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Any scripture used to oppose Nestorianism can argue for Monothelitism As WLC notes in the quote you provide, any doctrine that were to imply that Christ had not only 2 natures (divine and human) but in fact was two 'persons' would fall into the heresy of Nestorianism. Craig then suggests that two distinct wills in Christ would require him to be two distinct ...


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Is Isaiah 2:9-22 about the Second Coming of Christ? Possibly, but it will depend on how one interprets this particular passage of Scripture. Jim Haeffele is a church pastor in the Church of God and he links this passage of the Prophet Isaiah to the Second Coming of Christ. The Day of the Lord Prophecies about the coming Day of the Lord can be found in the ...


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A virgin is a woman. Matthew and Paul were using different terms to refer to the same person, Mary, to make different theological points about God's incarnation as Jesus. Different terms in themselves is not grounds for contradiction. Matthew was quoting Isa 7:14 to make the point that Jesus's birth was another fulfillment of an ancient prophecy. It could ...


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The verb in Gal 4:4 is ginomai (Strong 1096) which means 'to come' or 'to become'. God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the law, [Galatians 4:4 KJV] ο θεος τον υιον αυτου γενομενον εκ γυναικος γενομενον υπο νομον [TR, undisputed] The English word 'born' (which is somwewhat ambiguous) is not available in Greek which is more precise and ...


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The simple answer is that the Father's relationship with the Son is exactly that. Within a family, regardless of actual capability, sons are considered subordinate to fathers, expected to honour and respect them. The Son may be a totally independent being, the Father's equal in all other respects, but their family relationship defines a situation where one ...


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It would contradict everything I understand about Jesus if there were a list of minimal requirements for salvation. Love doesn't check boxes. One of Jesus' key messages was to do away with orthodoxy and receive even the most unlikely people with open arms. Why should that be any different today if He was here? And — isn't He? Jesus is — positive — surprises, ...


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Usually the Protestant Christian beliefs are grounded only on the interpretations of the biblical statements. Even in the case of the phrase "son of God" the Bible is the basis. In biblical terminology "son of" could mean in the order of. Ron Rhodes give the following explanation of the term in his book, "Reasoning from the ...


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In what way Jesus the "Son of God" is different from the other "son/sons of God" in the Bible? Jesus was a man without sin. Yes there was another man, Adam, but none remained without sin. Adam was a type of Jesus who was to come, "in these last days" Heb 1 tells us. Adam was never meant to carry the plan of salvation on his ...


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OP: what's the minimum requirement for a sinner as per the Biblical teaching in order to be forgiven and receive eternal life, which form the salvation offered in the name of Jesus of Nazareth? The jailor asked and was answered some 2,000 years ago. Acts 16:30 And brought them [Paul and Silas] out, and said, Sirs, what must I do to be saved? Verse 31 And ...


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You need to repent of your sins and believe that Jesus Christ is Lord and your only Savior from the coming judgment through His perfect work on the cross. But as others pointed out, reciting a mere statement or a creed won't save anybody. Head knowledge about Jesus Christ doesn't save you either, but intensifies your judgment unless you repent of your sins. ...


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Paul seems to have answered this question directly in Romans 10:9-10: If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved. The word 'Lord' here can ...


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Evangelical Answer The facts to know are actually very few YET significant, since they are life changing. But to accept the facts with your mind AND to take action based on those facts with your will require grace that only God can give. Once this grace comes, here's what you can observe within you as you do the following in faith with your mind and will: ...


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I'm going to try and make this simple. This is what the Apostle Paul stated at 1 Corinthians 15:1-4. "Now I make known to you, brethren, the gospel which I preached to you, which also you received, in which also YOU STAND, Vs2, BY WHICH ALSO YOU ARE SAVED, if you hold fast the word which I preached to you, unless you believed in vain. Vs3, For I ...


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I hesitate to refer to any of this as a minimum requirement. One must believe that God is true: He that hath received his testimony hath set to his seal that God is true. - John 3:33 One must agree with God's diagnosis of humanity in general: For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God - Romans 3:23 As it is written, There is none righteous, ...


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This question really focuses the mind on what the essential point of saving faith amounts to! It is true that the New Testament has many 'condensed' gospel presentations, but some seem to highlight different points to the others. Consider the famous answer of Paul to the Philippian jailer's urgent question, "What must I do to be saved?" He is told, ...


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According to Chalcedonians, how did Jesus increase in wisdom? Jesus increased in wisdom through his human nature! Did Jesus know that he was God or the Son of God when he was growing up? Was he all knowing as a human? Yes, Jesus necessarily had to know he was God as a child; otherwise, his taking on a human nature would’ve demonstrated he wasn’t God, which, ...


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Although "Insight on the Scriptures" was published in 1988, and Jehovah's Witnesses [JWs] are encouraged to use Watchtower Society literature produced after 2000, it's good to see that a JW here uses that 1988 volume. Yes, it replaced the 1971 "Aid to Bible Understanding" but I have both volumes and there is not even a word of difference ...


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