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Being created doesn't affect perfection as much as impassability. The doctrine of impassability states that God cannot change- that he is the same yesterday, today, and tomorrow. If God (or Jesus) were created then he has changed - he went from not existing to existing. The tie in between perfection and impassability is this: if God changes, then it sets ...


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The classic book on this subject is The Humor of Christ by Elton Trueblood. While it is true that the Scripture rarely tells Jesus' emotion, there are considerable places in Scripture where Jesus is most likely making a joke: When the Syrophoenician woman quips back that even the dogs get the crumbs When the Pharisees strain out the gnats but swallow a ...


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Luke 10:21 On that same occasion Jesus rejoiced in the Holy Spirit and said, “I praise you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because you have hidden these things from the wise and intelligent, and revealed them to little children. Yes, Father, for this was your gracious will. Here Jesus is rejoicing in the wisdom, and beauty, and grace of God, and ...


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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 long and the short, is that you won't. Clearly he had to (it would be inhuman to live to adulthood without having laughed). The Teaching Company has a set on comparative religion (I think), which makes the point: The Buddha never weeps, but he laughs. Jesus never laughs, but he weeps. But far from this being a case of "Christ's message is so ...


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Matthew 19:14: Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.” I think a very strong argument can be made that if there was a question of hindering children from going to Jesus, that Jesus must have been fun to be around, for the children. He must have been playful and ...


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The disciples were continually learning. They didn't have it all together and they didn't truly understand everything Jesus said or tried to teach them. They saw him calm a storm and raise the dead to life again. They even were given power to heal the sick and cast out demons, but we're limited by their lack of faith on occasion. Peter figured out Jesus was ...


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Yes, we speculate; with good intention, when God's Word does not actually tell us something we assume by our own intelligence. :) God does not tell us in His Holy Word that The Christ Jesus smiled. We cannot understand how The Holy Spirit works. His mysterious work in you; us. The joy this; The Comforter, brings to all that believe in Him. Whether The Christ ...


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Being created is not what makes something imperfect. Creation was created perfect by a perfect God: And God saw everything that He had made, and behold, it was very good (suitable, pleasant) and He approved it completely. And there was evening and there was morning, a sixth day. Genesis 1:31 If God approves it completely, it must be perfect. But then ...


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Perhaps the strongest case for the deity of Messiah is from the gospels, John 20, where Thomas sees the risen Messiah, touches the nail prints in his hands, and finally believes, exclaiming to Messiah, My Lord, and my God! Messiah's response to Thomas is telling; he affirms by saying, You believe only because you've seen. Blessed are those that ...



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