How many times does God have to say or have something written to make the statement true?
none. 1 + 1 =2. Neither of the Three actually said it, but Elohim did create it. so, the truth is not in the words, the truth is in the Word.
---aka on 5/25/12|
Father only has to speak once, His Word Is Truth.
"Let God be true but every man a liar." Rom 3:4
Therefore, concerning that which is written, or said to have been spoken, I believe that this rule should be applied. "By the mouth [or pen] of two or three witnesses every word shall be established." 2Cr 13:1 Bracketed mine.
---josef on 5/26/12|
Cliff: Hillbillys, very funny! :D That's identical to how the blogbillys here reckon (speculate) by dotting their t's & crossing their i's. Go figure! What are the odds? :)
---Leon on 5/25/12|
Only once. However, there is a big distinction between something that is clearly taught (and frequently mutliple times), and a simple word or turn of the phrase, mentioned once in passing in some other context, that is subject to wide interpretation (for example, the whole Mormon doctrine of Baptism for the Dead, derived from 1 Corinthians 15:29)
It's clear in the first context that God is saying something specific. In the second case, it's merely conjecture and extrapolation.
---StrongAxe on 5/23/12|
I believe it's vital ,that we know the right meaning of each word written!
One hillbilly says "Hey Zeke, how come you's all dressned up today?"
Zeke,"Heck, doctor says ahm impotent so I figgers ah gots t' look impotent, huh?"
---1st_cliff on 5/23/12|
That is one reason why I love you Cliff!!
---Elder on 5/22/12|
True according to your imperfect and self-favoring understanding? or how God understands it?
"'So shall My word be that goes forth from My mouth,
. It shall not return to Me void,
. But it shall accomplish what I please,
. And it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it.'"
. . . . . . . . . . (Isaiah 55:11)
So, what God's word means to Him is being accomplished and prospering, exactly how He means every word . . . even while ones make it seem like no one can understand what He means. He means better than what ones are arguing for.
---willie_c: on 5/23/12|
Elder, Just once is enough for me.
Deut.6.4 "I am one God"
Ex 6.e My name is YHVH
Mat.3.17 "This is My Son in whom I am well pleased"
Gen.1.28 "Be fruitful and increase in number,fill the earth and subdue it"
Psl.37.11 "But the meek will inherit the land and enjoy great peace"
---1st_cliff on 5/22/12|
How many times does God have to say or have something written to make the statement true: ONE TIME
---francis on 5/22/12|
How many times, Let's see!
1)" Whoever eats this bread will live forever." ( Jhn 6:51)
"How can this man give us his flesh to eat?v 52
2)Very truly I tell you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you have no life in you."
3)"Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life,"
4)"Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood remains in me, and I in them."
5)"so the one who feeds on me will live because of me.'
6)"whoever feeds on this bread will live forever.
7) "For my flesh is real food and my blood is real drink."
---Ruben on 5/22/12|
What matters is if the understanding that you have is true.
---willie_c: on 5/22/12|
once we are just forgetful. Like the Law of gravity you can deny it but it still holds true. Unlike gravity the consequencies of breaking God's laws are not always apparent or immediate but they are there.
---scott1 on 5/22/12|
Ever Since He Is !
---Lawrence on 5/22/12|
I've asked this same question many times.
Christ is risen!
---Cluny on 5/22/12|