Who Do You Say That He Is?

One evening Jesus was in a boat with his disciples crossing the Sea of Galilee. A sudden, violent storm enveloped them, high waves filled the boat with water and the disciples were terrified. Jesus, however, remained asleep. They awakened him and said, “Don’t you care...

When Jesus Became God

The Struggle to Define Christianity During the Last Days of RomeBy Richard E. Rubenstein The following book review is provided by Matthew Johnson I just finished reading When Jesus Became God by Richard Rubenstein, and it is by far one of the best books I have read in...

Did God Really Forsake Jesus Christ on the Cross?

Matthew 27:46 About the ninth hour Jesus cried out in a loud voice, “Eloi, Eloi, lama sabachthani,” —which means, “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” These words that Jesus cried out as he was hanging on the Cross have been a source of much confusion and...

Divine Agents: Speaking and Acting in God’s Stead

The Bible records a number of instances where an agent of God is referred to as “God” or “the LORD” Himself, and in many of these cases the agent (usually an angel) actually speaks and acts in God’s stead. This is an important biblical phenomenon that...

The Doctrine of the Double Nature of Christ

[This article was taken from “Our Heavenly Father Has No Equals” by Don Snedeker.] One of the primary elements of trinitarian dogma is that Jesus Christ has two natures, one of God and the other of man. This is a different claim than that of the Trinity, which is that...

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