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‘The Word’ and the Holy Spirit are faculties of God


Based on factual allegations in the scripture, the Word, who was later introduced by God as His only begotten Son (John 1:1 in relation to John 1:14 and Matthew 3:17) and the Holy Spirit, who was introduced by Christ to the apostles as the one ‘to reveal the truth about God’ (John 14:16-17), are not co-equals of God, although they are inherent faculties of God.

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Faculty in human is defined in http://dictionary.reference.com as an ability, natural or acquired, for a particular kind of action or one of the powers of mind, as memory, reason, or speech or an inherent capability of the body, e.g. the faculties of sight and hearing, a faculty for making friends easily or full possession of faculties  despite an illness.

Naturally, in the case of God, His faculties are beyond the limits of human standards or cannot be adequately measured by using the same standards.

Similarly, however, the word and the spirit or intention of the word spoken by a person are not co-equals of a person who speaks, although they are faculties or  parts of the essence of the person. (more…)

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