Why didn’t Jesus’ brothers believe in him?

In today’s lesson from the Gospel Advocate’s Foundation Series (Christian Growth in James and Jude – James a Brother of Jesus), question #3 asked, “How did the brothers of Jesus view Him at that time (John 7:5)?”

John 7:5 (NKJV) says, “For even His brothers did not believe in Him.”

The answer then would be, “As unbelievers.”

The teacher of the class then asked (with consideration to supposition due to the silence of the scriptures), “Why do you think Jesus’ brothers (of all people) didn’t believe?” Continue reading

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Hugh’s News & Views (The Apostles)

THE APOSTLES AND BROTHERS OF CHRIST

The Bible class I teach on Sunday mornings recently began a study of the exciting book of Acts. Chapter one records Christ’s final meeting with His apostles before ascending back to heaven, refers to His fleshly brothers, and tells of the selection of one to take the place of Judas Iscariot, one of the original twelve. It was informative to the class to see a list of all the apostles of Christ, to look at others who are referred to as “apostles,” and to see a list of our Lord’s brothers. Our readers may also find these lists informative. Continue reading

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