Monday, September 5, 2011

Recent Discoveries in Astrophysics prove GOD created the Universe

In the Early 1900's science started to take on the trend of a Godless Universe. With Darwinian theory at hand, we no longer needed to rely on the "All Mighty Creator". As time passed on to our most modern and technically advanced society, the role has changed dramatically once again. This time its unarguable, non-negotiable, and virtually unchangeable. Science has recently found that the Universe came into existence at an exact moment in time from absolutely nothing. Note that anything that begins to exist has a cause, and therefore the cause of the Universe must be GOD.  World renown astrophysicist Dr. Hugh Ross takes us through the mind boggling journey on how science shows that God brought the Universe into existence.

If in part 1 you are enticed by what you see, please spend the time to watch the entire film at your convenience that is....

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Mickey Robinson Incredible testimony!



Can you relate to how Mickey used to live his life? maybe this is you? God is real and he wishes that none should perish but all be saved. Don't go as far is he did, it will be too late!


2 Peter 3:9 The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. Instead he is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.
The way to escape hell is narrow, Jesus tells us in John 14:6 "I am the way the truth and the life, no one comes to the father but through me" And We can help you , if you repeat the prayer and believe it in your heart.

Dear Jesus, I know that I'm a sinner.
Please forgive me for what I've done.
I believe you died for the sins of the world 
and on the third day you were raised from the dead.
I turn from my sin now.
Please come into my life and forever change me 
in Jesus Christ name, amen!

Thursday, May 19, 2011

How would human harvesting be wrong if Atheism were true?

The Lie
 You are raised your entire life in a giant indoor facility. For as long as you remember you are told that the world has been contaminated, and that some day you will get to go to the only uncontaminated place left on the planet, "THE ISLAND." When your lottery number finally gets picked, you are led into the operating room where they steal your organs and put you to death.


The Truth
It turns out you are a clone of some rich person, your life was made in a lab so that you could better the life of someone who wants to live it up a little longer...

Thank GOD its Fiction
Thank GOD this isn't a real scenario. You may have seen this plot in the movies like the "ISLAND" or "NEVER LET ME GO"  Just a look into what may happen in our future.

The atheistic moral dilemma
There's not a single intelligent follower of Charles Darwin who would say that this is a morally acceptable concept. But the argument raised here is why? If natural selection were true this would simply be the next step our human brains should accept in order to better our species. On atheism  how would this be wrong? If we are just products of a blind undirected evolutionary process, than we have no reason to think this wrong. Afterall if an animal forces sex on another animal, is that rape? Or if they kill another would you consider that murder? Of course not! they are animals and on Atheism so are we.

Moral Values are grounded in GOD
Heres a recap on the point. If atheism were true, right and wrongs are simply delusions created by evolution to better our species as a whole. We all know this is clearly false, therefore GOD is basis of all morality to mankind and the Bible tells us so! It says knowing right and wrong is written on our hearts, whether you admit it or not everyone knows right from wrong.

 ROMANS 2:14
14For when Gentiles who do not have the Law do instinctively the things of the Law, these, not having the Law, are a law to themselves,
 15in that they show the work of the Law written in their hearts, their conscience bearing witness and their thoughts alternately accusing or else defending them,

Friday, April 15, 2011

HAPPY EASTER - Awesome Truth about Jesus' Death and Ressurection

EASTER ( The Passion Story )

Jesus of Nazareth stepped on the scene in the first century BC making extraordinary claims that no man has ever made in the history of the world. As a Teacher to the Jewish people he introduced a radical new covenant, proclaiming the Kingdom of God was at hand and it is revealed through him and him only. He acted with such divine authority that he would perform exorcisms and miracles in front of thousands of people by using nothing but his voice. Jesus would forgive sins on earth as if he acted in place of the God of Israel. For this he was tried for blasphemy by certain Jewish leaders and was sentenced to death on a Roman cross for treason. Jesus' ministry lasted just 3 years in the first century BC but his teachings and followers thrive to this very day.

