Theo 202 Essay 3

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  • Topic: Temple in Jerusalem, Shekhinah, Holy Spirit
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I really liked this essay! You did skip one essay question however: “What are the common objections to the traditional understanding of Christology (refer to the Christological heresies in Elwell, pgs. 241 - 42), and how do you respond to them? Very nicely done on all the rest however!...seee observations below too.

I can’t get out of the park

As I was finishing my discussion with the Jogger I observed two Mormon missionaries over-hearing my banter. They appeared interested in joining the conversation, as I looked their way one of them inquires of me “If you don’t mind me asking what type of biblical basis can you give for both Jesus humanity and His deity?” Well the Bible leaves nothing up for any private interpretation as the scriptures tell us that Yahshua had “flesh” (physical body) in 1 Col 1:22. We know he was born of a woman (Matt 1 18-25) confirming the first messianic prophesy made by Yahweh to the serpent in Genesis 3:15. Therefore, we know his lineage as a Jewish man (Matt 1) and we know that “he grew in wisdom and stature” like any other human (Luke 2:52). He ate food to feed his flesh (Luke 2:52) and his human soul experienced all mortal emotions and rationalizations. In the Garden of Gethsemane we see the full expression of Yahshua humanity on display as he sweated (flesh) so hard in prayer it was like drops of blood (Luke 22:44). Then, we see human desire (soul) as ask He asks the Father to take this cup from Him however; He yields His human Spirit (will) to the Will of the Father (Holy Spirit-within Him). NOTE The Missionaries seemed in agreement on Yahshua’s humanity but retort “ Yes but what about His deity?” I figured you would be most interested in that part of my answer as 2nd Corinthians 13:1 tells us “ "Every matter must be established by the testimony of two or three witnesses,” so lets start here. First, Yahshua claimed deity himself “Anyone who has seen me has seen the Father” (John 14:10) and “that you may know and...
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