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John 1:1 – But what about John 1:1?

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John 1:1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. (NIV) 1. It is imperative that the serious student of the Bible come to a basic understanding of logos, which is translated as “Word” in John 1:1. Most...

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What is the Holy Spirit?

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Introduction It is a great blessing to properly understand the Bible. It is comforting and exciting, and it fosters conviction, enthusiasm and power in a Christian’s life. In contrast, when we are confused about the Bible and do not understand it,...

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Who is Jesus Christ?

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We believe that Jesus Christ is a completely unique (one of a kind) human being. Why? He is the only man who was ever born of a virgin (Matt. 1:18; Luke 1:35). God put a perfect seed in the womb of Mary so that Jesus would be born without the sin...

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Does Jesus Christ have a God?

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The purpose behind this document is to show that Jesus himself has a God just like the rest of us. We feel Scripture speaks for itself. Ephesians 1:17 I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the spirit...

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What if Jesus Didn’t Fully Die?

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Joan Osborne poses an interesting question. “What if God were one of us?” What if He was an everyday Joe trying to get by in this life? Who would He be, and what would He look like? Modern Christianity attempts to answer this question...

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How many is God? – According to Jesus

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According to Jesus by Sir Anthony Buzzard Originally posted at focusonthekingdom.org. According to Jesus, God is strictly one Person, not three. Christians who value Jesus as the supreme revealer of truth should consider his classic words, uttered...

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If Jesus isn’t God, how did he forgive sins?

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Mark 2:7 “Why does this fellow talk like that? He’s blaspheming! Who can forgive sins but God alone?” The above words were spoken derisively by a Jewish religious leader after Jesus had told a paralyzed man his sins were forgiven. Scripture...

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How did Jesus do the amazing things he did?

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Most Christians are taught that Jesus Christ is “God the Son,” the second person of the Trinity, and they thus assume that is why he was able to do all that he did here on earth. The Bible never says that, but let us suggest why that fallacious...

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Does everyone believe in the Trinity?

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by Anthony Buzzard Originally posted at focusonthekingdom.org. “It is exegesis of a mischievous if pious sort that would find the doctrine of the Trinity in the plural form elohim [God]” (“God,” Encyclopedia of Religion and...

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47 Reasons Why Our Heavenly Father Has No Equals or “Co-Equals”

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There are many verses that, if read and believed in a simple, straightforward manner, should clearly convince any unbiased person that God and Jesus are two completely different and distinct beings.  There are also many logical reasons that should...

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Differences Between God & Jesus

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1. God is all wise, but Jesus grew in wisdom. Luke 2:52 And Jesus grew in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and men. Hebrews 5:8 and 9 (8) Although he was a son, he learned obedience from what he suffered (9) and, once made perfect, he...

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Jesus Christ: Incarnated or Created?

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We now will examine the historical background of the development of what has become the cornerstone of Christian orthodoxy, the doctrine of the “Incarnation.” We will see that this doctrine arose neither in a vacuum, nor strictly from the text...

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How can a man atone for the sins of mankind?

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The following article was taken from Chapter 1, footnote 16 of our book “One God & One Lord” FAQ: If Jesus is a man then how can a man atone for the sins of mankind? It is common for Trinitarians to argue that Christ must be God because...

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Does the teaching that Jesus is the Son of God, not God himself, demean him?

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Q: Doesn’t the teaching that Jesus is not God, but the Son of God, demean him and make him smaller in people’s eyes? Good question. The answer is: “No, it makes him bigger.” But let’s think about it. First of all, the real...

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Why Did Jesus Have To Suffer And Die?

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[This article was taken from our book “Don’t Blame God! A Biblical Answer to the Problem of Evil, Sin and Suffering.”] Two primary qualities of God help us understand why Jesus Christ had to suffer and die in order to redeem mankind....

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John 1:3

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John 1:3 All things were made by him; and without him was not anything made that was made. (KJV) 1. Trinitarians use this verse to show that Christ made the world and its contents. However, that is not the case. What we have learned from the study...

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John 1:10

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John 1:10 He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not. (KJV) 1. This verse is a reference to the Father, not to Christ. A study of the context reveals that this section opens in verse 6 by telling us, “There...

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John 1:14a

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John 1:14a The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. (NIV) 1. The “Word” is the wisdom, plan or purpose of God (see John 1:1) and the Word “became flesh” as Jesus Christ. Thus, Jesus Christ was “the Word in the flesh,” which...

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Jesus Christ Our Approach Offering

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Jesus Christ – Our Approach Offering [The following article is an edited transcription of our February 2007 Teaching of the Month, Jesus Christ our Approach Offering by John W. Schoenheit.] In this teaching we are going to be looking...

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What is Jesus Christ Doing Now?

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That’s a good question. What would your answer be? If you’re not sure, we hope this brief article helps you understand the moment-by-moment involvement of your living Lord Jesus in your life to the end that you grasp the reality of his presence...

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