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Hypostatic Union
  
The word nature is simply used to identify Distinct Beahavior and functions.
---john9346 on 4/27/17

I think this definition does not go far enough.

To have the behavior and function of God would enable one to be considered to be "godlike" without being truly God. Our Watch Tower friends consider Jesus to be "godlike" yet do not consider Jesus to be fully God.

I rather like the words "essence" and "being" with "being" my most favorite way of describing the relationship of Jesus to the Father.

Just as you and I are of the same being, that is, human being, Jesus and the Father are of the same being, God.


Bound By Ten Commandments
  
Jesus came to save us from our SINS. He did NOT come to save us from obedience to the 10C Law. He saved us from the penalty for our sins - death (Rom 6:23).
---Jerry6593 on 4/27/17

So, this is the Gospel, in your words? But must we continue to perform the 10C or else we will sin and die?

My statement of the Gospel is this:

2 Cor 5:18-19 "Now all these things are from God, who reconciled us to Himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation, namely, that God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself, not counting their trespasses against them, and He has committed to us the word of reconciliation".

Relationship is what it is about, not performance.


Bound By Ten Commandments
  
These are the FACTS that you Antinomians don't want to face.
---Jerry6593 on 4/27/17

What facts are you talking about?

It is you who continue to waste blog space over and over talking about the 10C and especially the Fourth commandment.

I rarely communicate with you because you seem stiff-necked (unteachable).

I choose to see Jesus as Truth, not a truth, not another truth, but the Truth and Jesus said "If you continue in My word, then you are truly disciples of Mine, and you will know the truth, and the truth will make you free".

The phrase "My word" are not the Scriptures and not the 10C, but are the rhema of the Son.


Bound By Ten Commandments
  
Which modern Christian Denominations teach that we are NOT bound by the Ten Commandments?
---Jerry6593 on 4/25/17

Let me try my hand at this.

First, your grammar is incorrect. Your question should say "bound TO the Ten Commandments" because that is the way we were in sin, bound to the Law.

The Apostle Paul in Romans 7:1-3 gives us an illustration of how we were bound to the Law.

But, using the foundation that we having died with Christ (Romans 6), Paul then tells us in Romans 7:4-6 that we are no longer bound to the Law, but we are bound to Jesus.

We now live in newness of spirit, not in the old letter. Jesus brought grace and truth (John 1:17) and we are betrothed to Him.


Arguing Rules in Marriage
  
Are there rules for arguing in a marriage?
---Joe_Hernandez on 4/9/17

My wife and I use the following guidelines:

1. Either person can call a moratorium and resume at another time.

2. Either person can ask for a Meeting of Two. During the Meeting of Two, each person may speak up 5 minutes without interruption by the other person.

3. We use the word "I" and talk about your own feelings.

4. No taking the other persons inventory.


Ten Commandments Historical
  

How about YOUR denomination, is it traditional or Antinomian?
---Jerry6593 on 4/5/17

Your question is flawed.

Your question needs to be:

How about YOUR denomination, is it Legalistic, traditional, or Antinomian?

Your denomination is legalistic. In Theopedia, legalistic is defined as: "to an improper fixation on law or codes of conduct for a person to merit or obtain salvation, blessing from God, or fellowship with God, with an attendant misunderstanding of the grace of God"

Sound familiar?


What Is A Terrorist
  
Today, it's Democrats who support liberal policies like the Civil Rights Act
---StrongAxe on 2/20/17

Wrong again.

The Democrats in the South were against the Civil Rights Acts. Remember George Wallace?

It was passed by a majority of Republicans in both Houses.

The left wants you to forget this and believe the right is now racist.

But who is really making the stink about racism and continues to promote racism?

The left.


Hypostatic Union
  
because I nor anyone else needs to know the end of the matter for certain to attain eternal life
---Pharisee on 2/17/17

I would guess that 95% of the subjects discussed in these blogs do not impact our having eternal life or not.

But, as I have reminded others in these blogs, to know the Father (and Jesus) is eternal life (John 17:3).

My passion is to introduce people to the real and true Heavenly Father, not the distant, angry, Omni-being, we have been told about in many churches.

If to know our Father in heaven is eternal life, what else could be more important?


Hypostatic Union
  
Why is it a stretch to think that...Jesus...was in essence possessed?
---Pharisee on 2/16/17

I see no evidence for Jesus being possessed or controlled.

Rather, I see evidence for inhabitation without control, as in being baptized/sealed by the Holy Spirit. Jesus was the Anointed One, meaning anointed in the Spirit. We rarely discuss this. I also see this as a permanent anointing.

We are cautioned by Scripture against being drunk. I believe this is because we are controlled by the drink when we are drunk.

God does not want us to be controlled. God wants us to freely choose God's ways over our ways.

With this in mind, I do not think Jesus was controlled by anything else.


How Is God Love
  
My earthly dad has not harmed me. My mother has.
---mike4879 on 2/16/17

Trauma causes many problems and some are beyond our own understanding. Trauma causes us to see things incorrectly.

I can illustrate if I may ask you a few questions?

When your mother was abusing you, where was your father? Don't you think it was his job to keep you safe? Safe, even from your mother?

