The Glory of the Lord

The Glory of the Lord

The narrative is indeed intriguing but not necessarily difficult to understand. It combines human capacities to see and hear with God's willingness to be heard and seen. It is about the certainty of God's presence with Moses and, by extension, with us. We'll examine the context, then comment on what is heard and seen.

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God in 3 Persons—in the New Testament

The word ”trinity” is not found in the Bible. But neither are words or expressions like ”incarnation” or ”investigative judgment.” What is important is that the concept is there. The word itself was coined in the late second century by the Latin church father Tertullian. The doctrine of the Trinity developed as the early church…

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A Question of Sonship

What does the Bible mean when it refers to Jesus as “the Son of God”?The significance of this title of Christ has been a matter of serious debate among Christians. The most basic understanding is that the incarnated Lord was born of the virgin Mary to be called the Son of God (Luke 1:32; 1…

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A Perfect Reflection

What does Paul mean when he calls Jesus “the image of God”?

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Christ’s Place in the Godhead

A collection of statements from E.G. White on the Trinity.

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Did Jesus Emanate from the Father?

This article looks at John's statements that Jesus came forth from God the Father and investigates how they have to be understood. This has implications for the doctrines of Christ's divinity and the Trinity.

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The severity of God in the OT

I confess: I don't always understand God's actions. That doesn't necessarily bother me, because I know His actions flow out of His love, holiness, mercy, and justice—that is to say, from His unique nature. I recognize that human moral values find a point of contact in the character of God and that therefore I should…

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What is Monotheism?

Dictionaries define “monotheism” as the belief that there is only one God; from the Greek, mono (“single”) and theos (“God”). Scholars from all Christian traditions have discussed the extent to which this term embodies the biblical view of God. The question they raise is whether the Bible recognizes the existence of other gods. I will describe some of the…

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Our God

Once upon a time there was a little village in the desert. All inhabitants of this village were blind. One day a great king with his army passed by. He was riding a huge elephant. The blind had heard many stories about elephants and desired to approach the king and touch and investigate his elephant…

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Why did God create Lucifer?

This is a question to which it is practically impossible to provide a definitive answer. This topic is not explicitly addressed in the Bible. Therefore, any attempted answer will remain incomplete and to some extent will include an element of speculation. Questions like this carry within them the fear that God may somehow be implicated…

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