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Nature and Person For many, the doctrine of the Trinity is confusing and seems contradictory because in commonplace expression it has been misstated. It therefore seems to be a contradiction in mathematics, the objection being that "three cannot be one" because it violates sound logical reasoning. The problem, it seems to many, is that the claim that "one ...


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This isn't really a question about Christianity, but here is an answer anyway. It's obvious from a philosophical view that people do not have absolute free will, in the sense that they can do anything they want to do. In fact only an omnipotent being can have absolute free will. Human beings are constrained by physical limitations, mental limitations, the ...


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Jesus is the SOFIA of God according to 1 Corinthians 1:24. 1 Corinthians 1:24 Westcott and Hort / [NA27 variants] αὐτοῖς δὲ τοῖς κλητοῖς, Ἰουδαίοις τε καὶ Ἕλλησιν, Χριστὸν θεοῦ δύναμιν καὶ θεοῦ σοφίαν. There are plethora of inspired texts that identify Jesus as God's Wisdom per se. Jesus is God's Wisdom in the Synoptics: Matthew 12:42 = ...


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My answer is a question: What is death? God created the universe, life, our spiritual existence, matter, time, and everything but himself. As others said, God revealed to the prophets and then through Jesus that he would die, must die, and did die. He required such a death as payment for sin, therefore it was incumbent upon him to arrange things so that the ...


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In this regard, two oft-quoted verses from the Psalms are as follows: The fool has said in his heart, "There is no God." They are corrupt, they have committed abominable deeds; There is no one who does good (Psalm 14:1 NAS). and The fool has said in his heart, "There is no God," They are corrupt, and have committed abominable injustice; There is ...


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Those with a more Christian Universalistic mindset find the problem of hell is not a problem. The subtitle of Beauchemin's book "Hope Beyond Hell" - "The righteous purposes of God's judgement" - suggests there is a purpose other than retribution. You might also search for the unwritten sermons of George Macdonald - especially one called "Justice" - which is ...


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In the Christian theology of Emanuel Swedenborg (1688-1772), which is one of my primary areas of expertise, the issues raised in your question fall under the general category of divine providence. Swedenborg defines divine providence as "the form of government exercised by the Lord's divine love and wisdom" (Divine Providence #1). Under that overall ...


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Problem of Hell seems closer to my question than Theodicy as I have seen it discussed. When I was a teenager (I had been raised Lutheran), I confronted my parents with a summary of how I understood Christianity as had been presented to me by the church. God created people with free will. God punishes people for making the wrong choice. The punishment ...


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Yes, it's long! Yes, I know this is a long answer. Sorry about that! However, given the huge amount of ink (and pixels) that has been expended on the doctrine of the Trinity for almost two thousand years now, I do not see how justice can be done to the subject in the brief answers that are preferred here on StackExchange. I therefore ask for your patience ...


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Theothanatology from the Greek theos (God) and thanatos (death) is a fringe Christian idea in which God is posited as having ceased to exist. Two proponents of this radical theology are Gabriel Vahanian and the jewish theologian Richard L. Rubenstein. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gabriel_Vahanian https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_L._Rubenstein


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I find it so hard to understand why God directs Moses and Israelites to do battle with various Kings such as Sihon and Og to take not only their land but also to kill every man, woman and child! God told Abraham that he was going to get the land of the Canaanites (Canaan was a grandson of Noah). However, it would be awhile because the sins of the Canaanites ...


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We understand that a close reading of Deuteronomy shows that those laws were commandments that Moses chose to impose on the Israelites. In otherwords, God gave Moses the charge to create a new covenant with himself(Moses) which reflected the hard hearted Israel. We view many of the Laws that are in Deuteronomy as NOT divinely given Law, but rather as Human ...



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