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The term the Nicene Creed uses for substance is homoo├║sios. This term was intentionally chosen to separate the Creed from various forms of Arianism that denied the divinity of Jesus. The Nicene Creed is arguing that Jesus is fully divine just like the Father. The common forms of nontrinitarianism at the time commonly denied the divinity of Christ by arguing ...


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To say "The Son and the Father are of the same substance" (consubstantialem as the word is in the Latin Niceno-Constantinopolitan Creed) is to say that they have the same being (ousia in Greek); that is, that they are the same kind of thing—God. Traditionally, Catholic theology has said that even though the Son and the Father are of the same substance ...


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God is about wrong and right and the struggle between them. We assume God is almighty, but maybe he needs some faith himself. Would you fight for man if they stand lazy on the side expecting you to take care of things. The battle between good and evil are the torments of man, not of God.


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In Mark's Gospel, Jesus draws a clear distinction between God and himself. In Mark 10:18, Jesus calls God "good": And Jesus said unto him, Why callest thou me good? there is none good but one, that is, God. In Mark 13:32, Jesus says that only the Father knows just when the end will come: But of that day and that hour knoweth no man, no, not the ...


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The Catechism has Christ's true body 476 Since the Word became flesh in assuming a true humanity, Christ's body was finite.112 Therefore the human face of Jesus can be portrayed; at the seventh ecumenical council (Nicaea II in 787) the Church recognized its representation in holy images to be legitimate.113 477 At the same time the Church has ...


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The reason that Jesus came as a male is because Adam, the first man, led all mankind into sin (Romans 5:12). In order to undo the punishment of that sin, another man, Jesus, came to undo Adam's original sin. Likewise Mary, in Catholic Theology, is the new Eve, as Jesus is the new Adam. Something to also keep in mind is that all through the Bible, God ...


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Lets start with the serpent: Genesis 3:4-5 (KJV) 4 And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die: 5 For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods.. Which is a lie, they were already "like" gods Genesis 1:27 (KJV) 27 So God created man in His own image; in the image of ...


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I can offer up the Mormon perspective on these verses. The Book of Mormon has a wonderful explanation of the purposes and the nature of creation in the Book of 2 Nephi. 10 And because of the intercession for all, all men come unto God; wherefore, they stand in the presence of him, to be judged of him according to the truth and holiness which is in ...


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Notice that in Genesis 3:22, God says "now the man is become like one of us," after Adam had eaten the fruit of the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil. God was not equating the angels with himself, so in using the plural he could only have been referring to other gods. Indeed, Keel and Uehlinger say in Gods, Goddesses and Images of God in Ancient Israel, ...


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If there were no punishment for sin would salvation be necessary? That is a really difficult question, because it references deep theological topics in a fictitious parallel universe, a la C.S. Lewis' Narnia. As the Bible makes clear, sin is punished, and therefore, this question is an irrelevant one (in the practical, real world). However, it is a ...


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I don't think there is a definitive Catholic answer to this question. It's not a question relevant to faith and morals. That said, one answer that I (a Catholic) can come up with is that it relates to the way ancient people conducted their businesses. The father of the household would own the business, and he would have servants (or slaves) and sons working ...


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The quick answer to your question is that God did not refer to himself in male terms the writers of the books of the Bible did. Genesis 1:26 through 28 Then God said, "Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, over all the earth and over every ...


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Is it possible that The Moral Right as we call it is Gods nature. Therefor his commands would reflect his nature and be Morally Right he wrote the Moral Law on our Hearts so when we follow his commands and it brings us closer to him. Us with our free will can choose not to obey this law but it would separates us from god causing us to feel guilt and shame ...


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Consider Melchizedek, the original high priest of God before Christ. Many consider him to be Christ but it does not say explicitly. Christ came to be after the order of Melchizedek, implying he was not always in the order of Melchizedek. Melchizedek can only be divine, hence: fourth Godhead. Also in revelations it speaks of seven spirits of God, which ...


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In the Bible light is used to represent goodness, knowledge, freedom, etc... while darkness is used to represent evil, suffering, ignorance, etc... But it must always be kept in mind that this comparison is given to make it easy for us to understand the great war between good and evil. The physical light or the physical darkness does not mean good or ...



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