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John 1:1-3 The Word is further described in verses 9-18. There, note verse 18b: "the only-begotten god who is at the Father's side is the one who has explained Him". Only-begotten, means had a beginning. What about this one in Psalm 82:1, saying "God stands in the divine convention, pronounces judgment in the midst of gods." Colossians 1:16 I had ...


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It's de fide, a truth of the Catholic faith, that God created the universe a finite time in the past and that the universe will end a finite time into the future. Thinking the universe is eternal is a heresy. The Fourth Lateran Council pronounced (Denzinger 428-9): Firmly we believe and we confess simply that the true God […] by His own omnipotent power ...


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None of the main parts of Christianity adhere to a cyclic view of creation. The Christian scriptures speak of the creation of the world (meaning the universe) by God "in the beginning" (meaning that nothing happened before that). Christians consider the creation was "Ex Nihilo" meaning that it was from nothing - there was no material from which the universe ...


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