1 Who is this Person you Christians call
"Jesus Christ" or "Jesus The Christ" and sometimes
"King Jesus" or "King Jesus The Christ"?
"Jesus Christ" is actually a conversion of the Hebrew names to Western use. The
original Hebrew for the Western name "Jesus" would more correctly be pronounced
"Yeshua," and "the Christ" (Greek, based on a Hebrew word meaning Messiah) can actually be more
clearly written as simply "the Messiah," which means "the Anointed
He was God The Son and The Word Of God, existing eternally with God The Father
YHWH, long before living on Earth in the human body of Jesus. As the Only Begotten
Son of God, born through His virgin mother Mary, He's also properly called
"the Son of God."
In His human body, while on Earth in the region of Israel about 2000 years ago, Jesus was killed, crucified on a torturous wooden cross by an evil humanity, but this was part of God The Father's plan for the rescue of a portion of the human race from the wages of sin-- which are Death and Hell. His Father In Heaven brought Jesus back from the grave about 3 days later in a Glorified Resurrection Body, and over the course of the next 40 days, He appeared many times to His disciples before rising into the sky at the Ascension-- the moment when He returned to His Father God in Heaven.
Jesus first rose from the grave in a new Resurrection Body, but after about 40 days He "rose" a second time when He floated off to Heaven, ascending in the skies, in order to rejoin His Father in Heaven. His Ascent from the planet Earth was a wondrous moment that the Bible tells us was witnessed by many of His disciples-- and what an awe-inspiring moment that must have been!
But that's not the end of the story, because God The Father has always intended that one day in our very near future, Jesus Christ will also ascend to the throne of the Earth, becoming finally the Rightful King of the Earth, the Returning King of Kings. The Bible teaches us that God The Son was the instrument through Whom the entire Universe was created, and His destiny is to very soon rule our planet as the rightful King of the Earth and the One True King of the Universe.
In His human body, while on Earth in the region of Israel about 2000 years ago, Jesus was sacrificed for the sins of the entire world and all its people, but He only rescues a Remnant of humanity-- the relatively small portion of the human race which chooses to believe in His divinity and thus follows Him by obeying His commands with trust and with faith in His ultimate salvation.
God The Father's plan for this Universe in which we live is that a Remnant of humanity will be loyal to Him and His Son and be protected from destruction and Hell. . . so the "saved" Christian believers of our world are confident that they (we) will be saved from death by a new existence in Heaven (if death comes to us before our Lord's Return) and be preserved by God The Father for the new world of the Returning King Christ. Check Online Audio-Visual Bible Questions List
2 Haven't I heard a lot of people claim that Jesus never said he was God or the Son of God--?
You could have heard some people say that, but it contradicts a great many of the Christian New Testament Scripture verses and completely denies the simple and obvious meaning in the plain language that Jesus used to describe Himself as being both the Son of God and God. Those people are entirely mistaken, whenever they speak such a preposterous idea.
Jesus said of Himself, for example, "I and the Father are ONE" and "Before Abraham was even born, I AM." Jesus calls Himself God and the Son of God in many verses of the Gospel of John especially. His apostles John, Peter, and Paul likewise say many times in all of their New Testament writings and books that Jesus was God and the Son of God. When His apostle Thomas saw the Glorified Physical Body of the Resurrected Jesus and was told to touch the wounds in His side and His hands, Thomas fell down to his knees saying "My Lord and My God!" and Thomas at that point worshiped Him as God.
Muslims may sometimes tell you that "Jesus never said he was God or the Son of God." Their reason for saying such a thing is not because of a familiarity with the New Testament Scriptures of the Christian Bible, but because they have been taught from childhood that Jesus was not God or the Son of God and that "God has no sons." They are furthermore taught from childhood to firmly believe that all the New Testament Bible Scriptures of "the infidel Christians" are blasphemous and that the entire Christian Bible is nothing more than a great mass of lies, deceptions, and corruptions that should never be trusted by any Muslim as a reliable account of history.
The Muslims likewise believe, and are taught from childhood, that all the Scriptures of the Jewish Bible-- which Christians call "the Old Testament" and honor as equally the Word of God along with the New Testament writings-- are likewise nothing more than a great mass of lies, deceptions, and corruptions that should never be trusted by any Muslim as a reliable account of history. Most Muslims regard all Christians as lying blasphemers of God (meaning the Muslim entity, who they insist has no sons) and infidels. Many Muslims likewise regard all Jews as detestable lying "infidels," often referring to them as "filthy infidels," and even going so far as to say that the Jews are disgusting sub-human creatures who are "descended from pigs and monkeys."
So, when a Muslim says that "Jesus never said he was God or the Son of God," the Islamic adherent is really declaring that he doesn't believe the New Testament Scripture verses which say very clearly that Jesus was God and the Son of God... and that he (the Muslim) conceives a different kind of "Jesus" who never said the many things that the Christian Bible reports Him to have said.
Atheists, Humanists, and Evolutionists may also make the claim that "Jesus never said he was God or the Son of God." Some of these persons may be saying this because they just aren't familiar with the many Bible verses that contradict their contention. But many of these unbelievers will make such a statement for a reason similar to that of the Muslims: They too believe, you see, that the Christian Bible is full of lies, deceptions, and corruptions. In this case, they actually believe that our Christian Bible is an ancient book written by a primitive people, and is a book that is not reliable in matters of history, science, or accurate reporting. These scoffers insist that the Holy Bible of Christians and Jews is actually filled with a great many errors, misrepresentations (or outright lies), and oversimplifications. . . so they will likewise try to insist sometimes that "Jesus never said he was God or the Son of God."
Members of the "Jehovah's Witnesses" cult are also known to insist that "Jesus never said he was God or the Son of God." Again, their reasoning for such a statement is based on the idea of corruptions of Scripture, since they insist that all previous translations of the Bible into English and other languages misrepresented Jesus as being Divine and the Son of God. The Jehovah's Witnesses insist that only their own translation of the Holy Scriptures is correct, because it is the only translation that tries to make it appear that Jesus was "not God or the Son of God." It is precisely because of this fact that "Jehovah's Witnesses" can never be called "Christians"-- because they deny the Divinity of Jesus Christ. . . just the same as the Muslims, the atheists, the Humanists, and the Evolutionists. Check Online Audio-Visual Bible Questions List
3 Do you Christians believe Jesus is God, or just a part of God?
As One of Three Holy Person-Faces in the Divine Trinity of the ONE Triune God
YHWH, He existed as part of the Triune Godhead in all eternity as God The Son
for all the years in the existence of His Universal Creation... before He finally
came down to the Earth in the form of His human incarnation as "the Son of
Yeshua (Jesus) declared Himself to be both "the Son of God" and "the
Son of Man" because He was exactly that-- both at once. Fully God and fully
Man at the same time. Check Online Audio-Visual Bible Questions List
4 Do you Christians really believe Jesus was, or still is, just as wise and
all-knowing as God?
While on Earth in human form, Jesus declared Himself to be the only person who could
ever speak truthfully about Heaven because, as He Himself proclaimed, He is the
only person who ever came down from Heaven to Earth to tell us what it is like
The apostle Paul declared that Yeshua/Jesus was able to reveal to the humanity of
planet Earth great truth and able to reveal for us mysteries that had not
previously been explained since the Beginning of the Universe!
The divinely-inspired prophet John in the New Covenant Holy Scriptures has also
revealed to the world the fact that Jesus existed in all eternity, both before
and after His human embodiment in Jesus/Yeshua... as the Holy Word of God. God
The Son is also properly called the Word of God, and He is co-eternal with God
The Father and God The Holy Spirit in the Divine Trinity of the ONE Triune God
YHWH. Check Online Audio-Visual Bible Questions List
5 Do Christians believe that Jesus is just a spirit now, or does He still have some
kind of physical human body?
In His current resurrected state of life, we Christians are in agreement that
Jesus now inhabits a far superior Resurrection Body, a Glorified Resurrection
Body that still looks a lot like the original human body of Jesus, the one that
He had when He was living on Earth in ancient Israel so long ago.
In His Glorified Resurrection Body, Jesus appeared again to His disciples over a
period covering 40 days after His resurrection, and that Glorified Resurrection
Body that He inhabited was seen to be a kind of physical body that could still
allow Him to eat fish and be touched by His apostles... yet it was also capable
of supernormal feats and allowed Him to pass through walls and to ultimately
ascend into the sky in His final Ascension to Heaven.
We believe that Jesus is still inhabiting that Glorified Resurrection Body right
now, and that He is currently with God The Father in Heaven, sometimes sitting
on a heavenly throne to the right side of the throne of His Father. Check Online Audio-Visual Bible Questions List
6 Do Christians believe that "the New Jerusalem" already exists or that it
will be created in some future time?
Many Christians also believe, like myself, that Jesus is already living, right now,
inside the New Jerusalem City of God that exists somewhere-- right now-- in some
part of the Universe. The Bible teaches that God The Son, the Word of God, was
actually the instrument and Person through Whom the Father God YHWH created the
entire physical Universe... and we believe that this same Creative Holy Person,
God The Son... after His human incarnation as Jesus... later designed for His
followers and martyrs a lot of beautiful mansions inside the New Jerusalem. Check Online Audio-Visual Bible Questions List
7 If Jesus is this world's King now, why does it often seem as if Satan is the one
who's running everything?
Yeshua/Jesus was born to be a witness to the Truth because He is the very Source of all
Truth, but He was also born with a destiny that is yet to be fulfilled... that He
should one day rule the Earth as the King of the Earth... sitting someday upon a
throne of Earth that was for millennia stolen from Him and given for a long
time to the mad usurper Satan. Check Online Audio-Visual Bible Questions List
8 Didn't Dr. Billy Graham once write very exactly of his expectations for an Anti-Christ World-Dictator who is destined to soon rule the entire planet as an evil and totalitarian tyrant ???
Yes, that's quite true. In his book
World Aflame (1965), the internationally-acclaimed preacher and evangelist Dr. Billy
Graham warns of the Anti-Christ dictator who will soon seek to take control of
the entire planet Earth. I think it's one of his very best books, and a short but
relevant quote from it follows below:
... (II Thess.
