Jesus and the Bible
Misinterpretation: The Vatican and the Prayer
“As long as I believe in Jesus, does it matter what I believe about the Bible?” Many ask this question, even Christians. You cannot separate faith in Jesus from faith in the Bible. The question we need to ask is: “What was Jesus’ attitude toward the Bible?” the Bible Jesus used was our Old Testament. His life and teachings were permeated by it. He referenced it often. By studying the gospels, we are able to determine Jesus’ attitude toward the Bible.
Jesus believed the Bible was authoritative. He considered the Bible from God and as the “commandments of God” not to be transgressed by the teachings of men (Matthew 15:1-9). When a lawyer tried to trap Him, He asked, “What is written in the law? How do you read it?” (Luke 10:26). He said, “the Scripture cannot be broken” (John 10:35). Broken means “to break, annul, cancel” (Abbott-Smith 274). Thayer says it means unable “to deprive of authority” (385).
The Resurrection – Ultimate Verification
Most of the religious world, through the centuries, has called the prayer in Matthew 6:6-9, The Lord’s Prayer. It is the best known prayer in the entire Bible. Practicing the teachings of this prayer has had, and will continue to have, a powerful effect on the lives of God’s children....
The Christmas Season
In a day of growing unbelief, the resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ remains one of the great cornerstones of Christian joy and certainty. One grieves with the repudiation of the supernatural aspects of the Christian faith during the last half of the twentieth century and the beginning of the twenty-first century. It is found in all realms of thought – science, historical research, philosophy, sociology and, sad but very true, in religious thought...
The Importance of Jesus Birth
We are enjoying what is called the Christmas season. For many, it culminates in the birthday of Jesus on December 25. For others it is a time to condemn the season because it is historically inaccurate as we neither know nor have we been commanded to celebrate His birthday.
The Gospel of Jesus’ Wife
The Bible says much about the birth of Jesus. Matthew 1 and 2 contain 48 verses. Luke 1 and 2 contain 94 verses to record certain facts in connection with the birth of Jesus, our Savior.
This week the birth of Jesus is celebrated by many in the religious world with great pomp, celebration, and festivities. Pews often empty will be full. People will inconvenience themselves to attend various services.
Answering Attacks on Jesus
The following study will briefly discuss the recent papyrus fragment, titled by Dr. Karen L. King as, “The Gospel of Jesus’ Wife.” Truth? No. Sensationalism? Yes. Wishful thinking? Yes. Falsehood? Yes.
Nowhere in history are attacks upon the identity and work of a person and a religion more prevalent than over the identity and work of Jesus of Nazareth and Christianity.
The Bible gives us the only significant and trustworthy information about Jesus of Nazareth and His work. The significance of this information is apparent because of the inspiration of the Bible (1 Corinthians 2:1-16; 2 Timothy 3:16-17; 2 Peter 1:20-21); thereby, giving the Bible inerrancy and trustworthiness