Jesus said, “I am the Truth” (John 14:6)

Jesus said, “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me, even if he dies, will live.” (John 12:25)

Romans 1:16 CSB – For I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes

I am an historian, I am not a believer, but I must confess as a historian that this penniless preacher from Nazareth is irrevocably the very center of history. Jesus Christ is easily the most dominant figure in all history. – H.G. Wells

The Good News of Jesus – How We See and Treat Others

John 4:27 CSB – Just then his disciples arrived, and they were amazed that he was talking with a woman.

John 3:16 CSB – For God so loved the world that He gave His only Son that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.”

“Another Christian concept, no less crazy, has passed even more deeply into the tissue of modernity: the concept of the ‘equality of souls before God.’

This concept furnishes the prototype of all theories of equal rights…”

Friedrich Nietzsche, (Will to Power)

The Good News of Jesus – Education That Works

Deuteronomy 32:7 CSB – Remember the days of old;
consider the years of past generations.
Ask your father, and he will tell you,
your elders, and they will teach you.

Luke 4:18-19 CSB – Jesus came…

to preach good news to the poor.
He has sent me
to proclaim release to the captives
and recovery of sight to the blind,
to set free the oppressed,
19 to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor.

The Good News of Jesus – The Benefits of Modern Science

Psalm 19:1-2 CSB – 

“The heavens declare the glory of God,
and the expanse proclaims the work of his hands.
Day after day they pour out speech;
night after night they communicate knowledge.

[Science]: Thinking God’s thoughts after Him. – Johannes Kepler

Science is not threatened by God; it is enhanced. God is most certainly not threatened by science; He made it all possible.—Francis Collins

Romans 1:19-20 CSB – what can be known about God is evident among them, because God has shown it to them. 20 For his invisible attributes, that is, his eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly seen since the creation of the world, being understood through what he has made.

Christianity has actually had a far more positive role to play in the history of science than commonly believed.

Christians believed that God created the universe and ordained the laws of nature. To study the natural world was to admire the work of God.

This could be a religious duty and inspire science when there were few other reasons to bother with it.

It was faith that led Copernicus to reject the ugly Ptolemaic universe;

that drove Johannes Kepler to discover the constitution of the solar system; and that convinced James Clerk Maxwell he could reduce electromagnetism to a set of equations so elegant they take the breath away.

– James Hannam, How the Christian Middle Ages Launched the Scientific Revolution,

Robert Boyle’s 5 Biblical attitudes toward scientific study

  • A sense of awe for God and His world
  • Humility
  • Open-handedness
  • Rigor
  • Blessing

The Good News of Jesus – Civilizing an Uncivil World

Matthew 22:39, Jesus said, “Love your neighbor as yourself.”

The Good News of Jesus – Unprecedented Compassion & Mercy

Os Guinness, If Jesus had never been born…there would have been no Augustine, no Wilberforce, no Mother Teresa, No St. Francis of Assisi… the world would have been a very cruel and heartless place.”