Shalom! My name is Adam Pastor

Welcome to ADONI MESSIAH which means
"My Lord Messiah" -
a fitting epithet to who Jesus (or Yeshua) is!

Here, I attempt to present the Apostolic Truths according to the Scriptures, that there is
One GOD, the Father, namely, YAHWEH,
and One Lord, GOD's only begotten Son,
Yeshua the Messiah.

And that one day YAHWEH will send His Son back to Earth to inaugurate the Everlasting Kingdom of GOD



Enjoy!


Saturday, August 05, 2006

In defence of Paul ...

 

It is commonly said (especially by Muslims) that Paul taught the Trinity and he taught that Jesus was GOD?!?!
 
NOT SO! Paul was a Jewish Monotheist and in no way did he ever teach anything contrary to the Sh'ma ...

(Deu 6:4) Hear, O Israel: YAHWEH our God, YAHWEH is one:

 

Paul's doctrine was ...

 

(1 Cor 8:4) ... that there is none other God but one.

(1 Cor 8:6) But to us there is but one God, the Father, of whom are all things, and we in him;
and one Lord, Jesus Christ, by whom are all things, and we by him.

(1 Tim 2:5) For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus;

 

Here are some quotes by scholars who have verified Paul's monotheistic stance ...

 

  • "Apparently Paul did not call Jesus God"
    (Sydney Cave, D.D., Doctrine of the Person of Christ, p. 48).
  • "Paul habitually differentiates Christ from God"
    (C.J. Cadoux, A Pilgrim’s Further Progress, pp. 40, 42).
  • "Paul never equates Jesus with God"
    (W.R. Matthews, The Problem of Christ in the 20th Century,
    Maurice Lectures, 1949, p. 22).
  • "Paul never gives to Christ the name or description of ‘God’"
    (Dictionary of the Apostolic Church, Vol. 1, p. 194).
  • "You simply cannot find the doctrine of the Trinity set out anywhere in the Bible. St Paul has the highest view of Jesus’ role and person, but nowhere does he call him God. Nor does Jesus himself explicitly claim to be the second person of the Trinity, wholly equal to his heavenly Father."
    For Christ’s Sake, by Tom Harpur.  

SOURCES:

http://www.focusonthekingdom.org/112.htm#2

 http://pomona.homestead.com/files/trinity2.htm