THE RESURRECTION OF JESUS CHRIST FACT OR FICTION!

 

Gilbert West and Lord Lyttleton, two Oxford students, believed Christianity was a “tale gone mad” and they determined to refute the Christian faith. Lyttleton resolved to disprove the conversion of Saul of Tarsus, and West would refute the resurrection of Jesus Christ. They figured a careful, rational, examination of the evidence would easily disprove the Christian faith.

But after examining the evidence—they both separately came to the opposite conclusion! Lyttleton concluded that Saul of Tarsus did, in fact, convert to the Apostle Paul through Jesus Christ. And Gilbert West concluded that the Resurrection of Jesus Christ was among the best-established facts in all of history! West went on to write a book entitled, “Observations on the History and Evidences of the Resurrection of Jesus Christ.”

Professor Thomas Arnold, former chair of history at Oxford, and author of the famous volumes, History of Rome, was skillfully educated in the study of historical facts. Professor Arnold, stated, “I have been used for many years to study the histories of other times, and to examine and weigh the evidence of those who have written about them, and I know of no one fact in the history of mankind which is PROVED BY BETTER AND FULLER EVIDENCE of every sort, than the great sign which God has given us that Christ died and rose again from the dead.”

After investigating the evidence of the resurrection, Lord Darling, former Chief Justice of England, stated, “. . . There is such overwhelming evidence, positive and negative, factual, and circumstantial, that no intelligent jury in the world could fail to bring in a verdict that the resurrection story is true.” Now to deny the resurrection of Jesus Christ you have to close your eyes to the overwhelming facts of history. Tim Keller penned these words, “If Jesus rose from the dead, then you have to accept all that he said; if he didn’t rise from the dead, then why worry about any of what he said? The issue on which everything hangs is not whether or not you like his teaching but whether or not he rose from the dead.”

Jesus is alive if  believe in His atoning works you will have eternal life with Christ. Martha Tigchelaar my mother died on March 08 2012. What comfort most I’ll see one day in heaven

As written in scriptures, “ O death, where is your victory? O death, where is your sting?”  Furthermore, it  is written in the Old Testament, “I will ransom them from the power of Sheol. I will redeem them from death. Death, where are your barbs? Sheol, where is your sting?”

Christianity is the most persecuted people throughout history because of their faith in the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ eleven of the twelve apostles were martyred because their strong belief in the resurrection of Christ. If the disciples took Jesus body the  common belief in that time frame. You would think at least one. The disciples  would reveal where Jesus body is, certainly chief priest, nor the guards kept watch over the grave site would not reveal their secret meeting. The guards would have lost their lives if Roman authority found out they abandoned their posts. The chief priests, Pharisee, and the legal expect hated Jesus, and put Him to death.  If the mass would have known their intent of killing Him, and  covering up the resurrection it also would have expose their hypocrisy to the people.  As Jesus stated the disciples, “If the world hates you, understand that it hated Me before it hated you. If you were of the world, the world would love you as its own. However, because you are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of it; the world hates you. Remember if world attack you remember they attack Jesus first. As scriptures declares because of Him I have suffered the loss of all things and consider them filth, so that I may gain Christ and be found in Him, not having a righteousness of my own from the law, but one that is through faith in Christ—the righteousness from God based on faith.  My goal is to know Him and the power of His resurrection and the fellowship of His sufferings, being conformed to His death,   assuming that I will somehow reach the resurrection from among the dead. NT Write wrote, “ The resurrection completes the inauguration of God’s kingdom…It is the decisive event demonstrating that God’s kingdom really has been launched on earth as it is in heaven.  Concerning resurrection either you believe it or you do not believe it. When apostle Peter preached on the day of Pentecost in Acts 2; 31- 32  King David looked ahead and spoke of the resurrection of the Christ, that He was neither abandoned to Hades, nor did His flesh suffer decay. This Jesus God raised up again, to which we are all witnesses.”  Peter also pointed to King David grave site as proof that wasn’t him. 

Jesus without doubt is one the key figure in history, Yet Wikipedia  claim Jesus has several burial sites, There located in the Christian Quarter of the Old City of Jerusalem. A second site, known as the Garden Tomb, located just outside Jerusalem the Old City.   Other key religious leader such as Muhammad, Confucius, and Bahá’í  you know where they were buried For example: Muhammad is buried in the Al-Masjid al-Nabawi, The grave of Confucius, founder of Confucianism, is in his home town of Qufu, Shandong Province, China, and Bábism The Shrine of the Báb, the burial location of the Báb, the founder of Bábism and one of three central figures of the Bahá’í Faith, is located on Mount Carmel, in Haifa, Israel. Yet, the historian can only speculated where Jesus was buried. 

 

                   

The Resurrection and Its Important 

Jesus brought Lazarus back from the dead after being dead for four days. According to Martha, his brother Lazarus was in the grave for four days. Martha said these words “by this time there is a bad odor, for he has been there four days since he passed away.

From discovery curiosity.com In Applied Anthropology they wrote this report how a body decaying after death ”Much faster than decomposition is, of course, death itself, when the body goes through a host of grisly changes in a relatively fast time frame. When a person’s heart stops beating at death, the body’s cells are deprived of oxygen and die. Blood then begins draining from the circulatory system and pools in the low-lying areas of the body. Stiffening of the muscles– rigor mortis– sets in after about three hours, and by the time 24 hours have passed, the body will have lost all of its internal heat. The muscles will begin to lose rigor mortis after about 36 hours, and the stiffness will be completely gone after 72 hours. In other study found Human Death and Decay web page http://science.howstuffworks.com/body-farm1.htm  As the cells die, bacteria within the body begin breaking them down. Enzymes in the pancreas cause the organ to digest itself. The body soon takes on a gruesome appearance and smells.  Decomposing tissue emits a green substance, as well as gasses such as methane and hydrogen sulfide. The lungs expel fluid through the mouth and nose. “ In short Lazarus was dead. Everyone from the community Bethany was there to offer comforting and support to Martha and Mary. 

According to John gospel Jesus instructed them to removed the stone from Lazarus Then Jesus began to pray “Father, I thank You that You heard Me.  I know that You always hear Me, but because of the crowd standing here I said this, so they may believe You sent Me.” Than He shouted with a loud voice, “Lazarus, come out!” The dead man came out bound hand and foot with linen strips and with his face wrapped in a cloth. Jesus said to them, “Loose him and let him go.

In Calvin commentary He wrote these words, “He cried with a loud voice. By not touching with the hand, but only crying with the voice, his Divine power is more fully proven. At the same time, he holds out to our view the secret and astonishing efficacy of his word. For how did Christ restore life to the dead but by the word? And therefore, in raising Lazarus, he exhibited a visible token of his spiritual grace, which we experience every day by the perception of faith, when he shows that his voice gives life.”

 Remember the words God spoke with Adam in the garden of Eden. When Uttered these words to Adam on the day you eat the forbidden fruits you will surely die. The curse of sin was spiritual and physical death along with second death going into Christ less eternity . 

Jesus display His power over death by rising Lazarus from the dead. Later on Jesus Himself would conquer death by raising from Himself from the grave and did not returning to the grave.and ascended into heaven. According to Warren Wiersbe Bible Study Series, “The experience of Lazarus is a good illustration of what happens to a sinner when he trusts the Savior (Eph. 2:1-10). Lazarus was dead, and all sinners are dead. He was decayed, because death and decay go together. All lost people are spiritually dead, but some are more “decayed” than others. No one can be “more dead” than another.

New International Encyclopedia of Bible Characters address why Lazarus’ resurrection was essential. It showed Jesus divine life-giving power and foreshadowed his authority over the promised general resurrection in the future. Lazarus; however, was only resurrected to a renewed earthly life, while Jesus’ resurrection formed the prototype of the resurrection awaiting Christians.”  John MacArthur Study Bible he said, “This was a preview of the power to be fully displayed in the final resurrection when all the dead hear the voice of the Son of God and live.”

Jesus predicted his death and Resurrection 

 Jesus predicted his death and resurrection found in, Mark 8:31, Mark 9:30-32, and, Mark 10:32- 34: note the accuracy in Mark 10: 32 – 34, They were on their way up to Jerusalem, with Jesus leading the way, and the disciples were astonished, while those who followed were afraid. Again he took the Twelve aside and told them what was going to happen to him. 33 “We are going up to Jerusalem,” he said, “and the Son of Man will be delivered over to the chief priests and the teachers of the law. They will condemn him to death and will hand him over to the Gentiles 34 who will mock him and spit on him, flog him, and kill him. Three days later he will rise.” 

•We are going up to Jerusalem. Mark 11; 1-11

•the Son of Man will be delivered over to the chief priests and the teachers of the law. John 18; 1- 12

•They will condemn him to death and will hand him over to the Gentiles. Mark 14; 62- 65, Matthew 25; 64- 67

•who will mock him and spit on him, flog him, and kill him. Luke 22; 63- 65. John 19; 1- 3

•Who will mock him and spit on him, flog him, and kill him? John 19; 17- 28

•Three days later he will rise.” John 20; 1-10. Luke 24; 1- 10, Matthew 28; 1-10.

After Jesus was buried The next day, the one after Preparation Day, the chief priests and the Pharisees went to Pilate.  “Sir,” they said, “we remember that while he was still alive that deceiver said, ‘After three days I will rise again.’  So give the order for the tomb to be made secure until the third day. Otherwise, his disciples may come and steal the body and tell the people that he has been raised from the dead. This last deception will be worse than the first.” Take a guard,” Pilate answered. “Go, take the tomb as secure as you know how.” So they went and made the tomb secure by putting a seal on the stone and posting the guard.

