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Why must God reach the fullness of Glory (reformed theology)?

Reformed theology stresses that God created the universe for one purpose: to glorify him fully. And to reach the fullness of Glory, God must demonstrate all that would glorify him. This means that to ...
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How does entertainment glorify God at all? [closed]

In the modern context, we have many things to keep ourselves entertained and motivated to do work - music, videos, movies, games, magazines etc. According to 1 Corinthians 10:31 KJV Whether ...
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Why does God desire glorification?

If my interpretation of the ultimate purpose of human existence according to the Bible is correct, humanity exists to glorify the existence of God. In Isaiah 43:7, it is stated "everyone who is called ...
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According to reformed theology, how does the fall glorify God?

What this question is not about: This question is NOT about: Is God omniscient (all knowing?), omnipotent (all powerful?) and benevolent? Then if God foresaw the first sin, and had the power to stop ...
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How do Biblical Unitarians understand "the glory of the Father's own self" that Jesus claims he had before the world was?

From what I understand, Biblical Unitarians believe that the pre-incarnational existence of Jesus (as trinitarians propose it) is actually a notional existence in the mind of God. In other words, the ...
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According to Trinitarians, why does Jesus glorifying himself amount to nothing?

John 8:54-55 has Jesus saying "“If I glorify myself, my glory is nothing. It is my Father who glorifies me, he of whom you say, ‘He is our God,’ though you do not know him. But I know him; if I ...
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Do Biblical Unitarians teach a current, "notional", glory of Jesus?

From what I understand, Biblical Unitarians believe that the pre-incarnational existence of Jesus (as trinitarians propose it) is actually a notional existence in the mind of God. In other words, the ...
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What are Christian theologeans referring to when they talk about "God's glory"?

What is God's "glory" in Christian theology? (If it differs based on which branch of the church is using the term, give me a brief summary of the Catholic, Orthodox, and Protestant views.) Are we ...
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Did Satan ever see the glory of God? [closed]

Known: The seraphim, possibly among the most powerful of created beings, cover their face in the presence of God: Isaiah 6:2 Above it stood the seraphim: each one had six wings; with twain he ...
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Why is it declared that Jesus was fully God while on earth when he did not have all attributes of God?

The common belief is that Jesus was fully God and fully man; that is, 100% God and 100% man. In John 17:5, Jesus asks the Father to return his glory as he had before he became flesh. So, his glory was ...
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Is God's glory presented as something that increases over time?

John 13:31-32 reads as follows: 31 When he had gone out, Jesus said, “Now is the Son of Man glorified, and God is glorified in him. 32 If God is glorified in him, God will also glorify him in ...
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In Calvinism, why does free will to accept salvation seem to take away from God's glory?

Background: We are unable to accept Christ without His work in us. God gives every man, life, faith, breath, and everything else needed to come to Him. "And you hath he quickened, who were dead ...
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What does the word Glory mean in the Bible? [closed]

Does it mean Might, majesty, light, happiness or power? Or all those things ( in which case, how to tell what context it's being used in?
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Will the people, who end up in heaven, gain additional glory for each soul that profits from their writings?

Will the people, who end up in heaven, gain additional glory for each soul that profits from their writings? For example, St. Augustine wrote many good books. Now he is in heaven. To this very day, ...
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In Christian mystical traditions, is it common to pray for the manifestation of God's power and glory?

There are a few examples of this kind of yearning in the Old Testament: Exodus 33:17-18 KJV 17 And the Lord said unto Moses, I will do this thing also that thou hast spoken: for thou hast found grace ...
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