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This question raises some issues that can best be addressed by more closely relating individual parts of the question with the assumptions that lead to the question part: Since man was created in the image of God, which I consider to be that God created man with those traits, common to God himself... If we being made in God's image have such pride as to ...


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Both God and His Son are consubstantial - of same nature. Hebrews 1:3 (NASB) And He is the radiance of His glory and the exact representation of His nature, and upholds all things by the word of His power. When He had made purification of sins, He sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high, John 10:28-30 (NASB) 28 and I give ...


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Racial differences The existence of racial differences is best explained by scientists, who say that the first humans lived in Africa over 200,000 years ago. These people were black-skinned, simply because black skin helps protect against sun damage and consequent skin cancer, under the harsh African sun. Wikipedia states: Mitochondrial DNA analyses ...


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That there is a difference between the portrayal of God in the Old Testament and the portrayal in the New Testament is clear, hence the question. This led Marcion, in the early second century, to decide that the Supreme God who sent Jesus could not have been the Creator God of the Old Testament. In the Antithesis, he said Chapter I: The Creator God is ...


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Thank you for your Dichotomous representation and presentation. If we boil the trichotomy down there is undeniably soul and body, a dualism and dichotomy. Yet, the trichotomy is a fuller view giving interpretation to the evil and Good inclination present the body, depicting 3 entities. Here is my understanding and practice which does not only contemplate ...


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Let's consider the answer from a different direction. Before the flood, early men had more evidence of God's existence. The Bible describes the Garden of Eden being still on the earth and that angels were set to guard the entrance with flaming swords. It would have been hard for anyone to deny the existence of God when the evidence was right before their ...


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The assumption, of course, is that God does exist. A God who is all-powerful and omniscient could certainly convince every person to believe in him, if that is his wish. Yet it is clear that much of mankind does not believe in him, either believing in other gods or no God at all. Romans 1:19-20 shows that Paul believed in God, but this does not prove to ...


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Is there a biblical basis for God's omnipotence or have we mistaken 'symbolism'? The only limitation the Bible gives for God is an inability to lie. Hebrews 6:18 That by two immutable things, in which it was impossible for God to lie, we might have a strong consolation, who have fled for refuge to lay hold upon the hope set before us: We have an ...


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Is there a biblical basis for God's omnipotence or have we mistaken 'symbolism'? I see no consistent basis in the Bible for God's omnipotence, but some evidence to the contrary. On that basis, I say we have mistaken 'symbolism'. The first creation story, Genesis 1:1-2:4a, widely attributed to the Priestly Source does attribute omnipotence to El Shaddai ...


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Eve, the First sinner: Eve deserved greater curse than Adam because it was her who listened to the serpent and took the fruit. She was the first sinner and the greater sinner. And Adam was not the one deceived; it was the woman who was deceived and became a sinner. (1 Timothy 2:14, NIV) Adam, the Second sinner: Adam simply followed his wife. The ...


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The most popular scripture to show that God does not have a body is John 4:24, which says God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth. This does not exclude that he might also have a physical body. In Doctrine and Covenants 93:33 it states For man is spirit. The elements are eternal, and spirit and element, ...


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GOD is SPIRIT…HE doesn't 'have it' rather HE is IT. And SPIRIT has no limits (it can be/look like anything) so when HE is SPIRIT that isn't limited but rather unlimited. Let me explain... Paul shows us what SPIRIT form looks like. Part of the problem is that we can't see or really understand GOD or SPIRIT (same thing) with our visual (seeing) eyes. Or as ...


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God is most assuredly a Spirit without any physical attributes. Genesis 1:1 and 2 NKJV In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. 2 The earth was without form, and void; and darkness was on the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters. These verses not only tell us that God is the creator of all ...


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John 4:24 - God is spirit, and his worshipers must worship in the Spirit and in truth. The idea of a spirit by definition implies that there is not a corporeal body; one of the reasons why, when the Israelites created an idol to represent God, they were committing a form of blasphemy. When presented in corporeal form, our worship tends to go to that of an ...


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There is no Christian counterpart to Shivoham, since the concept of Cosmic Holistics, is considered to be Heretical. In Christianity God is monotheistic, and yet tripartite; but equality to God is Heretical. In Christianity God is supreme and all else is subservient to his will. And the idea that man can in any way alter the course of events through his ...


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In the terms you describe, most - if not all - forms of Christianity are Monotheistic in nature. That said, there are three key concepts (that again most forms of Christianity subscribe to) that are somewhat comparable to 'Shivoham' as you've described it: God's Immanence, the Indwelling of the Holy Spirit in a believer, the Glorification of believers. ...


