IN SEARCH OF THE HISTORICAL CHRIST
COLOSSIANS 2: 8,9; I TIMOTHY 3:16
(PAGES 1721 & 1733 COME ALIVE BIBLE)
JESUS CHRIST was an historical figure. Competent correspondents
chronicled His birth, life, and death. At least six persons who
knew Him wrote their independent accounts giving diverse and
distinct details of His earth-walk.
John records that which made His unique. Remember the word
"unique" needs no adjective for it means "no other like it."
John said He was the "Logos." To understand the meaning of a
word see how it was used. "Logos" was a word used by Philo which
meant "all that is known and knowable about God."
John further identifies His as "the only begotten Son of God."
This phrase translates MONO, meaning "only one," and GENSIS,
MEANING "kind." Thus, He is God's only one of a kind Son.
Matthew referred to Him as "Emmanuel," which means "God with us"
Luke revealed that at His birth the angel announced, "There is
born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the
Lord" (Luke 2:11).
Paul noted "There is one God, and one mediator between God and
men, the man Christ Jesus ..."
Let me ask you a simple question that can be answered by any
competitor. Suppose you were a chess player and noticed there
was one move your opponent could make that would defeat you.
Then you notice a move you could make that would prevent that
move and make you the winner. It is now your move. What move
would youmake? Would you not instantly make that one winning
move if you desired to win? Of course you would.
Satan is no less a strategist. He sees there is one move you ...
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