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What is the Christ and what does it mean?
Jesus was the one "sent" from God to show all man kind the narrow path... which i will get back to later in my response...
Why did he tell them not to say who he was and what he was?
His name was already quite well known, spreading such information would have incited more hatred towards him from various different classes. Notice
who Jesus "hung around with" in the bible... It was not the rich or even the middle class. It was not the priests or even his own religious group.
He mainly kept with the poor and unfortunate... who other classes of people would have nothing to do with. Now imagine if one of the higher class of
people heard of people calling him "the annointed one of God"... Imagine the reaction. The Christ of God, that hangs around the poor and sickly...
Why did Satan offer him control of the world, Satan didn't understand what he was or he would not have offered what would be turned down
On the contrary, Satan knew exactly what he was... He was Human, mortal... and subject to the same "temptations" as we all are. The difference
is...again, he knew he was a part of God....without a doubt in his mind. I believe he remembered being in the presences of God and thus he knew what
was truth. Satan couldn't have offered him anything that could have tempted him because Jesus was not concerned with material things... his ideals
were purely spiritual.
Be ye not concerned with worldly treasures, but seek ye treasures of the kingdom of heaven.... Meh it goes something like that... i didn't want to
break out the bible at this time of night
I do hope you like my questions as I know you are well versed in the Word
My thanks... if that wasn't scarcasm, its hard to tell on these forums
And the last thing i have for you my friend is what i call, defining "the narrow path"
This is "the" path, spelled out for all to see...
27But I say unto you which hear, Love your enemies, do good to them which hate you, 28Bless them that curse you, and pray for them which despitefully
use you. 29And unto him that smiteth thee on the one cheek offer also the other; and him that taketh away thy cloke forbid not to take thy coat also.
30Give to every man that asketh of thee; and of him that taketh away thy goods ask them not again. 31And as ye would that men should do to you, do ye
also to them likewise. 32For if ye love them which love you, what thank have ye? for sinners also love those that love them. 33And if ye do good to
them which do good to you, what thank have ye? for sinners also do even the same. 34And if ye lend to them of whom ye hope to receive, what thank have
ye? for sinners also lend to sinners, to receive as much again. 35But love ye your enemies, and do good, and lend, hoping for nothing again; and your
reward shall be great, and ye shall be the children of the Highest: for he is kind unto the unthankful and to the evil. 36Be ye therefore merciful, as
your Father also is merciful. 37Judge not, and ye shall not be judged: condemn not, and ye shall not be condemned: forgive, and ye shall be forgiven:
38Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with
the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again.
But who can follow that path...