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5 days and counting :yawn:
Why not spend the time reviewing the content more closely, Ghost?5 days and counting :yawn:
I'm still awaiting a question (per the rules of the One on One) that I can answer which is in context to your claim that I teach that Jesus was an illusion and did not come in the flesh.Why not spend the time reviewing the content more closely, Ghost?
You have had my response for 5 days now. Surely, you are "provoked" enough to come up with a single question.I will come back around to the discussion soon enough. I tend to let important topics on sacred matters such as these simmer subconsciously for a wee bit. And when I am inwardly provoked I will be able write them up in short order.
Is it your conclusion that Jesus is not the light because the "Greek word" for radiance literally means "brightness" or "splendor" rather than "light"? So you have the fact that God is light being separated from His radiance, yet people are anti-Christ gnostics for comparing soul and spirit? You sir are a clown. I'm sorry, I have no Greek word for clown.Ghost’s use of light here, in a passage that does not even use the Greek word for “light”, misses the full import of the term, ἀπαύγασμα, as I have discussed in my exegesis of the text, which Ghost refuses to read.
AMR must take a wild leap into your imagination, and try and make his reader believe and accept the idea that anyone who denies Calvinism's view that Jesus has two natures, two minds, and two spirits/souls is preaching a false Jesus who did not come in the flesh.
From AMR's double-minded theory, if you claim that Jesus was born of a woman (the virgin Mary), walked with His disciples, performed miracles, died on a cross for our sins, was buried in a tomb, was raised from the dead, and you don't believe that Jesus had two natures, two minds, and two spirits/souls, then you are antichrist .
AMR will attempt to propose and accuse myself (and all of you) that we fall short of believing in the Jesus of the Bible because we hold the view that man is a body, a soul, and a spirit (trichotomy), and not just a body and a soul (spirit) (dichotomy). This is his well hidden "rabbit trail".
Nevertheless, for the sake of this discussion, we will appeal to AMR's dichotomous view, and assume that man is only a body and soul (spirit). Either way, Jesus did not have two minds or souls (spirits).
Let the reader understand: Dichotomists believe that the words "spirit" and "soul" are used interchangeably with no distinction (despite versus like Hebrews 4:12; 1 Thes 5:23). However, let us not slip into one of AMR's bunny holes, lest we run into Nang.
..AMR would have you believe that Jesus has two natures. That of man (a recreation of Adam, not the second Adam) and the nature of God. Odd for him to take this view, which would be inconsistent with the impeccability of Christ, since we all know that Adam sinned. Adam was created innocent, but not perfect. Adam sinned. Jesus, the second Adam, is the perfect man, who could not sin, because He has the nature of God. Adam was not God. Jesus is both God and Man. Perfect God and perfect Man. The definition of perfection excludes the possibility of sin.
Notice here that AMR is going to define for you what it means to be fully God and fully man, and then if you do not hold to his version of what it means to be fully man, then you deny the humanity of Jesus. Yet, it is easily proven (especially since AMR holds to the view that all men are totally depraved and by nature children of wrath) that Jesus was not as "fully" a man as the rest of us. Otherwise, AMR has the nature of Jesus being under God's wrath, totally depraved, and in effect, a sinner.
As we progress through this discussion, I will prove that Jesus Christ is indeed FULLY MAN, just not as AMR defines it. For I will show that Jesus is the second Adam, the Son of Man, FULLY HUMAN and FULLY GOD, yet without two natures, two minds, two souls/spirits.
Go straight to hell.Lastly, if you need more time to prepare your defense, I will happily agree to extending the one-on-one beyond its normal two-week deadline, should you request it and Knight approve.