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Jun

How do we know Jesus Christ existed?

posted in Basics of Christianity, Jesus, Tough Questions by Jim Denison

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The poet claims of Jesus Christ, “All the armies that have ever marched, all the navies that have ever sailed, all the parliaments that have ever sat, and all the kings that have ever reigned, put together, have not changed life on this earth as much as has that one solitary life.” There are more Christians on the planet than adherents of any other faith, so the universal significance of the Christian position regarding the existence and deity of Jesus is clear. But is it justified?

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Jun

How do we know Jesus Christ was the Son of God?

posted in Basics of Christianity, Jesus, Tough Questions by Jim Denison

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“Jesus is Lord.” This is the central affirmation of the Christian faith. Its Greek original is found scrawled on walls in the Roman catacombs and at the heart of the most ancient formulations of faith. When the Empire forced Christians to say “Caesar is Lord” or die, believers by the multiplied thousands chose to die. If presented the same option, we should make the same choice. Why?

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Jun

Did Jesus go to hell?

posted in Basics of Christianity, Jesus, Tough Questions by Jim Denison

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Millions of Christians have recited the Apostle’s Creed as a basic part of their weekly worship. This fourth-century compendium of basic Christian beliefs, likely edited from documents even older, was not written by the apostles. However, it contains a brief summary of teachings considered to be theirs, and so has been authoritative for centuries. Its fourth clause contains this affirmation: Christ “suffered under Pontius Pilate; was crucified, dead, and buried; He descended into hell.”

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