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Is there historical evidence that Jesus existed?

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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 unt…

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

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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 b…

Jesus, "THE UNKNOWN GOD"

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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. 


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Why Affirm the Humanity of Christ

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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?

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Why affirm the Deity of Christ

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In this chapter: Why is it so important to affirm that Jesus is God? Why is it important to understand that he is Man also? A brief introduction to what we will explore throughout this book.

The belief in the deity of Jesus Christ cannot in any way be compromised. It is absolutely imperative to affirm this orthodox truth, regardless of the whims and ways that come and go with every passing generation, culture or religious thought.

If the belief in the deity of Jesus Christ is in any way weakened or removed, the very foundation of Christianity is shaken. It loses its power. It becomes just another religious system alongside all other religious systems.

But a sustained belief in the deity of Jesus Christ keeps the Christian Faith stable and strong. It causes the Church to proclaim this truth, and all that is built on it, with great conviction and power.

We live in a world that is much different than the world of a couple of generations ago. That said, we also live in a world that is also mu…

The Son of God Crucified and Resurrected

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Joel Hitchcock proclaims the powerful and spectacular events surrounding the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ! 

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Living the Crucified Life

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In this video, Joel Hitchcock teaches that we should "Live the Crucified Life!" This means that we should consider ourselves dead to sin and all it's effects, such as depression, fear, etc. This has been made possible by the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, as we identify with him and his glorious work.



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