Category Archives: Christology

Everything You Always Wanted to Know About God: The Jesus

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These newly experienced convictions do not conflict with some of the deepest strains of Christian spirituality which are now raised to the status of being the conditions for credibility. How you imagine the relationship is the key to the understanding. HE Prayed before, during and after decisions and great Works. These natures can be distinguished from each other but never separated. This was not a new objection.[19] In its simplest form, the concept of Trinity is the result of affirming, on the authority of Scripture, both the 'oneness' and the 'threeness' of God, despite human inability to fully understand the personal, divine Reality those terms point to.

The First Christian: Universal Truth in the Teachings of

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Docetism (from the Greek verb to seem) taught that Jesus was fully divine, and his human body was only illusory. Neyrey proposes to take these portraits as reflecting the Sitz im Leben of the writers and their communities. Rahner pointed out the coincidence between the Person of Christ and the Word of God, referring to Mark 8:38 and Luke 9:26 which state whoever is ashamed of the words of Jesus is ashamed of the Lord himself. [54] Balthasar argued the union of the human and divine natures of Christ was achieved not by the "absorption" of human attributes, but by their "assumption".

The Color of Christ: The Son of God and the Saga of Race in

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Matthew 16:27. "NOTE--In the texts (Matthew 16:27; 13:41: 24:31) in which Christ refers to the angels as 'his angels' and to the kingdom as 'his kingdom' and to the elect as 'his elect,' He refers to Himself as 'the Son of man.' It thus appears that while He was on earth as a man, He recognized His essential deity and His equality with His Father in heaven." ( http://books.google.com/books?id=1v6JZxuYKP8C&printsec=frontcover&source=gbs_summary_r&cad=0 ) Seventh-day Adventist author Kim Allan Johnson has written a book entitled The Team, which is published by the SDA Church-owned Pacific Press Publishing Association.

The Unknown Years of Jesus

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This place is the mystery of Christ's Descent into Hell, which Balthasar explicitly calls the centre of all Christology. [32] Because the Descent is the final point reached by the Kenosis, and the Kenosis is the supreme expression of the inner-Trinitarian love, the Christ of Holy Saturday is the consummate icon of what God is like. [33] While not relegating the Crucifixion to a mere prelude — far from it! — Balthasar sees the One who was raised at Easter as not primarily the Crucified, but rather the One who for us went down into Hell.

The Trial of the Witnesses of the Resurrection of Jesus

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He said to the paralytic who was lowered through the roof, "Son, thy sins be forgiven thee" (Mark 2:15). Holding and Glenn Miller take us "back to the first century" to understand what the Scriptures say by means of explanation of their background, there is an implication that "Sola Scriptura" cannot simply mean that we read the Scriptures in isolation from contextual realities. The Greek term itself, basileia tou theou (literally, “kingdom of God”), expresses the power of God active in the ministry of Jesus, but it also implies a spatial or local dimension, as in “United Kingdom.” The expression is a tensive symbol, evoking a host of associations rather than a single referent.

The words of Jesus

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Two other events have proven important for Jews attempting to comprehend the relationship between Judaism and Christianity. As soon as one begins to gather and sort the data from this study, it becomes immediately apparent that the different persons of the Godhead have different functions, and these functions seldom overlap. [...] "The Role of the Father. The true faith is that which is preached everywhere as opposed to the Gnostics' claim to esoteric knowledge.

The Pagan Christ: Is Blind Faith Killing Christianity?

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She maintains that the last few lines affirm a "wise and important principle of the Reformed tradition: 'Grace, love, and communion belong to God and are not ours to determine." The debt is acknowledged later in the Christology lectures in the context of Bonhoeffer’s discussion of the ‘Historical Christ’ (Bonhoeffer, Christology, p. 70). 25. ‘If the complete Christ is not in the preaching, then the Church is broken’ 26. These abstract formulas concern Jesus' ontology, and compare it to the ontology of God and of humankind.

The Birth of Christ

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There are many pseudo-Christian cults around today. 6. To this point, we have observed three levels of exhibiting or accommodating violence in satisfaction atonement. It pacified and eliminated the last notion of home from the displaced Africans. Guarino gives an excellent survey of Catholic turning to the historical-critical method and interacting with post-modern thought. But, even before that event, as co-regent, He acts as the Branch, or the new David. [...] "The kings of David came to an end.

An Answer to John Martiall's Treatise of the Cross Volume 13

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God is beyond all divisions one might attribute to him. There are two major critiques of feminist analysis that deserve consideration before we proceed. He is not to be forgotten but remembered as the only One who can truly give us anything of value. Ezekiel 38: 1-7 speaks of Gog, the chief prince of Meshech and Tubal, Persia, Ethiopia, Libya, Gomer, and Togarmah. In today's thought it is easier to accept Jesus Christ as a representative of truth than to confuse Him with the substance of an unknown 'God'.

All Things New (Overcome Books)

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He left us only a bad example, and the proneness we have to sin is not inherited through our parents from Adam but acquired by our own misdeeds. That is, he voluntarily restricts his knowledge as to when he is coming back, for instance (see Matthew 24:36). And his acts demonstrated what the reign of God looked like -- defending poor people, raising the status of women, raising the status of Samaritans, performing healings and exorcisms, preaching the reign of God, and more.