For almost twenty-five years I have been reading, watching, and listening to Chuck Swindoll. He has had a great impact on my life, so today I wanted to share an insightful video from Lightsource.com on him answering the question “Did Jesus Say He’s God?” “Did Jesus Say He’s God?” by Chuck Swindoll
That makes a nice, feel good, discussion, but Mr. Swindoll doesn’t answer the question. He assumes that just because Jesus did this or that he must be God. When Jesus hung on that cross and cried, “Why have you forsaken me?” did He cry that to Himself?
The real question that needs to be answered is, “Did Jesus have a God”? This whole business of God as three equal persons, yet still only as one God, is unscriptural and religiously man-made. It is confusing theology at best and totally wrong at worst! When God, the Father, identified Jesus as His Son with whom He was pleased … was that then a Jesus ego trip? Was Jesus actually talking to/about Himself at the same time? Of course not.
Why not just take the Scriptures as they are presented to us without adding man’s theology into it?
Thanks for the comment; however, I am not sure what you mean by saying that the Trinity is just man’s theology. The Trinity is clearly taught throughout the entire Bible. The Jews tried to stone Jesus at least twice because He claimed to be “I Am” which is a direct refrence to His diety If you want to read a great book on the Trinity, other than the Bible, I would suggest “Father, Son, and Holy Spirit: Relationship, Roles, and Relevence” by Bruce A. Ware.