Church, Ecclesiology (Church), Eschatology, History

Straddling Realities

Yochanan b. Zecharyah was a Jewish teacher and prophet known to the Christian world as John the Baptist. In the gospel of Luke, he is Jesus of Nazareth's second cousin and the son of a Jewish priest. Appearing at the beginning of all four gospels and described as the "forerunner" of the Messiah and the… Continue reading Straddling Realities

Ancient History, History

Paul – The Roman Citizen and Jewish Teacher

This Sunday, I mentioned that it was possible that the Apostle Paul's father was a Gentile. This is a theory which cannot be absolutely proven, but it is based on two premises: 1. Paul was a Roman citizen. Three times in the book of Acts, Paul makes declarations of his citizenship: But Paul said to… Continue reading Paul – The Roman Citizen and Jewish Teacher