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UNchained

Kingsport, TN

#1 Oct 31, 2013
Genesis 1:1-25

1 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.
2 Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness covered the surface of the watery depths, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the surface of the waters.

3 Then God said,“Let there be light,” and there was light.

4 God saw that the light was good, and God separated the light from the darkness. 5 God called the light “day,” and He called the darkness “night.” Evening came, and then morning: the first day.

6 Then God said,“Let there be an expanse between the waters, separating water from water.”

7 So God made the expanse and separated the water under the expanse from the water above the expanse. And it was so. 8 God called the expanse “sky.” Evening came, and then morning: the second day.

9 Then God said,“Let the water under the sky be gathered into one place, and let the dry land appear.” And it was so.

10 God called the dry land “earth,” and He called the gathering of the water “seas.” And God saw that it was good.

11 Then God said,“Let the earth produce vegetation: seed-bearing plants, and fruit trees on the earth bearing fruit with seed in it, according to their kinds.” And it was so. 12 The earth brought forth vegetation: seed-bearing plants according to their kinds and trees bearing fruit with seed in it, according to their kinds. And God saw that it was good. 13 Evening came, and then morning: the third day.

14 Then God said,“Let there be lights in the expanse of the sky to separate the day from the night. They will serve as signs for festivals and for days and years.

15 They will be lights in the expanse of the sky to provide light on the earth.” And it was so. 16 God made the two great lights—the greater light to have dominion over the day and the lesser light to have dominion over the night—as well as the stars. 17 God placed them in the expanse of the sky to provide light on the earth, 18 to dominate the day and the night, and to separate light from darkness. And God saw that it was good. 19 Evening came, and then morning: the fourth day.

20 Then God said,“Let the water swarm with living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth across the expanse of the sky.”

21 So God created the large sea-creatures and every living creature that moves and swarms in the water, according to their kinds.[He also created] every winged bird according to its kind. And God saw that it was good. 22 So God blessed them,“Be fruitful, multiply, and fill the waters of the seas, and let the birds multiply on the earth.” 23 Evening came, and then morning: the fifth day.

24 Then God said,“Let the earth produce living creatures according to their kinds: livestock, creatures that crawl, and the wildlife of the earth according to their kinds.” And it was so.

25 So God made the wildlife of the earth according to their kinds, the livestock according to their kinds, and creatures that crawl on the ground according to their kinds. And God saw that it was good.

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Genesis 1:26-27
26 Then God said,“Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness. They will rule the fish of the sea, the birds of the sky, the animals, all the earth, and the creatures that crawl on the earth.”
27 So God created man in His own image;
He created him in the image of God;
He created them male and female.

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Any ideas?
little lamb

South Yarra, Australia

#2 Oct 31, 2013
Jehovah is the true God

And Jehovah loved the world so much, that it was him who sent his son

As Jesus said ' The Father sanctified me and sent me into the world'

hallelujah.
UNchained

Kingsport, TN

#3 Oct 31, 2013
little lamb wrote:
Jehovah is the true God
And Jehovah loved the world so much, that it was him who sent his son
As Jesus said ' The Father sanctified me and sent me into the world'
hallelujah.
Is Jesus the true God?
man_711

Santa Maria, CA

#4 Oct 31, 2013
Certainly not a trinity! A pagan concept not in the bible.
man_711

Santa Maria, CA

#5 Oct 31, 2013
UNchained wrote:
<quoted text>
Is Jesus the true God?
Father sends son, what is hard to comprehend about that?
little lamb

South Yarra, Australia

#6 Oct 31, 2013
UNchained wrote:
<quoted text>
Is Jesus the true God?
Jehovah is the true God..Jesus is the only begotten god john 1 [18]

Jehovah wasn't begotten..Jesus was.

Since: Sep 08

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#7 Oct 31, 2013
UNchained wrote:
Genesis 1:1-25
1 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.
2 Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness covered the surface of the watery depths, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the surface of the waters.
3 Then God said,“Let there be light,” and there was light.
4 God saw that the light was good, and God separated the light from the darkness. 5 God called the light “day,” and He called the darkness “night.” Evening came, and then morning: the first day.
6 Then God said,“Let there be an expanse between the waters, separating water from water.”
7 So God made the expanse and separated the water under the expanse from the water above the expanse. And it was so. 8 God called the expanse “sky.” Evening came, and then morning: the second day.
9 Then God said,“Let the water under the sky be gathered into one place, and let the dry land appear.” And it was so.
10 God called the dry land “earth,” and He called the gathering of the water “seas.” And God saw that it was good.
11 Then God said,“Let the earth produce vegetation: seed-bearing plants, and fruit trees on the earth bearing fruit with seed in it, according to their kinds.” And it was so. 12 The earth brought forth vegetation: seed-bearing plants according to their kinds and trees bearing fruit with seed in it, according to their kinds. And God saw that it was good. 13 Evening came, and then morning: the third day.
14 Then God said,“Let there be lights in the expanse of the sky to separate the day from the night. They will serve as signs for festivals and for days and years.
15 They will be lights in the expanse of the sky to provide light on the earth.” And it was so. 16 God made the two great lights—the greater light to have dominion over the day and the lesser light to have dominion over the night—as well as the stars. 17 God placed them in the expanse of the sky to provide light on the earth, 18 to dominate the day and the night, and to separate light from darkness. And God saw that it was good. 19 Evening came, and then morning: the fourth day.
20 Then God said,“Let the water swarm with living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth across the expanse of the sky.”
21 So God created the large sea-creatures and every living creature that moves and swarms in the water, according to their kinds.[He also created] every winged bird according to its kind. And God saw that it was good. 22 So God blessed them,“Be fruitful, multiply, and fill the waters of the seas, and let the birds multiply on the earth.” 23 Evening came, and then morning: the fifth day.
24 Then God said,“Let the earth produce living creatures according to their kinds: livestock, creatures that crawl, and the wildlife of the earth according to their kinds.” And it was so.
25 So God made the wildlife of the earth according to their kinds, the livestock according to their kinds, and creatures that crawl on the ground according to their kinds. And God saw that it was good.
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Genesis 1:26-27
26 Then God said,“Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness. They will rule the fish of the sea, the birds of the sky, the animals, all the earth, and the creatures that crawl on the earth.”
27 So God created man in His own image;
He created him in the image of God;
He created them male and female.
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Any ideas?
God created man, and woman from man, in His image. That is, with a number of attributes that God has including that of free will.

