Is Jesus Our Brother or Our Father?

Jesus is our brother by virtue of His humanity, and He is our Father by virtue of His deity.

To paraphrase, Jesus became our brother in the days of His flesh – that is, from the time He was conceived in Mary’s womb by the Holy Spirit through His suffering and death.  He was tempted in all points as we are, yet without sin (Hebrews 4:15).  He became our Father in the days of His resurrection to, and glorification in, heaven.  We were begotten from His seed (1 Peter 1:23), and we are thus His children and He is our heavenly Father.

For this reason Isaiah prophesied that the “Son” would be called “Father” (Isaiah 9:6), and that there would be no end to this arrangement (Isaiah 9:6-7).  Thus we may rightly say that Jesus was our brother but is our Father (2 Corinthians 5:16) in the same way that He was David’s son but is David’s Lord (Matthew 22:41-46; Acts 2:34-36).

One of the problems with the Trinity doctrine is that it tries to keep Jesus as our brother and won’t let Him be our Father.

For more on this subject, see:

There Is No Trinity; There Is Christ

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The Trinity Cannot Be the Cornerstone

The Trinity concept is so important to some Christians that they make it the cornerstone of their faith.  When they do this, they are acting in complete disregard for the Bible which makes clear that Christ is the cornerstone (1 Peter 2:6).  Thereby, the doctrine of man (the Trinity) pushes out of view the doctrine of God (the Christ).  This is the sort of practice Jesus strongly criticized (Mark 7:7-8).

If Christ is the cornerstone of your faith, you cannot embrace a doctrine which moves Him to second place (i.e., the trinity doctrine says Christ is the second person of the Trinity).

If the trinity concept is the cornerstone of your faith then you have been led astray from the simplicity and purity of devotion to Christ (2 Corinthians 11:3).  Return to Him from whom you have wandered (Isaiah 31:6).

For more, see:

There Is No Trinity; There Is Christ

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