How could Jesus be both God and human? Rabbi Tovia Singer explores a popular Christian solution

By the second century, many Christians believed that Jesus was both human and fully divine. This assertion, however, sparked bitter arguments and a theological conundrum in the early church. Christian leaders struggled with a fundamental problem: How would they reject the pagan notion that there are many gods, yet retain the firm monotheism expressed in the Jewish Scriptures? Rabbi Tovia Singer explains that one popular solution was to say that Jesus was actually God the Father himself, who became a human. This idea, often labeled modalism since it argues that the one God has different modes of existence, was attacked because it spawned staggering problems for Christian thinkers.

Categories: Bible, Christianity, God, Judaism

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  1. I wish the Christians will the plea of this Rabbi and at least do something about their faith. I am not saying they should convert to Islam (If they do, that is great) but if they can become at least think deep and see the lies that was started by your Church Fathers.

    The Holy Bible clearly states that God is One and Alone and Only, but not with anyone.

    “You alone, Lord, is God.” Isaiah 37:20
    “there is no God but one [hen]” 1 Corinthians 8:4
    .”to the only [monos] wise God, Amen.” Romans 16:27
    “Before Me there was no God formed, And there “will be none after Me.” Isaiah 43:10
    “You alone is Yahweh.” Nehemiah 9:6
    “Hear, O Israel! Yahweh is our God, Yahweh is one [echad]!” Deuteronomy 6:4
    “The foremost is, ‘Hear, O Israel! The Lord our God is one [hen] Lord; ” Mark 12:29
    “Yahweh is God; there is no one else.” 1 Kings 8:60

    Because Jesus Christ is a being(i.e. human or divine being), it will be impossible for the “word” to be him with God because God’s “being” is Only One as Mr. Croft admitted to.

    You can become a Unitarian Christian or at least Jehovah witness and that is better for you.

    Quran 4:171

    Do not say 3, desist, it is better for you.

    Sahih International
    O People of the Scripture, do not commit excess in your religion or say about Allah except the truth. The Messiah, Jesus, the son of Mary, was but a messenger of Allah and His word which He directed to Mary and a soul [created at a command] from Him. So believe in Allah and His messengers. And do not say, “Three”; desist – it is better for you. Indeed, Allah is but one God. Exalted is He above having a son. To Him belongs whatever is in the heavens and whatever is on the earth. And sufficient is Allah as Disposer of affairs.


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