10 Interesting Bible Facts About Jesus

by David Peach on June 23, 2011 · Print Print · Email Email

 

There are so many amazing and interesting facts in the Bible. Check out this list of ten interesting facts about Jesus.

The Name Jesus

Jesus is the English transliteration of the Greek name Iesus. Joshua is the English transliteration of the Hebrew name Yeshuah. Both Jesus and Joshua mean Yahweh saves or Jehovah is salvation. The name Jesus appears in the Bible more than 900 times. [Transliteration means that the word is not translated from one language to another, but tries to represent the same letters/characters from one language to another. Pronunciation may or may not be preserved.]

The Word Christ

Christ is not actually a name, but a title. When the Bible talks about the Messiah in the Old Testament, it is referring to the same title as the New Testament calls Christ. Both Messiah and Christ mean anointed one. Jesus was anointed with the power of the Holy Spirit (Acts 10:38) and was the promised redeemer. The first promise of a redeemer in the Bible was in Genesis 3:15. The word Christ appears in the Bible more than 500 times.

Jesus’ Titles For Himself

Jesus said He was the bread of life and the living bread (6:35, 48, 51). He was the light of the world (John 8:12). Jesus was the good shepherd (John 10:11, 14). Jesus outright claimed to be the Son of God (John 10:36). He also liked to call himself the Son of man (Matthew 20:28). He said He was the way, the truth and the life (John 14:6).

Foods Jesus Ate

Jesus ate bread (Matthew 26:26), which has been a common food throughout history. He ate clean meats such as lamb (Luke 22:15) and fish (Matthew 14:19). He may have eaten eggs because of His statement that eggs is a good gift (Luke 11:12, 13). The Old Testament says that Jesus would eat butter and honey (Isaiah 7:15). Luke 24:42 and43 says that Jesus ate broiled fish and honeycomb after His resurrection.

Jesus Was a Carpenter

Jesus was known to be a carpenter (Mark 6:3). This indicates that He not only grew up in the house of a carpenter (Matthew 13:55), but He worked in the trade at least long enough that people knew Him to be a carpenter too. There is a question of exactly what the word translated as carpenter really means. The Greek word is tekton, which is a generic word for anyone who makes things. This was applied to craftsmen of various objects. Early writings, tradition and culture indicate that Jesus probably worked with wood in some form. Therefore carpenter is a fine translation of this word.

Jesus’ Birthday

Jesus’ birthday is generally celebrated on December 25 each year. However, the Bible does not tell us exactly when His birthday was. Various scholars have put the Birth of Christ sometime in winter or early spring. We celebrate His birth at Christmas, but there is no record in the Bible of the early Christians celebrating the birth of Jesus.

Jesus and John the Baptist

John the Baptist was Jesus’ second cousin. Mary (the mother of Jesus) and Elisabeth (the mother of John) were cousins (Luke 1:36). John was about 6 months older than Jesus (Luke 1:36). In John chapter 1 when John the Baptist declares Jesus as the Lamb of God (v. 36) this is probably not the first time they met. They were likely together often as children and young men growing up.

Jesus’ Family

Jesus had several half-brothers and sisters ( Matthew 12:46-47; 13:55-56). At least some of his brothers were named James, Joses, Simon and Judas. His sisters are not named in the Bible. History says that James became the head of the church in Jerusalem.

Jesus Was Passionate

Some portrayals of Jesus in films and popular culture have Him walking around like a disconnected being who is hanging around to solve problems. However, the Bible shows some very passionate scenes from the life of Christ. He overthrew the tables of the money changers in the temple (Matthew 21:12, 13). He was moved to tears at the news of Lazarus’ death (John 11:35). The Bible says many times that Jesus was moved with compassion (Matthew 9:36-38; 21:12, Mark 1:41 and others).

Jesus and Simon

There was a man conscripted to help Jesus carry the cross up to Golgotha. This man’s name was Simon (Matthew 27:32). This man was from Cyrene which was also called Niger in Acts 13:1. This is not in the country known as Niger today. Rather he was from the country of Libya. Simon had two sons who were apparently known to the early church. Mark 15:21 says that Simon was the father of Alexander and Rufus as if the readers of the Gospel would know those two men.

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reign December 3, 2012 at 5:12 pm

love it and the lord

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Daniel Grove December 8, 2012 at 8:56 am

Jesus was 30 years old when He entered His public ministry. 30 years of age is when men could become an active priest in the temple and it is the age of Ezekiel when he began his public ministry as well. Not only Ezekiel but Joseph was promoted publicly to 2nd in command of Egypt at the age of 30.

