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Discussion in 'Christian Theology Forum' started by GodsGrace, Nov 20, 2021.

  1. Wrangler

    Wrangler Well-Known Member

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    It's not in the Bible.
     
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    It's the other way around actually.
    They'll call Trinitarians, tri-theists, to answer why they believed God was three separate and distinct person's? After God told us he is one. And beside him there is no savior. Isaiah 43.
     
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    Wrangler Well-Known Member

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    Language usage. 'Him' is a singular pronoun, which does not refer to a 3is1 being.
     
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    News to Trinitarians.
     
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    Bible ignorance is on display. So let's set the record straight with Scripture.

    GOD THE FATHER IS THE SAVIOR (Titus 1:3;3:4)
    3 But hath in due times manifested his word through preaching, which is committed unto me according to the commandment of God our Saviour;
    4 But after that the kindness and love of God our Saviour toward man appeared,


    THE LORD JESUS CHRIST IS ALSO THE SAVIOR (Titus 1:4; 2:13; 3:6)
    4 To Titus, mine own son after the common faith: Grace, mercy, and peace, from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ our Saviour.
    13 Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ.
    6 Which he shed on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Saviour;

    Unless the Trinity is a spiritual reality, we could not have the Holy Spirit calling both the Father and the Son by the designation of "Saviour". Which means that the anti-Trinitarians hate the truth. [Note: In the New Testament "God" generally means "God the Father" and "the Lord Jesus Christ" means God the Son, called "the great God" also].
     
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    Yes, ignorance by the yruckad. Yet tri-theisy trinitarians shall not be Bibleeducated no matter how we try.
    Because they have no comprehension of God power. And that's sad indeed.
     
  7. Wrangler

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    A sign you are losing the argument is you resort to personal attacks.

    Simple explanation is God (the Savior) does things through others, be it Moses, Joseph, the prophets, his suffering servant, Paul, etc.

    Moses is called “The Law Giver” even though God actually gave the law. The same with Jesus. It’s rhetoric, not mystical.
     
  8. Aunty Jane

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    Why do you get so hung up on words? God is a savior....Jesus is a savior....others were used by God as saviors. (Nehemiah 9:27)
    Its a title or description of a "deliverer".

    A savior is one who preserves or delivers others from danger or destruction. Jehovah is identified as the principal Savior, the only Source of deliverance. (Isaiah 45:21) He was the Savior and Deliverer of Israel, time and again. (Psalm 106:8, 10, 21; Jeremiah 14:8) He saved not only the nation but also individuals who served him. (2 Samuel 22:1-3) Often his salvation was through men raised up by him as saviors. (Nehemiah 9:27) During the period of the Judges, these special saviors were divinely selected and empowered to deliver Israel from foreign oppression. (Judges 2:16; 3:9, 15) While the judge lived, he served to keep Israel in the right way, and this brought them relief from their enemies. (Judges 2:18)

    When Jesus was on earth, Jehovah was his Savior, supporting and strengthening him to maintain integrity through his strenuous trials. (Hebrews 5:7; Psalm 28:8)
    You are treating the word "savior" as if it means "God"......it doesn't.
     
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    You think Jesus returning is heresy? He promised to do that, so I don’t think he lied.
    What we are seeing in the world is proof that his return is not too far away. Bible prophesy continues to unfold and we see the fulfilment of Matthew 24:3-14 and 2 Timothy 3:1-5.

    Being made in God’s image gives us the range of his emotions. He is loving and kind but like all parents, his patience has limits.
    What do you believe that we are getting saved from?

    He is the same God that Jesus worshipped....Yahweh or Jehovah...he knows his name in all languages......it isn’t just translated into English you know. God doesn’t change and he demonstrated beyond a shadow of doubt that when he told his people to obey him, he meant it. Obedience is all that he has ever asked of his children because it shows that we respect his Sovereignty, we trust his judgments and appreciate that his laws are for our benefit. If you break them you can expect some correction. If you don’t accept the correction, then you can expect his displeasure.

    JW’s have the hope of the new world to look forward to.....how could we not be happy about that? :)
     
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    And also a Protestant has not done his Communion, so he cannot receive the Eucharist, you are only allowed to take part in the Holy Communion of receiving the Eucharist which is the body of Christ and drinking the wine which is Christ's blood, if you have made your Communion, one of the Sacraments.
     
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    I remember as kid even into adulthood I could not miss Mass, as long as I lived under my parents roof I had to attend, unless of course I was sick, but every Sunday I had to go no matter what, even if there was a blizzard going on as long as the Church doors were open, I had to go.
     
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    Never heard of drive through Communion, that's plain silly, no offense.
     
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    Heresy
    "Commonly refers to a doctrinal belief held in opposition to the recognized standards of an established system of thought. Theologically it means an opinion at variance with the authorized teachings of any church, notably the Christian, and especially when this promotes separation from the main body of faithful believers."

    One could say that the church, in general, is opposed to the teaching in scripture about what and who the church is and as a result has practices that you will not find in scripture and does not seem to want to emulate what the scripture teaches. It seems to place more emphasis on tradition and denominational rules than what the scripture says.

    When I raised this with various denominational leaders they all said the same thing. Yes, I agree but.....
     
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    Yes, the scriptures are given BY the INSPIRATION OF God, meaning that the scriptural and spiritual understandings are through "His thoughts, and His ways", which can only be interpreted correctly "by His Spirit" to us.

