Most Christians believe Jesus is God. Scripture says there is one God, the Father. If this is so, when Jesus died on the cross did God the Father die also?

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    Welcome Bertrand. Unfortunately, this question isn't a good fit for this site: answers to it will be mere opinions, and here we try to explain and learn what specific groups of Christians believe. If you haven't already done so, I hope you'll take a minute to take the tour and learn how this site is different from others. Commented Oct 1, 2015 at 17:17
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    Not a truth question. Capable of being answered from the POV of Trinitarians, which is obviously what the OP wants, without claiming that Trinitarians are correct. Edited to make this clearer. Commented Oct 1, 2015 at 19:45
  • I (further) adjusted the wording as per @DJClayworth's suggestion. If that is not was intended, please feel free to re-edit.
    – ThaddeusB
    Commented Oct 1, 2015 at 19:51
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    Wait, why was this question about Trinitarians? The original version (before @DJClayworth's edit) didn't say that at all. It could just as well be asking for a Unitarian perspective--and in fact, that would be my assumption, given the premise of the question.
    – Flimzy
    Commented Oct 1, 2015 at 21:02
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    @ThaddeusB: I agree. It needs to be closed until the OP can clarify what they mean. Hopefully they will do so!
    – Flimzy
    Commented Oct 1, 2015 at 21:13

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Most Trinitarians use this to summarize the Trinity:

  1. The Father is God
  2. The Son is God
  3. The Holy Spirit is God
  4. The Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit are all distinct (not one of them is identical to the other).

Therefore, when Jesus died on the cross, God the Father did not also die on the cross.


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