Jesus evokes the widest polarization of opinion of any historical figure: devotion from some, vitriolic abuse by others and astonishing indifference from many. Today most people just don’t know who he really was, or is. There are always people willing to put forth all sorts of interesting ideas regarding Jesus, his role and his identity with books like The Da Vinci Code and The God Delusion proposing that he was only a man. It seems everyone has an opinion whether it is based on fact or fiction.
Those for and against have often resorted to name-calling, and in the Bible Jesus was both called by, and gave himself, unusual names. Noted theologian R.C. Sproul seeks to enlighten us by investigating what those names actually mean. Then, extrapolating from there, Sproul determines what it was that Jesus set out to accomplish.
For more from Dr. Sproul, check out the Crossway R.C. Sproul Collection (6 vols.).
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