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CHONGO December 12, 2012 at 2:07 am

Jesus never had any children and never married.

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Chris July 4, 2013 at 10:21 pm

Where does it say that?

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evan September 16, 2013 at 9:23 am

where does it say he did?

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Jack Wellman September 16, 2013 at 10:12 am

Chris, Chongo is correct. There is absolutely no Biblical or historical or church history evidence that Jesus ever married or had children. Just because the Bible is silent on whether Jesus did or didn’t marry, we can not assume something to be true. Jesus or Paul never said that child abuse was prohibited but we know that it is because it is assumed that this is sin. Do you believe that Jesus did marry and have children? What is your evidence to support that if you do believe that?

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Chris September 16, 2013 at 12:17 pm

You’re asking for evidence as if you don’t know what faith is. At the same time I’m not saying he did or didn’t. But for one to say he didn’t and that’s fact is absolutely false. And jack you are comparing having a wife and kids to something that is morally wrong like abusing children. Having a wife has been a blessing from God. To say Jesus wouldn’t partake of such a great blessing sounds wrong. There is nothing wrong if Jesus had a wife and kids. Actually it would be a great thing and I’m sure He would have wanted that blessing. To think every single thing Jesus did is written in the bible is another false belief. The apostles who wrote the new testament wrote what was necessary for our salvation. Knowing if He was married and had kids isn’t necessary for our salvation.

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Jack Wellman September 16, 2013 at 12:25 pm

Thanks for your criticizing Chris. I see that it must be an important issue for you. For me, it is not important but since you asked or believe He may have been shows me that it must be to you since you said “To say Jesus wouldn’t partake of such a great blessing sounds wrong.” To believe that Jesus could or could not do something just because it is not in the Bible is conjecture but Jesus came to save that which was lost…not to be blessed by a wife and children. His purpose was to come and save and serve, not to be blessed by others.

Chrys January 20, 2014 at 9:06 am

Hi Chris,

Jesus could not have married, because the bible says that he was a perfect and sinless person. So he would not have had even a slight desire for the carnal things or lustful thoughts, which I think is the first point of attraction to woman by a man for marriage.
Secondly, since the two will become one flesh in a marriage, Jesus would not have been sinless if he partook of the flesh with a sinner. So his marriage would be a contradiction to Him being perfect and sinless and thus being an acceptable sacrifice.

Kele March 12, 2014 at 3:31 am

I believe The Word of God reveals that The Church, i.e. The Body of Believers, is His “bride.” Aren’t husbands instructed to love their wives as Christ loves The Church? Jesus Christ was “married” to His Church and His mission. This, along with a lack of evidence to the contrary, strengthens the belief that He did not marry a woman. While in human form, He did, however, experience every inclination that a man would, including temptation, attraction to a woman, anger, and certainly pain, but He never sinned.

Damon May 8, 2014 at 1:46 pm

Unfortunately, your logic…

“Just because the Bible is silent on whether Jesus did or didn’t marry, we can not assume something to be true”

…is working against you. How can Chongo, or you, be “correct” when the Bible doesn’t say either way? Aren’t you assuming you’re way of thinking is true even though it never says either way?

The only correct statement made so far is “the Bible doesn’t say either way”. Therefore, we cannot assume either side of the argument is “correct”.

And FYI – It doesn’t matter to me if Jesus was married or not. It is completely irrelevant to the point of Salvation.

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Levi June 19, 2014 at 12:25 am

A little late but here none the less.
Corinthians 6:14 came to mind. Also I thought, Christ is the only human to ever be sinless. As Jesus Christ said, He and God are one. Jesus also told us when we speak to God to start with, “our heavenly father”. I really like what Kele said. We as a church are Jesus Christ’s wife. Also God is love. Love is defined in 1 Corinthians 13:4-8. Just some stuff to mull over. I’ll ask God to guide you (and any onlookers) to the truth so He may be glorified.

Stephen McCloskey January 5, 2013 at 6:03 am

I love Jesus, he always looks after everyone!

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linda January 7, 2013 at 11:33 pm

JESUS is love. For God so loved the world…John 3:16

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anthony,bangalore July 23, 2013 at 12:28 pm

I love my jesus,what a one and only lord

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Felix Hunter July 16, 2014 at 2:47 am

Jesus is love, Jesus is life.

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lazar paul January 27, 2013 at 7:54 am

JESUS is the only who can save lives foe every one. Jesus never had any children and never married.

lazar paul

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Thabiso January 31, 2013 at 11:19 am

Jesus is Grace personified ,being the perfect sacrifice (Heb 10:14) ,therefore our past ,present & future are forgiven.Glory to God & Focus to Jesus.

