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Jesus’ Creation of Authorities

Jesus did not only create the seen and unseen things of the natural world, but also conceptual entities like hierarchies of authorities in heaven and earth. When we think of Him as Creator, we usually don’t go that far, do … Continue reading

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What’s so great about the blood of Jesus?

In the Old Testament, God instructed the Israelites to sacrifice certain animals in order to have their sins covered. However, the blood of these animals was just to cover their sins until Jesus came, whose blood had greater power to … Continue reading

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How can you tell that Jesus was a historical figure?

The number of those who say that Jesus never lived is getting smaller as the years go by. We have many documents by people near Jesus’ time who have referred to him as if he were a real person. We … Continue reading

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Did Jesus ever sin?

Quite a few young Christians believe that Jesus sinned, or disobeyed the Father. Did Jesus sin? The testimony of his friend and disciple John says no: “And ye know that he was manifested to take away our sins; and in … Continue reading

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How can you be so sure that Jesus is the true Messiah?

God removed all the guesswork. He gave us many indicators that point to one man only. If you had a description of a man who would be born in a certain city, live during a particular year, and die in … Continue reading

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How can we know or believe in Jesus now when we can’t see him?

We believe by logical inference in countless things we can’t see. We can’t see the wind, but we can see the leaves blowing, feel the breeze on our arms, or hear the sound of the gale. Lawyers seek to prove … Continue reading

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Why did the Son of God die for us on the cross?

We have all sinned. Sin is breaking God’s laws (1 John 3:4). Therefore we must pay the penalty for breaking his laws, just like we pay a penalty for breaking a traffic law. However, the penalty for breaking God’s laws … Continue reading

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Is it true that if I simply believe in Jesus I’ll get to heaven?

Yes! The Bible tells us to trust in Jesus to save us rather than trust in our good character or good deeds. The problem is that we’d rather believe that we are good persons; that our good deeds earn us … Continue reading

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Is Jesus the God of the Old Testament?

Jesus makes appearances in the OT several times. The NT gives us some clues to as to where he appeared. In some cases we find the Father and the Son together in the OT, such as in Genesis 1:26, where … Continue reading

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If Jesus died for our sins, then what is the point of confessing?

Jesus died for the sins of the whole world. But the benefits are conditional upon believing that he died for you, so the benefit of relief from sin’s punishment is not automatic. When we believe that God sent his Son … Continue reading

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Jesus never claimed to be God, did he?

Jesus did not leave us any doubt as to his deity. The Israelites of his day knew exactly what he was saying. Claiming to be God is blasphemy. Several times in the gospel narrative, we find the Israelites picking up … Continue reading

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Why does Jesus have to be the only way to heaven?

We are accustomed to having options available to us in everything. The department store aisle displays eight brands of bread, four kinds of mops, and twelve kinds of digital cameras. In Windows we can delete a file in several ways: … Continue reading

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