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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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my question is did mary the mother of Jesus, give birth to another male or female child after Jesus



By: Festus Okechukwu Ahanonu
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JESUS HE IS ALL I NEED HE IS SO WONDERFUL



By: Phoka Nteka
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Jesus Has put a smile on my face...wiped my tears when I have cried..He is my redeemer...my Savior and lord Praise his holy name.



By: kathy Howard
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Jesus was born in Betnlehem but was raised as a Naz. Born from a virgin,raised as a carpenters son. At the age of twelve (12) He was found in the temple talking with the teachers, priest and elders about His Fathers business. His first miracle was turning water into wine. He preached His first public sermon at the age of thirty (30) He only preached, teached, healed the sick, made the lame walk, the blind see, fed the multitude of people and raised the dead in His three(3) years of Ministry. How AWESOME is this? A MAN that has my heart.


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Jesus, lived and died so that we may have life (eternal) and have it with abundance.


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By: Min. vanessa smith
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Christ was a historical , famous , real person. Sent to save us . He lived a good, sinless life. He set an example for all. He was sadly rejected and killed. He died willingly and sacrificially. His life and death assures our salvation and eternity in Heaven. His followors grew enormously.



By: juanita johnson
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Jesus was born around 2000 years ago in Israel. He worked as a carpenter and he began his ministry at the age of 32. Although he stayed close to his birthplace his reputation travelled far and wide which brought him to the attention of authorities. His teachings brought him into conflict with the Jewish leaders and although the Roman rulers did not find him at fault, they caved into pressure and allowed Jesus to be crucified. After his death and resurrection, he gained even more followers and his influence continues to this day.



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Jesus is the King & Messiah, He did not stop His followers to kneel in front and worship Him, as what i know now is that Jesus is a God.



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Jesus is the living Son of God. I have been "baptized into Christ Jesus...into his death...buried with him through baptism into death in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, we too may live a new life." Romans 5:3-4



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Jesus was a real, historical figure and the supernatural God at the same time. It is incredible and awesome and overwhelming all at the same time. There is such a real, tangible, verifiable component to Jesus' events on earth. At the same time, there is mystery, beauty, wonder, and abstraction to Him. The most amazing thing that brings it all together is the Resurrection, which is why I believe He is alive now and I am able to interact with Him, worship Him, and follow Him.


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