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Religion and Theology
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Name Professor Course Name and Number Date The Case for Christ Christianity is considered to be the biggest religion in today’s world. According to the article “Major Religions of the World Ranked by Number of Adherents,” in 2005, it was estimated that over 2 billion people identified themselves as Christians (“Major Religions Ranked by Size”).
From this movement has come the Christian apologetics who, according to The Christian Apologetics & Research Ministry, are a group of people that “use logic and evidence to defend Christianity and promote the truth of the Bible”(Slick, 2011). Perhaps one of the most influential books from the Christian Apologetics movement is The Case for Christ which proposes a myriad of evidence that supports the existence of Jesus Christ as the Son of God. Lee Stobel and Jane Vogel, authors of the Student Version of The Case for Christ, provide a summary of who Jesus Christ was. At the very core of the argument is that Jesus was the Messiah and the Son of God (Strobel and Vogel, 23). His role on Earth was to save the sinners which was accomplished by sacrificing himself and dying on the cross for everyone’s sins. One of the important aspects of this that the authors take on is the fact that Jesus did not explicitly state that he was God: “Some of Jesus’ statements as they are recorded in the Bible don’t seem to be clear claims that Jesus is God”(Strobel and Vogel, 23). However, Strobel provides several scriptures that support the claim that Jesus believed he was God and through conversations with disciples, followers, and others stated as much. ...
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