Alpha & Omega Ministries Apologetics Blog
06/21/2005 - James WhiteLet's say you were in an extended debate/conversation with a believing member of the LDS faith (then again, why would a non-believing member bother debating with you anyway, but I digress). You are debating the LDS belief that God the Father is a physical--being, separate and distinct ontologically from the Son (i.e., they are two separate beings, not just two separate persons, and hence two separate gods). He is referring to the passages in John where the Father and the Son are clearly distinguished fromone another, and in particular to the passage where Jesus is referring to the Fathers witness to him, John 8:16-17:
"But even if I do judge, My judgment is true; for I am not alone [in it], but I and the Father who sent Me. Even in your law it has been written that the testimony of two men is true.
He argues that Jesus would not use the term man of God in this context if God were not, in fact, an exalted man, and at the very least this shows that our aversion to referring to God as a man is unbiblical. ...
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