Jesus Christ is a central figure in Christianity, believed to be the Son of God and the savior of humanity. One of the most important aspects of Jesus’ life and ministry is his humanity. While he is considered to be fully God, he is also fully human. This means that he experienced all the joys, sorrows, and challenges of human existence. This article will explore the humanity of Jesus Christ and provide scriptural evidence for this belief.Continue reading THE HUMANITY OF JESUS CHRIST: HOW HE WAS FULLY HUMAN AND FULLY GOD.
The peace of Christ is a powerful force that can provide us with strength, comfort, and hope in difficult times. This peace comes from a deep sense of inner calm and security that comes from a relationship with God through Jesus Christ. This article will explore the peace of Christ, its source, and its benefits, along with several relevant scriptures.Continue reading THE PEACE OF GOD: A SOURCE OF STRENGTH
Moses learned an important lesson about violence and anger here. In the first case, he observed violence against a fellow Israelite and responded by killing the perpetrator. Clearly, other options were open to him: reporting the misdeed, using his position to bring the power of the state to bear against the perpetrator, advocating a change in state labor laws. In the second case, he intervened when some annoying shepherds pestered a group of young women, This time he did not kill but drove off the nuisances.Continue reading IS VIOLENCE OKAY WHEN FIGHTING VIOLENCE?
Apart from these examples of literally raising hands, we also find biblical examples of this action in two related figures of speech. The mutinous revolt against established authority is described as raising one’s hand against a sitting ruler. Shortly after David survived the coup attempt of Absalom, Sheba initiated a revolt against David (2 Sam 20:1). Joab characterized this act of aggression by stating that Sheba had “lifted up his hand against the king” (2 Sam 20:21; 18:28; Ezra 6:12). The violence behind this figure of speech is also present in the figurativeContinue reading EVERYDAY LIFE IN BIBLE TIMES (HAND “TO RAISE OR STRETCH OUR” PT 2 OF 3)