Originally posted by madnessinmysoul
jesus wasn't the only messiah to die for your sins at the time, i hope you all realize that
EVEN more significant, IMO, is the fact that Jesus wasn't the only innocent person sentenced to capital punishment in this exceedingly CRUEL and
What is more important? YOUR sins or your neighbor's human rights being taken from him for sins he DID NOT commit?
I think that there is a FAR greater lesson to be learned in this...
...repeated again, almost certainly, in the case of Bruno Hauptmann and the unproven accusation against him which cost him his life - also after
only ONE year of being married
- not to mention the fact that Bruno was a carpenter, too
- JUST LIKE Jesus!!!
Hmmm....if Jesus being executed for basically NOTHING earns Christians a free ride to 'heaven' then what does Bruno Hauptmann's score for
Another interesting 'coincidence'
is that Hauptmann was executed on April 3, 1936. That year, Pesach (Passover)
was on April 7,
with the Fast of the Firstborn being the 6th - 3 days after Hauptmann's trip to 'Old Smokey.'
From Famous Trials
Journalist H. L. Mencken called the trial of Richard "Bruno" Hauptmann, the accused kidnapper of the baby of aviator Charles Lindbergh,
"the greatest story since the Resurrection." While Mencken's description is doubtless an exaggeration, measured by the public interest it
generated, the Hauptmann trial stands with the O. J. Simpson and Scopes trials as among the most famous trials of the 20th century.
Also, from a link on that same site, two handwritten sentiments directly from Bruno Hauptmann:
Last Letter to Gov. Harold G. Hoffman (March 31, 1936)
My writing is not for fear of losing my life, this is in the hands of God, it is His will. I will go gladly, it means the end of my tremendous
suffering. Only in thinking of my wife and my little boy, that is breaking my heart. I know until this terrible crime is solvet, they will have to
suffer unter the weight of my unfair conviction.
I beg you, Attorney General, believe at least a dying man. Please investigate, because the case is not solvet, it only adds another death to the
I thank your Excellence, from the bottom of my heart, and may God bless you,
Bruno Richard Hauptmann
May God bless you, he says! I see a saintly soul with a pure heart! Here are his official last words:
Last Statement (April 3, 1936)
I am glad that my life in a world which has not understood me has ended. Soon I will be at home with my Lord, so I am dying an innocent man.
Should, however, my death serve for the purpose of abolishing capital punishmentâsuch a punishment being arrived at only by circumstantial
evidenceâI feel that my death has not been in vain. I am at peace with God. I repeat, I protest my innocence of the crime for which I was
convicted. However, I die with no malice or hatred in my heart. The love of Christ has filled my soul and I am happy in Him.
It is obvious that Christ had a profound effect on this man's soul - truly I would say that Christ DID save Bruno Hauptmann!
BUT NOT in death - neither the life of Jesus or Bruno - but in LIFE - the life of Christ that Bruno believed to be true and which he modeled himself
after as best he could! And so, when the world had it's wicked way with another innocent man, Bruno was lifted up in his spirit and so did not die
with a grudge, spite, hate, or even shattered feelings....
One man's death (even one who has realized unity with the FATHER) can NEVER 'pay' for 'sins' the rest of the population might be guilty of later
on...and there is a very real possibility that we might have to pay the debt of another's guilt, too! ANY of us! And yet, when we see God - we have
no reason to fear or feel accused - not because Jesus died falsely accused but because He lived without fear, shame, or any other shade of carnal
obsessions that we put upon ourselves and eachother!
It is about:
It doesn't matter what any of us do - as far as God is concerned! We MUST certainly treat one another as we would treat our own kin (for we are kin)
but beyond that, we have no restrictions or condemnation other than what WE apply!
That is the message of Easter/Passover/Vernal Equinox!
Renewed life which is hope not DOOM and JUDGMENT.
Christians will no doubt try to tear my statements to shreds, but my sword is quite sharp and ALL I say was revealed to me through the Spirit from the
pages of the Bible - and although I have no need of dying for anyone's hang-ups, my mission is no different than that of He who sent me - and the
goal is the same as it ever was.
Seek ye FIRST the kingdom of God...and HIS righteousness
AND also learn what this means: I will have mercy, and not sacrifice
Happy Regeneration, my friends! The manifestation of the sons of God is finally come at last! - if we would but be willing to see God's Glory
amongst ourselves in eachother!
Unless you allow it, and see it, in your own soul , you cannot discern it in the soul of your brethren.