If this doctrine is actually from the Enemy, what is his goal in trying to get people to believe it? Suppose you were locked in California, but no one told you that. You could go through your whole life without realizing any practical consequence of this restriction, providing that you never needed to leave California. As opposed to being locked in California, what if you were locked in a two by two by six foot box?
That bondage would be much more noticeable, right? The quality of your life would be much more obviously and painfully diminished.
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Spiritually, it is important to note that the importance of the subject in question determines the degree of bondage for the one who is in the dark about it. But if you think that God sends sickness to purify you, and that He also determines the time of your death, you may not make it to Thursday. If Jesus were God, what he did would not mean that much, because nothing is hard for God. Neither could he have been tempted in all ways as we are so that we can now relate to him and identify with him in that.
He really did live by faith, that is, by trusting the promises of His Father. Never did Jesus allow fear to cause him to sin by looking anywhere but God for what he needed.
Never did he allow pride to dictate an ungodly response on his part. If Jesus is God, we have no real example of faith. By the way, the fact that Jesus the Last Adam had no sin nature is not why he did not sin. How do we know that? Because Adam 1 had no sin nature, and he sinned royally.
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Each had genuine free will, and Jesus did not sin because he chose not to. And when Scripture says that he was tempted in all ways as we are, it means that he felt the same internal pull toward lust, self-defense, self-pity, etc.
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The idea of the Trinity muddies the waters in regard to many other critical biblical topics, but let us focus on the FAQ at hand. We believe that the doctrine that Jesus is God actually diminishes the magnitude of his heroism on our behalf. For God to do what Jesus did? Dream , May 22, Joined: Aug 30, Messages: 6, Likes Received: If you define Jesus as God, you limit God.
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If you define Jesus as "not God," you still limit God. What a conundrum. You really like conundrums and koans. I think you would trade a house for a Rubiks cube that would rescramble itself while you weren't looking. Dream , May 23, Joined: Apr 1, Messages: 2, Likes Received: 0. For me, the approach to Jesus is to embrace the Mystery and paradox of him. My relationship with Christ has been one of the things leading me toward faith rather than belief- that is, toward an ongoing experience of and trust in the mystery of Jesus the Christ rather than particular beliefs about him.
I think it's quite like Dream is saying- the concepts seem irreconcilable until they are approached through a different perspective than the usual dualistic and categorical way humans often approach things. Joined: Jan 30, Messages: 2, Likes Received: 0. Netti-Netti , May 23, Joined: Feb 28, Messages: 2, Likes Received: 0. Jesus was a great messenger for the cause of righteousness, a failed messiah as evidenced by the destroyed temple but was in no other way a savior. We need to be "saved" from our ignorance of course. But we already are eternal beings IMO. Netti-Netti , May 24, Netti-Netti , May 25, Dream , May 25, Mark 6 But some of the scribes H were sitting there, thinking I to themselves: [ b ] 7 "Why does He speak like this?
He's blaspheming! J Who can forgive K sins L but God alone? Matt 14 "For if you forgive people their wrongdoing, [ i ] your heavenly Father will forgive you as well. M 15 But if you don't forgive people, [ j ] your Father will not forgive your wrongdoing.
Netti-Netti , May 26, You must log in or sign up to reply here. Show Ignored Content. Share This Page Tweet. There is no explanation for such actions. However, it is not God's fault that people choose to take the good he has created and corrupt it.
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It is not his fault that fathers molest their daughters or that mothers verbally abuse their sons. We might wish that God established a set of boundaries, beyond which people would be punished. We might suggest that God kill any man who molests a child. Well then, how about the producers of child porn that might have helped motivate the man to molest the child? Would it be right if maybe God killed them too? Ok, what should God do with, say, people who are verbally abusive? Words can wound deeply. It seems pretty apparent we get to do what we choose to do.
And I don't see how we can be angry at God for letting us do that. Is it not true that if everyone followed the 10 Commandments, no child would ever be raped or molested? Is it not true that if everyone followed the 10 commandments, nothing would ever be stolen, no spouse would be betrayed, no one's son or daughter would be murdered?
here Rather than control us, God gives us freedom.