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by Paidion
Sun Jan 19, 2020 8:10 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: True Forgiveness
Replies: 1
Views: 79

True Forgiveness

Luke 17:3 Watch yourselves! If your brother sins, rebuke him, and if he repents, forgive him. Jesus gave repentance (a change of heart and mind) as a condition for forgiveness of wrongdoing. Three Factors of true forgiveness of someone who has sinned against you. 1. If you have any ill feelings tow...
by Paidion
Mon Jan 13, 2020 6:56 pm
Forum: Fellowship & Worship
Topic: The First Christmas
Replies: 4
Views: 159

The First Christmas

THE FIRST CHRISTMAS No, the first Christmas wasn't the birth of Christ. In fact, the birth of Christ wasn't a Christmas (Christ's mass) at all. The first Christmas took place in the fourth century when the catholic (universal) church held three masses in honour of the three births of Christ: 1. His ...
by Paidion
Thu Jan 09, 2020 9:59 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Two Different Forms of This Letter
Replies: 1
Views: 132

Two Different Forms of This Letter

In Greek, there are two different forms of the letter “sigma.” The first first form is “σ” (pronounced like the English “s”). It is used at the beginning of a Greek word, or somewhere in the middle. Here are two examples: First Form: συν (with) αποστολος (apostle) The second form is used at the end ...
by Paidion
Wed Jan 01, 2020 9:41 pm
Forum: Theology Proper, Christology, Pneumatology
Topic: Preaching in Acts and Christology
Replies: 15
Views: 804

Re: Preaching in Acts and Christology

So I can buy that the earliest Christians believed He was the Son of God due to being begotten by God. But, the "before all ages" part needs a citation earlier than Nicea. Justin Martyr lived from A.D. 100 to A.D. 165. I cannot find the requited citation, but he made the statement that Christ was b...
by Paidion
Mon Dec 30, 2019 1:22 pm
Forum: Theology Proper, Christology, Pneumatology
Topic: Preaching in Acts and Christology
Replies: 15
Views: 804

Re: Preaching in Acts and Christology

What’s your point, Paidion? My point is that the early Christians understood that Jesus is the Son of God in virtue of the fact that He was begotten by God before all ages, the first of God's acts. I haven't looked it up again yet, but that was taught long before the Nicene Creed in A.D. 325. It wa...
by Paidion
Sun Dec 29, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: Theology Proper, Christology, Pneumatology
Topic: Preaching in Acts and Christology
Replies: 15
Views: 804

Re: Preaching in Acts and Christology

From the Nicene Creed (A.D. 325)

I believe in one God, the Father Almighty, Creator of heaven and earth, of all things visible and invisible; and in one Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, the only-begotten, born of the Father before all ages.
by Paidion
Sat Dec 14, 2019 8:25 pm
Forum: Theology Proper, Christology, Pneumatology
Topic: Esoteric study
Replies: 4
Views: 377

Re: Esoteric study

"The Gospel of Thomas" wasn't written by the apostle Thomas. It was written by a gnostic. The gnostics were constantly writing fake gospels or other fake works, while claiming them to be apostolic. The early historian of the Christian Church—Eusebius from the 3rd century, included "The Gospel of Tho...
by Paidion
Mon Dec 09, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: Theology Proper, Christology, Pneumatology
Topic: Esoteric study
Replies: 4
Views: 377

Re: Esoteric study

For Jesus said “Rather, the kingdom is inside of you, and it is outside of you” Nowhere did Jesus say, "The kingdom is inside of you." Ths concept seems to have arisen from Luke 17:21 where the NKJV reads “nor will they say, ‘See here!’ or ‘See there!’ For indeed, the kingdom of God is within you.”...
by Paidion
Mon Dec 09, 2019 4:50 pm
Forum: Theology Proper, Christology, Pneumatology
Topic: Preaching in Acts and Christology
Replies: 15
Views: 804

Re: Preaching in Acts and Christology

Ok, so from this sermon, what we can glean from regarding the nature of Jesus is that he was a man. This man was a physical offspring from the lineage of David. This man, from the physical line of David was the messiah. The man Jesus was the appointee "my Lord" by the appointer "the Lord" of Psalm ...
by Paidion
Sat Dec 07, 2019 3:25 pm
Forum: Anthropology, Hamartiology, Soteriology
Topic: Are You Saved?
Replies: 1
Views: 500

Are You Saved?

You might appreciate the answer of Metropolitan Kalllistos Ware, when he was asked the question, "Are you saved?"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IjHGtCHyBrU

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