Questions tagged [trinity]

Questions on biblical texts relating to the Christian teaching of the "Trinity", that one God exists in three "persons": Father, Son, and Spirit.

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How do Trinitarians deal with Mark 13:32 in regards to the holy spirit?

Mark 13:32 (as well as Matthew 24:36) records Jesus saying that only the Father knows the hour of his coming. So wouldn't this imply that the holy spirit isn't omniscient if it's a person?
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Is the word “begotten” in John 3:16 of Authorized Version a problem that creates confusion when establishing the Deity of Christ?

The Authorized Version has the word "begotten" in John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have ...
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What does it mean that the Word became flesh?

And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth. — John 1:14 I heard a Jehovah's Witness say that ...
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What does “no one” and “God” refer to in John 1:18?

What does "no one" and "God" refer to in John 1:18 No one has ever seen God; the only God, who is at the Father’s side, he has made him known. ( ESV ) ? The interlinear bible says No one means ...
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Does θεός in John 1:1, John 1:18, John 10:33 and John 20:28 have the same meaning?

The following passages from John's gospel had identified Jesus as θεός and I had observed that various theological deductions favored either a High Christology or Low Christology in interpreting them....
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To whom does the “Lord” refer in 2 Corinthians 3:17?

Reading through 2 Corinthians 3:14-17 English Standard Version (ESV) 14 But their minds were hardened. For to this day, when they read the old covenant, that same veil remains unlifted, because ...
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Visible and Invisible God - Judges 6:22,23

I’m sorry if this is splitting hairs but this question is about the trinity or not. Gideon has a visitation from an angel. He proceeds to bring him a sacrifice “Please do not depart from here ...
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In James 1:13, what does “God” mean in “for God cannot be tempted by evil”?

In Matt. 4:1, Jesus is tempted. Jesus is God and therefore God can be tempted. Perhaps what James is saying here is that there is no chance that Jesus who is perfect would ever give into temptation. ...
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What mean “one God”? [closed]

Thou believest that God is one... James 2:19 ASV The Bible teaches us that there is one God. The Doctrine of the Trinity says there is only one being in three persons. What does "one being" mean? ...
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Who is YHWH for the people Israel and is he Jesus? [closed]

Who is YHWH in Isa 44:6, 53:3 and Psalm 2:7? Is YHWH only God the father, the triune God or is he even Jesus Christ? Isa 44:6 (Amplified Version Bible) “For YHWH, the king of Israel and it‘s ...
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Why do trinitarians say the holy spirit is a person? [closed]

What is the Biblical basis for saying the holy spirit is a person? From my observation of the text, I see no basis for this belief. The holy spirit is continuously presented in the Bible as God's ...
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What did Jesus mean when he said “my Father is greater than I” at John 14:28?

What did Jesus mean when he said “my Father is greater than I” at John 14:28? KJV John 14:28 “Ye have heard how I said unto you, I go away, and come [again] unto you. If ye loved me, ye would ...
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The Father sent the Son so is He not greater?

This passage in hebrews is in my mind as I ask this question. It says God could swear by none greater and Jesus says multiple times that the Father is greater. Hebrews 6:13 KJVS For when God made ...
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In Galatians 3:20, is the word “person” implied as in “God is one person”?

KJV Gal 3:20  Now a mediator is not a mediator of one, but God is one. One what? It appears many translators and commentators, including Trinitarians generally add the word "party" or "person": ...
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In Genesis 16 is the angel that comes to Hagar the Lord in angel form or a different angel?

In Genesis 16} When Hagar runs away from Sarai and is crying in the wilderness an Angel of the Lord appears to her. Now I know there are instances in Joshua and even later in Abraham's story where '...
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In Philippians 2:11 are “God” and “the Father” used in apposition?

According to Wikipedia, Apposition is a grammatical construction in which two elements, normally noun phrases, are placed side by side, with one element serving to identify the other in a different ...
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In John 5:26 what is meant by “life in himself”?

