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In the New Testament, Jesus proclaims that he is YHWH of the old testament: John 8:58 - "Jesus answered, 'I tell you the truth, before Abraham was even born, I Am!" Exodus 3:14 - "God said to Moses, 'I AM WHO I AM (YHWH). This is what you are to say to the Israelites: 'I AM has sent me to you.'" Before his crucifixion, Jesus made a fervent prayer in which ...


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Ontological Equality It is true that fathers and sons aren't equal but this is only in terms of function and role. Thus, functional subordination.The offspring submits to parental authority. On the other hand, fathers and sons can be equal in other sense.For instance, it their actions (activities) or aptitude (natural ability) that stems from their ...


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TLDR; In this passage, Jesus uses language claiming God as a personal father; a begetting father, rather than in an abstract, "God is the Father of Humanity" sort of way. From here, the Jews performed simple deductive logic; the son of God is a god, therefore Jesus is claiming to be a god. More specifically, Jesus was claiming to be as divine as God, and ...


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Summary: Evangelical commentators don't take the "making himself equal with God" phrase as a referring only to Jesus's claim that God is his Father, but to his claim that he acts like his Father. Understanding the context here is important. Here's the full passage (John 5:16–18): 16 And this was why the Jews were persecuting Jesus, because he was doing ...


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There are other references in Scripture that present this same phenomenon of the apparent eclipse of time. For instance, in Revelation 13:8, Jesus is referred to as "the Lamb that was slain from the creation of the world." Now the cross occurred at a precise moment of history. We know when the Lamb of God was slain. But the Bible says it occurred before the ...


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Exodus 3:14, where Yahweh identifies himself as "I am who I am", is important as most scholars including Jehovah's Witnesses would agree that it is the origin from which the name Jehovah is derived or takes meaning. Exodus 6:3 refers to Exodus 3 where God reveals himself to Moses for the first time and gives His name as I AM who I AM and then tells him to ...


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Jesus Christ didn't have the original sin, as he was born from a virgin mother. God is His Heavenly Father. Joseph was His Earthly father. From what I've learned from other pastors on the radio is that original sin is passed on through the male DNA. It sounds like there is something to that, because it makes sense when realizing that Joseph didn't have sex ...


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The overwhelming majority of Christians believe that Jesus was the Son of God spiritually, bodily, and every other way. We believe that he was conceived miraculously within the virgin Mary by the power of the Spirit of God, and so God is his father not in only a figurative sense, but concretely. Most Christian groups consider this to be a fundamental ...


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Jesus being slain before the foundation of the world tells me in his being slain he finished the work of redemption before the foundation of the world. This was efficacious in saving all those God had planned to save in the Old Testament before the crucifixion and all those after the crucifixion. Jesus coming in the flesh to this material world was a ...



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