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Bible study time 
23rd-Aug-2006 05:50 pm
John 8:58 "Very truly I tell you," Jesus answered, "before Abraham was born, I am!"

This passage from The Bible, on its own, is very interesting. What is being proclaimed here?

Jesus is putting Abraham in the past tense and himself in the present, but in such a way to imply total continuity of existence to (His) present time. The previous verse drives that nail home:

John 8:57 "You are not yet fifty years old," they said to him, "and you have seen Abraham!"

It seems that Jesus is a pretty old guy... The way he stated His general age implies eternity. Asking when someone was born and having them reply "I am" implies that they always were and currently are. It implies that there was never a time that they didn't exist.

So... how do you put candles on THAT birthday cake?
24th-Aug-2006 02:41 pm (UTC)
If there was never a time he didn't exist, then he has no birthday, and we are saved from having to provide a cake and struggling to find gifts for Someone who Has It All, Anyway. SCORE!
28th-Aug-2006 02:40 pm (UTC)
Actually, I think that I'd use a single candle but it would be one of those kind that keeps relighting.
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