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For as the Father has life in himself, so he has granted the Son also to have life in himself. - John 5:26 This Scripture is not explaining how Jesus the incarnation of the Word derives his life in a physical body. Of course all living things have God as the source of their life and without God nothing would live. These all look to you, to give them their ...


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Orthodox Trinitarians believe that the Son and the Spirit are eternally dependant on the Father, just as the heat and light of the fire are distinct from one another, contemporaneous with, yet dependant on, the fire. Just as the light can say "I live because of the fire" the Son can say "I live because of the Father." Yet there is no fire ...


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What Jesus was saying both in John 2:19 and in John 10:17-18, is that his resurrection depended on him, in the sense that sinlessness of his thoughts and actions, and his obedience unto death to the Father was the necessary (NOT sufficient) condition of his own resurrection, that is for the Father to approve of him by raising him from the dead (Rom 10:9). ...


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How do Christians interpret this statement by Jesus? He means what he says - except for the Father, Jesus would still be dead. There are several ways in which Jesus received life from the Father. Each is relevant to the enquiry. Even though he never sinned and was legally set apart from the death penalty of sinners, he could not and did not raise himself ...


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Even if "Matthew" is a semitic name, it doesn't negate the possibility of name changing. The name changing from a semitic name to another one is not unusual. We recognize the name changing of Abram to Abraham and Simon to Cepha. Why not Levi to Matthew (Mattija? = Gift of Yahweh)? Moreover, the fact that the name Levi was mentioned only once in the ...


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If we take the statement at face value, we must understand that all human life begins in: Genesis 1:27 KJV So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.  and, Genesis 2:7 KJV And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a ...


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Paul tells of a lot of spiritual things that are lacking or present in you ( the church) through names. Another example- 1 Corinthians 16: 17: I am glad of the coming of Stephanas and Fortunatus and Achaicus: for that which was lacking on your part they have supplied. 18 For they have refreshed my spirit and yours: therefore acknowledge ye them that are ...


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It's not hard to see why the Trinity is confusing (it's a concept we can't entirely grasp as finite beings), however the Trinity is indivisible, so trying to say that one member of the Trinity did something the others did not isn't correct. I think AW Tozer's explanation in his book The Knowledge of the Holy is helpful. Quotes from Chapter 4: The Holy ...


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How do Trinitarian Christians explain this to people who neither understand nor believe the Trinity? As an orthodoxly trinitarian Christian, I can only answer by saying how I would answer a non-trinitarian-believing person who asked the question, ‘Who resurrected Jesus – the Father, the Son or the Holy Spirit?’. This would not be with a view to getting them ...


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There is no need for confusion or doubt regarding this if we let the text speak to us and not read things into it. It is also clear that Jesus did not raise himself - he was dead. There are over 20 verses explaining that God Raised Jesus from the dead. (Note 1) There are another 3 (at least) that specify the Father. There are no verses suggesting the Spirit ...


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Discussing "Whether Christ was the cause of His own Resurrection?" (Summa Theologica III q. 53 a. 4), St. Thomas Aquinas writes (co.): in consequence of death Christ's Godhead was not separated from His soul, nor from His flesh. Consequently, both the soul and the flesh of the dead Christ can be considered in two respects: (1) in respect of His ...


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Who resurrected Jesus - The Father, The Son, or The Holy Spirit? The Father has Authority over His Son's Spirit: Luke 23:46 [NIV] : "Jesus called out with a loud voice, "Father, into your hands I commit my spirit." When he had said this, he breathed his last." In context to the Tanakh, God's ability to resurrect a physical body with His Spirit in ...


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A few points: * in Rom 11:4, Paul adds "to myself", which is not in the original OT passage. But Paul was inspired, so we can assume that God reserved the 7000 to Himself * in Rom 11:5, Paul says that the 7000 in Elijah's day are like the remnant "in the present time". One should note that both groups are considered "faithful to God&...


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To find the Jehovah's Witness perspective, I looked at their “Insight On The Scriptures” book, vol. 1. The first indication is that they have no subject heading, “Gospel”. They seem to avoid that word, replacing it with “the good news” instead. Their New World Translation of those verses you ask about read, “For I put you on notice, brothers, that the good ...


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Jehovah's Witnesses believe that Jesus was a man during his time on earth, but not just any ordinary man. He was the Christ, he was God's Son, and he was perfect. What Jesus taught was not of his own originality but was from God, his Father. (John 8:28; John 14:10) Before Jesus came to earth and after he was resurrected, he was a mighty spirit creature. The ...


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How do Evangelicals understand “holy children” in 1 Corinthians 7:14, with respect to children dying in infancy? This is a passage where Evangelicals differ, and where Reformed Evangelicals differ amongst themselves. I use the term “Reformed” in the sense of someone who believes in the Doctrines of Grace which most of the Reformers believed but which today ...


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Remember these words of Jesus Christ who is the Way the Truth and the Life John 14:6. In John 14:10, Jesus ( the Counselor-Isaiah 9:6) said: Don't you believe that I am in the Father and the Father is in me? The words I say to you I do not speak on my own authority. Rather, it is the Father, living in me, who is doing His work. In John 5:19 He said " ...


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Because Isaiah 53:5 does not point towards a penalty from Father period let alone a wrathful one, the word interpreted wrongly as punishment in certain versions due to there paraphrasing influenced by there presupposition toward PSA actually means by definition to discipline, correct,instruct Musar #4148. And Gods discipline and scourging intended for ...


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The NT refutes the idea of a special class of saints. A saint comes from the word hagios which according to Strong's Definition ἅγιος hágios, hag'-ee-os; from ἅγος hágos (an awful thing) (compare G53, G2282); sacred (physically, pure, morally blameless or religious, ceremonially, consecrated):—(most) holy (one, thing), saint. This is a term applied to all ...


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