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How do Trinitarians respond to passages in the Bible that seem to clearly distinguish between God and Jesus after his ascension?

First, I will answer the question as posed in the title. The Ascension does not make a difference. Jesus ascended bodily into Heaven, and therefore His humanity also ascended. Second, as the Father ...
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What problems, if any, do Mormons have with the Apostles' Creed?

Latter-day Saints reject the doctrines of the Trinity as taught by most Christian churches today. These creeds were canonized in the fourth and fifth centuries A.D. and do not reflect the thinking or ...
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What problems, if any, do Jehovah's Witnesses have with the Apostles' Creed?

Jehovah’s Witnesses beliefs kind of line up with the text of the Apostle’s Creed, but their interpretation of it largely diverges from common trinitarian interpretations. Here is the ELLC translation ...
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Do any Christian denominations believe in a "duality" rather than a trinity?

Historically, there was a group of persons who claimed to be Christians, but denied the divinity of the Holy Spirit. They were derided by orthodox Christians as Pneumatomachoi (literally, “those who ...
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How do those who hold Trinitarian doctrine existed from the earliest days of the church explain the lack of debate about it in the New Testament?

I’ll make two points that serve to give us grounds for strongly doubting this argument. Arguments from silence, especially in regard to the Biblical text or other ancient texts, fail because they don’...
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What problems, if any, do Swedenborgians have with the Apostles' Creed?

Swedenborg himself had no problems with the Apostles' Creed and he did address it in his writings. It is to be observed, that in the Apostles’ Creed it is said, “I believe in God the Father, in ...
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According to the Catholic Church, could a "Jesus-name" baptism ever be considered a valid baptism?

No, it could not be considered valid in that form. (Per the current teaching of the church). Valid baptism (per the Catholic Church) requires use of water and the Trinitarian form. From the ...
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What Scripture passages do Latter-day Saints use to refute the Trinity?

Joseph Smith History 1:17 17 It no sooner appeared than I found myself delivered from the enemy which held me bound. When the light rested upon me I saw two Personages, whose brightness and glory ...
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According to non-Trinitarians, why did God allow trinitarianism to become the mainstream understanding of His nature?

(I assume that by "the Church" the OP includes the Roman Church and probably its Protestant daughter denominations too.) This question implies that "the Church" is God's church. ...
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What problems, if any, do Christadelphians have with the Apostles' Creed?

I am Christadelphian and don't have a particular problem with the apostle's creed. It doesn't mention or imply the trinity... that was added later in church doctrine in our opinion. If the church ...
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What problems, if any, do Christadelphians have with the Apostles' Creed?

Christadelphian beliefs impact on their view of the Apostle’s Creed, though that Creed is not something mentioned much (if at all) in their literature. Their literature does make it clear how ...
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Are there any known non-trinitarian apologists in the Anglican communion?

The Anglican church in many places is extremely lax in disciplining or evicting those with heretical beliefs. Historical Anglicanism had no capacity for non-Trinitarianism, and even though the ...
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What problems, if any, do Swedenborgians have with the Apostles' Creed?

Emanuel Swedenborg (1688–1772) made several references to the Apostles' Creed in his theological writings, none of them negative. In general, he saw it as supporting his beliefs and teachings by ...
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What problems, if any, do Oneness Pentecostals have with the Apostles' Creed?

Like many other non-trinitarian groups, Oneness Pentecostals tend to be hesitant to align themselves too closely with any ancient creed, even one like the Apostles' Creed that is less clearly ...
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What was the stance of Arius on John 1:1?

St. Thomas Aquinas discusses various errors of Arius and his followers in his Commentary on Chapter 1 of Gospel of John that are connected to Prologue of Gospel of John. If Arius had something to say ...
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Which groups believe that Jesus is a Created Being?

There are several denominations who believe that Jesus is a created being. Jehovah’s Witnesses are probably the most vocal in their belief that Jesus, in his pre-mortal existence, was created by ...
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How do Trinitarians respond to passages in the Bible that seem to clearly distinguish between God and Jesus after his ascension?

The answer is simple! As I've stated hundreds of times the Father has no separate manifestation from the Son. The Son is the only manifestation and REVELATION of the Father SO HE GAVE IT TO JESUS. ...
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What word describes the heresy of "Jesus is the Son of Himself"?

I think this could be considered a type of modalism: the belief that there is only one person of God, who appears in different times or contexts as the father, son, and holy spirit, but does not by ...
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How do nontrinitarians view Jesus? (overview)

Until the third century, the dichotomy of trinitarians and non-trinitarians just did not exist. Jesus was the Son of God, and that was as far as it went. The concept of the Trinity began to provide ...
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What word describes the heresy of "Jesus is the Son of Himself"?

I think this is a logical mistake more than a theological mistake, and I don't think this is a named heresy. If anything, it seems like a violation of the communication of properties; something ...
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If you do not believe the Holy Spirit is a person, then what is it? What do Bible verses that reference the Holy Spirit or the Spirit of God mean?

When reading translations of scripture, it is important to remember that the original Greek and Hebrew text didn't use capital letters to personify the "holy spirit" expression. It is the ...
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According to Trinitarians, is the Holy Spirit quenched and grieved by those who deny His personhood and Christ's deity?

Rejecting, Quenching, Grieving According to Trinitarian theology, a person who denies Christ's deity and by extension the personhood of the Holy Spirit (the Spirit of Jesus Christ), is by definition a ...
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Are there published testimonies from Christians who had the truth of the Trinity revealed to them through the Holy Spirit?

Yes, my testimony of coming from an actively anti-trinitarian stance to believing in the trinity doctrine has been published. However, I'm not here to promote either that book or myself so will give ...
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What is the Biblical basis for the belief that Trinitarian belief is “not” required for salvation?

Both Old Testament and New Testament revelations indicate that there is a way of salvation which does not require the kind of faith described by the Athanasian Creed. Jesus made this very clear when ...
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How do Nontrinitarians justify accepting the canon of Scripture but rejecting the Trinity?

Most nontrinitarian groups are somewhat "on the fringes" of Protestantism (for the very reason that they reject the Trinity doctrine), and a few even deny that they are either Protestant or ...
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What is the Biblical basis for unitarianism?

There are a plethora of verses that clearly distinguish Jesus from God Almighty and which make clear that Jesus is subservient to God - far too many to post. Once you start reading the scriptures ...
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Do any Christian denominations believe in a "duality" rather than a trinity?

The term you should look for is "binitarianism". Binitarianism - Wikipedia needs improvement, but it's a good start in your research: Binitarianism is a Christian theology of two persons, ...
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Are there any known non-trinitarian apologists in the Anglican communion?

Historically, there was a small group of Anglican clergy in the late 18th and early 19th centuries who became convinced believers in and exponents of the non-trinitarian Christian theology of Emanuel ...
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What Scripture passages do Latter-day Saints use to refute the Trinity?

In addition to the references in Staples' answer, there is a statement in the book of Doctrine & Covenants: The Father has a body of flesh and bones as tangible as man’s; the Son also; but the ...
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In what way has belief in the Trinity decreased?

A poll conducted in 2014 by LifeWay Research for Ligonier Ministries might help answer this question. You can read the article here, but according to them... Most American evangelicals hold views ...
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