Is there a “third Jesus”?

If you have been impressed by seeing Deepak Chopra on TV telling about his new book, The Third Jesus (the Christ we cannot ignore), I suggest you read this post by Ben Witherington. Click here.

Postmodern man is unwilling to accept the Jesus of the Bible, but he still needs to believe, and wants to believe. This is what makes all of the cable TV programs about the mysteries of Jesus, the unknown years, and those dealing with the claims of the Gnostic literature so popular.

Here are a few Scriptures that might be helpful as you think of Jesus.

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. (John 1:1)

And the Word became flesh, and dwelt among us, and we saw His glory, glory as of the only begotten from the Father, full of grace and truth. (John 1:14)

For many deceivers have gone out into the world, those who do not acknowledge Jesus Christ as coming in the flesh. This is the deceiver and the antichrist. (2 John 1:7)

… concerning His Son, who was born of a descendant of David according to the flesh, 4 who was declared the Son of God with power by the resurrection from the dead, according to the Spirit of holiness, Jesus Christ our Lord… (Romans 1:3-4)

“Therefore let all the house of Israel know for certain that God has made Him both Lord and Christ– this Jesus whom you crucified.” (Acts 2:36)

Peter’s great confession of Jesus took place at Caesarea Philippi.

Simon Peter answered, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.” (Matthew 16:16)

The photo below was made at Caesarea Philippi, one of the major sources of the Jordan River. This was the site of Peter’s great confession.

Source of the Jordan River at Caesarea Philippi. Photo by Ferrell Jenkins.

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