 

 In Psalm 16; 10; Psalmist wrote these words; For You will not abandon me to Sheol; You will not allow Your Faithful One to see no decay.Historian Anthropology did study and found that a dead starts decaying after 72 hours. it worn repeating study again, “ Human Death and Decay  As the cells die, bacteria within the body begin breaking them down. Enzymes in the pancreas cause the organ to digest itself. The body soon takes on a gruesome appearance and smell. Decomposing tissue emits a green substance, as well as gasses such as methane and hydrogen sulfide. The lungs expel fluid through the mouth and nose.  After Jesus was buried Human Death and Decay webpage  As the cells die, bacteria within the body begin breaking them down. Enzymes in the pancreas cause the organ to digest itself. The body soon takes on a gruesome appearance and smell. Decomposing tissue emits a green substance, as well as gasses such as methane and hydrogen sulfide. The lungs expel fluid through the mouth and nose.

 http://science.howstuffworks.com/body-farm1.htm 

 On the third day, violent earthquake, and an angel appeared clothing as white as snow and the guards were so afraid of him that they shook and became like dead men and they fled the grave site, and reported to the chief priest what transpired. And when they had assembled with the elders and consulted together, they gave a large sum of money to the soldiers, and said, “You are to say, ‘His disciples came by night and stole Him away while we were asleep.”  And if this should come to the governor’s ears, we will win him over and keep you out of trouble.” And they took the money and did as they had been instructed; and this story was widely spread among the Jew to this day.     

  On the third Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to where Jesus was buried finished the preparation, bringing the spices with them and view the tomb and was empty. They went into the tomb. An angel of the Lord was in the tomb dressed in a long white robe sitting on the right side; they were amazed and alarmed. He said   “ Do not be afraid; for I know that you are looking for Jesus who has been crucified.  He is not here, for He has risen, just as He said. Come, see the place where He was lying. But go, tell His disciples and Peter, ‘He is going ahead of you to Galilee; you will see Him there just as He told you.’” that He has risen from the dead. So they went out and started running from the tomb, because trembling, and astonishment overwhelmed them. Mary went to the disciple and said, “The tomb was empty” So Peter and John went forth, and they went to the tomb. The two were running together; and John ran faster than Peter and came to the tomb first;  and stooping and looking in, he *saw the linen wrappings lying there; but he did not go in.  And Simon Peter also came, following him, and entered the tomb; and he *saw the linen wrappings lying there, and the face-cloth which had been on His head, not lying with the linen wrappings, but rolled up in a place by itself. So the John who had first come to the tomb then also entered, and he saw, and believed. For as yet they did not understand the Scripture, that He must rise again from the dead. At the time, they went back to their own homes and their vocations. 

Accordingly,  the Apostle Paul 1 Corinthians 15; 3-8 For I delivered to you on first importance what I also received, from Christ. He died for our sins according to the Scriptures, and that He was buried, and that He was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures, and that He appeared to Cephas {Simon Peter} then to the twelve.  After that He appeared to more than five hundred brethren at one time, most of whom remain until now, but some have fallen asleep; then He appeared to James, then to all the apostles; and last of all. He appeared to me also {Apostle Paul}.

People who saw Jesus after death:

A.To Mary Magdalene at the sepulchre. This is recorded at length only by John (20:11-18) and alluded to by Mark (16:9-11). 

B.He appeared these women,” the other Mary,” Salome, Joanna, and others, as they returned from the sepulchre. Matthew (28:1-10) alone gives an account of this. (Compare Mark 16:1-8, and Luke 24:1-11.) 

C.To Simon Peter alone on the day of the resurrection. (See Luke 24:34; 1 Cor. 15:5.) 

D.To the two disciples on the way to Emmaus on the day of the resurrection, recorded  only by Luke (24:13-35.  

E.To the ten disciples (Thomas being absent time) and others “with them,” at Jerusalem on the evening of the resurrection day, John (20:19-24). 

F.To the disciples again (Thomas being present) at Jerusalem (Mark 16:14-18; Luke 24:33-40; John 20:26-28. See also 1 Cor. 15:5). 

G.To the disciples when fishing at the Sea of Galilee. Of this appearance also John (21:1-23) alone gives an account. 

H.To the eleven, and above 500 brethren at once, at an appointed place in Galilee (1 Cor. 15:6; compare Matt. 28:16-20). 

I.To James, but under what circumstances we are not informed (1 Cor. 15:7). 

J.To the apostles immediately before the ascension. They accompanied him from Jerusalem to Mount Olivet, and there they saw him ascend “till a cloud received him out of their sight” (Mark 16:19; Luke 24:50-52; Acts 1:4-10). 

K. In addition to the above, mention might be made of Christ’s manifestation to Paul at Damascus who speaks of it as an appearance of the risen Savior (Acts 9:3-9, 17; 1 Cor. 15:8; 9:1). 

L.Lastly to all who believe in Jesus as Lord, and took their sins when confess and repent of theirs sins Romans 10; 9-13 that if you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved; for with the heart a person believes, resulting in righteousness, and with the mouth he confesses, resulting in salvation. For the Scripture says, “Whoever believes in Him will not be disappointed.”  For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek; for the same Lord is Lord of all, abounding in riches for all who call on Him; for “Whoever will call on the name of the Lord will be saved.” Than he will dwell in you.

Concerning resurrection either you believe it or you do not believe it. When apostle Peter preached on the day of Pentecost in Acts 2; 31- 32  King David looked ahead and spoke of the resurrection of the Christ, that He was neither abandoned to Hades, nor did His flesh suffer decay. This Jesus God raised up again, to which we are all witnesses.”  Peter also pointed to King David grave site as proof that wasn’t him. 

Jesus without doubt is one the key figure in history, Yet Wikipedia claim Jesus has several burial sites, There located in the Christian Quarter of the Old City of Jerusalem. A second site, known as the Garden Tomb, located just outside Jerusalem the Old City.   Other key religious leader such as Muhammad, Confucius, and Bahá’í you know where they were buried For example: Muhammad is buried in the Al-Masjid al-Nabawi, The grave of Confucius, founder of Confucianism, is in his home town of Qufu, Shandong Province, China, and Bábism The Shrine of the Báb, the burial location of the Báb, the founder of Bábism and one of three central figures of the Bahá’í Faith, is located on Mount Carmel, in Haifa, Israel. Yet, the historian can only speculated where Jesus was buried. 

Another factor sin was the cause and the effect of physical and spiritual death.  It is also the key to Christian faith the core of are walk. Logically how can someone pray to someone who is dead how can that hear your prayers when they’re dead?    Dr. Henry Morris wrote these words concerning Jesus resurrection “, the bodily resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead is the crowning proof of Christianity. Everything else that was said or done by Christ and the apostles are secondary in importance to the resurrection. If the resurrection did not take place then, Christianity is a false religion. If it did take place, then Christ is God and the Christian faith is absolute truth.

“Death is our greatest enemy, and it has conquered all men but Christ. No man is wise enough to outwit death or wealthy enough to purchase freedom from death or strong enough to vanquish death. The grave always wins the victory, and every person sooner or later returns to the dust.” In fact, the inexorable triumph of death applies not only to people, but to all things. Animals die, and plants die, and even whole species atrophy and become extinct. Cities and nations, like people, are born and grow for a season, and then fade away. Homes and automobiles and clothes wear out and must eventually go back to the dust, just as do their owners. Even the universe itself is running down and heading toward an ultimate “heat death.” Or the apostle Paul wrote, “ and if Christ has not been raised, your faith is worthless; you are still in your sins. Then those also who have fallen asleep in Christ have perished. If we have hoped in Christ in this life only, we are of all men most to be pitied.

Remember the disciples the were scattered when chief priest, and legal expect arrested Jesus and the disciples lived in fear for their lives as scripture states, “ Strike the shepherd, and the sheep will be scattered, and I will turn my hand against the little one.” After Pentecost when 120 followers of Jesus were upper room praying requested by Jesus. The Holy Spirit descended upon them, and they became to speak in tongues and the apostle Peter preached the gospel. Later on, chief priests and the Pharisees order John and Peter threatens them beat them in Acts 4. The key was the resurrection of Jesus Christ all they had to is point to His empty tomb. The Pharisees and Sadducees had to produce the body, and the apostles would be the laughing stock of community and no one would take them serious.  

Dr. Greenleaf, the Royal Professor of Law at Harvard University born on December 5, 1783 –October 6, 1853. Felt the resurrection was the key to the Christian faith as he stated, “According to the laws of legal evidence used in courts of law, there is more evidence for the historical fact of the resurrection of Jesus Christ than for just about any other event in history. Dr Greenleaf in brief on Facts or Fictions he wrote the following :

He theory suggests the apostles fabricated the resurrection. Two major problems: One, If the body of Jesus Christ was available, you’d better believe, the Roman authorities would have paraded His body for all to see. Christianity was spreading like a wild fire! And nothing could have quenched that flame quicker than the body of Jesus Christ! If the resurrection of Jesus Christ was not true—there were 11 men that knew it!

There were 11 men that knew it! Remember, friend—THESE MEN WERE EYEWITNESSES! They were there!

“Even as they delivered them unto us, which from the beginning were EYEWITNESSES. .” Luke 1:2

“That which was from the beginning, which we have HEARD, which we have SEEN WITH OUR EYES, which we have LOOKED UPON, and our HANDS HAVE HANDLED. .” 1 John 1:1

“For we have not followed cunningly devised fables, when we made known unto you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but were EYEWITNESSES of his majesty.” 2 Peter 1:16

And these men went so far as seal their testimony with their blood! They died a horrible and martyrs death!

There is no way; these 12 men could have all been deceived.

For this reason—these 12 men not only died for a lie—and here is the catch—THEY KNEW IT WAS A LIE!

If the resurrection of Jesus Christ a lie—THEY KNEW IT!

You cannot find a group of 11 men in the history of this universe who forsook all, were beaten, were jailed, and even went so far as die for a lie—KNOWING it was a lie!

  You could imprison them, flog them, kill them, but you could not make them deny their conviction that on the third day he rose again.

Dr. Greenleaf wrote, “IT WAS IMPOSSIBLE that the apostles could have persisted in affirming the truths they had narrated, had not JESUS CHRIST ACTUALLY RISEN FROM THE DEAD!”

 And then there’s the man called Saul of Tarsus.

