“Killing Jesus,” a book by Bill O’Reilly, now a movie, is supposed to tell the history of Jesus by separating fact from fiction. What “fiction” did he find in Matthew, Mark, Luke or John? Without proof, he simply strips out of the life of Christ everything that would prove Jesus’ Deity. Does O’Reilly know more than the Apostle Peter who said, “Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life. Also we have come to believe and know that You are the Christ, the Son of the living God” (John 6:68-69 NKJV)? Does O’Reilly know more than the people who saw Jesus? “Now when He was in Jerusalem at the Passover, during the feast, many believed in His name when they saw the signs which He did” (John 2:23 NKJV). Both book and movie are the “fiction.”
This is Johnny Polk, with “Words of Wisdom” brought to you by the Oneida church of Christ.
“If Jesus was a liar, a con man, and therefore an evil, foolish man, then how can we explain the fact that He left us with the most profound moral instruction and powerful moral examples that anyone ever has left? Could a deceiver–an imposter of monstrous proportions–teach such unselfish ethical truths and live such a morally exemplary life as Jesus did? The very notion is incredulous.”
Josh McDowell, “More Evidence That Demands a Verdict,” page 159.
No tag for Him!
My previous post was the first tag for the third person of the Divinity.
It’s not like we’ve not written about him and his work or mentioned him in our posts — I checked. But we’re not tagging any of our posts with “Holy Spirit.”
I want to encourage you to do that.
Even the Godhead as a whole suffers, since we’re talking among Christians and often assume, one might suppose, that the conversation is about God. So the tags don’t always reflect the emphasis of our posts.
Take this as a call, if you like, to tag the Godhead, and especially the Holy Spirit, more.