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Rejecting, Quenching, Grieving According to Trinitarian theology, a person who denies Christ's deity and by extension the personhood of the Holy Spirit (the Spirit of Jesus Christ), is by definition a Non-Christian. I think a better terminology would be "rejecting" (due to lack of faith), just as the Pharisees rejected the claim that Jesus came ...


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Luke 2:51-52 gives the picture of boy Jesus who got 'lost' in the Temple and later joined his parents: Then he went down with them and came to Nazareth, and was obedient to them. His mother treasured all these things in her heart. And Jesus increased in wisdom and in years, and in divine and human favor. Wisdom is an attribute of mind, and `increase in ...


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The fact that Jesus was born of a human presumes he was fully human, with a human mind. A human soul does not exist without a human mind and human emotions. The Bible does not explicitly say he had a brain but of course that was assumed as well. It does not explicitly say he had ‘emotions’ yet his emotions were prevalent and expressive in a divine way. How ...


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Heb 2:17 states quite explicitly. For this reason He had to be made like His brothers in every way, so that He might become a merciful and faithful high priest in service to God, in order to make atonement for the sins of the people. We can either make stuff up like, dual natures of Jesus Christ, neither mixed, nor mingled, nor merged with one another, etc ...


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It can be shown that Jesus Christ was (and is) in possession of a human soul (1). The apostle says that 'we have the mind of Christ', 1 Corinthians 2:16, indicating that the mind of Christ (as a matter of Headship) is shared in union. But there are no verses which 'explicitly state' what you are seeking. These are mysteries and can only be understood in the ...


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The creed explicitly denounces “those who say: 'There was a time when he was not;' and 'He was not before he was made.” In other words, according to the creed, He always existed. The creed also says that “By whom (Jesus Christ) all things were made both in heaven and on earth.” “All things,” therefore, presumably refers to this entire universe. Space, time ...


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The Nicene Creed conveys an eternal begetting - the only begotten Son. This begetting is not a matter of time, it is a matter of eternity. (Which is not 'a long period of time' it is another state altogether - an eternal state.) 'In the beginning was the Word' conveys that when the beginning began, the Person who incorporates, within himself, the concept of ...


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From implies source or origin, not necessarily a temporal change. The phrasing God of God was meant to define the relationship of Son to God the Father; they both are one substance. Note that the Creed further says "born of the Father before all worlds/ages" which also indicates an eternity to the Son being begotten


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To start explaining any two natures, it is important to explain what I see in the scriptures about the natures. H U M A N I T Y God made humanity on the sixth day- a specific point in time. He formed dust and then blew into the nostrils breath of life. Genesis 2:7 explains that only then does the man become a “living being” (some translations say “soul”). ...


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From a neighborly and cultural perspective we would certainly grant any person that is attempting to follow the teachings of Jesus Christ as Christian. As a member my whole life who grew up in Utah, I have never once heard of any certain denomination being singled out as non-Christian (though we definitely have our grumblings about certain denominations). In ...


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As for the straight and narrow path, the gate is baptism (into the church): 2 Nephi 31:17-19 17 Wherefore, do the things which I have told you I have seen that your Lord and your Redeemer should do; for, for this cause have they been shown unto me, that ye might know the gate by which ye should enter. For the gate by which ye should enter is repentance and ...


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Many years ago I created a simple statement... I wish everyone would be Mormons... Knowing that I won't see that, I wish everyone would be Christians... Knowing that I won't see that, I wish everyone would be good people... Sadly, I won't see that, either. There are many people who challenge the right of members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day ...


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