Looking at the glorified body of Christ descrdibed in John 20:27 in relationship to Hebrews 2:10, this article shows that Jesus's glorified body has scars and wounds on it. This is crucial in order to show the permanence of the priesthood of Christ. Christ's glorified body reassures us that just as Christ's sufferings were and are eternally purposeful, so are ours; scars and wounds are not contrary to perfection.
Did Jesus see himself as the servant referred to in Isaiah 53? This understanding of Jesus' view of his mission has come under attack. This article concerns itself with a response to the work of C. F. D. Moule, C. K. Barrett, and Morna Hooker who are all critical of the view that finds Jesus' self-understanding steeped in Isaiah 53.
This article explains with several examples how from beginning to end, the incarnation of Christ was a theophany.
This article gives three reasons why the miracles of Jesus are still relevant today: they show that he is fully God, fully human, and the one and only Messiah.
Why did Christ suffer? His suffering was part of God's plan before the foundation of the earth. From Revelation 13:8 this article makes its argument.
This article show how the total obedience of Christ is essential for our salvation.
Part of Christ's humiliation was becoming a man in a sinful world in order to save his sinful people. The Lord of glory "made Himself of no reputation" (Phil. 2:7) by becoming one of us. Jesus Christ had to undergo the humiliation of being born in this world because he, as the Second Adam, had to be truly of the earth while still being of heaven.
This article looks at the biblical meaning of the word "temptation." In his human nature, Jesus was temptable. Because of this human nature, Christ is able to sympathize with believers. At the same time, however, he remained sinless.
Christ's victory over the devil's temptations (Matthew 4, Luke 2) is significant for believers. The devil intended his temptations to work against Christ's mission, but Christ was victorious over him because of the Spirit and the word of God. Believers are to follow Jesus' example in resisting temptation.
This article explains that Christ's victory over the devil in the temptation narrative was his initial victory, after which he went around Israel casting out demons. This was how the Lord Jesus was "binding" the devil. Christ is the last Adam and true Israel, coming to take possession of the inheritance by expelling all the enemies of God.
This article demonstrates that the Lord Jesus had to suffer throughout his whole life and not just on the cross. For he had to display perfect submission and love to God, and he had to become the merciful and sympathetic high priest.
The author in this article looks at the representation of Christ's suffering for his people in the Passover lamb. He notes the reasons why such a type was used to represent Christ, and also observes other traits of lambs that are not directly represented in Christ. The various laws and regulations related to the sacrifice of this Passover lamb are also shown here to be reflected in the actual suffering of the Lamb of God.
This article explains how no mere human being can enter heaven on his own merits. The perfect obedience of Christ to the law is what makes the believer fit for heaven.
What is the significance of the baptism of Jesus according to the Gospels? Mark 1:9-11 relates the baptism of Jesus. Edwards considers the significance and function of this baptism in Mark. The baptism is related to the coming of the kingdom of heaven. Edwards further works out the significance of Jesus' baptism for our understanding of him as Son of God.
The author of this article looks at Psalms as the depiction of all parts of a religious emotional life. WIth this in mind, and with the conviction that all of Scripture speaks about Christ, this article looks at how the Book of Psalms reveals the emotions of Christ, such as his anger, compassion, grief, hope and joy.
This article explores the thesis that the healing miracles of the Lord Jesus are really spiritual parables for us. It offers five observations, drawn from Herman Ridderbos' The Coming of the Kingdom, about what the miracles teach us, concluding with the note that Jesus took the sickness of his people upon himself at the cross.
This article addresses the question of whether Christ could have sinned, a crucial question in Christology. To wrestle with the question, one has to do justice to these truths: Jesus never actually sinned, he was tempted, and God cannot sin. Wellum demonstrates that Christ was unable to sin (he was impeccable).
In the early 1960s Rudolf Bultmann was arguably the most influential theologian in Germany. It is imperative to attempt to understand Bultmann's theology. This paper is such an attempt. It focuses on understanding the paradox at the heart of Bultmann's theology, i.e., the place where God acts is in the sphere of human existence. How should we understand this language of the "act of God"?