Originally posted by DarkKnight21Also remember that people of other faiths ALSO have laid down their lives because of the strong convictions of their faith.
Good question OP. But remember, thousands of people laid down their lives for giving their testimony of Christ in the 1st century. My personal opinion is that these people were afraid to stand up for his truths while he was still just a man.
Now, you do remember that when Jesus was baptized, a voice from the heavens spoke to everyone present saying, "This is my beloved son in whom I am well pleased." Where were they? Then there was the men who angels appeared to saying that a savior was born. Where were they? There were those who were dead and he resurrected. Where were they, and those who witnessed these miracles? These are just your run of the mill miracles, these are AMAZING feats! Only a man of god could do something like that...right? Or not? Where were these people?
Originally posted by DarkKnight21Oh, you mean the same Simon Peter who denied knowing him 3 times?
Beyond that, his disciples DID stand up for him when the Romans came to arrest him. Jesus stopped them from coming forward in order to give witness to what he was about to do for the whole world.
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