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It should not be lost on us that the gospel writers intended to portray Jesus’ birth, death, and resurrection as a cosmic do-over. The similarity between how the Gospels begin and Genesis 1:1 is stunning. Let’s briefly see how.
Here’s an irony of all ironies. Jesus was killed by the people who were waiting for Him to come and save. They killed Him because He didn’t look or act like the Messiah of their theology. And since He didn’t … Continue reading
Whatever is like Jesus is like God; whatever is not like Jesus is not like God. I’ve said this many times in order to clarify that only Jesus Christ tells us what God is like. And just as important, Jesus interprets … Continue reading
After the first atomic bomb was successfully detonated by the United States Army at 5:29 am on July 16, 1945 in the New Mexico desert, director of the Los Alamos Laboratory, J. Robert Oppenheimer responded to what he witnessed by quoting from the Hindu scripture, … Continue reading
We’ve been looking at how Jesus is the Passover Lamb. In part one, I showed the connection between Israel’s deliverance from their slavery in Egypt and our freedom from sin in Christ. Today, we’ll look at how we might understand Jesus as our ransom … Continue reading
How is Christ is Lamb of God? Is the emphasis on appeasement, like with the animal sacrifices in the Mosaic Law, or is it about deliverance? Yesterday marked the beginning of the Jewish Passover, but we’re going to look at the first Passover and see how that might answer the question … Continue reading
If’ you’ve read my posts about the atonement you know that I ‘ve been rather hard on the popular Penal Substitution theory of atonement. While I believe large parts of it are harmful to our understanding of God as a Father and it misses … Continue reading