2:7-12). This tells us clearly that there has been a lawless power at work
through the ages, and that toward the end of the age when people "have
pleasure in unrighteousness," the restrainer who is the Holy Spirit will
restrain only until the believers are taken away.
superman who will be the incarnation of Satan, called Anti-Christ in the
Scriptures, will be permitted to have world control. The Bible teaches that the
world will reach a point where it will set up a world government, and a world
dictator will emerge. Television cameras will no doubt be on the scene, and the
news will be flashed around the world that a man of peace, a universal ruler,
has been chosen.
"beast" in Revelation 13 is used to express the idea that this will
be a man of great strength and ability to force his will upon the world. The
term "beast" is not meant to indicate repulsiveness. On the contrary,
the Scripture says that this man will be admired, feared, and worshiped. He
will dominate the world scene with a cleverness the world has never known. ...The
world will stand in awe and wonder at his superlative genius and power as
millions actually worship him as a god. He will regiment all humanity,
demanding that before food can be purchased his subjects shall be stamped with
his mark (Rev. 13:17). The age of the computer will contribute to his ability
to control the life of every person on the globe. He will be the very
incarnation of evil. His one dream, one desire, one ambition will be to destroy
even the thought of God on the face of the earth. He will blaspheme God and
will exalt himself beyond any kind of god the world has ever known.
... The Bible
says of this world ruler: "And through his policy... he shall cause craft to
prosper in his hand; and he shall magnify himself in his heart" (Dan.
8:25). The Bible teaches that even the very elect of God will be deluded and
that some of his early followers will be professing Christians.
-- from p. 227-228, World Aflame by Rev. Dr. Billy Graham, 1965 [More text below pictures]
On the back-inside-flap of the paper jacket for my copy of World Aflame, we find these words:
"The more I have travelled," says the evangelist, "the more convinced I have become that the Biblical revelation of man, his origin, his present predicament, and his destiny is true."
WORLD AFLAME is frightening. It fully accepts the Biblical prophecy that the world as we know it will come to an end before a new world of peace and righteousness comes into being.
Rev. Dr. Billy Graham continued to support this view of the Holy Scripture that is John's Revelation in later years, as he continued writing other books like his Til Armageddon (1981), and Approaching Hoofbeats: The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse (1983), and Storm Warning (1992).
Now I propose that everyone on Earth should consider it an extremely significant warning from God... that Rev. Dr. Billy Graham took this position on the looming future of our world-- in his belief that God's Judgment and the Return of Christ is imminent, very near indeed... and that an Anti-Christ World-Dictator will precede the Return of King Jesus Christ.
Remember this is the preacher and evangelist who has preached face-to-face to more people on planet Earth than any other Protestant Christian in the history of our planet! Why would God want him to be able to reach so many millions of people with his message if his view of the future was all wrong? Yet God blessed him with a bigger audience for his sermons than any other Protestant Christian preacher in our world's history.
To me, that fact is additional proof that Dr. Graham's interpretation of Revelation is a correct view of what we must expect in the near future; and it thoroughly corroborates the perspective of well-known author Hal Lindsey. Hal Lindsey's interpretation of Revelation as a book of actual prophecy has been mocked by a number of liberal theologians ever since The Late Great Planet Earth appeared in 1970, but his prophetic beliefs are apparently very much in agreement with those of Dr. Billy Graham, Dr. John Walvoord, Dr. Harold Lindsell, Dr. Carl F. H. Henry, Dr. Tim LaHaye, Rev. John Hagee, Dr. Jack Van Impe, Rev. J. R. Church and Gary Stearman, Rev. David Willkerson, Dr. Henry M. Morris, Dr. Adrian Rogers, Dr. Jim Murk, Dr. Charles Ryrie, Dave Hunt, Zola Levitt, Rabbi Moshe Laurie... and of course myself, as well. Rev. David Wilkerson's book The Vision was similarly mocked by the liberal theologians when it first came out in 1974.
Almost all of the Bible-prophecy authorities (certainly all those named above) are in agreement that a 7-years-long period of Tribulation will be coming upon the world very soon now... possibly beginning as soon as 2012, or not too long after that year-- and I think that way too. Among conservative Bible scholars, this is the norm, not an aberration... although a few, like Pat Robertson of TV's 700 Club, may question the exact timing of what Christians call "the gathering up" or "the Rapture." Pat Robertson, I know, thinks that this will happen at the final Return of Christ (at the end of the 7 years of the Tribulation period) and, by his own understanding of Scripture, will not occur as a separate event preceding the prophesied 7-years-long period of tribulation.
I also find it very interesting and significant that J. R. Church and Gary Stearman have recently revealed to me (through their TV-and-internet program called Prophecy In The News) that there were actually Jewish rabbis living in the 1100's who were also predicting a 7-years-long period of Tribulation for the nation of Israel-- and the coming of the Messiah at the end of those 7 years. The rather famous Jewish rabbi/scholar Rashi is one such prognosticator from the twelfth century A.D., and he based his prophetic interpretation completely upon the Hebrew Scripture of the Jewish Bible. Those rabbis were making their own very similar predictions long before the Jews were ever even regathered from their dispersion to recreate the modern nation of Israel.
This future development was anticipated even in the 1100's by the Jewish Bible scholars in that time period... and they as well prophesied the fact that the recreated nation of Israel would someday be lush and green with abundant agricultural improvement under the administration of the regathered Jews of modern Israel! And just so it did become. Halleluyah! What an amazing discovery.
I think I've read somewhere that even the Roman Catholic pope is now likewise expecting imminent Judgment upon the world and the Return of Jesus Christ in the very near future. When people of such importance in the Christian world as both Dr. Billy Graham and the Pope are simultaneously expecting the soon-coming Return of Jesus Christ to Earth to save us from chaos and from an Anti-Christ Dictator. . . I'd say it's definitely time for all Christians to start listening . . . and to also start looking up to the sky for our Holy Redeemer. Because our Savior and Lord, King Jesus the Christ, will soon be descending from the skies in a sudden Return to Earth.
In his 1992 book Storm Warning, we find that Dr. Billy Graham has written what seems to have become an accurate prediction of our new worldwide financial distress, even though it only happened in 2008, and not before 2000, as Dr. Graham had expected. In Storm Warning he has written the following words. . .
... But there is no end in sight for the government's debt. Today the United States has a direct debt of $3 trillion and contingent liabilities of $6.5 trillion. America's foreign debt alone is in excess of $650 billion. We have gone from being the world's largest creditor to being the largest debtor nation. Such statistics add to the storm warnings we are seeing.
... Financial adviser Larry Burkett, author of The Coming Economic Earthquake, warns Christians to prepare for a day of reckoning. His evidence is compelling, and his calculations of the financial and moral failures in America and the world show just how far the ravages of the Apocalypse have already taken us. I have no doubt that a financial judgment day is coming for the United States before the end of this century unless our financial problems are addressed. [ from p. 272-273 ]
Well, it didn't happen before the end of the 20th century, but it did finally happen in 2008, when Dr. Graham's economic prediction finally caught up with us. In Storm Warning, Dr. Billy Graham also writes these words concerning the Tribulation period of our world's history:
Whenever you look closely at the prophecies of the end times, you will inevitably raise dark specters and enigmas that trouble the soul. That is as it should be, and that is why God has given us such pronounced warnings of this coming storm. [ from p. 275 ]
Yes, God has promised this planet to His Son, Jesus Christ, and someday it will be His. He will bring an end to all the injustice, the oppression, the wars, the crime, the terrorism that dominate our newspapers and television screens today. But before that time comes, the four horsemen are going to vent their storm of fury across the pages of history.
For the Christian believer, the return of Christ is comforting, for at last men and women of faith will be exonerated. They will be avenged. The nonbeliever will see and understand why true Christians marched to the sound of another drum. But for the sinful unbeliever, the triumphant return of Christ will prove disastrous, because Christ's return ensures final judgment. [ from p. 278 ]
[continuing in a section called The Final Judgment...]
Consider what happened in John's next vision. It is a picture of the absolute horror of the final judgment. Carefully, the Lamb opened the sixth seal (Revelation 6:12-17). Suddenly, chaos gripped the universe. An earthquake that no Richter scale could measure shakes the entire world. The sun is eclipsed completely. In fact, reports John, "the sun turned black... the whole moon turned blood red, and the stars in the sky fell to earth, as late figs drop from a fig tree when shaken by a strong wind" (Revelation 6:12-13).
Here is a storm of apocalyptic proportions. The world trembles with terror. The great cities collapse. John sees kings, princes, generals, the rich, the mighty, slaves, free, every human being left on the earth running to escape the horror of God's final judgment. They flee to mountain caves. They cower behind rocks and boulders. But there is no escape. Desperately they cry out, "Hide us from the face of him who sits on the throne and from the wrath of the Lamb! For the great day of their wrath has come, and who can stand?" (Revelation 6:16-17).
There will be a day of reckoning when God closes His books on time and judges every creature, living and dead. This vision of the judgments leading to the final judgment permeates the sixty-six books of the Holy Scripture. Before John's vision it was called the "day of wrath" (Zephaniah 1:15, Romans 2:5). Amos called it "the day of the Lord" (Amos 5:18), as did Jesus' own disciple, Peter (2 Peter 3:10). Paul, again and again, called it "the day of our Lord Jesus Christ" (1 Corinthians 1:8; Philippians 1:6). It is often referred to as the Great Tribulation.
All through history there have been days of judgment. The first judgment of God fell on Adam and Eve at the beginning of time (Genesis 3:16-19). Their original sin brought God's day of wrath and a permanent curse on all who followed. God judged Cain. God judged the descendents of Cain with the flood that Noah escaped. Other judgments include the confusing of tongues at Babel, the fiery destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah, the captivity and dispersion of the Israelites. [ from p. 278-279 ]
Like myself, Dr. Billy Graham started out life as a Presbyterian, but as a young man he later switched to the Baptist denomination and became a Southern Baptist, even though his wife Ruth remained a Presbyterian until the day she died. I made that transition from Presbyterian to Southern Baptist myself, and one of the main reasons for my own switch is the fact that I thought the Presbyterian theology had gotten too liberal, especially in the matter of eschatology (the doctrine of future things). The Presbyterian pastors of the US, you see, as well as their Sunday School teachers, are usually inclined to insist that John's Revelation is "not prophecy of the future," that it is only "apocalyptic literature," and that "the Beast" of Revelation is only a reference to the long-dead Roman emperor Nero.
