Jesus Christ

Our Lord Jesus Christ is God the Son, the Creator of the Universe, Savior, Lord, Friend, and Soon-Coming King over all the Earth.

There is no way to adequately describe the person and work of Jesus Christ, but since He is the central figure of history and prophecy, we offer this section as a beginning point to to information on the Internet about Him.

The Apostle John wrote this:
Jesus did many other things as well. If every one of them were written down, I suppose that even the whole world would not have room for the books that would be written. - John 21:25 (NIV)


Key Scriptures
Knowing Christ Personally
Christology - Theological Links
Information/ Tributes to Jesus Christ
Archaelogy Links
Jesus in the News
Insight From 2011 In Review: The Year In Prophecy

See also:
Christmas In Prophecy
Easter
Creation
Missions
Revival\


Key Scriptures

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God the Son
John 1:1,14 Further Study
John 20:27-29 Further Study
Colossians 1:15-19 Further Study
Hebrews 1:8 Further Study
Creator
John 1:1-3 Further Study
Colossians 1:15-18 Further Study
Hebrews 1:8-11 Further Study
Messiah
Matthew 16:16-17 Further Study
Savior
John 3:16 Further Study
Lord
1 Peter 3:15 Further Study
King
Revelation 19:11-16 Further Study

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Knowing Jesus Christ Personally

Are You Ready? - Prophecy Central
Got Life?
Have You Heard Of The Four Spiritual Laws? - Campus Crusade For Christ
Who Is Jesus? - The Jesus Film
"Steps To Peace With God" - Billy Graham - Hollywood Jesus

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Christology - Theological Links/ Apologetics

Is Jesus God? - Calvary Chapel of Chino Hills
Evidence for the Resurrection - Jay Smith
Other Apologetics for Muslims
The Uniqueness of Jesus- Campus Crusade for Christ
Jesus The Messiah - Jews For Jesus

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Information/ Tributes to Jesus Christ

CHRISTMAS
CHRISTMAS LINKS - Prophecy Central

CRUCIFIXION
A Physician's View of the Crucifixion of Jesus Christ

EASTER
EASTER LINKS - Prophecy Central

GENERAL
The Jesus Video Project - Campus Crusade for Christ
Jesus: Fact or Fiction? - DVD
The Incomparable Christ
One Solitary Life
Jesus Christ: His identity, life, death and resurrection - ChristianAnswers.net
That's My King! - Dr. S.M. Lockeridge

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Archaeology Links

Associates For Biblical Research
Demonstrates the historical reliability of the Bible through archaeological research and related apologetic investigation.

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Jesus In The News

See also:
Jesus Christ - Apologetics Central
The DaVinci Code


Shroud of Turin Has Blood of Torture Victim, Possibly Jesus Christ, New Research Discovers

July 17, 2017 - Accordling to Elvio Carlino, a researcher at the Institute of Crystallography, blood samples from the world-famous Shroud of Turn, support the theory that Jesus Christ suffered a violent death.
The particles showed high levels of substances called creatinine and ferritin, which are found in patients who have suffered multiple traumas like torture.
Source: Christian Post

William Lane Craig: Are there historical grounds for belief in the resurrection of Jesus?

Mar. 30, 2017 - During this Easter season, one of the best-known philosopher, William Lane Craig, explains the evidence that Jesus really was resurrected after His crucifixion. Craig says:
We may be surprised to learn that the majority of New Testament critics investigating the gospels in this way accept the central facts undergirding the resurrection of Jesus.
He gives many convincing reasons why an intelligent person would believe in the resurrection.
Source: Irish News

Thousands gather to see restored site of Jesus's tomb in Jerusalem

Mar. 22, 2017 -
Thousands of pilgrims and clergy members from across the globe gathered on Wednesday morning in the Old City’s Christian Quarter to view Jesus’s recently restored tomb in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre.
Source: Jerusalem Post

Why is it called Good Friday?


