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Is this the original Christian concept of God?

My Facebook friend and good acquaintance, Rudolph Boshoff, recently wrote an article on the concept of God from a Christian perspective.  The article is rather interestingly titled, Contemplating the Christian God: Being and Person. Several scholars have contributed greatly to the vast knowledge base of ancient Christianity, including Adolph von Harnack, Albert Schweizer, E.P. Sanders,… Continue reading Is this the original Christian concept of God?

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Oor Jesus as “gewone mens” – op Karsten se respons

Kritiek is nie altyd maklik om af te sluk nie, veral nie as die teiken van kritiek gekoesterde goedsdiens-leerstellings is nie. Godsdiens het ‘n manier om iemand ‘n tipe carte blanche te gee om ten alle koste te verdedig wat gekoester word. Sodra aanstoot geneem word, word dit gewoonlik terugbetaal met heftiger driftigheid. Karsten se… Continue reading Oor Jesus as “gewone mens” – op Karsten se respons

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Oor Jesus as “gewone mens”

In ‘n artikel wat ek onlangs op ‘n baie aktiewe Christen-apologetiese webwerf teëgekom het (http://www.antwoord.org.za/2013/04/jesus-gewone-mens/), word daar weer gevra, Was Jesus ‘n gewone mens? Die artikel is ‘n antwoord op vrae van ‘n leser nadat hy/sy ‘n boek deur Prof. Willie Esterhuyse gelees het, God en die gode van Egipte. Ek het self nie die… Continue reading Oor Jesus as “gewone mens”

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Is Jesus of the Fourth Gospel the I AM of the Old Testament?

One of the most popular textual interpretations used to prove the divinity of Jesus Christ, in particular by Evangelical systematic theologians and apologists, is the idea that Jesus called himself the “I AM” in John 8:58. [1] According to this argument, Yahweh of the Old Testament appears to Moses in the burning bush and commissions… Continue reading Is Jesus of the Fourth Gospel the I AM of the Old Testament?

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1 Corinthians 10:9 and the Question of Christ’s Pre-existence

Among the texts from the Pauline corpus popularly used to show Paul’s (and early Christians’) belief in Jesus’ personal pre-existence, 1 Corinthians 10:9 is a favorite. The Evangelical New English Translation (NET Bible) renders it: “And let us not put Christ [ton christon] to the test, as some of them did, and were destroyed by… Continue reading 1 Corinthians 10:9 and the Question of Christ’s Pre-existence