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Which Person of the Trinity is the Ancient of Days sitting on His throne?

Accordring to Trinitarians who is this person with a form, sitting on His throne? Daniel 7:9-27 New King James Version Vision of the Ancient of Days 9 “I watched till thrones were put in place, And ...
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What are rebuttals to the argument that Christians only worship God to give their lives meaning?

Many people argue that we only created God and religion to give our lives meaning, and that is why we worship God and other gods. However, we have to take into consideration that humans tend to ...
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Why were the Jews mad at Jesus for calling God His Father if the Old Testament portrayed God as Israel's Father?

John 5:18 NASB95 For this reason therefore the Jews were seeking all the more to kill Him, because He not only was breaking the Sabbath, but also was calling God His own Father, making Himself equal ...
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What passages of scripture give the strongest support for Jesus being a separate person than the person of YHWH?

Jesus' most important commandment is the following: Jesus answered him, “The first of all the commandments is: ‘Hear, O Israel, YHWH our Elohim, YHWH is 1. And you shall love YHWH your Elohim with ...
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What pronouns make most sense when referencing the Trinity?

The Trinity is 3 persons sharing 1 essence. They share It. (Where does the "He", "Him", "Me", "My" come from?) Jesus uses plural personified pronouns when ...
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In what way(s) is God the Father a father to God the Son? And in what way(s) is God the Son a son?

Every concept and Truth is from the creative mind of God. This includes what defines a father and a son. By observation, we can know how God defines a father within His design. Some examples of ...
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According to the Trinitarian interpretation of John 17:3, if Jesus's God and Father is the 1 True God, what type of god is Jesus?

If the Father is the only God who is True, than what type of godhood is the 2nd person of the trinity? John 17:3 (Jesus speaking to his God and Father) And this is eternal life, that they may know ...
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On Images of God the Father According to Catholicism?

No man hath seen God at any time: the only begotten Son who is in the bosom of the Father, he hath declared him. (John 1:18) QUESTION: Is there anything in Catholic doctrine which prohibits or ...
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According to Trinitarians, were/are some Jews Trinitarians? Who is this "Father" - the Creator spoken of throughout the Old Testament?

The Old Testament identifies YHWH as "our Father", the Creator. Is this "Father"- the first person of the Trinity, God the Father? Is he YHWH, the God of Israel? Malachi 2:10 ...
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Given that Jesus can read minds. Why did God need to observe external behavior to know what was in the heart?

Given that Jesus can read minds. Why did God need to observe external behavior to know what was in the heart? In Mark 2:8 it reads And immediately when Jesus perceived in his spirit that they so ...
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How do Christians respond to this claim in the Qur'an? [closed]

How do Christians respond to a claim in the Qur'an that God can not be the father of Christians because God gives them bad things in life to endure? Here is the quote in question set into context: We ...
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Why does Jesus intercede or Advocate after salvation? [closed]

In several passages, we see Christ as our advocate (1 John 2:1) or our mediator (1 Timothy 2:5). My question is three fold: Why does Christ actively mediate or advocate after salvation? Does God the ...
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Can a human coherently claim to be "God the father"?

Can a human coherently claim to be "God the father"? Apologies for the obscure question; I have not read much of the bible. Is it theologically (metaphysically?) possible for a human (I ...
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Who do Trinitarians believe is Paul's God?

Premise 1Cor 8:6 KJV But to us there is but one God, the Father, of whom are all things, and we in him; and one Lord Jesus Christ, by whom are all things, and we by him. 1Tim 1:17 Now to the King ...
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Jesus says, that God the Father is a Spirit AND Paul says there is one (1) Spirit. How do trinitarians understand who or what the Holy Spirit is?

Premise Jesus tells the woman at the well to worship the Father in Spirit and Truth. 23 But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for ...
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What evidence is there that God as father was a common concept for Jesus's first century Jewish audience?

Many Christians believe that Jesus' teaching about the Fatherhood of God was new and even revolutionary. Previously, Jews thought of God as "Lord" but not as Father. However, we can indeed ...
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The LDS consider God the Father the ultimate creator and they teach that Jesus Christ is the creator. Which of these two Gods is the creator?

The LDS Church has a teaching that God the Father is the "ultimate Creator" The following has Jesus Christ being the creator: https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/study/ensign/1988/08/i-have-...
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Why is there not a Liturgical Feast in honour of the Father within the Catholic Church?