Mar. 25, 2016 -

If Jesus suffered and died on this day, then why is it called Good Friday? ...He could not have been resurrected if he had not died first.

Source: Greg Garrison - AL

The Cross: Billy Graham's Message to America


Upcoming 'Risen' movie tells Jesus Christ's crucifixion, resurrection 'from a completely different angle'

Feb. 7, 2015 - An epic new movie, "Risen," tells the story of Christ's crucifixion and resurrection as seen through the eyes of a disbelieving Roman soldier. Rich Peluso, senior vice president of AFFIRM Films, explains:

"It's a unique experience to see the story that we know and love through the eyes of a non-believer that's on his own journey."

Source: Christian Today
Upcoming Sony film RISEN promotes belief in the resurrection of Christ - Set to open on 2,700 screens across North America on February 19, Risen, starring Joseph Fiennes of Shakespeare in Love fame, begins where Mel Gibson's The Passion of the Christ concluded - Life Site
"Risen" Trailer



The Birth of Jesus (Luke 2: 1-21)

Dec 24, 2015 -

In those days Caesar Augustus issued a decree that a census should be taken of the entire Roman world. (This was the first census that took place whileQuirinius was governor of Syria.) And everyone went to their own town to register.

So Joseph also went up from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to Bethlehem the town of David, because he belonged to the house and line of David. He went there to register with Mary, who was pledged to be married to him and was expecting a child.

While they were there, the time came for the baby to be born, and she gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there was no guest room available for them.

(NIV) -Continued

Source: OneNewsNow
What does the virgin birth of Jesus Christ teach us today? - Pastor John Patnode - Princeton Union Eagle
The Christmas story is still happening today - Fox

Pastor Greg Laurie: 'Why Did Jesus Come on That First Christmas?'

Dec. 21 -

"God came to this world to die an agonizing death to ransom us from an eternal death sentence," he said... The real Christmas tree was a cross that Christ hung on... He died for the sins of all of the world.

Source: Christmas Post

Israeli scholar says 1st century Jews awaited Messiah who would die & rise again. Argues “third day resurrection” an idea that pre-dates Jesus.

Apr. 5, 2015 - The Old Testament predicted that Messiah would be a "suffering servant," dying as an atonement for our sins (Psalm 22, Isaiah 53, Daniel 9:26), before He would bcome the "righteous ruler" of Israel and the world.

Joel Rosenberg summarizes the theory proposed by Dr. Israel Knohl, a respected professor and Dead Sea Scrolls expert at Hebrew University, that, after his death, Messiah would be resurrected in three days.

In the year 2009 Dr. Knohl wrote a book, Messiahs and Resurrection in “The Gabriel Revelation", in which he introduced new information, based on the discovery in 200--near the caves of the Dead Sea Scrolls, of a three-foot engraved stone tablet.

The tablet has been named by scholars as “Gabriel’s Revelation” because it suggests that the angel Gabriel was instructed by God to direct that the Messiah be raised from the dead on the third day.

Source: Joel Rosenberg
Editor's note: Of course, Jesus predicted His own resurrection in three days (John 2:18-22; Matthew 12:39-40; 16:21; John 10:17-18; Matthew 27:62-64). The disciples evidently did not take it seriously until after His prophecies were fulfilled. See the two excellent articles below.
Did Jesus Predict His Own Resurrection? - Don Stewart - Blue Letter Bible
Did Jesus Predict His Resurrection? - John Piper - Jesus.org

Joy to the World" - Originally a Song about Christ's Second Coming!

Dec. 24, 2014 - When Sir Issac Watts, the master hymn-writer composed "Joy to the World," he meant it primarily to focus on our belief in the Return of Christ as King of Kings.
The original theme of this song was the second coming of the Lord. Christmas won’t always be a joyful time, but when Jesus comes back, even the rocks will sing!
Source:Monica Hunter - A Godly Heritage

Joy to the World , the Lord is come!
Let earth receive her King;
Let every heart prepare Him room,
And Heaven and nature sing,
And Heaven and nature sing,
And Heaven, and Heaven, and nature sing.

