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The Bible contains many prophecies about the future. For which of these good works are you going to stone me?' 33They said, 'We're not going to stone you because of the good you've done, but for blasphemy. Let's look at some of the approaches to describing His person that are inadequate and untrue. 1. The Word of God is our main weapon (Eph. 6). The Trinity is hesed love (cf. 'God is love,' Gr. agapeoe, 1 John 4:8b, 16). "(3) He too was distressed, v. 9: God was not aloof, impassible or unmoved by human suffering (as in Platonism and in the classical theism of Christian Theology).

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But he who knows all things (alla ho eidos ta panta) knows her, he found her by his understanding.” Baruch 3:29-32 Nor was Peter alone in praying to the risen Lord Jesus: “While they were stoning him, Stephen prayed, ‘Lord Jesus, receive my spirit.’ Then he fell on his knees and cried out, ‘Lord, do not hold this sin against them.’ When he had said this, he fell asleep.” Acts 7:59-60 “Now there was a disciple at Damascus named Anani'as.

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Systematic theology as a discipline of Christian theology formulates an orderly, rational and coherent account of the Christian faith and beliefs. He went His Father's way and did His work (see John 4:34). [...] "Immediately upon His baptism Jesus was led by the Spirit into the wilderness (see Matt. 4:1). Thus, much as God loves us and would otherwise desire for us never to die and, furthermore, to enjoy life in heaven with him, the sad fact is that we, by our sins, have secured a much different destiny for ourselves.

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Matthew 16:27. "NOTE--In the texts (Matthew 16:27; 13:41: 24:31) in which Christ refers to the angels as 'his angels' and to the kingdom as 'his kingdom' and to the elect as 'his elect,' He refers to Himself as 'the Son of man.' It thus appears that while He was on earth as a man, He recognized His essential deity and His equality with His Father in heaven." ( http://books.google.com/books?id=1v6JZxuYKP8C&printsec=frontcover&source=gbs_summary_r&cad=0 ) Seventh-day Adventist author Kim Allan Johnson has written a book entitled The Team, which is published by the SDA Church-owned Pacific Press Publishing Association.

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He is also the Melchizekiah priest-king of Psalm 110 (20:40-5). The various points of evidence came from the apostolic gospels (mentioned above) only gave the Trinity greater apparent authority — at least, in the eyes of those who supported it. An incomparable and towering dignity: Jesus is God! Hypostatic union (from the Greek for substance) is a technical term in Christian theology employed in mainstream Christology to describe the union of two natures, humanity and divinity, in Jesus Christ.

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The term sin may also refer to the state of having committed such a violation. The answer to this question is a resounding ‘no’ on two levels. This chapter, well, establishes the background to the story. This is what one would expect at the beginning of Christian theology.' [Jerome Murphy-O'Connor OP, 'Christological Anthropology in Phil 2.6-11', Revue Biblique 93, 1976, p.49f] So does not the very formula 'humbling himself' presuppose the pre-existence of Christ?

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By this way alone, he believed. could the church be led out of separation from the world. In Augustine's view (termed "Realism"), all of humanity was really present in Adam when he sinned, and therefore all have sinned. As a member of the Godhead, before His incarnation, He was responsible, with the co-operation of the Holy Spirit, for every communication that reached the prophets. [...]" ( http://www.whiteestate.org/books/pay/PAYc07.html ) So, according to the above, if John hadn't mentioned the Holy Spirit in Revelation 1, we might have been mistaken about "the source of the message," and thought that it only came from two of the gods, and not all three!

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One should seek to see how these different aspects of the one atonement cohere and relate to one another and whether one aspect of the atonement rightly illumines and controls, and thus take precedence, over the others. [19] This is best done by considering the entire plotline of the Bible’s storyline, especially its major turning points in redemptive history, and seeing what are some of the dominant themes that have arisen so far in helping us consider what the cross achieved. The Bible gives us an inspired record of Jesus Christ and is normative for all Christian witnessing.

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D. 381) would be spent battling over whether Plato's three divisions could be sustained by positing the Spirit as that third entity, equivalent to his world-soul. Deeper historical inquiries show, on the contrary, that the thought pattern of the Greeks was totally alien to this dogma and that they rejected it with the utmost vigor. That's why we need to be able to yield an explanation for our faith. A theodicy, on the other hand, is a more ambitious attempt to provide a plausible justification for the existence of evil.

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God fills all time and dwells in the realm of eternity (Isa. 57:15). But if, to the contrary, the Christians killed Christ - like the ancient Israelites who after receiving God's revelation at Mount Sinai nonetheless, in less than two months, erected and worshipped a Golden Calf, thereby committing, they themselves, their greatest sin, for which they themselves have forever thereafter taken responsibility - then Christians, too, can begin to accept culpability and take responsibility for their greatest sin.

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