 Were the claims Jesus made true? Was he God's divine revelation to mankind? Is he the Jewish Messiah? The answer is found in the single most important question ever asked in history ; Was Jesus Christ raised from the dead? Many people affirm this belief by faith, but we believe the plain evidence  from both scripture and from historical evidence clearly point to Jesus being raised from the dead. We will look at 5 key points starting 1000 years before Jesus died and ending with his followers in the first century AD.

I. Fulfilled Prophecy  - Hundreds of prophecies were fulfilled about Jesus, written anywhere from 400 to 1000 years before Jesus was ever born. There is no way any of these men could have known so much information about the Messiah without God's divine foreknowledge.

1. King David visualized the crucifixion of Jesus Christ, 600 Years before crucifixion was invented

a. Psalm 22:16 dogs have surrounded me;  A band of evildoers has encompassed me; They pierced my hands and my feet.  17I can count all my bones. They look, they stare at me; 18They divide my garments among them,  And for my clothing they cast lots. (King David  1000 BC)

b. Crucifixion was invented by the Persians between 300-400 b.c. It was "perfected" by the Romans in the first century b.c. It is arguably the most painful death ever invented by man and is where we get our term "excruciating." It was reserved primarily for the most vicious of criminals. (Azuza Pacific University)

c.  John's Gospel account of the crucifixion day ( AD 33) Then the soldiers, when they had crucified Jesus, took His outer garments and made four parts, a part to every soldier and also the tunic; now the tunic was seamless, woven in one piece. So they said to one another, Let us not tear it, but cast lots for it, to decide whose it shall be"; this was to fulfill the Scripture: "THEY DIVIDED MY OUTER GARMENTS AMONG THEM, AND FOR MY CLOTHING THEY CAST LOTS."

2.  The Prophets Issiah and Zechariah foresaw Jesus Death 600 years prior

a.  Issiah 53: 5 But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on him,  and by his wounds we are healed.

12 Therefore I will give him a portion among the great, and he will divide the spoils with the strong, because he poured out his life unto death, and was numbered with the transgressors. For he bore the sin of many, and made intercession for the transgressors.

b. Zechariah 12 10"I will pour out on the house of David and on the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the Spirit of grace and of supplication, so that they will look on Me whom they have pierced; and they will mourn for Him, as one mourns for an only son, and they will weep bitterly over Him like the bitter weeping over a firstborn.


II. Historical Figures Involved in Jesus' Death - These men would have been well known by many people during the life and years after Jesus' death, the historicity of these men checks out 100 percent.  If any of the Gospel stories about these people weren't true, people would have come forth and said so.

1. Joseph of Arimathea

a. A member of the Jewish Sanhedrin (the religious leaders who sentenced Jesus Christ to the cross) A secret believer in Jesus Christ, gave his tomb for an executed "blasphemer". This would have been completely unheard of and unacceptable by the council members. These actions would ruin his political status, and his name in the temple community. 

b. Gospel account, John 19:38 After these things Joseph of Arimathea, being a disciple of Jesus, but a secret one for fear of the Jews, asked Pilate that he might take away the body of Jesus; and Pilate granted permission. So he came and took away His body

2. Pontius Pilate  (the judge in the crucifixion trial)

a. JOHN 19:15 So they cried out, “Away with Him, away with Him, crucify Him!" Pilate said to them, "Shall I crucify your King?" The chief priests answered, "We have no king but Caesar"


b. Pilate's biographical details are unclear and some Biblical scholars believed that he was a mythical character. Then in 1961 an inscription with his name was found confirming the historicity of Pontius Pilate, and adding to the credence of the Biblical accounts.  

3. Nicodemus a Pharisee 

 a. Written about by the Historian Josephus, and  in the Jewish Talmud verifying Nicodemus existence and the Gospel's credibility

b. Gospel account, John 19:38 After these things Joseph of Arimathea, being a disciple of Jesus, but a secret one for fear of the Jews, asked Pilate that he might take away the body of Jesus; and Pilate granted permission. So he came and took away His body.39Nicodemus, who had first come to Him by night, also came, bringing a mixture of myrrh and aloes, about a hundred pounds weight. 40So they took the body of Jesus and bound it in linen wrappings with the spices, as is the burial custom of the Jews. 

