The Jesus that Peter taught in His First Sermon

Throughout this sermon Peter maintains a clear distinction between God and Jesus. It was God who performed the miracles in the life of Jesus, God Who allowed him to be slain according to “his counsel,” God Who raised him from the dead, and God Who exalted him. At a specific point in time God “made Jesus both Lord and Christ.” Nowhere in his sermon does Peter hint at the idea of Jesus being a Divine being or as having existed before his birth. His unjust death is seen as a real death. Throughout the sermon Peter treats Jesus the Nazarene as a genuine human being though one in whom God worked miraculous deeds and one whom has subsequently been highly exalted.

Does Peter call Jesus “God” in 2 Peter 1:1?

In summary, the Granville Sharp Rule used to argue 2 Peter 1:1 is a statement of the deity of Jesus is invalid. This grammatical rule was “discovered” rather late by a well-intentioned Christian who was specifically looking for grammatical patterns that would “prove” the deity of Christ. His “discovery” was self-serving and self-validating.

Jesus is Not Yet Seated on David’s Throne

Copyright © Tim Warner Some progressive dispensationalists believe the Davidic Covenant is partially fulfilled by Christ's being seated in heaven at the right hand of the Father. Other progressives hold that Christ's being seated on David's throne is exclusively reserved for the Millennium, (as do traditional dispensationalists). The purpose of this article is to show … Continue reading Jesus is Not Yet Seated on David’s Throne

Why Did the Apostles Keep Jewish Traditions and Laws?

Question:- Why did the Apostles and other Christian Jews keep the Jewish festivals, the Sabbath and other laws related to obligations like eating kosher food.  It seems like a double standard and has caused many problems and that is why for example the Hebraic Roots Movement has been so strong and outspoken around the world. … Continue reading Why Did the Apostles Keep Jewish Traditions and Laws?

Peter’s Second Sermon – Acts 3:19-21

With Peter's second sermon, we have an even clearer indication of his thinking on the timing of Christ's coming for Christians. The healing of the lame man at the Temple gate caused a stir among the crowd assembled to worship. Peter seized the opportunity to preach the gospel right on the Temple mount. In his … Continue reading Peter’s Second Sermon – Acts 3:19-21

Peter’s Later Thoughts – The Epistles

Peter cannot be charged with changing his mind later after receiving further revelation. His Epistles, written much later, show clear evidence of the same posttribulational thinking as his early sermons. Shortly before his martyrdom, he was still teaching believers to anticipate Christ's posttribulation coming in glory, with no hint of a pretribulation rapture. First Peter … Continue reading Peter’s Later Thoughts – The Epistles

Peter’s First Sermon – Acts 2:15-21

Ten days before Pentecost Jesus ascended to heaven. He had just commanded His Apostles to preach the Gospel to all the nations. Yet, just before ascending, He told them to delay their mission until they received the Spirit's power. "And being assembled together with them, He commanded them not to depart from Jerusalem, but to … Continue reading Peter’s First Sermon – Acts 2:15-21