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Who is Jesus?
1. Who is Jesus? Answers to the question of who Jesus is seem almost inexhaustive but we will attempt to answer this question, at least in part, by looking at the Bible, beginning with some claims and comments Jesus made about Himself. To narrow our category still more, let's begin just in the Gospel of John. What Jesus said of Himself in John's Gospel: ''To Nicodemus the Pharisee'' ?For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life? ''John 3:16''. ''To the Samaritan woman at the well'' ?,Whoever drinks of this water will thirst again, but whoever drinks of the water that I shall give him will never thirst,? ''John 4:12:14a''. ?,the Son can do nothing of Himself, but what He sees the Father do, for whatever He does, the Son also does in like manner,I can of Myself do nothing. As I hear, I judge; and My judgment is righteous, because I do not seek My own will but the will of the Father who sent Me? ''John 5:19,30''. ?,the works which the Father has given me to finish®the very works that I do®bear witness of Me, that the Father has sent Me? ''John 5:36''. ?I have come in my Father's name,? ''John 6:43a''. ?For the bread of God is He who comes down from heaven and gives life to the world,I am the bread of life. He ho comes to Me shall never hunger, and he who believes in Me shall never thirst? ''John 6:33,35''. ?,I am the bread which came down from heaven,I am the bread of life,I am the living bread which comes down from heaven? ''John 6:41b,48,51a''. ?,My doctrine is not mine, but His who sent me? ''John 7:16'' ?For I have come down from heaven, not to do My own will, but the will of Him who sent Me? ''John 6:38''. ?,I am the light of the world. He who follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but have the light of life? ''John 8:12''. ?I am One who bears witness of Myself, and the Father who sent Me bears witness of Me? ''John 8:18''. ?,I am from above,? ''John 8:23''. ?,nor have I come of Myself, but He sent me? ''John 8:42b''. ?,I do not have a demon, but I honor my Father,I do not seek my own glory? ''John 8:49,50''. ?,Most assuredly, I say to you, before Abraham was, I AM? ''John 8:58''. ?,I am the light of the world? ''John 9:5''. ?I have come as a light into the world, that whoever believes in Me should not abide in darkness? ''John 12:46''. ?I am the door. If anyone enters by Me, he will be saved and will go in and out and find pasture? ''John 10:9''. ?I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd gives His life for the sheep? ''John 10:11''. ?I am the good shepherd, and I know My sheep, and am known by My own. As the Father knows me, even so I know the Father; and I lay down my life for the sheep? ''John 10:14, 15''. ?,I lay down My life that I may take it again? ''John 10:17b''. ?I and the Father are one? ''John 10:30''. ?,I am the resurrection and the life, He who believes in Me, though he may die, he shall live? ''John 11:25''. ?,I, if I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all peoples to Myself? ''John 12:32''. ?He who believes in Me, believes not in Me but in Him who sent Me. He who sees Me sees Him who sent Me? ''John 12:44, 45''. ?,I did not come to judge the world but to save the world. He who rejects Me, and does not receive My words , has that which judges him®the word that I have spoken will judge him in the last day. ?For I have not spoken on my own authority; but the Father who sent Me gave Me a command, what I should say and what I should speak? ''John 12:48 - 50''. ?You call me Teacher and Lord, and you say well, for so I am? ''John 13:13''. ?For I have given you an example, that you should do as I have done to you? ''John 13:15''. ?I am the way, the truth and the life. No-one comes to the Father except through me? ''John 14:6''. ?,I am in the Father and the Father in Me,? ''John 14:11''. ?I am the true vine, and My Father is the vinedresser? ''John 15:1''. ?I came forth from the Father and have come into the world. Again, I leave the world and go to the Father? ''John 16:28 ? prophesying of His death''. ?,the Father is with Me? ''John 16:32b''. ?,I have overcome the world? ''John 16:33b''. ?,I am not of the world? ''John 17:16b''. ?,You say rightly that I am a king. For this cause I was born, and for this cause I have come into the world, that I should bear witness to the truth,? ''John 18:37''. Therefore, Jesus is: the Word of God ''John 1'', giver of eternal life, Savior, living water, replica and express image of the Father, truth, life, light, righteous judge, witness of God, executer of God's will, from above, bearing Father's name, I AM, oneness with the Father, teacher and Lord, the door, the good shepherd, the vine, , mediator between God and man, overcomer of the world, not of the world, king, the way to the Father. What others said of Jesus in John's Gospel: John the Baptist, Jesus' cousin, said of Jesus: ?,his was He of whom I said He who comes after me is preferred before me, for He was before me And of His fullness we have all received, and grace for grace. For the law was given through Moses, but grace and truth came through Jesus Christ. No-one has seen God at any time. The only begotten Son, who is in the bosom of the Father, He has declared Him? ''John 1:15-18''. ?,Behold the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world? ''John 1:29''. ?And I have seen Him and testified that this is he Son of God? ''John 1:24''. The Samaritan woman says of Jesus: ?,Sir, I perceive that You are a prophet? ''John 4:19''. The Samaritans the woman spoke to said of Jesus: ?,Now we believe, not because of what you said, for we have heard for ourselves and know that this is indeed the Christ, the Savior of the world? ''John 4:42''. What Jesus said of himself in the synoptic Gospels: ?Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn of Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls? ''Matthew 11:28, 29''.