 Saul of Tarsus thought Jesus was a false messiah, a fake, a blasphemer. And to exterminate Christianity totally, became his passion! The Bible describes himThe Resurrection and Its Important Jesus brought Lazarus back from the dead after being dead for four days. According to Martha, his brother Lazarus was in the grave for four days. Martha said these words “by this time there is a bad odor, for he has been there four days since he passed away.From discovery curiosity.com In Applied Anthropology they wrote this report how a body decaying after death ”Much faster than decomposition is, of course, death itself, when the body goes through a host of grisly changes in a relatively fast time frame. When a person’s heart stops beating at death, the body’s cells are deprived of oxygen and die. Blood then begins draining from the circulatory system and pools in the low-lying areas of the body. Stiffening of the muscles– rigor mortis– sets in after about three hours, and by the time 24 hours have passed, the body will have lost all of its internal heat. The muscles will begin to lose rigor mortis after about 36 hours, and the stiffness will be completely gone after 72 hours. In other study found Human Death and Decay web page http://science.howstuffworks.com/body-farm1.htm  As the cells die, bacteria within the body begin breaking them down. Enzymes in the pancreas cause the organ to digest itself. The body soon takes on a gruesome appearance and smells.  Decomposing tissue emits a green substance, as well as gasses such as methane and hydrogen sulfide. The lungs expel fluid through the mouth and nose. “ In short Lazarus was dead. Everyone from the community Bethany was there to offer comforting and support to Martha and Mary. According to John gospel Jesus instructed them to removed the stone from Lazarus Then Jesus began to pray “Father, I thank You that You heard Me.  I know that You always hear Me, but because of the crowd standing here I said this, so they may believe You sent Me.” Than He shouted with a loud voice, “Lazarus, come out!” The dead man came out bound hand and foot with linen strips and with his face wrapped in a cloth. Jesus said to them, “Loose him and let him go.In Calvin commentary He wrote these words, “He cried with a loud voice. By not touching with the hand, but only crying with the voice, his Divine power is more fully proven. At the same time, he holds out to our view the secret and astonishing efficacy of his word. For how did Christ restore life to the dead but by the word? And therefore, in raising Lazarus, he exhibited a visible token of his spiritual grace, which we experience every day by the perception of faith, when he shows that his voice gives life.” Remember the words God spoke with Adam in the garden of Eden. When Uttered these words to Adam on the day you eat the forbidden fruits you will surely die. The curse of sin was spiritual and physical death along with second death going into Christ less eternity . Jesus display His power over death by rising Lazarus from the dead. Later on Jesus Himself would conquer death by raising from Himself from the grave and did not returning to the grave.and ascended into heaven. According to Warren Wiersbe Bible Study Series, “The experience of Lazarus is a good illustration of what happens to a sinner when he trusts the Savior (Eph. 2:1-10). Lazarus was dead, and all sinners are dead. He was decayed, because death and decay go together. All lost people are spiritually dead, but some are more “decayed” than others. No one can be “more dead” than another.New International Encyclopedia of Bible Characters address why Lazarus’ resurrection was essential. It showed Jesus divine life-giving power and foreshadowed his authority over the promised general resurrection in the future. Lazarus; however, was only resurrected to a renewed earthly life, while Jesus’ resurrection formed the prototype of the resurrection awaiting Christians.”  John MacArthur Study Bible he said, “This was a preview of the power to be fully displayed in the final resurrection when all the dead hear the voice of the Son of God and live.”Jesus predicted his death and Resurrection  Jesus predicted his death and resurrection found in, Mark 8:31, Mark 9:30-32, and, Mark 10:32- 34: note the accuracy in Mark 10: 32 – 34, They were on their way up to Jerusalem, with Jesus leading the way, and the disciples were astonished, while those who followed were afraid. Again he took the Twelve aside and told them what was going to happen to him. 33 “We are going up to Jerusalem,” he said, “and the Son of Man will be delivered over to the chief priests and the teachers of the law. They will condemn him to death and will hand him over to the Gentiles 34 who will mock him and spit on him, flog him, and kill him. Three days later he will rise.” •We are going up to Jerusalem. Mark 11; 1-11•the Son of Man will be delivered over to the chief priests and the teachers of the law. John 18; 1- 12•They will condemn him to death and will hand him over to the Gentiles. Mark 14; 62- 65, Matthew 25; 64- 67•who will mock him and spit on him, flog him, and kill him. Luke 22; 63- 65. John 19; 1- 3•Who will mock him and spit on him, flog him, and kill him? John 19; 17- 28•Three days later he will rise.” John 20; 1-10. Luke 24; 1- 10, Matthew 28; 1-10.After Jesus was buried The next day, the one after Preparation Day, the chief priests and the Pharisees went to Pilate.  “Sir,” they said, “we remember that while he was still alive that deceiver said, ‘After three days I will rise again.’  So give the order for the tomb to be made secure until the third day. Otherwise, his disciples may come and steal the body and tell the people that he has been raised from the dead. This last deception will be worse than the first.” Take a guard,” Pilate answered. “Go, take the tomb as secure as you know how.” So they went and made the tomb secure by putting a seal on the stone and posting the guard.
 In Psalm 16; 10; Psalmist wrote these words; For You will not abandon me to Sheol; You will not allow Your Faithful One to see no decay.Historian Anthropology did study and found that a dead starts decaying after 72 hours. it worn repeating study again, “ Human Death and Decay  As the cells die, bacteria within the body begin breaking them down. Enzymes in the pancreas cause the organ to digest itself. The body soon takes on a gruesome appearance and smell. Decomposing tissue emits a green substance, as well as gasses such as methane and hydrogen sulfide. The lungs expel fluid through the mouth and nose.  After Jesus was buried Human Death and Decay webpage  As the cells die, bacteria within the body begin breaking them down. Enzymes in the pancreas cause the organ to digest itself. The body soon takes on a gruesome appearance and smell. Decomposing tissue emits a green substance, as well as gasses such as methane and hydrogen sulfide. The lungs expel fluid through the mouth and nose. http://science.howstuffworks.com/body-farm1.htm  On the third day, violent earthquake, and an angel appeared clothing as white as snow and the guards were so afraid of him that they shook and became like dead men and they fled the grave site, and reported to the chief priest what transpired. And when they had assembled with the elders and consulted together, they gave a large sum of money to the soldiers, and said, “You are to say, ‘His disciples came by night and stole Him away while we were asleep.”  And if this should come to the governor’s ears, we will win him over and keep you out of trouble.” And they took the money and did as they had been instructed; and this story was widely spread among the Jew to this day.       On the third Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to where Jesus was buried finished the preparation, bringing the spices with them and view the tomb and was empty. They went into the tomb. An angel of the Lord was in the tomb dressed in a long white robe sitting on the right side; they were amazed and alarmed. He said   “ Do not be afraid; for I know that you are looking for Jesus who has been crucified.  He is not here, for He has risen, just as He said. Come, see the place where He was lying. But go, tell His disciples and Peter, ‘He is going ahead of you to Galilee; you will see Him there just as He told you.’” that He has risen from the dead. So they went out and started running from the tomb, because trembling, and astonishment overwhelmed them. Mary went to the disciple and said, “The tomb was empty” So Peter and John went forth, and they went to the tomb. The two were running together; and John ran faster than Peter and came to the tomb first;  and stooping and looking in, he *saw the linen wrappings lying there; but he did not go in.  And Simon Peter also came, following him, and entered the tomb; and he *saw the linen wrappings lying there, and the face-cloth which had been on His head, not lying with the linen wrappings, but rolled up in a place by itself. So the John who had first come to the tomb then also entered, and he saw, and believed. For as yet they did not understand the Scripture, that He must rise again from the dead. At the time, they went back to their own homes and their vocations. Accordingly,  the Apostle Paul 1 Corinthians 15; 3-8 For I delivered to you on first importance what I also received, from Christ. He died for our sins according to the Scriptures, and that He was buried, and that He was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures, and that He appeared to Cephas {Simon Peter} then to the twelve.  After that He appeared to more than five hundred brethren at one time, most of whom remain until now, but some have fallen asleep; then He appeared to James, then to all the apostles; and last of all. He appeared to me also {Apostle Paul}.People who saw Jesus after death:A.To Mary Magdalene at the sepulchre. This is recorded at length only by John (20:11-18) and alluded to by Mark (16:9-11). B.He appeared these women,” the other Mary,” Salome, Joanna, and others, as they returned from the sepulchre. Matthew (28:1-10) alone gives an account of this. (Compare Mark 16:1-8, and Luke 24:1-11.) C.To Simon Peter alone on the day of the resurrection. (See Luke 24:34; 1 Cor. 15:5.) D.To the two disciples on the way to Emmaus on the day of the resurrection, recorded  only by Luke (24:13-35.  E.To the ten disciples (Thomas being absent time) and others “with them,” at Jerusalem on the evening of the resurrection day, John (20:19-24). F.To the disciples again (Thomas being present) at Jerusalem (Mark 16:14-18; Luke 24:33-40; John 20:26-28. See also 1 Cor. 15:5). G.To the disciples when fishing at the Sea of Galilee. Of this appearance also John (21:1-23) alone gives an account. H.To the eleven, and above 500 brethren at once, at an appointed place in Galilee (1 Cor. 15:6; compare Matt. 28:16-20). I.To James, but under what circumstances we are not informed (1 Cor. 15:7). J.To the apostles immediately before the ascension. They accompanied him from Jerusalem to Mount Olivet, and there they saw him ascend “till a cloud received him out of their sight” (Mark 16:19; Luke 24:50-52; Acts 1:4-10). K. In addition to the above, mention might be made of Christ’s manifestation to Paul at Damascus who speaks of it as an appearance of the risen Savior (Acts 9:3-9, 17; 1 Cor. 15:8; 9:1). L.Lastly to all who believe in Jesus as Lord, and took their sins when confess and repent of theirs sins Romans 10; 9-13 that if you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved; for with the heart a person believes, resulting in righteousness, and with the mouth he confesses, resulting in salvation. For the Scripture says, “Whoever believes in Him will not be disappointed.”  For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek; for the same Lord is Lord of all, abounding in riches for all who call on Him; for “Whoever will call on the name of the Lord will be saved.” Than he will dwell in you.Concerning resurrection either you believe it or you do not believe it. When apostle Peter preached on the day of Pentecost in Acts 2; 31- 32  King David looked ahead and spoke of the resurrection of the Christ, that He was neither abandoned to Hades, nor did His flesh suffer decay. This Jesus God raised up again, to which we are all witnesses.”  Peter also pointed to King David grave site as proof that wasn’t him. Jesus without doubt is one the key figure in history, Yet Wikipedia claim Jesus has several burial sites, There located in the Christian Quarter of the Old City of Jerusalem. A second site, known as the Garden Tomb, located just outside Jerusalem the Old City.   Other key religious leader such as Muhammad, Confucius, and Bahá’í you know where they were buried For example: Muhammad is buried in the Al-Masjid al-Nabawi, The grave of Confucius, founder of Confucianism, is in his home town of Qufu, Shandong Province, China, and Bábism The Shrine of the Báb, the burial location of the Báb, the founder of Bábism and one of three central figures of the Bahá’í Faith, is located on Mount Carmel, in Haifa, Israel. Yet, the historian can only speculated where Jesus was buried. Another factor sin was the cause and the effect of physical and spiritual death.  It is also the key to Christian faith the core of are walk. Logically how can someone pray to someone who is dead how can that hear your prayers when they’re dead?    Dr. Henry Morris wrote these words concerning Jesus resurrection “, the bodily resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead is the crowning proof of Christianity. Everything else that was said or done by Christ and the apostles are secondary in importance to the resurrection. If the resurrection did not take place then, Christianity is a false religion. If it did take place, then Christ is God and the Christian faith is absolute truth.“Death is our greatest enemy, and it has conquered all men but Christ. No man is wise enough to outwit death or wealthy enough to purchase freedom from death or strong enough to vanquish death. The grave always wins the victory, and every person sooner or later returns to the dust.” In fact, the inexorable triumph of death applies not only to people, but to all things. Animals die, and plants die, and even whole species atrophy and become extinct. Cities and nations, like people, are born and grow for a season, and then fade away. Homes and automobiles and clothes wear out and must eventually go back to the dust, just as do their owners. Even the universe itself is running down and heading toward an ultimate “heat death.” Or the apostle Paul wrote, “ and if Christ has not been raised, your faith is worthless; you are still in your sins. Then those also who have fallen asleep in Christ have perished. If we have hoped in Christ in this life only, we are of all men most to be pitied.Remember the disciples the were scattered when chief priest, and legal expect arrested Jesus and the disciples lived in fear for their lives as scripture states, “ Strike the shepherd, and the sheep will be scattered, and I will turn my hand against the little one.” After Pentecost when 120 followers of Jesus were upper room praying requested by Jesus. The Holy Spirit descended upon them, and they became to speak in tongues and the apostle Peter preached the gospel. Later on, chief priests and the Pharisees order John and Peter threatens them beat them in Acts 4. The key was the resurrection of Jesus Christ all they had to is point to His empty tomb. The Pharisees and Sadducees had to produce the body, and the apostles would be the laughing stock of community and no one would take them serious.  Dr. Greenleaf, the Royal Professor of Law at Harvard University born on December 5, 1783 –October 6, 1853. Felt the resurrection was the key to the Christian faith as he stated, “According to the laws of legal evidence used in courts of law, there is more evidence for the historical fact of the resurrection of Jesus Christ than for just about any other event in history. Dr Greenleaf in brief on Facts or Fictions he wrote the following :He theory suggests the apostles fabricated the resurrection. Two major problems: One, If the body of Jesus Christ was available, you’d better believe, the Roman authorities would have paraded His body for all to see. Christianity was spreading like a wild fire! And nothing could have quenched that flame quicker than the body of Jesus Christ! If the resurrection of Jesus Christ was not true—there were 11 men that knew it!• There were 11 men that knew it! Remember, friend—THESE MEN WERE EYEWITNESSES! They were there!•”Even as they delivered them unto us, which from the beginning were EYEWITNESSES. .” Luke 1:2• “That which was from the beginning, which we have HEARD, which we have SEEN WITH OUR EYES, which we have LOOKED UPON, and our HANDS HAVE HANDLED. .” 1 John 1:1• “For we have not followed cunningly devised fables, when we made known unto you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but were EYEWITNESSES of his majesty.” 2 Peter 1:16•And these men went so far as seal their testimony with their blood! They died a horrible and martyrs death!•There is no way; these 12 men could have all been deceived.• For this reason—these 12 men not only died for a lie—and here is the catch—THEY KNEW IT WAS A LIE!• If the resurrection of Jesus Christ a lie—THEY KNEW IT!•You cannot find a group of 11 men in the history of this universe who forsook all, were beaten, were jailed, and even went so far as die for a lie—KNOWING it was a lie!•  You could imprison them, flog them, kill them, but you could not make them deny their conviction that on the third day he rose again.•Dr. Greenleaf wrote, “IT WAS IMPOSSIBLE that the apostles could have persisted in affirming the truths they had narrated, had not JESUS CHRIST ACTUALLY RISEN FROM THE DEAD!”
And then there’s the man called Saul of Tarsus. Saul of Tarsus thought Jesus was a false messiah, a fake, a blasphemer. And to exterminate Christianity totally, became his passion! The Bible describes him:”As for Saul, he made havoc of the church, entering into every house, and haling men and women committed them to prison.” (Acts 8:3) “And Saul, yet breathing out threatenings and slaughter against the disciples of the Lord, . . .” (Acts 9:1)Saul of Tarsus was one of Christianitys’ most rabid persecutors. One day traveling the dusty road to Damascus, Saul burning with vengeance, with documents authorizing him to capture all the followers of Jesus. But on the road to Damascus something happened to Saul of Tarsus. . “And as he journeyed, he came near Damascus: and suddenly there shined round about him a light from heaven: And he fell to the earth, and heard a voice saying unto him, Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou me? And he said Who art thou, Lord? And the Lord said, I am Jesus whom thou persecutest.” (Acts 9:3-5)
And on the road to Damascus, the greatest conversion in history took place! For Saul of Tarsus, among the greatest enemies of Jesus Christ that ever lived—became the Apostle Paul—THE GREATEST CHRISTIAN THAT EVER LIVED!

