Christology

Eight Days That Changed the World

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Is there a deep and perhaps fatal defect in Reformed Christology? That church still exists today though small and scattered. Between Jesus and Paul: studies in the earliest history of Christianity. 1st Fortress Press ed. 1983. Nonetheless, the salvation of the race is declared to be a joint venture between God, who sits on the throne, and the Lamb, who has come down and sacrificed Himself for humankind (7:10; 12:10-11). "It appears from the biblical evidence that the Son of God is also Michael (12:7), the heavenly combatant with Satan, the Dragon, and who casts the latter out of heaven along with his angels.24 Michael is a figure in the book of Daniel who stands as the ruler and defender of God's people against their foes, who assists another heavenly being25 in combating the opposition of the kings of Persia and Greece (Dan 10:13, 20-21), and who will at last deliver God's people from all their enemies and raise the dead to face their final rewards (12:1-2). [...] "Although the Son of God, the Male Child of the Woman, was caught up to God and to His throne, He is not inactive in regard to His people.
Christology

Justice, Jesus, and the Jews: A Proposal for

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The Logos is omnipresent while Jesus is not. I sensed that the student was struggling and I wanted to offer support. A second question shifts the nuance again and produces a much more controversial answer. It has been the conviction of Christians throughout the centuries that this is what the Bible teaches. I greet especially the Delegation of Papal Knights from Great Britain, and the members and benefactors of the Gregorian University Foundation of New York.
Christology

Jesus and the Angels: Angelology and the Christology of the

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He came to fulfill the eschatological expectations expressed in those Scriptures, particularly in Isaiah, that God would one day visit and restore his people. But Anselm's argument lacked cogency because it depended on a classical theistic view of perfection. Love is always beautiful, because it expresses the self- diffusiveness of being, and so is touched by being's radiance, the pulchrum. Ross, editors, Atlas of Global Christianity, Edinburgh University Press, 2009, pages 76-77. (return to text) 11 Some of the autocephalous churches are headed by “patriarchs” while the others are headed by archbishops or metropolitans.
Christology

Wisdom's Friends: Community and Christology in the Fourth

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As a result, the Valley of Jezreel was bathed in blood from one imperial conquest to another. This leads on to the final issue of responsiveness to our current context of reading, and contributors reflect on how Christological models relate to contemporary cultural and political concerns. Such people are in their primordial unisexual state of immortal rest and dominion, images of God prior to religious requisites. Language for God includes doctrinal terms such as Trinity and First Person, and philosophical terms such as Final Cause and Great Designer.
Christology

The Real Messiah: The Throne of St. Mark and the True

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Every age, every culture needs to find access to Jesus Christ from within its own distinctive language and worldview. Micah 5:2; 2 Sam 5:2) The head of the church (Eph 5:23; also 1:22; 4:15) The image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation (Col 1:15) The blessed and only Sovereign, the King of kings and Lord of lords (1 Tim 6:15; cf. H.� The Founder of Christianity.� New York:� Macmillan, 1970. Hebrews also says of Jesus what Philo says of the Logos.
Christology

Verdict on Jesus: A New Statement of Evidence

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We evangelize when we tell someone the Gospel. It connected with his soteriology, as I will demonstrate in the next section, and it also matched his understanding of human free will. Functional Christologists would generally feel uncomfortable with classical Christology. This was a result of their conclusion that an intelligent will provides the ultimate explanation of the world, their efforts to understand that will, and their consequent focus on the appropriateness of human moral action.
Christology

Desperately Seeking Mary: A Feminist Appropriation of a

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Simply put, for us who believe “Jesus is everything”, all that He is for us is intimately and inseparably tied up with His death for us on the cross: (15) [Jesus Christ] is the exact image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation. (16) Everything in the heavens and on the earth was created by Him, things invisible as well as those visible – whether thrones, authorities, rulers or powers, everything was created through Him and for Him. (17) And He Himself is before everything, and everything subsists in Him. (18) And He Himself is the Head of the Body[, that is,] the Church. [Even] He who is [its] Ruler, the Firstborn from the dead, [thus resurrected] to the purpose that He Himself might become the One who occupies the first place in all things. (19) For it was [God's] good pleasure for the fulfillment [of His plan] to reside entirely in [Christ], (20) and so through Him to reconcile everything to Himself, having made peace through Him, through the blood of His cross, whether things on earth, or things in heaven.
Christology

The Life and Death of the Radical Historical Jesus (Religion

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However, According to Ezek. 38-39, the Russian coalition will be supernaturally destroyed. Jesus was offered the kingdoms of this world if He would only worship and join Satan in his struggle against the kingdom of God. The New Testament records His birth and childhood which is the basis for much Christian doctrine. Sproul isn't content with just teaching history. The New Agers' rendition of Jesus as an "enlightened Master" in a class with Buddha, Zoroaster, and others is a radical distortion of the Jesus found in Scripture (which is to say, the Jesus of historical record rather than the Jesus of the mystical Akashic Records).
Christology

Can the Real Jesus Still Be Found? (Truth Is Out There

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Another implication is that we must never view Christology as merely another doctrine to be discussed on the same footing alongside with the other six major doctrines of Revelation and Scripture; God; Man; (Application of) Salvation; Church (and Sacraments), and Eschatology. A number of unfortunate attempts have been made to force John not only into contradiction with the clear Christology of Matthew and Luke but into agreement with the much later decisions of Church Councils.
Christology

People Jesus Met (Heinemann Stories from World Religions)

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This glory will one day be revealed and reflected in all things. One has only to avail oneself of these sources in order to 'taste and see that the Lord is good,' as the psalmist says (Ps. 34:8). Rather than defining what Christians did on the basis of what Jesus said or did, the operative norm of behavior for Christians became what was good or necessary to preserve "Christian society." And that no part of the law will disappear....