Jesus , also called Jesus Christ , Jesus of Galilee, or Jesus of Nazareth, (born c. 6–4 bce, Bethlehem—died c. 30 ce, Jerusalem), religious leader revered in Christianity, one of the world’s major religions. He is regarded by most Christians as the Incarnation of God.
Two main methods have been used to estimate the year of the birth of Jesus : one based on the accounts of his birth in the gospels with reference to King Herod’s reign, and another based on subtracting his stated age of “about 30 years ” from the time when he began preaching (Luke 3:23) in “the fifteenth year of the
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God , and the Word was God . 2 He was in the beginning with God . 3 All things came into being through him, and without him not one thing came into being. In Trinitarianism this “Logos” is also called God the Son or the second person of the Trinity.
Defenders of religion have countered that the question is improper: We ask, “If all things have a creator, then who created God?” Actually, only created things have a creator, so it’s improper to lump God with his creation. God has revealed himself to us in the Bible as having always existed.
Jesus is recognized to be the Son of God on two separate occasions by a voice speaking from Heaven. Jesus is explicitly and implicitly described as the Son of God by himself and by various individuals who appear in the New Testament. Jesus is called ” son of God ,” while followers of Jesus are called, ” sons of God “.
Matthew begins by calling Jesus the son of David , indicating his royal origin, and also son of Abraham, indicating that he was an Israelite; both are stock phrases, in which son means descendant, calling to mind the promises God made to David and to Abraham.
Some apocryphal accounts state that at the time of her betrothal to Joseph, Mary was 12–14 years old . According to ancient Jewish custom, Mary could have been betrothed at about 12. Hyppolitus of Thebes says that Mary lived for 11 years after the death of her son Jesus, dying in 41 AD.
Restorationist. Jehovah’s Witnesses, citing a reference to “an archangel’s voice” at 1 Thessalonians 4:16, also believe that “Michael” is another name for Jesus in heaven. They believe Jesus is an archangel in the true sense of the word—the highest spiritual creature.
The Christian Bible, in the Old Testament, records that both the prophet Elijah and the patriarch Enoch were bodily assumed into Heaven on a chariot of fire. Jesus is considered by the vast majority of Christians to have died before being resurrected and ascending to heaven .
Definition. The Virgin Birth is the doctrine that Jesus was conceived and born by his mother Mary through the power of the Holy Spirit and without sexual intercourse with her husband Joseph. It is attested in the gospels of Matthew and Luke and affirmed in both the Apostles’ Creed (c.
In the Hebrew Bible (Exodus 3:14), Yahweh , the personal name of God, is revealed directly to Moses .
In Christianity, the doctrine of the Trinity describes God as one God in three divine Persons (each of the three Persons is God himself ). The Most Holy Trinity comprises God the Father, God the Son (Jesus), and God the Holy Spirit.
It is possible for man to become like God , to become deified, to become god by grace. This doctrine is based on many passages of both OT and NT (e.g. Ps. 82 (81). 6; II Peter 1.4), and it is essentially the teaching both of St Paul, though he tends to use the language of filial adoption (cf.