1. What makes
Jesus different ...
2. But why
would God send His Son into the World?
3. How could
Jesus be God...
4. Why does
Jesus frequently refer to Himself as "the Son of
So Jesus came to tell us about God's Love?
6. Why did
the religious leaders reject Him?
7. If all of
this true, what good is it to me today?
8. But aren't
such beliefs rather bigoted and narrow-minded?
9. But can't
you just say "God" ...
10. How can
a person become a Christian, when the history of
Christianity is so darkened ...
11. How can
I know beyond a shadow of a doubt ... the way of
WHO IS JESUS?
by D. Berg
the religious leaders of His Own people reject Him?
Jesus' message that all that the people had to do was to
simply "love God with all their heart, and love
their neighbour as themselves" (Matthew 22:37-39),
liberated them from the dictatorial stranglehold and
control that their religious leaders held over them. His
teachings snatched the people out from under the
established religion's control, a development that filled
the religious leaders with fear and envy. They reasoned,
"If we let Him alone, all men will believe on Him,
& the Romans will come and take away both our temple
and our influence!"--John 11:47,48.
These bitter religious foes finally had Jesus arrested
and brought to trial on false charges of sedition and
subversion. Although the Roman governor found Him
innocent, he was pressured and persuaded by the
influential High Priests to execute Him. When Jesus'
enemies came to arrest Him, He assured His disciples,
"They couldn't even touch Me without My Father's
permission! If I would but raise My little finger, He
would send tens of thousands of angels to rescue
Me!"--Matthew 26:53.--But instead, He chose to
die.--For you and me! Nobody took His life from Him, He
laid it down, He gave His life of His Own free will and
accord.--See John 10:11, 17,18.
But even His death did not satisfy His bitter and
vengeful enemies! To ensure that His followers couldn't
steal His body and claim He had risen from the dead--as
He had said He would--these false religious leaders had a
huge stone placed over the entrance to His tomb, and
posted a group of Roman soldiers there to guard it.--A
scheme that proved futile, as these same guards became
eye-witnesses to the greatest miracle of all.
--Three days after His lifeless body
was laid to rest in that cold tomb, He arose from the
dead, victoriously conquering death and Hell and the