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If all persons of the Trinity have the same/a united will what does Jesus mean in John 6:38?

In mainstream Trinitarian theology, the Father, Son and Holy Spirit have one Divine Will but Christ is true God and true Man and hence has two wills, a human will and a divine will. This was ...
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Is the theory of Eternal Generation now redundant?

A classical example of the confusion that has arisen with some modern English translations of monogenēs, is in John 1:18. Some translations state it is a position that is being described, (being at ...
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Was Athanasius a Sabellian?

No, Athanasius was evidently not a Sabellian. This is demonstrably clear from his own words. For neither do we hold a Son-Father, as do the Sabellians, calling Him of one but not of the same essence, ...
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According to Trinitarians, did the stature of the Eternal Logos get diminished?

Do Trinitarians believe that the Second Person of the Trinity eternally lost glory in the Incarnation? No. Jesus(God) temporarily set aside His Glory in order to enter into Creation. Jesus took back ...
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How can Jesus Christ be a "mediator between God and men" when he himself is fully God?

The question posted is reasonable and understandable. The answer immediately following on, given by the OP to the OPs own question, might better have been put into an answer box and posted as an ...
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According to the Trinitarian interpretation of John 17:3, if Jesus's God and Father is the 1 True God, what type of god is Jesus?

The Athanasiun creed states it rather nice, in my opinion, almost poetic in its wording, and correct in at least my (catholic) faith: And the Catholic faith is this: that we worship one God in ...
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What pronouns make most sense when referencing the Trinity?

The doctrine of the Trinity means that there is one God subsisting in 3 Persons. God is not 3 beings (tritheism) nor are Father, Son and Holy Spirit descriptions of mode/role (modalism) where there is ...
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If all persons of the Trinity have the same/a united will what does Jesus mean in John 6:38?

Trinitarian theology, whether stated by Catholics, or Protestants, is agreed on the divine, and the human will of Jesus Christ. The logos agreed to be sent to Earth by the Father, the logos having the ...
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How do Trinitarians reconcile Jesus' words in John 5:31 with the view that GOD the Father / the Son / the Holy Spirit are the same being?

The law regarding witnesses is for men, given to men by God, because the hearts of men are deceitful and wicked: Corroboration is needed in order for human testimony to even begin to be trustworthy. ...
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According to Trinitarians, did the stature of the Eternal Logos get diminished?

There is a spectrum of understanding among those who profess to be 'Trinitarian'. It is not true that (Quote) The common Trinitarian belief is that Jesus began to have a God when he took on flesh [sic]...
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In what way(s) is God the Father a father to God the Son? And in what way(s) is God the Son a son?

. . . . . . . 'in what sense' . . . . . ? Note after question edit : The 'way' is the same as 'sense'. The words 'Father' and 'Son' mean something to them that believe in God. But the concept is not ...
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Why does the Trinitarian Formula start with "In the NAME…" and not "In the NAMES…"?

The three Persons in the one, blessed Godhead all have a variety of names and titles. There is no one single name for the Father, or for the Son or for the Holy Spirit. I won't develop that here as it ...
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Is the theory of Eternal Generation now redundant?

Following are some excerpts from an article entitled "Deep in the Weeds on MONOGENES" regarding, in part, the mid 20th century shift in translation. After reading the Creed in Greek, it ...
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Significance of one divine essence/nature

Let me see if I can clarify this issue for you, especially your first paragraph. The Greek word for nature is, "phusis" (as used by Paul in Galatians 4:8 to distinguish God from those who ...
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Which Person of the Trinity is the Ancient of Days sitting on His throne?

The Ancient of Days is God the Father Daniel 7:13: 13 “In my vision at night I looked, and there before me was one like a son of man,[a] coming with the clouds of heaven. He approached the Ancient of ...
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If God was not created, and He is eternal, the why was His form - i.e. the Holy Spirit and His Son, perfectly suited to salvation?

This is neither a shallow nor a quickly explained aspect of the nature of God so I'll keep it short; questions and pushback will abound either way. The Son is Logos (John 1:1), which is to say not ...
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Does the New Testament state that Jesus Christ is the 'image' and the 'likeness' of God?

I believe that Adam prefigures "him that was to come" in the area of representational or 'federal' headship. This prefiguring is mentioned in the long parenthetic encompassing verses 13-17 ...
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Is it absolutely required for people to believe in the deity of Jesus to be called Christians?

I would not worry much about different Hebrew names of God, as those early Jewish believers that believed that Jesus the Messiah was divine understood Hebrew a lot more than we do. In fact, according ...
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How do Trinitarians reconcile Jesus' words in John 5:31 with the view that GOD the Father / the Son / the Holy Spirit are the same being?

Because if they are ONE in essence, nature, power, action, and will, and thus cannot say, act, and will differently from each other . . . . . [sic, OP above] This is incorrect. That Divine Persons ...
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How do Trinitarians reconcile Jesus' words in John 5:31 with the view that GOD the Father / the Son / the Holy Spirit are the same being?

If I may, I will offer another answer from a different angle. God has perfect integrity. That is to say, God never does or says anything that in any way contradicts or opposes who and what God is. ...
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According to Trinitarians, did the stature of the Eternal Logos get diminished?

Logos, being not only the Word of the Father but also the rationality behind those words, has always been God. God has eternal, infinite, perfect integrity and there is, therefore, no ontological ...
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According to trinitarians (or binitarians): How can God the Son be “appointed heir of all things“ (Hebrews 1:2) if „all belongs to Him“ already?

Christ is "heir of all things", but he has not yet inherited all things. Currently, it is Satan that rules this world (as proclaimed every day in the news headlines): Now is the judgment of ...
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What have been excellent ways for Christian theologians to describe the concept of God, who is also the Trinity?

The best theological explanations for the concept of the Trinity that I have read are in books that today's 'sound-bite' generation would not spend more than five minutes on. Yet I am "a common ...
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Is the theory of Eternal Generation now redundant?

To say that 'Eternal Generation' is a 'theory' and to say that it is 'now redundant' is a gross mis-representation, not only of truth itself, but of current developments in the expressing of this ...
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Will all glorified children of God take on the title/name of YHWH in the age to come?

YHWH is not a title, it is a name. Exodus 3:14. So no matter what happens to the children of God, they will not actually become the entity we call God. As such they will not be called YHWH. Names ...
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Catholic Sources Which Point to the Three Visitors to Abraham in Gen. 18 as The Holy Trinity?

According to the Catena Aurea, one Procopius of Gaza, an early commentator, says that "Some say they are three angels, others that one of them is God with two angels, and others that there is a ...
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Significance of one divine essence/nature

Let’s focus on biblical terminology (nature) and not essence. Human nature is the sum total of the qualities that make us who we are. It is a person’s inherent character and that which constitutes ...
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In the hypostatic union, is Jesus just the name of the man or of the God or of both?

Announced to Joseph, by an angel in a dream, were the following precise words : And she shall bring forth son and thou shalt call his name Jesus for he shall save his people from their sins [Matthew ...
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Divine Relations of the Trinity

Three Divine Persons share one divine nature. Such is the relationship between Father and Son (in one Holy Spirit) that an eternal begetting exists between them. I do not think that the 'classical ...
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If all persons of the Trinity have the same/a united will what does Jesus mean in John 6:38?

If we hold onto the following two passages, taking them both at face value without diminishing either, a very particular picture emerges. In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and ...
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