God himself, the Master and Creator of everything and the one to whom we owe our very breath, has reached out and taken the initiative to speak to us through the prophets and by various means.
Supremely, he has spoken to us in Christ. Jesus Christ is the speech of God that we might know what he is like. Through him we can understand the creation, the glory and the exact nature of God, and the forgiveness of our sins. God spoke to us in Christ. Yet that speech will always have its rivals. What God wants us to hear and know must always compete with other messages. The book of Hebrews presents a series of arguments for the superiority of Christ over various rivals.
The contemporaries of the author of Hebrews had problems listening to Jesus just as we do today. They tended to have their attention siphoned off in other directions, being pressured, tempted and frightened into listening to other voices and serving other masters. Thus, the wisdom of the writer of this book is shared with us to help us put Jesus back in the center so that the Word of God is once again supremely the one to whom we listen. What the Lord says about life and eternity and about what is important is what we must hear.
Angels are the first alternative to Christ mentioned in Hebrews. Though this subject may seem unimportant to us in the modern world, first century believers had a well-- developed theology of angels.
Particuarly people coming to Christ from a Jewish heritage had a strong sense of the presence of angels. In fact, they were convinced that the Law had been mediated to people from God through angels. The law of Moses and indeed all of the Pentateuch was believed to have come from God by means of the angels.
Thus, they were aware of these invisible, spiritual beings and saw them as powerful and important. They knew that there were two camps, those who served God and those who rebelled against him. And they knew that these beings affected the affairs of nations and of individuals, being capable of doing the unpredictable. Knowing all of this, these people began to pay an inordinant amount of attention to the angels.
Thus, the rivalry involved whether they would listen to Jesus Christ or listen to these other majestic beings. We will make some connections between awareness of angels and our own lives before we are done, but first look at this argument as it is presented. This exposition focuses on some wonderful truth about Jesus.
First, the writer tells us that Jesus is superior to the angels because he has a superior name. Second, he has a superior destiny. For these two reasons, we ought to listen to Christ rather than the invisible creatures of power and might, the angels.
Verse 4 of chapter 1, talking about Jesus, ends the long introductory sentence of the book. Look at verses 4 thr ough For to which of the angels did He ever say. Jesus is greater than the angels because he has a superior name.
The angels are merely called servants ministers, v. Most of us do not view names with the same seriousness and depth as the people did in Biblical times. Someone has noted that we would almost do as well to number our children as to name them. When I was growing up, my sister who did not have a middle name felt it was her duty to give herself one. Almost every month she would change it, depending upon which actress was in the ascendancy or which friend.
You could usually tell who her best friend was by the middle name she had that month. But she Listen The Over - Various - A.C.T.V. - For Ever (CD) playing with her name.
In Biblical times and among the Hebrew people especially, naming was not playful, but rather an important undertaking. It was a way of identifying the person, summarizing his character and saying something significant about him.
This is why the changing of names throughout Scripture should grab our attention. When Jesus changed Simon's name to Peter, he was making a significant statement about how he wanted to use Peter.
He said, "Upon this rock PeteI will build my church. Does it matter what a person's name is? It certainly did to these people. Thus, the writer of Hebrews emphasizes, "Jesus has a superior name to the angels. His name is Son. Their name is servant. The argument being advanced is skillfully supported by these verses, using the authority of Scripture to validate his point. This day I have begotten Thee. That same relationship exists between every father and son.
There are fathers today who have never seen their children, who do not even know anything about them, yet they remain fathers to those children because they have begotten them. And God said of his Son, "You are from me, begotten of me. Therefore, you are my son.
Thus, we hear the voice of God the heavenly Father saying, "I will care for my son. I will be a father to him and he will grow up as a son to me. I will listen to him and communicate my heart to him. I will teach him and provide for him throughout life. There is a sad loss of the role of the father in the family.
Children are growing up without learning of themselves in the shadow of a strong and loving father figure. But God the Father said Jesus was not only his son because he was begotten of him, he also said he would be a father to him. To which of the angels did God ever say that?
I have a friend who works in a small family business. He is good at what he does, and he works alongside another young man who works just as hard. But there is no question about the destiny of the two, for the other young man is the son of the owner. Thus, one will be a servant all of his life, and one will become president of the company.
