was born some 2000 years ago who's name was Jesus. Who was this
man? What was the nature of His existence? What was His purpose
in life? Did He have a message to bring to this world? Except for
a small number of sketchy references from non-biblical sources everything
that is known about Jesus Christ comes from the record of the New
Testament. Having presented a survey of the evidence demonstrating
the trustworthiness and reliability of the New Testament as a written
historical document, we now turn to look at what it says about the
person we know as Jesus of Nazareth.
the testimony of the written record concerning the identity of Jesus
will be presented . The words of Jesus and His disciples along with
the events surrounding Jesus' life will be considered. We believe
that it will become quite evident that Jesus, although a man, was
not an ordinary man. In fact the record demonstrates that Jesus
was a man who was altogether unique. The record of the New Testament
indicates that Jesus claimed to be the Son of God and that He told
others to believe His testimony on the basis of the supernatural
miracles which He performed, the Old Testament prophecy He fulfilled
and His resurrection from the dead which He foretold. The record
also indicates that others did in fact believe He was the Son of
God having come to that conclusion based on the before mentioned
evidence which they had come to know firsthand.
an examination of the record of what Jesus and His disciples said
regarding His identity, message and mission has been presented more
will be offered regarding the significance of these things especially
as they pertain to the inspiration of the Bible.
continue to the next point to examine the written record as it gives
testimony to the true identity of Jesus.