Those Christians who strongly believe that John's book of Revelation is a prophetic unveiling of a future world's chaos and the actual Return of King Jesus Christ to save the planet Earth are, I am certain, with this warning far more likely to try hard to evangelize the entire world than are those who believe otherwise. Dr. Billy Graham is in this regard the living proof of my proposition. He shows also, I think, the importance of holding a correct view of eschatology, if any Christian is to successfully maintain a right attitude toward Jesus Christ and toward His work on Earth.
I sincerely maintain that one of the biggest reasons for Dr. Billy Graham's determination to evangelize the whole world on such a massive scale... must have been his fervent belief in the soon-coming Tribulation period and the soon-coming Return of Christ after that period of Tribulation.
With a similar sense of expectancy to that of Dr. Billy Graham himself, I am now much more inclined than in my Presbyterian childhood to await the physical, real-time event which is the soon-coming, near-future Return of our Lord and Savior, King Jesus the Christ! Check Online Audio-Visual Bible Questions List
9 Didn't some very early US presidents write assertively about the need for Christian people to defend Western Christian culture against the invasive imperialism of militant Islam? I heard something about Thomas Jefferson, John Quincy Adams, and Theodore Roosevelt trying to warn everybody, didn't I ???
Yes, that's quite true. US president Thomas Jefferson was once greatly distressed by the savagery and barbarism of the Muslim pirates of the Barbary Coast, then called "the Barbary Pirates," who were at that time attacking and enslaving US naval vessels. The peaceful American ships traveling in the Mediterranean Sea found their sailors and American passengers frequently being assaulted and kidnapped by the Barbary Coast pirates. The pirates would hold hostage the surviving crew members and passengers from each sailing ship which they had victimized.
The innocent American hostages were to be immediately sold into life-long slavery by the barbarous Muslim terrorists, because they were "infidels" and because it was profitable for the pirates to sell them... unless the US first agreed to buy them back with the "better offer" of a huge ransom price. The extortion of money from "infidel" foreign governments (like the US and the nations of Europe) was a big part of the money-making racket of the Muslim pirates, a scheme by which they managed to gain great wealth and at the same time punished the "infidel" nations for their state of Christianity.
The same tactic used by the Barbary Coast Muslim pirates in 1785 is still being used today by the current Iranian and Arab Muslim terrorists, who have kidnapped Americans and held them hostage for ransom (or death) even in contemporary times... as it was done, for example, by the Ayatollah Khomeini's terrorists during the later administration of US president Jimmy Carter... and by Arab Muslim terrorists during the subsequent administrations of all recent US presidents.
The militant Muslim pirates of these North Africa Muslim nations (Morocco, Algeria, Libya, Tripoli) sailed out from Africa's savage Barbary Coast and thus made great profit from their outrageous acts of naval terrorism. Unless the US government first bought freedom for the captured American passengers by paying a huge ransom price to the kidnapping Muslim terrorists, the pirates would immediately sell the American passengers into life-long slavery-- rather than just beheading them all.
The familiar Muslim custom of beheading the "infidels" at home and abroad would of course mean for them a loss of the "valuable merchandise" which was the group of recently-captured American Christians. The remedy therefore was to either sell their imprisoned American Christians as slaves or extort vast sums of money from the foreign government of the "enemy" Christians. So the Muslim pirates made a big profit either way it went.
President Thomas Jefferson thus sought ways to deal with Islamo-fascism in its earliest assaults on the United States. The need to resist such Islamic terrorism threats to the safety and security of the United States was plainly evident to the founding fathers, even in the time of the very foundation of the United States.
On p. 119 of the book Thomas Jefferson (1918), written by David Saville Muzzey, Ph.D., who was then a professor of history at Colombia University, I have found the very enlightening quote that follows below:
An American brig, the Betsy, was seized and taken to Morocco in the spring of 1785, and its crew finally liberated only by the intervention of Spain. When asked by [Thomas] Jefferson with what right his people made war with an unoffending nation at peace with them, the Tripolitan envoy in London replied that it was "written in the Koran that all nations which had not acknowledged the Prophet [Mohammed] were sinners, whom it was the right and duty of the faithful [Mohammedans] to plunder and enslave."
Outrageous as the depradations of these fanatical pirates were, the impotent government of the United States under the Articles of Confederation could not stop them. Jefferson was ordered to make a "present" of $20,000 to the Dey of Algiers, the "King of Cruelties," and another of $20,000 to the Sultan of Morocco. Tripoli demanded $150,000, with a tip of $15,000 for the ambassador, to guarantee a perpetual peace.
While in France, Jefferson endeavored to propose a naval alliance with European nations that would specifically oppose the Muslim Barbary pirates who were likewise raiding & enslaving European vessels in the Mediterranean Sea, but he was unsuccessful in his attempt to establish an international alliance against the Muslim terrorists of the northern Africa coast.
In his American Minute message for the day of February 16, William J. Federer reminds Americans that in the famous anthem of our US Marines, there is a musical line which says "From the halls of Montezuma to the shores of Tripoli... we will fight our country's battles on the land and in the sea." The memorable line here quoted refers to a famous encounter of the US Marines with the Muslim pirates of Tripoli... who were then called "the pirates of the Barbary Coast."
William Federer writes:
President Jefferson finally sent in the Marines, and in what Admiral Horatio Nelson described as the "most bold and daring act of the age," Lieut. Stephen Decatur sailed his ship, the Intrepid, on the night of FEBRUARY 16, 1804, into the pirate harbor, burned a ship, and escaped unharmed amidst fierce enemy fire.
The Marines captured Tripoli and forced the Pasha to make peace on U.S. terms.
Federer's American Minute message for Feb. 16 states that...
"From the halls of Montezuma to the shores of Tripoli" -- the Marine anthem recalls when Muslim Barbary Pirates of North Africa committed terrorist acts on American ships, selling crews into slavery.
Tripoli demanded tribute and a treaty was attempted, but it was not honored [by the Muslims] as the Koran prohibited friendship with infidels:
"Infidels are those who declare 'God is Christ, the son of Mary'" -- Surah 5:17;
"Infidels are those that say 'God is one of three in a Trinity'" -- Surah 5:73;
"Infidels are your sworn enemies" -- Surah 4:101.
Thomas Jefferson even went so far as to obtain a Muslim holy-book, but only in order to study it, so that he might better understand these enemies of the US. He hoped that through a study of the enemy's mind, he might better understand the nature of the threat of Islam and the religious fanaticism of the terrorizing "Barbary Pirates."
And what would President Thomas Jefferson have learned from his strategic study of the Koranic writings in the holy-book of the Muslim pirates? According to the same American Minute message of William Federer, it would be exactly this:
The Koran continued:
"Make war on the infidels" -- Surah 9:123;
"When you meet the infidel in the battlefield strike off their heads" -- Surah 47:4;
"Muhammad is Allah's apostle, those who follow him are ruthless to the infidels" -- Surah 48:29;
"Take neither Jews nor Christians for your friends" -- Surah 5:51.
From former US president John Quincy Adams, in essays written prior to 1830, come the following quotes concerning Muslim terrorism, the threat of Islamic imperialism, and the unending conflict between Islam and Western Christian culture:
In the seventh century of the
Christian era, a wandering Arab of the lineage of Hagar, the Egyptian [i.e.,
Muhammad], combining the powers of transcendent genius, with the preternatural
energy of a fanatic, and the fraudulent spirit of an impostor, proclaimed
himself as a messenger from Heaven, and spread desolation and delusion over an
extensive portion of the earth. Adopting from the sublime conception of the
Mosaic law, the doctrine of one omnipotent God; he connected indissolubly with
it, the audacious falsehood, that he was himself his prophet and apostle.
Adopting from the new Revelation of Jesus, the faith and hope of immortal life,
and of future retribution, he humbled it to the dust by adapting all the
rewards and sanctions of his religion to the gratification of sexual passion.
He poisoned the sources of human felicity at the fountain, by degrading the
condition of the female sex, and the allowance of polygamy; and he declared
undistinguishing and exterminating war, as a part of his religion, against all
the rest of mankind. The essence of his
doctrine was violence and lust: to exalt the brutal over the spiritual part of
human nature.... Between these two religions, thus contrasted in their
characters, a war of twelve hundred years has already raged. The war is yet
flagrant... While the merciless and dissolute dogmas of the false prophet shall
furnish motives to human action, there can never be peace upon earth, and good
will towards men.
The precept of the Koran
is perpetual war against all who deny that Mahomet is the prophet of God.
As the essential principle
of his faith is the subjugation of others by the sword, it is only by force,
that his false doctrines can be dispelled, and his power annihilated.
U.S. president Theodore Roosevelt was born in 1858, and became our youngest-ever
president in 1901. Theodore Roosevelt also saw the danger of Islamic
imperialism to Western civilization and Christendom. In his 1916 book Fear God And Take Your Part, Theodore Roosevelt wrote:
The 7th century Christians of Asia and Africa...had trained themselves not to
fight, whereas the Moslems were trained to fight.
Christianity was saved in Europe solely because the peoples of Europe fought the Mohammedans
The civilization of Europe, America and Australia exists today only because of the
victories of civilized man over the enemies of civilization...that is, to beat
back the Moslem invader.
Earlier, in 1909, Theodore Roosevelt also warned the United States that:
The thought of modern industry in the hands of Christian charity is a dream worth
dreaming. The thought of industry in the hands of paganism is a nightmare
The choice between the two is upon us.
The above warning of former US president "Teddy" Roosevelt seems quite prescient as I type up this material in Jan. 2009, with Muslim Pakistan already possessing nuclear weaponry and the
genocidal Muslim madmen of Iran merely days away from achieving the same
status. "The thought of industry in the hands of paganism is a nightmare beyond imagining" indeed, but this is the reality
that is now upon us!
U.S. president Theodore Roosevelt also wrote in his 1916 book Fear God And Take Your Part that:
Christians of Asia and Africa proved unable to wage successful war with the Muslim conquerors; and in consequence Christianity practically vanished from the two continents. ...Wherever the Muhammadans have had complete sway ... Christianity has ultimately disappeared.
