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?”

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”

A Biblical Analysis of the Doctrine of the Trinity

Thus far, I have written three brief analyses—logical, philosophical, and theological—of the doctrine of the Trinity. Now, we come to a biblical analysis of the doctrine. I will primarily discuss certain passages of the Bible that are said to favor or to support the Trinity. Further, I will see if the Bible as a wholeContinue reading “A Biblical Analysis of the Doctrine of the Trinity”

A Theological Analysis of the Doctrine of the Trinity

Thus far, I have focused primarily on the philosophy of the Trinity. However, the Trinity is not merely a philosophical concept: it is also a theological one. Here, I wish to analyze the doctrine through a theological lens and to see whether the Trinity is theologically necessary for the Christian religion. THEOLOGY PROPER Theology proper,Continue reading “A Theological Analysis of the Doctrine of the Trinity”

A Philosophical Analysis of the Doctrine of the Trinity

The doctrine of the Trinity is described as three persons of one essence. I discussed in my previous post that it is logically incoherent to say that three can be God but not also be each other, since this would go against the Transitive Law: if a (the Father), b (the Son), and c (theContinue reading “A Philosophical Analysis of the Doctrine of the Trinity”

A Logical Analysis of the Doctrine of the Trinity

The doctrine of the Trinity has become one of the most central doctrines in Christian theology. However, it is also one of the doctrines that receives the most criticism. Some Christians seem to agree with these criticisms against the doctrine. The most common strain of nontrinitarian Christianity is Unitarianism, which teaches that God is oneContinue reading “A Logical Analysis of the Doctrine of the Trinity”