Saturday, August 30, 2014

The Impassibility of God


The following are some interesting links that directly or indirectly deal with the doctrine of God's Impassibility. I have a few things to point out and say before I post the links.

 In one of his blogposts Steve Hays points out two different ways in which the doctrine of Impassibility is often defined. I recommend reading his blog on the topic. Here's an excerpt:

1. Classic theism teaches that God is impassible — not subject to suffering, pain, or the ebb and flow of involuntary passions. 

Incapable of suffering or of experiencing pain 

Incapable of feeling 



Compare that to a more academic definition of the term:



2. Nothing created can cause God to change or be modified in any way…Many classical theists make this point by insisting that God is impassible. In this context "Impassible"…means "not able to be causally modified by an external agent"…God cannot be altered by anything a creature does. B. Davies, An Introduction to the Philosophy of Religion (Oxford, 3rd ed, 2004), 5.
In the comments box I wrote:

I personally don't think that an affirmation of #2 entails an affirmation of #1.

It seems to me that an author of a book can be emotionally moved by the contemplation of the details of the drama within his book even though he himself choose to write it the way it is written. Analogously, maybe God can be emotionally effected by human tragedies which He Himself has ordained will come to pass. Especially if God's choosing the second order goods He purposes and plans might logically constrain Him to permit things that of themselves (per se) He disapproves of. For example, God ordains every sin we ever commit, yet we're called to not grieve or vex the Holy Spirit (Eph. 4:30; Isa. 63:10). Maybe not all the Scriptural data that speaks of God experiencing emotion is anthropopathic.

However, our experience of emotion is often tied to temporal consciousness, and therefore "emotion" (as we experience it) may not apply to God if He's timelessly eternal. But there might be something analogous to our experience of emotion that God experiences. Maybe more intensely than we do. At least that's what some Calvinists seem to believe (e.g. John Piper).
Then I quoted John Piper on God's Happiness which has implications for theodicy.

John Piper wrote:


It is not surprising, then, that Jonathan Edwards struggled earnestly and deeply with the problem that stands before us now. How can we affirm the happiness of God on the basis of His sovereignty when much of what God permits in the world is contrary to His own commands in Scripture? How can we say God is happy when there is so much sin and misery in the world?
Edwards did not claim to exhaust the mystery here. But he does help us find a possible  way of avoiding outright contradiction while being faithful to the Scriptures. To put it in my own words, he said that the infinite complexity of the divine mind is such that God  has the capacity to look at the world through two lenses. He can look through a narrow lens or through a wideangle lens.
When God looks at a painful or wicked event through His narrow lens, He sees the tragedy of the sin for what it is in itself, and He is angered and grieved: “I have no pleasure in the death of anyone, declares the Lord GOD” (Ezekiel 18:32).

But when God looks at a painful or wicked event through His wide-angle lens, He sees the tragedy of the sin in relation to everything leading up to it and everything flowing out from it. He sees it in relation to all the connections and effects that form a pattern, or mosaic, stretching into eternity. This mosaic in all its parts—good and evil—brings Him delight.5
- Desiring God: Meditations of a Christian Hedonist page 39


John Piper also wrote:

God's Happiness Is A Great Part Of His Glory

In 1 Timothy 1:11 Paul focuses on the gospel as "the glory of the blessed God." The word translated "blessed" in this phrase (makarivou) is the same one used in the beatitudes of Jesus in Matthew 5:3-11. "Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted. Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth." And so on. The word means "happy" or "fortunate." Paul himself uses it in other places to refer to the happiness of the person whose sins are forgiven (Rom. 4:7) or the person whose conscience is clear (Rom. 14:22). It is astonishing that only here and in 1 Timothy 6:15 in the entire Old Testament and New Testament does the word refer to God. Paul has clearly done something unusual, calling God makarios, happy.

We may learn from the phrase "the glory of the happy God" that a great part of God's glory is his happiness. It was inconceivable to the apostle Paul that God could be denied infinite joy and still be all-glorious. To be infinitely glorious was to be infinitely happy. He used the phrase, "the glory of the happy God," because it is a glorious thing for God to be as happy as he is. God's glory consists much in the fact that he is happy beyond all our imagination.
- God is the Gospel page 100
God's impassibility, however one understands it should be seen in light of God's glory, sovereignty and wisdom.

