The Jesus Dynasty: The Hidden History of Jesus, His Royal

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Adding to this the fact that until relatively recently the public at large was illiterate, and therefore the only source they had for receiving Christian truth was from their Church, the perplexity of the entire scenario becomes rather vivid. Such as the Father is, such is the Son, such also the Holy Spirit; uncreated is the Father, uncreated the Son, uncreated the Holy Spirit; infinite is the Father, infinite the Son infinite the Holy Spirit; eternal is the Father, eternal the Son, eternal the Holy Spirit; yet they are not three eternals but one eternal, just as they are not three uncreated beings or three infinite beings but one uncreated and one infinite.

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Dissonant Voices: Religious Pluralism & the Question of

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Here are some quotations from The Clear Word for Kids, a children's version of The Clear Word which also was written by Jack Blanco and which the Seventh-day Adventist Church also publishes, advertises, and sells: "26. On the other hand, it opens the way for Christianity to become truly catholic in the sense of embracing all cultures as genuinely other. They will not, of course, worship themselves but the divine Father whose image they are. I have always declared God to be a distinct personage, Jesus Christ a separate and distinct personage from God the Father, and the Holy Ghost was a distinct personage and a Spirit: and these three constitute three distinct personages and three Gods" (Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith, p. 370).

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Jesus Is the Christ: The Messianic Testimony of the Gospels

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For if you do these things, you will never fall, and you will receive a rich welcome into the eternal kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ (tou kyriou hemon kai soteros ‘Iesou Christou).” 2 Peter 1:1-2, 10-11; cf. 2:20; 3:2; Acts 2:36; 3:26; 5:31; 10:36, 42-43; 15:11) Peter then concludes his epistle by offering worship and praise to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ: “But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ (tou kyriou hemon kai soteros ‘ Iesou christou).

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The Historical Jesus Through Catholic and Jewish Eyes

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God allows floods, droughts, tornadoes, hurricanes, blizzards, earthquakes, etc. Thus, there is a clear difference in "the God" and "in nature God", as the Apostle John wanted his readers to recognize. Thus he writes in his letter to the Romans that the Divine Spirit bearswitness to our spirit that we are God's children (Romans, 8:16). We call this “The Law of Non-Contradiction”. “A” cannot be the same as “non-A”. Wright and to describe these historical Jesus theories in an accurate and concise way.

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Provocative Teacher (Jesus 101 Bible Study Series)

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The film's true claim to notoriety is its monotonous cameo appearances: John Wayne as a Roman soldier, Sidney Poitier as Simon of Cyrene, and Charlton Heston as the Baptizer to name a few. Both college educated,[1] Ima and Mia are model citizens, ever ready to take in stray animals and take on … Continue reading → Diane Conklin Christian Research Service www.christianresearchservice.com April 2014 updated January 2015 Why would an evangelical church have a “Pastor of Spiritual Direction” on its staff trained by an abbot from a Benedictine monastery?

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Christ: The Ideal of the Monk (Voices from the Monastery)

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Many treat Eschatology as an area of theology to be avoided. Horace Bushnell said, ‘It would be easier to untwist all the beams of light in the sky and to separate and erase one of the primary colors, than to get the character of Jesus out of the world.’ 2. The Unity School of Christianity, an offshoot of New Thought, was founded by Charles and Myrtle Fillmore in 1891. In his �The Theandric Nature of Christ�, David Coffey sets out �to concentrate on the unity of Christ without thereby devaluing his humanity over against his divinity.� His study �transfers the focus of his unity from the divinity to the humanity, so that the former is clearly seen to be actualised in the latter.� Coffey argues that the theandric, or divine-human character �of Christ�s human nature emerges from a critical study of Karl Rahner�s Christology that deepens our understanding of human nature itself.� (1999,405) He notes that in a 1958 essay Rahner had argued that human nature has �when assumed by God as his reality, simply arrived at the point to which it strives by virtue of its essence.� (1999, 411-12)� This view proposes a deeper understanding of human nature - that human nature is essentially oriented towards its own divinisation, while Coffey maintains that Christ�s divinity is actualised within his human nature.

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Introduction to Mary

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But such a theory of signification reflects an impoverished ontology that causes insuperable Christological problems." Because the divine mystery is fully present in the human Jesus, this works as a powerful symbol for the reality of God's pathos and love in human history. That is, it is both “inadvisable” as well as “superfluous” to set up a doctrine of the “virgin birth,” since (1) it focuses too much on something pertaining to a “purely scientific character”; (2) it feeds into other positions about Mary or about sex that are totally unwarranted; CG, I, pp, 68-69 (ET, 406-407). 31 He insisted that one cannot simply assume that John makes up discourses to ascribe to Christ.

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Pre-Existence, Wisdom, and The Son of Man: A Study of the

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It also neglects the importance of the traces of God in creation (cf. Not the fact of the diversity of the natures, the humanity and Divinity, which are completely other and different from each other. Rev_1:8 I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty. He felt in our place the wrath of God against sin and recalcitrant sinners, so we could benefit from His reconciling mercy and grace.

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The Book of Jesus: A Treasury of the Greatest Stories and

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The Orthodox Churches (Eastern and Oriental) typically do not limit the number of sacraments, viewing all encounters with reality in life as sacramental in some sense, and their acknowledgement of the number of sacraments at seven as an innovation of convenience not found in the Church Fathers. This is not a pantheism--the web is not God. Persona was the Greek word used to describe the mask that actors wore (think the comedy/tragedy masks that you see on a play’s Dramatis Personae) and thus the “persons” of the Trinity are meant to suggest the ways that God is encountered: as Father/Creator, as Incarnate in Jesus, as the Spirit of Holiness.

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The Christ Within: A Study of the Absolute

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If others came and claimed to speak for God and continued under your direction, you would accept them. [...]" [The Clear Word, John 5:19-20, 26, 30, 43.] First of all, notice his corruption of John 1:1, where he says that the Word "stood by the side of God" (two separate corporeal beings/gods) and then instead of actually stating, as does the original, that the Word "was God," he says that the Word "was fully God" (using "God" as an adjective to mean "divine").

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