Does Mark Really Present Jesus as God? A Response to James McGrath

In my most recent post, I argued that Mark 1:2-3 presents Jesus as the fulfillment of OT passages that discuss the coming of God himself.  These verses, therefore, have tremendous implications for Mark’s Christology, namely that he views Jesus as “the Lord” of the OT.

James McGrath has responded over on his website here.  Let’s have a look at McGrath’s two main complaints. Here is his first one:

When I was a conservative Evangelical, I confess that I too made similar arguments, and never noticed how odd they are. Mark apparently believes that Jesus was God come in the flesh, and yet he expresses this not by saying it

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