Friday, June 19, 2015
Trinity Question: Reflecting on the Works of the Late Bryan Huie (Author of "Here a Little, There a Little" Site)
Not too long ago I visited a Messianic congregation and felt the strangest feeling. There was a public discussion on a certain matter--I don't recall the topic--and I made reference to the concept of the Trinity (the concept that Yeshua is co-equal with G-d the Father, sharing those exclusive divine traits of eternality, omnipotence, etc).
There was immediate resistance which I hadn't anticipated.
I was caught off guard that I would be the sole defender of the Divinity of Yeshua in a roomful of Messianics--at least that's what it felt like.
So I immediately consulted semi-privately with one of the elders there. And I quickly discovered that my views upset him greatly. I felt the urge to flee, glancing toward the door. But I stayed for praise and worship, tears streaming down my face the whole time--which is natural for me whenever I praise and worship. Afterward, the elder apologized. And let me say there is no ill will whatsoever on my end. That said, I feel the need to explore the underlying theological divide that causes such strong emotions.
Now, I don't know how widespread the teachings of Brian Huie became. Perhaps he's not the source of these ideas. But I sense that Huie's teachings describe those held by a lot of Messianics--the view that Yeshua is merely the head of the divine council, one of the many bnei elohim. You can see Bryan's position here: LINK.
I'd like for folks to share their thoughts. Does Huie's position have any merit? Are there any flaws in his reasoning? He teaches that Yeshua is NOT co-equal with the Father. But are there verses which contradict this assertion?
Discussion time for the brave. : )
Posted by Peter at 5:30 AM