Origen of Alexandria was an early Christian ascetic, bible scholar, and theologian who lived from 184 to 253 AD, spending much of his life in Egypt. He was a prolific writer and one of the most influential figures in early Christianity. Origen is also an early witness to what books were included in the Bible,Continue reading “The Bible according to Origen”
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Moses or Jesus?
Sometimes, when comparing the New Testament with the Old Testament, it is said that the God of the Old Testament is about wrath and judgement but the God of the New Testament is one of grace and love. Personally I find this way too simplistic. Not that I don’t see a significant difference between theContinue reading “Moses or Jesus?”
Jesus more authoritative than Moses
You know, saying that the New Testament trumps the Old Testament is just another way of saying that Jesus is more authoritative than Moses, which is spelled out quite explicitly in the letter to the Hebrews. Consider these verses: In the past God spoke to our forefathers through the prophets at many times and inContinue reading “Jesus more authoritative than Moses”
Diversity in the New Testament
If the church was supposed to be monolithic why is their so much diversity in the New Testament? Why are there four gospels? Why are there different genres? Letters? Stories? Poetic visions? Why multiple authors?
Trinity in the New Testament
Although the New Testament never defines the Trinity explicitly, there are a number of New Testament passages take us their implicitly. For example: Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptising them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit (Matthew 28:19) Because you are sons, GodContinue reading “Trinity in the New Testament”