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Discussion in 'Monotheism' started by syo, May 7, 2018.

  1. Katzpur

    Katzpur Not your average Mormon

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    So, do you believe that Jesus was fully God?
     
  2. Thief

    Thief Rogue Theologian

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    I believe in hierarchy
    at the top of the list is the Almighty

    the image you mention can only be ...spirit

    so....we are reflections of the Spirit

    and the manner that you reflect upon God
    causes the image to form

    I suspect....we keep our 'image' as if the body follows us after the last breath
    it might be difficult to 'see' yourself without that 'form'

    but I also suspect the possibility that we stand from the body to assume the 'image'
    of what we truly are

    some of us will.....scream
     
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  3. Katzpur

    Katzpur Not your average Mormon

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    Okay. Do you believe Jesus was physically resurrected from the dead? I'm kind of assuming you do, but I know some groups claiming to be Christian (i.e. the Jehovah's Witnesses and possibly others) say that He was just a spirit after the resurrection and that He didn't really have a resurrected body of flesh and bones as He told His Apostles was the case.
     
  4. syo

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    Jesus is the Son. the fact he became human is the greatest gift god did for humanity.
     
  5. syo

    syo Well-Known Member

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    the Father God is invisible in our mundane world. that's why the christian orthodox don't have a picture of him never.
     
  6. Fool

    Fool ALL in all
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    Rabbi David A Cooper says that god is a process. personally i think of god as an action.


    1307 What does it Mean that God is a Process I Call God-ing (mp3) (free)
     
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  7. Musing Bassist

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    No. Catholicism teaches that Christ is both God and man.

    The creed explicitly states otherwise. Jesus shares in our humanity in every regard except sin. Since as God, Jesus could not possibly sin.

    Man means human being and Jesus is fully human. (Asserting anything less is heretical). Jesus shares in our humanity although we do not share in his divinity.

    It would be more correct to say that Jesus isn't mere man.
     
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  8. Unveiled Artist

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    The whole post edited for brievity and clarity

    Jesus is not man to whom fell into inherited sin; he is only incarnate (aka flesh) of god.

    Jesus shares his incarnated self with humanity/man who has fallen sin (you can't be the person you are sharing with)

    Of course, the bible says Jesus did not sin; hence, why he is not man, just incarnate of god in flesh

    Fallen human being: jesus is not a fallen man

    He is incarnate which means "in the flesh". This definition does not describe the nature of jesus only that he is an incarnation/flesh image of a god.

    According to the bible, an incarnation is not the same as being god himself (unless you are relating it to Hinduism?? :confused::confused: That would be weird)

    Jesus is not part of humanity (he does not have a fallen nature; hence, he does not need to be saved)

    He is an incarnation of god not god himself and definitely not human

    For jesus to be exactly like us, he would need:

    1. To have a fallen nature
    2. To actually die
    3. He cannot be incarnate; humans are not incarnations of god. Jesus was.
    Big/huge/major difference.

    4. He would not be a intermediary, no image, and no high prophet. He would be strictly human.

    It is illogical to be an incarnation (image of, a prophet of, intermediary of) one's self. Incarnation of god does not make the incarnation a separate person. Hence why jesus shares in humanity not is humanity.

    Jesus is a man by incarnation/flesh

    The key is: he shares not he is.

    As for mere, that's your words not mine. Its not hard nor mystic to understand it.
     
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  9. Faithofchristian

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    It's evidence that you have no idea who Christ Jesus is exactly.

    Let's see in the book of Genesis 1:26--"And God said, Let's us make man in our image, after our likeness"

    You say God doesn't look like a man, But yet God made man after his lmage and likeness,
    It sounds like God looks like a man, seeing God made man after his image and likeness.

    So how is it that you say God doesn't look like a man ?
     
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  10. syo

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    i disagree.
     
  11. InChrist

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    I do consider that Jesus is God. Jesus took on the human form at the incarnation. Just saying that the eternal God is nothing like the caricature of an old bearded man in the sky.
     
  12. syo

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    i believe in the Holy Trinity, Father Son Holy Spirit. a trinitarian God.
     
  13. Samantha Rinne

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    I have a syncretic image of God. Trinitarian (Christianity), Dualist (Taoism, though I don't believe in Satan or Hell, I believe God allows evil to help us grow, and only human evil has the ability to be out of balance), Monistic (Judaism), and Animistic/Pantheistic (I believe God is everyone and everything).
     
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  14. dmap

    dmap God is good and beautiful

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    I think most Christians think many passages of the Bible are allegorical or figurative and such. For example, that God has wings and feathers. (Psalms 91:4)
     
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