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One of the comments in my previous post “” had a comment from “Javier” that tried to argue against the Trinity:

History and Archeology show that the Trinity comes from the false religion. You can find images and sculptures of trinitarian gods from Babylon and Egypt in museums and ancient churches. The Trinity had its origin and development by men in the councils of Nicaea (325 CE) and Constantinople (381 CE), not in the Bible.

Here’s my reply:

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Last month I posted Who Is God? Trinity Debate: Dr. James White vs Bro. Joe Ventilacion.  This was a debate between Christian apologist James White and a defender of the cult Iglesia ni Cristo.

Iglesia ni Cristo denies the deity of Christ.  In the comment section of my post an individual name Alfeo Piedad argued against the divinity of Christ. In this post I want address this specific argument:

First , John 4:24 says God is spirit and a spirit does not have a human body….1 Timothy 1:17 , praises God saying ,” …immortal, invisible ,the only God …if God has a physical body he could not be in all places at once. How can God then built a church and purchased it with His blood when the true God is invisible., is a spirit and has no flesh and blood.

John 4:24 states “God is spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.

1 Timothy 1:17 states “Now to the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only God, be honor and glory forever and ever. Amen.

Does the fact that Jesus has a human body mean that Jesus was not Divine?  I don’t think so let me explain.

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Last month I posted Who Is God? Trinity Debate: Dr. James White vs Bro. Joe Ventilacion.  This was a debate between Christian apologist James White and a defender of the cult Iglesia ni Cristo.

Iglesia ni Cristo denies the deity of Christ.  In the comment section of my post someone introduced some arguments and verses against the divinity of Christ. In this post I want address one of the commentator’s argument:

God dies not get tired Isa40:28 . Christ got tired ,John 4:6 .

Isaiah 40:28 states “Do you not know? Have you not heard? The Everlasting God, the Lord, the Creator of the ends of the earth Does not become weary or tired. His understanding is inscrutable.

John 4:6 states “and Jacob’s well was there. So Jesus, being wearied from His journey, was sitting thus by the well. It was about the sixth hour.

Does the fact that Jesus got tired meant that Jesus was not Divine?  I don’t think so let me explain.

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In our post “” someone left two comments that I thought was worth responding to.  In this post I want to specifically respond to two sentences which the gentleman stated:

But still the voluminous text on a ‘unitarian’ GOD as presented by JV are more convincing.”

If Jesus Christ has existed from the begiining His name was never mentioned , its only in the NT that He appeared.”

Here’s my brief reply:

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Yesterday I posted Who Is God? Trinity Debate: Dr. James White vs Bro. Joe Ventilacion.  This was a debate between Christian apologist James White and a defender of the cult Iglesia ni Cristo.  Iglesia ni Cristo denies the deity of Christ.

I want to address one of the arguments that Joe Ventilacion threw out there during his opening presentation for his anti-Trinitarian position.  He bases his argument from 1 Timothy 1:17 which states:

Now to the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only God, be honor and glory forever and ever. Amen.

From this verse’s statement that God is immortal this is what Ventilacion argues around the 59:30 minute mark:

When Christ died, did God die?  And if he were to say that the second person only died but not the first and third persons, so for three days your Trinity is incomplete!  Because two are alive and one is dead.  So how would you call that?  How would you call that?  Is it a Trinity or is it a ‘Two-inity?’  It’s up to you to make that decision.  But he has an incomplete God for the three days that Jesus died.  Why did Jesus die?  Because Jesus is not the God of the Bible.

Despite Joe Ventilacion’s smirk and laughter from the audience from Iglesia ni Cristo members in the audience to the question of “When Christ died, did God die?” it is not as strong of an argument against the Trinity as they think it is.

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My first book review for 2017!

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Stephen J. Wellum. God the Son Incarnate.  Wheaton, IL: Crossway, November 30th 2016.  480 pp.

5 out of 5

Purchase: Westminster | Amazon

This book is a part of Crossway’s Foundations of Evangelical Theology series.  I appreciated the series overall and this work on Christology is now among my top favorites in the series.  It is quite a meaty work and reading it was no small undertaking.  Reading this book makes me appreciate just how much Christian scholarship exists and how much that I still need to tap into.  I learned a lot reading this book.  In my opinion I think Stephen Wellum’s work is ideal as a seminary text book and for those who desire to seriously study the doctrines related to Christ more deeply.  In this review I am going to first summarize each parts and chapters of the book and end with some brief constructive criticisms.

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