Saturday, April 15, 2006
Death Has Been Vanquished (some of us just don't know it yet - ALL of us will feel it though... on The Day That Has Been Set!)
After the Crucifixion and the asphyxiating death on the Cross that He had to go through, Jesus descended to the Land of the Dead... where He continued to work miracles, rescueing those who did not know Him and who had died way before He had even come to the earth!
It was on the third day -of course- that He Resurrected ~ thus showing that He truly was the Messiah and that believing in Him will reward us with the same everlasting life. NO ONE GOES TO THE FATHER BUT THROUGH THE SON.
And He Is The Son Of God.
As Jaci Velasquez sang so well ~ just believe!
GOD SO LOVED THE WORLD
THAT HE GAVE HIS ONE AND ONLY SON
SO THAT WHOSOEVER BELIEVES IN HIM
SHALL NOT PERISH BUT HAVE EVERLASTING LIFE.
Amen to that!
I am not re-posting that Céline Dion video though!
And I am not watching the Cameron film - ever again!
also why do you believe Jesus cont. to work miracles in the grave?
You mean... Eostre?
And other pagan lore?
Is it so hard to put two and two together?
You, Christadelphians, and other scholars -of whatever kind- who have studied the Scriptures and have tried to piece it all together - WHY BUT OH, WHY DO YOU FAIL TO SEE THE LIGHT?
SINCE THE WORLD BEGAN
Mankind knew that the Messiah Would Come.
There were substitutes.
There were pretenders.
There were false messiahs INVENTED - and there will be again!
However, the True Messiah Came in His Own Time - and Will Return When The Father Decides.
Who was privy to all of this information?
Of course - angels.
Now, Christadelphians, I learned through my insufferably inane cousin, DO NOT believe that GOD would ALLOW angels to fall from Grace...
GOD allows US, who are less than NOTHING, to make ALL THE WRONG CHOICES (said cousin is a prime example of that)
JESUS Himself said, about my favorite saint (and role model) John The Baptist: "there is none greater than he on the earth; but the smallest in the heavens is greater than he" (I paraphrase).
ADD ALL OF THIS UP - and realize that Jesus allowed a traitor among his disciples... his own apostles... Likewise, The Father Knew that one of his heavenly creations would be the necessary Tempter so that His later Creation -US- could be tested, purged from all of its lesser elements who choose the evil path and hence made worthy of God and of the New World that will be only after the Day of Judgment.
I have told that cousin I keep mentioning that she is in for some nasty surprises on that Day - for she is as Isaiah said; she is one of those who calls good evil and evil good. Woe to those. And woe to those that she is "sponsors" in any way - they are assuredly the complete opposite of what she says they are (yes - she is that bad at picking' em!)
Now, to get back to the core subject here - THE DEVIL EXISTS.
Your church is wrong in claiming that he does not.
EVIL RUNS RAMPANT IN THIS WORLD.
Men perpetrate it, sure.
However, there is more meaning to it than just senseless sin and perdition for those sould that chose to commit evil.
Each such soul that is won to the other side reinforces the hopeless (and itself quite senseless, in the end) stand that the Adversary has built against the Lord.
And it is all because of JEALOUSY.
The devil was an angel who got not only jealous of God but of US as well.
He knew how special we are -or were to be, at the time- in the Eyes of God.
And he vowed to destroy us.
All the more once he lost his angelic status.
HE WANTS US TO BE LIKE HIM - AND NEVER TO GAIN ACCESS TO WHAT HE SO FOOLISHLY LOST HIMSELF!
Let me tell you again: gaining access to Heaven has to be through the Son - through JESUS CHRIST. NO ONE ACCESS THE FATHER IF NOT THROUGH THE SON.
Your faith outright rejects that basic and most important Truth - and it is as foolish as the devil's choice was.
At least the Witnesses know that the devil is out there!
There is TONS of evidence that he is, out there, too!
Just as there is tons of evidence that JESUS CHRIST IS ALIVE.
ALIVE AND CONTINUOUSLY "WORKING MIRACLES (FROM) THE GRAVE" as you tried to express it... The thing is, HE IS NOT IN THE GRAVE - HE HAS ASCENDED! HE DEFEATED DEATH - HENCE HE DEFEATED THE GRAVE TOO.
And why do I think that?
Because the Scriptures said so.
LONG BEFORE HE CAME TO ACCOMPLISH ALL THAT HAD BEEN PROPHESIED (note that the previous resurrected deities were so ancient that no believable records could be made - they are all myths. JESUS is UNQUESTIONABLY A HISTORICAL FIGURE. And NO other would-be messiahs have come to be resurrected since Him. HE WAS THE ONE. NO OTHER NAME WILL PROTECT YOU FROM EVIL AS THE NAME OF "JESUS-CHRIST" - but then again your faith has no devils to ward off... That is what you think though! You do believe in angels... Oftentimes, when you are thinking that angels are present, it will be fallen ones instead!)
Peter said it - JESUS WANTED EVERYTHING TO BE JUST LIKE IN THE SCRIPTURES. And the Scriptures clearly said that He would come - be put to death - and RISE AGAIN! NONE OTHER HAS EVER ACCOMPLISHED IT ALL AS JESUS DID! ISRAEL SHOULD BOW - FOR THEY ARE AWAITING FOR A MESSIAH AND HE ALREADY CAME. They can do as some of their numbers have done (messianic jews) and join christiandom in awaiting the RETURN of the Messiah (no calling Him a "blasphemer" this time around though - capisce?)
JESUS IS ALIVE
NONE OF THE DEAD ARE "SLEEPING" like my inane cousin repeats endlessly, following the christadelphian teachings...
JESUS SAID TO THE CRUCIFIED MAN NEXT TO HIM "TODAY YOU WILL BE WITH ME IN PARADISE"
WHO ARE THE CHRISTADELPHIANS TO CONSTANTLY CONTRADICT THE WORDS OF CHRIST HIMSELF? WHO ARE YOU TO CALL CHRIST A... LIAR BASICALLY?
You know now why I lump you in with the agnostics, atheists and other fools of the same ilk.
I would even add satanists to the mix - but the latter vipers are too slimey indeed and desrve the lowest category all to themselves - to be shared with demons; what their souls will be upon THEIR deaths!
You also know, now, why JESUS IS ALIVE AND STILL WORKING MIRACLES.
Pass The Word.
And please - read the Bible more carefully.
Don't "study it", certainly not under the scrutiny of the tainted lens of a would-be scholar's and exeget's microscope that serves only to blindside you to GREATER REALITIES and the FULL SCOPE of things...
READ THE WORD
TRULY READ IT - WITH EYES WIDE OPEN AND GUIDED NOT BY MAN BUT BY THE HOLY GUIDE!
Thank you for asking your question - it sure sparked me good!
My inane cuz never mentioned Him - she must not know Him either!
Tis of course THE HOLY SPIRIT that I mean there.
You need all the guidance you can get. We all do.
Again, JESUS said that His apostles and all of His followers would RECEIVE THE HOLY SPIRIT UPON THEM.
Quit rejecting what He Said and just BELIEVE - the Evidence is obvious too, if you will but open your eyes to SEE IT...