that deserve an answer #1
The title says it all.
Over the coming weeks I will be posting this short series of questions, to stimulate your thoughts and exercise your reasoning skills on the topic of who in reality was this man called Jesus the Nazarene ?
Was he just a prophet as the Quran claims? I find it kinda funny that Jesus is the most mentioned person in the Quran but they still did not understand exactly who Jesus is. Was He a lair, a lunatic, or Lord? One thing is for sure, there is no escaping His impact on this world, when even the calendar that we use is separated into BC and AD with Jesus being the pivot point of time, as we mere mortals measure it.
so, come with me on a journey beneath the skin, come with me journey deep within, Christ in you, the hope of Glory. Colossians 1:27
Before I believed I would sometimes wonder, why is this stupid
little fiction (the Bible) so resilient, why are wars fought over it, why do
people die for it, what is it about this book that makes it so ….. Unique?
why has this particular book among st all others played such a great role in history is it because it is His Story?
There are many books some of them classics in their own right, some
are great biography’s or autobiography’s some factual, some
fiction and every other classification you might like to name, but
this one book, which has had crusades fought over it, and wars, and
has been in print the longer than any other and has sold the most ever of all books and it is still selling, Christians call it alive and living. Hebrews 4:12
12 For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any
two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit,
and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and
intents of the heart.
So what is it about this book that has had people die in it’s name,
has made people withdraw from society, had people devote their lives
to it, after all it’s just a book right? Yet no other book has ever come
close to the passion and commitment that this book commands and also this is the most read book EVER.
The accuracy of today’s Old Testament was confirmed in 1947 when archaeologists found “The Dead Sea Scrolls” along today’s West Bank in Israel. “The Dead Sea Scrolls” contained Old Testament scripture dating 1,000 years older than any manuscripts we had. When comparing the manuscripts at hand with these, from 1,000 years earlier, we find agreement 99.5% of the time. And the .5% differences are minor spelling variances and sentence structure that doesn’t change the meaning of the sentence. So it would seem that we can actually rely on these scriptures and not worry ourselves too much as to it’s authenticity. I believe and have often said when people try to tell me that scripture cannot be relied upon, it’s been changed over the year etc, That if God really is all powerful, omnipresent, supreme and all knowing then surely there is not one word in the bible that he did not ordain, man could not have changed it, or else God is not God, He will and does have His way and no created being is going to spoil His plan. Revelation 22 vs 18-19 gives a stern warning to all that would meddle with the text
I love the Gideon’s charter found in most of their bibles that states
The Bible contains the mind of God, the state of man, the way of
salvation, the doom of sinners, and the happiness of believers. Its
doctrines are holy, its precepts are binding, its histories are true,
and its decisions are immutable.
Read it to be wise, believe it to be safe, and practice it to be holy. It
contains light to direct you, food to support you, and comfort to
It is the traveler’s map, the pilgrim’s staff, the pilot’s
compass, the soldier’s sword and the Christian’s charter. Here
too, Heaven is opened and the gates of Hell disclosed.
Christ is its grand subject, our good its design, and the glory of God its
end. It should fill the memory, rule the heart and guide the feet.
Read it slowly, frequently and prayerfully. It is a mine of
wealth, a paradise of glory, and a river of pleasure.
It is given you in life, will be opened at the judgment, and be
remembered forever. It involves the highest responsibility, rewards
the greatest labor, and will condemn all who trifle with its sacred
Foundation of three faiths
Judaism, Christianity, and Islam all recognize Abraham as their first prophet, so that makes this book unique too, it is (at least in the beginning) shared by three very different religions, or at least in the roots of antiquity people believed that they came from the seed of Abraham who was 20 generations after Adam with Noah being about 10 generations before Abraham.
As noted earlier, if God id God, then he WILL have what He wants in His word or else He is no God at all. In the next issue of this mini series I will be turning to the person about whom the whole Bible, old and new testament is about, and looking at some really interesting, weird, and wonderful things that this person did whilst on earth. You have probably read scripture many times but never thought about the things that I will be revealing through this series about the person of Jesus.
Till next time, God bless