By Mark Driscoll
This popular-level theology booklet introduces the individual and paintings of Christ to people who are looking for solutions to a few in their such a lot basic-and pivotal-questions. a few thousand years after he walked the earth, Jesus Christ remains to be a scorching subject. And for all of the ridiculous, twisted, Da Vinci Code-esque conspiracy theories and lies approximately Jesus that have permeated pop culture or even the academy through the years, the reality approximately his personality, nature, and paintings has no longer replaced. So what precisely is the reality approximately Jesus Christ? that is the query the authors of classic Jesus search to reply to by way of breaking it down right into a variety of sub-questions approximately Jesus, together with Is Jesus the one God? Why did Jesus come to earth? Did Jesus upward push from loss of life? Why may still we worship Jesus? and others. Nonbelievers and new Christians seeking to sit and delve into the subject of Jesus, asking the hardest, such a lot confounding questions they could ponder, will locate stable, biblical solutions offered in a correct, available manner.
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Roughly a quarter of the Bible was prophetic at the time it was written. ” J. I. ” Graeme Goldsworthy: “The most compelling reason for Christians 56 \\ Vintage Jesus to read and study the Old Testament lies in the New Testament. ” Jesus’ own words on this point are even more important. Jesus Martin J. ” Edmund P. Clowney: “. . ” himself repeatedly said that he was the thread that wove together the entire Old Testament. Practically, this means that Scripture is not rightly understood or taught unless the person and work of Jesus are the central truth being revealed.
The documentary even referenced the Council of Chalcedon and showed how the films done on Jesus have overly emphasized his divinity or humanity at the expense of the other. Essentially every film about 46 \\ Vintage Jesus Jesus done prior to the days of the radical 1960s emphasized the deity of Jesus. Seven of the first ten reel movies ever made were about Jesus and had the word “passion” in the title. The first feature-length movie of Jesus was made in 1912 and titled From the Manger to the Cross, or Jesus of Nazareth.
For any guy reading this book, or any woman who has brothers or sons, can you even imagine Jesus and the ragtag bunch of twelve guys who hung with him for three years, without Jesus’ ever making them double over in laughter, or Jesus himself at least once laughing so deeply that he snorted? That kind of stoicism is not sacred but rather Spock-like sin. 62 As a preacher, I tend to use a lot of comedy in my sermons, which generally gets me into a lot of trouble. But when I read the Bible and examine my own life, I tend to see a lot of irony, sarcasm, and satire that is useful in a cutting and prophetic way.