Commentary on Matthew 28.18 [1 page]
by John Schoenheit, Mark Graeser, John Lynn rated at 1.0 (5 votes so far)
Carefully reading a verse is the only way to begin to properly interpret it. In this case, it is clear that Christís authority was given to him.
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The Nature of Preexistence in the New Testament
by Anthony Buzzard [12 pages]
rated at 2 (out of 7 votes)
The so-called "preexistence" of Jesus in John refers to his "existence" in the Plan of God. The church has been plagued by the introduction of non-biblical language. There is a perfectly good word for "real" preexistence in the Greek language (pro-uparchon). It is very significant that it appears nowhere in Scripture, but it does in the writings of Greek church fathers of the second century. These Greek commentators on Scripture failed to understand the Hebrew categories of thought in which the New Testament is written.