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Tag: Noachide

On the Necessity of Jesus’ Sacrifice for our Sins

I had an interesting email exchange about a month ago concerning whether or not it was ‘necessary’ for Jesus to atone for humanity’s sins by the shedding of his blood.  In some follow up conversation, we talked about different ways of looking at the question, turning on the word ‘necessary.’  As I recall, ‘free-will’ was a component of that follow up.  Since I felt that my original response could have broader application I asked for, and received, permission to post my reply.  You can see it below.

Regarding your question of: Jesus saving.

Your perspective reminds me of that of … continue reading...

Messiah Claimants Throughout History

A long time ago I engaged in some online debates attempting to demonstrate that Jesus was the Messiah.  My opponents were atheists and a Noachide– in other words, I was fighting off both sides.  Sad to say, I had to turn my attention elsewhere and the thread dropped.  Here is the original conversation. Continue reading to see my chart.

I mention this for two reasons.  First of all, I wanted to attack the prevailing sentiment that Messiahs are a dime a dozen and that religions derived from them are plentiful- thus, Christianity is nothing special.   The truth, however, is … continue reading...