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God didn't lie God knew that Pharaoh would say "no" to this request, and since we know the outcome of the story we can think that God intended for Israel to stay put all along and never intended them to journey into the wilderness. But the simple fact of the matter is we cannot assume that. We can assume that God did intend for the Israelites to go into the ...


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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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From the following scripture, among others, we know that God cannot lie: Titus 1:2 (RSVCE) 2 in hope of eternal life which God, who never lies, promised ages ago Therefore we know for certain that God was not sending Moses and the elders of Israel to lie with the said words. (Also, God is not and cannot be the author of sin). The question would be ...


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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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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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