God made a Biblical Boo-Boo?

As most Christian ministers and theologians will tell you, God is mysteriously both One and Three Persons. We laypeople are asked to believe this great “truth” as a matter of faith and not to get too hung up trying to reason out this strange dynamic.

In the Holy Trinity there is God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. But why would God’s Holy Book fall into error about this rock solid doctrine? For instance, in Isaiah 9:6 we read:

For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counselor, God, Hero, the Father of Eternity, the Prince of Peace.

Obviously this biblical passage refers to the Lord’s Advent. Jesus is always called the Son of God. So why is the Lord referred to as the Father of Eternity? Jesus is never referred to as the Father (trust me, I went to Seminary).

Is this a mistake? If it is, then the inerrancy of Holy Scripture goes right out the window. Or, is the passage correct in that it was Jehovah God Himself who came into the world and the theologians who have it wrong?

If it were Jehovah God who came into the world, this would turn traditional Christian theology on its head! Certainly, people need to know whom they are praying to and whom to approach for salvation.

If such doctrinal clarity is important to you please visit my earlier blog posts entitled “Jesus is Jehovah” and “Three Gods or one God?” Then, for the more brave souls, I invite you to read “Salvation Gobbledygook.”


About thegodguy

EDWARD F. SYLVIA, M.T.S. Philosopher/Theologian Edward F. Sylvia attended the School of Visual Arts in New York and received his Master of Theological Studies at the Pacific School of Religion in Berkeley, CA and a Certificate of Swedenborgian Studies from the Swedenborgian House of Studies. He is a member of the Center for Theology and the Natural Sciences (C.T.N.S.) and the Swedenborg Scientific Association (S.S.A.). Award-winning author of "Sermon From the Compost Pile: Seven Steps Toward Creating An Inner Garden" and "Proving God," which fulfills a continuing vision that God’s fingerprints of love can be found everywhere in the manifest universe. His most recent book, "Swedenborg & Gurdjieff: The Missing Links" is an edgy collection of anti-intuitive essays for personal transformation that challenges and inspires. He has been a student of the ideas of both Emanuel Swedenborg and George I. Gurdjieff for over thirty years. Read more about TheGodGuy, his books and his ideas at http://www.staircasepress.com
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