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Preface for Jesus' History
Ask an average person what person had the most impact on humanity. The answer may be John Lennon, Abraham Lincoln, Karl Marx, Adolph Hitler or Elvis Presley.
Who would you say had the greatest influence on humanity?
This book gets into the customs and history of the times and thoughts by some of history's greatest thinkers on the life of the one person who had the greatest impact on the world, Jesus Christ of Nazareth who created all things from nothing and then became flesh and dwelt among us to become the Savior of the world. This book presents His biography in chronological order as it most likely happened. If it fills you with awe, unspeakable wonder and joy, this author has accomplished his goal because I dedicate this book to all atheists, agnostics, Gnostics, Jews, Muslims, Hindus, Buddhists, Satan worshippers and other non-Christians and Christians the world over in hopes that you will all live forever in unimaginable joy. Please be sure to read all the footnotes, as they are an important part of explaining the Bible verses in a historical manner.
Jesus said, “I am the living bread because I came down from heaven; if anyone eats of this bread, he or she will live forever. The bread that I will give is my body, which I am giving for the sake of the world1.”
“Simon Peter answered, saying. ‘You are the Christ, the Son of the Living God".2
My special thanks go to Steve Tvedten for sending me his chronology of the New Testament along with many references that added much insight into the events. Steve also gave me much of the commentary that I included in these chapters. Steve, a Jew converted to Christianity, should be included as a co-author of this book. Thanks also to my wife Betty, whose name you will learn in the narrative means "Faultless". Thanks also to the co-authors of our book Little Thinkers – Squeezing Common Sense out of Life's Toughest Questions, Pastor Greg Hickle and Roger Rosenquist; all of whom gave me insight as to whether to proceed with this book or not waste my time and energy. I hope their advice was honest and not an attempt to not hurt my feelings. Roger and his wife Doris also read parts of the book and gave me excellent advice.
The many explanations of Aramaic idioms were derived from the translations of the Peshitta and Syriac Bibles by George Lamsa and Victor Alexander, listed on the copyright page. These two authors made sense of many things that are confusing to most Christians. An example is “pick up snakes”, which really means “deal with enemies”.
1. John 6:53.
2. Matthew 16:16.
Paperback by Robert Laing:
Theory - - Squeezing Common Sense Out of Science, Creation, Noah's Ark and Jesus
Another Web Site by Robert Laing: www.intelligentdesigntheory.info
Paperback by author available: Little Thinkers -- Squeezing Common Sense Out of Life's Toughest Questions
This book in paperback: History of Jesus Christ the Human God