“As for Saul, he made havoc of the church, entering into every house, and haling men and women committed them to prison.” (Acts 8:3)

 “And Saul, yet breathing out threatenings and slaughter against the disciples of the Lord, . . .” (Acts 9:1)

Saul of Tarsus was one of Christianitys’ most rabid persecutors. One day traveling the dusty road to Damascus, Saul burning with vengeance, with documents authorizing him to capture all the followers of Jesus. But on the road to Damascus something happened to Saul of Tarsus. .

 “And as he journeyed, he came near Damascus: and suddenly there shined round about him a light from heaven: And he fell to the earth, and heard a voice saying unto him, Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou me? And he said Who art thou, Lord? And the Lord said, I am Jesus whom thou persecutest.” (Acts 9:3-5) And on the road to Damascus, the greatest conversion in history took place! For Saul of Tarsus, among the greatest enemies of Jesus Christ that ever lived—became the Apostle Paul—THE GREATEST CHRISTIAN THAT EVER LIVED!

 

Jesus Death OnThe Cross


Even thou Pilate declared Jesus innocent he still condemned him, and sent to His death. Then, Pilate symbolically washed his hands in front of the crowd, telling them he was innocent of Jesus’ blood. He found Jesus not guilty to keep the peace with the Jewish leader he pronounce Jesus to be crucify.   Chiefly inflicted on slaves and the worst kind of criminals it was the cruelest foam of punishment !! The condemned criminal died slow and extreme pain   

 Linda Alchin wrote a piece on Roman Crucifixion and wrote these words. “ Death by Roman crucifixion was a result of the whole body weight being supported by the stretched arms. When nailed to the cross there was a massive strain put on the wrists, arms, and shoulders often resulting in a dislocation of the shoulder and elbow joints. The rib cage was constrained in a fixed position, which made it extremely difficult to exhale, and impossible to take a full breath. The victim would continually try to draw himself up by his feet to allow for inflation of the lungs enduring terrible pain in his feet and legs. The pain in the feet and legs became unbearable, and the victim was forced to trade breathing for pain. The length of time required to die from crucifixion could range from hours to a number of days.

The main cause of death by Roman crucifixion was due to asphyxiation. Asphyxiation results from lack of exchange of oxygen and carbon dioxide due to respiratory failure or disturbance, resulting in insufficient brain oxygen, which leads to unconsciousness and death.  The process of crucifixion the victim was either tied or nailed to the cross. Roman nails were made of iron and are described as a square tapered nail with a large head. The nails were inserted just above the wrist, between the two bones of the forearm or driven through the wrist, in a space between four carpal bones.” Robert Gidley said three things happen: 

 The victim’s weight is now fully supported by his feet. The nails through the feet would be likely to hit two major nerves running through the area. The result would be excruciating pain in the legs.

    The nails in the wrists would be likely to pierce the main nerve running through the arm. As the victim pushed up to breath, the wrists would rotate against the nail, irritating the nerves and causing intense pain in the arms. Some authorities also believe that the crucifixion position would dislocate the shoulder or elbow. Any movement would aggravate the pain from these injuries.”

I witness someone who had  emphysema cause by second hand smoke it not easy to watched them struggle for oxygen not pretty pictures. 

While Jesus was hanging on the between two thieves the two thieves mocking Him. Accordingly, the gospels of Matthew in Chapter 27 verse 40 to 44 these words were written,  “You who are going to destroy the temple and build it in three days, save yourself! Come down from the cross, if you are the Son of God!”  In the same way the chief priests, the teachers of the law and the elders mocked him. “He saved others,” they said, “but he can’t save himself! He’s the king of Israel! Let him come down now from the cross, and we will believe in him.  He trusts in God. Let God rescue him now if he wants him, for he said, ‘I am the Son of God.’” In the same way. The rebels who were crucified with him also heaped insults on him. Jesus still committed no sin 

 I can imagine going through the pain and anguish Jesus went through. For example, every time I got extremely ill I was not the most gentle person to be around with, if anything I could be ill-mannered, harsh, and unsympathetic, not the gentle spirit to all men during those times. In the movie Patch Adam played by Robin William spoke these words on the edge of cliff when his girlfriend was murdered by a patient, “ So what now, huh? What do you want from me? So answer me please. Tell me what you’re doing. Okay, let’s look at the logic. You create man. A man suffers enormous amounts of pain. A man dies. Maybe you should have had just a few more brainstorming sessions prior to creation. You rested on the seventh day. Maybe you should’ve spent that day on compassion. Looks You know what? You’re not worth it.”  I’ld dare says most people tend to be unpleasant during the extremely difficult times. When I was in the hospital in occupational therapy recovering from an operation in which they removed my second toe due resulting from diabetes. A patient that was next to me names George not his real name had pneumonia, asthma, and an extremely sore back. However, he was allergic to penicillin and Tylenol 3. Every time his back would seize up it would become very painful, and he would start cursing and taking the Lord’s name in vain. When the condemned criminal was in intense pain or  agony while hanging on the cross the condemned would start cursing Rome resulting from the lack of oxygen to the brain. The Roman soldiers would eventually cut the tongue to silence them. Sinful man tend to blame to God in times of trouble water were mankind was responsible for mess there in due to the fall Adam and Eve 

  Despite his agonizing pain. Jesus still do not sin, nor He violates God ordinance. His last seven words were source  encouragement and blessing to others.

