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Humans can never become God because God alone is (1) inherently immortal (1 Tim. 1:17, 6:16) and (2) uncreated. God created all things (Eph. 3:9); therefore, anything created (which includes humans) is not God nor can it become God. However, humans (specifically, Christians) can be "sharers in the divine nature" (θείας κοινωνοὶ φύσεως) when they receive the ...


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The doctrine you are describing is called Adoptionism. It is one of many Nontrinitarian doctrines. Nontrinitarianism is a catch-all category for all forms of Christology which do not agree with orthodox Trinitarian doctrine. Although some forms of Nontrinitarianism are adhered to by some mainstream denominations today, such as LDS and Jehova's Witnesses, ...


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The Trinity; or the God head; as we Baptist often refer has no material substance since He (as we often refer to God) is a Spirit. But does have substance in the Spiritual Realm. According to Merriam Webster: SUB'STANCE, n. [L. substantia, substo; sub and sto, to stand.] In a general sense, being; something existing by itself; that which ...


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The Greek word θεός(1) may refer to the essence (οὐσία) of Yahveh, or to the person (ὑπόστασις) of Yahveh (i.e., to Yahveh Himself). "Yahveh" is the name of the person; θεός (or "god," אלהים, deus) is what Yavheh is (i.e., Aquinas' quidditas or Aristotle's τὸ τί ἦν εἶναι and/or secondary οὐσία). In his Exact Exposition of the Orthodox Faith, §3.4, John of ...


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The disciple John most certainly believed Jesus was God. He wrote in John 1:1 "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. Then in verse 14 he told us "the Word became flesh." Additionally he records the words of Jesus who said, "I and the Father are one." (John 10:30.) “the Father is in me and I am in the Father." ...



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