Commentary on Ephesians 4.7 and 8 [2 pages]
by John Schoenheit, Mark Graeser, and John Lynn be the first to rate this
Verse 8 is a quotation from the Old Testament, where the context is referring to what God did, so there are some who say that if the verse is applied to Christ, then Christ must be God. However, it is common for a verse is to be interpreted one way in the Old Testament and then applied or interpreted differently in the New Testament.
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Commentary on 1 Corinthians 8.6
by John Schoenheit, Mark Graeser, and John Lynn [2 pages]
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Trinitarians say that this verse supports their position because of the final phrase in the verse, i.e., that all things came through Jesus Christ. But what the verse actually says is that all things came "from" God, "through" Jesus. This testimony stands in contradiction to Trinitarian doctrine because it places Jesus in a subordinate role to God. According to this verse, he is not "co-equal" with the Father.