Wallace v. Enns: What to do with What’s Contested

Recently, Pete Enns took to Twitter, but in German, to disclose his conclusion on Colossians 2:2. His opinion is the verse is not in the Holy Scriptures, due to its being contested in the discipline of criticism. (Use translate to see Enn's meaning). In Christus liegen verborgen alle Schätze der Weisheit und der Erkenntnis. Kol …

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Greg Boyd on Divine Wrath and the Penal Substitute View of Atonement

Please access the following articles: 10 Problems with the Penal Substitution View of the Atonement | Reknew.org Does Greg Boyd Accept Divine Wrath? | Patheos: Jesus Creed Reknew.org (Key Word search: Wrath) ______________________ OTHER RESOURCES: Penal Substitution is Unavoidable | Jesus Creed Gustaf Aulén's Christus Victor (Excerpt) What about God’s Wrath? | Escape to Reality …

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Romans 5:12 Series | Dr. Michael Heiser

Here is the series of posts on Romans 5:12. I do not take the traditional view — that the verse is about the transmission of Adamic guilt. I think it is inserted into the text. However, all humans are sinners (presuming they are allowed to live) and in need of Christ for salvation (i.e., salvation …

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Meditation on Jesus: “Life in Himself”

For as the Father has life in himself, so he has granted the Son also to have life in himself (John 5:26)."Life in himself"... what does that mean? Whatever it is, Jesus has it because the Father has it; and the Father has granted Jesus to have it. As always, the context of the passage …

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2017 Holy (Passion) Week Worship Guide

This Worship Guide is not meant to create "traditions of men" but merely to make it easy for individuals and families to worship well during the week we celebrate our Lord's sacrifice and resurrection. The reader will note that I hold to a Wednesday evening Lord's Supper and a Thursday crucifixion. This is not meant …

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7 Revealing Scriptures on the Childhood of Yeshua / Jesus, the Messiah

Not much is revealed in the Holy Scriptures about the childhood of the Messiah, Yeshua / Jesus of Nazareth. Yet, the written Word reveals more about the incarnate Word than is often recognized. What can we know about the  child, the boy, the young Son of God? Luke 1:35 --- He was THE Holy Child …

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Whence Christmas?

[Revised and Updated, November 29, 2017] These days, Christians everywhere face persecution for their beliefs. One example is in the name "Christmas." Non-believers, let alone overt pagans, do not like the name. For example, the U.K. just decided that it's ok to say Christmas, ...for now. But others are enduring lawsuits over display of a …

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“Only Begotten:” Taxonomy & the Genetics of the Messiah

Monotheists, who do not believe in the Trinity, staunchly reject the tenet that Yeshua / Jesus is the "Son of God." To such monotheists, the very notion that God would procreate is absurd. What is this? God has a son? On the other hand, trinitarian monotheists see biblical data, which support their belief that Yeshua / Jesus …

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