What faith believes Jesus is God?
And how did this understanding come about?
The bible says:
John 3:16, "For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life."
Dictionary: begotten - (of offspring) generated by procreation; "naturally begotten child" biological - of parents and children; related by blood; "biological child".
I have always thought Jesus is Gods only son...
Answer by 69humblepie at 10:07 PM on Sep. 18, 2010
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Answer by 69humblepie at 9:01 AM on Sep. 19, 2010
Regarding Colossians 1:15, an illustration: My daughter is 12 yrs old. She is my firstborn, only-begotten daughter. She is my height, sounds like me, has a lot of my characteristics and mannerisms, as I have of my mother. We share the same values because I taught her. Whenever we go places together we always hear " she looks/ acts just like you" or she is the "spitting image of you." But she is not me. She is a unique person by herself. I have been here longer and have more experience than she. If she goes to the neighbor to deliver a message I gave her, it is not HER message; it is MY message that she is conveying. She is going in behalf of her mother, to convey my thoughts and ideas using her mouth. We are in union in the sense of having the same purpose- to deliver a message. But she is still not me.
It is in this sense that Jesus is the "image" of the invisible God.
Answer by 69humblepie at 10:53 AM on Sep. 19, 2010
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