This site will feature Bible-based articles some days, silly posts and quotes at least twice a week and facts about Jack the Ripper-to begin with.

This one of the sermons that was preached in the series we recently had-“Questions You Finally Have To Answer”

John 18:28-19:9- Jesus’ conversation with Pilate about who He is

*The Facts
•Jesus was an actual person, who lived and died in the 1st century A.D. in Palestine
•Very soon after His death, His followers taught that He was the Messiah, that He died for mankind’s sins, was the Son of God
Matthew 16:13-17-Peter’s confession
Acts 10:36-40, 1 Cor. 15:3-8-“Christ died for our sins, seen by 500 people, by me”
1 John 4:9-10-“God sent Son into world, He loved us”
•The Movement started in Judea and radiated outwards
•Grew significantly
•Early followers paid a severe price for belief

*The Possible Explanation
•Jesus was a fraud-His followers constructed a myth that He was the Son of God
Fraud-no scandals connected with Him; what would be His motive? Unbelievers even refuse to speak ill of Him
Myth-not enough time and distance-teaching occurred right after His death and at the same place to people who knew Him
Acts 2:22-24-7 weeks after Jesus’ death vs 32-38
Josephus-Antiquities (96 A.D.)-“Jesus, Pilate condemned Him to the cross, those that loved Him did not forsake Him, Christians today”
Pliny the Magistrate to Emperor Trajan (ruled from 98-116 A.D.)-Letter about how to judge Christians-“singing to Christ as God”
•30 years after Jesus died Romans, Mark, 1 Cor. written
Gospel of Thomas written 100-200 years after His death
•Why would followers do this? Not safe until 4th century

Son of God
•Earliest records attest to it (NT)-1000’s of manuscripts
All 4 Gospels are harmonious, but individual
•Public miracles
Mohammad received his message in a cave, alone; Joseph Smith in the woods alone
•Resurrection-no one could produce the body-no explanation
•Eyewitnesses
•Prophesies-100’s of years before His birth

*Summary-Evidence we have–
Abundant, contrary is weak-more theory than documents, have you investigated?
John 3:16-showed mercy but yet be just. 6:66-69-“To whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life.”

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