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The Answer to Social Anxiety and Being Scatterbrained

From: Esdras
To: The Path of Truth
Sent: Tuesday, July 19, 2016 8:00 AM
Subject: Re: bible translation

in your article The asininity of the trinity when explain in the verse genesis 1:26-27 so are the angels made in gods image 

From: Paul Cohen
To: Esdras
Cc: Victor Hafichuk
Sent: Friday, July 29, 2016 6:38 AM
Subject: Re: bible translation

Hi Esdras, 

You should quote the material you’re asking about. Do you think we have a website of thousands of pages memorized, or that the particular words and context they’re used in aren’t important? On either count you’d be wrong. 

Here’s the portion: 

In order to promote the doctrine of the trinity, the writers of GotQuestions read into what the Scriptures say according to their natural minds and indoctrination of men. Let’s look at some common verses used to prop up the egregious pagan doctrine of trinitarianism:

Genesis 1:26-27 JPS
(26) And God said: “Let Us make man in Our image, after Our likeness; and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps upon the earth.”
(27) And God created man in His own image, in the image of God created He him; male and female created He them.

Why “Us” and “Our” in verse 26, since God is singular in verse 27, it saying “He,” not “They”?

To begin, God was not alone:

Job 38:4-7 MKJV
(4) Where were you when I laid the foundations of the earth? Tell if you have understanding!
(5) Who has set its measurements, if you know? Or who has stretched the line on it?
(6) On what are its bases sunk, or who cast its cornerstone,
(7) when the morning stars sang together and all the sons of God shouted for joy?

Genesis 3:22-24 JPS

(22) And the LORD God said: “Behold, the man is become as one of Us, to know good and evil; and now, lest he put forth his hand, and take also of the Tree of Life, and eat, and live forever.”
(23) Therefore the LORD God sent him forth from the Garden of Eden, to till the ground from whence he was taken.
(24) So He drove out the man; and He placed at the east of the Garden of Eden the cherubim, and the flaming sword which turned every way, to keep the way to the Tree of Life.

He was speaking with the cherubim, describing the situation and their mission. So there are others with the LORD God.

Aside from the sons of God who were with God at the creation, there are also the cherubim to whom He said, “To become as one of Us….” So who can doubt that these angelic beings are made in the image of God? How else can they represent Him and His glory to men? 

“And the glory of the LORD went up from the cherub to the threshold of the house, and the house was filled with the cloud, and the court was filled with the brightness of the glory of the LORD. And the sound of the wings of the cherubim was heard as far as the outer court, like the voice of God Almighty when He speaks” (Ezekiel 10:4-5 ESV).

“Above it were the cherubim of glory overshadowing the mercy seat. Of these things we cannot now speak in detail” (Hebrews 9:5 ESV).

Why do you ask, Esdras? 

Paul

From: Esdras
To: The Path of Truth
Sent: Monday, July 25, 2016 6:39 PM

where can I start to read the bible and what different versions are good 

From: Esdras
To: Paul Cohen
Sent: Tuesday, September 20, 2016 6:12 PM

I have been seeing your articles and I come from Rhode Island and Baptist ministry and I struggle with masturbation 

From: Paul Cohen
To: Esdras
Cc: Victor Hafichuk
Sent: Sunday, September 25, 2016 8:10 AM
Subject: Your Lawlessness

Esdras, I answered the questions of your July 19th email, which you haven’t acknowledged or answered the questions I posed to you in return. You can see that letter in the thread below. 

There’s no point in answering further questions from you. And why isn’t your Baptist ministry helping you? Have you confessed masturbation to your overseers, and what have they said about it? 

Paul
 
From: Esdras
To: Paul Cohen
Sent: Friday, September 30, 2016 7:06 PM

I am so sorry haven’t noticed your replies my father is the pastor and well I haven’t told him yet but I need to read the bible but I know only God can change me I repented but still go back to sin and I starting to feel my dad might be wrong ( he believes in eternal torment and trinity) and thats why I am asking what to do 

From: Paul Cohen
To: Esdras
Cc: Victor Hafichuk
Sent: Monday, October 03, 2016 11:19 AM
Subject: Re[2]: Your Lawlessness

How old are you, Esdras? Do you live with your father? He may have wrong doctrines, but you have been under his authority and need to get honest with him. 

Paul

From: Esdras
To: Paul Cohen
Sent: Monday, October 03, 2016 11:53 AM

Thanks for answering and I am 18 years old I started talking about your website and I don’t think he thinks that your a good site and I will start talking about my problem with him and sometimes its hard to be honest with him I have social problems like social anxiety  I will try

From: Esdras
To: Paul Cohen
Sent: Tuesday, November 15, 2016 6:20 PM

Paul I would like to join your chatroom I would like your help to understand more because I feel I made a step toward salvation but I barely read the bible

From: Paul Cohen
To: Esdras
Cc: Victor Hafichuk
Sent: Saturday, November 19, 2016 7:30 AM
Subject: Following Up

Hi Esdras, 

We aren’t having meetings anymore, but you may register on the Forum and interact with us there. 

But first, begin interacting now by telling us how your talk went with your father. That’s the step we told you to take and you agreed about getting honest with him about your masturbation. We haven’t heard back from you on this. What happened? How can you make progress and gain understanding if you aren’t obedient? Faith and obedience overcome social anxiety and all fears.

Paul

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