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by _kaufmannphillips
Sun Aug 26, 2007 11:19 pm
Forum: Christian Evidences & Challenges
Topic: Why Were matthew, John written in 3rd person style?
Replies: 13
Views: 4681

reply to Sean

Hi, Sean,
Emmet,
Can't the same be said of the old testament as well?
I could use a bit more detail than that :D . Can't what be said?


Shlamaa,
Emmet
by _kaufmannphillips
Sun Aug 26, 2007 3:32 pm
Forum: Christian Evidences & Challenges
Topic: quote from justin martyr
Replies: 11
Views: 5135

reply to roblaine

Hello, Robin, Thank you for your response. Your usage of the quotation from Leviticus is strongly dependent upon translation. With an eye to the Hebrew, it is not necessary to understand the statement as a citation of demons in the Christian sense, nor as an expression of the understanding that such...
by _kaufmannphillips
Sun Aug 26, 2007 2:29 pm
Forum: Christian Evidences & Challenges
Topic: Why Were matthew, John written in 3rd person style?
Replies: 13
Views: 4681

reply to Christopher

Hello, Christopher, Thank you for your reply. I guess my answer would obviously be that if the authorship is unknown, why should the eyewitness claims be trusted by the church? Given that we have, at best, rather limited knowledge about either the (putative) eyewitnesses or the persons who vouch for...
by _kaufmannphillips
Wed Aug 22, 2007 1:26 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: I Corinthians 15:28 and the divinity of Jesus
Replies: 13
Views: 3262

reply to Paidion

Hello, Paidion, Thank you for your response. kaufmannphillips: ...what is the purpose of excluding a (putatively) complete sharer in divinity from the outworking of God being "all in all"? Paidion: The Son of God (the second God, if you will) was always submissive to the Father, was submissive to Hi...
by _kaufmannphillips
Wed Aug 15, 2007 2:18 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: I Corinthians 15:28 and the divinity of Jesus
Replies: 13
Views: 3262

Hello, Paidion, Thank you for your reply. Again, it all depends upon what you mean by "Gods". Genesis 1:26 sounds as if the Deity is composed of more than one divine Individual... (aleph) In this case, then, you are employing " Deity " as we would "humanity" - an aggregate category? (beth) Do you fe...
by _kaufmannphillips
Wed Aug 15, 2007 1:53 pm
Forum: Christian Evidences & Challenges
Topic: quote from justin martyr
Replies: 11
Views: 5135

reply to roblaine

Hello, Robin, Thank you for your response. There can be little doubt that Christianity has been influence by the pagan cultures. ... However this is different than saying that Christianity has its roots in Greek philosophy, mythology, or other pagan cultures. When it comes to a minority culture like...
by _kaufmannphillips
Sun Aug 12, 2007 5:05 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Can God have a mother?
Replies: 50
Views: 10846

reply to djeaton

Are you sure you're on the right forum? :)
Doesn't "Misc. Theological Topics" cover a lot of ground?


Shlamaa,
Emmet
by _kaufmannphillips
Sun Aug 12, 2007 3:29 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Can God have a mother?
Replies: 50
Views: 10846

further reply

I'm much more comfortable in referring to Christ's mother or brothers than "God's" mother. Yes Christ was God, but Mary didn't contribute to that Godness. If we are going to be this anal retentive, then no woman is any "man's" mother, because she did not contribute to his maleness. The Y-chromosome...
by _kaufmannphillips
Sun Aug 12, 2007 3:14 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Can God have a mother?
Replies: 50
Views: 10846

reply to Seth

Hello, Seth, Like Paidion mentioned, the term is God-bearer (theotokos), but there's also a less offensive one, christotokos , which means "Christ-bearer". No denying that one, and it doesn't so easily cause division. Of course, the advancement of " Christotokos " by Nestorius led to terrific confli...
by _kaufmannphillips
Sun Aug 12, 2007 3:04 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Can God have a mother?
Replies: 50
Views: 10846

reply to djeaton

Hello, As such, Mary would be "God's Mother" only to the point that Joseph was "God's Father". Yet people don't want to take it that far, and the reason why seems to be based on nothing but an assumption that Mary was more than just a surrogate. Unless it can be proved that Mary and Christ shared DN...

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