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Karen March 30, 2013 at 7:30 am

perfectly stated. Amen

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Suzan January 31, 2013 at 3:46 pm

In fact,Jesus was Arabic.

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Jack Wellman January 31, 2013 at 9:59 pm

Suzan, if you read the gospels of Matthew and Luke you can see that Jesus is related to the tribe of Judah, and therefore He is of the seed of Abraham, the father of Israel. He is Jewish. Arabic is not the same thing as Jewish. What Scripture do you have to show that He was Arabic?

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arcinva October 8, 2014 at 1:07 pm

The word “Arab” didn’t exist in Biblical times. Semitic would be the broader general term that would cover all the people groups that are mentioned in the Bible, including the Jews.

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Jack Wellman October 8, 2014 at 1:16 pm

That’s true Arcinva…I never said that the word “Arab” was in the Bible. Why did you say that “The word “Arab” didn’t exist in Biblical times. Semitic would be the broader general term?” It was not in the article nor found in my commments that I made. Thank you.

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Yonas Kebede Woldemariam February 12, 2013 at 10:20 am

What else shall we have all humanity other than the hope of glory and our salvation we may only secure through Jesus Christ?.Infact all humanity has only this divine way to ensure to live eternally being translated to another kibgdom.Jesus shall come to take us home and to make us live with him forever.I am Jesus addicted and live day by day with this conviction.Amen..

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Kuhzooangel February 15, 2013 at 9:38 pm

Contrary to the misconception, Jesus had a sense if humor. Case in point, A woman asked Jesus for healing for her daughter and Jesus said that its not right to give the chdrens bread to the dogs (he was teasing.) she quipped, even the dogs get the children’s crumbs.

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Somestupidstolemine February 20, 2013 at 1:00 pm

Cristinity is not in the bible , Trinity in not in the bible , Divinity of Jesus is not in the bible ,Cristmas is not in the bible, Jesus was born on 25 dec is not in the bible . I am confused the creed of cristianity is not in the bible and although all the cristian belief that bible is the word of god I am amazed

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Jack Wellman February 20, 2013 at 1:23 pm

Hello my friend. I am sorry about your confusion but you are not alone in this. The greatest concern is that Jesus is not Divine. Exodus 3:14 – God says “I AM who I AM” and in John 8:58 – Jesus says “Before Abraham was, I AM” in reference to Himself.

John 1:1 – John writes, “the Word was God.” This is clear evidence of Jesus Christ’s divinity. (Note: in the Jehovah’s bible, the passage was changed to “Word was a god.” This is not only an embarrassing attempt to deny the obvious divinity of Christ, but it also violates the first commandment and Isaiah 43:10 because it acknowledges that there is more than one God).

John 1:2-3 – He (the Word) was in the beginning with God and all things were made through Him (the Word who was God).

John 1:14 – the Word (who is God) became flesh (Jesus) and dwelled among us, full of grace and truth.

John 1:18 – the Greek word for “only-begotten” is “monogenes” which means unique, only member of a kind. It does not mean created.

John 1:51 – the angels of God – Matt. 13:41 – Son of Man’s angels; 2 Thess. 1:7 – Jesus will be revealed from heaven with His angels.

John 6:68-69 – Peter confesses that Jesus is the Son of God who has the words of eternal life.

Rom. 9:5 – Jesus Christ is God over all, blessed forever.

I will stop here for there are dozens and dozens of such like Scriptures in the New Testament that are conclusive proof of Jesus’ being God. Does this help to clear up the confusion of Jesus’ divinity? I pray it does. Thank you for visiting us.

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Pamela Rose Williams February 20, 2013 at 1:30 pm

Hello somestupidstolemine – Thank you for voicing your concerns and even though I did not write this article I am compelled to respond to you with what the Bible does say about all of your statements.

You said //Cristinity is not in the bible , Trinity in not in the bible , Divinity of Jesus is not in the bible ,Cristmas is not in the bible, Jesus was born on 25 dec is not in the bible . I am confused the creed of cristianity is not in the bible and although all the cristian belief that bible is the word of god I am amazed//

Biblical response:

Christianity is in the Bible: “And when he had found him, he brought him unto Antioch. And it came to pass, that a whole year they assembled themselves with the church, and taught much people. And the disciples were called Christians first in Antioch.” (Acts 11:26) The Church is made up of Christians. Christians are followers of Jesus the “Christ”.

