Appearances in bodily form

All of Jesus post-resurrection appearances in the Gospels are in bodily form. Why do doubts arise in your hearts ' He asked His apostles when He appeared to them, as recorded in Luke 24 36-43. He invited them, Behold look at My hands and My feet, that it is I Myself. Handle Me and see, for a spirit does not have flesh and bones as you see I have. When they still did not believe, perhaps because it was too good to be true, He asked them for food, which He took and ate in front of them. Then...

What does He expect

In Luke 6 46 Jesus asks a question we should all seriously consider Why do you call me, 'Lord, Lord,' and do not do what I say (NIV). It isn't enough to simply call Jesus Lord or accept Him as such. As Jesus Himself explained in Matthew 7 21, Not everyone who says to Me, 'Lord, Lord,' shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven. Entering God's Kingdom requires living according to God's will. Nothing else will do. He continues in verses 22-23 Many will say...

Other Important Ways Jesus Fulfilled the

The law required perfect obedience and pronounced a death sentence on any who broke It. Paul tells us that the wages of sin Is death (Romans 6 23). Consider, for a moment the penalty that each of us brought on ourselves by sin. It Isn't purgatory or hell, or some other place or state of being or consciousness (request or download our free booklet Heaven and Hell What Does the Bible Really Teach ). It is death eternal oblivion, a nothingness, a total blotting out of existence from which we could...

Jesus salvation

Jesus placed His entire future squarely in the hands of the Father. The self-existing One now would have no life unless it were through the Father (John 6 57). If He were to again have eternal life, He would now have to obtain it as a human being, in the same way you and I would achieve salvation through submission to the Father and the resurrection from the dead. Hebrews 5 9 explains that Jesus became the author of eternal salvation by experiencing the process of salvation as a human being...

The Family of

The Father and Jesus have, from the beginning, planned to increase Their kind. The God kind is a family It is headed by the Father and now consists of the Father and the Son, Jesus Christ. These two have always existed and always will exist. Their plan and desire are to add to Their kind bringing many sons to glory (Hebrews 2 10). Just as all life was made to reproduce after its own kind as stated throughout Genesis 1, so God patterned man after the God kind. This is the ultimate meaning of...

Did Jesus Christ Really Say That

If you've finished reading this booklet, you've probably been surprised, maybe even shocked, to discover some of the things Jesus Christ really said and what the Bible says about Him. But there's much more that's rarely taught or discussed in most churches and when it is, it often doesn't square with what Jesus Himself said You need to discover what the Bible says for yourself. And don't take our word for it look it up in the pages of your own Bible This booklet has touched on many subjects...

Have come that they may have life and that they may have it more abundantly John 1010

M isunderstanding Jesus expectations of His followers is one of the biggest tragedies of all. Mistakenly assuming that Jesus paid the penalty for our sins so we can now do whatever we want, many have a mental picture of Jesus as a quiet, docile, loving Being handing out eternal life to anyone who will simply acknowledge Him as Lord and Savior. Many believe there are many roads to God and a joyful afterlife. The Bible reveals that we each have a date with destiny when we will face Jesus and give...

Does the New Covenant Abolish the Commandments

The Bible tells us that Christ came as the Mediator of a better covenant (Hebrews 8 6). The popular belief that the New Covenant abolishes God's law reflects a misunderstanding of both covenants. God tells us that He altered the original covenant and made a better covenant, which was established on better promises (verse 6). But it was not established on different laws. The law stayed the same. There was, however, a weakness, or fault, in the original covenant. That fault was with the people,...

Do Other Sources Confirm Jesus Christs Existence

Many people assume that, apart from the Bible, history is silent concerning Jesus of Nazareth. But in fact, many independent witnesses testify of Jesus' existence. Let's notice a few. Cornelius Tacitus (ca. 56-120) was a Roman senator, consul and governor of the Roman province of Anatolia (covering most of modern-day Turkey) as well as one of ancient Rome's greatest historians. Late in his life he wrote a 16-volume history of the Roman emperors, the Annals. No friend to either Nero or...

Justification for genocide

The story of Jesus murder is dramatic enough in itself. But attempts to fix the blame for His death have led to horrible acts of spiritual depravity. The Jewish people have usually bome the brunt of the blame. Their implication in the death of Christ has resulted in an unchristian persecution of the Jewish people down through the centuries. Christ-killers was the epithet hurled at them, and the last words many a Jew heard just before his own brutal murder. The Nazis cited this for the genocide...

Christs claims to hold peoples eternal destiny

On several occasions Jesus asserted that He was the One through whom men and women could attain eternal life. This is the will of Him who sent Me, that everyone who sees the Son and believes in Him may have everlasting life and I will raise him up at the last day (John 6 40 compare verses 47 and 54). He not only says that people must believe in Him, but also that He will be the One to resurrect them at the end. No mere man can take this role. Dr. Craig adds Jesus held that people's attitudes...

Why will Christ come a second time

Jesus is pictured in the book of Revelation as the resurrected Savior, the Messiah who is preparing to return to earth a second time. I am He who lives, and was dead, and behold, I am alive forcvcrmorc (Revelation 1 18). But how is He coming, and why In Matthew 24 He gives us the sobering answer. Responding to the disciples question, about the time of His return and the end of this age of man, Jesus laid out a frightening scenario that includes widespread religious deception, warfare, famines...

What the Messiah is Supposed to Do

One of the primary ways that we know that jesus was not the Messiah was is simply because he did not fulfill any of the Messianic prophecies. Many people have written on this subject, both in books and online. This article will not add anything new to what they have written, but since so many people write me about this subject, evidently this article needs to be here at this site as well. The Prophets have written a great deal about what the Messiah will do when he comes. Likewise, the Oral...

Jesus Christ and the Festivals of the Bible

In addition to the biblical Sabbath day, Jesus observed the biblical festivals recorded in the Old Testament the Gospels do not show Him ever being accused of violating the Holy Day observances. John 7 records Him teaching at the temple during the Feast of Tabernacles. All four Gospels record His actions leading up to and during His last Passover with His disciples the night before He was crucified. The Church that He founded was started on the Feast of Pentecost (Acts 2 1-4). After His death...

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 felt human emotions

Jesus also experienced many of the same emotional and intellectual qualities we do. He thought, reasoned and felt the full range of human emotions. He had strong affection for people John 11 5 13 23 19 26 . He felt compassion and pity for those who were hungry or physically or spiritually afflicted Matthew 9 36 14 14 15 32 20 34 . He could be distressed and troubled, as was evident to His disciples when He anticipated His impending suffering and death Luke 12 50 John 12 27 . He was deeply...

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...

Discovering the real Jesus

What is the real story Can the true picture of Jesus emeige after 2,000 years of differing views Who should we believe as we try to find it To know the real Jesus would include the fact that what He really taught, and what He really did, is essential for eternal life. Praying to His Father, Jesus said, This is eternal life to know you the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom von have sent John 17 3, Revised English Bible, emphasis added throughout . Did Jesus do what the records show Was He is...