Why Christ

Author: James Kelly
Publisher: Author House
ISBN: 1467801631
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Why Christ . Why Christ? <>By James Kelly, OSB “If there are, as we know there are, so many beautiful souls among the varied religions of the world. If all men and women, not just Christ’s followers, who reflect God’s own love will one day share the divine life they now mirror. Why proclaim Jesus Christ? Is there any advantage in knowing Jesus Christ?” In his discussions over the years, especially with young people, Fr. Kelly has found that many do not know the life of Christ or perhaps have turned away from the Gospels as stale or out of date. He proposes to tell that story in a form and idiom that will bring Jesus to life for them. His interesting device is to adopt as narrator “the rich young man” of Matthew 19:16 now grown old but wiser for living with the guilt of having refused that call. Fr. Kelly imagines him to have been so moved by Jesus that, even though he could not make the full commitment of a disciple, he nevertheless became a follower of Jesus. So he knew Mary and Joseph and the apostles, and he heard from them what allows him to complete what he had observed himself. The old man tells his stories to a young, Jewish Christian – of the First Century but clearly a prototype of the young people Fr. Kelly wants to reach today. His parents had taught him the essentials of their faith in Jesus, but he had not paid much attention. He does not know where to look to satisfy his longing for meaning and purpose. Walking in the Holy Land, he finds himself on the wide path leading up the Mount of Olives from the Kidron valley that lies between the Mount and Jerusalem. And there he meets the old man who sets out in a series of personal rembrances the story of Jesus and the impact he made on those around him. Fr. Kelly lived several years in Jerusalem as a biblical scholar. But he tells us: “I also learned from the Land itself, from the people Jesus knew, His own people. They are still there, in their descendants.” This familiarity with the land and its people allows Fr. Kelly to grace the stories of “the wise old man” with a local color that makes them attractive to a contemporary reader. His knowledge of Hebrew and Arabic, and his scholarly knowledge of the texts of the Bible and its background allow him to introduce – in a narrative rather than an academic way- explanations of terms and more important of Semitic customs that might otherwise be misleading. All in all, Fr. Kelly is able to give the life-story of Christ a freshness that could appeal to the young (and old!) today for whom the Gospels may seem “old fashioned.” An appendix provides the location of the stories in the Four Gospels, which one can re-read with a fresh awareness. <> John Boler University of Washington

Why Christ

Author: Christian J. Fobian
Publisher: Holy Fire Pub
ISBN: 0977492885
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Why Christ . A good father only wants the best for his children and tries his hardest to provide everything he possibly can for them. Yet today we live in a world where many are missing the best element of all, God, and His son, Jesus Christ. This book discusses why Jesus Christ is needed in every person's life, what sets Jesus Christ apart from all other religious doctrines in the world, and is an answer for those who continue to ask, "Why Christ?" Why is Jesus Christ the only way to eternal life? And why is He different than everything else?

First The Antichrist

Author: Bob Gundry
Publisher: Baker Books
ISBN: 1441243984
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First The Antichrist. "History established the pattern through world floods, Egyptian plagues, tribulations of all kinds. God leads his people through life's disasters, not around them. First the Antichrist rejects the pretribulation rapture scenario that God will open an escape route so Christians will be spared persecution. Rather, in a complex chain of events Christ will gather the church out of the world only after seven years of intense suffering, when Christ returns to rule. In this close study of church history and debated Bible texts, Bob Gundry shows that the pretribulation rapture is a recent innovation. It is wishful thinking that came to grab the pre-millennial spotlight. But serious scholars are backing away. It just doesn't accord with what the Bible says. In First the Antichrist, Gundry lays out a more biblical (and accurate) picture. First the Antichrist is a much needed contribution to apocryphal and pre-millennial prophecy studies."--Midwest Book Review

Why Christ

Author: Basil Christopher Butler
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Why Christ.

Fifty Reasons Why Jesus Came To Die

Author: John Piper
Publisher: Crossway
ISBN: 1433518821
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Fifty Reasons Why Jesus Came To Die. The most important questions anyone can ask are: Why was Jesus Christ crucified? Why did he suffer so much? What has this to do with me? Finally, who sent him to his death? The answer to the last question is that God did. Jesus was God's Son. The suffering was unsurpassed, but the whole message of the Bible leads to this answer. The central issue of Jesus' death is not the cause, but the meaning. That is what this book is about. John Piper has gathered from the New Testament fifty reasons in answer to the most important question that each of us must face: What did God achieve for sinners like us in sending his Son to die?

Why Christ Came

Author: Joel R. Beeke
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ISBN: 9781601782687
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Why Christ Came. When thinking about Christ's birth, we often focus our attention on Luke's detailed gospel account. But to appreciate the main point of the story—that the eternal Son of God assumed our flesh-and-blood human nature—we need to learn from the rest of the Bible why Christ came to earth. Why did Christ come? In this book, thirty-one thoughtful meditations answer this vital question, and the answers encourage us to celebrate Christ's birth more deeply, see more clearly how it is connected with the rest of His ministry, and recognize its importance for our lives.“Can anything new be said about Christ's incarnation? Actually, a lot of old things that we may have forgotten! Like a multifaceted diamond, the question 'Why did the eternal Son become man?' admits a variety of answers. Probing some of those with wisdom bathed in the Scriptures is what makes this devotional guide so rich. It will be part of our family's Advent devotions and, I hope, a source of blessing for many others.” — Michael Horton, professor of theology at Westminster Seminary California and cohost of the White Horse Inn

Death Of Death In The Death Of Christ

Author: John Owen
Publisher: Christian Heritage
ISBN: 9781781919064
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Death Of Death In The Death Of Christ. Death of Death in the Death of Christ was John Owen's first masterpiece. Written from seven years of studying and reflection by one of the greatest minds in theological history, its exploration into the Scriptural perspective on the doctrine of universal redemption is yet to be answered or paralleled. This is the original text with a new layout. It is fully subtitled which makes it more accessible to a new generation of readers.

Take My Yoke

Author: Victoria Ibrahim
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ISBN: 9781520719849
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Take My Yoke. Yoke of Christ was subordination full to will of Father saying by obey He was in full accordance with will of Father and he was excitedly in comfort full,