Category Jesus Christ

Jesus is the most important and significant Person in all of history. His one life has influenced the entire world, and changed the course of human events for all time.

The articles in this section are intended to answer the questions: Who is Jesus Christ? How do we know who He is? What is His role in history, in the world, and in men’s lives? How can we know Jesus and why would we want to?

God’s Revelation of the Trinity of the Godhead in Isaiah 48

Isaiah 48:12-16

 Hearken unto me, O Jacob and Israel, My called! I am He; I am the first, I also am the last.

Mine hand also laid the foundation of the earth, and My right hand stretched out the heavens; I call to them, they stand up together.

All ye, assemble yourselves, and hear; which among them hath declared these things? The LORD hath loved him: he will do his pleasure on Babylon, and his arm shall be on the Chaldeans.

I; I, have spoken; yea, I have called him: I have brought him, and he shall make his way prosperous.

Come near unto me; hear this: I have not spoken in secret from the beginning; from the time that it was, there am I: and now the Lord GOD, and his Spirit, hath sent me.”

Perhaps the most doctrinally-important portion of the book of Isaiah, demonstrates the plurality...

Read More

Understanding the Trinity of God

We believe in one God, of three divine persons. Because we often say, “God … He”, we give the impression that God is a single person, which is incorrect.

“God” is one object, or organization or corporation (in the general sense) of three unique Persons Who are identical in nature, while individual and distinct in identity.

Within the corporation of God is perfect unity; each member bears the fullness of the godhead [1] none lack anything of deity. (Colossians 2:9 For in him (Jesus Christ) dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily.) They are perfectly united in relationship, in will, and in purpose; there is no conflict, animosity, or disagreement whatsoever among them.

The members of the godhead are mutually deferential; the Son submits to the Father[2], and the Holy Spirit ...

Read More

Isaiah 7 to 9 – Notes on Messiah and YHWH

Throughout the Bible, God personally demonstrates that Jesus Christ, the Messiah of God, is also God Almighty along with the one we know as God the Father. In Isaiah 7, the LORD God Almighty identifies the Child to be born as "God with us", and in Isaiah 8, God declares that YHWH will be that "stone of stumbling" and "rock of offence" that the New Testament declares is the Lord Jesus Christ, affirming that Jesus Christ is indeed God.Read More

Evangelical is the New Rome

I had an eureka moment one morning as I was thinking with some frustration about the reality of “church”:  go to a place to sit with other people for an hour as some fellow tells you what to think about God, the Bible, and your faith, with no opportunity permitted to question, challenge, correct, or rebuke. Sit down – stand up – sing this – pray that – hear what I’m telling you, that God told me to say and don’t question it, even when you know I’m lying.

And I realized more consciously that we suffer from Rome...

Read More

When Was Jesus Crucified?

When Was Jesus Crucified?

First we examine the verses that speak of His death:

RAISED ON THE THIRD DAY

Mt 16:21 From that time forth began Jesus to show unto his disciples, how that he must go unto Jerusalem, and suffer many things of the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and be raised again the third day.

Mt 17:23 And they shall kill him, and the third day he shall be raised again. And they were exceeding sorry.

Mt 20:19 And shall deliver him to the Gentiles to mock, and to scourge, and to crucify him: and the third day he shall rise again.

Mt 27:64 Command therefore that the sepulchre be made sure until the third day, lest his disciples come by night, and steal him away, and say unto the people, He is risen from the dead: so the last error shall be worse than the first...

Read More

The Importance of Christ’s Death and Resurrection

The death and resurrection of Jesus Christ is the single-most important event in world history. Single, because His resurrection is completely dependant upon His crucifixion, yet without His resurrection, His death would have been futile.

Paul wrote that, “if we are planted together in the likeness of His death, we shall also be of His resurrection.” Romans 6:5 Yet he also wrote: “… if Christ is not raised, your faith is vain; you are yet in your sins.” 1 Corinthians 15:17

Through the death of Christ, forgiveness of sins and reconciliation with God[1] is made available to men, and through His resurrection we receive eternal life. Without Christ’s death, there is no forgiveness; without His resurrection, we have no hope beyond this world...

Read More

Isaiah 8 – The Stone of Stumbling and Rock of Offense

ISAIAH 8:11-15

11     For YHWH spoke thus to me with a strong hand, and instructed me that I should not walk in the way of this people, saying,

12     ‘Say ye not, “A confederacy,” to all them to whom this people shall say, “A confederacy”; neither fear ye their fear, nor be afraid.

13     Sanctify YHWH of hosts Himself; and let Him be your fear, and let Him be your dread.

14     And He shall be for a sanctuary; but for a stone of stumbling and for a rock of offence to both the houses of Israel, for a gin and for a snare to the inhabitants of Jerusalem.

15     And many among them shall stumble, and fall, and be broken, and be snared, and be taken.

For the YHWH spoke thus to me with a strong hand, and instructed me from going in the way of this people, to say: ‘...

Read More

How Many Witnesses? or Is Supporting the Bible From the Bible Circular Reasoning?

How many eye-witnesses are enough to establish a fact? Is it circular reasoning to use the Bible to support facts in the Bible? According to Old Testament Law for the Jews, any testimony was to be received only on the word of two or three witnesses. Within the pages of Scripture, we find many, many witnesses, across hundreds of years, hundreds of miles, and diverse backgrounds and situations, giving first-hand accounts of the most important events in world history.

Nothing is more critical to human reality than the resurrection of Jesus Christ. If Christ did not rise from the dead, men have no recourse for sin other than judgment. But if Jesus Christ rose from the dead as the Bible proclaims, then every person who ever lives must consider and engage this important fact, for if Christ rose ...

Read More

Psalm 45 – Christ as God, the Eternal King

Psalm 45 Christ as God, the Eternal King

1-2        … I speak of the things .… concerning the king .… You are fairer than the children of men. Grace is poured into your lips, therefore God (Elohyim) has blessed you forever.

3          Gird your sword upon your thigh, o mighty (gibbowr) with your glory and your majesty.

4          In your majesty ride … and your right hand shall teach you terrible things…

5          Your arrows are sharp in the hear of the king’s enemies…

6          Your throne, o God,  is forever and ever, the sceptre of your kingdom is a right sceptre.

7          You love righteousness and hate wickedness, therefore God*, your God*, has anointed you with oil of gladness above your fellows….

11         ...

Read More

Isaiah 50 – YHWH Who Created, Who is sent, Who is Christ

Isaiah 50 – YHWH

1     Thus says YHWH, ‘Where is the bill of your mother’s divorcement, whom I sent away? Or which of My creditors is it to whom I sold you? Behold, for your iniquities you were sold, and for your transgressions your mother was sent away.

2    For what reason, (when) I came, was there no man; I called, and no one answered? Is My hand truly short from redemption, or is no power in Me to deliver? Behold, at My rebuke I shall drain a sea, I make rivers a wilderness; their fish stink because there is no water, and die for thirst.

3    I clothe the heavens with blackness, and sackcloth I shall place (as) their covering.

4    My most sovereign YHWH gives Me the tongue of the learned, to know to speak a timely word to the faint...

Read More