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Twelve important things to keep in mind about the Christmas stories

Marc Taylor replied to james Prayer and omnipotence 1. The Jewish Encyclopedia (1901): Prayers should not be considered as a set task, but as petitions to Omnipotence for mercy (Abot 2:18) (Prayer, see “Prayer Substituted for... (21 January, 2020 - 01:23)
Marc Taylor replied to james I’ll try again and just basically repeat the same thing. God alone created the heavens and the earth The Lord Jesus was involved in creating the heavens and the earth. Therefore the Lord... (21 January, 2020 - 01:20)
james replied to Marc Taylor You are quoting texts which show that x is dependant on y and “word” in john 1 does not mean “jesus” when the father said “let there be light” this means the word became light. When the fathers... (19 January, 2020 - 22:06)
james replied to Marc Taylor nonsense. the intermediary who does not have ACCESS to omnipotence is sought, not that the intermediary itself has inherent in him omnipotence. in the nt MAJORITY of prayers by christians are... (19 January, 2020 - 22:02)
Marc Taylor replied to james You wrote: “there is no omnipotence.” That the Lord Jesus is the proper recipient of prayer demonstrates that He is the Almighty. See my comments here: http://tinyurl.com/w83a3vn (19 January, 2020 - 19:33)
Marc Taylor replied to james You wrote: “don’t tell me about creating since nt thinks that things other than yhwh could create by yhwhs will and power.” Both Job 9:8 and Isaiah 44:24 teach that God alone is the Creator. Since... (19 January, 2020 - 19:23)
james replied to Marc Taylor “My wife is functionally subject to me (Ephesians 5:24), but she is no less of a human being than I am.” nonsense. if your wife was born the same time as you, same power, same STRENGTH, same... (19 January, 2020 - 13:30)
james replied to Marc Taylor “That Christ has universal authority encompasses the fact that He has universal power (= omnipotence). To be omniponet means to be the Almighty.” nonsense. when jesus was GIVEN authority in the... (19 January, 2020 - 13:28)
Marc Taylor replied to james All authority in heaven and earth (universal authority). Authority - the power to determine, adjudicate, or otherwise settle issues or disputes; jurisdiction; the right to control, command, or... (10 January, 2020 - 00:45)
james replied to Marc Taylor ///// Boring uses the expression “all authority” and does not use the expression “all power”. He understands this passage to be talking about Jesus becoming a “king” and a “ruler” and that Jesus has... (9 January, 2020 - 11:18)
Marc Taylor replied to james My wife is functionally subject to me (Ephesians 5:24), but she is no less of a human being than I am. (9 January, 2020 - 04:27)
Rich replied to Andrew Galatians 6:16 (6 January, 2020 - 21:21)

How powerful is Jesus?

Samuel Conner replied to Samuel Conner A few further thoughts along this line: re: ” he expects his disciples to do the same thing “ In the extended Supper Discourse of the 4th Gospel, Jesus says a great deal about the coming of the... (19 January, 2020 - 16:02)
peter wilkinson replied to Andrew 1. Leon Morris is cleverer than I am. I just don’t see how “with God and was God” can be impersonal. 2. I think you’ve missed my point, which was about the absence of any explicit... (18 January, 2020 - 21:20)
Samuel Conner replied to Andrew Re: “He heals because he has been authorised and empowered to heal by the Spirit of God, and he expects his disciples to do the same thing.” I find it intriguing that the 4th Gospel, that generally... (18 January, 2020 - 17:45)
Andrew replied to peter wilkinson 1. Leon Morris lends some support to rendering the Word section impersonally: It is probably impossible for us to read the Prologue without thoughts of Jesus of Nazareth, but it is worth bearing in... (17 January, 2020 - 18:53)
peter wilkinson replied to Andrew 1. In the original piece, you suggest an impersonal Word (“which”), or wisdom of God, which is a way of tacitly downgrading his status as presented in John. The Word cannot be independent of God,... (17 January, 2020 - 14:07)
Andrew replied to peter wilkinson 1. Yes, John appears to identify the Word at creation directly with God, but my point was only that it is the “Word”, not the “Son”, which is active at creation. And the emphasis is certainly on the... (17 January, 2020 - 09:52)
peter wilkinson I tend to think that there are as many problems with your version of an apocalyptic narrative as you say there are with Piper’s attempt to combine it with a Christology of the pre-existing... (14 January, 2020 - 16:26)
Marc Taylor replied to Marc Taylor Prayer and omnipotence 1. The Jewish Encyclopedia (1901): Prayers should not be considered as a set task, but as petitions to Omnipotence for mercy (Abot 2:18) (Prayer, see “Prayer Substituted for... (11 January, 2020 - 13:10)
Marc Taylor How powerful is Jesus? He is omnipotent (= the Almighty). The fact that He is praised in worship of His power (Revelation 5:12) - just like the Father is (Revelation 4:11) - demonstrates this truth.... (11 January, 2020 - 06:26)
Micah Redding replied to Andrew In terms of human power, I think we can summarize the Psalm 8 references in Hebrews 2 and 1 Corinthians 15 as—”everything means everything”. God put ‘everything’ under humanity’s feet, per... (11 January, 2020 - 00:22)
Andrew replied to Micah Redding Hi Micah. Thanks for this. I wouldn’t dismiss the new humanity aspect, but I see it more as an implication than as a core theme. I’m not sure I get what you’re driving at when you say that “power... (10 January, 2020 - 18:10)
Andrew replied to davo It’s a timeline thing. I would say that Jesus and his followers, including Paul, conceived of the eschatological transformation primarily in terms of the reformation of Israel, consisting of... (9 January, 2020 - 09:45)
Micah Redding I agree with your reading here, though I see the Renewed Israel Narrative nested within the “New Human” narrative, where Christ is the fulfillment of what Genesis 1 humanity was intended to be. This... (8 January, 2020 - 07:24)
davo Andrew, in a previous response over here you said… In effect, the hoped for restoration of national Israel did not take place. And above you state… As the Son of Man who has suffered many things... (8 January, 2020 - 03:29)

Neither the prince of Tyre nor the king of Babylon is Satan

davo replied to Eric Wilson Research within ancient history reveals that in almost every age, this same deception has been the fall of man. Research or rhetoric? (15 January, 2020 - 08:57)
Eric Wilson replied to Phil Ledgerwood Food for thought … In every age there have been men, who through yielding themselves to Satan’s subtle whisper, have open the door to their lives, until he actually took possession of... (10 January, 2020 - 01:56)

Review of Matthew Bates, Gospel Allegiance. How does allegiance save?

Samuel Conner Does Bates state very clearly what it is that “the Jew” and “the Gentile” are saved from? I’m tempted to suspect that Paul’s distinction between “first to the Jew and then the Gentile”... (9 January, 2020 - 10:47)

Same-sex same solution? Does the Jerusalem Council suggest a way forward?

Andrew replied to Dwight Gingrich 1. Call me pedantic, but I do not claim to be a “Jesus-follower”. People who followed Jesus while he was alive were then sent by Jesus to proclaim the coming kingdom of God. People who believed their... (9 January, 2020 - 10:42)