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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 person’s ideal answer. We all have preconceptions on this topic and they are pretty core to our beliefs. Let’s interpret this passage through the lens of the 4 most ...


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And ye became followers of us, and of the Lord, having received the word in much affliction, with joy of the Holy Ghost: [1 Thessalonians 1:6 KJV] The joy with which the followers received the word was joy 'of the Holy Spirit'. Therefore the Holy Spirit himself knows joy. Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should ...


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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 the appearance of the fourth is like a son of the gods.” (Daniel 3:25) [ESV] The majority of translations have either the plural, gods, or a divine being. The ...


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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 support the Textus Receptus (TR). However, for each Trinitarian TR enthusiast, I am sure I can fin two or three Trinitarians who do not support the TR. In fact, ...


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In the "scholarly" theological literature (which need not delay us here) there is much debate about whether Paul as "unitarian", "binitarian", or, "trinitarian". There is a huge amount of evidence for all three positions and so this cannot decided on the basis of a single text. This age-old problem will not be ...


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In the bible, the word God (elohim in Hebrew or theos in Greek) is ascribed to more than one person. Some examples: The Father - John 17:3, John 20:17 Jesus - John 20:28 Moses - Exodus 4.16, Exodus 7.1 (ʾĕlōhîm, see this answer) Judges - Exodus 21.5, Exodus 22.8 (Judges translated from elohim) Davidic King - Psalm 45:7 Satan - 2 Corinthians 4:4 In John, ...


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The "My God" refers to Jesus' relation to God in His humanity. It was in His manhood as well as His deity that He restored the loss which came through Adam's sin. "Your God" at John 5:17 implies they had need of a mediator that God might become their Father. This is explained at Philippians 2:5-11. Vs5, "Have this attitude in ...


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The following is what I wrote about 2 months ago on this very subject. The angel of the Lord first appears as the angel of the Lord at Genesis 16:7. And he says in the following verses that he will multiply Hagar's descendants at verse 10. At verse 13 Hagar says, "Thou art a God who sees; Have I even remained alive after seeing Him." At Genesis 17:1-2 you ...


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“God is untempted by evil,”1 yet “they tempted Yahveh.”2 The solution to the conundrum exists in the recognition of there being two types of temptation: subjective and objective. Hallie wrote,3 ...you will see that temptation has two major aspects: let us call them “objective temptation” and “subjective temptation.” Objective temptation is what it is that ...


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Seems like you are reading the phrase “sat on the right side of God” purely as visual. A location At the right side δεξιων is understood also as a position of authority and/or honor. Take “the right hand of fellowship” Gal2:9 they were offering Paul and Barnabas the position of authority or honor within the community. They were not saying that Paul and ...


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Theos is a concept. The concept expresses Deity. We understand Deity to be divine nature. That divine nature is, for example, eternal. An attribute of Deity, of divine nature, is the fact that Deity, divine nature, is eternal. This divine nature is a feature, so the New testament scriptures make clear, of the Father. And also of the Son. And also of the Holy ...


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The opening 18 verses of the John’s Gospel have been the subject of intense study and debate primarily because of their theological content. Let us examine the first few verses. Note the staircase parallelism of verse 1-5: In the beginning was the Word . And the Word was with [the] God . . And god was the Word [This is the literal word order but for ...


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The Evidence There is that which is 'sent'. That which is 'sent' has a function - advocate/paraclete That which is 'sent' is 'sent' by the Father That which is 'sent' is described as 'holy' That which is 'sent' is 'sent' in a name. By that name is the sending. That which is 'sent' is 'Spirit'. Jesus said that 'God' is 'Spirit'. John 4:24 The ...


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Yes, three distinct persons are in view at John 14:26. The same point is also stated at John 14:16, "And I/Jesus Christ will ask the Father, and He/the Father will give you "another" Helper/Paraclete/Comforter, that He/the Holy Spirit may be with you forever." In reading the context of John 14 it is without a doubt that three persons are ...


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The angel presents himself to Gideon as that angel that took them out of Egypt. EXODUS 23:21 Pay attention to him and listen to what he says. Do not rebel against him; he will not forgive your rebellion, since my Name is in him. This angel had Gods name ‘in him’. He spoke, as if he were God. Many believe this angel was a pre-incarnation of Jesus. But that ...


