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Old 10-25-2010, 06:56 PM
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All names in the Bible had meanings.

In the case of Emmanuel, I agree. God is with us

'ALVAH' means His highness.
AQUILA means eagle
ARTAXERXES means righteous ruler
BARAK means lightening
BETHUEL means man of God
CEPHAS means rock

My own name means 'calm'


None of this detracts from the truths that the Bible shows us about Jesus Christ. He is still born of God, He is still our Risen Lord and Savior.

The Bible says so much about Jesus, there is no need to add myth onto all that God has given us.
So, Emmanuel is not to be taken literally?
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Old 10-25-2010, 07:42 PM
 
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So, Emmanuel is not to be taken literally?
???

You don't think that God is with us?

I do.
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Old 10-25-2010, 08:36 PM
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???

You don't think that God is with us?

I do.
Sure I do. His name was Jesus.
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Old 10-25-2010, 08:47 PM
 
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Sure I do. His name was Jesus.
As a Christian I study the Bible. The Bible never claims that Jesus was God. In fact the two are very clearly separate.

However if you are happy with your faith system, then great!

The Bible also seems to make allowance for variations of beliefs to some extent.

Romans 10:9-10 is a great and concise explanation of what is required to be born again. Yet it does not list any of the doctrines that man has developed in the centuries after Pentecost.
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Old 10-25-2010, 08:52 PM
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As a Christian I study the Bible. The Bible never claims that Jesus was God. In fact the two are very clearly separate.

However if you are happy with your faith system, then great!

The Bible also seems to make allowance for variations of beliefs to some extent.

Romans 10:9-10 is a great and concise explanation of what is required to be born again. Yet it does not list any of the doctrines that man has developed in the centuries after Pentecost.
Matthew 1:23

23"The virgin will be with child and will give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel"—which means, "God with us."

Bible 1-Beekeeper 0 Game over!
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Old 10-25-2010, 08:56 PM
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In what sense could this name Immanuel be applied to Jesus Christ, if he be not truly and properly GOD? Could the Spirit of truth ever design that Christians should receive him as an angel or a mere man, and yet, in the very beginning of the Gospel history, apply a character to him which belongs only to the most high God? Surely no. In what sense, then, is Christ GOD WITH US? Jesus is called Immanuel, or God with us, in his incarnation.-God united to our nature-God with man-God in man.-God with us, by his continual protection.-God with us, by the influences of his Holy Spirit-in the holy sacrament-in the preaching of his word-in private prayer. And God with us, through every action of our life, that we begin, continue, and end in his name. He is God with us, to comfort, enlighten, protect, and defend us in every time of temptation and trial, in the hour of death, in the day of judgment; and God with us, and in us, and we with and in him, to all eternity.

Matthew - Chapter 1 - Adam Clarke Commentary on StudyLight.org
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Old 10-25-2010, 09:02 PM
 
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Matthew 1:23

23"The virgin will be with child and will give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel"—which means, "God with us."

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???

That makes no sense.

The Bible is always right. I am simply proclaiming the Bible.
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Old 10-25-2010, 09:15 PM
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???

That makes no sense.

The Bible is always right. I am simply proclaiming the Bible.
Beekeeper, your OP is 100% wrong, and you know it. That's why you are responding like the above. Matthew 1:23 refutes ALL 100 of your arguments against the deity of Christ. One verse, 24 words, & it's over.
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Old 10-25-2010, 09:59 PM
 
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Isa 9:6-7 seals the deal quite well.....among others. Would you like to continue?
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Old 10-25-2010, 11:57 PM
 
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100 arguments against the deity of Jesus

Here's the top 10.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YW99U...eature=related
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