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Is Jesus God?

Discussion in 'Scriptural Debates' started by Orbit, Feb 7, 2015.

  1. outhouse

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    His real name was Isho. To bad you had to learn it from an atheist LOL :D
     
  2. outhouse

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    What I told you is their history. The bible is theology book, not a history book :rolleyes:

    By study of cultural and social and physical anthropology from the best people who have written on the topic.

    Israel's head archeologist can teach you very much. So can William Dever.

    Brother, the real history makes the text more beautiful, it does not detract from it.


    Using a literal interpretation is to use the darkest sunglasses on the best artwork with vivid colors. Your ruining it. And the sad thing is just don't have a clue of how beautiful it is.

    I was once similar to you, until I got hooked on education, and once I learned a little the flood gates were opened..
     
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  3. outhouse

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    Some beauty lies in truth when you find the historical core to the mythology, and understand why the authors wrote what they did when they did.

    And then have greater understanding when you figure out why later authors changed and edited that text. Then later people changed it yet again.

    Or the beauty in books that literally took hundreds of years to take their current form.

    You only see one story, I see literally hundreds of small storied not there, and I see where a few big stories were told as one. Without this knowledge your only getting a glimpse of the past and missing the rich heritage these people left behind in text.
     
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  4. JM2C

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    Psalm 110:1 should read like this, “The Lord (YHWH) says to my Lord (ADNY), Sit at my right hand, until I make your enemies your footstool.”

    Isaiah 21:16 DSS VERSION: For thus has the Lord(ADNY/Hebrew/DSS Version) said to me, Within a year, according to the years of a hireling, and all the glory of Kedar shall fail;

    IOW, The Lord [ADNY] in Psalm 110:1 is the same Lord [ADNY] in Isaiah 21:16 and Isaiah 6:1 and compare Isaiah 6:1 to John 12:41 and you will see that David and John were talking of the same Lord in the OT and NT, and that is, the Lord Jesus Christ. Stephen saw the same thing in,

    AC 7:55 But being full of the Holy Spirit, he gazed intently into heaven and saw the glory of God, and Jesus standing at the right hand of God;
     
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    He can't 'cause all they have are hypothesis. He can’t even tell the difference between the Bronze age and the Iron age. He was so far out from the Bronze age that he started his twisted theory from the Iron age about the history of Israel. He should read Exodus to see the difference.

    Here are some of their hypotheses or assumption.

    “At some stage the oral traditions became part of the written tradition of thePentateuch; a majority of scholars believes this stage belongs to the Persian period, roughly 520–320 BCE.[6]

    The mechanisms by which this came about remain unknown,[13]but there are currently two important hypotheses.[14]

    The first, called Persian Imperial authorisation, is that the post-Exilic community devised the Torah as a legal basis on which to function within the Persian Imperial system;

    the second is that Pentateuch was written to provide the criteria for who would belong to the post Exilic Jewish community and to establish the power structures and relative positions of its various groups, notably the priesthood and the lay "elders". –Wiki


    This is borderline anti-Semitism because if you follow this theory you won’t believe the other things they were saying about how the Israelites got their land inheritance from Abraham. This is what they were trying to do, discredit Abraham first and everything will follow their twisted theory about the Israelites. IOW, no Abraham, no inheritance, as simple as that. Do you think they are really interested about the History of the Israelites? NO! But William Foxwell Albright was.

    William Foxwell Albright (May 24, 1891 – September 19, 1971)[1] was an Americanarchaeologist, biblical scholar, philologist, and expert on ceramics.

    From the early twentieth century until his death, he was the dean of biblical archaeologists and the acknowledged founder of the Biblical archaeology movement. Most notably, coming from his own background in radical German historical criticism of the historicity of the Biblical accounts, Albright, through his seminal work in archaeology (and most notably his development of the standard pottery typology for Palestine and the Holy Land) arrived at the conclusion that the biblical accounts of Israelite history were, contrary to the dominant German literary criticism of the day, largely accurate. -Wiki
     
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  6. JM2C

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    No proof at all. What you have are links from wiki.
     
  7. JM2C

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    You have no proof of this but your unproven assumptions only. This is what I’ve been telling you. Start a thread about the History of the Israelites, or ask LOM, and prove your scholastic knowledge there and see what happen. This thread is about apologetics.
     
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    I rather use Professor William Albright’s than use your baseless theories.

