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Trinity Sunday from the perspective of John in the throne room of God

Andrew replied to Marc Taylor Marc, this is hardly worth responding to. Check the commentaries first. The meaning of the idiom “bow down before your feet” (Rev. 3:9) is clear from its use in other Jewish texts. God will make the... (27 June, 2019 - 17:28)
Marc Taylor Andrew, You wrote: In any case, we are not bound to restrict proskyneō to divine worship in Revelation. Jesus has just told the church in Philadelphia that certain Jews will be made to “bow down (... (27 June, 2019 - 16:21)

The appointment of the Son of God

Marc Taylor replied to john That’s not a contradiction. He was a human and yet He was/is the proper recipient of prayer - that means He is God. The trickery is by those who deny He is God even though prayer is properly... (27 June, 2019 - 15:52)
john replied to Marc Taylor “Jesus didn’t always have to always display His power. So it is not trkcery.” sorry mate, jesus EXPERIENCED by a HUMAN being, how can that SAME HUMAN being exist as divine being? two... (27 June, 2019 - 14:57)
Marc Taylor replied to john Jesus didn’t always have to always display His power. So it is not trkcery. What is trickery is when those who deny the Lord Jesus is God say either (1) He is not to be prayed to - even... (26 June, 2019 - 05:17)
Andrew replied to peter wilkinson I question whether “Son of God” in Romans 1:4 (and Galatians) means that Paul had no understanding of Jesus as messiah before. Galatians 2:20-21 is interesting in this regard: I have been... (24 June, 2019 - 21:10)
peter wilkinson replied to Andrew Point taken about horizō not meaning “to declare”, but “mark out”, “determine”, and sometimes, but not always, “appoint”. Of the three other usages (apart from Romans 1:4) of “Son of God” by... (24 June, 2019 - 18:31)

The gospel for Jews and Gentiles according to Romans: a summary

peter wilkinson replied to Andrew Andrew - maybe some of us “get it” but see serious problems with it. (27 June, 2019 - 15:36)
Andrew replied to peter wilkinson You may say that God does not need Christ’s death to forgive anyone, but that death was an inclusive act in which those who believed also died (to sin), and were also raised with Christ - first in... (27 June, 2019 - 15:00)
Samuel Conner replied to Andrew Thank you, Andrew; I find your ‘blog to be very helpful. I’m insufficiently familiar with the OT and related literature to be able to on-my-own discern most of the intertextual echoes that... (27 June, 2019 - 14:47)
peter wilkinson replied to Andrew I’ve only just seen this. It’s odd that for nearly 2000 years Paul has been understood as describing universal sinfulness in these verses, and suddenly you have discovered that he hasn... (27 June, 2019 - 14:06)
peter wilkinson replied to Andrew Actually, my argument was that Jew and Gentile sins were both in view in 1:18-32, which makes sense of the link of “therefore” with the conclusion that Jews cannot judge Gentiles without also... (27 June, 2019 - 13:39)
Andrew replied to Samuel Conner Samuel, thank you for this. It’s so gratifying when someone “gets it”. This is what I wrote regarding Romans 5:6 and the reconciliation of God to his people in The Future of the People of God:Paul... (27 June, 2019 - 12:42)
Andrew replied to peter wilkinson He then “proves” this from the Jewish “law” by his catena of verses, which despite what you say, are not Israel specific apart from Isaiah 59. Every text that Paul cites has reference exclusively... (27 June, 2019 - 12:31)
Andrew replied to peter wilkinson Agreed on the first point. The reason for the “therefore” in Romans 2:1 is that Paul is about to accuse the Jews of doing what the Gentiles do: Therefore, the Jew who condemns the Greek condemns... (27 June, 2019 - 12:28)
Samuel Conner re: ” that Paul’s argument about Jesus’ atoning death in Romans 3:21-26 is confined to an argument about Israel “ I am tempted to see the (to me otherwise puzzling) mention of historical context... (27 June, 2019 - 12:04)
peter wilkinson replied to Andrew Romans 1:18-32 is not simply addressing Gentile sin, as the verses I highlighted show. If it was only addressing Gentile sin, the “therefore” of 2:1 would not show that the Jews condemn themselves... (26 June, 2019 - 23:48)
Andrew replied to peter wilkinson The letter as a whole is addressed to the church in Rome, which was presumably made up of Jewish and Gentile believers. Romans 1:18-32 is an analysis of Gentile sin. Agreed. Chapters 2-3, perhaps... (26 June, 2019 - 21:40)
peter wilkinson replied to Andrew This is what I wrote: “It is an argument to the Jews about their status relative to the Greeks who have come to believe in Jesus.” … . The section is constructed rhetorically as a dialogue... (26 June, 2019 - 18:33)
Andrew replied to peter wilkinson Romans 2:1-16 has Jew and gentile in view, especially as the situation in Rome seems probably to have entailed both passing judgment on each other in the church.If I may say so, I think you’re... (26 June, 2019 - 14:23)
peter wilkinson The good news for the peoples of the Greek-Roman world was that, in time, the Lord Jesus Christ would rule over the nations in place of the old discredited pagan gods and human pretenders to divine... (26 June, 2019 - 12:55)

The restoration of the kingdom to Israel: a summary

Andrew replied to peter wilkinson We’ve gone over this before, several times, as I recall. But here’s another attempt to address the traditional reading of Romans 3:21-26. (26 June, 2019 - 11:41)
Andrew replied to Todd I don’t think we can say that the rebirth of modern Israel was predicted in scripture. Jews may see things differently, but the New Testament leaves first century Israel with a stark choice: believe... (25 June, 2019 - 08:50)
Todd So, does the supposed rebirth of modern Israel have any significance other than some believing and repenting to become part of the Church? (25 June, 2019 - 03:35)
peter wilkinson replied to Andrew Romans 3. The argument is addressed to Jews and Gentiles v.9, v.19b. The righteousness through the faithfulness of Christ is “to all who believe. There is no difference, for all….are justified... (24 June, 2019 - 22:05)
Andrew replied to peter wilkinson As evidence for which you cite…? (24 June, 2019 - 21:41)
peter wilkinson replied to Andrew In 3. you have the Gentiles justified by believing in “this new political future”. I see Gentiles being justified by believing in Christ’s death on the cross as atonement for sin for them, as... (24 June, 2019 - 21:38)
Andrew replied to peter wilkinson 3. is a major area of divergence of opinion. I think Paul in the NT shouts it from the rooftops: the Gentiles are included as the new covenant people of God on equal terms with believing Jews, by... (24 June, 2019 - 21:30)
peter wilkinson A fascinating summary, a lot of which I agree with. Where I don’t, I’m sticking to my responses in the first two links, which didn’t draw out any comment. 3. is a major area of... (24 June, 2019 - 20:01)

When will the kingdom be restored to Israel?

Andrew replied to Miguel de Servet My point is that when Peter speaks to the Jews about the restoration of all things, there is no thought of the inclusion of Gentiles in restored Israel. But restored Israel will be a blessing to the... (24 June, 2019 - 17:05)