In the New Living Translation and others John 5:26 is translated in a way that seems antithetical to the Augustinian concept of "the eternal generation of the Son". That is, if the NLT reading is ...
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Is Jesus denying his deity in John 10?

31 Then the Jews took up stones again to stone him. 32 Jesus answered them, Many good works have I shewed you from my Father; for which of those works do ye stone me? 33 The Jews answered him, ...
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Does John 17:22 imply the Father and Son do not share an special/eternal/divine relationship as the trinity claims? [closed]

And the glory which thou gavest me I have given them; that they may be one, even as we are one: - John 17:22 KJV I'm a bit confused about this verse debating my Muslim friend, as he claims this ...
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Does 1 Corinthians 8:6 teach Unitarianism? [closed]

yet for us there is one God, the Father, from whom are all things and for whom we exist, and one Lord, Jesus Christ, through whom are all things and through whom we exist. 1 Corinthians 8:6 ESV To me ...
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In 1 Timothy 6:16 why does Paul characterize Jesus as “Immortal”?

By definition "immortality" means one cannot die; immortal. However, 1 Timothy 6:16 (KJV) the greek word ἀθανασίαν is translated as "Immortal" Who only hath immortality, dwelling in the light which ...
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What does Paul mean when he states “that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord?”

Philippians 2:9-11 (KJV) 9 Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name: 10 That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and ...
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In 2 Thessalonians 2:9-12, are “the lie” and “the truth” some particular lie and some particular truth?

In 2 Thessalonians 2:9-12, are "the lie" and "the truth" some particular lie and some particular truth? NIV 2 Thess 2: 9The coming of the lawless one will be in accordance with how Satan works. ...
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Question on John 14:6, with regards to the usage of the word “come.”

New International Version Jesus answered, "I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. New Living Translation Jesus told him, "I am the way, the ...
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Is the difference between τὸν μόνον ἀληθινὸν θεὸν in John and τὸν ἀληθινὸν θεὸν in 1 John based on the personal fellowship Jesus has with The Father?

The night before He died Jesus prayed to the Father: And this is eternal life, that they know you the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent. (John 17:3)1 John 17:3: αὕτη δέ ἐστιν ...
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In John 20:17, do Jesus and his brothers have the same God?

Jesus' God is repeatedly described in scripture as the Father. So in John 20:17 it seems obvious that when Jesus said "I to go my God" that he meant that he was going to his father: Joh 20:17 ...
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Did Thomas say Yeshua is God? [duplicate]

ἀπεκρίθη (answered) Θωμᾶς (Thomas) καὶ (and) εἶπεν (said) αὐτῷ (to him) Ὁ (the) Κύριός (lord) μου (of me) καὶ (and) ὁ (the) Θεός (God) μου (of me) John 20:28 When Thomas realized who Yeshua was, he ...
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In Luke 22:42, how many wills are there? [closed]

We know that it was the will of God (Jesus' father, "the God and father of our lord Jesus Christ") that Jesus taste death for every man: KJV 1Jn_4:10 Herein is love, not that we loved God, but ...
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When is “this day” that Jesus was “begotten”? And how is this related to Jesus being called God's “son”?

In Psalm 2:7 the psalm refers to the day that Messiah was begotten: Psa_2:7 I will declare the decree: the LORD hath said unto me, Thou art my Son; this day have I begotten thee. And twice ...
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In Matthew 27:46, what did Jesus mean by referring to God as “**my** God”?

In Matthew 27:46, what did Jesus mean by referring to God as "my God"?: Mat 27:46 And about the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying, Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani? that is to say, My ...
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What does it mean that all authority is given to Jesus Christ in Matthew 28:18? [closed]

And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me." Matthew 28:18 (ESV) Jesus , being given universal authority, is the supreme ruler of the universe. ...
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In John 1:1-3, translated pronouns as “him” or “it”? (Neuter or masculine?)

