Month: December 2009

AVATAR – the Movie

Just saw the movie yesterday. Here are some quick notes:The end is awesome, as it turns out; the butler did it :o) Actually judging by the name I know what to expect. Surely, many youngsters think that “Avatar” is a computer term, as it has become just that, but it derives from Hindu theology.

Jewish / Judaism : The Isaiah 9 Controversy, part 2 of 4

The Targumim:Targum Jonathan, “For to us a Son is born, to us a Son is given: and He shall receive the Law upon Him to keep it; and His Name is called from of old, Wonderful, Counselor, ELOHA, The Mighty, Abiding to Eternity, The Messiah, because peace shall be multiplied on us in His days.”

Trinity : Is Jesus Equal to God?

This summary of scriptures relevant to the biblical statements that Jesus is equal to “God” will be followed by the actual quotations: Isaiah 40:25; John 5:18-19, 23, 10:30, 14:1, 9-11, 16:15, 17:1 & 10; Philippians 2:5-8 Isaiah 40:25 “‘To whom will you compare me? Or who is my equal?’ says the Holy One.”

Roman Catholic Church: Our Lady of Guadalupe – Officially or Unofficially the Goddess of the Americas?

I ran across a very interesting, refreshingly honest and theologically bankrupt story about a December 15, 2009 AD art exhibit about “Our Lady of Guadalupe” which the article also calls “the Virgin of Guadalupe.”[fn] Dan Mayfield, “Beyond Faith – Feast, exhibit celebrate the Virgin of Guadalupe, and icon of the Americas who transcends religion,” Albuquerque …

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Jewish / Judaism : The Isaiah 9 Controversy, part 1 of 4

Isaiah ch. 9, particularly verses 6-7 are a polemical issue betwixt Judaism and Christianity.The key question is: does the text refer to the, at the time of the writing, future Messiah and therefore to Jesus-as Christianity claims-or to a person contemporaneous to the times when the text was inspired-as Judaism claims?Part 1: Introduction and From …

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Trinity : Who is Described as the Ruler of the Kingdom of Heaven and Earth?

This summary of scriptures relevant to the biblical statements as to which member Trinity is described as the ruler of the kingdom of heaven and earth will be followed by the actual quotations: Zechariah 9:9, 14:9, 16-17; Psalm 44:4; Matthew 25:31, 27:37 & John 19:12; Matthew 27:42; Mark 9:1; John 1:49, 18:37; Colossians 1:12-13; 2nd …

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