Theological Term of the Week: Christophony

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This week’s term: Christophony – A bodily appearance of Christ in the Old Testament before He was actually incarnated, such as in the case of the Son of God with the Hebrew children in the fiery furnace, or His appearance to Abraham on the plain of Mamre. 

Last week’s term: Anthropomorphism – The Biblical use of some element of the human (antrhop) body, which is used to describe an act or continuing activity of God, such as in Romans 10:21. Whereas, God is exclusively spirit and does not possess human body parts, these parts are attributed to Him in order to describe, or explain divine action which we otherwise would be hard-put to understand.

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