Jesus' Most Vital Ideas

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Jesus' Most Vital Ideas

Postby Bob Wilson » Thu Feb 16, 2017 7:07 pm

Here's my most succinct take on the Gospels' Jesus narrative, and what most strikes me in Jesus of Nazareth. These perceptions probably most influence my beliefs and epistemology as a Christian. As always, I welcome your reactions and questions.
Jesus' Most Crucial Idea? Knowing God as "Abba"
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Re: Jesus' Most Vital Ideas

Postby DaveB » Thu Feb 16, 2017 8:31 pm

That is a well-done presentation and the focus is wonderful. Thanks.
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Re: Jesus' Most Vital Ideas

Postby Paidion » Thu Feb 16, 2017 8:53 pm

Wonderful Article, Bob!

My only suggestion for change concerns the misplaced "only"— one of the most common grammatical errors.

You wrote:He only says it “must” happen in order to “fulfill” the Scriptures about what occurs to God’s prophets...

I think you mean:

He says it “must” happen only in order to “fulfill” the Scriptures about what occurs to God’s prophets...

I truly appreciate the substance of this article!


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Re: Jesus' Most Vital Ideas

Postby qaz » Fri Feb 17, 2017 11:58 am

Great paper Bob. Your hermeneutic resonates with me.
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