Do you think that creatures other than mankind talk to themselves?
No I am not talking to myself when I am talking to God.
I am sure I talk to myself sometimes instead of God too.
thinking and talking are very much the same, IMO.
what are you getting at?
Yes, that's the question: When you talk to yourself, is Meshak talking to Meshak?
When you talk to yourself, is Meshak talking to Meshak or is Meshak talking to another being?
I told you I don't like this kind of game.
I don't like beating around bush type talk.
why the ambiguity?
give to me strait.
Back up and get the entire context. The opening of Acts 17 has Paul entering the synagogue on three Sabbaths. What is he doing in there?
And Paul, as his manner was, went in unto them, and three sabbath days reasoned with them out of the scriptures,
Opening and alleging...
That "opening and alleging" means "explaining and proving".
Paul's efforts were met by some of the Jews of Thessalonica with anger.
Paul and Silas go to Berea and Paul goes to the synagogue. What is he doing in there? The same thing he did in Thessalonica, using Scripture and explaining and proving what Scripture has to say. The Bereans took what Paul had to say under consideration (that is they received his words), then studied Scripture to see if what Paul was saying to them was true.
So, be like these Bereans who took every word they heard captive. You have been given much resources to review. Now go do so and compare what you study to what Scripture has to say.
The word "divinity" does not appear in Scripture. Do you deny the divinity of God?Yes, explaining and proving scripture is what a berean does. There isn't any scripture that even uses the word trinity. That ends all debate.
The word "divinity" does not appear in Scripture. Do you deny the divinity of God?
The word "atheism" does not appear in Scripture? Do you deny the existence of atheists?
I suspect you would not deny the above and many more I could offer up? Why? Because when you carefully examine the full counsel of Scripture you discover the factuality of the divinity of God and the atheist who denies God even exists. So why is it you are willing to do this for these things and more, but when it comes to your hobby horse, you refuse? This is double-mindedness, not to mention foolishness. You might as well argue that since your name does not appear explicitly in Scripture, there is no evidence that you actually exist. :AMR:
Not all things in Scripture are equally clear. If they were there would be no need for the notion of a Berean, now would there? Absence of a word is not evidence that which is described by the word is absent. I have provided you with pointers to plenty of Scripture and explanation of the same. Now go be a true Berean and cease with this immaturity you are demonstrating.
There is but one God. That there are real distinctions in the Godhead does not make three Gods. The Persons of the Godhead do not divide up the singular essence of God, making three Gods. In other words, God is one simple (having no constituent parts) essence, with three subsistences—Persons—that do not divide the essence of the one absolute God.I understand exactly what you are saying. That no matter how many scriptures declare God is one, you are right so the bible has to be wrong.