I thought I addressed the statement in the previous post.
"What we have here in my view is a typical well-intentioned yet foolish mistake in trying to protect the divinity of Christ".
Jesus Christ said in Acts after his resurrection,
Acts1:6 So when they had come together, they asked him, “Lord, will
you at this time restore the kingdom to Israel?” 7He said to them, “It
is not for you to know times or seasons that the Father has fixed by
his own authority.
After Jesus resurrection he didn't know when the end of the world was coming?
How did Christianity begin? Let's take a look.
Gal.3:16 Now to Abraham and his seed were the promises made. He saith
not, And to seeds, as of many; but as of one, And to thy seed, which
On the Day of Pentecost.
Acts 2:14 But Peter, standing up with the eleven, lifted up his
voice, and said unto them, Ye men of Judaea, and all ye that dwell at
Jerusalem, be this known unto you, and hearken to my words: 15For
these are not drunken, as ye suppose, seeing it is but the third hour
of the day. 16But this is that which was spoken by the prophet Joel;
17And it shall come to pass in the last days, saith God, I will pour
out of my Spirit upon all flesh: and your sons and your daughters
shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men
shall dream dreams:
18And on my servants and on my handmaidens I will pour out in those
days of my Spirit; and they shall prophesy:
19And I will shew wonders in heaven above, and signs in the earth
beneath; blood, and fire, and vapour of smoke:
20The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood,
before that great and notable day of the Lord come:
21And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of
the Lord shall be saved.
22Ye men of Israel, hear these words; Jesus of Nazareth, a man
'approved' of God among you by miracles and wonders and signs, which
God did by(through) him in the midst of you, as ye yourselves also
know: 23Him, being delivered by the determinate counsel and
foreknowledge of God, ye have taken, and by wicked hands have
crucified and slain: 24Whom God hath raised up, having loosed the
pains of death: because it was not possible that he should be holden
25For David speaketh concerning him, I foresaw the Lord always before
my face, for he is on my right hand, that I should not be moved:
26Therefore did my heart rejoice, and my tongue was glad; moreover
also my flesh shall rest in hope:
27Because thou wilt not leave my soul in hell, neither wilt thou
suffer thine Holy One to see corruption.
28Thou hast made known to me the ways of life; thou shalt make me full
of joy with thy countenance.
29Men and brethren, let me freely speak unto you of the patriarch
David, that he is both dead and buried, and his sepulchre is with us
unto this day. 30Therefore being a prophet, and knowing that God had
sworn with an oath to him, that of the fruit of his loins, according
to the flesh, he would raise up Christ to sit on his throne; 31He
seeing this before spake of the resurrection of Christ, that his soul
was not left in hell, neither his flesh did see corruption. 32This
Jesus hath God raised up, whereof we all are witnesses. 33Therefore
being by the right hand of God exalted, and having received of the
Father the 'promise' of the Holy Ghost, he hath shed forth this,
which ye now see and hear.
34For David is not ascended into the heavens: but he saith himself,
The LORD said unto my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand,
35Until I make thy foes thy footstool. 36Therefore let all the house
of Israel know assuredly, that God hath 'made' that same Jesus,
whom ye have crucified, both Lord and Christ.
Three Thousand Believe 37Now when they heard this, they were pricked
in their heart, and said unto Peter and to the rest of the apostles,
Men and brethren, what shall we do? 38Then Peter said unto them,
Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ
for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the 'gift' of the
Holy Ghost. 39For the 'promise' is unto you, and to your children,
and to all that are afar off, even as many as the Lord our God shall
call. 40And with many other words did he testify and exhort, saying,
Save yourselves from this untoward generation. 41Then they that gladly
received his word were baptized: and the same day there were added
unto them about three thousand souls.
The 'Promise' is the gift of the Holy Spirit.
Trinitarian's have a very hard time with Gal.3:16. The Trinitarian view is God promising Himself(God the Son), that he would send Him, Himself(God the Holy Spirit)!
Rom.12:3 For through the grace given to me(Paul) I say to everyone
among you not to think more highly of himself than he ought to think;
but to think so as to have sound judgment, as God has allotted to each
a measure of faith. 4For just as we have many members in one body and
all the members do not have the same function, 5so 'we', who are
many, are 'one' body in Christ, and individually members one of
1Cor.12:27 Now you are Christ’s 'body', and individually members
'of' it. 28And God has appointed in the church, first apostles,
second prophets, third teachers, then miracles, then gifts of
healings, helps, administrations, various kinds of tongues.
Gen.22:15. And the angel of the LORD called unto Abraham out of
heaven the second time, 16And said, By myself have I sworn, saith the
LORD, for because thou hast done this thing, and hast not withheld thy
son, thine only son: 17That in blessing I will bless thee, and in
multiplying I will 'multiply' thy 'seed' as the stars of the
heaven, and as the sand which is upon the sea shore; and thy 'seed'
shall possess the gate of his enemies; 18And 'in' thy seed shall all
the nations of the earth be blessed; because thou hast obeyed my
Gen.17:5. Neither shall thy name any more be called Abram, but thy
name shall be Abraham; for a father of many nations have I made thee.
6And I will make thee exceeding fruitful, and I will make nations of
thee, and kings shall come out of thee. 7And I will establish my
'covenant' between me and thee and thy 'seed' after thee in their
generations for an everlasting covenant, to be a God unto thee, and
to thy 'seed' after thee. 8And I will give unto thee, and to thy
'seed' after thee, the land wherein thou art a stranger, all the land
of Canaan, for an everlasting possession; and 'I will be their
to be a God unto thee, and to thy 'seed' after thee.
We are all part of the Body of Christ, members individually of one another.
I hope this is clear for you.
Col.1:3 We give thanks to God and the Father of our Lord Jesus
Christ, praying always for you, 4Since we heard of your faith in
Christ Jesus, and of the love which ye have to all the saints,