Calm Posted October 8, 2009 Share Posted October 8, 2009 In another thread, a poster was describing the internal nature or relationship between the Father and Christ as "God in Man", a phrase I had heard being applied to mankind (usually something along the lines of godly qualities such as love and compassion in man being divine qualities that God has given us or what Genesis is referring to in "let us make man in our own image"), but not in my recall being applied to Jesus, at least not in the way that poster was doing so. When asked for further clairification, the poster responded with this:I believe that when Jesus Christ was on earth, God the father was on earth, so they were one and the same. I am wondering if anyone else (thews is of course would be best to give his POV including how he developed it which I am very interested in) believes this or is aware of the belief and what its roots and justifications are and how it deals with verses such as Jesus' baptism where the Spirit descended from the heavens and the voice of the Father was also heard from heaven (I am assuming the belief is that Jesus was the Spirit as well) in Matt 3. It sounds (though I admit since this is all I've heard about it that my confusion on this is extreme so I could be way off base) like a combination of modalism and Trinitarism, trying to avoid the major issue of both---in the first the heresy judgment and in the second the polytheism criticism).PS: I did a quick google and saw that none dealt with the issue in the way it was being described...or at least I couldn't tell that they did, so am coming to this clean so to speak. If someone just wants to post a link to a site that explains this POV, I would appreciate that greatly. Link to comment
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