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  1. cyberjosh

    Do we really understand what happened at the cross?

    This is some great scriptural and thematic analysis for dwelling upon. One thing that I personally didn't really realize, until the last year or so, was that rather than Christ being crucified for our sins on the day of atonement on the 10th of Tishri (the seventh month), which was indeed a...
  2. cyberjosh

    The kingdom of heaven and the kingdom of God

    I double, triple that affirmation! I learned this bit from Wilbur as well: Baruch Shem K'vod Malchuto L'Olam Va'Ed! = Blessed be His Glorious Name, whose Kingdom is Forever and Ever! Where is that video from? I just purchased on DVD Paul Wilbur's Jerusalem Arise, which is similar in...
  3. cyberjosh

    How Did Jesus Speak To A Crowd Of Five Thousand People Without Sound Amplification?

    Back on the topic, Jesus also addressed a large crowd from a boat one time as well, although we don't know how large. In the movie The Gospel of John (the best gospel adaptation I've ever seen BTW) they fascinatingly portray Jesus' preaching style as dynamic and interactive, walking among the...
  4. cyberjosh

    How Did Jesus Speak To A Crowd Of Five Thousand People Without Sound Amplification?

    Lol @ TOG. If I run a traceroute and I find that you hopped through only one router I'm calling your bluff. :-p
  5. cyberjosh

    How Did Jesus Speak To A Crowd Of Five Thousand People Without Sound Amplification?

    My pleasure! Studying history and the Bible are my passion so I learn little nuggets here and there and love to share when I get the chance. I actually got my minor in history. Maybe one day I'll teach. In the mean time, here's a brain teaser for ya'll: How far does an ALL CAPS POST LIKE THIS...
  6. cyberjosh

    The Resurrection and Heaven

    Oww. Zing!!! Touché! ;-) I have a video teaching that I made on the Kingdom of Heaven that I wanted to share, pertaining to the "breaking in" theme we were talking about above. If you don't think it will be too off topic I'll share here publicly for everyone.
  7. cyberjosh

    How Did Jesus Speak To A Crowd Of Five Thousand People Without Sound Amplification?

    Guys, guys (and lady). Being heard by 5,000 people in open air is nothing. All you need to know is a little history, especially about one of the most famous itinerant, open air preachers in Western history: George Whitefield. In one (possibly exaggerated) case Whitefield was said to speak to a...
  8. cyberjosh

    The Resurrection and Heaven

    Nice! I think I may have to use that quote in my book now. :-) P.S. I will PM you something else so that we don't go too far off topic here.
  9. cyberjosh

    The Resurrection and Heaven

    Ah, I see that Doulos Iesou beat me to it partly. Doulos: I am fascinated at your reference to the kingdom of heaven as "breaking into" the earthly realm. Where did you learn that terminology from? I am writing a book on the Kingdom of Heaven theme in Matthew and that concept of "breaking in"...
  10. cyberjosh

    The Resurrection and Heaven

    From the title of this thread I thought it was going in a different direction. I thought this would be a question of eternal dwelling place. The fact is that Jesus never refers to heaven as our eternal dwelling place and when he (or the Jews) refer to the age to come they refer to it with the...
  11. cyberjosh

    Imputation of Christ's Righteous?

    Hi Doulos Iesou, sorry I've been away. I just got back from my trip very late Monday night (driving south from Wisconsin to Alabama) amidst 20mph winds the whole way, tornado warnings, and heavy rain on the road while we were driving through Tennessee, which lengthened the trip even more (18...
  12. cyberjosh

    Imputation of Christ's Righteous?

    Oh and comparing Wright's exegesis on the righteousness/justification/justify word group would be interesting to compare to this assessment of that topic: https://www.biblicaltraining.org/library/justification/systematic-theology/louis-berkhof
  13. cyberjosh

    Imputation of Christ's Righteous?

    One more thing before I embark on my long road trip today. I watched a few videos on YouTube of Wright stating his position (including an interesting discussion on a radio program with Dr. James White which I only got a quarter of the way through), so I think I understand his personal approach...
  14. cyberjosh

    Imputation of Christ's Righteous?

    Yeah each is about 45 minutes. I had a 1.5 hour drive last weekend and knocked out two in one sitting by listening in the car. :-)
  15. cyberjosh

    Imputation of Christ's Righteous?

    Thank you for your clear and concise responses. I have yet to learn the art of concise argument. :-) I will see if I can return to this tonight, though I am packing to go out of town for 5-days so I may have to respond tomorrow night if I can't get on tonight. All of this conversation is great...
  16. cyberjosh

    Imputation of Christ's Righteous?

    Lastly (for now), for the scholarship side of things, I wanted to share some invaluable audio lectures I found by Don Carson who was a fellow student with N.T. Wright, thus has some insights into his position, and was also editor and contributor to the massive two volume set entitled...
  17. cyberjosh

    Imputation of Christ's Righteous?

    Okay, whew. Now for a bit of the "scholarship" side, and to return to the "First century Jews didn't believe that" argument. Frank Thielman in his book "Paul and the Law: A Contextual Approach" in chapter 2 after surveying Jewish views (from Josephus and intertestamental writings) on keeping...
  18. cyberjosh

    Imputation of Christ's Righteous?

    This is not an intentional omission on my part. Trust me, perhaps the single biggest theological doctrine that I have spend my time studying is on the Holy Spirit, and I understand that the Christian life is utterly impossible without the δύναμις (dunamis) power of the Holy Spirit. The pastor...
  19. cyberjosh

    Imputation of Christ's Righteous?

    Hi Doulos, First of all thank you for your thorough responses to my post. It is refreshing to have a sincere discussion on this matter. Also I note that none of us here possess the ability to perfectly articulate our views in a way others will understand, so please allow for clarifications to...
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