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Discussion
In the discussion, much was debated about the relationship between Jesus and God as
divine and human and his exact relationship with God. The consensus opinion on the matter is
that Jesus was both divine and human, hence making him half divine and half human. At the
same time, the basic Christian affirmation is that Jesus was fully human and fully divine. Now
this fully human/ fully divine notion, however, represents a tricky bit but the concept in
Christianity cannot be understated. Those who took the position of a both human and divine were
called Monophysites. The plurality of this view shows that during this period people had
differing ideas of who Jesus was.
Paul is significant as an apostle, an author, and a theologian. He is identified as an ‘apostle
by Luke and Paul himself; Meaning ‘one sent.’ Because Paul had a vision of the risen Jesus, he
classed himself as an apostle along with those in Jerusalem who had been apostles before him.
Paul helped with the spread of Christian religion to the limits of the Roman Empire within the
first century. He played a major role in transforming Christianity from a Jewish sect into a world
religion
In his efforts to spread Christianity, Paul used the narrative of Abraham by making him the
primary figure of faith, whose story is used in illuminating the nature of trust in God’s promises.
1st Response
According to the writer, the discussion was not concluded because questions were
pending on the nature of Jesus as a divine and human. He asserts that there is no logic in the fact
that he could have been 100% divine and 100% human. To the writer, a possible conclusion is
that Jesus shared both divine and human at 50%. The writer also comments that according to the
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Ebionites, Jesus was the Messiah; while this was not the case when it came to divinity and that
they followed strict Jewish law.
About Paul, the writer considers him a former prosecutor of the Church who converted
and became the primary proponent of the inclusion of non-Jews in the Christian movement. In
addition, he says that Paul wrote letters of the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ and that his
significance is based on the fact that he is the one Pharisee whose writings are read today. On the
same note, he relates Abraham to Paul because of Paul’s letters.
2nd Response
The writer articulates that the relationship between God and Jesus drew much attention in
terms of who exactly Jesus was. In addition to his true self, the writer also mentions the divinity
and human nature of Jesus. According to him, the main consensus was that Jesus was 100%
divine and 100% human. The writer, however, does not challenge or questions the facts about
this and according to him, people who considered these positions are the Monophysites. Another
question that the writer addresses regarding the relationship of God and Jesus is proved with a
verse from John 14:26, which is that God is the Father and the Holy Spirit is the comforter.
Paul, as the writer observes, was an apostle who wrote letters concerning the death and
resurrection of Jesus. He spread Christianity to Jews and Gentiles and was able to convert so
many people to Christianity. Regarding the relationship of Abraham and Paul, the writer
considered the faith that Abraham had in God, and also the fact that circumcision was not a
defining factor for Abraham.

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Discussion In the discussion, much was debated about the relationship between Jesus and God as divine and human and his exact relationship with God. The consensus opinion on the matter is that Jesus was both divine and human, hence making him half divine and half human. At the same time, the basic Christian affirmation is that Jesus was fully human and fully divine. Now this fully human/ fully divine notion, however, represents a tricky bit but the concept in Christianity cannot be understated. Those who took the position of a both human and divine were called Monophysites. The plurality of this view shows that during this period people had differing ideas of who Jesus was. Paul is significant as an apostle, an author, and a theologian. He is identified as an ‘apostle’ by Luke and Paul himself; Meaning ‘one sent.’ Because Paul had a vision of the risen Jesus, he classed himself as an apostle along with those in Jerusalem who had been apostles before him. Paul helped with the spread of Christian religion to the limits of the Roman Empire within the first century. He played a major role in transforming Christianity from a Jewish sect into a world religion In his efforts to spread Christianity, Paul used the narrative of Abraham by making him the primary figure of faith, whose story is used in illuminating the nature of trust in God’s promises. 1st Response According to the writer, the discussion was not concluded because questions were pending on the nature of Jesus as a divine and human. He asserts that there is no logic in the fact that he could have been 100% divine and 100% human. To the writer, a possible conclusion is that Jesus shared both divine and human at 50%. The writer also comments that according to the Ebionites, Jesus was the Messiah; while this was not the case when it came to divinity and that they followed strict Jewish law. About Paul, the writer considers him a former prosecutor of the Church who converted and became the primary proponent of the inclusion of non-Jews in the Christian movement. In addition, he says that Paul wrote letters of the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ and that his significance is based on the fact that he is the one Pharisee whose writings are read today. On the same note, he relates Abraham to Paul because of Paul’s letters. 2nd Response The writer articulates that the relationship between God and Jesus drew much attention in terms of who exactly Jesus was. In addition to his true self, the writer also mentions the divinity and human nature of Jesus. According to him, the main consensus was that Jesus was 100% divine and 100% human. The writer, however, does not challenge or questions the facts about this and according to him, people who considered these positions are the Monophysites. Another question that the writer addresses regarding the relationship of God and Jesus is proved with a verse from John 14:26, which is that God is the Father and the Holy Spirit is the comforter. Paul, as the writer observes, was an apostle who wrote letters concerning the death and resurrection of Jesus. He spread Christianity to Jews and Gentiles and was able to convert so many people to Christianity. Regarding the relationship of Abraham and Paul, the writer considered the faith that Abraham had in God, and also the fact that circumcision was not a defining factor for Abraham. Name: Description: ...
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