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Trinitarians believe that Jesus being human does not contradict his status as God (or as the Spirit). Even though Jesus is God, he made himself into physical human being, and through this he was able to experience life fully as a man. Philippians 2:5-8 KJV Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus: Who, being in the form of God, thought it ...


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Yes, and not only is it a severe misunderstanding of pretty much all of our doctrine to think we believe otherwise, but there are also so many scriptures that could be cited in this regard, that one answer probably can't cover all of this question. I try to use the most clear scriptures I can find. Obviously there are many New Testament scriptures that ...


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"and the similitude of the Lord shall he behold" (Numbers 12:8). This is the answer. The Lord only showed a representation of Himself, at times in the figure of a man. No one saw His spiritual essence. As we see elsewhere in Scripture, frequently when men saw an angel, they fell as dead men; how much more would it be to see the essence of God? Also, The ...


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What is “spirit” in Holy Spirit? Spirit = pneuma Vines definition primarily denotes the wind" (akin to pneo, "to breathe, blow"); also "breath;" then, especially "the spirit," which, like the wind, is invisible, immaterial and powerful. What can be confusing is that the word "spirit" can be used in different ways. God is called a spirit to differentiate ...


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God through Jesus Christ or God-made-man Jesus Christ is the devil's conqueror CCC 539 The evangelists indicate the salvific meaning of this mysterious event: Jesus is the new Adam who remained faithful just where the first Adam had given in to temptation. Jesus fulfills Israel's vocation perfectly: in contrast to those who had once provoked God ...


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Check out at least these The Thomist articles:(note: the following is not an exhaustive listing of all The Thomist's articles on this topic) "Aquinas on Nature, Hypostasis, & the Metaphysics of the Incarnation" "Albert the Great & Thomas Aquinas on Person, Hypostasis, & Hypostatic Union," and especially:Jason L. A. West's "Aquinas on the ...


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A basis for understanding can be found in the Council of Chalcedon: "We, then, following the holy Fathers, all with one consent, teach men to confess one and the same Son, our Lord Jesus Christ, the same perfect in Godhead and also perfect in manhood; truly God and truly man, of a reasonable [rational] soul and body; consubstantial [coessential] with the ...


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In hardline Calvinist theology passages like Romans 9 and Ephesians 1 are extremely important and helpful in this discussion. In Romans 9:11 we see that these things are done simply so that, "God's purpose of election might continue." (Romans 9:11 ESV) This however doesn't seem to help, for we know not what that purpose is still. So then we can take a ...


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The closest thing in the Bible that directly addresses the issue of the "form of God" is Deuteronomy chapter 4. "Then the LORD spoke to you out of the midst of the fire; you heard the sound of words, but saw no form; there was only a voice" (Deut 4:12) "Therefore take good heed to yourselves. Since you saw no form on the day that the LORD ...



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