Genesis and Evolution

Among Protestant Christians, especially fundamentialist evangelicals in the United States, six-day creationism is often taught as the only plausible explanation of Genesis chapter 1. Furthermore, it is often claimed that evolutionary theory is completely incompatible with any form of biblical Christianity. Any denial of six-day creationism is looked down upon as disagreeing with the veryContinue reading “Genesis and Evolution”

Is the Trinity in the New Testament?

Recently I have been reanalysing my arguments against certain doctrines of the Christian faith. In this post, I will not be giving a refutation of one of my previous arguments, but rather will be giving a conclusion as to whether the Trinity can be found clearly in the New Testament. In my biblical analysis ofContinue reading “Is the Trinity in the New Testament?”

A Reanalysis of the Hypostatic Union

In a previous post of mine titled, “A Critical Analysis of the Hypostatic Union,” I essentially argued against the Christian doctrine of the hypostatic union, which is the belief that Jesus Christ was fully God and fully man. However, in this post, I wish to reanalyze my former position and even present a response toContinue reading “A Reanalysis of the Hypostatic Union”

The Western Versus the Eastern View of the Trinity

I have recently realized that I have primarily been focusing on the Western concept of the doctrine of the Trinity. As I have recalled some of what I have read on the Eastern concept of the Trinity, I have come to the realization that it might be worth doing at least two things: comparing andContinue reading “The Western Versus the Eastern View of the Trinity”

Was Jesus the Jewish Messiah?

In numerous of my previous posts, I have explained why Jesus is not God and have argued against the Trinity. However, in this post, I want to focus on the Christian claim of the Messiahship of Jesus of Nazareth. Of course, religious Jews deny this. In this post, I do not wish to promote Judaism,Continue reading “Was Jesus the Jewish Messiah?”

Can We Use Reason to Understand God?

Many times in conversations with Christians, I have heard the claim that God cannot be understood using reason. Some Christians will bring up the doctrine of the Trinity as an objection to using reason to understand God, seemingly admitting that the doctrine is not rational. The reason usually given is that God is beyond reasonContinue reading “Can We Use Reason to Understand God?”

A Critical Analysis of the Hypostatic Union

In this post, I will offer a critique of the traditional Christian doctrine of the hypostatic union of Christ’s person. This doctrine asserts that Christ was both truly God and truly man. The orthodox position on the relation of the two natures in Christ has historically been that Christ was not two persons but ratherContinue reading “A Critical Analysis of the Hypostatic Union”

The Independence and Oneness of God

In discussing the oneness of God, two particular doctrines often come into mind: divine simplicity and divine aseity. These are closely related, and the same arguments may be used to establish both. In this post, I wish to first present arguments for the simplicity and aseity of God; then I will discuss the implications ofContinue reading “The Independence and Oneness of God”

A Historical Analysis of the Doctrine of the Trinity

So far, I have given four analyses of the doctrine of the Trinity—logical, philosophical, theological, and biblical. I will now give a historical analysis of this doctrine which has for so long been the central understanding of God’s nature in mainstream Christianity and in the more dominant churches. In this post, I wish to presentContinue reading “A Historical Analysis of the Doctrine of the Trinity”

An Analysis of the Ontological Argument for the Existence of God

One of the most interesting arguments for the existence of God is what is known as the ontological argument. (Ontological just means referring to the study of existence.) One of the things that makes this argument so interesting and so unique is that it attempts to argue for the existence of God from completely rationalContinue reading “An Analysis of the Ontological Argument for the Existence of God”