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Brief Life Summary: Who Was Jesus Christ?
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Jesus (also called Christ which means king or Messiah) was born in Israel 2000 years ago. Modern civilization marks his birth by dividing time B.C. (before Christ) and A.D. (Anno Domini - or the year of our Lord). For his first thirty years, Jesus lived a traditional Jewish life, working as a carpenter. During this time, all of Israel was under Caesar's Roman dictatorship, including Bethlehem, where Jesus was born, and Nazareth, where he was raised.

In his thirties, Jesus began his public teaching and display of recorded miracles, yet still never travelled more than 200 miles from his birthplace. Over a three year period, despite his efforts to keep a low profile, Jesus' reputation spread nation wide. The Roman governors and rulers of Israel's provinces and the leaders of the Jewish people (the religious counsels) took note of him. Jesus' key messages included:

Many have asked "Who is Jesus Christ?" Jesus' most controversial act was that he repeatedly claimed to be God, which was a direct violation of the Jewish law. Therefore the religious leaders asked the Roman government to execute him. In each of several official trials, the Romans found that he was not guilty of breaking any Roman law. Even the Jewish leaders recognized that other than Jesus' claim to be God, Jesus followed the Jewish law perfectly. Still the religious leaders, using the argument of political disfavor, persuaded Pilate, a Roman governor of the Southern province of Israel, to authorize an execution.

Jesus was brutally tortured and then hung by his hands, which were nailed to a horizontal wooden beam (cross). This method of execution restricted the airflow to his lungs, killing him in three hours. However, according to more than 500 witnesses, Jesus returned from the dead three days later, and over the next 40 days journeyed in both the southern and northern provinces of Israel. To many, this was conclusive proof that Jesus' claims to be God were real. Then Jesus returned to Jerusalem, the city where he was recently executed, and according to witnesses, he left the earth alive by rising up into the sky.

As a result of these miraculous events, the number of his followers increased dramatically. Only a few months later in that same city of Jerusalem one record states that some 3000 new followers were added in a single day. The religious leaders responded by trying to stomp out Jesus' followers. Many of these people chose to die rather than deny their belief that Jesus was truly God.

Within 100 years, people throughout the Roman empire (Asia Minor, Europe) became followers of Jesus. In 325 AD, the following of Jesus, Christianity, became the official religion of the Roman Emperor Constantine. Within 500 years, even Greece's temples of Greek gods were transformed into churches for followers of Jesus. Although some of Jesus' messages and teachings were diluted or miscommunicated through the expansion of a religious institution, Jesus' original words and life still speak loudly for themselves.


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One Solitary Life - Anonymous Author

He was born in an obscure village, the child of a peasant woman. Until He was thirty, He worked in a carpenter shop and then for three years He was an itinerant preacher. He wrote no books. He held no office. He never owned a home. He was never in a big city. He never traveled two hundred miles from the place He was born. He never did any of the things that usually accompany greatness. The authorities condemned His teachings. His friends deserted Him. One betrayed Him to His enemies for a paltry sum. One denied Him. He went through the mockery of a trial. He was nailed on a cross between two thieves. While He was dying, His executioners gambled for the only piece of property He owned on earth: His coat. When He was dead He was taken down and placed in a borrowed grave. Nineteen centuries have come and gone, yet today He is the crowning glory of the human race, the adored leader of hundreds of millions of the earth`s inhabitants. All the armies that ever marched and all the Navies that were ever assembled and all the parliaments that ever sat and all the rulers that ever reigned - combined - have not affected the life of man upon this earth so profoundly as that One Solitary Life.



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URL: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Historicity_of_Jesus

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Just was born at an iffinte time, his works are lke no man has ever know, he is my conquer, my saviour, my delivered, he has protected me and my family and the world over , he has taught me to love and be humble at all times, even through trying times he is my healer my, master Jesus is not selfish he is not proud, he is nout boastful Love has no boundaries.



