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  1. towerwatchman

    What Did Isaiah See?

    Read the narrative in Jn 12. Jesus is the subject. When John wrote vs 41 ...Isaiah said when he saw His gory and spoke of Him.. 'His' and 'Him' = pronouns pronoun — A word that can substitute for a noun or noun phrase. Pronouns often refer back to a noun (the “antecedent”) that occurred in a previous sentence or phrase. Heiser, M. S., & Setterholm, V. M. (2013; 2013). Glossary of Morpho-Syntactic Database Terminology. Lexham Press. Who is the 'antecedent'? Vs. 36 = Jesus.
  2. towerwatchman

    What Did Isaiah See?

    What Did Isaiah See? Jn 12:37-41 “But although He had done so many signs before them, they did not believe in Him, that the word of Isaiah the prophet might be fulfilled, which he spoke: “Lord, who has believed our report? And to whom has the arm of the Lord been revealed?” Therefore they could not believe, because Isaiah said again: “He  has blinded their eyes and hardened their hearts, Lest they should see with their eyes, Lest they should understand with their hearts and turn, So that I should heal them.” These things Isaiah said when he saw His glory and spoke of Him.” The subject [Him] is Jesus. John states that when Isaiah wrote these words down he saw Jesus. But when did Isaiah see Jesus for Isaiah lived during the 8th century BC? Note it was when Isaiah said the above things. Is 6:10-11 And He said, “Go, and tell this people: ‘Keep on hearing, but do not understand; Keep on seeing, but do not perceive.’ “Make the heart of this people dull, And their ears heavy, And shut their eyes; Lest they see with their eyes, And hear with their ears, And understand with their heart, And return and be healed.” So what did Isaiah see when he wrote this. Is 6:1-4 In the year that King Uzziah died, I saw the Lord sitting on a throne, high and lifted up, and the train of His robe filled the temple.  Above it stood seraphim; each one had six wings: with two he covered his face, with two he covered his feet, and with two he flew. And one cried to another and said: “Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of hosts; The whole earth is full of His glory!” … 5… For my eyes have seen the King, The Lord of hosts.” Isaiah wrote that he saw God in all His Glory. John states that Isaiah saw Jesus. Now some say that what Isaiah saw was the glory of God that was bestowed on Jesus.  Is 42:8 I am the Lord, that is My name; And My glory I will not give to another, Nor My praise to carved images. Side Note: Is 6:8Also I heard the voice of the Lord, saying: “Whom shall I send, And who will go for Us?” Jesus states that no one has seen or heard The Father. Jn 6:46 Not that anyone has seen the Father, except He who is from God; He has seen the Father. Jn 5:37 And the Father Himself, who sent Me, has testified of Me. You have neither heard His voice at any time, nnor seen His form. Luke writes in Acts that it was the HS that spoke to Isaiah. Acts 28:25 The Holy Spirit was right in saying to your fathers through Isaiah the prophet: 26 "Go to this people, and say, You shall indeed hear but never understand, and you shall indeed see but never perceive. 27 For this people's heart has grown dull, and their ears are heavy of hearing, and their eyes they have closed; lest they should perceive with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and understand with their heart, and turn for me to heal them.' Premise 1 John states that Isaiah saw the glory of Jesus. Premise 2 Isaiah states he saw the glory of God Premise 3 God states that He does not share His glory with anyone. Premise 4 Jesus states that no one has seen or heard the Father. Premise 5 Luke states that it was the HS that spoke to Isaiah Premise 6 We have plurality in Is 6:8 Conclusion Isaiah saw and heard the Triune God.
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    Can A Child Remain Sinless?

    Can A Child Remain Sinless? Not only did the Last Adam have to be able to die; he had to be able to sin as well. Many Christians have been taught that it was impossible for Jesus to sin, but, logically, the Last Adam, of necessity, had to have had the same freedom of will that the First Adam had. To say anything less is to devalue Jesus’ walk of righteousness. His behavioral perfection was ultimately dependent upon him alone. He had the choice of whether or not to obey God, and hence he was temptable. Scripture makes it clear that God cannot be tempted (James 1:13). [Schoenheit, John W.; Graeser, Mark H.; Lynn, John A. (2010-11-22). One God & One Lord: Reconsidering the Cornerstone of the Christian Faith (Kindle Locations 1216-1218). Spirit & Truth Fellowship International. Kindle Edition.] Unitarians believe and teach that Jesus was a man, and only a man, just like Adam. And for Jesus to be the perfect sacrifice Jesus He had to have the same freedom that Adam had. Notice that Jesus’ perfection depended on Him alone, without any influence from the Father, otherwise He would have had an advantage over Adam. But is there really an equal playing field, lets find out. From the narrative in Genesis we read that Adam was created as an adult, and according to the Gospel Jesus was born into this world. They are not even close, for Adam started with the cognitive and rational ability of an adult vs Jesus who started as a new born. If Jesus was born just a man, the probability of Him sinning, even knowing the severity of His mission, greatly increases during His developmental years. Consider the following. Would a mere fifteen year old boy control his hormonal urges knowing if he gives in mankind is lost? Would he care? Would an eight year old understand that he is required to give total obedience to his parents, knowing and understanding that one fault disqualifies him as the perfect sacrifice? Why would an eight year old look forward to a cruel death? How can a six year old control his selfish interest? Can he fully understand what is set before him? Not only to be obedient but joyful in the act and joyful about the result. An adolescent is self centered, cares more about himself than anyone else. It is hard enough to get one to do what is right when a reward is offered, how do you get one to always do what is right knowing that at the end there is no reward but punishment, to suffer and die? The Unitarian theory could be possible, and then reality sets in. With out God the probability of a mere man maintaining himself sinless to the appox age of 33 is zero.