4. LUKE the Physician

a. Credible and well known in his day. He was a medical Doctor and known for the accuracy of Historical writings. Known for his books the Gospel of Luke and the Acts of the apostles.

III. Embarrassing Witnesses 

1. The empty tomb was discovered by a group Jesus' women followers

a. Gospel of Mark (the earliest dated Gospel) 16:1 When the Sabbath was over, Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James, and Salome, bought spices, so that they might come and anoint Him. 2Very early on the first day of the week, they came to the tomb when the sun had risen. 3They were saying to one another, "Who will roll away the stone for us from the entrance of the tomb?" 4Looking up, they saw that the stone had been rolled away, although it was extremely large. 5Entering the tomb, they saw a young man sitting at the right, wearing a white robe; and they were amazed. 6And he said to them, Do not be amazed; you are looking for Jesus the Nazarene, who has been crucified He has risen; He is not here; behold, here is the place where they laid Him. 7"But go, tell His disciples and Peter, He is going ahead of you to Galilee; there you will see Him, just as He told you.'" 

b. Any attempt to fabricate such a story would have never involved women, in those days a woman's testimony would have meant nothing, and still the Gospel writers stuck to their story. If they wanted to make up a story, they would have said Peter or one of the others discovered the empty tomb. To further ruin the credibility of the women, Mary Magdalene was known for quite a shady past.. This makes for an embarrassing but obviously true story.

IV. Post Mord em Appearances - After Jesus' tomb was found empty, he appeared to many of his followers. His resurrected body verified the claims that he made about himself as God's divine revelation to man.

1. Multiple eye witness accounts of the "risen Lord"

a. The Gospel Accounts - All four Gospels give accounts of the tomb found empty and Jesus interacting with many people. 

IE. John 21:7   Then the disciple whom Jesus loved said to Peter, “It is the Lord!” As soon as Simon Peter heard him say, “It is the Lord,” he wrapped his outer garment around him (for he had taken it off) and jumped into the water.

b. Luke the Author of ACTS - Writes in Acts of the apostles:  1 In my former book, Theophilus, I wrote about all that Jesus began to do and to teach 2 until the day he was taken up to heaven, after giving instructions through the Holy Spirit to the apostles he had chosen. 3 After his suffering, he presented himself to them and gave many convincing proofs that he was alive. He appeared to them over a period of forty days and spoke about the kingdom of God.

c. Saul of TarsusA Jewish pharisee who made it his life to track down the earliest followers of Jesus Christ and bring them to court where they would be convicted and killed for their crimes. On the road to Damascus he met the risen Jesus Christ and was transformed spiritually. He went on to become the author of the majority of the New Testament Bible and was later killed for his beliefs. Paul also wrote the earliest account of the seeing resurrected Christ, 20-30 years before any of the Gospels were written,  just 3-5 years after Jesus' death. 

 CORINTHIANS 15:3 For what I received I passed on to you as of first importance: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, 4 that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures, 5 and that he appeared to Cephas (Peter), and then to the Twelve. 6 After that, he appeared to more than five hundred of the brothers and sisters at the same time, most of whom are still living, though some have fallen asleep. 7 Then he appeared to James, then to all the apostles, 8 and last of all he appeared to me also, as to one abnormally born.



V. Conviction or Concoction 

1. The Rise of the Church
a. The Jewish people did not believe in the physical bodily resurrection of the dead, it would have been completely unorthodox for them to start proclaiming such a belief. Unless of course they were so sure without a shadow of a doubt that what they saw was true.  

b. The Great Commission  Mathew 28 -  16 Then the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain where Jesus had told them to go. 17 When they saw him, they worshiped him; but some doubted. 18 Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19 Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”

c. They Holy Spirit was given - To the Apostles to prove the claims that they made were true. The reason so many of the Jews joined Jesus' followers was because they witnessed the many miracles the apostles were able to perform. 

