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    You have not demonstrated that the terminology...

    You have not demonstrated that the terminology was not well defined.

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    Yes, both Christ and the Trinity have the same...

    Yes, both Christ and the Trinity have the same divine essence.



    Correct. Christ's person is that of the Word. The Word is the second person of the Trinity.



    Christ's divine essence is...
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    Part of the mystery of God is sometimes we are...

    Part of the mystery of God is sometimes we are not meant to fully understand what is going on in God. This is one such occasion. There is only one being in the Trinity, even though there are three...
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    God is one being. But the one being is had in...

    God is one being. But the one being is had in modes of essence and person. The model difference in being means the divine persons all have the same essence, but are diverse persons according to mode...
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    You think so, only because you have been vague...

    You think so, only because you have been vague with your terms and have misunderstood what St Thomas said. I suggest you go and purchase a good dictionary of St Thomas and check the meaning of words...
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    St Thomas says Christ had only one being - that...

    St Thomas says Christ had only one being - that of the Word. The being of the Word actualized the human nature of the Word, which is united to the divine nature. Even though it seems there are two...
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    Human language is inadequate to fully understand...

    Human language is inadequate to fully understand the mysteries of the Trinity and incarnation, but any inadequacy is to be taken with the truths we can understand about the revelation given. We do...
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    We can also know something about the Trinity to...

    We can also know something about the Trinity to support faith. The Christian faith is not fidistic, whereby faith is the only way to know of the Trinity. The Trinity is believed by faith, but also...
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    One being and three persons are distinct...

    One being and three persons are distinct according to mode of being. Being by essence is the nature of God. Being by divine supposit is the nature of personal being in God. being by essence and being...
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    God is one being, but the one being is had in...

    God is one being, but the one being is had in diverse modes in the three persons. As Christians we cannot say God is not one being. God is being and God is three persons, who are three modes of the...
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    Question - What would be the difference between a...

    Question - What would be the difference between a being and a person?

    Answer - being in God is the divine nature. God is being. A person is understood diversely as -

    1) a hypostases or supposit...
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    Modalism (Sebalianism) says there are three modes...

    Modalism (Sebalianism) says there are three modes of the one person in God. The Father, Son and Holy Spirit are said to be three modes of the one person, which is manifested in creation. At the end...
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    According to the Cappadocian fathers (Basil the...

    According to the Cappadocian fathers (Basil the Great), a divine person is a mode of being of the divine substance. The divine persons are diverse according to substantial relation, and origin, but...
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