Hugh’s News & Views (. . .Life Of Christ — Pt. 2)

SIGNIFICANT “MARKERS” IN THE LIFE OF CHRIST

(Part 2)

His Victorious Resurrection – On the third day after His death and burial (as the Jews reckoned time), our Lord was raised from the dead by the power of God. All four of the Gospel writers tell of this momentous event (Matthew 28; Mark 16; Luke 24; John 20). By His resurrection Jesus was declared to be the Son of God with power (Romans 1:4). The reality of the resurrection was one of the key aspects of the preaching of the apostles in the book of Acts (2:24, 32; 3:15, 26; 4:1-2, 10, 33; 5:30; 10:40; 13:30, 33-34, 37; 17:18, 31; et al). The resurrection is an essential element of the gospel, and without it there would be no gospel (I Corinthians 15:1-4). Christians love and serve a living Lord and Savior, not a dead martyr! His resurrection is the divine assurance of our resurrection (I Corinthians 15:20-22), reminding us always that our labor for Him is not in vain (verse 58). Continue reading

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Hugh’s News & Views (. . .Life Of Christ)

SIGNIFICANT “MARKERS” IN THE LIFE OF CHRIST

(Part 1)

His Eternal Co-Existence With God The Father – In His pre-incarnate (pre-fleshly) state, Christ existed with God the Father from all eternity, being “that eternal life which was with the Father,” and being designated as the Word (John 1:1-3, 14; I John 1:1-4). Though distinct from the Father, He was of the same divine essence as the Father, and was the agent through whom God created all things (John 1:3; Colossians 1:15-18; Hebrews 1:1-2). In Genesis 1:26 “God” is referred to in the plural (“Us” and “Our”). While I am aware of “the plural of majesty,” something beyond that seems to be going on in Genesis 1-2, as verified by the preceding New Testament references regarding the creation. Continue reading

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