Joy to the World, the Savior reigns!
Let men their songs employ;
While fields and floods, rocks, hills and plains
Repeat the sounding joy,
Repeat the sounding joy,
Repeat, repeat, the sounding joy.

No more let sins and sorrows grow,
Nor thorns infest the ground;
He comes to make His blessings flow
Far as the curse is found,
Far as the curse is found,
Far as, far as, the curse is found.

He rules the world with truth and grace,
And makes the nations prove
The glories of His righteousness,
And wonders of His love,
And wonders of His love,
And wonders, wonders, of His love

Joy to the World (Unspeakable Joy) - Chris Tomlin - YouTube

Ontario restores Euclid Avenue Nativity Displays

Dec. 7, 2014 - The city of Ontario, California has just restored the 12 Nativity scenes on Euclid Avenue. The display has drawn visitors for more than half a century. A nonprofit "Christmas on Euclid Experience" has been established with a goal of carrying on the tradition in perpetuity.
Source: Daily Bulletin
Christmas on Euclid - Pictures coming soon
Ontario's Nativity scenes - A list
Keep Christ in Christmas Returns for 51st Year in Malibu - Malibu Times

Franklin Graham: America Is Waging 'War on Christmas' and 'War on Christ' Over The 'Hatred' of Christian 'Culture'

Dec. 4, 2014 - In Decision Magazine Franklin Graham says that our current American society is waging a war on Christmas because of hatred of Christianity.
"The war on Christmas is a war against Christ and His followers. It's the hatred of our culture for the exclusive claims that Christ made."
He cited examples of prejudice against Christmas by stores, schools and communities.

Meanwhile the Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) sent memos to 13,000 school district administrators reminding them that freedom of Christmas expression is constitutional.

Source: Christian Post
Constitutional Rights of Students, Teachers,and Public Schools to Seasonal Religious Expression - Alliance Defending Freedom

Israel to Abbas: No, Jesus was not a Palestinian

Dec. 25, 2013 - In a Christmas message Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas claimed that Jesus was a Palestinian.
“He should have read the Gospel before uttering such offensive nonsense, but we will forgive him because he doesn’t know what he’s doing,” [Israeli] Foreign Ministry spokesman Yigal Palmor told The Times of Israel on Monday.
Palmor also said that Abbas' statement is an “outrageous rewriting of Christian history.”
Source: Times of Israel

Christian group plans 100-foot-tall Jesus statue in Muslim-dominated Nazareth

Dec. 20, 2013 - Nazareth is an important tourist town for Christians, but about 70% of the population there is Muslim and the number is growing. Bishara Shlayan, a Christian merchant seaman who lives in Nazareth, is planning to build a 100' high statue of Jesus similar to the "Christ the Redeemer" statue over Rio de Janeiro in Brazil, but it will be even larger. Israel's Minister of Tourism has given his blessing to the project.
Source: Fox

Jesus tops list as most significant figure in history; Mohammed at 4th

Dec. 10, 2013 - Two computer scientists, Steven Skiena and Charles Ward, used quantitative analysis from Wikipedia to determine the top 10 most significant people in history. Jesus ranked first.
“We would call Jesus ‘the most significant person ever,” said Mr. Skiena, in Pacific Standard. “With over 2 billion followers a full 2,000 years after his death, Jesus is an incredibly successful historical name.”
Next in line was Napoleon Bonaparte,William Shakespeare, Mohammed, Abraham Lincoln, George Washington, Adolf Hitler, Aristotle, Alexander the Great and Thomas Jefferson.
Source: Washington Times

New research removes 'shroud' of doubt

Mar. 13, 2013 - A new book about the Shroud of Turin gives scientific evidence that the remarkable cloth dates back to the time of Christ, and that the imprint of the face and body were caused by a blast of “exceptional radiation.”
The results of the tests are documented in the book “Il Mistero della Sindone” or The Mystery of the Shroud, written by Giulio Fanti, a professor of mechanical and thermal measurement at Italy’s Padua University, and Saverio Gaeta, a journalist.
Source: WND
Shroud of Turin Hits Airwaves Amid New Claims That It's Real - ABC

