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Answer me this question: Did God the Father die on the cross? But God died on the Cross, but was it only the Son? How? We don't know. See the exclusiveness? Neither confusing the Persons, nor dividing the Substance. Exclusive, but not exclusive? *brain explodes* If you can figure out how that works, you are the first and only theologian in all of history to do so. The Athanasian Creed's author acknowledges it does not make sense, but must be believed. Even he did not know.

Logical paradoxes exist even in nature. I am an electrical engineer by education and communication systems run off of a logical paradox. What do scientists do when dealing with a logical paradox? They just ignore it if it is convenient for their model. Black holes, quantum physics, all have logical paradoxes. Just because it is a paradox, does not make it negated. It is how our systematics deal with it in our theology.

Calvin just smashes them, ignores verses, or subordinates others to fit his view.

Lutherans acknowledge all scripture as being inspired thus we allow those verses that are paradoxical to stand on their own, shaping our theology.

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