  • “Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing” (Luke 23:34). He was hanging on the cross-resulting from mankind sin not His.
  • “ Truly, I say to you, today you will be with me in Paradise.”  Luke 23:43 Ensuring the thief would enter Heaven’s Gate as forgiven a sinner.
  • Woman, this is your son.” Then he said to the disciple: “This is your mother.” Ensuring that His earthly mother was cared for when He departed into glory 
  • My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” Matthew 27;46. All Of mankind fell upon Him. Jesus bore His Father wrath because of mankind sin,  
  • “I thirst.” Gospel of John 19:28  He was fulfilling prophecy in Ps 69;21
  • “It is finished;” John 19; 19-20 The sin debt is now paid in full.
  • Father, into your hands I commend my spirit.” Luke 23:46 His Father was satisfied and accepted His payment of the sin debt and, His Father was satisfied with payment of sin since He committed no sin. Prophecy was fulfilled Ps 34; 20, He protects all his bones, not one of them will be broken. 

 

Bottom line the Chief Priests, the crowd, Pilate, and mankind sins sent an Innocent man to die. All humankind was responsible for crucifying Christ. While in the human eyes it seemed unfair that innocent man should die for the guilty. Because God is holy and hates sins he needed to send Himself to take the place of man place to us set free from the bondage of sin. Rom. 3:26, The  just {The God Father}  and the justifier {Jesus Christ God’s  Son}.” As Apostle Peter declares the first message, “ “Therefore let all Israel be assured of this: God has made this Jesus whom you crucified, both Lord and Messiah.” All humankind nailed Jesus to the cross. A person I highly respected uttered these word. Several weeks after my mother died at a Good Friday services when the congregations were banging nails into a beam  with tears in hers eyes  she uttered “ I nailed him to the cross”. She had tears of joy not sorrow. 

Jesus simply took mankind place. As  Roman 5 1; 9 For just as through the disobedience of one person the many were made sinners, so through the obedience of one the many will be made righteous. Jesus crucifixion was ordained by God.  As  scripture states, “ delivered up through God’s settled purpose and foreknowledge–you by the hands of Gentiles have nailed Him to a cross and have put to Him death.

George Macleod wrote these words, “I simply argue that the cross should be raised at the center of the marketplace as well as on the steeple of the church. I am recovering the claim that Jesus was not crucified in a cathedral between two candles, but on a cross between two thieves; on the town’s garbage heap; at a crossroad so cosmopolitan.”

 It was the thief’s last prayer, perhaps even his first. He knocked once, sought once, asked once, dared everything, and found everything. When even the disciples were doubting and only one was present at the Cross, the thief owned and acknowledged Him as Saviour.” 

― Fulton J. Sheen, Life of Christ

Jesus was Declared Innocent Before Pilate And King Herod

Jesus was Declared Innocent Before Pilate And King Herod   

After the Pharisees and Chief Priests declare Jesus guilty of blasphemy because He said He was Son of God. Than the high priest tore his clothes and said, “He has spoken blasphemy! He is worthy of death,” they answered, however, they could not put him to death.  The Jewish method executing the party guilty party is stoning. Only the Romans had authority to execute criminals; however, they could not use blasphemy. The Roman method execution is crucifixion.  

So the chief priests and the Pharisees brought Jesus to Pilate who was the Government of Judah then. Pilate said, “What charges are you bringing against this man?” They responded, “If he were not a criminal, we would not have handed him over to you.” So Pilate told them, “Take Him yourselves and judge Him according to your law.”“ But, we have no right to execute anyone,” they objected.  This took place to fulfill what Jesus predicted what type of death he would die. As “Moses lifted up the snake in the wilderness, so the Son of Man must be lifted up.” 

 The Pharisees later change the charge to that Jesus claims to be Messiah, a king.”, is punishment by crucifixion by Roman Law. Then Pilate asked for Jesus,“ Are you the king of the Jews?” Jesus answered, “You say that I am a king. Jesus also said, “My kingdom is not of this world. If it were, my servants would fight to prevent my arrest by the Jewish leaders. But, now my kingdom is from another place.” 

 Pilate called together the chief priests, the rulers, and the people, and said to them, “You brought me this man as one who was inciting, the people to rebellion. I have examined him in your presence and have found no basis for your charges against him. Neither has Herod, for he sent him back to us; as you can see, he has done nothing to deserve death.   Therefore, I will punish him and then release him. Remember Pilate heard reports, and written report on Jesus, and saw that it was quite clear that He wasn’t leading a military revolution. There was simply no evidence support the Jewish leaders charges. 

The Chief Priests and Pharisees, eventually admitted the real reason why they wanted Jesus dead, “We have a law, and according to that law he must die, because he claimed to be the Son of God.”


Four Thousands Year Gap Before Jesus Came To Atone Mankind Sins

  

  A common question skeptic or disagreeable person would ask , Why did God wait four thousand years before sending His Son for a substitute to atone mankind for theirs sins, Why not send right after Adam and Eve fell into sin instead using animals, the ceremonial law, and the moral law throughout Old Testament?  Jesus needed a blueprint that came from God to authenticate who he was, for example, a builder needs a diagram or blueprint before he or she built a structure.  Jesus utters these words, “Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them.  For truly, I say to you, until heaven and earth pass away, not an iota, not a dot, will pass from the Law until all is accomplished.“ How was Jesus able to fulfil the Law and the prophets if there was not a plan to follow me Jesus needed a blueprint.  For example, the moral and ceremonial laws, along with the seven Jewish feasts, Passover, the Feast of Unleavened Bread, the Feast of First fruits, the Feast of Weeks, the Feast of Trumpets, the Day of Atonement, and the Feast of Tabernacles.

For instance, the Ten Commandments were declared by God Mount Sini. The Ceremonial Law was written by Moses found in the book of Leviticus third book of the Old Testament. 

Tim Keller wrote a piece called Old Testament Law and The Charge of Inconsistency. But even in the Old Testament, many writers hinted that the sacrifices and the temple worship regulations pointed forward to something beyond them. (cf. 1 Samuel 15:21-22; Psalm 50:12-15; Psalm 51:17; Hosea 6:6).

The moral and ceremonial laws are a fore shadow of Christ In when He will fulfill the moral and ceremonial laws and did away the ceremonial laws as scripture states, “Therefore it was necessary for the copies of the things in the heavens to be cleansed with these, but the heavenly things themselves with better sacrifices than these.“ Scripture declares “When the time came to completion, God sent His Son, born of a woman, born under the law, At the right time Christ died for the ungodly.”

https://www.redeemer.com/redeemer-report/article/old_testament_law_and_the_charge_of_inconsistency

 Throughout the Old Testament alter were built as means sacrificing the animals where the animals were slain, and blood was spilt as means atoning humankind for theirs sins. For example, an altar was built after flood, Genesis 8; 20- 21, “Then Noah built an altar to the Lord and, taking some of all the clean animals and clean birds, he sacrificed burnt offerings on it.  The Lord smelled the pleasing aroma and said in his heart: “Never again will I curse the ground because of humans, even though every inclination of the human heart is; evil from childhood. And never again will I destroy all living creatures, as I have done.

The seven Jewish feasts, Passover, the Feast of Unleavened Bread, the Feast of First fruits, the Feast of Weeks, the Feast of Trumpets, the Day of Atonement, and the Feast of Tabernacles. Jesus had to fulfil 

1) Passover (Leviticus 23:5) – Pointed to the Messiah as our Passover lamb (1 Corinthians 5:7) 

2) Unleavened Bread (Leviticus 23:6) – Pointed to the Messiah’s sinless life (as leaven is a picture of sin in the Bible), 

3) First Fruits (Leviticus 23:10) – Pointed to the Messiah’s resurrection as the first fruits of the righteous.  

4) Weeks or Pentecost (Leviticus 23:16) – Occurred fifty days after the beginning of the Feast of Unleavened Bread and pointed to the great harvest of souls and the gift of the Holy Spirit for both Jew and Gentile.

5) Trumpets (Leviticus 23:24) – The first of the fall feasts. Many believe this day points to the Rapture of the Church when the Messiah Jesus will appear in the heavens as He comes for His bride, the Church. The Rapture is always associated in Scripture with the blowing of a loud trumpet (1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 and 1 Corinthians 15:52).

6) Day of Atonement (Leviticus 23:27) – That will be the Day of Atonement for the Jewish remnant when they “look upon Him whom they have pierced,” repent of their sins, and receive Him as their Messiah (Zechariah 12:10 and Romans 11:1-6, 25-36).

7) Tabernacles or Booths (Leviticus 23:34) – Many scholars believe that this feast day points to the Lord’s promise that He will once again “tabernacle” with His people when He returns to reign over all the world (Micah 4:1-7).

https://www.gotquestions.org/Jewish-feasts.html 

The Old Testament prophets point to the Messiah was coming for in the seventy-week prophet found in Daniel 9; 20- 27 lay out great detail when the Messiah going dwell here on earth and when going to and rise again

Seventy weeks are determined upon your people and your Holy City to finish transgression, to put an end to sin, to atone for wickedness, to bring in everlasting righteousness, to seal up vision, and prophecy, 490 years later Jesus rode in with young colt into Jerusalem declares these words, “ If you, even you, had only known on this day what would bring you peace–but now it is hidden from your eyes.  

After the sixty-two weeks, the Anointed One will be cut off The Hebrew word for Anointed One is Mashiach meaning Messiah. But in the middle of the week He will put a stop to sacrifice and offering.

Historical evidence is clear. Jesus began His ministry in27 AD and was crucified 3 ? Years later in 31 AD thus fulfilling the statement “in the midst of the week He shall cause the oblation and sacrifice to cease.” For centuries the Jews had slain the Passover lamb on Nisan 14, a Friday John the Baptist had declared in John 1:39 

“Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world.”  When that Lamb was slain there was no longer a need for sacrifices and oblations.

