Explain how we have approximated the dates of Jesus' birth and death as well as the length of his ministry. List primary and secondary sources describing his life. Which of these sources is the most important? How important is accurate historical information in providing a foundation for accepting and believing the gospel message?© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com October 25, 2018, 5:05 am ad1c9bdddf
Explain how we have approximated the dates of Jesus' birth and death as well as the length of his ministry. List primary and secondary sources describing his life. Which of these sources is the most important? How important is accurate historical information in providing a foundation for accepting and believing the gospel message?
We use the information supplied in the gospels as well as Roman records to ascertain the dates regarding Jesus. He was born between 4 BC and 6 AD (Herod died in 4 BC and Quirinius conducted a census in 6 AD). Luke tells us he was baptized by John the Baptist whose ministry began in the 15th year of Tiberius' reign according to Luke 3:1-2. Jesus' ministry lasted between 1 and 3 years according to the gospels. Jesus was executed by Pontius Pilate was was in power between 26 and 36 AD.
Primary sources of Jesus' life include the four gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John ...
This solution discusses the dates associated with the birth, ministry, death and resurrection of Jesus of Nazareth. Primary and secondary sources of his life are discussed. The importance of these sources is also examined. Over 550 words of original text.
What must I do to live forever?
We know the features of our physical lives that determine they will be finite; they will die. Scripture clearly teaches that a small remnant of people with these bodies will be given new ones that cannot die. Perhaps you have imagined that these future bodies will be so "bionic" as to be unrecognizably amazing in potential. Let's not imagine that. Let's image for argument' sake that those eternal bodies are simply the ones we have now, made eternal, fully functional (and sex-less...oh, well....)
What must I do to live forever? What Changes? Christian perspective. What about our present bodies (and/or their surroundings!!) would have to change (i.e get reversed) for us to live vitally and eternally? Ignore the sexuality aspect if you can. Put together information and construct a brief list of three changes (not to exceed 100 carefully chosen words altogether) that will answer the above question. Number the (3) sentences (changes) so that they take the form of a list, not a paragraph.