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Where did Jesus live?
The Bible shows that Jesus lived in the Middle East, mostly Israel. This is seen in both the New Testament which historicizes and recounts Jesus’ life, but also in the Old Testament Bible which points to the coming Messiah and shows where He would live.
The New Testament Bible shows that when Jesus was a small child He lived with His parents in Egypt where they were escaping Herrod’s army who wanted to kill all little boys under the age of 2. Then He lived in Nazareth with His birth mother, Mary, and His adoptive father, Joseph. He lived in an ordinary, humble home, in poverty.

Click here to read that Jesus was brought up in Nazareth:
http://www.jesuscentral.com/ji/life-of-jesus-ancient/biography-of-jesus-christ/who-is-Jesus-by-luke/gospel-of-luke-4_14-30.php

Jesus lived and ministered in Judea, Galilee, Jerusalem in Northern Israel. Click here to see a map: http://www.jesuscentral.com/ji/GIFS/palestine100.gif

The New Testament Bible depicts Jesus as an adult traveling, teaching, preaching, healing and ministering and shows that He had no set place to lay His head. His travels took him to the countries and towns surrounding Jerusalem, including Samaria, Jordan, Perea, Caperneum. Click here for more details:
http://www.jesuscentral.com/ji/historical-jesus/jesus-lifetime.php



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Where does Jesus live?

According to the Bible, Jesus now lives in Heaven with His heavenly Father. He sits at his right hand of the Father. He also lives in the hearts of those who have invited Him in—not in the physical sense, of course, but He indwells those who yielded (surrendered) their hearts to Him through his Holy Spirit.

The New Testament speaks of the mystical indwelling of Jesus through his Spirit.

Read here in John 3 the narration of Jesus speaking to Nicodemus about “being born again”—a synonymous expression considered by followers of Jesus to mean the same thing as to invite Jesus into one’s heart.



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Where was Jesus born?

According to the Bible and History in general, Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea, as predicted and prophesied in the Old Testament Bible. Jesus was born in a stable because all the inns and housing were full. 

The Gospel of Matthew gives Jesus’ biography and birth details. Click here:

http://www.jesuscentral.com/ji/life-of-jesus-ancient/biography-of-jesus-christ/who-is-Jesus-by-matthew/gospel-of-matthew-1_18-25.php

The Gospel of Luke in the Bible’s New Testament speaks of the foretelling of Jesus’ birth. Click here:

http://www.jesuscentral.com/ji/life-of-jesus-ancient/biography-of-jesus-christ/who-is-Jesus-by-luke/gospel-of-luke-1_26-38.php 

Luke’s Gospel also gives Jesus’ biography and birth details. Click here:

http://www.jesuscentral.com/ji/life-of-jesus-ancient/biography-of-jesus-christ/who-is-Jesus-by-luke/gospel-of-luke-2_1-7.php

The biography of Jesus as seen in the Gospels in the New Testament show the shepherds and angels visiting Him at His birth:

http://www.jesuscentral.com/ji/life-of-jesus-ancient/biography-of-jesus-christ/who-is-Jesus-by-luke/gospel-of-luke-2_8-20.php

 

 

 

 



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Why was Jesus born?
According to the Bible, Jesus was born to save mankind from sin (from his disobedience to God, his wrongdoings and wrong thoughts). Jesus was born purposely and with His consent – as God’s unique son – to pay for the sins of mankind by dying in place of mankind, or so that people could be saved from an eternity apart from him.

The Bible explains that Jesus was born to be Savior, and Lord to all who ask Him to take that role in their lives. As such, Jesus shows a better way to live according to the higher law of love, which can be lived only through Him if He first lives in a person’s heart.

The main reason Jesus was born was to die in order that mankind could be saved.

Jesus came to show mankind the way, to show that He is the way to heaven.

Jesus came also to teach mankind about the kingdom of God of which He is the king.

