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comment Trinitarian Christianity and Numbers 23:19 - Was Jesus a man?
@TheFreemason the Son was not made, but he was made to be man. It's sometimes translated "became incarnate". That's what I'm asserting in this answer, not that the Son himself was made or created. Just that the incarnation was an event of history that came to pass and was not eternally so
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comment In Calvinism, why does free will to accept salvation seem to take away from God's glory?
The same answer applies because you don't have to affirm a Pelagian view of salvation to recognize that the fallen nature of man must first be overcome for that person to desire to repent and believe in Jesus and be saved. Even if Jesus dies on the cross graciously to forgive the sins of believers, one must still become a believer.
Feb
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answered In Calvinism, why does free will to accept salvation seem to take away from God's glory?
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revised Trinitarian Christianity and Numbers 23:19 - Was Jesus a man?
Fallen "portion" implies that there is part of the fallen person that is free from the effects of sin and would deny total depravity. "Nature" is a better word choice because it does not take a stand on the topic of total depravity without implying anything against it.
Feb
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comment Why Moses is not Sargon I?
Mosaic authorship is often more nuanced than he wrote it versus he didn't. John Sailhamer has a fascinating argument that the canonical form is the result of development that accords with the role of teachers like Ezra who were charged with making the sense of it plain for the people to understand. So Moses could be the author of the source material while at the same time bearing signs of being contemporary to 300-200 B.C.
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comment How sound are the arguments that Melchizedek invoked a Canaanite deity when he met Abraham?
Perhaps a good comparison would be between worshipping the God of Felicity and the god Felicity. Yahweh is the God of all joy, (which is felicity), but he is not the Roman goddess Felicitas. The Romans personified felicity and worshipped her, though an orthodox Christian or Jew could deny the worship of Felicitas and worship the God of Felicity, Yahweh.
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comment How sound are the arguments that Melchizedek invoked a Canaanite deity when he met Abraham?
Yes, it's complicated, but if the relationship of "El Elyon" to "Yahweh" is similar to "Yahweh" and "Allah" there is a major theological issue: Abraham's tithe means he not only recognizes Melchizedek as legitimate, but also superior to himself. That would be a problem if El Elyon is not the same god as Yahweh. It would undermine the fundamental messages of the Pentateuch.
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comment How do evangelical universalists reconcile their position with the designation for Judas that it would be better if he had never been born?
That was the attempt with "Evangelical". Narrowly defining the notoriously difficult concept of inerrancy is likely to promote answers to the question based on technicalities about inerrancy rather than exegesis of scripture concerning the issue in question.
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comment How do evangelical universalists reconcile their position with the designation for Judas that it would be better if he had never been born?
For the sense of the question, it's less important that this group identify as an evangelical universalist as it is that they believe the bible is inerrant.
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comment How do evangelical universalists reconcile their position with the designation for Judas that it would be better if he had never been born?
@Flimzy it's at least a thing on Wikipedia en.wikipedia.org/wiki/…
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reviewed Reject and Edit Please clarify Phil 2:8-9 with reference to the Trinity