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Author Archives: Israel Steinmetz

John: High Christology of the Gospels – Part 4

Bible opened to the Gospel of John

Background and Scope The purpose of this series is to explore a supposed rift in how Jesus is depicted in the Gospels. As many scholars have noted, John’s Gospel proclaims a majestically high Christology. Indeed some have seen in John a Christology that finds no parallel in the other Gospels. To put it simply, “If Jesus was as He is ...

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Luke: High Christology of the Gospels – Part 3

Bible opened to the Gospel of Luke

Background and Scope This is part of a series exploring how Jesus is depicted in the Gospels. Many scholars have noted that John’s Gospel proclaims a majestically high Christology. Indeed some have seen in John a Christology that finds no parallel in the other Gospels. To put it simply, “If Jesus was as He is depicted in Matthew and Mark ...

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Matthew: High Christology of the Gospels – Part 2

Bible opened to the Gospel of Matthew

Background and Scope This is part of a series exploring how Jesus is depicted in the Gospels. Many scholars have noted that John’s Gospel proclaims a majestically high Christology. Indeed some have seen in John a Christology that finds no parallel in the other Gospels. To put it simply, “If Jesus was as He is depicted in Matthew and Mark ...

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Mark: High Christology of the Gospels – Part 1

Bible opened to the Gospel of Mark

From its declaration that “the Word was God” to Thomas’ worship of Jesus as “My Lord and my God!” John’s Gospel proclaims a majestically high Christology. Indeed, many people have seen in John a Christology that finds no parallel in the other Gospels. For them, John’s logos and incarnational thought and his explicit portrayal of Jesus’ divinity is juxtaposed with the less exalted ...

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Church of God (Seventh Day) & the Calvinist’s TULIP – Part 3

Here we come to the end of our three-part discussion of the Calvinist TULIP. Since Artios Christian College and Artios Magazine are ministries of the Church of God (Seventh Day), it is worthwhile to examine our denomination’s Statement of Faith. Looking back on the first three letters of TULIP, we see that total depravity was easy to affirm. The Bible is explicit in describing humankind’s inability ...

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Church of God (Seventh Day) & the Calvinist’s TULIP – Part 2

Since Artios Christian College and Artios Magazine are ministries of the Church of God (Seventh Day), it is worthwhile to examine our denomination’s Statement of Faith. What else can we learn about God, humanity, and grace from TULIP? As we progress on a journey exploring our Statement of Faith, we continue to look at the five letters of the Calvinist TULIP. ...

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Church of God (Seventh Day) & the Calvinist’s TULIP – Part 1

Since Artios Christian College and Artios Magazine are ministries of the Church of God (Seventh Day), it is worthwhile to examine our denomination’s Statement of Faith. In doing so, we consider profound questions related to the relationship between God and humanity. Central to such discussions is the Calvinist vs. Arminian debate, which raises questions regarding God’s will, human freedom, and grace. ...

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