My answer to another question concludes where this one picks up.
The belief about the prehuman existence of the Son and his identification as "God" are not mutually exclusive.
I have had many long interactions with Socinian's like and including Anthony Buzzard. [a]
They follow a tradition that has long battled the Trinity doctrine along the lines of ...
John 14:6 uses present tense verbs. The context of this chapter is entirely related to his leaving to prepare a place for them (14:3), and the way for them to get there.
There is nothing grammatically or contextually that can be used to infer a role that the Son had in the past.
This does not infer that he did not have a prehuman existence, it's just ...
The complete biblical narrative speaks from Gen 3 of a man who would come to defeat evil. The prophets foretold, the OT practises of days and sacrifices were a type of who was to come and be a total fulfillment of all they could not accomplish under a law of sin and death.
While there are some scriptures that seem to speak of Jesus somehow pre-existing his ...
Salvation has always been by faith in what God had promised. God's promise regarding the conquest of sin in humanity was the promise of a savior:
I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your offspring and her offspring; he shall bruise your head, and you shall bruise his heel.” - Genesis 3:15.
That savior was God's eternal Word made ...
The answer is partly expressed in Heb 1:1 God communicated through various leaders that He called out for a special purpose, Moses, David, Elijah etc until Christ was born.
God, after He spoke long ago to the fathers in the prophets in many
portions and in many ways, in these last days has spoken to us in His Son
God didn't have the son Jesus until the ...
Christians would argue that the sacrifice of Christ was temporally unrestricted, meaning its benefits, forseen by God, did not, and do not, depend on God 'waiting' until He's 'sure' Christ fulfilled His sacrifice in order to begin granting its benefits to men, because God's knowledge is ultimate and without respect to time altogether.
Christ, the Second Person of the Holy Trinity, has always existed:
John 8:58 Jesus said to them: Amen, amen, I say to you, before Abraham was made, I AM.
Hebrews 13:8 Jesus Christ, yesterday, and today; and the same for ever.
latter quote source: "Thesis III: The Logos will never dissociate Himself from His manhood." of Pohle, Christology: A ...