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When did Jesus know that he was God, when did the disciples know, and does it matter?

When did Jesus know that he was God? I have often pondered the question of when Jesus knew he was God. I understand him to have grown up as a normal child, learning just as all children do, discovering his world and his own identity, through others’ teaching, his own discovery, and God’s revelation, as he matured. I certainly reject an ontological kenosis or self emptying (as spoken about by Paul in Phil 2:3-11), according … Continue reading

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How a high Christology may have developed early in the church’s understanding.

We often hear it said that the church developed a belief in the deity of Jesus slowly, over many years. In N. T. Wright’s latest treatise, Paul and the Faithfulness of God, he contests this idea, and Scot McKnight has very helpfully restated Wright’s argument. Wright sums up his thesis this way: This brings us back to a point we have made already and which can now be reiterated with renewed force. None of this … Continue reading

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