Explaining Matthew 28.19 [56:27]
by Steve Katsaras rated at 1.9 (8 votes so far)
This text has widely come to be known as the Trinitarian baptismal formula - baptism into the threefold name. This is perhaps the strongest text found in the Bible that supposedly proves that God is a plurality of persons, spoken directly by Jesus himself! Is this assertion true? Is Jesus advocating 3 divine persons within the one essence of God by introducing this formula? The following is a study of the text using a range of methods to highlight the weight of evidence for/against each argument.
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A Very Short Explanation of Matthew 1.23
by Sean Finnegan [<1 page]
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Jesus is Immanuel, which means "God is with us." This does not mean Jesus is God, but that Jesus' birth signifies the fact that God is with us; he has not abandoned his people.