Pronoun Problems: Genesis 1:26

Occasionally our good Trinitarian friends point to Bible verses that seem to describe God with plural pronouns (verses like "let us make man in our image").  Then they use these plural pronouns to teach that God is more than one person.  They believe these plural pronouns support the Trinity doctrine, which teaches that God is…

Thy Throne, O God

Sometimes a translation difference can have massive implications for our theology.  Take Hebrews 1:8 for example.  Today we are going to examine how this verse should be translated, and why.  The way that we translate the original Greek text of Hebrews 1:8 greatly influences what we teach concerning the divine nature of Jesus Christ.  Compare…

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…