The quotations from U.S. president Theodore Roosevelt found above are ones I discovered through William J. Federer and his daily American Minute e-mails service. Go there to join up for his great daily e-mails. He's also the author of three great books entitled America's God And Country: Encyclopedia Of Quotations, What Every American Should Know About The Qur'an, and Backfired: A Nation Born For Religious Tolerance No Longer Tolerates Religion.
Other great Christians who wrote about the threat of Islamic imperialism to Western Christian culture include the Protestant Reformers Martin Luther and John Calvin, as well as Rev. Jonathan Edwards, the great American preacher who sparked the revival of the First Great Awakening in the US. Also John Wesley, the founder of the Methodist Church denomination. All four of these great Christian men conceived imperialistic Islam to be a MAJOR anti-Christ force in the world and a MAJOR threat to Western Christian culture.
Martin Luther and John Calvin are perhaps better remembered for their concern that Counterfeit Religion (which they conceived to be the Roman Catholic Church of their time period) was the major anti-Christ force opposing their culture, but they also considered Mohammadanism (Islam) to be the other half of the two anti-Christ powers that threatened Western Christianity.
The British prime minister Winston Churchill, a great leader of England during World War II, likewise perceived Islamic fascism to be a very dangerous and world-threatening force on planet Earth. Winston Churchill saw Islamo-fascism as a barbaric and totalitarian system very similar in its methods to those found in Europe under the fascist dictators and under the hateful Nazis of Germany's National Socialism. Writing against the dangers of imperialistic Islam in 1899, Winston Churchill declared:
How dreadful are the curses which
Mohammedism lays on its votaries! Besides the fanatical frenzy, which is as
dangerous in a man as hydrophobia in a dog, there is this fearful fatalistic
apathy. Improvident habits, slovenly systems of agriculture, sluggish methods
of commerce, and insecurity of property exist wherever the followers of the
Prophet rule or live. A degraded sensualism deprives this life of its grace and
refinement; the next of its dignity and sanctity. The fact that in Mohammedan
law every woman must belong to some man as his absolute property-- either as a
child, a wife, or a concubine-- must delay the final extinction of slavery until
the faith of Islam has ceased to be a great power among men.
Individual Moslems may show splendid qualities. Thousands become the brave and
loyal soldiers of the Queen: all know how to die. But the influence of the
religion paralyses the social development of those who follow it. No stronger
retrograde force exists in the world. Far from being moribund, Mohammedanism is
a militant and proselytising faith. It has already spread throughout Central
Africa, raising fearless warriors at every step; and were it not that
Christianity is sheltered in the strong arms of science-- the science against
which it had vainly struggled-- the civilisation of modern Europe might fall, as
fell the civilisation of ancient Rome.
The words above are taken from Winston Churchill's book The River War, first edition, Vol. II, passages on pages 248-50 (London: Longmans, Green & Co., 1899). You will notice that Winston Churchill there mentions the rise of Islam in Central Africa, and it is also worth noting here that imperialistic Muslim armies in various countries of Africa have recently massacred many communities of African Christians even in the last two decades.
The Muslim militants are often selling into slavery, even today, small Christian children in African nations who have somehow survived the Islamic massacre of their parents... unfortunate and victimized parents, brutally slaughtered by Islamic armies, who had earlier tried to take a more peaceful route as ordinary Christian believers in one of Africa's peaceful Christian tribes.
Such violent raids, battles, beheadings, and massacres by modern-day Muslim militants-- as well as the very typical Islamic enslavement of other humans as being only hated "infidels," whom they always consider contemptible and sub-human-- have been evident in the imperialism of Muslim cultures for a great many centuries already. It merely repeats in modern times an ages-old pattern of the barbaric Muslim militants who came forth from Tripoli and Africa's Barbary Coast.
It is all a clear repetition of the behavior pattern of those fanatical Muslim pirates of Africa's Barbary Coast, who were in 1785 already busy killing and enslaving the hated "infidels" in the foreign ships that dared to sail on the Mediterranean Sea. Those Muslim pirates were often selling the white Christian passengers of American sailing vessels into life-long slavery, or using them instead for the extortion of large sums of money and personal profit. But even the Muslim pirates of the Barbary Coast were only repeating the example of many earlier generations in Islam. Check Online Audio-Visual Bible Questions List
10 Wasn't it only a kind of mockery when the Romans laughingly called Jesus, "the
King of the Jews"?
Pilate recognized a great truth about Jesus (Yeshua) when he had a sign written out
and placed atop the wooden cross of Jesus' crucifixion-- a sign saying that He
was "the King of the Jews"!
YHWH God caused Pilate to have this sign written out in THREE languages (Hebrew,
Latin, and Greek) so that ALL THE WORLD would be able to understand that Yeshua
(Jesus) was "the King of the Jews." Yeshua/Jesus is also the
rightful King of Israel and the rightful King of Planet Earth. Check Online Audio-Visual Bible Questions List
11 If Jesus is the King of the Jews and the King of Israel, why do all those militant
Muslim nations dream of exterminating all the Jews on Earth... and annihilating
the nation of Israel? Didn't you say before that Jesus is the real king of
Yeshua the Messiah, known to us Western Christians as Jesus the Christ, is the soon-coming
King of the Jews and the King of Israel, but He's also the King of the entire
Universe. When He comes back to Earth again in the near future, Jesus will
descend from the clouds through the atmosphere of Earth, and the first thing
Jesus will do will be to turn His wrath against the Arab and Muslim and Marxist
nations which are seeking to destroy His nation of Israel and His people the
The genocidal Muslim and Marxist nations that hatefully oppose the Jews
and their nation of Israel will then be devastated and suppressed by the
Returning King Jesus Himself... because He truly is, just as Pilate once had it
proclaimed in the sign above His cross, "the King of the
Jews." Check Online Audio-Visual Bible Questions List
12 How does the Jewish-born Jesus feel about the fact that so many genocidal maniacs,
like Hitler and the mad Nazis of the Nazi Holocaust, which killed 6 million
Jews during WWII... or genocidal maniacs in Iran and other Muslim nations, are
eagerly wanting to exterminate all the Christians and Jews of the world in a
great final Holocaust?
That's clearly a Satanic goal that is only suitable for the Anti-Christ armies of the
world. Evolutionism, Naziism, Fascism, Marxist Communism, and Islam are all demonstrably
Anti-Christ religions, in my own opinion, and I consider Evolutionism (what Hilmar Von Campe calls "Darwinism") to be almost as dangerous as the other
Yeshua/Jesus doesn't at all like it when maniacal tyrants and genocidal Muslims have demonic
dreams of killing all the Jews on Earth and then killing all the Christians on
Earth. It's because He's the King of the Jews, and they are all His brothers
through their faith in YHWH God, and through the fact that Yeshua/Jesus was
born on Earth in the human body of a Jewish baby.
He's also a brother to all the Christians who believe in Him and follow Him, because
pagans who convert to the Christian faith become His brothers also and
"are grafted in" as new branches on the tree of Judaism.
Christians are a bit like "honorary Jews," because we are "grafted
Jews" and because we are brothers and sisters to Yeshua Messiah, who is
now called "Jesus Christ" in many Western nations. So it's quite
evident that we have a major responsibility to try to defend our Jewish
brethren in Israel from the attacks of genocidal maniacs. Check Online Audio-Visual Bible Questions List
13 How can the Jewish nation of modern Israel survive the combined attack of the
Anti-Christ Muslim armies and the Anti-Christ Marxist armies, if these are all
to come against it at the same future moment?
The King of the Jews, Who is also the King of Israel and the King of all the Earth,
gets extremely upset when murderous Marxist nations and genocidal Muslim
nations start desiring to annihilate all the Jews on the planet and wishing to
eradicate Israel from the globe. We Christians believe that our Lord Jesus will
miraculously intervene at the last moment to save His beloved nation of Israel
and His people the Jews from what seems to be inevitable destruction and utter
annihilation by maniacal Muslim armies. Check Online Audio-Visual Bible Questions List
14 Don't some Muslims try to claim that they also believe in Jesus, as well as believing
in their own prophet?
The Muslim holy-book teaches that God has no sons, and that therefore Jesus could
never have been the Only-Begotten Son of God. They consider it blasphemy to
suggest such a possibility. Muslims believe the Jewish holy book (our Bible) is
full of lies, deceptions, and corruptions... and they believe exactly that same
way about the Christian New Testament. They insist both are full of lies,
deceptions, and corruptions. So when they say they "believe" in
Jesus, they really mean they believe in a different "Jesus" who never
said he was the Son of God, who never claimed to be divine or one with God. Check Online Audio-Visual Bible Questions List
15 Have you heard about those weird signs
of the CAIR campaign in the US, where they put banners on the sides of buses to proclaim "Islam: The Way of Life of Abraham, Moses, Jesus, and Muhammad"?
The signs are sponsored by the Council on American-Islamic Relations. What do you think about this stuff?
Yes. It's scary, because it's so opposite to the truth. I don't approve of this kind of "advertising" at all, because I know this nation started out
as a Christian nation, just a couple of centuries back. In fact, it's BECAUSE the Muslims all
think of the United States as a Christian nation that they attack us with the terrorist tactics of
the militants and seek to subvert the Christian foundation of our US government. I feel such
advertising is very deceptive and could mislead a lot of ignorant atheists, humanists, and even some "Christians" who
really don't know much about the Christian Bible. Those guys know that their holy-book declares
the Jewish holy book and the Christian holy book (our Bible) to be utterly untrue, full of lies and
corruption. They know that YHWH was the God of the Jews, and that the Father God of
Yeshua (Jesus) was declared to be a God of Love and Mercy, a God of Light in Whom there
is no Darkness.
It's really bizarre that the Muslims are doing such a thing right here in the US, pretending
as they are that the God of Moses and Jesus was the same as their God, and that the faith of Moses and
Jesus was the same as that of the Muslim prophet. They KNOW this is not true, so why do they suggest
such an idea?
A Muslim defender of the signs is claiming, it seems, that anyone who is submissive to God is a Muslim,
so the signs are supposed to be covered by a broader-than-normal definition of the word Islam. But let's face
it: This is a religion that frequently beheads enemies and opponents of all sorts who don't perfectly match up
with a much narrower definition of what "submission to God" is supposed to be!
It's partly because of misinformation of that sort being spread widely in the US that I've
decided to put up all these new Q & A web sites. Did you know that a recent Barna poll says
that 50% of the people in the US who call themselves "Christian" are so ignorant about the Bible
that they believe the Devil (Satan) is not even real? There's way too much liberal theology, Humanism, and
New Age thinking these days.
