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Forum: Fellowship Hall 09-10-2019, 03:55 PM
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Posted By Costeon
Doctrines Based on Only One Verse or Passage

What, if any, apostolic doctrines are based on only one verse or passage?

I don't recall which thread it was, but posters were debating the idea that a doctrine must be supported by multiple...
Forum: Fellowship Hall 09-03-2019, 03:24 PM
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Posted By Costeon
Re: One In The Greek

Well said, Esaias. I really appreciate what you've written and like the parameters that you've laid out to guide discussions of Christology.
Forum: Fellowship Hall 09-02-2019, 02:10 PM
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Views: 5,145
Posted By Costeon
Re: One In The Greek

I agree, Steven. I do think Esaias is exactly right here. It does seem to me that all the Oneness books on Christology I have read are overreactions to Trinitarianism and therefore are distortions. I...
Forum: Fellowship Hall 09-02-2019, 12:39 AM
Replies: 328
Views: 5,145
Posted By Costeon
Re: quote about grammatical and natural gender

In your opinion, what is the best way to explain that the Son--"this self-same God descendent as a Man"--declares that the Father is his God? In other words, how can God descendent have God...
Forum: Fellowship Hall 09-01-2019, 11:30 PM
Replies: 328
Views: 5,145
Posted By Costeon
Re: One In The Greek

I'm sure. Thank you for clarifying it for me. :-)
Forum: Fellowship Hall 09-01-2019, 06:16 PM
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Views: 5,145
Posted By Costeon
Re: focusing on compound subjects and neuter grama

Thanks for the article!

Maybe it's just a quirk of Greek grammar that when there is a compound subject with one in the predicate, the neuter is used regardless of the gender of the subjects. :-) I...
Forum: Fellowship Hall 09-01-2019, 06:10 PM
Replies: 328
Views: 5,145
Posted By Costeon
Re: One In The Greek

The context is the entire shepherd discourse. Leading up to the verse in question, v. 30, Jesus had persistently distinguished himself from the Father:
He speaks of the Father knowing him and of him...
Forum: Fellowship Hall 09-01-2019, 06:05 PM
Replies: 328
Views: 5,145
Posted By Costeon
Re: One In The Greek

So are you ultimately saying you don't know what Jesus meant when he said he and his Father are one? That's of course fine; there's a lot I am not sure about, but if you do think you understand it,...
Forum: Fellowship Hall 09-01-2019, 02:12 PM
Replies: 328
Views: 5,145
Posted By Costeon
Re: One In The Greek

I found another example of a compound subject with one as the predicate: "Now he who plants and he who waters are one . . ." (1 Cor 3.8).

The compound subject consists of two masculine...
Forum: Fellowship Hall 09-01-2019, 12:02 PM
Replies: 328
Views: 5,145
Posted By Costeon
Re: One In The Greek

I don't think you have accounted for why John consciously used the neuter instead of the masculine. As you are well aware, the gender of heis, mia, hen in a particular text is governed by the gender...
Forum: Fellowship Hall 08-30-2019, 03:57 PM
Replies: 328
Views: 5,145
Posted By Costeon
Re: One In The Greek

Does "I and the Father are heis" mean the same thing as "I and the Father are hen"?
Forum: Fellowship Hall 08-30-2019, 01:41 PM
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Views: 5,145
Posted By Costeon
Re: One In The Greek

So are you basically saying John's choice of using the neuter was haphazard--John just happened to put it in the neuter, but maybe if he had written the following day, he might have just put it in...
Forum: Fellowship Hall 08-30-2019, 09:32 AM
Replies: 328
Views: 5,145
Posted By Costeon
Re: One In The Greek

I could have missed it, but I don't think anyone has said the issue is how to literally translate the word, but how to understand the translation. As you have noted, the literal translation should be...
Forum: Fellowship Hall 08-29-2019, 11:59 PM
Replies: 328
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Posted By Costeon
Re: One In The Greek

From Servetus's On the Errors of the Trinity regarding the meaning of one in John 10.30: "Yet I think that the words make simpler sense, for Christ is speaking, and he said, are; because, being God...
Forum: Fellowship Hall 08-28-2019, 10:11 AM
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Views: 5,145
Posted By Costeon
Re: One In The Greek

Yes, but the writers of the NT used hen in some circumstances and heis in others. The latter seems easy: heis is used with a singular masculine noun. The former is easy in some circumstance: with a...
Forum: Fellowship Hall 08-27-2019, 04:49 PM
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Posted By Costeon
Re: One In The Greek

Yes.

Please see post 3 in this thread.
Forum: Fellowship Hall 08-24-2019, 08:51 PM
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Posted By Costeon
Re: One In The Greek

Thank you very much for posting the link to Servetus's book!
Forum: Fellowship Hall 08-23-2019, 01:05 PM
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Posted By Costeon
Re: One In The Greek

So I've been reading the book and am finally to the place where he describes the Word being the visible form of God. It's stimulated a lot of thought.

Why do you think something that is seen...
Forum: Fellowship Hall 08-22-2019, 11:10 PM
Replies: 328
Views: 5,145
Posted By Costeon
Re: One In The Greek

As far as I can tell there is no disclaimer. But the publishing house would have had to obtain his or his estate's consent before publishing the edited book. I'm not sure when Bro. Magee passed away,...
Forum: Fellowship Hall 08-22-2019, 09:44 PM
Replies: 328
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Posted By Costeon
Re: One In The Greek

Any book submitted to Word Aflame Press for publication is subject to their editorial process. The author of course can decline to have their book published if they disagree with the final edited...
Forum: Fellowship Hall 08-22-2019, 08:50 PM
Replies: 328
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Posted By Costeon
Re: One In The Greek

Thank you! I've started reading it.
Forum: Fellowship Hall 08-22-2019, 08:49 PM
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Posted By Costeon
Re: One In The Greek

Here is how it reads now:

"Philippians 2:6 is helpful in this respect: “Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God.” In other words, before Jesus was born with His...
Forum: Fellowship Hall 08-22-2019, 06:44 PM
Replies: 328
Views: 5,145
Posted By Costeon
Re: One In The Greek

Is there an edition in print that you would recommend? Or did you perhaps read it online? If so, if you could share a link, I would appreciate it.
Forum: Fellowship Hall 08-22-2019, 06:42 PM
Replies: 328
Views: 5,145
Posted By Costeon
Re: One In The Greek

Found this: http://www.apostolicfriendsforum.com/showthread.php?t=30062. Check out the last post on the first page.

I'm pretty sure I read the book many years ago, and I don't recall it...
Forum: Fellowship Hall 08-22-2019, 05:09 PM
Replies: 328
Views: 5,145
Posted By Costeon
Re: One In The Greek

Thank you very much for these resources. Regarding the Magee book, do you know if this was the original edition or the current one published by Word Aflame Press? I had heard one time, I believe,...
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