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What is the biblical basis for the logos in John 1:1-3 not being Jesus (yet)?

The same reason it doesn't say "In the beginning was the Savior"; because he was not the Savior in the beginning, he was the Savior once he suffered and died for our sins. Likewise, in the ...
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How do Biblical Unitarians deal with the fact that the early church accepted the divinity of Christ?

The simple answer to the OP's main question is that Biblical Unitarians make a distinction between what the Bible teaches and what the Church Fathers taught. Moreover they would probably disagree with ...
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How do Biblical Unitarians deal with the fact that the early church accepted the divinity of Christ?

There are a couple major issues here. 1. How ought we to understand the use of terms like 'theos' in early texts such as St. Ignatius of Antioch's? 2. What were the beliefs of the early church, and ...
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What is the biblical basis for Jesus having two natures?

Jesus himself spoke of the Father's presence within him. Then said Jesus unto them, When ye have lifted up the Son of man, then shall ye know that I am he, and that I do nothing of myself; but as my ...
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How do Biblical Unitarians deal with the fact that the early church accepted the divinity of Christ?

the fact that the early church (EC) accepted the divinity of Christ? This is only a credible premise if one regards the 'early church' as the one which offers and demands such a 'fact' to be valid. ...
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How do Biblical Unitarians deal with the fact that the early church accepted the divinity of Christ?

Following the Bible Whenever truths of great importance are involved, there is sure to be some source of confusion as the Enemy of all mankind seeks to keep us from understanding that truth. If even ...
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Don't the questions of Hebrews 1:5 and 1:13 demand an answer of 'None'? So how can Jehovah's Witnesses say that Jesus is the archangel Michael?

The article 'Michael the Great Prince'—Who Is He? seems to provide a direct answer to this question. Here's the paragraph that addresses Hebrews chapter 1: True, the apostle Paul wrote to the Hebrews:...
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Can you help me solve this theological puzzle over John 1:14?

The confusion is caused by not realizing the time/tense and order of timeline. Malachi is true that God is not man at that time of history but later the Word became flesh. There was a definite time ...
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How do non-Trinitarian denominations perceive supposed contradictions between John 1:1 vs John 1:14?

This is an attempt to provide a simple answer without causing more questions. The OP Q has a narrow focus which ignores important facts scripture provides. 1In the beginning was the word, and the ...
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Why Jesus said that the God abandoned Him?

God the Father did not forsake or abandon His only begotten Son on that cross. Jesus is quoting Psalm 22 where David was being hunted down by King Saul and he was describing his own feelings of ...
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Why Jesus said that the God abandoned Him?

I believe in the Trinity and this is my understanding. Jesus was being expressive so that we can understand what was going on within Him and with the Father on the other side. If He didn't express ...
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According to Augustine, what's the difference between regenerate life and that before the fall?

The OP links us to the above chart. Based on these categories, there is no difference between Pre-Fall Man and Reborn Man. However there is an important difference between Pre-Fall man and Glorified ...
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Can you help me solve this theological puzzle over John 1:14?

Doctor Stephen Olford, a respected preacher who is now with the Lord, once said in a sermon, "The glory of God is the outshining of His presence." Did God's glory shine through Jesus ...
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Can you help me solve this theological puzzle over John 1:14?

First and foremost, I believe in the Trinity ( The Father, The Son and The Holy Spirit) In John 1:1, the Word was "Jesus Christ". No one has ever seen God ... - John 1:18. Yes, no one ever ...
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If Jesus was God (the famous John 1:1), why was He exalted to a higher position?

Jesus was God (John 1:1, "the Word was God") in the sense of agency (authorized representative), similar to how Moses was made God (Exodus 7:1, ""See, I have made you God to ...
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How do non-Trinitarian denominations perceive supposed contradictions between John 1:1 vs John 1:14?

Clarify sense in which "the Word was God." Word was 'a god' (grammatically defensible, view of early church logos theorists before Trinitarianism was a thing, view of JWs). Word was '...
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Can you help me solve this theological puzzle over John 1:14?

The "puzzle" is solved if we read the verses you cited carefully in context, instead of treating a verse's sentence as an atomic logical proposition. First, the 3 OT verses are irrelevant: ...
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Can you help me solve this theological puzzle over John 1:14?

Yes, there is a puzzle, and the key to clearing it up is to understand wherein lies the puzzle. As stated in this book dealing with Christian doctrines: "The doctrine of the Trinity will always ...
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Can you help me solve this theological puzzle over John 1:14?

The Hard Place assumed in OP does not actually exist. The Dilemma - "John 1:1 says that "the Word was God." This "Word" is then said in John 1:14 to have become flesh--...
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