Is the Oldest Christology also the Highest?

Ron Huggins asked an interesting question in an interesting way recently. Some view Galatians as the oldest piece of Christian literature we have. And at the very beginning of that letter, Paul contrasts human authorities with God and Jesus. And so, he asks, is this – arguably the oldest Christological statement in the New Testament [Read More…]

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A Message Of Divine Origin

It is interesting to reflect on something that Paul says in his letter to the Galatians. He emphasized that his message, his gospel, is not of human origin. What is his gospel? He doesn’t tell us in so many words, and although we may be able to deduce what it is from his letters, I think [Read More…]

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False Gospels

The sermon last Sunday was about Galatians 1, where Paul talks about the Galatians having turned aside to a different gospel, which is really no gospel at all. Ironically, those who are the most prone to accuse most of their contemporaries as proclaiming a “false gospel” look a lot more like Paul’s opponents than Paul [Read More…]

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The Missing Envelope from Paul’s Letter to the Galatians

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Quote of the Day (R. Joseph Hoffmann)

Mythicism is not so much a conspiracy theory as a mass of cobbled  improbabilities that can only be compared to explaining the existence of a discovery by postulating that the scientist credited with  formulating it was really created by a mad scientist who invented the first and a  third who created the one who created him.  This [Read More…]

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Mythicism and Paul’s Claims to Supernatural Revelation

Mythicists regularly claim (as one commenter on this blog recently did) regarding Paul that “Our earliest Christian source claimed to have learned nothing from the Christians who came before him.  He claimed to know what he knew by divine revelation.” Since the subject has come up once again, in the same form in which it [Read More…]

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