“I believe in God, the Father Almighty, the Creator of heaven and earth, and in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord: Who was conceived of the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried. He descended into hades. The third day He arose again from the dead.
“He ascended into heaven and sits at the right hand of God the Father Almighty, whence He shall come to judge the living and the dead. I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic (universal Christian) church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and life everlasting. Amen.”
“Who do you say I am?” The Rock
The King-Priest Genesis 14: 17-20 The Priests Exodus 30: 30-31 The Kings I Samuel 10: 1 The Rock
The King-Priest Prophesied Psalm 110: 1-4 The King-Priest Fulfilled Hebrews 7: 1-18 The Rock
Mashach Anoint – to rub with oil Exodus 30: 30 I Samuel 10: 1 The Rock
Mashiyach Messiah - The Anointed One Psalm 2: 1-2 Daniel 9: 25-26 The Rock
Septuagint 300-250 BC Hebrew into Greek The Rock
Christos mashiyach - The Anointed One Psalm 2: 1-2 Daniel 9: 25-26 The Rock
Looking for the Christos King Herod, chief priests, teachers of the law Matthew 2: 1-6 The Rock
Looking for the Christos The righteous, devout Jew, Simeon Luke 2: 25-35 The Rock
Looking for the Christos John the Baptist, priests, Levites John 1: 19-26 The Rock
Looking for the Christos Andrew, Simon John 1: 40-42 The Rock
Looking for the Christos The Samaritans John 4: 21-26 The Rock
“Thou art the Christos the Son of the living God.” Matthew 16: 13-20 The Rock
Matthew 16: 13-20 Complete Jewish Bible 13 When Yeshua came into the territory around Caesarea Philippi, he asked his talmidim, “Who are people saying the Son of Man is?” 14 They said, “Well, some say Yochanan the Immerser, others Eliyahu, still others Yirmeyahu or one of the prophets.” 15 “But you,” he said to them, “who do you say I am?” 16 Shim‘on Kefa answered, “You are the Mashiach, the Son of the living God.” The Rock
17 “Shim‘on Bar-Yochanan,” Yeshua said to him, “how blessed you are! For no human being revealed this to you, no, it was my Father in heaven. 18 I also tell you this: you are Kefa,” [which means ‘Rock,’] “and on this rock I will build my Community, and the gates of Sh’ol will not overcome it. 19 I will give you the keys of the Kingdom of Heaven. Whatever you prohibit on earth will be prohibited in heaven, and whatever you permit on earth will be permitted in heaven.” 20 Then he warned the talmidim not to tell anyone that he was the Messiah. The Rock
I Peter 2: 4-6 Ephesians 2: 19-22 Living Stones = All Believers Cornerstone = Christ Jesus Foundation = Apostles & Prophets
Acts 4: 25-26 The Anointed One Acts 9: 22 The Christos The Rock
The Test “You are the Christ…” I John 2: 22-23 I John 5: 1 I John 4: 1-3 The Rock
Most Americans agree with the statement that many religions – not just their own – can lead to eternal life. Among those who are affiliated with a religious tradition, seven-in-ten say many religions can lead to eternal life. This view is shared by a majority of adherents in nearly all religious traditions, including more than half of members of evangelical Protestant churches (57%).
Only among members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and other Mormon groups (57%) and Jehovah’s Witnesses (80%), which together comprise roughly 2.4% of the U.S. adult population, do majorities say that their own religion is the one true faith leading to eternal life.
Nearly two-thirds of the public (63%) takes the view that their faith’s sacred texts are the word of God. But those who believe Scripture represents the word of God are roughly evenly divided between those who say it should be interpreted literally, word for word (33%), and those who say it should not be taken literally (27%).
And more than a quarter of adults – including two-thirds of Buddhists (67%) and about half of Jews (53%) – say their faith’s sacred texts are written by men and are not the word of God. Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life June 2008
Ex-Traffic Cop Says He's Jesus Remote Russian Sect Revolves Around Self-Proclaimed Messiah By CLARISSA WARD Deep in the heart of Siberia's birch forests lies one of the largest and most remote religious communes of the planet. More than 5,000 people have left their families and their homes to move here and join the Church of the Last Testament, which has more than 10,000 followers worldwide. The church centers on one man. He is known simply as Vissarion, meaning "he who gives new life," or simply as the teacher, and he claims that he is Jesus Christ.
Hear the words of Jesus and put them into practice You are built upon the Rock Matthew 7: 24-27 The Rock
The keys of the kingdom Matthew 16: 19 Key to the house of David Isaiah 22: 20-22 “who holds the key of David…” Revelation 1: 17-18 Revelation 3: 7 The Rock
Matthew 16: 17-19 The Rock
Confess with your mouth Believe in your heart You will be saved Romans 10: 9 The Rock
“I am the bread of life.” “Whoever eats My flesh and drinks My blood has eternal life.” John 6: 48-59 The Rock
“Does this offend you?” John 6: 60-66 “See, I lay a stone in Zion…” Isaiah 28: 16 “a stone of stumbling a rock of offense…” Isaiah 8: 14 NKJV The Rock
“From this time many of his disciples turned back and no longer followed him.” John 6: 66 Why did the majority of His disciples follow Him in the first place? John 6: 25-34 The Rock
“You do not want to leave too, do you?” John 6: 67 The Rock
“To whom shall we go?” “You have the words of eternal life.” “You are the Holy One of God.” John 6: 68-69 The Rock
The Bible is valid, it’s message has been handed down accurately Then, who is this man Jesus? Who do you say He is? “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.” The Rock