Friday 9 April 2010

A man with an outstanding personality

We can find in the New Testament a man with an outstanding personality. One who gives striking evidence of extraordinary powers in the miracles he performs; he makes the most penetrating observations about human life, and faith, and the true worship of God; and his claims concerning himself, as the only source of life to come, are such as no one else would dare to make.
Who is that man?

Survey question for April:

Is Jesus Really God?

Possible Answers:

- Jesus is God the Son, the second person of the Trinity.
- Jesus is the Son of God but pre-existed as an Archangel.
- Jesus was a great teacher but merely human.
- Jesus is the Son of God, a unique man who did not exist before his birth.
- Don't know.

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  1. They have no different ideas, but confess everything exactly as the Law proclaims it and in the Jewish fashion – except for their belief in Christ, if you please! For they acknowledge both the resurrection of the dead and the divine creation of all things, and declare that God is one, and that his Son is Yeshua Mshikha (jesus christ in the original writings). – Epiphanius of Salamis, Panarion 29.7.2

  2. It is interesting to note what beliefs Epiphanius contrasts between the Jews and Nazarenes, for the Jews as a whole, excluding the Sadducees, confirm the resurrection of the dead and the divine creation of all things. It is quite possible that the distinction between them was their belief that Jesus will be the one to raise the dead (see John 6:40,44,54) and created all things (see Colossians 1:15-16), thus calling him divine yet the Son of God.

    They believe that Messiah, the son of God, was born of the Virgin Mary.

    – Jerome, Letter 75 Jerome to Augustine