Summary of Why “The Real Jesus” is Not God

by Servetus the Evangelical Jesus of Nazareth is the most famous man who ever lived. But who was He? To learn about His identity we must turn to the Bible. The New Testament presents Jesus as a seer-prophet, a teaching rabbi, an itinerant preacher, a wisdom sage, a charismatic healer, a miracle worker, and an … Continue reading Summary of Why “The Real Jesus” is Not God

Is Jesus God in John 1:18?

In conclusion, the arguments are about evenly divided for either variant. But the following point is decisive: if John 1:1c, 5:18, 10:30-38, and 20:28 are interpreted as not calling Jesus theos (“God”), then John 1:18 cannot be linked to any corresponding text in this gospel. And linkage is the prologue’s purpose. Since ho monogenes huios clearly links to John 3:16,18 to the authentic Greek text of John 1:18 most likely is not monogenes theos but ho monogenes huios, so that it does not call Jesus “God.”

The New Testament teaches that Jesus was completely a man

The New Testament teaches that Jesus was a man. For one thing, Jesus himself said so. For example, in John 8:40, Jesus said he was “a man who has told you the truth” [emphasis ours]. Jesus was not being disingenuous and hiding his “divine nature.” He was making a factual statement that reinforced what the … Continue reading The New Testament teaches that Jesus was completely a man

Why people think the Dead are Alive – Near Death Experiences

Another reason people believe that the soul or spirit goes on living after a person dies is because of what is referred to as “near death” experiences. In these experiences, people who have clinically “died,” or been close to death, have seen what they report as the afterlife. There are a number of explanations why … Continue reading Why people think the Dead are Alive – Near Death Experiences

Who is the Only One TRUE God? – YHWH and Father God

"You, the Only True God." (John 17:3). Who is the one true God? How does this God portray Himself with respect to His identity? Does He portray Himself as a one person individual? How is he portrayed by others who are inspired by the Holy Spirit of God? Is this God a three person God … Continue reading Who is the Only One TRUE God? – YHWH and Father God

How to Study the Bible in 3 Steps

Step 1: Observation—What does the passage say? Step 2: Interpretation—What does the passage mean? Step 3: Application—What am I going to do about what the passage says and means? There is more to studying and reading the bible but the below steps are foundational. The following will become second nature after practicing for a while … Continue reading How to Study the Bible in 3 Steps

17 Pointers on How to Better Understand and Study the Bible

1. Take everything in the Bible literally unless this could not possibly be the meaning. When the language is used in a figurative sense get the literal truth conveyed by it. 2. Give the same literal meanings to words, and apply to the Bible the same rules of grammar, figures of speech, types, symbols, allegories, … Continue reading 17 Pointers on How to Better Understand and Study the Bible

Biblical Proof for a pregnancy being a Baby

The first recorded human pregnancy occurred when Eve conceived and gave birth to Cain (Genesis 4:1). Many pregnancies followed as humanity increased upon the earth, but the Bible does not give us any details of those pregnancies until the account of Abram (Abraham) and Sarai (Sarah) in Genesis 11:30: “Now Sarai was childless because she was … Continue reading Biblical Proof for a pregnancy being a Baby

Should Women be Teachers of Men?

In Acts 18, Priscilla and Aquila are presented as faithful ministers for Christ. Did Priscilla and her husband teach the gospel of Jesus Christ to Apollos? Yes, in their home they “explained to him the way of God more adequately” (Acts 18:26). Does the Bible ever say that Priscilla pastored a church or taught publicly … Continue reading Should Women be Teachers of Men?

Speech The Overflow of the Heart

Matthew 12:33, 34 Either make the tree good and its fruit good, or else make the tree bad and its fruit bad; for a tree is known by its fruit 34…for out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks. The Nature Of Our Words God has given human beings the honour and privilege … Continue reading Speech The Overflow of the Heart