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If I might put this in simple language, the Trinitarian position is that there is one God, and he exists in three persons. It is entirely correct, grammatically and philosophically, to refer to God in the singular pronoun. He is One. This is true even if he consists of Father, Son and Holy Spirit. It is worth pointing out that the English language (and any ...


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The Christian who experiences the presence of the Holy Spirit within himself, that is to say within his own spirit, experiences the fact of unity of spirit - that unity of person which joins himself with the Divine Person of the Holy Spirit. ... he that is joined unto the Lord is one spirit. [1 Corinthians 6:17 KJV.] Thus, without (by record) and within (...


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It's a corollary of the Protestant doctrine of the clarity or perspicuity of scripture, that the essentials of faith are explained in the scriptures so clearly that anyone can understand them. As the Westminster Confession says WCF 1.7: All things in Scripture are not alike plain in themselves, nor alike clear unto all; yet those things which are necessary ...


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When a Pharisee asked Jesus which is the greatest commandment in the Law, Jesus said this: Hear, O Israel, the Lord our God, the Lord is one. Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength. The second is this: Love your neighbour as yourself. There is no commandment greater than these (...


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What is the Biblical basis of the idea that men can be given authority to forgive sins? St. John speaks of it in his Gospel (John 20:19-23): Jesus Appears to His Disciples 19 On the evening of that first day of the week, when the disciples were together, with the doors locked for fear of the Jewish leaders, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace ...


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How do trinitarians explain the heavily weighted use of singular pronouns to refer to God in the Bible, if God is 3 persons? In School (Roman Catholic religious education) we were told in the first grade that you have to compare this to a principle that is also observable for nearly all persons and objects: A house consists of multiple rooms - although it ...


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You asked specifically about the New Covenant, where tithing is mentioned only once. Matthew 23:23 NKJV Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you pay tithe of mint and anise and cummin, and have neglected the weightier matters of the law: justice and mercy and faith. These you ought to have done, without leaving the others undone. In other ...


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peace be with you! I would like to address your question in two parts: Was Paul referring to being dead to sin Let's make it perfectly clear that Jesus committed no sin, so it's not referring to dead to sin here, as the scripture states in so many various places, including but not limited to: 1 Peter 2:22 ESV He committed no sin, neither was deceit found ...


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I write from a Trinitarian perspective. It may sound as if the two terms "kingdom of heaven" and "kingdom of God" refer to slightly different things. For instance, it is sometimes offered that, perhaps, where "heaven" is used it has a slightly more heavenly, forward-looking meaning. But the two terms are synonymous terms, they ...


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What is the Catholic Church's view on curses and its’ after-effects? First of all, there are different types of curses. For example in the Old Testament , we see God cursing Adam and Eve. In the Gospels we can see Jesus cursing the fig tree. Here is what the Catholic Encyclopedia has to say on the subject of cursing. In its popular acceptation cursing is ...


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How do Trinitarians explain the almost exclusive use of singular pronouns to refer to God in the Bible? For Trinitarians there is one God (singular) in three Divine Persons (plural). The use of a singular or plural pronoun will depend on the circumstances in which such pronouns are employed. There is but one God. The singular pronoun is correct. There is but ...


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Jesus said to him, “‘You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like it: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself'. On these two commandments hang all the Law and the Prophets.” — Matthew 22 That was a two-part summary of the Ten Commandments (...


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I think it misguided to relate tithing to specifically "the old" or "the new" convenants. google defines tithe as NOUN one tenth of annual produce or earnings, formerly taken as a tax for the support of the Church and clergy. synonyms: levy · tariff · duty · toll · excise · impost · contribution · assessment · tribute · charge · fee · ...


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Isaiah 44:6. “This is what the Lord says, He who is the King of Israel and his Redeemer, the Lord of armies: ‘I am the first and I am the last, And there is no God besides Me. The Hebrew word for One is echad and also means compound unity. Isaiah 44:6 starts out compound and ends in unity. Redeemer = Messiah He is ONE He didn't need to say He was God. It ...


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The answer of the Nicene Creed - and I think also of the Holy Scriptures (1 Corinthians 8:6, 1 Timothy 2:5, John 17:3) - is that there is "one God, the Father", and that his only-begotten Son is "true God of true God, begotten not made, of one essence with the Father". The Son can properly be spoken of as God (John 1:1, John 20:28, 2 ...


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You may be thinking of Paul in his letter to the Romans: Rom 1:16: For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek. Rom 2:9-10: 9 There will be tribulation and distress for every human being who does evil, the Jew first and also the Greek, 10 but glory and honor ...


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There is no consolidated list of "commandments" in the NT; however, all of the 10 commandments in the OT are repeated (some several times) in the NT. Leaving these aside, here is a very incomplete list of moral requirements set out in the NT. 1 Peter 1, 2 - holiness (1 Peter 1:15), Purity (v22), Obey the truth (v22), love (v22), “rid yourselves ...


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I am not aware of Catholic teaching on the subject. However "love your neighbour as yourself is a quote from leviticus 19:8. Rabbai Hillel is often cited as the first person who uses it as a summary of the law. You can read about that here https://www.thetorah.com/article/love-your-neighbor-how-it-became-the-golden-rule When Jesus also includes the ...


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The pronoun “ us “ depends upon how a person understand and self interpret the bible. St. Ignatius in his epistle to the Philippians expanded the unity of the three divine persons. Ante Nicene Fathers by Philip Schaff, p. 318. Chapter II.—Unity of the three divine persons. There is then one God and Father, and not two or three; One who is; and there is no ...


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The first part of your question is about the 10 Commandments being special. The second part is about the 10 Commandments being a summary of all the other laws, regulations and ordinances. The third is about a summary of morality. Firstly, about the Ten Commandments. The entire Bible was written by men inspired by the Holy Spirit. Or, as Peter wrote, "...


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Paleographic and epigraphic examination of the ossuary by the Israeli Division of Identification and Forensic Science clearly indicate this is a forgery. First, the inscription of James (above) is dissimilar to the inscription of the sentence "brother of Jesus": The second is visibly shallower than 'James son of Josef'. The difference in depth is ...


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Rather than a commentary you might find an Introduction to the New Testament helpful such as this one which does go into the socio-historical context. More detailed commentaries are usually on a book-by-book basis. You can get commentaries on every book of the Bible, such as the New Bible Commentary, although this will won't go into so much detail (some ...


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For all the Prophets and the Law prophesied until John (Matthew 11:13). Commentary - “... ‘until John’ means up to and including John ... before the inauguration of the kingdom .... The Prophets and the law prophesied until then and, implicitly, prophesied of the new era ... the kingdom itself ....” (D. A. Carson, commentary on Matthew 11:13, The Expositor’s ...


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