And I think you are projecting this abandonment from your father, onto God. God should have protected you from your mother. Where was God when your mother was abusing you? Why did God abandon you?

Getting answers to these questions will help you.


Stop Smoking Cigs
  
One last try to post to this blog question!

I smoked for 27 years. I quit when I had a heart attack. However, I still love the smell! And, I loved the camaraderie of the people standing out in the cold smoking.

Did God deliver me? Yes, with the help of nic. patches and gum.

You must be fully committed to quitting to be successful. Quitting must completely be your hearts desire and you cannot quit for someone else. Anything less, and you will relapse.

My motto is Decide, Commit, Succeed. Decide and be fully convinced, Commit to doing whatever it takes, including the hard stuff, and you will be Successful.

I strongly suggest you use the nic. patches and gum to wean yourself off.


How Is God Love
  
when we have all these prosperity teachers telling us OH WHAT A WONDERFUL LIFE WE WILL HAVE...
---kathr4453 on 2/16/17

I hear the same stuff in a different way when I listen to Billy Graham.

As God said, "My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge".

It is easy to know that James 1, 1 Peter 1, and Romans 5 talk about trials and suffering. Romans 8 tells us we must suffer with Christ if we are to be glorified with Him.

We choose not to listen or forget what we have heard.

But, in what you have said is something I continually talk about with others.

The Christian life is a process, not an event. It is a marathon, not a sprint. God will work out our selfishness, but we must trust Him.


How Is God Love
  
So I do ask your forgivness for not understanding what and where you were coming from.
---kathr4453 on 2/16/17

You are very much forgiven. There is only so much we can say in 125 words.

But painting our Heavenly Fathers face with the disappointments of our Earthly fathers is very common. I am convinced most Christians have this father wound as a result.

We stubbornly will not accept that the Father loves us unconditionally, and unfortunately, some of our theology confirms our unbelief and the lies we believe about the Father.

That is why the Trinity is so important to me. To definitively show the love the Father has for the Son and is just the same amount He loves us.


How Is God Love
  
You have issue with your earthly father. I have issue with my heavenly father.
---mike4879 on 2/16/17

I am not confused. Perhaps you are? You seem to believe that the fifth commandment (Honor your mother and father) does not actually mean father, or that Jesus meant for us to stop calling our Earthly fathers, father.

I believe Jesus was talking in Matt. 23 about the Scribes who take pride in being called a Father, as a title of learning, wisdom, and truth. Jesus told them to let no one call you Rabbi, yet we see people calling Him Rabbi over and over.

And why do you have issue with our heavenly Father?

You must resolve your resentments with the Father before you can fully trust Him.


What Is God's Role
  
This abusive and hurtful situation is the result of your husband's sin. These are the consequences of sin, that so many people ignore while enjoying their sin.

God's role is not to stop anyone from committing sin.

Perhaps you think God should stop people from sinning or to prevent the consequences of sin.

To stop people from sinning would require God to stop valuing our free will, which God gave us from the beginning. This free will is what allows us to freely love and choose God.

To prevent the consequences of sin would require God to allow sin to have no influence in our lives. Remember, we learn from the consequences of our actions.


Hypostatic Union
  
Do you mean humanly pre-existent?
---Pharisee on 2/15/17

No.

My belief (according to John 1) is that Jesus pre-existed as the Word and that Jesus continues to exist as the Word, even though He became a fully human being.

If we apply Nestorian theology and separate the Word from Jesus in the Incarnation, it seemingly makes the "I AM" statements made by Jesus in John to be false. How could Jesus make these statements when He originated at birth?

Jesus plainly tells us that He came to this world from the Father, and will leave this world to return to the Father (John 16:28).

No person who is only human could do that.


Finish It Here_Feb 2017
  
I wasn't familiar with Gold's theory of abiogenic petroleum.
---Jerry6593 on 2/6/17

Have you seen the latest report of a large upper mantle melting pool of carbon that has been found in the western US? 1.8 million KM in size but unfortunately is 350 KM down into the Earth's mantle?

This pool is creating quite a buzz about abiogenic petroleum production.


Who Are Pharisees Of Today
  
So yes, I was called to be a coach potatoe.
---mike4879 on 2/14/17

It took me a while to formulate my response to that whopper!

BTW, did you run that statement by anyone, say your wife or your pastor?

My response is that you seem depressed, lethargic, a "woe is me" attitude.

Many in the Bible had this, and one in particular, Elijah had this quite often. Elijah even said "I have had enough God, please kill me". He was that depressed.

But there is hope and it is hope that you need. But to hope, you need to know that everything is going to be alright, everything is going to work out. You need to, again, trust God.

What are the expectations you have that God is not meeting?


Is Waterboardiing Justified
  
IDENTIFYING eligibility REQUIRES checking citizenship.
---StrongAxe on 2/14/17

And exactly how do you check "eligibility" if you can register to vote the day of the election?

In my state (NC) you can register to vote at the polls on the day of election. Additionally, you can vote in districts other than where you are registered. And my polling volunteers did not have one single computer in use.

BTW, we actually HAD voter fraud in our governor election in 2016. Whether you can find it now because of MSM misleading reporting is questionable. And this is not the first year for this in NC. It is almost a every-four-year problem. Raleigh is well-known for playing tricks with votes.



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