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Title: Jesus Is My Brother
Post by: ManOfWord on May 06, 2014, 03:49:55 PM
He and I have the same Father.

Is Jesus your brother?
Title: Re: Jesus Is My Brother
Post by: TheTrisagion on May 06, 2014, 03:59:29 PM
Hmmm, no. He isn't my brother. Not unless you have a real wack view of what the Trinity is.
Title: Re: Jesus Is My Brother
Post by: Mor Ephrem on May 06, 2014, 04:00:40 PM
Yes, Jesus is our brother. 
Title: Re: Jesus Is My Brother
Post by: Asteriktos on May 06, 2014, 04:05:16 PM
Perhaps along the lines of Matt. 12:50, but not in the same way as God the Son, just like I might be a son of God without being the Son of God.
Title: Re: Jesus Is My Brother
Post by: hecma925 on May 06, 2014, 04:18:37 PM
Perhaps along the lines of Matt. 12:50, but not in the same way as God the Son, just like I might be a son of God without being the Son of God.
+1
Title: Re: Jesus Is My Brother
Post by: Alveus Lacuna on May 06, 2014, 04:21:07 PM
Jesus is my homie.
Title: Re: Jesus Is My Brother
Post by: TheTrisagion on May 06, 2014, 04:22:05 PM
Most times that I have heard Jesus being called a brother was when I went to a happy clappy church and they talked about Jesus being their "bro" and how cool it would be to go out for drinks and party with Him.  

I didn't attend there very long.
Title: Re: Jesus Is My Brother
Post by: hecma925 on May 06, 2014, 04:23:33 PM
Most times that I have heard Jesus being called a brother was when I went to a happy clappy church and they talked about Jesus being their "bro" and how cool it would be to go out for drinks and party with Him.  

I didn't attend there very long.

Because there wasn't any drinks or partying?  Or were the drinks just frappacinos?
Title: Re: Jesus Is My Brother
Post by: TheTrisagion on May 06, 2014, 04:26:22 PM
Most times that I have heard Jesus being called a brother was when I went to a happy clappy church and they talked about Jesus being their "bro" and how cool it would be to go out for drinks and party with Him.  

I didn't attend there very long.

Because there wasn't any drinks or partying?  Or were the drinks just frappacinos?
Oh no.  There WAS drinks and parties. And arguments over which brand of beer Jesus would like.

Ah college. Fond memories. If only Jesus would have hung with us instead of on the cross.  He would have seen how chill we were as "seekers of Christ". "Christian" has too many negative vibes.  Free your mind, man, free your mind.
Title: Re: Jesus Is My Brother
Post by: hecma925 on May 06, 2014, 04:30:33 PM
Most times that I have heard Jesus being called a brother was when I went to a happy clappy church and they talked about Jesus being their "bro" and how cool it would be to go out for drinks and party with Him.  

I didn't attend there very long.

Because there wasn't any drinks or partying?  Or were the drinks just frappacinos?
Oh no.  There WAS drinks and parties. And arguments over which brand of beer Jesus would like.

Ah college. Fond memories. If only Jesus would have hung with us instead of on the cross.  He would have seen how chill we were as "seekers of Christ". "Christian" has too many negative vibes.  Free your mind, man, free your mind.

So, would he like the King of Beers or the Prince of Beers?  Or some craft brews from Portland?
Title: Re: Jesus Is My Brother
Post by: DeniseDenise on May 06, 2014, 04:54:54 PM
Most times that I have heard Jesus being called a brother was when I went to a happy clappy church and they talked about Jesus being their "bro" and how cool it would be to go out for drinks and party with Him.  

I didn't attend there very long.

Because there wasn't any drinks or partying?  Or were the drinks just frappacinos?
Oh no.  There WAS drinks and parties. And arguments over which brand of beer Jesus would like.

Ah college. Fond memories. If only Jesus would have hung with us instead of on the cross.  He would have seen how chill we were as "seekers of Christ". "Christian" has too many negative vibes.  Free your mind, man, free your mind.

So, would he like the King of Beers or the Prince of Beers?  Or some craft brews from Portland?


This is the obviously answer my friend


http://www.beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/1924/88269/



please do not report me for suggesting this
Title: Re: Jesus Is My Brother
Post by: TheTrisagion on May 06, 2014, 05:00:14 PM
Most times that I have heard Jesus being called a brother was when I went to a happy clappy church and they talked about Jesus being their "bro" and how cool it would be to go out for drinks and party with Him.  

I didn't attend there very long.

Because there wasn't any drinks or partying?  Or were the drinks just frappacinos?
Oh no.  There WAS drinks and parties. And arguments over which brand of beer Jesus would like.

Ah college. Fond memories. If only Jesus would have hung with us instead of on the cross.  He would have seen how chill we were as "seekers of Christ". "Christian" has too many negative vibes.  Free your mind, man, free your mind.

So, would he like the King of Beers or the Prince of Beers?  Or some craft brews from Portland?