Here are the external links:

http://www.rpcbmt.org/DivineImpassibility.html

http://www.mrrena.com/2004/suffer.php

http://www.rbap.net/journal-of-the-institute-of-reformed-baptist-studies-sample-of-impassibility-article/

http://www.spurgeon.org/~phil/articles/impassib.htm

http://paulhelmsdeep.blogspot.com/2014/03/eternal-god-and-god-in-time.html

http://paulhelmsdeep.blogspot.com/2013/09/god-both-impassible-and-impassioned.html


More Steve Hays blogs
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2005/02/be-wary-of-ware-1.html
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2005/02/be-wary-of-ware-2.html
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2011/09/can-god-suffer.html
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2014/02/still-impassible-confessing-god-without.html
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2014/08/disambiguating-impassibility.html


P.S. The doctrine of God's Impassibility has once again come under scrutiny in Reformed Baptist circles. See for example this link HERE.


The Monergism website's list of articles on the doctrine of Impassibility:
https://www.monergism.com/topics/god%E2%80%99s-attributes/impassibility-god





Tuesday, August 26, 2014

353 Prophecies Fulfilled in Jesus Christ

source of this information: http://www.accordingtothescriptures.org/prophecy/353prophecies.html


353 Prophecies Fulfilled in Jesus Christ



"Lo, I come: in the volume of the book it is written of me" (Psalm 40:7).
"The testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy" (Revelation 19:10).
"...all things must be fulfilled, which were written in the law of Moses, and in the prophets, and in the psalms, concerning me" (Jesus Christ, Luke 24:44).
"To Him give all the prophets witness" (Acts 10:43).