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The context clearly and unequivocally shows that the addressee is Jesus Christ, for "Thomas answered and said to Him" (ἀπεκρίθη Θωμᾶς καὶ εἶπεν αὐτῷ), and thus both Ὁ κύριός μου and ὁ θεός μου apply to Jesus. Thomas is simply a sober-minded theologian, driving that what he has heard and seen to a logical conclusion: Jesus, he heard, told while in ...


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even if you do not believe the second stem of μονογενής is not from γεννάω (gennaō), but rather the noun γένος Kittle describes this use IV 737 as the only descendent from a man or a woman. This is in fact the only way the first three uses can be interpreted in the New Testament. Luke 7:12 Luke 8:42 and Luke 9:38. The two uses in Psalms if literalized to ...


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The answer is: the Holy Spirit, the Spirit of Christ, and the Spirit of the Father, and these are all the one and the same spirit shared by the three persons of the Trinity. Romans 8:9: εἴπερ πνεῦμα θεοῦ οἰκεῖ ἐν ὑμῖν (“if indeed the Spirit of God dwells in you”) εἰ δέ τις πνεῦμα Χριστοῦ οὐκ ἔχει (“but if someone does not have the Spirit of Christ”) This ...


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That Jesus is fully God, the John 1:1 (and following verses, which identify Jesus with the Logos) clearly indicate; and similarly, also John 14:6 asserts unambiguously the God-ness of Christ, because to "be Truth and Life" means that He does not participate in those divine qualities, as do creatures, but is the very Fountainhead of them (together ...


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I agree with the connection made by the OP. Without detracting from this, let add to it by providing further evidence. John makes a similar connection at the start of his first epistle: 1 John 1:1, 2 - That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our own eyes, which we have gazed upon and touched with our own hands—this ...


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This is a deep and contentious subject as the OP would be painfully aware. I doubt we will solve it here. Therefore, I will offer some comments hoping that this will further the discussion. First, if we believe that the Bible teaches that there is but one God (Deut 4:35, 6:4, 32:39, Isa 44:6, 45:5, 6) which the NT affirms (1 Cor 8:4; Eph 4:6, 1 Tim 1:17, ...


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Actually, the best and simplest demonstration that God is both One (and only) and yet more than one person is the greatest text in all the Scripture, found twice for emphasis: 1 John 4:8, 16 - "God is Love" If love is the very essence of the eternal God's existence and substance, and that love is other-centered, then the One God cannot be single ...


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It is obvious from the Ten Commandments, "God" is not singular: I the LORD am your God who brought you out of the land of Egypt, the house of bondage: You shall have no other gods beside Me. (Deuteronomy 5:6-7) [NJPS] אנכי יהוה אלהיך אשר הוצאתיך מארץ מצרים מבית עבדים לא יהיה־לך אלהים אחרים על־פני Both "your God" and "gods" are ...


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That Paul is Trinitarian is clear from the fact that He regards Jesus as his Lord to whom he prays (cf. Acts 22:18, or 2 Cor. 12:8), for to pray means to pray to God, and regards Him as equal to the God Father (Phil. 2:6); and as to the Holy Spirit that we are His living temples (1 Cor. 3:16), and temples mean that temples of God, and that the Holy Spirit is ...


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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_Council_of_Nicaea#Trinity The Council of Nicaea dealt primarily with the issue of the deity of Christ. Over a century earlier the term "Trinity" (Τριάς in Greek; trinitas in Latin) was used in the writings of Origen (185–254) and Tertullian (160–220), and a general notion of a "divine three", in some ...


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There is great scope for the bible to be manipulated / interpreted to one's perspective, even interpolation due to ambiguity. This question can be best answered on the basis that Paul followed Jesus teachings. If that is the case, then Paul was not a Trinitarian. A few of many examples; nothing will be changed from the OT Matthew 5:17-19 "17 Think ...


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I would say, that the question is not put entirely correctly, for it contains an implicit information, with which I (and anybody) may not agree from the outset; namely, the question implies that "Son" is, or can be, Logos' name only after the Incarnation (when the Logos was called also Jesus), but not prior to the Incarnation, so as to affirm that ...


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