Good question with a simple answer: No. Categorically no.
All mainline Protestants (and actually most branches of Christianity including Catholic and Orthodox) believe that they are radically different. "Categorically" different if I may overload that word.
Jesus is God.
Son of God in that he is the "son" part of the Trinity, but the very person of God, ...
The idea of the last prophet or the last revelation is not a Christian concept.
Notice what a prophecy is
“knowing this first of all, that no prophecy of Scripture comes from someone's own interpretation. For no prophecy was ever produced by the will of man, but men spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit.”
2 Peter 1:20-21
No, the conclusions are not correct. The line of reasoning underlying this homily amounts to a conflation of metaphors.
We are Christ
This one is tolerably permissible. It's a truncation of "We are the body of Christ" (e.g "Now you are the body of Christ, and members of member." 1 Corinthians 12:27). This would have to be understood as ...
The Seventh Day Adventist view
The SDA view is well articulated here: Amazing Facts: Who Is Michael The Archangel?
The primary arguments involved are:
There are appearances of the preincarnate Christ with titles of “Angel of the LORD”, “Angel of His Presence” and “Angel of the Covenant”.
The meaning of angel has a wide range of interpretations (it ...
Jesus' main purpose in coming to earth was to die on the cross in order to redeem mankind from their sins.
He attests to this in a number of places in the Bible, and other writers of scripture also say this.
Therefore to have Michael or any other archangel rescue Jesus would be to go against the wishes of God the Father - which Jesus, in his obedience, did ...
This question is complicated, of course, by the fact that we must work with translations of the original texts in order to find this wording. However, at least three second-century authors use this phrasing when translated into English: Justin Martyr, Athenagoras of Athens, and Clement of Alexandria.
Justin Martyr (100–165) writes, in Dialogue with Trypho:
From the Orthodox POV, the answer is unequivocally yes.
The Orthodox understand John 1:14 literally:
And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth. (NKJV) [Emphasis mine]
The Word of God, the Second Person of the Trinity, became flesh. Not had flesh. Not ...
If you take the book of Revelation in chronological order, Revelation 11 says there's at least two more prophets to come before Jesus makes his direct return in chapter 19
3And I will appoint my two witnesses, and they will prophesy for 1,260 days, clothed in sackcloth.” 4They are “the two olive trees” and the two lampstands, and “they stand before the Lord ...
Jesus claimed both to be God and to be the Son of God.
Jesus claimed that he is God.
John 10:28-33 (NIV)
28 I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; no one will
snatch them out of my hand. 29 My Father, who has given them to me, is
greater than all; no one can snatch them out of my Father’s hand. 30 I
and the Father are one.”
This is one of the popular misconception of trinity and incarnation.
Jesus as Logos (The Word) is divine. He existed in that form for eternity in the Trinity. But the humanity of Christ did NOT exist before incarnation. Humanity of Christ consists of his human soul and body. Humans are made up of soul and body, so when Christ became human, ie., when he took ...
This is not a very good Trinitarian objection for a number of reasons. First, the incarnation occurred at a definite point in history. As the Nicene/Constantinopolitan creed states, "[He] was made man." At the point Numbers became canonical, the Son of God was not yet incarnate.
But perhaps more fundamentally, we should not read the Bible in a rigidly ...
The "archangel" Michael is named in only three books in the Bible: in Daniel, Revelation, and Jude. While what Daniel and Revelation say about Michael is compatible with the idea that Michael is another name for Jesus, I cannot see how this can be the case for Jude:
Jude 8-9 (NIV): In the very same way, on the strength of their dreams these ...
"God the Son" as the 2nd person of the Trinity
The construct "God the Son" is the name for the 2nd person of the Trinity, referring to Jesus. The concept of Trinity itself grew in the early church father era after the last book of the New Testament was written, and therefore the construct doesn't appear in the NT.
But since the bishops of the early church ...
In Trinitarian theology, Jesus is both God and Man, so the title "Son of Man" isn't incorrect in that regard.
Throughout Matthew, Mark and Luke, Jesus generally encourages the "Messianic secret" -- He doesn't directly state He is God. Instead He does or says things which lead sincere people to that conclusion.
This miracle relies on a ...
