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This is a great question. 1 John 4:12, John 1:18, & 1 Timothy 6:16 all cross reference each other and all say that God (the Father in this case; I'll get to this later) has not been seen, and cannot be seen. It doesn't directly say formless, but we interpret it that way as something that can't be seen would logically lack form. Now, you raised some ...


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The basis of this claim is that the Koran claims it is so. The Koran tells some parts of the the stories of Abraham and of Moses, howbeit in mangled form, and claims to be preaching the same God. You don't have to read much of the Koran to encounter this claim, since the Koran really consists of little more than this claim, mangled retellings of Bible ...


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There is no more evidence that God exists than that Brahma exists, Ahura Mazda exists, Dionysus exists, or indeed any other god exists. Certainly he is attested in ancient scriptures, but so are all the other gods rejected in Western culture. Some say that the life of Jesus is proof that God exists, and that the existence of not one but four independent ...


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I don't see the air or oxygen within it, but I breathe and live. My breath is sustained by God. I don't see him, but I keep breathing. I suggest you obtain a standard bible, sincerely read and study it. In so doing, you will learn about God. The more you study, the more you will learn and know about God.


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God cannot sin.In Him there is no darkness. No evil. No hatred for his children, for He wants that none should parish. God the creator, created. Romans 6:23 says, The wages of sin is death. In GOD there is only life. The word says, Those that are not with me are against me and they shall be thrown into the burning fire like chaff. The word does not say you ...


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James 1:17 (NKJV) Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow of turning. This verse shows that all good gifts come from God. I understand it to mean that all good things ultimately come from God. This leads me to believe that God actively brings joy into our ...


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In An Exact Exposition of the Orthodox Faith (ἔκδοσις ἀκριβὴς τῆς ὀρθοδόξου πίστεως), Book III, Sec. IV, John of Damascus wrote, Now we have often said that essence (οὐσία) is one thing and hypostais (ὑπόστασις) another, and that essence (οὐσία) is the common and general species (εἶδος) of hypostases (ὑποστάσεων) of the same species (ὁμοειδῶν), such as ...


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John 14:8-11 (NKJV): 8 Philip said to Him, “Lord, show us the Father, and it is sufficient for us.” 9 Jesus said to him, “Have I been with you so long, and yet you have not known Me, Philip? He who has seen Me has seen the Father; so how can you say, ‘Show us the Father’? 10 Do you not believe that I am in the Father, and the Father in Me? The words that ...


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People who are spiritually perceptive might consider what makes ice cream possible, or consider what makes it seem delicious. Ultimately they must consider the answer is the miracle of life itself and "life" is a testament or "signpost", as you will, to God. But I'm afraid it borders on superstition to say enjoyable things or pleasure points people to God. ...


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In general most of these things are interpreted by Oneness advocats as symbolic, or delivered to us in a way that we can relate to or will provide us with an example how we should act. For example, seeing the Spirit of God descending as a dove may be seeing an actual dove as a sign that the Spirit of God has testified. A voice from heaven means a voice from ...


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Jesus Christ died on the cross for all mankind's sins (past - prescient - and future). As the Lord Jesus said, on the cross, "It is finished". This means "for all our days are passed away in thy wrath; We spend our years as a tale that is told"(Psalm 90:9). We all have ALREADY LIVED!. We are NOW just going through the motions!. God knows the beginning to the ...


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God is Holy by nature. God has free will. Free will implies choice between at least two options. If there were no options, choosing would not be necessary thus, free will would not be necessary. God is omnipotent. There is nothing He cannot do. Including choosing contrary to His holy nature. If He cannot choose contrary to His holy nature, He would ...


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He's called "The Truth" because the people calling him that (including he himself) are mistaken. The Truth is the Christ. Jesus was not the Christ; therefore, Jesus was not The Truth.


