Jack Wellman October 13, at 8: Lion January 26, at 9: Maybe a poor understanding of what occurred, maybe an anomaly but not a miracle.
Beyond Blind Faith Every major religion honors Jesus. Who is Jesus Christ? Was he a Prophet? Or is Jesus God? See the historical facts… By Paul E. Little PDF It is impossible for us to know conclusively whether God exists and what he is like unless he takes the initiative and reveals himself.
We must scan the horizon of history to see if there is any clue to God's revelation. There is one clear clue. In an obscure village in Palestine, 2, years ago, a Child was born in a stable. Today the entire world is still celebrating the birth of Jesus, and for good reason.
His life changed the course of history. How People Viewed Jesus We're told that "the common people heard him gladly. He began to identify himself as far more than a remarkable teacher or prophet. He began to say clearly that he was Deity.
He made his identity the focal point of his teaching. The all-important question he put to those who followed him was, "Who do you say I am?
On the contrary, he commended him! Jesus frequently referred to "My Father," and his hearers got the full impact of his words. We are told, "The Jews tried all the harder to kill him; not only was he breaking the Sabbath, but he was even calling God his own Father, making himself equal with God.
Jesus asked them which of his miracles caused them to want to kill him. They replied, "We are not stoning you for any of these but for blasphemy, because you, a mere man, claim to be God.
One time Jesus said to a man who was paralyzed, "Son, your sins are forgiven you. Who can forgive sins but God alone? Jesus also made statements like this one: Thus, to know him was to know God. He was either a liar, mentally ill, a legend, or the Truth. Maybe Jesus lied when he said he was God.
Perhaps he knew he was not God, but deliberately deceived his hearers to give authority to his teaching. But there is a problem with this reasoning.
Even those who deny his deity will say that they think Jesus was a great moral teacher. They fail to realize that Jesus could hardly be a great moral teacher if, on the most crucial point of his teaching -- his identity -- he was a deliberate liar.
Another possibility is that Jesus was sincere but self-deceived. We have a name for a person today who thinks he is God.
But as we look at the life of Christ, we see no evidence of the abnormality and imbalance we find in a mentally ill person. Rather, we find the greatest composure under pressure. Were he to return, he would immediately repudiate them.Let me perceive forgiveness as it is.
Let us review the meaning of "forgive," for it is apt to be distorted and to be perceived as something that entails an unfair sacrifice of righteous wrath, a gift unjustified and undeserved, and a complete denial of the truth.
How Do You Forgive Even When It Feels Impossible? (Part 1) Forgiveness isn't something you do for the other person.
Posted Sep 02, 1 “Nothing is Impossible with God” Philippians , Luke 1: Advent 3/C, December 17, Lynne M. Dolan It is a peculiar thing, this coming of God.
A COURSE IN MIRACLES. A unique, universal, self-study spiritual thought system that teaches that the way to Love and Inner Peace is through Forgiveness.
September 29, Today's Decisions Determine Who You'll Be Tomorrow Desiring God National Conference Stand: A Call for the Endurance of the Saints. “Impossible is just a big word thrown around by small men who find it easier to live the world they have been given, rather than to explore the power they have to change it.
Impossible is not a fact.