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If Jesus is God, how can we make sense of Him calling the Father "my God" in John 20:17?

This is a question on which it is difficult to be objective; I will attempt to offer an objective take (my own two cents in the conclusion only). I’ll probably fall somewhat short of any single ...
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1 Cor 12:4-6 - Trinity or something else?

Though I've got no issues with the Trinitarian interpretation of these verses, I would suggest that there's a general risk across the New Testament of eisegesis by capitalising the 'S' in spirit. ...
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In John 20:17, do Jesus and his brothers have the same God?

The text does not offer how the disciples understood the words that Yeshua used. We can only assume that they understood "My God" to mean he was going to the same God that he calls "...
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Is there a difference in the manner by which Jesus, Elijah, and Enoch went to heaven?

The contradiction disappears if neither Enoch nor Elijah went to heaven. Genesis says God took Enoch away, but nobody knows where. The passage doesn't say he was taken to heaven. Where ever he was ...
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How can someone be "filled with the Spirit" if the Spirit is a person? Ephesians 5:18

Here's the same issue with the temple: 27 “But will God indeed dwell on the earth? Behold, heaven and the highest heaven cannot contain you; how much less this house that I have built! 28 Yet have ...
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If Jesus is God, how can we make sense of Him calling the Father "my God" in John 20:17?

I believe it's important to understand why people assume as a premise that Jesus is God, and whether this had always been the held belief. Was the belief that Jesus is God maintained in the oldest ...
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Is the Father the source of the Son?

Well I got some good news for you Mr.Ross since you quoted John 5:26. John 1:4, "In Him/Jesus Christ was life, and life was the light of men." The Apostle John is telling us that Jesus had life in ...
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How can someone be "filled with the Spirit" if the Spirit is a person? Ephesians 5:18

Exactly the same question could be asked of other instances where we meet the same idea. Luke 1:17 - And he will go on before the Lord, in the spirit and power of Elijah, to turn the hearts of the ...
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Should we understand God as three distinct persons based on (at least) Matthew 3:16-17?

Is God omnipresent? Yes. Was He present in spirit at Jesus' baptism? Yes. Does that make His spirit into a separate being? No. The belief in the Trinity which makes of the Holy Spirit a separate ...
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In Johannine Comma: Three are One, or Three in One, or Three in are?

εν, which means in It does. It also means one. The Greek text reads: οι τρεις εν εισιν If we are to translate εν as in, then it would render as: the three in are which makes little sense, ...
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1 Cor 12:4-6 - Trinity or something else?

Let’s first add the context. At the start of this chapter, Paul was beginning his remarks about spiritual gifts by reminding these Corinthians that they had once been deceived into worshiping idols. ...
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The logos speaks logos?

The Greek text of John 1:1, with "logos" in bold, is: ἐν ἀρχῇ ἦν ὁ λόγος καὶ ὁ λόγος ἦν πρὸς τὸν θεόν καὶ θεὸς ἦν ὁ λόγος (John 1:1, TR Greek) Each of those bolded words is in nominative ...
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In 1 Corinthians 8:6, who does Paul say is the "one God"?

The One God is the Father. The One Lord is Jesus Christ. This language is being used to differentiate between the two. Paul was a monotheist, moreover the expectation of explicit trinitarian ...
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The Father sent the Son so is He not greater?

The Father sent the Son so is He not greater? Jesus said,"for the Father is greater than I" and also referred to his Father as "the only true God, " and at John 13:16 He says : &...
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How do Trinitarians deal with Mark 13:32 in regards to the holy spirit?

The Bible also says in Revelation that Yeshua has a name known only to him (Revelation 19:12). Does the Father lack omniscience because he doesn't know the true name of Yeshua? I submit that the ...
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Did the Word of God pre-exist as the Son of God before He was begotten of Mary?

The passage is in Aramaic and is more accurately translated as the plural, "gods:" He answered and said, “But I see four men unbound, walking in the midst of the fire, and they are not hurt; and ...
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As a Trinitarian attempting to validate the authenticity of the Received Text, should Mark 16:19 end "and sat on the right hand of God"

You raise some interesting points that I will separate. 1. TR vs Critical Text and Trinitarianism In my (informal) experience, I agree that there are a group of Trinitarians who enthusiastically ...
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Is the trinity in view at Revelation 7:17?

Not so fast - it is certainly agreed that water is often used as a metaphor of the Holy Spirit as per John 7:37-39. However, in the book of Revelation, we have the technical phrase "springs of ...
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Is the trinity in view at Revelation 7:17?

Is the trinity in view at Revelation 7:17? Revelation 7:17 (ESV): For the Lamb in the midst of the throne will be their shepherd, and he will guide them to springs of living water, and God will wipe ...
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Is the trinity in view at Revelation 7:17?

For the Lamb which is in the midst of the throne shall feed them, and shall lead them unto living fountains of waters: and God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes. (Revelation 7:17, KJV) Notice ...
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Where does the quote in Hebrews 3:7-11 come from and why is it attributed to the Holy Spirit?

The passage in Heb 3:7-11 quotes the Septuagint Passage of Ps 95:7-11. Here it is as translated from the standard Hebrew text: For He is our God, and we are the people of His pasture, the sheep ...
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Were the magi in Matthew 2 worshipping Jesus as God or King?

Kings are not to be 'worshipped'. They are to be 'honoured'. 1 Peter 2:17. Fear God ; honour the king [KJV] But the wise men from the east worshipped when they saw Jesus : ... they saw the young ...
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Whom did Ananias lie to? The Holy Spirit, God or both? Acts 5:3-4

This is a question about understanding the scriptures. The HS is the spirit of God not another person in a trinity. If the HS is another person then Jesus has two fathers. Matthew 1:18 Now the birth ...
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Who will judge the nations? Jesus or the Father?

Jesus is the Judge; He judges under the authority given to Him by the Father. The New Testament repeatedly identifies the Father as the source of Jesus' authority. For example, from 1 Corinthians 15: ...
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Should we understand God as three distinct persons based on (at least) Matthew 3:16-17?

Should we understand God as three distinct persons based on (at least) Matthew 3:16-17? Answer: Yes. Although Matthew 3 probably doesn't definitively establish a multiplicity of identities, we do ...
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