No. Then there would be two gods.
As stated, God has multiple distinctions. The part of my post you quoted, refers to the part you left out and the example given, 3 separate ways I myself am seen by others. Independent of one another, but all embodying the same person.Now you bring in a third..
As to whether or not God was begat, I refer you to Exodus 3:14 which speaks to the nature of the divine.To my wife I'm her husband, to my niece I'm her Uncle, to my mother I was her son. Three independent distinctions within the same being.
Ok, I won't split hairs with you on that. I know Judaism favors "I will be what I will be" but translations vary and the link I provided to address MI's snark is from the KJV so I used that translation in my reply to you.Ehyeh asher Ehyeh does not translate as I am that I am.
It depends .............No. Then there would be two gods.
Subjectively, this is also my own experience. I cannot remember any moment where I did not exist.I am that I am, never a time God did not exist.
I'd imagine it's only subjective from our pov in the flesh and well beyond our ability to completely fathom at present. That's why God answered in the way that he did. I've never questioned it myself. To me it just means God is without beginning or end.How would God reality-check their own subjective statements? I'm asking respectfully, knowing that this question must have been contemplated many times by very smart and deep people. What do they say?
As in: I will be whatever I choose to be...It's better translated as "I will be what I will be", right? Is that a future tense, or something like "I shall be..."?
I know that.Father and Son are human anthropomorphic terms used to describe a spiritual condition.
From previous discussions about Arianism, it has been proposed, I think in Arius's own letters, that the Son was begotten of the Father before time beganDid G-d "bring into existence" a son? Did G-d "bring about" a son?
How exactly did He do that .. and when?
There has been extensive discussion about "the son" being G-d as part of a trinity etc.
It doesn't make logical sense that G-d begets a son that has always been in existence .. does it?