Prophecy

Fulfillment

1. Gen. 3:15 Seed of a woman (virgin birth) Galatians 4:4-5, Matthew 1:18
2. Gen. 3:15 He will bruise Satan's head Hebrews 2:14, 1John 3:8
3. Gen. 3:15 Christ's heel would be bruised with nails on the cross Matthew 27:35, Luke 24:39-40
4. Gen. 5:24 The bodily ascension to heaven illustrated Mark 16:19
5. Gen. 9:26, 27 The God of Shem will be the Son of Shem Luke 3:36
6. Gen. 12:3 Seed of Abraham will bless all nations Galatians 3:8, Acts 3:25, 26
7. Gen. 12:7 The Promise made to Abraham's Seed Galatians 3:16
8. Gen. 14:18 A priest after the order of Melchizedek Hebrews 6:20
9. Gen. 14:18 King of Peace and Righteousness Hebrews 7:2
10. Gen. 14:18 The Last Supper foreshadowed Matthew 26:26-29
11. Gen. 17:19 Seed of Isaac (Gen. 21:12) Romans 9:7
12. Gen. 22:8 The Lamb of God promised John 1:29
13. Gen. 22:18 As Isaac's seed, will bless all nations Galatians 3:16
14. Gen. 26:2-5 The Seed of Isaac promised as the Redeemer Hebrews 11:18
15. Gen. 28:12 The Bridge to heaven John 1:51
16. Gen. 28:14 The Seed of Jacob Luke 3:34
17. Gen. 49:10 The time of His coming Luke 2:1-7; Galatians 4:4
18. Gen. 49:10 The Seed of Judah Luke 3:33
19. Gen. 49:10 Called Shiloh or One Sent John 17:3
20. Gen. 49:10 Messiah to come before Judah lost identity John 11:47-52
21. Gen. 49:10 Unto Him shall the obedience of the people be John 10:16
22. Ex. 3:13-15 The Great "I AM" John 4:26, 8:58
23. Ex. 12:5 A Lamb without blemish Hebrews 9:14; 1Peter 1:19
24. Ex. 12:13 The blood of the Lamb saves from wrath Romans 5:8
25. Ex. 12:21-27 Christ is our Passover 1Corinthians 5:7
26. Ex. 12:46 Not a bone of the Lamb to be broken John 19:31-36
27. Ex. 15:2 His exaltation predicted as Yeshua Acts 7:55, 56
28. Ex. 15:11 His Character-Holiness Luke 1:35; Acts 4:27
29. Ex. 17:6 The Spiritual Rock of Israel 1Corinthians 10:4
30. Ex. 33:19 His Character-Merciful Luke 1:72
31. Lev. 1:2-9 His sacrifice a sweet smelling savor unto God Ephesians 5:2
32. Lev. 14:11 The leper cleansed-Sign to priesthood Luke 5:12-14; Acts 6:7
33. Lev. 16:15-17 Prefigures Christ's once-for-all death Hebrews 9:7-14
34. Lev. 16:27 Suffering outside the Camp Matthew 27:33; Heb. 13:11, 12
35. Lev. 17:11 The Blood-the life of the flesh Matthew 26:28; Mark 10:45
36. Lev. 17:11 It is the blood that makes atonement Rom. 3:23-24; 1John 1:7
37. Lev. 23:36-37 The Drink-offering: "If any man thirst" John 7:37
38. Num. 9:12 Not a bone of Him broken John 19:31-36
39. Num. 21:9 The serpent on a pole-Christ lifted up John 3:14-18, 12:32
40. Num. 24:17 Time: "I shall see him, but not now." John 1:14; Galatians 4:4
41. Deut. 18:15 "This is of a truth that prophet." John 6:14
42. Deut. 18:15-16 "Had ye believed Moses, ye would believe me." John 5:45-47
43. Deut. 18:18 Sent by the Father to speak His word John 8:28, 29
44. Deut. 18:19 Whoever will not hear must bear his sin Acts 3:22-23
45. Deut. 21:23 Cursed is he that hangs on a tree Galatians 3:10-13
46. Joshua 5:14-15 The Captain of our salvation Hebrews 2:10
47. Ruth 4:4-10 Christ, our kinsman, has redeemed us Ephesians 1:3-7
48. 1 Sam. 2:35 A Faithful Priest Heb. 2:17, 3:1-3, 6, 7:24-25
49. 1 Sam. 2:10 Shall be an anointed King to the Lord Mt. 28:18, John 12:15
50. 2 Sam. 7:12 David's Seed Matthew 1:1
51. 2 Sam. 7:13 His Kingdom is everlasting 2Peter 1:11
52. 2 Sam. 7:14a The Son of God Luke 1:32, Romans 1:3-4
53. 2 Sam. 7:16 David's house established forever Luke 3:31; Rev. 22:16
54. 2 Ki. 2:11 The bodily ascension to heaven illustrated Luke 24:51
55. 1 Chr. 17:11 David's Seed Matthew 1:1, 9:27
56. 1 Chr. 17:12-13 To reign on David's throne forever Luke 1:32, 33
57. 1 Chr. 17:13 "I will be His Father, He...my Son." Hebrews 1:5
58. Job 9:32-33 Mediator between man and God 1 Timothy 2:5
59. Job 19:23-27 The Resurrection predicted John 5:24-29
60. Psa. 2:1-3 The enmity of kings foreordained Acts 4:25-28
61. Psa. 2:2 To own the title, Anointed (Christ) John 1:41, Acts 2:36
62. Psa. 2:6 His Character-Holiness John 8:46; Revelation 3:7
63. Psa. 2:6 To own the title King Matthew 2:2
64. Psa. 2:7 Declared the Beloved Son Matthew 3:17, Romans 1:4
65. Psa. 2:7, 8 The Crucifixion and Resurrection intimated Acts 13:29-33
66. Psa. 2:8, 9 Rule the nations with a rod of iron Rev. 2:27, 12:5, 19:15
67. Psa. 2:12 Life comes through faith in Him John 20:31
68. Psa. 8:2 The mouths of babes perfect His praise Matthew 21:16
69. Psa. 8:5, 6 His humiliation and exaltation Hebrews 2:5-9
