Thursday, April 24, 2008

The Real Jesus

While I have never given much credence to anything that comes out of the sewer of liberal thinking, this latest outrage was to vile to not comment. A new book called Jesus of Nazareth: A Realistic Portrait. You can read Realistic as Humanistic. An Amsterdam publishing house announced that is this new biography of Jesus Christ written by Hollywood director Paul Verhoevan the man responsible for Basic Instinct and Starship Troopers. In this book Verhoevan puts forth the theory that Jesus was the product of a sexual assault of Mary.

Let me state first that idea that Mary was raped is not a new idea by any sense of the imagination. Critics and scoffers have put forth this vile lie for many years. In fact the idea dates back all the way back to the first or second centuries. What this is an old lie wrapped in a new package. This is a direct attack on the deity of Christ, again not a new concept. It should be noticed that after 2000 years this lie has made no impact on Bible believing Christians.

According to a Fox News Story Mr. Verhoevan has been working on this book for 20 years. I find it amazing that he has put so many years into this project only to come up with supposition and conjecture. If someone wants to know who the real Jesus is one must look to the word of God. John 10:30 says, “I and my Father are one.” It is in this scripture that Jesus himself proclaims that he is equal with the Father. Again in John 14:9, “Jesus saith unto him, Have I been so long time with you, and yet hast thou not known me, Philip? he that hath seen me hath seen the Father; and how sayest thou then, Shew us the Father?” In John 10:30 the word one is the Greek word εἷς (pronounced hies) it is an adjective in what is neuter in gender, what it means is that Jesus is not just one with God in will or power but is one with him in essence or nature.

Jesus is one with the Father, Adam Clark says, “If Jesus Christ were not God, could he have said these words without being guilty of blasphemy?” John 8:58 says, “Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Before Abraham was, I am.” Again in John chapter five Jesus made a claim to be one with the Father, he then back up his claim. It should be know that Jesus’ audience knew exactly what he was saying. In John 5:18 the Bible says, “Therefore the Jews sought the more to kill him, because he not only had broken the sabbath, but said also that God was his Father, making himself equal with God.” The Jews knew what he was claiming. Jesus Christ is God, to deny that fact is folly.

Let me conclude this commentary with a verse, Philippians 2:5-11, “ Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus: Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God: But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men: And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross. Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name: That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.” There is coming the day when everyone will bow their knee and confess that Jesus Christ is the Lord of all the Earth, even Paul Verhoevan.

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