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I BELIEVE WE KNOW VERY LITTLE ABOUT "TRUTH" AS FOR THE MOSTPART WE DON'T LIVE BY IT, WE DON'T WALK IN IT, MAYBE IT'S BECAUSE THE "TRUTH" HURTS IT MAKES US FEEL UNCOMFORTABLE, WHY? I THINK THE ANSWER IS OUR SINFUL NATURE AS SIN AND TRUTH ARE INCOMPATIBLE THROUGH OUR HUMAN NATURE. THE ANSWER IS DEATH TO SELF, AND LIFE IN [JESUS CHRIST]. VERILY, VERILY, (A ...


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God created everything (Gen 1.1). If sin exists, God created it . The question really should be then Why did God create sin?" To say that God did not create sin is to say that either the devil did when he rebelled against God or Adam did when he disobeyed God. Can the devil create something God did not? (it is common Christian belief that the devil cannot ...


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Does the bible tell us whether God breathes the breath of life into every person? Yes. Job 33;4 The spirit of God hath made me, and the breath of the Almighty hath given me life. Ezekiel 37;2,5,8,10 2 And caused me to pass by them round about: and, behold, there were very many in the open valley; and, ...


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I ask myself that question all the time, like Jonah 4 NET But to Jonah this seemed very wrong, and he became angry. He prayed to the Lord, “Isn’t this what I said, Lord, when I was still at home? That is what I tried to forestall by fleeing to Tarshish. I knew that you are a gracious and compassionate God, slow to anger and abounding in love, a ...


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The standard answer, as you say is "God wants people to be with him because he loves us very much". Some people do indeed find this a little simplistic, and on much more reflection, come to a deeper answer. Your objection to the standard answer appears to be that in creating mankind some will not go to be with him, and will either be destroyed or go to ...


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Your question is essentially the age-old question of vitalism versus mechanism. That is, is life purely a process that can ultimately be understood and explained in terms of the same physics and chemistry that govern non-living things (mechanism), or is there something fundamentally different about living things (vitalism). Or to put it another way, is there ...


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The scriptures seem to use breath as a metaphor for life. Life is a gift that comes from God. Psalms 127:3 3 Lo, children are an heritage of the Lord Job 33:4 4 The Spirit of God hath made me, and the breath of the Almighty hath given me life. Acts 17:25 25 Neither is worshipped with men’s hands, as though he needed any thing, seeing he ...


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Jeremiah 29;11 For I know the thoughts I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not evil, to give you and expected end. I begin my answer with this verse because we must clearly understand, that God is on our side, and He knows the beginning and the end. God's love for us makes it ...


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I believe this is a mistranslation. It is against the nature of God to "harden" someone's heart. God wants all to believe and follow Him. However, I believe the true wording is that Pharaoh hardened his own heart


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I think the free will thing is also difficult to comprehends. Jesus says that my sheep will know my voice, which lets us know that everyone does not hear the call. But God calls us. In the parable of the sower, some seeds fell on shallow ground, some fell amongst thorns and were strangled out, and some fell on good soil, and eventually took root and ...


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A friend of mine who has been reading a great deal of John Calvin's Institutes said something to me a couple months ago which has been resonating within me ever since. At this point (as of today, that is) I'm beginning to think that what my friend had to say--thanks, in part, to Calvin--is probably closer to the truth than what I believed previously. What ...


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In Wikipedia page, Christian Denomination, we see Mormonism as a Nontrinitarian Denomination. Explaining that: Mormons see themselves as believing in a Godhead comprising the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost as separate personages united in purpose. On a separate page, God in Mormonism, explains that The Father in the Godhead is the same Jewish God, ...


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Holy Ghost is KJV, Holy Spirit is modern translations. Its a little more complicated than that. In the New Testament, the KJV uses the term Holy Ghost 89 times, and the term Holy Spirit 4 times. So it actually uses both. But modern translations use Holy Spirit exclusively. The wikipedia article is not saying that Holy Ghost and Holy Spirit are understood ...


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There is no biblical justification in the King James bible. Matthew 6;9 After this mamner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name.



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