ACTS 2:

4 All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit enabled them.  5 Now there were staying in Jerusalem God-fearing Jews from every nation under heaven. 6 When they heard this sound, a crowd came together in bewilderment, because each one heard their own language being spoken. 7 Utterly amazed, they asked: “Aren’t all these who are speaking Galileans? 8 Then how is it that each of us hears them in our native language? 9 Parthians, Medes and Elamites; residents of Mesopotamia, Judea and Cappadocia, Pontus and Asia,[b] 10 Phrygia and Pamphylia, Egypt and the parts of Libya near Cyrene; visitors from Rome 11 (both Jews and converts to Judaism); Cretans and Arabs—we hear them declaring the wonders of God in our own tongues!” 12 Amazed and perplexed, they asked one another, “What does this mean?”

2. Willing to die for what they knew to be true 
 a. The final and greatest fact we can share about Jesus Christ, is that his earliest followers were willing to die for what they believed to be true. This wasn't the same as radical Islamic militants being trained their whole lives to commit suicide. These were jewish people who knew no such thing as martyrdom. 

No one in their right mind (if you read the new testament Epistles you will know for sure they weren't crazy)  would die for a concoction. What these men would die for, is a conviction,  they knew that life didn't end at the grave and they were glad to die for the name of Jesus Christ.


Read this story from LUKE's book of Acts:

ACTS 7:54 When the members of the Sanhedrin heard this, they were furious and gnashed their teeth at him. 55 But Stephen, full of the Holy Spirit, looked up to heaven and saw the glory of God, and Jesus standing at the right hand of God. 56 “Look,” he said, “I see heaven open and the Son of Man standing at the right hand of God.”
 57 At this they covered their ears and, yelling at the top of their voices, they all rushed at him, 58 dragged him out of the city and began to stone him. Meanwhile, the witnesses laid their coats at the feet of a young man named Saul.
 59 While they were stoning him, Stephen prayed, “Lord Jesus, receive my spirit.” 60 Then he fell on his knees and cried out, “Lord, do not hold this sin against them.” When he had said this, he fell asleep.


Read this Letter Paul wrote to his followers:


2 Corinthians 11:21  Whatever anyone else dares to boast about—I am speaking as a fool—I also dare to boast about. 22 Are they Hebrews? So am I. Are they Israelites? So am I. Are they Abraham’s descendants? So am I. 23 Are they servants of Christ? (I am out of my mind to talk like this.) I am more. I have worked much harder, been in prison more frequently, been flogged more severely, and been exposed to death again and again. 24 Five times I received from the Jews the forty lashes minus one. 25 Three times I was beaten with rods, once I was pelted with stones, three times I was shipwrecked, I spent a night and a day in the open sea, 26 I have been constantly on the move. I have been in danger from rivers, in danger from bandits, in danger from my fellow Jews, in danger from Gentiles; in danger in the city, in danger in the country, in danger at sea; and in danger from false believers. 27 I have labored and toiled and have often gone without sleep; I have known hunger and thirst and have often gone without food; I have been cold and naked. 28 Besides everything else, I face daily the pressure of my concern for all the churches. 29 Who is weak, and I do not feel weak? Who is led into sin, and I do not inwardly burn?


VI. CONCLUSION - the heart and honesty read in these letters is apparent, the evidence for God and the resurrection of Jesus Christ is clear. We urge you to really look at the evidence and see where it takes you, we know what the truth is and hope you will too. 

JOHN 8:32

 "Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Increase in Disasters since 1948 - Global Warming or Birth Pains? Revisited !

Doesn't it seem that natural disasters have been increasing in recent years? First they said it was Al Gore's Global Warming. Later scientist said that the Earth was cooling. And now the Earth is supposedly warming again? When we did some disaster research, we were so surprised what we found out about how much they were increasing in the last 50 years. Scientist can say what they want, but there is only one source that we can trust, that is the word of God~


Disasters include: drought, earthquake, extreme temperatures, famine, flood, insect infestation, slides, volcanic eruption, wave/surge, wild fires, windstorm. 

