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-The Genealogy of Jesus and Jewish Objections

Q: I’m very confused regarding a Jewish objection to Jesus as the Messiah which goes like this: “The Bible says that the Messiah would be of the tribe of Judah and a descendant of David. According to Christians, Jesus was born of a virgin. However, tribal affiliation is conferred through the birth father only (Numbers […]

-The Bible is a Jewish Book

Q:  It is said that Judaism came before Christianity and that there were Jewish prohets such as ( Jeremiah, Isaya) who prophesied about Jesus years before He was born and earlier there stories of Moses and Abraham and Isaack and Jackob. What i really want to know is whether these Biblical prophets and their prophecies […]

-Easter Question: Did Jesus Really Rise from the Dead?

Here’s a great article by William Lane Craig, professor of philosophy at Talbot School of Theology in La Mirada, California. He looks at the facts concerning the resurrection of Jesus–a timely pursuit for the Easter season: "To answer the question of Jesus’ resurrection from a historical standpoint, we must first determine what facts concerning the […]

-The Name of The Messiah?

Q:  In Isaiah 7:14, the prophesy states that the Messiah will be born of a virgin and called Immanuel.  Yet Mary names her son Jesus, not Immanuel, so it would seem this prophesy was not correctly fulfilled. A:  Mary named her son Y’shua (Joshua or Yehshua)–meaning: ‘Yahweh is Salvation’.  ‘Jesus’ is the English transliteration of […]

Jesus a Man of Peace?

Q: Jesus is a man of peace, yet states to his disciples in Luke 22:36: “But now if you have a purse, take it, and also a bag, and if you don’t have a sword, sell your cloak and buy one.” Seems to contradict his other teaching about turning the cheek? A: Is Jesus really […]

The Reactions of the Criminals Crucified with Jesus -Some Discrepancies?

Q: There seems to be some discrepancies in the Gospels concerning the reactions of the two thieves crucified with Jesus. In Matt. 27:44 and Mark 15:32, both criminals insulted Jesus along with the Priests and teachers. However, in Luke 23:39-43, only one insulted Jesus while the other stood up for him? A: The Crucifixion lasted […]