Sporadic theological and historical musings by Edgar Foster (Ph.D. in Theology and Religious Studies and one of Jehovah's Witnesses).
Calvin’s Commentaries on The Prophet Daniel, Vol. II, Baker reprint, vol. XIII, pp. 369, 370.
The wording in rev 22:6 I find intriguing. Also Ephesians 4:11 - ευαγγελιστάς. Angels of good news.
Was he a Trinitarian? If so, he is just one of many who affirm that view. But, all to often it is seen as some heretical view. Jehovah's Witnesses hold it, and it is absurd! They may say. Of course, I think we are right in affirming that, and that Jesus is not Jehovah. Yet I see nothing in that belief itself, that is: Jesus is Michael, that is automatically incompatible with the Trinity, yet it is harped on so often by them!
Kinkade contends that Michael was not a proper name but that cannot be true, as demonstrated by previous usage and ehad simply means ONE, to which he tries to attach some special significance. I can see what he is driving at.
Kinkade was not tied to any church per se. His views differ from traditional members of Christendom, but he may have believed in Christ's divinity. Like you say, Sean, there have been Trinitarians who affirmed that Christ is Michael although he's supposed to be Jehovah too.Duncan, I don't agree with Kinkade's discussion in toto, but at least he was willing to break away from numerous traditions of the church.
As I recall, in the preface to Kinkade's book he says that he worked at a job just to be able to afford a Bible, and that he wanted one that had no commentary, because he wanted his conclusions to be drawn from the text and only the test. With that methodology, he concluded that Jesus is the Arch-Angel Michael and not God, and that the holy spirit is just another way of speaking about God in action, i.e. not a person, but God's power.~Kaz
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