There is a meme going around, where you say your name, but then you deny being a famous person with the same first name as yours.
Example: I am Michael… but not Jackson.
While the game may seem silly to some, it makes an important theological point.
Society today recognizes many different beings named Jesus. But they are not all the same Jesus. Just as if you got the opportunity to spend even an hour with Wanda Sykes, it would be clear that she is not the Wanda that wrote this blog. While it is true that we have some things in common, she is funny, many think that I am too. She is a breast cancer survivor, I am too. We soon run out of similarities. For example, I am married to a man, she is married to a woman, She is a liberal, I am a conservative. This is true for many of the ones called Jesus as well. Some say that Jesus is the spirit brother of Lucifer, some say that he is superior to Lucifer. Some claim that Jesus is gay, others say that he is straight, one Jesus supposedly married a woman, others say that he was celibate his entire life. They can’t all be talking about the same Jesus!
Just as I could not give you permission to enter Wanda Sykes home, these Jesuses that are not in the Bible can’t welcome you into the real Jesus home in Heaven. The best way to make sure that you have the right Jesus is to study his biography, the Bible. Not just a snippet here, and a snippet there or you will be in danger of making the same mistake that you would be at risk of if you knew that both Wanda Sykes and I are breast cancer survivors.
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Scholar and historian Colin Hemer has identified 84 facts in the last 16 chapters of the Book of Acts that have been confirmed by historical and/or archaeological research.They are as follows :
1. the natural crossing between correctly named ports [Acts 13:4-5]
2. the proper port [Perga] along the direct destination of a ship crossing from Cyprus [13:13]
3. the proper location of Lycaonia [14:6]
4. the unusual but correct declension of the name Lystra [14:6]
5. the correct language spoken in Lystra-Lycaonian [14:11]
Read more at: Truthbomb Apologetics: 84 Confirmed Facts in the Last 16 Chapters of the Book of Acts
Let’s face it: we all have holes in our education.In part, this is because we can only fit so much into the years of our formal education.But the holes in our education are also due to the fact that we no longer have a standard canon of sources that we are expected to study in school.In the past, this canon served a unifying function among those in the Western world: it gave us a common lens through which to view the world, common terms for discourse, and a means to understand a common past.
Read more at: You’re Going to Have to Educate Yourself | Intellectual Takeout
Many who believe Jesus was a myth have no qualms about profiting off him, as retailer Mulberry’s replaced the baby Jesus in the manger with a $1,500 purse this Christmas shopping season. The use of “Jesus Mythology” in advertisements and Christmas sales treats the real person of Jesus Christ with irreverence, and it is something Christians need to correct.HOW HISTORY IS DETERMINEDIt is now common during Christmastime to doubt the claims of Christianity by perpetuating stories that Jesus was a mythical figure brought on by legend. The problem today is that many do not know how history is determined. What makes history real? The primary way historians determine if past events really occurred is through examination of ancient documentation.
Read more at: Skeptics commercialize the “myth” of Jesus « The Chimes | Biola University