    Professor Albright’s legacy today rests in his extraordinary record of scholarly publication. In 1941 biblical scholar Harry M. Orlinsky of the Hebrew Union College in Cincinnati assembled and published Albright’s bibliography in honor of his 50th birthday (Orlinsky, 1941). At that time there were approximately 500 entries that spanned 30 years of scholarly work—an incredible amount of research that any scholar would be proud of. But this was only the midpoint in Albright’s scholarly career that continued for another 30 years, with an additional 600 scholarly entries in the ledger. The grand total is just under 1,100 items, including books, peer-reviewed articles, notes, book reviews, and other items that must surely set a record for productivity in the field of ancient Near Eastern studies and related fields. A complete record of Albright’s publications spanning 1916 to 1971 was prepared by one of us (D.N.F.) (Freedman, 1975) and was published as a book by the American Schools of Oriental Research. -By Thomas Levy and David Noel Freedman
     
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    Is that why Maimonides changed “echad” to “yachid” because he saw the Triune God? Is that why you/Unitarians changed “And the Word was God” to “And the Word was the God” because you/Unitarians saw the Triune God?
     
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    Yes Jehovah Is one God.Jesus is not God.
     
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    This is exactly what John was saying in John 1:1-a but you and jw interpretation of “and the Word was a god” cannot fit into this verse for the very simple reason that there was no creation before the beginning. If there was no creation before the beginning, then where did the “a god” from the group of “gods” came from? We do not have that information from the bible. What we have is, “In the beginning was the Word”. The “en/was” is suggesting that “the Word” was in existence already continuously, without time limit, from eternity.

    Now, if you say that an “a god” can sit right next to “The God” then what are you teaching? POLYTHEISM. IOW, an “a god” or “ANOTHER/DIFFERENT/HETEROS” god/s would be seating right next to “The God” is what you are teaching, and that is, POLYTHEISM.

    ONLY GOD CAN SIT NEXT TO GOD AND THIS IS WHAT KING DAVID AND STEPHEN SAW IN PSALM 110:1 AND ACTS 7:55.
     
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    Prove it please.
     
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    The Lord Jesus Christ DID NOT TEACH ANY OF HIS DISCIPLES THAT He is “The God” nor did He say He is “The God”. Again for the 100 times, AHEM, AHEM, AHEM. “And the Word was with God” here we read two personal beings.
     
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    I think Clear made a very clear statement about Monotheism and Polytheism
    And this is what Deuteronomy 6:4 was saying to us.

    Deuteronomy 6:4 "Jehovah our Elohim is one Jehovah" the word “Elohim” being plural shows that God, i.e., [God/Father, God/Son, God/Holy Spirit described in John 10:30, John 14:16, and Acts 5:3-4] is the Lord, is more than one, yet is "ONE/Echad Jehovah". And not “Yachid” an absolute one.
     
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    You and jw are the one teaching that an “a god” can sit next to “The God” and that is POLYTHEISM. Trinitarians do not teach POLYTHEISM ‘cause only GOD CAN SIT NEXT TO GOD and that is MONOTHEISM. If you and jw teach/preach that the Lord Jesus Christ is lesser than God, like an “a god”, then you are teaching POLYTHEISM.
     
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    John would teach polytheism? No. You and jw are teaching POLYTHEISM. Moses was a Trinitarian. The bible does not teach that the Lord Jesus Christ is “The God” if you read and understand John 1:1-b “and the Word was with God”
     
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    I probably wouldn't consider trinitarianism a "pure" monotheism. It would end up being a modalism then. It's something like a qualified monotheism, where Islam is more strictly monotheistic. I'm not sure the mono/poly categories are entirely sufficient.
     
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    Ge 1:1 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.

    Ge 1:2 Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters.

    Rev 22:13 I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End.

    From the very beginning of Genesis to the end of Revelation we read the Trinity.
     
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    Did you really think that Christianity, not the hybridized, but the True Christians started reading the bible only after the bible was canonized in the 300 AD?

    Marcion was adulterating the gospels and Paul’s epistles in the early 100 AD long before the bible was canonized.

    Canonizing the bible was just rubber stamping. These hybridized Christians needed the approval of man and not of God.

    True Christians were reading the four gospels and Paul’s before and after Marcion started adulterating them and long before the 300 AD you’re talking about.

    BTW, there is no such thing as atheist.
     
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    :rolleyes:


    What is a true Christian?
     
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