Trinity – While the word “trinity” is not there, the concept is all over the Bible. Greatest text to show the concept: “For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one.” (1 John 5:7)

Divinity of Jesus – There are so many verses in the Bible about this I can almost lose count perhaps you would like to look up a couple that talk about how Jesus is God, therefore he is Divine. Here are some: Isaiah 9:6; John 1:1; John 8:58; John 10:30-33; Revelation 1:8

Christmas – True that word is not in the Bible. However, the nativity is and since we love Jesus we celebrate the nativity. See Isaiah 7:14, Matthew 1 & 2 and Luke 1 & 2. We are not told what day Jesus was born, so again, true December 25th is not listed in the Bible as the birth date … but He was born to be our Savior so He did have a birthday.

You should be amazed that we believe that the Bible is the Word of God. It has been left to us so that we know what God thinks. He chose holy men to write down the words that He told them to write by the power of the Holy Spirit (2 Peter 1:21 For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost.) Because we believe the Bible to be the word of God, we believe it is the source of all truth. We believe it has not changed and that it is as relevant today as it was in the day it was written. It is how we agree upon the doctrine that could be so easily twisted by the world.

I hope that you will look these things up for yourself because the only way to really know what that Bible says is to read it. Again, thanks for dropping by.

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Jack Wellman February 20, 2013 at 1:47 pm

To see why Christians believe the Bible is the Word of God, I urge you to check out this link.

http://www.whatchristianswanttoknow.com/how-do-we-know-the-bible-is-true-is-it-really-the-word-of-god/

The literal term for inspiration is “God-breathed” or the very breath of God. In 2 Tim 3:16-17 it says, “All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.” It is not man-breathed or men wrote it but the Author of the Bible is God Himself. In fact the word used to say it is the “Authority of God” is the root word, “author” meaning THE Author, God Himself. I pray this helps. And….thank you Pam.

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Suresh samadhi(cyrus) July 24, 2013 at 4:17 pm

Christmas:
2 1. In those days Caesar Augustus issued a decree that a census should be taken of the entire Roman world. 2 (This was the first census that took place while[a] Quirinius was governor of Syria.) 3 And everyone went to their own town to register.
4 So Joseph also went up from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to Bethlehem the town of David, because he belonged to the house and line of David. 5 He went there to register with Mary, who was pledged to be married to him and was expecting a child. 6 While they were there, the time came for the baby to be born, 7 and she gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there was no guest room available for them.
Next see below verse
21 On the eighth day, when it was time to circumcise the child, he was named Jesus, the name the angel had given him before he was conceived.

Christmas: 25th December -proof
Christmas is celebration of Jesus Christ’s birth day. As we are known this that the world history divided
As before Christ (B.C) & after Christ (A.D-AD comes from Latin Anno Domini meaning “In the year of Our Lord”)

On the eighth day (circumcise) Jesus was named as per angel direction. The roman census recorded his name as Jesus and birth day as eighth day (circumcise).that is nothing but January 1st .means the birth day of Jesus is before 8 days including January 1st.

25th December—1st day
26th December—2nd day
27th December—3rd day
28th December –4th day
29th December—5th day
30th December—6th day
31st December—7th day
1st January—8th day
So, dear loving brothers celebrate it with heavenly joy.

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Somestupidstolemine February 21, 2013 at 2:40 am

My friend Jack when i read your refrences in my bible I saw these refrences are contradicted by JESUS I am quoting you from my Bible I can of mine own self do nothing: as I hear, I judge: and my judgment is just; because I seek not mine own will, but the will of the Father which hath sent me john 5:30
But if I cast out devils by the Spirit of God, then the kingdom of God is come unto you math 12:28
Verily, verily, I say unto you, The servant is not greater than his lord; neither he that is sent greater than he that sent him.john 13:16
“So then after the Lord had spoken unto them, he was received up into Heaven, and sat on the right hand of God” (Mark 16:19)
The first of all the commandments is Hear, O Israel, the Lord our God is One.” (Mark 12:29){not three in one or one in three @ trinity
“I ascend to my father and your father, to my God and your God.” (John 20:17)
“This is the prophet Jesus” (Mathew 21:11) “My Father is greater than I” (John 14:28) now all these verses are from the mouth of the jesu which jesus himself spoke and they are totally against what what the belief of the cristianity is would you like to put some like on it ??

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Jack Wellman February 21, 2013 at 4:56 pm

In what way are Jesus’ words against Christianity? Please explain why you say this and what you mean by it my friend?

