NEW TESTAMENT REFUTATIONS OF THE TRINITY DOCTRINE – Part 35

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.  

NEW TESTAMENT REFUTATIONS OF THE TRINITY DOCTRINE – Part 26

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). 

NEW TESTAMENT REFUTATIONS OF THE TRINITY DOCTRINE – Part 10

Continued from Part 9

“I am”
John’s Jesus states: “‘Abraham your father rejoiced to see my day; and he saw it, and was glad.’  The Jews therefore said to him:  ‘You are not yet fifty years old, and have you seen Abraham?’  Jesus said to them:  ‘Truly, truly, I say to you, before Abraham came into being, I am’” (John 8:56-58).   Is the author of this Gospel claiming that Jesus is part of a triune deity when he has Jesus say, “before Abraham came into being, I am” (verse 8:58)?

The Spirituality of Giving: Kicking Giving Up a Notch

Over the past ten years, our community’s focus on continuity has led to a growing interest in Jewish spirituality. This has not been limited to a desire for more intensity and passion in synagogue services, but a quest for the transcendent in all areas of life. Could there be more to giving and community involvement than the emergence of our “inner mentsch”?