70. Psa. 9:7-10 Judge the world in righteousness Acts 17:31
71. Psa. 16:10 Was not to see corruption Acts 2:31, 13:35
72. Psa. 16:9-11 Was to arise from the dead John 20:9
73. Psa. 17:15 The resurrection predicted Luke 24:6
74. Psa. 18:2-3 The horn of salvation Luke 1:69-71
75. Psa. 22:1 Forsaken because of sins of others 2 Corinthians 5:21
76. Psa. 22:1 "My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?" Matthew 27:46
77. Psa. 22:2 Darkness upon Calvary for three hours Matthew 27:45
78. Psa. 22:7 They shoot out the lip and shake the head Matthew 27:39-44
79. Psa. 22:8 "He trusted in God, let Him deliver Him" Matthew 27:43
80. Psa. 22:9-10 Born the Saviour Luke 2:7
81. Psa. 22:12-13 They seek His death John 19:6
82. Psa. 22:14 His blood poured out when they pierced His side John 19:34
83. Psa. 22:14, 15 Suffered agony on Calvary Mark 15:34-37
84. Psa. 22:15 He thirsted John 19:28
85. Psa. 22:16 They pierced His hands and His feet John 19:34, 37; 20:27
86. Psa. 22:17, 18 Stripped Him before the stares of men Luke 23:34, 35
87. Psa. 22:18 They parted His garments John 19:23, 24
88. Psa. 22:20, 21 He committed Himself to God Luke 23:46
89. Psa. 22:20, 21 Satanic power bruising the Redeemer's heel Hebrews 2:14
90. Psa. 22:22 His Resurrection declared John 20:17
91. Psa. 22:27-28 He shall be the governor of the nations Colossians 1:16
92. Psa. 22:31 "It is finished" John 19:30, Heb. 10:10, 12, 14, 18
93. Psa. 23:1 "I am the Good Shepherd" John 10:11, 1Peter 2:25
94. Psa. 24:3 His exaltation predicted Acts 1:11; Philippians 2:9
95. Psa. 30:3 His resurrection predicted Acts 2:32
96. Psa. 31:5 "Into thy hands I commit my spirit" Luke 23:46
97. Psa. 31:11 His acquaintances fled from Him Mark 14:50
98. Psa. 31:13 They took counsel to put Him to death Mt. 27:1, John 11:53
99. Psa. 31:14, 15 "He trusted in God, let Him deliver him" Matthew 27:43
100. Psa. 34:20 Not a bone of Him broken John 19:31-36
101. Psa. 35:11 False witnesses rose up against Him Matthew 26:59
102. Psa. 35:19 He was hated without a cause John 15:25
103. Psa. 38:11 His friends stood afar off Luke 23:49
104. Psa. 38:12 Enemies try to entangle Him by craft Mark 14:1, Mt. 22:15
105. Psa. 38:12-13 Silent before His accusers Matthew 27:12-14
106. Psa. 38:20 He went about doing good Acts 10:38
107. Psa. 40:2-5 The joy of His resurrection predicted John 20:20
108. Psa. 40:6-8 His delight-the will of the Father John 4:34, Heb. 10:5-10
109. Psa. 40:9 He was to preach the Righteousness in Israel Matthew 4:17
110. Psa. 40:14 Confronted by adversaries in the Garden John 18:4-6
111. Psa. 41:9 Betrayed by a familiar friend John 13:18
112. Psa. 45:2 Words of Grace come from His lips John 1:17, Luke 4:22
113. Psa. 45:6 To own the title, God or Elohim Hebrews 1:8
114. Psa. 45:7 A special anointing by the Holy Spirit Mt. 3:16; Heb. 1:9
115. Psa. 45:7, 8 Called the Christ (Messiah or Anointed) Luke 2:11
116. Psa. 45:17 His name remembered forever Ephesians 1:20-21, Heb. 1:8
117. Psa. 55:12-14 Betrayed by a friend, not an enemy John 13:18
118. Psa. 55:15 Unrepentant death of the Betrayer Matthew 27:3-5; Acts 1:16-19
119. Psa. 68:18 To give gifts to men Ephesians 4:7-16
120. Psa. 68:18 Ascended into Heaven Luke 24:51
121. Psa. 69:4 Hated without a cause John 15:25
122. Psa. 69:8 A stranger to own brethren John 1:11, 7:5
123. Psa. 69:9 Zealous for the Lord's House John 2:17
124. Psa. 69:14-20 Messiah's anguish of soul before crucifixion Matthew 26:36-45
125. Psa. 69:20 "My soul is exceeding sorrowful." Matthew 26:38
126. Psa. 69:21 Given vinegar in thirst Matthew 27:34
127. Psa. 69:26 The Saviour given and smitten by God John 17:4; 18:11
128. Psa. 72:10, 11 Great persons were to visit Him Matthew 2:1-11
129. Psa. 72:16 The corn of wheat to fall into the Ground John 12:24-25
130. Psa. 72:17 Belief on His name will produce offspring John 1:12, 13
131. Psa. 72:17 All nations shall be blessed by Him Galatians 3:8
132. Psa. 72:17 All nations shall call Him blessed John 12:13, Rev. 5:8-12
133. Psa. 78:1-2 He would teach in parables Matthew 13:34-35
134. Psa. 78:2b To speak the Wisdom of God with authority Matthew 7:29
135. Psa. 80:17 The Man of God's right hand Mark 14:61-62
136. Psa. 88 The Suffering and Reproach of Calvary Matthew 27:26-50
137. Psa. 88:8 They stood afar off and watched Luke 23:49
138. Psa. 89:27 Firstborn Colossians 1:15, 18
139. Psa. 89:27 Emmanuel to be higher than earthly kings Luke 1:32, 33
