hile I don’t believe I comprehend this issue in its entirety and I am willing to be convinced otherwise, I currently believe that the trinitarian interpretation comports more with the Scriptures than the oneness interpretation. Here is why.
Therefore, getting this issue right is what I aim to do! That is, I want to study this issue into the ground. I want no questions unanswered, no issues swept under the rug, no items unstudied.
I think the crucial point of disagreement was made very clear in the point of the debate at which Andy asked Jeff (at about 43:30 in the YouTube video): "What is the foundation of your faith? Why do you believe what you believe?" Jeff, in his typical quick and confident manner, replied: "The Word of the Living God!" Andy apparently wasn't adequately prepared to reply to this answer and responded with a weak, "Ok...". (It is even worse if you are watching the YouTube video because he follows up with a shoulder shrug and a smirk...)
I wish to briefly share my thoughts on one thing I believe to be a crucial component [of debate]. What is that one thing? In a word, humility.
A natural consequence of human existence is disagreement. Each of us tend to have opinions or beliefs as to the truth on any matter in question. Our interactions with others almost inevitably reach some contention as it is often the case that individuals have different beliefs and opinions on the same matter.
...the question is: How did they know who Jesus was? A couple possibilities came to mind.
Arguments are necessarily appeals to authority. When we make an argument in a debate, we inevitably appeal to some authority to validate our claim, whether it be a person, a publication, or propaganda!
I wonder, if the solution of the Scriptures is mere myth, the fancy of “iron-age peasants” as certain atheistic thinkers are fond of saying, what better solution is there in which man should place his faith?
After asking someone recently why we should trust the deliverances of our senses and being looked at like I was insane, I thought it was time to put my thoughts to writing. The topic of epistemology is very fascinating to me. This is the study of knowledge. It asks such questions as: What is "knowledge"? … Continue reading Does This Make Sense?
Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter. — Izaak Walton I'm going to use this blog as an outlet for my thoughts as I explore God's Revelation in nature and Scripture. My goal is to discover and articulate God's Truth. This will involve engaging with a panorama of topics: Theology Philosophy Science … Continue reading The Journey Begins