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by Paidion
Thu Apr 02, 2020 5:22 pm
Forum: Theology Proper, Christology, Pneumatology
Topic: Is God in Control?
Replies: 3
Views: 227

Re: Is God in Control?

It depends how you define control. That's how I see it too, Steve. Those who insist that God is in control in this world, appear to be attaching an unconventional meaning to the phrase "in control." But if they were speaking of an elementary school teacher being in control of the children in his or...
by Paidion
Wed Apr 01, 2020 10:43 pm
Forum: The Trinity
Topic: Reconciled to God , not Jesus
Replies: 21
Views: 470

Re: Reconciled to God , not Jesus

When a human father begets a son then we have two humans (three, actually, counting the mother). So how is it we do not have two Gods unless "God" designates position rather than being? Greenflies, stick insects, aphids, water fleas, scorpions, termites and honey bees are all capable of producing o...
by Paidion
Wed Apr 01, 2020 4:16 pm
Forum: The Trinity
Topic: Reconciled to God , not Jesus
Replies: 21
Views: 470

Re: Reconciled to God , not Jesus

Was there a time when Jesus was not? Was there a time when there was just the Father? Did the Father lose something when Jesus emerged from Him? Steve is well able to answer for himself. Nevertheless, I would like to express my thinking on your questions. No there was not a time when Jesus was not....
by Paidion
Mon Mar 30, 2020 12:57 pm
Forum: The Trinity
Topic: Reconciled to God , not Jesus
Replies: 21
Views: 470

Re: Reconciled to God , not Jesus

I essentially agree 21¢. Jesus Himself addressed the Father as "the only true God." I have pointed out many times that the Greek word for "God" in the NT well over 90% of the cases refers to the Father alone, and sometimes refers to the Son of God. However,when prefixed by the article with no other ...
by Paidion
Sat Mar 28, 2020 10:25 pm
Forum: Fellowship & Worship
Topic: The First Christmas
Replies: 5
Views: 752

Re: The First Christmas

I have counted the meaning of the Greek word "αρχη" in the New Testament as clearly "beginning" 34 times, as "ruler" or "rulers" 9 times, as "corners" twice, and as "domain" once. The word occurs 3 times in Revelation (NAS95 translation): Rev 3:14 "To the angel of the church in Laodicea write: The A...
by Paidion
Fri Mar 27, 2020 7:32 pm
Forum: Theology Proper, Christology, Pneumatology
Topic: Is God in Control?
Replies: 3
Views: 227

Is God in Control?

Frequently I have heard people strongly affirm that God is in control. I have also read writings in which people state that God is in control. My first question is, "What do people mean by stating that God is in control? Secondly, how would things differ if God were not in control? The world is fill...
by Paidion
Sun Mar 22, 2020 9:32 pm
Forum: The Trinity
Topic: Jesus' God was not the Trinity, why is yours?
Replies: 30
Views: 1023

Re: Jesus' God was not the Trinity, why is yours?

Thank you Homer.

Join the old-age club! I completed 82 years of life in February. I forget the names of people I know really well.
If I go to complete two tasks, and finish the first, I often forget what the second task was.
by Paidion
Sun Mar 22, 2020 8:10 pm
Forum: The Trinity
Topic: Jesus' God was not the Trinity, why is yours?
Replies: 30
Views: 1023

Re: Jesus' God was not the Trinity, why is yours?

Matthew 3:1 ???????? Homer, are you actually referring to Matthew 1:23? 20 But while he thought on these things, behold, the angel of the Lord appeared unto him in a dream, saying, Joseph, thou son of David, fear not to take unto thee Mary thy wife: for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy ...
by Paidion
Sat Mar 21, 2020 5:33 pm
Forum: The Trinity
Topic: Jesus' God was not the Trinity, why is yours?
Replies: 30
Views: 1023

Re: Jesus' God was not the Trinity, why is yours?

To the best of my knowledge no edition of the Septuagint states that His name shall be called "mighty God" or "everlasting Father."
by Paidion
Fri Mar 20, 2020 7:14 pm
Forum: The Trinity
Topic: Jesus' God was not the Trinity, why is yours?
Replies: 30
Views: 1023

Re: Jesus' God was not the Trinity, why is yours?

Even the Douay ( a Roman Catholic Translation) does not have "everlasting Father" in the passage, but "the Father of the world to come" or perhaps more accurately they might have rendered it "the Father of the age to come." For a CHILD IS BORN to us, and a son is given to us, and the government is u...

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