As Mediator Between God and Man, How Can Trinis Say He Is a God-Man?

Some church fathers reckoned Jesus as a “God-man,” and Christians have been doing so ever since. Emil Brunner repeatedly does so in his classic defense of traditional Christology--The Mediator: A Study of the Central Doctrine of the Christian Faith.Those who call Jesus “the God-man” mean that God literally came down to earth and became the man, Jesus Christ, which they also call “the incarnation,” and they often cite 1 Timothy 2.5 as their sole means of biblical support. Paul writes therein, … [Read more...]

Karsten Solheim (Part 3)

One of my favorite stories about Karsten Solheim is his philosophy about the golf swing. He believed that the more a golfer could keep the club face square to the target line through the impact zone, the straighter his or her shots would fly. Actually, that was good thinking. But it’s how Karsten tried to accomplish it that seemed strange to most golfers. When he swung the club, after he made ball contact he would keep his hands stiff and his arms straight on his follow through. The result was t … [Read more...]

Jesus Doesn’t Have Two Natures and Wills. That’s Anthropology on Steriod Pills!

Almost all Christians believe that Jesus of Nazareth was and is God. And they generally believe that God is omniscient, thus knowing everything, including all about the future. However, Jesus told his apostles that he would be killed, rise from the dead, ascend to heaven, and someday return to earth, and he added that he did not know the day when he would return. If Jesus was God, how could he not have known when he would return, especially since God the Father knew it?I was a Trinitarian … [Read more...]

More Turmoil in the Lawless Northern Sinai Peninsula

Turmoil in Egypt's lawless Northern Sinai Peninsula continues to increase. To recount, late last year Islamic militants instigated a shootout in the Northern Sinai near the borders of Israel, the Gaza Strip, and the Sinai, killing 16 Egyptian soldiers. And early this year, there, militants abducted 7 Egyptian security personnel.Recently, on August 9 Israel conducted a drone strike into the Northern Sinai, having the apparent approval of the Egyptian military, which resulted in 6 Islamic … [Read more...]

Millard Says, “Use Sheep Instead of Lawnmowers”

Today's USA TODAY has an interesting article on p. 3 entitled "The USA Is Getting Its Goats." It's about people and various entities in the U.S. increasingly using goats and sheep to keep the brush, weeds, and grass clipped. They're using them to replace lawnmowers. It's better for the environment and cheaper. No more spraying chemicals. This article compares the costs in detail.Sheep eat grass, and goats eat everything else but grass. Both of them eat all day, only laying down to take a … [Read more...]

The Israeli-Palestinian Peace Process Is Revived

Yesterday, after five years of dormancy of the peace process between Israel and the Palestinians, the U.S. revived it thanks mostly to the shuttle diplomacy of U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry. Two weeks ago in Washington, D.C., Kerry reportedly told Jewish leaders the U.S. would guarantee Israel's security in a two-state peace agreement by stationing U.S. troops in critical areas throughout the region. Bad idea! The borderlines between the proposed two states that they are talking about is a … [Read more...]

John One Eighteen Calls Christ “God Begotten;” But that Translation Smells Kinda Rotten

Bible versions are based on a Hebrew and Greek text which textual critics compile from extant, ancient manuscripts (MSS) that were hand-copied by professional scribes. Many modern Bible versions occasionally provide alternate readings in footnotes which show that a word or phrase in the Hebrew or Greek text can be translated differently than what translators have put in their versions. Sometimes, these alternate readings concern textual variants because the MSS disagree. This is the case with … [Read more...]

Israel Does It Again: Torpedoes the Peace Process

Israel has a long, repeated history of doing something that ends its peace process with the Palestinians right when important negotiations with them are about to begin. Now they’ve done it again. It often involves Israel announcing plans to construct housing units in some Jewish settlement in the West Bank or East Jerusalem. Guess what! That’s what it is this time, too.On Sunday, Israel announced that it will build 1,200 more settlement homes: 2/3s in the West Bank and 1/3 in East Jerusalem. … [Read more...]


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