Please note that “But if I cast out devils by the Spirit of God, then the kingdom of God is come unto you” that the word Spirit is capitalized. This is because it is the Holy Spirit. A capitalized letter name is always what is called a proper noun of a person.

Let me ask you a question. Are you a Christian? Are you a Muslim? Are you just wanting to discount or attack Jesus Christ or Christianity or just have doubts. I perceive that you don’t believe at all in Jesus.

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Somestupidstolemine February 21, 2013 at 8:12 am

Dear Jack
My self Tariq husaain I am a muslim from India you gave me a link and i read your article its a honour to be in a company of a learned like you . Though my knowledge is very limited but i am still curious to have a dialouge with you
After reading the article you gave me it was awesum and i do have to admitt that i havent met a man of your caliber yet I hope you are the one who can be able of fulfulling my quest of knowing the cristianity well and i do hope that we can have a dialouge in a nobler and in sublime terms either we agree or We disagree with each other that doesnt count but we can exchange our thoughts with love and respect as looking forward towards your answer .

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Jack Wellman February 21, 2013 at 3:18 pm

Thank you so much my friend. I have Muslim friends around the world and I love them as much as atheists for I am no better than anyone on the planet. I am thrilled that you want to know more about Christ and Christianity and I would love to learn more about the Muslim faith so that I might have a better understanding about what you believe and why you believe it so that even if we do disagree, we don’t have to be disagreeable. Please contact me at this email address my friend:

jack@whatchristianswanttoknow.com

I certainly respect you and your faith and will treat you as a brother for God made all men and women from one blood.

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clover March 25, 2013 at 4:58 pm

Jesus is always there, knocking at the door of your heart. He loves you and wants you to accept him, but he gives you the choice.

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ISSA NOEL April 1, 2013 at 11:58 am

Jesus Christ is my Savior!

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manimaran April 6, 2013 at 5:29 am

jesus only had completed all words

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Magdelene April 15, 2013 at 2:09 am

hi , nice to read :)
God Bless :)

i just want to say and ask for something .. im concern with my roommate ..she do not believe in God . That is because we’re different religion.. I always help her to find God because she do not know how to keep moving in life .i knw that she always prayer but its doesn’t helped her . I hope she will be fine sooner or later. I just want she knw about Jesus … How can i tell her ?? Any suggestion?

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David Peach April 23, 2013 at 9:54 am

Magdelene, I am glad you are concerned for your friend.

I would first tell you to pray for her. Also try to show love to her even though she does not always agree with you or believe what you believe.

If she is willing to listen to you teach her about Jesus, I would take your time and teach her the different stories about Jesus’ life. Help her see that Jesus was a real person and that what He did was because He was on a mission from God to redeem humanity for God.

Again, if she is willing to listen even more, you might start with teaching her the whole Bible a little at a time. Start with creation and then teach through the main stories in the Old Testament. You may not need to teach all of them, but teach enough to show her that God has had a plan for redemption since the very beginning. Almost all the Old Testament stories teach something about the future work of Jesus. They were looking for the Messiah in the Old Testament. Then when you start teaching about the life of Jesus to your roommate she will have a better understanding of who Jesus is and what part He plays in God’s great plan.

I pray you will be able to clearly teach the Bible to your friend. I know you will learn so much in the process too. I started teaching the Bible this way a few years ago and feel like I have a much better understanding of what God’s plan has been since the beginning.

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magdelene May 2, 2013 at 10:53 pm

thanks very much sir :)
thanks for ur advised..i hope i can teach her as long as i with her :)
i will pray for her and people around me that do not believe who is Jesus ..
but i am concern about something , sometimes they said i am pagans .. what should i answer to them sir?
Anyway , May GOD bless you sir .

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David Peach May 6, 2013 at 5:19 pm

Well, it depends on why they think you are pagan. If they use that word because you believe differently than they do, then you should not be offended and simply try to explain to them clearly what you believe.

If they call you a pagan because they think you believe like a pagan believes, then try to find out from them how they define a pagan. Try to learn what they mean and then explain from the Bible what you believe.

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Jerome May 10, 2013 at 12:01 am

The best way a Christian can influence others is by ‘Living’ a true Christian Life. Our Lives must be able to bear an influence on others so that they too have the thirst to know Christ.

