The Trinitarians also draw that distinction.
Trinitarians believe Jesus IS God... I see a seperation they do not... The verses that say I AM are not ment to mean I AM GOD... Jesus would have made that statement if it were true... but he did not, ever
I and my Father are one... They take this as saying "one and the same" which is not said either.... Jesus is saying he is the essence of God... They have the same motivation, or even that Jesus knows what God would do/say as he is his "representitive"
From Thomas you get none of the Messiah as Davidic ruler sitting on a throne, which that voice would imply
Yet you said in a previous reply that aspect of Messiah isn't important... which i agree with
I regard Psalm 2 as the heart and soul of Messianic Zionism, which I don't approve of whatsoever.
I don't understand the millions of labels people give their beliefs... I suppose that is a by-product of "organized" religion...
It was a different thread where I mentioned Jesus saying "don't swear at all. Ye or nay is sufficient. Anything else comes from evil"
I don't understand...
God is not on a throne, and neither is the Son of God (The Son of Man). There are no thrones.(in my humble opinion)
Outdating understanding... who sits on a throne these days?
Perhaps one that holds himself higher then all else?
Doesn't sound like anything Jesus taught though... Remember "the first will be last"?
edit on 15-11-2012 by Akragon because: (no reason given)