You know how much i enjoy corresponding with you, but I simply have to ask:
,... did you even read and consider anything I said in that post? Or, did you simply stop when you saw where I asked if you would consider something "logically"?
You had made the statement, that "We cannot just toss out all logic when considering this issue..." , and, yet, that seems to be the very first thing you did... you 'tossed out' what you perceived to be "my logic" and ignored the substance of what I posted...
Do you recall what you said about the question, "Can God Die"?
You said this, "Yes I am sure God could die. But if He did, then there would be nothing to bring him back to life. Because He would be dead. "
Well, okay, I gave you a reason that he could die
, because he would have had someone to bring Him back to life!
Yet, it seems that you ignored that, and concentrated on what you called, "keeping a balance about tossing all logic out."...But, really... How can you 'keep a balance' by ignoring what was said? I ask that respectfully...
I gave you a reason
to think on the possibility of there being 'more than one' God being, but, obviously, that isn't what you want to think on...even though, what I gave you WAS biblically based and, clearly explained.
Sandy, I don't really expect you to change your beliefs
, but, I am a little disappointed that you are unwilling to focus on what I offered and think about it
, instead of losing the FOCUS I was trying to establish.
READ THIS: Yes, I think there are TWO GOD BEINGS. God, the Father, and God, the Son!
Does that surprise you?
Now, I realize that may be confusing, because you 'think' I don't believe that Christ is God, but, I do
! And, you will never understand my comments, unless you are willing to focus... and not just reject what I share because of my 'logic'. Please, I say this with a lot of respect for you as a long time friend and not to be mean to you in any way.. Please understand that.. Will you look at, and consider what I wrote? Will you do that and then, focus on those things and not on what you call 'my logic'??
You said, "It is also why you cannot understand how God could come in the flesh as a natural man as well."
Well, maybe I don't... or, maybe I DO
, and maybe you
cannot 'understand' how what I said can be correct because you won't even consider it...
You said, "In fact, you cannot understand how God can be One Spirit being yet manifest Himself for different purposes..."
In fact, I DO understand how God can 'manifest' Himself for different purposes,... I really do, and, I will explain that as well, IF you are willing to consider it
... WILL YOU?
You said, "Plus the scriptures I have given to you to check out, about why God did not die but Jesus Christ did, you also ignore as well. Because you don't understand what did happen when he did do what it says there in Mt. 27: 50 Jesus, when he had cried again with a loud voice, yielded up the ghost.
Meaning He could not die because of who He actually was until He "yielded up the ghost.", allowing the man that had shed blood for us to finally die for all that belonged to Him that had died before, could be returned to God. And all those following could follow. Which is why it tells us what took place thereafter. "
You want me to check out scriptures... ok, how do you know that I don't, or that I didn't? Really, did YOU check out the things I wrote to you and the scriptures I gave in explanation of those things
? Or, was the 'logic thing' as far as you got?
I really feel that if you were willing to focus, you would, at the very least, have a lot of different statements to make to me, other than to 'toss out; my 'logic'...
You said, "54 Now when the centurion, and they that were with him, watching Jesus, saw the earthquake, and those things that were done, they feared greatly, saying, Truly this was the Son of God.
Sadly that Centurion understood more about who he was then you seem to."
Well, try this: I am also a Son of God!
And, yet, right now, I am a human... If that sounds strange, and, if you are curious about why
I would dare say a thing like that, I will explain, IF you will try to focus...
Phil's Place is all about focus!!!
You said, "My deciding to post the scriptures for you this time. Rather than depending on you to look them up as I do with most. "
Thank you for that, I try to do so, as well, if you will notice...
I DO appreciate your correspondence. Really, I do!
There is nothing so powerful as truth-and often nothing so strange!
. - Daniel Webster