Thursday, October 11, 2018

The Chrystal River of Life - the Holy Spirit

The "Crystal River of Life" in the Book of Revelation is none other than the Holy Spirit! Joel Hitchcock compares Scripture with Scripture and contends that the Holy Spirit River will give you life! 

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Monday, October 8, 2018

The Ascension of Jesus

Joel Hitchcock preaches on Christ's glorious ascension:
After his death and resurrection, the One and Only God-Man - JESUS CHRIST ASCENDED and is seated at the Right Hand of God - holding all power and authority on his glorious throne. YOU have a Friend in High Places - the Highest Place - the throne of God! Whatever your situation, GOD IS THERE FOR YOU! 

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Friday, October 5, 2018

Holy Spirit, teach us about Christ within

From Joel Hitchcock's book, "Christ in You:"

First, let’s pray that the Holy Spirit will be our teacher. Pray these words with all sincerity:

“God, I pray that you illuminate my mind by the power of your Spirit and by the power of your Word, that I may understand the wonder of my union with you. 

That I will progressively come to understand that Christ dwells within me. That I will develop a consciousness that I am filled with God by Christ in me. That I’m filled with Christ and that he flows through me, today and every day. 

I am filled with God; that I am fused with you. My nature is altered by yours; I am blended with Christ. By the Spirit of God’s Son in me, I enjoy that same sweet intimacy with the Father as Jesus did. I love and worship my Father from this awareness.

Holy Spirit, teach me more about Jesus. Make God real to me. I open my mind and my heart, even my very flesh and my entire being, to the influence of your Holy Spirit.

My glorious hope is that Christ will be revealed in me in fullness and completion — Christ in me, the hope of glory.

In Jesus’ name I pray, Amen.”

This prayer is taken from  Joel Hitchcock's book, "Christ in You," and is available on Amazon. Click here to order your copy today! 

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Is there historical evidence that Jesus existed?

Historical evidence outside of the Bible that indicates that Jesus Christ existed.

There are several references to Jesus in both the pagan as well as anti-Jesus Jewish writings. We will here briefly mention several of them, but the ones that relate to the actual deity of Jesus Christ we will list in the end. 

Thallus (circa 51AD) is quoted by Julius Africanus sometime around 221AD, when Africanus writes, “On the whole world there pressed a most fearful darkness; and the rocks were rent by an earthquake, and many places in Judea and other districts were thrown down. 

This darkness Thallus, in the third book of his History, calls, as appears to me without reason, an eclipse of the sun.”  

Though the existence of Jesus is not explicitly mentioned, the events listed here her are stunning confirmations of seismic events that occurred with the death of Jesus – darkness, rocks rent, and earthquake. It confirms what the Bible says, “Now from the sixth hour there was darkness over all the land until the ninth hour… And behold, the veil of the temple was rent in two from the top to the bottom; and the earth did quake; and the rocks were rent; … And behold, the veil of the temple was rent in two from the top to the bottom and the earth did quake; and the rocks were rent; … Now thee centurion, and they that were with him watching Jesus, when they saw the earthquake, and the things that were done, feared exceedingly, saying, Truly this was the Son of God” (Matthew 27:45, 51, 54, ASV.) 

Mara Bar-Serapion around 73AD, “What advantage did the Athenians gain from putting Socrates to death? Famine and plague came upon them as a judgment for their crime. What advantage did the men of Samos gain from burning Pythagoras? In a moment their land was covered with sand. What advantage did the Jews gain from executing their wise king? It was just after that that their kingdom was abolished.” Though the name of Jesus is not specifically referenced here by Mara bar Serapion, the only person this may have reference to is Jesus, for he was the only one executed for being the “King of the Jews,” after which Jerusalem was destroyed within a single generation, approximately 40 years later, in 70AD.

Tacitus (circa 56-120AD) writes, “Consequently, to get rid of the report, Nero fastened the guilt and inflicted the most exquisite tortures on a class hated for their abominations, called Christians by the populace. Christus, from whom the name had its origin, suffered the extreme penalty during the reign of Tiberius at the hands of one of our procurators, Pontius Pilatus, and a most mischievous superstition, thus checked for the moment, again broke out not only in Judea, the first source of the evil, but even in Rome, where all things hideous and shameful from every part of the world find their centre and become popular.”  

The Testimonium Flavianum: Again, the first century Jewish Historian Josephus Flavius wrote “About this time there lived Jesus, a wise man, if indeed one ought to call him a man. For he was one who performed surprising deeds and was a teacher of such people as accept the truth gladly. He won over many Jews and many Greeks. He was the Messiah. And when, upon the accusation of the principal men among us, Pilate had condemned him to a cross, those who had first come to love him did not cease. He appeared to them spending a third day restored to life, for the prophets of God had foretold these things and a thousand other marvels about him. And the tribe of the Christians, so called after him, has still to this day not disappeared.” (Flavius Josephus, Antiquities of the Jews, Book XVIII, Ch. III, Sn. 3.) 

