The Nature of the Godhead according to the Bible

Aaron32

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What "insight"?

I knew that "righteous" and "just" were synonyms long before I learned Greek.
It's not like it's a secret (unlike the Mormon temple ceremonies...)
Then if not by Greek, how did you learn they were synonyms? (just curious)
 

Theo1689

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Then if not by Greek, how did you learn they were synonyms? (just curious)

Um.... Because of the meanings of the English words, "just", and "righteous"...
Hello?!

From Merriam-Webster:

Definition of just

(Entry 1 of 3)
1a: having a basis in or conforming to fact or reason : REASONABLE had just reason to believe he was in danger
b: conforming to a standard of correctness : PROPER just proportions
carchaic : faithful to an original
2a(1): acting or being in conformity with what is morally upright or good : RIGHTEOUS a just war
(2): being what is merited : DESERVED a just punishment
b: legally correct : LAWFUL just title to an estate
 

Aaron32

Well-known member
Um.... Because of the meanings of the English words, "just", and "righteous"...
Hello?!

From Merriam-Webster:

Definition of just

(Entry 1 of 3)
1a: having a basis in or conforming to fact or reason : REASONABLE had just reason to believe he was in danger
b: conforming to a standard of correctness : PROPER just proportions
carchaic : faithful to an original
2a(1): acting or being in conformity with what is morally upright or good : RIGHTEOUS a just war
(2): being what is merited : DESERVED a just punishment
b: legally correct : LAWFUL just title to an estate
Thank you!
 

The Prophet

Active member
The Nature of the Godhead according to pre-1836 Joseph Smith :)

2 Nephi 31:

21 And now, behold, my beloved brethren, this is the way; and there is none other way nor name given under heaven whereby man can be saved in the kingdom of God. And now, behold, this is the doctrine of Christ, and the only and true doctrine of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost, which is one God, without end. Amen.


Alma 11:

44 Now, this restoration shall come to all, both old and young, both bond and free, both male and female, both the wicked and the righteous; and even there shall not so much as a hair of their heads be lost; but everything shall be restored to its perfect frame, as it is now, or in the body, and shall be brought and be arraigned before the bar of Christ the Son, and God the Father, and the Holy Spirit, which is one Eternal God, to be judged according to their works, whether they be good or whether they be evil.



Mormon 7:

7 And he hath brought to pass the redemption of the world, whereby he that is found guiltless before him at the judgment day hath it given unto him to dwell in the presence of God in his kingdom, to sing ceaseless praises with the choirs above, unto the Father, and unto the Son, and unto the Holy Ghost, which are one God, in a state of happiness which hath no end.



The Testimony of Three Witnesses

And the honor be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost, which is one God. Amen.

Oliver Cowdery

David Whitmer

Martin Harris



Doctrine and Covenants 20 :

28 Which Father, Son, and Holy Ghost are one God, infinite and eternal, without end. Amen.
 

brotherofJared

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I suppose that was a hidden gem I realized of “a plain and precious truth” in the BoM. There’s no verse in the Bible that links God judgment related to “justice” - only “righteously.”
On the flip side, it could also be the chink in my armor of why I’d be completely wrong and my whole paradigm falls apart.
Hmmm. I didn't know that the Bible had no verse that connect judgment with justice. That doesn't make any sense. I'll have to investigate that statement.
 

The Prophet

Active member
Hmmm. I didn't know that the Bible had no verse that connect judgment with justice. That doesn't make any sense. I'll have to investigate that statement.
Not looking for justice

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Theo1689

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Remember when you admitted that you don't know any Greek?
Well, you weren't kidding.

The Greek word for "just" is "δικαιος" ("dikaios"), eg. Matt. 1:19, 5:45, etc.)
The Greek word for "righteous" is "δικαιος" ("dikaios"), eg. Matt. 9:13, 13:17, etc.)

"just" and "righteous" are SYNONYMS, which is why both are used to translate the same Greek term!

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