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kelly April 21, 2013 at 9:39 pm

I READ SOME OF YOUR COMMENTS TO QUESTIONS CONCERNING CHRISTS DEITY! YOUR ANSWERS WERE, loving,patient, and informative. IVE BEEN A CHRISTIAN A VERY LONG TIME ,and i love to see peaples interest in the word. Some plant,some water,but the lord causes the growth ! WHATS YOUR THOUGHTS ON CHRISTMAS? Ya know the tree and all that, all things are lawful for us,yet not all things benificial. I understand one person does one thing to please the lord,yet another refrains from doing to please the lord, and i do understand God jujges our hearts first. Was just curious on your thoughts .thanks

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David Peach April 23, 2013 at 9:57 am

Kelly,
My thoughts on Christmas are that it can be a holiday to bring us closer to the Lord and share Christ with others, or it can be used to distract us from the purpose of Christ. Therefore, I don’t think the Christmas celebration needs to be avoided, but I think it should be used as a tool to help us focus more on Christ and to share Him with others.

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Ayoola April 22, 2013 at 3:34 am

I am actually lifted from all argiements on board. What a planet am i! Can i get any of your articles on my mail box? I am a Nigerian. God bless you all.

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David Peach April 23, 2013 at 10:01 am

Ayoola, if you will click on the little envelope at the top of this page (beside the Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter images) then you can sign up to get all the new posts in your email each day.

Or, you can click this link which will take you to the same place to sign up.

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Dean Jones April 22, 2013 at 4:16 pm

Jesus is the way of life, now and for ever, please try to know about him.

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Kedibone May 2, 2013 at 6:28 pm

Hi. Wow guys i am realy moved by everythng thta was said here. As a young lady growing up,i would love to learn more about christ. Yes i am born again and i believe that i was called to become a fisher of men,how do i go about telling people about christ,how do i aproach them in a polite way that they wont get scared?. I am so glad that i know Jesus n i want people who don’t know him to experience the joy n love that i get from him. I stay in South Africa

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David Peach May 6, 2013 at 5:21 pm

Kedibone, there are a couple of articles that will help you. Search for the word “testimony” and the phrase “share your faith” here at the website. You will find some good articles to help you.

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Kuto nienu May 10, 2013 at 10:27 am

Hi… I got inspired from your comments and i love it..
Being grown up from a christian family, sometime i wonder and confused when we face tough problems’is there God?’ n i stil have confusion when we see things around in today’s world- people who are not faithful to God are growing stronger,so on.. I am a student..22 year old…. I find it most of the students are christians but everyone mind is far away from God…so i see we are losing our faith day by day… Can anyone help me out to overcome this? Can anyone help me out how to step with jesus?

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David Peach May 10, 2013 at 11:18 am

Kuto, I think the stories in the book of Daniel can be a real encouragement. Daniel and his three friends, Shadrach, Meshach and Abed-nego were all young men who took a strong stand for God. It certainly wasn’t easy, but they were willing to reject the world and focus on serving God.

I trust those and other stories in the Bible can be the encouragement you need.

Also try to find strong Christian friends to spend time with. It may help to find older men in your church who do not face the same peer pressure you do. Talk with them about what you are experiencing. They may not have any solutions, but try to get them to partner with you in prayer. It is very encouraging when you know someone is praying for you. Especially someone who you respect.

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daniella June 18, 2013 at 11:01 am

Jesus is my and our messiah for ever and ever and ever and evermore

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gloria kirungi June 26, 2013 at 7:30 am

In about 20 centuries ago, there was a man born contrary to the laws of life. His death was contrary to the laws of death. He lived in poverty. He owned no corn fields or fisheries but he could spread a table for 5000 an have food to spare. He did not practice cardiology yet he has healed more broken hearts than all doctors combined.. He wrote no book but all the libraries in the country could not hold the books that have been written about him.Nature honoured him. when he died, few men mourned but a black crepe was hang in the sky.. No earthly grave could hold himmmm……

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Dayo June 26, 2013 at 9:02 am

Jesus is the Messiah… John 4:25-26
Jesus is God because God the Father called him ‘God’… Heb 1:8
Jesus gives the living water… John 4:13-14
Jesus turned water into wine… John 2:1-12
Jesus drank wine…. Matt 11:19, Matt 26:27
Jesus will drink wine again when his Kingdom comes… Matt 26:29, Mark 14:25

May his kingdom come soon… Amen!

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Dayo June 26, 2013 at 9:18 am

Jesus is the messiah… John 4:25-26
Jesus is God because God the Father called him ‘God’…. Heb 1:8
Jesus gives the living water…. John 4:13-14
Jesus turned water into wine… John 2:1-12
Jesus drank wine…. Matt 11:19, Matt 26:27
Jesus will drink wine again when his kingdom comes…. Matt 26:29, Mark 14:25

May his kingdom come soon

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Chris July 4, 2013 at 10:23 pm

Great in site, but where does it say that His siblings were half brothers and sisters? I would assume they are full brothers and sisters unless it says otherwise.