  

You can see on the time line above, that not only is Jesus correct in what he said would happen, but he says them in chronological order to when they will happen. What we have found so incredible is that the disasters have been on an incredibly huge up rise from the exact date of the rebirth of Israel!!!

 Jesus tells us about the End of Ages here in Luke 21

7"Teacher," they asked, "when will these things happen? And what will be the sign that they are about to take place?"
 8He replied: "Watch out that you are not deceived. For many will come in my name, claiming, 'I am he,' and, 'The time is near.' Do not follow them. 9When you hear of wars and revolutions, do not be frightened. These things must happen first, but the end will not come right away."
 10Then he said to them: "Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. 11There will be great earthquakes, famines and pestilences in various places, and fearful events and great signs from heaven.

Mathew 24 adds

8All these are the beginning of birth pains.
34I tell you the truth, this generation will certainly not pass away until all these things have happened.

Jesus uses the term "Birth Pains" to explain how theses things begin to take place. When a mother is going into labor her contractions begin to decrease in time and increase in intensity, 15 min 10 min 8 min... When they begin to take place from 7-5 minutes its time to go to the hospital. LUKE 21:28 When these things begin to take place, stand up and lift up your heads, because your redemption is drawing near.” (this is the 5-7 min point we all need to go to hour Jesus Christ hospital)

  Since these graphs were published in 2007 the disasters have gotten much worse and more consistent, here is a list of things that have happened in the last 13 months. Can you believe it??


 THE COLLAPSE OF THE WORLD ECONOMY 
THE HAITI EARTHQUAKE/TSUNAMI  2010 - 230,000 KILLED
CATASTROPHIC OIL SPILL
FLOODS IN PAKISTAN & CHINA
RUSSIAN DROUGHT
LOCUST AND PLAGUES IN AUSTRALIA
INDONESIAN VOLCANIC ERUPTION
FLOODS IN THE US
SEVERAL MASSIVE QUAKES IN CHILE
QUAKES IN NEW ZEALAND
EXTREME WINTERS THROUGHOUT THE GLOBE
CYCLONES IN AUSTRALIA
RIOTS IN EGYPT
RIOTS IN JORDAN
MASSIVE 8.9 EARTHQUAKE/ TSUNAMI  IN JAPAN- 2011 NOW NUCLEAR



5 MINUTE CONTRACTIONS OF MOTHER EARTH!!


 Natural Disasters like these have recently killed over 500,000 people



THIS COULD BE OUR LAST YEAR ON THIS EARTH! PUT YOUR FAITH IN JESUS CHRIST NOW!
 We urge you to examine this World not as the Natural man, but that as the Spiritual man. The bible says about the returning of Jesus Christ, the day and the hour no man knows. One thing it says we can know is how to interpret of the signs of the times, AND THEY ARE SURELY EVERYWHERE!!

1Thessalonians 5:4 says : But ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that that day should overtake you as a thief. 5 Ye are all the children of light, and the children of the day: we are not of the night, nor of darkness.





Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Evoultion and Theism - Not compatible

When it comes to how the first cell appeared on this planet (OR COULDN'T HAVE,) Stephen C. Meyer is probably the best advocate for intelligent design today. To make an incredibly long book short, in "Signature in the Cell," Meyer proves that the digital information in "DNA CODE," even in the simplest of cells had to come from a creator and that there is no science today that proves otherwise. His argument is just one of many scientific arguments today that better prove the existence of a God than not. This is a short video indicating that evolution and theism just aren't compatible scientifically. 


