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As also Athanasius said as early as in the 4th century: "God became man to make man God". This is the short version. God became man to make man god in life and nature expression and function but not in the Godhead.


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It is not as simple as a yes or no. The relevant section of the Cathecism says the following are important in understanding the statement "Outside the Church there is no salvation": "salvation comes from Christ the Head through the Church which is his Body" - this doctrine, as all doctrines of the Church, is centered on Christ. It is not about punishing ...


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I think if you observe your quotes closely, your answer is revealed within them. Notice in the John passage Jesus states, for I did not come to condemn the world. When was it that he had said this, it was in his incarnation, his first arrival to earth, to carry out his salvific act, the act that would allow reconciliation to all who would place their trust ...


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The Haydock Commentary on that verse says: Ver. 47. I do not judge him. To judge here, may signify to condemn. St. Augustine expounds it in this manner: I do not judge him at this my first coming. St. Chrysostom says, it is not I only that judgeth him, but the works also that I do. Thus, during His 1st coming He doesn't judge, but he certainly will at ...


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People are not condemned, judged, or punished because they do not have faith in Jesus. They are condemned because of the evil acts they have committed during their life on Earth. They are saved from punishment by faith in Jesus, and (depending on your view on justification by faith alone or with works) by those works of righteousness that spring from that ...


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Jesus confronted the official because he was and always will be testifying on the side of the truth. Jesus already knew what is going to happen - He will die for all our sins - and maybe wanted to show the pharisee that he was a liar and that he was judging him unfairly. There where no reasons for any penalty. Whatever Jesus would do or say He was going to ...


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He was just using it as an expression to make it known that whatever he was about to say needs to be taken as seriously as possible. Jesus has always told the truth but I cannot say if everything he said was taken seriously by the people he was speaking to. So it could have been used more in the context of "listen carefully to what I am about to tell you ...


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Jesus Christ the Son of God was emphasizing the goodness of truth in itself and if you look at scripture it says in John 14:6 that Jesus "literally", incarnate, in human form, is absolute truth. It also says that the only way to God and Heaven is to accept Him as savior. Throughout the old and new testaments the goodness of truth is emphasized and the ...


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Truly, understanding and comprehending the Triune Godhead is an impossible task. Even our best similes, metaphors, and analogies fall short in our attempts. Complicating matters is the apparent anonymity or "behind the camera" role of the Holy Spirit (who, yes, is one and the same as the Spirit of truth). I will say this, however: Just as the Scripture's ...


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We read regarding the building of Solomon's Temple (i.e. the 1st Temple) that "the stone was made ready before it was brought thither" so I think the sames rules applied when building Herod's Temple (i.e. the 2nd Temple) which would mean that all the materials had to be prepared a distance away from the holy place and then transported to the construction ...


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Jesus: Simon Peter, you ἀγαπᾷς me? Peter: Lord, I φιλῶ , you. Jesus: Then feed my lambs. Do you ἀγαπᾷς me? Peter: Lord, you know I φιλῶ you. Jesus: Then Shepard my sheep. You φιλεῖς me? Peter: Lord, you know all things. You know I φιλῶ you. Jesus: Then feed my sheep. Jesus and Peter shared a close bond and Jesus needed him to care for his Church, but ...


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I think Jesus was actually testing Peter. And He knew that Peter did not have the capacity to "agape" Him. Because "agape" can only come from God. In his own strength the best he could do was "philia" until he received the Holy Spirit.



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