Tim Keller wrote, ”But the reason is made clear. When he died on the cross the veil in the temple was ripped through, showing that the need for the entire sacrificial system with all its clean laws had been done away with. Jesus is the ultimate sacrifice for sin, and now Jesus makes us “clean.” NKJV commentary According to Grand Jeffrey in the book called  Armageddon: Appointment With Destiny the odds anyone fulfilling five prophecies centre around the messiah would been 120,00 to 1 for one person to accomplished.  It would like throwing a diamond ring in the middle of Atlantic Ocean and casting fishing line in the ocean and retrieving the diamond back in the first attempt. Never mind the over 300 prophesy on first and second coming written in the Old Testament about Him. “This would amount to 490 years before God’s people would experience perfect reconciliation with their God.”

Scholars or student of scripture has many views in how they understood the seventy prophecy. Where they do not doubt is Jesus is the Messiah, and the seventy-week prophecy was talking about the Messiah.     

The LORD said is declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times things not yet done, saying, ‘My counsel shall stand.” 

https://gracethrufaith.com/end-times-prophecy/the-70-weeks-of-daniel

http://www.bibleinfo.com/en/questions/70-week-prophecy-daniel 

Bottom line Jesus fulfilled the moral and ceremonial law and the Old Testament prophecies. His atoning work on the cross works 100%. When you repent, confess, believe and continue to believe 

 


Genesis Three Is Where Sin Came And The Salvation Plan

 

Genesis 3   

Genesis 3 describes the event , George Whitefield rightly said, “Moses unfolds more in that chapter than all mankind would have been capable of finding out of themselves though they had studied it to all eternity.” Arthur W. Pink wrote It is indeed one of the most important chapters in all the Bible, and it should be pondered by us frequently with prayerful hearts. Furthermore  he wrote, “Here we are shown how sin entered the world, together with its present effects and dire consequences. Here are revealed to us the subtle devices of our great enemy the devil. 

We are shown how we permit him to gain an advantage over us. On the other hand, it is a most blessed chapter, for it reveals the grace and mercy of God, and assures us that the head of the serpent will yet be crushed by the victorious Seed of the woman Rom. 16:20, telling us that His redeemed will also participate in Christ’s glorious triumph. Thus we see that in wrath our God from the commencement “remembered mercy”!  

In verses one to seven explains where sin came from. Verses seven and eight where God approached Adam and Eve concerning their sin Verses fourteen to eighteen explain the curse of sin on mankind. Where in verse twenty-one explain the solution to sin or the future salvation plan for mankind. Its extreme brevity calls for the, careful weighing of every word and clause, and their implications. 

C.S Lewis “The safest road to hell is the gradual one – the gentle slope, soft underfoot, without sudden turnings, without milestones, without signposts.” As Jack Baur played by Kiefer Sutherland in the hit series 24, ” When you cross the line and always starts off small steps, before you know it, you’re running as fast as you can in the wrong direction. Just to justify we you started in the first place.

 

The Fall 

Satan disguised himself as a snake the most the most cunning or wiser of all the wild animals. Not the snake’s present post of sin. Where it crawl on its belly describe in Genesis three verse fourteen. 

Satan approach Eve who was near forbidden tree and asks questions “Did God really say; ‘You can’t eat from any tree in the garden’?” Where Eve should have fled from Satan cunningness She conferred with him which was both foolish and fatal, as the outcome showed Satan is much wiser than her. His evil influence had already begun to affect her  

 Eve responds by uttering these words, “We may eat the fruit from the trees in the garden. But about the fruit of the tree in the middle of the garden, God said, ‘You must not eat it or touch it, or you will die.” Where God said, “ You are free to eat from any tree of the garden,  but you must not eat [from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, for on the day you eat from it, you will certainly die.”  Note what Eve said you much not touch and omitted You are free to eat from any tree of the garden, and replace with We may eat the fruit from the trees in the garden or another omission was certainly Eve left out.   

 Arthur Pink wrote ” Eve’s omission of that word “freely” was both significant and ominous—indicating that the generosity of the divine provision was not influencing her heart as it should have. But on the other hand we do not agree with those who charge her with adding to God’s word in verse 3. For while the “neither shall ye touch it” was not distinctly expressed in Genesis 2; 17; nevertheless, it was clearly and necessarily implied.” 

Concerning touching in verse three Arthur Pink , “ Eve, then, was quite right in concluding that the divine commandment forbidding them to eat of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil included not touching it, for the act of eating involves not only desire and intention but also touching, handling, plucking, and placing the fruit in the mouth. “  

 He sense she  was doubting God’s command do not eat forbidden fruit he moving in on the kill or closing the deal. Perceiving his advantage, now that he had gained Eve’s ear, the tempter grew bolder and flatly contradicted the divine press on uttering these words, “Ye shall not surely die”. Perhaps eating the forbidden fruit himself displays that it did not kill him As scripture declares, When someone hears the words of this oath, he may consider himself exempt, thinking, ‘I will have peace although I follow my own stubborn heart.’ This will lead to the destruction of the well-watered land as well as the dry land.  

 Closing the deal by uttering these words “No, God knows well that the moment you eat of it your eyes will be opened and you will be like gods who know what is good and what is bad.” Than Eve saw the fruits was good to eats, pleasing to the eye and desiring to gain wisdom also desiring to be like God or angels. She ate the fruits; however, she was still alive. However, God gave the commandment to Adam found in Genesis 2; 16. The Hebrew for man is aw-dawm’ a Noun Masculine, meaning mankind or Adam first man in verses 19, 20, 22, 25 the same aw-dawm concerning Adam. Where in verses 22,25 ish-shaw,  a Noun Feminine meaning for woman, wife, female also  found in Genesis 3;13. However,  Adam did warned her concerning the forbidden fruit. Ultimately she was responsible for disobeying God commandment by eating the fruit. The serpent did not put it in her mouth even thou he tempt her, but he cannot force her. She ate the fruit willing. Arthur Pink pen wrote, “By Eve’s own free act she took of the fruit; therefore she could not blame no one but herself. Once she yielded to temptation, and then she became the tempter of others—seeking to drag them down to the same level.       

The ultimate goal for Satan was used Eve to get to Adam Matthew Henry pertinently pointed out, “Satan tempted Eve that, by her, he might tempt Adam by her. Than she gave it to Adam instead refusing it he ate it. Even thou she was deceived Adam was not. Perhaps that she was still alive influence his decision to eat the forbidden fruit.Calvin wrote,” He will be found to have sinned voluntarily, and to have departed from God, his Maker, by a movement of the mind not less free than perverse. Because Adam ate the fruit sin enter the world effected mankind Arthur pink wrote, “While the root of a tree remains healthy and unharmed, the whole of it flourishes. But, if an ax strikes and severs the root, then the whole of the tree suffers and falls—not only the trunk but all the branches—and even its smallest twigs wither and die. Thus it was with the Eden tragedy. When Adam’s communion with his Maker was broken, all his posterity were alienated from His favor Sin effected both men and women 

 Furthermore, he wrote,” Thus, man apostatized from God. It was a revolt against his Maker, an insurrection from His supremacy, a rebellion against His authority. He deliberately resisted the divine will, rejected God’s word, deserted His way. So he forfeited his primitive excellence and all his happiness. Adam cast himself, and all his posterity into the deepest gulf of anguish and wretchedness. This was the origin of human depravity. Genesis 3 gives us the divinely inspired account of how sin entered this world, and supplies the only adequate and satisfactory explanation of both its six thousand years’ history and of its present-day condition. As scripture declares, “ But death reigned from Adam to Moses, even over those who did not sin after the pattern of the trespass of Adam who is the type of the one who was to come.” In short, all mankind will die Furthermore, scripture states, “For if by that one person’s transgression the many died. In Adam all will die. King Solomon declares, “I have discovered that God made people upright, but they pursued many schemes.” In short, There is no one just not one !

Because Adam and Eve fell into sin they died spiritually and eventually will die physically; however, because God hated sin they would separated from God known second death. Arthur Pink wrote, “When God told Adam, “In the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die,” He signified, first, to die spiritually that is, to be alienated from the source of divine life. Second, in due course, to die physically: the body shall go to corruption and return to the dust. Third, to die eternally, to suffer “the second death” Rev. 20:14, to be cast into the lake of fire, there to suffer forever.    

Verse seven states Then the eyes of both of them were opened, and they knew they were naked; so they sewed a fig leaves together and made loincloths for themselves. NKJV Study Bible wrote, “The serpent was right—they knew good and evil (v. 5). This is the awful truth about a skilled liar—the deception comes mixed with truth. Their eyes were opened. They discovered that they were naked. All of a sudden with no one around but the two of them, they were ashamed (see 2:25). Their lovely naiveté was now replaced by evil thoughts, and they covered themselves with fig leaves.  John MacArthur wrote, “The innocence noted in 2:25 had been replaced by guilt and shame. Calvin wrote, “And the eyes of them both were opened. It was necessary that the eyes of Eve should be veiled till her husband also was deceived; but now both, being alike bound by the chain of an unhappy consent, begin to be sensible of their wretchedness, although they are not yet affected with a deep knowledge of their fault. They are ashamed of their nakedness. “ 

Arthur Pink wrote, “When God said, “In the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die,” something far more dreadful than the loss of physical even spiritual life was involved, namely, the “second death,” eternal punishment and suffering in the lake of fire. Conversely, the promised “life” included more than physical immortality or even the confirmation of spiritual life; namely, everlasting life, or unclouded fellowship with God in heaven forever.”

 

 God  Approached Adam And Eve  

Verses eight to ten 8  Then the man and his wife heard the sound of the Lord God walking in the garden at the time of the evening breeze, and they hid themselves from the Lord God among the trees of the garden. So the Lord God called out to the man and said to him, “Where are you?

10 And he said, “I heard You in the garden and I was afraid because I was naked, so I hid.”

 11 Then He asked, “Who told you that you were naked? Did you eat from the tree that I commanded you not to eat from?”

12 Then the man replied, “The woman You gave to be with me—she gave me some fruit from the tree, and I ate.”

13 So the Lord God asked the woman, “What is this you have done?” 

And the woman said, “It was the serpent. He deceived me, and I ate.”

Instead of approaching God, they  hid and ran from God. When God asked  Adam, Have you eaten from the fruit from the tree in which I commanded you not to eat?” Instead of admitting sin and taking ownership when he ate the forbidden fruit.  Adam said, “The woman whom You gave to be me, she gave me from the fruit, and I ate.” Instead of taking the responsibility for his own actions he tried to shift the blame on to his wife, or blame God since create both male and female, A godly or spiritual leaders would’ve protected his wife or family from any potential danger lurching in the wind.  He was blaming everyone but himself. 