Newsweek vs. the New Testament: It Must Be Christmas

Dec. 13, 2012 - Newsweek goes out of print at the end of the year, but true to form, it devotes one of its last editions to a non-Biblical view of Jesus.
Timed for this Christmas, Newsweek just released a cover essay by Bart D. Ehrman, who is well-known for his belief that the New Testament is largely historical fiction. “Who is Jesus?” is the question on the cover. “The Myths of Jesus” is the headline on the essay itself.
Source: Religion Today
What Do We Really Know About Jesus? - Newsweek
The War on Christmas Is Over - Christmas Won - Newsweek

The Gospel of Jesus' Wife: Ancient Fragment Stirs Debate
/ Christian Scholars not Fazed


Sept. 19, 2012 -

A historian from Harvard Divinity School revealed on Tuesday what she claims to be a fourth century fragment of papyrus containing the phrase (in Coptic) "Jesus said to them, 'My wife ... '"
Professor Karen King has studied a very small fragment of papyrus from the Fourth Century, and says that Jesus supposedly referred to his wife. She said that it does not prove that He had a wife, and if He did, there is no evidence that he married Mary Magdalene.

According to Darrell L. Bock, senior research professor of New Testament Studies at Dallas Theological Seminary, there was no doubt among earlier Christian writers that Jesus was single. The papyrus comes from a fringe gnostic group hundreds of years after Christ. And even if it were true that Jesus has said, "My wife...," it could "well be metaphorical" – a representation of Jesus being married to the church.

Source: Lillian Kwon - Christian Post
'Jesus wife' papyrus blasted as 'forgery' - Joe Kovacs - WND
Christian Scholars Not Fazed by 'Gospel of Jesus' Wife' - Lillian Kwon - Christian Post
The Gospel of Jesus' Wife? When Sensationalism Masquerades as Scholarship Albert Mohler- Relligion Today
Preparing for Jesus' Next Lover - James Emery White - Religion Today
Update Oct. 16, 2012 - 'Gospel of Jesus' Wife' Forged by Modern Technology, Scholar Proposes - Christian Post

Is There Scientific Evidence for the Resurrection of Jesus Christ?

Apr. 5, 2012 - The Bible and history give us “many infallible proofs” that the resurrection of Jesus really happened. We also have magnificent scientific evidence in the "Shroud of Turin." Scientific tests and criticism of the scientific methods used have resulted in some ups and downs about its credibility. A new book by Dr. Alan Wanger and his wife Mary, The Shroud of Turin: An Adventure of Discovery makes the case that the shroud is genuine. Dr. Wanger is a retired professor from Duke Medical Center. He has spent his life studying medicine. and has also intensely studied the Shroud of Turin since the late 1970's. He says,
“The Shroud is the most intensely studied single object in existence. There are probably 67 different fields of scientific and academic interests that have looked into the Shroud in one way in another."

Here are a few of the pieces of evidence cited by the book:

It is an accurate representation of human anatomy including details not known until the 20th Century.
The image is a "photographic negative."
The image was not painted, but lightly "burned on" by radiation, perhaps at the moment of the resurrection.
The blood was human blood, and was not disturbed by removal from the body.
The image is three-dimensional.

Source: Dr. Jerry Newcombe - Crosswalk

No room at the inn as Bethlehem celebrates Christmas

Dec. 24, 2011 - Bethlehem is expected to have more than 50,000 visitors from around the world to celebrate the birth of Christ. The number of hotels in the town has increased during the last three years, but they are all full today.
Christmas Eve celebrations are all taking place in and around Manger Square, the central plaza next to the Church of the Nativity. The church is built over the site where Christians believe Mary gave birth to Jesus in a stable.
Christmas the biggest tourist attraction of the year in the Palestinian territories.
Source:IBN Live

Italian study claims Turin Shroud is Christ's authentic burial robe

Dec. 21, 2011 - New experiments on the Shroud of Turin show that is most likely the authentic cloth that wrapped the body of Christ. There have been decades of research and varying opinions about the shroud.
However, researchers from Italy's National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development believe their findings undermine previous theories that the shroud was faked in the medieval period.
Studies conducted in the 1980s reported that the image was "forged" on the cloth between 1260 and 1390. However, scientists now think that the earlier research used material from a patch likely used to to repair the cloth after a fire.