My friend's relationship to his boss is that of a worker, but the son stands to inherit the company and is being groomed for its presidency precisely because he is the son.
He has a greater name as far as the future of that company is concerned. Jesus' name is Son. The angels are servants. They are temporary in their impact. In fact, they are described as "winds" and "flames of fire. They do not last forever. Flickering flames can also be powerful, but they too are transient. One thing I always hated about a CD was how bands would make one or two good songs, then the rest of the CD was filler.
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Lube, Manfred. Karl R. Bibliographie — Wissenschaftstheorie, Sozialphilosophie, Logik, Wahrscheinlichkeitstheorie, Naturwissenschaften. Schriftenreihe der Karl Listen The Over - Various - A.C.T.V. - For Ever (CD) Foundation Klagenfurt. Current edition Gattei, Stefano. Karl Popper's Philosophy of Science. Miller, David. Critical Rationalism: A Restatement and Defence. David Miller Ed.
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Unfathomed Knowledge, Unmeasured Wealth. A look at Popper and his influence by one of his students. Berkson, William K. The fundamental critique from the Marxist standpoint. Edmonds, D. Wittgenstein's Poker. New York: Ecco A review of the origin of the conflict between Popper and Ludwig Wittgensteinfocused on events leading up to their volatile first encounter at Cambridge meeting.
Feyerabend, Paul Against Listen The Over - Various - A.C.T.V. - For Ever (CD). London: New Left Books, A polemical, iconoclastic book by a former colleague of Popper's. Vigorously critical of Popper's rationalist view of science.
Hacohen, M. Karl Popper: The Formative Years, — Hickey, J. Durham and London: Duke University Press, Explains how Imre Lakatos developed Popper's philosophy into a historicist and critical theory of scientific method. Keuth, Herbert. The Philosophy of Karl Popper. An accurate scholarly overview of Popper's philosophy, ideal for students. Kuhn, Thomas S. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, Central to contemporary philosophy of science is the debate between the followers of Kuhn and Popper on the nature of scientific enquiry.
This is the book in which Kuhn's views received their classical statement. ISBN A collection of essays on Popper's thought and legacy by a wide range of his followers.
With forewords by Isaac Asimov and Helmut Schmidt. Includes an interview with Sir Ernst Gombrich. Lindh, Allan Goddard 11 November Magee, Bryan. London: Fontana, An elegant introductory text. Very readable, albeit rather uncritical of its subject, by a former Member of Parliament. Confessions of a PhilosopherWeidenfeld and Nicolson, Magee's philosophical autobiography, with a chapter on his relations with Popper.
More critical of Popper than in the previous reference. An exposition and development of Popper's philosophy of science and social philosophy, available free online. Munz, Peter. Attempts to synthesize and reconcile the differences between these two philosophers. Niemann, Hans-Joachim. More than a thousand headwords about critical rationalism, the most important arguments of K. Popper and H. Albert, quotations of the original wording.
Edition for students inISBN Notturno, Mark Amadeus. Boston: Martinus Nijhoff, On Popper. Wadsworth Philosophers Series. A very comprehensive book on Popper's philosophy by an accomplished Popperian. O'Hear, Anthony. London: Routledge, A critical account of Popper's thought, viewed from the perspective of contemporary analytic philosophy. Cohen Rethinking Popper. Description and contents. Radnitzky, Gerard, Bartley, W. III eds. A strong collection of essays by Popper, Campbell, Munz, Flew, et al.
Includes a particularly vigorous answer to Rorty's criticisms. Richmond, Sheldon. ISBN X. Rowbottom, Darrell P. A research monograph on Popper's philosophy of science and epistemology.
It critiques and develops critical rationalism in light of more recent advances in mainstream philosophy. Schilpp, Paul A. One of the better contributions to the Library of Living Philosophers series. Contains Popper's intellectual autobiography v. I, pp. ISBN vol. Shearmur, Jeremy. The Political Thought of Karl Popper. London and New York: Routledge, Study of Popper's political thought by a former assistant of Popper's.
Makes use of archive sources and studies the development of Popper's political thought and its inter-connections with his epistemology. Listen The Over - Various - A.C.T.V. - For Ever (CD), Jeremy In Hamowy, Ronald ed.
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