When Jesus Became God is written by Richard Rubenstein suggests that Jesus was divine, but they do not insist upon it. Hundreds of years after Jesus ' death, the Church councils made Jesus ' divinity a central tenet of belief among many of his followers. When Jesus Became God is a narrative of the history of the Christians ' early efforts to define Christianity by convening councils and writing creeds. Rubenstein is most interested in the battle between Arius, Presbyter of Alexandria, and Athanasius, Bishop of Alexandria. Arius the leader of the Arians said that Christ did not share God 's nature but was the first creature God created.
In both Inferno and the Bible, rejudgement does not exist outside of the second coming of Christ. In Hebrews 9:27, it is stated that everyone is ¨destined to die once, and after that to face judgment¨. The quote doesn´t necessarily condemn the idea of rejudgement, nor does it support it. Biblically, as long as you recognize Jesus as your savior before you die, you go to Heaven. A rich king damned to hell once cried to heaven for mercy, and was told there was a chasm that separated Heaven and Hell.
Seeing that part of Him was separated, He sent Jesus Christ to die for our sins to redeem the relationship that once was. Jesus Christ is a man who has baffled and transformed the new age with his life and legacy. The question arose if He is just a man? Many speculated that He was just a prophet who was profoundly inspired with scriptural revelation. The truth is that He actually is the Son of God and everything he did reflected that of the Father, the
H.J. McCloskey’s article “On Being an Atheist” he argues the existence of God and we should abandoned all “proofs” of this idea. In approaching the question of God’s existence, we cannot prove God or that other things exist. Proof is a certainty and without a shadow of doubt. However, it is possible I could be wrong, but I don’t believe I am.
In the story of Beowulf which materialized and evolved through the hands of Christians, as is obvious by the abundance of biblical allusions present in today’s version of Beowulf. Even as Jesus’s primary motive was not purely to achieve glory, unlike Beowulf, still Jesus sought to spread his influence and to be remembered. “All the princes sat mourning and full of sorrow”(Roberts 91), Beowulf’s princes are closely related to Jesus’s disciples who also deeply mourned Jesus’s deaths. Beowulf receives his restitution in remembrance, as with Jesus, it was his root motivation to perform his miraculous tasks. Chronologically penultimate is Theseus’s restitution.
As a celebrated commentator Goldberg deserves praise. But he ignores or sidesteps discussing topics, which might expose very controversial opinions, where he might have to take a stand. The entire sacrificial system where blood is shed to atone, where messianic atonement is embedded in rich meaning, he ignores or dismisses by calling it cultic. Israel’s history was plagued by idolatry especially with the monarchs after the reign of King David. The prophets arrived to rescue Israel and point to messianic redemption: “Every prophet only prophesied for the days of the Messiah and the penitent” (Ber.34b).
The second word in the statement ‘us’, proves 2 separate beings… not one. The statement itself; to make man in God’s image, if there were three entities that made this omnipotent creator who he was, wouldn’t man be made up the same? No humans of any religious domination claim themselves to be a trinity! The strongest argument against the dogmatic doctrine of the trinity comes from the Gospel according to Matthew, 3rd chapter verses 15 through 17, when Jesus was baptized. The Gospel clearly states when Jesus was baptized, the heavens were opened, the Holy Spirit descended in the form of a dove upon Jesus, and the voice of God came from the sky claiming “This is my ‘son’, the beloved, with whom I am well pleased”.
The next verse of Philippians continues, “And being found in appearance as a man he humbled himself by becoming obedient to death— even death on a cross.” Jesus held the appearance of a man rather than show or fully utilize His true form as a human equal in divinity to God during His time among us. These contradictions certainly do not disprove canonical beliefs, but they do help in understanding why Christianity emerged with numerous sects. Discrepancies in explaining the nature of Jesus’ divinity and humanity justify Docetism’s divergence while keeping it connected under the same religion. The practice of Docetism emerged, similarly to all other variations of Christianity, to elucidate questions or contradictions raised in the
However, such is not the case in today’s world. There currently exists a Jewish version of God, a Christian version of God, a Muslim version, a Hindu version(s), and so on. Every religious group claims to be correct, though no particular religion is proven to have any objective merit over the others. What is to be expected if a believer in the Christian God dies, and learns in the afterlife that the Hindu or Muslim God was correct all along? According to the scenarios established in the wager, a person would indeed have much to lose by solely believing in one specific interpretation of
The Source of this Miracle We have already disclaimed previous miracles by the fact that they were not performed by that which is divine. That is the necessary element in any miracle; the volition of God. The Lord God is the only true God and anything performed outside of His authority and power is counter-fit. We consider the words of Matthew 10:1 “Jesus summoned His twelve disciples and gave them authority over unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal every kind of disease and every kind of sickness.” We see here that the disciples, being ordinary men, could only perform miracles by the authority of the God Man. This is attested again by Peter in Acts 3:12 “And when Peter saw it, he answered unto the people, Ye men of Israel,