Category Archives: Systematic Theology

Identity in Christ: Momentary Grounding Found

The serpent’s lie was that we could be self-determining. He questioned our standing as creatures under God and encouraged Adam and Eve to see themselves as equal to God, able to judge what is right from what is wrong. With … Continue reading

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Identity in Christ: Eternal Grounding Lost

We must ground our entire existence in something transcendent. This is a natural and necessary part of being human. Everyone, everywhere, is aware that there is something beyond this life. Even the atheist, naturalist philosopher believes they hold a place … Continue reading

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Identity in Christ: The Need for Grounding

Identification – 1a : an act of identifying : the state of being identified  b : evidence of identity  2a : psychological orientation of the self in regard to something (as a person or group) with a resulting feeling of … Continue reading

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Col. 1:15-20: Who is Man?

A right understanding of who Jesus is then becomes the starting point for rightly understanding who we as humans are.  Colossians 1:15-20 depicts Jesus’ relationship to creation and to the new creation, specifically the church.  He is the one and … Continue reading

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Col. 1:15-20: Jesus as Man

At the time of the writing of the book of Colossians, there were still men and women alive who had walked with Jesus and witnessed him eating, drinking, and sleeping.  Therefore, his humanity was easily attested to by living witnesses.  … Continue reading

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Col. 1:15-20: Jesus as God

The subject of greatest debate surrounding Colossians 1:15-20 is what it implies about the divinity of the man Jesus.  It was Jesus’ claim to be God that ultimately led to his crucifixion.  And it is belief in the reality and … Continue reading

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