John 4:26 - EGO EIMI and Jesus' Claim to be the Messiah

Some trinitarians are using John 4:26 connected with Isaiah 43:10-12 and/or Isaiah 52:6 as proof that Jesus is Jehovah. The assumption is that Jesus' usage of the Greek phrase often transliterated as "EGO EIMI", often translated as "I am he", in John 4:26 means that Jesus was declaring himself to Jehovah in Isaiah 43 and Isaiah 52, since Jehovah used "I am he" in those verses.

However, in Isaiah 43 and Isaiah 52 Jehovah is declaring himself to be the one that he describes in the context, and likewise Jesus does the same thing in John 4:26. Let us examine who Jesus was declaring himself to be:

John 4:25-26 - The woman said to him, "I know that Messiah comes," (he who is called Christ). "When he has come, he will declare to us all things." Jesus said to her, "I who speak to you am he."
-- World English.

Jesus was not declaring himself to be the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, but rather he was declaring himself to be the M…

Matthew 28:18 - Was This God the Son Speaking?

One makes the claim that when Jesus spoke at times it was GOD speaking and at times the Flesh speaking, evidently applying the alleged "dual natures" philosophy. Jesus' words spoken in Matthew 28:18 is given as evidence of this, since Jesus stated that all power in heaven and earth had been given to him. The question is raised to how this could be, and the answer is supplied that this Was God (incarnated in Jesus) who was speaking.
Jesus came to them and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to me in heaven and on earth. – (Matthew 28:18)
I will first note that some translations put “power” here instead of “authority”; the correct rendering, however, is “authority”.

It should be evident that "all authority" that is given to Jesus has been given to him from someone else. Other scriptures show that that Jesus receives this authority from the "one God" that Paul wrote about, He who is the source of all. (1 Corinthians 8:6; Deuteronomy 18:1…

John 1:1 - The Hebraic Usage Applied to the Word

Probably the first scripture trinitarians point to in an effort to support their triune God dogma is John 1:1. Actually, there is nothing at all about a triune God presented in that verse, so whatever is thought concerning a triune God has be imagined beyond what is written, then added to, and read into what is stated.

Paul lets us know that there is only one who is the source of all, and thus that there is only one who is "God" (with a capital "G" -- the Supreme Being  -- 1 Corinthians 8:6). Peter lets us know that it is the one Supreme Being who made Jesus to be both Lord and Christ (anointed one). The prophetic words of Messiah in Isaiah 61:1 lets us know that it is Jehovah who anointed and sent Jesus. Jesus lets us know that Jehovah who sent him is his God and Father, the only true God (Supreme Being). In effect, Jesus denies that he is God -- the Supreme Being -- by his words in John 17:1,3.

John 1:1 is only scripture that I can definitely agree that the Gree…

Luke 1:35 and the Trinity

Luke 1:35 - The angel answered her, "The Holy Spirit will come on you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you. Therefore also the holy one which is born from you will be called the Son of God. -- World English This scripture is sometimes presented by trinitarians as a proof-text that is alleged to speak of the trinity. The angel is identified as the "angel of Jehovah"* in Luke 1:11 and as Gabriel in Luke 1:19. Gabriel in verse 35 is speaking to Mary.
*In the Old Testament, we never find the expression "angel of the Lord", but it is actually, "angel of Jehovah (or, as some prefer, angel of Yahweh). It should be obvious that in the extant NT manuscripts that in this expression the Holy Name has been changed to a form of the Greek word for "Lord". See also my studies related to "Angel of Jehovah"

Most often, trinitarians simply cite the verse, without comment, and evidently, based on their presumption that the trinity i…

1 Thessalonians 5:23 - Is Man a Trinity?

1 Thessalonians 5:23, along with Genesis 1:26,27, is often presented by trinitarians as an alleged proof of their trinity dogma. Evidently, the thought is that man is presented as a trinity in 1 Thessalonians 5:23 and that since man is God's image (Genesis 1:26,27), then God also is a trinity.
VERY (ONE) BUT THE GOD OF THE PEACE MAY SANCTIFY 0846 1161 3588 2316 3588 1515 0037 0846_99 humas holoteleis kai holokleeron humwn to YOU COMPLETELY WHOLE, AND WHOLE IN (EVERY) PART OF YOU THE 4771_7 3651 2532 3648 4771_5 3588 pneuma kai hee psuchee kai to swma amemptws en SPIRIT AND THE SOUL AND THE BODY BLAMELESSLY IN 4151 2532 3588 5590 2532 3588 4983 0274 1722 tee parousia tou kuriou heemwn ieesou christou THE PRESENCE OF THE LORD OF US JESUS CHRIST 3588 3952 3588 2962 1473_8 2424 5547 teereetheiee MAY IT BE KEPT. 5083 Westcott & Hort Interlinear 1 Thessalonians 5:23 speaks of the spirit, soul and body of the Christian church as a whole; it is certainly not describing man as a trini…

John 10:38; 14:10,11 - The Father in His Son

John 10:38 - But if I do them, though you don't believe me, believe the works; that you may know and believe that the Father is in me, and I in the Father. -- World English

John 14:10 - Don’t you believe that I am in the Father, and the Father in me? The words that I tell you, I speak not from myself; but the Father who lives in me does his works.
John 14:11 - Believe me that I am in the Father, and the Father in me; or else believe me for the very works’ sake. -- World English.

Compare John 14:20; 15:7; 17:21; 1 John 2:5,6,27,28; 3:6,24; 4:13,15; 5:20

The scriptures quoted above are often cited as proof of the trinity, and/or as proof that Jesus is a person of God (the Supreme Being). In reality, we find nothing in the verses about a triune God, or that Jesus is a person of such a God.  As usual, the trinitarian has to imagine such beyond what is written (1 Corinthians 4:6), and he has formulate assumptions (which is often presented as dogma) which have to be added to, and read …