140. Psa. 89:35-37 David's Seed, throne, kingdom endure forever Luke 1:32, 33
141. Psa. 89:36-37 His character-Faithfulness Revelation 1:5, 19:11
142. Psa. 90:2 He is from everlasting (Micah 5:2) John 1:1
143. Psa. 91:11, 12 Identified as Messianic; used to tempt Christ Luke 4:10, 11
144. Psa. 97:9 His exaltation predicted Acts 1:11; Ephesians 1:20
145. Psa. 100:5 His character-Goodness Matthew 19:16, 17
146. Psa. 102:1-11 The Suffering and Reproach of Calvary John 19:16-30
147. Psa. 102:25-27 Messiah is the Preexistent Son Hebrews 1:10-12
148. Psa. 109:25 Ridiculed Matthew 27:39
149. Psa. 110:1 Son of David Matthew 22:42-43
150. Psa. 110:1 To ascend to the right-hand of the Father Mark 16:19
151. Psa. 110:1 David's son called Lord Matthew 22:44, 45
152. Psa. 110:4 A priest after Melchizedek's order Hebrews 6:20
153. Psa. 112:4 His character-Compassionate, Gracious, et al Matthew 9:36
154. Psa. 118:17, 18 Messiah's Resurrection assured Luke 24:5-7; 1Cor. 15:20
155. Psa. 118:22, 23 The rejected stone is Head of the corner Matthew 21:42, 43
156. Psa. 118:26a The Blessed One presented to Israel Matthew 21:9
157. Psa. 118:26b To come while Temple standing Matthew 21:12-15
158. Psa. 132:11 The Seed of David (the fruit of His Body) Luke 1:32, Act 2:30
159. Psa. 129:3 He was scourged Matthew 27:26
160. Psa. 138:1-6 The supremacy of David's Seed amazes kings Matthew 2:2-6
161. Psa. 147:3, 6 The earthly ministry of Christ described Luke 4:18
162. Prov. 1:23 He will send the Spirit of God John 16:7
163. Prov. 8:23 Foreordained from everlasting Rev. 13:8, 1Peter 1:19-20
164. Song. 5:16 The altogether lovely One John 1:17
165. Isa. 2:3 He shall teach all nations John 4:25
166. Isa. 2:4 He shall judge among the nations John 5:22
167. Isa. 6:1 When Isaiah saw His glory John 12:40-41
168. Isa. 6:8 The One Sent by God John 12:38-45
169. Isa. 6:9-10 Parables fall on deaf ears Matthew 13:13-15
170. Isa. 6:9-12 Blinded to Christ and deaf to His words Acts 28:23-29
171. Isa. 7:14 To be born of a virgin Luke 1:35
172. Isa. 7:14 To be Emmanuel-God with us Matthew 1:18-23, 1Tim. 3:16
173. Isa. 8:8 Called Emmanuel Matthew 28:20
174. Isa. 8:14 A stone of stumbling, a Rock of offense 1Peter 2:8
175. Isa. 9:1, 2 His ministry to begin in Galilee Matthew 4:12-17
176. Isa. 9:6 A child born-Humanity Luke 1:31
177. Isa. 9:6 A Son given-Deity Luke 1:32, John 1:14, 1Tim. 3:16
178. Isa. 9:6 Declared to be the Son of God with power Romans 1:3, 4
179. Isa. 9:6 The Wonderful One, Peleh Luke 4:22
180. Isa. 9:6 The Counsellor, Yaatz Matthew 13:54
181. Isa. 9:6 The Mighty God, El Gibor 1Cor. 1:24, Titus 2:3
182. Isa. 9:6 The Everlasting Father, Avi Adth John 8:58, 10:30
183. Isa. 9:6 The Prince of Peace, Sar Shalom John 16:33
184. Isa. 9:7 To establish an everlasting kingdom Luke 1:32-33
185. Isa. 9:7 His Character-Just John 5:30
186. Isa. 9:7 No end to his Government, Throne, and Peace Luke 1:32-33
187. Isa. 11:1 Called a Nazarene-the Branch, Netzer Matthew 2:23
188. Isa. 11:1 A rod out of Jesse-Son of Jesse Luke 3:23, 32
189. Isa. 11:2 Anointed One by the Spirit Matthew 3:16, 17, Acts 10:38
190. Isa. 11:2 His Character-Wisdom, Knowledge, et al Colossians 2:3
191. Isa. 11:3 He would know their thoughts Luke 6:8, John 2:25
192. Isa. 11:4 Judge in righteousness Acts 17:31
193. Isa. 11:4 Judges with the sword of His mouth Rev. 2:16, 19:11, 15
194. Isa. 11:5 Character: Righteous & Faithful Rev. 19:11
195. Isa. 11:10 The Gentiles seek Him John 12:18-21
196. Isa. 12:2 Called Jesus-Yeshua Matthew 1:21
197. Isa. 22:22 The One given all authority to govern Revelation 3:7
198. Isa. 25:8 The Resurrection predicted 1Corinthians 15:54
199. Isa. 26:19 His power of Resurrection predicted Matthew 27:50-54
200. Isa. 28:16 The Messiah is the precious corner stone Acts 4:11, 12
201. Isa. 28:16 The Sure Foundation 1Corinthians 3:11, Mt. 16:18
202. Isa. 29:13 He indicated hypocritical obedience to His Word Matthew 15:7-9
203. Isa. 29:14 The wise are confounded by the Word 1Corinthians 1:18-31
204. Isa. 32:2 A Refuge-A man shall be a hiding place Matthew 23:37
205. Isa. 35:4 He will come and save you Matthew 1:21
206. Isa. 35:5-6 To have a ministry of miracles Matthew 11:2-6
207. Isa. 40:3, 4 Preceded by forerunner John 1:23
208. Isa. 40:9 "Behold your God." John 1:36; 19:14
209. Isa. 40:10. He will come to reward Revelation 22:12
210. Isa. 40:11 A shepherd-compassionate life-giver John 10:10-18
