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The Ultimate Question If Jesus Was Truly God

Continued from Part 34

Is the Trinity Doctrine a New Testament teaching?
Paul, speaking of Jesus says, “for in him all the fullness of deity dwells in bodily form” (Colossians 2:9).  Whether Paul is teaching a form of dualism or that this supposed supernatural power that has indwelled Jesus has become God’s unique representative to mankind is a dispute for Christian commentators to ponder.  

Explanation of How The Holy Spirit Is A Part of The Trinity

Continued from Part 33

Leaving out reference to the holy sprit
In the opening salutation of Paul’s letters to various churches (Romans through Thessalonians) he sends personal greetings from “God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.”  If “the Holy Spirit” were an integral and personal part of a triune deity, then why does He not send His personal greetings as well? 

How The Spirit Terms Is Used Improperly In The Gospels

Continued from Part 32

   Paul writes that “The spirit intercedes for us” (Romans 8:26), but also identifies who this spirit is in the context of this passage:  “Christ Jesus . . . intercedes for us” (Romans 8:34).  

The Meaning of Pneuma and Its Role In The Gospels

Continued from Part 31

Pneuma, “spirit” and parakletos, “helper”
The Greek word for spirit (pneuma) has many different meanings, the correct one being determined only from the context of each occurrence.  In Greek pneuma, is neuter, as are all pronouns referring to the spirit, making them necessarily impersonal.  Those New Testament translations which render the “spirit” as “He” instead of “it” do so because of trinitarian beliefs (e.g., John 14:17). 

Proof Or Not About The True Nature of The Trinity

Continued from Part 30

The problem with 1 John 5:7-8
It would seem that one of the best New Testament proofs for the Christian doctrine of a triune deity is found in 1 John 5:7-8.  However, this conclusion depends on which translation of the New Testament you are using.  Many modern translations do not include this supposed proof of a trinitarian deity.

Is This Phrase proof Enough That Jesus Is A God?

Continued from Part 29

Can the Eusebian phraseology, “Go ye, and make disciples of all the nations in my name,” be considered as decisive proof that the clause “baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit” was lacking in the manuscripts available to Eusebius?

Where Esebeius Comes To Play In The Christian Trinity

Continued from Part 28

Eusebius, who supported the orthodox trinitarian position, was present at the Council of Nicaea and was involved in the debates concerning whether Jesus was part of the essence of God or a creation of God.  

Claims In The Gospel of Matthew To Not Be Confused By

Continued from Part 27

The baptism formula
Some Christian commentators allege that the command by Matthew’s Jesus to, “Go therefore, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit” (Matthew 28:19) shows the existence of a triune deity.  

The True Answer Of The Father Of Jesus

Continued from Part 26

Establishing paternity
  In Matthew’s version of the alleged conception of Jesus story (Matthew 1:18) it states that Mary “was found to be with child by holy spirit [with no definite article before “holy spirit”].” 

What You Need To Know About The Holy Spirit Mentioned In The Gospels

Continued from Part 25

PART 3:  THE PROBLEM OF THE HOLY SPIRIT
 The impersonal nature of holy spirit

The spirit of God is not a being with its own identity and separate consciences.  It is divisible and able to be distributed as God sees fit.  For example, God took of the spirit that was upon Moses and put it upon the seventy elders of Israel (Numbers 11:17-25).