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I see your question as two-fold. You are asking for a Trinitarian commentary explaining the absence of worship directed toward the Holy Spirit. I cannot answer about Trinitarian commentaries. And your underlying question is, why are the worship scenes in Revelation directed only toward the Father and Son if the Holy Spirit is an equal member of the godhead?...


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For completeness, I would also like to include the following: Genesis 3:23 (Brenton LXX En) 23 And God said, Behold, Adam is become as one of us, to know good and evil, and now lest at any time he stretch forth his hand, and take of the tree of life and eat, and so he shall live for ever— Genesis 11:7 (Brenton LXX En) 7 Come, and having gone ...


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The Torah says, "you saw no shape or form, you only heard a voice" (Deut. 4.12), The book of Isaiah says, "Before me no god was formed, nor will there be one after me." (43.10) King Solomon said, "But will G-D really dwell on earth? The heavens, even the highest heaven, cannot contain you. How much less this temple I have built!" 1 Kings 8:27 "The L-RD wraps ...


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You can see the answer to how this is possible in an example from creation. A yeast cell is about to have offspring by budding. (Here, I will only speak of one chromosome's DNA.) The original DNA is double-stranded. When it replicates, both original strands separate and make copies of the other strand on themselves. Now there are two double-stranded DNAs ...


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St. Thomas Aquinas, addressing the question of "Whether the trinity of the divine persons can be known by natural reason?" (Summa Theologica I q. 32 a. 1), considered it "impossible to attain to the knowledge of the Trinity by natural reason." He listed some objections to his opinion, in which theologians and philosophers tried to prove that God is triune: ...


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The question is about the current role of the Holy Spirit. As Barnes (and others) note [Commentary John 14] it was the plan for Jesus to return to heaven after his death and send the Holy Spirit to be with disciples forever. As Jesus said: And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Helper, to be with you forever (John 14:16 ESV) Jamieson-...


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You asked for answers from Trinitarians. This answer is informed by a combination of current Catholic teaching (the Catechism) and Scripture. Other Trinitarian denominations may have differing teachings to refer to. (And other Catholics may rely on other teachings, Scripture, and utterances to make a similar point). Consider the role of the Holy ...


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your challenge with eternal begotten is something I had in a different way until the Lord helped me understand it as follows Logically, to beget presupposes someone already existing, bringing forth another. This clearly makes the begotten later than the begetter. So if the begetter is eternal how can the later be eternal or be eternally begotten? I will ...


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The Holy Spirit seems to be the One who is responsible for the vision of Revelation and He is frequently seen throughout the book. John was in "the Spirit" when it opens and the "Spirit" was the One speaking to the 7 churches through the 7 letters in chapters 2-4. The Spirit speaks in 14:13. The Spirit carries John away in 17:3 and 21:10. Finally, the Spirit ...


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Joseph Smith History 1:17 17 It no sooner appeared than I found myself delivered from the enemy which held me bound. When the light rested upon me I saw two Personages, whose brightness and glory defy all description, standing above me in the air. One of them spake unto me, calling me by name and said, pointing to the other—This is My Beloved Son. Hear ...


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The Father is the one John meant in this context as may be understood from Jesus' words in John 4:46. Direct seeing is what he means no man has experienced even though seeing the Son could be accounted for seeing God since the Son is the exact replica of the Father.


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The passage more accurately says the Father "granted also to the Son to have life in himself" NWT So what the passage says the Father granted the Son is not simply to "have life" but to "have life in himself." In order to understand what it means for the Father to grant the Son to have life in himself we must understand what it means for the Father to have ...


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God does indeed promise eternal life. John 3:16 is pretty obvious of that and such plain and simple verses probably explains why there are so few (probably not any) Christian traditions that deny eternal life is part of God's promise. Generically, God promises restoration continually in the Bible (e.g Acts 3:19-21; Revelation 21:1-5; 1 Peter 5:10; 2 ...


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The themes are actually handled no different by Edwards or Reformed Theologians then they are by other Christian denominantions. Theologians generally do not mean that God has no feelings when saying that he is 'unchanging in his perfect boundless joy'. From the standpoint of impassibility, Edwards is not opposing the same concept detailed by Thomas Aquinas (...



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