Another critique of the Christian claim of the divinity of Jesus
(and by extension of the Trinity) comes from Sura Ikhlas:
But he does not reject Muhammad's mission in faith as the early medieval writers did when the Moslems began to reject the divinity of Jesus
the Christ, in the tenth century, based on the writings of al-Tabari.
The reason early Jewish followers of Jesus developed these theological deviations is a much-debated subject, but essentially it comes down to two issues: (1) the disciples had some sort of semi-mystical experience of the resurrected Jesus and thus changed how they viewed him--Jesus went from being a prophet and teacher to a divine being; and/or (2) various Greek ideas were affecting Judaism at the time of Jesus (such as legends about semi-divine beings like Hercules, who had a divine father and human mother), and, in the case of Jesus, these ideas receptive to the divinity of Jesus
broke the bounds of what could properly be defined as Judaism.
It must be acknowledged that there are always opinions raging regarding the divinity of Jesus
, but perhaps this is a matter for theologicals purists?
As far as worship services, I think that the main reason Catholics leave the church is their lack of faith in the fact that they receive the body and blood, soul and divinity of Jesus
in Communion at Mass.
bar] SIR - I have followed with interest the letters on the true divinity of Jesus
or if he's just a myth from history (April 25, 27, 28, 30, May 4, 7, 9, 12).
It may be appropriate for Christianity to adopt a new doctrine of the birth and divinity of Jesus
This book, discussing and affirming the divinity of Jesus
, follows one discussing and affirming the existence of God and others on revelation, resurrection, and the compatibility of faith and reason.
He never mentions that the deistic Adams rejected belief in the Trinity and the divinity of Jesus
Colorado Christian University, which brought the lawsuit, requires staff to sign a statement affirming belief in "the Bible as the infallible Word of God, the existence of God in the Father, Son and Holy Spirit, the divinity of Jesus
Christ, and principles of salvation, present ministry, resurrection, and 'the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ.
Those churches considered themselves descendents of Protestantism but with profound doctrinal differences: They believed in God but not the divinity of Jesus
and in the salvation of all humans, regardless of their saviour.
Thus core Christian beliefs--such as Mary's incredible immaculate conception and virginity in perpetuity (considering the Gospel's explicit references to Jesus's "brothers and sisters"), the dubious virgin birth and divinity of Jesus
, whether the sacrament of communion should be interpreted symbolically or implausibly as a miraculous transformation, and if "good works" or "divine grace" are necessary for salvation--had to be adjudicated and enforced by ecclesiastical decree.
Like Brown's novel, Holy Blood, Holy Grail argues that the entire mythology associated with the Grail, as well as a veritable cavalcade of heretical organizations throughout the history of Christianity, are dedicated to preserving arcane knowledge debunking the divinity of Jesus
However, Christians have shortened their lives considerably by dying horrible deaths rather than denying the divinity of Jesus
Wink's objective in this volume is to recover the true meaning of the humanity of Jesus, which was to a large extent appreciated by the Jesus' movement and by the earliest Christian church, but was eclipsed already by the mid-second century when the church became preoccupied with the question of the divinity of Jesus