2101. Isa. 42:1-4 The Servant-as a faithful, patient redeemer Matthew 12:18-21
212. Isa. 42:2 Meek and lowly Matthew 11:28-30
213. Isa. 42:3 He brings hope for the hopeless John 4
214. Isa. 42:4 The nations shall wait on His teachings John 12:20-26
215. Isa. 42:6 The Light (salvation) of the Gentiles Luke 2:32
216. Isa. 42:1, 6 His is a worldwide compassion Matthew 28:19, 20
217. Isa. 42:7 Blind eyes opened. John 9:25-38
218. Isa. 43:11 He is the only Saviour. Acts 4:12
219. Isa. 44:3 He will send the Spirit of God John 16:7, 13
220. Isa. 45:21-25 He is Lord and Saviour Philippians 3:20, Titus 2:13
221. Isa. 45:23 He will be the Judge John 5:22; Romans 14:11
222. Isa. 46:9, 10 Declares things not yet done John 13:19
223. Isa. 48:12 The First and the Last John 1:30, Revelation 1:8, 17
224. Isa. 48:16, 17 He came as a Teacher John 3:2
225. Isa. 49:1 Called from the womb-His humanity Matthew 1:18
226. Isa. 49:5 A Servant from the womb. Luke 1:31, Philippians 2:7
227. Isa. 49:6 He will restore Israel Acts 3:19-21, 15:16-17
228. Isa. 49:6 He is Salvation for Israel Luke 2:29-32
229. Isa. 49:6 He is the Light of the Gentiles John 8:12, Acts 13:47
230. Isa. 49:6 He is Salvation unto the ends of the earth Acts 15:7-18
231. Isa. 49:7 He is despised of the Nation John 1:11, 8:48-49, 19:14-15
232. Isa. 50:3 Heaven is clothed in black at His humiliation Luke 23:44, 45
233. Isa. 50:4 He is a learned counselor for the weary Matthew 7:29, 11:28, 29
234. Isa. 50:5 The Servant bound willingly to obedience Matthew 26:39
235. Isa. 50:6a "I gave my back to the smiters." Matthew 27:26
236. Isa. 50:6b He was smitten on the cheeks Matthew 26:67
237. Isa. 50:6c He was spat upon Matthew 27:30
238. Isa. 52:7 Published good tidings upon mountains Matthew 5:12,15:29,28:16
239. Isa. 52:13 The Servant exalted Acts 1:8-11; Eph. 1:19-22, Php. 2:5-9
240. Isa. 52:14 The Servant shockingly abused Luke 18:31-34; Mt. 26:67, 68
241. Isa. 52:15 Nations startled by message of the Servant Luke 18:31-34; Mt. 26:67, 68
242. Isa. 52:15 His blood shed sprinkles nations Hebrews 9:13-14, Rev. 1:5
243. Isa. 53:1 His people would not believe Him John 12:37-38
244. Isa. 53:2 Appearance of an ordinary man Philippians 2:6-8
245. Isa. 53:3a Despised Luke 4:28-29
246. Isa. 53:3b Rejected Matthew 27:21-23
247. Isa. 53:3c Great sorrow and grief Matthew 26:37-38, Luke 19:41, Heb. 4:15
248. Isa. 53:3d Men hide from being associated with Him Mark 14:50-52
249. Isa. 53:4a He would have a healing ministry Matthew 8:16-17
250. Isa. 53:4b Thought to be cursed by God Matthew 26:66, 27:41-43
251. Isa. 53:5a Bears penalty for mankind's iniquities 2Cor. 5:21, Heb. 2:9
252. Isa. 53:5b His sacrifice provides peace between man and God Colossians 1:20
253. Isa. 53:5c His sacrifice would heal man of sin 1Peter 2:24
254. Isa. 53:6a He would be the sin-bearer for all mankind 1John 2:2, 4:10
255. Isa. 53:6b God's will that He bear sin for all mankind Galatians 1:4
256. Isa. 53:7a Oppressed and afflicted Matthew 27:27-31
257. Isa. 53:7b Silent before his accusers Matthew 27:12-14
258. Isa. 53:7c Sacrificial lamb John 1:29, 1Peter 1:18-19
259. Isa. 53:8a Confined and persecuted Matthew 26:47-27:31
260. Isa. 53:8b He would be judged John 18:13-22
261. Isa. 53:8c Killed Matthew 27:35
262. Isa. 53:8d Dies for the sins of the world 1John 2:2
263. Isa. 53:9a Buried in a rich man's grave Matthew 27:57
264. Isa. 53:9b Innocent and had done no violence Luke 23:41, John 18:38
265. Isa. 53:9c No deceit in his mouth 1Peter 2:22
266. Isa. 53:10a God's will that He die for mankind John 18:11
267. Isa. 53:10b An offering for sin Matthew 20:28, Galatians 3:13
268. Isa. 53:10c Resurrected and live forever Romans 6:9
269. Isa. 53:10d He would prosper John 17:1-5
270. Isa. 53:11a God fully satisfied with His suffering John 12:27
271. Isa. 53:11b God's servant would justify man Romans 5:8-9, 18-19
272. Isa. 53:11c The sin-bearer for all mankind Hebrews 9:28
273. Isa. 53:12a Exalted by God because of his sacrifice Matthew 28:18
274. Isa. 53:12b He would give up his life to save mankind Luke 23:46
275. Isa. 53:12c Numbered with the transgressors Mark 15:27-28
276. Isa. 53:12d Sin-bearer for all mankind 1Peter 2:24
277. Isa. 53:12e Intercede to God in behalf of mankind Luke 23:34, Rom. 8:34
278. Isa. 55:3 Resurrected by God Acts 13:34
279. Isa. 55:4a A witness John 18:37
280. Isa. 55:4b He is a leader and commander Hebrews 2:10
