Endnotes – Was Jesus Merely a Great Man

1. Vinoth Ramachandra, Gods That Fail (London: Paternoster, 1996), 198.

2. God is revealed in the Bible as a tri-unity (Trinity). Although he is one in essence, he exists in three distinct persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Trinitarian teaching does not mean there are three Gods. The God of the Bible is revealed as infinitely more complex than the human mind is able to grasp. According to the teaching of the apostles, Jesus is fully God, but not all of God. The New Testament teaches that Jesus existed eternally with his Father and the Holy Spirit, and is the very Creator of the universe (John 1:3; Colossians 1:15-17; Hebrews 1: 2-12). However, he put aside his “divine prerogatives” to become a man (Philippians 2:5-11). The New Testament reveals Jesus as fully God and fully man. His humanity was additional to his divine nature, not in place of it. That is why some verses in the New Testament speak of his humanity while others refer to his deity. To read more on what the New Testament says about Jesus’ deity see: Y-Jesus.com/Evidence5

3. Quoted in Terrence J. Rynne, Gandhi and Christianity (Maryknoll, NY: Orbis, 2008).Endnotes 111

4. Joseph Klausner, Jesus of Nazareth (New York: Macmillan, 1946), 43–44.

5. Will Durant, The Story of Philosophy (New York: Washington Square, 1961), 428.

6. Linda Kulman and Jay Tolson, “The Jesus Code,” U. S. News & World Report, December 22, 2003, 1.

7. Ravi Zacharias, Jesus among Other Gods (Nashville: Word, 2000), 89.

8. Ramachandra, 199.

9. C.S. Lewis, God in the Dock (Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 2000), 160.

10. Quoted in Peter Kreeft and Ronald K. Tacelli, Handbook of Christian Apologetics (Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 1994), 150.