No person in history has provoked such widely divergent assessments as Jesus of Nazareth. Some say he was a cunning fraud, while others say he must have been out of his mind. In many cases his story is altered to suit the fancies of those seeking to make him an ally for a host of militant causes.
However, as Dr. R. C. Sproul points out in this Crucial Questions booklet, there is compelling evidence that Jesus was something more—that he was, in fact, God in the flesh. By wrestling with the biblical titles for Jesus and the accounts of his life and ministry, Dr. Sproul unfolds the scriptural portrait of Jesus, the Son of God.
With the Logos edition, Who Is Jesus? is fully integrated with the other resources in your digital library, including Bibles, maps, dictionaries, and numerous other Bible study tools. All Scripture references are linked directly to the text of your favorite Bible translation, making your Bible study and teaching preparations more effective and rewarding. You can also explore Scripture on a deeper level with powerful search features, Passage Guides, and all the other interactive features in your Logos library. That makes this important book more useful than ever before for pastors, teachers, Bible study leaders, and anyone else desiring to get deeper into the truth of God’s Word.
“We need Christ—the real Christ. A Christ born of empty speculation or created to squeeze into the philosopher’s pattern simply won’t do. A recycled Christ, a Christ of compromise, can redeem no one. A Christ watered down, stripped of power, debased of glory, reduced to a symbol, or made impotent by scholarly surgery is not Christ but Antichrist.” (Pages 1–2)
“However, the evidence about Jesus is compelling, so withholding belief in Him is to commit an immoral act. Unbelief is judged by Jesus not as an intellectual error but as a hostile act of prejudice against God Himself. This sort of unbelief is destructive to the church and to the people of God.” (Page 5)
“Ultimately our faith stands or falls with the biblical Jesus.” (Page 8)
“Christ comes from the Greek word christos, which means ‘anointed.’ It corresponds to the Hebrew word translated ‘messiah.’ When Jesus is called ‘Christ,’ He is being called ‘the messiah.’ If we were to translate the name and the title directly into English, we would say ‘Jesus messiah.’ With this title, we are making a confession of faith that Jesus is the long-awaited anointed one of Israel, the Savior who would redeem His people.” (Pages 17–18)
“One of the main strands of messianic expectancy is the idea of a king like David who would restore the monarchy of Israel.” (Page 18)