Just a little more than 200 years ago, the US got started up by Christians who wanted to build
a new society and and a new government system that would be firmly based on a Christian foundation of God-given freedom and
Biblical morality. About 98 or 99 % of the population at that time was made up of Bible-believing Christians.
But now the nation has for the most part fallen into such un-Biblical behavior, Humanism, and even paganism. . . that Muslims
are now somehow able to come here as invaders and terrorists, hoping they can overthrow our "Christian" form of government
and impose the totalitarianism of Sharia Law and Islam upon our once-Christian nation. They've been busy trying to conquer all
non-Muslim nations for more than 13 centuries already, so maybe we shouldn't be so surprised.
The founding fathers warned us
repeatedly that the American system of democracy can only succeed if we remain a moral and Christian society. . .
because a free democracy will never work with an immoral or non-Christian society as its base. But our neo-pagan liberals,
atheists, and Humanists have refused to give proper regard to the warnings of our forefathers.
Right now, we seem to have in the US a situation of the blind leading the blind, with Godless liberals in control of everything, rather than
it being a proper Christian society led by Godly Christian statesmen. The change-obsessed masses have lost sight of all the foundational
principles and moral virtues which once made the United States a great nation. The unbelievers are trying to transform a once-Christian
society into one of Godless relativism and of hedonistic paganism. God help us-- we need to recover the old virtues and morality
of our Christian ancestors!
We desperately need to educate people as to the most important doctrines and concepts of the Christian faith. . . if the virtuous old American culture is to somehow
endure and persevere through all the distress and tribulation that seems to be coming upon our society
Hence, this text and site... which I hope will help to set people straight. The Bible has got the Truth of Jesus, Who is the Word of God, but our modern society is full of
false teachers, false prophets, Evolutionism, relativism, and liberal theology-- so you have to watch out for it! Check Online Audio-Visual Bible Questions List
16 Aren't you Christians just paranoid when you keep thinking that so many of the Muslims in
the world are closet-terrorists, and that a very large number of them are secretly busy
dreaming about ways to conquer the US or to massacre all the Christians and Jews on Earth?
No. Quite the contrary. The truth is that Christians have been almost completely blind to
the serious threat of domination and possible annihilation by militant Muslims for a great many
centuries, and the Christian churches in America have only recently started to
wake up and realize this danger... thanks to brave Jewish rabbis like Avi Lipkin
and (Messianic) rabbi Moshe Laurie, and thanks to courageous Christian believers like
Joseph Farah, Hal Lindsey, Robert Spencer, Brigitte Gabriel, Walid Shoebat, Dr. Jim Murk, Dave Hunt, and Kamal Saleem. --You can find some
of their astounding books & videos shown here.
Needless to say, our Jewish Jesus/Yeshua is distressed to see all these Jew-hating Muslims in His world, and He also gets extremely upset with the Godless Marxist
nations and the terrorizing Muslim nations when they in similar fashion dream of exterminating all
Christians and eradicating them from the face of the Earth.
These murderous nations and genocidal people-groups do indeed wish for such global destruction
in their hate-filled minds, in their violently anti-Christian and anti-Semitic
hearts. They represent two of the major anti-Christ forces in the world: The
anti-Christ religion of Marxist Communism and the anti-Christ religion of
The terrorizing pattern of hateful kidnappings by Muslim extremists, hateful murders by Muslim extremists, hateful massacres by Muslim extremists, and hateful beheadings by Muslim extremists-- a pattern that includes the use of non-combatant hostages, extortion, and genocide for the eventual annihilation of every other religion and every foreign power-- is not at all new. It goes back to the very beginnings of Islam and its founder, and it goes back to the early Islamic imperialism of the seventh century (600's) A.D. in Arabia, Turkey, Persia (Iran), Afghanistan, Egypt, and Sudan.
By the 700's A.D., the Islamic imperialists even dared to invade western China! Astoundingly, from 651 to 751 A.D., for a period of 100 years, the ever-belligerent Muslim militants carried on a successful attempt to invade and conquer parts of western China! They hoped to extend their range of worldwide domination even into the vast region of China. Could such a conquest be possible?
The Islamic imperialists of that time were in fact successful in their invasion of the vast kingdom of China, stealing huge provinces of China and forcing their people into Mohammedanism. The modern-day regions of Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, and Turkmenistan were actually provinces of China's T’ang Empire until the year 751 A.D., at which time they were conquered by Muslims.
At that time they were separated from China and annexed to the ever-growing Muslim empire. The natives of these once-Chinese regions of Asia, formerly a part of China, are now part of the vast Islamic world-conquest, forcibly converted to Mohammedanism by the invading Islamic conquerors. Having lost their Chinese heritage in the invasion of their Islamic conquerors, they currently submit to the utter totalitarianism of modern-day Islam.
Islam's imperialism expanded its territory at astoundingly high speed as it sought to seize control of the entire world. Islam's military conquests began inside Arabia first and within its own Mideast neighborhood, but then progressed to a rapid invasion of all the surrounding nations in Asia and Africa. Islam thus by violence and warfare gained control of a very large part of the Asian continent and the Africa continent, and ultimately it conquered even more-- all the islands of Indonesia likewise fell before the Islamic onslaught.
By the 1400's A.D., Islam was conquering much of Europe likewise through the continuing imperialism of the arrogant Muslim Turks, who were busy expanding their Ottomon Turkish Empire... in a prolonged and very deliberate effort to subdue all of Europe and force it into a perpetual submission to Mohammedanism, the religion of their warrior-prophet. Now we know it better as "Islam," the religion of submission that has become so very familiar to all the enslaved victims of the invading Muslim conquerers.
Virtually the entire territory of the modern-day nations of Spain and Portugal had already been living for a long time under domination by the conquering Moors (North Africa Muslims), who had invaded Spain via its close proximity to Morocco-- so this state of military occupation by Muslims had been going on, in the Iberian Peninsula of Europe, for about 700 years or more, already, when the Muslim Turks in the 1400's launched further assaults in the continuing Muslim effort to conquer Europe.
And if the North Africa Muslims could invade, conquer, and occupy that much of Europe for seven centuries, plus Sicily and parts of southern Italy... why then should not the imperialistic Muslim Turks of the ever-growing Ottomon Empire likewise conquer and steal just a few more European nations?
So that's just what they did, with the Turkish Muslims invading and conquering many regions of Europe that by the 1400's A.D. included portions of the modern-day nations of Greece, Bulgaria, Romania, Poland, Albania, Serbia, and Croatia.
By the 1600's A.D., Islamic imperialism had likewise conquered portions of the modern-day nations of Austria, Hungary, and Russia... not to mention nations like Armenia and Georgia, plus more distant places like modern-day India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Malaysia, and Indonesia.
It is a repetitious pattern of immoral violence, of belligerence, and of unending military conquest... and it is certainly nothing new under the sun! I think it's time for a lot of blind Christians and even the secular Humanists who are currently living as residents in a Western culture to finally wake up and see the sunshine!
Persecution of Jews and Christians by militant Muslims, like the murders and massacres of Jews and Christians by these same fanatical Muslims, is nothing new-- instead, it has been entirely typical of all Muslim cultures during the more than 1,300 years since Islam came into existence. It was all started by their prophet himself, who set the pattern for all subsequent massacres of "infidel" Jews and Christians.
The Christians' Holy Bible teaches, of course, that peacefulness and the showing of love for one another are an important characteristic of the followers of Jesus Christ. Violence, murders, massacres, kidnappings, beheadings, piracy, and deliberate genocide of the common Islamic sort are all to be considered major sins in the perspective of our Christian faith-- sins which the Almighty God YHWH and His Son Jesus Christ will not tolerate forever. This kind of wickedness will ultimately bring the recompense of YHWH God upon the offending Muslims when the great Judgment Day of YHWH God comes upon them.
Many Muslim extremists however do wish for this kind of Satanic Holocaust to happen in the nation of Israel
and even worldwide; their visions of mass murder and genocide are a common part of
their maniacal obsession, in a demon-inspired dream of dominating all others through violence and ceaseless warfare.
It is clear that such a vision of destruction could never come from a loving God The Father, yet it is
stubbornly maintained by such obsessed terrorists and saboteurs. . . in a persistent and unGodly
dream of wiping out all Jews worldwide. . . and in a monstrous hope of removing Israel itself
from the face of the Earth.
Many such extremists work openly-- not secretly-- toward the utter
annihilation of all Jews and especially the Jewish nation of Israel. Many more of these
militants are likewise working openly-- as well as by stealth jihad-- to bring about the
destruction and conquest of both the United States and Britain, in particular, but also of
the nations of Canada and Australia, and of many European nations likewise.
There are also a number of God-hating Marxist nations whose militant forces work in a
similar fashion, both by obvious operations and by ingenious subterfuge, to sabotage the foundations
of Christian democracy and freedom in the West. They are likewise hoping to destroy our entire cultural base,
which they despise, as they continue hoping for a conquest of free democratic nations.
Christians in the West
should now be finally alerted to the worldwide threat of Anti-Christ Marxism-- thanks to revelations in the
vastly valuable exposure books of such Christian giants as the Russian
immigrant Alexander Solzenitsyn and the Romanian immigrant Rev. Richard Wurmbrand. Five of Rev. Richard
Wurmbrand's best and most informative Christian books are shown here.
These have, we believe, given clear and necessary warnings to many in the multitude of the
still-sleeping-in-complete-ignorance Christian communities of our formerly unaware Western societies.
Such anti-Christian revolutionists and insurrectionists are all of a like mind, all wishing to quickly replace
our long-time Western system of free democratic government and of Christian traditions. . . with a rigid
authoritarianism and an oppressive control that does not yet exist. They all hate the very concept of
God-given freedom-- the basic Christian foundation of a free democracy-- and therefore seek to bring about a worldwide
conquest. . . each by its own domineering faith and ideology.
They hope to bring about in other nations the same kind of utter totalitarianism,
and the same massive abuse of basic human rights, to which they have
already become accustomed in their own nations.
But it's not at all wise for such unGodly nations and groups to tempt Father God YHWH and His
Only Begotten Son Yeshua to a state of wrath through the villainous plans in
their wicked hearts... because they will surely soon bring YHWH God's Wrath down
upon their own genocidal nations.
