The wise and intelligent of this world have never gotten over the offense that God might have entered the world without checking with them first.
Paul preached the resurrected Jesus to the intellectual elites at Athens, that great center of learning and culture in the ancient world. They were at least willing to grant that his teaching had novelty: no one else had ever brought a doctrine calling for service to a resurrected man in heaven! They readily admitted they’d never heard anything like it. They asked at the time, “What is this new teaching?” (Acts 17:19).
Even today, almost two thousand years later, there is still nothing like it. There are all sorts of perceptions of God, all sorts of religions, but only the Scriptures of ancient Israel present the history of God becoming man, living among us, dying at our hand, being raised from the dead, and then returned to heaven. The elites of the world still don’t get it. Thus, it is still a new teaching!
The purpose of this blog is to praise Jesus Christ in biblical terms.