False Expectations

September 26, 2006

Isn’t it amazing how we can fantasize about these alternate situations in our minds and expect them to be realized in our horribly crooked world? How depressing.

(read: emo)

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11 Responses to “False Expectations”

  1. Byron Says:

    Sounds like someone crashed and burned. 😦
    Better luck next time.

  2. Kyle Says:

    I told you that you shouldn’t have done that…

  3. erika Says:

    i hope everything is ok.

    erika

  4. Q Says:

    I’m posting off-topic. You raised a significant issue in a recent post, concerning how Jesus could have retained all of the attributes of deity at the incarnation.

    It belatedly popped into my head that you’re touching on the issue of kenotic theology, which is regarded as unorthodox. It attempts to safeguard Jesus’ humanity by asserting that Jesus emptied himself of the very attributes you identified in your post, only to take them up again after the resurrection.

    See Wikipedia; and Sola Scriptura. The latter source offers a good overview of the problem but, regrettably, ultimately settles for simplistic “solutions” to it.

    With respect to the Gospels: I think they try to show Jesus as possessing omniscience (notably, reading people’s thoughts) and omnipotence (e.g. the raising of Lazarus). I suppose there’s even a hint of omnipresence re those occasions when Jesus heals from a distance.

    Still, I think kenoticism has a lot going for it.

  5. -mike- Says:

    Silly Cuban, you should have listened to me…

  6. Mr. Mac Says:

    There, there. Stiff upper lip and all that!

  7. la srta. carmelita Says:

    I’m just trying this to see if it works. Nada mas queria saludarte. I like your blog. It’s very thought provoking. Hasta luego!
    Srta. Brown

  8. Prayer Bear Says:

    That comment is to depressing for a Believer.

  9. Rob Says:

    I disagree with that bit, Prayer Bear, but thanks for visiting.

  10. Kyle Says:

    And why wouldn’t a source called Sola Scriptura be “simplistic”?

    Ohh, burn…

    😛

  11. Mike Says:

    Hi Robert, I felt guilty not visiting your site. 😦


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