posted on Dec, 16 2005 @ 03:16 AM
Originally posted by madnessinmysoul
buddha, aka siddhartha gautama, achieved enlightenment. he didn't die, and he is freed from the limitations of both the physical form and the
also, the only sources on the teachings and statements of jesus are the bible. what if jesus never claimed divinity? what if his followers deified him
1. What does "acheived enlightenment" mean?
2. For this to have happened would be as fantastic as for someone in our own time to write a biography of the late John F. Kennedy and in it say he
claimed to be God, to forgive people's sins, and to have risen from the dead. Such a story is so wild it would never get off the ground because there
are still too many people around who knew Kennedy. The legend theory does not hold water in the light of the early date of the Gospel manuscripts.
3. I know He is alive because I have felt His Presence.
One morning, as I was driving to work, I was listening to SPIRIT 105.3 on the radio, and the song “I Can Only Imagine” by Mercy Me came on. If
you’re not familiar with the song, it’s about what you will see, feel and do when you meet Jesus for the first time. As I was listening to it, I
started to imagine how I would feel when I see Him.
In my mind, I was standing in an open field alone, and someone came up behind me and tapped me on the shoulder. I turned around to see who it was, and
it was Jesus! I gasped with my hands over my mouth.
All of a sudden, my mind was instantly transported back to my car and I felt His presence sitting right there in the passenger seat. Then, I reached
my hand over to touch my Bible, and I felt like I was holding His hand. As my thumb caressed the embossment where the words “Holy Bible,” were
inscribed, instead of feeling the gold indented letters, I felt the scar on His hand from the nail! Tears were pouring down my face.