This is the obviously answer my friend


http://www.beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/1924/88269/



please do not report me for suggesting this
Noted and reported for blasphemy.  ;)
Title: Re: Jesus Is My Brother
Post by: hecma925 on May 06, 2014, 05:00:56 PM
Most times that I have heard Jesus being called a brother was when I went to a happy clappy church and they talked about Jesus being their "bro" and how cool it would be to go out for drinks and party with Him.  

I didn't attend there very long.

Because there wasn't any drinks or partying?  Or were the drinks just frappacinos?
Oh no.  There WAS drinks and parties. And arguments over which brand of beer Jesus would like.

Ah college. Fond memories. If only Jesus would have hung with us instead of on the cross.  He would have seen how chill we were as "seekers of Christ". "Christian" has too many negative vibes.  Free your mind, man, free your mind.

So, would he like the King of Beers or the Prince of Beers?  Or some craft brews from Portland?


This is the obviously answer my friend


http://www.beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/1924/88269/



please do not report me for suggesting this

But Jesus never had chocolate or peanut butter.
Title: Re: Jesus Is My Brother
Post by: DeniseDenise on May 06, 2014, 05:01:53 PM
Most times that I have heard Jesus being called a brother was when I went to a happy clappy church and they talked about Jesus being their "bro" and how cool it would be to go out for drinks and party with Him.  

I didn't attend there very long.

Because there wasn't any drinks or partying?  Or were the drinks just frappacinos?
Oh no.  There WAS drinks and parties. And arguments over which brand of beer Jesus would like.

Ah college. Fond memories. If only Jesus would have hung with us instead of on the cross.  He would have seen how chill we were as "seekers of Christ". "Christian" has too many negative vibes.  Free your mind, man, free your mind.

So, would he like the King of Beers or the Prince of Beers?  Or some craft brews from Portland?


This is the obviously answer my friend


http://www.beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/1924/88269/



please do not report me for suggesting this

But Jesus never had chocolate or peanut butter.


doesn't mean he might not have approved of them as flavours
Title: Re: Jesus Is My Brother
Post by: hecma925 on May 06, 2014, 05:02:50 PM
doesn't mean he might not have approved of them as flavours

Ah, speculation....I think Jesus is down with Reese's peanut butter cups.
Title: Re: Jesus Is My Brother
Post by: NicholasMyra on May 06, 2014, 09:55:32 PM
He and I have the same Father.

Is Jesus your brother?

Yes.

Here's a good podcast that talks about it:

http://www.ancientfaith.com/podcasts/namesofjesus/jesus_-_friend_and_brother
Title: Re: Jesus Is My Brother
Post by: Luke on May 06, 2014, 09:56:26 PM
Jesus is LORD.
Title: Re: Jesus Is My Brother
Post by: xOrthodox4Christx on May 06, 2014, 10:00:45 PM
He's our brother in humanity... isn't he? Wouldn't denying that be Nestorian?
Title: Re: Jesus Is My Brother
Post by: Jetavan on May 06, 2014, 10:20:12 PM
Most times that I have heard Jesus being called a brother was when I went to a happy clappy church and they talked about Jesus being their "bro" and how cool it would be to go out for drinks and party with Him.  

I didn't attend there very long.

Because there wasn't any drinks or partying?  Or were the drinks just frappacinos?
Oh no.  There WAS drinks and parties. And arguments over which brand of beer Jesus would like.

Ah college. Fond memories. If only Jesus would have hung with us instead of on the cross.  He would have seen how chill we were as "seekers of Christ". "Christian" has too many negative vibes.  Free your mind, man, free your mind.

So, would he like the King of Beers or the Prince of Beers?  Or some craft brews from Portland?


This is the obviously answer my friend


http://www.beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/1924/88269/



please do not report me for suggesting this

But Jesus never had chocolate....
Mormons might disagree.
Title: Re: Jesus Is My Brother
Post by: hecma925 on May 06, 2014, 10:24:39 PM
Most times that I have heard Jesus being called a brother was when I went to a happy clappy church and they talked about Jesus being their "bro" and how cool it would be to go out for drinks and party with Him.  

I didn't attend there very long.

Because there wasn't any drinks or partying?  Or were the drinks just frappacinos?
Oh no.  There WAS drinks and parties. And arguments over which brand of beer Jesus would like.

Ah college. Fond memories. If only Jesus would have hung with us instead of on the cross.  He would have seen how chill we were as "seekers of Christ". "Christian" has too many negative vibes.  Free your mind, man, free your mind.

So, would he like the King of Beers or the Prince of Beers?  Or some craft brews from Portland?


This is the obviously answer my friend


http://www.beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/1924/88269/



please do not report me for suggesting this

But Jesus never had chocolate....
Mormons might disagree.
I was hoping for that comment.  :D  Oh, Mormons...
Title: Re: Jesus Is My Brother
Post by: Gebre Menfes Kidus on May 06, 2014, 11:29:00 PM
Jesus is just alright with me!  ;)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8sEx_ibPriA


Selam
Title: Re: Jesus Is My Brother
Post by: JamesR on May 07, 2014, 12:31:17 AM
Yes and no.

