Daily Archives: 04/03/2013

Christ and coercion

An exchange on BioLogos set me thinking – as they often do. On Ted Davis’s post about Polkinghorne  an atheist poster says: I think it is interesting that the life of Jesus did not even convince most of his Judean contemporaries that he was divine. Most Jews who lived at the time, and most who came after, did not think he was the messiah. Why is that? The redoubtable beaglelady replies: Because he condescended and veiled his divinity for his earthly ministry. Additionally, he wasn’t coercive and wasn’t interested in putting on a show. Our friend Eddie spotted, as I did, some buzzwords from the TE lexicon that remind one … Continue reading

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