Author: adishakti


“This utopian hope, even when modestly expressed, links Jesus and the prophets to a much wider history of human longing.”- H. Cox “Moving the focus from Jesus as an individual to his life purpose greatly widens his relevance in a religiously pluralistic world. When the Harvard faculty asked me to teach a course on Jesus


“The reaction of the world to the Paraclete will be much the same as the world’s reaction was to Jesus.”– Berard L. Marthaler “As the Christ, Jesus was at once the fulfillment of prophecy and at the same time the greatest of the prophets. In departing he promised, ‘I will ask the Father and he


While the Spirit-Paraclete is the true broker, the brokers they rely on are imposters. “As the spirit is in the Gospel proper, so the Spirit-Paraclete is a benefit that Jesus will broker to believers. But as with the other benefits that Jesus provides, the source of the Paraclete is with God. The Father sends the Paraclete via


“Five separate Paraclete sayings can be distinguished, all in the farewell discourses (1) 14:16-17; (2) 14:26; (3) 15:26-27; (4) 16:4, 6-11; (5) 16:12-15 (cf. 1 John 2:1-2). The brief form of the first two sayings modulates into the more expansive ones that follow. In the process there is also a shift in statements about the


“The Spirit acts in such an international situation as the revealer of “judgment” on the powers that rule the world.”- Michael Welker “Through the Paraclete, Jesus and Jesus’ word are made present in many experiential contexts in an authentic and concentrated manner. Unlike the fleshly-earthly Jesus, this advocate—and through this advocate, Jesus—can be with the


But She — the Spirit, the Paraclete… — will teach you everything Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi (1923-2011) was Christian by birth, Hindu by marriage, and Paraclete by duty. “The intention of the Spirit of truth is the restoration of an alienated, deceived humanity… The teaching role of the Paraclete tends to be remembered as a major


Bultmann calls the “coming of the Redeemer an ‘eschatological event,’ ‘the turning-point of the ages.'”- George Eldon Ladd “Rudolf Bultmann reinterprets eschatology along existential lines. He calls the coming of the Redeemer an “eschatological event,” “the turning-point of the ages,” from such verses as 3:19; 9:39… The sayings about a future coming of Jesus do


“The functions of the Paraclete spelled out in verses 13-15… are all acts of open and bold speaking in the highest degree.”- David Fleer “This fifth and final teaching contains themes with which we are now familiar: the time-limitedness of Jesus’ own ministry (v. 12); continuity of the Paraclete’s work with that of God and


“The Paraclete has a twofold function: to communicate Christ to believers and, to put the world on trial”- Robert Kysar “Pentecost is historically and symbolically related to the Jewish harvest festival of Shavuot, which commemorates God giving the Ten Commandments at Mount Sinai fifty days after the Exodus. Among Christians, Pentecost commemorates the descent of


“The Messiah will come and the great age of salvation will dawn (for the pious)”- Eric Eve [Moderator]: “Any other questions?” [Audience]: “Pardon me for asking this question, but, earlier you talked about the Resurrection and you mentioned about the scriptures, where like in the Hindus scriptures they talk about the Kalki Avatar who will