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Blood, not Brains Makes a Christian

From: Alecks
To: The Path of Truth
Sent: Friday, November 11, 2016 5:34 PM
Subject: Questions on the Trinity.

Hey guys, I’m pretty new to your site and I’ve been looking around a lot and learning some very interesting stuff.  I consider myself a “baby Christian” as I only started reading the Bible in February.  Since then I’ve read it twice more this year.  But, I do have a quick question about the denial of the Trinity on your site.  I’ll get right to it, and I’m sorry if these are questions that you’ve already addressed.  If they are, please just post a link to the article and I’ll be happy to read them.

First off, in II Corinthians 1:3 Paul writes “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ”

In my opinion Paul’s letters seem to make a pretty clear distinction between Father and Son.  Here is included not only the God “AND” Father, but also “OF” our Lord Jesus Christ.

But the reason I mostly believe in the Trinity is actually from Genesis 18 and 19.

Just to rehash it quickly, Abraham is sitting in the tent door when he looks up and see’s 3 men standing near him.  He gets up and says Genesis 18:3 “My Lord, if I have now found favor in Your sight, do not pass on by Your servant…”  So he serves them and they talk, then it reads Genesis 18:22 “Then the men turned away from there and went toward Sodom, but Abraham still stood before the Lord.”

At 19:1 we read “Now the two angels came to Sodom in the evening..”

So logically, there were 3 men, 2 were angels, 1 was the Lord in the figure of man, which can only be Jesus.  Then I’m sure you know how the angels visit went, so my big question is:

Genesis 19:24 where it reads:  “Then the Lord rained brimstone and fire on Sodom and Gomorrah, from the Lord out of the heavens.”

So, the way I read that is “Then the Lord (Son* in human form on the earth ie; Jesus) rained brimstone and fire on Sodom and Gomorrah, from the Lord (Father YHWH) out of the heavens.

I’m sorry but I have a JW friend that I haven’t talked to in a while, last time I talked to him I was just getting into the Bible, so when he asked me “If Jesus is God, then why did he pray to God?”  At the time I didn’t have a response, but now I feel like if he would ask me again, I would actually go to the Genesis passage, over anything in the New Testament, that there are Father and Son, but both share the power of the Godhead.  Can you tell me how this passage does not confirm the possibility of the Trinity?  Obviously the Spirit is not mentioned here, but if you can establish that there is a Father AND a Son, it wouldn’t be too inconceivable of adding the Spirit to the equation. 

Thank you ahead of time for your response, and again I’m sorry if this passage has been sited before.

Alex

From: Paul Cohen
To: Alex
Cc: Victor Hafichuk
Sent: Tuesday, November 15, 2016 7:07 AM
Subject: Re: Questions on the Trinity.

Hi Alex,

Your question about Genesis 19 is answered in The Asininity of the Trinity.

You would do well to read all of the writings in The Trinity and Jesus Christ Is God.

However, you need to become a Christian by blood, not brains. Being an intellectual Christian will never do. Read How One Is Saved and The Cross – Only the Death Sentence Will Avail.

For more on the error of JW’s denying the divinity of Jesus Christ, see Jehovah’s Witnesses. 

Paul Cohen

www.ThePathofTruth.com

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