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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, ...


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You have not scoped this question to any particular Christian denomination, but pretty much all mainstream and even non-mainstream denominations would say that Jesus was not the last prophet. The Bible contains prophecies that were written by people after Jesus (such as the book of Revelation), and it describes first-century Christian congregations as ...


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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 ‭ ...


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A.) less than 2.2 percent of Christians belong to sects professing to believe that Jesus is not God. Do Don't N/A (in billions) Catholicism 1.2 Protestantism 0.801 Eastern Orthodoxy 0.230 Oriental Orthodoxy 0.082 Restorationism 0.045* Unitarian Universalism ...


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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 ...


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Many places Bible tells us contrastingly that Jesus is not just a prophet. Matt. 11:9-11 What did you go out to see? A prophet? Yes, I tell you, and more than a prophet. This is the one about whom it is written: ‘Look, I am sending my messenger ahead of you, who will prepare your way before you.’ “I tell you the truth, among those born of women, no ...


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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 ...


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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: ...


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The word "Christ" is simply the English transliteration of the Greek word "Χριστός" (pronounced "khristós"). It has the same meaning as the word "Messiah" which is simply a loose English transliteration of the Hebrew word "מָשִׁיחַ" (pronounced "mashíach"). Therefore, you'll find the word "Christ" used in translations of the New Testament and the word "...


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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 ...


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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 ...


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The term "only begotten" is a translation of the Greek word "monogenes". "Mono" indicates one and "genes" indicates kind. So, the very word itself indicates a meaning of "one of a kind". In the Septuagint (the Greek translation of the Old Testament), the word was actually used of Isaac. It should be noted that Isaac was not, in fact, the only son of ...


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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 ...


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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 ...


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The two are not contradictory at all. The common understanding is that Jesus is unique and the only begotten son of God. The rest of us are heirs to God - children of God via adoption. From Adopted Children of God The term “Son of God” refers preeminently to Jesus Christ’s deity (Matt. 11:25-27; 16:16-17). He alone is one in substance and glory with ...


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The classic book on this subject is The Humor of Christ by Elton Trueblood. While it is true that the Scripture rarely tells Jesus' emotion, there are considerable places in Scripture where Jesus is most likely making a joke: When the Syrophoenician woman quips back that even the dogs get the crumbs When the Pharisees strain out the gnats but swallow a ...


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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. ...


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Tolkien always denied that The Lord of the Rings was an allegory, let alone a Christian allegory. While many people have searched for Christian symbolism, the author did not intend that there should be any. Specifically there is no character who corresponds to Christ. There are of course strong themes of good and evil, of destiny and of guiding and creating ...


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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 ...


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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 ...


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Begotten = Same Nature Think of what it means to be a begotten son. A begotten son of a human, is human by nature. A begotten son of God therefore, is God by nature. This is the key. Nature of God What is the nature of God? Let's take just one quality of God - eternity. God, by definition, is eternal by nature. He is timeless. He wasn't created, but he ...


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The Catholic Church has a uniquely developed perspective on this question. It is a dogma of the Catholic faith that Mary was immaculately conceived -- or in the words of Pope Pius IX: We declare, pronounce, and define that the doctrine which holds that the most Blessed Virgin Mary, in the first instance of her conception, by a singular grace and ...


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First of all, I think it's necessary to point out that Christianity is not defined by being a "lot about God and other spiritual matters". Most world religions could include this. You could just as easily be Muslim and sing a lot about a god and spiritual matters. Even more specifically than that, a group may have a set of beliefs that draw on many common ...


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As a Rasta, I feel led to point out some things. First of all, to answer the question, some Rastas recognize Yeshua (Jesus) as their lord and savior, and see Selassie I as one who continues the work of Christ, through the line of David. Revelations references Yeshua telling His people of a man that God would send to Earth to continue His work. Rastas ...


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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 ...


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Christomonism is the heresy of identifying Christ as the singular representation of God. It is a heresy because it denies the Trinity, which has been the traditional foundation of orthodoxy. Douglas John Hall writes: Christomonism and the exclusivity that attends it represents, I believe, a failure of trinitarian theology. For a triune understanding of ...


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Jehovah's Witnesses (JWs) take Daniel 10:13,21; 12:1 to equate Michael to Christ. They believe that since it refers to Michael as "one of the foremost princes", and, "Michael will stand up, the great prince who is standing in behalf of the sons of your people." They also interpret "stand up" to be mean "take control and reign as king." From their book ...


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There are countless works already done on Trinity. Inspired by all these existing works, here is how we may address the question to whom Jesus prays to. Jesus never said "I am God" nor "I am the Father" but said "I and my Father are one". The New Testament always address Jesus as the Lord, the Christ, the Word of God and the Son of God. One with Father? ...


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