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Did Jesus’s Disciples Think He Was God? Part 2

| April 11, 2011

Post Author: Bill Pratt Continuing from part 1, there are additional lines of evidence showing that Jesus’s disciples thought he was God.  Again, this material is excerpted from theologian Norman Geisler’s book, Systematic Theology, Volume 2. Picking up where we left off, the third line of evidence is that the disciples attributed the powers of […]

Did Jesus’s Disciples Think He Was God? Part 1

| April 4, 2011

Post Author: Bill Pratt A couple of years ago, I wrote seven posts on the subject of whether Jesus claimed to be God.  At the end of those posts, I promised to follow up with an additional series of posts discussing whether Jesus’s disciples thought he was God.  Better late than never, I suppose.  Here […]

What Were They Arguing About at the Council of Nicaea in A.D. 325?

| April 29, 2010

Post Author: Bill Pratt In A.D. 325, an ecumenical council of Christian bishops gathered to discuss a theological issue that was tearing apart the unity of the church. A common misconception about this council was that the argument was over whether Jesus was God or man. In fact, this idea has become so popular that […]

If Jesus Is God, Why Did He Get Tired?

| March 1, 2010

Post Author: Bill Pratt If Jesus is God, and God is uncaused, immaterial, omniscient, omnipotent, and eternal (and lots of other things), then don’t we have a problem with Jesus being a real man who lived in 1st century Palestine?  After all, Jesus grew tired, but God doesn’t get tired; Jesus sometimes didn’t know things, […]

Poll: Does a Person Need to Explicitly Believe Jesus Is God to Be Saved?

| September 26, 2009

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Is the God of Christianity the Same as the God of Islam?

| June 11, 2009

Post Author: Bill Pratt  Imagine the following scenario: two people claim to know the same professional football player.  The football player’s name is Alex and he plays in the NFL.  The first person who knows Alex the football player describes him this way: He is 6′ 6″ tall, he weighs 305 lbs., he plays left […]

Did Jesus Claim to be God? Part 7

| May 7, 2009

Post Author: Bill Pratt  There are at least six ways that Jesus claimed to be God.  The sixth way is that Jesus Claimed to Be God by Requesting Prayer in His Name. Again, I will draw heavily from Norman Geisler’s Volume 2 of his Systematic Theology series. Nobody before Jesus, among Hebrew prophets, ever insisted […]

Did Jesus Claim to be God? Part 6

| May 3, 2009

Post Author: Bill Pratt  There are at least six ways that Jesus claimed to be God.  The fifth way is that Jesus Claimed to Have Equal Authority with God. Again, I will draw heavily from Norman Geisler’s Volume 2 of his Systematic Theology series. In the New Testament, Jesus places his words on an equal […]

Did Jesus Claim to be God? Part 5

| April 28, 2009

Post Author: Bill Pratt  There are at least six ways that Jesus claimed to be God.  The fourth way is that Jesus Claimed to Be God by Accepting Worship.  Again, I will draw heavily from Norman Geisler’s Volume 2 of his Systematic Theology series. The Old Testament clearly forbids worship of anyone except God (Ex. […]

Did Jesus Claim to be God? Part 4

| April 24, 2009

Post Author: Bill Pratt  There are at least six ways that Jesus claimed to be God.  The third way is that Jesus Claimed to Be Messiah-God.  Again, I will draw heavily from Norman Geisler’s Volume 2 of his Systematic Theology series. There are indications in the Old Testament that the prophesied Messiah would be divine.  When […]

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