Monthly Archives: January 2014

Jesus – What You Need to Know – 22

From Yesterday: The first passage is Romans 5 where the Apostle Paul identifies Jesus as a second Adam.  In the Garden of Eden, Adam disobeyed God and brought sin into the world.  We know Eve sinned as well, but Paul … Continue reading

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Jesus – What You Need to Know – 21

The Only Answer to Sin We will spend a considerable amount of time with Jesus’ death on the cross in a later section devoted entirely to the subject.  But for now, it is important to establish the need for an … Continue reading

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Jesus – What You Need to Know – 20

Why an Incarnation Ironically, God chose to come in the flesh for the very reason some try to reject the possibility that He could.  God wanted to draw as near to us as possible to show us how much He … Continue reading

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Jesus – What You Need to Know – 19

All of these attempts lead one to think Jesus’ death on the cross is inadequate, and in different ways they deny God’s plan to come in the flesh and die for the sins of the world. Opposition to the idea … Continue reading

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Jesus – What You Need to Know – 18

We could spend much more time discussing Gnosticism or other philosophies that sought to degrade the notion of an incarnation.  What is more important, however, is to recognize their presence in the church, and to consider how people might have … Continue reading

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Jesus – What You Need to Know – 17

Early Controversy  Controversy over the incarnation didn’t take long to make its way into the early church.  It is generally assumed a considerable part of the problem had its roots in popular dualistic philosophy, which played the spirit against the … Continue reading

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Jesus – What You Need to Know – 16

The Attack on the Incarnation There is a difference between sincerely questioning the dynamic of the incarnation and diminishing its mission.  One is a reflection of human curiosity and the other an expression of human rebellion and arrogance. Permit me to use … Continue reading

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Jesus – What You Need to Know – 15

A Sincere Inquiry It is not a sin to question how God could take on human flesh.  Though we live in a day when we can produce high-resolution color images of unborn children, we still marvel at the birth process.  … Continue reading

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Jesus – What You Need to Know – 14

Jesus is God in the Flesh God eternal became God incarnate, entering human history as one of us.  The Nicene Creed proclaims Jesus Christ to be “Very God of Very God” who was “made man.” The angel told Joseph Jesus … Continue reading

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