Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Fully God...For an Awfully Long Time?

NT scholar Craig Blomberg offers a very strange comment in response to a blog post by Rob Bowman. The question is whether Mormons like Robert Millett--co-author of Claiming Christ: A Mormon—Evangelical Debate (Brazos, 2007)--truly affirm Christ's full deity:

"Do Mormons not believe in the deity of Jesus? . . . [T]here is no question for him [i.e., Millett] that for an awfully long time and certainly today, he [i.e., Jesus] is fully God."

I'd respectfully suggest that if someone thinks one can be fully God for an awfully long time (but not always), then he doesn't understand the meaning of the term"fully God."

Am I missing something here?