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It took most of the fourth century to transition from pagan Rome to Christian Rome. What began in 313 with Constantine’s Edict of Toleration ended with Theodosius’ edicts making… https://www.gods-kingdom-ministries.net/daily-weblogs/2019/09-2019/the-church-councils-final/
Constantine’s conversion to Christianity brought a peculiar problem to the church for which it had no prior experience: political power. The Christian power brokers did not heed… https://www.gods-kingdom-ministries.net/daily-weblogs/2019/09-2019/the-church-councils-part-6/
The fourth-century church conflict between the “Orthodox” and the Arians continued long after the Council of Nicea in 325 A.D. That council obtained a political victory and forced… https://www.gods-kingdom-ministries.net/daily-weblogs/2019/09-2019/the-church-councils-part-5/
The church in the second and third centuries was divided in its opinions as regarding the nature of Christ and His relationship to the Father. (The position of the Holy Spirit had… https://www.gods-kingdom-ministries.net/daily-weblogs/2019/09-2019/the-church-councils-part-4/
By viewing the soul as spiritual rather than fleshly (carnal), most early church leaders after the first century strayed from the apostle Paul’s understanding of the nature of… https://www.gods-kingdom-ministries.net/daily-weblogs/2019/08-2019/the-church-councils-part-3/
As I see it, the church debate regarding Christ’s deity and humanity failed to focus on the real underlying issue. Their arguments did not start with an understanding of Paul’s… https://www.gods-kingdom-ministries.net/daily-weblogs/2019/08-2019/the-church-councils-part-2/
While the virgin birth of Jesus was a teaching from the earliest times in the church, it was used mainly to prove the uniqueness of the Messiah without elevating Him to the equal… https://www.gods-kingdom-ministries.net/daily-weblogs/2019/08-2019/the-church-councils-part-1/
From the beginning, the purpose of creation was to bring about heaven’s duplicate in a physical dimension. The earth in particular was to be a mirror image, reflecting the glory… https://www.gods-kingdom-ministries.net/daily-weblogs/2019/08-2019/the-logos-part-4/
In John 1:4 and 5, the apostle links life to the light, saying, “the life was the light of men.” The wording makes it appear that life is light, as if they are somehow the same.… https://www.gods-kingdom-ministries.net/daily-weblogs/2019/08-2019/the-logos-part-3/
John 1:1 tells us,
1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
The Word is logos, a Greek word that had long been used in a… https://www.gods-kingdom-ministries.net/daily-weblogs/2019/08-2019/the-logos-part-2/
In John 1:1-5 the apostle introduces his gospel of Christ in this way:
1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was in the… https://www.gods-kingdom-ministries.net/daily-weblogs/2019/08-2019/the-logos-part-1/
Paul wrote in Colossians 1:15-20, taken from The Emphatic Diaglott,
15 He is a likeness of the invisible God--First-born of all creation; 16 Because in Him were created all… https://www.gods-kingdom-ministries.net/daily-weblogs/2019/08-2019/jesus-and-his-father-part-3/
The law of imputation, which Paul uses in Romans 4 in regard to calling us righteous in a pre-existent way, is best summed up in Romans 4:17. The NASB reads, “God… calls into… https://www.gods-kingdom-ministries.net/daily-weblogs/2019/08-2019/jesus-and-his-father-part-2/
If we set aside, for the moment, what later church leaders said about Jesus, let us focus on what Jesus said about Himself in relation to His heavenly Father.
The Only True God… https://www.gods-kingdom-ministries.net/daily-weblogs/2019/08-2019/jesus-and-his-father-part-1/
We come now to the most controversial aspect of our sequence. What does the Father-Son relationship mean in terms of the nature of God? This is the main issue that wracked the… https://www.gods-kingdom-ministries.net/daily-weblogs/2019/08-2019/the-mage-of-god-part-2/
Genesis 1:26, 27 says,
26 Then God said, “Let Us make man [awdawm] in our image [tselem, “shadow, profile, image”], according to Our likeness [demuth] … 27 And God created man… https://www.gods-kingdom-ministries.net/daily-weblogs/2019/08-2019/the-image-of-god-part-1/
Paul tells us in Romans 4:17 KJV,
17 (As it is written, I have made thee a father of many nations) before him whom he believed, even God, who quickeneth the dead, and calleth… https://www.gods-kingdom-ministries.net/daily-weblogs/2019/08-2019/the-incarnation-part-4/
If one accepts that Jesus Christ was incarnated, one must then deal with the basic question of pre-existence. Incarnation, after all, presumes pre-existence; otherwise it is not… https://www.gods-kingdom-ministries.net/daily-weblogs/2019/08-2019/the-incarnation-part-3/
The question of Christ’s incarnation has been debated for many centuries. There is little chance that my input into this question will have any serious impact on the overall… https://www.gods-kingdom-ministries.net/daily-weblogs/2019/08-2019/the-incarnation-part-2/
The idea of the incarnation of Christ through the Virgin Mary involves many related areas of study, including our ability to separate Greek philosophy from Hebrew Scripture and… https://www.gods-kingdom-ministries.net/daily-weblogs/2019/08-2019/the-incarnation-part-1/
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