January 10, 2019

How Jesus became God!

Haight, Jesus, Symbol of God. How is the divine Jesus [of Orthodoxy] related to the transcendent God of monotheistic faith? From a historical perspective one can […]
December 1, 2018

Jesus, Paul and Torah: Collected Essays.

by Heikki Räisänen, chapter 6. Taken at face value, [Mark 7.15] looks like a radical if implicit attack on important parts of the Torah. If nothing […]
December 1, 2018

What is the Truth about Jesus Christ? Problems of Christology

by Loofs, p 188f. For it is quite plain that the beginning of John’s Gospel refers to the beginning of the first book of Moses. There […]
December 1, 2018

Christmas: A Candid History

by Forbes, pp 45-6. BORROWING AND SHARING One of several competing legends about the origin of the Christmas tree centers on Boniface, an English Benedictine monk […]
October 30, 2018

The Myth of God Incarnate by Hick

Paul neither calls [Jesus] God, nor identifies him anywhere with God. It is true he does God’s work; he is certainly God’s special supernatural agent, who […]
October 30, 2018

“Jesus, who also led our fathers out of Egypt”? Jude 5

From: A Commentary on Peter and Jude by Kelly, p 255. Some critics favour ‘Jesus’ [in Jude 5] pointing to the eagerness of Christian writers even […]
October 30, 2018

Dr. James Dunn on John 1.1, “the word of God”

From Did the First Christians Worship Jesus? pages 117-123 Prior to John logos (“word,” a masculine noun) is personalized but not genderized (i.e., ‘he,’ ‘his’). The […]
September 5, 2018

“The church diverged in discipline and dogma”

British historian William Winwood Reade, The Martyrdom of Man, p 235. The church diverged in discipline and dogma more and more widely from its ancient form, […]
September 5, 2018

The worship of “the image of God.”

Did the First Christians Worship Jesus? by James Dunn. A persistent theme of [Hurtado’s, One God, One Lord] is that, though the language used to speak […]
September 5, 2018

Human “gods.”

What does the Bible mean by the word “god” [Heb. elohim; Gk. theos]? First, the plural ending of the Hebrew word for “god,” elohim, is traditionally […]
July 30, 2018

“He is the Son of God because God has begotten him.” John 1.13

Incarnation: The Person and Life of Christ, Thomas F. Torrance. Here we have a verse, not recognized often enough, where explicit mention is made of the […]
July 30, 2018

Trinity Doctrine Error: A Jewish Analysis

by Gerard Sigal In a unique ontological defining moment, God explains the meaning of His Name. In so doing, we get an insight into the ontological […]

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