Click here to see Jesus’ biography seen in the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John which explain why He was born: http://www.jesuscentral.com/ji/life-of-jesus-ancient/biography-of-jesus-christ/jesus-Markbio.php

Jesus was born in accordance with (and as fulfillment to) the Old Testament prophesies which foretold the birth of the Messiah, the Savior.
The Gospel of Luke speaks of the foretelling of Jesus’ birth. Click here:
http://www.jesuscentral.com/ji/life-of-jesus-ancient/biography-of-jesus-christ/who-is Jesus-by-luke/gospel-of-luke-1_26-38.php

The Gospel of Matthew gives Jesus’ biography and birth details. Click here:
http://www.jesuscentral.com/ji/life-of-jesus-ancient/biography-of-jesus-christ/who-is-Jesus-by-matthew/gospel-of-matthew-1_18-25.php

Luke’s Gospel also gives Jesus’ biography and birth details. Click here:
http://www.jesuscentral.com/ji/life-of-jesus-ancient/biography-of-jesus-christ/who-is-Jesus-by-luke/gospel-of-luke-2_1-7.php

Click here to see the New Testament story of the shepherds and angels visiting Jesus at His birth, testifying that He was not born as an ordinary person, but as a king and a savior:
http://www.jesuscentral.com/ji/life-of-jesus-ancient/biography-of-jesus-christ/who-is-Jesus-by-luke/gospel-of-luke-2_8-20.php



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What language did Jesus speak?

On the human level, Jesus would have spoken Hebrew since this was the language of Jews and Israelites. And Aramaic was the language mostly used in the Old Testament Bible.

On the divine level, as the Son of God, Jesus could speak any language He wanted—including Heavenly languages.

Since Jesus, the Father and the Holy Spirit are linked as One, whatever the Father or the Holy Spirit did, Jesus could do. In the book of the Acts of the Apostles in the New Testament Bible, chapter 2, the Holy Spirit allows the apostles to speak in different tongues (or languages). Clearly, if they could do this, so could Jesus. He also spoke freely to the woman of Samaria in the Gospel of John, chapter 4, and it is to be presumed that He spoke in her language. 



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Did Jesus do miracles?

Yes, Jesus did do miracles. His miracles are recorded in the New Testament Bible and in Historic documents.

            Jesus performed many miracles of diverse nature, including:

healing the sick and lame, giving sight to the blind,

raising deceased people from the dead (bringing them back to life),

walking on water and making Peter walk on water,

turning water into wine,

extracting a coin from a fish’s mouth,

supernaturally multiplying five loaves and two fishes to feed 5, 000 hungry people,

replacing and sticking back on a man’s cut off ear,

calming the winds and the waves, calming the storm,

reading people’s thought and hearts,

supernaturally knowing people’s past and present,

making a fig tree whither up,

resurrecting Himself from the dead.



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What kind of miracles did Jesus do?

Jesus performed many miracles of diverse nature, including:

healing the sick and lame, giving sight to the blind,

raising deceased people from the dead (bringing them back to life),

walking on water and making Peter walk on water,

turning water into wine,

extracting a coin from a fish’s mouth,

supernaturally multiplying five loaves and two fishes to feed 5, 000 hungry people,

replacing and sticking back on a man’s cut off ear,

calming the winds and the waves, calming the storm,

reading people’s thought and hearts,

supernaturally knowing people’s past and present,

making a fig tree whither up,

raising a man called Lazarus back to life after he’d been dead for 4 days and was bound up in grave cloth,

delivering possessed people from demons,

resurrecting Himself from the dead.

The most common miracle Jesus performed—and still performs—is that of healing people of ailments inside and out.



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Where did Jesus get the power to do miracles?

According to the New Testament Bible, Jesus performed miracles from the power He received from His heavenly Father. He was one – in oneness or unity – with His Father. He received power from Him to perform miracles. Jesus did miracles through divine power that He received from His Father, God.

  ¬†¬† ¬†Throughout the Gospel of John in the New Testament, Jesus proclaimed that He could do¬† ¬† ¬†¬† ¬†nothing of Himself but by the will of the Father, by the power of God.

Jesus said, “I can of myself do nothing” (John 5:30).

In John 14:10 of the New Testament Jesus says, “I do not speak of my own authority, of myself: but the Father that lives in me, He does the works.”

The New Testament Bible shows that Jesus did a lot of miracles during his lifetime. Click here to see miracles Jesus did:

http://www.jesuscentral.com/ji/life-of-jesus-ancient/jesus-supernatural_acts.php



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Who were Jesuss friends?

According to the New Testament Bible, Jesus said that His friends were those who kept His word, His sayings, and obeyed the things that He commanded (see the Gospel of John chapter 15). He also stated that His disciples, followers, were His friends. This includes the twelve disciples closest to Him, and those who were not included in that twelve such as Martha, Mary, Lazarus. Several women were also His friends in a sisterly way and they ministered to Him i.e. they would have helped Him with meals, sowing needs and such like. Their names were Susanna, Joanna, Mary (We see this in Luke 8:3). Those who follow Jesus are His friends—and the New Testament makes it clear that this includes those who follow Him today by obeying Him. 

For more information about Jesus’ friends, click here.




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