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What is the biblical basis for Jesus' eternal pre-existence (as opposed to having been created a long time ago)?

John clearly and logically makes four statements : In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. [John 1:1,2 KJV] 'In the ...
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What is the biblical basis for Jesus' eternal pre-existence (as opposed to having been created a long time ago)?

I have practically answered this question here with this argument: We can reformulate the question as: what is the Biblical basis for the Nicene interpretation of the Pre-existence of Christ doctrine?...
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What is causality, according to the Scriptures?

God, himself, is the cause of all things. There is no 'law of causality' that is greater than God, to which law he is subject. Else, one would have to abandon the worship of God (God forbid) and one ...
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What does "uncreated God" mean?

What is the specific meaning of the word "create" in the above phrase, according to various denominations that employ it (or attempt to refute it)? What is an overview of doctrines held by ...
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If there was a beginning to God's creations, did God therefore change?

'After' an eternity is meaningless. Eternity is not the passage of time. There is no 'after' in eternity. It is a state other than time. This is incomprehensible to the natural man. It is realised ...
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What is the biblical basis for Jesus' eternal pre-existence (as opposed to having been created a long time ago)?

I don't have time for a long answer, but here are three passages that show that Jesus pre-existed eternally: Hebrews chapter 7 - draws an analogy to Melchizedek, who it says was without beginning of ...
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In Catholic doctrine, is limbo eternal?

1. Distinguishing between two limbos In Catholic doctrine, there are two states or "places" of the souls of dead people which are called "limbo": The Limbo of Infants (Latin limbus infantium or ...
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What does "uncreated God" mean?

In Proverbs 8:22-36, and really for much of Proverbs 1-9, Solomon personifies wisdom. Personification is a literary device where a writer gives personal characteristics to a non-personal entity, such ...
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How does LDS interpret Colossians 1:16?

"Create" is understood in the sense that the word is used in virtually all non-theological discussions--"create" means to organize. In the process, the creation is often imbued ...
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Are any of the LDS gods without beginning or end, or are they all created at a certain point in time?

TLDR: As noted in comments your question(s) are in the final paragraph: ...Is that actually true, or have I misunderstood? I would say you have misunderstood in part. You are correct that the LDS ...
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Will Lucifer be burn for whole eternity?

The answer to your question depends on how you interpret Revelation 20. Is this passage describing an actual lake of fire or is the lake of fire symbolic of complete destruction? My personal take is ...
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If there was a beginning to God's creations, did God therefore change?

Hebrew Narrative A potentially confusing statement comes when Jacob leaves his family and goes to Haran: Genesis 28:10 Jacob left Beersheba and went to Haran. (ERV) ויּצא יעקב מבּאר שׁבע ויּלך חרנה ...
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Is eternity the same as infinite time or is eternity beyond time?

… kind of like on a coordinate plane for e-x, where the coordinate plane tries to approach zero but it never actually is able … So does ever-increasing finite time give the illusion of eternity? No, ...
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If there was a beginning to God's creations, did God therefore change?

And what if eternal unchanging God had always purposed to create at just the moment and fashion in which He did; always having intended to cause time, matter, and space. No change in God whatsoever is ...
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Is eternity the same as infinite time or is eternity beyond time?

An infinite future is a useful concept. Eternity is not an illusion. It is the reality that no matter how many times you go to sleep, you will wake up again, and when the Lord's resurrection comes for ...
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If there was a beginning to God's creations, did God therefore change?

Having been married to an artist for 48 years, I observed some facts that have a bearing on your question. Artists are creative. It is part of who they are to create something (whether the chosen ...
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If there was a beginning to God's creations, did God therefore change?

The Holy Trinity existed before creation and they had glory and this can be attested to what Jesus said here John 17:5 Now, glorify me, my Father, in union with yourself, in that glory which I had in ...
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When the Bible says "forever," how can we tell it really means forever?

When the Bible says “forever,” how can we tell it really means forever? Both olam and aion can be tricky because they are like the English word “big”. A person can be “big” as well as a mountain. ...
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When the Bible says "forever," how can we tell it really means forever?

Hebrews 4:14 Therefore, since we have a great High Priest who has passed through the heavens, יהושע the Son of Elohim, let us hold fast our confession. Jesus is our High Priest. So it is not that it ...
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Can a heart beat in heaven acording to Catholics?

All the human body parts (the heart, fluids, genitals, hair, nails, etc.) will rise again, since they pertain to the natural human perfection (Summa Theologica suppl. q. 80 a. 1 "Whether all the ...
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What does heaven look like for Protestant vs LDS?

This is a Partial Answer, because I know absolutely nothing about what the Protestant heaven looks like, but I can explain what the LDS church believes. Our spirits are children of a father, who ...
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