    2 Timothy 3[16] All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:
    Isaiah 55:8-9
    Zechariah 4:6
    John 16:13
     
  15. bbyrd009

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    He promised, yet you cannot Quote it from anywhere?

    which would somehow not be a kingdom that comes by observation at all? I hope you come to see Him as He is aj, or i mean just give us a date or something, if you are so committed to divining the future. But hopefully at some point it becomes apparent that our predecessors all pretty much experienced the same perspective at one point, going all the way back to the apostles entering jerusalem?
     
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    Cannot quote Jesus saying that he was coming back?
    John 14:1-3...
    “Do not let your hearts be troubled. Exercise faith in God; exercise faith also in me. 2 In the house of my Father are many dwelling places. Otherwise, I would have told you, for I am going my way to prepare a place for you. 3 Also, if I go my way and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will receive you home to myself, so that where I am you also may be.”
    Seems pretty clear to me.....

    You are correct, the return of Christ was unseen by human eyes, but observable by the signs he gave which happened in rapid succession and continue to this day to fulfill the prophesies of Daniel and Revelation. Christ’s “presence” was revealed by the signs, whereas his “coming” as the judge appointed by his Father, will be something the whole world will be aware of. (John 5:21-22)

    Matthew 24:36...
    “Concerning that day and hour nobody knows, neither the angels of the heavens nor the Son, but only the Father.”

    The future is in God’s hands and he knows exactly when the time is right to act as he says he will. We are having our patience tested. As Jesus said, we are to “keep on the watch” because we do not know when the Master will arrive....but we will be ready, never letting ourselves be lulled into spiritual drowsiness. (Matthew 24:43-44)

    God’s counting of time is very different to us earth-bound humans....he will take as long as it’s necessary....when every last sheep is in the pen.
     
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    Jesus, our Saviour with a capital 'S' as in God, saves us eternally from spiritual perils.

    Others with a small 's' save our mortal bodies from earthly perils.

    The names of Jesus, the Saviour, has no comparison with earthly saviours.

    All the Names of Jesus - Bible Resources
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    well, Jesus did not speak in English, so you might be changing your mind there, someday…i would at least maybe keep an open mind there, maybe not speak as if i was quite so sure?
    am i?

    ”was?”
    prolly not, ok? i mean imo at least prepare for the possibility, being as how that passage does not ever say what you just said
    well, there is a pretty good argument for Yah being at rest now i think, and my guess is our patience has nothing to do with it, but you might be right. But what if you are not? You got a “Yah is testing our patience” v? Who is this “we” btw?
    but you are not addressing my post, aj; we are not even having a conversation?
     
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    Cooper, Greek had no capital letters. So putting a capital on “God” or “Savior” in the Greek scriptures doesn’t mean a thing. It’s up to the translators to do that, and to alter phraseology to suit the language into which it is translated. Bias can turn a translation into something other than what the original language meant, which is why it is good to do word studies. Translation is a very important assignment in which the translators own biases must not alter the meaning of a word or text. Interpretation is another thing that gets in the way of the truth, which is why we must compare all of scripture rather than to rely on a quoted verse out of context.

    Yahweh, who sent Jesus, is also a savior. Just as the one who sends the rescuer is also a rescuer.
    Jesus identified his Father as “the only true God” and said that he had been “sent” by him. (John 17:3)

    Not once in all of scripture is Jesus called “Yahweh”.
    Why would Jesus call his “Father” by that designation and call himself his “Son” if that was not the relationship between them? Yahweh is said to have “sons” (plural) whereas Jesus is said to have “brothers”. Jesus cannot be the father of his own brothers.

    Jesus is said to be God’s “servant”.....(Acts 3:13) so how can God be his own servant?

    If they were equals then sonship does not exist. The pre-human Jesus was “the Son of God” before his life was transferred from heaven to the womb of Mary. The Bible indicates a long history between Father and Son well before man’s creation. These are two entirely separate entities, only one of which the Bible described as “immortal”. Only after his successful mission on earth did his Father reward his Son with a new name and immortality. (Romans 6:9)

    When the “son of man” was given his kingship, Daniel 7:13-14 says...
    “I kept looking in the night visions, And behold, with the clouds of heaven One like a son of man was coming, And He came up to the Ancient of Days And was presented before Him. And to Him was given dominion, Honor, and a kingdom, So that all the peoples, nations, and populations of all languages Might serve Him. His dominion is an everlasting dominion Which will not pass away; And His kingdom is one Which will not be destroyed. (NASB)
    Jesus was crowned as King of God’s Kingdom and was “GIVEN” dominion over nations and peoples of all languages....if he was God, who can give God these things? This is a scene in heaven....Jesus is no longer a human but raised as a spirit, because humans cannot exist in the spirit realm. The Ancient of Days” is his God and Father, granting him authority over things that he did not already have.

    God’s immortality made it impossible for him to come to earth and die at the hands of man. It would mean that mere humans can kill God. Jesus was not an immortal being in heaven which allowed him to come and offer his life for us. After his death, Jesus relied on his Father to resurrect him, as foretold after 3 days. (Acts 2:32)

    The whole of scripture must guide what we believe or we will fall into the trap that Satan has set for those who blindly accept what is fed to them.
     
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    You are a JW, @Aunty Jane ? (No judgement, I’m just trying to get to know people).
     
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