Saturday, July 26, 2008

A Messianic Jew Explains the Holy Trinity

Dr. Michael L. Brown, a Messianic Jew and founder of ICN Ministries, explains the Trinity.


Do you have questions about the Messianic credentials of Yeshua?
Dr. Michael L. Brown

9 comments:

Kait said...

Jeff,
Thank you for the warm welcome. I think I'll struggle to comment on your subject matter as well : )

jeleasure said...
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jeleasure said...

Hi Jeff,
I had to delete my last message because the link did not come up as I had expected.
What I was wrote in that comment was to ask you to look at Explain The Trinity from my "Journaling For Growth" page.
Basically, I have found that Dr. Brown and myself agree. However, he does not explain it as simply as I have (and I find that amazing).
There is a Hebrew word in Exodous 33:18-23 that is translated as 'My Back' in our English text. The word also can be defined as something like a twin, but smaller.
Using this approach to understanding what God was showing Moses, think about Jesus having said, "If you've seen me, you've seen the Father". Then look at Collossians 2:9 "For in him all the fullness of the Godhead dwells bodily".
You see, Jeff. The definitions that surround this Exodous passage speak of God 'layering' Himself. He has to in order to be seen by man. He has to (in human terms) peel himself as if He were an onion. He still gives us all of the fullness of the Godhead in Jesus' flesh. However, it is not as potent as God's full glory that God indicated would destroy man who views Him in this way.
I may have to go back and insert this into my 'Explain The Trinity' page.
Seriously, If you have not taken a look at it, go on and compare it with what Dr. Brown is stating.
Jim

thekingpin68 said...

When he explains that traditional Jews believe in a physical, but not divine Messiah, it is a good point.

In Genesis 18, God appears physically and talks to Abraham.

No finite human being can view the fullness of the infinite nature of God. But, God can appear in human form, and can be incarnated as Christ, the God-man

We do not worship God in human form as in reasoning the human form is infinite and eternal; God is spirit. We would worship Christ as God incarnated.

thk68: Theism and Deism (New)

Ism

Jeff said...

Kait said...

Jeff,
Thank you for the warm welcome. I think I'll struggle to comment on your subject matter as well : )


Hi, Kait. You're welcome; and thank you for dropping by and leaving a comment!

Jeff said...

Jim,

I'll check out your link.

jeleasure said...

Jeff,
I have another blogger for you to check out. Tell them I sent you. I'm not sure how many share this page. I think two persons share this page. Here is the link, Tamalasplace

Jeff said...

Russ,

Just left some comments on your blog, as you have seen and replied to some of them already.

Jeff said...

Jim,

Jeff,
I have another blogger for you to check out. Tell them I sent you. I'm not sure how many share this page. I think two persons share this page. Here is the link, Tamalasplace


I stopped by there and left a comment.