Jesus’ native language was Aramaic. The Aramaic translation of the gospels present Jesus praying to and praising the God Whom he worshiped, naming him AaLah or AaLoh (the ‘Eastern’ and ‘Western’ vocalisations). Jesus surrendered to his Lord, and his words… Read More ›
I compare the teachings of Paul, Jesus, & Muhammad on salvation: is it by faith or by works or both?
I read from ‘Unity and Diversity: An Inquiry Into the Character of Earliest Christianity’ by Professor James D.G. Dunn. The institution of the Lord’s Supper in 1 Corinthians 11 (NRSV): ‘For I received from the Lord what I also handed… Read More ›
I discuss ‘Unity and Diversity: An Inquiry Into the Character of Earliest Christianity‘ by Professor James D.G. Dunn. Unity and Diversity is a thorough investigation into the New Testament and Christianity’s origins. It assumes the reader is familiar with the… Read More ›
I read from ‘Christology in the Making: An Inquiry into the Origins of the Doctrine of the Incarnation‘ by professor James D.G. Dunn, pp 29-30. This text is designed for students and academics studying the doctrine of the incarnation. Dunn… Read More ›
I read from ‘The Metaphor of God Incarnate: A Second, Revised Edition’ by John Hick. https://www.amazon.co.uk/Metaphor-God-Incarnate-Second-Revised/dp/0334040000
For Christianity in terms of the Parousia, there have been too many years of grace. In terms of salvation history, there have not been enough.
For Christianity in terms of the Parousia, there have been too many years of grace. In terms of salvation history, there have not been enough. The Jesus of the gospels seems to expect the imminent end-times: Mark 13:30-33. Paul predicts… Read More ›
The Council of Ephesus was a council of Christian bishops convened in Ephesus (near present-day Selçuk in Turkey) in AD 431 by the Roman Emperor Theodosius II. This third ecumenical council condemned the teachings of Nestorius, Patriarch of Constantinople, who… Read More ›
The First Council of Constantinople was a council of Christian bishops convened in Constantinople in AD 381 by the Roman Emperor Theodosius I. This second ecumenical council confirmed the Nicene Creed, expanding its teaching to produce the Niceno-Constantinopolitan Creed, and… Read More ›
The First Council of Nicaea was a council of Christian bishops convened in the city of Nicaea (now İznik in Turkey) by the Roman Emperor Constantine I in AD 325. It produced the Nicene Creed the most widely accepted summary… Read More ›
Steve Chalke, a British Baptist Minister, coined the term ‘cosmic child abuse’ in describing what some see as God getting his ‘ounce of flesh’ through the blood sacrifice of his Son, whilst telling us to forgive and then not doing… Read More ›