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sarah November 28, 2013 at 9:55 pm

I believe they are started as being half siblings due to the fact that Jesus was born of the Holy spirit (God was his father not Joseph) . However His siblings that came along afterwards were conceived from Mary’s husband Joseph.

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april July 22, 2013 at 4:40 pm

exodus 3:14 God replied I AM THE ONE WHO ALWAYS IS. Just tell them I Am has sent me to you. just another name Jesus called himself.

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Joshua daniel July 25, 2013 at 1:42 pm

Hi, im joshua. I used to play drums in my church…as i didnt repent and baptize, my church leaders told not to play…i love playin drums for my lord..nowadays im not gng to church…could u all please pray for free that i should repent soon.pls sir/madam…

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Jack Wellman July 25, 2013 at 9:04 pm

Hello Joshua. I am not the author of this article but if David will permit me, let me say that you said “you love playin drums for my Lord” but I must tell you, frankly, if you have not repented, confessed your sins before God, and then placed your trust in Christ as your Savior, then He is not really your Lord. He to whom you obey is your Lord and if He is not Lord overall, then He is not Lord at all. Please, I beg you to not be offended because I say this in love.

I will definitely pray for you Joshua that you should repent. The word for repent in the Bible is literally, to turn 180 degrees, to turn your life around, to turn your mind around, and go the other way. That way is Jesus who is the way, the truth, and the life. When you repent, this means that you have changed your mind and your lifestyle to that of obedience and that requires confession of sin, asking for God’s forgiveness, then putting your trust in the Only One Who can save you. Jesus Christ.

I believe the reason you came here is no accident for God is sovereign over all things and you must have came here by, I believe, divine providence (God knew you would come here). Let’s you and I pray together for God to send you repentance for repentance is from the Lord and God alone grants repentance as 2 Tim 2:25 says, ” God may perhaps grant them repentance leading to a knowledge of the truth.” Please let us know what you do. Playing drums is so much less important at this point. If you stop going to church and you only want to go to church to play drums, then you are missing out on the real reason God created us. To glorify Him. Jesus says we must be born again (John chapter 3) where Jesus says (John 3:3) “Jesus replied, “Very truly I tell you, no one can see the kingdom of God unless they are born again [literal translation “born from above”). To be born “from above” means the author of your being born again is God Himself. Please think about these things and let us know what you decide. May God grant you repentance which leads to eternal life…and then you should, as we are instructed to, have a believer’s baptism. Don’t put this off. Talk to your pastor soon.

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DEEPAK RAI August 23, 2013 at 1:50 am

JESUS..IS THE SAVIOUR…….NO ONE CAN ENTER THE KINGDOM OF GOD EXCEPT THROUGH ME………

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DEEPAK RAI August 23, 2013 at 1:52 am

I HAVE SOME FUTURE PLANS…..
PLEASE PRAY FOR ME……..

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Jack Wellman August 23, 2013 at 9:16 am

I will pray for you my friend. Also, talk to your pastor about this and also request the prayers of the saints in your church to help.

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Serop simonyan August 27, 2013 at 12:43 am

Armenian people in Armenia and other areas of the world celebrate the birth of Jesus on January 6th. The Greeks have also celebrated this day during the times of 400 a.d.

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lissette p August 28, 2013 at 8:38 pm

I have realized the Bible is the truth and nothing but the truth It is God’s law and manual to live in this life we are living in now. It ‘s guide for us to follow and answers to all of life’s questions! So stop bashing each other on Bible versus. Love one another agape love people!!

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Olga Santana August 30, 2013 at 12:52 pm

IT AMAZES me how Jesus raised Lazarus from the dead. BUT, what i realy MARVEL about, is how Jesus the ” ANOINTED ONE ” walked through the crowd of people, and the woman with the issue of blood drew with her last hope and faith from his anointing.. Jesus felt somone touch him in such a way unlike no other..It goes to show Faith can be tangible when its drawn from us or when its released. I WANT to be able to be like Jesus in this way..THIS IS LOVE! JESUS OOZED LOVE!

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john December 23, 2013 at 7:12 am

Many times I have felt the Holy Ghost and it renews my spirit and brings comfort. I know that Jesus went back to Heaven and sent the Holy Ghost but one time out of nowhere I felt the overwhelming spiritual present of love. It felt like Jesus spoke to my spirit and told me that he loved me more than I could know. It felt like Jesus himself was there but I guess it was the Holy Ghost but it was very powerful. I said all that to make one point, I believe that Jesus in alive and well and not just sitting around in Heaven and out of touch with people today. He is God Yesterday, Today, and Forever!!!

