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Topic: Jesus Birth

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Jesus Not God: Could you help me counter the argument that Jesus is not God? Recommended Topical lecture; "Knowing God".
Jesus as the Begotten: Would not Jesus' birth be God "begetting" Him? [Philippians 2:6, Luke 1:35].

Jesus Born Again: What could it mean for someone to say that Jesus was born again? [Revelation 1:5, Colossians 1:18].
Sorting Through Deception: How does one learn to sort through all the lies and nonsense being put upon us?

Jesus Always the Son?: Did Jesus become Himself only once He was born the son, or was he always in eternity past, as the "Word"? [Luke 2:11, Philippians 2, John 1:1, Micah 5:2, 2 Corinthians 5:8, 2 Corinthians 12:3, Luke 1:35, 2 Corinthians 5:19].

By Whom also He made the Worlds What other worlds is Hebrews talking about? [Hebrews 1:2]
Being Made so much better than the Angels: What does it mean that Jesus was "made" so much better than the angels? [Hebrews 1:4]

Bringing Out the Best in Yourself: Is the Landmark Forum Education program about "bringing out the best in your self" align with Christianity? [I Corinthians 6:11, Luke 9:23].
Jesus's Conception Date 9/11: Why is there not more discussion of the possible date of Jesus' conception, aligning with 9/11?

Jesus' Limited Background Information: Since we know so much more about Roman citizens than Jesus, why do you find that acceptable? Why were we not given more information?

Mary Overshadowed by God: Why was "overshadow" the word used when describing Mary's conception of Jesus? [Luke 1:35, John 1:14]

The Holy Spirit & Mary, Mother of Jesus: when the Holy Spirit came upon Mary, did she then have the Holy Spirit as we do? [Acts 1, Acts 2:17, Psalm 51:11, John 7:39].
The Holy Spirit in The Old Testament: Can you clarify the Spirit coming upon people in the Old Testament and if He would then stay with them?
Hail Mary, Full of Grace: What does it mean to say, "Hail Mary, full of grace?" Does it mean she was born sinless?

Kingly Line of Jesus (Jaconiah): Why is Jaconiah (Coniah) included in the genealogy in Matthew, when he wascursed in Jeremiah, which excluded him from being in the kingly line ? [Matthew 1:12, Jeremiah 22:30, Luke 3].

Unbeliever in Church: If church is only for believers, what do we do with unbelievers who are in the church service? Do we not let them visit? [I Corinthians 14].
Gifts of the Magi: Would you talk about the gifts of the Magi? Is there any application to us? [Matthew 2, Luke 14:33].

Time of Christ's Birth: Comment about calculating the time of the birth of Christ likely being in the spring [Luke 2:1-8f].

Jesus' Birth date: What do you think about this idea for dating the birth of Jesus? [Genesis 17, Leviticus 23:24].

Celebrating Christmas on the Wrong Date: Why do Christians not celebrate Christ's birthday on the correct day, rather than December 25th?

The Star & the Wise Men: What was the star that lead the wise men to Christ?
The Law & The Prophets: What does it mean when the Bible says that "The Law & the prophets are until John"? [Luke 16:16].

Jesus Came in the Flesh: Since some Word of Faith seem to suggest that Jesus was God, do they fall in the category of deny Jesus' incarnation? [I John 4:2, Luke 2:52, Philippians 2:6-7, Acts 1:2].

The Harlot of Revelation: Do you believe that the harlot in Revelation is Israel or Jerusalem? [Revelation 20, 18:20, 17:18, Acts 4:26, Isaiah 1:21, Jeremiah 2: 20, Hosea, Ezekiel].
Dating of Revelation: Does the possible earlier date of the birth of Jesus have an effect on the date of the writing of the book of Revelation?

Jesus, Called a Nazarene: Where is the Old Testament prophecy indicating that Jesus would be "called a Nazarene"? [Matthew 2: 17-17, 23, Micah 2:5, 15, Isaiah 11:1, Hosea, Zechariah, Jeremiah 23:5-6, Luke 24:45].

Virgin Birth: Why does the book of Mark not mention the virgin birth? [John 1:14].
Many Came Out of Their Graves: In Matthew, it is mentioned that many came out of the graves, is this possibly an interpolation (adding of text)? [Matthew 27:52-53].

Lineage of Jesus: How does Jesus by-pass the curse of original sin? What about the genealogy [Luke 3, Matthew 1]? Can you clarify the lineage of Zerubbabel, the descendant of Jehoiakim & Jeconiah?

Jesus the Son of God: How do I understand the relationship or overlap of the Father and Son, and how His omnipresence and omniscience worked?
Jesus before age 30: What was Jesus doing the first 30 years before His ministry started?

