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Jesus divides history
Evoking the widest polarisation of opinion of any historical figure
Jesus was called by, and gave himself, many unusual names
Jesus divides history, your birthday is determined by his! But why should that be? This is a man who evokes the widest polarisation 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, or don't care. People still put forward all kinds of ideas about who he was. Books like 'The Da Vinci Code' propose that he was only a man (in which case why are his descendants so important?). Many religions have other ideas - everyone has an opinion whether based on fact or fiction. Those for and against have often resorted to name- calling, but 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. From there he determines what Jesus set out to do. Jesus is no mere historical figure, he is as important in the 21st century as he was when he walked the earth.
Dr. R.C. Sproul is founder and chairman of Ligonier Ministries, the director of Serve International, senior minister of Saint Andrew’s Chapel in Sanford, Florida, and can be heard teaching daily on the 'Renewing Your Mind' broadcast throughout sixty countries.
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