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This is the eleventh post in a moderated debate between Biblical Unitarian Danny Dixon and Trinitarian Marc Taylor. A complete list of posts can be accessed here.

1. Only Master (Jude 1:4)
The NIDNTT reads: Belief in the one, only and unique God (Matt. 23:9; Rom. 3:30; 1 Cor. 8:4, 6; Gal. 3:20; 1 Tim. 2:5; Jas. 2:19) is an established part of primitive Christian tradition (2:73, God – J. Schneider). Jude 1:4 teaches that “the uniqueness of God can be applied without qualification to Jesus” (NIDNTT 2:725, One – K.H. Bartels). Unique is defined as “existing as the only one or as the sole example; single; solitary in type or characteristics” (Webster’s Encyclopedic Unabridged Dictionary, page 1554) while qualification is defined as a “restriction” (page 1174).
In your 2nd Rebuttal you ignored commenting on Jude 1:4 despite the fact that it was in my 2nd Constructive #4. Can you please explain why you either agree or disagree that there is no restriction in that Christ shares in the “uniqueness” (singleness) of the “only one” God?

2. Lord of lords
The TDNT refers to this as Christ’s “divine equality” with God (TDNT 5:273, onoma) and Thayer cites both Revelation 19:16 and Deuteronomy 10:17 saying it refers to the “Supreme Lord” (Thayer’s Greek-English Lexicon of the New Testament, kurios, page 366). Supreme means “highest in rank or authority” (Webster’s Encyclopedic Unabridged Dictionary of the English Language, supreme, page 1430). Therefore Christ is the “highest” Lord of heaven. The NIDNTT informs us that God “is the highest (Mk. 5:7; Lk. 1:32; Acts 7:48; 16:17; Heb. 7:1), the great king (Matt. 5:35), the king of the nations (Rev. 15:3)” (2:74, God – J.Schneider). This teaches us that God’s authority is absolute. The same would apply to Christ – “As God, Jesus exercises the divine authority, and he is head over every authority (Col. 2:10) (Mounce’s Complete Expository Dictionary of Old and New Testament Words, page 47, Authority):

In your 2nd Rebuttal you ignored what I had written in my 2nd Constructive #3 which demonstrated that your appeal to Nebuchadnezzar as “king of kings” doesn’t apply. Can you please let us know if your Lord of all lords/Supreme Lord/Highest Lord in heaven is the Father or the Lord Jesus?

3. Creator
In your 2nd Rebuttal you ignored commenting on Job 9:8 even though it was in my 2nd Constructive #4. Since you believe that the Father created the universe through the Son can you please explain why Job 9:8 teaches that God created the heavens alone?

4. Latreuw
You cite a source that says Adam receives latreuw. How can Adam ‘properly’ receive latreuw (worship) since unlike Christ he isn’t able to hear/see all worship given unto Him (omniscience) and he isn’t able to act on all this worship (omnipotence)?

5. Does omnipotent mean Almighty?


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