Appearance (ἐφάνη, Mark 16:9; ἐφανερώθη, Mark 16:12, 14; ὤφθη, Luke 24:34; 1 Cor. 15:5; ἐφανέρωσεν ἑαυτόν, John 21:1; παρέστησεν ἑαυτόν), a term usually applied to the discussions and interactions that Jesus Christ had with his disciples after his resurrection.
Jesus’ miraculous conception, or virgin birth, is significant in Scripture. First, with God as his Father, he did not inherit Adam’s sin nature, as have all other men and women in the world who have two human parents. Thus, ...
The Old Testament contains numerous prophecies and images indicating that both the Davidic and the Abrahamic Covenants will find their final fulfillment in one man.
To see clearly the relation of the Christian religion to the preceding history of mankind, and to appreciate its vast influence upon all future ages, we must first glance at the preparation which existed in the political, moral, and religious condition of the world for the coming of our Savior.
The idea of Jesus Christ, the Son of God, Divine, a perfect person, needing to learn anything from anyone might cause most to pause before considering this article. However, if they are your sentiments, it is all the more reason you should read this article.
Little could the Jewish people know that He about whom they were speculating, and praying was growing up in a carpenter’s home away in despised Nazareth. Yet so it was. There He was preparing Himself for His life, ministry, and death.
It might have been expected that He would find a nation saturated with the ideas and inspired with the visions of His predecessors, the prophets, at whose head He might place Himself, and from which He might receive an enthusiastic and effective cooperation. But it was not so.
A mystery, in this biblical sense, is not to be understood in the same sense of mystery in modern usage. It does not mean that the truth Paul is proclaiming is mysterious or puzzling. Rather, mystery is a technical term, meaning “something that has not previously been made known.” - Max Anders
There is no other doctrine that has been so hotly debated in the last 2,000 years. Christians have literally killed Christians for believing differently. All other Christian doctrines have several different views. This is not the case with the Trinity doctrine, if one ever so slightly gets of course from the orthodox view, it is tantamount to heresy.
Before taking up the study of the opening verses of our Epistle, let us adduce further evidence that the apostle Paul was the writer of it. To begin with, note its Pauline characteristics. First, a numerical one. There is a striking parallel between his enumeration in Romans 8:35–39 and in Hebrews 12:18–24. In the former... Continue Reading →