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Category Archives: Apologetics

Anhypostasis: What Kind of Flesh Did Jesus Take? (G0d-Man)

This series is on Jesus, the God-Man.  This article appeared on Desiring God and Desiring God owns rights to this content.


. . . [Being] in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, but made himself nothing, taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men . . . (Philippians 2:6–7)

At Christmas we celebrate that Jesus became human that he might save us. Without ceasing to be fully divine, he took on full humanity.
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The Glory of His Virgin Birth (God-Man)

This series is on Jesus, the God-Man.  This article appeared on Desiring God and Desiring God owns rights to this content.

Jesus was born of a virgin. This is a glory unique to the one God-man.

Of the billions of humans who have lived throughout history, only one person entered the world in this way. There is only one mediator between God and man (1 Timothy 2:5), and there is only one human who was virgin born.

Jesus’s distinctive birth is no myth or mere random fact from the Gospels. It is a special honor conferred only on the Son of God incarnate. And it is full of significance for knowing the person of Jesus and the God who has revealed himself in him.

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What is the Hypostatic Union? (God-Man)

This series is on Jesus, the God-Man.  This article appeared on Desiring God and Desiring God owns rights to this content.

This is part 3 of 4 on the Incarnation

The term hypostatic union is much easier than it sounds, but the concept is as profound as anything in theology.
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Jesus – Fully Human (God-Man)

This series is on Jesus, the God-Man.  This article appeared on Desiring God and Desiring God owns rights to this content.

This is part 2 of 4 on the incarnation. Part One: What Is the Incarnation?

Jesus has a human body, emotions, mind, and will. And this in no way compromises his deity.

When the Word became flesh—when the eternal Son of God took on full humanity—he did not merely become human in part. He fully became truly human.

Jesus’ Human Body

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He Came Down from Heaven

John 1:1–3, 14–18

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was in the beginning with God. 3 All things were made through him, and without him was not any thing made that was made. . . .

14 And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth. 15 (John bore witness about him, and cried out, “This was he of whom I said, ‘He who comes after me ranks before me, because he was before me.’ ”) 16 For from his fullness we have all received, grace upon grace. 17 For the law was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ. 18 No one has ever seen God; the only God, who is at the Father’s side, he has made him known.

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Incarnation, the God-Man

This series is on Jesus, the God-Man.  This article appeared on Desiring God and Desiring God owns rights to this content.

Advent is my yearly reminder to sharpen and deepen my understanding of the incarnation. So in this spirit, this is the first in a series of four Advent posts related to the incarnation.

What Is the Incarnation?

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Atheism to Jesus

Nathalie is a former atheist who encountered Jesus with the help of persistent Christian friends who didn’t give up meeting with her and answering her questions at a time when she wanted nothing to do with the church.

How I Almost Lost the Bible

Copied in its entirety from Christianity Today — original linked below.

How I Almost Lost the Bible                                        Photo by Brad Guice

was born at the Evangelical Community Hospital in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania—a fact that once prompted a friend of mine to say, “You’re evangelical born, evangelical bred, and when you die, you’ll be evangelical dead.” My father, John Forrest Thornbury, was the model of a country parson, serving as the pastor of Winfield Baptist Church, a historic congregation in the American Baptist tradition, for 44 years.

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The Eight Biggest Myths About The Bible

Christians and non-Christians alike do frequently misquote the Bible and misunderstand many parts of it—the Western perception of heaven as being “up in the sky” and Satan “living in hell” are just a couple of out of many inaccuracies that permeate not just Protestant churches, or the Catholic church, but our society as a whole. And those are the least divisive. Liberals and conservatives, Christians and atheists alike seek to use Scripture to justify their own viewpoints on everything from pork consumption to homosexuality.

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How C.S. Lewis made Christianity seem like common sense

The following is a full quote from the National Post.

More or less by accident, the worlds of broadcasting and publishing have created one of the literary marvels of Christianity. It’s a book called Mere Christianity, by C. S. Lewis, the scholar who became famous by writing the seven fantasy novels that make up the Chronicles of Narnia. Lewis died in 1963 but Narnia keeps him alive in the children’s section of bookstores. Mere Christianity keeps him equally current among religious teachers and students. Read more of this post

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