I was in class today talking about culture and religion. A student from my class asked, "Do everyone need to know who is Jesus Christ?" Some people in my class don't believe in 'GOD'...therefore, I would like to know what you think.
Since it's the most powerful name in the universe, yes they need to know.
According to God himself. And almost anyone in any Nation.
and your god told you this . .?
Can you list them? I am sorry but I am unaware of this and would like to be enlightened so I can understand better. . . .
No not in my view. It might help but no they don't absolutely need to know.
That's like asking.... does everyone need to know who Einstein is.
What existed before Einsteins theories...still exists. We just know more about the processes. His discoveries haven't changed the way these processes work. It has merely given us insights into 'how' they work.
God existed before, during and after Jesus. Like Einstein, Jesus offered insights into the nature of God. Insights which do not change the nature of God or change whether God exists or not.
Acts 4:10- then know this, you and all the people of Israel: It is by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom you crucified but whom God raised from the dead, that this man stands before you healed. 11 Jesus is
“‘the stone you builders rejected,
which has become the cornerstone.’[a]
12 Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to mankind by which we must be saved.”
Acts 10:43 -All the prophets testify about him that everyone who believes in him receives forgiveness of sins through his name."
1 Timothy 2:5- For there is one God and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus,
Joel 2:32 -And everyone who calls on the name of the LORD will be saved; for on Mount Zion and in Jerusalem there will be deliverance, as the LORD has said, among the survivors whom the LORD calls.
Acts 2:21- And everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.'
but whoever drinks of the water that I (Jesus)will give him will never be thirsty again. The water that I (Jesus)will give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life.”> John 4:14
@IzzyM and wavegirl22, the God I'm speaking if is Jesus of Nazareth, known as Jesus Christ, Jesus or Christ.
what do you think they should know about him?
Jesus of Nazareth.
I heard that name before. Not a God. His father was a God I believe.
lzzyM, I heard nothing about him. Our teacher spoke of him and we're like who is he? Our teacher think its sad, but we're like why?
If you're living in the West, some knowledge of Christianity is useful in terms of one's ability to evaluate cultural history. The Grapes of Wrath and The Portrait of an Artist as a Young Man, to name two examples, both have Christian themes. Whole slews of artwork were commissioned by the Catholic Church in an era when very little of the artistic output was secular in nature. English and Irish history in the middle ages basically consists of Church history. So while I wouldn't say that everyone needs to know in depth about Christianity, some knowledge is useful when evaluating one's own cultural heritage. (And this is coming from an atheist, btw).
I agree, although I don't do much examination of my cultural heritage. Some knowledge of Jesus Christ is advantageous in western society. About as much as most people know of Zeus, Thor, Neptune and all the other mythological creatures from our past.
More important would be to learn of the machinations of the church when discussing our heritage
I'd just like to say that I believe it is important for everyone to know that they are loved and that there is nothing that they could do or not do to prevent them from being so loved. I believe that a person's lifestyle and character speaks louder than a thousand words. And that people dont really need to hear about JESUS, as much as they need to see JESUS.
Where can we see him? Is he on Google? I'm all excited at seeing him!
How come John the Baptist, who was the founding father of the radical ideas that Jesus taught, gets thrown in the back seat by Jesus' biographers? Of course John was beheaded early in the story. Upon hearing about John losing his head, Jesus, not to be outclasses, does one better by getting himself crucified by the Romans. Hmmmmm
One point I agree with-----John the Baptist was indeed the "founding father" (aside from God being THE Father) or at least one of the "founding fathers" of Christianity. He's called the "forerunner" of Jesus Christ. John's "crime" was that he had the nerve to call a king out on the carpet for his sin. Amen to John the Baptist; the man had guts and the Spirit of God in him. America could use one like him about now.
Jesus wasn't trying to compete with John. Jesus and John both knew what John's purpose was, and they both knew what Jesus's purpose was. Jesus was the ultimate sacrifice for the sins of the world; He lived to die on the Cross and offer salvation to anyone who will accept it.
That is the "something" that everyone should know about Jesus---not just that He was a man, but that He was a manifestation of God in the flesh and the Savior of the world.
I will admit that my comment about John and Jesus competing for attention is nonsense, but sounded good. Most leaders with new radical ideas and revolutionaries like Martin Luther King Jr., Maximilien de Robespierre, Gandhi, etc, didn't die of natural causes. Our founding fathers and Vladimer Lenin would be the only ones I can think of who weren't assasinated.
Could be because he had more followers. I don't think it was by choice he got crucified even though some believe it was.
I think others had more followers than even the many JC's, Apollonius of Tyana had statues of himself all over the place (some can be seen today as evidence of his existence. There were about 50 of them found. I would suggest he was a lot more likely candidate than JC at least for a while. The christians are documented as having used many foul means to win the war of the evangelicals.
You can learn all about it here.
http://natgeotv.com.au/tv/secret-bible/ … x?series=1
Yes everyone should know that JC would have been amongst hundreds of other religious salesmen of the time, and maybe did not ever exist.
Christianity was an unlikely starter, but had the best bullying tactics at the time to be remembered then added to the book of myths.
Lovely! Yes everyone should believe in one of the dozens of gods the religiously impaired worship.
The worship should provide a clue even to the terminally religious. A god that is so insecure it has to be worshipped or it will wipe out mankind (again)
Who conned the gullible and bone ignorant into believing this crud? A handful of goat herders!
If you had enough guts to read something other than the "good book" you would know that christianity was only one of many religions based on persons of the time.
There is no proof JC ever existed, and many other contenders at the time who could have come out "victorious" owning the god thing.
JC never wrote a single word, left no proof at all, and no prayer has been answered in 2.000 years.
Proof is not forthcoming, but the debunking happens every day.
Ignorance by choice is stupidity in any situation.
Read something else and get an education.
Most of the world's religious are ignorant as goat droppings. Most have never got past high school and have comprehension skills that match their lack of any ability to reason.
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