No homoi.

The Bible teaches that Jesus is one in essence with the Father. Jesus claims to be the Great I AM (John 8:58) and One with the Father (John 10:30)

So, when Arias teaches that Jesus is just a created being, many of the church fathers had serious issues with that teaching

Who knew Santa Claus (Saint Nicholas) slapped the Arian heretic when he taught that Jesus was a created being?

He knows when you’ve been naughty, and he’ll slap the heresy out of you. See the post below for more of the story

Theologetics.org

Arius of Lybia

In the beginning was the word and the word was with God and the word was God.” John 1:1

During the early church, there was a dispute about the ontology of Jesus Christ. Is Jesus the same essence as God or is he of a similar essence? These two schools of thought divided those who wished to be faithful to what was revealed in scripture about the Redeemer. They used the Greek words ὁμοούσιον (homoousion) and ὁμοιοούσιος (homoiusios) to describe thier respective views.

Homo-ousion – that the Father and the Son are of the same essence. “Homo” meaning same. “Usia” meaning essence, or being.

Homoi-usious – that the Father and the Son are of similar essense. “Homoi” meaning similar.

Now at first glance it may seem that the difference in the two is nonessential banter. Why would there be division about such a seemingly trivial…

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Biblical Authority: What is and isn’t it?

When cultural norms, or academic paradigms, or political movements demand that the Bible be redefined to accommodate their pleadings, we must remember that the Bible is the eternal word of God and is authoritative on all matters. Enjoy this blog post from In His Image!

In His Image

We at In His Image are very much interested in the authority of the Bible. That is what we attempt to uphold on a day to day basis, both in our blogs, and all our audio and visual media. However, there are varying opinions on what constitutes an authority issue.  Different people define it in different ways, but to us, it’s far too important to just define and leave on a shelf.  So today we’re going to try to define for you what we believe constitutes an authority issue. Let’s dive in.

In order to understand why authority matters, we need to understand what authority represents. For the Christian, the authority we acknowledge as preeminent is that of God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit. However, we believe that the mechanism by which He speaks to us today is not through spoken word, but written. As…

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Guest Post: Just the Facts!

This was a post that I wrote for Domain for Truth as a guest. It was an honor to be permitted to share my thoughts on his great blog.

The Domain for Truth

Note: This is a guest post since by ApoloJedi.  He’s a friend of our blog over at Twitter and his blog be found here.

Recently, social media was astir with news that the well-known fact-checking website, Snopes.com had been checking the truthfulness of the well-known satire website, TheBabylonBee.com. Even the NY Times recognized the controversy between the Bee and Snopes. They noted the bias by which Snopes appears to judge the stories subjected to fact-checking.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/03/us/snopes-babylon-bee.html

This also generated some humorous satirical “headlines” at the Bee (and I heartily endorse you check out the Bee for your daily comedic intake):

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Is the ‘Big Bang’ in the Bible?

Hugh Ross continues to redefine scripture in order to accommodate old earthism. This article by In His Image shows the shortcomings of Ross’s assumptions

In His Image

I recently stumbled across an article in the Christian Post by Dr. Hugh Ross, the founder of the old earth Christian ministry Reasons to Believe. The article was entitled “Does the Bible teach Big Bang Cosmology?” and, predictably for an old earth group, Ross concludes it does. However, his logic is flawed on multiple levels as is his interpretation of Scripture.  Since the Christian Post is not exactly friendly to Biblical creationists, it is unlikely a rebuttal article will appear there so I have elected to respond to Dr. Ross and attempt to educate him on his errors.

Ross’s first section is devoted to expounding on why he believes the Bible teaches the Big Bang.  However, it is here he pulls a clever sleight of hand.  He admits that the Bible does not specifically teach a Big Bang cosmology, but immediately claims that it is compatible with the text of…

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The Curse Reversed: The Parallels of Genesis and Revelation

Enjoy reading this exegesis from Theologetics

Theologetics.org

“Satan Enters Eden” and “The New Jerusalem” by Gustave Dore

“The Bible says light appeared on the 1st day of creation. However, the sun and stars weren’t created until the 4th day. How can there be light and days with no sun and stars?”

Apologists have different ways of answering this question. I once even considered what’s called the cosmic microwave background. However, through further scripture reading, I believe the Bible has answered this question thousands of years ago.

I believe the “light” in Genesis 1:3 is the Glory of God.

The reason I believe this is because of the parallels in the books Genesis and Revelation. In Genesis we have the creation of the world and the Garden of Eden, God’s temple on earth. We also have the fall of mankind and the curse on man and the rest of creation where God dwelt and communed with man…

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A Review of ‘Darwin Devolves’ by Michael Behe

This is a concise review of an important book for a culture that is strongly influenced by the materialist religion of evolution.

Behe makes a strong case that evolution is indeed a real concept, but it is not understood by its proponents because the “direction” of the evolution is degenerative…not constructive.

“More cases of loss of religious faith are to be traced to the theory of evolution. . .than to anything else.” –Martin Lings

DR. RELUCTANT

Review of Michael Behe, Darwin Devolves: The New Science About DNA That Challenges Evolution (New York: HarperOne, 2019), 342 pages, hdbk. 

The author of this new book is well known for his earlier works Darwin’s Black Box and The Edge of Evolution.  In the former book Michael Behe argued that biological systems, more especially the molecular makeup of incredibly complex structures in the cell, could not have arisen via evolutionary pathways.  Natural selection and mutation were simply not capable of building the city-like features that had only recently been discovered.  Nor could evolution explain how these structures (like the bacterial flagellum) be constructed as functioning wholes by the processes available to it.  The “irreducible complexity” of the structures meant that everything had to be put together at once in just the right way so that the molecular machine would work.  Not only this, but in The Edge of Evolution

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