By J. Dan Gill
A Question to God… “Aren’t you too mysterious for human beings to understand? Isn’t all of this just a great mystery that no one can comprehend?”
God Answers…“Let him who would boast take his boast in this, that he understands and knows me, that I am the LORD.” — Jeremiah 9:24
He himself testifies that his people should glory in that they “understand” and “know” him. The truth of how many compose the one God is not a mystery! It is knowable and is known to ancient Israel. Israel knows with absolute certainty: It is one! Moses says to the people:
To you it was shown so that you might know that the LORD, he is God; there is no other but him (Deut. 4:35).
The inherent difficulties in multi-person theology have driven some adherents to propose that the idea is simply a “great mystery” and can’t be understood. No one would argue with that assessment. Surely it would be an incredible mystery that in the Bible there is one affirming that only “he” is God while at the same time there are one or two other persons who share his Deity. [Read More]
EDITOR’S CHOICE – VIDEO
What was the creed of Jesus? Professor Anthony Buzzard of Atlanta Bible College presents an exposition on God and Jesus. Considering proposals of trinitarian writers from C. S. Lewis to Bishop N. T. Wright, Sir Anthony discusses problems with the Doctrine of the Trinity versus pure monotheism as found in the non-trinitarian creed of Jesus. Jesus affirmed and held the creed of Israel as his own – “Hear O Israel, the LORD our God is one LORD” (Deut. 6:4, Mark 12:29). Anthony asks and answers the question: “Is Christianity the only world religion which begins by discarding its own founder’s creed?” [Watch Video]