Why is there not a Liturgical Feast in honour of the Father within the Catholic Church? The Catholic Church is trinitarian in thought and belief. Yet She has no liturgical celebration in honour of the ...
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(Jehovah's Witnesses) What reason(s) is there to actually love God?

I asked my atheist friends why they did not believe in God, and one of the more common reasons had to do with suffering. If you start thinking about it, there is a lot of suffering. People die painful ...
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How do Trinitarians explain James 1:17, John 4:24 and John 17:3?

James 1:17 Amplified Bible Every good thing given and every perfect gift is from above; it comes down from the Father of lights [the Creator and Sustainer of the heavens], in whom there is no ...
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Is there Biblical evidence that shows that God developed during the New Testament due to becoming human?

I recently got back into reading the Bible after a long hiatus, especially after a talk with my Grandma regarding religion (I've even ordered a new NLT Bible). I'm a Christian and look at things from ...
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Why do people believe God is genderless?

From a few feminist-like individuals I have heard the argument that God is actually genderless, and despite God being called Father in the scriptures they refute these claims. As a reformed protestant ...
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What is the Biblical basis for accepting Feminist Christian Theology which says we should use female pronouns for God?

Feminist Philosophy of Religion: Feminist philosophy of religion is a recent development within Western philosophy that poses feminist questions about religious texts, traditions, and practices, often ...
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How do Biblical Unitarians understand verses that appear to identify God (the Father) and the Holy Spirit as different beings/entities?

Here are a few notable passages (the list is probably not exhaustive - edits are welcome): 13 So if you, despite being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your ...
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When Christians say "the Lord" in everyday speech, do they mean Jesus or the Father?

It's very common to hear Christians say "Lord" or "the Lord" in different contexts: everyday conversations, prayer, testimonies, sermons, etc. Some example sentences that come to ...
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According to Catholic Tradition, did God the Father ever teach or punish God the Son?

Catholics are taught to believe in the Trinity - God in Three Persons - The Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. If Catholics are taught to worship God "The Father" and God "The Son", ...
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What role does the Holy Ghost fill that the Father can't?

In trinitarian doctrine, what role does the Holy Ghost fill that the Father can't / doesn't? My understanding is, that according to trinitarians: The Father is a spirit The Holy Ghost is a spirit The ...
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Why do Jehovah's Witnesses make the Old Testament forms of address to God ("Jehovah" and "Father") more important than "Abba?"

Jehovah's Witnesses believe God is the Father whose name is the Hebrew YHVH, the Tetragrammaton, which was the name the Apostles called on to be saved. However, after calling on the name to be saved, ...
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The Mormon Church teaches that Joseph Smith saw God the Father and His Son. How do you reconcile this when the Bible says the Father cannot be seen?

Top leaders of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints issued a document titled: "The Restoration of the fullness of the gospel of Jesus Christ; A Bicentennial Proclamation to the world. ...
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Is thinking of God as a Loving Father specific to Christianity?

I was looking to respond to someone who sent me a Christopher Hitchens video saying that nothing would be different if Jesus never existed and I was thinking of all the ways this is dead wrong. One ...
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What does The Father do?

It seems like such a basic question: what does the Father do? It is said that the Holy Spirit is the life-giver and speaks through the prophets and everything is made through the Son, Jesus, and Jesus ...
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Is the nature of God the father like that of Abraham the father of Isaac? [closed]

Abraham sacrificed his child Isaac not himself because he loved God so much. Similarly God the father loved his creation so much that he sacrificed his son instead of himself. Does that mean they ...
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According to Trinitarianism, is Jesus God Almighty?

First of all I want a Trinitarian answer. Is it proper to say that Jesus is God Almighty? The Scriptures are very clear but they (and the church fathers) are very clear that the Father is God ...
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What planet do Mormons think God the Father was born on?

In 2001, the Congregation for the Doctrine of Faith decided that Mormon baptisms are not valid as far as Catholicism is concerned, because of certain doctrines of Mormonism that are problematic from a ...
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According to the Catholic Church, why is God called “Father” (and not, say, “Mother”)?

Throughout the Bible, Jesus specifically refers to God as Father, and us as his sons. Why is it significant that God is a Father? Why did God choose the image of “Father,” as opposed to other ...
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According to Protestantism why did God choose the persona of a Father?

Throughout the Bible, God uses the persona of a Father. Jesus specifically refers to God as Father, and us as his sons. Why is it significant that God is a Father? And why did God choose the nature ...
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