Originally posted by robbie carrobie
Jesus is not even quoting from Exodus. Exodus in the original language does not say, I
am, nor does the Greek of the Septuagint. Typical trinitarian snake reasoning based
on an erroneous translation, your falsehood knows no bounds, but we knew that already.
Jesus is not even quoting from Exodus. Exodus in the original language does not say, I am, nor does the Greek of the Septuagint. Typical trinitarian snake reasoning based on an erroneous translation, your falsehood knows no bounds, but we knew that already.
The "snake" is in the Devil's desire to keep man from sunjectively partaking of God as inward and divine life.
The "snake" is the Satanic plot to keep man "religious" rather than letting man partake of God as his inward life.
There is the subtle serpent's activity. That is to keep man religiously admiring only an objective God far away. God is of course in Heaven, "up there" in some sense. But the incarnation, crucifixion, resurrection, and impartation of the Holy Spirit brings this God INTO man who receives Him.
This mingling of God and man will destroy Satan. And this is what he fights to the uttermost. This is why the Jehovah's Witnesses was invented by Satan - to keep God on the OUTSIDE, up there, the great objective Jehovah. And this is why the fight against the incarnation of God as the man Jesus.
Jesus is about God redeeming man and entering into man as the "life giving Spirit"
that men might become "partakers of the divine nature"
If the snake cannot keep you an atheist he will allow you to believe in only an objective God. Of course the objective God is truth. But God is moving on. He is moving on to impart Himself into man to be man's life giver ...
"the last Adam [Christ] became a life giving Spirit"
(1 Cor. 15:45)[/b]
The snake has deceived the Arians, the Russellites, the Jehovah's Witness, and much of degraded Christianity to neglect the "life giving Spirit"
for the impartion of God INTO the vessel of man's being.
Some evangelicals surely realize that we must receive Christ. But it is often largly only for a kind of "ticket" to go to a happy place.
Jehovah's Witnesses are worst. They also want to go to a happy place called Jehovah's kingdom and know NOTHING of Christ imparted into us to be our life. They are not much different from Moslems. Jehovah's Witness is simply a kind of refined "Christian" Islam.
God's eternal purpose is to come INTO man's vessel to be man's divine life and nature for the mingling of God and man.