Casey A. Pate
Assignment 1: Christology Chapter 1
November 7, 2014
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Christology Chapter 1
“Thomas answered and said to Him, “My Lord and my God!”” (NASB) Hebrews 1:8
But of the Son He says, “Your throne, O God, is forever and ever, And the righteous scepter is the scepter of His kingdom.”” (NASB) John 9:35
“Jesus heard that they had put him out, and finding him, He said, “Do you believe in the Son of Man?”” (NASB) Mark 15:39
“When the centurion, who was standing right in front of Him, saw the way He breathed His last, he said, “Truly this man was the Son of God!”” (NASB)
Does the biblical material all point in the same direction toward Christ’s divinity, or do some passages allow a more human Jesus than others? To answer the question quite literally, yes Scripture in general does point significantly to Christ’s divinity. In a world that historically would place so much on titles, divine background and being the Son of God, emphasis is placed greatly on divinity. But, as I am progressively learning through these readings and others, I am also made aware that in balance Christ in His own words, made an emphasis on His humanity. In the book Infinity Dwindled to Infancy, Edward Oakes points out that, “there is, however, one...
References: Astley, J., Brown, D., & Loades, A. (Eds.). (2009). Christology: Key Readings in Christian Thought. Louisville, KY: Westminister John Knox Press. Retrieved November 2014
Feenstra, R. F. (2009). Christology: Key Readings in Christian Thought. (J. Astley, D. Brown, & A. Loades, Eds.) Louisville, KY: Westminister John Knox Press. Retrieved November 2014
Oakes S.J., E. T. (2011). Infinity Dwindled to Infancy: A Catholic and Evangelical Christology. Grand Rapids, MI: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co. Retrieved November 2014
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