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A certain class of writers," Geerhardus Vos writes, " disfavor. the Messianic element in the Gospels.

The Self-Disclosure of Jesus book . Geerhardus Johannes Vos was an American Calvinist theologian and one of the most distinguished representatives of the Princeton Theology. He is sometimes called the father of Reformed Biblical Theology. Vos was born to a Dutch Reformed pastor in Heerenveen in Friesland in the Netherlands. They had three sons and one daughter, and their son J. G. Vos studied at Princeton Theological Seminary and also became a minister.

Did Jesus claim to be the Messiah? What Vos discerned in his day applies equally to ours: 'a certain class of writers' regards with 'disfavor. His comprehensive, detailed refutation of such writers has helped evangelicals answer these questions affirmatively for more than seventy five years (First released in 1926).

Vos’ treatment of the messianic identity and self-consciousness of Jesus revealed in the Gospels (though dated at. .Geerhardus J. Vos (1862–1949) was a Dutch-American theologian. He was the first alumnus of Calvin College (then Theological School) to earn a doctoral degree.

Vos’ treatment of the messianic identity and self-consciousness of Jesus revealed in the Gospels (though dated at points where it counteracts largely moribund errors of 100 years ago) is of enduring value. Richard B. Gaffin J. Charles Krahe Professor of Biblical and Systematic Theology, Westminster Theological Seminary. Vos studied Old Testament at Princeton Seminary and graduated with honors.

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The Modern Debate about the Messianic Consciousness (Student Library). Published August 2002 by P & R Publishing.

Geerhardus Johannes Vos (March 14, 1862 – August 13, 1949) was a Dutch-American Calvinist theologian and one . The Self-Disclosure of Jesus: The Modern Debate about the Messianic Consciousness. New York: George H. Doran Co. OCLC 2430774.

Geerhardus Johannes Vos (March 14, 1862 – August 13, 1949) was a Dutch-American Calvinist theologian and one of the most distinguished representatives of the Princeton Theology. The Pauline Eschatology. He is sometimes called the father of Reformed Biblical Theology

Geerhardus Johannes Vos (March 14, 1862 – August 13, 1949) was a Dutch-American Calvinist theologian and one of the most distinguished representatives of the Princeton Theology.


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CrazyDemon
"Behold, I see the heavens opened, and the Son of man standing at the right hand of God." Acts 7:56

In the heavenly vision of Stephen reposes the Bible's confident assertion that "the Son of man" has completed the work the Father gave Him, and has been exalted to the position of honor, to the right hand of the Father. From Luke's historical vantage point it served as evidence of the acceptance of the earthly mission of Jesus of Nazareth. Even before these events we find these same words frequently being uttered by Jesus Himself in the Gospels (81 times), this self-disclosure bearing witness to His concomitant knowledge of His unique role in redemption. But outside of the Gospels it was rarely taken up in the divine record that was to bear witness to His person and work, and seldom was this messianic title used in the witness of the early church. At a time of increased speculation in all things apocalyptic, the Gospels note Jesus' open attachment to such an obviously apocalyptic title. It is then true that all but one sense awaits its fulfillment: the apocalyptic one.

Geerhardus Vos attended to the full array of Christ's self-disclosures so thoroughly supported in the Gospels. He made the scholarly assertion that 'By calling Himself "the Son of man" Jesus imparted to the messiahship His own heaven-centered spirit.' p 254 But the claim that Jesus knew of His unique place in redemptive history has not gone without challenge. Ever since the theological encounter between Vos and liberal theology, the heretical notion that the honorific title "the Son of man" was created by the early church and editorially inserted in later editions of the Gospels has been proven unfounded (p 230). And Vos was quick to insist that its rarity outside of the Gospels in no way invalidated the historicity of the Gospels (p 252). Yet liberal scholarship continued its critical assault on revelation and inspiration.

Most notably, in 1901 William Wrede questioned in The Messianic Secret why the disciples knew nothing of, indeed, repeatedly appeared clueless as to any hint at Christ's 'messianic consciousness' in the Gospel of Mark. To Wrede this was irrefutable proof of the denial of a 'messianic consciousness' on behalf of Jesus. Vos swept aside Wrede's hypothesis by stating that if it had been the enigmatic "the Son of man" saying alone that had them wondering, then their response could be seen as ignorance. But the disciples were dealing with another much greater claim, that of Jesus claiming (in these instances to them privately) to being "the Son of God", and His command to them was to be silent about this divine self-disclosure. It is when these stupendous claims are considered together (i.e., Matthew 16:16-20) that we may sympathize with them and understand why it left them 'so bewildered.' p 75 Messianic pretension, even agitation, was in Jewish law not a sufficient ground for execution. The open claim to being "the Son of God", however, would have provided them with sufficient ground for Jesus' execution. A revealing insight came when Vos supplied six different grounds suggested by liberal theologians for Christ's crucifixion where Scripture's stated reason, His divine sonship, was rejected by them (p 177). So why did Christ favor "the Son of man" over "the Son of God"? To Vos' incisive mind the 'potent reason lay in the fact that the title "Son of man" stood farthest removed from every possible Jewish prostitution of the messianic office.' p 254

In Matthew 11:27 Jesus roundly declared that "No one knows the Son except the Father, and no one knows the Father except the Son." Vos viewed this as by far the most revealing pronouncement of the Son's unique relationship to the Father, exclaiming that it 'emphasizes the unity of nature existing between God and Himself' (p 109) and that this is 'the culminating point of our Lord's self-disclosure in the Synoptics.' p 143 Warfield saw in this self-disclosure the doctrine of co-inherence clearly framed, as it placed Jesus 'in a position not of equality merely, but of absolute reciprocity and interpenetration of knowledge with the Father.' The Person & Work of Christ p 65 Vos detailed a tripartite scheme whereby the Holy Spirit uniquely prepared and fitted the Messiah for His office (pp. 110-112). Apart from the Holy Spirit no supernatural life and ministry would have been possible.

For the Reformed the deity and humanity of Christ has never been an open-ended question. That such exalted views of Christ can be drawn from the same divine revelation is in itself a damning verdict on the conclusions of liberal scholars. Christ's reticence to publicly announce Himself as the long-awaited Messiah of Israel cannot be misconstrued to mean that He altogether denied His 'messianic consciousness'.
Stonewing
I got this for a jesus nut, he seems to like it, but then again he likes all fairy tale literature.
The Self-Disclosure of Jesus: The Modern Debate about the Messianic Consciousness (Student Library) download epub
Humanities
Author: Vos J.G.,Johannes Geerhardus Vos,Geerhardus Vos
ISBN: 0875525040
Category: Other
Subcategory: Humanities
Language: English
Publisher: P & R Publishing; 2nd ed. edition (August 1, 2002)
Pages: 311 pages