Reproclaiming the Everlasting Gospel
Part 1. Our Father who art in Heaven.
Thus begins the familiar words that most of Christendom has known since childhood. But Jesus told the Jews, John 8:31-59, "You are of your father the devil," when they would have laid claim to being children of God and descendents of Abraham. So, you see, there are two families.
How then can we claim "Our Father…" with any assurance of truth" The Jews, addressed by Jesus, were the ones who had believed him when he spoke in…Continue
This post is about the Transfiguration passages (see Mathew 17:1-12, Mark 9:2-13 and Luke 9:29-36). I believe that these are some of the most important New Testament passages connecting Jesus to the fulfillment of the prophesy in Deut 18. The accounts vary slightly but the central thrust is clear. Moses and Elijah appear and by their coming validate the expectations of the Old Testament connected with both. When Peter wants to preserve the occasion, God intervenes. God declares that…Continue
Added by Dan Davenport on 6thMo. 18, 2011 at 22:00 — No Comments
At the end of post 3, I said that in post 4 I would look at some of the passages about the Prophet-like-Moses pointed out by other writers. I was thinking particularly of Doug Gwyn’s Apocalypse of the Word, pp. 105 and 108. I am going to focus this time on the references in the book of John and throw in some Doug did not list.
The first is in John chapter 1. In verses 19-28, the writer summarizes a conversation in which representatives of the Jewish…Continue