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Do any Christian denominations believe in a "duality" rather than a trinity?

Historically, there was a group of persons who claimed to be Christians, but denied the divinity of the Holy Spirit. They were derided by orthodox Christians as Pneumatomachoi (literally, “those who ...
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Were Jews in Jesus' day binitarian?

Segal's Persepective and its Reception That book by Segal was one of the first to advance that argument, and has been fairly influential since then (e.g. Heiser, 2004; Boyarin, 2001. McGrath and Truex ...
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How do Trinitarians reconcile Jesus' words in John 5:31 with the view that GOD the Father / the Son / the Holy Spirit are the same being?

The law regarding witnesses is for men, given to men by God, because the hearts of men are deceitful and wicked: Corroboration is needed in order for human testimony to even begin to be trustworthy. ...
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According to trinitarians (or binitarians): How can God the Son be “appointed heir of all things“ (Hebrews 1:2) if „all belongs to Him“ already?

Christ is "heir of all things", but he has not yet inherited all things. Currently, it is Satan that rules this world (as proclaimed every day in the news headlines): Now is the judgment of ...
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How do Trinitarians reconcile Jesus' words in John 5:31 with the view that GOD the Father / the Son / the Holy Spirit are the same being?

If I may, I will offer another answer from a different angle. God has perfect integrity. That is to say, God never does or says anything that in any way contradicts or opposes who and what God is. ...
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How do Trinitarians reconcile Jesus' words in John 5:31 with the view that GOD the Father / the Son / the Holy Spirit are the same being?

Because if they are ONE in essence, nature, power, action, and will, and thus cannot say, act, and will differently from each other . . . . . [sic, OP above] This is incorrect. That Divine Persons ...
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Do any Christian denominations believe in a "duality" rather than a trinity?

The term you should look for is "binitarianism". Binitarianism - Wikipedia needs improvement, but it's a good start in your research: Binitarianism is a Christian theology of two persons, ...
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In the Binitarian view, who or what is the Holy Spirit?

Most binitarians think that the Holy Spirit is, in some sense, God's power. A number of faith statements from binitarian denominations say something to this effect; for instance, here's what the ...
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Do any Christian denominations believe in a "duality" rather than a trinity?

This teaching originated with the Worldwide Church of God (Herbert W. Armstrong). The first article of faith from their official website said that “God is the eternal, all-powerful, supreme creator ...
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Why does God command his already perfectly loyal Angels to worship the second person of the Godhead (Hebrews 1:6)?

When angels appear worshiping God at certain moments in time or in visions etc. it does not mean they are not always worshipping during other periods it just means certain events are highlighted to us ...
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According to trinitarians (or binitarians): How can God the Son be “appointed heir of all things“ (Hebrews 1:2) if „all belongs to Him“ already?

If the eternal Son of God had remained in heaven (as the Word of God, who is God, and who made everything that was made John 1:1-3), the matter of inheritance would never have arisen. It only arose ...
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According to trinitarians (or binitarians): How can God the Son be “appointed heir of all things“ (Hebrews 1:2) if „all belongs to Him“ already?

The writer of the Book of Hebrews explains the "superiority" of the Son in various ways to show us why He is heir of all things. This does not "preclude" Him from already being the ...
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Why does God command his already perfectly loyal Angels to worship the second person of the Godhead (Hebrews 1:6)?

At the point of the virgin Mary giving birth, one particular angel was given a direct commission by God to announce the birth to shepherds that particular night. Then a particular host of angels ...
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Why does God command his already perfectly loyal Angels to worship the second person of the Godhead (Hebrews 1:6)?

This is when he says "Let all the angels worship Him": "when he bringeth in the firstbegotten into the world". It is a specific command at a specific time for a specific reason. ...
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Why does God command his already perfectly loyal Angels to worship the second person of the Godhead (Hebrews 1:6)?

Let's look at the context starting at Hebrews 1:5 where the writer is quoting Psalm 2:7. Although the angels as a group are called the "sons of God' in the Old Testament (Genesis 6:2; Job 1:6; 2:...
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How do Trinitarians reconcile Jesus' words in John 5:31 with the view that GOD the Father / the Son / the Holy Spirit are the same being?

This is what you stated Js Witness in your conclusion. "Legally speaking you cannot separate the witness from the being giving the witness. If the three persons of the Trinity are ONE in essence, ...
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In the Binitarian view is the Holy Spirit a person?

In Binitarianism is the Holy Spirit a person? By definition of binitarian, the Father and the Son are the two supreme beings. So the question is really asking whether "the Holy Spirit" ...
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In the Binitarian view is the Holy Spirit a person?

In Biblical Binitarianism, promulgated by Mario Shepard, References to the Holy Spirit are sometimes references to the Spirit of the Father, sometimes the Spirit of the Son, and there is a single ...
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In the Binitarian view, who or what is the Holy Spirit?

According to at least one Binitarian group, the Father is sometimes called the Holy Spirit, and the Son is sometimes called the Holy Spirit, and that the Father and the Son have one single divine ...
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