Jesus' Childhood: Why is there no documentation about Jesus from 12 yrs old to 30 years old?

Santa Claus: What about parents who don't think it's time to share Christ & the Christmas story but will introduce Santa?

Virgin Birth a Myth: Jews say the virgin birth prophecy was invented by Christians, that the famous verse we use in Isaiah that predicts the coming of a Messiah is spoken of in the past tense, not the future. [Isaiah 9:6]

Jesus' Birth: Messiah's birth the feast of tabernacles(?)

Gospel Writers: Where did the gospel writers get all their information, especially about Jesus' birth?
Wise Men - Magi: How come the people who journeyed to see Jesus at His birth never came to His ministry to visit Him?

Virgin Birth: Double fulfillments, one in the Old Testament & one in the New Testament. [Isaiah 7 & 8]

Jesus Prophesied in OT: Prophecies of Jesus being born, which parts were fulfilled? (can't ever really articulate what he wants to ask, says he'll call again)

Jesus & Santa Claus: When did the church put Jesus & Santa claus together for Christmas?

Jesus & His Siblings Growing Up: What kind of challenge did Jesus provide for His siblings since He was so righteous as a kid?

His Name Will Be Emmanuel: We will call His name Emmanuel, was He ever called "Emmanuel"? [Matthew 1:21, Isaiah 7:14 Isaiah 8:8]

Magi: Can you tell me about the biblical Magi?

The First Coming the Rapture: Is the first coming of Christ the rapture of the church, is that right?

Rich Man & Lazarus: So the Rich Man & Lazarus, you said that might've been a Jewish fable written down somewhere. Did they ever find the story in Jewish literature?
Supernatural DNA for Jesus: Where did the other half of the DNA come from for Jesus?

Jesus' Rearing (Education): Did Jesus have to learn things as He grew even though He was omniscient?

Prediction of Jesus: Is the chute referring to Mary? I know the branch is referring to Jesus. Is the Holy Spirit wisdom? [Isaiah 11:1-2, Proverbs 8]

Jesus Physical Appearance: Jesus humble looking at His first appearance and attractive at His second coming.
Billy Graham: Any thoughts about Billy Graham?

Appreciating Steve's Show: Jewish caller calls to let Steve know how much he likes the show.
Jesus' Birth: It doesn't matter what day Jesus' actual birthday is.

Christmas: Christians celebrating Christmas & glorifying Santa instead of Christ.

Christmas not Actual Jesus' Birthday: Caller challenging the idea that it is NOT Christ's birthday.
Jesus & Mary Magdalene: Did Mary Magdalene & Jesus have a romantic relationship?
Jesus' Social Life: Could Jesus have married & had sex or would that have been too unholy for Him?

Jesus' Birth: Any significance to Jesus being born in a stable? (followup)

Jesus' Birth: Was Jesus born in a stable or a place for holding animals for sacrifice?

The 3 Wise men-Magi: How did the Magi even know to look for a star that was connected w/ the Messiah?

The Book of Romans: Do you feel you are getting a lot more questions about romans lately since that is what is being on in BSF right now?
Messiah & Abraham: Where do you find evidence about the Messiah in the Genesis? Wasn't he promised through Abraham?

Isaiah 53: Jesus is the fulfillment of Isaiah 53, but the Jews think it's talking about Israel, Jacob, so how do we counter this? [Isaiah 53]

Jesus Sojourning to Jerusalem at 12 years old: Jesus had to start going to Jerusalem at 12 years old?

Calendar Change: I've heard that BCE & CE is in place of A.D. & B.C., what's up w/ that?

First & Second Advent: People say the 1st advent wasn't really the first advent, but when He comes at the Pre-Tribulational rapture will be the first, & then the 2nd coming will be after the Tribulation. Have you ever heard this?

Joseph being the Father of Jesus: If Joseph is the father of Jesus, why isn't Joseph God?

Jesus Coming by Water & Blood: What is your take on this verse? [1 John 5:6-8]
John the Baptist-The Last & Greatest Prophet: What made John the Baptist the last & greatest prophet of the Old Testament? [Luke 7:28]

Residence of Mary, Joseph & Jesus after His Birth: How long did Joseph & Mary live in Bethlehem after Jesus' birth?

