George R. Noyes's Explanation of Isaiah 9:6 and John 1:1

Did Isaiah predict that someday God would become a baby? Mainstream Christian scholars have traditionally interpreted the prophecy in Isaiah 9:6 which was to be fulfilled in the birth of Jesus, as a sign that Jesus was God, supporting the doctrine of the Trinity:

For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given, and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. (Isaiah 9:6)

The title of “Mighty God, Everlasting Father” applied to this promised son, this sounds like it is referring to God Almighty, to the one Jesus called “my Father and your Father… my God and your God” (John 20:17). So then, is this a prophecy that God will be born as a human baby? Many think so. But Harvard College’s professor of Old Testament and scholar Dr. George R. Noyes (1798–1868) disagrees.

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Bible reference(s): Isaiah 9:6, John 1:1

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