Wednesday, January 26, 2011

"New Atheists" - a type of Antichrist

The Antichrist Spirit
With God being removed from the classroom and scientist being expelled based on intelligent design theory, its obvious who still has control of the world today. Names like Hitchens,Dawkins, and books titled "GOD IS NOT GREAT", and "THE GOD DELUSION" are becoming more popular everyday. Even the most clever atheism has to offer have no good argument for the truth of atheism, but what they do have is an open declaration of hate towards the GOD of the Bible. These men possess the Antichrist spirit, it is dwelling amongst men today and has been for the last 2000 years.

1 John 4:3
3 but every spirit that does not acknowledge Jesus is not from God. This is the spirit of the antichrist, which you have heard is coming and even now is already in the world.  


29 This only have I found:
   God created mankind upright,
   but they have gone in search of many schemes.”
 Ecclesiastes 7:29

False Icons of Evolution
These "New Atheist" teach us that the universe started from complete random chance or do to some Darwinian type process. Richard Dawkins has actually been willing to accept aliens as the "planter" of the first cell over the idea of GOD. Like our public schools today, they claim that evolution is an undeniable fact. There is absolutely no example of one creature evolving into another, and until we see a monkey become a man, evolution will never pass the test. The greatest example of evolution being false is actually the fossil record, it points directly towards creation at the time of the "Cambrian Explosion" (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cambrian_explosion) The only examples of evolution they cling to are the Galapagos finch beak and peppered moth, where the type of changes seen are no different then inheriting blue eyes or certain muscular features from you grandparents.


Warning to Agnostics or Open Minders
These atheist are extremely sly with words, to where even the strongest in faith may have doubts after hearing them speak. Beware, these men are Satan's best tool to deceive man kind, for one reason, and that one reason is the only unforgivable sin. That sin is the blasphemous rejection of the Holy spirit, which states at some point once you reject God completely you have gone too far and no salvation is possible.

 Mathew 12:31
31 And so I tell you, every kind of sin and slander can be forgiven, but blasphemy against the Spirit will not be forgiven.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Stone VS. Bread - His Grace is beyond our earthly comprehension


Jesus tells us as believers, we are to pray in His name and our prayers will be answered. If this is true and it always is, then how come we don't always end up with what we wanted? Jesus describes this circumstance below, but it's not always as simple as BLACK & WHITE..

 Mathew 7
7 “Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. 8 For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened. 
 9 “Which of you, if your son asks for bread, will give him a stone? 10 Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a snake? 11 If you, then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask him!

Let's take this circumstance to real life perspective. Sometimes we want something really bad, it may not have been God's will but it sure was ours. We go through a little struggle, but we end up getting it after all. He allows it to look just like the "BREAD" we wanted, everything is going along great, then all of a sudden that bread becomes a "STONE". In fact it seems like a total disaster. Out of divine power he somehow keeps things together, just enough for you to see your mistake and make it right in his eyes. What happens next? Look Up!! Submit to your GOD, and you come to the realization that you have been caught in an incredible cushion of GRACE. After you look back on the situation, you see that if it weren't for that "STONE," you or someone you love could have been seriously hurt. So let us give thanks to God for saving us with his awesome power and sovereignty!!

James 1:2-3
 2 Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, 3 because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance.

Romans 8:28
And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose

Thursday, January 13, 2011

The Testimony of the Early Church - Some more proof for the truth


 MATHEW 19:24
24 Again I tell you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for someone who is rich to enter the kingdom of God.”

  Picture this : your whole entire life you live in a mansion. You were born a billionaire, you knew no poverty, you ate nothing but fine dining everyday of your life. Your rich family went back 3000 years, your only job in life was to follow the family traditions and pass the wealth down the generations. One day a man shows up at your door dressed in stinky raggedy clothes, he begins to teach you amazing but controversial things. Then he says to you, you must turn away from everything you've ever known, move into a garbage filled dumpster and you would most likely get killed for doing it.What would it take for you to give up everything and follow such a crazy person? The answer is; an absolute guarantee without a shadow of a doubt, the man was God and you would live for ever.

That's just what the early church founders believed, they were so sure that Jesus was the truth, they were willing to give up everything they knew and even die for it. Here are just 3 Historical figures who were willing to go the distance for their belief in Jesus Christ.