I'm not sure where you are going with the "Who is God?" title of this folder. Perhaps the better title is: "What did God mean by creating man 'in His own image'" or "'In His own image'- how?"

:)

“Paradise Earth”

Since: Sep 11

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#8 Oct 31, 2013

“Family comes First”

Since: May 11

Weston super Mare

#9 Oct 31, 2013
God is a nice guy. His only problem is his fan-club who are probably the worst publicity agents he could wish for.
GOD

Brantford, Canada

#10 Oct 31, 2013
I'm going to enjoy this
UNchained

Kingsport, TN

#11 Oct 31, 2013
little lamb wrote:
<quoted text>
Jehovah is the true God..Jesus is the only begotten god john 1 [18]
Jehovah wasn't begotten..Jesus was.
Do you know what "begotten" means and can you explain what it means?
UNchained

Kingsport, TN

#12 Oct 31, 2013
man_711 wrote:
Certainly not a trinity! A pagan concept not in the bible.
Is Jesus the true God?
UNchained

Kingsport, TN

#13 Oct 31, 2013
man_711 wrote:
<quoted text>Father sends son, what is hard to comprehend about that?
Is Jesus the true God?
UNchained

Kingsport, TN

#14 Oct 31, 2013
little lamb wrote:
<quoted text>
Jehovah is the true God..Jesus is the only begotten god john 1 [18]
Jehovah wasn't begotten..Jesus was.
Is Jesus the true God?

Yes or No?
UNchained

Kingsport, TN

#15 Oct 31, 2013
Boni wrote:
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God created man, and woman from man, in His image. That is, with a number of attributes that God has including that of free will.
I'm not sure where you are going with the "Who is God?" title of this folder. Perhaps the better title is: "What did God mean by creating man 'in His own image'" or "'In His own image'- how?"
:)
The concept of male and female being created in the image of God is found in Genesis 1:26 and is repeated in Genesis 1:27, 1 Corinthians 11:7 and 1 Corinthians 15:49 to demonstrate the significance of the idea.

To be created in God's image means humans possess personality: knowledge, feelings, and a will which sets humans apart from all animals and plants.

It also means that humans are able to make moral judgments, possess a conscience and spirituality.
Humans are made so they can share their personal thoughts and feelings with God.

Being made in the image of God describes the unique nature of human beings in their relationship to the Creator.

Now, that you know what it means let's discuss Genesis 1:27 further.

Then God said,“Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness.

The plural word [~'Elohiym] is used here; and the most logical understanding of it is that of seeing in it a foreshadowing of the doctrine of the trinity revealed in the New Testament.

John 1:1 verifies that the Word was God and was in the beginning with God and that without Him there was nothing made that has been made supports the thought that both Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit, who is revealed in Genesis 1:2 as active in the creation should be understood to included in "Us" and "Our" in Genesis 1:27.

From the very beginning, God is represented as the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit united into one.
UNchained

Kingsport, TN

#16 Oct 31, 2013
Aneirin wrote:
Is Jesus the true God?
man_711

Santa Maria, CA

#17 Oct 31, 2013
UNchained wrote:
<quoted text>
Is Jesus the true God?
Yes or No?
No clearly Jesus is God's only begotton. Father, Son as clearly stated in the bible. The trinity is a man made concept and has its roots in false religion.
man_711

Santa Maria, CA

#18 Oct 31, 2013
UNchained wrote:
<quoted text>
Is Jesus the true God?
Again. Father sends son, what is hard to comprehend about that? Which part don't you get?
UNchained

Kingsport, TN

#19 Oct 31, 2013
Is Jesus the true God?
Yes or No?
man_711 wrote:
<quoted text>No clearly Jesus is God's only begotton. Father, Son as clearly stated in the bible. The trinity is a man made concept and has its roots in false religion.
Since you believe that Jesus is not the true God, what kind of God is He?
UNchained

Kingsport, TN

#20 Oct 31, 2013
Is Jesus the true God?
man_711 wrote:
<quoted text>Again. Father sends son, what is hard to comprehend about that? Which part don't you get?
Nothing hard about comprehending it.

It is as plain as day...

The Word became flesh
and took up residence among us.
We observed His glory,
the glory as the One and Only Son from the Father,
full of grace and truth.
John 1:14

And...

In the beginning was the Word,
and the Word was with God,
and the Word was God.
He was with God in the beginning.
John 1:1-2

And...

And we know that the Son of God has come and has given us understanding so that we may know the true One. We are in the true One — that is, in His Son Jesus Christ.
He is the true God and eternal life.
1 John 5:20

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