Eve did admit that she toke the fruit and admitted that serpent deceived her, however, she was equality responsible for eating the fruit and giving one to her husband, She was still accountable for her own actions and could’ve said no or avoid the area. Randy Alcorn penned these words in Lord Foulgrin’s Letters, “If you can keep Fletcher from saying a definitive no to a temptation, you’ve won. Whatever is not a no is merely a postponed yes.” God created in both Adam and Eve and gave them the know-how to chose. They  both chose to disobey God.

Instead, of submitting to Adam spiritual leadership Eve chose to exceed Adam headship and was eying the forbidden tree. Its worth noting that within every person DNA we tend to ignore the warning signs when we should walk the other away we tend to approached the edge of evil and we’re unaware of it danger, and we eventually take the bait fall into the devil trap.  

Dr. Charles F. Stanley wrote, “Sin impels us to blame others for our disobedience and folly, but God holds us personally accountable for what we do.” 

 Dr MacArthur studies Bible; 3:11 Adam’s sin was evidenced by his new knowledge of the evil of nakedness, but God still waited for Adam to confess to what God knew they had done. The basic reluctance of sinful people to admit their iniquity is here established. Repentance is still the issue. When sinners refuse to repent, they suffer judgment; when they do repent, they receive forgiveness. 

3:12 The woman whom You gave. Adam pitifully put the responsibility on God for giving him Eve. That only magnified the tragedy in that Adam had knowingly transgressed God’s prohibition, but still would not be open and confess his sin, taking full responsibility for his action, which was not made under deception (1 Tim. 2:14).

3:13 The serpent deceived me. The woman’s desperate effort to pass the blame to the serpent, which was partially true (1 Tim. 2:14), did not absolve her of the responsibility for her distrust and disobedience toward God.

 

 

 The Curse

14 Then the Lord God said to the serpent: Because you have done this, you are cursed more than any livestock and more than any wild animal. You will move on your belly
And eat dust all the days of your life. 15 I will put hostility between you and the woman, and between your seed, and her seed. He will strike your head, and you will strike his heel.16 He said to the woman:I will intensify your labor pains; you will bear children in anguish.Your desire will be for your husband, yet he will rule over you. 17 And He said to Adam, “ÒBecause you listened to your wife’s voice and ate from the tree about which I commanded you, ‘Do not eat from it’: The ground is cursed because of you. You will eat from it by means of painful labor all the days of your life.18 It will produce thorns and thistles for you, and you will eat the plants of the field.19 You will eat bread by the sweat of your brow until you return to the ground, since you were taken from it. For you are dust, and you will return to dust.”Ó

First, the Bible clearly state that creation is deteriorating for example, Jesus said in Matthew 6:19-20 “Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth, and rust destroy it” Hebrews 1:10-12 And, “You, Lord, In The beginning laid the fountain of the earth, and the heavens are the works of your hands; they will perish they will ” Roman 8; 22 define it bests, ” For we know that the whole creation groans and suffers the pains of childbirth.”  

Just look at creation itself is it evolving or is it deteriorating? Creation is slowly declining before eyes.   The Second Law Thermodynamics prove that creation is dilapidating. \Scripture states, you return to the ground, Because from it you were taken; For you are dust, dust you shall return.”Ó The Book of Common Prayer uses this phase, “earth to earth, ashes to ashes, dust to dust ” is spoken as part of a eulogy at many funerals; however, scripture does not state it .

 If you’re doubting Thomas who utters these words to his colleague “ÒUnless I see in His hands the imprint of the nails, and put my finger into His sides, and put my hand into His side, I will not believe “Ò If do not believe everything you read Than let your eyes do the talking look at creation itself the prove in pudding. For example, houses, apartments building. If left unattended they would stay the same, or would they slowly deteriorating before your eyes? 

Examine the slums in all towns, small and large cities throughout the world they speak for themselves. Closer to home my mother lives in the west mountain it was beautiful home. However, no one was living in the basement and it not an attended it became a storage place for junk overtime it became pigsty. The wiring was way out-of-date.

 Several of brothers decided to do some about it. They took junk away tore the walls down, hire an architect, and they assemble a team plumber, electrician, and a contractor, and a build pleasant little apartment known as The Haven. 

A friend mine mother has a garden in her backyard, and it left unattended it look like wasteland. 

The church I attend is while over a century. The wiring is outdated, the structure is run down, its in need of mayor renovation. If anything mayor break down occur. The costs bring up to code will likely cost four to five million dollars.  If God weren’t in control of His creation, it would return to nothing.  In short, creation does not improve as evolutionist theorizes but it is decaying.

 Because man disobeys God it effected the whole human race. For average human perspective it seems very small matter when Adam ate the forbidden fruit; however, it was no small matter in God’s eyes.  Satan method is gradually drawing us way from God. His, goal is getting us slightly off course. Over period time sin would bit by bit became worst and worst we would way off course. 

For example; Adam and Eve first son Cain murder his younger Abel in Methushael became father of Lamech he had two wives Adah and Zillah, Genesis 4; 19, plus he was a bully; He said these words, ” I have killed a man for wounding me, a young man for injuring me. If Cain is avenged seven times, then Lamech seventy-seven times.  

 

John MacArthur Study Bible The serpent was uniquely cursed by being made to slither on its belly. It probably had legs before this curse. Now, snakes represent all that is odious, disgusting, and low. They are branded with infamy and avoided with fear. Cf. Is. 65:25; Mic. 7:17.

3:15 After cursing the physical serpent, God turned to the spiritual serpent, the lying seducer, Satan, and cursed him. bruise your head…bruise His heel. Christ, a descendant of Eve, and those in Him), which began in the garden. In the midst of the curse passage, a message of hope shone forth—the woman’s offspring called He is Christ who will one day defeat the Serpent. Satan could only bruise Christ’s heel (cause Him to suffer), while Christ will bruise Satan’s head (destroy him with a fatal blow

3:16 conception…pain. This is a constant reminder that a woman gave birth to sin in the human race and passes it on to all her children. 

3:17, 18 Cursed is the ground for your sake. God cursed the object of man’s labor and made it reluctantly, yet richly, yield his food through hard work. 

3:19 return to the ground. I.e., to die (cf. 2:7). Man, by sin, became mortal. Although he did not die the moment he ate (by God’s mercy), he was changed immediately and became liable to all the sufferings and miseries of life, to death, and to the pains of hell forever. Adam lived 930 years (5:5).

The Solution 

21The Lord God made clothing out of skins for Adam and his wife, and He clothed them.

Matthew Henry wrote, “That clothes came in with sin. We should have had no occasion for them, either for defence or decency, if sin had not made us naked, to our shame.”

 

Who sinned Adam and Eve or the animals? Remember mankind fell into sin not the animals. Than why did God slay the animal and use the skin of the animal to covered Adam and Eve body? Found in Genesis 3; 21 The Lord God made garments of skin for Adam and his wife, and clothed them. God in His grace is providing a  substitute for mankind way, and the skin is meaning covering mankind sins, since hate sin. Since Adam and Eve fell into sin where Eve was deceived by Satan and Adam listened to his wife, and they ate the forbidden fruit. 

Than God pronounce a curse on Adam and Eve than He slew an animal and uses the skin to cover their bodies to cover their sins and It was means of covering up their private parts since lust entered the picture. As well as atoning both Adam and Eve sin.  The skin was means of shielding their sin from God God’s eyes since He detested sin. As well atoning Adam and Eve sins where blood was required to atone Adam and Eve from their sins.

  Did the animal deserve to be slain because of theirs sins? Of course not!  Adam and Eve committed the terrible deed the animal kingdom where now part of the curse.  

 Than why were they sacrifice because someone else’s sinful acts?  Because God was holy and righteous and loathes sin and require a person who committed no sin take humankind. As scripture declares, . He made the One who did not know sin to be sin [for us.   

Throughout the Old Testament alter were built as means sacrificing the animals where the animals were slain, and blood was spilt as means atoning humankind for theirs sins. For example, an altar was built after flood, found in Genesis 8; 20 

Four thousand year late God sent His Son Jesus Christ to take the place of mankind. Where He willingly went to the cross and sacrifice Himself and took mankind sins and His Father wrath. To bridge the gap between mankind and His father 

 Reformed Bible Study 3:21 garments of skins. God’s durable “Òtunics”Ó contrast with the inadequate attempt by Adam and Eve to cover their shame (3:7). His provision also entailed killing an animal, perhaps suggesting a sacrifice for sin (3:7 note; Lev. 17:11). 

John MacArthur Bible Study; 3:21 tunics of skin. The first physical deaths should have been the man and his wife, but it was an animal—a shadow of the reality that God would someday kill a substitute to redeem sinners. 

Warren Wiersbe Bible Study; New clothing (v. 21). God’s response to Adam and Eve’s faith was to remove their flimsy man-made garments and clothe them with acceptable garments that He Himself provided (Isa. 61:10). Innocent animals had to die so that the man and woman might have a new beginning and be back in fellowship with the Lord. It’s a picture of what Jesus did for sinners on the cross when He died for a sinful world (2 Cor. 5:21). 

Believer Commentaries This pictures the robe of righteousness which is provided for guilty sinners through the shed blood of the Lamb of God, made available to us on the basis of faith.

Arthur Pink wrote, “Where sin abounded grace abounded much more. The finished work of Christ not only provides for the cancellation of original sin, but acquits from the accumulated guilt of all our sins. Moreover, believers in Christ are not merely pardoned but justified exonerated, pronounced righteous by the law. They are not only restored to their unfallen state, but given a title to enjoy the full reward of Christ’s obedience.”

Confess Repent & Believe Leads To Forgiveness

Confess Repent & Believe Leads To Forgiveness

 

Acts 2; 38 “Repent,” Peter said to them, “and be baptized, each of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins, and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit 9  

  If we confess our sins, He is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. One John;1;9

If you confess with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe {pisteusēs} in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. 10 One believes [pisteuetai] with the heart, resulting in righteousness, and one confesses with the mouth, resulting in salvation.  Now the Scripture says, Everyone who believes [Pas Ho pisteuwn] {continue to believe in Christ atoning works} on Him will not be put to shame or {credit in eum non pudefiet meaning Latin Everyone who believes} Romans 10; 9-11

 

Repent

There are three Greek words for repentance, metamelomai, metanoeo, and  metanoia. Metamelomai means to change one mind, such as to produce regret or even remorse because of sin.   Metanoia means to change one  mind. Where metanoia means a change of mind and purpose and life, which remission of sin is promised.

