Many like to think that the stories in the Bible are made up. There are many reasons to do so.
Some are just born into households where no one believed in God.
Others grew up in families where they distorted the Bible, and not really knowing what it said, they became atheists.
In fact religion is the #1 reason of atheism.
Nevertheless, if one ever took the time to really read what it says they would be taken aback.
No, I don't mean, read critics, or religionists. Just read it.
I have read it before. And have been again...
The story of Jesus, the way he lives, the words he says, how he teaches, his love of humanity, his gentleness toward women and children, his rebuke of
religious leaders, his understanding of the poor, his love for sinners.
His unerring loyalty toward his Father and God in heaven Jehovah. His perfection, the way he spoke, the things he did. The compassion he felt for the
How he healed the lame, the sick, the blind, because he wanted to.
Once a leaper, a person with a contagious disease, which at its later stages causes distortions in the human flesh, found Jesus. And he, even though
he broke protocol, because he was to call out: "Unclean, unclean!" if around people, he approached Jesus and said:
"Lord, if you just want to you can make me clean."
Did Jesus rebuke this broken and sick man? Did Jesus try to make a showy display of his abilities?
No. He just felt love for the man, love for the human, and said, with tender affection:
"I want to! Be made clean."
And he was healed, because of his faith.
Can you imagine having a ruler who had such tender affection for the poor and lame, and diseased. And not only the desire, but the power to do it?
Once when walking down a road he saw a funeral procession. And he noticed a woman, a widow weeping and walking beside her dead child. Her husband had
died leaving her a widow, and now her child.
What did Jesus do?
He felt compassion for her and said to her, with tenderness and with conviction: "Stop weeping."
And the manner with which he carried himself got the attention of the procession with her as he approached the bier he was on. Then with authority he
said: "Young man, I say to you, get up!"
And the young man got up and started to speak. Can you imagine the joy of his mother, and the awe of those around him?
No wonder today, people imagine such stories are made up.
But this man, who was like no other man who ever lived did exist.
He had power over sin, and death. He healed the lame, the sick, the blind, he expelled the demons, and he raised the dead.
And he never took credit for it himself. He always gave praise to his loving heavenly Father Jehovah for all that he did.
Bare with me a little more, if you have read this far.
There is much that I want to tell, and this is very little. And I know of your doubt and arguments.
Jesus' friends Mary and Martha had a brother, Lazarus who got sick. And they sent for him. But he delayed. And when Lazarus died, then Jesus set out
Now he told his apostles that Lazarus was sleeping. So they said, then he will get better, they did not understand him. So he told them plainly, that
Lazarus had died.
Notice he did not say that he had gone to heaven, or gone to a fictitious Hellfire (that is never mentioned in the Bible). He likened death to
Why is that? Because he had power of death.
And when he approached Mary and Martha and saw them crying, scripture said that Jesus spirit moaned within him, and he started to shed tears.
You see, he had empathy, and even though he knew what he was going to do, he still felt for their feelings.
Likewise, today when we are hurting and are in pain, our Father Jehovah, and his loving son Jesus, moan with us, they feel our pain, and although they
know it will soon be over, they empathize with us. Jesus can perfectly, because you see, he emptied his spirit body as the only-begotten son of God,
and became human, and lowered himself in humility to taste the human condition.
Then Jesus went to the tomb of the dead man Lazarus who had been dead for three days and was already stinking, and told them to remove the stone. And
then he prayed to his Father Jehovah, to let everyone know from whence he got his power:
(John 11:41-44) . . .“Father, I thank you that you have heard me. True, I knew that you always hear me; but I spoke on account of the crowd standing
around, so that they may believe that you sent me.” When he had said these things, he cried out with a loud voice: “Lazarus, come out!” The man
who had been dead came out with his feet and hands bound with wrappings, and his face was wrapped with a cloth. Jesus said to them: “Free him and
let him go.”
Can you imagine having such a ruler over mankind?
He was showing what he could to when he came into kingdom power. And he will now very soon.
At that time all human governments will come to an end. And he will establish a righteous government over all the earth.
Just as the angel said to Mary before he was born:
(Matthew 1:21) . . .and you are to name him Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins.
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