found 12 items matching Philippians 2.5-11
Colossians 1.15-20: Preexistence or Preeminence [6 pages]
by William Wachtel rated at 1.9 (7 votes so far)
In standard evangelical commentary, two texts from Paul's writings are constantly used to teach the personal preexistence of Christ: Philippians 2:5-11 and Colossians 1:15-20. William Wachtel questions seriously, however, whether any such ideas were in Paul's mind. In Philippians 2:5, for instance, Paul declares he is holding forth the historical example of the man Christ Jesus, not some prehistoric example into which can be read ideas of personal preexistence. Can the same be said to be true of Colossians 1:15-20?
Jesus was in the Form of God [17:11]
by Dustin Smith & J.J. Fletcher rated at 2.4 (10 votes so far)
To be 'in the form' of God has led many to believe that Jesus is God Himself. Is this true? What is Paul trying to tell the reader in Philippians 2 when he identifies Jesus as being 'in the form of God?' Continuing the Exegetical Insights tradition, this episode endeavors to unpack the meaning of this section from the passage itself. (This video is also available on Google Video http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=8141076350056654189&q=source:004275304184530516831&hl=en).
An Explanation of Philippians 2:5-6 [77:01]
by Alex Hall rated at 1.4 (6 votes so far)
Was Jesus is the form of God? If so, what does that mean? Did Jesus empty himself of his divinity to become man? Join Alex Hall as he explains the most famous Christological hymn in the New Testament.
The Trinity Defined and Refuted [73:25]
by Sean Finnegan rated at 3.5 (16 votes so far)
Sean Finnegan describes and refutes the belief of three persons in one godhead including a systematic brief treatment of their co-equal, co-eternal, co-essential nature, and the hypostatic union. Does the Trinity make sense? Is the dogma biblical? Join this tour de force through early Church history and the relevant theological constructs of Christianity's most controversial doctrine.
Who is Jesus? (Booklet) [25 pages]
by Anthony Buzzard rated at 3.9 (20 votes so far)
It is a striking fact that Jesus never referred to himself as "God." Equally remarkable is the New Testament's use of the word "God"--in Greek ho theos--to refer to the Father alone, some 1325 times. In sharp contrast, Jesus is called "god" in a handful of texts only--perhaps no more than two. Why this impressive difference in New Testament usage, when so many seem to think that Jesus is no less "God" than his Father?
Did Jesus Volunteer to be our Savior? [49:55]
by Mel Hershberger rated at 1.0 (5 votes so far)
A study of Philippians 2 and other relevant sections that are traditionally used to show that Christ volunteered to become a human to save us.
Commentary on Philippians 2.6-8 [7 page]
by John Schoenheit rated at 1.0 (5 votes so far)
These verses in Philippians are very important to Trinitarian doctrine (although they have also caused division among Trinitarians) and they must be dealt with thoroughly. There are several arguments wrapped into these two verses, and we will deal with them point by point.
A Very Short Explanation of Philippians 2.6 [<1 page]
by Sean Finnegan rated at 1.4 (6 votes so far)
Is Jesus in very nature God or is he in the form/image of God?
The Form of God (Philippians 2.5-11) [6 pages]
by William Wachtel rated at 1.0 (5 votes so far)
A very straightforward explanation of Philippians 2.5-11 from a biblical unitarian perspective.
A "Preexistent" Jesus in Philippians 2:6-11? [5 pages]
by David Maas rated at 1.0 (5 votes so far)
Philippians 2:5-11 is not Paul’s attempt to explain the “Incarnation” or how a divine being divested himself of his divine prerogatives. It is not an exposition about the preexistence of Christ. Instead Paul uses a real life example from the life of Jesus to illustrate his appeal for humility and mutual submission. Like Adam Jesus was in the “form of God.” Unlike Adam he did not attempt to become “like God.” Instead he chose to deny himself his rights and took on the form of a servant. In obedience to his Father he embraced the shameful death of the cross rather than attempt to seize likeness with God.
Jesus Was in the Form of God [< 1 page]
by Jay Dicken rated at 1.0 (5 votes so far)
If Paul meant to say that Jesus was God in Philippians 2:6 he could have simply written that Jesus ‘was God,’ and omitted the phrase ‘in the form of.’ What did Paul mean by this expression?
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