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God Manifested

God Manifested

  Is it really “God manifested in the flesh,” or is it “who was manifested in the flesh?” Most recent English translations read 1 Timothy 3:16 as the latter. Why is that? The textual tradition is varied as most of the newer translation rely on the reading provided by the text as it is reconstructedRead more about God Manifested[…]

Niebuhr’s Lament: A Truncated and Effaced Christianity

Niebuhr’s Lament: A Truncated and Effaced Christianity

Niebuhr’s Lament. “A God without wrath brought men without sin into a Kingdom without judgment through the ministrations of a Christ without a Cross.” ― H. Richard Niebuhr, The Kingdom of God in America   Niebuhr’s lament concerning the mid twentieth century is exactly the description of large masses that call themselves “Christian” today. In pulpits acrossRead more about Niebuhr’s Lament: A Truncated and Effaced Christianity[…]

Why Call Me Good?

Why Call Me Good?

Jesus said, “Why Do You Call Me Good?” Was He really suggesting that He wasn’t? Some well-intentioned scholars seeking to uphold their anti-supernatural bias have stripped Christ of His divine status. They prefer a Jesus that is non-threatening and is some-like us, just better. Of course, they attempt to justify this by citing the NewRead more about Why Call Me Good?[…]

Christ Preeminent

Christ Preeminent

Of all the New Testament epistles, one has an extended Christological passage that takes pride of place. It is Colossians 1:15ff. This is the Greek text: ὃς ἐρρύσατο ἡμᾶς ἐκ τῆς ἐξουσίας τοῦ σκότους καὶ μετέστησεν εἰς τὴν βασιλείαν τοῦ υἱοῦ τῆς ἀγάπης αὐτοῦ,ἐν ᾧ ἔχομεν τὴν ἀπολύτρωσιν, τὴν ἄφεσιν τῶν ἁμαρτιῶν· ῞Ος ἐστιν εἰκὼνRead more about Christ Preeminent[…]

“Alien Righteousness” by Dr. Martin Luther

“Alien Righteousness” by Dr. Martin Luther

Martin Luther on “Alien Righteousness”   The first is alien righteousness that is the righteousness of another, instilled from without. This is the righteousness of Christ by which he justifies through faith, as it is written in I Cor. 1 [:30]: “Whom God made our wisdom, our righteousness and sanctification and redemption.” In John 11Read more about “Alien Righteousness” by Dr. Martin Luther[…]