Was Jesus The God Of The Old Testament?

Since Jesus is God and has always existed, was He around during the Old Testament? Was He the God of the Old Testament?Before the Beginning If you want to go back to the beginning, don’t start at Genesis 1:1 but start with the Apostle John’s account that begins before creation. He writes, “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God” (John 1:1), and clearly, Jesus was the Word of God Who became flesh (John1:14), and was with God (the Father and the Holy Spi … [Read more...]

How Did Paul Influence Christianity?

How did the Apostle Paul influence Christianity? Through Persecution Ironically, the more the Jews tried to stamp out Christianity, they more they managed to spread it. It’s very much like someone trying to put out a grass fire but by stomping on it, it only manages to spread it, and so it was with Christianity. In fact, persecution helped spread the Word of God throughout the Roman Empire. Shortly after Saul (later, Paul) approved of Stephen the Deacon’s stoning and death, “there arose on that … [Read more...]

How Did The Bible Come Together?

What was the process like when the Bible was being assembled into what we have today?Divine Inspiration Looking at the Bible as we have it today differs from what the nation of Israel had in the Torah (the first five books of the Old Testament) but they did believe in divine inspiration of the Old Testament in books like the Psalms, Isaiah, and other such books. The Bible was written over about a 1,500 year period (1405 B.C. to AD 95) by 40 different authors and contextually, writing much … [Read more...]

Why Are The Gospels The Heart Of The Bible?

Here are why there are four different gospels and why they’re the heart of the Bible.Four Witnesses Most of the authors of the four gospels say nearly the same thing in one place in their books but each one are unique but one thing that they all have in them is the reason that these gospels were written; “so that you may know the certainty of the things you have been taught” (Luke 1:4) through the gospels. Luke wrote, “In my former book (Luke), Theophilus, I wrote about all that Jesus began … [Read more...]

What Evidence Is There That The Bible Is True?

What evidence is there that the Bible is true and thus, we can believe what is written in it? The Bible The word “Bible” comes from the Greek word “biblios” which means “books” or “little books” and the Bible is just that; a collection of sixty-six books written by 40 authors over a 1,500 year span and many of these authors, not having known one another, agree contextually to certain themes in the Bible like “the just shall live by faith” (Hab 2:4; Rom 1:17; Heb 10:38) which appears in both the … [Read more...]

Does The Old Testament Contradict The New Testament?

Does the Old Testament contradict the teachings of the New Testament as some claim? Jesus on the Old Testament If the Old Testament contradicts the New Testament then why did Jesus quote out of it so much? Jesus often quoted the Book of Isaiah, Psalms, and even Genesis. In one place Jesus said “Do not think that I came to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I did not come to abolish but to fulfill. “For truly I say to you, until heaven and earth pass away, not the smallest letter or stroke shall p … [Read more...]