Defining, Explaining and Illustrating the Trinity

(Originally printed in the Winter/Spring 2016 Issue of the MCOI Journal Page 14) By Jay Hess In my personal exploration of the Doctrine of the Trinity as described in Scripture, I found it to be the most complex doctrine I have ever studied. I was raised a Jehovah’s Wit­ness (JW, student of Watchtower Bible and Tract Society*, aka WTBTS) and was in that false belief-system for over 23 years. Although the JWs are opposed to … Continue reading

Worldview Boutique

(Originally printed in the Winter/Spring 2016 Issue of the MCOI Journal ) Though I no longer consider myself a Christian, I’m still keeping a space for God in my heart. I didn’t lose my religion. Instead, I’m creating my own. I don’t believe that we humans can live and function happily without any belief or faith in something outside of the physical world we live in. 1 These words from Keay Nigel near the end … Continue reading

Serpent Seed of Satan

(Originally printed in the Winter/Spring 2016 Issue of the MCOI Journal Page 8) By Ken Ammi Behold, I shew you a mystery; … .” Thus wrote the Apos­tle Paul in 1 Corinthians 15:51, and it is the view of what this mystery is which fuels the alleged Serpent Seed of Satan Theory. It fuels both its identification and revela­tion for “It is the glory of God to conceal a thing: but the hon­our of kings … Continue reading