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Visit Our website for the latest news and articles at Mail Edition Call & Support Our Ads Today! Website: September 2019 Plan of Salvation: John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whoso- ever shall believe in him should not per- ish, but have everlasting life. Romans 10:9 That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. The Divinity of Jesus - Why Do Christians Hold This View? Dating all the way back to the first cen- tury, Christians have regarded Jesus as not only human but also divine. Jesus himself laid claim to divinity, but why did the early Christians believe him? What evidence is there to support his claim? Here are four areas of evidence Christians look to as support for Jesus’ claim to divinity. 1. The fulfillment of Old Testament prophecies. There were literally hun- dreds of prophecies, written centuries before Jesus was born, that were ful- filled in the person of Jesus. These were not just vague prophecies; they were specific prophecies about the Jew- ish Messiah: that he would be born of a virgin, in the town of Bethlehem, of the tribe of Judah, from the house of David. His birth would be announced by an- gels, he would cleanse the Temple, he would be betrayed for a precise amount of money, and he would be executed at a specific time in a specific way. Cen- turies before crucifixion was first im- plemented by the Romans as a form of execution, the Old Testament prophe- cies painted a picture of how Jesus would die. 2. Jesus’ supernatural miracles. The miracles of Jesus as recorded in the four New Testament gospels went be- yond the ability of any illusionist. Peo- ple who had been blind, crippled, or deaf were suddenly able to see, walk, and hear. People who had died were brought back to life. Lepers were made well, water was turned into wine, and a young boy’s bag lunch was used to feed thousands. Even extra-biblical sources recognize that Jesus was regarded as a miracle worker. For example, the Jew- ish Talmud, which is skeptical toward Jesus, acknowledges that Jesus dealt in the supernatural. By Greg Hanson professor and thinker C. S. Lewis ob- served, if you read through the New Testament and consider what Jesus taught, you have to either accept what He said as the words of God or discard them as the ramblings of a madman. The power and the timeless wisdom of Jesus’ words lend credibility to his claims of divinity. 4. The Resurrection of Jesus from the dead. If the Resurrection really hap- pened, then it is the greatest evidence of all for the divinity of Jesus. Christian apologists such as Ravi Zacharias, Lee Strobel and William Lane Craig identi- fy a variety of arguments in favor of believing in the resurrection. They point to evidence such as the prepon- derance of the early eyewitness ac- 3. The power of Jesus’ teachings. counts, the multiple post-resurrection Jesus spoke with such authority, wis- appearances of Jesus, the fact that the dom, and insight that some of those disciples were willing to die for their who heard him concluded that they belief in the Resurrection, and the ina- were not the words of an ordinary man. bility of the Jewish and Roman authori- This by itself does not prove anything, ties to explain the empty tomb. If the but it is consistent with what could be Resurrection did not occur, all of Chris- expected of divinity. It supports tianity unravels. But if the Resurrection (though it does not prove) the idea that really did happen, then it proves that Jesus was divine. As the former Oxford Jesus really is divine. Good News Press Question & Answer to Mass Shootings & More Is Gun Control the answer to Mass Shootings? Mass shootings and all gun violence are symptoms of deeper spir- itual, societal, family, and heart prob- lems that exist in our society today. These problems are spiritual problems that can only be fixed by turning back to God, accepting biblical truths, teach- ing our children these truths, prayer, and inviting the Lord Jesus Christ to rule in our hearts and world. kind to make choices for a season, but one day will have to account for their actions. The bible says one day there will be a judgment. Does God Love Mankind? Yes he does, according to John 3:16. How Can I Get Right with God? Romans 3:23 "For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God." Romans 6:23a "For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord." If God Loves the World why is there evil in the world? In God’s love he gave mankind a free will with the abil- ity to make good and bad choices. He Romans 5:8, "But God commendeth his wanted mankind to love him and others love toward us, in that, while we were but not by force. God is allowing man- yet sinners, Christ died for us." SAVE ON YOUR NEXT PRESCRIP- TION! World Health Link. Price Match Guarantee! Prescriptions Re- quired. CIPA Certified. Over 1500 medica- tions available. CALL Today For A Free Price Quote. 1-888-692-6027 Call Now! Romans 10:9,10 "That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth con- fession is made unto salvation." Romans 10:13 "For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved." Pray this Prayer: Lord Jesus, forgive me for all of my sins. I believe that you died on the cross. And that you were buried, and on the third day, God the father raised you from the dead. I ask that you come into my heart and be my Lord and Savior.