THE IDENTITY OF JESUS – PART VI

We have reviewed the witness of fulfilled prophecy and history and the claims of His followers and of Christ Himself. But what of the many miracles attributed to this man from Galilee? Are these but legendary? Or could they be real evidence of the Divine? MIRACULOUS EVIDENCE This brings us to another compelling form of evidence for the divinity of Christ, his miracles. As noted by the testimony of Nicodemus, and the attitude of the authorities, the fact that Jesus could perform healings and signs was never challenged by his enemies. Having just witnessed the healing of two blind men and the casting out of a demon from a mute, they were amazed and challenged instead the source of his power. “Nothing like this has ever been seen in Israel….It is by the prince of demons that he drives out demons.” (Matthew 9:28-33) Searching the ancient records, it was not unknown for rabbis to be able to perform exorcisms, or even successfully pray for rain. But it was the nature of Christ’s ... [More]

Yeah…..there’s Good News……

Unprecedented Number of Syrian Muslims “Fearlessly Displaying” Their Strong Love for Jesus, Despite Threats From Fanatical Families – A ministry leader in Syria told the Christian Aid Mission that despite the dangers of remaining in the country, he and 21 others continue to faithfully serve predominantly Muslim communities, providing medical care, shelter, food, and spiritual guidance for those in need. Many Muslims find a relationship with Christ brings incomparable joy: they are drawn to Christian communities after hearing stories of miraculous healings.[i] Why We’re Celebrating the Closing of Louisiana’s Oldest Abortion Center - Located in a New Orleans suburb, the oldest abortion center in Louisiana-Causeway Medical Clinic-was permanently closed two weeks ago. Media reports note the sudden retirement of the abortion provider as a primary reason. “As we continue to stand in prayer until all abortion facilities are closed in Louisiana, one Scripture verse comes to mind. Proverbs ... [More]

OUT OF CHAOS…. A NEW ORDER

“‘When you hear of wars and disturbances, do not be terrified; for these things must take place first, but the end does not follow immediately.’ Then He continued by saying to them, ‘Nation will rise against nation and kingdom against kingdom, and there will be great earthquakes, and in various places plagues and famines; and there will be terrors and great signs from heaven.’” (Luke 21:9-11) (NASB) There’s this crazy thing going on right now. Chaos is breaking out all over the globe. But in many cases it is a somewhat controlled chaos, with principals and governments making decisions that threaten the lives of tens of thousands or even millions of the world’s citizens, as if some point of honor, or economic advantage, or national interest could be worth the sacrifice of human life for its achievement. Still decisions are made and militaries mobilized and principles sacrificed to achieve some ill-defined – and ultimately evil or selfish or greedy end. To the Powers-That-Be, that end ... [More]