Justification, Reconciliation, and Theosis

Context: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/jesuscreed/2013/04/05/conformity-to-christ-means-conformity-to-god/ My comment (at #11): Really appreciate this blog post. Theosis is a core biblical concept, and the Western church should have realised this a long time ago. @Todd Moore (#9), indeed!! The apostle Paul himself gave a wonderful summary of the purpose of the crucifixion: Romans 5:9-11 Young’s Literal Translation (YLT) 9 much more, … Continue reading Justification, Reconciliation, and Theosis

Incompetence exposed.

Context: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/euangelion/2013/04/the-atonement-three-views-on-the-abc/ My Comment on the above blog post: In the programme, at 15:09, Ben Myers said, “so Christ as a physician, as a doctor, is not a new testament image.” I think that statement is a mistake! Jesus’s own words: “Your faith has healed you.” “Your faith has saved you.” Further remarks: Somehow, it’s not … Continue reading Incompetence exposed.

Theology and Science: two edges of the same sword

Context: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/jesuscreed/2013/04/04/ill-be-a-monkeys-cousin-rjs/ Comment (#1): RJS, Wow, you’re asking really difficult epistemological questions. “All truth is God’s truth” firstly suggests that there are different sources of truth. (1) God’s written word, i.e. scriptural truth, and (2) human observations/experiences of the natural world, i.e. scientific truth. It’s important to note that deriving (1) scriptural truth from God’s written … Continue reading Theology and Science: two edges of the same sword