How can we admire a God who refused to disclose the fullness of truth and salvation until the very last fragment of time?
The Jesus of the gospels (Mark 13:30-33) expects the end times within the lifetime of his listeners. Paul (1 Thessalonians 4:16-17, 5:2-11) predicts the Second Coming (parousia) in his own lifetime. Later he abandons this. But the wait has been… Read More ›
The miracle-working prophets Many readers of the New Testament Gospels today believe that if Jesus did all the miracles attributed to him, then surely he must be God. Who else would be able to make nature obey him, or heal… Read More ›
Hadith Database – Hadith of Aisha on Allah Fulfilling the Desires of Prophet Muhammad Originally posted on the Quran and Bible Blog بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمٰنِ الرَّحِيْم “Narrated Aisha: I used to look down upon those ladies who had given themselves… Read More ›
The Christian idea of the Incarnation of God in Jesus is “foreign” to the gospel of Luke and Matthew
Luke 1:30-35 (NRSV) 30 The angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God. 31 And now, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you will name him Jesus…. Read More ›
The prestigious Oxford Bible Commentary on the Gospels (published by Oxford University Press) is clear that the author of Matthew’s gospel deliberately changed the words of Jesus in the earlier gospel of Mark because they were “embarrassing” to him. Why were… Read More ›
Here at Blogging Theology we like to keep abreast of the best current biblical scholarship created by top scholars in the field. This post is about one such work by Rev Professor John Drane. He is a theologian who is probably… Read More ›