Did God Become Man? In short, my humble opinion is a No. Trinitarians Believe God became Flesh or a Man. One scripture they use is 1 Tim 3:16 KJV- which says” And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory. “ well there you have it! Hang on, why then do other translations render it differently. For eg Byington: 1 Tim 3:16And, recognizedly, piety’s secret is a great one: “he who was manifested in flesh, was vindicated in spirit, was seen by angels, was proclaimed among nations, was believed in the world, was taken up in glory.”
In his book " TRUTH IN TRANSLATION Accuracy and Bias in English Translations of the New Testament" Jason David BeDuhn an associate professor of religious studies at Northern Arizona University, Analizes ten major English translations (including KJV) of the Greek scriptures , and writes that the only two correct renderings are by, NRSV and NW. .NRSV 1 Tim 3: Vs 16: Without any doubt, the mystery of our religion is great: He was revealed in flesh, vindicated in spirit, seen by angels, proclaimed among Gentiles, believed in throughout the world, taken up in glory.”
Regardless of what experts say, just read the context! And see how this verse fits with the rest of the New Testament.
In context 1 Tim 3: Paul was giving instructions for appointing overseers and ministerial servants and for the women in the congregation. And then the concluding reference to Jesus was to underscore that Christ set the perfect example of faith, true godly devotion for everyone to imitate. Surely, no rational person would suppose that God worships himself and then recommends his devotion to himself as an example for others to follow.
Let scripture interpret itself. It’s a privilege to know the truth about the true relationship between Jehovah and Jesus. The twisted reasonings of trinitarians only underscores how precious the truth is.
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