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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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Just a Thought

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If any one is in Christ, they ARE a new creature. This is not a possibility or an option; it is an inevitable consequence of real, saving faith.

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how to walk with God like Samuel (hint: the answer begins with a “J”)

Re-set: a life observed

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Now the Lord came and stood there, calling as before, “Samuel! Samuel!” And Samuel said, “Speak, for your servant is listening.”

As Samuel grew up, the Lord was with him and let none of his words fall to the ground. 1 Samuel 3:9, 19

Samuel Walked with God:

Wednesday evenings, I’m reading through the book of First Samuel with my small-group Bible-study. So far it’s a great story, detailing the epic transition between the times of the Judges and the appointment of Saul as Israel’s first king.

This week we talked about chapters 8 and 9. The young man Saul rides out on what reads like a classic “quest” story, and he eventually meets the prophet Samuel. Samuel, it turns out, knows that the young man is coming; and, when Saul shows up, he is ready to to share God’s word with the future…

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Some Of These Days — Frank L. Stanton

Some of these days all the skies will be brighter;
Some of these days all burdens will be lighter;
Hearts will be happier, souls will be whiter,
Some of these days!

Some of these days, in the deserts upspringing,
Fountains shall flash while the joy-bells are ringing;
And the world–with its sweetest of words–shall go on singing,
Some of these days!

Some of these days! Let us bear with our sorrow!
Faith in the future–its light we may borrow;
There will be joy in the golden tomorrow–
Some of these days!
Frank L. Stanton

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  satan’s an artist ,                                                                                                 

   he paints pictures of lies.

   with beautiful landscapes

     and cloudless blue skies.

 

     he uses no canvas .

   paints just in our minds.

  with magnificent color,

   shades deceit of all kinds. 

 

  paints breath-taking sunsets,

        serene and anew ,

  while deadly temptations

  lurk just out of view…

 

   paints raging rivers

  as babbling brooks..

   paints death and destruction

   with seductive good-looks.

 

    his paint is transparent ,

   look close at the scene..

  obscured by deceit ,

   truth may go unseen,,

 

   study the artist ,

 learn firm his techniques .

 he’s a painter of lies,

  your destruction he seeks..

                               shortfellow….

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Just a Thought

Along The Road — Robert Browning

As I walked a mile with Pleasure;
She chattered all the way.
But left me none the wiser
For all she had to say.
I walked a mile with Sorrow
And ne’er a word said she;
But oh, the things
I learned form her
When Sorrow walked with me!
Robert Browning

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