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Saturday, June 12, 2010



When were the disobedient angels cast into Tartarus and what is their condition there? (2 Pet. 2:4,5) (JWQ

Tattoos  (Category)

Are tattoos for Christians today? (SFBT)

Should I Get a Tattoo? (WBTS)

Listed references to tattoos from WBTS publications/articles (JWQ&A)


What is 'naos' or temple (sanctuary)? (JWQ&A) (Additional)

Thanksgiving  (Also see "Holidays") (Category)

Why don't Jehovah's Witnesses celebrate Thanksgiving? (Y/A; Bar Anerges' Best Answer)

THANKSGIVING - Does It Have Any Known Pagan Religious Association? (SFBT)

The Facts Behind Thanksgiving (From God's Word)

Is there anything wrong with buying a turkey, which is on sale, and making a dinner on Thanksgiving? Is Thanksgiving pagan? (JWQ&A)

Theomatics (Category)

Does the Bible Have a Hidden Code? (WBTS)

Do Theomatics Work? Does the Bible Have a Hidden Code? (SFBT)

Does the Bible Have a Hidden Code? (pastorrussel)


Description (JWQ&A)

THEON - 'RDB's Rule' (Examining the Trinity)

What is the difference between theon and theos? (JWQ&A)

Is "theon" found in other places in the Bible and where? (JWQ&A)

NWT-B (Defending the NWT)

Insight on Coptic John 1:1 from Acts 28:6 (John 1:1 and the Coptic Versions)


Description (JWQ&A); Additional (JWQ&A)

What is the difference between theon and theos? (JWQ&A)

John 1:1c Primer (Examining the Trinity)

John 10:33 "a god" or "God"? (Examining the Trinity)

God and gods (Examining the Trinity)

1 Tim. 3:16 God "manifest in the flesh" KJV (Examining the Trinity)

Theotes  (See "Godhead")


Description (JWQ&A)


What Is the Gospel of Thomas? (Jehovah's Witnesses United)

"Why is there no gospel of Thomas in the Bible when there other references to this elsewhere?" (JWQ&A)


Our perception of time (JWQ&A)
Is the ‘speaking in tongues’ that is done today the same as that done by first-century Christians? (SFBT)

Speaking in tongues - Definition and analysis (JWQ&A)


What did the fruit from the tree of "the knowledge of good and bad" symbolize? (JWQ&A)

Did Adam And Eve originally not know good and bad? Didn't Adam and Eve already have to know what bad was in order to eat from the tree and disobey God? (JWQ&A)

What happened to the trees of life and the knowledge of good and bad after Adam and Eve left Eden? (JWQ&A)

(For the 'Files', 'Scriptures' and 'Subject' Indexes for our associated blog/website "Examining the Trinity", click here.)

What is the definition of the Trinity? (SFBT)

Description of the Trinity (JWQ&A)

The Conservative Evangelical definition of the Trinity (JWQ&A)

"This post is for those who have don't think the word 'three' is important for a description of the trinity doctrine or a description of the trinitarian God." (JWQ&A)

"Many who say that they believe in the trinity contradict the very definition of their doctrine by commonly referring to the supposed 'Godhead' as "GOD, the Son and the Holy Spirit". (JWQ&A)

Questions For Those Who Believe in the Trinity (SFBT)

Is God comprised of three persons, or is He just one person? (SFBT)

Is the Trinity Doctrine a Bible teaching and if not, what is it's origin? (SFBT)

The Scriptures, Reason and the Trinity (pastorrussell)

The Trinity—Is It Taught in the Bible? (pastorrussell)

Unbiblical Teachings (pastorrussell)

How Christendom Borrows from Plato (pastorrussell)

What About Trinity "Proof Texts"? (SFBT)

Trinity And Pagan Influence (Examining the Trinity)

Does the Bible Support the Doctrine of the Double Nature of Christ? (SFBT)

Bar Kochba and the Christians (SFBT)

The Socinians—Why Did They Reject the Trinity? (pastorrussell)

IS GOD A “TRINITY”? (pastorrussell)

Why Do You Believe in the Trinity? (pastorrussell)

Is there even one scripture which clearly defines the Trinity? (SFBT)

Is the fundamental nature of God SUPPOSED to be a "Mystery"? (SFBT)

One God in Three? (pastorrussell)

Does Elohim really mean a "plural oneness" or a "plurality of persons"? (SFBT)

God and gods - What is a god and who have been called 'gods'? (SFBT)

Is Jesus God? (SFBT)

Is Jesus God? (pastrorussell)

Is Jesus God or Is Jesus the Son of God? (SFBT)

If Jesus is not God, how can he be a God? (SFBT)

Did Those Who Knew Jesus Think He was God? (SFBT)

How Does John 17:3 Show That The Trinity Doctrine is NOT a Bible Teaching? (SFBT)

If the Father is the "only true God" (John 17:3), does that mean that Jesus is a false god? (SFBT)

