Jesus: Man, God, or Both?
Christians from the very beginning worshiped Jesus as Lord. But did they mean, “God?” Early church fathers stated that the apostles taught that Jesus was fully man and fully God. But is that what the New Testament really teaches? [read more]
Did Jesus Claim to be God?
Did Jesus really claim to be God, or is that belief a misunderstanding of his words? Some words Jesus spoke reflect his humility as a servant and his limitations as a man. However, on other occasions Jesus made claims that only God could make. [read more]
Did the Apostles Believe Jesus Was God?
Jesus had picked very ordinary men to be his followers. He spent three years with them, teaching them about himself and explaining to them the deep truths of God’s Word. During those three years, Jesus performed numerous miracles, made audacious claims, and lived an absolutely righteous life. Later, these apostles wrote down many of Jesus’ words and deeds. [read more]
Is Jesus Jehovah?
Jesus Christ made some earth-shaking statements that stunned the Jewish religious leaders. Once, after Jesus blurted out to them, “I am the light of the world”, the Pharisees challenged his authority in making such a claim…. So what does I AM have to do with the name, Jehovah? [read more]
Was Jesus the Creator?
Most movies about Jesus, such as The Passion of the Christ, depict Jesus as powerless while being whipped, beaten, spit upon and nailed to a cross. Jesus never raised a fist, fought back, or retaliated in any way against his enemies. Some depict Jesus as weak because he refused to defend himself. But the New Testament tells us something much different. [read more]
Is Jesus Coming Back?
It has been nearly 2,000 years since Jesus left earth, and many wonder why he has taken so long to return. In his book, Why I Am Not a Christian, atheist Bertrand Russell accused Jesus of breaking his promise to return.
Russell argues that Jesus couldn’t have been “all wise” if he broke such an important promise. He certainly couldn’t have been God as he claimed so frequently. So is it possible that Russell is right about Jesus breaking his promise? [read more]
Was Jesus Really from Nazareth?
On December 21st, 2009, the Israel Antiquities Authority announced an archaeological discovery that may cause red faces for those who have doubted the New Testament’s historical accuracy. For the first time in history, archaeologists cite evidence of the 1st century town of Nazareth, the reputed hometown of Jesus. [read more]
The Jesus Family Tomb: Fact or Fiction?
Has the tomb of Jesus Christ been discovered in the Jerusalem suburb of Talpiot? In a 2007 Discovery Channel TV documentary, producer James Cameron (The Titanic) and Jewish director, Simcha Jacobovici, attempted to prove that Jesus’ burial cave and bones were discovered near Jerusalem. Cameron and Jacobovici further cited evidence that Jesus sired a son with Mary Magdalene. [read more]
Was Jesus Married?
Did Jesus have a secret marriage? Has history been wrong for 2000 years—was there a Mrs. Jesus Christ? According to Harvard scholar Karen King, a tiny papyrus fragment, smaller than a business card, ignites the controversy about whether or not Jesus had a spouse. In the newly publicized fourth century fragment, Jesus supposedly refers to, “my wife.” Just below that phrase, the papyrus includes a second provocative clause that purportedly says, “she will be able to be my disciple.” [read more]
Who Is The Baby in the Manger?
The controversy over the identity of Jesus Christ is still the subject of much media attention. After 2000 years, people are intrigued about this most famous person in history. CNN talk show host, Larry King, was asked to choose one person from all of history he would most like to interview. King instantly replied, “Jesus Christ.” He then stated, “The one question I would like to ask Jesus, is, ‘Are you indeed virgin born?’ The answer to that would explain history for me,” remarked King. [read more]
Who Is The Jesus of Christmas?
Christmas cards and nativity scenes depict Jesus as a harmless child lying in a manger in a Bethlehem stable surrounded by animals and adoring worshipers. However, the real story of Christmas only begins in Bethlehem; it doesn’t end there. Nor does it end tragically on a Roman cross thirty years later. The real Jesus Christ wasn’t just a harmless baby. In fact, he infuriated his enemies so much that they were obsessed with getting rid of him. And that effort goes on today. [read more]