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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 Non-Christian. I think a better terminology would be "rejecting" (due to lack of faith), just as the Pharisees rejected the claim that Jesus came ...


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The creed explicitly denounces “those who say: 'There was a time when he was not;' and 'He was not before he was made.” In other words, according to the creed, He always existed. The creed also says that “By whom (Jesus Christ) all things were made both in heaven and on earth.” “All things,” therefore, presumably refers to this entire universe. Space, time ...


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The Nicene Creed conveys an eternal begetting - the only begotten Son. This begetting is not a matter of time, it is a matter of eternity. (Which is not 'a long period of time' it is another state altogether - an eternal state.) 'In the beginning was the Word' conveys that when the beginning began, the Person who incorporates, within himself, the concept of ...


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From implies source or origin, not necessarily a temporal change. The phrasing God of God was meant to define the relationship of Son to God the Father; they both are one substance. Note that the Creed further says "born of the Father before all worlds/ages" which also indicates an eternity to the Son being begotten


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In the previous answer, “God of God” means that a person came from a person (like an offspring from a parent) and that they are of same nature. The example of persons implies that they have the same nature qualitatively and not numerically. In other words, they have two different substances and not one, as in the Trinity doctrine. That answer continues and ...


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I'm glad you defined what it is that is being asked to be proved - "real Christianity (the having a relationship with God by the mediatorial work and ministry of his Son, Jesus Christ)". The difficulty of proving a relationship (in any sphere of life) is that claims may be backed up with evidence, but evidence, in itself, is not proof. I may claim ...


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Paraphrasing your question I think it is instructive to clarify the meaning of "proof". Your question already distinguished two meanings related to two different faculties of the human soul, which if I may rephrase: faculty of the mind: the proof of God's existence, which I assume you meant something like Aquinas's Cosmological argument or St. ...


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