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Was Jesus Really God? Part 4-Why Don’t We Believe In Jesus?

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We have been working our way through a study on the Deity of Jesus Christ. Simply put, this is one of the most basic and essential beliefs of orthodox Christian faith. Without belief in the Divine nature of Jesus, it can be seriously questioned if one is actually a Christian or, in fact, something else. We have discussed why it matters, a brief explanation of the Hypostatic Union, and some of the major attacks and assaults both historically and today on this essential doctrine.

As we move along in our study, I want to take a look at the whys, or the motivations, that may be driving those who doubt this doctrine to doubt in in the first place. Irritation warning here, and an intolerance advisory has been issued. Many will disagree with some of what I say here, but that’s really not my problem.

Let’s recap, quickly, just why…

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Was Jesus Really God? Part 3-Attacks On the Divinity of Jesus Christ

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Like almost any doctrine considered to be central and core to traditional orthodox Christianity, the Doctrine of the Divinity of Jesus Christ has been under assault almost from the beginning of the New Testament church age. Yet, there is almost no Doctrine more tied to the core of true Christian faith than this one. Without it, there basically is no Christian faith as it has been traditionally known.

I had said we would discuss some of the more major assaults on this concept, and we will. Rather than me spending the next 20 years developing the ability to relay some of these thoughts and then representing them in some coherent form, my plan today is to briefly describe some of them and provide some links for further reading by readers.

One of the more prominent sources I use for this is the gotquestions.org website. It is simply a smorgasbord of…

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Was Jesus Really God? Part 2- The Hypostatic Union For Dummies

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Okay, first of all I do not mean anything irreverent or insulting by the title of this post, The Hypostatic Union For Dummies. As I have said before I am not a theologian, nor are most of my readers. I know some are, and if you are feel free to chime in with some deep theology in the comments. I would love to learn something in the process of this post. For now, though, we are going to take a hopefully simple look at an extremely complicated topic: The Hypostatic Union.

Now, this whole thing can be analyzed for years and many Greek and Hebrew words tossed around, but really this is no more than the fact that Jesus was both fully human and yet fully divine at the same time. It is the concept of two distinct natures forming a union in one individual existence. The two distinct nature…

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Was Jesus Really God? Part 1-Does It Really Matter?

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Today, we are going to start a new series that I plan to run for several Monday mornings. We are going to take a look at what The Bible Teaches about the Divinity of Jesus Christ.

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When we state that we believe in the Deity of Jesus Christ, we are simply saying that we believe that Jesus Christ is God. That may seem odd in light of the fact that Biblical Christianity also believes Jesus to have been human. One may wonder and be curious how both statements can possibly be true. We believe Jesus Christ to have been both 100% human and 100% God. Jesus is the God-Man. Jesus is as much God as if He had never been human, and as much human as He had never been God. If that sounds hard to understand, that is because it is hard to understand!

As with many things…

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He Is Risen

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Some secular “experts” say it’s a myth that Christ was nailed to a cross , proclaiming he was merely tied there as Roman tradition mandated …some doubt that Christ was resurrected from the dead. Still others totally deny His deity..

That’s the beauty of being a Christian…it’s a choice….. based on grace through faith…not of works or scientific proof…lest any man should boast…

That simple fact discredits the most learned scientific scholars…leaving their conclusions totally irrelevant….they too have a choice to accept or reject God’s written word…

If Christ’s resurrection is a myth , all hope is lost.. Science can not provide salvation , or even a logical explanation as to why Christ would voluntarily agree to be crucified , remain in a lifeless tomb for three days, then arise to offer redemption for ALL who willfully follow Him….including even those who crucified Him..

Happy resurrection day for all who choose to believe… good…

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Day 12: Struggling to Trust

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“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.” Proverbs 2:5-6 (NIV)

Trust. It is easier said than done and I don’t know how other people manage their lives to simply just trust, then close their eyes and jump off the cliff.

Trust is such a big word for me. I couldn’t just give it away easily to somebody unless I have known that person for a long time and he or she has proven an exemplary track record with me. I need to see if I can rely on the person in so many different areas before actually coming too close.

But there’s a problem. I also fail even in this area, well, most of the time. I can’t exactly say that I am perfect in applying this principle to…

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The Peace Which God Gives

“And the peace of God, which surpasses every thought, will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus” (Phil.4:7 HCSB).
This is a peace which the world cannot give; money cannot buy, nor can social position bring it. The peace of God comes from God as a gift — peace “which surpasses every thought.” In other words, God gives a peace which surpasses anything the mind of man can imagine or conceive. The finite mind cannot even think in terms of the peace which God gives to those who trust in Him.

He Died So We Might Live – Helen Steiner Rice

If we but had the eyes to see
God’s face in every cloud,
If we but had the ears to hear
His voice above the crowd,
We’d find the peace we’re seeking,
the kind no man can give—
The peace that comes from knowing
He died so we might live!

Helen Steiner Rice

What Kind Of Life Has God Given Us?

“And the testimony is this, that God has given us eternal life, and this life is in His Son” (1 John 5:11 NASB).  What kind of life has God given us?  Eternal life!  We give gifts to our friends and loved ones, but those gifts perish, they wear out or become outdated.  Not so with God’s gift; it is eternal.  Jesus came that we might have life–abundant and everlasting; and regardless of the changes around us, our everlasting life remains the same.  It never changes, it never grows old, it is never out of date.

Faith, hope, and love are three essentials, not three electives.

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