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In the early fourth century, many Christians were divided over how best to understand the relationship between God and Jesus. Emperor Constantine called for an ecumenical council of bishops to settle the matter: the Council of Nicea, in 325 AD. The result was a condemnation of 'the Arian heresy'. Letter to Emperor Constantine A few years later, in 327 ...


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"Is human nature included in the Trinity?" Included it what sense? Everything that is part of God is God, since God is supremely simple. But God is certainly not human nature, although He contains all the perfections of human nature (and more). The Second Person of the Holy Trinity assumed (took up) a human nature. As St. Thomas says in "Whether the union ...


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As already answered, "son of David" was hinting "messiah", numerous prophesies predicted the messiah would come from line of David. To add - jews had both biological and legal versions of heir/descendant/"son of David"... for example if a man died without having an heir it was recommended that his brother or other close relative marry his widowed wife and ...


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(Note: Most of the answers given so far are based on the penal substitution model of atonement, which is confined largely to the Protestant wing of Christianity. However, this question was asked in the early days of Christianity.SE, before current standards were adopted regarding this site being about Christianity, not about the truth. (See "We can't handle ...



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