281. Isa. 55:5 God would glorify Him Acts 3:13
282. Isa. 59:16a Intercessor between man and God Matthew 10:32
283. Isa. 59:16b He would come to provide salvation John 6:40
284. Isa. 59:20 He would come to Zion as their Redeemer Luke 2:38
285. Isa. 60:1-3 He would shew light to the Gentiles Acts 26:23
286. Isa. 61:1a The Spirit of God upon him Matthew 3:16-17
287. Isa. 61:1b The Messiah would preach the good news Luke 4:16-21
288. Isa. 61:1c Provide freedom from the bondage of sin John 8:31-36
289. Isa. 61:1-2a Proclaim a period of grace Galatians 4:4-5
290. Jer. 23:5-6 Descendant of David Luke 3:23-31
291. Jer. 23:5-6 The Messiah would be both God and Man John 13:13, 1Ti 3:16
292. Jer. 31:22 Born of a virgin Matthew 1:18-20
293. Jer. 31:31 The Messiah would be the new covenant Matthew 26:28
294. Jer. 33:14-15 Descendant of David Luke 3:23-31
295. Eze.34:23-24 Descendant of David Matthew 1:1
296. Eze.37:24-25 Descendant of David Luke 1:31-33
297. Dan. 2:44-45 The Stone that shall break the kingdoms Matthew 21:44
298. Dan. 7:13-14a He would ascend into heaven Acts 1:9-11
299. Dan. 7:13-14b Highly exalted Ephesians 1:20-22
300. Dan. 7:13-14c His dominion would be everlasting Luke 1:31-33
301. Dan. 9:24a To make an end to sins Galatians 1:3-5
302. Dan. 9:24a To make reconciliation for iniquity Romans 5:10, 2Cor. 5:18-21
303. Dan. 9:24b He would be holy Luke 1:35
304. Dan. 9:25 His announcement John 12:12-13
305. Dan. 9:26a Cut off Matthew 16:21, 21:38-39
306. Dan. 9:26b Die for the sins of the world Hebrews 2:9
307. Dan. 9:26c Killed before the destruction of the temple Matthew 27:50-51
308. Dan. 10:5-6 Messiah in a glorified state Revelation 1:13-16
309. Hos. 11:1 He would be called out of Egypt Matthew 2:15
310. Hos. 13:14 He would defeat death 1Corinthians 15:55-57
311. Joel 2:32 Offer salvation to all mankind Romans 10:9-13
312. Jonah 1:17 Death and resurrection of Christ Matthew 12:40, 16:4
313. Mic. 5:2a Born in Bethlehem Matthew 2:1-6
314. Mic. 5:2b Ruler in Israel Luke 1:33
315. Mic. 5:2c From everlasting John 8:58
316. Hag. 2:6-9 He would visit the second Temple Luke 2:27-32
317. Hag. 2:23 Descendant of Zerubbabel Luke 2:27-32
318. Zech. 3:8 God's servant John 17:4
319. Zech. 6:12-13 Priest and King Hebrews 8:1
320. Zech. 9:9a Greeted with rejoicing in Jerusalem Matthew 21:8-10
321. Zech. 9:9b Beheld as King John 12:12-13
322. Zech. 9:9c The Messiah would be just John 5:30
323. Zech. 9:9d The Messiah would bring salvation Luke 19:10
324. Zech. 9:9e The Messiah would be humble Matthew 11:29
325. Zech. 9:9f Presented to Jerusalem riding on a donkey Matthew 21:6-9
326. Zech. 10:4 The cornerstone Ephesians 2:20
327. Zech. 11:4-6a At His coming, Israel to have unfit leaders Matthew 23:1-4
328. Zech. 11:4-6b Rejection causes God to remove His protection Luke 19:41-44
329. Zech. 11:4-6c Rejected in favor of another king John 19:13-15
330. Zech. 11:7 Ministry to "poor," the believing remnant Matthew 9:35-36
331. Zech. 11:8a Unbelief forces Messiah to reject them Matthew 23:33
332. Zech. 11:8b Despised Matthew 27:20
333. Zech. 11:9 Stops ministering to those who rejected Him Matthew 13:10-11
334. Zech. 11:10-11a Rejection causes God to remove protection Luke 19:41-44
335. Zech. 11:10-11b The Messiah would be God John 14:7
336. Zech. 11:12-13a Betrayed for thirty pieces of silver Matthew 26:14-15
337. Zech. 11:12-13b Rejected Matthew 26:14-15
338. Zech. 11:12-13c Thirty pieces of silver cast in the house of the Lord Matthew 27:3-5
339. Zech. 11:12-13d The Messiah would be God John 12:45
340. Zech. 12:10a The Messiah's body would be pierced John 19:34-37
341. Zech. 12:10b The Messiah would be both God and man John 10:30
342. Zech. 12:10c The Messiah would be rejected John 1:11
343. Zech. 13:7a God's will He die for mankind John 18:11
344. Zech. 13:7b A violent death Mark 14:27
345. Zech. 13:7c Both God and man John 14:9
346. Zech. 13:7d Israel scattered as a result of rejecting Him Matthew 26:31-56
347. Zech. 14:4 He would return to the Mt. of Olives Acts 1:11-12
348. Mal. 3:1a Messenger to prepare the way for Messiah Mark 1:1-8
349. Mal. 3:1b Sudden appearance at the temple Mark 11:15-16
350. Mal. 3:1c Messenger of the new covenant Luke 4:43
351. Mal. 3:6 The God who changes not Hebrews 13:8
352. Mal. 4:5 Forerunner in spirit of Elijah Mt. 3:1-3, 11:10-14, 17:11-13
353. Mal. 4:6 Forerunner would turn many to righteousness Luke 1:16-17