Almighty God YHWH will very soon now bring His divine wrath down upon their own fanatical terrorists and all the hateful, violence-loving persons within all those unGodly nations. Then they will finally learn that the Almighty God YHWH reigns in this Universe, and His Only Begotten Son, Yeshua the Messiah, is the rightful King of Israel... and of all the Earth. Check Online Audio-Visual Bible Questions List
17 Why do you want to specify "YHWH God" as your God of Christians and Jews,
instead of calling Him simply "God"?
Today it's just not clear enough when a Christian speaks or writes the word
"God" without specifying what kind of God it is to Whom you are
referring. Too many people are already confused and claiming that Christians
and Jews worship the same God as Muslims, Hindus, and Buddhists... but this is
not at all the case!
YHWH is an English representation of the original Hebrew acronym that signifies the
specific superbeing Who is the God Almighty of Abraham, Moses, and Yeshua
(Jesus). YHWH God is a very good way to signify the Father God YHWH in Whom
both Christians and Jews believe. The Muslims' concept of God is a being who is
certainly NOT the same as the Father God YHWH of all Jews and Christians. Check Online Audio-Visual Bible Questions List
18 Why do you Christians and the Jews believe that your God is entirely different and entirely
separate from the God-concept of Muslims?
If God is the same God in both cases and He is shared by both Muslims on the one
side and by Christians and Jews on the other... then how could such bizarre
Muslim prophecies as that of a worldwide slaughter of Christians and Jews have ever
come to exist? Check Online Audio-Visual Bible Questions List
19 Aren't there some strange prophecies about Jesus that say he will actually come back
some day to massacre all the Christians and Jews on Earth?
Islamic prophecies declare, according to Walid Shoebat and other authorities on Islam,
that a strange "Jesus" will someday return to Earth, but that this
"Jesus" will then declare himself to have been secretly a Muslim all
along (!) and actually a misrepresented worshiper of [the Muslim God, not YHWH] -- a "Jesus" who is a normal human prophet who had never even
claimed to be "the Son of God." So their returned "Jesus"
will then join forces with the long-awaited Mahdi of the world's Muslim
population... and their Muslim "Jesus" will then assist the Islamic Mahdi
in a worldwide massacre of all Christians and Jews! The only Christian or
non-Muslim survivors will be the few that were willing to reject their own religion
and be conquered by the ever-terrorizing sword of Islam!
Christians and Jews conquered by the sword of Islam are thus to be all beheaded-- it is
planned that followers of all other religions shall die except those who, when finally conquered by Islam,
are at last willing to recant of their faith in Christianity (or Hinduism, or Buddhism, or Bahai,
or any non-Muslim religion). And these finally-conquered "infidels" will then at last proclaim eternal
allegiance to Mohammed and to Mohammed's God of War, thus declaring that they will be utterly
submissive forever to the totalitarian religious teachings of the prophet Mohammed.
Jews, however, will have no opportunity for a last-minute conversion to Islam,
because Islam by law WILL NEVER ACCEPT any Jew as a potential convert. The Jews are
PROHIBITED from ever converting to the Islamic religion. Thus ALL JEWS, right down to
the very last Jew on Earth, will be massacred by the murderous Muslims in the "great day" of
worldwide slaughter that the "faithful" Muslims plan to initiate-- just as soon as the great "Mahdi" arrives
on Earth to lead them all in their ages-old plan of a far-ranging genocide and a glorious worldwide massacre
of ALL NON-MUSLIMS.
Nominal "Christians" will in "the great day" of worldwide slaughter be offered a final chance to swear allegiance to "Caesar," in the form of
an eternal worship of Mohammed's truth and Mohammed's God of War. They are merely required to deny Jesus Christ,
rejecting and repudiating their faith in the Jewish Jesus (Yeshua) as the Only Begotten Son of YHWH God! And by
recanting of "the infidel faith" in a Jewish Jesus, the conquered "converts" will then not be beheaded by the all-conquering
sword of Islam. All they have to do is declare publicly, "There is no God except [Mohammed's God], and
Mohammed is his prophet." Having thus accepted the "mark" of anti-Christ Islam, the formerly "Christian"
converts to Islam will be allowed to keep their heads for just a little while longer. But not for long, surely!
Yet having denied their original faith in Jesus Christ, by finally taking the "mark" of anti-Christ Islam, these
conquered "Christians" will surely be lost to Jesus Christ, eternally separated from Jewish Jesus/Yeshua and
His Heavenly Father, YHWH God, the God of the Jews-- the God of Israel. The unfaithful "Christians" who, in
that horribly-frightening moment of crisis choose not to become martyrs for Yeshua/Jesus... will have declared eternal allegiance
instead to an anti-Christ religion and the Muslim God of War.
The apostates will have then rejected the Holy Spirit of YHWH God and the deity of the Jewish Jesus/Yeshua, Whom
YHWH God has ordained must someday reign as the King of Jews, King of Kings, King of Israel, and King of Earth...
choosing instead to worship a God of War, Death, and Destruction. It's a very un-Jewish thing to do, and the God of the
Jews will be extremely angry with those who make such a capitulation to Evil. YHWH God is a Jewish God, the Father in
Heaven of His Divine Son, the Jewish Jesus/Yeshua... so He will be more than a little wrathful toward these latest apostates
in the long history of Planet Earth!
You see, He told us MORE THAN ONCE that He (God Almighty, the Great I AM, YHWH God) is A GOD OF LIGHT AND LIFE,
and A GOD OF LOVE AND MERCY, and especially A GOD OF LIGHT in whom there is NO DARKNESS whatsoever. He is NOT a God of the Sword,
a God of War, a God of Death and Destruction. He never claimed to be-- as some other false gods proclaim-- a God of Death, Destruction,
and Hatefulness. YHWH God, the Triune God Who was once embodied/ incarnated in His Only Begotten Son, the Jewish Yeshua/Jesus
of ancient Israel... declared Himself to be first of all a humble Servant of humanity. Yet Mohammed's God describes himself in the Koran
as "the greatest of all deceivers" and as the God of War, as the God of the Sword, and as "the Most Proud One."
YHWH God, the Triune God of Yeshua/Jesus, declared Himself over and over again, in both the Old Covenant & New Covenant books of the Bible,
to be an Almighty God WHO HATES THE SWORD and wishes to rescue people from the DEATHSTYLE of the Sword! He wants
them to find, instead, the Living Water of Yeshua/Jesus and a new LIFESTYLE in His Only Begotten Son, Yeshua/Jesus, the
long-promised Messiah of Israel. The real King of Israel is the Jewish Jesus/Yeshua... Who is destined also to become one day THE
KING OF EARTH!
But according to Muslim prophecies, that is all a bunch of lies and deceptions that is found ONLY in the Jewish/Christian Bible! The
Muslims' holy book and their own prophecies predict a very different course for the Earth's future! They believe that Muslims must
KILL EVERY JEW ON EARTH in the great "Judgment Day" that comes from Mohammed's God of War. According to their Islamic prophecies and
their own belief-system, there can
never even be a "resurrection day" for Muslims unless the Muslims of this Earth (having all joined together in a worldwide jihad) have first killed off EVERY LAST JEW ON EARTH
and have finally been successful in conquering all of the Earth for Mohammed's God!
Then, after the "great day" of worldwide slaughter, there will at last exist the Muslim idea of "peace," which comes
only (according to their teachings) when the ceaseless jihad of Islam has
finally removed all other religions from the face of the Earth... an
accomplishment that it will bring about only by violence, massacres, beheadings, and genocide... with the
assistance of their long-awaited Mahdi.
Even while waiting for their Mahdi to arrive on Earth and to finally lead them in
the prophesied slaughter of all Christians and Jews, Muslims in all parts of
the world are instructed to be ceaselessly at war against all non-Muslim
nations of the Earth. Their prophecies teach that the Muslim world is to be
ceaselessly in jihad against all non-Muslim regions of the Earth.
So, it would seem that... in addition to having an immediate plan to exterminate all
Jews and the entire nation of Israel, the militant Muslims are planning to
eventually go after the other "filthy infidels" in the world-- the ones
in the US, in Britain, in Canada, in Australia, and in all other parts of the
planet Earth. Not to mention the one billion Hindus in India and the many
millions of Buddhists in East Asia!
I've started reading quite a number of books on this subject lately, and these all strongly indicate-- and thoroughly persuade me-- that the main goal of Islam is worldwide
SUBMISSION. They want everyone on Earth to someday be forced into a submission to
Sharia Law. Read books about the history of jihad and Islamic imperialism-- and you will be
both shocked and amazed!
Such "militant Islam" invasions of the West have been going on for a great many centuries already,
with the early Islamic invasions of Europe seizing most of Spain and parts of many other
European countries. . . and with the conquest of Spain, Italy, and Europe beginning as
early as the 700's. Islam's goal of complete world domination through widespread
slaughter began in the lifetime of its prophet and did not cease with the end of his lifetime
on Earth. Rather they kept expanding the horizons for their dreams of conquest so that they
might include the entire planet, and this belligerent culture of forceful Submission has continued
in the old warlike mode right up to this very hour.
Needless to say, it is believed by such tyrants and their armies, whether they be Nazis or Marxists
or militant Muslims, that all other human beings must be made to submit to their own lust for power.
In the year 1915, the Muslim Turks massacred over one million
Armenian Christians in one of history's biggest atrocities-- as Turkey's warlike
Muslims at that time slaughtered over one-third of the
total Christian population of Armenia. Historian Arnold Toynbee has written about that particular
atrocity in books that are now in the public domain and can be read online for free via a
Google Books search.
One of Toynbee's books on this subject is titled The Murderous Tyranny
Of The Turks and another is Armenian Atrocities: The Murder Of A Nation, both written by
the great historian Toynbee himself. . . and both lamenting the monstrous massacre of over
one million Armenian Christians by the merciless and murderous Muslim Turks in the year
Armenia was reputed to have been the very first nation to have ever declared itself to be
a Christian nation, and yet its people have suffered nightmarish domination and annihilation
by the murderous and genocidal Muslim Turks. They had suffered similar massacres of their
Armenian Christian brothers and sisters on prior occasions in the 1800's as well. Check Online Audio-Visual Bible Questions List
20 What's the big difference between the God of Jesus and the God of the Muslims?
Yeshua taught us that His Father is a God of Love, a God of Light in Whom there is no
darkness! He taught us that we must not ever hate other humans, because to hate
our brother (i.e., a fellow human) is the same as to have already committed
murder in one's heart! Therefore He instructed us that we must never hate our
fellow humans (or even get angry, actually!), and He also told us that people
would be able to recognize His disciples by the love that they display for
their fellow humans.
