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Jesus’ Knowledge and the New Creation

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As Jesus moved through the thronging crowd of people on his way to the home of Jairus, the ruler of the synagogue at Capernaum, a woman who had a menstrual problem for twelve years came up behind him, touched him, was healed and disappeared back into the thronging crowd. Jesus turned around and asked: “Who touched me?” The question I wish to pose is: did Jesus know who touched him, and if not, how could the woman be healed without Jesus’ prior knowledge? Every healing Jesus had done up to this point was a purposeful healing. Jesus knew what he was doing, and he did it. If Jesus knew he was about to heal the woman, why did he phrase his question as he did? Some scholarship wants to questions Jesus’ knowledge, while others seem to want to give Jesus omniscience as a man. What can we say about these things? Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on February 7, 2017 in Gospel of Luke

 

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How Can One Become Righteous?

Paul argues in Galatians 2 & 3 that righteousness cannot come through good works. One is made righteous by God; one cannot become righteous through what one does. We are by nature sinners and the Law cannot change that. The Law is like a medical doctor in that it cannot give life, but it can preserve life from deteriorating at too rapid a rate. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on March 6, 2010 in Gospel, Religion

 

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