In Awe of God’s Omnipresence (Part 1)

By Paul J. Scharf

Orthodox Christians have confessed throughout the centuries of church history that God exists eternally in three co-equal Persons—each possessing one glorious nature, essence, substance, being or “form” (Phil. 2:6). Each of the three, while distinct from the other two, fully possesses all of the attributes (sometimes called perfections) of the “Godhead” (Rom. 1:20).

The attributes of God have been arranged in several ways. Sometimes we divide them according to “attributes of greatness and attributes of goodness.”…

The Woman at the Well (Part 1): The Messianic Secret

By Ed Vasicek

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(Isaiah 42:1-4, Matthew 12:15-21, and John 4:1-42)

To treat the details about Jesus’ meeting with the Woman at the Well would require more than a dozen articles. Rather than repeat the details of typical exposition (important as they are), I propose to address three questions that are sometimes ignored when we ponder this passage. These questions delve into the Jewish context: 1. Why was Yeshua forthcoming about His Messiahship with the woman at the well, but indirect to others? 2…

“The Last Enemy”: A Brief Theology of Death (Part 2)

By Bob Gonzales

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Physical Death

Not only did God’s curse upon humanity entail a spiritual death; it also resulted in physical death or the dissolution of the body. You may recall God’s judicial pronouncement on Adam:

Because you have heeded the voice of your wife, and have eaten from the tree of which I commanded you, saying, “You shall not eat of it”: “Cursed is the ground for your sake; in toil you shall eat of it all the days of your life. Both thorns and thistles it…