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The Supremacy of Christ

Posted on Jan 29, 2015 in Featured, Jesus, deity of | 0 comments

by Jeff Heslop – Have you ever thought about how important it is to have confidence in people or things you depend on? For example, we often depend on a good friend for help in times of need, for good counsel, and for companionship. But what if we discover that our friend is no longer trustworthy? The damage to our confidence in him or her affects our sense of well being. What about the confidence we place in institutions? We want to place confidence in our schools, government, banks, churches, marriage, and family. When our confidence in these things is damaged, we may become more insecure, fearful, and stressful. Of course for the Christian, our greatest confidence must be in God and His promises, more specifically in the person of Jesus Christ our Savior. The examples above are all...

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Understanding the Logos: The Key to Connecting With God

Posted on Jan 28, 2014 in Jesus, deity of | 1 comment

by Richfield Cudal  – Genuine appreciation for the logos, the person of the Lord Jesus, requires a good understanding of the developed philosophies of ancient times. These philosophies belong to the eras which have exerted the most prevalent cultural influences and are those which have persisted through generations of learning. The “logos” was one significant philosophical concept in the ancient world. -Heraclitus (c. 500 BC), one of the original Greek thinkers, introduced the logos as a god-like force that permeated everything, a stable force in a constantly changing world. -Anaxagoras (c. 500 BC) understood this god-force to be transcendent rather than immanent and attributed to it a mediatorial function. -Plato (c. 400 BC) conceived the logos as pantheistic, identifying it with nature. Thus, nature, as an ordered universe, was expressed as and identified with reason. -The Stoics pictured not a...

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The Historicity of the Resurrection of Christ

Posted on Dec 26, 2013 in Gospel, History, Jesus, deity of, Theology | 1 comment

By Mark Musser – The crucifixion of Jesus Christ (33 A.D.) is the most attested historical fact of the ancient world. In addition to the four gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John, it is also widely attested by Greco-Roman and Jewish writers. Closely related, history also confirms that the tomb of Jesus Christ on that first Easter morning was indeed empty. Every vested party knew where Jesus was buried after he died. Yet on Easter, the tomb was found empty, and nobody has ever been recovered. In fact, the gospel of Matthew showcases that there was a still a heated debate going on between certain Jewish leaders and the Christians in the apostolic church over whether or not the disciples had stolen the body (Matthew 28:1-15). As such, both sides knew full well that the tomb was empty. More...

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A Model for Depth in Teaching

Posted on Nov 4, 2013 in Bible Exegesis/Exposition, Education, Jesus, deity of, Spiritual Formation | 1 comment

by Jeff Heslop – The book of Hebrews was most likely written to Jewish Christians.  The readers were believers and had come under increasing pressure because of persecution.  In some cases the persecution caused loss of property, but it had not yet resulted in loss of life (Heb 10:32-34; 12:4).  It must have been especially discouraging to them to have their own nation of Israel turn against them for converting to Christianity.  They may have been pushed out of the synagogues or left voluntarily because of their new faith (Heb 10:25).  They likely were adjusting to new leadership since they were a second generation of believers (Heb 13:17).  Hope in the promise of Christ’s return in their own lifetimes was wavering.  All of these circumstances caused them to start weighing the costs and benefits of following Christ.  Many were...

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The Second Coming Of Christ: Myth or Reality (Part II)

Posted on Oct 30, 2013 in Eschatology, Jesus, deity of, Theology | 0 comments

by Ernest Aime Lockngenu – When is the Time of the Second Advent? The Bible does not disclose when Christ shall return. The Lord Said, “But of that day and hour knoweth no one, not even the angels of heaven, neither the Son, but the Father only. And as were the days of Noah, so shall be the coming of the Son of man.”(Matt 24:36-37) Many times in the Bible, the Second Coming of the Lord is described without any exact time of His return. The Bible tells us that He will come in an hour when no one thinks He will come (Matt. 24. 45). Nevertheless, He gave some signs that will shows that the time is near (Matt. 24). Like the “faithful and wise servant”, we have to watchful; waiting patiently for the Lord’s coming while doing...

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The Second Coming of Christ: Myths or Reality (Part I)

Posted on Oct 25, 2013 in Eschatology, Jesus, deity of, Theology | 1 comment

by Ernest Aime Lockngenu – There are many questions evolving around the Second Coming of Christ. Some people hold to the fact that it is a myth and, others contend, based on biblical facts, that it is an event which is going to take place sooner or later. The Early Church has been greatly concerned with the doctrine of the possibility of His Return in their time and, the future generations kept this blessed hope alive, just as if His Return was imminent. Until the 3rd century, this truth was kept. But, from the time of Constantine, it was put aside. It is during these last centuries that this truth was brought back into the Church. Despite the fact that many people are still indifferent regarding this doctrine, many Christians – specifically dispensationalists- hold to it very strongly and very...

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