It is now time to counter the extreme views spelled out in Part Five. Who was Jesus, really?
Good question, and the answer is clear, based on one biblical truth. Other questions are included here, as well.
Who was he before he came to earth?
What does ‘incarnation’ mean? What does emptying oneself mean? Basics in a Q & A format.
Some say the synoptic Gospels (Matthew, Mark, and Luke) are silent about this claim. But they are not, if you know where to look.
People would make Jesus in their image. But who was he really, as defined by those who knew him best or heard from those who did?
Can we dispense with the notion that Jesus as a simple peasant, a godly one, from Galilee, but no more than that?
Jesus came with the express purpose of preaching the good news of the kingdom, living a godly life, and dying as a sacrifice for our sins.
It was a physical body, but it had a spiritual dimension. A new era had been ushered in—for us, foretelling our future state after we die.
It is the central message of the New Testament. His resurrection means everything to you.
But was he more than that?
It reveals his (sinless) human nature with the anointing of God coming on him.
This title often means more than “sir’ or ‘my lord.’ It can mean the LORD in the Old Testament. A table of references in the Old Testament and New Testament is included.