostolic symposium about Jesus and the Incarnation.  The format consisted of a paper-reading by each author, followed by a question/answer session.  Unfortunately I was not able to attend; but I did manage to get ahold of…

Wisdom-A Lesson on the Godhead

The Bible clearly teaches that there is only one God (Mark 12:29-30, John 17:1-3, 1 Corinthians 8:6, Ephesians 4:4-6); and when Deuteronomy 6:4 says, "the Lord our God is one Lord", it means that Jehovah is one in every sense of the word.  Occasionally, however, Trinitarian Christians (who believe that God is multiple persons) will appeal…

What Every Jehovah’s Witness Should Know

The name Jehovah is an important name of God in the Bible.  Jehovah is a name that only God can claim (Psalm 83:18).  God uniquely revealed himself to Israel by this name (Exodus 6:2-4).  In fact, we are commanded to "extol him that rideth upon the heavens by his name JAH" (Psalm 68:4).  (Jah is…

These are the Gods

And the Philistines were afraid, for they said, God is come into the camp. And they said...Woe unto us! who shall deliver us out of the hands of these mighty Gods? these are the Gods that smote the Egyptians with all the plagues in the wilderness (1 Samuel 4:7-8). The casual reader of these verses…