The following articles are related to the topic of JESUS, DEITY

Why Did Jesus “Curse” the Fig Tree?

"Can you explain the case where Jesus 'cursed' a fig tree? There are several things about this that are hard to understand. Did Christ have a right to 'curse' a tree? What is the meaning of 'curse'? Since the tree was apparently destroyed, did he destroy property that did not belong to him? Some people say that this shows that ... read more »

Did Jesus Repudiate His Divine Nature?

"Did Jesus imply that he is not 'God,' in his statement to the young ruler in Mark 10:18?" Here is the disputed passage in full. "And as he [Christ] was going forth into the way, there ran one to him, and kneeled to him, and asked him, Good Teacher, what shall I do that I may inherit eternal life? And ... read more »

A Skeptic Reflects upon Jesus Christ

Charles Templeton is very sick. Now in his 80s, and afflicted with Alzheimers disease, Templeton hasn't long to live and he knows it. And he is dying with a poignancy of soul that can only be described as truly pathetic. But let us go back across the years for a moment. There was a time when Charles Templeton was one ... read more »

A Rabbi Argues with Jesus—and Loses!

Jacob Neusner is a Jewish "Rabbi" who has picked a "friendly" fight with Jesus Christ. Neusner, who has just been named research professor of religion and theology at Bard College, has an article in the March 27 issue of Newsweek entitled "A Rabbi Argues with Jesus." Neusner, who seems to be a courteous and gentle man, is nonetheless bold enough ... read more »

Jesus Christ and the “I Am” Expression

When Christ declared: "Before Abraham was born, I am" (John 8:58), was he referring to the statement in Exodus 3:14, "I am that I am," and therefore identifying himself with the "Jehovah" of that context? This is the question we will explore in this article. In John, chapter eight, there is an animated exchange between the Lord and a certain ... read more »

Jesus Showed Himself Alive By Many Proofs

The bodily resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead is the foundation upon which the Christian religion is built. It is just this simple. If Christ was not raised from the dead, Christianity is a hoax! This is Paul's very point in 1 Corinthians 15: If Christ hath not been raised, then is our preaching in vain, your faith also ... read more »

Are Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit “God” in Nature?

"We have an elder in our congregation who teaches that long, long ago, God the Father created both Christ and the Holy Spirit.He further teaches that neither Jesus nor the Spirit is 'God.'What can you advise concerning this matter?" As a general rule, we refrain from commenting on specific problems congregations or individuals may be having. Regardless, I must say ... read more »

Did Jesus Christ Exist in the Form of God on Earth?

Some conservative writers have attempted to defend the idea that the second Person of the Godhead, at the time of the "incarnation" (i.e., when "the Word became flesh"-John 1:14), laid aside "the form of God." They contend that the concept of an infinite God being clothed within a human body is illogical. Though these authors undoubtedly mean well, their position ... read more »

Did Jesus Confess that His Claims Were Untrue?

"Jesus once said: 'If I bear witness of myself, my witness is not true' (Jn. 5:31). If that statement is true, how can we believe that Jesus told the truth when he claimed to be the Son of God?" This question exhibits a classic example of extracting a passage from its biblical context and attaching a meaning to it that ... read more »

The Establishment of the Church of Christ

The precious organism known in the common versions of the New Testament as the church of Jesus Christ is a unique entity. Its pristine integrity must ever be preserved, and its beauty valued by every genuine Christian of the modern world. Similarities Between the Kingdom of Christ and the Kingdom of Israel The church is a body of baptized believers ... read more »