By: heather finch
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Knowing Jesus has made me proud of myself, in that no one can mislead me. There are many temptations but I have learnt to be very saticified with what I have. Why not be like me?



By: Kamugisha P
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the real answer to your question

IF ANY OF YOU HAVE ANY QUISTIONS OR DOUBTS ABOUT JESUS YOU WILL FIND THE ANSWERS IN THE BIBLE SO READ YOUR BIBLE... BUT THE REAL QUISTION IS ARE SAVED? WHERE WILL YOU GO IF YOU DIE? BECAUSE THERE IS A HEAVEN AND A HELL AND ONE DAY GOD WILL COME FOR THOSE WHO RECIEVED HIM AND LIVED FOR HIM AND NOT FOR THE WORLD SO MY QUISTION IS IF GOD WERE TO COME TODAY WILL GOD TAKE YOU WITH HIM TO SPEND ETERNITY WITH HIM OR WILL YOU SPEND ETERNITY IN HELL???



By: cynthia mendoza
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Jesus was born in Israel a town in Bethlehem to Mary & Joseph. During HIS time as a child i am sure HE played with the other children and as HE got older HE worked as a carpenter during all this Israel was under Ceaser's Roman dictatorship including Bethlehem where Jesus was born along with Nazareth where HE was raised. In HIS early thirties HE preached and teached along with performing miracles HE only traveled 200 miles from HIS birthplace the news of Jesus's preaching spread nation wide.All the rulers was not in favor Jesus's teaching about "LOVE" & "FORGIVENESS"so they ordered HIM put to death. HE arose and ascended in to the heavens. To this day their are thousands who continue to believe in HIM and will die for their beliefs in HIM.



By: kathy ritchie
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What I know about Jesus today is that He is a loving man who loves sinners who repent their sins to Him in prayer and on a personal level. When I speak with Jesus in prayer I feel my burdens of the day lift, I feel my heart soften, I no longer feel that I am alone, I have this peace and calm inside that I never had before I had a relationship with God or Jesus.



By: Eddie
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My God ,My Lord! and I LOVE YOU SO MUCH

THERE IS NO ONE LIKE JESUS.........

HE IS MY STRENGTH

HE IS MY SALVATION

HE IS MY LOVE



By: basanti kujur
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To Dry My Tears a poem very special to me

The day you were destined to come into this world you decided you couldn't wait. You were born early but not the way I wanted, you were still born. This week if you had of lived, you would have turned twenty, but it wasn't to be this way ordained by fate

Still until this very day, your fate I mourn.Always a whole in my heart, an ache in my arms, for babes that were lost. Lost because of hypertension, definitely not a friend but a much dreaded foe. My heart, my very being ended up paying a tremendous cost.

Five more children suffered the same fate as you, I try to dry my tears, but they still continue to flow.Your brothers and sisters were lost to miscarriage, unlike them, I got to hold you. Just like any mother, I inspected everything including your fingers and toes. You unlike the others, you were a solid reality real, my baby, I ended up playing a overwhelming dues

Losing all of you, I will never except the fact that's the way things go.But you, I held you, when I said hello I also had to say good bye.

Twenty years have passed since then but there remains a whole in my heart. In reality the holes in my heart number five plus one, I still find no answers to the question of why. With each of you when you went so my heart divided into six painful parts.The disease almost took my life just as it took yoursI would have gladly die, if it meant that any of you could livedI feel so guilty because you never had a chance, if only for my disease there could have been a cure.

If there had been maybe some of you would have lived. But you, my Heather, I held you, inspected you, you were a reality, I held you after you died.

The others I also loved, but my arms still ache for you, even after twenty years. It seems just like yesterday when I kissed you good bye, but I did so with so much pride. You were a creation of love , very much a part of me, even after all this time I still can't dry my tears.



By: Lanaia Lee
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The fact that our calendar and our coins and our forefathers are all connected to Jesus is reason enough to believe!  Stuff we can see today!



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