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Jehovah's Witness

In what sense is Christ a god?

People, I mean no disrespect, but I am very disappointed in your responses to my post. I didn't receive one meaningful answer, just a lot of bickering with each other about irrelevant issues to the original post. I suppose this is not the place to find answers to questions. But if anyone is still interested in providing an answer I refer you to my original post.  (Mar 20, 2014 | post #33)

Jehovah's Witness

In what sense is Christ a god?

And could you provide some sources from the Watchtower to back up your answers? Thanks.  (Mar 18, 2014 | post #2)

Jehovah's Witness

In what sense is Christ a god?

Greeting JWs, As an outside inquirer I would like to know what you believe about the nature of Christ. Is he a deity or is he a god in the same sense as any other angel?  (Mar 18, 2014 | post #1)

Jehovah's Witness

Jehovah in the New Testament?

Sorry for the very late reply. I haven't check Topix for some time. You said, "why not put his name where it belongs?" This begs the question. What makes you think that YHWH belongs in the NT considering that it is not found in one NT manuscript? If we follow the evidence, should we not conclude that the writers of the NT used the term "kurios" in place of YHWH?  (Mar 18, 2014 | post #19)

Jehovah's Witness

What is the trinity?

Modalism is the belief that God consists of one person, not three. The Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit are the same person manifested at different times. Trinitarianism believes that the one being that is God consists of three co-equal and co-eternal persons. The Father is not the Son or the Spirit. The Son is not the Spirit or the Father, etc.  (Dec 25, 2013 | post #9747)

Jehovah's Witness

its all in the mind?

The is circular reasoning. You are assuming that God only exists in the mind, but why should we grant you this position without argument? Could not God choose to reveal Himself in a new way? Second, what if every remaining writing and memory about man's travel to the moon was lost or destroyed? Does that mean that man never did go to the moon? Of course it does not. Reality is independent of our awareness of it.  (Dec 25, 2013 | post #2)

Jehovah's Witness

Jehovah in the New Testament?

Greetings Jehovah;s Witnesses, I am not a JW, but I am studying with them. I found it interesting that the New World translation uses the name Jehovah in the New Testament. So my question is, Why? YHWH does not appear in the Greek NT so why take liberty and add it in?  (Dec 25, 2013 | post #1)

Jehovah's Witness

What is the trinity?

The problem with modalism (the position you are describing) is that it has difficulty explaining the many texts where Jesus is in communication with His Father. For example, Christ's baptism the Father spoke to Him while the Holy Spirit descended like dove. This clearly denotes that the Son is not the Father or the Spirit. Similarly, Jesus cried out on the cross, "My God, My God, why have you forsaken Me?" To who was He praying? Himself? Interestingly the verse that you cited ("I am the Father are one") reads literally in the Greek as "I am the Father, we are one". This expresses a plurality, not a singularity.  (Dec 25, 2013 | post #9744)

Seventh-day Adventist

Seventh-Day Adventism is a demonic cult

You guys are all bunch of children calling each other names. My time here is done.  (Oct 25, 2013 | post #151)

Seventh-day Adventist

Seventh-Day Adventism is a demonic cult

I've responded to these repeated assertions many times now. If you are at all serious about Scripture and what it says then engage with my argumentation. I have received no responses from you, only repeated allegations and hand waving.  (Oct 24, 2013 | post #121)

Seventh-day Adventist

Seventh-Day Adventism is a demonic cult

It was God who merged the two: Exo 20:11 11 "For in six days the LORD made the heavens and the earth, the sea and all that is in them, and rested on the seventh day; therefore the LORD blessed the sabbath day and made it holy.  (Oct 23, 2013 | post #120)

Seventh-day Adventist

Seventh-Day Adventism is a demonic cult

You are missing the point. I don't know how much simpler I can put it. The fact that something was sanctified does not mean that it endures into the Christian age. But it does mean that at the time it was sanctified it was recognized and used by men. This means that when the Sabbath was sanctified in Gen 2:3, it was set apart for holy use by Adam and Eve. This counters the position of those who say that the Sabbath was not given until the time of Moses.  (Oct 23, 2013 | post #114)

Seventh-day Adventist

Seventh-Day Adventism is a demonic cult

The word "sanctify " appears zero times in Lev 23. Not too careful of a reader are you? But even if it did, it would actually prove my point. Every feast was recognized and used by mankind. The same is true of the Sabbath. When it was sanctified it was given to mankind it was recognized and used by mankind. As far as your other comments go, if you could only hear the way you sound from an outside observer. You might as well just start calling people poopy pants. There is no way you are older than 13.  (Oct 23, 2013 | post #112)

Seventh-day Adventist

Seventh-Day Adventism is a demonic cult

You do not take the term "sanctified " seriously enough. And this is why I've challenged you twice now: Provide one example where God has sanctified something yet dissociated it from human use and recognition. Until you can do this, my argument stands. You've also failed to respond to the long gap of Sabbath silence between Deut and 2 Kings. Given your reasoning, this would require you to assume that the Sabbath was not kept; but this is of course absurd. And again, you've failed to respond to the fact that the Sabbath appears in Exo 16, before the covenant was ratified. Therefore the Sabbath is pre-covenantal. This is absolutely damaging to your case. So if you are going to continue accusing me of not providing proof, then respond to my arguments. Your failure to do so only reveals your inadequacy in engaging with the reality of the biblical text and its implications.  (Oct 23, 2013 | post #107)

Seventh-day Adventist

Seventh-Day Adventism is a demonic cult

I addressed the silence of the Sabbath in the patriarchal period in an above post.  (Oct 22, 2013 | post #98)