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The name of the Lord is both singular in as much as it pertains to God, and collective, in as much as it refers to God as Father, God the Word (Son of God as Scripture refers to Him), or God as Spirit. God told Moses, in regard to His name: 13 Then Moses said to God, "Indeed, when I come to the children of Israel and say to them, 'The God of your ...


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Warning: This is meat, and some Christians still need milk. I ask for Patience and Forgiveness while understanding this message. However simply because some, because of disbelief may not even read all of this. Those that can continue in its entirety in fullness of understanding, I tell you whatever is doubtful will become clear, so I ask that errors that you ...


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The Bible has a long history of using plurality and singularity interchangeably. You have already keyed in on one verse, but another is Deuteronomy 6:4. "Sh'ma Yisrael, Yahweh Eloheinu, Yahweh Echad" or translated - "Hear, O Israel, the LORD is our God, the LORD is One! ". In Elohenu and it's root Elohim are plural in form. As such, most modern Christian ...


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Yes, Baptism is well attested in Jewish sources dating from both before and after Christ. These are both for mainstream Judaism and sectarian. From before Jesus, one finds clear references to baptism in the Dead Sea Scrolls. See for example, 1QS (The Community Rule) and 4Q274-276 (The Purity Texts). From sources dating after Jesus (but portraying ...



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