Ibn Kathir on the Virgins

Tafsir Ibn Kathir, Surah 56 verse 36   وفي حديث الصور الطويل المشهور أن رسول الله – صلى الله عليه وسلم – يشفع للمؤمنين كلهم في دخول الجنة فيقول الله : قد شفعتك وأذنت لهم في دخولها . فكان رسول الله – صلى الله عليه وسلم – يقول : ” والذي بعثني بالحق ، ما […]

DID TERTULLIAN DENY THE ETERNAL NATURE OF CHRIST?

MORE JEHOVAH’S WITNESSES’ MISINFORMATION EXPOSED The Watchtower Bible and Tract Society of the Jehovah’s Witnesses produced a booklet titled Should You Believe In the Trinity where they sought to prove that not only is the Trinity not a biblical doctrine, but that it wasn’t even taught by the pre-Nicene church fathers/writers. For instance, they claim that North […]

WATCHTOWER PROVES THE FATHER IS NOT THE OMNISCIENT LORD!

In this post I am going to show how the method [J]ehovah’s [W]itnesses employ to deny Jesus’ being Jehovah God in the flesh can be used to refute their belief that God the Father is Jehovah as well. I will be referencing the 2013 revision of the New World Translation of the Holy Scriptures (Study Edition). […]

The Meaning of “Lord” in 1 Corinthians 8:6

Robert M. Bowman, Jr. What a Jew would understand is that the apostle Paul in this epistle has all along been treating the Lord Jesus as if he were the Lord (YHWH), while also distinguishing him from the Father. The various ways in which Paul distinguishes God the Father from the Lord Jesus Christ should […]

IS PROTOTOKOS INTRINSICALLY A SO-CALLED “PARTITIVE WORD”?

A DECISIVE FACTOR FOR THE VALIDITY OF THE FORMULA PROTOTOKOS + PASIES KITISEOS = PARTITIVE GENITIVE Luis C. Reyes originally penned this challenge in a summarized form to post on the Greek Theology discussion board, moderated by Edgar Foster, one of Jehovah’s Witnesses.  Mr. Foster did not approve the original message, stating that he felt this […]

Smart’s Rule: A Critique

Robert M. Bowman, Jr. Since 2000, a particular claim concerning biblical Greek grammar known as “Smart’s rule” has been circulating on the Web. This rule is thought by its advocates to prove that in John 20:28 Thomas must have been speaking of two persons and not one when he said “My Lord and my God!” […]

Proverbs 8, Personification, and Christ

A Response to Jehovah’s Witness Claims about Proverbs 8:22 Robert M. Bowman, Jr. Jehovah’s Witnesses argue that in Proverbs 8:22 “Wisdom” claims to have been “created” by Jehovah, and since God’s attribute of wisdom was not created, “Wisdom” in Proverbs 8:22 must be a created being– whom they identify as the prehuman Son of God. […]

“I SAID: YOU ARE GODS”

PSALM 82:6 AND JOHN 10 JEROME H. NEYREY, SJ. Biblical texts that called mortals “gods” attracted attention from commentators and became the focus of ingenious interpretations and exegetical principles. [1] This is certainly true of Ps 82:6, “I said: ‘You are Gods.’” The present study examines the use of Ps 82:6 in John 10:34-36. It is my […]

WERE EARLY CHRISTIANS TRINITARIANS?

Historical Accuracy and the WTB&TS Booklet “Should You Believe in the Trinity” In 1989, the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society published a small booklet entitled “Should You Believe in the Trinity?” (SYBT). This booklet is still published and distributed by the Watchtower as part of its on-going efforts to challenge and discredit the doctrine of […]

LET EVERY THING THAT HAS BREATH PRAISE JAH JESUS!

In this post I will show how the Holy Bible describes every living, breathing creature praising Jesus in the same way that Jah is praised, obviously because he is Jehovah God Almighty who became a human being. I will be using the 2013 revision of the New World Translation of the Holy Scriptures (Study Edition), unless […]