Disclaimer: I don't know any foreign languages except Pig Latin. This is probably a dumb question, but... In Koine, I believe "logos" is a masculine noun. Pronouns for "logos" such as Οὗτος are ...
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In 1 Corinthians 8:6, who does Paul say is the “one God”?

The father? The father and the lord Jesus Christ? The "trinity", but with one "person" left out? (ESV) 1 Cor 8:6 yet for us there is one God, the Father, from whom are all things and for whom we ...
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In Hebrews 1:3 does χαρακτηρ της υποστασεως αυτου say that Jesus is the same substance or similar substance to God?

Heb 1:3 He is the reflection of God's glory [shining?] and the exact likeness of his being, and he holds everything together by his [God's] powerful word. After he had provided ["performed"] a ...
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Does “another advocate” in John 14:16 mean a second Holy Spirit?

I have come by a verse from Gospel of John as: John 14:16 "And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another advocate to help you and be with you forever--" I looked into its explanations ...
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Blood of God reference to Christ's deity (Act:20:28)

In Acts 20 verses 18-25, Paul addressed the Ephesian elders with a heart felt message. At verse 28 Paul seems to indicate that it was Yahweh's blood, which would specify Christ's shed blood, that ...
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Does the affirmation “Lord is God” in Deut. 4:35 refer to God in the plural or singular sense? [duplicate]

The OT often states; Lord (Jehovah) God (Elohim) in sequence. Deut. 4:35; LORD (Jehovah) he is God (Elohim). Deut. 4:39; that the LORD (Jehovah) he is God (Elohim). 2 Sam. 7:22; LORD (Jehovah) God (...
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What does it mean that the Son did not know the hour of his return in Matthew 24:36 // Mark 13:32?

I'm little lost here. Can somebody please help me with this? We have these two verses concerning the day when (as introduced in Mark 13:26 // Mark 24:30) the Son of Man returns in glory: But of ...
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Does 2 Peter 1:1 refer to Jesus as “God”? [duplicate]

2 Peter 1:1 says the following in the NASB: To those who have received a faith of the same kind as ours, by the righteousness of our God and Savior, Jesus Christ Are "God and Savior" two terms for ...
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What does the phrase "ἐγὼ ἐν τῷ πατρὶ καὶ ὁ πατὴρ ἐν ἐμοί ἐστιν” mean in John 10:38 as well as John 14:10?

The following texts contain the phrases "ἐγὼ ἐν τῷ πατρὶ” and "ὁ πατὴρ ἐν ἐμοί": John 10:38 (ESV) 38 but if I do them, even though you do not believe me, believe the works, that you may know and ...
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What does the Greek word θεότητος in Colossians 2:9 mean?

The Greek word θεότητος is translated differently in English Bibles: Colossians 2:9 New Living Translation For in Christ lives all the fullness of God in a human body. New American ...
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Was Paul identifying the Lord Jesus in 1 Corinthians 8:6 as the εἷς κύριος of Deuteronomy 6:4?

Was Paul identifying the Lord Jesus in 1 Corinthians 8:6 as the εἷς κύριος of Deuteronomy 6:4? 1 Corinthians 8:4-6 (NASB) 4 Therefore concerning the eating of things sacrificed to idols, we know ...
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What is the accurate meaning of κεφαλὴ (kephalē) in 1 Cor 11:3?

In 1 Corinthians 11:3 it is written: But I want you to understand that the head of every man is Christ, the head of a wife is her husband, and the head of Christ is God. (1 Corinthians 11:3, ESV) ...
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Does the Greek of John 20:28 address two persons or one?

I don't know Greek and even less about rules of Greek grammar. Can somebody please help me by reviewing a statement written by a popular Unitarian? Thomas answered and said to Him, “My Lord and my ...
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Could μονογενής mean simply “unique”?

In this article Hebrew scholar Michael Heiser makes the claim that the term μονογενής (monogenēs) in John 3:16 means "unique" rather than "only-begotten." However, he does not provide citations, ...