This passage is considered by some to be an interpolation, yet there has been no real evidence to negate the original existence of the passage. Even if part of it had been interpolated, his writing still evidences the existence of Jesus during that time. 
Kitab alUnwan: Though this Arabic version of the Testimonium Flavianum dates around 941 or 942AD, the similarities of its “Yusifus, the Hebrew” that speaks of a “Jesus” whose “conduct was good, and was known to be virtuous,” and whom “Pilate condemned him to be crucified” and “accordingly he was perhaps the Messiah,” shows the existence of Josephus Testimonium Flavianum’s widespread existence.  

The Jewish Talmud writes against Jesus, yet nonetheless acknowledges his existence. It says, “On the eve of Passover they hanged Yeshu and the herald went before him for forty days saying Yeshu is going forth to be stoned in that he hath practiced sorcery and beguiled and led astray Israel. Let everyone knowing ought in his defense come and plead for him. But they found naught in his defense and hanged him on the eve of Passover” 

We have seen from these few references of Jesus from non-Christian sources of antiquity that Jesus did indeed exist. These sources are references to the very existence of Jesus Christ, and they are from outside the Bible. But what about his deity? Are there any literary sources of antiquity that say that the Early Church believed he was God? Remarkably, we find from extra-Biblical sources that the Early Church indeed considered Jesus to be God! Let’s look at a few… 

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"Son of God and Man - the Deity and Humanity of Jesus Christ"

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Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Sola Scriptura - Only Scripture sheds light on the identity of Jesus Christ as God and Man

The Bible is the Word of God. It is only from the Bible that we can learn confidently about the deity and humanity of Jesus. 

What then is our basis when exploring the deity of Jesus Christ? The answer is, Scripture Only. 

The Reformation of the sixteenth century (which some Church historians date as beginning on October 31, 1517, when Martin Luther nailed his 95 Theses on the door of the Wittenberg Castle,) resulted in several “pillars,” called The Five Solas. 

The word Sola is a Latin word which means “Solely.”

These five Solas are as follows: Sola Gratia (Solely by grace;) Sola Fide (Solely by faith;) Solus Christus (Solely through Christ;) Soli Deo Gloria (Solely to the glory of God) and Sola Scriptura (Solely Scripture.) Added to Sola Scriptura we may also say Tota Scriptura, meaning All of Scripture, not just bits and pieces.

If we are to investigate the deity of Jesus Christ, we must appeal to Scripture only. Only Scripture can teach us who and what Jesus is. We cannot rely on our best guesses or philosophic musings. We cannot rely on the opinions of man or on the creeds and the counsels of the church, regardless of how impressive they may be. Man may fail, but God never fails. The verdicts and the creeds that result from assemblies and counsels are uninspired. Only Scripture is inspired. 

With Scripture, we mean that the Bible is the Word of God and that it is our rule of faith and conduct. In our investigation into the deity of Jesus Christ we will rely on the Bible itself to tell us whether Jesus is God or not. We will only rely on the 39 Books of the Old Testament and the 27 Books of the New Testament that make up the 66 Books of the Bible, also known as the Canon. However, we will begin our study by briefly referencing extra-Biblical allusions to the deity of Christ. 

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Tuesday, May 29, 2018


Just discovered another golden nugget from the Bible this morning: 

Acts 17:18 says Paul “preached Jesus.” 

In the following verses Paul talks about “THE UNKNOWN GOD” (vs 23,) “the God that made the world and all things therein, seeing that he is Lord of heaven and earth” (verse 24,) “The Godhead” (verse 29,) and “God” (verse 30.) In this context Paul says, “...him I declare unto you” (verse 23.) 

And who did Paul declare? Going back to verse 18, it was “JESUS!” 

Jesus is the God, the Godhead, the Creator and the Supreme Sovereign Lord of heaven and earth! See my book, “Son of God and Man,” about more of Jesus as our Supreme God. 

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Why Affirm the Humanity of Christ

As important as the deity of Christ is, equally as important is his humanity.

We will also explore what Scripture says about the humanity of Jesus. We will see that the Jesus possessed not only a divine nature, but he also possessed a very real human nature. 

We will see that Jesus was both God and Man, and why he had to be Man also. We will see that Jesus is God in the Flesh, that he became a genuine human being. He was a Man just like us in every way, except for sin. 

He was the God-Man, the Divine-Human Being. 

At the end, we will conclude with confidence that Jesus is indeed God, and why it matters – what shall we do with Jesus? How do we react to the truth that Jesus is God?

To order Joel Hitchcock's book:

"Son of God and Man - the Deity and Humanity of Jesus Christ"

The Chrystal River of Life - the Holy Spirit

The "Crystal River of Life" in the Book of Revelation is none other than the Holy Spirit! Joel Hitchcock compares Scripture with S...