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Does 'Confess' mean to 'Believe' ?

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    In my sparse research of the Kenosis theology the words at Philippians 2:7-8 show up often.
    But I am curious, what do those same people make of the words at Philippians 2:10-11 or similarly 1 Corinthians 8:6

    (NIV shows "acknowledge" CSB, KJV shows "confess")
    Last edited by Larry Serflaten; 02-02-2024, 03:30 AM.

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    Originally posted by Larry Serflaten View Post
    In my sparse research of the Kenosis theology the words at Philippians 2:7-8 show up often.
    But I am curious, what do those same people make of the words at Philippians 2:10-11 or similarly 1 Corinthians 8:6

    (NIV shows "acknowledge" CSB, KJV shows "confess")
    [ἐξομολογέω (exhomologeo): confess, acknowledge, or praise]

    Kenosis theology is not affected by Philippians 2:10-11. The verses speak to co-equality, not to identification of Jesus as God. A related but different issue.
    Likewise 1 Cor 8:6.
    In the apostles prayer (Acts 4:29-30), the Father is addressed as lord, and Jesus is referred to as either his child or his servant.
    Hebrews 1:8 refers to Jesus as God.
    Last edited by tabibito; 02-02-2024, 06:47 AM.
    1Cor 15:34 Come to your senses as you ought and stop sinning; for I say to your shame, there are some who know not God.
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    Scripture before Tradition:
    but that won't prevent others from
    taking it upon themselves to deprive you
    of the right to call yourself Christian.

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