I really dislike the "Jesus my friend/Jesus my equal" view that some Protestant have, mostly because I think it's irreverent and ignores the very important fact that Jesus is our master. Yet, at the same time, I think it emphasis a sense of personal closeness and intimacy with Christ that many people overlook, even if the means to getting this point across are faulty.

If we're supposed to see every one of our neighbors as being made in the image and likeness of God, "whatever you do to these ones you do to me," then technically Jesus is my brother--or my brother is Jesus, in a spiritual way.
Title: Re: Jesus Is My Brother
Post by: ManOfWord on May 07, 2014, 05:40:16 AM
I was born into the family of God by birth.
My Father is God the Spirit. If you say that Jesus is your God,
then my brother is your God!

Jesus is my brother.
His God is my God.
My God is His God.
His Father is my Father.
My Father is His Father.
Title: Re: Jesus Is My Brother
Post by: Hawkeye on May 07, 2014, 06:22:50 AM
Yes, Jesus is our brother.

Coming from my own limited experience, I don't believe that the image of Christ as our "buddy and equal" is all that intimate. More open than others perhaps but not so intimate.

In some cultures, one's elder brothers are afforded a degree of respect, of awe, that we don't often see today. One doesn't quite look straight as much as one looks up. It is in this sort of way that I believe we should perceive Christ; as a friend perhaps but one never reduced so low as a joking "buddy."
Title: Re: Jesus Is My Brother
Post by: primuspilus on May 07, 2014, 07:17:59 AM
*sigh* some days, this place is worse than 4chan.......

PP
Title: Re: Jesus Is My Brother
Post by: Adela on May 07, 2014, 08:51:55 AM
I was born into the family of God by birth.
My Father is God the Spirit. If you say that Jesus is your God,
then my brother is your God!

Jesus is my brother.
His God is my God.
My God is His God.
His Father is my Father.
My Father is His Father.


Here's some examples of the songs we sing in church:

You were transfigured on the mountain, O Christ God, / revealing Your glory to Your disciples as far as they could bear it. / Let Your everlasting Light also shine upon us sinners, / through the prayers of the Theotokos. / O Giver of Light, glory to You!

On the Mountain You were Transfigured, O Christ God, / And Your disciples beheld Your glory as far as they could see it; / So that when they would behold You crucified, / They would understand that Your suffering was voluntary, / And would proclaim to the world, / That You are truly the Radiance of the Father!

Thou hast redeemed us from the curse of the Law by Thy precious Blood. By being nailed to the Cross and pierced with the Spear, Thou hast poured immortality on mankind. O our Saviour, glory to Thee.

 Come, let us all praise Him Who was crucified for us. For Him it was Whom Mary beheld on the Tree, and said: Even though Thou endurest the cross, Thou art my Son and my God.

 Having the eyes of my soul blinded, I come to Thee, O Christ, like the man blind from birth, and with repentance I cry to Thee: Thou art the bright Light of those in darkness.
Title: Re: Jesus Is My Brother
Post by: isaelie on May 15, 2014, 12:47:31 AM
I wouldnt say brother.

You are safe in saying that he is our God
Title: Re: Jesus Is My Brother
Post by: Justin Kolodziej on May 27, 2014, 08:34:58 PM
I'll take "all of the above"  ;D

Distant cousin in the order of humanity; only-begotten son of the Father, true God of true God in the order of divinity; yet by grace we are also adopted as sons of the Most High and made partakers of the divine nature.

And I also need to add that God the Spirit is not God the Father, and is not begotten, but proceeds, therefore is not God the Son either. Yet there is only one God. Mysterious  :angel:
Title: Re: Jesus Is My Brother
Post by: hecma925 on May 27, 2014, 09:17:06 PM
Is ManOfWord Stephen Levi?
Title: Re: Jesus Is My Brother
Post by: homedad76 on May 27, 2014, 10:05:22 PM
I don't think ManofWord is Stephen Levi, these are older and seem to have a less (https://images.duckduckgo.com/iu/?u=http%3A%2F%2Fi2.kym-cdn.com%2Fentries%2Ficons%2Foriginal%2F000%2F012%2F818%2FMovie_i_see_dead_people-769472.jpg&f=1) vibe to them.
Title: Re: Jesus Is My Brother
Post by: hecma925 on May 27, 2014, 11:14:43 PM
Older doesn't mean much.  Plenty of folks have gotten away with multiple accounts.  Maybe his doctrine has developed and ManOfWord was no longer fit to contain his teachings.  Stephen Levi also refers himself in plural.  And they both preach in bold.

True or false.
Title: Re: Jesus Is My Brother
Post by: ZealousZeal on May 27, 2014, 11:59:11 PM
*sigh* some days, this place is worse than 4chan.......

PP

LOL