IF God is a trinity, then how is it that “the Word (Jesus) was WITH God.”? (John 1:1)
John 1:1c - English translation: "The Word was a god." (SFBT)

Is the New World Translation the only Bible to phrase John 1:1c as "the Word was A God"? (SFBT)

How does the Coptic text render John 1:1? (SFBT)

"Was" and "Beginning" in John 1:1 (SFBT)

They call me Trinity (pastorrussell)

"Begotten" and "Created" as Found in Scripture (SFBT)

If God and Jesus really are equal, then why does the Bible phrase them as "Father" and "Son"? (SFBT)

If Jesus is really God, would he have a Head (i.e., someone over him with more authority)? (1 Cor. 11:3) (SFBT)

Does "Wisdom" at Prov. 8:22-30 refer to the Messiah, and does it say that he was created? (SFBT)

Is God Always Superior to Jesus? (SFBT)

How can Jesus have a God and be God at the same time? (SFBT)

How can Jesus be God and also sit at His right hand? (SFBT)

At the side of (or approaching) God (JWQ&A)

Does the Bible phrase Jesus as a separate person from God? (SFBT)

Does Hebrews Chapter 1 show that Jesus is (and was) an angel and distinct from God? (SFBT)

Are Jehovah's Witnesses the first to reason that Jesus is Michael the Archangel? (SFBT)

Could Jesus Have Had Faith in God? - A Trinitarian Dilemma (pastorrussell)

Is the Holy Spirit really God? (SFBT)

Did Jesus ever teach that the Holy Spirit was God along with the Father and Son? (SFBT)

How can Jesus be God when the scriptures clearly show how Jesus and God are NOT co-equal in knowledge? (SFBT)

How can Jesus and the Father be God if only the Father has knowledge of the "day and hour"? (Mt. 24:36) (SFBT)

Is Micah 5:2 saying that Jesus' ORIGIN was “from early times”? (SFBT)

Did Jesus raise himself up from the dead (John 10:17-18)? (SFBT)

If Jesus is God and resurrected himself, wouldn't that mean that Jesus was never really dead in the first place and therefore his sacrificial death never really happened? Even if it did, would God's death really be "a corresponding ransom"? (SFBT)

"No Man Has Seen the Father" (SFBT)

How important is it for us to know whether God is a Trinity or not? (JWQ&A)

Responses to those who claim that Jehovah's Witnesses quoted out of context in the brochure "Should you believe in the Trinity?" (Examining the Trinity)

Trinity 'Proof Texts' (Category)
(Also see: Holy Spirit 'Proof Texts)

Many who believe that Jesus is God or in the Trinity rely on a few selected, so-called 'proof-texts'. Trinity 'proof' texts are scriptures commonly used by defenders of the Trinity Doctrine as 'proof' (or at least 'evidence') of the validity of said Doctrine. For example, many Trinity apologists use the common translations of John 8:58 and Exodus 3:14 to 'prove' that Jesus is Jehovah God. (Also see: "What exactly is a 'proof text'?"; JWQ&A)

The following links lead to research showing how the most frequently used so-called 'Proof Texts' are not proof of the Trinity in any way:

Gen. 1:26
Does Genesis 1:26 prove the Trinity?;  Gen. 1:26 "Let Us Make Man in Our Image" (Examining the Trinity)

Gen. 19:24
"Jehovah rained down fire ... from Jehovah" (Examining the Trinity)

Isa. 6:3
"Holy, Holy, Holy" - Is. 6:3;  Isa. 6:3 "Holy, Holy, Holy" (Examining the Trinity)

Isa. 9:6
Why is Jesus called "Mighty God" at Isa. 9:6?;  Isa. 9:6 "Mighty God, Eternal Father" (Examining the Trinity)

Isa. 42:8 Heb. 1:3 / Isa. 42:8 Does Jesus really share Jehovah's Glory? (SFBT)

Isa. 43:11
Isa. 43:11 / 2 Pet. 3:18 Jehovah only Savior; Jesus Savior; (SFBT)

Isa. 44:6
Isa. 44:6 / Rev. 1:17 "First and the Last"; (SFBT)

Isa. 48:16
Isa. 48:16; Trinitarian "speaker confusion" trick (SFBT)

Micah 5:2
Does Micah 5:2 (or 5:1 in some versions) show that Jesus always existed ("from everlasting" - KJV)? (SFBT)

Zech. 12:10
Zech. 12:10 "...they shall look upon me whom they have pierced." (SFBT)

Mt. 28:19
Does Mt. 28:19 prove that the Holy Spirit is God? (SFBT); Concerning Mt. 28:19... (JWQ&A); Some comments by scholars and translators (JWQ&A); Notes on Shem Tov's Hebrew Matthew (JWQ&A)

John 1:1
List of all John 1:1 posts (SFBT)

John 5:18
"...making himself equal to God" (Examining the Trinity); John 5:18 - What is this scripture saying? (JWQ&A)