Bullinger’s Dictionary two says metanoeo means, “to perceive afterwards; hence, to change one’s mind and purpose. This change is always for the better, and denotes a change of moral thought and reflection; not merely to repent of, nor to forsake sin, but to change one’s mind and apprehensions regarding it. Metanoeo denotes to reform, to have a genuine change of heart and life from worse to better. ”ÓÓ  

Wikipedia defines it a transformative change of heart; especially: a spiritual conversion. To repent is to forsake all other gods– and embrace Jesus Christ as your Lord and God. (Jesus allows no other gods before Him. Mounce’s Complete Expository Dictionary defines; “ÒÒ Both the noun and verb denote a radical, moral turn of the whole person from sin and to God. “ÒTo change one’s mind or about face. 

 Eastern Bible Dictionary defines; the tree Greek word, metamelomai, metanoeo, and metanoia as; RepentanceThere are three Greek words used in The New Testament to denote repentance. 

(1.) The verb metamelomai is used of a change of mind, such as to produce regret or even remorse on account of sin, but not necessarily a change of heart. This word is used with reference to the repentance of Judas (Matt. 27:3).

(2.) Metanoeo, meaning to change one’s mind and purpose, as the result of after knowledge. This verb, with (3.) the cognate noun metanoia, is used of true repentance, a change of mind, and purpose, and life, to which remission of sin is promised.     

 

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Confess

The Greek word for confession is homologeó; meaning to speak the same, to agree. Homo meaning together and logeo to voice the same conclusions, i.e. agree (“confess”); to profess (confess) because in full agreement; to align with endorse. In short “Òto say the same thing”Ó and then “Òagree, admit, acknowledge, or agreeing with God that you have sinned or missed the mark.

John MacArthur defines it, to say the same thing about sin as God does; to acknowledge His perspective about sin. Expositor’s Bible Commentary wrote Those who confess their Confess

The Greek word for confession is homologeó, meaning to speak the same, to agree. Homo meaning together and logeo to voice the same conclusions, i.e. agree (“confess”); to profess (confess) because in full agreement; to align with endorse. In short “Òto say the same thing”Ó and then “Òagree, admit, acknowledge, or agreeing with God that you have sinned or missed the mark.

John MacArthur defines it, to say the same thing about sin as God does; to acknowledge His perspective about sin. Expositor’s Bible Commentary wrote Those who confess their sins and condemn them are linked to God.

 Believer Commentary states, “Ò In order for us to walk day by day in fellowship with God and with our fellow believers, we must confess our sins: sins of commission, sins of omission, sins of thought, sins of act, secret sins, and public sins. We must drag them out into the open before God, call them by their names, take sides with God against them, and forsake them. We must drag them out into the open before God, call them by their names, take sides with God against them, and forsake them. Yes, true confession involves forsaking of sins”Ó: 

Matthew Henry The Christian religion is the religion of sinners, of such as have sinned, and in whom sin in some measure still dwells The Christian life is a life of continued repentance humiliation for and mortification of sin 

sins and condemn them are linked to God.

 Believer Commentary states, “Ò In order for us to walk day by day in fellowship with God and with our fellow believers, we must confess our sins: sins of commission, sins of omission, sins of thought, sins of act, secret sins, and public sins. We must drag them out into the open before God, call them by their names, take sides with God against them, and forsake them. We must drag them out into the open before God, call them by their names, take sides with God against them, and forsake them. Yes, true confession involves forsaking of sins”Ó: 

Matthew Henry The Christian religion is the religion of sinners, of such as have sinned, and in whom sin in some measure still dwells The Christian life is a life of continued repentance humiliation for and mortification of sin. 

 

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Believe

The Greek word for believe is pisteusēs meaning to believe, or to entrust “Ò to have faith (in, upon, or with respect to, a person or thing); i.e., credit; by implication, to entrust (especially one’s spiritual well-being to Christ):—believe, commit (to trust), put in trust with. 

 

 

 Relating to Christ

  1. a strong and welcome conviction or belief that Jesus is the Messiah, through whom we obtain eternal salvation in the kingdom of God

 

2. the religious beliefs of Christians

3. belief with the predominate idea of trust (or confidence) whether in God or in Christ, springing from faith in the same
Fidelity, faithfulness

   

Creditur; πιστεύεται,  it is believed.  It is an impersonal verb, and so is the verb in the next clause. The introduction of a person is necessary in a version, and we may say,We believe; or, as thou is used in the preceding verse, it may be adopted h i.e., in order to attain righteousness; and with the mouth thou confesses unto salvation, i.e., in order but it is made known to man by confession. Turrettin’s remarks on this verse are much to the purpose. He says, that Paul loved antitheses, and that we are not to understand faith and confession as separated and applied only to the two things here mentioned, but ought to be viewed as connected, and that a similar instance is found in ch. 4:25, where Christ is said to have been delivered for our offences, and to have risen again for our justification; which means, that by his death and resurrection our offences are blotted out, and justification is obtained. In the same manner the import of what is here said is that by sincere faith and open confession we obtain justification and salvation.

In the NT one who trusts in God’s promises. One who is convinced that Jesus has been raised from the dead. 2b2 one who has become convinced that Jesus is the Messiah and author of salvation.

  An another meaning is: Pas Ho pisteuwn meaning “Ò  Everyone Believing,”Ó The Latin phase is credit in eum non pudefiet meaning whoever believe. In Short, not “ÒÒ Every Single Person Can Believe”Ó  KJV Bible Commentary penned Therefore, the call to salvation is to whoever will believe, whether Jew or Gentile The reason is that the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him. The Lord God is rich in His attitude toward all sinners and ready to receive anyone who calls on Him for salvation.

The Voice concluded, “ÒSo if you believe deep in your heart that God raised Jesus from the pit of death and if you voice your allegiance by confessing the truth that “Ò Jesus is Lord,”Ó then you will be saved! Belief begins in the heart and leads to a life that’s right with God; confession departs from our lips and brings eternal salvation. Faith is not something we do. It is a response to what God has done already on our behalf, the response of a spirit restless in a fragmented world.”ÓÓ 

The scripture declares concerning believing in Christ “ÒThe message is near you, in your mouth and in your heart.”Ó 

 

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 Personal Observation

 

If you confess {homologeó] with your mouth, “ÒJesus is Lord,”Ó and believe {pisteusēs} in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. 10 One believes [pisteuetai ] with the heart, resulting in righteousness, and one confesses {homologeó} with the mouth, resulting in salvation.  Now the Scripture says, Everyone who believes [Pas Ho pisteuwn] {continue to believe in Christ atoning works}  on Him will not be put to shame or {credit in eum non pudefiet meaning Latin Everyone who

{believes}for there is no distinction between Jew and Greek, since the same Lord of all is rich to all who call on Him. 13 For everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.Romans 10; 9-14

 

Twice the words confess is mention in this passage Greek word is {homologeó} meaning you acknowledge that you are a sinner and you agree with God. Where missed the mark and fallen short of His glory? Three times the word believes appears in this passage. Twice the Greek words pisteuses meaning to believe, or to entrust “Ò to have faith in Where the word believes [Pas Ho pisteuwn] continue to believe in Christ atoning works or Latin words are credit in eum non pudefiet meaning Latin Everyone who believes Christ redemptive work on the cross. The passage continued on for there is no distinction between Jew and Greek, since the same Lord of all is rich to all who call on Him. For everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved. Hence, one who repents {metanoeo} confesses {homologeó] and believes [Pas Ho pisteuwn] will not be disappointed 

For example Susan Denise Atkins was found guilty of seven murders. After holding Sharon Tate she pleading with Tex and Susan to spare her, and her eight-month baby, she uttered these words, ”Ó Look bitch, I don’t care about you. I don’t care if you’re going to have a baby or not. You’re going to die, and I don’t feel anything about it.” She felt no guilt in her mind Sharon look like store mannequin. 

In 1974 Jesus knocked her hardened, and she accepted Jesus as my personal Savior and Lord went was her bitter heart, and replace with a soft heart. According to Susan Christ assured her that in the depths of her soul that “Òold things had passed away, behold all things have become new,”Ó II Corinthians 5:17 

Susan Atkins died on September 24, 2009, and her last words were Amen Before she utter these words. The Lord is my shepherd; there is nothing I lack.He lets me lie down in green pastures leads me beside quiet waters. He renews my life; He leads me along the right pathsfor His name’s sake. Even when I go through the darkest valley,I fear no danger, for You are with me; Your rod and Your staff—they comfort me.You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. Only goodness and faithful love will pursue me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the Lord as long as I live. Mathew 3; 8 As prove when you repent of your sins and turned to God it would produce a fruit consistently with repentance. God love even murderer like Susan Akins and forgave her. While on earth she died in prison because she was responsible committing seven murders; however, in heaven the saints uttering a different story welcoming her into heaven and rejoicing along with the angels.    

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 Jesus knocked her hardened, and she accepted Jesus as my personal Savior and Lord went was her bitter heart, and replace with a soft heart. According to Susan Christ assured her that in the depths of her soul that “Òold things had passed away, behold all things have become new,”Ó II Corinthians 5:17 

Susan Atkins died on September 24, 2009, and her last words were Amen Before she utter these words. The Lord is my shepherd; there is nothing I lack.He lets me lie down in green pastures leads me beside quiet waters. He renews my life; He leads me along the right pathsfor His name’s sake. Even when I go through the darkest valley,I fear no danger, for You are with me; Your rod and Your staff—they comfort me.You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. Only goodness and faithful love will pursue me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the Lord as long as I live. Mathew 3; 8 As prove when you repent of your sins and turned to God it would produce a fruit consistently with repentance. God love even murderer like Susan Akins and forgave her. While on earth she died in prison because she was responsible committing seven murders; however, in heaven the saints uttering a different story welcoming her into heaven and rejoicing along with the angels.C.S.Lewis wrote “To be a Christian means to forgive the inexcusable because God has forgiven the inexcusable in you.”

 

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