There are two common interpretations among Protestants:
"Wisdom" refers to the Word of God; that is, Jesus
"Wisdom" is the personification of a divine attribute, and perhaps a type of Christ, but should not be understood to be Jesus himself
The first view was widely held by the church fathers and several centuries of Protestants. ...
Who are the modalists?
The ancient modalists were condemned heretics such as Noetus, Sabellius, and Praxeas. We don't have much record of their own writings, and what we do know of them is based on what men like Tertullian and Hippolytus wrote in response to them. So we know very little of their actual theology.
In modern times, Oneness Pentecostalism has ...
This is where the doctrine of the hypostatic union is essential. Jesus the Son of God is one person, but he has two natures: the divine nature, and a human nature. The two natures cannot be divided, but neither are they mixed in the union to become hybrid natures.
The divine nature cannot die, but the human nature can. Jesus died completely in his human ...
It appears that many of the answers posted here interpret the word "prophet" in a literal sense, taking it to mean "a person who receives a divine revelation." However, it seems to me that you're using the word "prophet" in the Islamic sense, and interpreting it to mean "a person divinely chosen to be a significant religious leader."
I must clarify that ...
Question: Will Christ at the second coming be made of flesh?
Answer: Yes. This is what the Bible says:
It is true that “the Word became flesh and dwelt among us” (John 1:14). The Word gave up the glory he had in heaven and became a little lower than the angels in order to do the will of his Father in heaven.
But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower ...
Leo the Great wrote for the Council of Chalcedon in 451,
It does not belong to the same nature to say, "I and the Father are one," and to say, "The Father is greater than I." For although there is in the Lord Jesus Christ a single person who is of God and of man, the insults shared by both have their source in one thing, and the glory that is shared in ...
I believe that this Bible verse confirms that Jesus took on the sins of mankind.
John 1:29 ESV
The next day he saw Jesus coming toward him, and said, “Behold, the
Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!
The word "Christ" is derived from the Greek translation of the Hebrew word (that is commonly rendered as) "Messiah"; it means "anointed". So "Jesus Christ" means "Jesus the Messiah" or "Jesus the anointed One". The phrase "Christ the Lord" could be understood as "The anointed One, the Lord" but I suspect it's actually a case of people using "Christ" as a ...
"Christ" is from the Greek "christos," which means anointed - it's the same as the Hebrew Messiah. "Christ" as such is solely a title, though it has come to be both a title and a name; you can see it rather clearly in some of Paul's writings. Jesus is not just a christ but is the Christ. It identifies Him, and is therefore a name.
None of the above, Mormon christology is Mormonism.
Although this wikipedia article names The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints as a modern Christian group which may be seen as espousing some of the principles of Arianism.
Latter-day Saints believe God the Eternal Father to be our literal father in Heaven, the father of the spirits of all ...
I am mostly familiar with the evangelical perspective, which I think is shared with mainstream Protestant denominations, since they all rely on Bible evidence alone (instead of relying on the writings of the Church Fathers or St. Thomas Aquinas). The Catholic viewpoint may have been answered already (link provided by Peter Turner).
From sermons I heard and ...
Jesus Christ, on earth, was the incarnate Word: the Second Person of the Trinity, the Son. His earthly body and the soul which animated it were both at once human and divine.
To say “God died” actually denies the human soul and its continued existence after the death of the body. Even though Jesus’ body died, his soul did not — or what hope is there for the ...
Isaiah 53:6 ESV
All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned, every one, to
his own way; and the Lord has laid on Him the iniquity of us all"
John 3:16 ESV
For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son,
that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting
1 John 2:2 ESV
And He Himself is the ...
There are several churches which use the idea of transubstantiation; but the Eastern churches (Eastern Orthodox, Oriental Orthodox, and Assyrian Church of the East) share a similar view on how it works. I'll therefore split my discussion into two parts, the "Eastern" and "Western" views.
The Eastern churches have occasionally ...
I generally write from a reformed perspective, but I don't think there's anything in this post that other Christians (Oriental Orthodox and Church of the East aside) would disagree with.
The doctrine was first formulated clearly by the Council of Chalcedon:
One and the same Son, the Self-same Perfect in Godhead, the Self-same Perfect in Manhood; truly God ...