Research Paper On Jesus Christ

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Jesus Christ is arguably the most world-changing figure in the entirety of human history. Author Paul Little writes: Jesus has been the subject of more literature, art and music than any other person. I would like to acknowledge my friend and fellow science educator, Mark Ritter, for sharing his perspectives with me in this discussion. So why does Jesus seem to have a permanent place in contemporary culture? Why does he seem as relevant today as he was two thousand years ago? Why is he still the topic of so many on-going conversations? Why hasn’t he faded into the past as many other great figures in history have? In spite of his unique status, Jesus is often lumped into the same group of great moral teachers as Buddha, Confucius, Gandhi, Mohammed and others. How do you see him? You might have gotten some of your ideas about Jesus from childhood Sunday school stories, or from one of the plethora of “Jesus” films. Perhaps the idea of him as a great teacher sounds good, and doesn’t offend anyone. But is that all he was? Most of what…show more content…
So, Jesus spoke and claimed God’s sacred name, the name of the Great “I am”, the eternal ultimate reality, personified in God the Father, the Holy Spirit, and in Jesus Christ. The Jews threaten to stone Him again after he says this, and once again, he doesn’t deny the implications. In John chapter 11, verse 25, he says, Here Jesus is claiming to be able to save his followers from death, forever. Over and over again Jesus points people to himself, unlike Buddha, for example, who said, In the book of Luke, chapter 5, verse 18 through 26, we read about a paralyzed man being lowered through an opening in the tile roof of the home where Jesus was teaching, and Jesus said to him, Thus, he backs up his claim to have God’s authority to forgive sins by performing an observable
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