Jesus Family Connections

When we read the Gospels carefully, we see a number of family connections that help us better understand certain events. We find one of the most Important connections In Luke 1 36, where the same angel who Informs Mary that she will bear a Son also tells her, Elizabeth your relative has also conceived a son in her old age This same Elizabeth would give birth to a son named John, who would be known to history as John the Baptist (verses 57-60, 80). The exact relationship between Mary and...

Jesus special relationship with

Jesus understood Himself to be unique in His close relationship with the Father in that He was the only One who could reveal the Father. All things have been delivered to Me by My Father, and no one knows the Son except the Father. Nor does anyone know the Father except the Son, and the one to whom the Son wills to reveal Him ' He said Matthew 11 27 . Dr. William Lane Craig, an apologist writing in defense of Christian belief, says this verse tells us that Jesus claimed to be the Son of God in...

James half brother of Jesus becomes a believer

Perhaps an even more remarkable transformation took place in the life of James, the half brother of Jesus James was the natural son of Mary and Joseph while Jesus was the son of Mary and God the Father . Notice how J.P Moreland describes events in James life as recorded in the Bible and contemporary history Why did these men change Why did they undergo hardship, persecution, pressure, and martyrdom Consider James the brother of Jesus. Josephus, the first-century Jewish historian, tells us that...