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Did Paul Invent Christianity? Part 2

| January 20, 2010

Post Author: Bill Pratt We pick up from part 1 of this post to see why Paul could not have invented a version of Christianity foreign to Jesus’ teachings. McFarland continues making his case: The point is this:  the key teachings of the Gospel (Jesus is the sinless Son of God; He died for our […]

Did Paul Invent Christianity? Part 1

| January 18, 2010

Post Author: Bill Pratt Recently I’ve run across people who believe that the apostle Paul effectively hijacked Jesus’ teachings and invented most of what we today call Christianity.  Even though this seems to be a view with few advocates, it is still an important charge that is being made.  How do we answer this question? […]

Where Does the English New Testament Come From?

| August 8, 2009

Post Author: Bill Pratt Christians are often confused about this question, so I want to give a quick summary. The 27 books of the New Testament (NT) were originally written in the common Greek language of the first century.  They were all hand-written, likely on papyrus.  These hand-written manuscripts were then copied, by hand, for […]

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 […]

Did Jesus Claim to be God? Part 3

| April 22, 2009

Post Author: Bill Pratt  There are at least six ways that Jesus claimed to be God.  The second way is that Jesus Claimed to Be Equal with God. Again, I will draw heavily from Norman Geisler’s Volume 2 of his Systematic Theology series. Jesus claimed the prerogatives of God several times in the gospels. He […]

Did Jesus Claim to be God? Part 2

| April 20, 2009

Post Author: Bill Pratt  There are at least six ways that Jesus claimed to be God.  First, Jesus Claimed to Be Yahweh, or the God of the Old Testament.  I will draw heavily from Norman Geisler’s Volume 2 of his Systematic Theology series, so when you see quotes, that is where they are from. So how […]

Did Jesus Claim to be God? Part 1

| April 17, 2009

Post Author: Bill Pratt  A foundational issue for Christianity is the question of whether Jesus claimed to be God and whether his disciples understood him to be claiming he was God.  This series of posts will examine the first question and we will follow this series with the question of the disciples. Here are the […]

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