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Rob September 16, 2014 at 1:53 am

He is risen! He is alive!

Prayers are still answered!

I struggle being patient (selfishly…) for them to be answered. Today was one example and I felt similar to how you described it above. I felt like God cleared my head of this lingering fog and allowed me to once again be able to think clearly, for lack of a better word. I did feel a renewal of my spirit and that love on my heart and I know it was from God. Today wasn’t the first time I had felt that, but every time I do it is a feeling I don’t want to keep to myself. I’m glad I came to your comment on it and could share mine.

I love the C.S. Lewis quote:

“I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen. Not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else.”

God Bless!

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Shawn February 6, 2014 at 10:12 pm

Why The Lord loves me I don’t know. I don’t deserve it. I am thankful.

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Sean March 9, 2014 at 10:27 pm

Jesus means savior. Barrabas the person Jesus too k the place of means “Son of Man” so Jesus who was the Son of God saved Barabbas ” the son of man. So the Son of God little rely died for the Son of man.

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Draper October 8, 2014 at 7:51 pm

I recently started the journey of “giving my life to Christ(within the last 2-3 years), I have been Baptized, and believe in Gods word and Jesus life and teaching, I was a somewhat active member in my church, I played drums and my wife and I often sang…I came from a life of drugs, drinking, and just hard living, but ceased all of that when I turned to Jesus…I pray, maybe not enough, but I talk to God and try to show him through my lifestyle, but I have a problem with my repentance, I try to repent, I speak of my wrongdoings to God, and try to turn away, but I have yet to recieve the gift of the Holy Ghost, I am troubled as to why I haven’t, is there something in my life that I haven’t let go of? Am I not doing something properly? I say I am turning from what I must, but there is a tiny voice inside me that says “I can’t do it”, and the more time that passes, the harder it becomes, and recently, partly because of work schedules, my wife and I rarely get to church, and I can see it having an effect on our marriage, and our way of life, and the longer I go without going to Gods house, the harder it becomes to go…I don’t like to give Satan much credit or acknowledge any power he may or may not have, but he is succeeding in damaging our walk with God…although I know I will never turn back to drugs, alcohol, and my former lifestyle, I do feel myself growing farther from the “Godly” lifestyle I yearn for….not sure why I am posting this, maybe I just need to vent, but I read a Few comments that brought me to tears, and I spoke to God, the. Was compelled to say something, this is what came out….I know and hope God will lead me, and I know I must do my part….please pray for my wife and I…thanks.

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Jack Wellman October 8, 2014 at 9:06 pm

My friend, thank you for your open honesty here. I want to try and give you some peace of mind. Yes, I will also pray for you both. When a person repents and trusts in Christ, they certainly receive the Holy Spirit. It is not what you feel or what you thing but what God says. You must believe what God says, not a “tiny voice inside you” because a voice inside you is subjective and subject to error, but God’s Word is objective truth and is absolute. Read Rom 10:9-13, Acts 4:12, 1 John 1:9 and John 6:37. 39 and John 10:28-29 and finally Romans chapter 8…all of it. And then, decide, what will I believe? My tiny voice or doubts or feelings? Or, what God says in His Word? You must believe God. I think you posted this for a very good reason. The Enemy is likely that “tiny voice” but God speaks in thunderous, objective, absolute truth in His Word (i.e. Rom 8). Believe Him, not your feelings. Hope this helps my brother.

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Aubrey October 13, 2014 at 8:49 am

As a theological student, it blows my mind over and over again how people can get so “touched” about the technicalities of who Jesus was and His life. You need to ask yourself, Are these questions and responses making me a better Christ follower? Or the fact that you are more “right” than the previous person more important? And isn’t that planting seeds of pride in your heart? And please don’t get me wrong, the only way to learn most of the time is to ask questions and then discern for yourself ( Because we should all have the spirit of discernment)

If I were a non-believer and I saw these debates, I would be like “no thanks, I don’t want to be part of that” Just love people and share the truth but share the truth in love.

I hope you somewhat understand my heart.

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austin revere November 13, 2014 at 4:00 pm

this website helped me do my jesus project

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Dan December 15, 2014 at 3:31 pm

i Jesus being married had any And I mean any bearing on our salvation it would have been in the Bible. So you that are talking back and forth about Jesus being married. Looks like Saton has got you to busy to read the word because your worried about Our Lodr being married . Does it make him any less then he is. GOD

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