Monday, December 1, 2014

The Mighty Works of Jesus Christ

I am thinking about what in Jesus gave rise to the very early and 'high' belief in Jesus' sharing the identity of the God of Israel which we find in the writings of the New Testament. The sceptical revisionist may disbelieve the faith of the Bible, but then has the puzzle of accounting for an unlikely belief by Jews of that era.
These blog thoughts are jottings, not a fully developed essay. Still, here's a start.
Jesus' miracles, also attested in the earliest strands of the tradition, pointed in the direction of his Divine sonship. H.P. Liddon summed up this fact: " The four Evangelists, amid their distinguishing peculiarities, concur in representing a Christ whose life is encased in a setting of miracles."