Christ's Birth & being a Nazarene: I was doing some research on Christ's birth, & there's Scripture that points out fulfillment of OT Scripture such as the Virgin birth, being called out of Egypt, but it also talks about Him being called a Nazarene, but there's no OT prophet predicting Him being a Nazarene. [Matthew 1:22-23, 2:15]

Paul being removed from the Bible: People actually believe that Paul needs to be removed from the Bible?
The Christmas Story: Do you have any good verses in the OT that illuminate the birth of Christ? [Luke 1 & 2, Genesis 3:15, Isaiah 7:14, 9:6, Micah 5:2]

Holy Spirit as Father: Who said or where does it say that the Holy Spirit is the Father of Jesus?

Jesus & Horus: Are you familiar with the supposed similarities between Jesus & the Egyptian god Horus, such as the Virgin Birth?

Jesus 1st Coming in relation to His 2nd: We should look at Jesus' first coming to figure out about His 2nd Coming, caller thinks. [Isaiah 61:1-2] (A very convoluted question.)

Steve & the Holy Spirit: Does Steve think of himself as in the Holy Spirit? How are we born-again?
Trinity: Does Steve understand the Trinity? The Father loves the Son, & the Son loves the Father, so the Love IS the Holy Spirit.
Virgin Mary & her Son Jesus Christ: Does Steve understand Mary & her Son Jesus? Who is the closest to Jesus that is our mother? Who was the most obedient, who was there every step of the way but His mother? He was brought in by her because she was the most faithful. She is full of grace!

Last 2 verses of the OT: What do the last 2 verses mean about sending Elijah the prophet in the Day of the Lord? [Malachi 4:5-6]

Scripture Referring to 70 AD or Second Coming: Is this passage of Scripture referring to 70 AD & the Destruction of Jerusalem, or the Second Coming? [Matthew 16:21-22,27, John 21:21-23]
70 AD as part of 1st Coming: Is His coming in 70 AD the same thing as part of His 1st coming, sort've like a phase 2 of it?
Verses That Apply To 2nd Coming & leaving Dispensationalism: Do you have listed all the verses that talk about the actual 2nd coming? Did you get a lot of flak for leaving Dispensationalism?

Mary as a Surrogate Mother: Was Mary just a surrogate mother for Jesus?

Drama of the Israelites: Why is all this drama necessary before Christ came? Why not just promise Abraham that Christ could come & leave it at that?

Myrrh: Does Steve know anything about Myrrh & the spiritual significance of it?

The word "God": What does the name/ word "God" exactly entail?
Jesus the Son before Incarnation: So did Steve say Jesus was not the Son of God before the Incarnation in one of the lectures the caller heard?

Biblical Interpretation - Coming Messiah: What is the meaning of Isaiah 32:2? [Isaiah 32:2]

Virgin Birth: The Virgin Birth story seems to be similar to other stories of leaders who were heroic?

Mary's Conception: Was Jesus any part of Mary? Did God just use Mary's womb as an incubator?
Jesus as a Child: Was Jesus aware of who He was when He was a kid (younger than 12)?
Becoming Sinless: Can we become sinless?

The Wise Men & Jesus: How old was Jesus when the Wise men actually caught up with Him?

Incarnation: If the Logos had not been conceived in Mary, would Jesus had just been a Man, being able to function like you & me? [1 Timothy 2:5, John 1:1-3, 1 Peter 3:18]

Messianic Prophecy: Is this a Messianic prophecy about Jesus being born in Bethlehem? [Micah 5:2]

Logos Coming on Jesus when Born: Would Jesus still have been able to function as a Man if the Logos hadn't come upon Him when He was born?

144,000 & Jesus' 1st Coming: What is Zechariah 12-14 talking about? [Zechariah 12-14]

Jesus' Birthplace: Did I hear that there was a discrepancy of where Jesus was born?
Bart Ehrman: I've been getting my information from Bart Ehrman & was told he was a scholar. What do you think of him?
Scripture is God-breathed: I know there are 2 Scripture that says the Bible is inspired or God-breathed. Can you point me to them? [2 Timothy 3:16-17, 2 Peter 1:19-21]

Jesus in His Early Life: The other day when you were talking about Jesus & His sinless childhood, it got me to thinking that John the Baptist was filled with the Holy Spirit from birth. I thought the same was with Jesus, but then He received the Holy Spirit after His baptism. [Luke 1:15, John 1:32]
Use of Logic: I was listening to "Focus on the Family" the other day, & he was saying it's okay to use logic an evangelistic tool when witnessing. (They figure it out at just about the end of the conversation that the caller had heard this on Focus on the Family.)

Jesus' Early Life: Is there something that stopped Jesus from sinning when He was a child? (the impeccability of Jesus Chrsit.)

King Ahaz's Sign: How was the Virgin Birth of Jesus a sign to King Ahaz since he never got to see it? [Isaiah 7:10-14, Isaiah 8]

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