On April 9, 2016, Dr. Dustin Smith debated Mr. David Barron on the topic: “Does The Bible Teach That Jesus Christ Literally Preexisted His Birth?” Mr. Barron argued for the affirmative, continuing what has long been a majority view in Christian tradition, that Jesus physically existed before his birth.Dr. Smith argued for the negative position, that is Smith argued for the minority view that the New Testament does not teach Jesus’ literal pre-human existence before his birth.
In this episode of the Trinities podcast, Prof. Dale Tuggy interviews Dr. Smith, and sends some hard questions his way, and brings up some wider issues. These include:
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Bible reference(s): Prov. 8:22, Jer. 1:5, John 1:1-2, John 6:33, John 6:38, John 6:58, John 8:58, John 17:5, John 17:24, Acts 2:23, Acts 15:18, Romans 4:17, Romans 8:29, Romans 16:25, 1 Corinthians 10:4, Colossians 1:16, Hebrews 1:2, Hebrews 7:9, 1 Peter 1:20, Revelation 13:8
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