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God, including Jesus, was in no way human at the time the Old Testament was written. It was only after the incarnation that Jesus took on flesh. However, in Old Testament times there were theophanies/Christophanies, where God/Christ appeared as a burning bush, an angel, or a man. But though those things were visible, Christ did not take on human nature at ...


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The irony is that in verse 1 of chapter 11, When Israel was a child, I loved him, and out of Egypt I called my son. we can see that Christ's first coming would be in union with Israel as the Son of God fleeing to Egypt and being called out of Egypt (11:1; cf. Matt. 2:13-15). This indicates that although Israel became exceedingly evil, Christ still became ...


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God was manifested in flesh [TR - KJV : 1 Timothy 3:16] Jesus Christ is come in the flesh [1 John 4:2 KJV] That God is manifested in flesh and that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not at all the same as to say that 'God is a man'. The scripture, in the original Greek, is exceeding careful in this aspect and although I support the KJV yet still I have ...


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Hosea 11:9 says "I am God and not a man." But it says neither "I am God and cannot become a man" nor "I am God and cannot be a man", which the OP has put in the title of the question.


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There are two or three passages in the Old Testament which declare something similar (Numbers 23:19 and 1 Samuel 15:29). In each case God is distinguishing himself against sinful humanity. The point is that it is his actions which are different from a man's. At the same time, Jesus himself said "God is Spirit" (John 4:24). The Bible consistently ...


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The case against a Holy Spirit person or entity that IS NOT the Father is clearly outlined in scripture. IOW, the HS IS the Spirit of the Father according to the scriptures and not a separate entity of a 3 part God. Basically, according to Jesus and the Apostles, he hardly even exists if all the verses speaking of the Father and His relationship with Jesus ...


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God does not have a form that is like a human. God is Spirit (John 4:24). Exodus 33:20 tells us, “You cannot see my face, for no one may see me and live.” As sinful human beings, we are incapable of seeing God in all His glory. His appearance is utterly unimaginable and too glorious to be safely perceived by sinful man. John did not see God. What he had ...


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“Open theism” is an attempt to explain the foreknowledge of God in relationship to the free will of man. The argument of open theism is essentially this: human beings are truly free; if God absolutely knew the future, human beings could not truly be free. Therefore, God does not know absolutely everything about the future. Open theism holds that the future ...


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The question is "Why are some separated from God eternally because of sin?" Some possible answers. 1. 'Eternal torment' theory. They have basically separated themselves. On this view, 'thrown into' in Rev. 20:14 is figurative language. The 'fire' is the burning of eternal self-separation from God, the result of an individual's choices. This is, ex.,...


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The reason is because God is perfect love, but God is also simple. That means all His attributes are present and none can be divided from the others. So He is loving, just, truthful, faithful, patient, and many other things all in perfect balance. Did God not say He would exact eternal punishment upon sinners who refuse to repent? He is truthful, so He could ...


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In a word, no. According to Jesus Himself He rightly said at John 1:18, "No one has seen God at any time. The only begotten Son, who is in the bosom of the Father, He has declared Him." And at John 6:46, "Not that any man hath seen the Father, except he who is from God, he hath seen the Father." John 4:24 states, "God is spirit, and ...


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We must consider the natures of both God the father and that of Jesus in order to understand, not only your question, but also to understand the relationship between the three who make up the Trinity. John 5:19 KJV  Then answered Jesus and said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, The Son can do nothing of himself, but what he seeth the Father do: for ...


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As some have implied erroneously, it is not a question of what God is capable of, he is capable of anything and everything; it is what has he reveal concerning what he did do. Open Theology is simply asserted that God has chosen to operate in real time rather than predestinate everything. There are three views to history. It is all predetermined, Calvinism, ...


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The answer is yes; for the yes is implied in the scare quotes around the word 'bad'. We are often mistaken about our true good, and God is glorified, and we are fulfilled in reality and in Christ, by receiving our true good. The simplest examples of receiving something bad which is yet our true good are being persecuted for the sake of Christ. He says to ...


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