1 ) Joseph of Arimathea

A member of the Jewish Sanhedrin (the religious leaders who sentenced Jesus Christ to the cross) A secret believer in Jesus Christ, gave his tomb for an executed "blasphemer". This would have been completely unheard of and unacceptable by the council members. These actions would ruin his political status, and therefore everything he had.

JOHN 19:38
 38 Later, Joseph of Arimathea asked Pilate for the body of Jesus. Now Joseph was a disciple of Jesus, but secretly because he feared the Jewish leaders. With Pilate’s permission, he came and took the body away. 


2)  Mark - Son of Peter, Author of the 1st written Gospel

 Mark was the son of Peter, who was a direct apostle of Jesus Christ. Being Peter's son, he would have learned everything about Jesus' life from his own father. It is widely accepted that the book of Mark book was the first Gospel written. One thing that makes this book so historically acceptable is that the story of  Jesus' empty tomb was first discovered by women (one who may have once been a prostitute). Because of this, all of Mark's credibility would be shattered during those times. Even though the writers knew that people would scoff at such a claim they stuck to there story, and that's how we know the empty tomb is a fact and the story is true.

MARK 16
 1 When the Sabbath was over, Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James, and Salome bought spices so that they might go to anoint Jesus’ body. 2 Very early on the first day of the week, just after sunrise, they were on their way to the tomb 3 and they asked each other, “Who will roll the stone away from the entrance of the tomb?” 

3) Saul of Tarsus (Paul the Apostle)

A Jewish pharisee who made it his life to track down the earliest followers of Jesus Christ and bring them to court where they would be convicted and killed for their crimes. On the road to Damascus he met the risen Jesus Christ and was transformed spiritually. He went on to become the author of the majority of the New Testament Bible and was later killed for his beliefs. Paul also wrote the earliest account of the resurrected Christ, 50-60 years before any of the Gospels were written, just 3-5 years after Jesus death.

1 CORINTHIANS 15
(the earliest account of the resurrection)
4 that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures, 5 and that he appeared to Cephas, and then to the Twelve. 6 After that, he appeared to more than five hundred of the brothers and sisters at the same time, most of whom are still living, though some have fallen asleep. 7 Then he appeared to James, then to all the apostles, 8 and last of all he appeared to me also, as to one abnormally born. 




Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Christians and Jews killed in the name of GOD - Jesus said it would happen

Outside Egyptian Church, 7 killed during Christmas Eve worship
  
Phrases and Words heard all over the world today
  • The 9/11 Attacks 
  • Turmoil in the Middle East
  • Jihad
  • Suicide Bombers
  • Radicals
  • Terrorism
  • Taliban 
  • Hamas
  • Martyr 
      What do all these things have in common? 
They are groups or acts carried out by radical religous people who believe they are doing favors to God. Its obvious they're not, but even they could know for sure if they followed what their own book says. That is to listen to Jesus Christ. 600 years before this radicalism emerged on our planet Jesus showed us the truth.

John 16:2 They  will put you out of the synagogue; in fact, the time is coming when anyone who kills you will think they are offering a service to God.

Jesus speaking here to then Jews, and later they who became Christians. He says the time is coming, meaning it hadn't come yet, in his time Radical Islam hadn't been "invented" yet. In those days persecution of Christians and Jews wasn't uncommon, but to say: those will think they are doing a service to God. That only brings one statement to mind, "jihad", and not the inner struggle but those who wage religious war on innocent people.

 Life doesn't stop for those who are killed
While Jesus was preparing his disciples for his own crucifixion, he told them a lot of important things about their troubles soon to come. John 16:33 (KJV): These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world. The dictionary defines Tribulation as: Great affliction, trial, or distress; suffering. When he says be of good cheer for I have overcome the World, he is saying that your life on Earth doesn't stop at the grave when you believe in him. So we must put our faith in Christ, for the days are growing near when he returns for his bride and those who he doesn't know will perish eternally and there isn't second chances after this life.