Re: Is there Three Persons In One?
glm, I will answer your one question that you’ve presented to me:
Now before you answer my seven questions, (if you ever will):
I’m really appreciating the parenthetical questioning of my integrity. Very nice. Let’s look at what’s been written so far, shall we, and see if I warrant such a negative judgment of my character. Prior to your 7 questions, I presented 11 Scriptural examples to support my view. You didn’t respond to any of them until your most recent post after I pretty much called you on it and gave you the option of addressing only 1 of the 11. At the start of this thread, you asked 4 questions. My very next post provided paragraph-length answers, with some Scriptural support, to all 4 of your questions. So, it would seem that the “if you ever will” has occurred at your end, not mine.
Now, because I am a man of my word….
3. “It is to the Father that we must be reconciled. Repentance is toward God. It was He who initiated the salvation process and He is the One who calls us out of this world. He gave His only begotten Son so that we may have eternal life in the Kingdom of God.” The Father sent the Holy Spirit to reside within the hearts of those that accept the Father’s grace that was available to us after His holy wrath was satisfied by the death and resurrection of the Son, whom He had sent to pay our penalty.
4. “God the Son came to earth to save His people from their sins (Mt. 1:21), to suffer the wrath of God for their sins in their place (1 Pet. 3:18), and redeem (buy back) those whom God the Father had previously chosen before the foundation of the world. (Eph. 1:7; Jn. 6:37-40; Mt. 1:21; Jn. 10:27-30, 17:2-3; Tit. 3:6; Heb. 9:12-14; 1 Pet. 1:1).”
5. “God the Spirit promised to enter the heart of every person whom God the Father foreknew and whom God the Son redeemed, giving the “new birth” (Tit. 3:5; Jn. 1:13, 3:1-8, 6:63; 1 Pet. 1:1), and also to guide those children in their understanding of the word of God (Jn. 16:13).”
6. Pure spirit, no physical form.
7. The word doesn’t have to be mentioned. If you and I are carrying on a conversation and I mention my brother and sister but I don’t use the word “family”, does that make the concept of family invalid? “Trinity” is a term that was coined later to describe the concept found in the Bible.
Pardon the plagiarism in answers 3, 4, and 5, but it was much easier to locate someone else’s prewritten answer (that matches my view) than to try to concisely write things from scratch in my own words.
Now, that puts the tally of answered questions/Scriptures at:
* Me = 11
* You = 1
So, I hope you’ll understand if I choose to not bother addressing the question that you tried to insert before allowing me to fulfill my agreement to answer your 7 questions.
And I see that this thread too is in need of dust shaking. Y’all can carry on as you see fit.