John 5:23
"That all may honor the Son JUST AS [kathos] they honor the Father." - NIV (SFBT)

John 8:19
"If you knew me, you would know my Father also."' (JWQ&A)

John 8:58
What did Jesus actually say at John 8:58?;  John 8:58 "I AM" Part 1 (Examining the Trinity); John 8:58 "I AM" Part 2 (Examining the Trinity); John 8:58 "I AM" Part 3 (Examining the Trinity); John 8:58 "I AM" Part 4 Endnotes (Examining the Trinity)

John 10:17,18
Did Jesus raise himself up from the dead (John 10:17-18)? (SFBT)

John 10:30
In John 10:30, does Jesus say that he and his Father are one person?;  John 10:30 "I and my Father are one." KJV (Examining the Trinity)

John 10:33
Is Jesus called "God" in John 10:33? Or is he called "a god"? (SFBT)

John 14:14
John 14:14 (JWQ&A)

John 20:28
Why did Thomas say "My Lord and my God" at John 20:28?;  John 20:28 "My God" (Examining the Trinity); Why did the apostle Thomas exclaim "My Lord and my God!" at John 20:28? (JWQ&A) 

Acts 20:28
Does Acts 20:28 really say that God bought the church with his "own" blood?Acts 20:28 "God...with his own blood" (Examining the Trinity); Does God have blood (Acts 20:28)? (jwitness forum)

Rom. 9:5
Is Rom. 9:5 really proof that Jesus is God? - " ... Christ came, who is over all, God blessed for ever. Amen." - KJV (SFBT)

1 Cor. 8:6
1 Cor. 8:6 `Unitized Title' Vs. `Title with Identifiers' (Examining the Trinity)

2 Cor. 4:4
2 Cor. 4:4 "Christ, who is the image of God" (SFBT)

2 Cor. 13:14
2 Cor.13:14 "Jesus", "God", "and the...Holy Spirit"; (SFBT)  2 Cor. 13:14 "Jesus", "God", "and the...Holy Spirit" (Examining the Trinity)

Eph. 5:5
Eph. 5:5 and "Sharp's Rule" (Primer) (SFBT)

Phi. 2:6
What does it mean when Phil. 2:6 says that Jesus was in God's form? (SFBT); Huparchon (or `Uparchon') - Does the word `being' in Philippians 2:6 [KJV], really literally mean `remaining or not ceasing to be'? (SFBT); Phil. 2:6-8 "not robbery to be equal to God" KJV  (Examining the Trinity)

Col. 2:9
Does Col. 2:9 prove that Jesus is God?; (SFBT)  Col. 2:9 "Fulness of Deity" (Examining the Trinity)

2 Thess. 1:12
2 Thess. 1:12 (Examining the Trinity)

1 Tim. 3:16
1 Tim. 3:16 God "manifest in the flesh" KJV (SFBT)

1 Tim. 5:21
1 Tim. 5:21 (Examining the Trinity)

Titus 2:13
Titus 2:13 (Examining the Trinity)

Heb. 1:3
Heb. 1:3 `He [Jesus] is the reflection of his [God's] glory'; (Examining the Trinity)    Heb. 1:3 / Isa. 42:8 Does Jesus really share Jehovah's Glory? (SFBT)

Heb. 1:6
Heb. 1:6 "All angels of God worship him" KJV (SFBT) Heb. 1:6 - "Let all the angels of God worship him [Jesus]." (JWQ&A)

Heb. 1:8
Heb. 1:8 "the son he saith, thy throne, O God" (Examining the Trinity)

2 Pet. 1:1
2 Pet. 1:1 (Examining the Trinity)

2 Pet. 3:18
Isa. 43:11 / 2 Pet. 3:18 Jehovah only Savior; Jesus Savior (SFBT)

1 John 5:7
Is 1 John 5:7 proof of the Trinity?1 John 5:7 "...and these three are one." KJV (Examining the Trinity)

1 John 5:20
1 John 5:20 "We are in him that is true, even in his Son, Jesus Christ. This is the true God, and eternal life." - KJV (SFBT)

Rev. 1:8
Rev. 1:8 "Alpha and Omega" (Examining the Trinity)

Rev. 1:17
Isa. 44:6 / Rev. 1:17 "First and the Last" (SFBT)

Rev. 5:6
Rev. 5:6 "Throne" (Examining the Trinity)

Rev. 5:13
Rev. 5:13 "Throne" (Examining the Trinity)

Rev. 22:13
Rev. 22:13 "Alpha and Omega" (Examining the Trinity)

More material:
Trinity 'Proof' Texts Refuted (From In Defense of The New World Translation of The Holy Scriptures)

What About Trinity "Proof Texts"? (From the Official Website of Jehovah's Witnesses)

What About Trinity “Proof Texts”? (pastorrussell)


Why You Can Trust the Bible (pastorrussell)

Does Psalms 146:3 mean that Christians should trust no one? (jwitness forum)