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by Paidion
Tue Apr 20, 2021 1:34 pm
Forum: Theology Proper, Christology, Pneumatology
Topic: Jesus is God
Replies: 177
Views: 5328

How Many Gods are there?

How Many Gods Are There? Every Christian I have encountered believes that there is one God only. Many believe that this one God exists as a Trinity of persons. However, all instances in the New Testament of the word θεος (god) preceded by the article (the God) and with no other modifiers, has as its...
by Paidion
Tue Apr 20, 2021 1:09 pm
Forum: The Gospels
Topic: APEITHEO
Replies: 2
Views: 1109

Re: APEITHEO

Any comments concerning the above post?
by Paidion
Wed Apr 14, 2021 4:33 pm
Forum: Theology Proper, Christology, Pneumatology
Topic: Jesus is God
Replies: 177
Views: 5328

Re: Jesus is God

But, why anyone would translate θειότης as "godhead" seems to me to be the ultimate in translation bias. It's better (and frequently) translated "godness" or "divinity" or "divine nature" - godhead implies something really loaded towards a plural God but is not in any way justified by context or hi...
by Paidion
Mon Apr 12, 2021 2:44 pm
Forum: Anthropology, Hamartiology, Soteriology
Topic: Acts 20:28 (God's own blood)
Replies: 9
Views: 382

Re: Acts 20:28 (God's own blood)

Pay careful attention to yourselves and to all the flock, in which the holy spirit has made you overseers, to care for the church of God, which he obtained with his own blood. (Acts 20:28) ...for I know that this shall turn out for me to salvation, through your supplication and the supply of the sp...
by Paidion
Sat Apr 10, 2021 10:47 pm
Forum: Theology Proper, Christology, Pneumatology
Topic: Jesus is God
Replies: 177
Views: 5328

Re: Jesus is God

I can't say that I agree with your view that Jesus is God. Rather "God" in the verses I quoted refers to "God" in a generic sense. When referring to the only God, the article precedes the word "God". Without the article, "God" may refer to a divine being, who, although divine, is not "THE God". Jesu...
by Paidion
Sat Apr 10, 2021 7:45 pm
Forum: Theology Proper, Christology, Pneumatology
Topic: God as Mediator
Replies: 6
Views: 208

Re: God as Mediator

The earliest Christians taught that the first act of God was the begetting of the Son. So they said that Jesus was the only begotten God, for God the Father was unbegotten. Ignatius, born around A.D. 30 wrote in his letter to the Ephesians, Chapter XI these words concerning Christ: ..Christ, who was...
by Paidion
Sat Apr 10, 2021 7:34 pm
Forum: Theology Proper, Christology, Pneumatology
Topic: Colossians 1:16 ("By Him all things were created")
Replies: 9
Views: 189

Re: Colossians 1:16 ("By Him all things were created")

Evil was not created by God.

No one has suggested that any form of physical matter was not created by God.
by Paidion
Sat Apr 10, 2021 7:23 pm
Forum: The Trinity
Topic: Angel of the Lord
Replies: 10
Views: 789

Re: Angel of the Lord

(Mt 28:6 AV) He is not here: for he is risen, as he said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay. The King James Translation was made in 1611 A.D. At that time there was an older form of the English language. The phrase "He is risen" does NOT mean "He has risen" in modern English. Rather it means "...
by Paidion
Sat Apr 10, 2021 6:46 pm
Forum: Theology Proper, Christology, Pneumatology
Topic: Colossians 1:16 ("By Him all things were created")
Replies: 9
Views: 189

Re: Colossians 1:16 ("By Him all things were created")

...for in him all things in heaven and on earth were created...(RSV and NRSV)
by Paidion
Sat Apr 10, 2021 6:39 pm
Forum: Anthropology, Hamartiology, Soteriology
Topic: Acts 20:28 (God's own blood)
Replies: 9
Views: 382

Re: Acts 20:28 (God's own blood)

Yes. Westcott-Hort Greek has "δια του αιματος το ιδιου" (through the blood of the own)—that is "through the blood of his own son".

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