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AuthorHouse, Oct 1, 2006 - 576 pages
In Divine Truth or Human Tradition? the author examines the viewpoints and Scripture expositions of prominent evangelical scholars and apologists; including popular author and debater Dr. James R. White (author of The Forgotten Trinity), John MacArthur (President of The Master's Seminary), Wayne Grudem (author of the widely-read Systematic Theology), Robert Bowman Jr. (author of Why You Should Believe in the Trinity), Robert Morey (Founder of California Biblical University and Seminary and author of The Trinity, Evidence and Issues), R. C. Sproul (President of Ligonier Ministries), Robert L. Reymond (author of Jesus, Divine Messiah and A New Systematic Theology of the Christian Faith), and others. According to what has long been considered mainstream Christian "orthodoxy," the doctrine of the Trinity (the idea that the one true God is-in the ultimate sense-a divine being made up of three co-equal and co-eternal persons) is not only central to the Christian faith, but absolutely necessary for one to accept in order to be counted as a true Christian and be saved. Such a demand on a Christian's faith has come across as strange and perplexing to many, especially so in light of the fact pointed out by one respected Trinitarian: "[The Trinity] is not clearly or explicitly taught anywhere in Scripture, yet it is widely regarded as a central doctrine, indispensable to the Christian faith. In this regard, it goes contrary to what is virtually an axiom [that is, a given, a self-evident truth] of biblical doctrine, namely, that there is a direct correlation between the scriptural clarity of a doctrine and its cruciality to the faith and life of the church." (Millard J. Erickson, God in ThreePersons, p. 11. Emphasis added) Understandably, this fact has raised questions in the minds of Christians and truth-seekers alike ever since the doctrine was first decreed as mandatory to confess in the late 4th century. Many Christians have wondered: How can a doctrine that is no
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
The True Godthe Trinity or the Father of our Lord Jesus Christf?
10
God the Son or the Son of the Living God?
87
The FatherSon Relationship
150
The deity of Jesus Christ
220
An Early Coptic Translation and John 11c
307
The Apostolic Testimony
313
The I am statements of the Gospel of John
388
Trinity in the Old Testament?
441
The Holy Spirit
469
1 Thoughts on the Name Christian
502
2 The Tetragrammaton
523
3 Insights and Notes on the Divine Name
536
28 interpreted by a Trinitarian Apologist 6 A Unitarian Perspective on the Messiahs preexistence 7 An Alternative Approach to John 1114
552
9 Jesus Christ as the First and the Last
562
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