They conquered everything but death.

Past world rulers like Alexander the Great, Tutankhamen and Julius Caesar have all had one thing in common: the past. They're stuck in it. It makes more sense to follow a ruler who has conquered death...and a world leader who promises to someday rule the world through peace.

Jesus Christ is that ruler. He claimed to be God, was crucified for our sins, and then rose bodily from the grave. And he promises to return to rule over the earth.

What people weren't looking for
on the first Easter.

Instead people were searching for the body of Jesus of Nazareth. A man who had claimed to be God. A man who said he would prove his deity by bodily rising from the dead. No other religious leader has made such a claim and backed it up with such an event.

He's no Houdini.

The great escape artist Harry Houdini said that he was determined to come back from the grave if possible. He didn't. But someone else did: Jesus Christ claimed to be the God who created the universe and said he would die and then bodily rise from the dead to prove he was God. He did.

"Anyone can make claims. There have been others who have claimed to be God. I could claim to be God, and you could claim to be God, but the question all of us must answer is, 'What credentials do we bring to substantiate our claim?'

In my case it wouldn't take you five minutes to disprove my claim. It probably wouldn't take too much more to dispose of yours. But when it comes to Jesus of Nazareth, it's not so simple. He had the credentials to back up His claim.

He said, 'Even though you do not believe Me, believe the evidence of the miracles, that you may learn and understand that the Father is in Me, and I in the Father.'

What were Jesus' credentials?

First, His moral character coincided with His claims. Many asylum inmates claim to be celebrities or deities. But their claims are belied by their characters. Not so with Christ. He is unique--as unique as God.

Jesus was sinless. The caliber of His life was such that He was able to challenge His enemies with the question, 'Can any of you prove Me guilty of sin?' He was met by silence, even though He addressed those who would have liked to point out a flaw in His character.

This lack of any sense of moral failure on Jesus' part is astonishing in view of the fact that it is completely contrary to the experience of the saints and mystics in all ages. The closer men and women draw to God, the more overwhelmed they are with their own failure, corruption, and shortcomings.

We read of the temptation of Jesus, but we never hear of a confession of sin on His part. He never asked for forgiveness, though He told His followers to do so.

It is also striking that..."

The above was taken from the article Beyond Blind Faith -- an article that answers the question, "Is Jesus God?"

How do you know which one is right for you?

The world's religions and philosophies offer many different "Gods" to choose from. How does a person go about finding the one that's right for him or her?

What kind do you want?

The world's religions and philosophies offer many different "Gods" to choose from. How does a person go about finding the one that's right for him or her?

Need help choosing a God?

It's kind of trendy to pick your own God, whether that's a tree, or a feeling, or a star, or a vending machine. They say it doesn't matter what you believe, as long as you're sincere. But maybe you're someone who prefers a little more substance for your beliefs. Maybe you want specific, concrete reasons to believe in a "God."