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Thomas called Him "my Lord & my God". Jesus didn't correct him& say, "no, not right now lm not". But wounded ego has argued elsewhere on this sight, from the same verse, that He was not human. & in each case during His earthly ministry. Now He's not God, He's not human, what is He? A tree? How strong are the chains of deception.


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God "works in us both to will and to do of His good pleasure". But we still have to "work it out with fear & trembling". Hen. 10:23 "let us hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering; (for He is faithful that promised)". His faithfulness doesn't take the place of our need to be faithful. Rom. 8:9-13 "but ye are not in the flesh, but in the ...


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Gen. 5:3 "And Adam ... begat a son in his own likeness, after his image; and called his name Seth." Seth was as much man as Adam was. It is possible to be "in the likeness of something & also to be of the same substance. In fact, to be in something's likeness implies that you are of the same substance.


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Short Answer: there is no clear answer. Long answer: The word "γενομενος" is "to become" - but that could be "become" as an event, or "become" as an identity change. That is, someone may "come into my house", but I don't believe they were "birthed into" my home - they simply came to the house. But I could also say "she came into the world" as a way of ...


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Yes. ὁμοίωμα: homoióma H3667 is only used six times in the NT Canon. Five of those are from Paul, and the sixth is in Revelation: "And the shapes (ὁμοιώματα: likeness) of the locusts were like (ὅμοια) unto horses prepared unto battle; and on their heads were as it were crowns like gold, and their faces were as the faces of men." Revelation 9:7 The ...


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The context suggests that it means that he divested himself of all privilege. This is also very well attested usage of the word: κενόω fut. κενώσω; 1 aor. ἐκένωσα. Pass. aor. ἐκενώθην; pf. pass. κεκένωμαι (s. κενός; Trag., Hdt. et al.; pap; Jer 14:2; 15:9; Philo; Jos., Ant. 8, 258 v.l.) ① to make empty, to empty ⓐ of desertion by an earthly spirit, ...


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It means He was human as any other human. He was obedient to death. In order to be fully human He must experience death. Had he not chosen to give up His life He would not have experienced what is common to all people: death. The fact the He was in existence before He he came in the flesh, means that the entire spirit realm could question His identity. Was ...


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εἶδος and μορφή are synonyms but like all synonyms the semantic range of each overlap but are not identical: εἶδος, ους, τό (Hom.+.—CRitter, Neue Unters. über Plato 1910, 228–320) ① the shape and structure of someth. as it appears to someone, form, outward appearance (X., Cyr. 1, 2, 1; Pla., Symp. 210b; Philostrat., Ep. 51; Gen 41:2–4; Ezk 1:26; ...


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The word used in the above passage is normally translated as "work" - ἔργον. This passage does not imply that Paul was professing monergism, as he preferences this particular remark with a commendation of the Philippians for their own action, namely their fellowship in furtherance of the Gospel (v. 5). The concept of monergism was first seriously ...



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