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Current views about whether it’s appropriate to refer to God as "It"?

In English, the appropriate non-gender pronouns are 'they' and 'them', but this construction is clumsy if people attempt to use it all the time. It simply does not work as a substitute. It does not ...
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Does the divine name YHWH (יַהְוֶה) apply equally to all Persons of the Trinity? (Catholic/Nicene perspective)

For the Catholic Church and other Nicene churches (the Eastern Orthodox, the Oriental Orthodox, the Armenian Orthodox, the Assyrians; as well as the majority of Protestants), the divine name YHWH (...
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Is Jesus the only son of God?

1. Jesus is uniquely begotten from the Father, and so is uniquely the Son of God in that sense. See Luke 1:35 "The angel replied, “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most ...
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Where does the word 'Eloheim' originate from?

There seem to be two basic questions here: In the original Hebrew manuscripts; the writer uses the word Elohim....From my research it seems 'Eloheim' doesn't exist in the Hebrew nor English ...
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What is the name of the Eternal Father worshipped by Latter Day Saints?

whether Latter Day Saints worship a god that was once a man Yes God himself was once as we are now, and is an exalted man....He was once a man like us;1 Heavenly Father who begat spirit children, ...
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Does the divine name YHWH (יַהְוֶה) apply equally to all Persons of the Trinity? (Catholic/Nicene perspective)

The divine name (tetragrammaton: JHVH) applies also to the incarnate God, Jesus Christ. The prophets clearly state that the Messias is God. Isaias says: "God Himself will come and will save you&...
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Difference between Christ and Messiah?

Messiah comes from Hebrew, Christ from Greek. Both mean anointed one. The anointing in the Old Testament was with oil and was done in God's name to someone as a symbol of God's choosing that person ...
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According to Latter-day Saints, Jesus is Jehovah in OT. Therefore do they view all the occurrences of the Tetragrammaton as referring to Jesus?

This is correct, and easily supported by the Bible, particularly the writings of John. John chapter 1 states that "all things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made." ...
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Since Trinitarians say it is wrong to use “God” and “Jesus” in a reciprocating proposition, why do they use “God the Son”?

Original Answer You quote Wallace as follows: For a genitive in simple apposition the two nouns are equivalent to a convertible proposition. Thus, “Paul the apostle” could be unpacked as “Paul is ...
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Question regarding the name of the Father

Consider English Translation of “JESUS” | Collins Portuguese-English Dictionary: Language Spelling American English Jesus /dˈʒizəs/ Arabic ﻲَﺳُﻮﻋ Brazilian Portuguese Jesus Chinese 耶稣 Croatian ...
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Does Jesus ever claim to be God, or the son of God?

Matthew 22:41-46 is a very important passage in the Bible where Jesus makes it very clear that he is indeed the God of David and so cannot be David's son nor a mere man as presumed by the Jews about ...
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Does Jesus ever claim to be God, or the son of God?

Below are examples of both claims by Jesus to be God and the Son of God. First, I will discuss all references to Jesus as the Son of God. Then, I will discuss other claims Jesus makes to be God and ...
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Do any Christian denominations forbid pronouncing the Tetragrammaton?

The Tetragrammaton ('Hashem', The Name) was written many times in the Hebrew Scriptures without vowels, therefore YHWH could not be pronounced by anyone without knowledge of the vowel points. Nor was ...
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How do Jehovahs Witnesses understand Jesus inheritance of Gods name

Jehovah’s Witnesses are non trinitarian. As such we believe that Jehovah alone is Almighty God. He does not share his name with any other being. ( Is 42:8) Jesus is the very first thing that the ...
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God said in the Bible: ”I am who am!” What does that expression mean?

God said : I am that I am. [Exodus 3:14, KJV.] I am that which I am. [Exodus 3:14, Young's Literal.] 'I am' expresses a personal existence, an individual being. 'That I am' or 'that which I am' ...
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Is Jesus the only son of God?

The Scriptures make it clear that God has an only unique(μονογενής (monogenés) Son, named Jesus. The definition in Greek for μονογενής (monogenés) in John 3:16, translating from the word “only ...
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What is the Biblical basis for concluding 'Jesus is Yahweh (Jehovah or LORD)'?

In John 8:58, Jesus says to the Pharisees, "Before Abraham was, I am". He was pointedly using the same language that God himself used when speaking to Moses in Exodus 3:14, and the Pharisees ...
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Current views about whether it’s appropriate to refer to God as "It"?

This is as much a theological as a linguistic question, not least a question of other languages than English — in particular Hebrew — and their translation. Canonical English as well as ...
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God said in the Bible: ”I am who am!” What does that expression mean?

It is helpful to remember that in the time of the events of the Old Testament, names very often had meaning that were understood by those who heard the name. Moses means "from water," because the ...
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Why do Jehovah’s Witnesses cite William Barclay as to the identity of the speaker in Revelation 22:13 knowing he believed it is Jesus?

First, let me answer your question near the end of your comments, and then I will be able to give a swift, simple answer to your question in the heading. You asked near the end, “Why do the Jehovah ...
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Is Our Lord Ever Referred to as "Jesus" by His Enemies?

Yes, and you can read it in John's gospel account, in any translation, including the Douay-Rheims Bible: "Pilate had a notice prepared and fastened to the cross. It read, 'JESUS OF NAZARETH, THE ...
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If Jehovah's Witnesses believe they should use Jehovah to be accurate why don't they use Jesus' real Hebrew name?

The actual pronunciation of the tetragrammaton is up for debate. If a person leaned toward "Yahweh" or "Yehovah," we wouldn't have a problem with that. But "Jehovah" is the most accepted version in ...
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Isaiah 25:6 "On this mountain, the Lord of Heavenly Forces"

The epithet "Lord of Heavenly Forces" translates yhwh ṣĕbāʾôt. The phrase consists of the name yhwh – the tetragrammaton – in construct with the plural noun ṣĕbāʾôt, traditionally "hosts" ...
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What, according to Catholic Church, does the name "Son of Man" signify?

According to the "Son of Man" entry in the Catholic dictionary by Fr. John Hardon, S.J., "Son of Man" is The most frequently used title of Christ in the New Testament, occurring eighty-two times ...
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Do any Christian denominations forbid pronouncing the Tetragrammaton?

Although specifically not forbidden from saying it, Catholics are not supposed to use the the name of God in their Liturgy: Avoiding pronouncing the tetragrammaton of the name of God on the part of ...
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According to Latter-day Saints, Jesus is Jehovah in OT. Therefore do they view all the occurrences of the Tetragrammaton as referring to Jesus?

Not necessarily. Like most fine theological distinctions, the Church has never taken an official position on this. The Lord's revelations are focused on His work of salvation and not on clarifying ...
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According to Jehovah’s Witnesses what does the name Immanuel mean in light of their belief that Jesus is a created being and not God?

The name Im·manʹu·el means "With Us Is God", and Jehovahs Witneses (JWs) believe that is the translation of that name it-1 pp. 1187-1189. Not necessarily everyone with that name is a god, ...
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