Thinking Cap #4 - The Question: "Jesus Christ" or "Christ Jesus"?
In our services two weeks ago, our pastor took us to Ro. 5:1 and later to Ro. 8:1 to
demonstrate some of the points of his message. Reading those two verses caused me to
ponder the ordering of words in the Bible. Notice in Ro.5:1 it talks about "Jesus
Christ." However, in Ro. 8:1 it talks about "Christ Jesus." If, Prov. 30:5
is true and every word of God is pure, then there must be a purposeful meaning behind the
ordering of those two words. Just what do you think that might be? Deadline for responses
is Friday, January 27 at midnight.
Received responses from Martin Olson (well researched and accurate), George Levesque
(pretty decent with help from his future wife and just under the wire - like most of his
high school papers), and Ron Tottingham. New readers on this issue are Pat Winters (grad
student in Orlando), Bruce Crumpler (member of our church), Jake Johnson (college student
in Minneapolis), Ed Komoszewski (seminary student in St. Paul)
Here, for what it is worth is how I would approach the topic.
Pleasant Reading and Thinking,
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