klewlis wrote:it was quite common for him to cross-attribute characteristics that were traditionally thought of as belonging to God.
I find it unlikely he would give an attribute that is traditionally associated with God to a man who he did not feel was God himself.
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I am no greek scholar but from what I looked at in the passage it seemed to me that people could interpret it two seperate ways.
1.That That the "Great God" and "Jesus Christ" are seperate beings.
2.Or that the "Great God" is also "our Savior Jesus Christ"
I don't think we can truly translate this to tell whether it is one or the other. But we can compare it to other passages. I have never seen a passage that says God and Jesus will return in Glory. It is always singular and only refering to Christ. If Jehovah Wittnesses are right then Father and Son will return. But no text really supports this.
Psa 9:7 But the LORD shall endure for ever: he hath prepared his throne for judgment.
Psa 9:8 And he shall judge the world in righteousness, he shall minister judgment to the people in uprightness.
Isa 33:22 For the LORD [is] our judge, the LORD [is] our lawgiver, the LORD [is] our king; he will save us.
Jesus is called king and our Judge in the New Testament.
2Ti 4:1 I charge [thee] therefore before God, and the Lord Jesus Christ, who shall judge the quick and the dead at his appearing and his kingdom;
This does not say God and Jesus' appearing. There are other psalms that say God will inherant the nations but in Psalm 2 God says his son will inherant the nations.
It appears to me that Jesus Chirst must be equal to and infact God, cause if not all these passages contradict eachother.