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  1. Alrighty, I think we'll leave it at that, and...

    Alrighty, I think we'll leave it at that, and agree to disagree.

    Blessings,
    Lee
  2. Maybe this is the heart of our disagreement,...

    Maybe this is the heart of our disagreement, Jesus was begotten, and Jesus is God.


    Actually, Jesus is both his human nature and his divine nature.


    And events in time can point to a...
  3. His earthly begetting speaks of a begetting by...

    His earthly begetting speaks of a begetting by the Father in the Father-Son relationship.


    Well, fathers beget sons, that is the nature of a father-son relationship. God the Father begot Jesus...
  4. Yes, thanks, that is a helpful feature, though I...

    Yes, thanks, that is a helpful feature, though I do like to type blessings to everybody.

    Blessings!
    Lee
  5. Since God doesn't change, if the Son is begotten,...

    Since God doesn't change, if the Son is begotten, then he has always been begotten.


    By earthly I meant "on earth", in the earthly realm a supernatural event occurred. And this event of begetting...
  6. Yes, I agree with all of this, and would add that...

    Yes, I agree with all of this, and would add that "begotten" shows that the Son is begotten of the Father as part of his nature, an earthly begetting would speak of a nature of begetting, of...
  7. I'm not sure I can speak for you, but an earthly...

    I'm not sure I can speak for you, but an earthly begetting would speak of a nature of begetting, of begetting in the Father-Son relationship.

    Blessings,
    Lee
  8. I don't know what exact verses Berkhof would have...

    I don't know what exact verses Berkhof would have given, I included a sample here. Then I noted the steps of Berkof's deduction, as far as I understand it:

    So then if the Son is divine, he is...
  9. Yes, that was what the first part of my opening...

    Yes, that was what the first part of my opening statement was:

    I hope we both conclude that God is eternal (Rom. 16:26, Deut. 33:27), that God does not change (Ps. 102:26-27 / Heb. 1:11-12, Mal....
  10. Yes, that was my intent, to explain the deduction...

    Yes, that was my intent, to explain the deduction he made, from Scripture.


    Yes, so "today I have begotten you" cannot refer to a beginning of Jesus' life.


    Unless "origin" refers to...
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