If Mark meant us to understand Jesusâ?? baptism as the messianic anointing by Elijah, wouldnâ??t this fend off the â??criterion of embarrassmentâ???
What would have happened if the Marcionite sect became the dominant and orthodox version of the church and how much different would Christianity today be because of it?
In John 19:26 + 27, Jesus, on the cross, says to his mother “Woman, behold your son” and to a disciple standing by Mary “Behold your Mother”. These two statements sound so human and vulnerable in their utterance, can this be the Son of God?
Kim Lewis on the Synagogue of Satan.
Galatians uses “Kephas” in 1:18, 2:9, 2:11 and 2:14, but “Petros” at 2:7 and 2:8. Are 2:7b and 2:8 are an interpolation, adding Peter’s credentials as an apostle to the Jews?
If Jesus hadn’t been put to death on the cross, but had instead died of old age, would God have still raised him from the dead? And if so, would that death and resurrection have had the same supposed effect?
Was Polycarp a student & colleague of John?
What do you think about UFOs?
Some say that it says in the “original manuscripts” that when Jesus says, “in my fatherâ??s house are many mansions (John 14:2),” the original words “house” and “mansions” were actual “cosmos” and “worlds,” respectively. Is this true?
Do you think John the Baptist ate locusts (egkrides), or pancakes (akrides)?