My conversation with an Atheist July 2017
TueMatthews Andre sent the following message at 6:42 AM
Dr. Tony Mariot sent the following messages at 7:06 AM
Jesus is God the Son as part of the Trinity, The Father, Son and Holy Spirit. But Jesus is not God the Father who alone has aseity.
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Matthews Andre sent the following message at 7:34 AM
Dr. Tony Mariot sent the following message at 7:52 AM
Luke 1:31-32 31 And, behold, thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and bring forth a son, and shalt call his name Jesus. 32 He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Highest: and the Lord God shall give unto him the throne of his father David: There are seventeen verses in the New Testament that describe Jesus as the “son of David.” David lived approximately 1,000 years before Jesus.
The Christ (the Messiah) was the fulfillment of the prophecy of the seed of David (2 Samuel 7:12–16). Jesus is the promised Messiah, which means He had to be of the lineage of David. Matthew 1 gives the genealogical proof that Jesus, in His humanity, was a direct descendant of Abraham and David through Joseph, Jesus’ legal father. The genealogy in Luke 3 traces Jesus’ lineage through His mother, Mary. Jesus is a descendant of David by adoption through Joseph and by blood through Mary. Jesus was a descendant of David (Romans 1:3). Primarily, the title “Son of David” is more than a statement of physical genealogy.
It is a Messianic title. When people referred to Jesus as the Son of David, they meant that He was the long-awaited Deliverer, the fulfillment of the Old Testament prophecies. Jesus was addressed as “Lord, thou son of David” several times by people who, by faith, were seeking mercy or healing. The woman whose daughter was being tormented by a demon (Matthew 15:22) and the two blind men by the wayside (Matthew 20:30) all cried out to the Son of David for help. The titles of honor they gave Him declared their faith in Him.
Calling Him “Lord” expressed their sense of His deity, dominion, and power, and calling Him “Son of David,” expressed their faith that He was the Messiah. Jesus confounded the scribes and Pharisees by asking them to explain the meaning of this very title: how could it be that the Messiah is the son of David when David himself refers to Him as “my Lord” (Mark 12:35–37; Psalm 110:1)?
The teachers of the Law couldn’t answer the question. Jesus exposed the Jewish leaders’ ineptitude as teachers and their ignorance of what the Old Testament taught as to the true nature of the Messiah. Jesus’ point in asking the question of Mark 12:35 was that the Messiah is more than the physical son of David. If He is David’s Lord, He must be greater than David. As Jesus says in Revelation 22:16, “I am the Root and the Offspring of David.” That is, He is both the Creator of David and the Descendant of David. Only the Son of God made flesh could say that.
Matthews Andre sent the following message at 8:15 AM
Dr. Tony Mariot sent the following message at 8:54 AM
I think you are trying to understand a spiritual truth carnally, and you will never understand Biblical context unless and until you are able to understand the Bible as a spiritual account rather than an intellectual one. I appreciate your desire for intellectual debate, but with your belief system, I am not the person who will be able to have any meaningful discussion with you. I hope your journey is an enlightened one. 1 Corinthians 2:12-14 12 Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God. 13 Which things also we speak, not in the words which man's wisdom teacheth, but which the Holy Ghost teacheth; comparing spiritual things with spiritual. 14 But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.
Matthews Andre sent the following message at 8:57 AM