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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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Jesus himself equates salvation with knowing God: Now this is eternal life: that they know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom you have sent. - John 17:3 NIV Elsewhere, the scriptures negate the idea that this could be a mere intellectual knowledge about God: You believe that there is one God. Good! Even the demons believe that—and ...


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The earliest mention of controversy appears to be in the writings of Origen of Alexandria, in the third century. He indicates that some debate already existed on the matter in his time, and he attempts to resolve it by saying that the lack of the article implies that the Word of God is inferior to and dependent on the "True God": We next notice John’s ...


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It’s important for Jesus to be both fully God and fully man because without being both he could not have mediated between God and man and could not have made an acceptable sacrifice for sin. Perhaps the clearest scriptural evidence for this is Job 9:32-33 For he [God] is not a man, as I am, that I might answer him, that we should come to trial together. ...


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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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Acts 16:31 states They replied, “Believe in the Lord Jesus and you will be saved, you and your household.” And Acts 10:43 says, About him [Jesus] all the prophets testify, that everyone who believes in him receives forgiveness of sins through his name. Similarly, John 3:16 says For this is the way God loved the world: He gave his one and only ...


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Fr. Cornelius à Lapide commentates on this verse: Lastly, theologians—and from them, catechists—out of various expositions of S. Augustine, collect six sins against the Holy Ghost; namely, presumption, despair, striving against known truth, envy of fraternal charity, impenitence, and obstinacy. They say that these are called sins against the Holy Ghost, ...


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He has stated a revision of his view, as of January 2012, that he now accepts the orthodox view of the Trinity. This would be the view promulgated at IV. Lateran (the 12th Ecumenical Council): “I began to realize that there are some things that could be said about the Father that could not be said about the Son,” Jakes said. “There are distinctives between ...


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Because John chapter 1 implies as much: 1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. ... 14 And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth. ESV From this is derived the whole concept of LOGOS: the Word of God, or ...


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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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