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To: D-fendr

I would be interested in knowing what your thoughts and perspectives on the scriptures cited previously: whole chapter of John 17 (ONENESS of Godhead with Apostles and with followers of Christ), Rom. 8:17 (joint-heirs with Christ), and John 10:34/Psalms 82:6 (Ye are gods)?

The fact that Jesus is the Heir indicates that He is a distinct person and will continue to exist as a person for Eternity. If Jesus and God the Father were of the same substance (or same entity), then it would not make sense for Jesus to proclaim that He came to do the Will of the Father (John 6:38).

What does it mean to you that we were created in the IMAGE of God? It is recorded in scripture that a number of prophets have talked with God “face to face” which indicates that God has an anthropomorphic appearance. Also, it is recorded that God has feelings and passions and determination, which is further evidence of the Personhood for each member of the Godhead.


22 posted on 09/04/2010 6:33:49 PM PDT by TrueConstitutionalPrinciples (speak out against the corruption of humanists and hedonists)
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To: TrueConstitutionalPrinciples
He is a distinct person

The Trinity consists of three persons in one Godhead. But not persons as "individual, self-actualized center of free will and conscious activity." "The one God exists in three Persons and one substance, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit."

One substance (not in the sense of a material substance), rather than the one in "purpose" as LDS teaches.

The Word became flesh." God did not become another God or create another God or beget another God.

What does it mean to you that we were created in the IMAGE of God?

Primarily that we know the difference between good and evil.

It is recorded in scripture that a number of prophets have talked with God “face to face” which indicates that God has an anthropomorphic appearance.Or a burning bush. It would be something that man could see, could even be something familiar, but God is not contained by the burning bush or any other physical object.

Also, it is recorded that God has feelings and passions and determination, which is further evidence of the Personhood for each member of the Godhead.

We anthropomorphize God. Full comprehension of God is always beyond any man. Attributing passions would necessitate and changing God. God is unchanging and not subject to passions.

25 posted on 09/07/2010 1:17:35 PM PDT by D-fendr (Deus non alligatur sacramentis sed nos alligamur.)
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