The name of the Messiah (Christ) – the created, righteous Son of G-d, has appeared in and has reportadly been translated back and forth through several languages – such as Hebrew, Greek, Latin, and back to Greek.
This explanation shares the variants, language rescource(s) and even variants to the names of other men that appear in the Bible.
‘Echad’: How Mark Shows Us It Simply Means G-d Is One, Not Three, And That There Is No Other (Deuteronomy 6:4, Mark 12:32).
The purpose of this explanation is to demonstrate the context of what Deuteronomy 6:4 means when it says ‘…the LORD is one.’.
Some feel that the Hebrew word (echad) that is translated as ‘one’ can also mean ‘united’, and thus they will mistakenly try to associate this with the man-made incorrect 3-in-1 doctrine known as the ‘trinity’.
What we do find is that Scripture answers Scripture here, with regard to the context of Deuteronomy 6:4 – as it is clarified in Mark 12:32; ‘…there is no other.’
An interesting current day extrabiblical reference will also be shared, which agrees with the fuller scope of Holy Scripture in this instance.
How Prayer Actually Works: ‘…ask for anything in my name, and I will do it.’ (John 14:13-14, 14:16 Explained)
These two verses are being highlighted to try to explain the basics of how prayer Actually works.
From this we will see how here is no ‘trinity’ implied in the verses, by explaining two main facts, which briefly are;
A) Do we ask Christ for things in prayer?
No. The correct translation for these two verses in this instance is the KJV, which does not instruct any such thing.
B) What does it mean when it says Christ ‘will do it’ in both verses?
After we read John 14:16 with our two subject verses, we see that one of Christ’s duties is to pray to the Father – and this is consistent with other verses such as Isaiah 53:12 and Romans 8:34 which both state Christ ‘intercedes’ for people to G-d.
This is what Christ does as high priest in the order of Melchizadek (Psalm 110:4, Hebrews 5:10);
A person prays to G-d in Christ’s name (in honor/recognition of), and then Christ intercedes on our behalf with G-d.
The aim of this explanation of Holy Scripture is to peaceably share how in no place does it, or any other Scripture allow for human sacrifice – rather, the verse uses the word ‘ransom’ in a unique way, as the Law of Moses and the rest of Holy Scripture forbids human sacrifice (Deuteronomy 24:16, Jeremiah 31:30, Ezekiel 18:20 etc.).
Instead, when the verse says ‘ransom’, it speaks of the Messiah’s (Christ’s) personal walk and obedience until death – to fulfil prophecy spoken of himself, and be declared High Priest in the order of Melchizadek forever to then intercede for the sins of many (Psalm 110:4, 45:7, Isaiah 53:11-12).
This explanation will explain the risen King Messiah’s (Christ’s) instructions for baptism verse by verse, and also break down the formula line by line.
Then, what it means to be baptised in the name of the Lord ‘Jesus Christ’ (ref. Acts 2:38), will also be explained.
The aim of this explanation is to simply show that John 20:28 is in no way a verse which supports the man made doctrine known as the ‘trinity’ – therefore it does not state that Christ is G-d.
Instead we will see that righteous Thomas references Psalm 84:3 to Christ, out of love of the word;
‘speaking to one another with psalms…’
(Ephesians 5:19 NIV)
Such conduct and reverence of God’s Holy Scriptures is a pleasing thing to God and worshipful to Him.
In this instance the application of the Psalm is highly contextual.
Many English translations render all instances of the word ‘god’ in Psalm 45:6-7 with a capital letter ‘G’ – even when speaking about the Messiah (Christ).
This can create confusion and lead a believer to mistakenly think that this passage supports the incorrect ‘trinity’ doctrine, as a consequence.
The following clearer translation assists a person in reading the verses in their proper context.
May this rendering of the passage be fruitful;
Showing from Holy Scripture that Christ (Messiah) cannot be worshipped, however can be honored as the risen King Messiah.
A word rule is briefly looked at to help with understanding this, and with this, we see that worship/glory belongs to the Holy G-d (the Father) only.
As an example, John 1:14 will also be translated more clearly in accordance with a word rule.
Showing how the popular phrase rendered in English ‘…I am…’, actually means ‘I existed’ in the book of John, upon review of the Strong’s Concordance.
Thus, Christ in no place claims to be G-d, rather is simply communicating that he existed in heaven, before Abraham existed.
This statement angered the dear scribes and Pharisees as it meant that the Messiah (Christ) was infact claiming that he had actually seen Abraham the Patriarch who lived thousands of years prior on the earth (ref. John 8:57).
This simple explanation of Holy Scripture is submitted civilly and out of love.
It aims to show how Scripture states that G-d is not a man or a son of man, and thus how King Jesus (Yehoshua) cannot be G-d as he is known as both a man and the son of man, who G-d created.
John 1:1 is thus explained contextually.