Enemies of the Gospel have always presented a false picture of the Lord Jesus. John’s opponents in the late first century were no exception. Some said Christ was a phantom, a divine agent who never really walked on earth, but was only a shadowy spirit being. To counter these people, the Apostle asserted that the Son of God became flesh: Gospel truth, but a terrible doctrine to the false teachers. In The Real Christ, Bryan Williams shows readers how the epistle of John presents Jesus as fully human and fully divine.
Bryan Williams was born and raised in Nelson, New Zealand. In 1958, he moved to England to attend London Bible College. In 1962, Williams gained a B.D. from the University of London and an ALBC diploma from London Bible College. At the invitation of the Bible Institute of South Africa, he began lecturing there in 1970, and held various positions there. In 1977, he completed his Ph.D. through the Universities of Cape Town and Stellenbosch. For years, he has led home Bible studies and served in various church committees. He has written numerous books, and has devoted his life to developing tools to help people study the Bible more fruitfully. Bryan and his wife, Barbara, live in Cape Town, South Africa.