But the angel of Adonai called to him out of heaven: “Avraham? Avraham!” He answered, “Here I am.” He said, “Don’t lay your hand on the boy! Don’t do anything to him! For now I know that you are a man who fears God, because you have not withheld your son, your only son, from me.”
Just before Abraham is about to plunge the dagger into Isaac’s heart to end his life, we are told that the “Lord’s messenger” or some translations will say the “Angel of the Lord” called out to Abraham to stop him.
Now I don’t have the authority to force any certain interpretation or conclusion on you, but I will present the following facts concerning this “being” who called out to Abraham to stop him.
The original Hebrew is “MALACH Yahweh” and NOT “MALACH Adonai”. So the literal translation is the “Angel of Yehoveh”.
This angel of Yahweh speaks with the same authority (in the first person) as Yahweh God Almighty. In other words, this Being is saying “I say“. He is not saying “God says“.
My point is simple and this is the challenge I set before all Christians everywhere regardless of whether your just an average churchgoer or a seminary professor with 5000 PHDs under your belt, try to harmonize the two aforementioned facts with your “trinity” teaching.
Who is this MALACH YAHWEH?
I assert that it is a full-blown manifestation of God who is NOT Yeshua or the Holy Spirit.
The truth be told, starting with the Council of Nicea in the early 4th century AD, doctrines were established (and continue to be created) that are NOWHERE present in Scripture.
For the first 200 years, the early church knew nothing of a trinity teaching.