Yeshua/Jesus says in our Holy Christian Bible that we must not hate, nor ever murder another
person... and instead we must forgive our fellow humans for their sins. Just as
Father YHWH has been willing to forgive us of our own sins, so we must forgive
and even love our own enemies!
So our Christian God of Light and Love, our God of Mercy and Forgiveness and
Long-Suffering Patience, certainly has nothing in common with any concept of
God that would insist He favors the use of beheadings, mass murder, genocide,
terrorism, "human shields," and massacres for the achievement of a totalitarian goal!
And YHWH God has also declared in the Old Covenant Scriptures of the Jews that
"All who hate Me love Death!" This would certainly apply very well to
the murderous Muslim suicide-bombers that are so common for our modern world in
these Last Days of the age. Check Online Audio-Visual Bible Questions List
21 Is it a new and wrathful Jesus that comes back to Earth the second time, when the world at last sees the Return of the King and the Second Coming of Jesus
When the real Jesus (Yeshua) returns to Earth in His Second Coming-- in the awesome Return
of King Jesus The Christ-- He will come down with a great surprise for all the
wicked people of this Earth. When King Jesus The Christ returns to Earth in His
Second Coming, He brings with Him the Great Day of God's Wrath upon all the
unGodly and wicked people of the planet.
The Bible teaches that when Jesus comes back as the Returning King, He will be a
lot more like a roaring Lion of Judah... and a lot less like the humble Lamb of
God that we knew in ancient times.
The New Covenant book of Revelation indicates that one of the primary concerns of
Yeshua/Jesus which triggers His ultimate Return to Earth is that the people on
our planet "refuse to repent of their murders," of their lies, of
their thefts, of their fornication, and of their sorcery.
Unceasing violence, murders, and terrorism are one of the primary concerns of the REAL
Jesus Christ when He finally comes back down to Earth again! Check Online Audio-Visual Bible Questions List
22 Did Jesus predict the conditions of the world in the time of His future Return to
Yes. If you study the Christian Bible carefully you will learn that Jesus made a lot
of predictions as prophecy about what the actual moral conditions-- and the
Earth's physical conditions, humanity's mental state, etc-- would be like at the
time of His Return. He made this prophecy verbally to the people of the ancient
nation of Israel almost 2,000 years ago, and the time of its fulfillment is upon us; the near-total fulfillment means the Return of the King is now very near.
Jesus/Yeshua also predicted that the day of His Return to Earth would be like the days of
Noah right before that ancient world was destroyed by God with a Great Flood.
What does the Bible say about the world in which Noah was living before the
Flood came and drowned that wicked population?
It says that the world of Noah was full of violence, terrorism, and ceaseless
murders-- very much like our own times today. I've heard Jack Van Impe reiterate
and re-emphasize that detail several times in recent months-- and it's not
surprising that he would do so. Check Online Audio-Visual Bible Questions List
23 Why did all the Jews in ancient Israel refuse to accept Yeshua (Jesus) as their own
Messiah, if He is really supposed to be the King of the Jews?
First, it's not true to say that ALL of the ancient Jews refused to accept Yeshua as
the Messiah. All of the first groups of Christians were actually believing Jews
in ancient Israel. But most of the Jews back then, like the majority of Jews in
the modern world today, only rejected Yeshua (Jesus) because they were so
totally ignorant of the Holy Scriptures in their own Bible. They simply didn't
believe what Moses had already written to indicate that the coming Messiah
would be Yeshua of Nazareth, a descendent of King David via His virgin mother
Mary... the God-Man born inside a stable in Bethlehem as the Only Begotten Son of
Father YHWH God.
Yeshua (Jesus) in speaking to the Jewish people of His own day, during his human time
on Earth, declared that the reason the other Jews did not believe in Him was
that they did not believe the writings of Moses... because, He insisted, Moses
had written ABOUT HIM!
Jewish people of that day didn't really know the books of Genesis and Exodus, which
Moses had written under divine inspiration from God, nearly so well as they
should have... nor did they understand the books of Moses half so well as
they thought they did!
Jesus spoke with utter truthfulness and correctness when He told the other Jews of
His own time: "The reason you do not believe in Me is because you do not
believe what Moses wrote-- because he wrote about Me!"
When we study carefully the writings of Moses in the books of Genesis and Exodus, we
can now, in modern times, see more easily the many places where Yeshua is
written about and foreshadowed in these first books of the Jewish Bible, which
Christians also revere as the flawlessly accurate writings of the Word of God.
In fact, Yeshua is foreshadowed (described) as the One True Messiah of Israel and
as a Divine Person of the ONE Triune God YHWH, in one way or another, in every
single book of the Jewish Bible!
For a more detailed study of the appearances of Messiah Yeshua (Jesus, the Son of
God) in the books of Genesis and Exodus and Deuteronomy, please take a look at our recently finished
tract entitled Moses Wrote About Messiah Yeshua! or the later (and different) version which will be titled
Moses Wrote About Jesus (In Genesis and Exodus). Check Online Audio-Visual Bible Questions List
24 Why do you Christians so often like to call Jesus "The Christ"?
"The Christ" is an honorary title which the wiser portion of humanity has
bestowed upon Jesus, the son of the Virgin Mary, Who was actually God
embodied in a human form. Our title "the Christ" declares
that He was born as "the Anointed One" of God, promised to
the Earth by God the Father since the Creation time of Genesis. If we
choose to use the original Hebrew names instead of "Jesus the
Christ," we can also call Him "Yeshua the Messiah," which
more exactly identifies His name and His title. Check Online Audio-Visual Bible Questions List
25 Are you Christians saying that Jesus is God, or that He is somehow
While on Earth in His human body, Jesus often referred to Himself as both "the
Son of God" and "the Son of Man," because His human
body was the product of a divine interaction between the Virgin Mary's
womb and the Holy Spirit of God! Jesus should never be considered to be
"half-God" or "half-Man," because the Bible teaches us that
He was FULLY God at the same time when He was FULLY Man. He is the God-Man
Interface, the Mediator between God and Humanity, and He is also, as
the Bible clearly teaches us, "the only BEGOTTEN Son of God."
A Christian should never maintain that Jesus was in any way "half-God."
A very important part of basic Christian doctrine is the belief that Jesus was on
Earth "fully God and fully human" at the same time, at least while He
was in the physical form of His human-body incarnation for His 33 years of
human-life on Earth.
But His new state is a bit different now, at the current time, because He is
currently existing in a Glorified Resurrection Body that has supernatural and
supernormal abilities far beyond that of any human body. Obviously He is now in
a much more powerful state of existence than He ever had during His 33 years of
normal human-life on Earth. Check Online Audio-Visual Bible Questions List
26 In what ways is Jesus "the Anointed One" of God?
Jesus is the "the Anointed One" because God The Father sent Him into
our world to be a Holy One and a Perfect Son, expecting rightly
that He would be the Only Sinless Human Being to ever live on our
planet, and because God The Father appointed Him to serve a special function
on Earth. Jesus is the Holy Son Who is "the Anointed One"
of God because His Father had declared for Him a special destiny-- anticipating
that Jesus would serve humanity as its One True Prophet, its One
True Priest, and its One True King.
As the Son of God, He was also the Voice of God on Earth and the One
True Prophet of Earth's history. The Bible declares to us that Jesus in His
time on Earth explained for humanity many truths and mysteries that had never
before been revealed-- not since the actual Creation of the world. Jesus
declared that He is the Word of God, and asserted that He Himself is One
Who is by far wiser than King Solomon. He declared that He Himself is the
only human person who could ever talk reliably about Heaven and Earth,
because He was the only human who had already seen both Heaven and Earth!
And He said that He is the only human who ever came down to the Earth
from Heaven! Check Online Audio-Visual Bible Questions List
27 Why do you want to believe what the Apostle John said when he declared that Jesus
was "the Word of God" and that He was there with God at the Beginning
of the Universe?
The Bible teaches us in the Old Testament that "The grass withers and the
flowers fall, but the Word of God endures forever." Both Jesus and
His apostle John clearly declared that Jesus IS the Word of God, and
that He had been with God The Father from the very Creation of the Universe. In
fact, it teaches us that God The Son was eternally a Holy Person, one
of the Three Divine Persons in a Triune God, and that the whole Universe
was actually made THROUGH Him and FOR Him.
Jesus while on Earth in human form declared that "The heavens and Earth will
pass away, but MY WORDS will never pass away." In saying this,
Jesus again asserted that He was/is and forever will be the undying and eternal
Word of God!
Jesus also said to the Jews of His time in Israel, "Before Abraham was born, I
By this He meant to tell the Jews that He was God-in-human-form, that He had existed
for many centuries, long before their great patriarch Abraham had ever been
born! His fellow Jews thought that was blasphemy, so they thought He should be
killed for His offense. But Jesus was only speaking the Truth to them... Truth
that they were too blind to see.
In seeing the face and character of the God-Man Jesus/Yeshua, the Jewish people of
ancient Israel should have been able to recognize that in Him only could
they truly see the face and character of His Father in Heaven.
Jesus also said to those ancient Jewish brothers, "I and the Father are
ONE." But only some of the Jews could recognize the face of God in
Yeshua/Jesus. Many remained blind to who He really was.
Maybe that's why Jesus/Yeshua also said that "I have come into the world to make
those with blind eyes able to see... and to reveal that many people who think
they can see are actually blind."
What an amazing entity is Jesus The Christ! Check Online Audio-Visual Bible Questions List
28 Okay, you've given us a summary of His God-appointed role as the One True Prophet of
the Earth! What about His other two roles... as Earth's One True Priest, for
In His role as the Earth's One True Priest, Jesus The Christ brought
salvation to humanity, ending forever the need for any animal
sacrifices to be offered up as a way to make peace with God. Humanity's
sinfulness had put it at war with God's righteousness for several millennia,
and it was damaging His Creation, both the world and all the creatures in it!