The basic conclusion of the recent study is that the technology that would have been needed to produce the shroud only partially exists today, and certainly would not have been available in the medieval period.

Source: Telegraph -UK
and AOL/Huffington Post


Are these the nails used to crucify Jesus?

April 12, 2011 - In a burial cave discovered in 1990, while building a road on the outskirts of Jerusalem, two ossuaries (stone vessels in which the bones of the dead were placed) were found - one inscribed with the name "Caiaphas" (Hebrew "Kayafa"), and the other with the name "Joseph son of Caiaphas."

Journalist Simcha Jacobovici says that two bent nails were also found there that could have been the nails used at the crucifixion of Jesus. He claims that the archaeologists who found the relics ignored the importance of the nails. On the other hand, archaeologists express doubt about Jacobovici's theories.

Source: Haaretz

3D-face creator says Shroud proves resurrection

April 2, 2010 - The History Channel has aired a two-hour documentary called, "The Real Face of Jesus?" in which a new 3D imaging technology has used the Shroud of Turin to recreate the shape of the face on the cloth. Ray Downing is the creator of the 3D computer technology that was used for the documentary. He said,
"Viewed through the lens of science, the Shroud of Turin contains a code that when deciphered provides actual, physical evidence that the resurrection of Jesus Christ was an actual, historical event."
Source: WorldNetDaily
"The Real Face of Jesus?" DVD - The History Channel
Turin Shroud Center of Colorado

The Garden Tomb

April 1, 2010 There are two sites in Jerusalem commemorating the burial of Christ: The Church of the Holy Sepluchre and the Garden Tomb. The Garden Tomb seems more authentic, but in either case, the tomb is empty!
Source: CBN
Video of Easter Celebration at the Garden Tomb! - CBN

Good Thursday or Good Friday?

April 1. 2010 - Jan Chastain explains why the crucifixion of Christ would have been on Thursday instead of Friday.
Source: WorldNetDaily

'Resurrection of the Christ' Movie Set for Easter 2011 Release

Jan. 27, 2010 - A big screen movie about the resurrection of Jesus will be produced this year and released near Easter in 2011. Filmmaker Billy McKay said, that the film will remain faithful to biblical and historical records.
Source: Christian Post

Israel uncovers first Jesus-era house in Nazareth

Dec. 21, 2009 - For the first time ever, Israeli archaeologists have uncovered the ruins of a dwelling in Nazareth that existed at the time of Jesus.
The find sheds a new light on what Nazareth might have been like in Jesus' time, said the archaeologists, indicating that it was probably a small hamlet with about 50 houses populated by poor Jews.
Archaeologist Yardenna Alexandre of the Israel Antiquities Authority said, "It was likely Jesus and his childhood friends would have known the house."
Source: Haaretz

Away With The Manger

Dec. 21, 2009 - Chuck Norris complains that, unlike previous presidents, Barack Obama ignores the real meaning of Christmas.
Based upon President Obama's first year's utter disregard for America's Judeo-Christian heritage and promotion of a secular-progressive agenda and pro-Islamic platforms, the only white Christmas I would count on at the White House is a continued whitewashing of religious tradition.
Norris gives examples of earlier Presidents who were not afraid to stand up for belief in the babe who was born in Bethlehem.
Source: WorldNetDaily
National Treasures
White House Christmas Cards
Christmas with the Presidents - WallBuilders
Ronald Reagan Christmas address (12/23/81) - You Tube


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