INTRODUCTION

Peace be to you. {1Pe 5:14; 1Sa 25:6; Lu 10:5; Lu 24:36; Joh 20:21 }

I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know him better. Ephesians 1:17.

I introduce this website and all that is in it with my favorite quote from the Holy Bible-

“Come now, and let us reason together, saith the LORD…”Isaiah 1:18

Yes, Intelligence and discernability is what makes man superior to all other of Gods creations, even the angels. Man was made in Gods own image. This does not translate to physical as is widely thought, but better than that, to mans mental ability and ingenuity. Our ability to discern and reason. This fact occurred at the beginning of creation, when God made man, and asked all angels to submit to him. The angels wondered why and what about man made him so special to be created as Gods vicegerent on earth. Man proved himself by succeeding in a simple demonstration God asked of him. This I will discuss elsewhere in this site. { http://www.freewebs.com/christ2/whyadamisunique.htm } Point is, mans ability to reason makes us man. With that I welcome you to my simple site that helps us to understand the most simple, merciful and peaceful man that ever walked the earth. Jesus/Yashuwa Christ the Messiah, who happens to also be the most misunderstood and controversial man that ever lived. Controversy over who Christ was started right during his mission. While he preached the Jews, his people continuously were confused about his message and asked him several times to define what he was actually saying, and who he actually was. They asked him, ‘how long do you continue to confuse us, tell us plainly who you are’.

John 10:22-38
22 And it was at Jerusalem the feast of the dedication, and it was winter. 23 And Jesus walked in the temple in Solomon’s porch. 24 Then came the Jews round about him, and said unto him, How long dost thou make us to doubt? If thou be the Christ, tell us plainly. 25 Jesus answered them, I told you, and ye believed not: the works that I do in my Father’s name, they bear witness of me. 26 But ye believe not, because ye are not of my sheep, as I said unto you. 27 My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me: 28 And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand. 29 My Father, which gave them me, is greater than all; and no man is able to pluck them out of my Father’s hand. 30 I and my Father are one. 31 Then the Jews took up stones again to stone him. 32 Jesus answered them, Many good works have I shewed you from my Father; for which of those works do ye stone me? 33 The Jews answered him, saying, For a good work we stone thee not; but for blasphemy; and because that thou, being a man, makest thyself God. 34 Jesus answered them, Is it not written in your law, I said, Ye are gods? 35 If he called them gods, unto whom the word of God came, and the scripture cannot be broken; 36 Say ye of him, whom the Father hath sanctified, and sent into the world, Thou blasphemest; because I said, I am the Son of God? 37 If I do not the works of my Father, believe me not. 38 But if I do, though ye believe not me, believe the works: that ye may know, and believe, that the Father is in me, and I in him.

In Vs 24, we see that the Jesus’ Jews were confused as to his identity. They had asked over and over but still were confused as to who he was. Their confusion- Thinking him to blaspheme: Make/equal himself with God. In his reply, Vs 33-36 highlighted, he did not acknowledge himself being God, but rather referred to them as equally ‘gods’, in the sense of the word, and asked why they were mad at him, for calling himself the son of God, justified by his good works, which he does for God, who is greater than all.

Christianity today has almost as many sects as there are members. This is definitely not a commendable situation. This fact , that there are so many sects, combining with the fact that Moslems also await the return of Jesus the Messiah, to rescue the world, adding to the reality that Jews too await Christ, the Messiah, though they believe he will be making his first appearance. Make Jesus/yashuwa the Messiah definitely the most controversial, and likely misunderstood person in history. Christians + Moslems + Jews = half the world population.

I will attempt to raise as many issues here about Christ and pray the One God guides me to present as reasonably possible a factual, balanced, Christ harmonious perspective on these issues. I intend to paint as true as I possibly can a picture of Christ, who he was, how he was, what he taught, and what he would like, and what he will do.

Jesus Christ said- “Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.”… Mathew 7:21

What has happened to the beautiful faith of Christ can  accurately be described thus:

Words of Historian: Adolf Harnack

“..The mask acquires a life of its own- the Trinity, the two natures of Christ, infallibility, and all propositions seconding these dogmas, were the product of historic decisions and of situations that might have turned out quite differently…nevertheless…early or late, product or reshaping force, this dogma remains what it has been from the beginning, a bad habit of intellectualization which the Christian picked up from the Greek when he fled from Jews.”

Words of George Bernard Shaw

“No sooner had Jesus knocked over the dragon of superstition than Paul boldly set it on its

legs again in the name of Jesus.”

To Understand how and why, please go on to Topics>>>>

Common site references:

Bible references: http://www.searchgodsword.org/

Ancient/Apocryphal{hidden}/Gnostic Books:

1. Early Christian Writings.com http://www.earlychristianwritings.com/

2. The Nag hammadi Library Collection: http://www.gnosis.org/naghamm/nhl.html

For your questions, comments and suggestions, please contact: brother@understandingchrist.org