It had been that way since the early beginnings in the Creation time of
Genesis, soon after human sin and Satanic murders had begun to curse life on
Earth. God Almighty had very early told all of humanity to ask forgiveness for
their sins through a repetitious pattern of animal sacrifices.
The best of these early sacrifices would usually be a perfect and unblemished
lamb offered upon an altar to God. This pattern for redemption was
established in ancient times to prepare humanity for the Lamb of God (Jesus
The Christ) Who would later come down to the Earth. God hoped to have the
earlier people of the Earth see in all these many animal sacrifices just how
painful and injurious our Satanic sinfulness can be to living creatures. He
wanted to teach us that a simple obedience to God's Law is much better
than trying to make a "compensation" for our sins through an animal
But Jesus served obediently His righteous Father God, and so He rightly
offered Himself up as the Pure and Perfect Lamb of God, as the
unblemished sacrifice Who died for the sins of ALL humanity upon the
holy altar of His cross! Abraham could not really bear to see his own son
Isaac offered up to the Father God as a living human sacrifice to be killed
upon a stone altar... even though Abraham was determined in his heart to be
fully obedient to God's will in that sacrifice. This is why God was so
pleased with Abraham's behavior, considering him to be a man of true Faith
and unswerving loyalty. Since God knew that fact very well, He had at the
last moment rewarded Abraham for his unbreakable faith and obedience.
God at the last possible moment had miraculously provided Abraham with
the sudden appearance of a ram (a male sheep) that could serve as a
substitute and as an alternative sacrifice, so that Abraham's only son
might continue to live.
In the English-speaking world of the Western nations, people sometimes talk of
what's called "a scapegoat," and of the idea of using
someone else as "a scapegoat." What does that mean
exactly? It means a person can sometimes escape death or punishment by
letting someone else take on a lot of guilt and pain that is given to
"the scapegoat" when it really should fall upon the other person
instead! To have a "scapegoat" was originally the idea that a certain
punishment would fall on a designated goat and allow some person to
escape from his own due punishment.
In a similar way, the human sacrifice of Jesus, our ever-obedient Savior,
upon the wooden cross that God the Father had ordained for Him... has provided
all of humanity with a chance to escape Death and Hell. But you have to
be willing to accept His free gift of salvation, His offer to be
"the scapegoat" or sacrificial lamb for all of your sins!
You have to accept the sacrificial gift of the Father God and His
Sinless Son Jesus with gratitude, respect, and admiration. In His role as
the One True Priest of God, Jesus The Christ has brought the possibility
of salvation to all of humanity! Check Online Audio-Visual Bible Questions List
29 And you say He has a third role as Earth's One True King?
In His God-ordained role as the One True King of the Earth, we can easily
see that Jesus The Christ-- although anointed by God and appointed
by Him for the role of King over all the Earth's people-- has yet to
be enthroned as King over all the population of the Earth. This will
happen when Jesus The Christ returns to our Earth in the near future, descending
from the sky in a highly visible return to Earth! In our Christmas songs,
we often sing that "Born is the King of Israel," but then we
will see the miraculous Return of the King to Earth. Then we will see
Jesus rule as King of All People on Earth for at least 1000 years, as He
rules Earth from a throne in the city of Jerusalem! Then Jesus will be indeed
"the King of Israel"! We are told in the Holy Bible that all
human eyes-- every eye on Earth-- will then see Him descending through the air to
become King on Earth, and all people on the planet will finally see
His regal and divine glory made fully manifest! Check Online Audio-Visual Bible Questions List
30 If Jesus was God-in-human-form and lived a sinless life on Earth, how can you Christians
still also call Him "a human being"?
The Holy Bible teaches us that Jesus was simultaneously living as FULLY GOD
and FULLY HUMAN when He stayed on Earth in a normal human form. He was tempted
by Satan like all human beings, and yet He never sinned at all. Jesus never
sinned in any way because He was so close to God the Father and God the Holy
Spirit at all times, and because He was determined to be OBEDIENT to the
will of His Father God in all things. He continued in this sinless state
even through His crucifixion, knowing that it was God's will that He should in
this way become the Savior of the World... a means of salvation for all
persons who should choose to take His free gift of rescue rather than
continuing in damnable sins and in a sinful allegiance to Satan.
So Jesus was a human being because of the reality that He was inside a human
body and was tempted by Satan just like a human being is tempted. Yeshua/Jesus was
very much a human being and was very much like all human beings in many respects.
He was however NOT like all other human beings in the matter of sin, because He never opposed the will
of His Father God in Heaven... and never turned away from His Father.
Since God the Father is completely Holy and Pure, when God The Son came to the Earth in a human form, He was
expected to remain just as Holy and Righteous as His Father in Heaven. He accomplished
this miraculous feat by His total obedience to His Father's will in all aspects of His lifetime
on Earth in a human body. Check Online Audio-Visual Bible Questions List
31 If Jesus is God as you Christians say He is, then how will you still believe that
He can be "the Son of God"-- at the same time that He is also God?
A divine spirit-entity, God The Son, was for a time earthbound while He
was embodied for 33 years in the human body of Yeshua (Jesus), Who was born in
Bethlehem, and Who lived for most of his human lifetime in the town of Nazareth
in Israel. God The Son is eternal, existing always with the other two
Divine Persons of our Triune God, Who are properly named God The
Father and God The Holy Spirit. God The Son had always been with God
The Father and God The Spirit at all times prior-- since before Time was even
created!-- and He had always been UNITED in ONENESS with those two Divine
Persons, even BEFORE the Creation of our Universe. This is why Jesus
could speak to the people of Israel and say, even while He was still in a human
form before them, that "Before Abraham was even born, I AM."
Jesus was telling the people of Israel by those words that He was of God and that He,
as a spirit-entity (as a Divine Person of the Triune God), had been with God
long before He had even been born in human form. The fact that He used the
precise words "I AM" in this sentence to the people in Israel was
meant to be a clear revelation to them of the Truth of His identity! God
The Father had told their ancestor Moses, many centuries before,
that His name was "I AM Who I AM." When Jesus said to the
people of Israel, "Before Abraham was born, I AM," He meant
that they should understand Him to be saying clearly (again) that He
was God in human form!
But we can also call God The Son by another name, the "Son of
God," because He is also the ONLY BEGOTTEN Son of God. This
means that Jesus' spirit was divinely incarnated in a special human
body, because He was conceived in the womb of a young virgin woman without the
existence or assistance of any human father. The baby Jesus was conceived by
Mary by a miraculous interaction between her womb and the Holy Spirit of God.
No human father was involved in His incarnation within the human body of
the baby Jesus. He was miraculously born of the Virgin Mary as the
only begotten and divine "Son of God." Check Online Audio-Visual Bible Questions List
32 If Jesus isn't an actual birth-son of Joseph, Mary's husband, then how can you Christians
believe that He will still qualify as a proper descendent of King David, in
order to be correctly proclaimed as the promised "Messiah" of Israel?
While not physically descended from His adoptive father Joseph, who was Jesus' long-time
guardian during His earliest years on Earth, Jesus The Christ is physically
descended from His mother Mary. So all of her ancestors were also the ancestors
of Jesus. This is how Jesus can rightly qualify as a descendent of King David
(like His mother Mary), and so He is perfectly qualified to be proclaimed as the
long-prophesied "Messiah" for the nation of Israel. Check Online Audio-Visual Bible Questions List
33 If Jesus was miraculously born of a young virgin named Mary, then how can you Christians
explain the fact that the Bible talks about Jesus having siblings-- physical
brothers and sisters that were of His own family?
Yes, that's true; He did have brothers and sisters in the family of his mother Mary
and of his adoptive father Joseph. In fact, the Bible tells us that one of His
brothers later on became a major leader of the early Jerusalem church, and it
was this brother James who authored the New Testament Letter of James. There
are at least two ways to explain this reality.
Protestant Christians always insist that Jesus was born of the Virgin Mary as her first
child (and her only miraculous conception), and yet they have no problem with
the idea that Mary later must have had other conceptions/children in the normal
way, by sexual interaction in the ordinary way with Joseph... who was by then her
legally-bound husband. We thus see Jesus as the first child (and only miraculous
conception) of the Virgin Mary, followed by other children conceived in an
Roman Catholic Christians throughout history have often preferred to believe that the
Virgin Mary remained eternally a virgin, so they sometimes will maintain that
they believe Mary lived her entire lifetime as a virgin, and even died later as
a virgin. In this case, Roman Catholics will usually suggest that the siblings
of Jesus who are mentioned in the Bible were probably Joseph's other children
by a previous marriage. To support their belief that these siblings mentioned
in the Bible were only half-brothers and half-sisters of Jesus, the Roman
Catholic Christians sometimes like to insist that Joseph must have been a lot
older than Mary when he got married to her... and they sometimes even speculate
that Joseph could have died early on, while Jesus was still a young person.
This speculation, as these certain Roman Catholics may suggest, makes it much easier
to believe that Mary remained eternally a virgin. However, the Bible makes it
clear that Joseph was still alive and was still Mary's husband until Jesus was
at least 12 years old. So Joseph certainly didn't die very early on. Even if
Joseph died while Jesus was still a youth and Mary never remarried, she would have
had to remain a virgin for an extremely great number of years! That conjecture
is only necessary if one is determined to believe in the eternal virginity of
the Virgin Mary. Check Online Audio-Visual Bible Questions List
34 Why do Christians now call the Christ "Jesus" instead of using His Hebrew
The name "Jesus" is our modern English version of his original Hebrew
name, which we should actually pronounce more like "Yeh-SHOO-ah" and
could better transliterate as "Yeshua," and it comes to us in its
modern English form via transitions into Greek usage and then the "Old
English" usage. In the ancient "Old English" rendition of
"Jesus," the letter "J" would have had a "Y"
sound, so the "Old English" pronunciation of "Jesus" would
have been spoken as "Yeh-SOOs," which is a little more like
"Yeh-SHOO-ah" – but it is still rather inexact. Our contemporary
English version of "Jesus" with a modern "J" sound at the
beginning gives us the not-very-similar sound "GEE-sus," and this
inexact "Jesus" pronunciation has been in use for centuries already
in English-speaking regions like Britain and the United States. Check Online Audio-Visual Bible Questions List