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Old 05-24-2013, 06:01   #32
Vic Hays
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Originally Posted by muscogee View Post
John 10:30

Jesus and Father are one. Who's right? Matthew or John?
Good question. The answer is how you interpret that word one. Here are some texts giving some insight into what sense the word one is being used.

John 17:20 Neither pray I for these alone, but for them also which shall believe on me through their word;
John 17:21 That they all may be one; as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us: that the world may believe that thou hast sent me.

Obviously being one does not mean being the same entity. Because as the next text shows we will retain our identity.

1 Corinthians 13:12 For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known.

The apparent use of the word"one" therefore is more like intimate knowledge or relationship.
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John 3:17 For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.
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