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Nov
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comment What is the Biblical basis for the doctrine of the Trinity?
… but if you'd like to continue this discussion, we'd probably be better of doing so in the chat room
Nov
5
comment What is the Biblical basis for the doctrine of the Trinity?
@LawrenceDol "...seems to exceed the import of an angel..." but the word used is the same (מלאך), right? "...you must also be able to explain the fall of one third of them under Lucifer" I'm not sure I do, as I've already agreed with you that not all angellic beings are presented as having this intimate 'blurring of the lines'/'hand in glove' connection with the person of God all the time — I feel like you are urging me to collapse down a nuanced understanding of angelic beings into a simpler doctrinal idea, and instead I urge you to embrace the richness and complexity of God's revelation.
Nov
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comment What is the Biblical basis for the doctrine of the Trinity?
... of God, not the nature of angelic beings per se
Nov
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comment What is the Biblical basis for the doctrine of the Trinity?
@LawrenceDol "think of angels as ambassadors who are sent with the sender's authority to act" that is certainly how they appear in other passages (eg Luke 1), but not I venture in the passages I've quoted: the whole point of my answer is to elevate scripture above doctrine. No doctrine will every capture every nuance of scripture, and it shouldn't be scripture that is bent to fit any doctrine. Angels are usually very distinct from the person of God, and your doctrine statement about angels is not something I'd disagree with in another context, but here we are interested in the plurality...
Aug
29
comment What evidence is there for the Resurrection of Jesus?
To describe the gospel accounts as not "actual historical sources" is bizarre. They are primary sources (by the definition used by historians, which does not depend on whether the author is an eye-witness. See also here). You may argue they are not reliable or independent but you are not free to dismiss them as not "historical sources".
Aug
28
comment Is there an instance of parents lying to their children that was approved by God in the Bible?
I can't edit to change just one letter, but I think you can: "endorsement of condemnation" should be "endorsement or condemnation" I think.
Aug
28
comment What evidence is there for the Resurrection of Jesus?
@Marie i don't think that is what Matthew is saying at all, where do you get that from? In addition to (and in support of) the points made here, I think you would benefit from this excellent answer on skeptics.se that also addresses the question of the meaning of the word 'evidence' in a historical context rather than, say, a reproducible scientific experiment.
Aug
28
comment What evidence is there for the Resurrection of Jesus?
You leap from questioning whether the actual authors of the gospels are those to whom they have been attributed to, to calling them "secondary, unattributed sources, rather than actual historical sources", why? For example, whether or not Luke-Acts was authored by Luke the physician (about which critical opinion is evenly divided), there is strong internal evidence that it is indeed an eye-witness account. Whether you consider that internal evidence…
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comment Why didn't God send Jesus during Noah's time instead of The Flood?
@David Perhaps you were thinking of Deuteronomy 29:29 ("The secret things belong to the LORD our God...")? The verse you quote refers to those who have received 'Spirit who is from God' being given understanding of those 'thoughts of God'. This leads to verse 16 and '“...who has understood the mind of the Lord so as to instruct him?” But we have the mind of Christ.'
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