My name is C. Scott Fowler. I am a 57-year-old pastor living in New York. The purpose of this blog is to put in writing the thoughts and observations I consider worth talking about.
I have been married for 30 years to Penny. We have three children—Seth, Katie, and Grayson.
I have a
- Bachelor of Music degree from Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, TX, a
- Master of Divinity degree from the Pentecostal Theological Seminary (formerly the Church of God School of Theology) in Cleveland, TN, and a
- Doctor of Ministry degree from Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, CA, and
- a year in the PhD program at Regent University, Virginia Beach, VA.
I have been credentialed with the Church of God, Cleveland, TN since 1990 and have been pastoring as long.
I am the author of two books: Life in the Middle and Contending for the Habit of Daily Prayer.
I and my family have lived in Smithtown, NY since October 2006.
JESUS (May he be blessed forever) IN CHRISTIANITY: Second member of Triune God, Son of first part of Triune
God (Son of father only, but not son of son & not son of holy spirit), and at the same time “fully” God in every respect, but died as ordinary mortal man since God cannot die, Son of Mary died and Son of first *part of Triune God (*He is “full” God himself, BUT he is not Son of himself) remained alive, but there are not two Sons, but one son in Trinity.
JESUS (May he be blessed forever) IN ISLAM: A very elect and highly esteemed messenger of God with miracles. His mother was a saintly woman, gave birth to Jesus as Miracle on order (Word) of God. No Muslim is a Muslim if he does not believe this.
Al Quran: Surah/Chapter 005 – Al-Mâ’idah. Verse 75.
The Messiah, son of Mary (Jesus), was no other than a messenger, messengers (the like of whom) had passed away before him. And his mother (Mary) was a saintly woman. And they both used to eat (earthly) food. See how we make the revelations clear for them, and see how they are turned away!
I Corinthians 14:33 says: “For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace,as in all churches of the saints.”
Doctrines made by men create confusion.
Thank you Mushtaq Tariq for your input (I apologize if I have not written your name correctly). I am not yet sure how I would like to respond to your post but I am glad to hear from you!
Thanks. As a Muslim, Belief on Jesus (May he be blessed forever) is part of my faith. You may respond me to “Define” him as you understand him in Christianity / in your faith without internal contradictions & Confusions of Trinity. You may reply me in two ways whatever you like: (i) Your Blog Page (ii) My Email email@example.com , I have no problem on both methods. If you like Email method, plz let me know your Email address for a friendly and respectful correspondence. Have a nice day and peace!
I was with my wife at the Socrates in the City event last week. I am a follower of Eric and have read his last three books and follow him on Chuck Colson’s daily web message.
Thanks for your comments Andrew! The reason for my “best kept secret” angle is that here on Long Island no one seems to know about it. Where do you live and how long have you known about it?
Hello Pastor Scott. I was reading your notes from chapter 4 of our class. I wanted to tell you that at New York Comic Con the LGBT group went by the term LGBTQIA. Looks like they’re out to justify every lifestyle in the alphabet. Of course they haven’t gotten to the P yet. I won’t see you in class this Sunday. God bless.