David as Messiah?

Why does Jeremiah 33, Ezekiel 34, 37, Hosea 3, Isaiah 55, Psalm 89 all seem to say David is Messiah, the true shepherd and coming one, and even the pierced one of Psalm 18, Zechariah? Was David paying for his sins as Jesus, and now returns?

The creation of Adam and Eve

I have a question regarding the creation of Adam and Eve.  Were they the only humans created by God or were they simply the first of many of mankind to be created during the recorded time of man's arrival into existence?  And could this explain the many cultural/religious variations in our society today?

Fault vs. Sin

What is the difference between a fault (James 5:16) and a sin ( John 1:9a)?

What Happens When We Die?

As a hospital chaplain I'm often asked by Christians and others......what do you believe happens when we die. My answer is something along the lines of.....well, I believe that there is 'life after death' and then there is 'life after life after death'. The second part is what I believe Jesus meant by 'resurrection'...new life in a new heaven and a new earth. What I think is more difficult to explain is the

Are We Out to Convert the World to Christianity?

I don't care for Matthew 28: 19-20.  It's Christian triumphalism. It's imposing Christian religion on the world. It's more of that on way dogma stuff that's part of a theology of hostility. What are we to make of these verses that seem to be saying everybody in the world is to become Christian? Perhaps these words are a later addition to the original Matthew? Please talk to me about the whole missionary enterprise. Are we out to convert the world to Christianity?

The Perfection of Christ in Heb. 2:10

In Hebrews 2:10 the sentence structure puts God (He) as the perfecter of Christ (the captain).  It would be improper to suggest that Christ perfected himself.

 

 

Why is it, then, that the writer uses the phrase "for whom are all things and by whom are all things" as pertaining to God the creator, when the majority of scriptures using similar phraseology apply this to Christ?  It seems a confusing way of ascribing deity to Christ.

 

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