Thursday, August 14, 2014

The Apologist’s Evening Prayer

by C.S. Lewis
 

    From all my lame defeats and oh! much more
    From all the victories that I seemed to score;
    From cleverness shot forth on Thy behalf
    At which, while angels weep, the audience laugh;
    From all my proofs of Thy divinity,
    Thou, who wouldst give no sign, deliver me.

    Thoughts are but coins. Let me not trust, instead
    of Thee, their thin-worn image of Thy head.
    From all my thoughts,
    even from my thoughts of Thee,
    O thou fair Silence, fall, and set me free.
    Lord of the narrow gate and the needle’s eye,
    Take from me all my trumpery lest I die.


C.S. Lewis, “The Apologist’s Evening Prayer,” in Poems, ed. Walter Hooper (London: Geoffrey Bles, 1964), p. 129.


Monday, August 11, 2014

Suicide from Christian Perspectives


Suicide
http://www.vincentcheung.com/2006/09/30/suicide/

Perseverance and suicide
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2013/04/perseverance-and-suicide.html

Is Suicide the Unpardonable Sin?
http://www.samstorms.com/enjoying-god-blog/post/is-suicide-the-unpardonable-sin

Risk factors in suicide
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2011/04/risk-factors-in-suicide.html

 READ THE ABOVE LINKS FIRST


Letting go
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2014/11/letting-go.html

Suicide blackmail
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2015/01/suicide-blackmail.html

Final exit
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2014/08/final-exit.html

Ministering to the suicidal
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2014/08/ministering-to-suicidal.html

Coping with suicide
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2013/04/coping-with-suicide.html

Between deterrence and despair
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2014/08/between-deterrence-and-despair.html

Facing death with dignity
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2014/11/facing-death-with-dignity.html

9/11 jumpers
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2014/11/911-jumpers.html

A tale of two suicides
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2015/01/a-tale-of-two-suicides.html

Suicide: "You've got to go back"
http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2013/02/suicide-youve-got-to-go-back.html



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