Muzicman, how are you
I am assuming you are referring to Isaiah 9:6. Though this verse is a good verse to support the trinity, I do not believe it answers the criteria as Freak asserts. I agree with what the verse claims, MESSIAH/JESUS is GOD THE FATHER, but it does not say one must believe the MESSIAH is GOD to be saved. The point I am trying to make is, before any of the books of the Bible were written, what did the people believe that saved them eternally? Was it you must believe that Messiah was GOD, or that HE simply was coming to take the sins of the world away, and put there faith in that promise. It is easy to get caught up in “you have to believe this and you have to believe that” when we have the recorded word of GOD, but what of those before the books were written. I do believe a study of the scriptures should and will teach the deity of CHRIST, but you will have to have the recorded word to come to that conclusion, and the Old Testament saints before the books were written did not have our luxury.
The author of Genesis is believed to be Moses. He wrote about the past history of the earth from creation to his time. In Genesis Chapter 1 we can read the promise of the SEED of the woman. The first recorded mentioning of the MESSIAH. This is the promise that saved all the Old Testament saints. What saved Adam and Eve, and the generations before the word was recorded, is in Genesis, not in Isaiah, John, or Hebrews. Of course this is just my opinion, and some may simply disagree. Peace, but not yet.