A recent Facebook post asked the intriguing question of whether or not believers in Jesus (i.e. in Jesus' full deity) would be comfortable if it were true that Jesus referenced Old Testament events that were not factually true as if they were factually true. That is, could Jesus as God incarnate genuinely reference Old Testament … Continue reading Did Jesus Make Historical Errors?
Continuing in this examination of the early Christian creeds, specifically the Nicene Creed, I open this post with a few comments by J.N.D. Kelly. Then, I will reproduce the first line of the Nicene Creed, and examine it with regard to how to think about its claims from the stance of Christian apologetics. First Kelly … Continue reading Early Creeds and Their Importance for Apologetics: Part III – Line 1 of the Nicene Creed
Continuing in this examination of the early creeds and their usefulness for apologetics, I turn now to the Nicene Creed. About this particular creedal formulae J.N.D. Kelly states: Prior to the beginning of the fourth century all creeds and summaries of faith were local in character. It was taken for granted, of course, that they … Continue reading Early Christian Creeds and Their Importance for Apologetics: Part II – The Nicene Creed
In reflecting a lot recently about the importance of the early Christian, ecumenical creeds. In light of the multifarious challenges facing Christians today, everything ranging from: post-modernism, progressive Christianity, liberation and process theologies, the ever-increasing proliferation of cults (e.g. Scientology), heresies (e.g. oneness Pentacostalism), or otherwise non-orthodox portrayals of Jesus, or just the seemingly endless … Continue reading Early Christian Creeds and Their Importance for Apologetics: Part I