Articles

February 3, 2020

The son of man, he is human!

The reason why God granted Jesus unprecedented authority was not just that he was the promised Jewish Messiah, uniquely authorized agent of God; but more precisely […]
February 3, 2020

Anchor Bible Dictionary, “Incarnation”

1st-century Judaism knew a good deal of speculation about hero figures who had been exalted to heaven and given some participation in God‘s judgment, e.g., Enoch, […]
February 3, 2020

The cringe at the heart of Christmas

The idea of God as a little baby is one of the most disruptive theological suggestions ever made by Giles Fraser Christmas can be a bad […]
January 3, 2020

For John the Father is “the only true God.”

The Father is called “the one God” or “the only God” at least 30 times by John in his Gospel! For example, in the classic, clear […]
January 3, 2020

God is One Soul, One Person!

The Hebrews and Greeks did indeed have a word for a person. It is the word we most often see translated as “soul.”  When the Bible […]
January 3, 2020

Adonai or adoni? We do know!

The 6,828 occurrences of YHVH never appear as kurios mou  (my lord) in the LXX, the Greek version of the NT which is very frequently cited […]
December 13, 2019

Concerning Christmas Carols

by J. R. Griffiths, Mus. BAC. It is now generally admitted that our manner of spending Christmas is very largely a perpetuation of customs prevailing not […]
December 13, 2019

The Loss of the Messianic Jesus in the Early Struggles over Christology

by Anthony Buzzard From the early second century, or even earlier in the days of John, and calling forth John’s impassioned plea to stay with Jesus […]
December 13, 2019

The Virgin Birth in John 1:13

Many of the early and late so-called Church Fathers applied John 1:13 to the virgin birth of Jesus and not the spiritual rebirth of the Christian. […]
October 30, 2019

“Yet God is only one Person.”

The following translation/paraphrase of Galatians 3:20 from the Amplified Bible, Classic Edition, is quite amazing: “There can be no mediator with just one Person. Yet God […]
October 30, 2019

Yahweh texts applied to Moses

Moses said honor your parents (Mar 7.10) but God said it (Mat 15.4); Moses says (Mar 12:26) but God said it (Mat 22:31); Moses gave the […]
October 30, 2019

John 1:13 Virgin Birth Corruption

From The Cambridge History of the Bible vol. 1. THE VALUE OF VERSIONAL ATTESTATION It is basic to the hypothesis of change in this period and […]

There is one mediator between the One God and human beings, Jesus the Messiah, himself human.