|By: Dr. John Ankerberg; ©2006|
|When Jesus claimed to be God, what proof did He offer that His claim was true? What evidence would lead a thinking person in the 20th century to believe that Jesus really rose from the dead?|
Dr. John Ankerberg: Today on the John Ankerberg Show, recent surveys show that people are confused about what they believe about Jesus Christ. They think He was a great man, but are not sure about what He taught, who He claimed to be, and the purpose of His life. Through the years I have spoken to students on university campuses, to people in large gatherings, to conferences, and churches about the facts and evidence that can lead a person from skepticism to belief in Jesus Christ? Together let’s examine the evidence that can lead to a clear understanding of who Jesus is, resolve your doubts and answer your questions, and possibly lead you to faith in Him. Join me for this special edition of the John Ankerberg Show.
Welcome to our program. I’m glad you joined me. This is the sixth program in this series where I’m taking you step-by-step through the facts and evidence that can lead a person out of skepticism to belief in Jesus Christ. In our first program we addressed those who claim to be atheists or agnostics, and began to lay a factual foundation that shows Christianity is totally based on a real man by the name of Jesus Christ who lived in real history. The reason we know Jesus lived is not only because of the emergence of the Christian Church, but because of seven authors who gave us historical information about his life. In programs two and three, we answered the question how do we know that these authors gave us reliable historical information? Why do we believe that the four Gospels and other New Testament books came out during the lifetime of the apostles, as well as the friends and enemies of Jesus who had witnessed his life? In program four and five, did Jesus ever claim to be God? Did the friends and enemies of Jesus testify that Jesus lived a perfect life and never sinned? And today, what proof did Jesus offer people in his own day that his claim to being God was true? Come with me, to Boca Raton, Florida, where I answered this important question.
Excerpt from Boca Raton