Thursday, April 10, 2008

Patriarchy Lecture Part VII of VII

“The Development and Practice for Patriarchy:
Cure for Cultural Decline or
New Gnostic Disease”
presented by Cynthia Kunsman, RN, BSN, MMin, ND

Part VII of VII
Video by Raphael Martinez of Spiritwatch Ministries
Note: Bibliography now online at

Please see clarifications noted below.

Correpsondence from someone who watched the video:

There was a comment made that Bruce Ware doesn't teach that Jesus can be prayed to because he wants to stay away from modalism. I happen to know that this isn't the case. Bruce Ware told me through email conversations with him that we are not allowed to pray to Jesus because only the Father is Supreme in the Trinity and so only the Father has the authority of hearing and answering prayers. Apparently Jesus' position regarding prayer is that it is in his authority in which we come to the Father and the Son then is the one who delivers our prayers directly to the Father. Ware says that we are theologically in trouble when we teach or let our children pray to Jesus. ... [H]e continues to hold to the position that Jesus' authority is not Supreme authority as the Father's is, therefore Jesus does not have the authority that the Father alone possesses that allows the Father alone with the authority to answer our prayers. He did say that the early disciples apparently had a special relationship with Jesus that carried on after his death, but we are not given the privilege to have a direct communication with Jesus in prayer.
Fil`i*o"que\, n. (Eccl. Hist.) The Latin for, "and from the Son," equivalent to et filio, inserted by the third council of Toledo (a. d. 589) in the clause qui ex Patre procedit (who proceedeth from the Father) of the Niceno-Constantinopolitan Creed (a. d. 381), which makes a creed state that the Holy Ghost proceeds from the Son as well as from the Father. Hence, the doctrine itself (not admitted by the Eastern Church).
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, © 1996, 1998 MICRA, Inc.