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Jesus and the Holy Spirit are not co-equal with the Father. They are subordinate to the Father because they are manifestations of Him. It is unfortunate that there is a propensity amongst men to mistake form for substance. Jesus couldn't make it plainer concerning himself: Verily, verily, I say unto you, The Son can do nothing of himself, but what he ...


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Exodus 34:14 Do not worship any other god, for the LORD, whose name is Jealous, is a jealous God. If our God is Jealous, there is no reason for anything not to glorify Him. All things will glorify Him! Revelation 15:4 Who will not fear you, Lord, and bring glory to your name? For you alone are holy. All nations will come and worship before you, for your ...


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All reformed theology adheres to is that the purpose for anything created is to 'glorify God' but that is obviously true under any theology that uses reason within its framework. God must have a reason for making something (beyond his single own existence) and the reason must be within himself (according to his own independent existence) before anything was ...


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Let me answer a few of your side-concerns before I get to your main question. Reformed theology stresses that God created the universe for one purpose: to glorify him fully I'm not certain how you're using the phrase "glorify him fully", but it could be interpreted to mean that God felt that he wasn't being glorified enough prior to creation, and ...


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I'll answer what seems to be the core of your question. If a skilled labourer is being thankful to god for the opportunities he gave > him to acquire his skill - should the unemployed labourer complain to god for treating him unfairly and not giving him opportunity? A consistent theme in Christian thought is to always be thankful to God, in good ...


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The specific debate at the First Council of Nicaea (325) was whether Jesus Christ is like God but created by God at some early point in time, OR Jesus is God, uncreated and coeternal with the Father and the Holy Spirit. Arius was the chief proponent of the first view, so that became known as Arianism. The second view is what prevailed at the council and is ...



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