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For LDS Jesus is not lesser in divinity than the Father because just as a human father can begat a human son, LDS believe our Father in heaven begat Christ in similar fashion but spiritually. Christ is the Son of God but He is not the only son. LDS believe Lucifer is His brother and the rest of mankind were once God's divine children before being sent on ...


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Paul in his first epistle to the Corinthians reminds them Corinthians of the gospel he taught them: 1 Corinthians 15:1-8 NKJV Moreover, brethren, I declare to you the gospel which I preached to you, which also you received and in which you stand, 2 by which also you are saved, if you hold fast that word which I preached to you—unless you believed in ...


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Begetting ( present participle of the verb "beget") - To procreate an offspring. The purpose of begetting is to pass on genome ( whole nature) to the offspring. Elements of Divine Begetting 1) Male ( John 1:14,18) 4) Womb ( Ps. 110:3, John 1:18) 5) Divine nature (John 1:1,18) Elements of Human Begetting 1) Male 2) Female 3) Intercourse 4) Womb 5) Human ...


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The Bible tells us that God is spirit or spiritual (i.e. immaterial,incorporeal). John 4:24 (NASB) God is spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.” The Trinity is one God. Matthew 28:19(NASB) 19 Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the ...


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No.The Holy Spirit was not Jesus' Father. Rather, God fathered Jesus in Mary through the Holy Spirit: Matthew 1:18 (NIV) This is how the birth of Jesus the Messiah came about: His mother Mary was pledged to be married to Joseph, but before they came together, she was found to be pregnant through the Holy Spirit. Jesus has only one Father and ...


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Jesus is the Almighty God. John 1:1 says God was the Word and then in verse 14 says the Word became flesh and dwelt among us and we beheld his gory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth.John 10:33 the Jews wanted to stone Jesus for saying He was God. John14:8-10 Phillip asked to see the Father and Jesus said I've been with ...


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Why is God "Beautiful?"/ described as "Beautiful?" Einstein is reputed to have said that he believed in the God of Spinoza that made himself manifest in the harmony of nature. This begins to approximate one who can appreciate the creator through his work. There are those who look at the stars in the night sky and are unimpressed. Then there are those who ...


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St. Thomas Aquinas holds that God can do anything except whatever implies a contradiction. Treating "Whether God is omnipotent?," he writes: [T]his phrase, "God can do all things," is rightly understood to mean that God can do all things that are possible; and for this reason He is said to be omnipotent. and [N]othing is opposed to the idea of ...


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Omnipotence means that God can do anything. But "anything" does not include nonsensical strings of words, like "kill God" or "round square" or "a rock so heavy that God can't lift it". C.S. Lewis once explained this point by saying that nonsense does not make sense just because we say "God can" in front of it. After this accelerated tour from atheism to ...


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Your question is quite limited in that it seems to overlook the fact that there are two kinds of death. Physical death is only applicable to humanity since it applies only to the material realm, and has no effect on the Spiritual realm where God resides. That fact is indelibly written in history, by the death and resurrection of Christ, who physically ...


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This is a Sunday school question akin to "Can God make a rock so big he can't lift it." Normally, this type of question would be off-topic, because we don't do general philosophy here. What we can do, however, is give historical theological answers to the question, and since this one has one, I'll give. The answer that most scholars would give is this: God ...


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A central concept of Nicene (Trinitarian) Christianity is that God has in fact effectively killed himself: He [God the Son] was delivered over to death for our sins [By God the Father] and was raised to life for our justification. - Romans 4:25 NIV God used human agents to perform this act, but it was carried out in accordance to His own will.


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I'm new here. I see that this post has no answer by an actual LDS member, and those answers that are given are not really representative of our beliefs (due mostly to lack of familiarity with the beliefs in question). So even though this is late, I’m going to try to answer it. First of all, we absolutely believe that God’s existence is eternal—as is the ...


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I would like to add to the thought. The covenant's beginning: Psalm 2:7-9: I will declare the decree: the LORD hath said unto me, Thou art my Son; this day have I begotten thee. Ask of me, and I shall give thee the heathen for thine inheritance, and the uttermost parts of the earth for thy possession. Thou shalt break them with a rod of iron; thou shalt ...


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the above mentioned questions or comments are correct, but I think it is much simpler then that. At the time, it was men who where allowed to be educated and teach and work and able to walk from town to town, without being questioned. It was the norm at the time. woman had little to no rights, that is a fact throughout history. If people where to accept the ...


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God created man in His own image - created to live a godlike life - free to reason and act. Man was was not created to be a robot. After the fall of man, God's redemption plans were put to use with the sole intent of giving back to man the godlike inheritance that was lost in the garden of Eden. The only way to regain that inheritance is to follow Jesus - ...



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