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Featured The Mystery of the Triune God

Discussion in 'Christian Theology Forum' started by *Light*, Aug 16, 2019.

  1. justbyfaith

    justbyfaith Well-Known Member

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    I'm sorry about that. I pray that my words will still have the desired effect that the Holy Spirit intended for you to receive by them.

    2Co 11:6, But though I be rude in speech, yet not in knowledge; but we have been throughly made manifest among you in all things.
     
  2. Jane_Doe22

    Jane_Doe22 Well-Known Member

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    You say you're sorry and then immediately commit the same offense again *rolls eyes*
     
  3. justbyfaith

    justbyfaith Well-Known Member

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    Sorry about that.

    I am certain that even in Mormonism, the teaching is that "all have sinned and come short of the glory of the Lord."

    I do not say this as an excuse but as an explanation.

    I do not claim to be perfect and I know that I can be abrasive in my dealings with certain people.

    I hope you will realize that my bad witness in this doesn't mean that what I have been saying to you isn't true.

    I may be rude in speech; but not in knowledge.
     
  4. justbyfaith

    justbyfaith Well-Known Member

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    What exactly is it about my response that you consider to be offensive?
     
  5. Jane_Doe22

    Jane_Doe22 Well-Known Member

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    I am trying really hard to be polite here, but....frankly there is nothing polite to be said here, so I'm just going to walk away.
     
  6. justbyfaith

    justbyfaith Well-Known Member

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    How am I going to change if someone doesn't tell me the nature of my problem?

    What is your purpose in telling me that I have a problem, if it is not an attempt to take the speck out of my eye?
     
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  7. shnarkle

    shnarkle Active Member

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    I would seriously recommend clicking the "ignore" icon associated with whoever you're responding to. I've already done it well over a couple dozen times just on this site alone, and I can tell you that the quality of the posts I view has increased dramatically.

    I suspect that this not only results in a much better experience for you, but also allows you to make better use of your time on significantly higher quality posts. An increase in higher quality posts is a great way to improve a website. It rewards those who post high quality material while sending a message to those who are here simply to troll.
     
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  8. Jane_Doe22

    Jane_Doe22 Well-Known Member

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    Surrender your own ego and own life, and come unto Christ. Learn to love God and your fellow man and actually see them all. Stop thinking egotistically of yourself as the person who's supposed to be teaching these others that mare more wicked than you. Instead, get on your knees and serve those you love and those you hate. Don't egotistically announce "I'm going to pray for you!". Instead, pray in your closet, and truly love others without any fan fare.

    Now, I'm walking away.
     
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  9. justbyfaith

    justbyfaith Well-Known Member

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    Okay, I will take those things into consideration; although one of them, getting on my knees and serving those I love, is something that I am doing, whether you are willing to accept that or not. I don't hate anyone.
     
  10. OzSpen

    OzSpen Well-Known Member

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    Light,

    You wrote 10 lengthy narratives, one after the other, not allowing any of us to interact with your ideas. That is not a means to encourage communication with me.

    Since you are relatively new on this forum, may I suggest you engage with us using one point at a time. That makes it a conversation and not a *Light* monologue.

    Oz
     
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    OzSpen Well-Known Member

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    Enoch,

    Do you live in part of the real world on the earth? I do.

    Oz
     
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    OzSpen Well-Known Member

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    Jane,

    I encourage you to not walk away yet. Let's wait to see whether *Light* really wants to dialogue or is a troll.

    Oz
     
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    OzSpen Well-Known Member

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    Jane,

    Historically, that is not the teaching of modalism.

    Got Questions has an excellent summary of the heresy from the second and third centuries of modalism:

    Modalism and Monarchianism are two false views of the nature of God and of Jesus Christ that appeared in the second and third centuries AD. A modalist views God as one Person instead of three Persons and believes that the Father, Son, and Spirit are simply different modes or forms of the same divine Person. According to modalism, God can switch among three different manifestations. A Monarchian believes in the unity of God (the Latin word monarchia meant “single rule”) to the point that he denies God’s triune nature. Both modalism and Monarchianism inevitably hold to the doctrine of Patripassianism, the teaching that God the Father suffered on the cross with (or as) the Son, and are closely related to Sabellianism (What is modalism / Modalistic Monarchianism?)​

    In this thread so far I've read some thoughts on the Trinity that I'm not convinced are biblically based. My understanding of three Persons in the one God is in my two articles:
    1. Is the Trinity taught in the Bible?
    2. How to understand three persons in the Trinity
    I'm not suggesting this is a perfect answer to the doctrine of the Trinity but I have attempted to show the biblical base.

    Oz
     
  14. justbyfaith

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    Technically, the doctrine of the Trinity is "one God in three Persons"...and yes, there is a difference.

    It is not 1 = 1/3 + 1/3 + 1/3; rather it is 1 = 1 x 1 x 1.
     
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  15. Jane_Doe22

    Jane_Doe22 Well-Known Member

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    My "walking away" comment was addressed specifically to a certain poster, not the thread/OP here.
     
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