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For as the Father has life in himself, so he has granted the Son also to have life in himself. - John 5:26 This Scripture is not explaining how Jesus the incarnation of the Word derives his life in a physical body. Of course all living things have God as the source of their life and without God nothing would live. These all look to you, to give them their ...


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Orthodox Trinitarians believe that the Son and the Spirit are eternally dependant on the Father, just as the heat and light of the fire are distinct from one another, contemporaneous with, yet dependant on, the fire. Just as the light can say "I live because of the fire" the Son can say "I live because of the Father." Yet there is no fire ...


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How do Christians interpret this statement by Jesus? He means what he says - except for the Father, Jesus would still be dead. There are several ways in which Jesus received life from the Father. Each is relevant to the enquiry. Even though he never sinned and was legally set apart from the death penalty of sinners, he could not and did not raise himself ...


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The Jehovah's Witnesses believe that Jehovah God has existed from eternity past, and that around a few billion years ago he created a Son, a god (Jn 1:1 NWT) named Michael the Archangel (Is Jesus the Archangel Michael? Watchtower 10 4/1 p. 19), who existed in God's form (Phil 2:6 NWT) as the exact representation of Jehovah's very being (Heb 1:3 NWT). ...


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If we take the statement at face value, we must understand that all human life begins in: Genesis 1:27 KJV So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.  and, Genesis 2:7 KJV And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a ...


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To find the Jehovah's Witness perspective, I looked at their “Insight On The Scriptures” book, vol. 1. The first indication is that they have no subject heading, “Gospel”. They seem to avoid that word, replacing it with “the good news” instead. Their New World Translation of those verses you ask about read, “For I put you on notice, brothers, that the good ...


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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 ...


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Trinitarian Christianity teaches that Jesus is both human and divine (i.e. Hypostatic union affirmed in the AD 451 Council of Chalcedon). That Jesus is 100% human was already affirmed before the council, for example by Early Church Father Gregory of Nazianzus (d. AD 390) who wrote in a letter to Cledonius against Apollinarism (a heresy saying Jesus has a ...


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Jehovah's Witnesses believe that Jesus was a man during his time on earth, but not just any ordinary man. He was the Christ, he was God's Son, and he was perfect. What Jesus taught was not of his own originality but was from God, his Father. (John 8:28; John 14:10) Before Jesus came to earth and after he was resurrected, he was a mighty spirit creature. The ...


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When they use the verse where Christ descends with the voice of the archangel and the trump of God they say; "See he has the voice of the archangel therefore he must be Michael!" Faulty reasoning. If that kind of reasoning prevails he also has the trump of God therefore he must be God. The critical distinction is in the definitions of created and ...


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