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A Few Ways to Die in Ancient Palestine

beheadinThere are a lot of ways to get yourself killed these days. Not much has changed in that regard as compared with ancient times. I’ve put together five methods that were used in ancient Palestine to maintain public order. Around 2,000 years ago these trusty little methods left little room for doubt; when they were used one could have the assurance the victim was dead with a capital D. Read more…

Attributes of God: Incorporeality Part 2, The Incarnation

Spas_vsederzhitel_sinayIn the previous post in this two-part series, I discussed some of the challenges to the divine attribute of incorporeality. Perhaps the largest difficulty regarding the incorporeality of God is the Incarnation of the λόγος (Logos) into flesh. How could an immaterial God become an embodied human being?

 

Biblical data regarding the incarnation is scant, but relevant to this discussion:

            In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God.

            All things came into being through Him, and apart from Him nothing came into being that has come into being.[1]

 

From this passages alone, it is clear that Christ was an uncreated being that existed coeternally with God, the Father.

John also mentions the Incarnation of Christ:

And the Word became flesh, and dwelt among us, and we saw His glory, glory as of the only-begotten from the Father, full of grace and truth.[2]

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A Historical Approach to the Resurrection of Jesus: Part 1

Perhaps no other event in history has shaped the world in the way the resurrection of Jesus has. Over a billion people on this planet believe the resurrection occurred over two thousand years ago in Jerusalem. That being said, we must take note that belief in something does not make it true, or false; what makes the resurrection true or false is whether or not it occurred. Read more…

Making Sense of the Sequence of Events in 1 Corinthians 15:23-28

1 Corinthians 15:23-28. In 15:23 Paul indicates the sequence of resurrection; “But each in his own order (Ἕκαστος δὲ ἐν τῷ ἰδίῳ τάγματι): Christ the first fruits (ἀπαρχὴ Χριστός), after that those who are Christ’s at His coming (ἔπειτα οἱ τοῦ χριστοῦ ἐν τῇ παρουσίᾳ αὐτοῦ).”[1] It is clear that Paul is indicating a sequence by his use of the term “order, τάγμα,” which denotes rank in the “economy of resurrection.”[2] Read more…

Jesus Deserves an Academy Award, If He Wasn’t God

WHO WAS JESUS

Jesus is the most debated person in history, and also the most controversial. On the one hand he healed the sick, paralytic, blind, fed thousands, rescued a prostitute, and many other amazing things. On the other hand he was highly controversial to Jewish and Roman authorities. He was unlike any religious leader before him or since. Read more…

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